Nightingale pre-launch update patch notes
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Nightingale prepares for release day with pre-launch updates

Nightingale is nearly ready to go

Nightingale’s Early Access launch day is just around the corner, and plans for numerous updates come with it. During multiple stress test sessions and hands-on previews, Inflexion Games has gathered community feedback and organized it into a comprehensive plan for key changes before Nightingale’s launch.

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Initially highlighted throughout their Developer Updates videos, another official written list of pre-launch updates went live on February 16, 2024, detailing exactly what they have in store for the game’s release.

The list, published by Inflexion Games, describes changes coming to Nightingale before its Early Access release on February 20. Below are some of the highlights from the list:

  • FSR3 removal, with XeSS and DLSS still available.
  • Hotbar extended to 1-0 keys, which you can rebind in your settings.
  • Changes to status bar presentation, including adding icons to statuses.
  • HUD fading effect after a period of no activity.
  • Equipped items no longer show in your inventory.
  • Your character’s stamina bar goes invisible after a period of no activity.
  • Nightingale’s Early Access period is playable with controller support but may require keyboard and mouse input in certain menus.
  • Nightingale is playable on Steam Deck but isn’t considered officially supported, limiting customer support.

The first part of the list is various HUD changes. These primarily include extending the hotbar, changing status bar presentation, and a HUD fading effect after no activity. The notes also highlight miscellaneous changes regarding equipped items not appearing in your inventory, dragging and dropping items to and from your hotbar, and crafting recipe changes, among other UI updates.

Inflexion also mentions controller support, as initially confirmed in their update videos, confirming that the game has partial controller support but will require some keyboard and mouse input. Aside from this, most of the game is playable with a controller, with plans to implement full controller support in the future. Similarly, Nightingale is playable on Steam Deck but is currently considered an unofficial platform until they receive verification.

Throughout Nightingale’s Early Access period, we’ll continue to see more updates regarding bug fixes and quality-of-life improvements. According to Nightingale’s Steam page, it’ll stay in Early Access for anywhere from nine months to a year. It’ll get numerous content additions and bug fixes during this time until it’s ready for launch.


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