No more character wipes for Starbound starting right now

Now is the time to start playing

Earlier this month we heard that the highly anticipated Starbound patch that would eliminate any future character wipes would be coming within about a week. Though it took a bit longer than that, we can all rejoice, because Chucklefish let us know in a post on the Starbound development blog today that it is finally out.

Players who have been at it since the beta opened in December can now start a character that won’t be lost to the ether with future updates. If you’ve been holding out, now is the time to start. One thing to note is that Chucklefish hopes existing planets won’t be wiped in future updates, but is not guaranteeing it.

Some other fun additions in this update are a savanna biome, new animations (so characters no longer eat bandages to heal), new alien attacks to avoid, landmines, and more.

 

Darren Nakamura
Darren is a scientist during the day. He has been a Destructoid community member since 2006, joining the front page as a contributor in 2011. While he enjoys shooters, RPGs, platformers, strategy, and rhythm games, he takes particular interest in independent games. He produced the Zero Cool Podcast for about four years, and he plays board games quite a bit when he can find willing companions.