Spiritfarer’s Beverly Update adds a new owl pal and some quality-of-life changes

Lift some more spirits on your cruise of the afterlife

The indie seafaring adventure Spiritfarer is just over a year old now, but its still getting new content. Today, Thunder Lotus added a new spirit pal Beverly to the game, as well as numerous quality-of-life updates to make life at sea a little easier.

Detailed in today’s patch notes, the Beverly Update includes the tiny owl pal Beverly, located in Oxbury, as well as a full spirit questline for the bird. A few new living accoutrement are also getting added to the boat, including the Archive room for old documents and a radio in the Lounge, which will let you listen to the soundtrack.

Traveling has also been updated, with a “Safe Travel” option to skip events and a queue for destinations, which are big boons for late-game seafaring. There are some other nice points that smooth out some parts of the game, like a faster “going to sleep” sequence and a new Watering Upgrade.

It’s a lot of really nice updates, especially for a single-player (or same-screen co-op) narrative journey that’s already a year old. Spiritfarer was a very pleasant surprise last year, with a lot of depth and heart hidden behind its resource management and cute art. The way that Thunder Lotus has been gradually updating the game over time, adding more spirits and more content to an already full game, just makes it all the more intriguing to re-download. I’m not sure if I’m ready for that heartache again, but maybe just a calm drift along the ocean and some fishing with my cat pal is in order.

The Beverly Update is live now on PC and rolling out to all platforms throughout the day, including PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

Eric Van Allen