Essence update patch notes
Essence level up system:
Unlockable whips and whip skins:
Note to existing players: Whips are now unlocked via leveling rather than purchasing with keys. If you already own whips via the old system you won’t unlock anything for the first several levels. Skins start unlocking at level 22.
Quality of life improvements:
Today, we’re delivering another update designed to make your exploration runs cooler and more challenging. We’re calling this one The Invasion Update, and it includes new enemies, new relics, more phantoms, and even more traps!
Based on community feedback we have restructured temples and made them all single-path. Rather than using a bunch of branching paths leading into the inferno, you will now start alongside all other players on Floor 1. We have also recreated Relic rooms in Ruins and Caverns. Relic Rooms can now contain multiple relics, but you may find yourself confronted with nothing more than a bag of sand if luckier looters beat you to the prize. The Inferno still has a single relic, and picking it up is the only way to free the phantoms and seal the temple forever.
The Invasion Update also includes new Homing Bomb enemies who will chase you down and explode on impact, and Defenders who will be the end of everyone who comes too close. New Floating Mines and Dart mines will provide yet another explosive moment to your grand adventure.
As an added bonus, Phantom Abyss is available at 25% off until September 27th.
We are dedicated to expanding Phantom Abyss even further throughout Early Access, so make sure to share your thoughts, feelings, and wishes with us in the comments and on the forums.
P.S. In case you missed it, check out episodes 1-3 of Ask the Abyss, our weekly community Q&A. If you have questions you'd like answered on the stream, don't hesitate to reach out via the official Phantom Abyss Discord server: https://discord.gg/phantomabyss
New traps and enemies
We've been working around the clock to deliver a brand new Overturned Update to Phantom Abyss. It delivers a bunch of new content, features, and fixes, as we prepare to further expand the game throughout Early Access.
Key new additions consist of 28 new trap-laden chambers, including treacherous rotating rooms that will turn your adventure upside down.
Other updates include fixes to network connection issues, back-end stability fixes, as well as new visual cues and upgrades to Trap doors, the Portal Screen, foliage, Relic Room doors, and much more.
To round everything up, Phantom Abyss is available at 25% off until Monday, August 30th at 10 AM Pacific. Tell your friends.
Thank you to everyone for your love and support. Things have been a bit hectic here as we've been focusing hard on fixing disconnection issues. Moving on we're looking forward to talking to the community more on actual features and changes that you want to see!
We've got a lot of exciting ideas to share, and we'd love to hear your ideas too.