Hades – The Blood Price Update – Patch Notes Revealed

Hades is one of the new action RPGs, which is currently in early access. But the game is developing quickly. Recently Hades has announced the latest Patch Notes and the Reveal of The Blood Price Update, here you will read about the main additions to the game. But first, you can check some over articles about Hades listed below.

Hades – Game Review
Hades Game Tips Guide for Beginners

Developers are really proud about The Blood Price Update as it is the biggest one after game release. So what are the main changes and additions? The full text you can see here. We copied only the major ones to our opinion.

Highlights

  • New Boss Fight: see if you can find this dangerous new encounter, and reap the rewards
  • New Legendary Aspects: discover the hidden forms of the BowShield, and Rail
  • New Foes and Mini-bosses: face the Wretched SneakDraconDoomstone, and more
  • New Boons & Upgrades: gain dozens of new powers, including Duo Boons for each Olympian pairing
  • New Goods in Stock: look for many new items from Charon and the House Contractor
  • New Art & Visual Effects: bask in the atmosphere, with newly added character models and animations
  • Expanded Story: experience new narrative events for nearly every single character in the game
  • Updated Code Base: our newly optimized game engine offers smoother performance for many players

General Gameplay

  • Upgraded Chthonic Key rewards grant Fated Authority even while using Routine Inspection (Pact)
  • Hell Mode no longer forces you to play at escalating Heat levels
  • Slightly reduced base chance Olympians offering Duo Boons (now that there are many more of them)

Infernal Arms, Aspects, & Abilities

  • Heart-Seeking Bow (Rama Aspect)new! Seek Artemis to reveal it (unlock Guan Yu & Bow aspects 1st)
  • Shield of Chaos (Beowulf Aspect)new! Seek Chaos to reveal it (unlock Guan Yu & Shield aspects 1st)
  • Adamant Rail (L—— Aspect)new! Seek Zeus to reveal it (unlock Guan Yu & Rail aspects 1st)
  • Stygian Blade (Arthur Aspect): improved hit box on second swing in the Attack sequence
  • Eternal Spear (Guan Yu Aspect): slightly reduced Throw special width and damage

Boons & Blessings

  • Each Olympian now offers a new, alternate Cast Boon while you have Aspect of Beowulf (Shield)
  • Lightning Reflexes (Zeus)new! Dash just before being hit to counter-attack with a lightning bolt
  • Smoldering Air (Zeus x Aphrodite)new! Your God Gauge charges up automatically, but caps at 25%
  • Rip Current (Poseidon)new! Makes Poseidon’s Aid last longer and pull foes in
  • Hydraulic Might (Poseidon)new! Your Attack and Special are briefly stronger at the start of Encounters
  • Unshakable Mettle (Poseidon x Athena)new! You can’t be stunned, and resist damage from bosses
  • Curse of Drowning (Poseidon x Ares)new! Your Cast is a pulse that deals damage to foes around you
  • Parting Shot (Athena x Aphrodite)new! Your {$Keywords.Cast} deals backstab damage and gains related bonuses
  • Spent Spirit (Athena x Aphrodite): now from Athena x Dionysus, called Calculated Risk
  • Stubborn Roots (Athena x Demeter)new! While you have no Death Defiance, your health regenerates
  • Blood Frenzy (Ares)new! After using Death Defiance, deal more damage in that Encounter
  • Dire Misfortune (Ares): increased power level
  • Ares’ Aid: reduced duration; increased damage to compensate
  • Curse of Nausea (Ares x Dionysus)new! Your Hangover effects deal damage faster
  • Freezing Vortex (Ares x Demeter)new! Your Cast inflicts Chill, but is smaller and slower
  • Blown Kiss (Aphrodite)new! Your Cast shoots farther and is stronger against undamaged foes
  • Cold Embrace (Aphrodite x Demeter)new! Your Cast beam fires at your position, dealing more damage
  • Curse of Longing (Aphrodite x Ares): increased damage
  • Dual Shot (Artemis): now a Duo, called Mirage Shot (Poseidon x Artemis)
  • Support Fire (Artemis): reduced scaling from Poms
  • Fully Loaded (Artemis): reduced bonus Cast ammo; adjusted requirements for this to be offered
  • Splitting Headache (Artemis x Dionysus)new! Hangover-afflicted foes more likely to take Critical damage
  • Strong Drink (Dionysus)new! Using Fountains restores all your health and gives you bonus damage
  • Glacial Glare (Demeter)new! Your Cast fires for a longer duration and inflicts Chill
  • Frozen Touch (Demeter)new! after taking damage, damage and completely Chill your foe
  • Arctic Blast (Demeter): reduced effectiveness
  • Winter’s Harvest (Demeter): adjusted requirements for this to be offered
  • Quick Favor (Hermes)new! Your God Gauge slowly charges up automatically
  • Side Hustle (Hermes)new! Gain some money each time you enter a chamber
  • Rush Delivery (Hermes)new! Deal bonus damage based on any bonus move speed
  • Halting (Chaos)new! Your Dash has reduced range
  • Brilliance (Chaos)new! Any Gemstones you find are worth more
  • Assault (Chaos)new! Deal bonus damage striking undamaged foes
  • Ambush (Chaos)new! Deal bonus damage striking foes from behind
  • Ruin (Chaos)new! Traps deal bonus damage to foes

Daedalus Hammer Upgrades

  • Hoarding Slash (Blade)new! Your Attack deals more damage the more money you have
  • Snap Nova (Blade)new! You lunge forward when you use your Special; use again to lunge back
  • Greater Consecration (Blade – Arthur Aspect)new! Your Special aura is larger and makes foes slower
  • Concentrated Volley (Bow)new! Your Special deals bonus damage for each consecutive hit to a foe
  • Point-Blank Shot (Bow): Added back to the game; your Attack deals bonus damage to nearby foes
  • Repulse Shot (Bow – Rama Aspect)new! Your Attack creates a Blast Wave that knocks foes away
  • Flaring Spin (Spear)new! While charging your Spin Attack, you pulse damage and cannot be stunned
  • Triple Jab (Spear)new! Your Attack strikes 3 times in a spread pattern
  • Winged Serpent (Spear – Guan Yu Aspect)new! Your Serpent Slash ability travels longer
  • World Smasher (Shield): cut from game
  • Empowering Flight (Shield)new! After your Special hits, your next 3 attacks deal bonus damage
  • Ferocious Guard (Shield)new! After blocking a foe, briefly gain bonus damage and move speed
  • Dashing Flight (Shield)new! While you Dash, your Throw special is faster and deals more damage
  • Unyielding Defense (Shield – Beowulf Aspect)new! After using your Cast, you briefly can’t be stunned
  • Kinetic Launcher (Fists)new! Your Cutter special becomes a charged ranged attack
  • Heavy Knuckle (Fists)new! Your Attack becomes a stronger, slower 3-hit sequence
  • Colossus Knuckle (Fists)new! You cannot be stunned while using your Attack or Special
  • Consecutive Fire (Rail): cut from game
  • Spread Fire (Rail): now has a penalty to max. ammo again; reduced damage and area of effect
  • Inescapable Blast (Rail): now also causes foes to take more damage; now called Targeting System
  • Seeking Fire (Rail)new! Your Attack seeks the nearest foe and deals bonus damage
  • Concentrated Fire (Rail)new! Successive shots against the same foe deal more damage
  • …Plus new Daedalus Hammer Upgrades unique to the Rail‘s new L—— Aspect

Foes & Encounters

  • Thanatos: increased rate of attack for his single-target Death Sentence
  • ‘Trial of the Gods’: increased frequency and tracking of Artemis attacks; increased frequency and quantity of Dionysus attacks
  • Wringernew! This Tartarus foe grabs and briefly stuns you
  • Wretched Sneaknew! This Tartarus mini-boss is elusive and deadly
  • Doomstonenew! This Tartarus mini-boss is what Brimstones want to be when they grow up
  • Bloodless Slam-DancersWave-Makers, and Burn-Flingers no longer appear as Tartarus mini-bosses
  • Megaera: ground blast attacks detonate slightly faster
  • The Fury Sisters: increased health and attack speed under Extreme Measures (Pact)
  • The Bloodless: improved leaping behavior for all varieties
  • Wave-Maker: reduced Elite health and armor
  • Bloodless Bone-Rakernew! This Asphodel foe attacks with consecutive swipes
  • Draconnew! This Asphodel foe burrows and uses ranged attacks
  • Witches Circlenew! This Asphodel mini-boss encounter pits you against elite Spreaders
  • Gorgon: increased Elite armor and firing sequence
  • Skull-Crusher: slightly increased the duration the Elite version stays on the ground
  • Bone Hydrareworked; the main head now has 4 new variants you may encounter instead of the original, each with their own attacks (based on what the smaller heads can do)
  • Elysian Spear Trap: now link their attacks whenever one is activated
  • The Exalted: increased damage for BrightswordsGreatshields, and Strongbows
  •  The Minotaur: slightly reduced turn speed on Bull Rush attack; updated various other attacks
  • Theseus: reduced damage of explosive attack under Extreme Measures (Pact)
  • Fixed Styx Poison effects sometimes not clearing after an Encounter

Mirror of Night

  • Family Favorite: slightly reduced effectiveness; you now can see your current bonus from it in Boon Info
  • Olympian Legacy: moved to be the counterpart to Gods’ Pride; now called Gods’ Legacy; reduced the max. benefit this could provide (now that there are many more Duos; invested Darkness will be refunded)
  • Dark Regeneration: slightly reduced max. benefit

Keepsakes

  • Companion Antos ( ? ? ? )new Legendary Keepsake! Summons ? ? ? to skewer your foes
  • Companion Rib (Skelly): summoned companion no longer auto-locked using Aim Assist
  • Shattered Shackle (Sisyphus)reworked; your basic moves are stronger while not empowered by Boons

Well of Charon & Other Items

  • Anvil of Fatesnew! Removes one random Daedalus Hammer enchantment, then gives you two
  • Mystery Boonnew! Gives you a Boon from a random Olympian; costs less than a Boon
  • Pom Slicenew! Gives a random Boon • 1 Lv.; costs less than Pom
  • Gaea’s Treasurenew! Provides some Gemstones.
  • Centaur Soulnew! Raises life total (without healing).
  • Price of Midasnew! Provides some money, in exchange for some life.
  • Chimaera Jerkynew! Your Special deals more damage.
  • Fateful Twistnew! You gain a random item from the Well of Charon.
  • Nemesis Crestnew! You deal more damage striking foes from behind.
  • Eris Banglenew! You deal more damage to undamaged foes.
  • Nail of Talosnew! You deal more damage against armor.
  • Aether Netnew! You start Encounters with your God Gauge partly full.
  • Stygian Shardnew! Traps deal significantly more damage to your foes.
  • Skeletal Lurenew! Guarantee a Fishing Point at the next possible location
  • Night Spindlenew! Gain • 1 use of your Chthonic Companion
  • Flame Wheels Releasenew! Guarantee Flame Wheels will not appear
  • Kiss of Styx: now only offered if you are missing a Death Defiance charge
  • Charon sometimes sells Gemstones (only when he would have offered Darkness, Chthonic Keys, or Nectar)

Pact of Punishment

  • Routine Inspection: no longer prevents getting Fated Authority charges during an escape attempt
  • Forced Overtime: added foe-specific limitations in cases where this was particularly unfair…
  • Benefits Package: reduced how much bonus Armor could be provided by the Bruiser Perk

House Contractor

  • Added dozens of new jobs to order with your hard-earned Gemstones and Diamonds, such as…
  • Bat Cage, All-Seeing: survey the entire House with these specially-trained reconnaissance bats
  • Aquarium, Cubical: since all those river-denizens you’re procuring out there do need a place to live…
  • Sundial, Imported: surely this will settle the mystery of whether it is day or night at any given point…
  • Gallery PaintingsLandscapes, and Portraits: revamped gallery space with bigger, bolder images
  • Darker Thirst: speaking of hard-earned Gemstones, this new upgrade lets you hard-earn them faster
  • Downgraded the poor House Contractor‘s work desk, even after all that (though you can upgrade it)

Fated List of Minor Prophecies

  • Divided by Deathnew! Help settle a difficult matter between Achilles and the Fallen Warrior
  • The Preserver’s Avatarnew! Bring the Aspect of Rama to the surface
  • The Dragon’s Rivalnew! Bring the Aspect of Beowulf to the surface
  • The Dawn Bringernew! Bring the Aspect of L—— to the surface
  • Amusing Chaosnew! Vanquish the Final Boss bearing the Cosmic Egg
  • Sea-God’s Spitenew! Vanquish Theseus using Extreme Measures (Pact) for Poseidon
  • War-God’s Bloodlustnew! Slay how many foes for Ares?
  • Customer Loyaltynew! Purchase each of Charon‘s goods
  • A Friendly Wagernew! Prevail in a certain battle twice without failing for Hermes
  • Updated requirements to fulfil several other Prophecies (won’t affect you if you’ve already fulfilled them)

As you can see the list of improvements is insanely big! And we haven’t told you about all the technical and UI improvements in Hades yet! That list is almost as big. So if you wanted to try out playing Hades it is high time!

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