Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire – Final Update Adds “The Ultimate”, Turn Based Mode

New ship UI, story content, and more also added in recent update.

Posted By | On 09th, May. 2019 Under News


Pillars of Eternity 2 Deadfire

Obsidian Entertainment’s Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire is going out with a bang. The final update for the game, celebrating its one year anniversary, is now available and adds quite a few things. Check out the video from the development team below.

Along with a new ship UI, the long-awaited turn based mode is finally out of beta. You can now enjoy the game at your own pace rather than utilizing the real-time with pausing system. New story content has also been added in the form of new lines when it comes to one’s relationship with Woedica and Eothas.

However, the biggest highlight is undoubtedly “The Ultimate.” It actives all the God Challenges, Trial of Iron, Path of the Damned, and Solo mode for players to attempt to beat. The first 12 to do so will actually have their names displayed on a plaque in Obsidian’s lobby. The first 50 players will receive a patch. Check out the full patch notes here, and some highlights below:

Patch 5.0 Highlights

  • New Ship UI
    An update to the UI has been implemented that will come up any time you engage with a ship on the seas that brings a more elegant way to perform ship-to-ship encounters.
  • Turn-Based Mode Out of Beta
    Thanks to feedback from the community, we have made a lot of changes to turn-based mode to account for bugs and balance fixes and it is now in full release with the 5.0 patch.
  • New Story Content Added
    After listening to feedback on the critical path of the game when it came to reactivity with Woedica and Eothas, so we’ve decided to go in and write new lines and get them recorded by the original actors to add more to that aspect of the game.
  • Anarchist Path Adjustments
    Some critical path items have been moved out of Neketaka to other locations in the Deadfire to address the difficulty and length that the game had if choosing to not side with a faction at Ondra’s Mortar.
  • The Ultimate
    The final God Challenge will be live with the 5.0 patch. This challenge, “The Ultimate” will turn on all other God Challenges, Trial of Iron, Path of the Damned, and Solo mode.

The Ultimate Challenge

In addition to the above changes, Patch 5.0 also introduces the Ultimate Challenge for Deadfire. The challenge is not for the faint of heart, and only the most devoted and erudite of our players stand even a chance in this challenge, but the first twelve players to triumph will be immortalized in Obsidian’s studio lobby for all to see. The first twelve Watchers to succeed at the challenge will get their names and their Watchers’ names, classes, and levels upon our Deadfire Ultimate Challenge plaque hanging in our lobby. And yes, that means that everyone who comes through our studio will bear witness to the glory of your triumph.

Not only that, but the first 50 players who complete the challenge will get a very special patch that not only celebrates your achievement wherever you wish to flex it, but also has Josh’s face on it to let the world know you have his approval.


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