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Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Kickstarter Update #72: Beta Released

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Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Kickstarter Update #72: Beta Released

Game News - posted by Infinitron on Tue 2 February 2021, 23:51:39

Tags: Owlcat Games; Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous

After wrapping up the stage two alpha test for Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous in December, Owlcat Games settled in for the long and quiet holiday season, promising a beta release in January. In the end, the beta had to be slightly delayed in order to allow them to finalize the game's turn-based combat mode, but it's finally out today. The Kickstarter update has the details on what it includes. Besides the aforementioned turn-based mode, there's a new crafting system that can be used during rest, the UI has been overhauled, and the game's fourth act has been added. Furthermore, Wrath of the Righteous finally has a Steam page now, which means there's a new trailer. It's an action-packed combat gameplay trailer, which I'll post along with the highlights from the update:

Rest and Crafting

One of the things you should understand about Worldwound - there are no beautiful lush forests or peaceful plains. It is a demon-infested wasteland and a journey through it is not an easy feat. While in the open you are exposed to corrupting influence of the Worldwound, which will hinder you in different ways. The longer you stay in the wild - the harsher effects you will get.

And a new feature you will see in Beta, and that has already captured your attention, is crafting. You will be able to create potions and scrolls during the rest (later there will be an option to create soups, but it isn’t available in Beta).

To craft those consumables you need either Brew Potion or Scribe Scrolls feats.

Potions and scrolls are self-descriptive. Depending on ingredients and character's level/skill you can get different kinds of potions and scrolls. Creating a potion or a scroll might take up to 5 days (depending on how powerful it is).

Cooking is also coming back for Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous, you will even see some of the old recipes coming back. But we will share more details later.

Turn-based Mode

With the beta, the turn-based mode is coming to Wrath of the Righteous!

There is nothing more to tell, except that there might be bugs with some new classes and how they interact with this system.

New UI

There are a lot of changes and it would take too much time to list them all. As you can see, the UI has changed pretty drastically and it is still in development. Character creation and level up, transitions, map, rest, meta-magic - nearly everything was changed to make the UI better. The only part of UI that hasn’t been implemented yet is Encyclopedia.

We hope that our new UI is much more readable and will help you make your decisions during character creation and level up easier.

There were some other ideas about how different parts of the UI should look, about which we might talk sometime later in the future.

Act 4

A new Act to play through. It contains everything you expect - plot development, Mythic and companion quests, side quests, and exploration! We wanted to provide you with the whole experience for this part of the game, so we included all of the locations - even those that are currently missing textures. In all other locations the scenery there is terrific and, later, every location in Act 4 will look great. We don’t want to spoil it for you with additional details, but we can say that it will be an otherworldly experience.

In an additional update published shortly after this one, Owlcat also announced the beginning of a promotional "community quest". It's a series of community events that will allow fans to vote on the story of the game's final trailer, with the first vote on February 5th. For more details on that, check out the official website. But for now, let's enjoy finally being able to see Wrath of the Righteous in action.

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