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Oct 07, 2022

Hoist the Sails in latest and final update for Barotrauma next week, free weekend on now


From Press Release:

Europa, Jupiter, October 6th, 2022 – Publisher Daedalic Entertainment along with developers FakeFish and Undertow Games are happy to extend an open invitation for gamers worldwide to try Barotrauma for free this coming weekend. Deep divers and submarine crews better strap-in and prepare to submerge into the fascinating frozen depths of the oceans of Jupiter’s moon Europa, free of charge, starting October 6th at 10 AM Pacific Time and until October 9th at 1 PM Pacific Time. Barotrauma is currently available through Steam Early Access and is set to release its 1.0 version early in 2023.

To complement an already exciting weekend, Daedalic Entertainment is also happy to confirm that Barotrauma will sport a staggering 75% discount on Steam spanning the entire weekend and ending on Thursday October 20th at 10 AM Pacific time. No better time than the present to get your feet in the water and add Barotrauma to your library!

Barotrauma is a co-op sci-fi inspired 2D submarine simulator with survival-horror elements that will keep even the most experienced of captains on the edge of their seats. The game is set in the frozen oceans of Jupiter’s moon Europa and will have players exploring the hostile depths of the mysterious Galilean Satellite while navigating and repairing a multi-station submarine and fending off the many creatures inhabiting the dangerous waters around you. Man a wide range of submarines and deploy solo or with crews of up to 16 players online!

Learn more about the Hoist the Sails Update

Hoist the Sails will be the final major content update ahead of the game’s full release in early 2023 and it comes with a wide array of additions and changes including performance enhancements, an entirely new transport sub, the removal of the Deep Diver class, re-worked upgrade systems, the addition of submarine tiers, new and better categorization for weapons, and a ton of quality of life upgrades.

Full Hoist the Sails update breakdown:

  • New vanilla sub dubbed, The Camel: An early-game transport submarine.
  • Sleeker submarine upgrades system: fewer upgrades for greater gain at a time, and the introduction of some class-specific upgrades to make the submarine classes stand out better.
  • No more Deep Diver: This class offered little advantage besides being able to take you through the last levels of a campaign, so it was decided to remove it altogether. Deep Divers become Scouts, and you will be able to finish the campaign on any ship that you have upgraded enough.
  • A new submarine tier system: Besides being of a specific class, subs will now be ranked into tiers (I–III) depending on how advanced they are. Tier is assigned based on a submarine’s price and can be adjusted in the Sub Editor. Tier and class together determine the maximum limit for upgrades for a sub, making it more advantageous to buy new subs as well as upgrade existing ones.
  • New and bigger guns!
  • Tutorials Reworked: A new set of tutorials are being added to the game in an effort to make onboarding a little easier for new players. First off, players will be greeted by a basic tutorial to introduce general mechanics useful for all player roles. After that, the player will be free to access more nuanced role-specific tutorials.
  • Performance and quality of life updates!

Barotrauma is available on Windows PC and MacOS via Steam Early Access. The Hoist the Sails update, along with the free weekend and special weekend deal are live right now! For more information, please visit the official game page on Steam.