V8.01 is now live and ready to be played. This update is largely focused on a new Skills System feature but a few other things have been added also. Below is a list of what can be found in this update. A new game will not be required but is recommended.
Please report all bugs via the “Bugs/Fixes Thread” here on Steam.
ADDED - Skill System
A new Skill System has been added but is still in a work in progress state. These skills can be found by clicking on the newly added Skills tab in your inventory. There are 5 categories of skills, Crafting, Tools & Weapons, Player & Stats, Vehicles and Gear. Many skills have multiple levels and can be upgraded several times.
Players get XP points by completing tasks, killing AI, cutting trees and more. These XP points can be used to learn specific Skills.
ADDED - Bunkers
2 Bunkers have been added to the map for now but I plan to add more in future updates. Both bunkers can only be accessed in single player quest mode as they are part of the quest line. However one of the bunkers can be used by players after completing one of the new late game quests.
ADDED - More desert spots on Dead Island.
Many have been asking me to add more Cactus plants to obtain Prickly Pear (a great source of Carbohydrates) so I have added more desert spots with cactus on Dead Island.
ADDED - Equipment Repair
Also a popular demand by the community was to allow the repair bench to also repair gear and equipment, it is now a possible thing.
ADDED - AI toggle damage
I have added the ability to play with AI but with no danger of them inflicting damage on players. Players can toggle AI damage off on new game creation but also in game on the pause menu.
ADDED - 4 new Quests.
I have also added a few new quests, one of which allows you to build Market Stalls after completion. These stalls when placed in the world will allow AI Traders to move in. No more long travels to reach them. Another Quest will unlock the ability to use a bunker as a home base.
I am always working on more quests and will be adding more in the near future.
Some other things Added and Changed.
REMOVED - Titanium and Diamond Pickaxes
REMOVED - Titanium and Diamond Fireaxes
(These have been removed because of a skill to increase pickaxe and fireaxe damage)
REMOVED - Craftable Large Backpack to increase inventory space.
(Removed because of a new skill to increase inventory)
ADDED - Eating Sound
ADDED - Drinking Sound
ADDED - Healing Sound
CHANGE - Increased chances of Rain