[Game Update] - 458469

Release Date: 04/01/21


Update Information:

 

 

Today we have our next character refresh! We also have some new skins and a new short. No foolin'!

Don't Starve Together: C'est La Vie

Some people just seem to attract more than their fair share of bad luck... and even those people are grateful they aren't Wes.

Last year Wes received a character refresh that was largely divisive among members of the community. While our intention was to give him the proper attention he deserves, we didn't sufficiently focus on changes that really emphasize the essence of who Wes really is.  

Here are the details:

  • Wes now has a Balloonomancy crafting tab where he can inflate various types of balloons
    • Balloon - The same old balloons, now with a few more shapes
    • Speedy Balloon - An overly inflated balloon to help become lighter on your feet, but don’t let go!
    • Party Balloon - Gather some friends and pop these to host a small party
    • Inflatable Vest - Acts as a life jacket, preventing damage from falling in the ocean.
    • Balloon Hat - Just a little dapper with some rain protection, and completes your balloon outfit
  • Now has the lowest stats of all the survivors
  • Hounds waves will focus more on Wes than the other survivors.
  • Is more susceptible to overheating and freezing
  • Takes longer to recover from grogginess
  • Has a higher chance of being struck by lightning
  • Is less efficient at mining, chopping, and hammering
  • Tools and weapons used by Wes will not wear out as fast
  • No longer suffers from an increase in hunger drain
  • Removed the 100 balloon per world limit

More details:

Spoiler

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a crash if a dead Wurt joined a world with the Merm King active.
  • Fixed a crash if the player died to electrocution damage.
  • Fixed a bug causing the beefalos that deplete all the saltlicks around them to start losing domestication at a rate as if no salt licks were ever around them.
  • Fixed a bug causing beefalos to lose domestication 10 times faster than they should.
  • The Sea Fishing Rod, Trusty Slingshot, Tackle Box and Spectackler Box can now be eaten by Eyeplants.
  • Fixed a bug causing certain creature spawners (Hound Mounds, Beehives, Spiderdens, ect) to not always spawn their respective creatures.

Notes for Modders:

  • AnimState:SetSortOrder() now takes a range of -3 to 3
  • AnimState:SetFinalOffset() now takes a range of -7 to 7
  • Added the component “efficientuser” to allow players to modify the amount of uses consumed on the equipped item when performing actions.
  • Added the component “houndedtarget” to allow weighted selection when assigning spawns during a Hound or Depths Worm wave.
  • Added loyaltyeffectiveness to the leader component which scales the duration an NPC will follow the player for when fed
  • Recipes can now define “dropitem = true” to cause crafted items to be dropped instead of going into the player’s inventory.
     

New Skins!

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Wes Deluxe Wardrobe ($10.99): The Deluxe wardrobe contains the Fool, Guest of Honor, Triumphant, Survivor and Roseate skins for Wes.

The Fool's Tool Chest contains skins for the Walking Cane, Top Hat, and Pan Flute. $3.99 (8 CNY)

Streaming Drops!
In case you missed it, we're offering a new set of streaming drops over on Twitch.tv. Check out this post for details. 

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Login Bonus!

We thought that it would be appropriate to do a login bonus centered around how much everybody feels about Wes, so for a limited time, players that login during this time will receive nothing.

Still Salty?

The Salt Box Shaker has been added to Klei Rewards. Here is a link for 1200 points, Valid until May 1st. 

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Coming Up!
I can't get into details right now. But the team is working toward finishing the Return of Them arc. Obviously this means a lot of things and more info will come soon, but I thought it would be nice to reveal the hidden image from the roadmap. What is it? Who made it? Why does it matter? You'll find out soon.  

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