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Phasmophobia Halloween update: Patch notes reveal new Ghosts, Map and Difficulty

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Ghost hunters can get suited and booted for their latest adventures after it was confirmed that the Phasmophobia Halloween update would be rolling out today.

Now live on Steam, gamers can jump back into the world of ghost-hunting and explore all new content before the spooky real-world celebrations begin.

Called the Nightmare update, today’s Halloween patch adds new Ghosts to the game, as well as a fresh map to explore.

A message from the Phasmophobia team teases today: “We’ve had reports of paranormal activity near an old campsite. We need you to investigate as soon as possible to find out the cause of these ghostly sightings.

“New paranormal entities have also started to reveal themselves in several haunted locations.

“Be careful out there, the weather has become a lot more intense recently, and it may hinder your investigations.”

Fans of the horror game are most interested in the new encounters and map that can be played after installing the Nightmare update.

And according to the official patch notes, there are plenty of new entities to hunt down this week.

The good news is that all of these new ghost types have an increased chance to spawn for the duration of the Halloween event and currently include the following entities:

  • Onryo
  • The Twins
  • Obake
  • Raiju

Meanwhile, all of these new ghosts can be found roaming around the Maple Lodge Campsite; a brand new medium-sized map featuring picnic areas, games, multiple tents, a log cabin and a haunted lake.

Maple Lodge Campsite includes more unique objects, higher object density and more visual detail.

The Phasmophobia team is planning on adding a more diverse range of objects and details to other maps in the future and have started with the Campsite in October.

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In the future, other locations will receive a new truck mini-map design to be consistent with Maple Lodge Campsite

Other news regarding today’s Halloween update can be found listed in the official patch notes below:

DIFFICULTY REWORK

All difficulties have received a major overhaul. We hope these changes make each difficulty feel more unique and provide more options for players of every skill level.

  • A percentage of doors will now randomly start open depending on the difficulty

Amateur: Recommended for new Ghost Hunters!

  • Long setup time

  • Long hunt grace period

  • Short hunt duration

  • Sanity pills restore a lot of sanity

  • Regain half of your lost equipment’s value if you die.

  • Intermediate: The standard Ghost Huntin’ experience

    • Average setup time

    • Average hunt grace period

    • Average hunt duration

    • Sanity pills restore some sanity

    • Fuse box starts off

    • Fewer places to hide

    • Regain some of your lost equipment’s value if you die

  • Professional: For experienced Ghost hunters

    • The ghost can very rarely change its preferred room after moving

    • No setup time

    • Short hunt grace period

    • Long hunt duration

    • Sanity pills restore little sanity

    • Fuse box starts off

    • Much fewer hiding places

    A new difficulty for the top ghost hunters, designed to be a challenge mode for those seeking the most intense gameplay Phasmophobia has to offer.

    • Ghosts will not reveal one type of evidence

    • The ghost will sometimes change its preferred room after moving

    • No setup time

    • Shortest hunt grace period

    • Long hunt duration

    • Kills extend the current hunt’s duration

    • Sanity pills restore much less sanity

    • Fuse box starts off

    • Almost no hiding places

    • Paranormal interference has damaged some of your monitoring equipment

    Each time you start a contract, the location will have different weather, adding new layers of gameplay and making each contract feel unique. Change in temperature will make finding the ghost’s location more difficult, rain or wind will impair your hearing, and a thick fog will reduce visibility.

    • Clear Skies

    • Fog

    • Light Rain

    • Heavy Rain

    • Strong Wind

    • Light Snow

    The Ouija Board didn’t make as much sense as we’d like, so it’s been revamped. You now trade Sanity for information, and are penalized less if you don’t get a response.

    • The Ouija board will now lower your sanity greatly when the ghost responds

    • If the ghost doesn’t respond you will only lose a small fraction of sanity

    • Demon’s have had their weakness changed to reflect these changes

    • When crouching, the players collider now shrinks to match the player model

    • Ghosts will now disrupt electronic equipment whenever they are visible

    • Ghosts can now blow out lighters similar to candles

    • Using the walkie-talkie will now attract the ghost during hunts

    • The walkie-talkie will now only play static sounds when near the ghost

    • Lighters and candles will now extinguish when outside in heavy rain and when thrown

    • The truck map screen has received new icons

    • The ghost can now interact with several showers in certain locations

    • You can now place sound and motion sensors on floor.

    • All ghost’s base speed and acceleration when chasing a player has been slightly increased

    • Ghost hunt duration has been lowered on small and medium maps

    • Ghosts now have a low chance to not leave fingerprints when interacting with the environment

    • Fingerprints now disappear after 60 seconds

    • Attic and basement ghosts now roam less often

    • Attic and basement ghosts will now only roam to the next floor and not the other side of the map

    • All contracts are now selectable at all times on the map screen

    • The average sanity will now be accurate instead of being random

    • The contract difficulty will now default to the difficulty you played last

    • The map description has been replaced with a difficulty description

    • The bone can now be a random bone from the human body, and has new visuals

    • Ghost footsteps can now only be heard when the ghost is moving

    • Changing screen resolution in the journal now offers confirmation

    • Freezing Temperatures evidence has been changed to account for the new weather, requiring a lower reading on the thermometer. Breath has been unchanged

    • The fuse box on and off indicator has been split into two different lights, instead of one that changes colour.

    • Ghost sounds will now fade out instead of abruptly stopping

    • Ghost handprints and footprints have received new textures

    • Lighters will now turn off when swapped into your inventory

    • Ghosts can now blow out candles when the lights are turned on

    • Several rooms have been renamed on Edgefield, Bleasdale and Grafton

    • All ghost events will now last a minimum of 1 second

    • Window knocks will now give noise on the Parabolic

    • Several photo frames have had their photos replaced

    • The heartbeat will now fade in and out, the volume has also been lowered.

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