Patch 1.17.88

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Details
Version Number 1.17.88.0
Game Stage Release
Release Date December 7, 2020
Official Notes Patch Notes on Reddit
Other Patches
Previous Patch Patch 1.16.60
Next Patch Patch 1.18.67


Updates[edit | edit source]

Project CHEER Delivery LTE[edit | edit source]

Project CHEER crates have returned to Sylva, Desolo, Calidor, and Glacio! Recover lost objects and send them back to EXO Dynamics via the Request Platform. Be on the lookout for a new CHEER object!

EXO has also made additions to the Small Printer; use scrap and other resources to produce CHEER objects for recovery!

EXO Dynamics will give rewards for participation, these include:

  • “Tinsel Town” Palette – Rewarded for reaching 1500 Recovery Points of objects returned.
  • “Festive Chapbow” Hat – Rewarded for reaching 3500 Recovery Points of objects returned.
  • “Baublehead” Visor – Rewarded for reaching 6500 Recovery points of objects returned.
  • Useful incremental rewards along the way.
  • Randomized recurring rewards from EXO at the end of the event.

High Quality Mode[edit | edit source]

Added new High Quality Mode for higher end hardware which will affect draw distance, shadow quality, object detail, lighting quality and terrain quality at the cost of performance.

Full High Quality support on PC via various sliders in the settings menu:

  • Added support for limited High Quality support on Xbox One with a more involved Series X/S option (that is accessible via backwards compatibility but has to be enabled in the settings menu)
  • Added support for limited High Quality support on PS4 with a more involved PS5 option (that is accessible via backwards compatibility but has to be enabled in the settings menu)
  • Added code fixes and FOV (field of view) slider that will help with ultra-widescreen setups on PC
  • Added various CPU and GPU optimizations that will speed up game rendering even if High Quality Mode is disabled
  • Fixed periodic frame hitching due to services calls by making them asynchronous

Improved Shuttle Controls[edit | edit source]

While orbiting a planet, you can adjust your speed to avoid long waits or missed opportunities. (Adjusting orbit speed doesn't consume fuel).

The doubled up 'Launch' action has been split into 'Launch into Orbit' and 'Launch to Another Planet', which will launch the shuttle directly into the 'Planet Orbit View' or 'Solar System View', respectively. (You can back out of launching to another planet by selecting the planet you're currently orbiting).

New Platforms[edit | edit source]

Make the most of your auto arms with these specially designed platforms.

Large Extended Platform

  • Byte cost: 500
  • Recipe: Resin x2
  • Printer: Medium

XL Extended Platform

  • Byte cost: 750
  • Recipe: Resin x3
  • Printer: Large

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

A number of backpack items can now also be printed from the Small Printer. This includes:

If you've got leftover biofuels from the B.O.O. event, you can now research them for Bytes.

​Store - New Items Available Now[edit | edit source]

New Limited Time Bundle - GINGERBREAD! Warm up with some sweet new gear! Available in EXO Outfitters for a limited time.

Includes:

  • Candy Crown Hat
  • Sugar Coated Palette
  • Sweet Outlook Visor

New Suit[edit | edit source]

  • Frontier Suit

New Hats[edit | edit source]

  • Seasonal Helper Hat
  • Ant-10A Hat

New Masks[edit | edit source]

  • Snowdrifters Mask
  • Festive Fringe Mask

New Palettes[edit | edit source]

  • Candy Cane Palette
  • Glow Up Palette

New Visor[edit | edit source]

  • Minted Visor

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

The following bugs have been fixed as of version 1.17.88.0:

Visual[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed a bug where the power meter around the cable slot on several sensor platforms would not light up when powered
  • Fixed a bug where plants would sometimes change color when being harvested by the terrain tool
  • Fixed a bug where research samples on Sylva were sometimes changing color while in view of the player
  • Fixed a bug where research samples on Sylva sometimes didn’t match the color of the plant they were attached to

Limited Time Event[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed a bug with the PUM-KN Shelter not being properly shared in multiplayer sessions after unlocking the item in a different save.
  • Fixed an issue where the control panel on the Exo Request Platform would incorrectly display the host’s event progress when a client progressed to the repeating stage of the event

Localization[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed a bug where the warning given when switching between adventure and creative modes was not properly localized in languages other than English
  • Fixed an issue where the final message at the end of the credits was not properly localized in languages other than English
  • Fixed a bug where the Party time Palette was not localized in any language other than English

UI[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue where item tooltips would still appear over the menu when Astropedia was open
  • Fixed an issue with the description of the Large Resource Canister in the catalog containing inaccurate information about the item.
  • Fixed some confusing wording in the warning given when switching between adventure and creative modes

Xbox One[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an instance where the game would sometimes hitch when grabbing an item from a slot that would be automatically filled by another item.