A Scum bug was causing uncontrollable penis growth

Last week's Wild Hunter update to the online survival game Scum added bow and arrow skills, new animals to use them on, new musical instruments, and user-definable dongs. Amusingly, they weren't purely cosmetic: embiggening your wang requires the use of attribute points that could otherwise be put toward more useful characteristics, or you could shrink it up in exchange for a boost to your brain or biceps. 

As sometimes happens with such complex, interlocking systems, the rollout didn't go perfectly smoothly. Because of that, Gamepires released a hotfix today aimed at addressing some of the most pressing issues, including: 

  • Bug fix where penis would get bigger with each login
  • Fixed a bug where urinating would lock hands and penis if interrupted
  • Fixed a bug where it was possible to increase penis size without it affecting other attributes

There are other, less phallus-focused (and phunny) changes, of course, including visual improvements and tweaks like decreased candle heat radius and increased sodium loss while urinating, and a wider frequency range for musical instruments. There's also a new "participation prize" of ten fame points for prisoners who stay in  game events until they're over, and new administrator commands that enable weather effects, visual bullet trajectories, and improved drone access.

The full rundown of Scum's dong nerf hotfix is available on Steam.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.