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Biomutant's pesky narrator can now be turned off

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Biomutant (opens in new tab) will finally let you roam its wonderfully bizarre open-world without an Attenborough-esque narrator talking in infantile gibberish, thanks to the game's massive first patch.

The ambitious open-world critter adventure launched last week to fairly middling reviews. While much of that came down to some weightless combat and dated structure, Biomutant also drew criticism for its narrator—a Stanley Parable-esque figure who spoke over the game's events, representing the sole voice of the game's characters with a strangely cutesy, twee tone.

"David Shaw Parker's performance as the omnipotent narrator isn't bad, but his saccharine tone clashes with the fragmented English in the writing, which is often embarrassingly twee," James wrote in our Biomutant review (opens in new tab). "I never want to hear a Shakespearian voice describe piss and shit as "yellow juice" and "brown bobs" ever, ever again."

Thankfully, this week's update (opens in new tab) will let you toggle off the game's narration. You can now choose whether you want to hear the gibberish voiceover from the game's animal's, narration, or both. Small tweaks have also been made to timing and volume to help dialogue flow better.

The update also introduces a slew of bug fixes and adjustments covering everything from the game's combat and quests to UI, sound, world and more. Experiment 101 has also added an "extreme" difficulty mode, alongside a New Game+ mode that'll let you pick perks from all classes.

20 years ago, Nat played Jet Set Radio Future for the first time, and she's not stopped thinking about games since. Joining PC Gamer in 2020, she comes from three years of freelance reporting at Rock Paper Shotgun, Waypoint, VG247 and more. Embedded in the European indie scene and a part-time game developer herself, Nat is always looking for a new curiosity to scream about—whether it's the next best indie darling, or simply someone modding a Scotmid into Black Mesa. She also unofficially appears in Apex Legends under the pseudonym Horizon.