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Loop Hero's 1.1 update adds mid-game saves and a fast-forward button

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Charming micro-RPG Loop Hero (opens in new tab)'s first major update is here, and will finally let you save your progress in the middle of a run.

Dropping on Steam earlier this week, Update 1.1 (opens in new tab) arrives with several quality-of-life fixes to better manage your recursive roguelike runs. On top of the ability to save mid-run, a new speed up option lets you fast-forward expeditions at 4x speed, and play battles at a brisk 2.5x speed.

This week's update also lets you escape touchy fights by trading 30% of your resources. Better tools for managing your inventory and decks have been added, along with three new tiles and two new baddies.

Evan properly enjoyed Four Quarters' looping dungeon crawler, calling it the "rehydrated essence of a dozen misremembered, ancient games" in his Loop Hero review (opens in new tab).

"Loop Hero is the concentrated experience of watching numbers get bigger in a video game, but a grimly enchanting one at that. It's a pleasant format, and maybe Loop Hero's biggest point of success is that it makes a home in this middle zone between watching, planning, and acting."

Natalie Clayton
Natalie Clayton

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.