Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous gets first big patch

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Hefty big boy of the retro CRPG genre, Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous has just hit version 1.1 following several smaller patches since its release in September. Highlights of this update include improved mounted combat in turn-based mode, better performance and visuals in several locations, fixes for reactivity to choices "such as some NPCs appearing where they should not be", and better visuals for some NPCs. There are also changes to crusade management, including an option to control armies from the throne room instead of having to walk out of the city every time like a chump.

The update is a 14.2GB download on Steam and players on other platforms are reporting it's even bigger for them, so obviously a fair bit is included. Hopping in for a quick look, I noticed units in my crusade look quite different, making them easier to tell apart at a glance, and there's a quill icon marking scrolls in my inventory that have spells I can learn, which is a blessing. The full patch notes are a long read, but here are a few of the more amusing ones.

  • Daeran liked to stand on your bed after sex. Now he'll assume a more comfortable position
  • Primal Treant would sometimes say the lines of your companions, including those not present in the group. That was creepy and was fixed
  • Candles no longer continue floating in the air after Daeran's bath is gone from Commander's bedroom
  • Removed excessive minotaurs in Colyphyr Mines
  • Venture-Captain Gristoff during the Fleshmarkets battle could freak out and start killing demons who were important for the plot. Fixed, but not retroactively. If you already encountered this issue, you will need to load an earlier save
  • Sometimes, when Commander went to Greengates with Arueshalae during the quest Demon's Heresy, the location was empty - fixed. We brought all the demons back
  • Fixed Glorious Beard visuals
  • Beer Elemental portrait added

If you were holding off until this patch to drop 100 hours or so on this old school RPG, here are some things you should know before you play Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.