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01 Oct

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  • Replaced the “change” button in difficulty selection with arrow buttons to make navigation easier
  • Moved the lamp, glowsticks, clipboards, and boombox in the lobby room so that VR players can reach them easier
  • Moved fuse box icons so they're easier to see on the map
  • Significant performance improvements to weather, especially light rain
  • Lowered the volume for heavy rain and thunder
  • You will now be defaulted to the first loadout
  • Adjusted the lined paper’s brightness
  • Player volumes now start at 50%


  • You will no longer get stuck on th...
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27 Sep

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  • Temporarily removed the reset save button until a warning gets added


  • You will no longer get a grey eye in VR when smooth monitor view is enabled
  • You will no longer be given free items
  • VR players can now click the server buttons to join games
  • Player volumes will no longer reset back to 100%
  • The heartbeat sound will now stop playing when you die
  • Server version is now displayed on the main menu
  • You can now select Arabic as a language filter
  • Thai player names will now be readable
  • Japanese and Arabic are now much more r...
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16 Jul

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  • Spanish can now use Windows voice recognition
  • Brazilian Portuguese can no longer use Windows voice recognition

If you experience any issues or want to give feedback, please join the official Phasmophobia Discord : https://discord.gg/phasmophobia
Thanks,
The Kinetic Games Team

15 Jul

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Welcome back ghost hunters, we've got some news for you.

Since changing to the new voice recognition system we have received amazing feedback for the new supported languages and platforms. With this feedback we have realised the new voice recognition didn't quite match the quality of the Windows voice recognition so we have decided to add optional support for the Windows voice recognition back in!

This update is a small but much needed update as all future content and fixes will be going into the custom difficulty update as it gets closer to release. It currently only supports Windows 10 and 11. You can read the patch notes below.


  • Added an option in the main menu to change back to the old windows voice recognition. This will only be available if your language and platform supports it.
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11 Jul

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  • You can no longer light other players smudge sticks


  • The Phantom will now disappear when a photo is taken of it by non-hosts
  • Ghost footsteps will no longer stop spawning during hunts for fast ghosts
  • VR players can now hear the Truck footstep sounds
  • VR players can now grab objects when not connected to the server
  • Each Spirit Box will now have the same type of sounds
  • Fixed a bug where ghosts wouldn’t play footstep sounds on all surfaces they walked on
  • Fixed several issues related to the ghost not checking for players behind doors
  • Ghosts...
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25 Jun

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  • Removed the extra chances to get a Deogen, Thaye and Moroi


  • Fixed an issue where some languages were getting the same responses on the spirit box and Ouija board for all questions asked
  • The Thaye will now answer questions correctly

If you experience any issues or want to give feedback, please join the official Phasmophobia Discord : https://discord.gg/phasmophobia
Thanks,
The Kinetic Games Team

15 Jun

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  • Ghost footsteps now have different sounds depending on what the Ghost is walking on, similar to players


  • Updated Deogen weakness description to stop some confusion
  • Reduced the volume of the truck footstep sounds
  • Improved the rate that ghost footstep sounds play
  • Improvements to load times
  • Adjusted how the Thaye’s weakness works


  • The Thaye will now answer questions correctly
  • You ...
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28 Apr

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  • Fingerprints on some Maple Lodge Campsite objects will now be the correct size
  • Ghosts will no longer get stuck outside of medium tents, when trying to kill a player
  • House candles will now work correctly
  • Ghosts will no longer get stuck in the wrong animation during events and hunts
  • Tent windows now have the correct textures
  • Held candles and lighters will no longer blow out if the host walked outside in heavy rain
  • Playing without VR with SteamVR installed will no longer auto close the game after the SteamVR inactivity timer (default 10 minutes)

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23 Apr

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  • Candle and lighter flames will now render on top of all objects
  • Sink water splashes ripples will now render on top of sink water
  • Dirty water will now render its murky texture correctly
  • Your sprint stamina will now drain correctly on the main menu

If you experience any issues or want to give feedback, please join the official Phasmophobia Discord : https://discord.gg/phasmophobia
Thanks,
The Kinetic Games Team

21 Apr

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  • Further improved water / dirty water effects to increase distinction between the two
  • Really removed the eggs in Bleasdale and Grafton this time...
  • The Greek font has been changed to be more readable. An update soon will fix the multiple font issues on most languages


  • The flame shader will no longer render after some opaque geometry
  • You can no longer pull small tent doors a long way
  • Tent doors now rotate with your hand in VR
  • Improved tarot card and maple basketballs held position in VR
  • Throwing a tarot card no longer floats away when thrown...
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20 Apr

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  • Added a cooler box hiding spot outside the cabin
  • Ghosts can now leave fingerprints on locker doors


  • Removed the Easter egg hunt
  • Optimised several Maple Lodge Campsite textures to lower RAM usage
  • Adjusted the Tanglewood basement hiding spot to help it be more consistent
  • The VR voice toggle button is now on the right controller (The controls screen will be updated in the next patch)
  • Grabbing the journal and walkie talkie in VR is now much easier in VR
  • Optimized the mesh that fingerprints use
  • Small tent doors are now easier to gr...
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15 Apr

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Easter is upon us!
  • Each location now has several Easter eggs to hunt and find!
  • You can track how many eggs are left to find under the map image in the truck
  • Finding all of them in the location will restore each team members’ sanity to 100%
  • This event will last until April 19th
Happy Huntin’!

(Egg colours are not synced in multiplayer but will still function correctly)


  • Added a visual indicator for PC (bottom left) and VR (belt) when using toggle voice


  • Increased the brightness of the CCTV night vision in Prison
  • VR...
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13 Apr

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  • Flipped the Edgefield basement door
  • Flipped the Willow basement stairwell door
  • Flipped the Willow bathroom door
  • Adjusted a light switch fingerprint that was too similar to the Obake unique fingerprint
  • Adjusted the dirty water material to be more obvious
  • All doors in Willow now have the same material
  • Moved the Willow dining table and added some more kitchen assets to help with empty areas
  • Changed the crouch button on VIVE wands to now be 'up’ on the trackpad, to prevent an issue where you would have to turn to crouch
  • The Edgefield truck map has been rotated to be consistent with other maps
  • The VR teleport beam visuals have been improved
  • The VR teleport blink fa...
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07 Apr

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  • Added Velcro to the small tent doors to help you see where to grab them in VR
  • Added up and down scroll arrows to the item store for VR to replace the scroll bar. Other scroll bars will be replaced in another update


  • Lowered the delay for taking photos in quick succession from 3s to 1s
  • Sanity pills are no longer a consumable when used


  • Fixed a bug where you couldn't place DOTS Projectors and Motion Sensors on walls
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20 Jan

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Changes
  • Increased the chance for ghost events on small maps
  • Significantly reduced the distance that paranormal sounds are heard away from the ghost's location with the Parabolic Microphone so that they are now near the ghost.
  • Push to talk will now enable when playing solo if you have the option selected instead of forcing your microphone always on
  • The hunt will now end if you glitch outside of the level after the hunt has started
  • The Asylum toilet cubicles doors will now all start closed to make it easier to find the ghost if it is in those rooms
  • Ghosts should no longer appear in non-ghost photos taken by other players
  • You can now only get a 2nd ghost photo when there is no other evidence in the photo

Fixes
  • Fixed a bug where paranormal sounds could not be heard on the Parabolic Microphone
  • Fixed a bu...
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10 Jan

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New
  • Added a priority system for the photo evidence detection (top to bottom):
    • Ghost
    • Bone
    • Fingerprints
    • Footprints
    • Dead Body
    • Interactions
    • Cursed Items
    • Dirty Water

Changes
  • Removed Christmas event decorations and changes
  • Maple Lodge Campsite will now have random weather again
  • Lowered the volume of the bulb smash sound
  • You can no longer take multiple photos of a Ghost, instead it will search for different evidence within the photo
  • Ghost photos are now much easier to take, especially when the ghost is partially hidden
  • Removed the double chance for the Mimic to spawn
  • Lights will no longer randomly flicker away from the ghost when the ghost is hunting

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24 Dec

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Changes
  • Foggy weather has been temporarily removed while we work on a new system and will return looking better than ever with the VR rework early next year
  • All Cursed Possessions will now only have *one* spawn point each, meaning only 6 spawns in total per map to learn. Finding them will be more intuitive too e.g. Summoning Circle found in basements or attics
  • In Prison, Asylum and School; Cursed Possessions will be placed only in the *first* room to make them more useful
  • Demon’s description has been updated to better reflect its weakness
  • The Yurei ability will now only close one door, instead of all of the doors near the ghost
  • Yurei should now stay in their room more reliably when smudged
  • Hantu will now always have Freezing Temps evidence guaranteed on Nightmare
  • The Hantu breath can no longer be seen when you are dead
  • Increased ...
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13 Dec

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Changes
  • You can no longer ask the ghost to play hide and seek with the Ouija board during a hunt
  • Voodoo Doll heart pins will now trigger the hunt instantly, instead of after the animation
  • Several improvements with how the ghost navigates to you during a hunt
  • Hantu’s freezing breath will now only be visible in freezing temperature rooms
  • The ghost can no longer choose Asylum hallways or staircases as it’s favourite room
  • The mirror’s view into the ghost’s room will now keep rotating instead of resetting each time you look at it
  • Several improvements to how the ghost wanders
  • Lowered the chance for the ghost to wander
  • The cursed possessions can no longer be used outside the location as there is no risk

Fixes
  • Fixed a bug where the ghost could not kill you if you were stood in some open closets ...
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10 Dec

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Fixes
  • Fixed a bug where the Mimic had a 20% chance to spawn. It is now double the chance of other ghosts.
  • Fixed a bug where you couldn’t take a photo of the Maple lamp post fingerprints
  • Fixed a bug where the Cursed Possessions breaking would increase the hunt duration significantly in multiplayer
  • Fixed a bug where VR players couldn’t see other VR players

12 Nov

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Changes
  • Removed the Halloween decorations
  • Removed the increased chance for the new ghost types

Fixes
  • Fixed a bug where the escape the ghost during a hunt objective was not completing
  • Fixed a bug where the ghost writing book was not giving evidence photos
  • Fixed a bug where the sound would break inside the top floor of the cabin if you walked near the balcony door
  • Fixed a bug where the ghost orbs would not change room with the ghost