60 FPS Patch Available in Beta Now for Hyper Light Drifter on PC
Hyper Light Drifter's 60 FPS beta patch comes with a Boss Rush mode with new achievements.
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When Hyper Light Drifter released back in March, developer Heart Machine said adding a 60 FPS mode to the game would require a lot of work. Now, six months later, Heart Machine has released a beta patch that adds the increased frame rate option.
To access the 60 FPS patch right now, you'll need to do the following:
- Right click on Hyper Light Drifter in your Steam Library
- Click on "Properties"
- Click on the "Betas" tab
- Click the drop down menu and select "next_update"
- Click the "close" button and your game should start updating immediately
The beta patch is only available on Windows PC right now. Heart Machine says it will "test a bit further before pushing to [its] main branch and other platforms." The developer added that the patch may not be perfect yet, as it "worked through over 115 thousand lines of code" to get it running. If it causes issues, you can switch between 60 and 30 FPS in the menu or revert back to the official patch.
In addition to adding 60 FPS support, Heart Machine introduced a Boss Rush mode that adds new achievements and a Newcomer mode that makes the game less of a challenge. The Boss Rush mode unlocks after completing the game in Standard mode, meaning you can't get it by finishing the game in Newcomer mode. Some of the game's achievements also require you to play in Standard.
Players looking to get into Hyper Light Drifter can take advantage of the game's Steam sale right now. It's on sale for $13.39, while a bundled version with its soundtrack costs $16.74. The soundtrack on its own currently goes for $3.34.
Another feature that was introduced through a previous beta patch was local cooperative multiplayer. It's now an official part of Hyper Light Drifter.
Hyper Light Drifter is also available on PS4, Xbox One, Mac, and Linux. It received a score of 9/10 in GameSpot's review. Critic Kevin VanOrd said. "I vanquished the final boss after six or seven hours, but I'm still exploring, hoping to find every last crevice, every opening I've missed, every invisible platform. There are untold stories lurking out there. And once I have uncovered them, I hope Hyper Light Drifter's community has multitudes more to share."
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