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Starbound 1.4 'Bounty Hunter' update coming soon, now available for testing

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Chucklefish haven't given up updating Starbound just yet, with a major update due soon that adds some fun sounding features.

As the name obviously suggests, Bounty Hunting is the theme of this update which Chucklefish say will include new procedurally generated quests, that see you hunting down criminal gangs. There's also new "Peacekeeper stations" that allow you to work your way through promotions, along with criminal gang hideouts, boss fights and new related events that all sound pretty fun.

This update also includes new dungeons and micro-dungeons, new elemental monster variants, new items and furniture objects and the usual assortment of bug fixes.

There's no release date set for the update and it sounds like there's plenty more content they haven't talked about, which they will go over before release. However, if you own it on Steam, you can download the separate "Starbound - Unstable" entry in your library to test it out right now. To see their current update notes, view this blog post.

From what I've read and tested of it myself (as the Unstable build is up to date on Linux too!), there's really a lot more included they haven't said. Looks like there's multiple new vehicles you can pilot, new tools, a new biome, new weapons, new mech parts, new status effects and so on.

Don't own Starbound? It's available from Humble Store, GOG and Steam.

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TheSHEEEP 29 April 2019 at 9:36 am UTC
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Funny, currently playing Minecraft again with the new patches.
And once I do go diving with a Dolphin there, I might consider that done and move on to see what's new in Starbound ;)
14 30 April 2019 at 2:14 am UTC
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Sweet. A already own it. It's getting close to time to buy some more copies for the kiddies.
NotSoQT 30 April 2019 at 11:00 am UTC
14Sweet. A already own it. It's getting close to time to buy some more copies for the kiddies.
I would really wait a few months before doing that.

You see, the game pretty much has been abandoned for some months cuz Wargroove development.

This update wasn't even supposed to be released, since they said a year ago that the whole bounty hunting system seemed to be lackluster.

Not to mention the performance problems (apparently caused by some bug?), something that the community has been complaining about for some time...

tl;dr
Games is OK, but requires attention ASAP.


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14 30 April 2019 at 12:41 pm UTC
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NotSoQT
14Sweet. A already own it. It's getting close to time to buy some more copies for the kiddies.
I would really wait a few months before doing that.

You see, the game pretty much has been abandoned for some months cuz Wargroove development.

This update wasn't even supposed to be released, since they said a year ago that the whole bounty hunting system seemed to be lackluster.

Not to mention the performance problems (apparently caused by some bug?), something that the community has been complaining about for some time...

tl;dr
Games is OK, but requires attention ASAP.
Hmm...? We've already poured many hours into the game and are happy with it. I don't need to wait for anything.
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