Starbound Patch Will Introduce Permadeath, Requires Character Wipe

Indie RPG Starbound will be receiving a massive update soon that will add new games modes, among other things. While the addition of fan requested permadeath is the most prominent, a release by the publisher gave the following run-down of the patch’s contents:

New game modes! Permadeath and drop-everything-on-death modes.
Revolvers, pulse rifles, hand grenades, shivs, Floran needlers, Floran thorn hammer
Human guards now wear soldier uniforms
More decorative hats! Yay, hats!
More random encounters
Possibly more content, if it’s finished on time!

The downside to all of this is that the patch will most certainly require a mass wiping of everyone’s character as well as the world itself. They reassured fans that this will be the last time they wipe characters and ships, but said they “hope” this is the last time they’ll need to wipe worlds for content patches.



Carl is both a JRPG fan and a CRPG'er who especially loves European PC games. Even with more than three decades of gaming under his belt, he feels the best of the hobby is yet to come.