The Farm 51 has released a new Chernobylite update, and it's a big one. The Monster Hunt update adds new monsters, a new side mission, and lots of tweaks and changes, and you can download it right now for free.
What's in the new Chernobylite update?
The big new addition in this Chernobylite update, which was teased in the roadmap last month, is three brand new monsters. The Feral Chernohost spawns in outdoor areas and will chase you down with incredible speed, so you'll need to zigzag him in order to escape. The new Overgrown Duster monster spawns wherever there is a flat surface and attacks you at range, while the Ancient Shadow hides inside buildings and moves with surprising alacrity. You'll need to learn tactics for all three of these new monsters if you want to prevail.
There's also a brand new Monster Hunt side mission, named for the update itself. If you draw this quest (which apparently will drop less often than food drops), you'll need to take down one of the three new monsters. Each monster can appear in three specific spots across any level, and killing the monster will end the mission. Watch out for this new task and be sure to keep your wits about you, as these new enemies don't look like they're playing around.
What else has changed in this Chernobylite update?
The Farm 51 has also made a couple of pretty big changes as part of the Monster Hunt Chernobylite update. First up, the Black Stalker has been given a significant redesign. He now actively hunts you rather than simply roaming, and when you beat him, you won't see him again for that day. His strength now scales up with the strength of the ensuing storm, so if it's a big one, you know the Black Stalker is going to be tough.
You'll also find plenty of smaller changes in the update. Most of these changes are minor, so unless you've encountered the specific issue they're fixing, they may not mean much individually, but they should add up to a much smoother gameplay experience. Examples include loot windows displaying for the correct amount of time, better markings for zones during mission selection, and enemies moving normally in the Moscow Eye level.
It's worth checking out the full Chernobylite patch notes if you want to know everything that's new. If this nuclear survival sim looks like your jam (and it is if you liked Metro or S.T.A.L.K.E.R.), you can grab Chernobylite right now on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One (it's also playable on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S via backwards compatibility). Be sure to check out our Chernobylite review if you're on the fence and you want to know whether it's worth getting this one.
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