Phasmophobia Dev Preview Highlights New UV System

If you've ever struggled to get a ghost's fingerprints in Phasmophobia, the game's next update is for you, according to a new dev preview.

Published: May 19, 2023 10:19 AM /


The player holding a torch in Phasmophobia

Work on the next big Phasmophobia update continues, and developer Kinetic Games has shared more information regarding what you can expect from that update. This one's all about the new UV system, which replaces the old Fingerprint mechanic and should make things a little more immersive and fun.

Kinetic Games has been sharing information about new Phasmophobia features for a while now, detailing upcoming progression overhauls and equipment upgrades, plus more. The game's latest dev preview delves deep into Ultraviolet, or UV, which Kinetic says is intended to address getting Fingerprint evidence in more open areas without doors or other interactive objects.

In the preview, Kinetic says that if ghosts step into Salt Piles, they will now leave Footprints if they have Ultraviolet Evidence. Non-UV ghosts will give you a photo when they step into the pile, and Wraiths' behavior is unchanged. Kinetic says the previous system could be "really frustrating" for players, but this should alleviate that frustration somewhat.

The player pointing a camera at a spot in Phasmophobia
Taking photos of UV spots should make more sense in the upcoming Phasmophobia update.

Progression 2.0, as the upcoming Phasmophobia update is called, will also add a new system whereby UV marks will fade slowly, allowing you to take a photo. This is intended to address an issue whereby you'd take a picture of what was essentially nothing after seeing a handprint or similar. 

As you'd expect, the UV light equipment you'll use in Phasmophobia is also getting an overhaul in this update. The first tier will be a glowstick that dims after around a minute. Upgrading to tier 2 will get you a flashlight with a better range and longer spotlight, and tier 3 offers a stronger, chunkier light with a quicker UV charge time.

We still don't have a timeline for the next Phasmophobia update, but hopefully, with Kinetic sharing so much info about what it contains, we won't have to wait much longer. Phasmophobia is available right now on PC via Steam Early Access.

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