Get ready to terrify yourself in an all-new location: the Phasmophobia Prison Update has arrived, debuting a brand-new level while also fixing some issues with this spooky game's other maps.
Phasmophobia is a game somewhat akin to those reality TV shows where professional teams try to track down ghosts. Unlike those shows, however, the ghosts in this game actually exist — it's up to you and three other players to uncover evidence of the paranormal in order to give this information to a team of ghost-removal specialists.
It won't be easy, though — these spooky specters don't want to leave the premises and they have no shortage of ways to try to stop you. The game is pretty scary as it is, and it's about to get a lot more terrifying with the release of the all-new Prison Level.
What's New in the Phasmophobia Prison Update?
Naturally, the big-ticket item in the Phasmophobia Prison Update is the game's brand new level, although that's not the only thing that's arriving in this patch.
The Prison map is a "medium" size map — larger than the houses currently in the game, but smaller in the Asylum. As prisons go, this is a facility that's definitely on the smaller side; this new map has roughly 50 prison cells in total, along with all of the other facilities necessary to accommodate prisoners.
As part of this new update, the Prison map will always appear in contract selection for the next few updates in order to give players ample opportunity to check it out. This is far from the end of new content, too — the game's roadmap also lists an apartment building and mansion as upcoming places for players to explore.
Also arriving in this update are some fixes for the game. Several maps had issues where both players and the ghost could get stuck; many of these problems have now been resolved. An exploit was also resolved which allowed players to safely hide from the ghost — now you have one fewer place to hide. You can read about all of the fixes and changes in the full Phasmophobia Prison Update patch notes.
It's been a good year for the game, especially since it won an award at last night's The Game Awards 2020 show. There's surely more to come — for now, you can enjoy the Phasmophobia Prison Update right now by buying the game on Steam for $13.99 or your regional equivalent.
What do you think of the new Phasmophobia Prison map? What level do you hope to see added to the game next? Let us know in the comments below!