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PowerWash Simulator Soap Rework Coming in Next Update

June 18, 2021

By: Robert N. Adams


The PowerWash Simulator soap system is getting a serious rework in the next update as part of a plan to stop "soap debt" from halting your progress in the game.

PowerWash Simulator is exactly what it says on the tin: a game that's all about grabbing a PowerWasher and cleaning things up. In this case, you're taking on the role of a businessman who is hired to clean some pretty filthy properties. Unfortunately, a game design flaw has been crippling the ability of some players to progress; this problem will soon be fixed with an upcoming change to the way soap works in the game.


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How the PowerWash Simulator Soap Changes Eliminate 'Soap Debt'

The PowerWash Simulator soap rework aims to address "soap debt," a rather strange problem that some players have experienced in their time with the game.


"Soap debt" is an issue where players spend too much money on soap and find that they are unable to purchase better equipment for later levels. One of the fixes is a limitation on how much soap you can buy for a level. Additionally, any leftover soap will carry over to the next level.

Another way the devs are combatting accidental overspending is through a requirement to purchase cleaning liquid through the menu. You'll only be able to refill the soap dispenser when it's empty, too, further preventing you from accidentally spending too much money.


Mind, these changes aren't the only thing coming in the next update; other quality-of-life changes are being added in the next patch including a system to help you find the last bits of dirt you may have missed. You can read about the PowerWash Simulator soap system changes in this Steam Community news post; this update is expected to launch sometime soon. If you'd like to try out this game for yourself, you can buy PowerWash Simulator for PC via Steam for $19.99 or your regional equivalent.

What do you think of these upcoming changes to PowerWash Simulator? What's your favorite weird simulation game in recent memory? Let us know in the comments below!

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!