Satisfactory Update 3 Patch Notes Announces Steam Release

Published: March 11, 2020 4:26 PM /


Satisfactory Update 3 Patch Notes

The Satisfactory Update 3 Patch Notes have arrived and they're positively A.W.E.S.O.M.E. That's not just an emphasis for how cool they are, mind! A new "A.W.E.S.O.M.E." system is one of the many new features being added to the game — and that's not even the biggest news.

First, take a look at the Satisfactory Update 3 reveal trailer to see what is, frankly, a completely over-the-top announcement for this kind of game:

The above trailer highlights the addition of new fluid piping, new power systems, and more, but there's one even bigger announcement than that.

Satisfactory was one of the first games to sign on for a one-year exclusivity deal with the Epic Games Store. The game came out in Early Access on March 19. 2019, so we should expect to see the game come out on March 19, 2020, or later. There has not yet been a specific announcement of the Steam release date.

With that out of the way, let's get to the patch notes!

Satisfactory Update 3 Patch Notes slice

What's New in the Satisfactory Update 3 Patch Notes?

The biggest new addition to the game is fluids. The game's pipes finally have a purpose: to pump precious liquids to wherever you might need them!

Here are the liquids being added with the new Pipe & Fluid System:

  • Water
  • Crude Oil
  • Heavy Oil Residue
  • Fuel
  • Turbofuel
  • Liquid Biofuel
  • Alumina Solution
  • Sulfuric Acid

The Water Pump and Oil Pump will help you get started by sucking these useful liquids into your piping system. These will be helped along with pump and flow indicators that tell you how your pipes are moving. Bear in mind that it's going to be a little trickier to set up this new system! The Oil Refinery has also been updated with the ability to process and refine some of these fluids. It can also package several of them to make for easier transportation.

Power generation is also getting some changes. The Coal Generator, Fuel Generator, and Nuclear Generator all depend on fluid in some fashion. As an example, the Nuclear Generator needs water to cool things down and avoid that whole "meltdown" problem that nuclear reactors can have.

The final big announcement is the A.W.E.S.O.M.E. Sink and A.W.E.S.O.M.E. Shop. Simply put, you can use the " Anti-Waste Effort for Stress-testing of Materials on Exoplanets" Bonus Program to destroy excess resources, convert it into coupons, and then use those coupons to buy some cool goodies at the A.W.E.S.O.M.E. Shop. It's so awesome, the entire name has to be capitalized!

You can read the Satisfactory Update 3 Patch Notes for all the fine details. If you don't yet already own the game, you can pick it up on the Epic Games Store or wait to grab it on Steam sometime after March 19, 2020. In the meantime, you can add Satisfactory to your Steam wishlist.

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