Slime Rancher Pool Party Update Brings Summer Fun

Gaming article by Robert N. Adams on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 14:00
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Topic(s): Indie

New Fashions, Playsets, and Recycling

The Slime Rancher Pool Party Update has arrived, bringing with it a bunch of fun new summer cosmetics. This update isn't just about prettying up the game, though — it's also debuting some useful new features.

If you haven't yet played Slime Rancher, you're missing out on an adorable creature-catching game with a bunch of unique twists. Like many Farming RPGs, you find yourself in charge of a rather run-down farm, but this farm is somewhat special. No, you're not farming tomatoes or something mundane like that — you're farming slimes.

Players will have to vacuum up these slimes, take them back home, and store them in special pens for breeding. Then, you sell their poop, because apparently slime poop brings in the big bucks on the interstellar market.

A big part of the appeal is the adorable slime creatures and all the cute ways you can dress them up, and now some new cosmetics have arrived alongside a bunch of new features for improving gameplay.

Slime Rancher Pool Party Update slice

What's New in the Slime Rancher Pool Party Update?

The big highlight in the Slime Rancher Pool Party Update is the new cosmetics. Party Glasses (seen above) will make your slimes the star of the show. If they'd like to take a dip into the pool, you can opt to make use of the new Scuba Fashion Pod and Octo Buddy Toy! These new fashionable items are available via two new Treasure Pods.

Also arriving in this update is a recycling system. Junk can build up rather quickly on your ranch, and that's why Viktor's Workshop has installed a new way to get rid of the items and slimes you don't want! Just check 'em into the recycling suit and Viktor will get rid of them for you.

If you're keen on the super-chill scenery of this game, you'll now be able to enjoy that in a new way, too! A "Minimal HUD" option is now available which removes pretty much all of the on-screen information. Take care to keep an eye on your jetpack energy, though!

These are just some of the highlights that are arriving today; check out all of the changes in the Slime Rancher Pool Party Update patch notes. If you don't yet own the game, PC players can get it for 60% off on the Epic Games Store or DRM-free on GOG; alternatively, you can get it on Steam or the Humble Store. Console players, however, are stuck paying full price for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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What do you think of the new content making its debut in the Slime Rancher Pool Party Update? What do you hope to see added to the game next? Let us know in the comments below!

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Robert N. Adams

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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!