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When Is The Next Phasmophobia Update? 2023 Roadmap News

When is the next Phasmophobia update coming up? Let's look at the roadmap for the next few months.
When Is The Next Phasmophobia Update? 2023 Roadmap News

The horror game Phasmophobia took Twitch and the internet by storm after the game's release in 2020, and its player base has only increased since then. As more and more people hop on Phasmophobia to try it for the first time while other players log in for their thousandth game, developers are still regularly updating the game for all to enjoy.

That said, Kinetic Games' plans for updating the game in 2022 didn't exactly go to plan. The original roadmap released earlier this year fell through, with developers being unable to fulfill some promises, so a new roadmap was recently released. Let's take a look at the updated Phasmophobia roadmap to see what is in store for players for the rest of this year, as well as the next.

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27 February 2023 - Phasmophobia New Update Out Now!

Kinetic Games has released a brand new update for the game and whilst it's not the much anticipated 0.9 update, there's still a whole heap of improvements to the game.

You can check out the full breakdown from the developer on the link below, however, there are a few specifics that are worth calling out that we've written about separately.

22 February 2023 - Update V0.9 Progression Overhaul Coming Soon!

Kinetic Games published an update on their official Phasmophobia Steam page about the upcoming progression overhaul. The v0.9 progression update will wipe players' progress, but it will also introduce numerous new features.

Here's what players can expect:

  • Progression system wipe and overhaul
  • New difficulties, including changes to Custom and a new Challenge Mode
  • Shop updates to make the shop function "more like an online shopping cart"

According to the roadmap, this update is coming in Q1 2023, so it will likely release sometime in the next month!

Phasmophobia 2022-2023 Roadmap

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Phasmophobia's updated 2022-2023 roadmap shows a myriad of upcoming changes and new features. (Picture: Kinetic Games)

The original 2022 Phasmophobia Major Update Roadmap slated the VR Rework update for early in the year, with a mid-2022 custom difficulty update and a late-2022 release for the progression update.

Things did not go as planned, though, with the Kinetic Games team needing to work longer on the VR overhaul than originally intended.

"Originally the VR overhaul was planned to release earlier than April, allowing us to get knee-deep into Custom Difficulty's development," the team explained. "As it took longer, we pushed Custom back a couple of months and gave the community three smaller patches of content to fill the gap in content."

Let's go over the updated future release dates for these much-wanted features.

April 2022 Phasmophobia Updates (v.0.6.0) - VR Overhaul

  • New VR system
  • Sound sensor
  • Hiding adjustments

May - July 2022 Phasmophobia Updates (v.0.6.1-3) - Minor Patches

  • Truck overhaul
  • New hiding spots
  • Easter event
  • 3 new ghost types

September 2022 Phasmophobia Updates (v.0.7) - Custom Difficulty

  • Custom games
  • Sunny Meadows
  • Report system
  • More new features

Q4 2022 Phasmophobia Updates (v.0.8) - URP Upgrade

  • Weather 2.0
  • Volumetric lighting
  • Optimization

Q1 2023 Phasmophobia Updates (v0.9) - Progression 1/2/3

  • Levelling 2.0
  • New player models
  • Customization
  • New equipment
  • Equipment upgrades
  • New challenges

Q2 2023 Phasmophobia Updates (v.1.0-Onwards)

  • Horror 2.0
  • New locations
  • New equipment
  • More updates

Some features, like the progression update, have been long-awaited by fans. They will need to wait even longer, according to the updated roadmap, as this feature was originally set to be released late this year but will not be available until 2023. It's likely that the wait will be worth it, though, as the progression update is one of the game's biggest changes since its release.

That's all you need to know about what's in store for the next few months and the next year, 2023, for Phasmophobia. Stay tuned for more information as we learn more from the developers themselves about the upcoming updates.

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Featured image courtesy of Kinetic Games.