Psychonauts 2 Update Makes 100-Percenting the Game Much Less Frustrating

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Psychonauts 2 is a mostly-great experience, but if you were out to 100 percent the game – to grab every collectible and achievement – the game could get a little frustrating. Thankfully, Double Fine have released a new “quality of life” update that largely focuses on a number of tweaks that make finding every bit and bob easier. You can also expect improved stability and performance, and a variety of bug fixes. Here’s Tim Schafer and Psychonauts 2 lead designer Seth Marinello to explain what the patch has to offer.

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Here are the full patch notes for the Psychonauts 2 quality-of-life update:

New Features:

  • Bonus Psychoseismometer unlocked in Otto's lab after finishing Gisu's quest, making it possible to unlock enemy achievements during the post-game state.
  • Checkmarks appear in location selection menus to indicate if all collectables in a location have been found.
  • Otto-Spot photo filter to show collectables in the Otto-Shot photo mode.
  • Show all available figments in the figment viewer menu even if you haven't found them yet.

Bugs Fixed:

  • General stability improvements for all platforms.
  • Improve environmental collision to prevent players and objects from rarely falling through walls and floors.
  • Fix issues related to fall death and water curse, and prevent them from being broken if interrupted by a cutscene.
  • Fix duplicate characters and stray animation appearing in some cutscenes.
  • Fix the issue that could cause flickering around objects submerged in water.
  • Improve save checkpoints to prevent the player's save data from getting into a bad state.
  • Improve photo mode stability.
  • Expand the mental health advisory message.
  • HUD improvements to prevent extra health brains from appearing.
  • Improve xCloud streaming touch controls.

Psychonauts 2 is available now on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, and is playable via backward compatibility on PS5. You can check out Wccftech’s very positive review of the game, right here.

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