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Satisfactory Has Received A Significant Update


Coffee Stain Studios recently released Satisfactory’s highly anticipated update 8, just in time for the game’s 45% off Steam sale

Satisfactory has had a fantastic early access period thus far. The overwhelmingly positive base builder from Coffee Stain Studios has thousands of stellar Steam reviews, a perfect 10/10, and an ever-expanding fanbase. A new update was recently released that included a variety of content, ranging from new gameplay features to improved performance settings. Update 8 is set to get even better as the developer optimizes it, and Satisfactory is now on sale for nearly half off, making now the ideal time to jump in if you haven’t already.

According to Coffee Stain Studios, the recent Satisfactory update contains more than a year’s worth of work. The patch for the building game marks the developer’s transition to Unreal Engine 5, which means improved graphics, lighting, physics, sounds, and other performance enhancements. It also adds a highly requested blueprint dismantle mode, destructible gas pillars, various jetpack fuels, and other long-awaited quality-of-life features to the game.

Players have been exploring update 8 for a little while now after it was released on the early access branch, giving the developer plenty of time to address any feedback. The game’s gameplay features are widely praised, but some fans have had issues with the Unreal Engine 5 upgrade. As initial community reactions varied, with some players reporting performance drops, Coffee Stain Studios released a refreshingly transparent video outlining the known issues as well as upcoming fixes.

It’s encouraging to see such a responsive developer, and fans generally concur. Many of the comments on the dev’s recent video about the update’s concerns indicate that, despite any flaws, the new content deserves a “10/10.” Other players laud Coffee Stain Studios’ quick, detailed response, saying that “this kind of communication is awesome.”

The game is currently one of the top 50 most-played games on Steam, which speaks to the game’s dedicated community as well as the developer. If the new update’s changes and discussed future patches entice you, you can get Satisfactory for a whopping 45% off right now on Steam for just R148.50 ($16.49 / £15.39). This offer is valid until Tuesday, November 28.