Just days after releasing an updated early access roadmap for Phasmophobia, developer Kinetic Games has announced the ghost hunting sim’s next big patch – known as the Apocalypse Update – will be arriving on 27th September.
There’s a lot going on in Phasmophobia’s Apocalypse Update, starting with the arrival of the new Sunny Meadows Mental Institution map – an entirely reworked, more visually interesting, and, crucially, more compact version of the game’s previously released Asylum map.
A recent poll suggested smaller maps were high on the list of players’ wants, and – intentionally or otherwise – the Apocalypse Update seems to be delivering on that front. Not only is a smaller Sunny Meadows variant known as ‘Restricted’ included – offering “5 small maps in 1” – it also adds Camp Woodwind, a miniature variant of the Maple Lodge Campsite map.
You can get a good look at all three of those (or at least as good a look as the perpetual murk and barely adequate torchlight will allow) in the trailer above.
Elsewhere, the Apocalypse Update adds Phasmophobia’s long-awaited Custom Difficulty options, equipment load outs, a new main menu and lobby room, a new shop, ghost adjustments, ID cards, collectables, a new fuse box, new interactables, a new report system, player stats, new sounds, and more.
Phasmophobia’s Apocalypse Update launches on Tuesday, 27th September, at 12pm British Spooky Time.