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Hades 2 Early Access Patch 1

Last Updated: June 17th 2024

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On May 16, 2024 Supergiant Games dropped Patch 1 for the Hades 2 early access period. This patch is driven by player feedback and focuses on fixing areas of the game which felt bad such as gathering resources and the sprint system. Check out our key takeaways or read more from the official announcement below.

Key Takeaways

Here are our key takeaways from the Hades 2 Patch 1 early access update.

  • Sprint is faster and more responsive.
  • Improved animation canceling on your Dash.
  • You can gather all resources in each run, instead of just those corresponding to the tool you brought.
    • Bringing a tool now increases the frequency at which a resource appears.
  • The Swift Runner Arcana now makes Dash immediate.
  • The Sister Blades' Omega Attack more reliably hits Chronos.

Hades 2 Early Access Patch 1 - May 16, 2024

Welcome to Hades II Early Access!! We're very grateful for all the feedback so far, which inspired the targeted improvements and fixes in this first patch. Next, we'll be working on a patch with balance changes and additional improvements based on what we've observed. Thank you for playing!

General Gameplay

  • Your Sprint is innately faster and turning is more responsive; re-scaled abilities that boost this.
  • You now can Dash out of many attack recovery animations more reliably.
  • You now can gather from any resource point once you have unlocked the corresponding Gathering Tool; you now can Prioritize any available Tool in the Training Grounds to make its resources appear as often as before, while resources for Tools you do not Prioritize will appear far less often.

Altar of Ashes

  • The Swift Runner: now also makes your Dash immediate (note the faster speed means you are invulnerable for very slightly less time); re-scaled Sprint speed bonus since Sprint is innately faster now.

Level Design & Environments

  • It is easier to Dash across chasms in Oceanus.
  • Driftwood resources are more common in the Rift of Thessaly.
  • Using a Well of Charon displays your current Gold without the need to check your Boon Info.
  • The Grasp Upgrade Tutorial in the Altar of Ashes will repeat if ignored.
  • Added Patch Notes option to the Main Menu (where you can read this!).


  • Early encounters with Eris are less likely to occur; she also drops something of value...
  • Related, if this already occurred, look for a one-time bonus in the Crossroads while Eris is present.
  • Entries in the Book of Shadows are generally easier to reveal.
  • You can gift Echo without having to wait around as long after conversing.
  • Adjusted Animal Familiar upgrades invalidated by the Gathering Tool changes above.
  • In the Hades Flashback, a hint will eventually play for players who don't realize they are in control.
  • Improved mouse selection in various cases.
  • Improved support for some additional controllers + Abilities that boost Sprint speed display more-accurate numbers (generally lower than before) + Updates and fixes to translations in some languages.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed several issues with Dark Side (Selene).
  • Fixed Sun Worshiper (Apollo) sometimes preventing new foes from spawning.
  • Fixed Fire Extinguisher (Hestia) not dealing damage as expected.
  • Fixed Sister Blades Omega Attack not hitting Chronos reliably from certain angles.
  • Fixed Satyr Hoplites retaining the ability to block while afflicted with Twilight Curse (Selene).
  • Fixed various cases of foes sometimes spawning out of bounds.
  • Fixed camera zoom-in getting stuck vs. Polyphemus in certain situations.
  • Fixed cases where you could Dash out of bounds in the Crossroads.
  • Fixed Fishing Pier events in the Crossroads not passing Whiles like other similar events.
  • Fixed autolock not clearing as expected while using mouse controls.
  • Fixed keyboard inputs sometimes getting stuck unexpectedly.
  • Fixed several input issues switching from gamepad to mouse-and-keyboard controls.
  • Fixed several issues playing in ultrawide resolutions.
  • Fixed some visual effects vs. Chronos lingering between phases or after the fight.
  • Fixed a Melinoë voice line repeating unexpectedly around the City of Ephyra Bat Cages.
  • Fixed various rare crashes.
  • Fixed several text errors.
  • Other minor fixes.

Quote of the Patch

...now plain to the eye, now shadowy, now shining in the darkness— all this in unnerving attacks in the gloom of night.

~The Orphic Hymns, 71: To Melinoë (Anonymous; A. Athanassakis translation)


Early Access Updates

That's it for the Hades 2 early access patch 1. As early access continues, Supergiant plans to address game balance, add content and fix other player pain points. If you want to know what lies beyond the Rifts of Thessaly or how Melinoe's story concludes stay tuned for future updates.

Written by: Tenkiei

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