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Pre-Alpha 5.4.1 is out and new screenshots from upcoming Alpha release revealed.

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Dear Survivalists!

Today we want to share two topics: a Patch and a small update about the Alpha progress.

We just released the Pre Alpha Update 5.4.1, which will fix a few issues with savegames and exploits. We have also reduced the crafting time for all ammo by -30%!

Furthermore, we have slightly lifted the restrictions on which of the Alien blocks can be used in a blueprint: Ion Cannons and Alien Sentries are added back. Marker/Spawner Blocks, Alien Containers and Alien Cores are still not allowed. Blueprints containing those blocks will result in them not showing up in your in-game Blueprint Library. We will add a more convenient way on how to deal with these blocks for Alpha.

Changelog Pre-Alpha 5.4.1:

Changes / Improvements:
* Crafting time for ammo reduced by -30%
* Zascosium meteorites now spawn on dedicated servers if this resource becomes scarce
* Added back some alien blocks for blueprints (now only marker blocks, alien container, alien core and spawner blocks are not allowed in blueprints)
* Alien Containers not available in Creative menu anymore to avoid exploits via Blueprints

Bug Fixes:
* Fixed problem that other vessels could be stolen on Dedicated Servers: facing your own Core block while standing on a foreign vessel or base will not allow opening other control panels anymore
* Fixed problem with side windows: now they should fit in all situations
* Another fix for loading broken save games
* Possible fix for a crash linked to auto turrets

Alpha Progress Report:
As we made a big step forward in terms of the "large decorations" like trees on different planets, we would like to share our progress. Welcome to the renewed Akua and Omicron! :)

Are you ready for the new challenge on Akua?

....and yes there will be underwater decorations:

Also Omicron will change quite a bit:

We are still on track with the development for the upcoming Alpha release. Stay tuned for more progress reports.

Empyrion Dev Team


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