Several days ago the Early Access horror game, The Blackout Club, received a major update. The “Enhanced Horror Update” introduces the appropriately titled “Enhanced Horror System” to the Early Access game. Developers at Question Games implemented the fourth major update to The Blackout Club the day after Christmas and they give players the option to opt in or out of this newly added system. Check out Question’s recent tweet acknowledging that the new system will not interfere will certain features:
This piece at @BDisgusting probes the purpose of the Enhanced Horror System, seeking to separate facts from wild player speculation: “The [EHS] will not interfere with the game’s voice chat, nor will it allow for the AI to detect you.” https://t.co/kDovaTBRNv
— The Blackout Club (@theblackoutclub) December 27, 2018
The “Enhanced Horror System” lets the game “listen to and record [player] vocalizations” if players have microphones active. This will allow the game to provide an even more immersive experience. As stated above by the developers this feature does not affect any voice chat settings and players can still prevent others from hearing their voice even with the “Enhanced Horror System” active. Additionally, the AI in game will not hear players’ voices either. However, the Ritual system does require players to opt in to the system in order to function.
Along with the new horror system, The Blackout Club has added a new maze area named Dream Therapy. The sizable addition will unlock for players at Level 7. Even more content has been added with the new mission, Foam Party. The objective here is to hunt down Speed Traps as fast as possible and then hit them with “big goopy blobs of foam.”
Finally, a host of gameplay changes have been implemented such as most of the major powers now having cool-downs. The rest of the primary changes include: a change to the rate of leveling, the addition of minor powers, the Prank Caller track’s name change to the Hacker track, the reworked and renamed Cross Country track as the Unstoppable track, a much more dangerous “the Shape” at Level 5, and the redesigned system UI and options.
The Blackout Club is available in Early Access on the Steam Store. Check out our previous story going more in depth on the game’s Early Access plans.