What’s Coming in Slime Rancher v0.5.1
Slime Rancher v0.5.1 will be the next significant patch as we gear up for the Glass Desert update in v0.6.0. Here’s a rundown of what to expect in v0.5.1:
7Z Rewards Club
The 7Z Rewards Club is designed to act similarly to a mortgage you pay off in other farm games, only our version is totally optional and issues unique rewards. These rewards include:
- Visual upgrades to various parts of the ranch
- Chroma packs that allow you to recolor the ranch house, vacpack, and ranch tech
- A special vacpack upgrade
- A vending machine of slime toys
It’s important to note that many of these rewards are designed to be prestige items for only the most successful ranchers. You’ll need to work hard into order to get them all!
Letters from Home and Hobson’s Journals
This update will include part one of the journals Hobson left behind as well as an exchange between Beatrix and someone she knows back on Earth. Slime Rancher was never designed to have a sweeping narrative, but we’re hoping that this update will add more dimension to the characters we’ve introduced.
A new gadget will be added that allows you to capture gordo slimes at any build site. You can feed and pop them for resource rewards but most likely you’ll just want to keep them as big ol’ slime buddies.
Another new gadget we’re adding will allow you to collect echoes more easily in the Ancient Ruins. You’ll still get them in extractors, but an echo net never breaks and only collects echoes.
Auto Feeder Improvements
The auto feeder will have three speed settings to choose from, allowing you to customize the amount of food that it distributes.
Ranch Expansion: The Docks
Finally, a new ranch expansion will be added that will grant four additional ranch patches and a couple other features.
Aside form other fixes and smaller things, that about cover the major features of the next patch. We hope you enjoy it and are as excited for the big Glass Desert update that arrives later on!