It’s been simply over a month because the final Empire of Sin patch, and already one other one is prepared for testing in the prison empire strategy game. Patch 1.04 has been added as a ‘beta’ department on Steam, and you may opt-in proper now if you wish to take it for a spin.

Otherwise, the event workforce at Romero Games have posted up some extensive patch notes so that you can have a look at. There’s not a lot that’s new, however there is an entire host of fixes and high quality of life adjustments to make the sport really feel recent.

There is one new characteristic although that wannabe gangsters needs to be comfortable about: Auto-resolve. One of the neat issues about Empire of Sin – as you can read in our review – is that tactical skirmishes between gangs can get away wherever on the map. From raiding a enterprise along with your crew, or a rival gang is raiding one of yours, to interception out on the streets. Sometimes, although, it will probably really feel such as you’re working round placing out tiny (however annoying) fires, and you’re compelled to manually battle every engagement whether or not you wish to or not.

Now you may select to auto-resolve an encounter, which is fantastic.

Here’s what the notes say concerning the characteristic’s preliminary iteration:

“This screen presents players with information about the fight, the participants in the fight, their professions, and equipment, as well as a number of options that the player can select. Players can select the “Fight” choice to manually enter fight and manually battle the battle or choose the “Auto-Resolve” choice to try and auto-resolve the battle primarily based on the projected odds on the high of the display screen.”

Your boss and fellow crewmembers usually tend to take injury throughout a battle when you decide to skip, and you received’t be capable of simply have an effect on the end result. Sometimes it’s higher to simply let the percentages resolve, particularly when you’re rolling over a low-level racket for the hundredth time.

There’s additionally been a big swath of high quality of life enhancements to how the tutorial works, particularly to what occurs when you skip the tutorial, in addition to when the extra micro-tutorials hearth in the course of the early sport.

Related: The present state of Empire of Sin mods

There’s no phrase on how lengthy this patch will stay in beta, however we’ll let you understand as quickly as patch 1.04 launched out into the wild.