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Update 1.4.2

Update 1.4.2 – Tutorial and Hard Mode are LIVE!

Brand-new features for new and experienced players!

Hello Players,

With Update 1.4.2, we introduce free content for both rookie miners and experienced prospectors:

  • Tutorial
  • Hard Mode

Tutorial

We all have been greenhorns once. Gold mining is no easy business. It comes with a hard work and sacrifices. Thankfully, there’s a tutorial. No matter, if you’re new to Gold Rush or simulator games in general, you’ll be able to start your gold mining operation in no time! And when you get experienced enough, you should start getting excited about…

Hard Mode

It’s time to push your skills to the limits! You start with nothing, but a dream of becoming a successful prospector. With enough dedication, nothing will stand in your way of making your American dream come true.
WARNING: Only for the toughest miners in the industry!

Hard Mode features:

  • Disabled 1$ Mode.
  • Disabled Gold Nugget findings.
  • Disabled Digging Helper.
  • Disabled Tutorial Prompts.
  • Breakdowns can’t be disabled.
  • Breakdowns occur more frequently.
  • New Game starts with 0$.
  • Less gold on claims.
  • Higher prices.
  • Lowered minimum loan.
  • Fuel runs out faster.
  • Disabled workers (for now).

Changelog

New features:

  • Added Tier 1 tutorial notifications.
  • Added sunbeams (/god rays) highlighting necessary Tier 1 items.
  • Made certain DigTube videos obligatory to watch, when using an item or a machine for the first time.
  • Added possibility to turn off Tutorial in settings.
  • Added Hard Mode.

Fixes:

  • Pickup tires no longer break after restoring the vehicle.
  • Added missing DigTube notifications.
  • Fixed stakes’ collision issues near Warehouse.

Other:

  • Added the Danish language.
  • Localized tools names.
  • Tools names are now displayed in the toolbar.
  • Added sounds of breaking parts.
  • Added sounds of fixing.
  • Added crowbar animation.
  • Big Excavator optimization.
  • Updated several translations.
  • Increased durability of teeth and hydraulic hoses.

Now let’s get digging!

Open Beta Update 1.4.2.8687

Open Beta Update 1.4.2.8687

Hey everyone,

We’re introducing some changes to the upcoming Hard Mode.

Hard Mode changes

  • Disabled 1$ Mode.
  • Disabled Gold Nugget findings.
  • Disabled Digging Helper.
  • Disabled Tutorial Prompts.
  • New Game starts with 0$.
  • Lowered minimum loan in the Bank.
  • Increased amount of gold on small digging sites.

How do you like it so far? Is it challenging enough?

Open Beta Update 1.4.2.8678

Open Beta Update 1.4.2.8678

Tutorial Part 1 Open Beta Update is here!
Try out the new features before the release.

What’s new?

Tutorial Part 1. Fans of Gold Rush TV Series know that beginnings can be tough. Each one of us had been a rookie miner before our gold mining operations started to prosper. That’s why we have added a Tier 1 tutorial for new game players.
With a little guidance, you’ll be able to make your American dream come true in no time.

Hard Mode. Push your gold mining efforts to the limits. With increased difficulty, your skills will be put to the ultimate test. No guts, no glory!

Hard Mode can be enabled in Settings on an existing save.

IMPORTANT

Open Beta branch is a voluntary option and it may not reflect the quality and content of actual Update 1.4.2.
Save files from Open Beta version won’t be transferred to a live build.

Changelog

New features:

  • Added Tier 1 tutorial notifications.
  • Added sunbeams (/god rays) highlighting necessary Tier 1 items.
  • Made certain DigTube videos obligatory to watch, when using an item or a machine for the first time.
  • Added possibility to turn off Tutorial in settings.
  • Added Hard Mode.

Fixes:

  • Pickup tires no longer break after restoring.
  • Added missing DigTube notifications.

Other:

  • Localized tools names.
  • Added sounds of breaking parts.
  • Added sounds of fixing.
  • Tools names are now displayed in the toolbar.
  • Added crowbar animation.
  • Big Excavator optimization.

Now let’s get digging!

How to join the Open Beta

To join our beta you have to make this few simple steps.

  1. Right-Click on the Gold Rush: The Game in your Steam Library.
  2. Select Properties.
    Gold Rush The Game Open Beta Update
  3. Select BETAS Tab.
    Gold Rush Open Beta Update
  4. Choose “openbeta – Prerelease testing branch”. You DO NOT NEED the beta access code.
    Gold Rush The Game Open Beta - How to Join (Instructions)
  5. Restart your Steam Client.

To reverse the changes and go to the live build once again, just select the “NONE – Opt out of all beta programs” branch and restart your steam client.

REMEMBER: Saves from the beta version won’t work on the live build.

Roadmap of upcoming updates

Roadmap of upcoming updates

Looking for information about Gold Rush: The Game? You’re in the right place!
Important news and links below.

Console versions

We’re currently in talks with console publishers to bring Gold Rush: The Game to PS4 and Xbox One. Once we have a solid release date set, we’ll definitely announce it on our channels!

Upcoming update

We’re working on tutorials for new players. We have received feedback, that the beginnings are quite tough for rookie miners. Tutorials are the next step (after the updates to the Journal and the DigTube) to give everyone a proper head start.
You can expect an Open Beta update (this formula has proven to be really effective) followed by the live update. More information in coming days.

Guides

DigTube -> when in game, press [TAB] and select “DigTube” tab.
Journal -> when in game, press [TAB] and select “Journal” tab.
Official Game Guide

Links

Gold Rush: The Game on Steam
News and announcements
Discussions and suggestions
Discord community chat
Facebook community group

Kickstarter

Why is the Drill Machine in Kickstarter Tab, if it hasn’t been funded?
Find out here.

Hotfix 1.4.1.8584

Hotfix 1.4.1.8584

 

Machines’ battery issues have been resolved in today’s hotfix. We’re as always grateful for your reports!

Changelog:

  • Added possibility to Enable/Disable failures from in-game Settings when using a gamepad.
  • Fixed issues with missing terrain texture after disabling GPU Culling.
  • Improved GPU Culling.
  • Fixed Battery’s unnecessary failure, when a machine has engine and lights turned on during the sleep.
  • Fixed Excavator’s bug, which prevented it from using after changing hoses.
  • Removed Battery failures’ randomness on engine’s start.
  • Removed easter egg drawing from a dirty car’s window.
  • Fuel Filter will now break when trying to start an engine with an empty fuel tank, instead of immediately after attaching to a pickup truck with an empty fuel tank.
  • Balance changes.
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