Since the Christmas [REDACTED] Update, which claimed to have added a new mystery ghost type, Phasmophobia players have been encountering a spectral version of the jolly fat man himself, Santa Claus.
I don’t want to spoil Santa’s ghost for you, and I’d encourage you to play the new update for yourself – but if you’re keen to see what he looks like, here’s an official thread where his sightings are still being posted.
Last Friday we saw the Cursed Possessions update released, delivering new content, fixes and other changes. An assortment of new items known as The Cursed Possessions. Aptly named as activating one of these six possessions exchanges paranormal information for your own sanity, with the potential to incur negative consequences that may anger any ghosts present.
The full list of possessions is as follows: Music box, Tortured Voodoo Doll, Haunted Mirror, Summoning Circle, Tarot Cards, Ouija Board.
But wasn’t there already a Ouija Board in the game, you might ask? The Ouija Board has seen some changes and is now classed among the Cursed Possessions, in addition to receiving new visuals. Furthermore, among other alterations, if you fail to say goodbye to the ghost after your other-worldly conversation, expect bad things to soon follow!
A welcome change for this update brings improved definitions to ghost identities, aimed at taking the guesswork out of ghost hunting; particularly at harder difficulties where hunts have reduced evidence discoverable on the map. This has been achieved by shifting ghost abilities more in line with their written journal descriptions.
As usual there have been a collection of bug fixes and game optimisations, as well as quality of life improvements and other gameplay changes. There’s also a new ghost type, The Mimic, capable of imitating the abilities of other ghosts.
The small team behind Phasmophobia have demonstrated time and time again that they really do care about their game and their community. Since it’s release on Friday, the developers have already released a hotfix patch to solve some game breaking issues, ensuring all players can continue to enjoy the game.
Read the patch notes here to learn everything that’s included in the December update.
Phasmophobia is available on PC via Steam. It’s still only £11 which is a very reasonable price for any horror fan seeking to experience ghost hunting alone or with friends. The game receives regular patches and content updates and also has decent VR support. The developer expanded from a solo project to a small team back in June this year, so there’s plenty more here we’ve yet to see.
What do you think of the latest Phasmophobia update? Have you already been haunted by the ghost of Santa Claus? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below, or on our socials!
We personally all love a good horror game (except maybe Jez) and recently played Phasmophobia on our 12 hour Twitch livestream to celebrate All Maverick’s first birthday. Watch all the best bits from our stream below.