The first Manor Lords patch notes are massive.

Manor Lords is a city-builder game that has recently taken Steam by storm, releasing in early access to the tune of over 3 million copies sold and loads of concurrent players. But, as the game is in a pre-release state, it still has its fair share of issues. Thankfully, we now have our first, and very extensive, set of pre-release patch notes that players can download and test for themselves, addressing the most common issues in the game thus far.

Manor Lords first patch notes are finally here (Image via Slavic Magic)
Manor Lords first patch notes are finally here (Image via Slavic Magic)

Manor Lords patch notes: 0.7.960

The first set of Manor Lords patch notes are extremely extensive, covering a litany of different bug fixes and attempting to fix many of the game's current issues. We'll include the high points in this article, but if you would like to see the full set of patch notes, you can do so here.

The most common issues that nearly all players have likely encountered are being worked on in these patch notes. These include the following, according to devs:

  • The rate of Hildebolt's claims
  • The famous "None" people spawning in huge numbers and refusing to do any work
  • The clogged Trading Posts
  • The game being stuck at the summary screen after a victory/game over
  • Very weak archer damage
  • Inefficient sawpits which also triggered "generic storage full" problem banners
  • Problems with optimizations in large cities (still some work to do here)
  • Inefficient marketplace supply
  • Problems with farming, like crops erasing in the winter and inefficient harvests
  • Too harsh oversupply/undersupply systems
  • People and/or livestock staying homeless even though there is living space in the settlement
  • Overly high ale consumption

There will also, however, be new features added to the game here, like options for players to trade between their own regions without Pack Stations, and a new mourning period that blocks growth in Burgage Plots for 30 days following the death of a person living there.

Burgage Plots will now stop growth as residents mourn the loss of a family member (Image via Slavic Magic)
Burgage Plots will now stop growth as residents mourn the loss of a family member (Image via Slavic Magic)

There are also loads of visual adjustments being made in this patch, like the Large Granary, people carrying corpses around, and some armor upgrades for Retinue. All in all, players should be able to see and feel the difference in gameplay in this patch. So, let's go over how to get started testing it out yourself.

How to download and playtest the Manor Lords experimental patch

For players interested in trying out this new set of patch notes, they'll need to do the following, according to developers:

  • Open Steam
  • Right-click on Manor Lords in your library
  • Select Properties
  • Go to BETAS tab
  • Enter the password: veryNiceBasket
  • Choose "pre_release" from the "Beta participation" drop-down list
  • Wait for the game to update the files (if nothing happens, restart the Steam client)
  • Launch the game

Once you have done this, you should be all set and ready to try out the patched game. In the meantime, stay tuned for more news and updates on Manor Lords at esports.gg!

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