May 18, 2024


Balatro, the acclaimed poker-themed roguelike from developer LocalThunk, has simply acquired its first huge content material replace – formally referred to as Replace 1.0.1c – with the patch at the moment in Steam public testing forward of a full launch “in a couple of week”.


Replace 1.0.1c, as per some sizeable patch notes shared on Balatro’s official Discord channel (by way of Reddit), guarantees “plenty of adjustments”, with LocalThunk explaining they’re opting to have an prolonged public check “to make sure every part is working easily earlier than pushing it reside for actual”.


There’re a few bug fixes and plenty of stability adjustments to be discovered within the patch notes, with some playing cards getting buffs whereas others see their results and guidelines of play tweaked – with the changes overlaying every part from pricing to chip rewards.

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Moreover, the replace goals to repair a problem seen on Home windows and Steam Deck that might lead to poor or stuttery efficiency for some gamers.


As for brand spanking new stuff, the 2 most notable mechanical additions arrive within the type of Perishable and Rental Jokers. Perishable Jokers have a 30 p.c probability to look throughout Orange Stake runs and trigger Jokers that obtain the ‘perishable’ sticker to be disabled after 5 rounds.


Rental Jokers, in the meantime, have a 30 p.c probability of showing throughout Gold Stake runs. Jokers marked with a ‘rental’ sticker price $1 up entrance after which $3 each spherical, with the impact stacking alongside everlasting/perishable.


The replace’s public check is now underway, and will be accessed by right-clicking Balatro’s entry in your Steam library then going to Properties > Betas > Beta Participation. From right here, merely choose the ‘public_experimental’ choice to get caught in. All being nicely, LocalThunk expects to push the replace reside “for actual” in “a couple of week”.

Replace 1.0.1c patch notes:

  • Up to date model of Love2D – this fastened a problem on Home windows and Steam Deck inflicting poor/stuttery efficiency for some gamers
  • Added toggle for ‘Decreased Movement’, eradicating the swirly background and gyrating card movement
  • Modified default fallback tarot from Idiot to Energy (when all tarots are on display screen)
  • Modified Gold Stake random seeds – now ensures that the primary Legendary Joker on that seed is a Joker that you haven’t received with on Gold Stake (For Completionist++ searching)
  • Modified ante scaling in white stake:
    • Ante 3: 2800 -> 2000
    • Ante 4: 6000 -> 5000
  • Modified ante scaling in inexperienced stake:
    • Ante 2: 1000 -> 900
    • Ante 3: 3200 -> 2400
    • Ante 4: 9000 -> 7000
  • Modified ante scaling in purple stake:
    • Ante 2: 1200 -> 1000
    • Ante 3: 3600 -> 3000
    • Ante 4: 10000 -> 8000
    • Ante 5: 25000 -> 22000
  • Modified Orange Stake:
    • Scrapped rising pack price
    • Added new ‘Perishable’ mechanic, Jokers have a 30% probability to have a ‘Perishable’ sticker, disabling them after 5 rounds
  • Modified Gold Stake:
    • Scrapped -1 hand measurement
    • Added new ‘Rental’ mechanic, Jokers have a 30% probability to have a ‘Rental’ sticker (stacks with everlasting/perishable), making them price $1 up entrance and $3 each spherical
  • Modified everlasting to use to Jokers in Buffoon packs
  • Modified the primary store in each run to at all times embody a traditional Buffoon pack as one of many pack choices
  • Upcoming blinds/tags can now be seen within the store instantly after defeating a boss blind/cashing out
  • Some Blinds at the moment are be banned on problem runs – banned Crimson Coronary heart, Verdant Leaf and Amber Acorn on ‘Jokerless’ – banned Verdant Leaf on ‘Typecast’ – banned Verdant Leaf on ‘Non-Perishable’ – banned The Plant on ‘Mad World’
  • Buffed Saturn
  • Now offers +3 mult as a substitute of +2 mult for Straights
  • Buffed Neptune
  • Now offers +4 mult as a substitute of +3 mult for Straight Flush
  • Buffed Eris
  • Now offers +50 chips as a substitute of +40 chips for Flush 5
  • Buffed Ceres
  • Now offers +4 mult as a substitute of +3 mult for Flush Home
  • Modified Unusual tag – Now makes the unusual joker free
  • Modified Uncommon tag – Now makes the uncommon joker free
  • Detrimental, Polychrome, Holo, Foil tags all make their respective joker free
  • Modified Funding to provide $25 as a substitute of $15
  • Modified 8 Ball – scrapped outdated impact, new impact -> 1 in 4 probability to spawn a tarot when any performed 8 is scored
  • Modified Blue Seal – now creates the planet card of the ultimate poker hand performed throughout the spherical
  • Modified each Mad and Intelligent Joker – scrapped ‘comprises 4 of a sort’ impact, now applies as a substitute to any hand that comprises a ‘Two Pair’
  • Modified Yorick – scrapped outdated impact, new impact -> positive factors X1 mult each 23 playing cards discarded (begins at X1)
  • Modified Magician Tarot – now applies fortunate to 2 playing cards as a substitute of 1
  • Modified Midas Masks – now solely applies Gold enhancement to scoring face playing cards, prices $7 was $6
  • Modified Vampire:
    • now solely removes enhancement from scoring playing cards
    • offers X0.1 mult per enhancement as a substitute of X0.2 mult
    • Uncommon as a substitute of Unusual
  • Modified Insanity – now solely applies on small/huge blinds, not on boss blind choice
  • Modified To Do checklist – poker hand now not adjustments on payout, at all times adjustments at finish of spherical (will not get caught on Straight Flush)
  • Modified description of Shortcut to incorporate a extra apt instance (10 8 6 5 3)
  • Modified Historic Joker – the chosen swimsuit is now not in a position to repeat between rounds
  • Modified Swashbuckler – Now provides promote worth of all different Jokers to Mult, not simply the Jokers to the left
  • Modified Hanging Chad – Now retriggers the primary performed card 2 occasions as a substitute of as soon as
  • Modified Flower Pot – Now consists of the bottom swimsuit of debuffed playing cards when figuring out if it is going to set off
  • Modified Bootstraps to incorporate present mult bonus in description
  • Modified all 4 Sinful Jokers (one for every swimsuit) – they now every give +3 mult per swimsuit as a substitute of +4 mult
  • Modified Banner – now offers +30 chips per remaining discard as a substitute of +40 chips
  • Modified Fibonacci – prices $8 as a substitute of $7, as a result of Fibonacci
  • Modified Metal Joker – Now offers X0.2 mult per Metal card in full deck as a substitute of X0.25 mult
  • Modified Odd Todd – Now offers +31 chips per odd ranked card as a substitute of +30 chips
  • Modified Sixth Sense – Now unusual and $6, was uncommon
  • Modified Hiker – Now offers +5 chips to each scoring card performed as a substitute of +4 chips
  • Modified Gros Michel – Now has a 1 in 6 probability to go extinct as a substitute of 1 in 4
  • Modified Seance – Now unusual and $6, was uncommon and $7
  • Modified Riff-Raff – Now $6, was $4
  • Modified Vagabond:
    • Uncommon, was unusual
    • $8, was $6
  • Applies when you will have $4 or much less, was $3 or much less
  • Modified Cloud 9 – Now $7, was $6
  • Modified Mail-In Rebate – Now $5 was $3
  • Modified Reserved Parking – Now widespread, was unusual
  • Modified Fortunate Cat – Now positive factors X0.25 per fortunate proc, was X0.2
  • Modified Buying and selling card – Now prices $6, was $5
  • Modified Campfire – Now positive factors X0.25 per card bought, was X0.5
  • Modified Smily Face – Now give +5 mult per face card, was +4 mult
  • Modified Golden Ticket – Now payes out $4 per gold card performed, was $3
  • Modified Bloodstone – Now has a 1 in 2 probability to proc, was 1 in 3
  • Modified Onyx Agate – Now offers +7 mult per membership card, was +8 mult
  • Modified Glass Joker – Now offers X0.75 mult per glass card destroyed, was X0.5 mult
  • Modified Stuntman – Now offers +250 Chips, was +300
  • Modified Invisible Joker – Now requires 2 rounds and prices $8, was 3 rounds and $10
  • Modified Burnt Joker – Now’s uncommon, was unusual
  • Modified wording on most scaling jokers to check with ‘this joker’
  • Fastened bug the place opening a booster pack with hand measurement of 0 was unskippable
  • Fastened bug the place the cardboard generated by ‘Certificates’ was not being debuffed by the boss


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