In the works for a while now, Satisfactory's Update 5 now has a release date, revealing when it will become available on the experiemental branch for Steam and Epic Games Store users.
Developer Coffee Stain Studios has locked down the release date of Satisfactory's Update 5 to late October, leaving just one month before players can exercise their creative muscle with new cosmetic structures, a new mass construction mode, and other additions to their usual factory building routine.
Satisfactory's pool of roofs, barriers, and surface materials will expand once Update 5 becomes available for those willing to brave the experimental branch, while variations on existing ramps, railings, windows, and walkways will further increase the number of available options.
These new additions come as the game's building system receives its own set of improvements in the shape of hard and soft clearance mechanics that should give players more freedom when setting up their factories.
The feature "adds an additional level of detail to which structures can overlap and clip through each other," according to the developer, and will be accompanied by the new Zooping build mode which "gives the player the ability to mass construct foundations, walls, railings and more through simply clicking and dragging."
- Satisfactory Update 5 release date: October 26 (Steam/Epic Games Store experimental branch)
Satisfactory's Update 5 also introduces automated driving improvements that should result in trucks no longer getting lost in transit and vehicles doing a better job at getting past obstacles that might get in their way.
The Northern Forest, Maze Canyon, and Lake Forest are also in line to receive a complete visual overhaul. You can watch the video below for a deeper dive into the new building parts and upcoming systems changes.
Satisfactory's Update 5 will then arrive on the main early access branch on both Steam and the Epic Games Store at a later date.
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