Absolver is an online multiplayer combat game where players are placed behind the mask of a Prospect under control of the Guides, the new rulers of the fallen Adal Empire, who will determine your worth in joining their elite corps of Absolvers.
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February 16

Weekend Combat Beta Patch Notes

Hi everyone,

The Weekend Combat Beta starts today !

For a full list of the gameplay changes implemented in the beta, see here: https://absolvergame.com/news/absolver-gameplay-beta-full-patch-note

For info on how/when to access the beta, see here:
https://absolvergame.com/news/absolver-enter-beta-testing-this-weekend

Please share the news about this beta with your Absolver friends, the more players we have joining the beta, the better the feedback will be!

We're looking forward to trying out these changes with all of you this weekend :)

All the best,
Sloclap Team
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February 1

Absolver 1.14 Update is Live!

Hi everyone,

While most changes in our latest 1.13 update were appreciated, some gameplay tweaks didn’t go down well with the community, who felt they negatively impacted the overall depth and feel of the game. We are very committed to making Absolver as balanced and as interesting as possible, which is why we made these changes in the first place - they seemed to make sense to us (in theory and in internal playtests), but some issues came to light when the Absolver community actually tested the update. A lot of comments were made online, and although we were unhappy that some changes were badly reviewed, we were also very impressed by the quality and precision of the feedback received! After a few days and some internal discussions, we decided to correct some of these changes as soon as possible, which is why the 1.14 update came live so fast.

The changes we made on Kahlt were clearly not a good solution in term of balancing, but were a good way to mark the success of the ability and have a feeling of impact when it happens. For the moment we prefer to revert Kahlt to its previous state, and as it was already the style with the best winratio, we decided to increase the stamina cost of the “Absorb” special ability a little.

Besides this, having gold link timings not be linked only to the attack’s damages seems like the good direction to us, and it was already the case for some attacks (like handstand kick for instance). That being said, we may have been heavy-handed on this change, so the 1.14 update rebalances this, in order to have a game feel similar to the 1.12 version for a majority of attacks.

We've also worked on the standard release durations to have a maximum of 9 frames between goldlink and standard release. This prevents having attack inputs lost when a goldlink timing is missed.

Finally, the knockback of guardbreaking attacks on guarding opponents has been lowered too, making it slightly smaller than the knockback when these attacks actually hit.

The full list of changes is below - as you’ll see, we also finally managed to identify and fix the bug which caused problems with successful avoids (the opponent wasn’t slowed down, and could still goldlink into their next attack). This should come as good news to Windfall mains ! (Note that only a well-timed avoid will trigger the slowdown, and stop the opponent from goldlinking).

We will keep on monitoring the data we receive from matches, as well as online feedback, in order to make Absolver better and better, so please keep posting and commenting! While we usually don’t have time to directly engage in the discussions, they are very useful for us to keep improving our game.

All the best,
Sloclap Team

Find the full patch notes here:

https://steamcommunity.com/app/473690/discussions/0/1700541698681549391/
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Reviews

“There's no other game quite like Absolver.”
8/10 – Gamespot

“Absolver recognizes its singular goal of building a robust, satisfying martial arts combat system.”
8.5/10 – Polygon

“Absolver is one of the top games of the year.”
9/10 – Gaming Nexus

Digital Deluxe Edition


The Absolver: Deluxe Edition includes the official soundtrack from Austin Wintory and The Art of Absolver 52-page digital artbook.

About This Game

In the ruins of the fallen Adal Empire, you awaken with a mysterious mask on your face, and faint recollections of an esoteric ceremony. Freeing you from hunger, thirst, and even death, the mask is the creation of the Guides, the rulers of these lands, who have placed you here to determine whether you are worthy of becoming part of the elite corps of Absolvers. As you wander these forsaken lands, encountering other Prospects like you, you will learn new combat styles, acquire weapons, gear and armor, and build a team of warriors with whom to fight side by side in Arenas of combat.

Please visit the official Absolver FAQ on the Steam discussion board for more information: http://steamcommunity.com/app/473690/discussions/0/2579854400733819593/



Fluid Real-Time Combat: Position yourself in one of four tactical stances during real-time battles and execute devastating attacks, dodges, and parries. Movement becomes your weapon as you engage in solo duels or intense multiplayer melee battles.

Customizable Style and Flow: Players will define their character’s playstyle by picking a combat style, a weapon of choice, and arranging attacks in their Combat Deck to design their unique and personal attack flow.

Online Multiplayer Action and Narrative: Prospects and Absolvers will seamlessly encounter others in the world, generating unique stories that emerge through player interaction and choices. These moments are filled with tension as intentions to battle or befriend are never clear: trust is always a leap of faith. Encounters will have lasting consequences and transform into meaningful relationships as you make friends or enemies and find mentors or disciples.

PvP and PvE: Explore a rich and dynamic world including dedicated PvP battle arenas where champions will receive spoils of victory and progress in the ranks of the Absolvers, and PvE areas in which players cooperatively battle to retrieve rare loot and equipment from the ruins of Adal.

ABSOLVER CONTENT UPDATES
The development team at Sloclap is dedicated to improving and expanding Absolver based on community feedback once the game is live. In the coming weeks and months, Prospects can expect regular updates to the game to fix any issues that appear, as well as both minor and major content updates. These updates already include 3v3 Game Mode and a Spectator Mode soon after launch, but many more updates can be expected, from new combat styles and moves to new powers and equipment. Please follow updates here and on absolver.com or @Absolver on Twitter for the latest.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7/8/8.1/10 x64
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-950 (4 * 3000) or equivalent / AMD Phenom II X4 965 (4 * 3400) or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 480 (1536 MB) / Radeon HD 7850 (2048 MB)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 11 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Gamepad strongly recommended.
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7/8/8.1/10 x64
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4670K (4*3400) or equivalent / AMD FX-8320 (8 * 3500) or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 960 (4096 MB) / Radeon R9 380 (2048 MB) or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 11 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Gamepad strongly recommended.
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