Hades' 1.0 patch unlocks the true ending

September 18, 2020 1 min read

After a very lengthy Early Access period that spanned the Epic Games Store and Steam, Hades is finally out and it's making quite the splash.

And with a full release comes a full 1.0 patch, which finally enables folks to witness the true ending of the game: instead of a tease after defeating the final boss. You can find the meat of the patch notes below, but the full rundown is worth reading if you've been playing it in early access vigorously: it really helps to know what builds were changed. If this is your first time into the fray, just skip them entirely.

Some big highlights beyond the true ending addition include new keepsakes, more in-game cosmetics (all unlocked through in-game currency, to be clear), "thousands of new voice lines," new artwork, five extra music tracks and more "extreme measures."

In case you're not aware, Hades features a "heat" mechanic that allows you to make each run tougher using a variety of different parameters (which you can mix and match). It unlocks after your first clear and is a large driving force for repeat runs: which, in turn, allow the story (both on a macro and micro level) to further unfold.

1.0 Patch Notes [Reddit]

Hades' 1.0 patch unlocks the true ending screenshot