Balatro is getting its first major update

One of the most popular releases of the year so far is the hit Balatro. Although it initially ran into some issues on Switch (with it being temporarily removed from the eShop), it has since returned and has gone on to sell over a million copies across all platforms.

Now, it looks like the Surprise will be getting its first major update. that it It is only confirmed for PC at the moment, but a console version is expected to follow. This new update (upgrading the game to version 1.0.1) will bring some new functions, changes, enhancements and fixes.

Balatro – Version 1.0.1 Patch Notes:

  • Added toggle for Low Motion, removed swirl background and circular card movement
  • Default backup tarot changed from Fool to Strength (when all tarot cards are on screen)
  • Changed the Gold Stake random seed – now ensures that the first legendary Joker in that seed is a Joker you didn't win in the Gold Stake (for Fishing Supplement++)
  • Changed prescaler in white class:
    • Anti 3: 2800 -> 2000
    • Bet 4: 6000 -> 5000
  • The prescaler has been changed in the green stake:
    • Bet 2: 1000 -> 900
    • Bet 3: 3200 -> 2400
    • Bet 4: 9000 -> 7000
  • The prescale has been changed in the purple session:
    • Bet 2: 1200 -> 1000
    • Bet 3: 3600 -> 3000
    • Bet 4: 10,000 -> 8,000
    • Bet 5: 25,000 -> 22,000
  • The portion of oranges has been changed
    • The package cost increase was cancelled
    • Added a new “Destructible” mechanic, Joker has a 30% chance to get a “Destructible” sticker, disabling it after 5 rounds
  • The gold quota has been changed
    • -1 canceled hand size
    • Added a new “Rent” mechanic, Jokers have a 30% chance to get a “Rent” sticker (eternal/perishable stacks), making it cost $1 up front and $3 per round
  • Changed forever to apply to Jokers in Buffoon packs
  • The first store in each round has been changed to always include a regular Buffoon bundle as one of the bundle options
  • Upcoming blinds/marks can now be seen in the store immediately after a blind/cash is defeated
  • Some Curtains are now banned in Challenge Rounds – Crimson Heart, Verdant Leaf, and Amber Acorn are banned in “Jokerless” – Verdant Leaf is banned in “Typecast” – Verdant Leaf is banned in “Non-Perishable” – The Plant is banned in “Mad World” “
  • Polished Saturn
    • Now gives +3 multi instead of +2 multi for straight
  • Polished Neptune
    • Now gives +4 multi instead of +3 multi for Straight Flush
  • Iris polished
    • Now gives +50 chips instead of +40 chips for Flush Five
  • Ceres polished
    • Now gives +4 multi instead of +3 multi for Flush House
  • The Uncommon Tag has been changed – now the Uncommon Joker is free
  • The rare tag has been changed – now the rare joker is free
  • Passive Marks, Polychrome, Holo, and Foil all make their Joker free
  • The investment was changed to give $25 instead of $15
  • 8 Ball Changed – Old effect canceled, new effect -> 1 in 4 chance to produce a Tarot when recording any 8 game
  • The Blue Seal has been changed – it now creates the planet card for the last poker hand played during the round
  • Both Mad and Clever Joker have been changed – the “Contains 4 of a Kind” effect has been removed, and now instead applies to any hand containing “Two of a Kind”
  • Yorick Changed – Old effect canceled, new effect -> Gains X1 after every 23 cards discarded (starts at X1)
  • Magician Tarot has been changed – fortune now applies to two cards instead of one
  • The Mask of Midas has been changed – the gold buff now only applies to recorded face cards, costing $7 from $6
  • Changed vampire
    • Now only removes optimization from registration cards
    • Gives a multiplicity of X0.1 for each improvement instead of a multiplicity of X0.2
    • Rare instead of uncommon
  • Madness Changed – Now only applies to small/big blinds, not to blind leader selection
  • Changed To Do List – Poker hand no longer changes when pushing, and always changes at the end of the round (you will no longer get stuck in a Straight Flush)
  • The shortcut description has been changed to include a more relevant example (10 8 6 5 3)
  • The old Joker has been changed – the selected suit is no longer able to replicate between rounds
  • Swashbuckler has been changed – it now adds the selling value of all other Jokers to Mult, not just the Jokers on the left
  • Suspended Chad has been changed – the first card played now replays twice instead of once
  • The Flower Pot has been changed – it now includes the basic set of decked cards when deciding whether to activate them
  • Bootstraps have been changed to include the current multiple rewards in the description
  • Changed all 4 evil Jokers (one per suit) – each now gives +3 multi to each suit instead of +4 multi
  • The logo has been changed – it now gives +30 chips for each remaining discard instead of +40 chips
  • Fibonacci has been changed – it costs $8 instead of $7, because Fibonacci
  • Changed Steel Joker – now grants X0.2 multi for each Steel card in the full deck instead of X0.25 multi
  • Odd Todd has been changed – he now grants +31 chips to each odd ranked card instead of +30 chips
  • 6th Sense has been changed – now Uncommon and $6, used to be Rare
  • The Wanderer has been changed – he now grants +5 chips for each score card played instead of +4 chips
  • Gros Michel has been changed – it now has a 1 in 6 chance of going extinct instead of 1 in 4
  • Seance has been changed – now Uncommon and $6, was Rare and $7
  • Riff-Raff has changed – now $6, was $4
  • The tramp changed
    • Rare, it was uncommon
    • $8, was $6
    • Applies when you have $4 or less, or $3 or less
  • Cloud 9 has changed – now $7, was $6
  • The inbox discount has changed – now $5 is $3
  • Reserved parking has changed – it is now common, it used to be
  • Lucky Cat has been changed – winnings are now X0.25 per lucky move, now X0.2
  • The trading card has changed – it now costs $6, it used to be $5
  • Campfire has been changed – winnings are now X0.25 per card sold, X0.5
  • Changed smiley face – now gives +5 multi card per face, was +4 multi
  • The Golden Ticket has been changed – it now pays $4 per Golden Ticket played, it used to be $3
  • The blood stone was changed – now he has a 1 in 2 chance of having the procedure, it was 1 in 3
  • Changed Opal Garnet – now gives +7 multi to every club card, was +8 multi
  • Changed Glass Joker – now grants multi X0.75 for each glass card destroyed, was X0.5 multi
  • Stuntman has been changed – now it gives +250 chips, it was +300
  • The hidden joker has been changed – it now requires 2 rounds and costs $8, was 3 rounds and $10
  • Changed Burning Joker – now Rare, used to be Uncommon
  • The wording has been changed in most jokers to indicate “this joker”
  • Fixed a bug where opening a booster pack with hand size 0 was unskippable
  • Fixed a bug where the card generated by “Certificate” was not removed by the boss
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If you haven't played this game before and are a fan of deck building and card games, it's definitely worth a look. In our review here on Nintendo Life, we gave the game 10 “excellent” stars – calling it a clear contender for Game of the Year.

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