Phasmophobia the ghosts are already pretty scary, but a new change in the game can make it a little more deadly. Developer Kinetic Games posted an update to his Twitter account on Monday, writing: “Another small update is in beta with another new addition.”
This addition is that the spirit will now listen to the voices of the players during the hunt and will look for the places where the players spoke.
Phasmophobia gathers a team of players together in a haunted house, school or even a prison to investigate. Investigators use a set of tools, such as a blank book and a pen or thermometer, to determine what ghost they are dealing with. The game also responds to the voices of the players. One way to get the shy ghost out of hiding is to ask questions like, “How old are you?”
The ghosts begin shyly, but eventually begin to pursue investigators in an attempt to kill them. This change in the beta server causes the ghost to hear strong investigators and target the audio for some evil murder. Volume matters. In a subsequent tweet, Kinetic Games explained that you can still communicate with your team … carefully. “The voice update is based on how strong your microphone is,” Kinetic said. “So you can whisper while hunting.”
This addition to the game is actually based on feedback from players. The players thought that their volume would attract ghosts during the hunting phase and acted accordingly. It turns out that this is not true.
If this beta test works well, Phasmophobia players can expect to whisper during intense ghost chases and check the volume of their microphone … or be grabbed by a ghost and brutally killed. Any strategy can work!
Phasmophobia also added a prison level in December, so players who tested the game during its initial burst of popularity in October may want to return to the ghost van and give a spin on the changes.