Frostpunk Update 1.1.0 Adds Survivor Mode, Patch Notes Released

Frostpunk launched a month ago and it’s been received very well by the gaming community on PC. Frostpunk is a city building survival game exclusive to Windows, developed and published by 11-bit studios.

Despite being released a month ago, everyone has been asking for more from the developers and they did promise to bring a lot more to the game.

As promised by the developers earlier in a roadmap, 11-bit studios have released an update which brings the all-new survivor mode to Frostpunk along with other big changes to the game.

This all-new survivor mode is for the people who find the hard difficulty too easy for them in Frostpunk or for those who consider themselves as veterans. This mode will test your abilities to survive in this winter apocalypse and as well as your patience.

You can’t pause the game like you did in other modes, the only option is to open up a menu other than that you just have to keep playing. Your save progress will only be saved when you quit the game so that means you will be accounted for all the decisions you make, no blunders now.

This mode has the difficulty set up a notch which will make it harder for you to survive. There are a lot of other features added to the game including the support for NVIDIA’s Ansel which is a new way to capture in-game screenshots and view them in 360 later.

Full patch notes are below.

New features:

  • Added Survivor Mode!
    • Survive against all odds. There’s no active pause, the game will be very difficult and your progress will be saved on exit only.
  • Added achievements for Survivor Mode
    • Brand new achievements that you can get only by beating the game on the Survivor Mode!
  • Added Ansel SDK integration
    • Ansel is a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots and view in 360. Compose your screenshots from any position, adjust them with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high-fidelity formats, and share them in 360 degrees using your mobile phone, PC, or VR headset. That’s the theory. In practice, this tool allows you – among other things – to take super cool, high resolution screenshots like this one. You can learn more on the Ansel website.
  • Added quick save/load – default F5 and F9

Smaller changes and balancing:

  • Constructed streets now more easily connect to already existing street net
  • Rebalanced amount of starting resources and resources on frostland for Refugees and The Arks scenarios in easy and hard difficulty setting.
  • Hunters will now have to rest for a few hours after coming back from the hunt. It will no longer be possible to send them to other work immediately.
  • Added blocking other panels by in-game menu
  • Changed extraction rate value for all pickable resources – replaced potential value with all employees by actual value based on efficiency
  • It is now possible to bind keyboard shortcuts to “Fast speed” and “Very fast speed” commands
  • Increased precision of the gathered Steam Cores amount to 2 digits after comma
  • Added emergency shift trackers to pickable resources


  • Fixed conditions for Saviour and Iron Saviour achievements
  • Fixed certain endlog variations that didn’t display properly when Cannibalism law was passed
  • Fixed overlapping trackers on frostland (sites, expeditions, transports, survivors)
  • Fixed missing recurring consequences of Emergency Shifts. Watch out when you exert your workforce!
  • Fixed showing tutorials after loading save
  • Fixed a bug causing snow caps to accumulate on buildings that were just built inside heat zone
  • Fixed scrollbars in all expedition building selection panels
  • Fixed some translations
  • Fixed many UI show/hide animations
  • Fixed closing notifications on pause
  • Enabled notifications visibility on Frostland
  • Fixed queuing unlocked resources on resource bar
  • Fixed texts serializations – all texts will be in current language, even after changing language in main menu and loading save
  • Fixed calculating average discontent for expeditions
  • Fixed states (selected, pressed) for many buttons in selection panel
  • Fixed current research description text on workshop selection panel
  • Fixed displaying prohibited citizen groups on population panel
  • Fixed disabled people outside care house count
  • Fixed two crashes that occurred in rare circumstances
  • Fixed a bug causing upgraded buildings to overlap adjacent streets

For more on Frostpunk, stay-tuned.