Valve has launched an update for Half-Life: Alyx, which added new effects to the game, primarily an improvement in its liquid physics.
The changes which were referred to as Update 1.5 were revealed via Steam’s community page. Its patch notes included new game features, game fixes, and some workshop updates.
Game fixes in the update included the improved liquid physics, where bottles now appear to have liquid inside them that sloshes when the player shakes them. The UI has also been improved, making it quicker for players to return to the Main Menu.
Added improvements were also made on the management UI. Subtitles were also added for Brazilian, Czech, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.
Update 1.5 also added specific fixes, including additional checks for users when loading a savegame with missing addons. The update also added error messages if a game fails to load due to a missing map that is requested by an addon. Various game fixes were also made, including the bug where exiting the game by closing SteamVR could generate harmful files.
Aside from the new features and game fixes, Valve added functionality to the game’s recently launched Workshop Tools. This includes the Postprocessing Editor and a series of example maps.
Half-Life: Alyx is a VR first-person shooter video game from Valve that was released for Microsoft Windows gaming PC that supports VR gears. It is set between the Half-Life and Half-Life 2 timeline, where players take control of Alyx Vance. She is on a mission to get a superweapon which belongs to the alien Combine.