The Callisto Protocol update 1.09 adds New Game+ feature

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Striking Distance Studios has releases The Callisto Protocol update 1.09 for consoles and PC. This latest patch comes tagged with a list of fixes and improvements for the sci-fi horror game, as well as one much-requested feature.

New Game+ will allow players to begin a new playthrough of The Callisto Protocol, carrying over progress and unlocking certain gear and upgrades much earlier. The developers have also promised a new “Hardcore” difficulty setting and a 2023 roadmap of post-launch content. This includes skin packs and death animations as well as new ways to play with an upcoming story chapter and game modes. Despite the hype leading up to its release, the Dead Space rival has reportedly underperformed according to publisher, Krafton.

The Callisto Protocol Update 1.09 Patch Notes


  • Users who previously completed the game will have access to NewGame+ after the patch.

    • Application restart may be required.

    • Requires an active save file from game completion.


  • Fixed an issue where some users were not correctly granted the “The Protocol is About Life” achievement

  • Added New Game Plus. Complete the game to unlock New Game Plus and carry your pression over to a new save. All weapons, upgrades, and Callisto Credits can be collected at the first Reforge

  • General performance optimizations across all platforms

  • Players no longer take damage when vaulting over obstacles

  • Fixed multiple issues where certain camera angles or progression paths could cause environments to stream out and allow Jacob to fall through the ground

  • Consistency pass on cabinets, lockers, and shelves to display correctly in High Contrast mode

  • Voice leveling and subtitle mismatch adjustments across localized languages


  • Fixed low frequency crash in the Tunnels level during the Two Head fight

  • Skip Cinematics button has been mapped to the Interact/Pickup input

  • Fixed a long hitch when enabling Ray-Traced Shadows in the main menu

  • Prevented mouse cursor from displaying during some area transitions


  • Fixed low frequency crash in Snowcat when Jacob is talking to Dani

The Callisto Protocol comes from Striking Distance, the new studio founded by Glen Schofield, who was executive producer on the original Dead Space. Naturally there’s plenty of common ground here, with many expecting that The Callisto Protocol is the spiritual successor to the Dead Space franchise (not to discount the Dead Space remake, of course!).

In our The Callisto Protocol review, we said, “we can confidently say Dead Space fans will delight in its bloody mutant-shredding carnage, Striking Distance Studios using the classic 2008 horror as a template while inventing new and interesting gameplay ideas of its own.”

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