Oxygen Not Included Outbreak Upgrade Adds Disease System

You can now watch your colony die to germs in Oxygen Not Included.

By Woozie, Posted 24 Aug 2017

I had quite a knack for rendering my colony dead while writing the Oxygen Not Included Preview and can attest that if there was something Oxygen Not Included lacked, it most certainly wasn't more things to kill one's duplicants off with. But, in true Klei fashion, they've expanded their title with a handful of things in the latest content patch, dubbed "The Outbreak Upgrade", the most significant of which is the disease system.  As they put it,

"New concentrations of disease in the world can be spread via touch, ingestion, breathing, sneezing, coughing, vomiting and more. Germs also react dynamically to their environment, multiplying in the conditions they like and dying off in the ones they don't."

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To aid in combating germs, duplicants get an Immunity attribute which determines resistance to the new foes. On top of that, fellow duplicants can aid them, especially if they happen to have a high Medicine skill. A handful of new buildings were also added. The Ore Scrubber can sanitize contaminated resources, while Wash Basins placed by a bathroom will offer duplicants a chance to wash their hands so as to maintain a high level of hygiene. The additions don't stop here, however, and you can head to the forums for the full list.

Bogdan Robert, NoobFeed
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General Information

Platform(s): PC
Publisher(s): Klei Entertainment
Developer(s): Klei Entertainment
Genres: Simulator
Themes: Space Colony
Release Date: 2017-05-10

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