2.3 is coming out soon

The release is imminent. I have been busy working on other projects in the past months, but there’s a lot of changes in 2.3 ready to be released.

I have long wanted to make mining with explosives more viable than it used to be in 2.2 and before. The problem with explosives was that they were too expensive to make. It took a lot of gunpowder, which in turn depended on rare sulphur, and even more rare saltpeter. More importantly, explosions had a large chance of destroying the minerals instead of letting you pick them up after the blast. This is changing in 2.3.

And electric detonator has a new looks too:

The restriction of using certain tools to mine certain minerals has been removed. Now, explosion is just as good as a diamond pickaxe. Minerals pickables are not destroyed by explosions any more – they might fly all around the place, but they will not disappear. Plus, natural rocks have been made less resilient to explosives. And powder kegs are more powerful. All in all, I think blasting will be the best way to mine quickly.

Here’s a little video for you showing the process:

https://youtu.be/1Uz_Pz_suJA

If you watch carefully you might notice some other new things coming in 2.3…

60 Comments

  1. ksawery kwiec
    Posted February 12, 2022 at 16:30 | Permalink | Reply

    Finally

  2. Shawn Rod
    Posted February 12, 2022 at 16:32 | Permalink | Reply

    Welcome back, Legend

  3. ksawery kwiec
    Posted February 12, 2022 at 16:33 | Permalink | Reply

    How have you been Kaalus, havent seen you active for several months or years! I do know however that you updated Bugs a few days ago and I hope you are doing well.

  4. Chris Drake 512
    Posted February 12, 2022 at 16:37 | Permalink | Reply

    I’m not crying, WE are crying!

  5. Posted February 12, 2022 at 16:38 | Permalink | Reply

    Dude…it’s been almost 2 years…

  6. Posted February 12, 2022 at 16:40 | Permalink | Reply

    I thought you are gone :D

  7. Posted February 12, 2022 at 16:44 | Permalink | Reply

    Been a while, crocodile. Well done. Are there new ambient sounds? I heard a mourning dove and some birds.

  8. A Nice guy
    Posted February 12, 2022 at 16:47 | Permalink | Reply

    it was time

  9. Edgar De La Luz
    Posted February 12, 2022 at 17:03 | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome!!👌👌

  10. Null Void
    Posted February 12, 2022 at 17:06 | Permalink | Reply

    I noticed the button has a new icon above it. New electronics?

  11. Posted February 12, 2022 at 17:14 | Permalink | Reply

    What the hell??? You were gone for two years. Nice to see you back but really, where’d you go!

  12. Nathan Hohnberger
    Posted February 12, 2022 at 17:24 | Permalink | Reply

    Let’s gooooo your back I am soooo glad to see the game updating!

  13. boostguardian1127
    Posted February 12, 2022 at 17:32 | Permalink | Reply

    Splendid to see you again, Kaalus! Nice new blasting mechanics, ill definitely be using it more. And from what i heard in the video, mourning doves?

  14. marcoff73
    Posted February 12, 2022 at 17:34 | Permalink | Reply

    That is really great!
    …but I am waiting a good multiplayer mode…

  15. RGpro 17
    Posted February 12, 2022 at 17:49 | Permalink | Reply

    See the mails about multiplayer sent to you by foreign Chinese.

  16. Олег Губайдулин
    Posted February 12, 2022 at 18:01 | Permalink | Reply

    We are glad to welcome you. The Russian community has always believed that Kaalus is a man of his word.

  17. jonathanfelix01
    Posted February 12, 2022 at 18:08 | Permalink | Reply

    I am glad to read that you are still alive and actively working on other projects.

    I immediately noticed that the other comments on this post have uniquely good grammar now, then I realized that we’re probably all grown now, Kaalus!

    We’ve missed these blog updates and are excited for what’s to come with the next Survivalcraft update.

  18. Posted February 12, 2022 at 18:11 | Permalink | Reply

    Blast from the past, welcome back! Please swing by your forum, it needs some TLC.

    • Posted February 12, 2022 at 20:39 | Permalink | Reply

      I tried to do what I can for it. Without messing with the forum’s categories and posts.

    • Revision
      Posted February 14, 2022 at 23:56 | Permalink | Reply

      If you could customize the intensity or disable statistics such as health, hunger, and cold that’d be great :)

  19. 2002HondaAccord
    Posted February 12, 2022 at 18:13 | Permalink | Reply

    It’s wonderful to hear that your back and still interested in SC.

  20. fd808022
    Posted February 12, 2022 at 18:54 | Permalink | Reply

    Can you add online multiplayer?

  21. Mr Oscar
    Posted February 12, 2022 at 19:08 | Permalink | Reply

    Glad to see that you are back after 1 and a half years

  22. scveteran
    Posted February 12, 2022 at 19:12 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, I love to see you back, but please never leave us again without telling us.

  23. سجاد سجاد
    Posted February 12, 2022 at 19:58 | Permalink | Reply

    I hope in this update that players can raise animals or there will be animals that help in hunting

  24. Posted February 12, 2022 at 20:54 | Permalink | Reply

    Over the past couple of years. The Survivalcraft Content Community has continued to grow!

    It’s a Discord with almost 1000 users. It’s been a welcoming place for the English speaking community to still discuss and celebrate the game. Showcasing their builds and other projects with other fans of the game.

  25. Posted February 12, 2022 at 21:17 | Permalink | Reply

    Dude, you need to be more active. A mere “hey, I live” would be satisfactory. You’ve been doing this for half a decade now. Left Survivalcraft in an unfun state as well.

    • Posted February 12, 2022 at 21:25 | Permalink | Reply

      Anyways, got a switch recently. Noticed another old block game I used to play was on there. Discovery. Wonder if we could ever get this on there.

      • Posted February 12, 2022 at 22:53 | Permalink | Reply

        Just played for the first time in a while, I will say that the caves and mountains are still better than mc

  26. Posted February 12, 2022 at 22:03 | Permalink | Reply

    Holy, we never gave up on you Kaalus.

  27. Stefix1
    Posted February 12, 2022 at 22:17 | Permalink | Reply

    I almost thought you gave up on the game but the in game main menu reminds me of you. Also where’d you go?

  28. Stefix1
    Posted February 12, 2022 at 22:27 | Permalink | Reply

    Don’t know how to edit my comment, so i’ll just reply to it…
    Anyway, apart from the ambient sounds those birds at the beginning look like they’re flying a little bit higher then normal, i usually see them fly a little above trees.
    I don’t know if my eyes or memory is/are playing tricks on me but…. could that be a change? I keep unsneaking as if its a bug too sometimes and it happens often while I hunt birds on the ground, so maybe I’m not eating birds anytime soon…

  29. Posted February 12, 2022 at 22:49 | Permalink | Reply

    Surivialcraft needs an own pace surival mode. No heat effects, no cold effects no posions. peaceful like other craft games would be amazing

    • Stanimus
      Posted February 16, 2022 at 01:46 | Permalink | Reply

      Try “Harmless” mode

  30. Sam Wing
    Posted February 12, 2022 at 23:25 | Permalink | Reply

    Is 120fps new?

  31. Amalek
    Posted February 12, 2022 at 23:28 | Permalink | Reply

    WELCOME BACK KAALUS !! I’VE MISSED YOU SO MUCH !!

  32. travis dent
    Posted February 12, 2022 at 23:46 | Permalink | Reply

    @kaalus In the past versions I understood that Solid Copper Blocks could be used to slow the blast concussion of mining – with TNT underground. Is that still a thing? Can you build a solid wall of any material that will shield you from getting destroyed along with the surrounding stone blocks?

  33. travis dent
    Posted February 12, 2022 at 23:50 | Permalink | Reply

    Also, 🙏🏻 do you think this be out in time for Valentine’s Day? 😁

  34. no one
    Posted February 13, 2022 at 00:10 | Permalink | Reply

    Please remember to update Recipaedia to reflect the changes

  35. Daniel Galindo vallado
    Posted February 13, 2022 at 00:37 | Permalink | Reply

    welcome! don’t leave this amazing game abandoned please –
    an update with translation to another language would be amazing

  36. reliq9x
    Posted February 13, 2022 at 00:57 | Permalink | Reply

    Welcome back kaalus. We missed you alot. Please don’t go away again like this. Have we worried about you. We reday for your new updated2.3, I hope it involve local multiplayer

  37. TwoEquation1002
    Posted February 13, 2022 at 01:08 | Permalink | Reply

    I’m seriously excited, thanks for not leaving the game

  38. Myrmínki
    Posted February 13, 2022 at 03:31 | Permalink | Reply

    I am so happy to see you are ok and the coff coff didn’t COOFFF COOFF

  39. Patrick Lyons
    Posted February 13, 2022 at 04:03 | Permalink | Reply

    The only thing I would request is to add the ability to jump and place a block again. It made climbing up trees and getting the wood very quick. Now it’s just tedious. It made me feel like skateboarding again. Run and jump on the board.

  40. Revision
    Posted February 13, 2022 at 05:00 | Permalink | Reply

    Yes

  41. kristophersouza57
    Posted February 13, 2022 at 07:12 | Permalink | Reply

    What we all really wanted is multiplayer…

  42. kristophersouza57
    Posted February 13, 2022 at 07:13 | Permalink | Reply

    I want multiplayer please…

  43. Johan Steyn
    Posted February 13, 2022 at 07:50 | Permalink | Reply

    Great, but without MP this would be meh.

    I do have hope that Kaalus has listened to the Chinese programmers for mp though. Please include their ability for mods. I can no longer be satisfied without the wand (edit mode). Also holding the torch for light is a great mod.

    • Johan Steyn
      Posted February 13, 2022 at 13:49 | Permalink | Reply

      It is still very good to hear from you. Thanks for coming back. With the new doves, please update the old graphics of the old birds. They look too much like minecraft and we don’t want that.

  44. Posted February 13, 2022 at 09:37 | Permalink | Reply

    I’m glad your back! Just wanted to say that many of us still find the game easy even with the many added survival mechanics throughout the years. Even at hard spawn, cruel mode there still isn’t much challenge from start to finish. The game in general is still basic and you can advance fairly quickly.

  45. MELBIN
    Posted February 13, 2022 at 11:17 | Permalink | Reply

    Welcome back my legend kaalus! Welcome

  46. Posted February 13, 2022 at 11:49 | Permalink | Reply

    Welcome back. Missed your input. That’s a lot more powerful. Thank you.

  47. Johan Steyn
    Posted February 13, 2022 at 18:54 | Permalink | Reply

    I kmow you want to reveal bit by bit, but please, will there be mp?

  48. Pete Pickett II
    Posted February 13, 2022 at 23:19 | Permalink | Reply

    Migrate this to Oculus vr please!!!!!!!!!! you can sell it for $20 easily!

  49. Posted February 14, 2022 at 01:35 | Permalink | Reply

    Hello kaalus! Glad to hear you’re alive. I was already worried. I would just like to ask you to publish survivalcraft on steam as I use Linux instead of Windows and if survivalcraft is on steam I can play it on my computer using proton steam (or you can make a linux port). Anyway, if survivalcraft is on steam, I really appreciate it. And I apologize if my English is not very clear, it is because I am using google translate to translate from my language to English.

  50. andrescabrera88618
    Posted February 14, 2022 at 09:54 | Permalink | Reply

    hello Kaalus there will be an online multiplayer beta in a future update

  51. Александр MobiUA
    Posted February 14, 2022 at 13:20 | Permalink | Reply

    finally :) add multilingualism so that the translation can be edited yourself.

  52. SurvivalCraft Mania
    Posted February 16, 2022 at 19:17 | Permalink | Reply

    Man, I missed you like the sun in the winter, like the flowers in the fall, or even grapes when out of season
    I’m so grateful to see you here, and I hope you’re fine, even more to see SurvivalCraft news, I love this game, I love the realism of it, and I hope the’re good things ahead!

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