Dirt Inc Update 3 Notes


Hey guys!

It’s been a while since we posted any kind of update, but update 3 (formerly 2.5) for Dirt Inc is pretty close now (we really mean it this time), so here are the final patch notes for what to expect in the coming update.

Items:

  • You’ll be able to equip your worker with 5 items. Shovel, gloves, boots, jacket and helmet. Each item will provide a benefit to an aspect of the game.
  • Boots; speed up the auto-digger by a %.
  • Shovel; increases tapped dirt by a %.
  • Hat; increases the chance that a special block will be diamond or gnome by a %.
  • Gloves; reduce the time the generator takes to charge up by a %.
  • Jacket; reduces the quarry mining times by a %.
  • Items will come in 6 different colours/rarity’s, white, green, blue, purple, yellow and red.
  • The higher the rarity the lower the chance to drop will be from chests, but they will be more powerful e.g. White boots may speed up the digger by 4% whereas purple boots may speed up the digger by 30%.

Item Crates:

  • Items crates are dropped in the game via tapping for dirt, completing achievements and completing contracts. (We have no plans to add these as an in-app purchase).
  • Opening a crate gives you a chance of getting an item, another crate, a cache of dirt or a stash of dirt worth from 100 blocks to 1,000,000 blocks.

 Achievements:

  • As you play the game you will be rewarded with achievements for reaching certain milestones e.g. Dig X amount of total dirt.
  • Completing achievements will reward item crates.

Contracts:

  • Contracts are smaller versions of achievements that you can complete on a daily basis.
  • Completing a contract will reward an Item crate and potentially some dirt.
  • Contracts can be re-rolled up to 3 times in case you’re having trouble completing one.
  • Re-rolls can be refreshed by completing contracts

Developer Note: We removed the ability to re-roll contracts to simplify the contracts mechanic. The re-rolling felt unnecessary for a mechanic which is just to reward the players for playing the game.

Research Lab:

  • The research lab will contain new upgrades allowing you to purchase abilities.
  • These abilities can be activated to give a short but powerful boost to specific aspects of the game.

Events (all numbers shown are subject to change):

  • You will be able to purchase an energy tap; this upgrade will slowly generate energy, which you can spend, to activate events giving you a huge boost to your income for a short time.
  • Event 1; all blocks become ‘super blocks’ for a period of time, worth 500x dirt.
  • Event 2; at the end of a period of time all tapped dirt collected will be multiplied by 100x.
  • Event 3; activate a giant laser drill, instantly mining 10,000 blocks.
  • Event 4; hire a mega gnome worth the value of 1,000 gnomes for a period of time.
  • Event 5; all quarry times are reduced to 1 second for a period of time.

Misc:

  • We have new skins and new UI across many parts of the game.
  • Choose to play as either a male or female miner.

 

Thanks again to everyone who has played the game and helped shape it to what it has become, and if you have any ideas or suggestions please feel free to let us know!

Thanks
DPS Team.