Sky: Children of the Light has been updated to Ver. 0.23.0. You can see the patch notes for this update below.

Season of Revival

Join a new Season Guide to rebuild an area steeped in Sky’s history, and transform it into a thriving town center once again for Spirits and Sky children alike.

Fulfill Seasonal Quests to rebuild the area from the basics on up. Along the way you’ll meet familiar Guides from past Seasons. New Seasonal cosmetics will be offered through a shop in the Seasonal area, with items including items like capes, shoes, and a music sheet. Two Ultimate Gifts will be available from the Revival Guide: a colorful hairstyle, and a cape that creates a rainbow light effect when flying through the air.

The Season of Revival introduces a new area that will continue to grow. Over time it will become a permanent town center where players can regularly experience events, festivals, new ways to gather with friends, and more—so this will be only the first of many updates related to the area. Check out our recent blog post for additional information!

Season of Revival begins at 00:00 October 16th PDT (UTC -7) and continues until 23:59 December 31st PST (UTC -8) and is available to all players who have progressed to at least Hidden Forest. Players with a Season Pass receive 30 bonus Seasonal Candles and will also have the opportunity to unlock all items from the Seasonal Spirits and the Ultimate Gifts available through the Season of Revival Guide. (Returning Season Guides will not offer past Ultimate Gifts.)

Updates for Returning IAP and IGC Event Items

We’ve heard extensive player feedback about the number of IAP and IGC (in-game currency) items offered with the return of each event. Long-time players looked forward to new items each year, and newer players often hoped for the chance to get items from previous years that they didn’t have the chance to get.

However, we’ve also received a lot of comments from players who felt overwhelmed by the list of available cosmetics, especially with events like Days of Mischief or Days of Feast that are entering their fifth year in the game.

So, beginning Days of Mischief in this patch, we’re making an update that will hopefully make these feel less overwhelming, but still give players a chance to purchase older items if they choose.

For all events, the IAP and IGC offered will now be from the current year and the previous year. All other older items will be made available on a separate schedule outside their related event (they are not being permanently retired). We’re planning to bring back the first of these older returning items later this year. Stay tuned for more details in a future update!

Days of Mischief

The Cackling Crab returns with a new set of surprises! From 00:00 October 23rd until 23:59 Sunday November 12th PST (UTC -8), the Secret Area accessible from the Vault of Knowledge offers daring players a slew of spooky discoveries—mazes, a cast of Spirits to meet, and some crabby characters who want Sky kids to see the world from their point of view.

The area gradually transforms over the event’s three weeks, and memorable favorites from previous years will be back too (Dark Creature rides, anyone?). In the final week of the event, you can become part of a small gathering of players in one of the event’s rooms with Festival Tech that transforms Sky kids into Dark Crabs.

Watch for event currency shaped like small candies. A total of 6 can be found each day:

  • 4 placed around the event area
  • 1 if you’re cursed by a cranky feline or a crabby NPC Spirit
  • 1 if you’re caught in the gaze of a particular ominously large crab in the event area

Use the event’s currency to unlock new in-game currency (IGC) cosmetics. These are offered by one of the Mischief Staff Spirits.

  • Mischief Goth Garment: 41 event currency
  • Mischief Crabkin Accessory: 24 event currency
  • Mischief Goth Boots: 16 event currency

New IAP items are in the in-game shop:

  • Mischief Crabula Mask: $2.99 (all prices USD)
  • Mischief Gossamer Cape: $14.99
  • Mischief Crabula Cloak: $14.99

For IAP and IGC items from 2022, talk to other Mischief Spirits to see what they have on hand.

  • Mischief Tufted Hair: 44 Candles
  • Feline Familiar Prop: $9.99
  • Cat Costume Pack: $19.99
  • Includes cat-themed cape and mask

Don’t forget, the Sleepy Traveling Merchant’s Boat in Home offers free trial spells for all returning IAP and IGC items—plus a variety of tricky spells, too, in exchange for Candles, Ascended Candles, or event currency.

Days of Giving: From 00:00 November 20th until 23:59 November 26th PST (UTC -8), Days of Giving returns. During this time there will be:

Double Seasonal Light: 8 clusters of Seasonal Light can be collected in the daily realm for a total of two Seasonal Candles each day.

Double Treasure Candles: There will be 8 locations of large Treasure Candles in the same realm each day, instead of four.

Double Hearts: Every Heart and partial Heart gift sent during the event to a friend will be doubled.

Note: Hearts and partial Heart gifts are doubled when they’re sent during the event. If a gift is sent before Days of Giving begins but is then collected during the event, it will not be doubled.

Updates to Player Creations

We’re working on a number of changes to how player creations (things like Message Boats, Shared Spaces, and Shared Memories) can be used and interacted with. Updates will be spread out across future patches, but for this patch we’ve added these changes:

When viewing a set of creations in the level areas, players will need to move a bit farther before the next set appears

Adjusted display of player creations depending on how frequently players interact with them. Developer Note: Based on player feedback we came to understand that there are two major responses to the presence of player creations in the world. This update hopefully brings support to both groups.

The one camp loves to use Shared Memories, Message Boats, and Shared Spaces as a way to chat, hang out, and share with their friends. They give their friends likes, they look at a lot of creations, and they make a ton of their own stuff. If you’re one of these players, the game will make sure you can see as much as you like.

The other camp isn’t very engaged with it, and some players even find it distracting. For players that ignore these objects in the world, the game will show a substantial amount less. We hope you find the world more relaxing and less cluttered.

Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2:00 am Pacific Time on Sunday November 5th, moving clocks back an hour. Time notation for events in Sky will change from UTC -7 to UTC -8. If you are in a region that does not observe this time change, after November 5th the daily reset will occur an hour later for you.

Improvements and Bug Fixes in this update include:

  • [PlayStation] [Switch] Button prompt displays when a new Candle is ready for forge.
  • [Switch] Shard eruption locations are consistent with locations on other platforms.
  • Fixed crashes that occurred in specific cases of multiple players using the carry interaction in certain levels.
  • Added a button to the spells tab in the emote menu that allows players to cancel an active spell.
  • Brightened up the darkened white fur trim on capes like the Season of Rhythm cape.
  • Fixes for Shared Memories that play inside a Shared Space.
  • Player creations won’t show in the levels for a new player until they’ve reached at least Hidden Forest.
  • Avatar animation won’t break after taking an in-game screenshot during a cutscene.
  • When placing message spells (including boats, cranes, and lanterns) with a controller, pressing the back button once now cancels placement, and pressing it again cancels the spell.
  • Fixed bug preventing player from exiting camera prop view mode while recording or viewing a Shared Memory.
  • Fixed gaps with hairstyles from the Grateful Shell Collector, Scolding Student, and Scaredy Cadet
  • Fixed scaling issue that could make some hats and hair accessories clip into hairstyles especially for taller avatars.
  • The rock noticed some new fashion trends among the locals. The sunglasses their friend from Sanctuary Island gave them were a favorite, but maybe it was time to try something different?

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