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Phasmophobia August Update 'Exposition' Adds Various Adjustments, 2 New Ghosts

Phasmophobia has a new update launching on Thursday, Aug. 26, with two new types of ghosts, visual adjustments, and more.
Phasmophobia has a new update launching on Thursday, Aug. 26, with two new types of ghosts, visual adjustments, and more. / Kinetic Games

Phasmophobia has a new update launching on Thursday, Aug. 26, with two new types of ghosts, visual adjustments, and more.

The Phasmophobia social media accounts have been anything but quiet these past few weeks. Fans can still find images of updated renders for nearly every piece of important equipment, including the "Parasonic" 4K camcorder, "Bony" flash-enabled handheld camera, a parabolic microphone issued by "Ghost Huntin' Distribution Inc.," and, of course, special "Ghost Huntin'" fine salt canisters and safety matches.

However, these new models are the only pieces of content heading to players with the new Exposition update.

Phasmophobia August 26 "Exposition" Update Notes

Unfortunately, the only thing we have in the vein of patch notes is an update card on the game's public Trello board. According to the card, the following tweaks will be launched in-game:

  • One New Evidence Type
  • Equipment adjustments
  • Sprinting adjustments
  • Replaced Equipment models
  • Visual adjustments
  • Two New Ghost Types
  • "And more..."

Ghost Types: Myling and Goryo

Thanks to the announcement tweet from the official Phasmophobia Twitter account, we know the names of the two new ghost types: Myling and Goryo. Unfortunately, we don't know the complete breakdown of gameplay for each in Phasmophobia, but we can tell you about their real-world counterparts.

Myling—or "mylingar"—are a type of spirit from Scandinavian folklore. They are the souls of unwanted children killed by their parents. These dead children are said to haunt the waking world until they find an individual who can give them a proper burial. They attack lone travelers and demand to be buried in a graveyard but become heavier as they near the cemetery, often making their host sink into the ground. Should the host be unable to reach the cemetery, the mylingar will kill them in a fit of unbridled rage. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt took inspiration from this myth for its "Botchling" creature.

Goryo are Japanese spirits of vengeful aristocrats who were unjustly killed. Their name consists of two kanji characters, "go" (御) and "ryō" (霊), meaning "honorable" and "spirit," respectively. Goryō reached popular consciousness in Japan around 800 AD and were capable of creating massive ecological disasters such as typhoons. The only way to calm these spirits is by enlisting the help of a yamabushi (山伏), an ascetic hermit, who would perform the proper rites.

Exposition will go live later this afternoon on Thursday, Aug. 26, at 2 p.m. ET (7 p.m. BST).