Released all the way back on April 29th, this update was a much needed workshop update. I don’t mean a Steam workshop, unfortunately, but I mean the in-game “studio” that you do all of your digital work. This update, that I’m currently downloading because I’m waay behind the ball here, revamped the visuals and some functions of Tim’s Red Hot Repairs.

Workshop Visuals

The workshop has been updated. Which I can honestly say is an understatement, considering this has been an update in the works for several months now.

Version 1.2’s updated workshop.

As you can see from the picture, the workshop doesn’t even look the same. For starters, the first thing I noticed were the posters on the walls. I can’t recall if there were posters there to begin with, but these definitely look like they belong on the walls. The storage cabinet on the far right side of the picture has been updated, from the drab wooden box to a slightly more modern look. The stools have been updated as well. The lighting has been adjusted, with new, stylish beams added to the ceiling. There’s now a plant in the corner, and a small trash can for al those broken plastic PC clips and cables that tend to break after a while. Hell, even the inventory shelf on the far left looks to have gotten an update. I haven’t played PCBS in at least the last 30 days, so some of the details aren’t as sharp as they should be. Oh, and an extra light switch has been added near the door! (As an electrician, that light switch from before was mounted entirely too high on the wall.)

Swapping Peripherals

A much requested feature in the Steam Community forums, you can now swap out your peripherals. Currently, the only products available are Razer products, but all things considered, some more customization for what will eventually be yours is great.

Those sweet Razer products.

The items you can swap with this update are:

  • Keyboards
  • Mice
  • Mouse Mats
  • Headsets

The developers noted over on the main update post that the large, extended mouse mats and headsets are only available on the main office desk. You can’t add headsets to the other 3 workstations, nor the large mouse mats. Also noted in the main update post, new peripherals will be added in future updates.

Razer Workshop DLC ($5.99)

Your new Workshop if you purchase the Razer Workshop DLC.

Above, the black and green workshop you see is swappable with the vanilla workshop. Of course, this will set you back $5.99 if you want it, and only appears to apply to the visual update itself. It’s looks incredibly dark to work in, so I’m hoping they’ve added a head-mounted flashlight so I can actually see what I’m working on when this update finishes. You will be able to switch between the two workshops as much as you want in Career and Free Build modes, provided you’ve dropped the coin.

New Cases for the Overclocked Edition

The Overclocked Edition, a post Version 1.0 release DLC, has had two new case designs added.

The new NZXT H500 – Split case now available for the Overclocked Edition owners.
The new NZXT H700i – Organ Collector case for the Overclocked Edition owners.

Free DLC Cases

To celebrate the release of two games from The Irregular Corporation, they’ve created and added two new free DLC cases.

H700i – Deadstick Case (Free DLC)
H700i – Good Company Case (Free DLC)

Full Patch Notes

(Career unlock level is in brackets after a parts/features name, all parts available in Free Build right away)

  • New Cases: In Win A1 (6), Antec Dark Avenger DA601 (6), Raijintek ENYO (30), CORSAIR Graphite Series 380T (23), MSI MPG Gungnir 100 (6), CORSAIR Obsidian Series 750D (8), Raijintek OPHION (28) and Raijintek OPHION EVO (28).
  • Overclocked Edition: Added NZXT H500 – Split (26) and NZXT H700i – Organ Collector (27).
  • Free DLC: H700i – Deadstick (27).
  • Free DLC: H700i – Good Company (27).
  • New CPUs: Intel Core i7-9800X (29), Intel Core i9-9820X (29), Intel Core i9-9900X (29), Intel Core i9-9920X (29), Intel Core i9-9940X (29), Intel Core i9-9960X (29) and Intel Core i9-9980XE (29).
  • New Motherboards: GIGABYTE B360N AORUS GAMING WIFI (16) and MSI MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON (21).
  • New PSU: Antec High Current Gamer 850W (27).
  • New Air Coolers: Raijintek JUNO PRO RBW (10), Raijintek PALLAS 120 (10), Raijintek MYA RBW (10) and Raijintek DELOS RBW (10).
  • New Case Fan: Antec Prizm 120 ARGB (30).
  • New Keyboards: Razer Huntsman Elite (12), Razer BlackWidow Elite (10), Razer BlackWidow Lite (5), Razer Ornata Chroma (7), Razer Cynosa Chroma (5), Razer Cynosa Chroma Pro (7) and Razer Huntsman (9).
  • New Mice: Razer Naga Trinity (12), Razer DeathAdder Essential (5), Razer DeathAdder Elite (7), Razer Basilisk (6), Razer Mamba Elite (11) and Razer Lancehead Tournament Edition (9).
  • New Mouse Mats: Razer Firefly (10), Razer Invicta (12), Razer Goliathus Extended Chroma (9), Razer Goliathus (6) and Razer Destructor 2 (8).
  • New Headsets: Razer Thresher (6), Razer Kraken Pro V2 (9) and Razer Nari Ultimate (11).
  • Replaced old workshop scene with a new version to allow support for swapping peripherals.
  • Added the ability to swap Keyboards, Mice, Mouse Mats and Headsets in both Career and Free Build modes.
  • Peripherals unlock in Career mode from level 5 onwards, there is a new shop app that can be purchased to order them.
  • Added new shop to purchase peripherals from.
  • Updated the environment used in How to Build a PC mode.
  • Improved main menu environment.
  • Added all new optional workshop available via DLC, themed and created in collaboration with Razer.
  • Updated backgrounds on all parts shown in the Inventory and Shop UI.
  • Improved the effect used to show where delivery slots are in a workshop.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause cases to be marked as broken when purchased through PC Bay.
  • Fixed the fan on the AMD Radeon Vega GPUs not being quite centred.
  • Fixed reservoirs being blocked from installing on the NZXT S340 Elite case after removing the cable management bar.
  • Fixed the SATA power and data cables being the wrong way around in How to Build a PC mode.
  • Fixed PC Bay post-it note outlines remaining visible after an item has been collected.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause monitor images to display over cases from some angles.
  • Fixed an issue on the be quiet! Silent Base 601 that caused the PSU bracket to block removal of a PSU.
  • Fixed the pink materials on the GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 motherboard.
  • Removed the rogue white space that appeared in all message box pop up UI boxes.
  • Added a drop shadow to white UI text to help their visibility in some situations.
  • Fixed missing Pipes label from key bindings screen.
  • Various small UI tweaks and improvements.
  • Various localisation fixes, these include both improved strings and fixes to overlaps. Work is continuing to improve this area of the game.

Based on the main update post, the next update could cover more peripherals, and possible even add monitors to list of peripherals that could be swapped out. This update included pictures of all the new hardware added to the game, but seeing as the patch notes covered most of the naming, I’ll just refer you over to main post for those.