Don’t Starve Together Update 2.52 Slips Out for Wickerbottom Changes & More (August 4)

Klei has dished out the Don’t Starve Together update 2.52 patch, which is for what the studio calls “One for the Books.” This includes changes to Wickerbottom, alongside new bug fixes and cosmetics! Read on for the official Don’t Starve Together August 4 patch notes.

There’s also a new animated short featuring Ms. Wickerbottom, too!

Don’t Starve Together Update 2.52 Patch Notes | Don’t Starve Together August 4 Patch Notes:

Don’t Starve Together Patch 2.52 – 08/04/2022 (PlayStation)

One For the Books

Like any good librarian, Ms. Wickerbottom believes in the preservation and distribution of knowledge. Well… most knowledge, that is. There are some things that must be kept hidden away from the eyes of the public. Who knows what could happen if certain secrets fell into the wrong hands?

Nintendo Switch will be getting this refresh in an upcoming update as we work toward unifying game versions on console.


  • Wickerbottom has been refreshed. Key changes:
    • Wickerbottom can no longer be forced to fall asleep.
    • Wickerbottom can now craft the following new books:
      • The Angler’s Survival Guide
      • Pyrokinetics Explained
      • Overcoming Arachnophobia
      • Tempering Temperatures
      • Lux Aeterna
      • Practical Rain Rituals
      • Lunar Grimoire
      • Apicultural Notes
      • Horticulture, Expanded
      • The Everything Encyclopedia
      • Lux Aeterna Redux
    • Wickerbottom can also build a cabinet to help conserve her books.
    • Tuned Wickerbottom’s stats when it comes to eating stale and spoiled food and her health.
  • Maxwell now suffers 2.5 times the sanity costs as Wickerbottom when reading Wickerbottom’s books.
  • Wortox will be able to Soul Hop to past explored locations through the Map.
    • The cost of souls is proportional to the distance travelled.
    • There are visual indicators to show cost increases.
  • Wortox will now be able to Soul Hop a second time for free if done within a short time of the last.
  • Wortox will get slightly more hunger from eating souls.
  • Wortox will gain a small amount of sanity for being healed by a soul.
  • Wortox Souls now only heal hurt players and have more diminishing returns when healing groups of hurt players.
  • The Wortox who deals the killing strike is guaranteed at least one soul.
    • This is intended to help prevent fighting for nearby souls when souls are being created but prevents boss soul drops from being fully claimed.
  • Winona will no longer feel hunger drains when standing still after crafting something.
    • This is intended to stop punishing players who spend time navigating through the crafting menu.
  • Walter will no longer be knocked off of Woby if the damage taken is light.
    • Too many light hits received in a short period of time will knock Walter off of Woby.
  • Walter will no longer draw the attention of nearby monsters when attacking with Poop Pellets.
  • Bee Guards will now surround their current Queen to protect instead of staying off to the side.
  • When near an Ocean Trawler while holding an Oar, the default action will be to raise or lower the Trawler.
    • However, if the player is too far away or unable to reach the Ocean Trawler, the Oar’s row action will take precedence.
  • Klaus will now step over the Loot Stash.
  • Cave Holes now have a better collision mesh to support players teleporting into the region without causing camera issues.
    • They will actively try to remove players on top of them.
  • The Lazy Explorer now does Walking Cane damage.


  • Fixed an issue where players could get into the main menu before their inventory finished updating. This could cause problems with the Gift popup, Recent Discoveries, and Item Collection.
  • Fixed the clock not updating correctly in Splitscreen mode when players travel between the forest and the caves.
  • Fixed the clock not being removed from the screen when disconnecting from a server in Splitscreen mode.
  • Fixed an issue where Boat Rudder controls would sometimes get stuck without being able to control it.
  • Fixed incorrect death announcements when a player died as Wonkey.
  • Fixed Second Chance Watch reviving at the wrong position when a player died as Wonkey.
  • Fixed the Map getting stuck being visible when changing to and from Wonkey.
  • Fixed screen and HUD flicker sometimes during Wonkey transformations.
  • Fixed bug where Wonkey transformation may get stuck while mounted.
  • Fixed Wortox Soul Heal mistakenly trying to heal Wanda players.
  • Fixed Wortox being able to hold more than 20 souls if the souls were going directly into the active item slot.
  • Fixed a bug allowing creatures to move off of boats if they are unloaded in a specific order.
  • Fixed an issue where Boat Rudder controls would sometimes get stuck without being able to control it.
  • Fixed a crash related to the Monkey Queen taking tokens from an invalid player.
  • Fixed a crash related to the Boat Magnet Beacon and the Strident Trident.
  • Fixed a crash related to the Pirate Stash and Accursed Trinkets.
  • Fixed a crash related to Webber and Spitter Spiders.
  • Fixed a crash related to crafting.
  • Fixed an issue where Fish escaping from a full Ocean Trawler would spawn at (0,0,0).
  • Fixed an issue with Killer Bee Hives and other spawning prefabs trying to target invincible players.
  • Fixed Boat Cannons, Directional Signs, and Winona’s Catapult sometimes not loading with the correct orientation when placed on rotated Boats.
  • Fixed sounds not playing when placing Boat Bumpers.
  • Fixed items picked up into the active item slot visually appearing from random spots on the screen and not playing sounds.
  • Fixed several bugs that occurred when teleporting off a boat.
  • Fixed player disappearing momentarily after using Gnarwail Horn.
  • Fixed fence orientation on rotated boats loading incorrectly when placing a fence, rotating the boat at certain angles, and then saving the game.
  • Fixed bug where monkey island sounds could be heard at the center of the world.
  • Fixed Sewing Machine going invisible when being hammered.
  • Fixed an issue with player animations not showing all of the swipe effects when interacting with items.
  • Fixed Wolfgang’s sanity with nearby monster players and now adheres to PvP properly.
  • Fixed bug where clients may falsely appear to be able to craft Living Log ingredients even when not playing as Wormwood.
  • Fixed various skins related bugs.

New Skins!


Wickerbottom Deluxe Wardrobe ($10.99usd).
This Deluxe Wardrobe contains Wickerbottom’s complete set of Guest of Honor, Roseate, Survivor, Triumphant, and Nom de Plume skin items.

Library Chest ($3.99usd)
This Library Chest contains the following skin items: Mind’s Eye Life Amulet, Walnut Bookstack, and Library Placard.

As for the next update, Klei has shared that they can’t say anything just yet, as more backstage work is being done.

Source: Klei

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