The big change in this patch is the ability to toggle off the strike indicator. This change also came with some developer commentary.
We’ve added the option to toggle on or off the Strike UI during the biting phase.
Dev Team’s Notes: There are two separate options that reside within the Accessibility Menu, which allow you to change the audio and visual cues independently. In the near future, we’re also planning to do more to further improve this phase of gameplay - including improvements to the float and line behavior on the water.
This is a step in the right direction as the STRIKE flashing across the screen firmly placed this game in the "arcade" category of fishing game. It will be interesting to see how this works, but I suspect the latter part of the dev statement about improving this phase of the game will be a requirement before you get a decent experience out of turning the strike indicator off. As it was before this patch I am not sure I could tell you what the game gives as far as feedback for a strike.
For the rest of the patch there were some quality of life improvements. The biggest of which is a chat feature added to multiplayer. Maybe a little late unfortunately as almost no one is playing the game anymore (me included).
Steps forward with this patch but still too little to get me back fishing. What about you?