APICO Update 4.0: A Hive of Industry Coming to PC and Switch Next Week

Emanuela (13. May 2024 16:49 )
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APICO Update 4.0: A Hive of Industry Coming to PC and Switch Next Week

The final update to the bee-loved bee-keeping sim, APICO, is just around the corner! Update 4.0: A Hive of Industry will introduce a new automation system, new seasonal events, new craftable materials, and, best of all, pets! All this and more will be available to players on PC  and Nintendo Switch on May 20. At the same time, Update 3.0: What Lies Beeneath, will be available to play on Nintendo Switch. Dive deep into the oceans of the APICO archipelago to discover new underwater bees, or return to the surface to check out new craftable items, a new fishing mini-game, and much more!


Some of the new features coming to APICO in Update 4.0: A Hive of Industry include:

  • Automation Machines: Craft the Auto-sawmill, Auto-centrifuge, and Auto-squeezer, along with eight new automation machines — Hoppers, Shredders, Loggers, Pickers, Sprinklers, Condensers, Ploppers, and Shippers — on your new Crystal Workbench, which can be purchased from Bobbee, to bring your thriving industry to new heights.

  • New Resource — Honeycore Crystals: Use the newly-added resonance meter and engage in its new mini-game to seek out different sounds throughout the various environments that will help you locate six different types of crystals. Melt them down in the forge and craft new crystal items, including Crystal chests, the Crystal axe, hammer, shovel, and more.

  • Pets: Choose from 16 different adorable little companions to accompany you on your expeditions, including your very own tiny dinosaur! 

  • New Seasonal Events: Celebrate Hivemas, active during the month of December, and Hallowbeen, active during the month of October, in the world of APICO with the NPCs! Each event brings new decor, new paints, and secret easter egg items for you to enjoy. There’s no need to bee patient waiting for each event, as you’ll be able to toggle each event in the settings menu!

  • …and so much more: TNgineers have added ten new quests, new decor, paints, new environmental events, and of course, new bees and pollinators! There’s also a new 100% completion surprise that the most dedicated beekeepers can uncover through the Hive Mother’s door.    

Even more bee-guiling features await you in Update 4.0: A Hive of Industry, so check out full details here: https://wiki.apico.buzz/wiki/Patch_Notes#4.0.0


APICO combines resource gathering, biology, and minigames with ideas from both real-life and fantasy beekeeping and gardening, as it teaches players about the ins and outs of maintaining a healthy hive and the importance of our irreplaceable pollinating pals. The islands of APICO were once abuzz with different species of bees, and it’s up to players to rediscover lost species, cross-breed new ones, and repopulate each unique bee-ome. Progressing further into the game may also uncover some forgotten secrets. 

As well, a portion of the games’ profits goes toward bee conservation. Full details about these efforts can be found here: https://tngineers.com/charity.

Features of APICO include:

  • Play together with up to four in online co-op, with cross-play available on all platforms!
  • Unique crafting and beekeeping minigames that drive gameplay progression.
  • Cross-breed different bees and other pollinators, including butterflies, moths, and solitary bees, to discover over 30 new species.
  • Grow flowers — each with their own special effect on the environment — to keep your pollinators happy!
  • Make and sell honey, Apicola, incense, candles, and other beekeeping products.
  • Repopulate lost species and release them back into the wild.
  • Multiple biomes to explore, each with its own unique pollinator species.
  • A chill soundtrack by Mothense creates a relaxing atmosphere.
  • Uncover the forgotten secrets of the APICO Islands. 

APICO is currently available on PC via Steam, Epic Game Store, Humble Games, itch.io, Utomik, PlayStation 4 and 5, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One and Series S|X for $19.99 USD. 

APICO Update 4.0: A Hive of Industry will be available for free on PC via Steam, Epic Games Store, Humble Games, itch.io, and Utomik on May 20, 2024. Update 3.0: What Lies Beeneath and Update 4.0: A Hive of Industry will be available for free on Nintendo Switch on May 20, 2024.

APICO Bee-parture OST is now available on Steam and your favorite music platform.

Follow APICO on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and Discord for more updates. 

Keep up to date with Whitethorn Games on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitch; join the official Whitethorn Games Discord and visit https://whitethorngames.com.

Details about the accessibility features available in APICO can be found here: https://whitethorngames.com/apico/accessibility.  

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