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    Balatro First Major Update: What Do We Know?

    Tyler Joe

    By Tyler Joe - Apr 9, 2024 | Updated On: 09 April, 2024 | 2 min read

    By Tyler Joe , 2 min read - Apr 9, 2024

    Updated On: 09 April, 2024

    Balatro First Major Update. Image Credit: Social Media.




  • All of the Balatro players are blessed with the first major update in the game, which will definitely bring changes.

    Let’s look at some of the major things of Balatro First Major Update (patch 1.0.1).

    Balatro First Major Update

    Balatro First Major Update has brought balance in the various aspects of the game and most of the difficult parts are quite easier now.




  • There are a lot of changes to the buffs and nerfs, so you can expect a new meta and even a new playing field.

    Stake and Difficulty

    Patch 1.0.1 is mostly focused on the changes and repairs in the stake and difficulty system of Balatro.

    Some changes to ante scaling across white, green, purple, orange, and gold stakes have been tweaked.

    Balatro First Major Update

    Balatro First Major Update. Image Credit: Social Media.

    Some adjustments to rewards and entry fees have made the game a bit more balanced and easier to understand.




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    Shop tweaks

    The update has also been revised a lot on in-game shops and planets. We can expect the new updates to bring about a major change in the item’s availability, pricing, and mechanisms.

    Tag & Investment Adjustments

    The update has a ton of modifications to the tag and investment system, which is pretty balanced for now.

    Joker Revamp There are a lot of changes to the jokers; the two are changes to perishable and rental jokers.




  • Balatro First Major Update

    Balatro First Major Update. Image Credit: Social Media.

    Perishable jokers will not have a 30% chance of appearing during orange stake runs. Meanwhile, rental jokers will also have a 30 percent probability of showing up in gold stake runs.

    These changes will open doors to utilize them.

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    PC & Steam Deck Fixes

    Not all changes are in-game, and some changes have been made to address the performance of the game.




  • Balatro First Major Update

    Balatro First Major Update. Image Credit: Social Media.

    There are major fixes for stuttering, glitches, and other issues, so you can expect the game to run more smoothly.

    Some of the major ante-scaling changes

    Ante scaling in white stake

    • Ante 3: 2800 to 2000
    • Ante 4: 6000 to 5000

    Ante scaling in green stake

    • Ante 2: 1000 to 900
    • Ante 3: 3200 to 2400
    • Ante 4: 9000 to 7000

    Ante scaling in purple stake




    • Ante 2: 1200 to 1000
    • Ante 3: 3600 to 3000
    • Ante 4: 10000 to 8000
    • Ante 5: 25000 to 22000

    Major Buffs of the Balatro First Major Update

    • Buffed Saturn Now gives +3 mult instead of +2 mult for Straights
    • Buffed Neptune Now gives +4 mult instead of +3 mult for Straight
    • Flush Buffed Eris Now gives +50 chips instead of +40 chips for Flush Five
    • Buffed Ceres Now gives +4 mult instead of +3 mult for Flush

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    Staying Informed For Future Updates

    For all of the changes and details of the update, gamers need to check the patch notes of the update.

    This update has made major changes in ante scaling and decreased difficulty, hoker mechanics, and card buffs.




  • Their upcoming update will also be released soon, focusing on bringing more balance, performance improvements, and system tweaks to make the gameplay amazing for all gamers.

    Stay tuned to their social media and official site for new updates and changes in the game.

    FAQ’s 

    How much is Balatro?




  • You can purchase the game on Steam for $15 / €14 / £12.80.

    What engine was Balatro made in?

    Balatro was made in Lua powered Love framework.

    Is Balatro a roguelike?




  • Balatro is based on poker.




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