The Rock

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Patch Notes[edit]

The Rock comes along with Island Bound DLC and introduces landscaping options and improvements, dynamic reputations and a lot of fixes.

See also:
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Island Bound

Landscaping options[edit]

  • Placing Water over land tiles
  • Placing land tiles over water tiles
  • Placing utilities over water
  • Visual Water Blend
  • Cliff Edge

Dynamic Reputations[edit]

When prisoners perform certain actions/behavior or spend time in certain areas, they will gain a rising % chance to earn or lose a Reputation trait. With the available reputations being as follows:

  • Deadly
  • Fearless
  • Quick
  • Skilled Fighter
  • Stoical
  • Strong
  • Tough
  • Volatile
  • Expert Fighter
  • Extremely Deadly
  • Extremely Quick
  • Extremely Strong
  • Extremely Tough
  • Extremely Volatile
  • Legendary
  • Escape Artist
  • Workaholic
  • Addiction


  • Fixed an issue that caused Snipers to go to occupied Guard towers.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Cooks to operate CCTV Monitors, Phone Taps and Door Controls.
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent teachers from arriving at the prison.
  • Setting custom security sectors will no longer block some programs.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the use of “Free Fire” in Unlocked or Staff Only security sectors.
  • The Appeal Tooltip for Death Row has been improved.
  • Fixed a visual issue with new wall types in Utility view.
  • New walls are no longer transparent for Gunfire/Taser line of sight.
  • Fixed an issue with inmates stuttering their way to the Yard.
  • The “Force Riot” function is now working properly.
  • Custom security sectors do not block Escape Mode cell assignments anymore.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented armed guards from shooting on GABOS.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented external staff from walking through Visitor Doors.
  • Fixed some crashing issues.
  • Implemented some quality of life improvements for clients in a multiplayer game.


Version Release date Notes Forum Link
1.04 2020-07-20 Hotfix
A new patch for PC, Mac and Linux versions, addressing several issues introduced in The Rock and Island Bound updates.


  • Reduced the Prisoners’ clothing and Hygiene needs.
  • Fixed an issue that caused supply items to come by batches of one.
  • Planned Objects and Flooring now work outside of Planned Foundation.
  • Cloning a room will no longer double object cost.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Prison Story “Gabos” to start with missing prisoners.
  • Solved a Mod functionality positioning issue.
  • Fixed an issue that caused occasional crashes when loading a modded save file.
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1.03 2020-07-14 Hotfix
A new update for the PC, Mac, and Linux version of Prison Architect containing more fixes to issues and bugs, overall improvements based on both players’ and internal feedback and some cool new features for Island Bound!
  • Added new island generator tool
  • New expanded map feature when starting a new prison.
  • Improved The Alcatraz and The Rock premade prisons.
  • Many fixes and improvements (click full changelog link for more information).
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1.02 2020-07-02 Hotfix
Fixed multiple issues related to AI and deployment as well as added more improvements to island generation on maps with Island Bound DLC.
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1.01b 2020-06-29 Hotfix
Fixed similar issues that were fixed in 1.01a but addressed just for Mac and Linux versions.
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1.01a 2020-06-26 Hotfix
Added island generation on expanded map parts, fixed path finding issues and issues causing the game to crash.
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1.01 2020-06-24 Hotfix
Fixed an issue that was preventing Mac players from launching the game when using a fresh install.
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