Lords of the Fallen gets another update today, this time adding a new questline event based on a popular NPC.
The Way of the Bucket quest features the eponymous community favourite NPC, a new corresponding weapon and armour set, and six new spells.
Developer Hexworks has issued a long list of updates to its Soulslike following its October 13 launch, improving performance, stability, and optimisation, and making significant balance changes. Enemy density has been “extensively” re-proportioned throughout the game, with some enemies seeing up to 30% fewer foes. Other balance tweaks including reducing the accuracy of ranged enemies at long distance, and improving enemy leashing to players aren’t pursued as far, thereby reducing overwhelming mob clashes.
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As already announced, developer Hexworks recently finalised a complete overhaul to all bosses in the game “to ensure they are suitably challenging at that point in the player’s journey”. To this end, AI has been significantly improved, many bosses now have additional and more aggressive movesets, and hit points and damage outputs have been rebalanced.
“Alongside the significant progress already made to performance and stability, we’re confident the latest difficulty balancing updates truly nail the sweet spot between challenge and enjoyability,” said Hexworks executive producer Saul Gascon.
Hexworks has already released a roadmap of its several free updates and content drops coming by the end of 2023.
Lords of the Fallen, a reboot/sequel to the 2014 Souls-like of the same name, launched in October to strong critical and commercial reception, selling one million copies in its first 10 days on sale.
In our 8/10 review, IGN said: “Lords of the Fallen is an awesome Souls-like with a fantastic dual-realities premise, even when performance shortcomings and wimpy bosses crash the party.”