Hexworks and CI Games Studio have announced that their action RPG Lords of the Fallen has been updated to version 1.1.22 on PC via Steam, with information on Epic Games, PlayStation, and Xbox patches set to arrive later this week.
Posted via the official Lords of the Fallen subreddit, the contents of this patch are based on feedback from a Q&A event last week and afterward. Significant changes have been made to Vestiges in New Game +, general progression, performance, enemy density, and more.
You can view the quoted patch notes for version 1.1.224 alongside other upcoming information below:
Vestiges in NG+
We hear you. And have decided to roll out some fundamental changes to ensure everyone continues to enjoy the NG+ experience, including both those who have relished the no-vestige challenge and those who would rather they were still present throughout the world.
From today’s patch onward, when you complete your initial playthrough, you will be presented with a new option before embarking on your next playthrough; you can either progress directly to the next consecutive NG (i.e if you’ve just completed NG+1, you would move onto NG+2), or you can replay the current NG at the same difficulty, albeit retaining your character, items, and progression, but resetting the entire world, including NPCs and questlines. This will allow trophy hunters and completionists to seek out any outstanding tasks without having to contend with increased difficulty, should they so choose.
A further patch this coming Thursday will see further updates made to the NG+ mode; instead of removing all vestiges (as it does currently), NG+1 will only see a few disappear while keeping the key locations intact. In NG+2, a few more will disappear, and then in NG+3 all but the main HUB (Skyrest Bridge) and Adyr’s Shrine vestige will disappear. This way, our initial vision remains intact but is more of a gradual adaptation, awaiting those who seek increasing levels of challenge.
Lastly, as a follow-up to the popular announcement made during last week’s stream, we can confirm we have started designing the “NG+ modifier system”, allowing players to fully customize their NG+ experience, whether that’s retaining all vestiges, keeping just a few, or removing them completely. It will also include other fun modifiers like a “hardcore” mode (1 death = permadeath), item randomizers, enemy randomizers, etc. The feature set is yet to be fully defined, but our current intention is to release the modifier system before the end of the year.
Today as a means of helping with enemy density, we’re improving our ‘leashing’ system, further limiting how far enemies will pursue players from their spawn point. This helps prevent large crowds of enemies from relentlessly pursuing the player when rushing through a level.
We aim to have further refinements in Thursday’s patch, including reducing the number of enemies present in areas where players most struggle. These enemies will be removed in your initial playthrough but will remain in NG+, in keeping with the more challenging experience players seek.
Additionally, we are going to tweak some crowd behaviors so enemies will not swarm players as often; multiple enemies will no longer land hits at the same time, while enemies will also be a little less aggressive when swarming the player in greater numbers.
As we explained in the Q&A stream, we are targeting to deploy this ASAP for all platforms, but we want to ensure certain GPU stability levels for PC players before this happens.
We are pleased to confirm we are activating crossplay on consoles this coming Monday, with a plan to activate it on ALL platforms this coming Thursday.
Performance & Stability
Our constant efforts for improved GPU stability are paying off, and we see that right now, the numbers have been reduced drastically from launch to less than one-third of what they were on day one, yet still affecting 4% of our players each hour.
We are diligently addressing the remaining 0.28% of crashes stemming from game code, while also collaborating closely with NVIDIA, AMD, and Epic to resolve any outstanding issues reported by players through Sentry.
We have a number of key improvements rolling out between today and Thursday that will drive those numbers even lower.
For those players who have lost level progression, either through corrupted saves or due to the co-op related issue in v.1.1.215, please know we are working diligently on a solution for you.
We’re setting up a team so you can send your corrupted saves/downgraded characters to, which will respond by providing your saves with the required vigor to restore characters up to the level they were before the glitch.
Those affected by the corrupted save file, please follow the steps below:
- Create your new character
- Send your new character save*, the name of that character, and the level you need restored, to [email protected].
- We’ll send you back your save, with enough vigor skulls to reach the same level. You will need to restart your playthrough, but should be able to restore your progress very quickly with your high-level character.
Those affected by the co-op savegame glitch on v.1.1.215, please follow the steps below:
- Send your affected character save*, the name of that character, and the level you need restored, to [email protected].
- We’ll send you back your save, with enough vigor skulls to reach the same level.
*Your character saves are located at %USERPROFILE%/AppData/Local/LOTF2/Saved/SaveGames
- Added a new NG+ option that resets the game world, allowing you to restart with your current character level in the same world.
- We’ve improved the leashing system where enemies will stop pursuing you after a certain distance (varies by situation). This prevents overwhelming crowds of enemies if you rush through a map section.
- Fixed fog card artifacts in locations like the Manse of the Hallowed Brothers chapterhouse when Frame Generation was enabled.
Lords of the Fallen presents an expansive RPG adventure set in a vast, interconnected world that dwarfs the size of the original game by more than five times.
The storyline unfolds in a world once plagued by the oppressive rule of the demon God, Adyr, who was eventually defeated. However, the resurgence of Adyr looms in the distant future. Players assume the role of Dark Crusaders and embark on a journey through both the realms of the living and the dead. This epic RPG experience features monumental boss battles, challenging combat scenarios, intriguing character interactions, and a rich narrative that immerses players in a choice between light and darkness.
Within this journey, players transition between the world of the living and the realm of the dead, facing various hellish creatures. They begin by customizing their character’s appearance from a wide selection of visual options and choosing from nine character classes. Regardless of their starting point, players can develop their character according to their preferred playstyle by enhancing stats, weapons, armor, and spells.
The single-player campaign offers a vast experience for solo players, but those seeking companionship can invite a second player to join in seamless online co-op. However, it’s essential to remain vigilant, as heroes from other realms may attempt to invade the adventure.
Lords of the Fallen is available for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam.
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