New Lords of the Fallen Update Adds Over 100 Improvements; Inventory Expansion, Online Steam Deck Functionality & More

New Lords of the Fallen Update Adds Over 100 Improvements; Inventory Expansion, Online Steam Deck Functionality & More

Hexworks and CI Games Studio have announced that their action RPG Lords of the Fallen has been updated to version 1.1.310 across all platforms, implementing over 100 tweaks and improvements.

These additions include the “first inventory expansion pass, a full revamp for the Sundered Monarch boss encounter, online functionality for Steam Deck, further HDR improvements,” and the disabling of key items affecting inventory limitations. Damage numbers on the HUD can now be hidden, too.

The companies also announced that development has begun on allowing players to re-customize their characters’ appearance “scheduled to release this side of the New Year,” with its own mini-quest needed to unlock it.

You can view the quoted patch notes for Lords of the Fallen below:

Inventory
Previously, unique items couldn’t be picked up when the inventory was full. Now, key/quest items and unique items will be picked up even if the inventory is full, exceeding the inventory limit as necessary. This applies to keys, spells, quest items, ammo types, gestures, etc.

This change should also resolve any potential issues with questlines where a required item couldn’t be picked up due to an “inventory full” message. Additionally, starting from patch 1.1.310, if the inventory is full, the items will drop to the ground so they can be picked up later.

Please note that the stash expansion is still in progress and will be available later this year.

HDR

  • HDR has been further tweaked to provide an even wider range of colors.

SteamDeck

  • Online functionality is now fully operational on SteamDeck.
  • SteamDeck no longer crashes when the Scarlet Shadow spawns, so it’s back on SteamDeck! VALVE’s drivers should automatically update when you start the game.

Stability

  • Fixed a crash that could occur when accessing the Shrine of Orius when switching to Offline Mode.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when quitting to the main menu while being in a multiplayer session.
  • Fixed a blocker that could prevent players from finishing the game with the Umbral ending.

Performance

  • Optimized certain actors in the game to increase performance in several areas.
  • Optimized performance in Skyrest by reducing cast shadows without reducing visual quality.
  • Optimized performance in Upper Calrath marketplace square by reducing cast shadows without reducing visual quality.
  • Optimized performance in Castle Bramis while being in Umbral.
  • Optimized performance in Penitent Path by reducing cast shadows without reducing visual quality.
  • Optimized performance in Skyrest Bridge by reducing cast shadows without reducing visual quality.
  • Optimized performance in the Manse area by reducing cast shadows without reducing visual quality.
  • Optimized performance in Red Corpse Church by reducing cast shadows without reducing visual quality.
  • Optimized performance for wither entity spawning without reducing visual quality.
  • Optimized performance in Lower Calrath by reducing cast shadows without reducing visual quality.
  • Optimized collision meshes in Lower Calrath – Bridge area to reduce collision counts and increase performance.

PVP

  • Fixed an issue with fog walls that would allow players to leave a Crimson Ritual area.
  • Added music to Crimson Rituals to increase tension in PVP.
  • Improved the UI for finishing Crimson Rituals.
  • Added additional descriptions for failed connections for Crimson Rituals.

Revenge

  • Improved the UI for finishing Revenges.

Balancing (PVE-focused)

  • Stomping on drowners, hounds, and sparrows now instantly kills them.
  • Braided Ring: Summoned allies can use more ranged attacks before disappearing. The ring used to add +5, but now adds +10 with this change.
  • Pendant of Atrophy: Umbral sorceries can be cast with insufficient mana, but at the cost of wither damage. Equipping this amulet now also reduces your wither health regain rate when you deal damage. Withered health cost increased.
  • Umbral Eye of Loash: While charging a heavy attack, all damage is received as wither damage, and your posture cannot be broken. Equipping this eyeball now also reduces your wither health regain rate when you deal damage.
  • Umbral Eye of Lydia the Numb Witch: Use ranged weapons without ammunition but at the cost of withered health. Equipping this amulet now also reduces your wither health regain rate when you deal damage.
  • Hurt reactions sometimes triggered in the wrong direction. This is now fixed.

Bosses

  • Now the trio in the dark spot waits more diligently for the player to be at the exact arena space before triggering the whole combat.
  • The Sundered Monarch boss encounter has received a full revamp and, as a result, it is more challenging. Achieved without tweaking his HP or damage output, pure behavioral upgrade. It’s tougher.
  • Improved the hitboxes of the following bosses to better support throwable weapons: Dervla, Sundered Monarch, Lightreaper, Cleric, Hushed Saint, Reinhold, and Spurned Progeny.
  • Enhanced the combat camera behavior to prevent looking down when being close to a target.
  • Lightreaper could sometimes get out of bounds in one of the encounters, leading to him just leaving the fight.
  • Adjusted the trigger areas for the Skinstealer boss to prevent the player from hitting him from a distance without his reaction.

AI

  • Fief of the Chill Curse: Adjusted and added leashing volumes.
  • Manse of the Hallowed Brothers: Received additional leashing volumes and added new ones.
  • Added leashing volumes for all enemies at the Cistern. Also adjusted two triggers to account for edge cases in which enemies would be unresponsive if you traverse the level backward.
  • Improved navmesh and collisions of Forsaken Fen where the fallen tree is.
  • Changed navlink position for better navigation going down one of the platforms of Pilgrim’s Perch.
  • Added nav modifier volumes to avoid the AI from taking a dangerous path and getting stuck in the Cellar of the Manse.
  • Added nav modifier volumes to prevent Umbral enemies from getting stuck with collisions in the Cellar at the Manse of the Hallowed Brothers.
  • Added additional AI blocking volumes at Redcopse to avoid Umbral enemies spawning above dangerous collisions. We want our AIs to be safe, or they might resort to their syndicate against our Level Designers.
  • Tower of Penance: Adjusted and added leashing volumes.
  • Skyrest Bridge: Adjusted and added leashing volumes.
  • Adjusted spawning boxes for the enemy encounter before the Lamphunter area at Fritzroy’s Gorge.
  • Applying wither damage to Fortunatrix enemies sometimes did not cause them to trigger aggro on the player. Now they always react properly.
  • Further refinement of leashing volumes in Upper Calrath’s big plaza encounter.
  • Adjusted and added leashing volumes at the Skyrest Bridge.
  • Adjusted and added leashing volumes at the Pilgrim’s Perch upper area.
  • Added leashing volumes for all enemies at the Empyrean.
  • Adjusted and added leashing volumes at the Abbey of the Hallowed Sisters.
  • Adjusted and added leashing volumes in Bramis Castle.
  • New leashing pass on different enemies and encounters in Lower Calrath.
  • New leashing pass on different enemies and encounters at Fritzroy’s Gorge.
  • The chaser could use some floating navmesh at Redcopse Village. Navmesh has been cleaned.
  • Second pass on leashing volumes for Redcopse, Pilgrim’s Perch, Forsaken Fen, Fief of the Chill Curse, Tower of Penance, and Bramis Castle.
  • Manse of the Hallowed Brothers: Had a new leashing pass on different enemies and encounters.
  • Pieta now plays her upgraded sanguinarix animation with better alignment, regardless of the action the player was doing before interacting.
  • Corrected a navmesh on Upper Calrath for improved AI navigation.

Umbral

  • Tweaked the distance of Soulflay vs. UI icon. In some cases, the interaction icon appeared, but the Soulflay was not triggering the desired effect. Now they match in all cases.
  • Fixed offsetted particles that could sometimes occur on Soulflayable umbral bellies (containers).
  • Fixed offsetted particles that could sometimes occur on Soulflayable doors.
  • Fixed a bug in which axiom items would sometimes fall through the umbral ground under certain conditions (while transitioning), making them only pickable in axiom.

Level Design

  • Abbey of Hallowed Sisters: Tweaked existing outer collision boxes to ensure they match the invasion fog walls.
  • Empyrean: Tweaked existing outer collision boxes to ensure they match the invasion fog walls. This follows a code request to improve disconnection during host/invader connection.
  • Lower Calrath: Tweaked existing outer collision boxes to ensure they match the invasion fog walls. This follows a code request to improve disconnection during host/invader connection.
  • Bramis Castle: Tweaked existing outer collision boxes to ensure they match the invasion fog walls.

Collisions

  • Adjusted umbral platforms so players won’t get stuck between them in Bramis Castle.
  • Fixed a collision bug in Forsaken Fen to prevent skipping of Hushed Saint.
  • Fixed some asset collisions in Lower Calrath, making it possible both to clip and blocking the player from getting to the other side.
  • Changed collision presets for different blocking volumes that allowed projectiles to pass through in Redcopse’s Church catacombs.
  • Made the rotating stairs’ player collisions taller in Bramis Castle.
  • Collision tweaks in Forsaken Fen, near the vestige of the Pale Butcher.
  • Sunless Skein had some collisions that would not let projectiles pass in some narrow spaces. These have been fixed.
  • Bramis Castle has seen two places adjusted to prevent the player from getting stuck under certain conditions.
  • Bramis Castle collision fixes for an umbral bridge when transitioning from axiom.
  • Fief of the Chill Curse has seen some tweaked collisions in the cannon for smoother navigation.
  • Blocker fixed in Lower Calrath in the Smelter tower, where the player was getting stuck in a small area.
  • The player could get in and out of the game at the Abbey of the Hallowed Sisters and get a bit stuck. Also, it could get floaty and have collision issues due to collisions, so blocking volumes were added to improve and block.
  • In Abbey of the Hallowed Sister, there was a corpse with the wrong collision. The collision has been removed and placed manually with structure detail so it doesn’t block the pick-up.
  • In the Cistern, an AI could get on top of the collision and get stuck while doing the charge attack.
  • There is a spot in Lower Calrath where the player can get stuck a bit due to a corpse on top of a table with block-all collision preset. The collision preset has been changed to structure detail, and now the player can move freely at that spot.
  • The waterfall cave at Pilgrim’s Perch had a rock with block-all that messed with the player’s navigation. The collision preset has been changed to structure detail so it doesn’t interfere with navigation, but the player can’t overlap with the rock.
  • Added blocking volumes to Fritzroy’s Gorge to improve navmesh and prevent enemies from getting stuck after falling in certain places.
  • Fief of the Chill Curse fix for collisions on the Canyon sublevel.

Lighting

  • Manse of the Hallowed Brothers has received an additional lighting pass to add extra detail, with no performance impact.
  • Redcopse Village has received an additional lighting pass to add extra detail, with no performance impact.
  • Lower Calrath has received an additional lighting pass to add extra detail, with no performance impact.
  • Forsaken Fen has received an additional lighting pass to add extra detail, with no performance impact.
  • Pilgrim’s Perch has received an additional lighting pass to add extra detail, with no performance impact.
  • Lighting in Redcopse Church Crypt has been fixed to eliminate the visible leaking in one of the tunnels caused by a spotlight. This was resolved by fine-tuning the falloff of the light without any additional cost.
  • There was a vista at the Fief of the Chill Curse that triggered fog too early.

Cinematics

  • Fixed the missing lantern dynamics during cinematics when cleansing the Beacon at the Fief of the Chill Curse.
  • A small camera clipping issue during Dervla’s second phase cinematics has been resolved.
  • Removed a couple of nails that were obstructing the camera view during Dervla’s phase 2 cutscene.

UI

  • We’ve resolved the issue where the “The Empyrean” area name wouldn’t appear on-screen when entering the area.
  • Addressed a problem causing significant delays when quitting to the main menu under certain circumstances.
  • In response to community feedback, you now have the option to disable damage output numbers from the settings menu.
  • Fixed the bug that prevented players from buying more than one unique item from the faction shrines (the chrysalis purchase bug + Daralium chunk).
  • All endings now correctly display the unlocked class; previously, in some cases, it would continue showing the Radiant Purifier, even when unlocking the correct one.
  • Key rebindings and language selections will no longer reset after each version update.

Audio

  • Enhanced ambiance transitions in Manse, Tower of Penance, Pilgrim’s Perch, and Forsaken Fen.

In case you missed it, check out the official Lords of the Fallen 2023 content roadmap.

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.

In case you missed it, check out our review of the game.

The title has sold over one million units worldwide.

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