Total sales for Dead Cells have surpassed three million, developers Motion Twin and Evil Empire announced.
The game’s 19th major update, dubbed “Update of Plenty,” is available today for PC with the console versions to follow “in the next few weeks.” Here is an overview, via Motion Twin and Evil Empire:
Update 19 makes a lot (no, a lot) of smaller changes to the game, including sweeping changes to items and weapons—many of which were completely reworked, nerfed, or boosted.
Examples of these small but meaningful changes include alterations to crossbows, which are now two-handed weapons (duh) and ‘Survival’ only, giving players two separate attacks and a generous health pool. There’s also a backpack that lets you hold a weapon (sorry, you can’t use it if it’s in the backpack) while you wield a two-handed weapon, making sure you’re never punished for switching back to a dual weapon build.
Additionally, the in-game economy and merchants got a makeover with the removal of gold-scaling (gear price will now go up with item level), prices have changed on a variety of items, and there are various changes to refining and affix rerolling costs. Shop categories are now color-based instead of being based on equipment type and you now get a shop reroll for free, however, it makes items on sale pricier so do with that what you will.
The other more notable changes include scrolls being removed from ++ and S weapons, but to compensate more scrolls have been added to the early biomes (heyoooo make it rain!), enemy damage has been reduced, and gear damage has been increased. #balance
Also, for fans who lovingly encountered unrelenting death in 2BC (two Boss Cells), the new update has smoothed out difficulty progression—0BC (zero Boss Cells), for example, has been made more challenging in order to teach new players more of the moves and give them time to collect more gear/runes before progressing, but the difficulty curve in general has also been adjusted from 0-5BC so difficulty spikes should be (should be) less of a problem.
The full patch notes are available at the Dead Cells official website.
Dead Cells first launched for PC via Steam Early Access in May 2017, before its full release across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC via Steam in August 2018, followed by iOS via the App Store in August 2019, and Android via Google Play in June 2020.
Watch a developer walkthrough of the new update below.