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Everything You Need to Know to Prepare for V Rising’s Launch

Get ready to sink your teeth into some V Rising!

The time is nigh, fellow vampires. V Rising is upon our doorstep and we need to prepare for its arrival. Never played the early access version? Don’t know what V Rising is exactly about? Want to figure out how to be the best vampire? Worry not, we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know about V Rising’s release.

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V Rising Launch Day Update 1.0 Breakdown

V Rising officially releases on PC via Steam on May 8, 2024 and with it comes the game’s latest update, delivering a lot of desired content. For veterans, this update includes new weapons, changes, areas, monsters, and threats within the game. Here’s a thorough dive into V Rising’s update 1.0.

  • Ruins of Mortium – Ruins of Mortium is a new area in Valdoran that players will get to explore as time progresses. It’s said that an ancient evil stirs here and players will come to find dark secrets throughout the land.
  • Conflict Zones – Conflict Zones are special zones within the Ruins of Mortium where players can secure and seize areas for rewards. This is an endgame area, allowing players to go on skirmishes for exclusive resources.
  • Cargo Travellers – Cargo Travelers are humans traveling across Valdoran that players can hunt down for blood and resources. These travelers usually carry various resources that can prove useful.
  • New Difficulty Modifiers – Players can customize how difficult their adventure will be. Players can choose between Relaxed, Standard, and Brutal with the latter being the most challenging difficulty choice within the game.
  • Improved Combat – The latest update will also bring new and improved magic, allowing players to explore and experiment with different play styles and spells.
  • Dracula’s Influence and Minions – Players can explore the Ruins of Mortium and cut down Dracula’s loyal followers to earn resources, as well as venture deep into his castle and pierce into the Shadow Realm to supposedly fight the vampire king once more. Players can also fight minions of Dracula’s legion, including the mighty generals of the vampire king’s court, Elena the Hollow, Cassius the Betrayer, and Valencia the Depraved.
  • New Weapons and Armor – The latest update will bring about new weapons like bows, whips, and an arsenal of unique weapons like throwing sickles. There’ll also be a lot of new armor for players to pick up on their journey.
  • Relocate Castles – Players can now relocate their castles to different places using magic, as long as the new area is available for relocation.
  • World Improvements – Uncover new discoveries within Farbane Woods. Players will get to explore new game content in the Dunley Farmlands, revealing secrets about Dracula’s demise after the Church of Light defeated the vampire king centuries ago.
  • Visual Improvements – Valdoran has received a visual update, improving the look and style of the world and making it more appealing. Veteran players will come to find the game looks even more stunning with the game’s full release.
  • Quality of Life Improvements – From an achievement system to new music to gamepad support to better item management, the newest update will improve a lot of quality-of-life aspects within V Rising. There’ll be new customizable castle decorations and armor for players to pick up too.

The Bloody Quest for Greatness – What Is V Rising?

The short answer is, well, it’s a vampire survival game—the end. But the longer, more detailed answer is that it’s a twisted, gothic action role-playing game about vampires ruling the realm and navigating the challenges of battles, diplomacy, blood-hunger, and daylight.

V Rising is an open-world survival game where you get to play as a vampire, awakening from their slumber after sleeping for centuries. Much of the world has changed, but your relentless pursuit of a greater living and rule persists even after all those years. You must hunt for blood to replenish your strength after sleeping for so long and convert humans into loyal vampire soldiers. As you slowly raise an army of blood-sucking, mindless servants, you’ll encounter various conflicts such as other players, supernatural beasts, and the daylight itself—all of which are considerably dangerous.

Your goal depends on your desire. Do you want to live peacefully and raise an impenetrable castle full of henchman, or do you yearn for bloodlust and prefer war over diplomacy? You pave the path for yourself as a vampire overlord, but your actions have consequences. In a near-limitless world, you can explore thick forests teeming with wildlife, raid other players’ castles, or jump into allied treaties with friends to conquer the greatest threats of Valdoran. Nothing is beyond reach in V Rising and you can customize your experience in this open-world survival game as much as you want.

And that’s pretty much the foundation for V Rising and everything you need to know about what to expect from the game when it launches this month. We’ll endeavor to cover the upcoming title in news articles, guides, and lists, so keep an eye out for more V Rising content on Prima Games.


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