V Rising Secrets of Gloomrot Patch Notes

V Rising Secrets of Gloomrot Update: Full Patch Notes Listed

An update bigger than the Twilight saga

A new big patch has arrived for V Rising Early Access Period. Secrets of Gloomrot is the first major update for the game dropping exactly on its anniversary. The game has since amassed a huge following of vampire aspirants in this universe, and they now have even more things to do in the game.

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This was basically a whole new game compressed into a single patch, so you might wanna take some good time off if you really want to go through all of it. Here’s the full patch notes for the V Rising: Secrets of Gloomrot update.

V Rising Secrets of Gloomrot Update: Full Patch Notes Listed

General Optimization

Several systems in the engine have been reworked and restructured to enable all new features in this patch as well as to generally improve performance and stability.  There may be new types of issues for specific hardware that can arise due to these massive changes but in general, the game should run better on the vast majority of setups.

When starting/joining a game for the first time we now pre-warm a number of shaders. This will result in a longer loading time during this first startup. This change should lead to a lot fewer stutters/freezes when encountering new content (units, spells, etc) for the first time.

The experience of connecting to servers with a lot of players should be improved due to many optimizations regarding networked objects. There are now fewer objects being synced when you connect to a server and as a result, you will be able to start playing quicker.

The responsiveness of certain spells and abilities has been reduced due to removing frame delays when reacting to objects/spells being spawned or destroyed, thus making combat overall more fluent and responsive.

Territories and Multiple Floors

Players may now freely build staircases allowing you to build a castle on multiple floors. Players may build up to 3 floors or 4 floors in areas that have terrain height differences. This is the default server setting but may be increased up to 6 floors on private servers. 

Major parts of the world have been updated with new topology to support multiple floors as well as a new way of claiming your land through the Territory system. You no longer claim land by placing individual borders but instead claim the entirety of a region by placing your Castle Heart in the available space.

The intention with this change is to:
  1. Ensure that players always get the room they need to progress and build a castle that can store all their stations and loot.
  2. Block players from intentionally griefing other players by surrounding them with floors/walls.
  3. Avoid scenarios where multiple players unintentionally build in the same area effectively blocking each other from progressing later in the game when everyone needs more space.
  4. Improve PvP scenarios where players could build multiple lines of defenses in a single area and could build an army of servants making it almost impossible to raid.
  5. Better communicate the land availability of a server to players before they join. It will be easier to avoid servers that have too little space to build.
  6. Improve the Map UI to better display what areas are claimed and what areas are free as well as what players/clans are occupying a given space. 

Territories also pave the way for a number of possible expansions/improvements for the future. This addition is a stepping stone towards something more.

Additional changes to better support territories / multiple floors:
  • Borders have been replaced with a new type of ‘Rough Floor’ in the early game.
  • Players may now place most castle structures without a floor requirement within their territory.
  • All floors regardless if exterior/interior will generate a roof once a room is enclosed.
  • All framework assets (walls, windows, doors, wallpapers, pillars, floors) have been redone and updated to work with multiple floors. This includes an additional version of all walls/pillars when stacked on top of one another.
  • Multiple floors introduce a new maximum height for objects/framework – Many objects have been altered and reshaped to fit the new sizing model.
  • Stairs placeable in slopes have been removed and replaced with general staircases usable both in slopes as well as anywhere in your territory to build multiple floors.
  • Line of Sight has been reworked from a 2D line of sight to a 3D line of sight, the system that determines what units/spells your character may or may not see on the screen.
  • AI pathfinding has been reworked from a 2D solution to a 3D solution to allow units and servants to navigate between floors.
  • Fading of objects in front of the camera has been reworked. Objects now fade more smoothly and in front of units to allow you to always see your enemy. Floors in the castle fade depending on your player position to always ensure that you can see the objects on the floors you are currently standing on.
  • Border visualization added when in the build menu.
  • Default Dismantle refund changed to 100% from 75% to better allow players to reshape their castle as well as reducing the penalty for moving to a new territory.

Castle and Building

Build Menu

The build menu has been updated with a new layout, functionality and with better categorization of objects to allow players to more easily navigate the menu and build their castle.

Dyeable Objects

Select objects can now be dyed in different colors. This includes torches, carpets, windows, select furniture, and more. Changing the color of an item does not cost any extra material. You may also edit the color of objects placed in your castle via a color wheel.

Modular Objects

Some objects such as planters, trellises, vases, and flowers are now more modular allowing you to place one object on top of another to fuse them. 

Workstations

  • Jewelcrafting Table has been renamed to Artisan Table for crafting Magic Sources.
  • A new “Jewelcrafting Table” has been added allowing you to craft Spell Jewels.
  • Fabricator – A new refinement station for assembling materials.
  • Leatherworking station – A station for crafting bags and saddles.
  • Ancestral Forge – A station for restoring ancient legendary vampire weapons.

Growing Plots

Planting seeds now requires a growing plot. A number of growing plots of varying sizes and looks are now available for both interior and exterior use.

Abandon Castle

By interacting with the Castle Heart, players may now abandon their castle. Losing ownership puts the castle in decay. This will be useful when moving to new territory on servers with castle limitations and/or when you just want to get rid of your castle.

Expose Castle

By interacting with their own Castle Heart, players may now expose a castle for up to 5 minutes. Any player may claim the castle when it is exposed (the current owner as well). Useful to transfer ownership of a castle from one player to another.

Castle Levels

The castle heart may now be upgraded up to level 5 from the previous maximum, level 4. The default bonuses for each level are as follows:

  • Level 1
    • 40 Floor Tiles
    • 4 Servant Coffins
    • 500 Blood Essence limit
  • Level 2
    • 100 Floor Tiles
    • 5 Servant Coffins
    • 1000 Blood Essence limit
  • Level 3
    • 180 Floor Tiles
    • 6 Servant Coffins
    • 1500 Blood Essence limit
  • Level 4
    • 260 Floor Tiles
    • 7 Servant Coffins
    • 2000 Blood Essence limit
  • Level 5
    • 420 Floor Tiles
    • 8 Servant Coffins
    • 2500 Blood Essence limit

New Structures and Decorations

The following new decorative and structural items have been added:

  • Structures
    • Prison Door
    • Iron ‘Barrier’ Door
    • Prison Entrance Plugin
    • Barrier Entrance Plugin
    • Wide Castle Gate Entrance
    • Wide Castle Wooden Gate
    • Wide Castle Iron Gate
    • New Wallpapers – ‘Stately Stone Walls’
      • White
      • Red/Gold
    • New Floor Types
      • Rough Flooring 
      • Mossy Cobblestone
      • Garden Cobblestone
      • Gothic Tiles
      • ‘Ebonite’ Castle Floor
  • Garden
    • Garden Hedges (Various Walls and Pillars)
    • Garden Planters (Various urns, Trellises, Archways, and Pergolas)
    • Garden Planters Growth (Blood rose, ivy, and morass castle growth variations for trellises, archways, and pergolas)
    • Garden Furniture (chairs, tables, and bench)
    • Castle Wall Vegetation (Blood rose, ivy, and morass for walls and pillars)
    • Additional saplings for planting various trees added
      • Apple Tree
      • Apple Tree Cursed
      • Aspen
      • Aspen Autumn
      • Birch
      • Birch Autumn
      • Cherry Blossom Pink
      • CHerry Blossom White
      • Cypress
      • Gloomy Tree
  • Furniture and Decor
    • ‘Cordial’ round rug and rectangular rug
    • Dignity Bench and Podium
    • Various dressing tables
    • Various Folding Screens
    • ‘Frayed’ and ‘Cordial’ Wall and Window draperies
    • Reworked all vases and added modular placement of new vegetation/flowers for all vases
    • ‘Frayed’ Pillar Banners
    • Additional Lamp Posts
    • Additional Chandeliers

Misc

  • The number of Prison Cells a player may build is now limited to 16. This is a server setting that can be altered.
  • It should now be easier to move the castle heart within your territory. It is no longer attached to surrounding walls and pillars.

Servants

  • Servant missions now generally require one less tier of gear to complete successfully
  • Servant Panel has been updated with more detailed information
  • Servant Expertise now affects Health, Damage, Hunt Proficiency, and Loot
    • Overall servant expertise has less impact on the ability to complete hunts though it now grants bonus loot as well. 
  • Multiple servant missions have been updated with new and/or modified loot
  • New Servant mission locations
    • Quartz Quarry
    • Rustlock Village
    • Trancendum Mine
    • Trancendum Machine Factory
    • Pools of Rebirth
    • Trancendum Laboratories
    • Trancendum Power Plant
    • Brighthaven Vineyards

PvP Castle Raiding 

With the addition of territories and multiple floors, we’ve added additional features to improve and balance PvP Castle Raiding.

New Castle Raid Feature – “Disable Defenses”

To avoid scenarios where players build massive snake-like labyrinths across multiple floors to stash away their treasures and to block any attempt of a raid, we’ve added a new castle heart interaction to discourage certain castle designs and honeycomb builds (at least on your second and third floor). 

The win condition for Castle PvP will be mostly about reaching the Castle Heart on the bottom floor (similar to servers that allow destruction and/or conquering of enemy castles using keys). 

With this addition, we also hope that players will be more encouraged to use their additional build space to build a more convenient space on their second and third floors.

By reaching a player’s castle heart on a normal PvP server players may now temporarily disable the castle defenses for 10 minutes by spending one castle key of the correct level. In this state, the following occur:

  1. Enemy players may use paired teleporters inside the enemy castle
  2. All walls, doors, pillars, entrance barriers, and windows become immaterial allowing players to simply walk through them.
  3. All chests/storage can be instantly looted without a cast time
  4. The Owner/Clan may not respawn in coffins inside the castle
  5. The Owner/Clan may not use waygates to/from the castle
  6. Servants can not respawn
  7. Temporarily reduces the health of all structures within the castle

This action has a cooldown of 30 minutes to discourage players from re-triggering this state over and over again for griefing purposes.

Travel and Target Area Ability Reworks

To improve the game feel and to ensure that PvP within castles is more balanced we’ve reworked how travel spells and target AoEs function (especially around the castle).  

Travel spells now visually allow players to travel the full height regardless if there’s a floor above you or not within a castle – you will however land on the current floor that you are aiming at.

You can use travel spells across railings allowing you to jump from one floor to another or between floors on the same floor. You can however never jump from a lower floor to an upper floor (unless you are standing in a staircase).

All target area spells are blocked by railings to prevent players from attacking enemies from an upper floor to a lower level floor.

Diminishing Returns

There are now diminishing returns on crowd control effects in PvP affecting Freeze, Incapacitate, and Fear. Each time a player is hit by a crowd control effect the duration is reduced. The player may become immune if hit by several effects in a short amount of time. The immunity wears out after 10s. 

Additional PvP Updates

  • You can no longer perform servant actions such as Summon or Revive while “Castle is under attack.
  • Destroying wooden palisades and doors now triggers Breach
  • Soul shards may only be placed on the first floor similar to castle hearts.
  • Servant maximum health reduced by 25-30%
  • Siege golem size has been reduced and attack animations adapted to fit within the new castle height boundaries.
  • Siege golem now has an additional support roar ability to shield nearby allies (only vampires not affecting golems)
  • Siege golem now has an additional melee slam ability that can stun enemies in a small area
  • Siege golem health server settings updated to 750/1000/1250/1750/2500 from 500/750/1000/1500/2500. Default Siege Golem health is now set to 1250.
  • Siege Golem ranged attack no longer travel across cliffs/abysses
  • Explosives, Siege Golems and Castle Key items can no longer be picked up from the ground while under the effect of Veil of Illusion (to block possible raid exploits)
  • Increased radius of Tier 2 Explosive boxes from 4.5 to 6.

Updated World and New World Locations

The entire world has been modified to enable the new castle territory feature, to improve progression flow and to include new bosses and loot. 

Farbane

  • Major overworld changes to all buildable areas.
  • New creatures can now be encountered in the forest.
    • New Unit – Forest Spider
    • New Unit – Corpse Pile
  • Forgotten Cemetery
    • New Unit – Flying Skull
    • New Unit – Undead Assassin
  • Added two ‘Shady Merchant Camps’ added where players may trade.

Hallowed Mountains

  • Major overworld changes to all buildable areas
  • Creatures in the area are now more deadly
  • New Unit – Frost Wolf
  • New Unit – White Moose

Dunley Framlands

  • Major overworld changes to all buildable areas
  • Ruins of Dracula’s Castle moved to the north between Dunley and Gloomrot
  • Haunted Iron Mine
    • New Unit – Undead Guardian
    • Undead General unit changed into V Blood – Kriig the Undead General
  • Added the ‘Dunley Farmers Market’ where players may trade
  • Added the ‘Iron Cave’ location
    • New Unit – Rock Elemental
    • Updated Unit – Iron Golem
  • Added ‘The Forbidden Tower’ location
    • New V Blood – Maja the Dark Savant
  • Added ‘ Quartz Quarry’ Location
    • New V Blood – Grethel the Glassblower
  • New V Blood – Bane the Shadowblade

Cursed Forest

  • Overworld changes to all buildable areas
  • A new Biome Hazard – ‘Curse of the Forest’ now affects players venturing into the area
    • New V Blood – The Old Wanderer
  • Spider Cavern has been moved to the west side of Cursed Forest
  • Ancient Village removed from the entrance of Cursed Forest
  • A new Ancient Village named ‘Cursed Village’ has been added north east in the Cursed Forest
  • Ancient villages are now inhabited by ghosts instead of skeletons
    • New Unit – Ghost Crossbowman
    • New Unit – Ghost Guardian
    • New Unit – Ghost Assassin
    • New V Blood – Cyril the Cursed Smith

Silverlight Hills

  • Overworld changes to all buildable areas
  • Sacred Silver Mine is now themed as a Slave Mine, controlled by the Church of Luminance
    • New Unit – Ruffian
    • New Unit – Slave Master
    • New V Blood – Sir Magnus the Overseer
  • Added ‘Brighthaven Vineyard’ location (replacing parts of Brighthaven suburbs)
    • New V Blood – Baron du Bouchon the Sommelier
  • Added ‘Brighthaven Trade District’ where players may trade, replacing the ‘Brighthaven Slums’ name

Gloomrot South

A new level 58-60 biome.

Locations

  • 16x Castle Territories
  • New Location – Rustlock Village
  • New Location – Pools of Rebirth
  • New Location – Trancendum Mine
  • New Location – Trancendum Machine Factory
  • Small Locations – Trancendum Camps and Farms / New Waygate and Cave Passage

V Bloods

  • Ziva the Engineer
  • Domina the Blade Dancer
  • Angram the Purifier

New Units

  • Mutated Rat
  • Mutated Deer
  • Mutated Moose
  • Mutant Spitter
  • Flesh Golem
  • Trancendum Villager
  • Technician
  • Tazer
  • Batoon
  • Railgunner
  • Tractor Beamer
  • Pyro
  • Sentry Officer
  • Drill Mech

Gloomrot North

New Level 74-83 Biome. Adds a new environmental hazard ‘Lightning Storm’. Lightning strikes down in the area dealing damage. Vegetation catches fire if hit by a lightning bolt. The intensity of lightning storms vary from location to location within the biome.

Locations

  • 10x Castle Territories 
  • New Location – Trancendum Laboratories
  • New Location – Trancendum Power Plant
  • New Location – Thunderstrike Peak
  • New Location – Stormdrain Hills
  • New Location – Doctor Blackbrew’s Castle
  • Small Locations – Trancendum Camps and New Waygate 

V Bloods

  • Doctor Henry Blackbrew
  • Voltatia the Powermaster
  • Adam the Firstborn

New Units

  • Mutated Wolf
  • Mutated Bear
  • Lightning Rod Mech
  • Zapper Mech
  • Gattler Mech

Camera

The game-view camera has been tweaked allowing players to tilt it ~10% more. This increase affects how far the player can see. This change allows players to more clearly see units and objects on top of ramps/stairs thus reducing the advantage players may have when defending a castle or a slope. 

Traversing the World

The world of Vardoran is getting bigger and to better allow players to travel to different destinations we’ve increased the useability of some travel mechanics.

New Vampire Power – Dominate Mount

Once unlocked you may now dominate a horse to turn it into a Vampire Horse. A Vampire Horse does not require water, can be revived and recalled to your location and has the ability to jump across objects using “Space”.

You may also equip saddles on Dominated mounts to further boost their stats.

Wolf Form

  • Speed increased from 45% to 60%.
  • You may now use a ghostly leap to jump through objects using “Space”. The ability has 2 charges and an 8s cooldown.
  • The cast is now interrupted by damage taken.
  • Damage over time effects no longer breaks wolf form.

Bat Form

  • Cast time has been reduced to 4s from 8s
  • Movement speed increased by 70%

Human Form

  • Cast time has been reduced to 4s from 5s

Teleport Bound Items

The following items no longer block players from using waygates or batform:

  • Bone
  • Fish
  • Plank
  • Stone Brick
  • Rugged Hide
  • Paper / Scroll / Schematic
  • Seeds

Local Castle Teleporters

You may now build local teleporters by matching two teleporters of the same color within your castle to allow you to quickly travel between different rooms and/or floors.

Visual Updates

  • Adjusted the Line of Sight Vision Fog for all of the existing and new areas to enhance clarity and visual feedback.
  • The ‘Depth of Field’ effect affecting how blurry objects are perceived from a long distance has been tuned down.
  • Added additional hairstyles for character customization
  • Updated the visuals of the Dawnthorn Armor Set
  • Updates to vampire movement animations, adding stop and start running states.
  • Improved vampire animations for attacks when using the Mace or the Slashers weapon
  • The share blood mechanic has updated animations.
  • The Crossbow weapon effects have been replaced with more physical-looking effects instead of poisonous effects to fit better with the overall physical theme of weapons. 
  • Several icons have been updated and/or replaced. Including icons for items, spells, recipes, minimap, and keybinds. 
  • Wind has been added to the game, giving vegetation a more realistic appearance when in motion.

Sound

Sound Effects

  • Added volume control for player voice lines.
  • Sounds for the new areas, ambiences and units etc.
  • New voices for the player, vbloods, units and humans.
  • New storm ability sounds and some new abilities in the old schools of magic.
  • General mix improvements and refining of existing sounds.
  • Added more UI sounds.

Music

  • Music has been added for the Gloomrot South and North biomes; a total of 4 new tracks.
  • Improved the global implementation of the music with the goal to make it feel less repetitive.

Vampire Voices

Vampire voices have been added for the male and female versions. Vampire voices add a layer of feedback for specific interactions and triggers and should help the player to better understand certain actions, triggers, limits, errors, and events.

Vampire voices can be turned off in the Options menu. 

Multiplayer Scaling – Units and Loot

To improve the balance and to generally make combat feel good and rewarding when fighting both solo and together with a group we have reworked the system that scales enemy health.

Enemy units now scale more dynamically, increasing and decreasing in health as players join, die, or leave a fight.

Unit scaling now also includes normal units and not only V Bloods. 

Fighting together should be both fun and rewarding, units killed will now also have a chance to drop additional loot that scales with the number of players. With these changes, we hope to incentivize players to keep playing together rather than to visit different locations solo.

Using allied buffs from afar on a player fighting a unit will now trigger health scaling as if that player was also participating in the fight. 

Items and Loot

New Weapon Types

The player may now unlock access to two new weapon types, The Greatsword, and the Dual Pistols. Recipes are unlocked by defeating specific V Blood bosses detailed in the ‘Progression Update’ section.

Spell Jewels

Players may now find and craft ‘Jewels’ adding additional perks to a spell. You can equip one jewel on each of the 36 standard abilities (including veils) but not for ultimate spells. The number of available modifications for each spell differs between 5-10 depending on the spell. Each perk can come in varying strengths. 

There are three tiers of jewels, each tier adds one additional perk to the spell up to a total of three (3). Each tier increases the possible roll for the perk modifiers as well.

Jewels will drop from units, and breakables and can be found in chests, storages, and treasure chests.

Ancestral Weapons

Players may now find, craft and restore ancestral weapons using the ‘Ancestral Forge’. Ancestral Weapons can be obtained at tier 6 and tier 8. Ancestral Weapons add an additional weapon level along with additional secondary stats that are randomized. An ancestral weapon also modifies the ‘Q’ ability of your weapon so that it applies to one of the six spell school effects when striking an enemy.

Magic Sources

Most magic sources have been updated with new art for icons and with new names for more consistency. The secondary stat bonuses of T6+ Magic sources have been rebalanced. 

T7+ Magic Sources now always reduce blood drain by 15%

The ‘Blood Key’ Magic source has had its level reduced to the same level as T8 magic sources and now instead grants +25% Blood Drain reduction and +75 Sun Resistance. This item is intended to be more a symbol of power for completing all Journal Quests (for now…), not a contender for best magic source. The overlay effect of having this item equipped has been toned down. 

Weapons and Armor

Crossbows are no longer crafted from Woodworking Table, Crossbows are now crafted in the same manner as all other weapon types.

Set Bonuses and Gear Level have been tweaked for some weapons and armor sets most notably:

  • Dark Silver Weapons now grant Gear Level 23 (+5 from Merciless Iron Weapons)
  • Dawn Thorn Set now has double Gear Level Set bonuses (Increasing total Gear Level by +6 for wearing the entire set) 
  • Bloodmoon Set speed bonus reduced to 4% from 6%

To balance out the additional power and generally increased damage from the additions of Ancestral Weapons and Jewels in PvP, the total amount of health granted by armors has been significantly increased (primarily towards the end game sets). Damage output from units in PvE has been tuned to not offset the PvE balance. Generally, these balance changes will result in a bit bigger numbers for health and damage across the board, more noticeable in the endgame.

Repair Costs

Weapons and Armors now lose less durability when used (about ~25% less). 

In PvP (when killed by another player) all equipped items now lose 12.5% durability and are dropped upon death resulting in a more exact match corresponding to repair costs. (i.e picking up the items should allow you to repair the lost 12.5%, previously a lot of items did mismatch between repairs and item drops which should no longer be the case). 

Bags

Players may now craft bags of various types allowing you to carry more items. Additional bag recipes are unlocked as you progress through the game. 

  • Small / Medium / Large sized bags allowing players to carry 3/5/7 additional items
  • Bags are limited to different categories of items
    • Herbs, Seeds and Flower Bag
    • Research / Book Bag
    • Gem Bag
    • Purse for coins

Materials and Refinement

There are a number of new materials and several changes to refinement recipes as well as visual updates to lots of icons for both items and recipes. This section outlines the biggest changes and additions.

The stacksize for several items have been updated, most items now have a higher stack size.

The crafting and refinement time for several items has been reduced or greatly reduced. 

A lot of crafting recipes have been updated as well. In general a lot of changes aim to tune the entire journey from early to end game in a way where we remove item bottlenecks, diversify the locations you need to visit to gather items and to nail a good pace for player progression. 

New Materials
  • Thick Hide, creature item drop available primarily in Dunley/Hallowed Mountains
  • Pollen, general material that drops from flowers
  • Mutant Grease, mutant item drop available primarily in Gloomrot South
  • Plague Brier, a new flower/herb that can be found in Gloomrot South
  • Tech scrap, a general resource found in Gloomrot
  • Depleted Batteries, a resource found in Gloomrot north
  • Radium Alloy, a new type of metal found in Gloomrot or refined in a Furnace
  • Power Core, a new type of component, refined in a Fabricator
  • Onyx Tear, a new material type crafted in an Anvil
  • Sacred Grapes, a new plant in Silverlight Hills
  • Blood Merlot, a new blood flask tapped in a prison
  • Copper Coins, a new currency used for trading in Farbane
  • Goldsun Coins, a new currency used for trading in Silverlight Hills
  • New wood types added
    • Hallow Wood
    • Gloom Wood
    • Cursed Wood
Changed and Removed Materials
  • Iron Body removed
  • Clay Mold removed
  • Highland Lotus removed
  • Imperial Thread removed
  • Animal hide rebranded to ‘Rugged Hide’
  • Fish Oil rebranded to ‘Oil’
Recipe Additions and Changes

Several recipes have been added and/or rebalanced. 

Tannery

  • Thick Leather
    • 16x Thick Hide + 1 Oil
  • Pristine Leather
    • 20x Mutant Grease + 20 Pristine Hides

Grinder

  • 10x Pollen
    • 20x any Flower Type
  • Grave Dust
    • 64 Bones
  • 4/16/64 Gem Dust (Moved from Salvage to Grinder)
    • Any Tier 1/2/3 Gem
  • Spectral Dust
    • 1x Scourgestone + 32 Ghost Crystal

Tomb

  • Banshee
    • 8x Gemdust + 24x Plague Brier

Furnace

  • 2x Whetstone
    • 1x Copper Ingot + 12 Stone Dust
  • 5x Glass Bottles
    • 12x Glass
  • 4x Radium Alloy
    • 1x Sludge-filled Canister + 4x Sulphur + 60x Tech Scrap
  • 1x Dark Silver Bar
    • 4x Spectral Dust + 20x Silver Ore

Sawmill

  • 4x Plank + 1x Oil
    • 40x Hallow Wood
  • 4x Plank + 2x Mutant Grease
    • 40x Gloom Wood
  • 4x Plank + 2x Ghost Shroom
    • 40x Cursed Wood

Vermin Nest

  • Putrid Rat
    • 4x Gravedust + 1x Unsullied Heart
  • 6x Mutated Rats
    • 4x Gravedust + 1x Sludge Filled Canister
  • 6x Spiderlings
    • 16x Mutant Grease + 1x Fishbone
  • 3x Mosquitos
    • 20x Plague Brier + 1x Bloodsnapper

Blood Press

  • 6/10/14 Oil + 2x Fish Bone (Fish moved from Salvage Chest)
    • Uncommon / Common / Rare fish

Loom

  • 4x Cloth
    • 4x Thick Leather + 16x Plant Fibre
  • 8x Cloth
    • 4x Pristine Leather + 24x Plant Fibre
  • 1x Coarse Thread
    • 16x Pollen + 12x Plant Fibre
  • 2x Carpet Roll
    • 1x Wool Thread + 4x Cloth
  • 1x Wool Thread
    • 4x Coarse Thread + 1x Cloth
  • 2x Silk
    • 4x Silk Worm + 4x Cloth
  • 2x Ghost Yarn
    • 2x Cotton Yarn + 4x Wool Thread + 16x Ghost Shroom

Paper Press

  • 1x Paper
    • 4x Sawdust + 4x Plant fibre
  • 4x Scrolls
    • 4x Coarse Thread + 8x Paper
  • 12x Schematics
    • 16x Scrolls + 40x Tech Scrap

Fabricator

  • 1x Canister
    • 1x Iron Ingot + 4x Glass
  • 2x Power Core
    • 4x Charged Batteries + 8x Radium Alloy
  • 5x EMP
    • 4x Power Core + 12x Iron Ingot
  • 20x Copper Coins
    • 8x Copper Ingots
  • 20x Silver Coins
    • 4x Iron Ingots + 60x Silver Ore
  • 20x Goldsun Coins
    • 4x Gold Ingots + 20x Silver Coins

New Consumables

  • Irradiant Gruel – Feed Prisoners to boost blood quality but has a chance to turn the prisoner into a mutant.
  • Dusk Caller –  Allows you to transport a charmed prisoner to an unoccupied prison cell within your realm
  • EMP – Allows you to disable electrical sources
  • Barrel Disguise – Turn into a barrel to disguise yourself. Trigger a barrel roll and stun any enemy hit depending on distance traveled. 

Units

New Blood Type – Mutant Blood

Has the following effects:

  • 25-50% Reduced Blood Drain
  • 10-25 Increased all resistances
  • 10-20% increased speed while shapeshifted
  • 40% chance to convert the victim to a random mutant when using a bite
  • Boost all the above effects by 30%

Unit Updates

Witches

  • Now has Scholar blood instead of Creature Blood

V Blood Updates

General

  • Updated visuals for the V Blood feed effect
  • All players that drink blood from a V Blood are now healed when the feed is completed
  • Item drops from V Bloods are now spread over a wider area to better distribute the loot between multiple players
  • Boss minions that scale in numbers based on number of players in the fight now have reduced health scaling

Goreswine the Ravager

  • Balance adjustment and increased cooldown on invulnerability/aoe attack

Grayson the Armor

  • Balance adjustment to charge attack and spin attack.
  • Not clearing out the caltrops can punish players a bit more as the knockback swing is faster and his caltrops deal more damage.

Ferocious Bear

  • Balance adjustment and reduced melee attack cast rate.
  • Fixed an issue where the boss would slide toward players after performing a series of attacks.

Octavian the Militia Captain

  • Fixed an issue causing Octavian to sometimes enter a state where he would stand still and do nothing
  • Some spell effects have been updated

Morian the Stormwing Matriarch

  • Updated visuals and general readability improvements making the fight easier to grasp and understand. 
  • Cyclone spell reworked, each cyclone now slowly follows the closest enemy player until it hits or times out

Azariel the Sunbringer

  • No longer uses his shield on nuns
  • Two additional holy rods are now placed near the entrance of the church
  • General balance tweaks to adds and skills.
  • Holy rods in his church now launch fewer projectiles

Terrorclaw the Ogre

  • Fixed an issue with the Frost Leap attack causing it to now always sync correctly with the impact area
  • Fight has been tuned and is now slightly harder
  • Some spell effects have been updated

Matka the Witch

  • Updated visuals and general readability improvements making the fight easier to grasp and understand. 
  • Lots of red circle effects have been removed
  • exploding mosquitos are telegraphed in a more clear way

Styx the Sunderer

  • Updated visuals and general readability improvements making the fight easier to grasp and understand. 

Gorecrusher the Behemoth

  • Updated visuals and general readability improvements making the fight easier to grasp and understand. 

Solarus the Immaculate

  • Abilities that dealt fire damage now deal holy damage instead.
  • Boss health scaling adapted for 1-4 players from being tuned for 4 players.

 

Vampire Spells and Weapon Skills

Weapon Skills

Sword – Shockwave

  • Now always returns the player to the origin location of where the target was standing when it was hit.

Slashers – Camouflage

  • Now makes players semi-transparent in the same way as other stealth mechanics rather than 100% transparent

Spells

General

  • Primary ranged attacks after triggering a veil ability when using Crossbow or Pistols now correctly fires a projectile infused with the spell school of that veil, triggering the veil effect in the same manner as any melee attack would.
  • Hover spell casts now have a maximum cast distance of 22 (this limit includes spells such as Phantom Aegis, Power Surge and Ice Block).
  • Each spell school now has a unique status effect associated with it. 

Shapeshift

  • Bear forms attack power and attack level is now defined by the currently equipped weapon. This affects how effective resource gathering is as well as limits what mineral nodes that may be destroyed when using weapons with different gear levels.
  • Fixed an issue where a player was able to shapeshift after converting a human using the Charm ability if Shapeshift was used directly after completing the charm.

Blood

Leech – New debuff. Leech the life force from your enemies for 5s. Physical attacks restore 7% of the damage dealt against Leeched enemies. 

Shadow Bolt – Magic damage reduced to 180% from 200%. Removed fading snare. Now applies Leech.

Blood Rite – No longer heals you for 30% spell power. Now applies Leech to all enemies hit by the wave of energy.

Blood Rage – Reworked. Heal nearby allies for 40% of your spell power, increase attack speed by 25% and movement speed by 15% for 4s. Inficts Leech on nearby enemies.

Crimson Aegis – Replaced by Phantom Aegis (Illusion Spell).

Purgatory – Replaced by Blood Fountain.

Blood Fountain – Summon a pillar of blood healing allies for 40% of your spell power. The pillar erupts after 1.2s inflicting Leech and dealing 75% magic damage to enemies while healing allies for 60% of your spell power. 

Sanguine Coil – Health drain reduced to 25% down from 40%.Reduced self heal to 25% down from 40%. Hitting an enemy now applies Leech, hitting an enemy affected by Leech consumes the effect and heals you for 5% of your maximum health.

Veil of Blood – Reduced the healing from the next primary attack to 5% of maximum health from 6% of maximum health. The next primary attack also inflicts Leech.  

Crimson Beam – Duration decreased to 3s down from 4s. Magic damage increased to 200% up from 150%. Now applies Leech to all enemies hit. Healing to allies increased to 150% up from 100%.

Heart Strike – Now applies Leech to all enemies hit by the blood nova.

Chaos

Ignite – Chaos Burn renamed to ‘Ignite’. Burns the victim for 50% magic damage over 5s.

Chaos Volley – Reduced magic damage to 110% down from 125%. Inflicts Ignite.

Aftershock – Increased magic damage to 125% up from 100%. Inflicts Ignite

Chaos Barrier – No longer provides a 10% movement speed increase. Magic damage reduced to 50% down from 75%. Blocking an attack inflicts Ignite. Chaos Barrier can now be recast to launch a chaos projectile.

Void – Magic damage increased to 90% up from 70%. Now pulls enemies hit by the explosion towards the center and inflicts Ignite. 

Power Surge – Reworked. Boost a target ally of self. Increases movement speed by 25%, attack speed by 25% and physical attacks inflict Ignite for 4s.

Veil of Chaos – Removed the bonus damage on the next primary attack. Your next primary attack now inflicts Ignite.

Chaos Barrage – Inflicts Ignite.

Merciless Charge – Magic area damage increased to 125 up from 100%. Magic area damage inflicts Ignite.

Unholy

Condemn – New debuff. Increasing all damage taken by the condemned enemy by 15% for 5s. Summon an unholy warrior to fight by your side whenever a condemned target perishes.

Pestilence – Reworked. Renamed to Corrupted Skull. Launch a projectile that deals 80% magic damage, summons a skeleton and inflicts Condemn. The attack deals 40% bonus damage to enemies below 30% health.

Corpse Explosion – Renamed to Bone Explosion. Increased magic damage to 140% from 125%. No longer applies a fading snare. Now applies Condemn.

Ward of the Damned – No longer provides a movement speed increase. Only the first attack blocked is guaranteed to spawn a skeleton, subsequent blocks have a 50% chance to spawn a skeleton. Skeletons spawned from this spell now have a maximum cap of 5. Ward of the damned can now be recast to launch a wave of energy that deals 25% magic damage and inflicts Condemn. 

Death Knight – Replaces Spectral Assassin. Summon a Death Knight at target location that performs a heavy melee attack dealing 130% magic damage to nearby enemies, knocking them back and inflicting Condemn, the strike deals 70% bonus damage to enemies below 30% health.

Soulburn – New spell. Drain the life of up to 3 nearby enemies dealing 70% magic damage, inflicting Condemn and leeching 40% health. Cancels any attack the enemy performs, silencing them for 2.5s.

Unstable Mosquito – Mosquito has been stabilized. Spell was renamed to Mosquito and moved to the Illusion school. 

Veil of Bones – On attack ability reworked. Your next primary attack deals 25% bonus damage and inflicts Condemn. Deals an additional 50% damage to enemies below 30% health.

Volatile Arachnid – Magic damage from explosion increased to 130% from 100%. Now deals 40% magic damage when summoned and applies a fading snare for 1.5s. Toxic Fume removed.

Summon Fallen Angel – The amplify effect has been replaced with Condemn.

Illusion

Weaken –  New debuff. Weaken your enemy to reduce their damage output by 15% for 5s. 25% chance to gain Phantasm whenever a weakened target perishes.

Phantasm – New buff. Reduces your spell cooldowns by 1% and grants 2% chance to reset cooldowns on cast. This effect stacks up to 10 times and is removed once you successfully reset cooldown on cast.

Spectral Wolf – No longer applies a fading snare. Magic damage increased to 125% up from 100%. Bounce damage increased to 85% up from 75%. Each enemy hit applies weaken and a stack of Phantasm to the caster. 

Phantom Aegis – Replaces Crimson Aegis. Apply a shield to target ally or self that shields the target for 200% of your spell power, inflicts Weaken on nearby enemies and grants Phantasm for each enemy hit. 

Mist Trance – No longer refreshes the cooldown of your Secondary weapon attack. Applies Weaken to nearby enemies when reappearing. Grants a stack of Phantasm for each enemy hit this way.

Spectral Assassin – Replaced by Death Knight.

Wraith Spear – New spell. Dash backward and launch a piercing projectile dealing 160% magic damage and inflicting Weaken. Each subsequent hit deals 75% damage of the previous hit and grants Phantasm.

Mosquito – Magic damage increased to 70% up from 60%. No longer applies Amplify. Now inflicts Fear for 1.5s and Weaken upon exploding. Grants one stack of Phantasm for each enemy hit.

Veil of Illusion – Your next primary attack now inflicts Weaken. The projectiles launched by the illusion inflict Weaken and apply a stack of Phantasm to the caster.  

Mirror Strike – Ultimate Removed.

Spectral Guardian – Now also applies Weaken to nearby enemies.

Wisp Dance –  Is now an ultimate. Magic damage increased to 60% from 25%. Magic damage of launched wisps increased to 100% from 50%. Hitting an enemy with either version of the wisps applies Weaken to them and grants the caster one stack of Phantasm. 

Frost

Freezing a target that is immune to freeze now inflicts Chill and deals 25% magic damage.

Frost Bat – Unchanged

Ice Nova – Magic damage increased to 140% up from 100%.

Frost Barrier – No longer grants bonus movement speed. Can now be recast to conjure a cone of cold dealing 25% magic damage and inflicting Chill.

Crystal Lance – No longer splinters into multiple projectiles on impact. Magic damage increased to 160 up from 150%.

Ice Block – New spell. Turn target ally or self into solid ice rendering them unable to move or act for up to 2.2s. The ice shields for 280% of your spell power, grants immunity to crowd control effects and heals up to 8% of maximum health while active. 

Veil of Frost – Removed bonus damage on next primary attack. No longer gives a shield. Increased radius of area of effect to 2.8 from 2.5, area of effect deals 50% damage.

Arctic Leap – Unchanged

Frost Vortex – Unchanged

Storm – New spell school

Static – New debuff. Electrify your enemy for 5s causing physical damage dealt to them to trigger a shock dealing 10% magic damage.

Cyclone – New spell. Conjure a cyclone that pierces enemies dealing 90% magic damage and inflicting Static. The cyclone returns once it reaches max distance, circling back towards you and lingering for up to 10s hitting any enemy it passes through.

Polarity Shift – New spell. Launch a projectile that deals 90% magic damage and inflicts Static. You and the other target swap locations on impact. If the target is immune to the effect you instead teleport to the location of the target.

Discharge – New spell. Block melee and projectile attacks for up to 1.5s. Turn immaterial and travel to cursor location when an attack is blocked. Passing through an enemy deals 50% magic damage, inflicts Static and launches the target into the air for 3s.

Ball Lightning – New spell. Launch a Ball Lightning that lingers in place, periodically shocking a nearby enemy inflicting Static. Deals up to 180% mafic damage per target over 3s. Ball Lightning’s total damage cannot exceed 450% magic damage. Explodes after the duration dealing 50% magic damage in the area.

Lightning Curtain – New spell. Summon a curtain of lightning that blocks projectiles for up to 2.5s. Inflicts Static and periodically deals 25% magic damage to enemies that pass through the effect. Applies a fading haste increasing movement speed by 40% for 3s to allies that pass through.

Veil of Storm – New spell. Dash towards input direction and elude nearby enemies for 2.2s. Gain 20% increased attack speed for 4s. Your next primary attack deals 25% bonus damage and inflicts Static. Dashing through an enemy also inflicts Static.

Raging Tempest – New ultimate. Dash forward and bounce between nearby enemies striking them for a total of 525% magic damage split across targets within the area for 3s. Additionally strikes all enemies in the area up to 4 times dealing 40% magic damage and inflicting Static. Afterward, dash towards your aim direction.

Eye of the Storm – New Ultimate. Knockback nearby enemies and conjure a thunderstorm around you. Lightning bolts strike down in the surrounding area dealing 100% magic damage and inflicts Static. The storm rages for 5s and lightning strikes the area 37 times over the duration.

Progression Changes

There has been a wide array of changes to the progression line including Journal changes, V Blood level and reward changes and item, crafting and material changes. 

This section outlines the most important ones.

Blood Tracking

The “Blood Altar” has been removed and players may now track V Bloods at any time once the feature has been unlocked using a new V Blood interface with additional features:

  • A better representation of all V Bloods and their rewards
  • A distance indicator displaying how close the V Blood is from your current location as well as the direction.
  • When tracking a V Blood you will be able to see a range indicator in the Journal Quest panel
  • If a V Blood is dead the unit will be displayed as a “ghost” and the range indicator displays a respawn timer instead.

Journal

Various flow and reward changes to Journal Quests.

“Fortify”

Now asks the player to build a Mist Brazier as well.

Now rewards Growing Plot for one seed.

“Getting Ready for the Hunt”

Now unlocks the Blood Tracking feature instead of the Blood Altar.

“Blood Hunt”

Now asks the player to track a V Blood using the new V Blood panel

“The First Book in the Library”

No longer unlocks Castle Framework

Now unlocks Customization Mirror

“Expanding my Domain”

Now unlocks Castle Framework

“Complete a Room”

No longer unlocks Stone Coffin

Now unlocks the Waygate

“Waygate”

New Journal quest asking players to build and use a Waygate

Unlocks Stone Coffin.

“Throne of Command”

No longer unlocks the Eye of Twilight

Now unlocks Crypt Flooring

“A Castle reaching the Sky”

New Journal quest asking players to upgrade castle heart to level 4

Unlocks blood power – Dominate Mount

“Nightfall Steed”

New Journal quest asking players to subdue a mount

Unlocks the ability to craft saddles

“Vampire Empire”

New Journal quest asking players to upgrade castle heart to level 5

Unlocks the Eye of Twilight

V Blood Progression Updates and Changes

General

  • All V Bloods now drop health orbs upon reaching 50% health, healing players for a small amount of health. The number of orbs increases with the number of players in combat

Rufus the Foreman

  • Now unlocks the Crossbow Weapon

Grayson the Armorer

  • Now unlocks Phantom Aegis (replacement for Crimson Aegis)

Goreswine the Ravager

  • Now unlocks Gravedigger ring
  • No longer unlock Veil of Bones

Lidia the Chaos Archer

  • Now unlocks leather crafting table
  • Now unlocks small bags
  • Level changed to 30 from 26

Putrid Rat

  • Items required to spawn changed to
    • Unsullied Heart and 4x Gravedust

Polora the Feywalker

  • Now unlocks large growing plots
  • No longer unlock Waygate
  • No longer unlock Veil of Illusion
  • Level changed to 35 from 34

Nicholaus the Fallen

  • No longer unlock Study
  • No longer unlock Ward of the Damned
  • Now unlock Paper Press
  • Level changed to 35 from 37

Quincey the Bandit King

  • No longer unlock Chaos Barrier

Ferocious Bear

  • Level changed to 35 from 36

Beatrice the Tailor

  • Level changed to 40 from 38
  • No longer unlock human form

Vincent the Frostbringer

  • Level changed to 44 from 40
  • Now unlocks Prison Framework (additional doors in prison style)
  • No longer unlock Veil of Frost

Kriig the Undead General

  • The ‘Undead Commander’ has regained his human form and is now a V Blood with some updated abilities
  • Level changed to 44 from 49
  • Unlocks the Reaper Weapon
  • Unlocks Ward of the Damned

Tristan the Vampire Hunter

  • Level changed to 44 from 46
  • Now unlocks the Greatsword Weapon
  • Now unlocks Veil of Frost

Leandra the Shadow Priestess

  • Level changed to 47 from 46
  • Now unlocks the ability “Death Knight” instead of “Spectral Assassin” (the ability has been changed and is now an unholy ability)
  • Now unlocks ‘Dusk Caller’

Grethel the Glassblower

  • New Level 47 V Blood
  • Unlocks the storm ability Cyclone
  • Unlocks Glass / Glass Bottle and Blood Rose Potion

Christina the Sun Priestess

  • Level changed to 47 from 44
  • Now unlocks the ability “Blood Fountain” instead of “Purgatory” (the ability has been changed and is now a blood ability)
  • No longer unlocks Glass / Glass Bottle / Blood Rose Potion and Holy Resistance Potion
  • Now unlocks Wool Thread

Meredith the Bright Archer

  • Level changed to 50 from 52
  • No longer unlocks Sanguine Coil
  • No longer unlocks Wool thread
  • Now unlocks the ability Veil of Storm
  • Now unlocks holy resistance potion

Bane the Shadowblade

  • New Level 47 V Blood
  • Unlocks the ability veil of bones
  • Unlock Human form
  • Unlock the Slashers weapon
  • Unlock the bag ‘small coin purse’ 

Maja the Dark Savant

  • New Level 47 V Blood
  • Unlocks the ability veil of illusion
  • Unlocks the Study
  • Unlocks the Scroll recipe

Terah the Geomancer

  • Level changed to 50 from 48

Frostmaw the Mountain Terror

  • Level changed to 57 from 56
  • No longer unlock the scroll recipe
  • Now unlocks medium bags

Jade the Vampire Hunter

  • Level changed to 57 from 62
  • No longer unlock major explosives
  • Now unlocks the Pistols weapon

Octavian the Militia Captain

  • Level changed to 57 from 58
  • Now unlocks ‘Raging Tempest’ instead of ‘Mirror Strike’ (the ability has  been changed and is now a storm ability)
  • No longer unlocks Dark Silver ingot / Dark silver Weapons
  • No longer unlocks Anvil
  • Now unlocks Wide Castle Entrances / Gates

Raziel the Shepherd

  • Level changed to 57 from 60
  • No longer unlock Athenaeum
  • No longer unlocks silver resistance potion
  • No longer unlocks Corrupted Artefact
  • Now unlocks the Jewelcrafting Table
  • Now unlocks the Ancestral Forge

Ziva the Engineer

  • New Level 60 V Blood
  • Unlocks the storm ability ‘Ball Lightning’
  • Unlocks the refinement station ‘Fabricator’
  • Unlocks the recipe for ‘Empty Canister’ and ‘Radium Alloy’

Angram the Purifier

  • New Level 60 V Blood
  • Unlocks the chaos ability ‘Chaos Barrier’
  • Unlocks the recipes ‘Mutated Rat’, ‘Major Explosives’ and ‘Irradiant Gruel’

Domina the Blade Dance

  • New Level 60 V Blood
  • Unlocks the storm ability ‘Polarity Shift
  • Unlocks Local Castle Teleporters

Ungora the Spider Queen

  • Level changed to 62 from 60
  • No longer unlocks Ghost Yarn

The Old Wanderer

  • New Level 62 V Blood
  • Unlocks the cloak ‘Shroud of the Forest’

Willfred the Werewolf Chief

  • No longer unlocks Holy Resistance Flask
  • Now unlocks Silver Resistance potion

The Duke of Balaton

  • Level changed to 64 from 62
  • Unlocks medium coin purse
  • Unlocks copper/silver/goldsun coin recipes

Foulrot the Soultaker

  • Level changed to 64 from 62
  • No longer unlock Tier 3 Cloak
  • Unlocks spectral dust recipe

Cyril the Cursed Smith

  • New Level 65 V Blood
  • Unlocks the illusion ability ‘Wraith Spear’
  • Unlocks the Anvil
  • Unlocks dark silver ingot recipe

Sir Magnus the Overseer

  • New Level 66 V Blood
  • Unlocks the frost ability ‘Ice Block’
  • Unlocks Tier 3 Cloak

Baron du Bouchon the Sommelier

  • New Level 70 V Blood
  • Unlocks the blood ability ‘Sanguine Coil’
  • Unlocks the magic source ‘Blood merlot amulet’
  • Unlocks recipes for ‘Barrel Disguise’ and ‘Blood Merlot’

Terrorclaw the Ogre

  • Level changed to 70 from 68
  • Now unlocks Large Bags

Mairwyn the Elementalist

  • Level changed to 70 from 64
  • No longer unlocks ‘Imperial Thread’
  • Now unlocks Holy resistance flask and Greater Jewels.

Morian the Stormwing Matriarch

  • Level changed to 70 from 68

Henry Blackbrew the Doctor

  • New Level 74 V Blood
  • Unlocks the storm ability ‘Discharge’
  • Unlocks Athenaeum
  • Unlocks schematic recipe

Azariel the Sunbringer

  • Level changed to 74 from 68
  • Now unlocks Large coin purse

Matka the Curse Weaver

  • Level changed to 77 from 72
  • No longer unlocks recipe for schematic
  • Now unlocks recipe for Ghost Yarn

Voltatia the Power Master

  • New Level 77 V Blood
  • Unlocks the storm ability Lightning Curtain
  • Unlocks recipe for ‘Power Core’ and ‘EMP’

Nightmarshal Styx the Sunderer

  • Level changed to 79 from 76
  • Now unlocks the unholy ability ‘Soulburn’
  • Now unlocks recipe for ‘Onyx Tear’
  • Now unlocks ‘Legendary Weapon Shards’ recipes

Solarus the Immaculate

  • No longer a ‘Shard Bearer’

Gorecrusher the Behemoth

  • Level changed to 82 from 78

The Winged Horror

  • Level changed to 83 from 78

Adam the Firstborn

  • New Level 83 V Blood
  • Unlocks the storm ability ‘Eye of the Storm’
  • Drops the Soulshard of the Monster (replacement for Solarus Soulshard)

Official Server Settings

  • All Official Servers will now run on a reset schedule ranging from 1/3/6 months. For players who wish to keep their progression for longer time periods you will need to play on a private server.

Official Server Settings – General Updates

  • The Merciless PvP option is no longer visible in the main game mode filter selection screen. We are planning to add Official Servers running additional rule sets, more niche server-settings will now only be visible when browsing the full server list.
  • Siege Golem Map icons are now turned OFF by default on all PvP servers. The Siege announcement will still be in effect and the golem can be spotted on the small minimap.
  • Raid/Siege PvP Hours have changed to a two hour interval from a four hour interval on all PvP servers (8 PM – 10 PM)

Official Server Setting – Specific Updates

Duo PvP

To reduce the defensive capabilities of servants on Duo servers we have limited the number of servants to a maximum of 5 and increased the yield from missions.

  • Reduced maximum servants to 2/3/4/5/5 from 3/4/5/6/7
  • Increased Servant Mission yield to 175% from 125%

Merciless PvP

  • Increased all yield modifiers to 200% from 125%

Server listing

In addition to the old Steam Server list, we have implemented a new solution that should improve the experience in the server list when there are a lot of servers active.

“Mad Hunt” Preset

The “Mad Hunt” preset along with the server options to scramble V Blood locations and rewards have been temporarily disabled due to all changes within this update. We plan to reintroduce these settings at a later time.

User Interface Updates

Blood Tracking

  • The Blood Tracking menu has been revamped to put a greater emphasis on highlighting the visuals and backstory of each V Blood. 
  • V Bloods are now grouped by level in a tree structure to improve progression.
  • The player’s current gear level is now displayed to help players evaluate what V Blood to track next.

Tooltips

  • With the added complexity of Ancestral Weapons and Spell Jewels, tooltip layouts have been improved with a focus on greater readability.

Castle Heart Panel

  • The Castle Heart panel has been revamped. We have simplified the design to focus on the Castle Heart’s core functionality and additional interactions.

Prison Panel

  • General improvements to prisoner slot layout.

Character Screen

  • Added bag slots and bag inventories to the Character screen.
  • Added the “Resource Yield” attribute and “Attack Speed” attribute..
  • General layout improvements.

Spell Book

  • The spellbook has been redesigned to adjust for the Spell School reworks and the Spell Jewel System. All tooltips have been updated and restructured for more clarity.

Build Menu

  • The build menu layout has been reworked to better fit the flow of building castles.
  • Many build items now have a color option. Already placed structures with color can have their color edited by holding “Left Ctrl”.

General

  • Scrolling Combat Text tweaks
    • When receiving a minor heal the SCT does not trigger the “Max” healing text and the text element itself is smaller and fades faster
    • When dealing damage to a high-level target (+4 levels) damage text is displayed in gray to indicate that you deal less damage against the target
  • Localization improvements – Localized text for different languages are generally less prone to escape panels or overlap.

Misc

  • The Blood Power – “Blood Hunger” can now be used while mounted, the full-screen effect has been toned down and you can see the blood type of various units from a greater distance. 
  • Fixed a bug where players could fish “themselves” up (killing you in the process) if the fish despawned exactly at the same frame when the cast was initiated.
  • Using a Cave now makes the player immune to sun damage while traveling to the target location
  • You can now rename workstations and refinement stations
  • You can now toggle the display of clan names for players in the interface settings
  • Blood Quality randomization has been tweaked to slightly increase the blood quality of normal units compared to trash units.
  • A new “Admin Island” chunk containing a castle territory has been added on coordinates 7,2 (can only get there by using teleport to chunk admin commands)

Related: V Rising Fishing Guide: How to Fish in V Rising

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Patrick has been working for Prima since 2022 and joined as a Staff Writer in 2023. He's been interested in gaming journalism since college, and that was the path he took once he had his degree in hands. Diligently ignores his ever-growing backlog to keep raiding in Final Fantasy XIV, exploring in Genshin Impact or replaying some of his favorite RPGs from time to time. Loves tackling hard challenges in games, but his cats are still the hardest bosses he could ask for.