Yesterday, we posted the news that the PC-only content — the new heroes, the Holiday DLC, and yes, even Nightmare Mode — will be staying PC-only. We’re really sorry that we can’t get this content to consoles, and you can read more about that decision in yesterday’s post.
Of course, I know you guys are hungry for console patch details, and while I don’t have the whole list yet, I do have one. It appears the issue with the Mistymire reward weapons disappearing has been fixed! Full patch details should be coming soon, and we’re still aiming at a January submission to quality assurance.
Console Event Details
Speaking of Mistymire, this week heralds the return of our console events. In this Trendy-versus-the-console-world-flavored event, it’s up to you to defend the crystal while our team of community griefers fling creeps over your well-placed blockades. Outlast the onslaught on Insane for five waves, and you’ll win the reward weapon, the Bound for Earth. (And yes, you need to survive for five waves to win the weapon. Dem’s the rules!)
To ensure the event would produce the right amount of succulent tears to fill my ego goblet, I’ve been subjecting the community team to tortuous testing. I think we’ve achieved the perfect ratio of winning to QQing.
Some of you have been curious about the little, insignificant details: dates, times, how to enter. The event takes place Jan. 26 and 27. (That’s tomorrow and Friday!) Thursday will be the PS3 event, and Friday will be the 360 event. Each day, we will be hosting the events from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.
Friday: 360, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST
For your chance to enter, send a message to TrendyEnt1, TrendyEnt2 and TrendyEnt3. We’ll be pulling in people at random, and any messages sent before the designated start time will be deleted.
We’ve talked at length about the Barbarian and the Assault Map Pack. We can finally announce that the Barbarian and the AMP will make their way to the Steam marketplace on — drumroll please — Jan. 30! That’s five days away. To help ease the pain of waiting for so long, here’s some more screenshots of the Etherian Mines.
The honeymoon suite.
Don’t go chasing waterfalls.
Just as a reminder, the Assault Map Pack will be free if you’ve purchased the Eternia Shards Complete on Steam. Otherwise, the AMP will be $.99 (on sale from $1.99), while the Barbarian will be $1.99 (on sale from $2.99).
I haven’t had too much of a chance to get my hands on the new goods yet, but I’m going to sneak into the office this weekend and give them a go. (And while I’m in the office, I might drop by Immortal-D’s PC giveaway.
Patch in Action
For our PC fans, it’s been more than a month since the last patch (7.15) hit Dungeon Defenders. Patch 7.15 brought the respawn-less Hardcore Mode and several much-needed tweaks to Nightmare Mode. Patch 7.16 will bring support for the aforementioned Barbarian class and the Assault Map Pack DLCs, as well the three new Steam achievements hinted at last week, and some additional functionality, such as:
Item folders for both your Item Box and Hero Shop! These can be sub-foldered (with viewable paths), and they support new item and folder mouse drag-&-drop interaction (as do the buttons).
Hardcore completion stat recording! You now get special icons indicating your hardcore mode completions (per-difficulty), and there’s a corresponding Achievement for beating all Nightmare Campaign missions in Hardcore. What future rewards will this unlock?
On-the-fly full-frontal viewing and no HUD display! You can activate this AT ANY TIME during gameplay for some action-packed shots! (Which means you guys better be sending some awesome screenshots to [email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email] for future digests! No excuses!)
Patch 7.16 is set to hit Steam on Jan. 30. For the rest of the tentative patch notes for 7.16, head on over to the Upcoming Patch Notes thread.
To our console fans, we’ll see you tomorrow. To everyone else, see you next time.