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Greetings, Defenders! Lots of exciting changes are coming to Dungeon Defenders II. Get ready.


On October 13th, the Steam version is entering Open Alpha! This is when the game will be free for anyone to join in the Early Access period. To this point, the feedback from our Early Access players have led to major changes to core features, and we’re excited to extend this opportunity to everyone. Players who join in during Open Alpha and beyond will not receive the currency or exclusive goodies unless they purchase one of the packs on Steam. When we move into Open Alpha, there will be no more full wipes, but we may still have limited resets/rerolls depending on what we add or change to the game.


But before Open Alpha happens, we’re releasing our next major update:  Ascension! (Current tagline:  “Ascend to even greater heights of power, courage, awesomeness and friendship!” ...we’re still working on it.)


This update will release in two parts. The first part releases on October 7th, and the second part tentatively releases on October 27th. Part One contains:


  • Experimental bigger towers and clustering changes

  • New ranged/melee weapon variety

  • Stat Allocation System:  choose where you put stat points when you level up!

  • A new Huntress build

  • New costumes

  • Enemy rebalancing and more!


Part Two contains:


  • Two new maps!

  • A new Incursion

  • New minibosses

  • Four new hero builds

  • New spooky costumes and more!


To see the Ascension update in action, check out today’s Devstream below.



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Добрый вечер, Защитники! Множество интересных изменений приходит в Dungeon Defenders II... Приготовься!


13 октября, Steam'овая версия переходит в режим Открытого Альфа тестирования! То бишь - когда игра будет бесплатна для тех, кто присоединился к раннему периоду тестирования. До этого момента, возможность обратной связь с игроками в раннем доступе привела к серьезным изменениям в механике, поэтому, мы рады дать эту возможность всем. Игроки, которые присоединятся в течении Открытой Альфы не потеряют валюту или эксклюзивные вещи - если они купили хотя бы одно из расширений DD2 в Steam. Когда мы перейдём в Открытое Альфа, то полных вайпо уже не будет, но, возможно,  прийдётся аннулировать кое-что; в зависимости от того, что мы добавим или изменим в игре.

Но прежде, чем открытая Альфа будет доступна, мы выпускаем наше следующее крупное обновление: Вознесение! (Текущий слоган: "Восходите на более скалистые высоты власти, мужества, дружбы и благоговения!" ... Мы все еще работаем над этим...).

Это обновление будет выпущенно в двух частях. Первая релизная часть - 7 октября, а Вторая часть -  предварительно 27 октября. 

Часть первая содержит:

-Экспериментальные увеличенные башни и изменения их кластеризации;
-Новые ТТХ  оружия дальнего/ближнего боя;
-"Stat Allocation" система: выбирайте, куда будут направлены очки опыта, после повышения уровня!
-Новая сборка для Охотницы;
-Новые костюмы;
-Изменение баланса и многое другое!


Вторая часть содержит:

-Две новых карты!
-Новое вторжение (режим);
-Новые Минибоссы;
-Построение 4-ёх новых героев;
-Новые жуткие костюмы и многое другое!

Чтобы увидеть новые возможности в обновлении - смотрите видео от Devstream ниже.

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Can we expect one of these patches to provide several Skeleton Special  enemies to ease our monthly quest grind ?

Also, looking really good. New maps, new legendary weapons with new builds, tower changes and enemy changes... Character points to help improve our characters! Awesome skins!!! This month is looking really good.

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When we move into Open Alpha, there will be no more full wipes, but we may still have limited resets / rerolls depending on what we add or change to the game.

Does this mean there will be one last wipe before then or at the open alpha launch?? Would love to know if I should ease up on my dd2 so I don't burn myself out because of a wipe.

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Super stoked for these patches. Looking really good Trendy! Love the new weapons and am really glad for the additional flexibility in stat points as opposed to small skill spheres. Bigger, stronger towers balanced by a larger number of enemies also seems very appealing.

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@Loyal Tea quote:

Wait so the Apprentice will get 2 skeleton skins?

Also I found this odd bug with pets...

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I really hope that this picture isn't stuck on the top left of my screen...

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TeaLoyal quote:

Wait so the Apprentice will get 2 skeleton skins?

Also I found this odd bug with pets ...

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26FFCDFE33B23C238028FB4BC0593F34964375DD

I'm seeing it on my screen, too. I'll ping Duxter.

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Ah yeah, the Loyal Tea update! Also, I'm on my tablet, I can't see what I'm typing.

Still though, this patch(es) soundsamazing! Looking forward to it.g

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RamboColonel quote:


I_PASS_BUTTER Quote:
  • Stat Allocation System: choose where you put stat points when you level up!

I hope that each of our level 50 heroes will have the possibility to reroll stats ... I would not like to up again 8 chars just to set specific points ...

Yep, you can reroll your stats for a flat gold cost!

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Can't wait for PlayStation 4 update,  but I don't under stand,  will the wipe get rid of costumes you buy or only armer😕.  Please respond



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Hey devs,

Can you guys please make it hard to obtain loot and good loot because a lot of us want a challenge to get good gear and you guys just shower us in loot.

Thank you.

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man i love halloween i hop those skeleton skins have cool upgrades cause right now its kinda eh if they dont then i hope their special drops.

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A new playable class would be nice soon. Certainly not saying that I don't appreciate the other work and understand there are many factors being worked on but just giving my two cents.

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Can't wait for PlayStation 4 update,  but I don't under stand,  will the wipe get rid of costumes you buy or only armer😕.  Please respond



You will keep real money currency in any wipe. 

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@el genius quote:

So no more wipes from now on? Or still one major wipe to come before we enter open-alpha?

they said no more wipes if anything re rolls!

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I have around 300 hours on the original dungeon defenders, i loved it. So as you can imagine i was insanely excited to see a DD2 in he steam market and i must say, even though i bought it on day 1, it was buggy as hell. BUT I LOVED IT. I managed to max all characters in a space of 2-3 weeks if i remember correctly, and i got bored with it due to having smaller content and a cap level of 25.

I came back to this game months later after scrolling through my game list while telling myself i am so bored. I updated it to see all my progress was gone, as you can imaging i was very, very frustrated and nearly quit, but the new tavern intrigued me. I found myself loading another level, and another, which made me remember what i love about these games. Before i knew it i was grinding to max level once again ^.^... here i am hoping to dear god i don't lose my max characters again. please trendy, don't do this to me. 

But the purpose of this comment was to say that i love what you have done in the past, and what you have continually brought to this franchise, i am pretty stoked about this about this new update, i really hope you keep up the great work, and continually bring more and more to this game. I am really pleased that you are helping your players the best you can and that you have a lot of community decided changes within the game.

I love you trendy, you are my love, my heart, my life. If you wipe my characters, i will cry myself to sleep, then write an angry comment. You will no longer be my life, you will be merely nicknamed "Grinding Simulator 2k15" and there will be forever an empty place in my heart.       Trendy pls. - Love Bems 

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I have around 300 hours on the original dungeon defenders, i loved it. So as you can imagine i was insanely excited to see a DD2 in he steam market and i must say, even though i bought it on day 1, it was buggy as hell. BUT I LOVED IT. I managed to max all characters in a space of 2-3 weeks if i remember correctly, and i got bored with it due to having smaller content and a cap level of 25.

I came back to this game months later after scrolling through my game list while telling myself i am so bored. I updated it to see all my progress was gone, as you can imaging i was very, very frustrated and nearly quit, but the new tavern intrigued me. I found myself loading another level, and another, which made me remember what i love about these games. Before i knew it i was grinding to max level once again ^.^... here i am hoping to dear god i don't lose my max characters again. please trendy, don't do this to me. 

But the purpose of this comment was to say that i love what you have done in the past, and what you have continually brought to this franchise, i am pretty stoked about this about this new update, i really hope you keep up the great work, and continually bring more and more to this game. I am really pleased that you are helping your players the best you can and that you have a lot of community decided changes within the game.

I love you trendy, you are my love, my heart, my life. If you wipe my characters, i will cry myself to sleep, then write an angry comment. You will no longer be my life, you will be merely nicknamed "Grinding Simulator 2k15" and there will be forever an empty place in my heart.       Trendy pls. - Love Bems 

GOOD LUCK


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[[72938,users]]'s screenshot above,

Will this inventory system be ported over to PS4?  This looks miles better than the current inventory system on the PS4, which is buggy and unintuitive.

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