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Isle of Dread Expansion Preview!

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Ahoy Defenders!

We’re only day(s) away from finally pulling up the anchor and setting sail for adventure in Dungeon Defenders II:  The Isle of Dread Expansion! This is a preview of all the things that were shown in the past months, but not everything coming. Everyone has been working to make sure this expansion is ready for the high seas, landlubbers beware! If you’ve been keeping up with our Dev Logs and Dev Streams you’ll recognize a lot of what’s coming. Let’s dive in!

New Maps

We’re excited to be introducing not one, but two maps with this expansion. These maps are available as their own Adventure set, can be selected when playing Expeditions, can come up as you progress through Onslaught, and one is even a Chaos VII Incursion!

The Jacked Sparrow

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The first map is set on The Jacked Sparrow, previous known as The Sparrow before the heroes of Etheria hijacked it in order to reach their destination. As you traverse this map, enemies attack from above and below the levels of the ship, requiring all hands on deck to keep the masts safe from destruction! There’s a ton of fun to be had on this map, as you use cannons to blast your enemies away, catapults to fly across the map, and vantage points to take out enemies when they least expect it!

Plunderer’s Paradise

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After braving the rough seas, the heroes land on an island besieged by an army of the Old One trying to break into the island’s mountain. Among these enemies are new foes that have not been seen before, helping beef up the horde that is coming your way! Protect the island to prevent havoc breaking loose, but also explore to find secrets hidden throughout the map. Conquer the Incursion version of this map by striking down Captain Dreadbones to unlock a new Barbarian weapon to add to your arsenal!

New Enemies

There’s a slew of enemies that are now donning pirate attire, an absolute necessity when conquering on such vicious tides! Here are a few of the enemies you encounter on your journey:

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These goblins upped their pirate fashion game, but they also recruited additional allies to take down heroes from afar. With the aid of Captain Dreadbones, some ogres can now carry and utilize Cannon Ogres are now a fearsome terror that can ruin your defenses!

War Table

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The War Table is improved with this expansion, adding some life to the world of Etheria, and also providing some quality of life changes as requested by our glorious community! The World Map shows all the different places Defenders may explore through different game modes. Each game mode contains different formats for ease of use, but also provide an “Advanced” session browser in each. You can now see all open available games to you easily, with a variety of filter options that give the choice of seeing every session, or a specific map!

Social Improvements

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Interacting with players is getting some good attention with this expansion, with much more coming even after the expansion! Player Lists are now easier to navigate, selecting another Defender and choosing to inspect their shop or invite them to party among other options provided via a drop down menu. Receiving invites is also streamlined to not take over your screen and there’s a timer to avoid invite spam. Parties received attention as well, for instance, the leader is now consistent and gives control to choose when and where your crew go!

Onslaught

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There’s a ton of changes coming to Onslaught, a lot of them due to the great feedback a lot of you provided since its appearance in Etheria! The biggest change is the progression in Onslaught, changing from three maps played per floor, to one map per floor. With this change comes an increased scaling in difficulty to make progression about difficulty instead of time. There are also more ways to earn Prestigious Weapons, more maps to play as you progress, more enemies you encounter, new schedules of enemies, and a new wave during Lost Temple known as the Omega Wave!

Ancient Power

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Onslaught and Ancient Power go together like pirates and the ocean, so of course we added more to this system! Ancient Powers themselves are now more powerful than before and require less of a point investment to utilize their maximum potential. There are also FOUR new powers to help bolster your battle against the horde of enemies coming your way. We also implemented a scaling minimum starting floor system to make getting into gaining early Ancient Powers easy, with a consistent difficulty as you acquire more and more (also, your pets are no longer reset when you gain Ancient Power)!

New Items

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There’s one thing that pirates are always on the hunt for — TREASURE! There are new weapons you can acquire for every hero, either through Professor Proteus, or through completing The Jacked Sparrow and Plunderer’s Paradise. Depending on where you acquire these weapons, you are also met with new pirate themed Mods that pack quite a punch that can be transferred to any weapon; or unique death animations that can sink your enemies (literally, one can turn them into a boat and sink into the ground)!

New Features

What good expansion doesn’t contain some new features? We’re introducing two new features to help Defenders as they keep Dragonfall and Etheria safe. The first is a replay from wave system available in Adventures, Expeditions, Onslaught, AND Mastery! This system restores your defenses, shows which ones may have underperformed or were destroyed, and gives you another go at taking down your enemies.

The next is a Primary Stat reroll system that we’re experimenting with. This system allows you to acquire reroll materials from completing the Jacked Sparrow and Plunderer’s Paradise, and reroll your primary stat into a potentially higher number. This change is not enforced if the roll is lower, you are always given a choice to accept it or decline! We’re looking for feedback on this system and if you all enjoy it, we’ll investigate greatly expanding it.

Balance Changes

Protean Shift brought a lot of new ways to play and a ton of power to Defenders, which we really love! As a result, there are a slew of things that are either not as strong as we’d like or too strong, removing any challenge while playing. We’ve discussed a couple of these, but there is more coming!

Bug Fixes

A lot of you submit bug reports constantly, and we make sure to squash as many of them as we can. As with any expansion, there are a lot of fixes coming your way. Please continue to submit them to our bug site, your help is invaluable to knocking out some of the pesky issues that appear.

Social Defenders

There’s a lot of people playing Dungeon Defenders II, and a lot of them gather on our social hubs. When it comes to finding other players, figuring out how to conquer a specific challenge, or just wanting to get to know others in the community, or getting the latest DD2 news, you can’t go wrong with our social platforms:

The entire team has had a blast making this content, we cannot wait for all of you to get your hands on this expansion. Stay tuned for more info soon!

For Etheria!

The Dungeon Defenders II Team

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Ascension was changed with this patch, so did my equipment still resets too???

If yes -> no interest

i want get better not the other way

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yes it puts everything back, but no matter. if there is an improvement to come. What annoys me is just getting free flight and error message. us I'm doing something new since today, 2 steps before 10 back 6 criss-cross. here ladder can not set screenshots

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yes it puts everything back, but no matter. if there is an improvement to come. What annoys me is just getting free flight and error message. us I'm doing something new since today, 2 steps before 10 back 6 criss-cross. here ladder can not set screenshots

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A lot of you submit bug reports constantly, and we make sure to squash as many of them as we can. As with any expansion, there are a lot of fixes coming your way. I was facing the error 0xc00000e9 and solved error quickly you can also get solution for it .


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yes it puts everything back, but no matter. if there is an improvement to come. What annoys me is just getting free flight and error message. us I'm doing something new since today, 2 steps before 10 back 6 criss-cross. here ladder can not set screenshots  Visit to the CCTV Installation and get the help.

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yes it puts everything back, but no matter. if there is an improvement to come. What annoys me is just getting free flight and error message. us I'm doing something new since today, 2 steps before 10 back 6 criss-cross. here ladder can not set screenshots Visit the CCTVInstallation and get the help.


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