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  1. DEFENDERS, We’re bringing you some news of a game that you may not have seen us post in a little while about. That game is… DUNGEON DEFENDERS II. That’s right, we’ve got some development going on for DD2 that we’re excited to share with you. Some of the stuff you’ll see in the short term, some stuff in the long term, and along the way we’ll be getting your input to help us out. Let’s get into it! Content First things first, the Etherian Polar Vortex has ended and you’ll soon have access to a snowless Tavern and Town Hub. Now you may be asking “WHAT ABOUT THE GIFTING TREE!?
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  2. DEFENDERS We’ve shown two maps in the past two weeks coming in Episode 1, and now we’re excited to present… ANOTHER MAP! Wait, sorry, we read that wrong, it was supposed to say A NEW DDA CHARACTER. Wow, that’s actually way cooler. Let’s get into it! New Hero - The Warden As hinted at in our April Fools Day “update”, we misspelled the hero name as The Andrew (an anagram for Warden, what a coincidence). A guardian of the forest that was banished to the realm our heroes find ourselves in, The Warden joins our roster to help push back the evils that stand in your way!
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  3. Hey Everyone! I’m Andrew Bernard, and I’ve recently joined Chromatic Games as your new Community Manager! I’ll be working with everyone here to hopefully fill Britt’s shoes as quickly and as smoothly as possible. Thankfully, I’m coming into a well-established and close-knit community so I’m sure the transition will be seamless. I look forward to connecting with everyone! A little about myself: I’ve been gaming since I was old enough to hold a controller, and I play most every genre of game including: RPGs, Adventure, Survival, Roguelite, Co-op, and many others (Recently: Fin
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  4. DEFENDERS, Today we launched our Post-Episode 1 PTR to get some feedback from you, our GLORIOUS DEFENDERS, to help make DDA the greater every day. We’ve got some big hero buffs, changes to ability mana, secondary ability changes, and the Test of the Lycan being added. You’ll just have to guess what all has been changed. Actually, maybe we’ll just post the notes here. Yeah, that’s what we’ll do. Let’s get into it! How to Join It’s not too late to join the PTR build! We’ve received awesome and helpful feedback from tons of our GLORIOUS Defenders, and we want to make sure your voice
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  5. DEFENDERS, A new day, a new chance to talk about everything going on in hallowed halls of Chromatic Games. We’re still working from home, so some halls might be dusty or cluttered, but hallowed nonetheless. There’s a ton of exciting news for us to talk about regarding all of our work (some of it is meh, but who cares, it’s news anyways). Let’s get into it! Dungeon Defenders: Awakened It’s no secret that a lot of you are hungry for all the new things that we’re going to be doing. Internally, we discussed showing these things over time, to not only keep anticipation up for what’s t
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  6. DEFENDERS, During our dev stream last Friday, we mentioned this week would bring the biggest news yet. We weren’t joking! We’ve finally made it to the reveal of the brand new, never-before-seen hero coming to Dungeon Defenders: Awakened in Episode One. A couple of weeks ago, we revealed the Warden, who happens to be the spiritual successor of the Dryad. Who will be joining her in Etheria? The second hero goes by… The Rogue! Now that you have a name (which some of you correctly guessed on our Twitter and Instagram posts), guess we need to tell you more about this new hero. Have we buil
    6 points
  7. DEFENDERS, The Dungeon Defenders II update you’ve been patiently waiting for is here for Steam and Xbox (with PS4 releasing after we pass certification)! In our update preview post, we let you, our glorious defenders, in on some of our juicy secrets, but of course we had more up our sleeves. It’s time to throw away those parkas because winter is gone—don’t worry, though. Ol’ Peepers will be there to spread the gift-giving spirit YEAR ROUND. We also fixed a ton of bugs, nipped a bunch of exploits in the bud, and introduced lots of new bundles for heroes and items. Now, let’s get into all th
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  8. DEFENDERS, On the May 14th stream we continued our string of reveals. Previously we’ve shown off the new Maps (The Mill, The Outpost, The Keep, and Foundries and Forges), the new heroes (The Warden and The Rogue), some new weapons (The Woodland Set), and even the new enemy (The Lycan). Those are just some of the things being added to the game, but now it’s time to get into some of the new features coming to Dungeon Defenders: Awakened. Let’s start with a big one — GEAR! GEAR UPGRADE Gear is getting a major face lift in Episode 1, and for a lot of reasons. We’ve been taking a heav
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  9. DEFENDERS, We’ve been talking a lot about what’s to come in Dungeon Defenders: Awakened future, teasing at various bits here and there, and by making this sentence even longer, we’re still teasing more just putting off the inevitable of what’s coming your way. Real quick, let’s talk about how Ramsters came to exist. Hamster and ram? That doesn’t even make any sense! Oh wait, you probably wanted to talk about the first thing. Okay, time to talk about the first thing. Let’s get into it. Episodes Now what the heck are Episodes? Well in short, they’re our FREE major content upda
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  10. DEFENDERS, We have been hard at work on DDA Episode II, and wanted to show off our colorful new map: The Bazaar! Here you will brave the onslaught from both enemies old and new as you protect Hammel the Camel (and sure, the core too I guess) at all costs! New Map: The Bazaar After defeating the Lycan King, the heroes traverse a great desert finally arriving at The Bazaar, the first map of Episode II! This map is a relic long forgotten, part of the same civilization that inhabited Tornado Valley and Tornado Highlands. You’ll have to fight your way through the Bazaar in order to pr
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  11. DEFENDERS, The time has come… Dungeon Defenders: Awakened passed Nintendo’s Lot Check process and is ready for release on the Nintendo Switch! Thanks to all of the great feedback from our PTR testers, we’re now at a place where we feel ready to announce more details on the release of The Lycan’s Keep update (formerly known as Episode One) as well. The official release date for DDA on Nintendo Switch is August 4, 2021. But that’s not all... The highly anticipated free update “The Lycan’s Keep” will launch simultaneously on PC via Steam, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S on August 4th, too
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  12. DEFENDERS, Every day we inch closer to releasing a lot of the awesome hard work that many of us here at Chromatic have been focused on in order to get some great content out to you all. That also means we inch closer to revealing a new part of Episode 1. Oh wait, that’s today! Let’s get into it. New Weapons - The Woodland Set What would a new update be without new weapons? These aren’t all of the new weapons you’ll be seeing in Episode 1, but they are pretty friggin’ awesome! They are themed around the first two maps, being more focused on a living forest. Bonus,
    5 points
  13. DEFENDERS, In less than ONE WEEK Dungeon Defenders: Awakened will be released on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One!! We are so pumped for that release and we wanted to add to that excitement by sharing other big news from the studio — we’re also rolling out the release of Update 1.3 soon! We’re currently getting this update certified for Xbox, with our goal being to release the update for both PC and Xbox players on March 17, DDA’s Xbox launch date. Check out what’s to come... What’s New Tutorial One addition to the game we’re really proud to introduce is the new tutorial! W
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  14. DEFENDERS, With all the news on gear upgrades from last week, it may feel like we can’t possibly give away any more Episode 1 news, but you’d be wrong. Here we come with even more reveals with a brand-new game mode and some spicy additions to current play. Developer Note: All of these things are subject to change by the release of Episode 1. “Tests” Boss Challenges Game Mode We’ve got a NEW GAME MODE! We’re calling this the “Tests” mode because it’s one defender being tested against one big baddy. The “big baddy” can be any of DDA’s infamous bosses, and you fight one-on-one
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  15. #MayThe4thBeWithYou, Defenders! We know the power of the dark side is a constant temptation. To help you continue choosing the light, we’re giving defenders a FREE downloadable far-far-away themed wallpaper! Our heroes want to send a galaxy-sized “Thank You” for all your support in keeping Etheria safe through the years. We’re feeling extra generous, so for a short time, all galactic-themed DD2 costumes (including the Very Far Away Bundle) are 50% OFF in the Emporium! The sale starts today and runs until May 5th at 8:00PM EST. The Emporium is the way… to great deals. On top
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  16. DEFENDERS, Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for you, and to show our appreciation we wanted to give back in the best way we know how: with a free steaming turkey mask! Anyone who logs in from now until December 8th will get our newest transmog, the Harvest Gobbler Mask! Don’t miss out! Thanksgiving Login Event Harvest Gobbler Mask (Gobble, gobble!) From now until December 8th, all defenders who login will receive the Harvest Gobbler Mask, unlocked through the Transmog UI. Make sure to hop on to get this absurdly tantalizing turkey mask before time runs out! Nintendo
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  17. DEFENDERS, Thanks to everyone who participated in the PTR over the past few weeks. Today we are happy to announce we are bringing those PTR changes live in our Episode 1, The Lycan's Keep Patch 2.1! In addition to the below changes from the PTR, we are also officially starting our Halloween login event. Anyone who logs into DD:A today through November 7th 11:59 PM ET will receive the Hallow's Evil Grin mask for their heroes! Hallow's Eve Login Event From now until November 7th at 11:59 PM ET all defenders who login will be able to earn the Hallow's Evil Grin mask, unlock
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  18. DEFENDERS, It’s finally here! The Lycan’s Keep Update is live on PC/Steam and Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch (as of August 24th, 2021). We’ve been testing, revising, retesting, and re-revising this update for a couple of months. Now, we can’t wait for all Defenders to experience the big (and small) changes to Etheria. We don’t want to keep you in the intro too long, so get scrolling! Read about all the goodies (and new baddies) included in The Lycan’s Keep Update. TWO-WEEK EPISODE 1 LOGIN REWARD! First thing’s first, to celebrate the launch of The Ly
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  19. DEFENDERS, It’s been a hot minute since the roster for Dungeon Defenders II expanded, so we are incredibly excited to bring you the newest DD2 hero: The Mercenary! That’s not all that’s coming though, we’ve got new shards, new mods, new pets, new costumes, and even some new tower functionality on the Adept. So much new stuff, let’s get into it! New Hero: Mercenary Abilities Fan of Knives - Quickly spin in place, throwing knives in every direction dealing damage to all close by. Dagger Throw - Throws a line of poison daggers toward your enemies! C
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  20. DEFENDERS, We’ve shared a lot with you over the last few weeks about all of the exciting additions and revisions coming to Dungeon Defenders: Awakened with the release of the Epsiode 1 update. It’s been a blast showing off our two new heroes, the Warden and the Rogue, along with introducing new maps and our new inventory and stats system on our Twitch dev stream each week. For this week, we shared some more goodies that will add to Defenders’ experiences. Enemies in Rifted After our last update where we reduced the number of enemies across the board to boost game performance, the
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  21. Hello Defenders! It’s [CG] Britt here to get you excited about a brand new campaign I’m running for the community throughout the month of February. I’m calling it… FAN ART FEBRUARY For the entire month of February, CG pages will be soliciting different forms of Dungeon Defenders art from you - our wonderful and dedicated community. To be frank, I’m not what you’d call the “artistic” type - I really enjoy appreciating and sharing others’ great works, though. So, show us your skills! We want this all to be about you, our GLORIOUS community! How will the campaign work? On
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  22. DEFENDERS, We are very excited to show off our progress on DDA Episode II by introducing our newest map: The Lost Metropolis! Defend your core from threats old and new in the shadow of structures from a forgotten civilization. (Bonus internet points if you spot the one true hero, Hammel, below) New Map: Lost Metropolis What’s Next? Here at Chromatic Games we will be taking time off to spend with our friends and families over the holiday season. That means tomorrow is the last Funday Friday stream of 2021! Ma
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  23. DEFENDERS, It’s been a little over a month since we introduced the Mercenary, and that means the Winterfest season is upon us! In the spirit of giving, we are giving you a little bit of everything! We have some optimizations, a new tower, some cool new cosmetics, balance changes, and much more. Let’s get into it! 64-bit Client We are adding a 64-bit beta client for potential fixes for many different crashes and general stability. Currently, a fraction of a percent of all Steam users are still on operating systems that can only play 32-bit games. For the time being, both versions
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  24. DEFENDERS, The time has come… We passed Microsoft’s Xbox Certification for Dungeon Defenders: Awakened!! With that, DD:A will officially be released and available to download on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S consoles on March 17, 2021. Pre-order for DD:A will be available on the Microsoft Store beginning March 3. Qualifying Kickstarter and Xsolla Backers who chose “Xbox” as the platform for their Game Key reward will receive their digital game key in their emails prior to the launch date. Players will receive a day one update available at download that will bring the Xbox ve
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  25. DEFENDERS, The Public Test Realm (PTR) is out now and there’s a lot for you to test (click here to find out how to get in). We’re going to be gathering feedback on and updating based on that feedback as we go! You may notice there is more in this update than what we have already announced (and we plan on adding even more as we get closer to launch), so we will frequently be adding to this list in order to get your feedback on additional elements and changes. DISCLOSURE This is a PTR build. That means that things are going to be in a rough state, not finished, maybe a bit buggy, e
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  26. DEFENDERS, Dungeon Defenders: Awakened Preorder for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One has started!! You can head over to the Microsoft Store to order it now: http://bit.ly/XboxPreorder If you’re not yet following us on Twitter or Facebook, today may be a perfect time to click that “Follow” button. Twitter and Facebook users have a chance to win a FREE copy of Dungeon Defenders: Awakened on Xbox by simply retweeting or sharing our preorder posts. Luckily for you, we have the links to those right here: DDA Xbox Preorder post on Twitter DDA Xbox Preorder post on Facebook Whi
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  27. DEFENDERS, Recently we have seen an increasing number of questions regarding the Dungeon Defenders Awakened PlayStation port. We felt that these questions deserved a more in-depth response so we sat down with one of our engineers, Lawson, and asked him directly! Q. What's been the most challenging thing when developing for PS? A. One of the difficulties we face with PlayStation development is that we are using a modified version of Unreal Engine. To be able to submit to PlayStation we had to manually upgrade our engine to be able to use Sony's new SDK (software developmen
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  28. DEFENDERS, Based on your feedback, we have made the following updates to the PTR. We expect this to be the last round of changes, and look forward to bringing these changes to the live client soon! General UI Updated tooltips that item effects and set bonuses that affect Primary Attacks also affect Secondary Attacks. Gear Added cosmetic rewards (Raven Lord Wings) to the Test of Lycan completion Heroes Squire Hero Shield Throw (Secondary Attack) Damage increased to 350% of Weapon Damage up from 300%. Towe
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  29. DEFENDERS, Last week, we discovered a way that Defenders can unintentionally flag themselves as a hacker since the Lycan’s Keep Update in Dungeon Defenders: Awakened. Today, we’ll be sending out a hotfix for this and resetting the hacker status on ALL currently flagged accounts. What does this mean for flagged Defenders? After the reset, all Defenders who were previously flagged as a hacker, regardless of prior actions, will no longer be flagged. As long as defenders’ accounts are clean from hacking modifiers, they will be able to join public online games normally. How does
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  30. DEFENDERS, As promised, we’re excited to show you all the latest additions and changes for Dungeon Defenders II in the Going Wild West Update! You’ll see some new maps, new challenges, new projectiles (have we mentioned GOATS?), NEW ENEMIES AND A NEW BOSS, and lots of other extra wild features. Let’s not keep you waiting any longer.... Read about all the changes Defenders will see in this update. New Maps - The Wild West Region If you watched our Friday Funday on July 16th you’d already know that we’ve introduced two new maps to the War Table - The Wildest West and Wild Westival!
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  31. DEFENDERS Have you ever wished you could show off your dungeon-defending side a bit more? Have you tried to tell your non-DDA friends about Etheria, but they just can’t “imagine” it? Well, we may have just the solution for all of you defenders. As a token of our appreciation — and in celebration of our upcoming Xbox release — below are downloadable mobile wallpapers of our four original Etherian heroes. Feel free to download your favorites or all of them, it’s our gift to you. Just be sure to let us know which hero you choose to feature on your phone first! Apprentice Wallpaper
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  32. DEFENDERS, Things are getting exciting here at Chromatic Games! With the official launch of Dungeon Defenders: Awakened on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, we’re celebrating with even more good news—a Day 1 Update with LOTS of exciting changes to both Xbox and PC (this will appear as 1.2.1 on Xbox, but it’s actually Update 1.3). Last week we teased some of the additions, revisions, and fixes included in this latest update in our Update 1.3 Preview post. Now that it’s here, let’s break down what you can expect to see in Etheria after you’re all updated. Content Tutorial We
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  33. Hello Defenders! Today is the official first day of Fan Art February! Last week we introduced the campaign in this post. The time has come to show off your DD-related artwork. The theme for this week is: Spring Cleaning. We know there are plenty of budding and professional artists in our community and this is your chance to unload all of the DD-inspired art you’ve been keeping to yourself! For the next week, you can submit your artwork below and the community will vote on their favorites by liking the comments featuring community-created artworks. The submissions with the most v
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  34. Defenders, For our Nintendo Switch launch, we’ve just received word today on a few issues for our Backers that we want to be transparent about and offer some solutions. North American Backers: For those who filled out their information last week, we are currently working with Nintendo of America to get your keys to you by this weekend. This is unfortunate, but we’re doing everything we can to get the keys as quickly as possible. European Backers: Due to unfortunate circumstances, Nintendo of Europe (NOE) gave us notice today (August 3rd) that we need to submit tax documen
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  35. DEFENDERS, It’s Brittani, following up with some news we announced on the stream today. It’s true - today was my last stream and next week will be my last week at CG. But don’t worry! I’m not leaving you all empty handed. A new CM will be here before you know it (he’s already part of the team, we’re just training him up currently )... Thank you for welcoming me into the community, getting to know me, and making sure to always hit me with the tough questions Some of you know me as “Doc” because of my background as a college professor. I’ve decided to go back into the classroom after
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  36. Hi Everyone! My name is Brittani Sahm - the brand new Community Manager for Chromatic Games, and your personal insider to all the things going on in the studio. Who am I? Before finding my way to CG, I was (and still am) a professor of public relations. My favorite part of teaching has always been learning about and talking with students, and I’m looking forward to reaching even more people through the many DD communities I’ll be in contact with as your Community Manager! I am a hit-the-ground-running kind of person, so the first thing I want to do in this role is learn as much as p
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