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  1. DEFENDERS, The Pre-Episode 2 Patch 1 is now live on PC, Xbox and PlayStation! Switch will get this update at a future date once it’s gone through certification. This patch adds many highly requested features and changes from the community. Let’s get into all the great changes in this patch! Siren Rework The Siren has been a point of frustration for many of our players and has received a rework. The reworked version will be targetable by towers and have two abilities and a normal ranged attack: Ability 1 - Mitigate damage to nearby enemies
    7 points
  2. 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
    7 points
  3. DEFENDERS, It has been a while since the last Dungeon Defenders 1 update from the Community Development Team, which after years of high-quality content and features being developed for the game unfortunately came to an end. However, enthusiasm within Chromatic Games surrounding DD1 extends to this day, and we are super excited to announce that the game will be receiving a new light. A handful of developers have decided to return to working on a new update for the live version of the game with the help of the community again. This includes some members of the CDT returning as well as some new f
    6 points
  4. DEFENDERS, The Pre-Episode 2 Patch 2 is now live on PC, Xbox and PlayStation, including some major enhancements to the endgame in the form of Endless Survival, Rifted Mixed and Pure Strategy, and lots of balance changes. Switch will catch up to this update at a later date. Let's dive into the changes! Endless Survival Ever felt like 25 waves just wasn’t enough? Ever wish you could keep your build and keep playing forever? Well now’s your chance! Endless survival does just that by allowing the player to keep playing after wave 25 to no end. Each wave will get increasingly di
    6 points
  5. DEFENDERS, Let’s talk DDA. It has been a year since we have released a significant update. We’re sorry and we will do better. However, apologies don’t mean anything without action, so we want to lay out a path forward that keeps our community engaged and us accountable. With that, we bring you the DDA Community Task Force. DDA Community Task Force Internally, we have recently reorganized some of our structures to incorporate a small dedicated team to more readily and quickly respond to issues specifically on DDA. This team is headed up by Phil (of Funday Friday and Corgi
    5 points
  6. DEFENDERS, Recently we conducted a survey to gauge community perception regarding some of the potential upcoming changes in our first DDA Pre-Episode 2 patch. After going over your feedback, we have decided on several changes that we will be making in our next update that you can test in the upcoming PTR. Traditionally, we tend to speak more generally about theses changes, but today we wanted to champion some of the more specific feedback you have provided through our various channels! Pet Transmog This is one of our all-time most requested changes and we are excited
    5 points
  7. 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
    5 points
  8. DEFENDERS, Today we have a new update which includes a new hero, new enemy, new talent category, and ping system. We are also at PAX West (Booth 764) this weekend showing it off and doing some giveaways so if you are in the area please stop by! Demo With this update also comes a free demo! This is a shortened version of the game where you can play one map then fight the Demon Lord with the Squire and Apprentice. If you’ve been waiting to try the game out then now is your chance! New Hero: Series EV-GR The Series EV-GR is a ranged hero that defends Etheria by summoning decoy
    4 points
  9. DEFENDERS, It’s about that time that we drop some news on some of the stuff that we’ve been working on. We recently released an update to Dungeon Defenders II, and before that we were talking about our PlayStation development for Dungeon Defenders Awakened, and BEFORE THAT we showed the new maps The Bazaar and The Lost Metropolis. Go over a new map? No shot, we’re getting into a new feature and some other stuff. Let’s talk about RUNES! NEW FEATURE - RUNES Runes are a new item that Defenders can find throughout their journeys in this cursed realm of Etheria, giving even gr
    4 points
  10. DEFENDERS, Today we are putting out a small, but very impactful, update where we are happy to welcome back the Session Browser on Steam, PlayStation, and Xbox! (that feels reallllly good to finally type out btw) In addition to bringing back the browser, we are also enabling the DDGR hero costumes, changing the Dark Elf Warrior, and fixing some frustrating bugs! Session Browser is back! This feature is back, you’re once again able to find other Defenders to play with. We’re sorry it was gone for a while, but it was out of our hands and took a lot of work to get back up and runni
    4 points
  11. Defenders, We know it has been a while since we have had any new information to bring you on the Dungeon Defenders Awakened PlayStation release. Today we happily end that drought — DDA will be released on PlayStation 4 and 5 on May 3, 2022! We’ll keep you posted on any news as we get closer to our release! Social Defenders To stay up-to-date on the latest news from Chromatic Games and the Dungeon Defenders franchise, follow us on all our social channels: Discord Twitter Facebook Instagram TikTok YouTube Twitch
    4 points
  12. 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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  13. What is Dungeon Defenders Going Rogue? It’s a whole new roguelite experience built out of Dungeon Defenders Awakened. You choose your hero to take on waves of enemies, creating unique and custom builds as you progress each time you play! Play as the Squire, Huntress, Apprentice, or Monk, acquiring powerful weapons, defenses, and runes to take on the hordes that await. And don’t fret, there’s more heroes coming! As you play, you’ll earn XP that you can apply to the talent system. This same XP is also applied to the Hero Mastery system and unlocks permanent attributes a
    3 points
  14. DEFENDERS, As of March 1 we will be ending the use of PlayFab's multiplayer features, and as such we have just released an update for our DDA players: Multiplayer updated to no longer utilize PlayFab We're utilizing each platform's multiplayer capabilities, and we are working towards restoring the session browser in the future Multiplayer Session Browser temporarily removed Healing Aura and Heal Abilitiy icons updated to match certification requirements. Players will still be able to play with friends, but will do so b
    3 points
  15. DEFENDERS, The Pre-Episode 2 Patch 1 PTR is now live, and we need help from our Defenders to test out these upcoming changes! As mentioned in the Preview notes, this PTR will be focused on the implementation of a handful of new features, continuing to improve the overall quality of life in DDA, and fine tuning some of the balance on defenses! How to Join Are you excited to check out these changes early? Do you like giving your opinion in a meaningful way? Do you want an exclusive Crystalline Corgi Pet Transmog? If any or all of these apply to you, we want you to join the P
    3 points
  16. DEFENDERS, We’re currently in certification for our PlayStation 4 and 5 release of Dungeon Defenders Awakened. The intention of this message is to outline where we’re currently at and to get your input on what you’d prefer regarding the release of this port. We’re sending a survey out directly to people who have pre-ordered this to make sure that their voices are heard directly about the following matters. Multiplayer At the end of November, we were notified that the systems we use through PlayFab would no longer be supported March 1st, as they had updated their systems and wou
    3 points
  17. 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
    3 points
  18. DEFENDERS, Thank you for taking the time over the past month to fill out our DDA feedback forms. During this time we compiled and aggregated this data so that we could ensure that we address as many of the community’s concerns as possible, while also staying reasonable in what we can accomplish. Here is our action plan going forward at this point. We do anticipate that there will be more additions to this list, but we wanted to make sure that we came back to the community with the plans we currently have. Also, in another effort to be as transparent as possible, we have linked the results
    3 points
  19. DEFENDERS, We’ve talked a bit here and there about some changes that we have to face with multiplayer for Dungeon Defenders Awakened. We wanted to go through and give an update here as to what’s happened, where we’re going, and what you’ll be seeing in the coming weeks and months. Multiplayer Support We currently use a system called PlayFab to help manage cloud saves, profiles, and multiplayer. We were notified in late November that what we use for multiplayer within PlayFab would no longer be supported. They had an updated version, but we’d need to rewrite and reconfigure
    3 points
  20. DEFENDERS, In October of last year we released the Mercenary to an incredible reception (and a little surprise) from the community. After seeing this overwhelmingly positive response we collectively thought “Why don’t we make another new hero?” So we did. We are back today bringing you the new hotness: The Countess! This patch is live now on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation! New Hero: The Countess If you have ever wanted to harness the power of Siege Weaponry, Fire, and Dragons then we think she may be the hero you've been waiting on! Passive Fur
    3 points
  21. 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
    3 points
  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
    2 points
  23. DEFENDERS, The Pre-Episode 2 Patch 2 PTR is now live, and like last time we need help from our Defenders to test out all these upcoming changes! This PTR focuses on more endgame as well as balancing Pets and Weapons. We aim to run this PTR for a few weeks and tweak things as needed before releasing it to the live game including consoles. How to Join We want you to join the PTR! If you own Dungeon Defenders: Awakened on PC/Steam, check out our forum post that shows you exactly how to join! PTR Reward For those that complete the PTR survey, the PTR rewa
    2 points
  24. DEFENDERS, If you follow our social media channels (and you should be by now) you may have noticed that I have been streaming a little more frequently during the week on our Twitch channel. I like to do this so that I can better acquaint myself with our streaming community, and have some fun while doing so. Live streaming is how I originally broke into the gaming industry, and is still something that I am still very passionate about. As such, I have been wanting to start a program to say thanks to our streamers, and today I am doing just that! Here is a link to a very short form to f
    2 points
  25. 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
    2 points
  26. DEFENDERS, It seems like forever ago that we introduced you to the Mercenary, somehow it has actually only been 3 months?? Today we want to talk about the next major update to DD2 - The Embermount Update! We covered this on our latest Twitch Stream, so if you'd like to see the VOD, click here! New Hero: Countess If you have ever wanted to harness the power of Siege Weaponry, Fire, and Dragons then we think she may be the hero you've been waiting on! Passive Fury - Basic attacks also launch phoenix projectiles that deal fire damage to all targets in a line. Scal
    2 points
  27. DEFENDERS, Thanks to your feedback we have been able to identify some bugs in the Embermount Patch. We are releasing a small hotfix that should alleviate some of these issues. We wanted to make sure to get this patch out as quick as possible due to a performance issue affecting the servers. If you are still experiencing lag spikes or warping issues, with regard to the Embermount Patch, please reach out to us on our social channels to let us know. Bug Fixes and Updates - Added back Fury icon - Changed C8 mastery to 50 ascension cap and C9 mastery to 100 - Changed ring
    1 point
  28. DEFENDERS, Do you like new maps? Do you like some of your heroes getting some significant updates? If so, then we have the patch for you! In this update, we are bringing Tornado Valley to DD2 along with a bunch of new and updated abilities for the Initiate, Adept, Mystic, Series EV2, and Lavamancer. Let’s get into it. New Region - Tornado Valley Fans of other Dungeons Defenders games will instantly recognize our newest DD2 region: Tornado Valley. This region will have 2 new maps, and a new region specific enemy, a brand new boss fight. Make sure to stay hydrated as you attempt to
    1 point
  29. DEFENDERS, We just released a hotfix to fix some of the early bugs and issues that we have found in the Shifting Sands Update. This hotfix is currently live for our Steam players, and should be live next week for those of you playing on console. Fixed Chi Spirit dead zone directly in front of the tower. Fixed some potential issues with the player shops not visually updating properly. Fixed an issue where Frosty Explosion was hitting friendly towers on retry. Fixed Spirit Charge and Concentrated Pyrotechnics damage buffs to function like Destruction. Reduced F
    1 point
  30. DEFENDERS, Today we are redeploying our most recent DD2 update. The original version of this patch caused significant server issues that we believe to be resolved with this hotfix. In addition to the original patch we have added a few extra changes as well (which I have italicized for easier parsing). Thanks again for all of your patience while we're working to resolve these issues. Abyss Lord Changes Hero Changed the Abyss Lord hero damage multiplier to 5. Changed the right click scalar of the Abyss Lord to from 3 to 2. The Abyss Lord can now hold right click
    1 point
  31. 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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  32. 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
    1 point
  33. DEFENDERS, Hey all! I’m not really one for long, drawn-out, goodbyes so I’ll do my best to keep this short. I have recently accepted a position at another gaming company, and today is my last day at Chromatic Games. Thank you so much for welcoming me into your community with open arms almost a year ago. I have truly enjoyed my time here getting to know everyone, and doing my best to help in any way that I could make sure your voices were heard. I understand the timing here isn't great, especially with the new community-centric approach to DDA development just now kicking off. However, I s
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  34. 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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