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Players can enjoy deep and challenging combat in Dark and Darker’s dungeon-diving system, myself among them. As the game is in early access, changes have altered how I play and what classes my friends and I use when we dive into dungeons together. That said, let’s take a look at the Dark and Darker patch notes and what has changed.
All fixes and changes in Dark and Darker – Patch Notes
Dark and Darker has left Steam and now is in early access. The early access version is being updated periodically, balancing and tweaking the game accordingly. Many changes have occurred since the lawsuit, which I have listed below.
Dark and Darker Early Access Hotfix #4 – August 17, 2023
- Classes are now free. Please note that currency that was used to unlock a class will be returned in a future update. We apologize for this delay.
- Fixed an exploit with the Rogue’s Pickpocket.
- Fixed an issue where crossbows could not fire properly.
- Fixed an issue that prevented Trading Post filters from working properly.
- Fixed an issue where the Giant Centipede’s basic attack had too short an attack time.
- Fixed an issue where Rogue stealth would sometimes not actually hide.
- Fixed an issue where the Ghost King could sometimes get stuck.
- Increased the baseline score for the Good rating when a bard completes a performance.
- Bard’s Din of Darkness attribute application factor has been changed from 50%/50%/50% to 10%/30%/50%.
- Bard’s Piercing Shrill’s attribute application factor has been changed from 50%/50%/50% to 10%/30%/50%.
- Bard’s Accelerando changed from 5/10/15 to 5/8/11
- Bard’s Allegro’s action speed and cast speed per second increase from 5/7/9% to 3/5/7%.
- Bard’s Harmonic Shield Armor and Spell Resistance bonuses changed from 50 to 40.
- Wizard’s Invisibility duration changed from 7 seconds to 5 seconds.
- Added a feature to set a framerate limit for the menu.
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Dark and Darker Early Access Hotfix #3 – August 14, 2023
- Ironshield’s functionality has been improved and several glitches have been fixed.
- Fixed an issue where redstone could not be used when launched with the Chafgames launcher.
- The Armor Rating curve table has been changed. Now takes more damage while naked.
- The Interaction Speed curve table has been changed. Clerics can now open chests and doors slightly faster.
- Casting time for all Wizard spells reduced by 0.25 seconds.
- Warlock’s Curse of Pain and Power of Sacrifice cast time reduced by 0.25 seconds.
- Bard’s Shriek of Weakness defense rating reduction rate has been slightly reduced.
- Bard’s Chorale of Clarity spell recovery per tick slightly reduced.
- Hoard, which was accessible without clearing the boss in Inferno, has been removed.
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Dark and Darker Early Access Hotfix #2 – August 11, 2023
- Improved the anti-hack system for a cleaner environment.
- Increased the drop rate of Uncommon items from all chests.
- Added a small chance of Epic grade items to drop from all chests.
- Increased the drop rate of Epic grade items from Ornate, Lions Head, and Golden chests.
- Increased the amount of items sold by the Goblin Merchant.
- Blocked some cheese tactics for the Cave Troll.
- Fixed the bug where the Cave Troll sometimes respawned after death.
- Removed the hoard in the Cave Troll treasure room and simply populated it with items.
- Fixed locations where you could accidentally go outside the map.
- Fixed locations where multiple doors would spawn in the same spot.
- Added protection against characters being pushed by opening doors and chests into locations where they become stuck.
Dark and Darker Early Access Hotfix #3 – August 9, 2023
- Fixed a stuttering/rollback issue.
- Fixed an issue preventing Mimics from appearing in the Normal Goblin Caves.
- Fixed an issue where the UI were misaligned when setting hotkeys.
- Fixed some spots on maps that made it too easy to cheese some monsters.
- Rewards in one of the High Roller Goblin Cave modules has been slightly increased.
- The item drop rate quality of the Cave Troll in the Normal Goblin Caves has been slightly increased.
- Giant Worm’s item drop rate quality has increased slightly.
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