Dead Cells' popularity is continuing to rise after a new update was launched, proving more and more reasons for gamers to play.
Dead Cells is pretty much about as good of a rogue-like Metroidvania as you can get. We've ranked it as one of the best sidescrolling games, the best mobile games, the best Metroidvanias, and one of the decade's most unforgiving games.
You don't get on that many lists by sheer coincidence, nor does a indie pixel art game sell over 1 million copies without having a really good game design. So, when the developers decided that they were going to try to make the game even better, of course many fans immediately paid attention.
Dead Cells developers recently announced that they have released a huge update for the game, called the Corrupted Update. The update introduces a new optional biome, which "offers shorter challenges featuring one cursed chest at the beginning."
There are also scroll fragments that can be combined to make a triple scroll, which boosts players' stats.
There's some new content for experienced players as well. Anyone who's beaten the second-to-last boss of the game on BC1 difficulty will gain access to Recycling Tubes, which lets players choose between four sets of randomized gear and helps give experienced players a quicker start every time they're forced to start the game over from the beginning.
The new update will also include some re-balancing, a new rune that reveals the whole map and points of interest, three new tactics mutations, and some quality-of-life updates that have been requested by the game's community.
The update is available now for players of the PC version of the game. Players who own the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Switch versions will have to wait until the end of November to gain access to the new content.
This is not the first giant free update that Dead Cells has released to its players, as it previously released the Rise of the Giant DLC back in May. It remains to be seen whether there's even more content coming our way.
The full list of updates can be found in the game's patch notes.