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V Rising receives a Halloween update and an upcoming free weekend

A sizable candy haul.

Halloween will finally arrive in a week, and gaming enthusiasts everywhere will undoubtedly want to find some way to celebrate. Quite a few games will come out shortly before that date, but of course, sticking to an old favorite remains just as valid of an option. The gothic, vampiric theming of Stunlock Studios’ V Rising, for example, makes it a perfect game to celebrate Halloween with. Evidently, the developers thought the same, as V Rising has just received a new Halloween update and DLC that adds an assortment of new spooky decorative items to the mix. Additionally, the developers will make V Rising free to claim from October 28 to November 1 on Steam. Anyone who has yet to experience the hit open-world survival game will have a major opportunity to do so soon.

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The Halloween DLC, dubbed the Haunted Nights Castle Pack, can also be obtained for free from today until November 7. Once downloaded, players can deck out their castle with pumpkins, stained glass windows, skull candles, and other Halloween-themed items.


Nothing scarier than unpredictability

In addition, the developers just implemented a new server setting to V Rising called Mad Hunt that will add “an element of chaos so wild it makes Chaos Volley look like Regular Volley.” Essentially, this server preset randomizes V Blood locations, V Blood technologies, and V Blood spell unlocks across the map, making for a truly “mad hunt.” The developers didn’t want to frustrate players too much with this feature, however, as they guarantee that players will find specific V Blood technologies before progressing too far.

Alongside the Halloween update, the developers implemented a few balance changes to some of the preexisting spells and weapons in V Rising. These additions and changes should go at least some way toward tiding players over until 2023’s major upcoming V Rising expansion.

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Daniel is a Contributing Writer who has been with PC Invasion since June 2021. A recipient of a master's degree in Community Journalism from the University of Alabama, he holds a deep passion for the gaming medium and the impact it can have on our lives. He is open to all kinds of genres, but has a particular affinity for platformers and beat 'em ups (or brawlers, or hack and slash, or character action, or whatever else you prefer to call them). In his spare time, he loves playing franchises like Mario, Kirby, Zelda, Tekken, and Devil May Cry. He also loves to travel and listen to multiple hours-long video essays back-to-back.