Darkest Dungeon 2 Last Light update out now

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Darkest Dungeon 2 Last Light update out now
Michael Jeong

The Darkest Dungeon 2 Last Light update is out now for players of the strategic turn-based roguelike horror game.

Darkest Dungeon 2 was one of the best games of 2023. Its varied cast of playable adventurers highlighted the memorable art style. Finally, its challenging gameplay combined well with its Lovecraftian eldritch themes.

Now, almost a year later, the new update hits to improve the game’s late-game. This will reward the long-time players and give them more endgame options.

Darkest Dungeon 2 Last Light quick overview

The new update adds several new options to the game.

First and foremost, it gives a usage for candles once the Altar of Light is fully upgraded. Now, players can spend candles before or during an expedition to get some bonuses. This means that this upgrade currency will actually have an endgame usage.

Next, the hero path conversions are in full effect. After playtesting in beta, the updated skill replacement system is now fully in Darkest Dungeon 2. This includes improved tooltips and better buffs so players have a better understanding of what they’re gaining, as well as improving the gains themselves.

However, that’s not all for heroes. Related to the candle changes, hero goals now give an alternate reward once the Altar of Light is fully upgraded. Now, instead of candles, heroes who meet their random quest objectives will get a hero class trinket or signature inn item. Meanwhile, heroes who are still gathering candles will get the candles immediately on goal completion.

Additionally, the Infernal Flame system gets some new tweaks with the Last Light update. This difficulty modifier system now gets a special UI that lets the player see what bosses they’ve defeated with each infernal flame type equipped.

Due to technical limitations, this doesn’t apply retroactively, so players will have to start their hunt anew. Luckily, if they do manage to complete all Infernal Flame triumphs and fill their Vitrine, they get a special reward for their efforts.

Finally, there are some gameplay and gamepad tweaks to improve functionality.

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Will Darkest Dungeon 2 be updated?

Fans might wonder if the Last Light update is at the tail-end of the support cycle for Darkest Dungeon 2. The good news is that not only is there more, but it might also be the biggest and best update yet.

Later in 2024, the Kingdoms update will be a free standalone campaign game mode. Players will have to race against the clock to defeat a mysterious evil before it overwhelms the titular kingdom.

To do this, they have to navigate the campaign trail, gathering resources and defeating encroaching evil. They’ll also have to maintain a network of inns that serve as safe bastions against the enemies.

Players will get access to campaign-specific expanded skill trees, where they can use their collected resources to improve their heroes and inns to new levels of power.

They’ll need these powers too. With new monster factions in the Coven, the Beastmen and the Crimson Courtiers, enemies will be more dangerous than ever.

The Kingdoms update does not yet have a confirmed release date.

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