New Lords Of The Fallen Patch Adds New Questline

The devs label it "Way of the Bucket."

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  • Lords of the Fallen is a new Soulslike, developed by Hexworks and published by CI Games. 
  • The game has received consistent post-launch support and continues to do so. 
  • Update v1.1.348 for Lords of the Fallen has brought a new questline for players to follow. 

Lords of the Fallen has received a brand-new patch as of late, and in the wake of it, the latest available version of the Soulslike is now v.1.1.348. This time around, developer Hexworks — which has marked its debut in the gaming industry with the game — has introduced a new questline called Way of the Bucket, along with a truckload of improvements spanning core gameplay, performance, AI, visuals, and more. 

It’s a meaty update, for sure, as it just doesn’t focus on bug fixes and balance changes, which is nothing but the norm for video game patches in general, a new spells pack has been introduced as well. These include Vortex of Torment, The Tolling, Blistering Salvo, Rising Fire, and more. As the blog post lays it out, you have to defeat the wielder of these Spells in order to acquire them for yourself. 

New Lords of the Fallen Spells
New Lords of the Fallen Spells

Among matchmaking and collision adjustments, including a fix for a bug that previously prevented players from accessing the Umbral ending, a swath of performance improvements have been added to Lords of the Fallen as well in an attempt to better the overall gameplay experience. Here is a rundown of some of the new changes that players can expect in this regard: 

  • Added additional precalculated PSOs to further reduce micro-stuttering throughout the game world.
  • Removed redundant collisions only on far-distance assets in the Empyrean Vista. All affected elements are out of the gameplay area.
  • Improved performance in the level art of the Upper Calrath nobles area by removing cast shadows from numerous assets without any impact on quality.
  • Optimized the Umbral level in Skyrest Bridge (Rampart and Parapet) by deleting hidden meshes and adjusting camera occlusion and pixel depth in certain meshes.

On a side note, Lords of the Fallen is currently 34% off for its Standard Edition on Steam, and the Deluxe Edition has been treated to a 30% discount too. These promotional prices will run until November 28, so best act swiftly if you haven’t jumped in on Mournstead as of yet. It’s the Black Friday season these days and numerous other games, including solid PlayStation exclusives, also appear to be on sale.

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Lords of the Fallen came out on October 13, 2023, for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. In eXputer’s review, Haris Umer rated the Soulslike 3.5/5, remarking, “Lords of the Fallen is one of the better Soulslikes we’ve seen in a long time, but some design choices hold it back from true greatness.” In case you’re a new player, here are the best heavy armors in the game hand-picked by driven experts.

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