Vampire Survivors’ v.1.8.0 free update is coming soon and will bring with it a new gameplay experience called Adventures, which are “self-contained miniature story modes that reset and remix the game’s content.”
As revealed in a FAQ, Adventures will let you play as the Vampire Survivors’ cast and go on a bunch of “wacky sidequests” to learn more about the lore of the game. Each Adventure will have its own progression path, meaning these new gameplay sessions will not impact your main progression or make you lose unlocks you already have.
⭐ ADVENTURES ⭐
Looking for an extra way to play #VampireSurvivors?
Adventures are self-contained, mini story modes that remix the game’s content!
Deep lore guaranteed ✅💀
Coming soon, to all platforms VS is on 😄
— Vampire Survivors 🧛🎃👻 (@poncle_vampire) November 3, 2023
You will start from scratch in Adventures and face custom challenges with a pre-determined arsenal. There will also be various objectives in each chapter of an Adventure, including surviving a certain amount of time or killing a certain number of enemies. Your reward will be “a little bit of lore text” that will “connect the whole Adventure.”
Most of your progress in the main game won’t carry over to Adventures, but you will bring with you your Relics and the different game modes you’ve already unlocked like Hyper and Inverse. You also won’t bring too much with you back into the main game from Adventures, but you will return with a “bountiful cache of Coins” and potentially a new Relic as some of these challenges will unlock new ones for you.
We don’t have an exact release date for Adventures, but there will be two of them from the base game and one Adventure that’s linked to The Legacy of Moonspell DLC to start. While base game Adventures are free to all, the Adventures linked to paid DLC will require you to own the DLC if you wish to play them.
Vampire Survivors’ Adventures will vary in length, but developer poncle has said the first of these Adventures will take players “an hour or two each.” Once you beat an Adventure, it will become “Ascended.” This means you will gain one Ascension point that you can use to boost Luck, Growth, Curse, or Greed. The first point will increase the stat by 20%, the second will boost it by 10%, and every point after will improve it by 5%.
If all this sounds enticing to you, you will soon be able to jump into Adventures as long as you have obtained the Atlas Gate relic in the main game, which will appear at minute seven on the Boss Rash stage. To unlock the Legacy of Moonspell DLC Adventure, you will need to unlock the Dairy Plant.
Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, poncle has confirmed that Adventures will have “at least as many” vampires as there are in the main game, “if not more.” If you haven’t been following, that means zero. Zilch. Nada. Oh well, maybe next update.
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