Wolcen’s April dev update shows UI changes and global balancing plans
Wolcen: Lords of Chaos has come a long way since its official Steam release in 2020. After the introduction of Aegis of Stormfall Update Earlier this year, WOLCEN Studio team continued to implement changes and fixes to make the game more enjoyable for its fans.
Originally titled umbra when the developers created and successfully funded their Kickstarter in 2016, Wolcen has made some great strides over the years. These advancements include the release of the game on Steam in 2020 and the introduction of three new major content updates. The latest major content update was released back in January 2022, named the Aegis of Stormfall, which introduced the War Table feature. The War Table allowed players to participate in 4 new endgame activities: Cursebreaker, Onslaught, Headhunt, and Sabotage.
In addition to the many bug fixes, new monsters, armor, environments, and damage modifiers have been added. Now, after almost 4 months of updates, their latest monthly update introduced some planned UI and balance changes. In their Steam update, they also honk their own horn related to the massive number of bugs the team has fixed over the years:
“This month we wanted to take a look back at the progress our quality assurance team and bug fixers have made over the months. Since launch they have fixed over 2300 bugs: both old and new; minor and major; linear and multifaceted. In that time, we’ve deployed 44 patches, averaging just over 52 fixes per patch.”
-WOLCEN Studios, Steam page
The team also describes some of the big upcoming changes to both game balance and UI. The new UI changes tooltips and will be part of the controller support update coming to the tube soon.
In terms of balancing, the team is a bit disappointed with the limited number of builds players are using for the endgame. As such, the new global balancing pass they have planned will address abilities and combos that they deem “not feasible on certain difficulties.” The changes focus on making almost every build effective at the highest challenge levels. Are you excited for any of these upcoming changes? Visit us in our comments section and let us know.
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