Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance has just dropped a major 16 GB update, which adds a new map packed with content, as well as a variety of UI and quality-of-life improvements, and more. Dark Alliance was criticized for its rough state at launch, so hopefully, this update makes the game feel like a more complete, finished experience. You can check out a rundown of some of the new content, features, and quality-of-life improvements Canadian developer Tuque Games has included in the Crystal Wraiths update, below.
The Crystal Wraiths
- The long-awaited free DLC drop is here! Coming in hot is a new map, The Crystal Wraiths, which contains three acts to complete with new cinematics, new lore items, new bosses and a new trophy to earn.
User Interface and User Experience
- Players can now choose to skip the Tally Screen at the end of a mission
- Added ability countdown timers
- Added additional Controller presents
- Added new loading screen tips, mission descriptions and images
- Added the ability to view Moves and Equipped Gear while in a mission
- Added the ability to restore default settings in Keybinding menu while in a mission
- Added Buff Icons to the "Icon Legend" menu
- Added AZERTY Support for Keyboard & Mouse controls
- Added and improved the accuracy of existing waypoint markers
- Players are now able to swap characters when in a full party
- Added a "+" in front of the Critical Chance stat
- Updated Move descriptions
Performance and Stability
- Fixed a crash which could occur after receiving the inactivity prompt in a map
- Fixed crashes on Xbox One consoles that were occurring while in Multiplayer
- Fixed a massive FPS drop occurring when player characters were hit by Akar Kessel's Cloudkill attack
- Improved performance in The Fury of Icewind, Crystalline Dreams and The Order of the One Light
The new Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance update also includes a long list of bug fixes and balance tweaks – if you need to know about those, you can check out the full, unabridged patch notes here.
Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance is available now on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, and PS5.