VR’s Favorite Physics Fighter Gets a Major Update Tomorrow, New Trailer Reveals


Fan favorite Physics-based VR melee fighter Blade & Sorcery is still going strong nearly two and a half years after its initial early access release. Back in June, we got our first peek at the next major development which is slated to expand beyond the game’s sandbox roots and introduce a more linear experience with procedurally generated dungeons for players to plunder. Now a new trailer reveals that the update is just around the corner, with a release date set for October 24th.

Update (October 23rd, 2021): In a surprise trailer dropped this week, developer WarpFrog revealed that the U10 ‘Dungeons’ update for Blade & Sorcery is set to launch tomorrow, October 24th!

The trailer shows a range of varied rooms that will be connected into procedurally generated dungeon routes, including some platforming that will see players swinging between hanging lanterns.

At some point players are expected to be able to earn experience or currency from their dungeon runs which can be used to purchase new weapons and abilities, but it isn’t clear yet if that system will be included in the U10 update or added later.

The original article, which overviews what’s known about the new Dungeon mode thus far, continues below.

Original Article (June 8th, 2021): Blade & Sorcery developer WarpFrog today teased the game’s next major patch, Update 10, which will include the beginnings of a new linear game mode called Dungeons. While the developer says the game’s original sandbox mode is here to stay, Dungeons will give players a new way to play the game.

Update 10 will include the first procedurally generated dungeon environment, called Greenland, which the studio says is dynamically pieced together from hand-made rooms so that no two runs will be the same.

Instead of battling waves of enemies, like in the game’s sandbox mode, dungeons will have pre-spawned enemies that players will need to defeat as they delve deeper inside. Enemies will also have basic AI with patrolling and a field-of-view.

While Blade & Sorcery’s Update 10 will bring the first dungeon environment, along with a revamped ‘home’ space for players (previewed here), it won’t yet include a loot or character progression system. These are expected to be added in later updates; the developer has teased a currency system for buying better equipment and some kind of skill tree for unlocking new abilities.

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The studio stresses that it’s still early for the Dungeons mode and the initial release is likely to feel incomplete (it is early access, after all), but the hope is to gather some key feedback as the rest of the systems come into place in later updates. For now, Blade & Sorcery Update 10 is expected to land around Q3 or Q4 this year.

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  • Adrian Meredith

    I’ve always been interested in this but the sandbox part of me off. Sounds like a dream game if they can pull it off and hats off to them for putting it in an update, not dlc or new game

  • blade and Sorcery will turn into Skyrim Blades VR before Skyrim Blades VR ever releases XD

    • Zack71

      it could became ever better!

    • namekuseijin

      I think they just cancelled that after MS purchase.

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        • Ted

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          • LaVRockSucks

            LaVRock takes it up the bum for sure!

        • Ben L Jacobs

          The problem with promotion without discrimination is that it becomes little more than white noise.

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          • asdf

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      • Hivemind9000

        Flag it as spam (which it is) and block him. Problem solved.

        • 3872Orcs

          Already done it to whoever it was. Others confirming it’s spam reassures me I did the right thing :)

  • Foxeh Shihōin

    ok, guess i’ll buy the game now.

    • Ender772

      lol…me too

  • wheeler

    This looks spectacular. I hope this puts an end to the “it’s not a real game” criticism

  • 3872Orcs

    When this releases I’ll play the game much more!

  • david vincent

    Blade & Sorcery, THE game that makes you want to invest in full body tracking :-D

  • namekuseijin

    Oh, finally getting somewhere. Perhaps with more menacing foes too…

  • Ryan

    Great update to a great game. Uninstall your mods first.