Deep Rock Galactic outlines 2021 plans, including biggest update ever

Deep Rock Galactic outlines 2021 plans, including biggest update ever

Space dwarf miner shooter is "here to stay for a long time."


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(Image credit: Ghost Ship Games)

Cooperᴀᴛive mɪɴɪɴg ᴀɴd shootɪɴg ɢᴀᴍᴇ Deep Rock Galᴀᴄᴛic ɪs ɢᴇᴛtɪɴg ᴍᴏʀᴇ ɴᴇᴡ ᴜᴘdᴀᴛes ɪɴᴛᴏ 2021, ɪɴcludɪɴg whᴀᴛ ʟᴏᴏᴋs ʟɪᴋᴇ tʜᴇ ʟᴀʀɢᴇst ᴜᴘdᴀᴛe ɪɴ tʜᴇ ɢᴀᴍᴇ's ᴛʜʀᴇᴇ yᴇᴀʀ ʜɪstᴏʀy. Tʜᴇ sci-fi dᴡᴀʀves ᴀʀᴇn't sᴛᴏᴘpɪɴg tʜᴇir bug-ᴋɪʟʟɪɴg ᴀɴy tiᴍᴇ sᴏᴏɴ, ɪᴛ sᴇᴇms. Tʜᴇ ꜰɪʀsᴛ ᴜᴘdᴀᴛe ᴡɪʟʟ ʙᴇ smᴀʟʟer, comɪɴg ɪɴ April, ᴡʜɪʟᴇ tʜᴇ secᴏɴd ɪs plᴀɴned ꜰᴏʀ sᴏᴍᴇ tiᴍᴇ ʙᴇtᴡᴇen July ᴀɴd Septemʙᴇr.

The first update is called Bits N' Pieces, and will include official modding support (on Steam.) It probably won't include Steam Workshop integration in the first release. There'll also be a big balance pass on weapons, as well as the ability to rebind controller inputs.

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(Image credit: Ghost Ship Games)

The second update is one that the developers said may be "our biggest update ever." The unnamed Update 35 will include a new mission type, new weapons, new overclocks for the weapons both new and old, as well as new cosmetics and updates to the UI. 

Our Robin Valentine called Deep Rock Galactic a "doorway to infinite co-op adventure" when writing about it last year as his staff pick. He specifically pointed out how the game uses procedural generation within defined frameworks to make cool missions appear on the fly. Deep Rock Galactic also had a new update in January, adding two new biomes and commensurate new bosses the Hiveguard, Lacerator, and Arbalest. I hate them all.

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