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Satoru Oct 21, 2020 @ 2:40pm
Darkest Dungeon 2 FAQ
Discussing Darkest Dungeon II

The developers would like to keep discussions and feedback concerning Darkest Dungeon II to the Discord server

Please join us at https://discord.com/invite/darkestdungeon to discuss the game and provide any feedback as well


EGS / Platforms / Versions

How long will it be exclusive to EGS?
On PC, Darkest Dungeon 2 will be exclusive to EGS during its time in Early Access.

The 1.0 will release on other PC storefronts.

Will it come to consoles, and when?
We have not finalized our console plans yet.

Will we see a physical release?
If there is demand, we think this would be great to do again!


When in 2021 will Early Access launch?
We’ll communicate an exact date when we’re ready, but it will be no earlier than mid year.

How long will it be in early access?
Darkest Dungeon 1 was in EA for 11.5 months. We find the yearlong period to be a good goal which allows for lots of additions and refinements but also doesn’t become a perpetual Early Access product. However, part of the benefit of Early Access is being able to adjust a bit to feedback, so we aren’t fixing that duration in stone at this time.

How much content will be in the EA version of the game (compared to the hoped 1.0 release) ?
This is tough to predict, but we like the rule of thumb that we need about 60% of the content (heroes, monsters, environments) to make a solid Early Access launch. This is about what we did with DD1.

Will the game have a price increase when it comes out of EA ?
We haven’t decided on pricing just yet.

Where can we contact you for support during Early Access?
Discord + zendesk


Is it 3d?
Darkest Dungeon II a loving interpretation of the game’s signature style in 3d, with hand-drawn textures! Thanks to this change, we’re able to bring more life to the characters and amp up the fx, while preserving the classic DD combat presentation. The teaser uses in-game character models and is rendered right out of Unity!

Will there be a narrator?
Yes, Wayne June is back!

Is Stuart Chatwood returning to compose new music?

Will we meet familiar enemies ? Or are all of them brand new ?
The road is long and gruelling, and the kingdom full of new horrors, but a few old nemeses may emerge from the shadows...

Who are these cool looking cultists in the trailer ? Will we meet them commonly ?
They are one of the new enemy factions!

Will the general mechanics (trinkets, 4 abilities, frontliners/backliners) of combat be changed or familiar ?
The basic configuration of 4 heroes /4 monsters and two trinkets per hero is still true. But we are doing some significant changes to the base mechanics, stats, and so on that we are excited about and look forward to sharing in the future! Still, we feel that combat was a success in DD1 and are building upon that foundation.

Will the dungeon crawling aspect of the game contain a few surprises (other than existing traps, curio and secret room of the first game ?)
We are keeping this secret for now!

Will the way expeditions and town management change significantly ?
We are keeping this secret for now!

How different will the base of operations (or equivalent) be from the Hamlet?
We are keeping this secret for now!

How different will gameplay be compared to DD1?
We can confirm that similar (but upgraded!) combat is making a return. Other than that, it’s all a secret for now!

Is this a direct continuation story wise to DD1?
We are keeping this secret for now!

Will DD2 be more intensive for computers than DD1? If so, by how much?
We don’t have firm system spec requirements yet, but because the game features 3D and is coming out 6 years after DD1’s Early Access debut, you can expect a bit higher requirements.

Will Butcher's Circus or any kind of multiplayer make its way into the Early Access or full release?
We love watching Butcher’s Circus matches! The whole DLC was great fun to build and release. However, only single player is planned for DDII Early Access. The rest is TBD.

Will there be anything similar to the Hero comics released at some point? Either a continuation of the stories of the Heroes, or even detailing something entirely different?
We love our cast of broken heroes, and look forward to exploring their traumas in more detail.


Which Heroes made the cut?
The cast is not limited to the heroes shown in the teaser...more details later!

Will there be any new heroes added to the base game (outside of DLCs) ?
Many familiar faces will return, but we hope to inject some new ones as well.

Will the DLC heroes of the first game come back to the base version of DD2 ?
Deciding which heroes to include and when has been very difficult, like trying to choose favorite children! We aren’t ready to confirm any heroes just yet other than the ones you see in the trailer.

Will heroes in DD2 be more personalized and individualistic, or will they remain how they are in DD1 where they are characters archetypes rather than characters themselves?
Secret for now.

Will returning heroes have the same battlekit as before, or can we expect new abilities ?
You can expect some new skills, and some reworking of old ones!

Will heroes interact with each other more often in DD2 compared to DD1, where only afflictions/virtues could cause hero interactions you did not control?
Secret for now :)


How will the state of modding be on release, and how different will it be to mod DD2, will it be easier or harder? When released on Steam, will it have the workshop at launch ?

We aren’t ready to comment on modding plans yet, other than to say that we have appreciated and enjoyed all the community created content. It’s definitely helped give the game legs and we have been amazed by many of the creations. We are building DD II with new technology compared to DD I, so we need to explore the possibilities here some more.
Last edited by Satoru; Oct 28, 2021 @ 9:35am
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No no no no please!
Яeplicant Oct 21, 2020 @ 9:10am 
They sure know how to screw people but it has a positive thing: we're getting the final version in the end and not the beta branch.

2022 can't come soon enough.
pelleossa Oct 21, 2020 @ 9:18am 
oh well i think i will not buy the sequel then
Jill Valentine Oct 21, 2020 @ 9:22am 
no steam no buy
cheiften98 Oct 21, 2020 @ 9:28am 
yep. No Steam No Buy.

Games need to be on all stores. Not store exclusive.
Kaz Oct 21, 2020 @ 9:34am 
It is only on epic during early access and will when its 1.0 it will be released on steam. Could be worse. I'm too much of a fan to be swayed by the decision.
Last edited by Kaz; Oct 21, 2020 @ 9:35am
blood_guts Oct 21, 2020 @ 9:35am 
That's really disappointing. Looks like I wont be bothering with it then.
Determined Man Oct 21, 2020 @ 9:38am 
Orderan Oct 21, 2020 @ 9:39am 
Is there even an official confirmation?
Determined Man Oct 21, 2020 @ 9:39am 
Oh FFS. We didn't wait this long with no news just for you to pull this crap, Red Hook!
JACKSSON TORTURA Oct 21, 2020 @ 9:42am 
Originally posted by Orderan:
Is there even an official confirmation?
It's an official confirmation, lol. Just check the trailer link on the tweet.

Vidokas Oct 21, 2020 @ 9:43am 
why ppl are not angry when games are console exlusives?
it's same thing
redhookjohn  [developer] Oct 21, 2020 @ 9:44am 
On PC, Darkest Dungeon 2 will be exclusive to EGS during its time in Early Access. The 1.0 will release on other PC storefronts.
Vidokas Oct 21, 2020 @ 9:46am 
Originally posted by Jill Valentine:
no steam no buy
you don't even own first game. lol
K_BOMBA Oct 21, 2020 @ 9:48am 
Originally posted by redhookjohn:
On PC, Darkest Dungeon 2 will be exclusive to EGS during its time in Early Access. The 1.0 will release on other PC storefronts.
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