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V Rising Gloomrot Update Release Countdown: DLC Start Time & What To Expect

Sink your fangs into the V Rising "Secrets of Gloomrot" Expansion, coming in May 2023, with more spells, schools, and surprises!
V Rising Gloomrot Update Release Countdown: DLC Start Time & What To Expect

If you've been eagerly waiting for the next V Rising expansion, then your patience is about to pay off. The V Rising "Secrets of Gloomrot" update release date has been officially announced for May 2023, and we can expect to sink our fangs into tons of new content very soon. For those unfamiliar with V Rising, it's an open-world survival game where you play as a vampire trying to rise to power in a dark and dangerous world.

With the upcoming V Rising Gloomrot update, the game will be elevated to the next level, introducing features that promise to enhance the gameplay experience and let players live out their darkest vampire fantasies. Specifically, the expansion brings a new map, spell school, jewels that modify spell powers, legendary weapons, and plenty more. Keen to know more? Then read on for everything you need to know!

Updated on 16 May 2023: The Gloomrot update releases 17 May at noon UTC! Everything you need to know can be found just below.

V Rising Secrets of Gloomrot Release Date & Start Time

The highly anticipated "Secrets of Gloomrot" update for V Rising will be released on 17 May 2023 at noon UTC. This expansion is a significant part of Stunlock Studios' vision for the complete game, with two more major updates planned as part of the V Rising 2023 roadmap.

These updates aim to improve and refine the game leading up to its full release in 2024. It's worth noting that each patch aims to advance the game in unique ways to ensure that V Rising meets Stunlock Studios' vision.

Gloomrot will become available in...
1 days, 00:09:38

V Rising Secrets of Gloomrot: All New Content

According to the V Rising Gloomrot web page, players can "enter a massive new zone with two unique areas twisted in the pursuit of cruel science." The new update will feature a complete revamp of Vardoran, including a new vineyard in Silverlight, a reimagined Cursed Forest, and several new points of interest in the Dunley Farmlands. In addition to the scorching sun, vampires must be careful of new weather hazards in V Rising: specifically, the "choking mist of the Cursed Forest" and "deadly lightning strikes in the hills of Gloomrot."


The V Rising Gloomrot update will also see brand-new trading hubs pop up, allowing players to exchange Silver Coins for goods with new NPC merchants (some of which are not friendly to vampires). Players will also be able to build multi-level castles with the latest update. The update introduces a new verticality to Vampire lairs, providing players with the tools to construct up to three stories tall castles. Beyond this, players can create expansive gardens or balconies as an entrance and exit when taking to the skies.

Concerning the new zone: Gloomrot in V Rising is described as a place of filth, ambition, brilliance, and madness. This new biome will be almost the same size as Dunley Farmlands and is divided into two sections: Gloomrot South and Gloomrot North. Each area will bring new challenges, technologies, and enemies, both big and small, with ample space to build multi-floor strongholds. The new update will also feature 30 new enemy types and 13 new V Blood Carriers.

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Gloomrot lies north of the Dunley Farmlands, between The Silverlight Highlands and The Cursed Forest. (Picture: Stunlock Studios)

In addition, V Rising has introduced castle teleporters in the Secrets of Gloomrot update to make it more convenient for players to navigate the castles. These paired teleporters allow players to warp instantly from one location to another. However, during a siege, the castle loses its functionality, so players should not rely on teleporters during such times.

V Rising's Secret of Gloomrot will also introduce a wide range of structures for creating organized outdoor areas, allowing players to capture entire areas. The update also includes quality-of-life improvements with modular building design, simplifying the UI, and adding more color variations. For example, the standing planter can be improved with blood rose vines, like adding drapes to a window. This will provide more diversity in building pieces and easier access to options.

The V Rising Secrets of Gloomrot Expansion update will introduce a new sixth spell school while reworking the five existing prime schools of magic. Players can expect significant changes to each spell, with new abilities added and others rebranded and moved to different categories where they now fit better. The modifications available on every jewel found will be randomized, and each spell has many different gameplay-altering options that can manifest in these magical treasures.

Blood Magic has been reworked to become the center of vampiric healing, and Unholy Magic emphasizes its summoning nature. Frost Magic has undergone significant changes, with the chilling debuff no longer freezing outright. A new experimental feature called 'Territories' will also allow Vampires to claim individual plots of land instead of placing a castle heart and expanding single tile by single tile. Furthermore, Legendary Weapons will be rare weapons players can find in Vardoran and will have randomized benefits related to their physical abilities.

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The V Rising Expansion is the first major content update coming in 2023. (Picture: Stunlock)

In addition to these new features, the update promises to improve the spellbook's general look and layout to better fit its new, more intricate needs. The new features and content additions are set to provide a new level of customization and interaction between the various magical workings that players can employ. As the release date for the V Rising Free Expansion update approaches, players can expect to have a more immersive and thrilling gaming experience.

That's everything we know about the V Rising Secrets of Gloomrot Expansion on 17 May 2023. For more information, players can read the official blog post here.