BATTLE PASS: THE DEATH AND LIFE OF ROGER D. GLANTON
OCtober 16 – November 13
The Death and Life of Roger D. Glanton is the first-ever Darwin Project Battle Pass! To learn more about why we decided to add this content and exactly what it entails, please read our dedicated blog post. For details about how the Battle Pass works, please head to the FAQ.
Playing this new Halloween-themed content will involve progressing through Tiers to unlock a variety of rewards, including 5 cosmetic item sets and even more ways to customize your character. For the first time, inmates will be able to collect fresh Haircuts and Cloaks, as well as an all-new category of items in the Dressing Room: Face Details. All rewards will be viewable from the Rewards tab in the new Battle Pass menu, but check out some of what you’ll be able to obtain below.
- Brown Stetson (Hat – Both Characters)
- Robber Baron (Shirt and Pants – Male Character)
- Frontier Killer (Shirt and Pants – Female Character)
- Plague Doctor (Hat – Both Characters)
- Good Old Fashion Cyborg (Shirt and Pants – Both Characters)
- Copper Coal Mask (Hat – Both Characters)
- Immortal Glanton (Shirt, Pants, and Boots – Both Characters)
- Golden Axel Bow (Bow – Both Characters)
- Golden Harvester (Axe – Both Characters)
In addition to new cosmetics, playing The Death and Life of Roger D. Glanton will unlock age-old documents that you’ll be able to piece together to learn about the bone-chilling fate of Roger D. Glanton, the Darwin Project founder. We’re very excited to be fleshing out the Darwin Project lore with this new tale, and we can’t wait for you to dive into it! Across the art, music, Challenges, and more, our team has worked very hard to bring you what we consider some of our most reinvigorating content yet.
The Death and Life of Roger D. Glanton will run from Tuesday, October 16 to Tuesday, November 13 on Steam and Xbox One.
Download new Glanton-themed wallpapers from our media page!
NEW TILE: gOULD CITY
The birthplace of Roger D. Glanton, Gould City is a Victorian-era New England Tile with an autumnal atmosphere.
In Gould City, inmates can explore a large cathedral and fight on the streets among Victorian houses. Behind the cathedral is a spooky graveyard covered in fog. On the periphery of the city are farm settlements with cornfields, scarecrows, and farmhouses. Twin bridges lay across the frozen river and connect to an old part of town. For a spookier experience, explore Gould City at night with only the city lights to guide you!
While Gould City is thematically related to the Battle Pass, this new Tile is a permanent addition to Darwin Project, so inmates will still be able to enjoy it after November 13. We will add it to the bank of possible Tiles in the same way we did with On-The-Rocks Shipping Co, meaning it will be available to everyone immediately after the patch.
IMPROVED SUDDEN DEATH
The sudden death radius will now become smaller and move around, challenging inmates to stay within its boundaries as they carry out the final fight of the match. We also changed the visual effects of the sudden death walls to improve visibility.
Previously, in the larger sudden death area inmates would play more cautiously, often trying to remain hidden and extending the match in a way that wasn’t very exciting for spectators. As the final showdown in a match, we wanted to make sudden death more spectacular. The solution we decided on makes for more exciting fights where navigation, Tools and Powers all become very important, and each decision can quickly lead to victory or defeat. We’re really proud of the result!
NEW WAY TO SHOOT THE BOW: SHOOT ON RELEASE
Some feedback we regularly receive from new players is that they expect their Arrows to fire from their Bow when they release the shoot button. We’ve made this new control scheme default for Darwin Project newcomers.
While current players may choose to stick with what we now call the “classic” Bow control scheme, we’ve added the option to switch to the shoot-on-release controls inside Gameplay Options.
Once Shoot on Button Release is enabled, two new options will become available in the Gameplay Options. The first is Enable Axe Attack on Cancel Aim, which makes the button to cancel a nocked Arrow (left mouse button for keyboard and mouse by default or right trigger for Xbox One) also swing the Axe when pressed. The second is Show Cancel Hint, which is on by default but allows inmates to hide the Cancel hint when the Bow is drawn.