Hi everyone! Welcome back to another Portal Knights community blog! It’s been a while, right? Well, first things first, we apologise for the radio silence over the last few months. To those players asking… Nope, we haven’t abandoned Portal Knights! Our development team have just been working flat out behind the scenes on new content. And there’s a LOT of it!
PREMIUM ELVES, ROGUES, AND RIFTS DLC EXPANSION
In case you missed the news, let us fill you in quickly. We’re thrilled to announce a FREE update and a premium DLC expansion pack for Portal Knights this summer. (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Steam) Named the Elves, Rogues and Rifts DLC expansion, this all new addition will add a bunch of exciting content to game, including…
A NEW RACE
As part of this all-new DLC expansion, we’re introducing a new race! That’s right get ready to customise your Elvish characters with all-new eyes, skin tones, hairstyles, hair colours, tattoos and facial features.
A NEW CLASS
In response to community feedback, we are super excited to be introducing a new class to Portal Knights… The Rogue! (It’s finally happening!) Prepare to master new talents and skills such as stealth and backstabbing, as you head off on your adventure. What’s more… A new Rogue crafting station is coming, with fresh recipes for their weapons, armour, and skills.
A NEW PLANET
Say hello to FAYNORE, a new planet ready to be explored! Coming to the newly announced Elves, Rogues, and Rifts DLC expansion this summer.
Explore brand new islands, a Rogue’s Guild, a splendid Elvish city, new merchants, NPCs, and head off on an epic quest storyline. Help the Elves and Rogues of Faynore as the Hollow Dimension threatens their realm!
Portal Knights… Get ready for the new roguelite RIFTS! A completely new, highly replayable gameplay mode that will challenge both new and veteran Portal Knights. Rifts are randomly generated dungeons filled with devious traps and puzzles, and never-seen-before enemies. What’s more… They also contain rare and powerful treasures, but to obtain them you’ll need to gather resources and find the Rift Forges before time runs out…
(OK, you won’t know about this until now…) We’re excited to be bringing a new pet to Portal Knights! Take a look at the adorable little dinosaur, coming to game as part of the Elves, Rogues and Rifts DLC expansion.
Stay tuned for a full list of notes when we launch!
FREE QUESTING UPDATE
As mentioned above, we are also bringing a FREE update to Portal Knights, across PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. Throughout the week, we’ll be unveiling more info. BUT, let’s use today as an opportunity to highlight something in particular that we think our players will be pleased with…
CREATIVE MODE UPDATE
In response to community feedback, our developers have been working hard to improve Creative Mode. As part of our next free update, Portal Knights can expect the following…
• ISLAND TESTING – You’ll soon be able to test islands on the fly. What does this mean exactly? Keep reading…
• PLACEABLE ENEMIES – This is something we know our community have been asking for, so we’re excited to be bringing this feature to game! By selecting “Test Play Island” on the pause menu, you’ll then see your enemies come to life.
• LOGIC OBJECTS – We’re introducing a selection of new objects that will allow our creative Knights to create puzzle and gameplay challenges. This includes pressure plates, traps, buttons, interactive doors, lights, a connection tool and more!
Of course, this is only one of the many new and exciting features coming to Portal Knights as part of our next major update! Stay tuned to our social channels all week for more announcements.
COMMUNITY FAQ GUIDE
Before we end this blog, we wanted to take the opportunity to cover some FAQs that have come out since we announced our DLC and update. We will cover as many as possible now and should anything change and / or we get more questions between now and launch, we’ll update our guide.
Q: Which platforms will the premium Elves, Rogues, and Rifts DLC expansion and free update launch on?
A: The Elves, Rogues, and Rifts DLC expansion, as well as the free update, will launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Steam.
Q: What about mobile?
A: Right now, we don’t have plans to bring the Elves, Rogues and Rifts DLC or the Questing update to mobile devices. As much as we would have liked to have brought this content to all platforms, we have decided to focus on PC and consoles to ensure this content is as good as possible. While mobile is not in our immediate plans for upcoming content, we are still investigating opportunities with mobile for the future.
Q: When will the premium Elves, Rogues, and Rifts DLC expansion and free update launch?
A: We don’t have a release date to share right now, but we can tell you that Nintendo Switch players will have to wait a little longer to receive the premium Elves, Rogues and Rifts DLC and free Questing update. We need to follow different submission processes for each platform holder and this has ultimately led to differences for our release dates. Whilst we would have loved to bring this content out at the same time for all players, we can only apologise to Nintendo Switch players for the longer wait. Please know we are working flat out to bring this new content to you ASAP! Stay tuned to our social channels for release dates.
Q: What about previously released DLC? (Free and paid) Will this be coming to Nintendo Switch?
A: Yes, we’re pleased to confirm that we will be bringing previously released DLC (paid and free) to Nintendo eShop!
This includes the following…
Portal Knights – Bibot Box
Portal Knights – Lobot Box
Portal Knights – Emoji Box
Portal Knights – Gold Throne Pack
Portal Knights – Portal Pioneer Pack
Portal Knights – Forest Animals Box (FREE)
Portal Knights – Box of Fantastic Headwear (FREE)
Portal Knights – Box of Joyful Rings
Portal Knights – Box of Grumpy Rings
We know our community have been asking for access to the DLC for a while, so we’re thrilled it’s happening.
Q: How much will the premium Elves, Rogues, and Rifts DLC expansion cost?
A: To be confirmed! Watch this space.
THANK YOU, PORTAL KNIGHTS
Finally, we want to thank our most dedicated Portal Knights for sticking with us. We’re unbelievably grateful to have so many wonderful community members on board who continue to show us love and support daily. It means everything to our team and me, as your Community Manager. We’re incredibly excited about this new content and we hope you are too!
Keep an eye on our social channels for more announcements. We’ve got a lot more to tell you about! 😊