Children Of Morta Free Update Adds Hard Mode And More

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A free update for Children of Morta adds a Hard Mode and a few other extras. The "Shrine of Challenge" DLC is available now for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, and it makes the already tough action-RPG a good bit tougher.

The new Hard Mode introduced in the update increases enemy damage and health, but also grants you better rewards. The update adds two new enemies, the Dark Blade and Mech Constructor. To help you on your quest you can utilize the 18 new items, like bolts of electricity or boulders falling from the sky. Finally, the update makes some balance tweaks and offers a new UI with an optional larger HUD.

Children of Morta is 30% off on Steam for a limited time, and it was recently added to the Xbox Game Pass library. This update marks the first of several free updates that are said to be coming throughout 2020.

Children of Morta is an action-RPG in which each of the playable characters is a member of the same family clan, as they fight off the darkness that's encroaching on their world. As such, the family dynamics play a big part in the story.

"Children of Morta's fantastic art style and enjoyable storytelling take what would have been an otherwise fun roguelike dungeon-crawler and elevate it a great deal," James O'Connor wrote in GameSpot's review. "Taking down enemies and eventually triumphing over bosses is enjoyable, but what kept bringing me back was the connection I felt to the Bergsons, and my sincere desire to help them push back against the Corruption. After all, it's a lot easier dealing with dungeons full of monsters when you have a family to come home to."

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