Wolcen: Lords Of Mayhem Officially Launches On Steam, Hit With Launch Server Issues

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Update: Wolcen Studio has confirmed that server stability for Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem has improved and connecting to the game should be smoother now. More server space and additional hotfixes will be applied to Lords of Mayhem later today to further resolve ongoing issues like map generation and missing loot.

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The action-RPG Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem has left Early Access after more than four years, developer Wolcen Studio announced. The Diablo 3-inspired action game is now purchasable on PC via Steam.

Wolcen Studio said on its official forum that development won't end simply because Lords of Mayhem has left Early Access. "We want to support our baby for a very long time," Wolcen said. "[W]e have a lot of plans for new features and content, and we will continue to read your feedback to improve the game."

In Lords of Mayhem, you are one of three survivors of a devastating massacre. As the story unfolds, you and your childhood friends Valeria and Edric come to find out who is truly friend and foe. Throughout the journey, you'll encounter demonic warriors, grow stronger in power, acquire a bunch of loot, and more.

Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem retails for $40 USD. You can save 10% on the Lords of Mayhem bundle, which includes the full game and a download of the original soundtrack. If you're curious whether your machine can handle it, we've included the PC requirements for Lords of Mayhem below. Wolcen is not available on PS4, Xbox One, or Nintendo Switch, but the developers have said in the past that a console port of Wolcen is something they have an interest in.

Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem Full PC Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-Bit SP1, Windows 8.1 64-Bit, Windows 10 64-Bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4570T 2.9 GHz / AMD FX-6100 3.3 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti / AMD Radeon HD 6850
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 18 GB available space

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-Bit SP1, Windows 8.1 64-Bit, Windows 10 64-Bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4770S 3.1 GHz / AMD FX-8320 3.5 GHz
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 570
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 18 GB available space

If you've already been playing the game since its 2016 Early Access launch, Wolcen Studio recommends you uninstall everything associated with Lords of Mayhem. This will allow for a smooth transition between the Early Access and full versions of the game

At launch, the game suffered a myriad of server issues around connection and progression. Wolcen Studio, on Twitter, has been working to address these issues, noting that it wasn't quite prepared for the 62,000 peak concurrent player count it saw when Lords of Mayhem previously garnered only 1,934 players at a time.

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It's 4 years late and a completely different game from what they promised on Kickstarter (including the name), but I guess Wolcen is better late than not at all.

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@jsprunk: What was the original name? Because Wolcen ... ain't great.

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@mogan: The game's original name was Umbra. Not much better than Wolcen honestly, but the game's original concept was more like a Fable RPG, rather than the currently released Diablo-esque game.

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Looks busy and promising.Have to check that out.

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Been playing this for the past year or two, it's a lot of fun.

If you're looking for an isometric action-RPG to hold you over until Torchlight and Diablo 4, this is probably your best bet.

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@mrbojangles25: Seems like they added film grain on the final release version compared to beta, can you confirm if this is true or not?

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@R4gn4r0k: It does seem like that :(

Also, there are pretty bad connection issues right now. I'm just guessing that, one of the down sides of being indie, they probably lack the server infrastructure larger studios might have.

I am sure it will be fixed soon enough, hope it doesn't piss too many people off.

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@mrbojangles25: I think I will wait for a patch, I'm busy with too many games at the moment anyway.

Hope the devs can adress the concerns that people are having :)

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Dialogue sounded lame, but the gameplay looked promising. I'm always down to try another Diablo clone.

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@mogan: Yeah it's European and, as an American, I always find a lot of European games a bit iffy on English voiceovers (nothing against Europeans, btw, it's just they don't tend to often go for quality voice actors). I try not to hold it against them, though, and I do recommend this game.

It's independent, it's beautiful, it has a great combat system, and it's a lot of fun....I have not played the release yet but that was my experience with early access.

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That...... actually looks pretty epic. They almost sold me on it (but I have a biiiig backlog to go through still)....

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