Cult of the Lamb gets festive and ghastly with the Blood Moon Festival

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A new ritual to partake in

This year’s adorable little cult simulator Cult of the Lamb is getting a festive update for the haunted holidays.  The Blood Moon Festival update is available now through November 10 in Cult of the Lamb.

The update adds several new items to acquire for those looking to expand their cult, as well as some new activities for the season. A Blood Moon Ritual, for example, will be available to light up the sky with a crimson lunar presence that illuminates the dead.

Players can also capture ghosts of dead followers. And there are some nice, fun new decorations to sprinkle around the base. Ring in the season by decking out your humble abode with haunted trees and floral skulls.

Add in a new music track and some new follower forms to unlock, and the Blood Moon update for Cult of the Lamb seems like a good time. Well, maybe better if you’re the lamb protagonist running the place.

Best to get the rituals and upgrades underway sooner rather than later, though. The Blood Moon runs through November 10, so you’ve got until then to get all your unlocks. The team also says it plans on adding more seasonal events throughout the year, each with their own special content.

Cult of personality

Cult of the Lamb is the adorable action RPG-meets-city builder mash-up from the team at Massive Monster, published by Devolver Digital.

Its eye-catching style and intriguing management mechanics looked solid in previews, and seems to have held up in the final game. In our review, Jordan wrote:

“I’m a big fan of roguelite action games and city builders, but even if you’re on the mild side, Cult of the Lamb is a winning combo. It draws many of the best aspects of those genres, places them in a one-of-a-kind world, and charts its own condensed course. The result is hard to put down.”

It seems like a good time to head back in and get some fresh followers if you’ve been meaning to boot this back up. Cult of the Lamb is available now on PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

Eric Van Allen