Dead Cells got a new Boss Rush update, and it’s out now on PC

Get ready to battle some bosses

Dead Cells is widely regarded as one of the best roguelike games out there, and one of the best indie games of the past decade. It’s one of those games you can play over and over again — literally — but for fans who are itching for something new, well, the Dead Cells dev team has you covered. The studio behind the game, Motion Twin, along with their subsidiary studio Evil Empire, announced an all-new Boss Rush mode as an add-on for the PC version of Dead Cells.

The idea is that players will have four unique stages to play through, and each stage has the player going up against bosses from the game back-to-back. The breakdown of stages goes like this: stage one has three bosses, stage two has five bosses, stage three has three enhanced bosses, and stage four has five enhanced bosses.

The enhanced bosses are new for the Boss Rush mode, and as you might expect, they have ways to make their already-intense battles even harder, like healing powers or allies that come and join them in the fight. If you’ve played through some of the harder heats in Hades, think of the enhanced boss stages like runs where you’re only fighting Extreme Measures bosses.

Each stage also features Dead Cells bosses randomly selected from Tiers 1, 2, or 3, to which they are assigned based on how difficult they are — so at least you won’t be fighting The Queen five times in a row. The Boss Rush mode is accessible in-game through a door in the basement of the Prisoners’ Quarters. Players will also win some serious loot as they defeat the different stages, with the type of prizes scaling depending on how many bosses they fight, which bosses they fight, and so on.

The Boss Rush mode is available now in Dead Cells for PC players, and will be coming to consoles later this month.

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