Don’t Starve Together’s ‘A New Reign’ update brings new foes

And more ways to die

After months of beta testing, the meaty Don’t Starve Together update “A New Reign” is ready for a full release. It’s out today on Steam for free, bringing with it more giants like the Toadstool and Bee Queen, a desert oasis, and a nasty surprise awaiting spelunkers deep inside the ruins.

Besides bug fixes and another coat of polish, you can expect these changes:

  • Search the desert for new surprises shrouded by the Sandstorm in summer.
  • Pay tribute to the Antlion to prevent Sinkholes above ground and Cave-ins underground, as well as earn other rewards.
  • Added Desert Goggles, a must have when walking into a Sandstorm.
  • Added The Lazy Deserter, a magical device used for teleporting players to each other.
  • Added /sit and /squat emotes.
  • Discover the secret entrance to the new Atrium zone inside the Caves and unlock the mysteries lying deep within the Heart of the Ruins.
  • Ornate Chests can no longer be destroyed, and the Large Ornate Chest now contains better loot, including an Ancient Key.
  • The Shadow Atrium can now be used to resurrect Odd Skeletons. Results may vary, depending on where you attempt this dangerous ritual!
  • Ruins music is back!

Klei also has a word of warning: “Please note that all the new content added as part of A New Reign will be automatically retrofitted into existing Worlds, but we cannot guarantee that this will be exactly the same as using a new Save Slot to generate a new World.”

After watching the trailer, I’ll go out on a limb and suggest that starving is the least of our concerns.

Don’t Starve Together: A New Reign [Steam]

Jordan Devore
Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random.