The Dead Cells Practice Makes Perfect update has arrived, adding new training and quality-of-life features to the game without compromising its challenging difficulty.
Dead Cells is a challenging Metroidvania game that has been out for well over four years now. It managed to sell two million copies in two years and has proven to be a popular release in the genre. Naturally, the developers haven't been resting on their laurels and a steady stream of updates has been coming out, adding new weapons and new features to the game over its life.
The same challenge that makes the game so appealing to many can also be insurmountable for players who are less experienced in the genre. That leads us to today's update which aims to give you a fighting chance against the bad guys without compromising the game's overall difficulty.
What's New in the Dead Cells Practice Makes Perfect Update?
The first major addition in the Dead Cells Practice Makes Perfect Update is a Training Room (seen above). This room will allow you to practice against any enemy you've already encountered in the game -- and yes, that includes the bosses, too. You'll also have access to weapon tubes and a training Guillain to equip yourself with the same kind of tools you'd have in the actual battle.
Also arriving in today's update is a new feature called "Aspects." These are super-powerful buffs that you can equip at the start of the run which will give you a little more firepower for exploring an unfamiliar biome. There are no free rides here, though; using one of these buffs will prevent you from unlocking a new boss or earning flawless boss achievements.
A handful of other quality-of-life features were added in the Dead Cells Practice Makes Perfect Update, too, such as the debut of a brand-new world map. As you might expect, the world map will only show you areas you've already explored (along with their connection paths to other zones).
You can read about all of the new features in the Dead Cells Practice Makes Perfect Update patch notes. If you're looking to play a Metroidvania with a healthy amount of content, you can buy Dead Cells for PC and consoles via its official website for $24.99 or your regional equivalent.
What do you think of the new features added in the Dead Cells Practice Makes Perfect Update? What else would you like to see added to the game? Let us know in the comments below!