Enhanced modding support is one of the many changes coming in Deep Rock Galactic Update 34 and you won't have to wait too long to play it — it will launch before the end of the month.
Deep Rock Galactic has you and up to three of your friends playing as a team of Dwarven miners. This is a theme that has been explored many times over, but this game has a twist — you're mining in space. Now, the 34th update is just around the corner, bringing some serious improvements to modding and a few other cool things, too!
What's New in Deep Rock Galactic Update 34?
The first major change coming in Deep Rock Galactic Update 34 is improvements to the game's modding systems. The delightfully punny "Modest Expectations" update will allow you to use a new Save Game Profiles feature to play games with mods without losing your vanilla saves. A dedicated menu for mods will also be added in this update. Unfortunately, modding is and will remain exclusive to Steam for now.
As often happens, weapons will be getting a bit of rebalancing. The devs advise that you keep your expectations modest; you shouldn't expect every single weapon build to get changes. Additionally, the netcode for shooting has been "remarkably optimized" and should provide an overall better gunplay experience.
Things will get tougher, too — Deep Rock Galactic Update 34 is going to add Elite Enemies into the game. These are tougher and faster versions of existing enemies that will have a chance of appearing in missions set at Hazard Level 2 and above. A new "Elite Threat" warning for mission classifications will indicate missions where you are guaranteed to encounter these extra-tough baddies.
The final cool feature we'll highlight is the ability to natively rebind your controller; you can read about all of the new features in today's Steam Community news post detailing the update.
When is the Deep Rock Galactic Update 34 Release Date?
The Deep Rock Galactic Update 34 release date will be April 22, 2021 — that's two weeks from today! As always, all of the content in this update will be free for existing and future owners of the game.
You'll be able to enjoy enhanced modding support and all of the other new goodies in two weeks! For now, you can buy Deep Rock Galactic for PC and Xbox via its official website for $29.99 or your regional equivalent.
What do you think of the changes in Deep Rock Galactic Update 34? What other new content do you hope to see in the future? Let us know in the comments below!