Patch 1.0.1 for retro-style shooter Project Warlock is live. The Project Warlock update adds a new difficulty setting along with a number of balance and gameplay tweaks.
The new difficulty setting sits between Standard and Hardcore. It's intended to address complaints from Project Warlock's player base that Standard is too easy and Hardcore is too difficult. Buckshot Software has been working on the patch for quite some time. The dev says its long period of silence was due to "[going] underground" and ensuring the next announcement would be the patch itself rather than its ETA. Buckshot has been working on three features: a new reworked demo, the new difficulty level, and new cosmetic features. The difficulty level is available now, with the other two features coming soon.
Alongside Hard difficulty, Patch 1.0.1 adds a bunch of quality-of-life improvements to Project Warlock. The starting area and post-elevator areas in the E1M1 level have been adjusted. Buckshot has improved the hitboxes of certain items in the Medieval and Industrial settings. Other than these more sizeable tweaks, there are tons and tons of bugfixes and smaller balance improvements. Go check out the full patch notes if you want to see what's changed.
Project Warlock is a first-person shooter inspired by classics like DOOM, Quake, and Wolfenstein. The game originally launched back in October last year and features "an exploding cocktail of bullets, spells, and monsters" across 60 stages. Developer Buckshot Software is actively working on Project Warlock and plans to release a new demo for the game in June. New cosmetic elements will follow "a bit after that". You can grab Project Warlock on GOG.com or Steam for the rather unusually rounded price of $12. We'll bring you more on updates to the game in the near future.
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