Sharkmob has announced a brand new Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodhunt update, which will bring an 8v8 Team Deathmatch mode, a new battle pass, and additions to the game's map. The update will launch next week and will be free for all players (although the battle pass won't).
What's in the latest Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodhunt update?
Per a press release, the new Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodhunt update will bring a new Team Deathmatch mode, which will see two teams of 8 players apiece duking it out. Respawns will be unlimited, and the first team to reach the score limit will win the game. The Team Deathmatch mode will feature five unique locations across Prague: Slaughterhouse, Disco, Hotel, Construction, and Harbor. You should have plenty of nice scenery to look at while you're trying not to get killed by the opposing team. You'll start each Team Deathmatch with max resonances, so you'll be able to use your powers more often. Unfortunately, you still won't be able to team up with your friends on a different platform, so you'll have to play with your PS5 or PC buddies depending on where you're playing.
That's not all that's coming in the new update, though. You're also getting some new areas on the map, including a Ventrue train, an attic in Rudolfinum, and a new Ventrue area in Elysium, which will let you get quests from Em, the Ventrue primogen. Two new melee weapons have been added in the knife and the crowbar, giving you a chance to show off your skills in normal or ranked play (unless the latter gets disabled again, of course). The update also includes several bug fixes and gameplay improvements, as well as a new battle pass with more than 100 items. The latter isn't free, though; you can purchase it for 600 Tokens, or around $5.99.
When is the new Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodhunt update launching?
It won't be too long before you can check out all the stuff coming in this new Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodhunt update. Sharkmob says the update is launching on July 14th, so you'll be able to fire it up and head into the new Team Deathmatch mode with your friends then. The game's live producer David Sirland says that this is one of many "smaller, more regular updates" the team wants to pursue in lieu of a season model, which he thinks wouldn't work for Bloodhunt.
You can download and play Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodhunt for free right now on PC via Steam or on PlayStation 5. The game doesn't support crossplay right now, and Sharkmob says that there are a number of hurdles in its path before crossplay can become a reality, so don't expect it anytime soon. It will, however, continue to be updated with new content and gameplay tweaks as time goes on, so make sure to give it a look if you're after a fun battle royale game set in the Vampire: The Masquerade universe.