Good news: the first (but not the last!) content update will be released soon on World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap on Xbox One. Aside from some nice fixes here and there, it will introduce brand new gameplay elements as well.

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One of these are the MINION CARDS. These cards will grant the players a minion, who will follow the player characters in their battles. They come in three categories: Common, Rare and Godlike.

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You can equip these cards on the campaign map, you can see your collection here as well, each category will have 6 slots for cards.

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With the content update, every player will get a free common card. If you own The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing, you’ll also get the Domesticated Vrikolak minion, and if you own The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II, you don’t actually get a minion… but a companion! That’s right, the Godlike minion card features the legendary Lady Katarina!

You can buy more minions in the Store’s Special Offer with Dream Shards if you’d like to collect them all!

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Other gameplay adjustments in this free update will be:

  • Friends only filter in Leaderboards
  • Ready / Not ready button in co-operative mode for clients
  • Dynamic Camera mode
  • Finishing low level maps with higher level characters will now award some XP
  • Several bugfixes, including achievements that unlocked in Tier 4 instead of Tier 2

We’ll post the full changelog when the content update goes live. But when? Well, if the Ink is calm enough, hopefully next week! If there are weird things crawling out of unholy caves, then maybe a few days more, but still, fairly soon.

Other content updates are in the works as well, so please report any bugs you find, or add a suggestion: what kind of new content would you like to see in Deathtrap? Let us know in the comments!

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