The splendid Darkest Dungeon [official site] has launched a Steam Workshop, making it a snap to find and install mods. With a while still to wait for Darkest Dungeon’s expansion, Crimson Curse, why not have a crack at some mods? Mods already on the Workshop cover everything from to a wintry makeover and UI tweaks to new classes and ways to make DD even more challenging.
Let’s have a quick look at some of the more popular mods. This one adds more colour options for characters, nice and simple. Folks have made new classes like the Pit Fighter and a rework of the previously-cosmetic-only Musketeer. This one has some handy little UI tweaks. This makes everywhere snowy and pretty. And Pitch Black Dungeon is a huge overhaul with hundreds of new enemy variants, more quests, loads of potions, a big rebalancing, and loads of things to generally add more risk, thought, opportunity, and difficulty – good luck.
Red Hook Studios do recommend backing up your saves before using mods, just in case, but things should be fine.
This won’t help if you own a non-Steam version of Darkest Dungeon, of course. Nexus Mods has a Darkest Dungeon section and I’m sure others are… around? The Steam Workshop is mighty convenient.
Speaking of Crimson Court, Red Hook have recently explained a bit more of their plans.
“Crimson Court is a parallel campaign experienced alongside the main Darkest Dungeon content that will provide you with new challenges at every difficulty level. The narrative grounding sheds some light on the Ancestor’s early days, and will be presented in the same style of cutscenes you’ve seen elsewhere in the game.
“As the Crimson Curse spreads unrelentingly over the estate, parties will battle new enemies in familiar regions, as well as setting foot in a completely new sprawling environment: the Courtyard. There, amidst unique curios, traps and obstacles, a complete faction of new blood-crazed foes lie in wait, overseen by three distinct boss encounters. These slavering enemies and epic encounters will introduce new combat mechanics, testing the limits of your favourite strategies.
“As the infestation grows, and your roster begins to sicken, the Fanatic will emerge to roam the hallways, confusing friend and foe alike in his zealous quest to exterminate the Curse.
“The odds are not completely stacked against you, however! A new playable hero class will be added alongside powerful new trinkets, town events, and a fresh way to expand and upgrade your Hamlet.”
That sounds great/awful/great. They’re hoping to release Crimson Court in late May or early June.