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Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem is pausing work on new content so that its numerous bugs can finally be fixed

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When 2020 kicked off, the hottest game on the digital shelf wasn’t a new Monster Hunter chapter or a return to Animal Crossing (Gasp!). It was Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem, an RPG that came out of nowhere to earn a million fans and a reputation for being the buggiest new release of the year. Make no mistake, fans love them some Wolcen but the ongoing bugs that have crashed games and wiped progress have resulted in that affection being rather one-sided.

Players have been begging for fixes, and with everyone now stuck at home, developer Wolcen Studio is on the case as they delay their plans to add a new chapter of action to the game. “These past few weeks, our team has been working on fixing numerous issues players encountered in-game, and we have many more issues to fix,” the studio explained in a Steam Post.

The problems we encountered with the servers caused by a large number of new players also forced us to substantially change some aspects of the code to allow a lighter charge on the servers and the database requests. And there is still work to do.

We initially planned to put a top priority on new league content and on the new Chapter shortly after the release of the game. We’ve decided to swap the priority between the production of new content and bug fixing, game stabilization, quality of life, and recruitment during the next 4 months.
This decision comes with a name: Operation Second Dawn. Its goal is to focus on fixing several issues and invest in resources and infrastructures to make sure that the game will grow on a healthy base and a happy community.

Operation Second Dawn, will see patch 1.0.10 go live this week, while the chapter 3 storyline will be improved with “diversity and the pace to make its gameplay events and encounters more appealing.” New enemies and enemy variants will pop in, quality of life improvements are on the cards and yes that includes the ability to rebind the left-click function.

Beyond that, Wolcen will also work on rebalancing skills which aren’t getting enough love and pushing server issues to the top of the to-do list. Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem is a good game, and once these bugs are squashed it’ll hopefully be a great game as well.

Last Updated: March 16, 2020

14 Comments

  1. SagatatiaRZA

    March 16, 2020 at 10:18

    Elated to hear this. I’ve been so keen to try this but reading about all the bugs scared me off. Maybe I’ll jump in a few patches later

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  2. Son of Banana Jim

    March 16, 2020 at 10:24

    Never buy launch day, and always wait for the patches – CHECK!

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    • Hammersteyn

      March 16, 2020 at 11:03

      People are impatient

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      • Son of Banana Jim

        March 16, 2020 at 11:17

        It’s strange because if you just wait a little, you can get it cheaper AND patched – unless we’re talking about Anthem or Fallout 76 – in which case, the patches don’t matter.

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        • Hammersteyn

          March 16, 2020 at 21:19

          You get the goty edition with all the DLC cheaper and patched a year later, sometimes even sooner. Just a little patience is required. Work on the backlog instead

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  3. For the Emperor!

    March 16, 2020 at 11:20

    I see online connection? I pass…

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    • HairyEwok

      March 16, 2020 at 15:21

      The game can be played offline. And offline is way better than online IMO, for one you don’t have that damned lag delay, and it’s a big deal due to most elites and bosses having telegram abilities that require last second dodging.

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  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    March 16, 2020 at 10:18

    That’s good. Chapter 3 did feel like more of a slog compared to 1 & 2.

    I gave end game a go after they fixed the bug that stopped me finishing the final boss battle, and my first random map/quest had a bugged enemy so I couldn’t complete it. That was the game uninstalled & I can’t say I’m keen to go back even with improvements.

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  5. Kromas

    March 16, 2020 at 10:31

    This game had so many bugs Bethesda was impressed by these devs.

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  6. Hammersteyn

    March 16, 2020 at 10:58

    Heh 3:16

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  7. HairyEwok

    March 16, 2020 at 15:21

    Not going to lie, this game is a buggy mess at the moment, having certain quest queues not happening forcing me to make a new characters.
    I will say though. The bosses are bloody hard.

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  8. Craig "Crios" Boonzaier

    March 16, 2020 at 14:17

    Finished the campaign in offline mode this past weekend.
    Had lotsa fun running around with my 2-hander bruiser/tank.
    Only encountered a few minor bugs, nothing game breaking.

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  9. HairyEwok

    March 16, 2020 at 15:21

    Not going to lie, this game is a buggy mess at the moment, having certain quest queues not happening forcing me to make a new characters.
    I will say though. The bosses are bloody hard.

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  10. mitchell dunn

    September 26, 2020 at 20:55

    Well, it’s still broken.

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