Update the 13th

Important features

  • Thunder Shield rework:
    - Parrying charges you up, dealing damages all around you.
    - Using the shield again when charged up discharge instantly, stunning ennemies.
    - Keeping the shield up still deals damages in front of you.
  • Community suggestion We nerfed arbiter.
    That's all folks!
    And locked them up in the Cavern in all difficulties, for good measure.
  • New mob: the Rampager. Think Zombies, but deadlier.
    Replaces the Arbiter for difficulties BC3+ in all levels.
  • Community suggestion Elite rework:
    - Removed minions
    - Removed the bump when the Elite enrages
    - Weapons and Activables dropped by Elites always have a starred affix.
    - Prevented some mob + ability combos : Shield + Shielding pylons, Failed Experiment + Rotating laser and Bomber + Rotating laser
    - Fixed elites seeing you through walls when climbing one-way platforms.
  • Two new Brutality mutations:
    - Adrenalin: Dodge an ennemy attack at the last second and gain lifesteal on melee damages for a few seconds.
    - Frenzy: Gain lifesteal on melee damages while in speed boost.
  • New affix on amulets: Reveal invisible ennemies.
  • Community suggestion Added an option to remove screenshake.
  • Two new Skins, to celebrate the 14th of July! The Galaxy outfit and the French outfit are available at the Tailor for all player that have unlocked an additional outfit. Liberté, Égalité, Skins de Juillet. Update 13.9


  • Community suggestion Arbiters nerf:
    - Now only attacks horizontally.
    - Added a deadzone in close range where the hero is safe.
    - Removed them from all levels in BC3+ and put them in Cavern.
  • Flawless buff: Reduced cooldown before crits from 30 seconds to 15 seconds.
  • Javelin buff:
    - Cooldown before the weapon comes back automatically reduced from 15 to 10 seconds.
    - The weapon comes back immediately if it falls in spikes or lava.
  • Bombers nerf:
    - Increased charging time before melee attacks.
    - Removed them entirely from Toxic Sewers.
  • Demons nerf:
    - Slightly reduced density in Castle.
    - Stunned on contact with the hero when in mid-air.
    - Slightly increased stun time.
  • Golems nerf/fix:
    - No longer stunlock to death.
    - Elite Golems can no longer teleport next to the hero. But they can still teleport the hero next to them.
  • Knifes Throwers nerf:
    - Stunned on contact with the hero. Elite Knifes Throwers are not though, be careful!
  • Added Flask recharges where the Fountain is broken in BC1.
  • Community suggestion Spikes in Beholder's Pit are now retractable.
  • Community suggestion Timed Doors now open if you reach them at the exact last second.
  • Community suggestion [Custom Mode] level modifier Blood no longer resets the kill counter.
  • Community suggestion Added a tiny time frame of invulnerability after opening a chest or picking up a scroll. Less unfair deaths, yay!
  • Community suggestion Increased the level of Legendary items behind boss no-hit challenge doors to be on par with other challenge loot. Update 13.2
  • Community suggestion Rebalanced the amount of double and triple scrolls in Graveyard and Cavern:
    - Graveyard: 1 triple/3 double => 3 triple/1 double
    - Cavern: 2 triple/3 double => 3 triple/2 double Update 13.2
  • In BC3+, Legendary items have bonus for every tier (Brutality, Tactic and Survival). Update 13.2
  • Community suggestion War Javelin now comes back immediately if no enemy were hit when throwing it. Update 13.4
  • Community suggestion Friendly Worms now teleport to the hero if they're not attacking an enemy. Update 13.4
  • Community suggestion Swift Sword damage increased. Update 13.4
  • Community suggestion Rampart parry damage has been reduced to be on par with Cudgel. Update 13.4
  • Community suggestion Wave of Denial cooldown increased. :'( Update 13.4
  • Community suggestion Frenzy and Adrenaline base value slightly increased. Update 13.4
  • Bombardier's grenade will now only detonate after touching the ground. Update 13.4
  • Community suggestion Blood Sword speed and bleed damage increased. Update 13.4
  • Caster's HP have been reduced. Update 13.4
  • Community suggestion Caster's orbs now keep the same speed after being countered. Update 13.4
  • Community suggestion Cleaver damage and length improved. Update 13.4
  • Community suggestion Cursed Sword damage improved and lock after reduced. Update 13.4
  • Community suggestion Explosive Crossbow speed decreased. Update 13.4
  • Community suggestion Fast Bow ammo count increased from 10 to 15. Update 13.4
  • Community suggestion Flamme Turret now attack ennemies within their range with no downtime. Update 13.4
  • Community suggestion Forge cost has been reduced. New content in which sinking cells and easier BC0 Dead Cells make us think that we should make advancing the forge level slightly faster. Update 13.4
  • Community suggestion Giant Killer base damage has been substantially decreased, however the weapon is as good as ever to take bosses and elites down. Update 13.4
  • Community suggestion Heavy Turret damage substantially reduced and cooldown slightly increased. Update 13.4
  • Community suggestion Hook lock time reduced when no enemy were hit. Update 13.4
  • Community suggestion Infantry Grenade damage reduced. Update 13.4
  • Community suggestion Knockback Shield: enemies that hit walls take a lot more damage than before. Update 13.4
  • Magnetic Grenades now repel enemy grenades. Update 13.4
  • Community suggestion Necromancy base and maximum value slightly lowered. Update 13.4
  • Community suggestion Nutcraker critical damage increased. Update 13.4
  • Community suggestion Oil damage multiplier on Fire increased. Update 13.4
  • Community suggestion Oil can now be spread and set ablaze on water. Update 13.4
  • Community suggestion Oiled Sword have seen its speed increased, its ability to breach enemies improved and now inflicts critical damages for a time after hitting a target on fire. Update 13.4
  • Community suggestion Open Wounds bleed duration increased. Update 13.4
  • Community suggestion Parry Shield is now a Survival/ Tactic shield, but the parry damage has been reduced. Update 13.4
  • Community suggestion Powerful Grenade damage and range reduced. Update 13.4
  • Community suggestion Pyrotechnics lock after the second hit of the combo substantially decreased. Update 13.4
  • Community suggestion Repeater Crossbow damage increased. Update 13.4
  • Community suggestion Sadist's Stiletto is now a Brutality/ Tactic weapon and inflict more critical damage. Update 13.4
  • Community suggestion Seismic Blade damage increased. Update 13.4
  • Community suggestion Speed Buff duration increased from 8 to 10 seconds. Update 13.4
  • Community suggestion Shrapnel Axes damage and ability to breach improved. Update 13.4
  • Community suggestion Sinew Slicer health pool and bleed damage improved. Update 13.4
  • Community suggestion Stun Grenade damage and stun duration improved. Update 13.4
  • Community suggestion Sonic Crossbow bolts now crit on targets beyond the first. Update 13.4
  • Community suggestion Swarm Grenade now spawn 4 worms instead of 2 before, but the cooldown has been doubled too. Update 13.4
  • Turrets can no longer be grabbed by the homunculus. Its chiropractor told it to stop any heavy lifting... Update 13.4
  • Community suggestion Twin Daggers speed increased. Update 13.4
  • Community suggestion Reduced The Boy's Axe recall damages, but waiting for the end of the root effect now deals recall damages as well. Update 13.4
  • Community suggestion Valmont's Whip critical hit zone improved. Update 13.4
  • Community suggestion Quick Bow shoots faster and arrows travel quicker. Update 13.5
  • Community suggestion Ramparts invulnerability duration slightly reduced. Update 13.5
  • Community suggestion Spartan Sandal always deals fall damage to enemies and splash damages to enemies around them. Update 13.5
  • Community suggestion The Cage elite skill has been reworked: it now has a 5 seconds up time, then gets down for at least 3 seconds. Update 13.6

Level design

  • Community suggestion Fixed some lore rooms never appearing in Astrolab.
  • Community suggestion Fixed a challenge room being impossible to finish.
  • Community suggestion Fixed Cavern sometimes generating an unescapable corridor under entrance bridge.
  • Community suggestion Added Lanterns in boss arena when the Darkness modifier is active (from [Twitch] or [Custom mode]).
  • Lantern are now spawned in multi-treasure rooms when the Darkness modifier is active.
  • Community suggestion Improved light generation in Forgotten Sepulcher. Update 13.2
  • Community suggestion
    Inquisitors are making their comeback into higher difficulties (3BC +) to fill the lack of long-distance shooters let by the Arbiter's retreat into their original lair. A few more change in the bestiary of some biomes have been done to make it more consistent. Details below.

    Prisoners' Quarters: Inquisitors added to BC3+, Rampager added in BC4 and BC5.

    Toxic Sewers: Scorpions added to BC3+, Grenadiers added in BC2 and BC3, Zombies replaced by Rampager from BC3 to BC5.

    Ramparts: Inquisitors added to BC3+.

    Stilt Village: Maskers replaced by Knife Throwers from BC1 to BC5. Rampager added on BC3+.

    Slumbering Sanctuary: Inquisitors are back in BC3 (but not in BC4 or BC5). Zombies removed from BC3. Knife Throwers removed. Grenadiers added to BC1.

    Clock Tower: Inquisitors are back in BC4+, Bombardiers added in BC3+.

    Castle: Inquisitors added in BC3+. Update 13.4
  • Community suggestion Inquisitors return and Rampager arrival to Prison Quarters made the first level of Dead Cells one of the hardest of the whole game, so we tweaked the density and variety (added base zombie until BC 5) to made it easier. Update 13.6

Graphics & UI

  • The Broadsword now glows yellow on the second and third strike.
  • Community suggestion Fixed a gap sometimes appearing in Astrolab between the shops roof and its decoration.
  • Community suggestion Fixed Arbiter being stuck in an animation and sliding on the ground.
  • Community suggestion Fixed color of Treasure rooms spilling out a little in outside levels on the minimap.

Music & Sfx

  • Changed SFX for the Forgotten Map.
  • Added a SFX on Failed Experiment dodge.
  • Community suggestion Reduced Friendly Worms attack volume. Quiet, you worms! Update 13.5

Bug fixes

  • Community suggestion Legendary altar can no longer spawn in front of doors.
  • Community suggestion Fixed an elevator not going high enough in Astrolab.
  • Community suggestion Fixed a small gap sometimes appearing in Cavern entrance.
  • Community suggestion Fixed meta settings being ignored in [Custom mode]. Speciality shop, random equipment at the start, etc.
  • Community suggestion Fixed attack indicator on slowed ennemies.
  • Community suggestion Fixed Hayabusa boots range on the last hit. Did you know that it used to push everyone in the level? Yeah, we didn't either.
  • Community suggestion Fixed the cooldown for the Owl being inconsistent.
  • Community suggestion Fixed turrets shooting at Giant's hands after its death. My immersion!
  • Community suggestion Fixed Failed Experiment hitbox and hurtbox.
  • Community suggestion Fixed some walls with auto-rectractable spikes being climbable.
  • Community suggestion Fixed Cells and Golds pickup dropping on ground when performing some actions. Update 13.2
  • Community suggestion Fix Legendary Altar dropping into spikes when spawned on collapsable ground. Update 13.2
  • Community suggestion Fixed Bomber hitting you through walls. This fix only concerns the melee sword strike, the flight patterns and dive attack are meant to go through walls. Update 13.2
  • Community suggestion Fixed a [Custom Mode] bug on the item quality setting. Update 13.2
  • Community suggestion Malaise damages no longer kills cursed hero. Update 13.2
  • Community suggestion Fixed reforging an activated legendary Great Owl of War losing the legendary quality. Update 13.2
  • Community suggestion Fixed Flawless icon staying indefinitely if you drop the weapon. Update 13.2
  • Fixed Stomper, Bomber and Rampager following you around even when you are invisible. Update 13.2
  • Community suggestion Fixed a hole in a platform creating wall runes in the ground. Update 13.5
  • Community suggestion Fixed some archs not displaying correctly on prison roof. Update 13.5
  • Community suggestion Cleaver no longer applies bleed effect on bubble-shielded enemies. Update 13.5
  • Legendary Cursed Sword can now have a Survival scroll. Update 13.6
  • Magister of Death no longer has a seizure when you teleport near it. Update 13.6
  • Bats (Kamikaze and other flying critters) no longer aggro through walls. Update 13.6
  • Beating the Giant now grants you 30 cells. Update 13.6
  • Fixed Shield Bearer dealing damages when stunned. Update 13.6