Lords of the Fallen gets new DLC roadmap: Here's what's coming

Lords of the Fallen
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What you need to know

  • Lords of the Fallen is a reboot of the original 2014 Soulslike of the same name by developer HexWorks. It released on October 13 on Xbox Series X|S, PS5, and Windows PC.
  • HexWorks has shown off a roadmap for all of the additional free DLC content coming to the game before 2023 ends, and also confirmed support for the game in 2024.
  • These content additions include new questlines, armor sets, spells, features, and more. For the full list of what's coming, refer to the text below.
  • Lords of the Fallen has gotten a few updates since it launched, including a "Pumpkin Patch" that kicked off a Halloween-themed event.

About a month after the launch of developer HexWorks' reboot of Lords of the Fallen, the studio has shown fans of the popular Soulslike a roadmap of the content they can expect to get in DLC updates before the end of 2023.

These updates — which will be free for all players — will include everything from additional armor sets and questlines to packs of new spells, special enhancements to boss weapons, and the introduction of some highly requested gameplay features. At the same time, HexWorks will also seek to make weekly adjustments and improvements to stability, performance, co-op and PvP, game balance, and more. 

For a complete look at everything coming to Lords of the Fallen, check the official image of the roadmap below (or the list that's below that). Note that while there's no concrete release date for any of these additions, they're expected to come during "the remainder of 2023" and are "actively being worked on."

Here's everything we know is coming to Lords of the Fallen in the remainder of 2023. (Image credit: HexWorks)
  • Ongoing Weekly Enhancements
    • Stability fixes
    • Performance improvements
    • Save game fixes
    • Co-op/PvP improvements
    • Balancing (PvE priority)
    • Increased boss difficulty
    • QoL tweaks
  • Content In Development
    • Umbral, Rhogar, and Radiant armor sets and questlines
    • New questline event
    • Two packs of new spells
    • Inventory expansion
    • Stash for item storage
    • Secret boss weapon abilities
    • New Grievous Strikes (critical hits)
    • New Game Plus (NG+) modifiers
    • Gamepad rebinding
    • Split PvE/PvP balancing

Notably, Lords of the Fallen will also continue to get support in 2024, though it's unclear what HexWorks' plans for the game are in the long term. In its blog post, the studio says "a number of free events" that "add new questlines, content, armor sets, weapons, spells and more" are on the way, though there's been no word of full-sized expansions.

Since the game's release on October 13, a number of patches have come out to address performance issues, fix bugs, reduce enemy density a bit, and tone down the difficulty of NG+. There was also the comically named "Pumpkin Patch," which kicked off the Season of the Bleak event and introduced Halloween-themed decorations and gear.

Lords of the Fallen is available to play now on Xbox Series X|S and PS5 for $69.99, as well as on Windows PC (Steam and Epic Games) for $59.99. It's quickly become one of my favorite Soulslikes ever, and is undoubtedly one of 2023's best Xbox games and best PC games. For more on why I love it and what you can expect, check out our full Lords of the Fallen review.

Lords of the Fallen

Lords of the Fallen

With responsive, precise, and challenging combat, innovative twists, stellar grimdark presentation, and more, Lords of the Fallen is one of the best Soulslikes available. Don't sleep on it if you're a fan of the genre.

Buy at: Xbox | Epic Games Store (PC)

Brendan Lowry

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.