World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap's First Update Arrives Soon

By Kelly Packard,
Thanks to its Games With Gold status, World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap needs no introduction. The tower defense title set in the Van Helsing universe will be receiving its first content update, which developer Neocore Games has tentatively dated for this upcoming week.

Though this is mainly a content update, adding some new gameplay elements, there are fixes as well. Achievement hunters will be pleased to see several achievements that were mistakenly unlocking in tier four instead of tier two will see a fix — that is, unless you're one of the few gamers who impressively pushed through on tier four to obtain them!

Tanking

The new gameplay feature being added is called "minion cards." These cards grant players a minion who will follow them around aiding them in battle. There will be three categories: Common, Rare, and Godlike, which you can see below. To get players started with the new system, Neocore is giving everyone a free Common card to start with as well as offering some tie-ins with the other Van Helsing games. If you own The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing (which I'm thinking a lot of you do, due to its fame as a December 2015 Games With Gold offering), you'll also receive the Domesticated Vrikolak minion. And if you own The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II, you'll be eligible to receive a minion of the highest rarity, the Godlike Lady Katarina. To receive any minion cards beyond these promotions, you'll have to buy them from the store with Dream Shards.

Minion Cards

While the full changelog has yet to go live — expect it when the patch is available — the following features will also be added or updated:

  • 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
Minion Cards

These are the tiered achievements that will be fixed:

World of Van Helsing: DeathtrapDeath to the trapsThe Death to the traps achievement in World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap worth 139 pointsComplete a Tier 2 map without building a single trap as a Mercenary! (Single-player only)

World of Van Helsing: DeathtrapWhat we do in the shadowsThe What we do in the shadows achievement in World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap worth 143 pointsComplete a Tier 2 map without directly damaging a single monster as a Marksman! (Single-player only)

World of Van Helsing: DeathtrapCan't touch thisThe Can't touch this achievement in World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap worth 124 pointsComplete a Tier 2 map without directly receiving any damage as a Sorceress! (Single-player only)


Neocore hopes the update will go live this week, and has promised this is the first update, "but not the last."
Kelly Packard
Written by Kelly Packard
In a few descriptors: college student, longtime gamer, writer and junk food enthusiast. I contribute to TrueAchievements as a news writer and reviewer. Usually, you can find me knee-deep in a multiplayer game while ignoring my growing backlog or on one forum or another discussing all things gaming.