Heroes of Hammerwatch is a rogue-lite action-adventure. Explore and battle your way through procedurally generated levels on your own or with up to 3 friends.
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Release Date:
Mar 1, 2018

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June 19

Patch notes for version 97

New Features
  • Magic Furnace - New dungeon mechanic that lets you craft items during your run.
  • Item Gambler - New dungeon mechanic that lets you stake items for a random new one.
  • Companions - Acquire a companion that helps you collect gold and ore.
  • New drinks - Caustic Touch, Markhams Moonshine, Primal Fury and The Hairy Magus.
  • New statue - "Daran" the red priest, (requires Pyramid of Prophecy).

Gameplay Adjustments and Balance

  • Reworked Watcher boss fight.
  • Tweaked player NG+ scaling of Armor/Resistance.
  • Increased boss health scaling in NG+.
  • Retired Gladiator - Upgrades to Armor and Resistance only gives you +0.5 instead of +1.
  • Path of the Magician - Changed from 20% to 25%.
  • Path of the Warrior - Changed from 20% to 25%.
  • Path of the Defender - Changed from 20% to 15%.
  • Paladin - Health per level lowered from 10 to 8. Armor per level lowered from 0.7 to 0.6.
  • Charge - Increased width of the charge so its easier to hit enemies. Increased mana cost from 10/12/14/16/18/20 to 10/13/16/19/22/25.
  • Powershot - Now fires 2 additional projectiles.
  • Smoke Bomb - Now obscures vision for most ranged enemies. Increased mana cost from 30/35/40 to 30/40/50. Increased cooldown from 5s to 7s.
  • Soul Dagger - Increased width and range of the attack. Lowered movement speed penalty while attacking.
  • Soul Cleaver - Enemies killed while under the effect of Soul Consumption have a chance to apply Soul Consumption to nearby enemies. Increased range slightly.
  • Holy Light - Increased healing.
  • Medusa’s Charm - Enemies affected by the gaze now also have their armor reduced by 50%. Lowered the slow from 66% to 50%.
  • Duke's Signet Ring - Increased healing from 3% to 7.5%.
  • Greaves of the Barbarian - Now always triggers movement speed buff when killing an enemy.
  • Mail of Thorns - Now also gives +2 Armor.
  • Great Helm - Increased Armor from +5 to +7.
  • Boots of Freedom - Changed to Epic.
  • Greater Sphere of Regen - Changed to +50% Health Regen and +75% Mana Regen.
  • Markham's Mastery - Moved first set bonus from 3 to 4 items.
  • Kings Regalia - Set bonus changed from 33%/66% to 25%/50%.

Various Changes and Fixes
  • Added more chest room variations.
  • Added Monoliths used stat and accomplishment.
  • Fixed an issue where you could get stuck outside the bridges in Upper Pyramid.
  • Fixed pasting not being supported in chat (and all other text input widgets).
  • Enemies can now be killed by poison.
  • Ghosts now drain a percentage of your mana instead of a flat amount.
  • You can now change the menu theme in options.
  • Fixed music not starting when loading a save.
  • Fixed a problem with fountain effects saving in town rather than in run.
  • Fixed dungeon settings not using the host's highest NG+ level.
  • Added an effect for Medusas Charm.
  • Added effect and sound for gaining a potion charge with the Apothecary Set.
  • New art for Apothecary's Sphere.
  • Performance improvements.
  • Crash fixes.
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June 11

Be prepared for the Witch Hunter DLC (and big patch)!

Witch Hunter DLC and Patch 97 is coming late next week, this was delayed a bit cause of e3. The DLC will land on 3 USD with regional changes. This is a rough featurelist:

DLC Specific:

Witch Hunter class that levels up Skill Crit Damage for the guild.

  • Repeater Crossbow
  • Flaming Hounds
  • Branding Ward
  • Witch Pyre
  • A Murder of Crows
  • Fanatic Zeal
  • Searing Torch
  • New items.
  • DLC specific companion, a raven.
  • A new dungeon mechanic called Blood Rite.

Patch 97:
  • Overall balance changes and bug fixes.
  • Balance changes and improvements for several other classes.
  • Companion/pet support (3 companions for those that owns all DLCs (1 free)).
  • Item gambler in dungeons, lets you roll items for new ones.
  • Dungeon crafting, the Magic Anvil can now be used in dugeons (if you find it).
  • More colors.
  • More drinks.
  • New statue for the POP-DLC*
  • Craft all items that coulden't be crafted before, even if they can't be attuned (not pink and red items).
  • Reworked Eye-Boss (Archives boss), should be simpler and faster now.
  • And more...
*Requires the Pyramid of Prohpecy DLC, so not really free, but patched in.

A More specific list of changes will come when the DLC is released, stay tuned and here's some screens:

Using the Pyre skill to block of the path for the trolls.


Improved color panel

Item gambler

Blood Rites, the stat you get is random and stays until you die, even if you complete any campaign it stays, so good players can carry this with them for a long time.
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About This Game

Heroes of Hammerwatch is a rogue-lite action-adventure game set in the same universe as Hammerwatch. Encounter endless hordes of enemies, traps, puzzles, secrets and lots of loot, as you battle your way through procedurally generated levels to reach the top of the Forsaken Spire.

A rogue-lite with a lot of persistent progression. You will start each run in Outlook, a town which you can upgrade to grant your heroes with various enhancements that will further help you in your quest. The heroes themselves will also remain persistent, you can even bring your own heroes to your friends game!


  • Procedurally generated content: Random generated levels offers a high replay value and will bring you a new challenge with each run.
  • Persistant progression: Your heroes will retain the experience gained from a run, and will become more powerful as they level up.
  • Town upgrades: Construct/Upgrade 10 different buildings that will help your heroes in various ways.
  • Classes: Choose from 7 different classes, all with unique stats, abilities and playstyles.
  • Items: Find or buy over 100 unique items of various rarity.
  • Co-op: Play with up to 3 friends in co-op.
  • New Game+: Heroes of Hammerwatch will be a real challenge, and even if you beat it, the challenge never ends!

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core™ Duo or faster
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2+ / DirectX 11+
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core™ Duo or faster
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2+
    • Storage: 500 MB available space

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