Kingdom Come: Deliverance – From the Ashes DLC and Hardcore Mode Revealed

Kingdom Come: Deliverance is about to receive a ton of new content.

One of the biggest surprise hits of 2018, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, is set to receive its first significant piece of story DLC. Here’s the first trailer for From the Ashes:

As you can see in the trailer above, From the Ashes will seemingly task the player with rebuilding a worn-down province. It also appears that you’ll be required to judge disputes and perform other official duties as bailiff of the region. It’s not entirely clear how all of these mechanics will work, but developer Warhorse Studios should reveal more about the story DLC in the near future as they state that it is set to release “soon.”

However, that’s not the only new piece of content that Kingdom Come fans have to look forward to. Today, Warhorse Studios has also released a free Hardcore Mode for all versions of Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Just as it sounds, this Hardcore Mode will significantly increase the difficulty of the base Kingdom Come experience. It removes the health and stamina bars from the game, prevents autosaving, makes combat even more realistic by making experienced NPC fighters even tougher, removes directions from the compass (forcing you to use the position of the sun), removes fast travel, prevents you from eating out of scattered cooking pots, and more.  

Even better, this new mode will force you to choose two at least two negative perks at the start of the game. Said perks do everything from make you bleed more to suffer from shakes that make firing a bow and picking pockets even harder. You can also choose the Somnambulant perk which will sometimes result in you waking up on a random place on the map. 

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You can read a full breakdown of the hardcore mode patch here

It’s great to see that Warhorse has kept their promises and remain committed to improving Kingdom Come. Here’s hoping they’re able to help the game realize its full potential.