Arrowhead Launches Major Magicka Update

With a new expansion on the way, Magicka dev Arrowhead Studios has rolled out a comprehensive update for its cheeky robe-singeing spellfest.

Among the numerous fixes, for both performance and network connectivity, a chapter select option is now available as well as an in-game checkpoint system, allowing players to pick up their progress instead of starting stages from scratch.

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For lone mages, Arrowhead has also introduced a support AI character who will revive you when defeated in battle, rendering out one of the singleplayer’s more frustrating aspects.

Due for release this Winter, The Stars Are Left expansion ushers in a new campaign for wizard brigades to tackle, featuring new items, spells, creatures and bosses.

As mentioned before, anyone who owns Magicka can access this new content free of charge as long as their host has purchased it, a nice surprise as in most games (especially for consoles) multiplayer usually spawns more rifts instead of bridging them.

Source: Press Release

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5 Comments

  1. Among the numerous fixes, for both performance and network connectivity, a chapter select option is now available as well as an in-game checkpoint system, allowing players to pick up their progress instead of starting stages from scratch.

    About bloody time. It really was a huge sticking point for multiplayer which is a majority of the fun to be had with this title!

    • I’ll boot into Windows again some day, and we can play it again. I barely touched it, really.

      • Just chatting with Yogdog about this. It’s terrible that these game-breaking features were ignored first time around. Don’t get me wrong – I’m over the moon that they’re in… now…. but they should have been in the release as it caused me to put the game down.

        Silly buggers.

      • Still haven’t been able to play it since getting my new PC (which is an average build.) Continues to jam up even during the main menu. Might be able to sort it out using CCC, but I’m not desperate.

  2. I tried the singleplayer, it seemed pretty good but I haven’t managed to try the multiplayer yet.

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