Portal Knights has been on quite the journey since we first launched on Xbox One and now we’re launching our biggest update yet! Oh… And what’s more, Portal Knights is also available as part of Xbox Game Pass.
For those who know nothing about PK, let me give you a real quick rundown on what to expect…
Portal Knights is our 3D sandbox action RPG game. Players can create, customize, and level up their characters, craft epic weapons, conquer enemies in real-time and build almost anything in-game! Portal Knights can be played alone, locally with another player in two-player split-screen mode or with up to three other friends online. Adventure alone or with friends; it’s up to you!
If you’ve played Portal Knights in the past, then you’ll know all this and what to expect. However, today we’re launching three new updates at once: The Adventurer’s Update, the Creator’s Update, and the Villainous Update. We’ve added a ton of cool stuff, too many things to list here, so we want to use this blog to highlight top 10 new features that you need to check out!
Let’s get started…
1 – Creative Mode
One of our biggest community requests is now in Portal Knights! Players can create their own islands from scratch and build with unlimited resources in our Creative Mode! What’s more, islands can be named, everything can be mined with a single strike, characters can fly, fall without consequences and much more! We honestly cannot wait to see what our Xbox One community builds in game.
2 – Mini Bosses
We’ve introduced three new mini-bosses to Portal Knights! Get ready to take on the Slime Queen, the Knight Hunter and the All-Watcher on your quest to take on the main bosses. They’re quite challenging, so if you find yourself struggling, invite a friend along to help out.
3 – Interactive Furniture and Mannequins
Up until now, our hard-working Portal Knights haven’t been able to sit down or rest up while adventuring. Now, players will be able to sit on chairs, thrones, beds, etc. What’s more, when lying down, time will now speed up, allowing you to get through the night much quicker than before. Not only that, but our Knights can now display their armor and weapon collections on mannequins!
4 – Pet Stations
Pets can now be placed around pet homes! The ability to let pets roam has been a highly-requested feature for some time now, so we’re excited to bring it to Xbox One. Head over to Funny Jongo (found on Garnet Peaks) and speak to him! He’ll be able to offer you a wide range of stations, perfect for your sidekick!
5 – Epic Chests
We’ve introduced some pretty awesome Epic Chests as part of our latest update. These chests will spawn at the very end of dungeons and contain valuable resources to help you on your journey. Not only that, but there’s a chance you’ll come across weapons that are unobtainable in any other way! What will you come across? Be sure to let us know!
6 – Giant Cities
Get ready to explore new, giant cities! The Warrior’s Guild – Fort Finch, Pirate City – Landlubber’s Leap and The Ranger’s Guild – Bodkin’s Point all introduce new NPC’s offering quests, rewards for the player, pets, character customization styles and much more!
7 – Spectral Knights
As you head off on your adventure, you’ll encounter mysterious Spectral Knights. Unique in appearance, these mysterious spirits will help Portal Knights, offering tips, guidance and advice. Be sure to interact with them, they can and will assist you on your journey.
8 – Over 40 new weapons and armor
Get kitted out for battle and choose from over 40 new armors and weapons which have been integrated into an improved crafting progression tree. Keen explorers may also find armor items hidden away in dungeon chests so make sure no stone is left unturned! Once players reach the Portal Knights Sanctuary then exotic armor can be crafted – a must have for taking on our hard mode bosses!
9 – Inventory Management Improvements
The team has made some significant changes to the Portal Knights inventory system, in response to community feedback. Enjoy side by side chest management, use consumables directly from your backpack and get to grips with some quick move options. Overall, these changes should make managing your inventory much easier!
10 – Home Décor Items
We’ve included a load more décor items as part of our latest update! Items include mine carts, tracks, shop signs, a drawbridge, water pump, water drain, awnings, and potted plants, to name a few! Be sure to check them out.
So there you go, these are our top 10 new features in Portal Knights! Do make sure you head over to our website for more info on our latest update. (We simply couldn’t list them all here.)
Oh and before we forget… Players will need to regenerate their universes before checking out this new content! But, do not fear! Your home island is completely safe.
Finally, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank our existing community for waiting so patiently for this update and for their continued show of support. It means the world to us! And to our new players, we are super excited to have you on board. As always, we are open to community feedback so please, head on over to our social channels and let us know your thoughts. We can’t wait to speak with you all and to hear your thoughts.
To those interested in checking out Portal Knights for the first time, now is the ideal time to do so!