Warhorse Studios has revealed the first major DLC offering for Kingdom Come: Deliverance, titled "From The Ashes". This DLC places protagonist Henry into the shoes of a bailiff of a new settlement.
From The Ashes is a sort of settlement building subgame, where the player makes decisions on what buildings to construct, how to collect materials and handle labor, as well as calming disputes between villagers. This DLC is set to release in July, but no hard date or price has been detailed.
Also, starting today, a Hardcore Mode has been added to the game as a free update. This mode seems intended to make the game is much of a realistic simulation as possible, removing UI elements and autosaves while upping the overall difficulty. Find the rundown from Warhorsebelow, and you can find detailed patch notes here.
The Hardcore Mode turns Kingdom Come: Deliverance into a true survival RPG. No visible health or stamina bar, no more autosaving, plus even more realistic combat and world navigation. Following the sun and studying the detailed world maps will be crucial to navigate through the vast countryside of Bohemia. Are you ready for a truly medieval experience?
Hardcore Mode introduces unusual perks, like Brittle Bones, Nightmares or Claustrophobia to test the player’s skill. The player will have to choose at least two and they will stay with him for the whole game. Finishing the game with all perks will unlock new achievements.
The first DLC for Kingdom Come: Deliverance introduces an entirely new type of adventure! You have an opportunity to participate in building a new village from the ground up and experience first-hand what it was like to create a new settlement.
As a newly appointed bailiff, you must decide what buildings to erect and what people to bring in, and you must also settle disputes between the villagers. Each building is unique and comes with its own upgrades, material and labour requirements, so you will face some difficult decisions.
A bailiff's lot is not an easy one, but he can still enjoy some fun after a hard day's work. Get yourself one of the new horses available and take it for a ride, throw a few dice against seasoned players in your new local tavern, match your skills against variously skilled opponents in your combat arena or just rest at home in your own comfortably furnished house.
Warhorse has released a development interview video describing bot the Hardcore mode and From The Ashes DLC in more detail: