‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’ Patch 8 Adds New Multiplayer Content, Dragon Prop System Introduced

While BioWare is currently working on the next installment of the Mass Effect series, the developer isn’t ready to close the doors on last year’s Dragon Age: Inquisition just yet. Releasing details on the fantasy title’s latest update, the studio has revealed that Patch 8 for Dragon Age: Inquisition focuses on giving users additional options while playing the game’s multiplayer mode.

The developer confirmed that the new multiplayer features from the latest Dragon Age: Inquisition patch were added due to player request. The official BioWare Blog provided a full rundown of every change that was introduced in the title’s newest update. According to the studio, many of the new additions to Dragon Age: Inquisition multiplayer matches came directly from community feedback.

“Players have been asking for a bigger Multiplayer challenge, so we’ve created Nightmare difficulty, a step up from Perilous in every way. We’ve also introduced a number of new and rare high level weapons, some from the Avvar clans.”

One of the biggest new features that Dragon Age: Inquisition fans will enjoy within the multiplayer mode is the addition of the Proving Grounds. This new map allows players to take their multiplayer character into a solo match in order to test out how effective they are with their current skills and equipment without getting in the way of other people.

Dragon Age: Inquisition
Dragon Age: Inquisition Multiplayer

Patch 8 also brings an all new difficulty level to the Dragon Age: Inquisition multiplayer. This new “Nightmare” setting introduces a much harder challenge for veteran players. To help players take on the increased difficulty, the latest update also adds a stronger tier of accessories for Dragon Age: Inquisition fans to equip.

As BioWare continues to support Dragon Age: Inquisition, the developer has announced that no more DLC will be available on last-gen platforms from this point on. As the Inquisitr reported earlier today, the developer revealed that all future add-on content for the game will only be available on the Xbox One, PS4, and PC. To help players transition to newer systems, BioWare implemented a save migration system to Dragon Age: Inquisition with Patch 8.

Also released alongside the newest title update, Dragon Age: Inquisition fans also received a new set of prop items used to decorate the player-base of Skyhold. As the developer detailed on the game’s official website, anyone who can kill a dragon inside Dragon Age: Inquisition‘s single-player will gain access to the new prop set.

“DRAGONS! Venture deep enough into the far reaches of Thedas, and you’re bound to cross paths with Dragon Age: Inquisition’s apex predators. They’re big, they’re bad—Maker’s breath, they’re even in the title of our game—and now they’re coming to Skyhold! We’ve added a new dragon-themed prop set for you to use at Skyhold, but it’s only available to the worthiest warriors.”

More DLC is also currently in development for Dragon Age: Inquisition, but BioWare is not yet ready to discuss future add-ons. Do you play Dragon Age: Inquisition‘s multiplayer mode or do you stick to the traditional story-based campaign?

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