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THQ Nordic announce Darksiders 3 The Crucible DLC release

Published: 00:50, 27 February 2019
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Darksiders 3 - The Crucible

THQ Nordic and Gunfire Games have announced that The Crucible DLC is now available for Darksiders 3 with a new trailer. It will follow the same format previously seen in Darksiders 2 and will have the same final boss, along with rewards.

Players will be able to test their mettle in The Crucible DLC in Darksiders 3 as their endurance might reach its limits. Before they can do that though, they will first have to test their wallet, provided they didn't buy one of the more expensive editions of Darksiders 3. The Crucible costs $6.99 / £5.99 / €6.99.

The rules are simple. Once they enter The Crucible, players will be greeted by The Overseer who will give them a quick rundown of the incoming challenges. Just like before, players will be challenged with defeating 101 waves of enemies. Wave packs of 25 will be locked behind story progression as Fury will need to defeat the first Sin in order to unlock The Crucible and the first 25 waves.

Second Sin will unlock the next 25 waves and so on, until 100 waves have been unlocked. Defeating all of these waves in one sitting with no deaths will present players with a choice - grab all the loot they earned and go on their merry way or stay for the final challenge and risk losing all of that stuff.

The rewards from The Crucible include rare crafting materials, new enchantments that weren't available before, new armour sets and "a vast amount" of souls to be used as currency. These rewards look sweet by themselves, but the thrill seekers might lose them all in an attempt to take on the final challenge of The Crucible.

The paragraph below the picture contains mild spoilers, so continue at your own discretion.

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Just like before, the final challenge will be the well-spoken creature called Wicked K. Players will likely have to fight the Overseer before taking on Wicked K though.

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