Torchlight II gets mod editor, Steam Workshop support, pet headcrab

There can't be many names for an official mod editor more appropriate than GUTS is for Torchlight II . Appropriate because, 1) it lets Runic's talented community even deeper into the guts of their game, and 2) Torchlight 2 is a game full of isometric viscera, erupting from mobs as Berserker's violently click their way through the maps. Also, 3) it's kind of a funny word.

It's also now released and available to the public. Even better, it comes with integrated Steam Workshop support, giving players an easy-to-install database of the community's best efforts. While it's understandably sparse at the moment, Runic have themselves provided a couple of mods to kick things off, enabling support for Respec Potions and eight player multiplayer .

Hopefully we'll see some more in-depth, content adding projects soon. Mods like the wide-ranging Synergies already gave players a huge selection of extra challenges. If they take up the GUTS torch, the results could be pretty spectacular.

For now, new in-game stuff comes from a patch that released alongside the Workshop support. It brings new monsters, weapons, armour, end-game content and special NetherRealm portals. You also get a selection of new pets, including Half-Life's iconic headcrabs.

If you want to play around with GUTS (weirdo), you can find it in the Tools section of your Steam library.


Phil has been PC gaming since the '90s, when RPGs had dice rolls and open world adventures were weird and French. Now he's the deputy editor of PC Gamer; commissioning features, filling magazine pages, and knowing where the apostrophe goes in '90s. He plays Scout in TF2, and isn't even ashamed.
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