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Battlerite is getting two new characters and a bunch of Halloween stuff

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Battlerite, the topdown brawler which already boasts 200,000 players in Early Access, is getting its first major update tomorrow. Patch 0.8 – or the "Halloween Update" if you don't suffer numbers – ushers in two new playable champions as well as some Halloween-themed swag.

The characters include Jumong The Beast Hunter and Ruh Kaan The Crypt Warden. The former is a "a trophy collector who wandered the wildlands in pursuit of a worthy challenge", who can trap foes and then murder them with his "mighty" bow. Meanwhile, Ruh Kaan wields dark powers and likes to consume his opponent's souls. 

There's also a new nighttime version of the Blackstone Arena, and new legendary mounts and weapons are available. And it wouldn't be a Halloween themed update without a bunch of Halloween-themed cosmetics, so look forward to "a plethora of items" to that effect.

Check out the trailers for each new character below, and check out the full details here. The update rolls out tomorrow.

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.