Dungeons & Dragons Online gets its 40th update, players get a free Ranger's Cloak

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Dungeons & Dragons Online went live on February 28, 2006, and so October 3, 2018 isn't really an anniversary of any obvious sort. But it is the release day of the game's 40th update, Cloaked in Darkness, and since that's a nice round number, Daybreak Game Company is giving away a swanky new Ranger's Cloak to everyone who stops by the DDO Store. 

The update adds a new raid to the game called Killing Time, for level 32 on Normal difficulty, which is open to all VIP players and owners of the Dragonblood Prophecy adventure pack. VIP players will also have free access to the new Wood Elf, a tougher variant of Elf with different starting stats including higher dexterity and lower intelligence, and new enhancements, that are also available for purchase in the DDO Store.  

The annual Night Revels festival is back as well, with two new dungeon challenges, a new public hub to access the Night Revels challenges, and new items including cloaks (which will now be visible on players), Reaper's Platemail, a new pet, and more. There are also, as you'd expect, numerous bug fixes and tweaks, and as for that free Ranger's Cloak, you can pick it up by using the code "getcloaked" in the DDO Store.   

The Dungeons & Dragons Online "Cloaked in Darkness" update is live now, and the full patch notes are up at ddo.com (opens in new tab).

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.