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Hollow Knight's free Hidden Dreams update out now

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Hollow Knight (opens in new tab)'s Hidden Dreams update is now upon us, and it adds two new bosses, more music tracks, and fresh fast travel options to the excellent Metroidvania.

The two new bosses are optional and tough to beat, while on the fast travel side the update adds Dream Gates, which are portals that a player can place at a location and warp to from anywhere. A new Stag Station — terminals on an underground network that the player can use to travel around — has sprung up as well.

Expect Easter eggs, too: developer Team Cherry says its added "a few small surprises to keep veteran players on their toes" in the update as well. Plus, the game can now be played in Italian thanks to community translators, and the update also attempts to fix problems with controllers not being recognised or acting odd (that last bit is still in beta, so it might not resolve all issues).

The full patch notes are here (opens in new tab): there's some extra bug fixes and damage tweaks for certain enemies.

If you haven't played Hollow Knight yet, read Tom's glowing review (opens in new tab) to find out more. It's on sale at the moment (34% off) on Steam (opens in new tab), GOG (opens in new tab), and Humble Store (opens in new tab), and will set you back £7.25/$9.89.

Samuel Horti
Samuel Horti

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.