Monster Train Friends & Foes update adds champions, bosses, artifacts, more

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Friends & Foes is a substantial and generous free update for the deckbuilding hellride that is Monster Train (opens in new tab). It adds a new champion for each monster clan—Shardtail Queen for the Hellhorned, Wyldenten for the Awoken, Solgard the Martyr for the Stygian Guard, Primordium for the Umbra, and Little Fade for the Melting Remnant—each with their own starter card. The clans also get a new artifact each: Queen's Tail, Emblem of the Exiles, Kinstone Totem, Shadowbox, and Fade's First Blade.

On the other side of the coin there are two new bosses, Talos and Archus, each with three variations, that can appear to replace Daedalus and Fel at the third and sixth rings of Hell. Final boss Seraph gets a new variant, called Seraph the Patient.

Want to see your personal run records? They're in the logbook now. Additionally, there are five more expert challenges for anyone who has completed a Covenant 25 run. Info on bug fixes and additional notes can be found over here (opens in new tab).

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and Playboy.com (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.