[Game Update] - 272996

Release Date: 06/11/2018


Update Information:

Hey Everybody, 

As we mentioned last week we're going to have a beta for The Gorge. Beginning today players can follow the steps below to access The Gorge beta and check it out. 

Send us your bugs over on the bug tracker and you can discuss The Gorge and send your feedback and suggestions here on the forums. 

Spoiler

If you would like to access The Gorge, follow these steps: 

  • In Steam, click on Library > Games.
  • Scroll down to Don't Starve Together.
  • Right-click and select Properties.
  • Go to the BETAS tab.
  • In the dropdown, select the name of the branch you want to play. "gorgebeta - The Gorge Beta branch"
  • In that same Properties window, go to the Local Files tab and press "Verify Integrity Of Game Cache."
  • Your game will be updated to The Gorge Beta branch.
  • Launch and play Don't Starve Together

 

F.A.Q.

What is The Gorge?
The Gorge is a new limited time event that we are creating for Don’t Starve Together. During this time players can earn event themed skins and rewards that are only dropped during the event. 

Yeah, but WHAT is The Gorge?
The Gorge is a free limited time 3-player co-op challenge with tons of new skins, emotes, items and more. Your goal is to cook and offer food on the Altar of Gnaw, but you'll need all the cooks in the kitchen to keep it fed, so work together to survive!

The Gorge is played on official Klei servers that are available only during the event. There are no community hosted servers during this event. 

What else is in The Gorge?
With The Gorge we have added a bunch of new stuff for players to collect. 
New character skins, emotes, item skins and more. In total over 200 items.
New free on-demand dedicated event servers (Gorge Only).
Tons of new main menu UI additions and changes.
Simple Matchmaking with friends / community groups.
Updated drop system (Now 4 items per Chest - Gorge only).
New Item sets available for purchase
More event level progression.
And more!

What kind of feedback are you looking for?
First, we really want to know if something is broken. But we’re also looking for gameplay feedback. If you find a security vulnerability or gameplay exploit, we ask that you send it to us directly at livesupport@kleientertainment.com so that we don’t have issues with abuse. Please also include your steam id so we can investigate and follow-up on the issue properly.

If I play the regular game during the event, can I still earn skins?
You can. However, with one big difference. All common drops will now reward an event chest that contains Gorge event items. Regular common items will return after the event. 

Is The Gorge free?
Yes! Events are free for everyone who owns DST. Players will have the option to purchase a single character’s Victorian Skin Set for $2.99, or the entire Victorian Skin Set collection for $12.99. We also have a new chest full of 7 awesome Gorge themed items available for $9.99. You can purchase the entire set as a bundle for $19.99. Of course you can always earn these items in the game, or craft them.

We hope that with this mechanism, we can both continue creating great free content while also supporting the development team. In addition, this method of funding allows us to provide content to all our players, instead of splitting the player community if we implemented it with a DLC paywall.

When does the Gorge end? 
The Beta will only last a couple days. For the full launch, The Gorge will last a little over 3 weeks from the time it launches and we expect it to July 9th. 

Can I keep the items I gain during the Beta?
The Gorge will be in a test environment and will not be using production services. You will not be able to use the items you have in the live service and you will not be able to bring the items you earn during beta to the live service. We will not be providing any rewards to test this time as it's such a short window. 

What is available during the Beta?
Pretty much everything is available. The only thing not available is skin purchasing and of course any finishing touches, balance changes and bug fixes that come from testing. 

Where do I submit feedback and bug reports?
Please submit your bug reports here, and feedback here

 

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