The Stir of Dawn update is a major, free content update for Blasphemous and has varying release dates on various platforms. This update provides new bosses, areas, tweaks to the base game, a new game+ mode, and a completely new quest.
The Stir of Dawn released with version number 2.0.22
True Torment (NG+)
Once beating the game, The Penitent One may ascend their playthrough; they will keep:
What will be reset:
- All Collectibles
- All bile flask upgrades
- All fervour upgrades
- All health upgrades
- All rosary knot upgrades
- All progress for quests, bosses, general exploration, and key items
All kept items are replaced with 500 Tears of Atonement upon finding them in the overworld.
All enemies do significantly larger amount of damage. They also reward 20% extra Tears of Atonement.
There are three penitences that can be obtained in True Torment mode:
Penitence of a Bleeding Heart
-Your skin is torn, only your will keeps you going. Every attack that you receive makes you lose one life orb.
-Your sacred equipment is affected by the Miracle. Bile Flasks regenerate several orbs over time, but suffering damage stops this process.
-Your enemies are unrelenting. They will respawn Every time you come back to an area.
Penitence of the Unwavering Faith
-Your sword arm weakens, Mea Culpa attacks are half as effective.
-Your mind is stronger, your determination an endless supply of fervour. Fervour regenerates over time.
-Pain makes you lose concentration. The damage suffered reduces your fervour stocks.
Penitence of the True Guilt
-Failure is unacceptable. Upon death, all your Tears of Atonement are placed on the Guilt fragment.
-Regret overcomes you. Your Guilt Level reaches the maximum once you fall in battle.
-Nothing can ease your pain. Bile Flasks will not heal you, refilling your Fervour instead.
It's also optional to abstain from taking a penitence.
Bosses: Amanecidas of the Miracle
Hearts: Brilliant Heart of Dawn
Prayers: Aubade of the Nameless Guardian
Quest Items: Quicksilver
All items (21)