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RuneScape Inspired Melvor Idle Gets First Paid DLC, Throne of the Herald, and Free Update With New Skill

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About a year after the game launched on Steam, RuneScape-inspired independent Melvor Idle is getting its first paid expansion DLC, Throne of the Herald.

Throne of the Herald brings a couple of new monsters, dungeons, townships, and introduces cross-platform mod support. In addition to the new paid expansion, there's also a new free update for all players.

If you’re unfamiliar with Melvor Idle, the game, developed by Games by Malcs and published by Jagex, it’s an “idle RPG” that is a stripped down blend of activities focused on content and skilling. We interviewed developer Brendan Malcolm last December as the game was coming to Steam, and he talked about development, how his publishing deal with Jagex came about, and this serves as a good intro to Melvor Idle.

This free update will add to the mod support for the game, and a brand new skill, Township. The Township skill, according to the expansion and update announcement, as a sort of management simulator skill to the game. If you’re looking to skill this one up, be prepared to be a resource manager. There will also be a second expansion to this skill in the future that will add a promised combat related update.

For now, if you opt for the DLC, which is $4.99 / £3.99 / €3.99, depending on region across Steam, iOS, and Android, here’s some of what you can expect.

The mysterious Herald is at the center of the new content, as you might guess from the title and the new trailer just out. You can progress now up to a level of 120, continue skilling up, getting your hands on many new items, and taking on new Slayer areas and dungeons. So if you’re looking for something different that also feels familiar, Melvor Idle, and its Throne of the Herald DLC, are out now. 

For more, visit Melvor Idle.


Christina Gonzalez

Christina is MMORPG.COM’s News Editor and a contributor since 2011. Always a fan of great community and wondering if the same sort of magic that was her first guild exists anymore.