The Black Death has been updated with The Long Night patch that touches on nearly every aspect of the game. On the nuts & bolts side, performance has been addressed with better optimization and graphics along with a move to the most current version of the Unreal Engine. In addition, housing has been added to the game along with a day/night cycle, weather effects, a new progression system for Professions, combat has been reworked, new music has been added and dedicated servers are now live.
We have been working behind the scenes on dedicated servers for The Black Death which we know has been a highly requested feature from our Community! When this system has been implemented we will need your help testing them out. Your feedback will be essential as this is quite a big technical change for us.
You can check out the meaty patch notes on The Black Death site.