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Dungeons & Dragons Online Receives New Monsters, Systems, and More

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Dungeons & Dragons Online Receives New Monsters, Systems, and More

Dungeons & Dragons Online has received its latest content update called Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh which brings a new monsters into the mix alongside new systems and more. We’ve got the details.

We actually shared news of this update way back in February, but it’s finallyi here. The first thing to know about Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh is it is and adaptation of the classic first edition U series of modules which include The Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh, Danger at Dunwater, and The Final Enemy. Included in this content update are also five bonus side quest dungeons located in the Saltmarsh landscape.

The new monsters this go-around are the Bullywugs (frog-like humanoid creatures that live in marshes and swamps), Giant Crocodiles, Water Weirds (water Elementals bound to a specific water filled location), and the Nightmare (fiendish horses that are constantly on fire).

New systems are also introduced. For one, the Monster Manual 8 will reward you for slaying specific varieties of monsters. The update also includes a revamp of the Scroll/Seals/Shards crafting system which streamlines upgrade mechanics, fewer ingredient types, updated heroic and epic versions, and more.

Several new areas were also added as part of this update like a small fishing village, a haunted house, a Lizardfolks lair deep underground, a wizard’s tower, and Sahuagin fortress. There are tons of new items as well like:

  • 15 New Filigree Sets for sentient weapons and minor artifacts
  • New Heroic and Epic Augments
  • At least 1 of every weapon type in both heroic and epic
  • New heroic and epic equipment gear sets (Epic gear sets are competitive with all of Ravenloft, Sharn, and Feywild sets)

If you’re interested in picking up DDO to check out this update, there are three different versions available which are priced accordingly:

  • Standard Edition: $19.99
  • Collectors Edition: $59.99
  • Ultimate Edition: $99.99

Earlier this year, DDO and several other Daybreak games went dark for 24 hours as part of a monthly patch and maintenance cycle.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.