Darkest Dungeon DLC Butcher's Circus Introduces PvP Arena Battles

The newly announced Darkest Dungeon DLC was not a joke. Butcher's Circus adds online PvP battle arenas to the gothic turn-based RPG.

By Michael Ruiz

April 3, 2020

Red Hook Studios announced Darkest Dungeons is getting multiplayer DLC. Titled Butcher’s Circus, the upcoming DLC introduces PvP arena battles to the gothic roguelike turn-based RPG.

Seen in a tweet announcing the new Darkest Dungeons DLC, Butcher’s Circus will let you fight against your friends or enemies in no-holds-barred arena battles. Each team will pick a party and loadout, and climb the ranks as you attempt to take out the opposing team. You will also unlock banner components to customize your very own banner. You can check out screenshots below.

According to the Steam page, you will need a copy of Darkest Dungeon to play the Butcher’s Circus DLC. Since these arena battles are conducted online, you will also need an internet connection. You do not need a powerful PC to play Darkest Dungeon, but just in case, here are the system requirements for Butcher’s Circus:

Minimum requirements

  • OS: Windows XP
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Open GL 3.2+ Compliant
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Recommended requirements

  • OS: Windows 7+
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Open GL 3.2+ Compliant
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 2GB available space

There aren’t any specified dates for the Darkest Dungeon DLC Butcher’s Circus‘ release. However, scrolling over the announcement over the “Recent Events & Announcments” section of the Steam page seems to indicate the DLC is coming in May 2020. Otherwise, it simply says it is “coming soon.”

If you want to brush up on your skills, Darkest Dungeon is available now for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, and PlayStation Vita. You can check out our review where Tomas Franzese said, “This game is not for everyone, but those who can handle the difficulty will love this game immensely.”

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In other Darkest Dungeon related news, a sequel is currently in the works. However, Red Hook Studios said more information will be revealed “when the stars are right.”

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Michael Ruiz is a Senior Staff Writer at DualShockers. He likes video games. He likes wrestling. He likes beer. He likes music.

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