vampire survival game V Ascendant (opens in new tab) has been causing buzz since launch, and now developer Stunlock Studios has announced that the fang-em-up early access has sold a million copies. The figure was revealed exactly a week after the game’s release, so it’s fair to say this one doesn’t suck.
V Rising definitely falls right in the middle of a particular Steam Venn diagram: it’s a survival game, open world, has base building and crafting, PvPvE, solo play, co-op… see, vampires are cool, that’s fine . Not that concurrent players is a particularly good measure of anything, but in its heyday today the vampire yes had just under 130,000 people playing at once.
1,000,000 vampires have awakened from their sleep! Thank you all for being part of this achievement! pic.twitter.com/p96f0E0pbVMay 24, 2022
In addition to the sales milestone, developer Stunlock today released a hotfix adding an offline mode (patch notes here (opens in new tab)), whose lack was bothering some people. So now you can just focus on building a nice gothic mansion without any pesky players coming to ruin things and spill blood all over the rug – which sounds like something a vampire would want.
Seriously: Is V Rising any good? Fraser thinks it is more than just Valheim with vampires (opens in new tab) and, fittingly, kept him up all night. Some are not so interested in the grind his side (opens in new tab)although it does well on Steam with just under 14,000 reviews averaging ‘very positive’.
If you’re thinking about getting into V Rising, we’ve got some beginner’s guides: learn how V Rising blood essence works (opens in new tab)more how to make leather (opens in new tab)where to find stone bricks (opens in new tab)and how to find whetstones (opens in new tab).