V Rising Patch Notes: You Can Now Play Offline in LAN Mode

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Remember LAN parties? They needn’t be a thing of the past thanks to V Rising‘s latest update.

The hottest vampire game on the block, V Rising, which just celebrated surpassing one million users, has had a new patch. And one that we’re rather excited by. You don’t need an internet connection to play, thanks to the new LAN Mode.

That’s right; if you’ve got a local area network set up with friends, you don’t need to be connected to the internet to enjoy V Rising. There are a couple of steps to go through in order to play in LAN Mode:

  • In Steam’s main menu, choose ‘Go Offline’. You can now disconnect your PC from the internet.
  • Start V Rising and check the correct box in the UI: if you’re hosting, choose ‘LAN Mode’. If you’re connecting to a server, check ‘LAN Server’ in the Direct Connect to Server window.

Of course, since the game is in Early Access, you can see the addition of LAN Mode as sort-of a beta. Developer Stunlock Studios promises to keep improving and developing the functionality over the course of V Rising‘s Early Access period.

Other updates included in the latest update are as follows:

  • You can now send server-wide messages
  • The ‘Authentication Error’ has has several fixes
  • Salvaging cloaks no longer returns the total crafting cost, so players can no longer profit by crafting
  • Players may no longer place soul shards in containers
  • Players can no longer send the same servant on multiple hunts
  • Castle floors will no longer disconnect from the Castle Heart when two players are dismantling
  • Players will no longer get multiple equipment buffs with two weapons equipped
  • Steam Cloud can now store server history
  • New admin commands have been added

You can read the full patch notes for V Rising’s update 0.5.41448 here.