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Drake Hollow: What's New in the Bramble Beatdown Update?

The Bramble Beatdown update (version 1.2) has been released for co-op village-building sandbox Drake Hollow. In addition to a slew of quality-of-life improvements, the update vastly expands the game's combat systems and adds new vine types to the title's family-friendly fantasy world. Check out the update's trailer above, and read on for a look at the major changes.

Drake Hollow: Bramble Beatdown

What's New?

  • Parrying: Perfectly-timed blocks will now stagger enemies and send projectiles flying back to foes.
  • Charged Attacks: Holding down the attack button will now trigger a powerful area-of-effect attack.
  • Lock-On: A lock-on system makes tracking enemies easier.
  • Unblockable attacks: Some enemies can now launch attacks which players cannot block.
  • Improved Enemy Raid AI: More advanced enemy AI in raids opens up more complex tactical options for players.
  • Exploding Grunts: A particularly hot-headed variety of Grunt has been added to the game, and they're liable to explode.
  • Exploding Vines: Vines which explode upon taking damage.
  • Angry Vines: These vines attack both you and your enemies when you get too close.
  • Aether Vines: Buffs enemies.
  • Soothing Vines: Causes defeated enemies to respawn and regenerate until destroyed.

For a look at the official patch notes, featuring the various bug fixes and quality-of-life changes, click on the button below.

The Bramble Beatdown update is available now for Drake Hollow on Xbox One and PC (via Steam and the Microsoft Store).

Read the full patch notes
Jamie Davies

Jamie Davies

Staff Writer

Raised on a steady diet of violent shooters and sugary cereal. He regrets no part of this

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