Cult of the Lamb official artwork for the first major update Relics of the Old Faith

While Cult of the Lamb made a very strong first impression back in August with its intriguing premise and charming visuals, the honeymoon phase didn't last very long as the combat simply lacked the depth and difficulty necessary to keep players truly engaged. So unsurprisingly, the Massive Monster team has decided to focus their first and rather massive free update on improving exactly that.

In order to do so, the Relics of the Old Faith patch has now added a post-game progression system that features revamped and significantly tougher bosses, challenging new enemy types to contend with, as well as new items and abilities to unlock. You can also expect to see new cultist buildings, special boss followers, a new set of challenge runs to overcome, along with a bunch of new accessibility options to help fine-tune your whole experience.

The good news doesn't end there, however, as each of the five weapon types now feature a heavy attack! You can throw your axe like a boomerang, rain death from above with daggers or just embrace your inner tornado and spin your way to victory. And if you go through the trouble of upgrading them, the heavy attacks can take on an even stronger form!

What some of this looks like in action, as well as how disturbingly cutesy it all really is, that you can find out through the launch trailer below. Have a peek:

If you prefer the written word, you can learn all about Cult of the Lamb and the Relics of the Old Faith update over at Steam. Have fun, it seems like a pretty solid update!