Dead Cells indie crossover update Everyone is Here Vol. 2 artwork and logo

[Update #2]: Dead Cells' first 2023 expansion will be a rather ambitious crossover with Castlevania.

[Update]: As a small token of gratitude, Terraria will be adding Dead Cells crossover content at some point in 2023!

Continuing with the seemingly endless wave of new content, the Dead Cells team has now released the second and rather chunky indie crossover update. This one brings with it a variety of weapons, skills and cosmetic outfits themed after Terraria, Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami, Katana ZERO, Risk of Rain and Slay the Spire.

Out of the bunch, the Slay the Spire item is by far the most unique as it's essentially four skills in one. Each of the 'cards' comes with passive bonuses and a powerful active ability that will then switch you over to a new combination inspired by a different Slay the Spire class. It takes a little bit of time to get used to the idea of constantly switching your skillset around, but it's definitely a nice bit of fun and a solid new addition for Dead Cells!

Rather than babble on, allow me to share with you a brief rundown of what each of the weapons and cosmetics are all about, as well as a trailer showcasing all of them in action. Have a gander:


 New Brutality/Tactic Weapon: Starfury

- Each melee hit summons a star targeting a nearby mob. Make them rain!

 New Familiar Outfit.

Shovel Knight

 New Brutality Weapon: King Scepter

- Mimic King Knight as you dash around and bounce on your enemies' head.

 New Shovel Knight Outfit.

Hotline Miami

 New Brutality/Survival Weapon: Baseball Bat

- Attack a stunned or rooted enemy to deal flashy critical damage.

 New Modernized Bomber Outfit.

Katana Zero

 New Tactic/Survival Weapon: Throwable Objects

- Pick up whatever you can find on the ground and chuck it at your foes with all your strength!

 New Zero Outfit.

Risk of Rain 2

 New Brutality/Tactic Weapon: Laser Glaive

- Throw a seeking glaive that bounces up to a certain amount of times for a certain amount of damage. Damage increases by a certain amount per bounce.

 New Commando Outfit.

Slay the Spire

New Colorless Power: Diverse Deck

- The deck is composed of 4 different cards, each with a Draw, Passive and Discard effect. The current card has its Passive in effect permanently, press the power button again to Discard it and Draw the next one, triggering the corresponding effects.

 New Ironclad Outfit.

As is tradition, the crossover update has been accompanied by a couple of balance changes and bug fixes. You can check out the full list of tweaks over at the official website.

Have fun with the new content, and if you can't figure out how to unlock all of the new stuff, make sure to consult the book of clues in the Prisoner's Quarters!