Slay the Spire official artwork for The Watcher character

After a couple of little teasers, Slay the Spire's fourth playable character has now made its way to the Open Beta. Simply head on over to your Steam library, right click Slay the Spire and go into properties, and from there all you need to do is change to the beta branch in order to see just what The Watcher has to offer.

As you might imagine given The Defect and its abilities, The Watcher is quite a unique and interesting character, and one that will likely take you a fair bit of time to properly figure out. She's all about planning ahead and carefully moving between different stances, with the two basic ones being Calm and Wrath. The first one allows her to build up energy, while the second one gives her double damage but also makes her take double damage in return. Using these stances well is going to be rather tricky, but there is some serious potential behind them!

It's also worth mentioning that The Watcher is entirely free for everyone that owns Slay the Spire. The only real requirement is that you beat the game with The Defect, after which you'll be able to play The Watcher in any of the game modes.

Besides the fancy new character, this update is also adding new relics, potions, card reworks, as well as a whole bunch of balance changes. According to the announcement, there will be even more "unnamed goodies" added throughout the testing period, so if you do decide to give the beta a try, make sure to keep your eyes peeled for anything out of the ordinary.

You can read a little bit more about this beta update over at Steam. Have fun!

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