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[Update]: Vampire Survivors new update has weaponized cats and finally added the gameplay-altering Arcanas.

While Hyper mode helps keeps things nice and interesting throughout the entire run, it sadly doesn't speed up the actual game in any way. So if you don't have 30 minutes to spare for a full run, you're pretty much out of luck.

Thankfully, the freshly released Update 0.4.2 has finally added an alternative - the Hurry mode! It essentially makes the in-game clock tick twice as fast, which means that not only will enemies cycle more frequently, but the whole run will only last 15 minutes in total. It's both convenient and decently challenging, so I have a feeling it's going to be my default mode moving forward.

Besides the sped up new game mode, Update 0.4.2 has also added one spooky new stage to explore, along with one new character, relic, weapon and evolution, as well as an additional reroll and banish upgrade. I won't spoil how to unlock all of the new stuff, but let's just say you should begin your adventure in the Dairy Plant.

The good news doesn't end there, however, as there is a huge update coming in the near future. No exact details have been revealed just yet, but it'll bring with it Arcanas - a major new gameplay mechanic that will "unlock a whole new level of viable builds and power creep." Considering how ridiculous your character can already become, I'm excited to find out just how much further Arcanas will manage to push things!

Once this big update finally arrives I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, I'll leave you with a brief teaser for the newly added stage and evolution. Enjoy!