Dead Cells New Barrels o’ Fun Update Now Available on Consoles

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Game companies Motion Twin and Evil Empire has recently announced that popular video game Dead Cells console versions finally get the latest free update.

The latest update called Barrels o’ Fun recently dropped on Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One today. This will be the 20th update for the game and will implement a deadly new level. The update will now add a new industrial playground of doom that has broken bottles, barrels, pipes venting steam, and other stuff that can be found in a once-functioning distillery.

Enemies will be some huge monster that will throw big explosive barrels along the players’ path and new mimics will be hiding among the barrels in the corridors. They can also self-destruct if players are not fast enough to kill them.

New weapons will be added as well like the Barrel Launcher, which is a bazooka-style weapon that fires bouncing, exploding barrels. A new soundtrack has also been added, which are classics that have reworked in the style of chiptune 8-bit music.

Dead Cells is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Check the full patch notes here:

Derelict Distillery Update

Important features

  • New biome: Derelict Distillery. High Peak Castle alternative, currently available from the Collector area leading to the High Peak Castle.
  • New item: Tesla Coil! A medium-range, multi-targeting, shock inflicting turret.
  • New item: Barrel Launcher!: Throw explosive barrels on enemies. Just make sure they don’t throw it back to you.
  • New OST: You can now choose between the original version and the brand new demake/8-bit/chiptune version of the soundtrack in the Sound option menu.
  • Added 3 new achievements linked to the Distillery. Update 20.5


  • Prisoners’ Quarters: rats density decreased.
  • Rats behaviour has been tweaked – it now waits a bit less and go less far in-between two attacks.
  • Tweaked damage affixes chances of appearing on an item. They should now more or less have all equal chances of being generated.
  • Community suggestion Forgotten Sepulchre 3BC door cursed chest has been replaced by a regular treasure. The cursed chest is now in the main level, and hence available at every BC.
  • Weirded Warriors won’t be parrying your arrows if you’re hitting them after one of the dashes.
  • Community suggestion Purulent Zombies (the worms trowing one, and yes, we need a different name for one of the two purulent) don’t teleport anymore in 4BC+.
  • Community suggestion Sismic Blade can’t proc the bonus damage on rooted enemies affix anymore.
  • Community suggestion Hayabusa Boots combo is now composed of only three hits instead of four, meaning the last, bumping, hit comes faster. Damage when bumping an enemy in the wall has also been increased (and mentioned in the description, which will now be in french until we get the translations.)
  • Community suggestion Nerves of Steel damage increased.
  • Community suggestion Infantry Bow damage and ammo increased.
  • Community suggestion Swamp of the banished: reduced density of enemies, Giant Ticks do less damage.
  • Community suggestion Increase all first bosses and Time Keeper gear level.
  • Dilapidated Arboretum: reduced density of little mushies, no more Oven Knights.
  • Corrupted Confinement: rats density decreased.
  • Explosive Crossbow:
    Melee attack now starts right away with the downward bumping attack. it’s faster but does less damage and the range of the explosion is more limited. The bump to enemies has been buffed, but you’re no longer bumped back.
    Range attack is faster and does more damage than previously, but it no longer stunlocks enemies and bumps them less. Update 20.2

Quality of life

  • Community suggestion Ice Crossbow: prevent the “worms spawn on victim’s death” affix.
  • Community suggestion Added a 60 kills perfect door after the spoiler biome.

Bug fixes

  • Community suggestion Decreased chance of +% damage on critical hits appearing.

Source: Press Release

Check out the trailer here: