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V Rising Beginner’s Guide


V Rising is a video game currently under Steam’s Early Access program. With V Rising being in early access, there are many features that still need to be added and changed before the game is officially released. In order to make sure that you get the most out of your time with V Rising, we compiled a list of 5 important things you should know about this incredible new video game. But before we jump into our main topic, let’s take a quick overview of this action-packed MMO action game.

What is V Rising?

Described as a gothic multiplayer survival game, V Rising is the brainchild of Stunlock Studios. Players take the role of a vampire set to rebuild his empire in a massive open-world environment. Exploration can be done with friends or solo. Some of the activities in the game include pillaging villages, hunting humans for blood, converting humans to loyal servants, and much more.

The world of V Rising is a challenging game to survive in. Players must adapt to a new era of warfare, which is highly dependent on darkness and the sun as a threat. In addition to the various open-world activities, V Rising also allows the player to build a customizable castle. Moreover, it has a huge arsenal of weapons designed to fit various playstyles.

V Rising’s entry to Steam’s Early Access program was an overwhelming success with the game amassing over 1.5 million sales in less than a month. With that said, if you’re looking to jump into this exciting new game, then consider checking out some of the tips we compiled below.

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Image Source: V Rising on Steam


V Rising Tips for Solo Players

For our V Rising tips, we will cover both solo and multiplayer modes to provide you with a balanced overview of both game modes. With that said, the first part will be for solo players.

Stay Away from the Light

As you may have known by now, V Rising is a Vampire-themed game and Vampires hate the sun. Sunlight in the game will not immediately kill your character. However, prolonged exposure is going to be lethal. Too much sunlight will cause a spark to emanate from your character along with a ray of light from the sky. It will be accompanied by a warning sound with an ascending level of loudness.

As obvious as it may sound, staying away from the sun and lurking in the shadows should be your first task to master. In addition, you can make use of the Mist Braziers if your castle is yet to have a roof. Just remember to utilize this resource wisely since it will deplete your resources. One way to do it is by turning it off at night and powering it on during the day.

You Are What You Consume

Vampires in V Rising can absorb certain qualities of their prey. With that in mind, you need to consider the class of your prey depending on your needs before consuming them. It makes sure that you can take full advantage of the blood’s effect. One example is consuming an enemy under the rogue class will provide a boost in critical chance and damage. While consuming prey from the worker class will result in a boost in yield for mining and gathering.

Know your Travel Options

Traveling in V Rising is quite challenging due to the game’s dynamic day/night cycle. With the ability to travel freely only at night, knowing the various types of transportation will be beneficial to your travel plans. Having this knowledge will allow you to plan your explorations seamlessly. Aside from the basic form of travel which is running and walking, the game offers other forms of travel, one example is the Vampire Waygates which is considered the fastest form of transportation in the game.

One of the best ways to travel is a mount or horse. The only downside to this method is that your mount is prone to death and you need to take good care of it. You can also travel as a wolf by transforming into one.

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V Rising Multiplayer Tips

Playing with friends is one of the most popular features of V Rising. There are a few methods that you can use to play with your friends in the game. One of which is to invite them by joining the same server that they are in. The second is creating a clan with your friends. Having a clan means that others are watching your back in addition to the various clan-exclusive benefits.

Choose the Mode that Fits Your Skills

There are various modes in the game’s multiplayer. To help you with that, we created an overview for each mode available in the game’s current version.

  • Full Loot PvP – As the name of the mode suggests, this one will allow you to acquire all the items of your enemy without any restrictions.
  • PvP – Players vs. Player is a mode that allows you to fight others in combat.
  • PvE – Player vs. Enemy is more about eliminating AI enemies with your friends or other players.
  • Duo PvP – A mode that allows two teams made up of two members to fight each other.


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More V Rising to Come

V Rising is still on early access, which means the game’s potential has yet to be unleashed. Nevertheless, the great thing about this program is that developers can communicate with their players directly. It allows them to discuss the game’s flaws and bugs as soon as possible. To that end, if you’re looking for a fun, immersive, and competitive game that you can play on PC, then V Rising should be on your list. And for more news and updates regarding this action-packed MMO, stay tuned here in PlayPC.

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Chad Kirkland

Chad Kirkland is a video game writer and enthusiast. He has written for several gaming publications and has a deep love for video games. He is a talented wordsmith and has a way with words that makes his writing engaging and entertaining. He is also a gifted storyteller, and his passion for video games shines through in his writing.