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Cult of the Lamb is getting a free update

Cult of the Lamb is getting a free update


Relics of the Old Faith adds new buildings for your coven, new followers, and a new permadeath diffi*culty*.

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Screenshot from Cult of the Lamb depicting a sheep levitating before a congregation of cute animals delivering a sermon
Image: Massive Monster

Cult of the Lamb was one of my favorite games of 2022. When I spoke to the developers, they said they had all kinds of new content in the works, and that day has finally arrived. Revealed during today’s Nintendo Indie World event, Cult of the Lamb’s Relics of the Old Faith update adds tons more godly activities with which you can enrich the spiritual lives of your followers.

In Relics of the Old Faith, the four bishops have new forms and abilities and stand guard over remixed versions of their dungeons. There are new weapons and spells to mix and match and a new quest to complete once you’ve finished the game. But more exciting than that, your lamb will now have new followers to save from blasphemy and new buildings to construct to keep your cult —er, commune — happy and healthy (or miserable and destitute, if that’s your thing).

I’m not one to tempt my patience with hard modes, but Relics of the Old Faith also adds new difficulty settings that pique even my interest. It adds a boss rush mode, a gauntlet challenge, and a permadeath mode — after all, if a god can be killed, are they really a god?

My wish more than anything for Relics of the Old Faith is the addition of new rituals to share with my followers. Maybe we can have something like a King Paimon crowning or a “Get in The Bear” sewing circle. Y’know, just normal cult things.

Cult of the Lamb is deceptively charming for all its blood, guts, poop, and... wait for it... blaaaaa-sphemy, and with this Relics of the Old Faith update, out June 24th, it’ll be the most fun you’ll ever have playing God.