Dead Cells Boss Rush Update is Now Available on PC

Boss Rush adds a new challenge for veteran Dead Cells players

Motion Twin has just released the latest Dead Cells update, called Boss Rush, on PC. The update is also coming soon to consoles. In the new update, players can put their skills to the test against 3 or 5 bosses back-to-back to unlock some new goodies. Here’s everything you need to know about the Dead Cells Boss Rush update.

What’s new in the Dead Cells Boss Rush Update?

Here’s a rundown of what’s new in the Dead Cells Boss Rush update:

  • Four Boss Rush stages
  • New weapon, skill, and mutation
  • Eight new skins
  • Customizable Statue
  • New Legendary Affixes

How to Do Boss Rush in Dead Cells

To do Boss Rush in Dead Cells, go through the basement door in the Prisoner’s Quarters and follow the corridor until you come to the third door with the red boss head near it. Go through the door, and you’ll see four more doors that lead to the different Boss Rush stages:

  • Three bosses back-to-back
  • Three enhanced bosses back-to-back
  • Five bosses back-to-back
  • Five enhanced bosses back-to-back

The three-boss stages pit you against one tier 1 boss, one tier 2 boss, and one tier 3 boss. For the five-boss mode, you’ll be fighting two tier 1 bosses, two tier 2 bosses, and one tier 3 boss.

The Dead Cells boss tiers are:

  • Tier 1: Concierge, Conjunctivius, Mama Tick
  • Tier 2: Time Keeper, The Giant, The Scarecrow
  • Tier 3: Hand of the King, The Servants, The Queen

Players can choose between Brutality, Tactics, or Survival at the start of each stage. These give you stats based on the one you chose, along with a relevant amulet and a choice of builds.

What are Enhanced Bosses in Dead Cells?

Enhanced bosses are supercharged bosses with extra ways to destroy you, like extra limbs, healing powers, and more adds. 

Dead Cells Boss Rush Patch Notes

Boss Rush Stages

  • Three bosses back-to-back
  • Three enhanced bosses back-to-back
  • Five bosses back-to-back
  • Five enhanced bosses back-to-back

New Unlockables

  • Glyph of Peril (Weapon): Ranged attack with seven-hit combos.
  • Taunt (Brutality Skill): Taunt an enemy, making it pursue you for 20 seconds and drop its guard to take 75% more damage from melee attacks.
  • Mutation (Colorless Wish): The next weapon you pick up is legendary.
  • New Skins: Eight new skins to discover with barbarian and boss themes. 
  • Customizable Statue: A grand statue is made of you as tribute, and you can add new things to it as you progress through Boss Rush.

New Legendary Afffixes

  • Spartan Sandals: Super Bump – bumps stuff even further
  • Oil Sword: Oil on Kill (again, quite self-explanatory: spreads oil on the ground on kill)
  • Flint: Instant Charge – all attacks are fully charged without needing to hold the button
  • Katana: Deflect Bullets – all uncharged attacks deflect bullets (but not grenades)
  • Killing Deck: Random Effect – every card applies a random debuff on targets (any kind of DoT, crowd controls, etc., with a few exceptions that wouldn’t make sense like item-specific effects)
  • Money Shooter: Pay to Win – refund the shot’s cost if it kills a target + innate super pierce. It can trigger multiple times if a shot kills several enemies.
  • Knockback Shield: Super Bump
  • Wave of Denial: Super Bump
  • Pollo Power: Miracle of Life – eggs hatch into chicks that attack nearby enemies

The full patch notes are available on the Dead Cells website.

Dead Cells is a roguelike Metroidvania game available on PC via Steam, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS, and Android.