Torchlight 3 is available right now in Steam Early Access

On PC Gaming Show 2020, Echtra Games' Max Schaefer revealed that Torchlight 3 is available now to play in Steam Early Access.


The fan favorite dungeon-crawling franchise Torchlight saw some action on PC Gaming Show 2020. Runic’s Max Schaefer showed off a new trailer and dropped some new details, including the fact that Torchlight 3 is now available to play in Steam Early Access.

Torchlight 3 launched in Steam Early Access on June 13, 2020 as part of the PC Gaming Show 2020. The launch build of Torchlight 3 in Early Access will run you $29.99, features four classes, up to four player multiplayer, two acts, and plenty of items, weapons, enemies, and bosses. One of the more interesting features of Torchlight 3 is a new Fort mechanic. As you explore the world, you can come across forts established by other players. These forts can be used to rest and recover, enchant your items, and more. You can raise, upgrade, and customize your own fort to make it stand out among the multiplayer world. The latest trailer for the game can be seen just below.

Torchlight 3 began as Torchlight Frontiers under Runic Games, but the studio split in different directions with acquirement by Perfect World Entertainment. With Runic original Max Schaefer forming Echtra Games, he took up the reins of the game’s development, formally renaming it to Torchlight 3. We learned that Torchlight 3 would be coming sometime in this Summer 2020, but we knew little out of how Echtra was going to change things up.

With a fresh look at character classes and the interesting new class system, Torchlight 3 is looking like a pretty good continuation of the beloved dungeon crawling franchise. And with the option to play with up to four other players, it seems like it will be a solid co-op adventure even in Early Access. Stay tuned for further details on development and updates coming to the game here at Shacknews.

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    June 13, 2020 11:26 AM

    TJ Denzer posted a new article, Torchlight 3 is available right now in Steam Early Access

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      June 13, 2020 11:59 AM

      Man if that was available at the start of COVID lockdown.... a loot grab ARPG... wow that would have been amazing.

      Regardless, here’s hoping it goes well!! Torchlight 2 is quite a hit.

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      June 13, 2020 12:52 PM

      Sa fuckin weet.

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      June 13, 2020 7:48 PM

      Early reviews are saying they're having a lot of server issues. But, really, why does it even need to connect? Are they trying to go the Battle Net route?

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        June 13, 2020 8:12 PM

        Early access is multiplayer only. Offline single player will be available for release.

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          June 13, 2020 8:13 PM

          Thanks. Some of us are pretty much illiterate.

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      June 14, 2020 2:51 AM

      This game feels kinda doodoo. I loved the other ones too so not sure why this feels so much worse. The audio effects are really bad and no way to turn them down so you can hear the good music. Disappoint.

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        June 14, 2020 4:35 AM

        I was not a fan of it in beta. Hopefully they can get there in EA but I’ll wait and see.

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      June 14, 2020 4:02 AM

      Played 2, I’ll be sure to skip 3, unless it’s a LOT more simple and charming like 1.

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