Vampire Survivors: From Original Launch to the Latest DLC

Since its release in 2022, Vampire Survivors has captured the imagination of gamers everywhere. 

Vampire Survivors: From Original Launch to the Latest DLC

With a brand-new DLC and overwhelmingly positive reviews on Steam, we thought it was high time we took a look at this bullet hell gem. From initial release to DLCs via updated features along the way, Vampire Survivors has given us plenty to sink our teeth into. 

What is Vampire Survivors?

Vampire Survivors is an indie bullet hell game, with a twist – you are the bullet hell! Gameplay also features action roguelite elements and a banging soundtrack. Rocking the pixel graphics, you play as a champion against the creatures of the night. They come at you in hordes and it’s up to you to mow them all down efficiently. 

Each level is timed, with wave after wave of monsters coming towards you. How you survive is up to you. There is an exciting roster of characters to choose from, each with their own stats and starting to offer advantage on the battlefield. Defeated foes drop gems, items, and gold, which can be spend on upgrades and power-ups. All to increase your chances of survival on your search for vampires. 

Vampire Survivors game still from Steam


While gameplay is minimalist in style, it is certainly addictive! There are hundreds of items to collect and achievements to unlock, always giving you something to aim for. As well as, you know, all the night creatures in your crosshairs. 

The satisfaction of completing a level simply begs for you to play just one more… 

In addition to fan adoration, Vampire Survivors won both Best Game and Game Design at the 2023 BAFTA Game Awards. It was nominated for a further three categories, too! 

Vampire Survivors DLC 

On top of Vampire Survivors being an absolute gem, four DLCs have been released since it came out of early access. Each adds new stages, characters, unlocks, and monsters, providing new places to search for vampires. The first was Legacy of the Moonspell, then Tides of the Foscari, Emergency Meeting, and most recently Operation Guns

Legacy of the Moonspell

The Moonspell clan lay to the east, and it fell after being over-run by hordes of yokai and oni. With plenty of spectral foes to defeat, there may be clues as to the vampires’ location! This DLC brings with it: 

  • Eight new characters 
  • Thirteen new weapons including base versions and evolutions 
  • Seventeen new unlocks 
  • Six new music tracks 
  • A new stage called Mt. Moonspell 

Legacy of the Moonspell was added on December 12th 2023.  

Vampire Survivors: Legacy of the Moonspell game still from Steam

Tides of the Foscari

Set deep in a continent-sized forest is the Foscari Academy, where you can train to be a powerful wizard, expert spy, and more. Mythological creatures lurk between the trees that surround the Academy. This DLC brings: 

  • Eight new characters 
  • Thirteen new weapons including a unique range weapons 
  • Seven new music tracks 
  • A new stage called Lake Foscari 

Tides of Foscari was added on April 13th 2023. 

Vampire Survivors: Tides of the Foscari game still from Steam

Emergency Meeting

This DLC seems sus to me! The hunt for vampires takes you into space with some trusty new Crewmates to help you. Be prepared to fight off imposters, shapeshifters, and all manner of alien foes. This delightful crossover brings: 

  • Nine (totally trustworthy) new characters 
  • Fifteen new weapons 
  • Twenty new unlocks 
  • Six new music tracks 
  • A new stage styled on a classic Among Us level 

Emergency Meeting was added on December 18th 2023. 

Vampire Survivors: Emergency Meeting game still from Steam

Operation Guns

Operation Guns is another crossover, with classic Contra arcade games. Join this gun-slinging force as you take on fearsome foes and bonkers bosses. The future of Earth depends on it. This DLC brings: 

  • Eleven Contra-Tough characters 
  • Twenty-two fully automatic weapons 
  • A horizontal main stage with three distinct biomes 
  • New tracks of Contra covers and remixes 

Operation Guns was added on May 9th 2024. 

Vampire Survivors: Operation Guns game still from Steam

What Platform is Vampire Survivors On?

Vampire Survivors is available on a range of platforms. Initially, it launched on Steam in 2021 for early access, with its full release on October 20th 2022. Since then, it has been added to macOS, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, mobile, and Nintendo Switch. It is due to come to the PlayStation 4 and PS5, but there are no confirmed dates yet. 

For fans of the Steam Deck, it is fully verified for play! 

Vampire Survivors game still from Steam

Is Vampire Survivors Multiplayer?

Originally, Vampire Survivors was a single-player game. Support for local co-op gameplay for up to four players was added with its release on the Switch, in August 2023. This was added to all versions of the game, so you can team up with mates, whichever platform you play from. 

As it is local co-op, there is no support for crossplay. 

Vampire Survivors Official Specifications

What hardware do you need to survive on the onslaught of creatures? Here are the official specifications for Vampire Survivors and all its current DLC: 

ComponentMinimum SpecsRecommended Specs
Operating SystemWindows 10
Processorx64 architecture with SSE2 instruction set support
Memory1GB RAM
DX12 capable
Storage600MB available space

Best PCs to Play Vampire Survivors

While the waves of monsters may get overwhelming, the spec demands certainly won’t! Vampire Survivors can be played on even the most modest gaming PC. But we’re not about that life. Much like the drive to level up our weaponry in-game, we’re all about shiny new hardware IRL. If you’re in the market for an upgrade, we’ve picked out five gaming PCs and laptops perfectly suited to playing Vampire Survivors. Should these not fit your bullet hell vibe, you can explore the full Overclockers UK collection instead.

Refract Gaming Amber Pre-Built PC

  • Pre-built gaming PC
  • AMD Ryzen 5 7500F CPU
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 GPU
  • 16GB DDR5 RAM
  • Covered by our three years parts and labour warranty
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OcUK Gaming Carbide - Intel Core i5 12400F, RTX 4060 Pre-Built Gaming PC

OcUK Gaming Carbide Pre-Built PC

  • Pre-built gaming PC
  • Intel Core i5-12400F CPU
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM
  • Specification based on our best selling configurable PCs

ASUS Zephyrus G14 Gaming Laptop

  • 14.0″ gaming laptop with QHD+ display
  • AMD Ryzen R7-7735HS CPU
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 GPU
  • 16GB DDR5 RAM
  • 165Hz refresh rate
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 Gaming Laptop
OcUK Gaming Kite - AMD Ryzen 7 7700, Radeon RX 7600 XT Gaming PC

OcUK Gaming Kite Configurable PC

  • Configurable PC – adjust the PC case, storage, cooler, and more!
  • AMD Ryzen 7 7700 CPU with alternate option available
  • Choose between AMD Radeon RX 6000 and 7000 GPUs
  • Up to 64GB DDR5 RAM
  • Flexible storage options

OcUK Gaming Hawk Configurable PC

  • Configurable PC – adjust the PC case, storage, cooler, and more!
  • Choice of 14th Gen Intel CPUs
  • Choose an AMD Radeon RX 7000 GPUs
  • Up to 64GB DDR5 RAM
  • Flexible storage options
OcUK Gaming Hawk - Intel i5 14600KF, Radeon RX 7700 XT Gaming PC

Interested in More Games? 

Looking for more gaming content? We’ve got plenty of specs and recs, round-ups, and even game reviews to help you figure out what to play next. 

Are You on the Hype Train?

Do you play Vampire Survivors? Drop your best tactics in the comments below! 

PC specs are subject to change.

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