In what should be “monthly(ish) updates” according to designer Edmund McMillen, The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ has received its first mod booster. These mini boosters integrate specially selected fan mods into the full Afterbirth package, free of charge.
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The ease of addition is thanks to Afterbirth+’s in-game dev tools, where modders can mess around with enemy and item values to make their own unique monsters and equipment. With many of these mods being actively shared via Reddit or Twitter, these mod boosters will bring the best and the most enjoyable mods together in curated collections. While the majority of these mods are made by fans, McMillen stated that some of the new items or monsters will be made by him or special guest designers.
There are some great items and trinkets in here, including a special card set which has players picking up parody Magic: The Gathering cards and a passive item called the Broken Modem, where enemies will randomly stop moving due to Internet lag. If you make an interesting item, trinket or enemy, it could end up in the next Afterbirth+ booster.
In the next booster, McMillen is specifically looking for new bosses, new fan challenges and Angel Room items. For the challenges, McMillen asks that they be runs which “force [players] to play the game differently than normal”, rather than equipping them with an item set and being done with it. As for bosses and enemies, try to keep them fair to play against and they should have a chance to feature in the next mod booster.
All these mod boosters are free of charge for owners of Afterbirth+, with the next one hopefully coming out late next month. Afterbirth+ is available for $9.99/£6.99, and requires both The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth and the accompanying Afterbirth DLC in order to run.