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{{Infobox game
 
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|cover        = Werewolf The Apocalypse - Earthblood cover.jpg
 
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{{Infobox game/row/developer|Cyanide Studio}}
 
{{Infobox game/row/developer|Cyanide Studio}}
 
|publishers  =  
 
|publishers  =  
{{Infobox game/row/publisher|Nacon{{!}}Bigben Interactive}}
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{{Infobox game/row/publisher|Nacon}}
 
|engines      =
 
|engines      =
 
{{Infobox game/row/engine|Unreal Engine 4}}
 
{{Infobox game/row/engine|Unreal Engine 4}}
 
|release dates=  
 
|release dates=  
{{Infobox game/row/date|Windows|2020}}
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{{Infobox game/row/date|Windows|February 4, 2021}}
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|reception    =
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{{Infobox game/row/reception|Metacritic|werewolf-the-apocalypse---earthblood|57}}
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{{Infobox game/row/reception|OpenCritic|10839/werewolf-the-apocalypse-earthblood|54}}
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{{Infobox game/row/reception|IGDB|werewolf-the-apocalypse-earthblood|52}}
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|taxonomy    =
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{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/monetization      | }}
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{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/microtransactions | }}
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{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/modes            | Singleplayer }}
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{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/pacing            | Real-time }}
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{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/perspectives      | Third-person }}
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{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/controls          | Direct control }}
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{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/genres            | Action, RPG, Stealth, Brawler }}
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{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/art styles        | Realistic }}
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{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/themes            | Supernatural, North America }}
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{{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/series            | World of Darkness }}
 
|steam appid  =  
 
|steam appid  =  
 
|steam appid side  =  
 
|steam appid side  =  
 
|gogcom id    =  
 
|gogcom id    =  
|gogcom id side =  
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|gogcom id side =
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|official site= https://werewolf-videogame.com/
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|hltb        = 68267
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|igdb        = werewolf-the-apocalypse-earthblood
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|mobygames    =  
 
|strategywiki =  
 
|strategywiki =  
 
|wikipedia    = Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood
 
|wikipedia    = Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood
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|license      = commercial
 
|license      = commercial
 
}}
 
}}
{{Series|World of Darkness}}
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{{Introduction
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|introduction      = '''''Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood''''' is a [[:Category:Singleplayer|single-player]] [[:Category:Third-person|third-person]] [[:Category:Action|action]] [[:Category:RPG|role-playing game]] developed by [[Company:Cyanide Studio|Cyanide Studio]] and published by [[Company:Nacon|Nacon]]. It is the first 3D game set in the [[Series:World of Darkness|World of Darkness]] universe since ''[[Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines]]'' of 2004.
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|release history  = The development of ''Earthblood'' began on the day of its announcement in January 2017, with the game originally expected to release in 2020, followed by the reveal of its final release date of February 4, 2021.<ref>{{Refurl|url=https://www.vg247.com/2017/02/08/is-it-ok-to-punch-a-nazi-werewolf/|title=Is it OK to punch a Nazi werewolf?|date=2020-12-13}}</ref><ref>{{Refurl|url=https://www.pcgamer.com/werewolf-the-apocalypse-earthblood-is-delayed-until-next-year/|title=Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood is delayed until next year|date=2020-12-13}}</ref> It was launched for [[Windows]] as a one year exclusive to [[Store:Epic Games Store|Epic Games Store]], set to become available on other digital distribution platforms at a later date.<ref>{{Refurl|url=https://twitter.com/WerewolfVGAME/status/1339242197124870146|title=|date=2021-01-22}}</ref>
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Reviewers criticized the game in part for its dated visuals, while noting its low system requirements and performance demands.<ref>{{Refurl|url=https://www.pcinvasion.com/werewolf-the-apocalypse-earthblood-technical-review/|title=Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood technical review — Ruff around the edges|date=2021-02-05|snippet=In all likelihood, you can run Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood assuming you obtained your hardware from the past eight years or so. However, that’s primarily because the game’s visuals, textures, and effects are extremely outdated, as though they belong in the previous decade.}}</ref><ref>{{Refurl|url=https://www.pcgamer.com/werewolf-the-apocalypse-earthblood-review/|title=Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood review|date=2021-02-05|snippet=The character models have arrived fashionably late from 2010. The graphics overall, while they do the job perfectly well and suffer from no framerate issues, won't threaten to melt your GPU.}}</ref><ref>{{Refurl|url=https://gamecrate.com/reviews/review-werewolf-apocalypse-earthblood-disappointingly-mangles-great-ip/26545|title=Review: Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood disappointingly mangles a great IP|date=2021-02-05|snippet=Even when I try to approach this as an indie, the graphics are weak.}}</ref><ref>{{Refurl|url=https://wccftech.com/review/werewolf-the-apocalypse-earthblood-supernatural-eco-terrorism/|title=Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood Review – Supernatural Eco Terrorism|date=2021-02-05|snippet=Dated visuals}}</ref>
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|current state    =
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}}
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'''General information'''
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{{mm}} [https://discord.com/invite/Earthblood Official Discord server]
  
 
==Availability==
 
==Availability==
 
{{Availability|
 
{{Availability|
{{Availability/row| retail | | unknown |  | | Windows }}
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{{Availability/row| Retail | | Epic Games Store | <ref>{{Refurl|url=https://www.mediamarkt.at/de/product/_werewolf-the-apocalypse-earthblood-rollenspiel-pc-1815963.html|title=Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood - PC|date=2021-01-21}}</ref> | | Windows }}
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{{Availability/row| Official | https://werewolf-videogame.com/en/orders/digital | Epic Games Store | [https://werewolf-videogame.com/en/orders/deluxe Champion of Gaia Edition] is also available. | | Windows }}
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{{Availability/row| Epic Games Store | werewolf-the-apocalypse-earthblood | Epic Games Launcher | Champion of Gaia Edition is also available. |  | Windows }}
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}}
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===Version differences===
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{{ii}} '''Pre-orders''' included the Exiled One DLC.<ref>{{Refurl|url=https://twitter.com/WerewolfVGAME/status/1338873256695226368|title=|date=2020-12-16}}</ref>
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{{ii}} '''Champion of Gaia Edition''' includes the Champion of Gaia Pack DLC.
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==Monetization==
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{{DLC|
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{{DLC/row| Champion of Gaia Pack | A wisp battle companion, four furs for the wolf and werewolf forms, three outfits for Cahal, and a unique finishing move. | Windows }}
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{{DLC/row| Exiled One | The Exiled One dark fur for the wolf and werewolf forms, the Ahroun glyph for Cahal's jacket, and the Shadow black jacket color variant. | Windows}}
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}}
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==Essential improvements==
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===Skip intro videos===
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{{Fixbox|description=Remove the intro video files|ref=<ref name="rose21">{{Refcheck|user=Rose|date=2021-02-01|comment=}}</ref>|fix=
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# Navigate to {{file|{{P|game}}\WW\Content\Movies\}}
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# Delete or rename the video files in the folder.
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{{ii}} A game update is likely to restore the files.
 
}}
 
}}
{{ii}} This game is not available yet.
 
  
 
==Game data==
 
==Game data==
 
===Configuration file(s) location===
 
===Configuration file(s) location===
 
{{Game data|
 
{{Game data|
{{Game data/config|Windows|}}
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{{Game data/config|Windows|{{P|localappdata}}\WW\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\}}
 
}}
 
}}
  
 
===Save game data location===
 
===Save game data location===
 
{{Game data|
 
{{Game data|
{{Game data/saves|Windows|}}
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{{Game data/saves|Windows|{{P|localappdata}}\WW\Saved\SaveGames\}}
 
}}
 
}}
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{{ii}} Three separate save slots are available in the game.
  
 
===[[Glossary:Save game cloud syncing|Save game cloud syncing]]===
 
===[[Glossary:Save game cloud syncing|Save game cloud syncing]]===
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|discord                =  
 
|discord                =  
 
|discord notes          =  
 
|discord notes          =  
|epic games store      =  
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|epic games store      = true
 
|epic games store notes =  
 
|epic games store notes =  
 
|gog galaxy            =  
 
|gog galaxy            =  
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}}
 
}}
  
==Video settings==
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==Video==
{{Video settings
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{{Image|Werewolf The Apocalypse - Earthblood Graphics settings.png|Graphics settings}}
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{{Video
 
|wsgf link                  =  
 
|wsgf link                  =  
 
|widescreen wsgf award      =  
 
|widescreen wsgf award      =  
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|ultrawidescreen wsgf award =  
 
|ultrawidescreen wsgf award =  
 
|4k ultra hd wsgf award    =  
 
|4k ultra hd wsgf award    =  
|widescreen resolution      = unknown
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|widescreen resolution      = true
 
|widescreen resolution notes=  
 
|widescreen resolution notes=  
|multimonitor              = unknown
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|multimonitor              = limited
|multimonitor notes        =  
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|multimonitor notes        = Field of view discrepancies compared to 16:9. Spanned HUD and {{term|pillarboxed}} {{term|FMV}}s.
|ultrawidescreen            = unknown
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|ultrawidescreen            = limited
|ultrawidescreen notes      =  
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|ultrawidescreen notes      = Field of view discrepancies compared to 16:9. Spanned HUD and {{term|pillarboxed}} {{term|FMV}}s.
|4k ultra hd                = unknown
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|4k ultra hd                = true
 
|4k ultra hd notes          =  
 
|4k ultra hd notes          =  
|fov                        = unknown
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|fov                        = hackable
|fov notes                  =  
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|fov notes                  = Use the [https://community.pcgamingwiki.com/files/file/2111-werewolf-the-apocalypse-earthblood-fov-fixes/ related PCGW community tool] for FOV correction and modification.
|windowed                  = unknown
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|windowed                  = limited
|windowed notes            =  
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|windowed notes            = Limited to a specific set of selectable resolutions.{{note|note=For example, on a 2560x1080 monitor, the windowed options are 1280x720, 1280x800, 1280x960, 1707x960, 1707x1066, and 1920x1080.<ref name="rose21"/>}}
|borderless windowed        = unknown
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|borderless windowed        = true
 
|borderless windowed notes  =  
 
|borderless windowed notes  =  
|anisotropic                = unknown
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|anisotropic                = limited
|anisotropic notes          =  
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|anisotropic notes          = Scales with the '''Textures''' quality setting.<ref>{{Refcheck|user=Rose|date=2021-02-01|comment=r.MaxAnisotropy gets set from 0 to 8, as seen [[Engine:Unreal Engine_4#Enable developer console|in the console]].}}</ref>
|antialiasing              = unknown
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|antialiasing              = always on
|antialiasing notes        =  
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|antialiasing notes        = [[TAA]] with multiple quality options.<ref>{{Refcheck|user=Rose|date=2021-02-01|comment=r.DefaultFeature.AntiAliasing is always set to 2, while r.PostProcessAAQuality goes from 1 to 4 depending on the Anti-aliasing setting, as seen [[Engine:Unreal Engine_4#Enable developer console|in the console]].}}</ref>
|vsync                      = unknown
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|vsync                      = true
 
|vsync notes                =  
 
|vsync notes                =  
|60 fps                    = unknown
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|60 fps                    = true
 
|60 fps notes              =  
 
|60 fps notes              =  
|120 fps                    = unknown
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|120 fps                    = true
|120 fps notes              =  
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|120 fps notes              = <ref>{{Refcheck|user=Rose|date=2021-02-01|comment=The game reached over 200 FPS at the gameplay and over 500 at the cutscenes without being set to the lowest graphics options.}}</ref>
|hdr                        = unknown
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|hdr                        = false
|hdr notes                  =  
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|hdr notes                  = <ref>{{Refcheck|user=Rose|date=2021-02-02|comment=Enabling HDR in Windows and running the game in fullscreen on an HDR TV set as the only display did not result in visual changes or any relevant options appearing in the game compared to SDR.}}</ref>
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|ray tracing                = unknown
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|ray tracing notes          =  
 
|color blind                = unknown
 
|color blind                = unknown
|color blind notes          =  
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|color blind notes          = <!-- No dedicated mode but the game may be inherently friendly to color blindness, as it lacked clear obstacles in Color Oracle. -->
 
}}
 
}}
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<gallery>
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Werewolf The Apocalypse - Earthblood 16x9.png|FOV at 16:9
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Werewolf The Apocalypse - Earthblood 21x9.png|FOV at 21:9
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Werewolf The Apocalypse - Earthblood 32x9.png|FOV at 32:9
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Werewolf The Apocalypse - Earthblood 48x9.png|FOV and HUD at 48:9 {{note|note=Note the severe increase in the Lupus (wolf) form.}}
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</gallery>
  
==Input settings==
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==Input==
{{Input settings
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{{Image|Werewolf The Apocalypse - Earthblood Game settings.png|Game settings}}
|key remap                = unknown
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{{Input
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|key remap                = true
 
|key remap notes          =  
 
|key remap notes          =  
|acceleration option      = unknown
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|acceleration option      = false
|acceleration option notes =  
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|acceleration option notes = No acceleration option.
|mouse sensitivity        = unknown
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|mouse sensitivity        = true
|mouse sensitivity notes  =  
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|mouse sensitivity notes  = Labeled '''Camera sensitivity'''.
|mouse menu                = unknown
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|mouse menu                = true
 
|mouse menu notes          =  
 
|mouse menu notes          =  
|invert mouse y-axis      = unknown
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|invert mouse y-axis      = true
|invert mouse y-axis notes =  
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|invert mouse y-axis notes = Y and X axes inversion options.
 
|touchscreen              = unknown
 
|touchscreen              = unknown
 
|touchscreen notes        =  
 
|touchscreen notes        =  
|controller support        = unknown
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|controller support        = true
 
|controller support notes  =  
 
|controller support notes  =  
|full controller          = unknown
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|full controller          = true
|full controller notes    =  
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|full controller notes    = <ref>{{Refcheck|user=Rose|date=2021-02-01|comment=Navigated through every menu, toggled every option, briefly played the game with an Xbox 360 controller.}}</ref>
|controller remap          = unknown
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|controller remap          = false
 
|controller remap notes    =  
 
|controller remap notes    =  
|controller sensitivity    = unknown
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|controller sensitivity    = true
|controller sensitivity notes=  
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|controller sensitivity notes= Shared with mouse sensitivity.
|invert controller y-axis  = unknown
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|invert controller y-axis  = true
|invert controller y-axis notes=  
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|invert controller y-axis notes= Y and X axes inversion options.
|xinput controllers        = unknown
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|xinput controllers        = true
 
|xinput controllers notes  =  
 
|xinput controllers notes  =  
|xbox prompts              = unknown
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|xbox prompts              = true
|xbox prompts notes        =  
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|xbox prompts notes        = Manually selectable '''Xbox One''' controller icons type option.
 
|impulse triggers          = unknown
 
|impulse triggers          = unknown
 
|impulse triggers notes    =  
 
|impulse triggers notes    =  
 
|dualshock 4              = unknown
 
|dualshock 4              = unknown
 
|dualshock 4 notes        =  
 
|dualshock 4 notes        =  
|dualshock prompts        = unknown
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|dualshock prompts        = true
|dualshock prompts notes  =  
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|dualshock prompts notes  = Manually selectable '''PS4''' controller icons type option.
 
|light bar support        = unknown
 
|light bar support        = unknown
 
|light bar support notes  =  
 
|light bar support notes  =  
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|other button prompts      = unknown
 
|other button prompts      = unknown
 
|other button prompts notes=  
 
|other button prompts notes=  
|controller hotplug        = unknown
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|controller hotplug        = true
 
|controller hotplug notes  =  
 
|controller hotplug notes  =  
 
|haptic feedback          = unknown
 
|haptic feedback          = unknown
|haptic feedback notes    =  
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|haptic feedback notes    = <!-- The in-game option may be nonfunctional. Check for physical vibration before setting to true. -->
|simultaneous input        = unknown
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|simultaneous input        = true
 
|simultaneous input notes  =  
 
|simultaneous input notes  =  
 
|steam input api          = unknown
 
|steam input api          = unknown
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|steam cursor detection notes =  
 
|steam cursor detection notes =  
 
}}
 
}}
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<gallery>
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Werewolf The Apocalypse - Earthblood Key mapping settings.png|Key mapping settings
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Werewolf The Apocalypse - Earthblood Xbox Controls.png|Xbox controls
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Werewolf The Apocalypse - Earthblood PlayStation 4 Controls.png|PlayStation controls
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</gallery>
  
==Audio settings==
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==Audio==
{{Audio settings
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{{Image|Werewolf The Apocalypse - Earthblood Sound settings.png|Sound settings}}
|separate volume          = unknown
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{{Audio
|separate volume notes    =  
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|separate volume          = true
|surround sound          = unknown
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|separate volume notes    = Master, sound effects, music, voices, interface.
|surround sound notes    =  
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|surround sound          = always on
|subtitles                = unknown
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|surround sound notes    = <ref>{{Refcheck|user=Rose|date=2021-02-01|comment=Tested on a 5.1 sound system. The game made use of the rear speakers for positional audio. Confirmed with Orban Loudness Meter.}}</ref>
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|subtitles                = true
 
|subtitles notes          =  
 
|subtitles notes          =  
|closed captions          = unknown
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|closed captions          = false
 
|closed captions notes    =  
 
|closed captions notes    =  
|mute on focus lost      = unknown
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|mute on focus lost      = false
 
|mute on focus lost notes =  
 
|mute on focus lost notes =  
 
|eax support              =  
 
|eax support              =  
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  |language  = English
 
  |language  = English
 
  |interface = true
 
  |interface = true
  |audio    = unknown
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  |audio    = true
  |subtitles = unknown
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  |subtitles = true
 
  |notes    =  
 
  |notes    =  
 
  |fan      =  
 
  |fan      =  
 
}}
 
}}
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{{L10n/switch
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|language  = Traditional Chinese
 +
|interface = true
 +
|audio    = false
 +
|subtitles = true
 +
|notes    =
 +
|fan      =
 +
|ref      =
 
}}
 
}}
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{{L10n/switch
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|language  = Simplified Chinese
 +
|interface = true
 +
|audio    = false
 +
|subtitles = true
 +
|notes    =
 +
|fan      =
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|ref      =
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}}
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{{L10n/switch
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|language  = French
 +
|interface = true
 +
|audio    = false
 +
|subtitles = true
 +
|notes    =
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|fan      =
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|ref      =
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}}
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{{L10n/switch
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|language  = German
 +
|interface = true
 +
|audio    = false
 +
|subtitles = true
 +
|notes    =
 +
|fan      =
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|ref      =
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}}
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{{L10n/switch
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|language  = Italian
 +
|interface = true
 +
|audio    = false
 +
|subtitles = true
 +
|notes    =
 +
|fan      =
 +
|ref      =
 +
}}
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{{L10n/switch
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|language  = Japanese
 +
|interface = true
 +
|audio    = false
 +
|subtitles = true
 +
|notes    =
 +
|fan      =
 +
|ref      =
 +
}}
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{{L10n/switch
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|language  = Korean
 +
|interface = true
 +
|audio    = false
 +
|subtitles = true
 +
|notes    =
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|fan      =
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|ref      =
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}}
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{{L10n/switch
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|language  = Polish
 +
|interface = true
 +
|audio    = false
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|subtitles = true
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|notes    =
 +
|fan      =
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|ref      =
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}}
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{{L10n/switch
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|language  = Brazilian Portuguese
 +
|interface = true
 +
|audio    = false
 +
|subtitles = true
 +
|notes    =
 +
|fan      =
 +
|ref      =
 +
}}
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{{L10n/switch
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|language  = Russian
 +
|interface = true
 +
|audio    = false
 +
|subtitles = true
 +
|notes    =
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|fan      =
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|ref      =
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}}
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{{L10n/switch
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|language  = Spanish
 +
|interface = true
 +
|audio    = false
 +
|subtitles = true
 +
|notes    =
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|fan      =
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|ref      =
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}}
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{{L10n/switch
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|language  = Mexican Spanish
 +
|interface = true
 +
|audio    = false
 +
|subtitles = true
 +
|notes    =
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|fan      =
 +
|ref      =
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}}
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}}
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==Issues fixed==
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===Inability to exit Key mapping menu===
 +
The game may default to the {{key|Z}} and {{key|Q}} keys to '''Move forward''' and '''Move left''', causing the latter to confict with the '''Enrage to Crinos''' action and disallowing to exit the menu without reassigning the key.
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{{Fixbox|description=Set the "Move forward" and "Move left" keys to {{key|W}} and {{key|A}} or any other unused keys.|ref=<ref name="rose21"/>|fix=
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}}
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===Unable to enter elevator in Nevada===
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Entering a specific elevator in Nevada may not be possible in the wolf form.
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{{Fixbox|description=Switch to the human form to proceed.|ref=<ref>{{Refcheck|user=Rose|date=2021-02-08|comment=Based on personal experience. Additionally [https://discord.com/channels/515459739467907072/806879310338195487/808476981171716099 reported] by two users on the official Discord server.}}</ref>|fix=
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{{ii}} A game update released on February 24, 2021 addressed issues related to elevators at that location.<ref>{{Refurl|url=https://twitter.com/WerewolfVGAME/status/1364607231187185679|title=|date=2021-02-25}}</ref>
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===Missing pre-order items===
 +
The developers addressed the issue of pre-order bonus content missing from the game despite appearing as owned on Epic Games Store, advising to restart the launcher and the game for the changes to apply.<ref>{{Refurl|url=https://twitter.com/WerewolfVGAME/status/1357789253611048961|title=|date=2021-02-05}}</ref>
  
 
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Latest revision as of 17:34, 12 May 2021

Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood
Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood cover
Developers
Cyanide Studio
Publishers
Nacon
Engines
Unreal Engine 4
Release dates
Windows February 4, 2021
Reception
Metacritic 57
OpenCritic 54
IGDB 52
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, RPG, Stealth, Brawler
Art styles Realistic
Themes Supernatural, North America
Series World of Darkness
Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood on HowLongToBeat
Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood on IGDB
Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood on Wikipedia
World of Darkness
Vampire: The Masquerade (series)
World of Darkness Preludes: Vampire and Mage 2017
Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Heart of the Forest 2020
Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood 2021
Wraith: The Oblivion - Afterlife 2021

Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood is a single-player third-person action role-playing game developed by Cyanide Studio and published by Nacon. It is the first 3D game set in the World of Darkness universe since Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines of 2004.

The development of Earthblood began on the day of its announcement in January 2017, with the game originally expected to release in 2020, followed by the reveal of its final release date of February 4, 2021.[1][2] It was launched for Windows as a one year exclusive to Epic Games Store, set to become available on other digital distribution platforms at a later date.[3]

Reviewers criticized the game in part for its dated visuals, while noting its low system requirements and performance demands.[4][5][6][7]

General information

Official Discord server

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Epic Games Launcher
[8]
Windows
Official website
Epic Games Launcher
Champion of Gaia Edition is also available.
Windows
Epic Games Store
Epic Games Launcher
Champion of Gaia Edition is also available.
Windows

Version differences[edit]

Pre-orders included the Exiled One DLC.[9]
Champion of Gaia Edition includes the Champion of Gaia Pack DLC.

Monetization[edit]

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Champion of Gaia Pack A wisp battle companion, four furs for the wolf and werewolf forms, three outfits for Cahal, and a unique finishing move.
Windows
Exiled One The Exiled One dark fur for the wolf and werewolf forms, the Ahroun glyph for Cahal's jacket, and the Shadow black jacket color variant.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Remove the intro video files[10]
  1. Navigate to <path-to-game>\WW\Content\Movies\
  2. Delete or rename the video files in the folder.
A game update is likely to restore the files.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\WW\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\WW\Saved\SaveGames\
Three separate save slots are available in the game.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher

Video[edit]

Graphics settings
Graphics settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Field of view discrepancies compared to 16:9. Spanned HUD and pillarboxed FMVs.
Ultra-widescreen
Field of view discrepancies compared to 16:9. Spanned HUD and pillarboxed FMVs.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use the related PCGW community tool for FOV correction and modification.
Windowed
Limited to a specific set of selectable resolutions.[Note 1]
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Scales with the Textures quality setting.[11]
Anti-aliasing (AA)
TAA with multiple quality options.[12]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
[13]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
[14]

Input[edit]

Game settings
Game settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
No acceleration option.
Mouse sensitivity
Labeled Camera sensitivity.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Y and X axes inversion options.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
[15]
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Shared with mouse sensitivity.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Y and X axes inversion options.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Manually selectable Xbox One controller icons type option.
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio[edit]

Sound settings
Sound settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, sound effects, music, voices, interface.
Surround sound
[16]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish

Issues fixed[edit]

Inability to exit Key mapping menu[edit]

The game may default to the Z and Q keys to Move forward and Move left, causing the latter to confict with the Enrage to Crinos action and disallowing to exit the menu without reassigning the key.

Set the "Move forward" and "Move left" keys to W and A or any other unused keys.[10]

Unable to enter elevator in Nevada[edit]

Entering a specific elevator in Nevada may not be possible in the wolf form.

Switch to the human form to proceed.[17]
A game update released on February 24, 2021 addressed issues related to elevators at that location.[18]

Missing pre-order items[edit]

The developers addressed the issue of pre-order bonus content missing from the game despite appearing as owned on Epic Games Store, advising to restart the launcher and the game for the changes to apply.[19]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio Wwise

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-3470
AMD FX-8370
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 650
AMD Radeon HD 7790
1 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. For example, on a 2560x1080 monitor, the windowed options are 1280x720, 1280x800, 1280x960, 1707x960, 1707x1066, and 1920x1080.[10]
  2. Note the severe increase in the Lupus (wolf) form.

References

  1. Is it OK to punch a Nazi werewolf? - last accessed on 2020-12-13
  2. Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood is delayed until next year - last accessed on 2020-12-13
  3. [1] - last accessed on 2021-01-22
  4. Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood technical review — Ruff around the edges - last accessed on 2021-02-05
    "In all likelihood, you can run Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood assuming you obtained your hardware from the past eight years or so. However, that’s primarily because the game’s visuals, textures, and effects are extremely outdated, as though they belong in the previous decade."
  5. Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood review - last accessed on 2021-02-05
    "The character models have arrived fashionably late from 2010. The graphics overall, while they do the job perfectly well and suffer from no framerate issues, won't threaten to melt your GPU."
  6. Review: Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood disappointingly mangles a great IP - last accessed on 2021-02-05
    "Even when I try to approach this as an indie, the graphics are weak."
  7. Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood Review – Supernatural Eco Terrorism - last accessed on 2021-02-05
    "Dated visuals"
  8. Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood - PC - last accessed on 2021-01-21
  9. [2] - last accessed on 2020-12-16
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Verified by User:Rose on 2021-02-01
  11. Verified by User:Rose on 2021-02-01
    r.MaxAnisotropy gets set from 0 to 8, as seen in the console.
  12. Verified by User:Rose on 2021-02-01
    r.DefaultFeature.AntiAliasing is always set to 2, while r.PostProcessAAQuality goes from 1 to 4 depending on the Anti-aliasing setting, as seen in the console.
  13. Verified by User:Rose on 2021-02-01
    The game reached over 200 FPS at the gameplay and over 500 at the cutscenes without being set to the lowest graphics options.
  14. Verified by User:Rose on 2021-02-02
    Enabling HDR in Windows and running the game in fullscreen on an HDR TV set as the only display did not result in visual changes or any relevant options appearing in the game compared to SDR.
  15. Verified by User:Rose on 2021-02-01
    Navigated through every menu, toggled every option, briefly played the game with an Xbox 360 controller.
  16. Verified by User:Rose on 2021-02-01
    Tested on a 5.1 sound system. The game made use of the rear speakers for positional audio. Confirmed with Orban Loudness Meter.
  17. Verified by User:Rose on 2021-02-08
    Based on personal experience. Additionally reported by two users on the official Discord server.
  18. [3] - last accessed on 2021-02-25
  19. [4] - last accessed on 2021-02-05