The Archos Herald, Issue 8 - A Sightseer's Guide to Archos!


Welcome to the 8th issue of The Archos Herald - your source for all the latest updates on Dark and Light’s development and community features!


Development Updates



This past week, we’ve been working on a new build that addresses a lot of the most common and frustrating bugs that we’ve been able to track down. We had originally planned to launch it this week, but we’re holding off to do some extra testing and implementing additional bugfixes over the weekend; you can expect to see the update some time next week! For now, here’s a look at just a few of the changes and fixes we’ve made to our latest build:


  1. When taming Nidhogs, their wildness will no longer drop when fed the correct type of food.


  2. Goblins can have multiple hook arrows attached to them at once, making it easier to tame them for crafting Goblin Contracts and Small Parts.


  3. Soul Stones / Summoning Stones now preserve their data through server resets.


  4. Players can use consumable items while mounting creatures again.


  5. Vendors now retain their donation totals through server resets and after respawning from being killed.


  6. ...and many more!


As an Early Access game, we’re expecting to face a number of bugs ranging from minor to severe - with new content, new bugs are bound to show up as well. Our main focus is to try and make Dark and Light the best experience possible, both in terms of content and stability. We’re working to tweak existing content, like the exceedingly-difficult Ice Cave, while fixing bugs and creating new, exciting content to keep Archos’s Adventurers busy for a long time. Your feedback is what’s going to help us realize that goal, so be sure to head over to our official forums[] or /r/DarkandLight to share your thoughts and feedback with our team!


Regarding the Black Screen Bug


We’ve gotten a number of reports from players that the black screen bug that occurs after loading to 99% is still persisting. We’re continuing to investigate and work on the issue. If you’ve encountered this bug, then to help with our investigation, please refer to this article from our dedicated support site[]. Thanks for your support and patience while we continue working on the problem. 


Tales From Archos


The ever-changing land of Archos is full of adventures and trials. Over this past week, we’ve continued to see and hear tales from Adventurers across the land. Here are this week’s Tales from Archos!


IceBlues nurses their companion back to health in their summoning pool.



Blackice Peaks awaits for worfest in the cold and punishing mountains.



The vistas of Archos are captivating to many adventurers. The beautiful scene caught by X-Plore.



Checking the perimeter, Twitch/DiscooCat verifies that their base is secure.



Archos Sightseeing Community Event



(Screenshot credit to Specleaf)

For this week’s community event, we’re asking for you to show us your favorite sites in Archos. Submit your captivating vista to for a chance to win an awesome in-game prize. Full details, submission guidelines, and more can be seen on the full event thread[] on our Official Forums[]!


Back to Basics - Goblin Engineering



Kaid is back with another informational video for our most recent patch. This week, Kaid goes over the basics of the newest addition to our Knowledge Tree, Goblin Engineering. Learn how to take advantage of the incredible technology of the goblins of Archos by checking out the full video guide here!

Kaid will be uncovering the mysteries of the new Forging Knowledge Node next week, so if you haven’t figured out how to master the forge quite yet, be sure to check back for that!


Final Notes

Thanks for joining us in our 7th issue of The Archos Herald! To stay up-to-date on everything Dark and Light, be sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and join the discussion on our Official Forums[] page or our subreddit, /r/DarkandLight.