Torchlight II Gains Steam Workshop Support
Fresh off the announcement of Torchlight II's release date and the launch trailer comes another big piece of news. Travis Baldree, president of Runic Games, revealed Torchlight II includes support for Steam Workshop. Mod tools for the game have been confirmed previously, but Steam Workshop provides a simple method to deliver the mods. Baldree said there was really no reason for Steam Workshop support to not be added to TL2, which is something I wish every other Steamworks game would embrace. Runic will launch some of its own mods for the Workshop to get the ball rolling, so it will be interesting to see what those will be like. Baldree even hinted that he might create a mod that adds cursed weapons back to the game, as those were something he was in favor of but no one else at Runic. Custom armor and weapons will be easier to create in Torchlight II compared to the first, as Baldree stated the items are sized to the character's class.
Runic will release some DLC for Torchlight II, but all of it is likely to be free and automatically download when the game is started. Baldree said the team wants to release at least one free DLC a month "to remind people we're still around," which is great to hear. The freebies may be something like item sets or events, but nothing is confirmed just yet. We will just have to wait and see, when Torchlight II arrives on September 20.