Today’s Sony State of Play revealed exciting new details for the highly anticipated Dragon’s Dogma™ 2, ahead of its fast-approaching March 22, 2024 release for PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam. The recently released gameplay trailer debuted the new Warfarer Vocation that can be used exclusively by the Arisen and which can access all weapons, as well as a mysterious threat plaguing the Arisen’s loyal Pawn companions, Vocation Maisters who grant the Arisen access to skills of the highest order, and all-new action gameplay of the various foes players will encounter.
The Warfarer is a new Vocation exclusive to the Arisen that can use every weapon and learn different skills from each Vocation. By using diverse weapons, the Warfarer can respond to any situation and create combos that cross Vocational boundaries. The Warfarer’s lower base stats require them to utilize the situational strengths of different weapon types to be on par with other Vocations with specialized strengths.
Dragonsplague is a contagious disease-like condition that infects pawns as they travel between worlds.
Rather than being weakened, Pawns with the disease are said to display remarkable performance, and to become conspicuously bold in their speech and behavior. According to folklore, when the symptoms of dragonsplague reach a terminal stage, it will result in devastating calamity, but the veracity of those claims is unclear.
On your travels, you will encounter vocation maisters who have mastered their chosen vocation to the fullest. By deepening your relationship with a vocation maister and gaining their approval, you can gain access to their Vocation, or they may grant you special tomes that teach skills of the highest order, the “maister’s teachings”. The Fighter maister, Lennart, has long served the fortress village of Melve. With his exceptional swordsmanship and leadership skills, he has held the fort together to protect the land from the Dragon. Meanwhile, the Mystic Spearhand maister Sigurd hunts dragons for his own personal reasons. He is a quiet man with an inquisitive mind, and he constantly trains to improve his fighting skills and unique style. Formerly the court Oracle of Vermund, the Trickster maister Luz is currently in hiding out of fear for her life over speaking out against the false Arisen taking the throne.