Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 – Official FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Bloodlines 2, and when was it announced?

Bloodlines 2 is an action-RPG video game and the sequel to the cult classic Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines. It was announced on September 2, 2023, by Paradox Interactive.

Who is developing and publishing Bloodlines 2?

Bloodlines 2 is being developed by The Chinese Room and published by Paradox Interactive.

What platforms will Bloodlines 2 be available on?

Bloodlines 2 is expected to be available on Epic, Steam, GoG, PlayStation 5 & Xbox X/S.

What is the release date for Bloodlines 2?

While an official date has not yet been revealed, the game is expected to be released in the Fall of 2024.

When can I pre-order the game?

Pre-orders will return at a future date that has yet to be announced.

What is the setting and storyline of Bloodlines 2?

Bloodlines 2 takes players to the dark underworld of Seattle, where vampires fight for survival and dominance. As an Elder vampire, players will encounter compelling characters, maneuver complex political relationships, stalk the city streets searching for loot, and engage in intense combat while balancing the need for blood. During the game, players must always be aware of their surroundings; otherwise, they risk violating the Masquerade – the absolute law of secrecy that vampire society keeps hidden from humanity.

Is this just an action game?

No, this is an action RPG, meaning there are elements of both action playstyle and role-playing playstyles, depending on how you want to play the game.

Can you customize your character in Bloodlines 2?

The extent of character customization has yet to be released.

What are the different vampire clans in Bloodlines 2?

Bloodlines 2 features several vampire clans, each with unique abilities and characteristics, but it has yet to be revealed which clans will be playable or what they will be like. The clans will be revealed before the end of 2023.

When will there be more gameplay footage?

We’re planning to publish gameplay footage in January of 2024.

Is there multiplayer or co-op gameplay in Bloodlines 2?

Multiplayer/co-op modes are not confirmed for Bloodlines 2. Further details about multiplayer features may be provided closer to the game’s release.

Are there any pre-order bonuses or special editions available for Bloodlines 2?

Pre-order bonuses/special editions have not yet been confirmed; we will update you with more information closer to launch.

Can you provide information on system requirements for playing Bloodlines 2 on PC?

The system requirements for playing Bloodlines 2 on PC have yet to be released.

Will the game be first-person or third-person view?

This has yet to be revealed.

Wasn’t Bloodlines 2 announced/released/delayed years ago?

The game was announced in 2019 as being developed by Hardsuit Labs. Since then, the game has been delayed and then switched developers to The Chinese Room. The game has undergone some changes that will be revealed during the upcoming release.

What are some of those changes?

In the previous version of Bloodlines 2, the playable character started as a thin-blood (a weak version of a Vampire). The new narrative lets the player explore Seattle as an Elder (a strong Vampire) who has been in torpor for an unknown time. TCR is making their own game, but some assets and characters from the HSL version of the game have been re-used.

Is the TTRPG show “Vein Pursuit” still relevant to the story?

While not directly related to the story, nothing in Vein Pursuit contradicts the story of Bloodlines 2.

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