Caleb will need to muster all his strength to take down the mighty Tchernobog, who has managed to free himself from the grip of death.

Death Wish is a campaign for Blood with over 30 new levels, cut scenes, and more. All levels have been adapted so that Co-op play is not only possible, but enhanced with a helpful checkpoint system. The campaign includes several secret levels which all connect back to their episodes through special transitional missions.

The entire mod was developed by a single mapper, "Bloatoid", who has been editing with the Build engine for many years. The original Death Wish was created between January 2010 and October 2011. Updates have been made over the years based on feedback from players and observing online streamers, as well as the addition of several extra secret levels. A 4th episode is in development.

Let the festival of Blood continue!

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I've joined Twitter! @BloodDeathWish

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I'll be posting screenshots and videos there for people who want to see more frequent Death Wish content as I work on the next big update. I have a very busy schedule this year, so don't expect the new episode to debut until 2022. In the meantime, I wanted to keep everyone up to date on how things are going.

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I'll also be posting some fun stuff.

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I can also answer questions and respond to feedback more effectively on Twitter, so feel free to contact me there if you have a comment or suggestion.

As for the 4th episode, I have 2 levels completed and am done about 70% of the 3rd. I don't have screenshots for 3rd yet, so here are some revision previews for some old maps:

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New employee lounge in DWe2m2's launch facility.
You'll have to find a secret way to enter since the doors are locked by default.


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Some dockside refinements in DWe1m11, including flashing beacons on the dock and on the perimeter.
I've also added some things to connect different locations and make the progression less linear.


So follow me on Twitter for more frequent updates and videos. I'll be showing off previews of episode 4 every once in a while as the levels develop for people who want a sneak peak. Big announcements will still be made here on ModDB as well, but for an early look you now know where to find me.

Death Wish 1.7 for Blood is out now!

Death Wish 1.7 for Blood is out now!

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Death Wish 1.7 is out now! This update includes upgrades to the existing level set, including new secrets, new routes to take, and new areas to explore.

New Death Wish episode in Development

New Death Wish episode in Development

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A new Death Wish episode is currently in development.

Death Wish 1.6 for Blood is out now!

Death Wish 1.6 for Blood is out now!

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Death Wish 1.6 is out now! Includes upgrades, a new secret level, new areas to explore, and improved compatibility with Blood:FS/GDX/NBlood.

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Death Wish 1.7.9 • Updated 1-12-21

Death Wish 1.7.9 • Updated 1-12-21

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This is the 1.7.9 release of the Death Wish expansion for Blood.

DW Soundtrack Addon by Speedy - Updated 11-24-20

DW Soundtrack Addon by Speedy - Updated 11-24-20

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This is an audio bundle by Speedy that adds new music for the Death Wish mod version 1.7.

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andrea89
andrea89

Exellent mod!! Looking forward for the next episode 😬

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Guest
Guest

So how can I play this with a few of my mates. Every time I go to manage addons, click deathwish and then go to multiplayer to join one of my friends deathwish lobbies it says "content mismatch addon not found", please help

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Bloatoid Creator
Bloatoid

It sounds like the setup for everyone's game isn't the same. Are you all playing with version 1.7.9 (most recent update) and using the same port?

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Wolfraum
Wolfraum

This is the legendary mod in the history of Blood! I will never forget these adventures!
I'm really looking forward to the new episode! I even saw some videos with excerpts from several levels of this episode - it looks amazingly!👍

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Bloatoid Creator
Bloatoid

Glad you had fun :-)

I'll return to making the new episode once I have more revisions completed on the old maps. I think it makes sense to take what I learn during the revision process and apply it to creating new maps rather than finishing episode 4 and working backwards.

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MachoMan89
MachoMan89

So we can expect the entire next version with the 4th episode next year. So there won't be any kind releases the rest of the year?

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Bloatoid Creator
Bloatoid

Nothing this year. Originally, I was going to have a release in October 2021 but life happened and I couldn't work on Death Wish for about 12 months :p

I'll have to make a decision as we approach October 2022: If I'm really far from finishing Episode 4 at that time, I may release the original 3 episodes as version 1.8. If I'm making good progress on Episode 4, I'll just wait until it's done and release it all at once. Episode 1 has already been updated and I'm several maps into updating Episode 2. Episode 4 has 2 completed maps + one halfway complete.

Many maps are receiving big changes, so I can't make an accurate estimate to completion at this time. I'm attacking all the weak points in an effort to keep quality at a high level across the set. For example, the first 2 boss maps have been given overhauls, and the transition maps are being heavily modified to distinguish them further from the ones on which they were based.

I'll be keeping my Twitter feed loaded with updates as the project progresses: @BloodDeathWish

If you have any feedback/criticisms/suggestions you can message me there or reply here (I only check ModDB periodically).

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MachoMan89
MachoMan89

Excellent and sounds good. I only ask cause I like to play Blood, the expansions, and Death Wish all in a row and didn't want to restart my Death Wish playthrough if the new update was coming soon.


The only bug I've really seen is a few enemies become invincible or really hard to kill on certain maps(I use Fresh Supply)

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dave_5430
dave_5430

Unfortunately have to report some issues on fresh supply.

It seems the boss on E2M9 seems to randomly die for no reason. I can simply stand around and wait for the map to end.

Thankfully I got to witness Death Wish many times in the past, so I know how amazing it is, and I can't remember having this problem in the past.

If my OUWB disc still worked I probably wouldn't even be using the port, and with Atari pulling most releases (apparently) I doubt I'll get a replacement. But it is what it is.

I don't know if I've ever posted this, but I'd like to congratulate you on this fantastic piece of art. I secretly wish it would get a lot more traction than it has in the past. It deserves to be witnessed by any horror FPS fan.

Addendum:
It seems the random crashes I experienced were a symptom of junk being loaded. Note to self, don't have custom rff files in your folder.

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Bloatoid Creator
Bloatoid

This level has already been upgraded for the upcoming v2.0, so the mission-ending bug won't be an issue.

I put a lot of work into the Ep1 and Ep2 boss maps to make them more interesting this time around. The new Cerberus fight will only have 1 boss creature and the stage is packed with destructible stuff, so more fun and less of an endurance test. Previous maps that featured Cerberus have also been updated to feature different challenges, so this will be the first time you face him in DW 2.0.

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