Spider enemies are something of a staple in video games of all kinds, likely making many titles difficult to play for those with true arachnophobia. Apparently, the spider enemies found inside V rising are some of the more triggering ones, leading some players to ask developer Stunlock Studios to introduce an arachnophobia mode.
The request was started by a player named Simonokles in the game’s discord, who drew attention to a boss named Ungora the Spider Queen and the enemies related to her lair, which caused his friend some concern and prompted his suggestion. “[P]People with phobias are not only afraid, they panic. With such an attitude, the people who need it can still enjoy the game.” “The optics don’t have to suffer under such settings.”
The idea sparked a powder keg of discussion, with a 50/50 split of people listening in for the option, and others arguing that a gothic horror game without spiders misses the point. Others suggest that mod support for V rising would just let the players fix the problem; The game currently has no mod support and no planned mod support has been announced yet. As with most online “discussions” things progressed to a point where a mod archived and closed the thread.
Meanwhile, Stunlock keeps crowing V Rising first big week of Early Access with an infographic of previous activities. Be careful with the game’s spiders; apparently they are quite angry.
https://massivelyop.com/2022/05/27/v-risings-spiders-are-upsetting-enough-to-prompt-players-to-ask-for-an-arachnophobia-mode/ V Rising’s spiders are disturbing enough to make players ask for an Arachnophobia mode