The Darkest Dungeon team has announced New DLC “The Butcher’s Circus” that will bring a PvP multiplayer mode to the game. The DLC will be a free download. This may be an indicator of what to expect from the eventual Release of Darkest Dungeon 2. It is easy to speculate that the team was developing this for the sequel and may want to test the waters out by releasing it as DLC for the original game.
We weren't joking – The Butcher's Circus is coming in May!
Play intense PVP arena battles against your friends and enemies alike. Pick your party & loadout, and let the games begin!
— Darkest Dungeon (@DarkestDungeon) April 2, 2020