PVK Characters

Pirates, Vikings, and Knights II boasts a unique three-team symmetry and a myriad of colorful characters to promote exciting, strategic, and fun gameplay. It features several game modes, each requiring its own special brand of cunning to master. Do battle on a tropical island for control of bountiful treasure. Appease your gods by spilling the blood of your enemies deep within a Mayan temple. Conquer your foes by taking control of precious badlands territory. But most importantly, have FUN!


  • Three teams, 11 unique player classes
  • Fun, skill-based combat
  • Swords, axes, guns, and explosives
  • Unique voice acting for every character
  • A variety of gorgeous levels
  • Whimsical and challenging achievements
  • Command-able attack parrots
  • 100% FREE!

Unique Combat System:
The combat system is something you will not find in other games. Melee is based off of directional charged attacks and blocks,
far from the usual click and slash method found in most games. Each class has their own set of unique weapons
(When we say unique, picture a trained attack parrot) and play styles, as well as class specific special attacks that can be
unleashed once the meter is filled.

Multiple Game Modes:
Each map features a game mode that you'll find both unique and entertaining. Game modes include Booty, Trinket Wars, Last Team Standing, Territory, Objective Push and Team Deathmatch. Many more are planned for future releases.

Each team sports its own set of unique classes. Each class offers its own play style and is most effective in different situations.
If you enjoy getting together with people and having an exhilarating time, Pirates, Vikings and Knights II should be top on your list of mods to try!
For more information on the game, visit our site and forums at Pvkii.com

Be sure to join our official Steam Community to participate in events and receive announcements.


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Happy Halloween everyone!

The Assassin Early Release Update is now available for download on Steam! There are still a few bugs to fix and this is still an early release of the class, but it's here for your enjoyment!

Please see below for a Changelog that details many of the changes in this release.

Knight Assassin
Silent swift steps, quicker crouch-walking and a higher tolerance for heights permit Assassins to approach from above, below, and indeed, from right behind with nary a whisper to betray their movements. The slightly less silent yet still significantly swift Stiletto delivers crippling backstabs from behind, but if a target should have the foresight to turn around before the killing stroke, it comes paired with a Parrying Dagger to repel medium-sized weapons.

The compact crossbow pistol projects all-wood bolts over medium distances, keeping you relevant even when in plain sight, and helps distract your enemies from your scattered caltrops which, when inevitably stepped on, will ensnare them for your teammates to close in and finish off, with you nowhere to be seen and long since gone…

  • The sneaky spymaster is the 4th class to join the Knights team, and the 11th class to join the characters of PVKII. After her release, the Pirate Buccaneer will be the last class developed for PVKII.
  • Knight Assassin is voiced by television presenter, video games journalist, and voice actor Elle Osili-Wood!
  • Equipped with her Stiletto and Parry Dagger, Crossbow Pistol, Caltrops and a Smoke Bomb Special that stuns and blinds enemies near its explosion while cloaks the Assassin for 6 second for quick maneuverability!
  • Assassin Achievements and Bot Profiles included!

Please Note
The following changelog reflects a working pre-release Beta containing finished and unfinished content released on Steam. As this will be a frequently updated work in progress, expect minor issues, bugs, and potential exploits. If you’d like to help make an impact for the future of PVKII both in short and long term, feel free to submit any aforementioned problems you run into along the way on our official Discord!

Immediate upcoming features/fixes

  • Third person shield draw/holster animations
  • Additional voicelines
  • Updated Parrying dagger model and third person fixes
  • Shield animation fixes
  • Caltrop spread changes


New Features and General Changes

  • Shields can now be holstered and re-equipped by pressing the reload key, and the weapon can still be used after the shield breaks! With the shield holstered, the accompanying melee weapon can be used to parry
  • Improved Huscarl Special Animation as well as included an uncommon alternate animation
  • Updated all Weapon+Shields animations
  • Restored missing faces on Viking Shields
  • Huscarl Sword grip resized

Gibs & Dismemberment

  • Gibs or Battered models for Shields
  • Decapitation sound as well as full gib and gib impact sounds
  • Removed gib and dismemberment death voices
  • Gib physics improved

Particle Effects

  • Added special explosions: special_explode_surfacewater, special_explode_underwater, updated keg explosions and added underwater explode sfx
  • Archer special arrows are now on fire

Class Balance Changes and Additions

  • Increased Seax reach from 45 to 50

Man at Arms

  • Increased Mace back attack modifier from 0.9 to 1.0


  • Parrot can no longer be killed with kicks, sorry chest stealers
  • Cutlass animations updated


  • Added Assassin’s Theme by Composer Matthew Harper


  • Updated translations

A Note of Appreciation

  • Thank you to our loyal fans for your dedication and waiting for new content!
  • Thank you to everyone on the PVKII Developer, Beta Tester and Authorized Creator teams, and everyone involved in Octoshark Studios.
  • Thank you to our countless applicants, creators, and contributors who had their hand in helping us make this update possible.

One Last Treat!
Check out some of the awesome Halloween Workshop Content created by fans! Here’s another fun spotlight video created by PVKII Dev AGSMA - enjoy!

Have a safe and Happy Halloween everyone!

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PVKII Minor Update!

PVKII Minor Update!


An update has been released for PVKII. Server owners, please update your servers! This update includes: class changes, enhanced bots, new music, and plenty...

PVKLive Gameplay - Assassin, Voice Actor Reveal, New Maps & New Gamemode

PVKLive Gameplay - Assassin, Voice Actor Reveal, New Maps & New Gamemode


The return of PVKLive! We got gameplay footage of Knight Assassin, Voice Actor reveal, New Maps, and a New Gamemode!

PVKLive Sept 27 & Sneak Peak Media!

PVKLive Sept 27 & Sneak Peak Media!

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Join us SUN SEPT 27 13:30 EST / 17:30 GMT for a first look live stream of our latest content! Including a nearly complete Knight Assassin and new maps...

PVKII August News & Media!

PVKII August News & Media!

News 2 comments

Recent developments, new music, media, and collaborations! Moddb Exclusive images included!

RSS Files
2009 Mapping Competition Winners

2009 Mapping Competition Winners

Multiplayer Map 3 comments

The winners of our 2009 Mapping Competition have polished up their maps and here they are! Read the .txt file included in the rar for installation instructions...

PVKII Ultimate Surf Map Pack

PVKII Ultimate Surf Map Pack

Multiplayer Map 1 comment

Contains all 11 Surf Maps! Go to the description for full info and credits!

Custom Maps Pack 2

Custom Maps Pack 2

Multiplayer Map 1 comment

Custom Maps for Pirates, Vikings and Knights II Includes: pvk_colony - By Odhin pvk_falls_beta1 - By Lord Trilobite pvk_museum_beta1 - By Lord Trilobite...

PVKII Custom Maps Pack1

PVKII Custom Maps Pack1

Multiplayer Map 4 comments

This pack includes 11 custom maps for Pirates, Vikings and Knights II. Also includes loading screens for all 11 maps.

Beta 2.2 Client (Old Version)

Beta 2.2 Client (Old Version)

Demo 24 comments

This is the 2.2 version, for the latest updates, visit store.steampowered.com/app/17570/

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I really miss this game but people from my continent don't play it anymore

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Colonel-Sanders Creator

We're gonna get some more servers to support Oceania and South America!

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Colonel-Sanders Creator

We're still alive! Which continent are you in? You could try to arrange some players near you on our discord. discord.gg/pvkii

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this looks so awesome!
fell in love with the graphics !

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does anyone play this sorry not trying to dis this mod just there no one ever on

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Colonel-Sanders Creator

Woohoo 3.4 is out!

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well made guys good job!!

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Now when i click play it loads but then goes back to desktop giving me this error message:

client.dll init() in library failed

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Best HL2 mod ever. I vote for you guys! Vikings FTW! :]

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It's fast, frantic, fun and it's on Steam. One of the most unique and entertaining mods on the Source engine to date! Unlike the average melee weapon in Source games, that basically behave as a gun with a very short range, PVK II boasts a fully fledged melee weapon system. The direction of your swing actually matters and can be blocked by a proper parry in the right direction. If you swing a large weapon around, you can hit multiple targets in a single hit. PVK II also has a very interesting set…

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