Chivalry 2 is the sequel to the critically acclaimed Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, the mod-turned-standalone-game that sees players reenact brutal medieval warfare in tight first-person battles. Published by Tripwire Presents, the new and indie-focused publishing arm of Tripwire Interactive, it’s very well-reviewed and looks to be just as passion-filled as its predecessor.
In Chivalry 2, players fight up close and personal
with medieval weaponry in competitive multiplayer modes
To celebrate the first Christmas of Chivalry 2’s life cycle - and an impressive placement in the “Best Action” category in the 2021 Video Game Awards - a great list of bonuses are coming through. First, from December 10th to the 12th, Chivalry 2 is free-to-play - a brilliant opportunity to try out the game with a few friends, and thanks to cross-platform support, there’ll be no shortage of ways to carve up some middle-age turkey. If you like the game, a 33% discount (valid to December the 11th for Epic Games Store, 12th for the Microsoft Store, and 13th for the Playstation Store) gives you a great excuse to pick it up and continue the fight.
“When Chivalry 2 first launched this year, we made a commitment to doubling the size and scope of the game with post launch content updates,” said Torn Banner Studios CEO & Creative Director Steve Piggott. “With our second holiday themed Merry Chivmas update out now and even more new content planned through the end of 2022, we’re well on our way to meeting that goal. We hope both new and veteran Chiv players enjoy this free weekend.”
Chivalry 2 greatly expands the methods of combat players
can utilise in a much wider variety of game types
This news all comes around the same time as the Merry Chivmas event, which, as well as putting a Christmas tint on the delightfully brutal setting, brings a slew of new content to the game. From Torn Banner Studios’ own release, the list is as follows:
“New Brawl Mode Cathedral Map: Leave your weapons at the door for Brawl Mode, a rowdy weapons-free mode that finds players fightingwith fists and found objects scattered throughout the map. Following its debut with the Fight Knight update, the Brawl Mode receives a new Cathedral map, joining The Great Hall and Rudhelm Feast.
Holiday Decorations: Experience a winter wonderland of holiday themed maps complete with Chivmas trees, decorations and presents, including snowmen, snow forts, and even medieval sleighs that work as weapons.
Presents with a Punch: Presents spread throughout the maps in the Chivalry 2: Merry Chivmas update aren’t just cosmetic, they’re also useable as weapons. So, share the love by sleighing foes with a gift-wrapped present to the face! Dangerous holiday-themed presents include:
- Snowballs for snowball fights
- Gift wrapped anvil
- Throwable ornaments
- Chivmas Elves
- Wooden toys
- Yule Log
- Stationary Snowman with removable head and limbs
Special Holiday Helmets:
- Snowman - Decapitate Frosty and wear his head as your own
- Reindeer Helmet - Celebrate the Yuletide with this stylish wicker headpiece
- Santa Hat - Ho ho hold the line in this festive holiday hat
New Warbow Weapon: This variation of the Longbow deals more damage at the expense of decreased mobility due to its weight.
40+ New Armoury Items: Whether your weapon of choice is a two-handed Claymore or a Morningstar mace, there are over 40 new Armoury items”
The Merry Chivmas update sees players don holiday ornaments
and do battle in a number of themed maps to celebrate the Christmas season
Chivalry 2’s launch year was a huge success for the studio, seeing over a million sales and two other major updates - House Galencourt and Fight Knight - released since the game’s launch. Going into 2022, Torn Banner Studios have an action plan for more content and the ultimate goal of doubling the game’s content lineup at launch with new maps, new gamemodes, and new weaponry.
Powered by Unreal Engine 4, Chivalry 2 is graphically
stunning with immersive, richly detailed environments
Chivalry 2 has an MSRP of $39.99 / €39.99 / £34.99 MSRP for the Standard Edition or $49.99 / €49.99 /£44.99 for the Special Edition, with an ESRB rating of M for Mature and a PEGI 18 rating. To stay up to date on the latest Chivalry 2 news, you can sign up for the newsletter on their official website, follow Tripwire Presents, join the official Chivalry 2 Discord server, and follow the developers on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.