Torn Banner’s sequel to the first-person multiplayer medieval warfare battler Chivalry 2 is out now. And for the most part, it went off without a hitch.
The initial hours of the launch had some login issues, but the game is now up and running smoothly, as we have tested. A rarity in multiplayer games these days.
Chivalry 2 has you join 64-player battles (with cross-play on all platforms) where you fight for the kingdom of Agatha or the Mason Order. Essentially, the blue team or the red team. Large scale battles involve a lot of bloodsheds, missing limbs and various men and women shouting about.
The sequel improves the combat, ups the graphics quality and adds more subclasses to play as.
Or if you like fooling around, there are more options too with an expanded voice wheel, emotes (you can dab, for better or worse) and weird stuff to pick and flung in the battlefield. Like horse dungs.
The game’s not all serious all the time, there are silly gags and voice lines. Which helps balances out the gore and violence on display.
For the launch, there are two new maps that are added not seen in the previous betas. The Fighting Pit is a new Team Deathmatch and Free For All map. And Escape From Falmire is a new Team Objective map. In this map, it’s Agatha that’s on the assault to rescue a war hero, while the Mason is on the defence.
Both maps are featured on the new launch trailer.
If you want a new Battlefield but with mostly melee combat, or you’re a veteran of first-person medieval battlers that played Mordhau or the original Chivalry, Chivalry 2 may be worth your time. Especially if you don’t know what to do with that Epic Games Store RM40 coupon.
Chivalry 2 is out now on the PS4, PS5, PC (Epic Games Store), Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.