Pirates, Vikings, and Knights II pits three teams against each other in a struggle for wealth, power and total domination. Whether using the Gunpowder Keg to clear out a territory full of enemies, or the Javelin to pin your dead foes to a wall, you'll find this game both hilarious and exhilarating.
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Release Date: Feb 12, 2010

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September 25

PVKII Update Released

An update for PVKII has been released. Servers must be updated to work with the current version!

During the first hours, certain server owners received a Steam library error which resulted in a forced LAN mode. This has now been fixed, if you were affected please try updating your servers again.

New Features:
  • Added cvar mp_disablespecial, enable/disable specials on the server
  • Added cvar mp_attackdirindicator, enable/disable the use of HUD attack
    dir indicator

Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed team changes affecting existing death notices
  • Fixed issues with achievement "The Promised Land"
  • Fixed group ID cvars not working with certain higher values
  • Pickup particles now disappear when mp_disablepickups is set to 1

  • Increased the size of advanced options menu
  • Modified the default font for menu GUI
  • Added frame for local player LTS avatar
  • Added loading image for avatar while Steam is fetching it
  • Removed old spray import button

  • Updated Steamworks API, in preparation for upcoming updates
  • Added reason for team killing auto kicks
  • Kicks no longer make you bleed
  • Development CVARs on Windows are now hidden like they should be

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September 21

Summer Recap & 3.4 Gameplay Video Featuring You!

Summer Recap News & 3.4 Gameplay Video Featuring You!

Happy Autumnal Equinox everyone! We hope you had an amazing summer full of games, parties, and PVKII!

It has been a while since our last news update, so we'd like to do more recap post for our fans to stay up to speed on things. So without further ado!

We all know what you all really want, and as you all may be aware of, we've been working behind the scenes on our next two classes: Viking Bondi and Pirate Buccaneer. Bondi development is well underway and more progress will be shown on the other character models in the future. These amazing models are being worked on by Corvalho, and are being brought to life by jRocket, Felis, Spirrwell, theForgotten, and of course constantly tested by Koko and his beta testing team.

More Bondi and character class progress is showcased down below, but first an awesome, chaotic gameplay video featuring you, the pvkii community, from a previous play with devs & testers event. Recorded by PVKII devs and testers, this video was put together by Agsma - Source Filmmaker scenes and all!

3.4 Gameplay Video Featuring You!

PVKLive Sept 18/16!

On Sunday September 18th we did another PVKLive Beta Test Stream. Thank you to everyone who tuned in, and those that spread the word! Missed the PVKLive stream? Watch it now on YouTube! You'll see many changes and additions including: bondi progress, balance testing, map updates, code changes, game mode enhancements, character dismemberment testing, and more! This is the best extensive video recap of content thus far!

Character Class Updates!

Corvalho's Bondi model and jRocket's shared animations are done and are being tested! Your favorite tag team programmers, Felis and Spirrwell, have been making great progress on his special and how he fits in with his viking brothers. Check him out in the PVKLive video above! Corvalho has finished sculpting the pirate-tank-teddy-bear Jamaican buccaneer, and has moved to the optimizing phase. In between his busy schedule, Corvalho last year sculpted out a Pirate 'Ealer, and has recently created official concept art for Viking Sied-Kona/Shaman, and Knight Female Assassin. Take a gander at his work below, and more extensively on GameBanana or his website portfolio. Showin' PVKII some mad love, and we have overflowing respect and appreciation for this man. Respeito Corvalho!

Map Updates!

Glacier, Temple, and Desertruin have received several updates over the summer courtesy of Hurtcules, Schatzmeister, and Latteh, respectively. Temple will be released in the next update! View more WIP screenshots for Glacier Temple and Desertruin

UI/ HUD Updates!

Newly promoted, and now e-famous, 2D/UI Artist Popemaster helps us revamp PVKII UI! And if that wasn't enough, ]MrModez shows us his awesome technical skills to update the main menu.

Other Updates!

- A hotfix was sent out fixing several bugs!
- Server ruleset code is underway for play styles like casual and competitive. View Spirrwell's latest dev journal here.
- Calling all Photoshoppers Achievements are being implemented! View winners here!
- Spirrwell has been working on an experimental Capture The Flag gamemode.
- Character dismemberment for all 9 in game classes has been completed minus torso dismemberment. Alas, limbs, limbs everywhere. We hope to see this in game soon. Thank you Juicyfruit for all your hard work!

Upcoming Updates!

- Steam Dev Days 2016 will be taking place October 12th-13th in Seattle. A handful of PVKII Devs will attend the event! Keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter for some updates!
- Our best damn dev Felis is working away on Workshop Beta implementation for PVKII. We'll see that in game sooner than you think! Check out our Workshop dev progress during PVKLive!

More updates are coming...

When the leaves and snow begin to fall, you'll see more updates from us trying to stay warm inside our little shacks B)
As always keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter, and Trello for the latest PVKII Dev news!

Join the conversation below, and we'll see you in game!

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"The rampant silliness and absurd title hide a remarkable robust and satisfying melee game..."

"The graphics still look amazing. The maps are the best I have seen on the Source engine..."

"One of the greatest Half-Life 2 mods to date."
- Mod DB

"I did have sexual relations with that game."
- Bill Clinton

About This Game

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!

Features & Accolades

  • Three teams with 9 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!


  • Skirmisher: A light-footed scallywag who can blow enemies away with his gunpowder-packed keg.
  • Captain: Brandishes a peg-leg, hook, and an attack parrot, which will seek out enemies and peck them to death!
  • Sharpshooter: A Spanish sweet-talker who snipes his enemies from a safe distance, or cuts them to pieces with his butter knife.


  • Berserker: A shirtless and battle-crazed warrior capable of mowing enemies down with his dual-wielded weapons and giant axe.
  • Huscarl: Throwing axes, a two-handed battle axe, and sword/shield combo allow this warrior to take on the toughest enemies.
  • Gestir: A well-seasoned master of the spear and javelins who has no problem skewering his enemies either up close or from a distance.


  • Heavy Knights: Wearing a full suit of armor, this battle tank can cut his foes in half with his great sword.
  • Archer: There is no match for a skilled archer with a quiver full of arrows. He sometimes reigns fire down upon his enemies.
  • Man-at-Arms: A Frenchman with a sense of humor. He brandishes a halberd, mace & buckler, and his fart special will leave enemies dazed and confused.

Game Modes


Booty is a unique version of Capture the Flag. Players fight each other for treasure chests filled with gold and jewels. Bring chests back to your base and hold onto them to win the game.


Territory is a king of the hill style game mode, where teams fight for territories throughout the map. Hold onto the territories for as long as you can to win the game.

Trinket Wars

Trinket Wars is the caffeinated version of Team Deathmatch. Teams must gain control of their trinkets, and then use the power of their trinket to destroy their enemies.

Last Team Standing

Last Team Standing is exactly what the name suggests - all three teams square off, fighting to the death. The last team alive wins the round.

Objective Push

This game mode can range from a simple break-in and destroy your opponents' bases, to a more advanced sequence of map-specific objectives. The only limit is the mapper's imagination!

Team Deathmatch

Team Deathmatch is a fight for dominance. Teams square off against one another to see who can rack up the most kills. Like the other game modes, you should stick together to achieve victory!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Processor or better
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 8.1
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard
    • OS: Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)
    • Processor: Pentium 4 processor (3.0GHz, or better)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8 and above
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Processor or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8 or higher, ATI X1600 or higher, Intel HD 3000 or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600 (Graphic Drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11), OpenGL 2.1
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
315.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
You need to play this game. It is the second best melee game out there and you will love it.

This was THE best melee code ever in any videogame until Chivalry, whose predecessor was Age of Chivalry, a mod of greater inferior value (though it is where team objective was already invented).

If you like this game tell your friends because we need the servers populated. We can't let this game die.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
123.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
In my opinion, the best source mod to ever be created! The sheer ammount of detail put into this game is astonishing, and while the game seems finished, the creators only have half of the classes they want in the game.

The game also has a wonderful community. There are many different servers, and all of them have great people on them. My personal favorite has to be the Slammin Butt-Pirates.

All in all, this game is amazing, and you have no reason NOT to download it because it is free. I give this mod (although it should be a game [valve pls fund this]) a 9.5/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Its actully really fun!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
45.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Otherwise an extremelly good game, there are only 2 issues: 1. There are far not enough people playing this (only like 4-6 servers have more than 6 players and less than 10 have any players...) and 2. There is pretty much no real bot support, which would be a really big enjoyment (too)
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
23.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Absolutely wonderful game, if I had any friends this game would be absolutely stunningly concoctios <--- what that word means or even says I have no ♥♥♥♥ing clue. My father once told me "Shut up stupid gay retart" and threw a beer bottle at my head and that was when I knew he wanted me to become a professional gamer and now that I have achieved that I wish he could see, but he left 12 years ago he told me I was worthless and he hated me and just left. Why I'm still writing this reveiw I have no idea but what I do know is don't follow your dreams.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
21.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
there's pirates, there's vikings, and there's knights
wanna know what isn't there? a server with a different map than island
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: October 19
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
I know the game is Free to Play, but can I ask for a refund?
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
i like very much to send bird to attrack my frens cuz now im alone and not scared?? haha
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
This game sucks ♥♥♥.
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2.4 hrs
Posted: October 22
This game is not for the light hearted. It's a hyper competitive game, with payed leagues and high earning master league players. There is no casual play. You thought LoL is a competitive game? You ain't seen nothing yet kid.
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0.2 hrs
Posted: October 21
Awesome Game
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0.9 hrs
Posted: October 19
its not just bad...its horrible,its a horrible piece of ♥♥♥♥
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0.5 hrs
Posted: October 17
Decent game but just made me wanna go back to Age of Chivalry.
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0.3 hrs
Posted: October 16
I know the game was free but can I still ask for a refund?
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Clancy McFancy
0.2 hrs
Posted: October 15
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