Viking Age Multiplayer Close Quarter Combat set in Saxon controlled Britannia! Built on the same CQC Tech as War of the Roses; War of the Vikings delivers the next generation of Paradox’s close quarter combat focused brands that moves the setting to the Viking Age.
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Release Date: Apr 15, 2014

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June 25

1.2b Patch Notes

War of the Vikings
1.2b Patch Notes


[Design]
BERSERKER

Background:
We felt the sudden speed boost forward when the berserker enters frenzy was both jarring to the berserker himself and made the experience for his opponents trying to defend just too unpredictable, especially when high network latency is present. To combat this, we have decided to first and foremost lower the speed bonus given when in frenzy. We have been pleased with the berserkers ability to cover ground to reach his target and how this plays into the frenzy timer, so to offset the lowered movement speed in this regard we have decided to slightly nudge the amount of time the berserker has to get his kill. This also plays into giving the berserker some slight more breathing room and time to think when going frenzy which should hopefully reduce the amount of accidental team damage that occurs in these conditions simply out of desperation on the berserker's part.

Changes:
- Forward speed bonus when in frenzy reduced to 15% from 20%
- Duration of frenzy increased to 12 seconds from 10 seconds.



[Fixes]
- Added some collision to Ravine, Stronghold and Village to prevent exploits.
- Fixed client crash that could occur while loading a new level.
- Fixed client crash that could occur while disconnecting from a game.
- Fixed server crash that could occur if a player reached level 60.
- Made some minor CPU optimizations.

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June 18

Update 1.2 is now LIVE!

Community!

Berserkers! Maps! New game mode! Faces! Blood! Odin be praised, it is here!

Check out the patch notes!

Yes! Good!

Servers are currently being updated, you will be able to play soon!

Talk to us if you have any issues, we listen!

Regards,
The War of the Vikings Team

P.S.

!!!!!!!!

D.S.

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Standard Edition

  • Historically Inspired Viking Age Setting.
  • Play as both the Vikings and Saxons to take or defend Britannia!
  • Skill-Based Combat System. Claim victory by mastering swinging, chopping, blocking, dodging, and a wide range of special moves to perfect your play style.
  • Best-in-Class Ranged Combat. Ranged combat that blends naturally with the close quarters experience as arrows, javelins and throwing axes soar through the air towards their targets.

Blood Eagle Edition


  • Shieldmaiden Customization DLC
  • Digital Art Book (concept art, level screen art, etc…)
  • Soundtrack
  • Unique Premium Viking Helmet
  • Unique Premium Saxon Helmet
  • All tier 1 & 2 armor patterns unlocked (leveling required)
  • Bonus Coins to begin customizing faster

Valhalla Edition


  • Digital Art Book (concept art, level screen art, etc…)
  • War of the Vikings Strategy Guide (Digital Version)
  • War of the Vikings: Berserker King (Digital Novel)
  • Deluxe Soundtrack
  • Unique Premium Viking Helmet
  • Unique Premium Saxon Helmet
  • Blood Eagle's Unique Premium Saxon Helmet
  • Blood Eagle's Unique Premium Viking Helmet
  • Lifetime Viking Pass: All current content, future content, and DLC (Shieldmaiden and Berserker) included at no extra cost for the lifetime of War of the Vikings.
  • Weapon, Perk & Gear Shortcut: All items unlocked without an in-game coin price (leveling to gain access still required).
  • Giftable Bonus Coins to help a friend-in-arms begin customizing faster

About This Game

Viking Age Multiplayer Close Quarter Combat set in Saxon controlled Britannia!
Built on the same CQC Tech as War of the Roses; War of the Vikings delivers the next generation of Paradox’s close quarter combat focused brands that moves the setting to the Viking Age. All of these factors enabled us to create a game experience that has an increased intensity, improved accessibility, and more intuitive combat experiences ensuring you're always presented with interesting choices.


Coins will be used for unlocking cosmetic items in War of the Vikings and earned during normal gameplay or added by purchase.
Note: The "Lifetime Viking Pass" does not include special event or charity items.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista (Service Pack 2)
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.6 GHz processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB DDR3 Shader Model 4.0 compatible card (minimum: Nvidia GeForce™ GTX 560, AMD Radeon™ HD 6870) 512mb
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Non-gaming Laptops and Onboard Video Cards and 4:3 resolution are not officially supported.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit (Service Pack 1)
    • Processor: Quad Core Intel or AMD processor
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2048MB DDR5 Shader Model 5.0 compatible card (recommended: Nvidia GeForce™ GTX 680, AMD Radeon™ HD 7990)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Non-gaming Laptops and Onboard Video Cards and 4:3 resolution are not officially supported.
Helpful customer reviews
26 of 29 people (90%) found this review helpful
308.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
I used to adore this game. Since alpha, I had strived to get better and better. Sure the game was laggy and all, but the game still had a pretty high skill cap, and on a high level the combat was pretty different from something like Warband because of the dodges and specials. It was also much simpler than War of the Roses. I haven't played in a while, but since alpha the game has been intolerably laggy in half the games I have played, but instead of fixing this, the developers added more and more DLC and whatnot. I also believe that the competitive scene and the community in general is more or less dead by now, and there won't be any more updates to this completely unpolished game. The game had potential in the alpha, and I had a lot of fun with it, but now it's definitely not worth the price.
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18 of 24 people (75%) found this review helpful
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
don't buy this game, it has no community only 2 populated servers and very stale feeling melee combat. the customization is great however at least as far as cosmetics are concerned. and the 2 servers that are inhabited are all full of rank 60 UBER-1337-HOLIERTHANTHOU-♥♥♥♥♥♥CANNOES. can't recommend it.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Focus on War of the Roses and turn this game into an expansion.
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
118.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
This game received a lot of bad press and reviews and hate. Honestly, I can't understand why. It had a suboptimal start with some bugs and netcode-issues, but in it's current state it's an amazing game. I'm a dedicated gamer with over 300 games on my account, I'm gaming excessively for 25 years now and I would go as far to say that this is the best multiplayer-game I ever played. The graphics are the most beautiful I've ever seen in a game, a true piece of art. Actually the game in motion looks much better than the screenshots. The maps are extremly well designed and detailed, setting a new standard. You can literally see the great amounts of love that the devs put into them. Also sounds and music add nicely to the atmosphere and complete the great presentation. The gameplay itself is simple in it's elements but is in result very deep and skill-based. Easy to understand, but hard to master, like it ideally should be. The combat is fast, tactical, uncomplicated and satisfying. All upgrades you can unlock are purely for prestige and visuals, which is great since it doesn't create disadvantages for new players while it's still rewarding. Only drawback of this game is the small community, which makes it difficult to find other players early in the morning and in the middle of the night, but it doesn't bother at the rest of the day. Another little issue might be the beserker-class, which rewards spamming a bit too much. The game would be better without them but I don't see it as a serious issue since berserkers have very limited potential. In conclusion I got to say it makes me really sad to see that such a beautiful game doesn't get the attention it deserves, while millions of people pay 60 bucks for CoD every year. Makes me honestly question the future of gaming, it's industry and it's consumers. I guess the low success is a combination of bad marketing and the fact that most players today get frustrated by a game which requires a few hours to develop decent skills in, compared to CoD where you just need to know how to pull a trigger. And surely this game had a tough start, but every major multiplayer-game has these days. In this case community and publisher/devs were sadly very impatient, which is disappointing. But even more I'm disappointed by the market (respectively consumers), since it apparently doesn't reward an elaborated, ambitious, well-designed game which hasn't an advertising-budget of billions and in which you will get killed many times in the beginning since it's really skill-based and requires some learning.
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
piece of ♥♥♥♥
developers runaway...
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
After playing this game for some time it's good for someone who wants a game that is SIMPLY a medieval warfare(EMPHASIS ON SIMPLE) then get it BUT, I don't reccomend it because, they stopped support of this game and its too little to like.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
196.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
The best!
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
Bad game all around, no balance in levels, your always taking one people much higher then u!!!
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5 of 12 people (42%) found this review helpful
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
You need a configuration of high-end desktop(PC), Asia server rarely, but the game is good, the weapon are balanced. If you like the wars of the roses, it is recommended that you buy.
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4 of 10 people (40%) found this review helpful
74.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
good game for the medieval fans

but need more players
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6 of 15 people (40%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
LOL THIS GAME DIED AFTER EARLY ACCESS ENDED
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5 of 15 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
I don't even own the game 10/10
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2 of 9 people (22%) found this review helpful
366.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
one of my alltime favorites, 10/10 however the developers cut out on the game, sad day. But i recommend it nonetheless.
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4 of 15 people (27%) found this review helpful
21.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
What a filthy game.
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108.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
Other than hopping aboard a Delorean, this has got to be the closest thing to living through a medieval battle against vikings. The cotrol system of swinging weapons with the mouse direction, charging the swings, and managing stamina is quite hard to master, but so satisfying when you find your rhythm. There is a small but dedicated comunity. Skill and teamwork win here, rather than hours of grinding and buying powerfull items, as all weapons and armour are equal. Quite addictive if you can get the controls down, and can put up with a lot of deaths until you get there.
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33 of 38 people (87%) found this review helpful
71.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
I will not support Fatshark after there treatment of the community in this game.

Servers are dead. Game is laggy. Game mechanics are broken or just do not work as intended.
This game had so much potential and the dropped the ball. I would reccomend getting Mount and Blade Warband instead.
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24 of 27 people (89%) found this review helpful
20.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Unsuported game, many bugs that could be easily fixed, blatanty not telling the truth on whats happening on the devs behalf and allowing you to still buy the game for a time, then refunding you for the Valhalla edition with 20 games you will never play. Gross customer service.
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
56.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Ohh man this is so sad, i really love the third person brutality of this game, not many in the viking genre had these tence battles! and since im from Norway near the viking town Tønsberg i love playing the barbars! I sent Paradox message asking for current game statement since we had not heard from them awhile... then i got sad news back...

http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/showthread.php?803911-Statement-regarding-the-War-franchise
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Statement regarding the War franchise
Greetings community!

We are writing you today to inform you what is happening with the War franchise, most importantly War of the Vikings but also its predecessor War of the Roses. This announcement has been some time in the making and has been no easy conclusion, yet we aim to be as transparent as possible. So, with no further ado, here is what is happening.
We are stopping sales of the Valhalla edition - effective immediately
All Valhalla owners will receive a large selection of Paradox Interactive's games on steam (added directly to their steam libraries), estimated value circa $800 as compensation. This will appear within a few days
Valhalla owners will also keep their Valhalla privileges - nothing will change here
War of the Vikings will see two patches to increase stability and solve major issues - after this we will cease patching and have no plans to support the game further through updates/fixes
Servers will continue to stay active until further notice
War of the Roses will see no further development
Why are we doing this? To put it simple and straight forward; We've looked at this from every single angle (that's why it's taken time for us to come to this conclusion) over and over and we just can't find a way where we can keep developing the games without operating at a loss. War of the Vikings did not live up to our expectations and we could not find a reasonable scenario where we could bring it up to par quality wise.

We have chosen to patch Vikings in order to bring it to a better state, so that current players can continue to enjoy what we have today with increased stability.

Sincerely,
The War Team
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I can understand its not cool to have a productive team working on a dead title... but there are so much you should have done before... is it like you guys are making a game without thinking or having the funding for a period of time after launch.. Patching and making your game baby shine!

Make the game F2P and add some cosmetics like beards etc. or maps or DLC stuff , seems like this game has alot of servers running. Its cool as H... when playing with friends so i dont get it, but that is why you are publishers and im not im sure ! Its really sad seeing this leave and hate that its called dead :(.

I think i will not support anymore of your Games from now on, i feel like this is a trending strategy.. seeing it more and more.

Next time, have your baby and feed it with content and care for it! dont tuckle it in a blanket with 2 patches and throw it in the bin and act like we "wallet" dont understand whats going on ! Peace



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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
Very few players on servers, almost "dead". And since there's only multiplayer, and no single player. I cannot recommend this game to anyone.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
Multiplayer only, and very one dimensional. Feels like a demo, even though you pay for a full game. This company has done better in the past.
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