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.
User reviews: Mixed (1,622 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 15, 2014

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January 19

Update 1.5b

Update 1.5b
Greetings community!

Update 1.5b is finally out and this is the feature list:

- Fixed occasionally occuring silent melee hits
- Improved client to server synchronization
- Fixed fine positioning sync issue
- Momentum and angle of impact tweaked to increase minimum damage
- Removed melee double hit exploit using feinting
- Fixed stamina drain bug when hitting dropped shields
- Fixed Pitched Battle mode tie break end condition server crash
- Shield on back only reduces damage and does not protect when knocked down
- Netcode optimizations

We've done a number of optimizations as well as addressing some issues of the switch to server side hit detection. Synchronization code between server and client has been optimized to allow for more accurate predictioning and hit detection, and this has also have had good effects on reducing the prediction warping.

Furthermore we've adressed a fine positioning issue (thanks IG Offen) where players standing still sometimes could differ up to 20cm in position sync.

Silent hits should be a lot less frequent with this patch. You may however still occasionally experience a slight delay to it sometimes that corresponds to your ping to the server.

Momentum and angle of impact has been tweaked to raise the minimum damage. A lot of players got the impression that the wide spread in damage made it feel a little inconsistent. You still need good timing & aim to maximize the damage though.

Another tweak that has been made with the o so useful shields, is that they no longer fully protect when hanging on the back. Damage is reduced to about half the original damage, and when you're knocked down they do not protect at all. These adjustments have been made primarily to discourage fighting with your back towards the enemy, and the latter to avoid the sometimes rediculous difficulty in finishing off a knocked down player with a shield on his/hers back.

We also have fixed the bug in Pitched Battle mode where the server sometimes would crash in the tiebreak end condition, which is an old issue originating back to the first beta version I've been told.


We hope you enjoy the game!

/Lead Dev

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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
59 of 75 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
75.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
DO NOT BUY THIS GAME, its complete Bull-shiat and hasnt left the Alpha phase in 2 years. If you want to spend 23,99€ go and buy a Porn hub Premium account for 3 Months,trust me you gonna have more fun then playing this shiatty game.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
Pre-Release Review
So the concept of the game is cool, i really like how it workes (i played it very early stage), but when i chose to come back to the game i saw that they are no longer updating it, and it is "Dead" no players at all.... Dont buy this, you will regret it!
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
I bought this game in the very early release stage. It was pretty much unplayable as it was so buggy. Still fun! I just came back after having bought it in October of 2013. Seems like beta should be done and it's ready to roll right? Nope. Still in beta. So this was my experience today. I reinstalled the game, I loaded it up, Paradox forces you to make an account because we all know how well that goes over with gamers having to make an account just to play a game. I get in, I go to the tutorial to get familiar with the game again, I hit W, started moving forward, left clicked my mouse and the game ♥♥♥♥ing crashes. Pushed one button and it crashed. Probably an omen, stay away. Give it time and it might be ok. For now? No.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
45.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
First: I played it more on my previous steam account.

Short review:
Got my head chopped off by a single heavy hit. 8/10.

Longer review:
Seriously, this game has a problem. It's not the game itself, it's the lack of players. This game is awesome and has one- if not the best melee combat implementation ever. Period. Obviously some of those casual, left mouse button spamming, "easy" kind of players don't like that and brag about it, because they want on-click-action and ♥♥♥♥. If you are that kind of "player" please do not play this game. Better play some WoW or other clickery ♥♥♥♥.

Pros:
+ beautiful graphics
+ nice animations and fluid gameplay
+ kickass combat system
+ no pay 2 win
+ much customization

Negs:
- lack of players
- berserkers (seriously...they ♥♥♥♥ed it up a little bit with those LMB spamming berserkers)

8/10
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
Very nicely detailed dark age Viking combat sim with mechanics akin to Mount&Blade. I was able to find a group of players on a single server to jump in with. Other than that there's not much more to report. Wait for sale and add it to your collection of Medieval games.
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