Blood Bowl 2 smashes Warhammer and American football together, in an explosive cocktail of turn-based strategy, humour and brutality, adapted from Games Workshop’s famous boardgame.
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Release Date: Sep 22, 2015

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July 19

Undead Team Now Available!



Hey Coaches,

We're pleased to announce the release of a new update!

The open ladder of the Cabalvision Official League has been reset with the release of the update.

Thanks for your feedback during the Undead open beta. We gathered them and will now work on them for the next update.

Here are the patch notes of today's update:

New features
  • The Undead team is now available with the Starplayers Ramtut III, Count Luthor Von Drakenborg and Earlice.
  • A new roster interface is available. It combines the team and staff management in one page.
  • The price of the Orc Blitzer is now 80k.
  • The bretonnian blitzer has now access to agility skills on a standard level up (no doubles).
  • Increase of the maximum team number per coach (40 instead of 25)
  • Increase of the maximum competition number in a league (20 instead of 8)
  • Matchmaking system prameters changes (processing time: 5min / Max TV difference: 500)

Bug fixes
  • Fix of an issue preventing the Xbox One controller from working on Windows 10
  • Fix of a bug blocking a team slot
  • Pass Block is now usable on a Long Bomb
  • The coaches assistants are now properly taken into account for the kick-off event Brilliant Coaching
  • Fix of a crash when trying a pass outside of the pitch in BB1 control mode
  • Fix of a scrolling issue during inducement in hotseat with the combo mouse/controller
  • Fix of a bug preventing the Norse AI from validating its placement with Starplayers
  • The ball is now displayed properly during a Touchdown with some players
  • Fix of an issue preventing the screen resolution to be saved on Mac
  • Fix of an issue preventing players from using the chat in multiplayer on Mac
  • Fix of an issue preventing the random selection of a stadium in matchmaking.

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July 5

Undead Beta Live!


Greetings Coaches,

The Undead Team beta is now playable for all PC and Mac owners of Blood Bowl 2 on Steam! Please note that to participate in the beta, you will need to create a new account.

To access the beta, just follow these steps:

  • Go to your Steam Library, right-click ‘Blood Bowl 2’, and click ‘Properties’
  • Navigate to the ‘Betas’ tab
  • Enter the password: deathanddecay
  • Under ‘Select the beta you would like to opt into’, choose betaundead

Have fun testing out the Undead, and feel free to share your feedback on the Blood Bowl Official Forums and Steam Hub Forums!

Here’s the patch notes for the beta:

New features
  • The Undead team is now available with the Starplayers Ramtut III, Count Luthor Von Drakenborg and Earlice.
  • A new roster interface is available. It combines the team and staff management in one page.
  • The price of the Orc Blitzer is now 80k.
  • The bretonnian blitzer has now access to agility skills on a standard level up (no doubles).
  • Increase of the maximum team number per coach (40 instead of 25)
  • Increase of the maximum competition number in a league (20 instead of 8)
  • Matchmaking system prameters changes (processing time: 5min / Max TV difference: 500)

Bug fixes
  • Fix of an issue preventing the Xbox One controller from working on Windows 10
  • Fix of a bug blocking a team slot
  • Pass Block is now usable on a Long Bomb
  • The coaches assistants are now properly taken into account for the kick-off event Brilliant Coaching
  • Fix of a crash when trying a pass outside of the pitch in BB1 control mode
  • Fix of a scrolling issue during inducement in hotseat with the combo mouse/controller
  • Fix of a bug preventing the Norse AI from validating its placement with Starplayers
  • The ball is now displayed properly during a Touchdown with some players
  • Fix of an issue preventing the screen resolution to be saved on Mac
  • Fix of an issue preventing players from using the chat in multiplayer on Mac

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Reviews

“Blood Bowl 2 is a note-perfect recreation of a Games Workshop tabletop game set in the Warhammer Fantasy universe”
8/10 – Gamespot

“The game is a success”
Jeuxvideo.cοm

“A campaign with spectacular presentation and deep, crunchy multiplayer league options blitz this game into the endzone.”
7.8/10 – IGN

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About This Game

TOUCHDOWN!
Blood Bowl 2 smashes Warhammer and American football together, in an explosive cocktail of turn-based strategy, humour and brutality, adapted from Games Workshop’s famous boardgame.

Blood Bowl 2’s new graphics engine and high-flying realization makes for a faithful portrayal of the fury and intensity of classic Blood Bowl matches. The solo game mode will have you lead the famous Reikland Reavers. Former star team of Blood Bowl you are tasked with bringing them back to glory, following a full story campaign supported by the hilarious commentators Jim & Bob from Cabalvision. Each match of the campaign is unique, with unexpected and surprising events constantly renewing the experience!

The multiplayer modes are bigger and richer than ever. In the persistent online mode, create and manage your own team comprised of one of eight races from the Warhammer world – Humans, Orcs, Dwarfs, Skaven, High Elves, Dark Elves, Chaos, and the Bretonnia newcomers. You will develop your team, gaining XP and unlocking new skills. But beware! On the pitch, all losses are permanent... Organize entirely customisable championships, from qualifications to finale, and use the new Transfer Market to buy and sell your players, and build your Blood Bowl dream-team!

The next generation of Blood Bowl touches down today, will YOU be the champion?

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: WINDOWS VISTA/WINDOWS 7/WINDOWS 8
    • Processor: AMD/INTEL DUAL-CORE 2.5 GHZ
    • Memory: 3072 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 768 MB 100% DIRECTX 10 AND SHADERS 4.0 COMPATIBLE ATI RADEON HD 5670/NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 260 OR HIGHER
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DIRECTX COMPATIBLE
    • Additional Notes: INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR THE GAME ACTIVATION *WINDOWS XP NOT SUPPORTED
    Minimum:
    • OS: MAC OS X 10.10/MAC OS X 10.11
    • Processor: INTEL CORE I5 3 GHZ
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI RADEON HD 6970M/NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 650M OR HIGHER
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR ONLINE GAMING AND GAME ACTIVATION
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Coinjock
52.8 hrs
Posted: August 26
Overall I have been very happy with this edition. The UI took a little getting used to, but it isn't bad at all. I really have enjoyed the Brettonian team and the stadium upgrades. As more and more teams are added I am sure we'll see the remaining Blood Bowl: Chaos Edition players coming over. It still isn't hard to find an opponent when using the matchmaking system. I logged a lot of hours in the last edition of digital Blood Bowl- and I will say it led to me taking up tabletop again. I am very fortunate we have a host of local tournaments every year and I have met some amazing people. Cyanide did a great job saving this game for me. I basically honed my skills playing opponents online and was able to do very well when I went to play folks face to face.
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Tokolosh
47.7 hrs
Posted: August 22
This game is actually a pretty faithful re-creation of the classic Games Workshop Board Game, which was kind of an American Football-lite for Fantasy Nerds. Blood Bowl always seemed to me like what the Wargamers at GW went and worked on when they got sick of writing all the "In the grim darkness of yadda yadda there is only war" stuff that is the rest of their product line and just wanted to make their admittedly-brilliantly modeled dudes hit one another for 20-30 minutes.

This is a turn-based, piece pushing, dice-rolling game played on a grid. The object of the game is, of course, to score the most points by putting the ball into the opposing team's end zone, and that is where the rules stop being American Football, since there is no down system. Instead, we have wargames miniature mechanics instead, which is cool, if you're into it. The campaign is servicable, and teaches you to play while throwing a couple of fun curves your way, but League Play is where it's at! Watching your pieces level up only to be unexpectedly permakilled by an enemy piece is actually a heck of a lot of fun, and combines all the best of a sports management game, with a fun little tactical wargame thrown in.

RIP Gnaklet for example, Goblin rookie sensation for the Skacrag Rudeboyz - an agile, touchdown-scoring machine, Gnaklet managed to reach Level 5, was an unparalled reciever with a 7 Agility, until he met his end during the final moments of a disasterous match against human team The Marauders, when one of their Blitzers, Detluf Fleif, rushed him to clear the field for Catcher Manfred Angurney to score their second touchdown of the game, trouncing my poor Rudeboyz 2-0.

That being said, the AI is kinda stupid at times, and the RNG can feel frustrating when the dice are against you, but I'd definitely say this is one of the more successful Games Workshop IP translations out there, and if you're at all into Blood Bowl the boardgame, or the premise sounds interesting to you, I say, check it out, Join a league, and have a laugh.
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Reachforthesky
34.6 hrs
Posted: August 21
I've given this game so many chances, it's pure frustration every time. There's just nothing fun about getting beaten by a dice role. The concept is fun and compelling but the crushing weight of the luck factor makes actually playing it feels like being the victim of some kind of hidden camera prank. You'll get ♥♥♥♥ed over time and time again because your players are incapable of picking up a ball lying on the ground, then see your opponent scoop up the ball, dance pass all your blockers, then chuck it down the field for an easy touchdown. Then once you've lost, feel the magic of playing a game of equal or greater difficulty with half of your players injured or dead. I seriously regret paying money for this game, it has provided an exclusively negative gameplay experience.
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kennfusion
27.2 hrs
Posted: August 20
I had played the Chaso Edition, and picked this up on sale last year, but only really had time to play recently. I think there were some problems when it launched, but I think it's a solid game. I have always loved BB, it can be brutal on you at times...but it's called BLOOD Bowl. It should be painful.
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Rhapsodae
8.6 hrs
Posted: August 20
Finally a game I don't mind losing! I still don't understand the half of it. It really needs to have Halfling and Goblin teams back soon though.
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Curvol ☂
63.1 hrs
Posted: August 19
i really like Blood Bowl

i really hate whiney ♥♥♥♥♥es.

let me kill you online and I'll show you how the ♥♥♥♥ dice work.
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Ninja_Prime
20.4 hrs
Posted: August 18
Ok I finally got this game, even though I waited until it was on offer. After reading other people’s reviews and how some actually said it wasn’t worth buying, I eventually got a chance to play a few games, oh yeah, I also bought all the DLC’s, well technically that’s not true as the Undead DLC was thrown in for free because I bought the wood elf and lizard men, thanks, that was a pleasant and unexpected bonus.
Where to start, Ok if you have never played this game on PC before, don’t bother getting the older version, and just buy this one instead. Graphics wise this version is so much better, I don’t think it’s been optimised in any way, but you should be able to get playable framerates and visuals on a medium rig PC.
Gameplay wise, I never really noticed that much difference from the original game, and the camera angles have remained the same. This is a quick game to pick up for new players, but learning the game properly can take a while to master, even with the dumb AI and sometimes ridicules dice roles that you get, but that’s the fun of it.
Don’t be expecting some easy game, this game is very challenging even with the AI set to easy, because this is based on a table top game, where you are at the mercy of the dice rolls, this has certainly been captured and the frustration of seeing your thrower either miss his catcher or the catcher missing the ball entirely can be really frustrating.
The commentary in the game is both entertaining and repetitive, but you do have the option to switch it off, I think. If you like the Warhammer universe, then this is certainly one to add to your collection, it’s by no means the sequel that everyone was expecting, but who knows, with more DLS’s coming out, we may eventually get the game that all the fans were waiting for.
If I were to rate this out of 10, I would give it a solid 7.5, with plenty of room for improvement.
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magiusofnz
100.5 hrs
Posted: August 17
Own both Blood Bowl & Blood Bowl 2. Gameplay mechanics are pretty much the same (funny that since it adheres to the great table top game pretty faithfully).

Find myself playing a lot of BB2. Yes it does not have the same number of teams as BB Chaos Edition, but it's a good game with reasonable interface to create Leagues etc.

IF you're into turn based tactical games, you'll like Blood Bowl, esp Multiplayer.
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Juacqer
134.6 hrs
Posted: August 17
Blood Bowl 2 by Cyanide should not be anyone's first experience with Blood Bowl.

Blood Bowl has been around since 1986 and its third edition won an Origin Award for best miniatures rules in 1994. I will say the bulk of the rules work after Death Zone was done by amateurs and not properly play tested. I have been playing since second edition but quickly adopted the third edition upon its release. I have also successfully studied probability, statistics, logic, and programming at the collegiate level. I apply statistics, calculus level math, and light computer programming in my daily job.

The probability, logic, and programming of BB2 are all broken. They have failed to monetize it correctly, missing out on a substantial sum, and instead are gouging the few players they have on DLC that should be included. They fail to police their online play; resulting in free range for cheats and hacks. They also ignore their own support emails. The community is largely apathetic to these issues and typically respond with the chorus of, “find a private league.” Either this or they openly attack the person broaching the issue with nitpicks or failed math. Please read on statistical sample size determination, standard deviation, and confidence interval, don’t stop with high school probability. It shows a failure of opportunity.

The only people who should purchase this game are people who truly understand what Blood Bowl is and are unable to sit across a board with friends. If you know what Blood Bowl is and your work, life, gaming balance is such that you cannot play in person; buy BB2. Keeping it alive may convince a good publisher to pick up the torch and do it right. A person who has never had the fun of rolling the block dice, please avoid for your own good.
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Jahz
57.4 hrs
Posted: August 16
I figured I would add my opinion of the game since I am seeing a lot of negative reviews that I feel don't do justice to the game. I am fairly new to Blood Bowl, I remember seing it around but I never got around to getting into it until Blood Bowl 2 came out. I first started playing on the PS4 but switched to the Mac version after it was available.

The switch did come with a couple hiccups with the screen resolution and the chat window that were addressed in patches. I find that there is a fairly active community that surrounds the game and I have found the most fun when playing in custom leagues. Plenty of teams from the original roster are missing and the developers are in the process of adding them. It is taking longer than we players of the game would like but it is an ongoing process and it does not make the game any less enjoyable, it just limits the variety of teams but there is still considerable diversity.

The game is very tactical and it definitely has a learning curve which can be frustrating to some players. However, if you have the interest and the patience to learn the game you will be rewarded with enjoyable strategy, deep tactics and punishing chance. Either the tutorial campaign or reading up in the rules and watching streames is definitely recommended for new players because otherwise you will not undertand why something is happening the way it is.

You will cheer and celebrate when things work out and you will most likely curse at your screen when they don't. Things don't always work out in your favor even if you think that they should, such is the way of Blood Bowl. All the chance in the game revolves around risk mitigation and taking a decision on when to take a risk and how much of a risk to take. Whether it works out or not it all depends on chance. If you play with the sole intent of winning then the game will test your patience. However if you play it as a team-building, tactical RP where anything can happen to derail your plans then you will get more mileage out of it.
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
666.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
Excellent TBS/RPG game, chess with multiple different teams who all have their own specific weaknesses and strengths. All actions are also decided by dice rolls, so if you hate having bad luck sometimes, stay clear!

Reviews of this game are polarised, some will not like this game, but those who do will drown hundreds of hours in it. Also be warned: this is a strategy game, not FIFA. Hours played says it all: If you think you might like BB, do yourself a favor and give it a go.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
Recommended
100.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
You will read many reviews of BB2, either from crazed fans or from endless complainers, sometimes from both at the same time.
Both have their reasons, of course: complainers mostly focus on the fact that the game seems "unfinished", that it lacks many teams that were present in BB1 (and the DLC is coming in quite slow), that many small eye candies are unfinished (like cheerleaders being all mummified human dolls in blue) and so many other issues that they will be glad to point out for you.
But before deciding whether to buy or not the game, silence the nay-sayers a bit. Listen to the crazed fans for a moment. To those that still find more than satisfying getting home after a long day at work, grab a ball and get lost in the rush of a Blood Bowl game!
If you know Blood Bowl, you will feel at home. If you never played Blood Bowl, this is your ticket into the madness.
And if you decide to trust the developers *now*, they will be motivated to fix all the small (and, frankly, irrelevant - the game is great already!) issues that bother the complainers so much.
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
66.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
Don't mind the mixed reviews. This game is hell in a handbasket fun.

The only issue is that you need to actively find people/meet people to get in a league for multiplayer. It's got a bit of a learning curve, but it's plenty fun, especially for the more tactical of folks.

And if you're a nerd like me, you get to tackle the ♥♥♥♥ out of the people vicariously that you couldn't before in high school.

-Slazz
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
202.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
After watching TotalBiscuts' Blood Bowl 1 tournament years ago I saw this game coming up and thought why not give it a shot. Since then I've never regretted my decision.

At first the game seems very punishing. If you don't take the time to learn the order of operations (safe moves first, risky plays after) you'll feel like you're getting ♥♥♥♥ on by RNG, but once you get the hang of that the game opens up. After 150+ hours in game I still feel like I learn something knew every time I play.

The community is also pretty great, from what I've seen so far. I stream the game and so many people have come into my chat and offered to give me tips and tricks. They've really helped me improve and get much more enjoyment out of the game.

It does lack a lot of teams for the moment, but they seem like they're looking to add more in the future. So far they're already addedf Norse and Undead. Nurgle, and Necro are on the way too.There is also the occasional bug, crashing here and there, but nothing has ever affected me personally aside from hilarious camera angles.

Over all it's a solid game. If you're at all interested in the turn based strategy (with some rng), warhammer, or football you may very well enjoy this game.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
138.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
A classic that has been modernized... sort of. It's worth it for less than $20 and a lot of fun but you'll be left wanting to buy more teams and I'm Xgen... just let me pay full price and get eveything. Pay for play is lame.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
Awesome game to play with friends and in leagues that are specially managed. Normal public leagues may become tedious to endure.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
Bloodbowl is a great game but let's face it, the graphics in the 2009 version were awful, even by 2009 standards. This has been greatly improved, and the UI has been slightly improved. Does that justify the high price it goes for (as much as 45 euros in some places) for a game that is otherwise lacking many of the teams present in the excellent Chaos edition?

I don't think it does. 30 euros seems a fairer price for the amount of content we have. Yet if it retails for less in your part of the world, or you see it on a promotion i do recommend it. Like the board game it is based on, it is an excellent game which is tactically rich and equally rewarding and frustrating at times. Bloodbowl is part sport, and part battle.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
216.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
It makes me sad how many bad reviews this awsome game has! Sure sometimes Blood Bowl is very frustrating because it is a luck based game. However u can work on good strategys which fits your playstyle and minimize the risks u take. So it becomes a very interesting and complex game.

It's easy to get the basics of the game and it will provide u with a lot of fun and of course a little bit of frustration. But if you keep in mind that it's only a game u should be totally fine if the RNG will sometimes not be on your side!

I can absolutly recommend Blood Bowl 2 if u like turn based strategy games with RNG and if u wanna try something unique.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
70.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
My bad, the game is not total $#%^. I was ignorant of the system and rendered an uninformed review. My apoligies to the players that enjoy the game. The truth is I am still learning so i will differ my review for now.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
47.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
This game is actually a pretty faithful re-creation of the classic Games Workshop Board Game, which was kind of an American Football-lite for Fantasy Nerds. Blood Bowl always seemed to me like what the Wargamers at GW went and worked on when they got sick of writing all the "In the grim darkness of yadda yadda there is only war" stuff that is the rest of their product line and just wanted to make their admittedly-brilliantly modeled dudes hit one another for 20-30 minutes.

This is a turn-based, piece pushing, dice-rolling game played on a grid. The object of the game is, of course, to score the most points by putting the ball into the opposing team's end zone, and that is where the rules stop being American Football, since there is no down system. Instead, we have wargames miniature mechanics instead, which is cool, if you're into it. The campaign is servicable, and teaches you to play while throwing a couple of fun curves your way, but League Play is where it's at! Watching your pieces level up only to be unexpectedly permakilled by an enemy piece is actually a heck of a lot of fun, and combines all the best of a sports management game, with a fun little tactical wargame thrown in.

RIP Gnaklet for example, Goblin rookie sensation for the Skacrag Rudeboyz - an agile, touchdown-scoring machine, Gnaklet managed to reach Level 5, was an unparalled reciever with a 7 Agility, until he met his end during the final moments of a disasterous match against human team The Marauders, when one of their Blitzers, Detluf Fleif, rushed him to clear the field for Catcher Manfred Angurney to score their second touchdown of the game, trouncing my poor Rudeboyz 2-0.

That being said, the AI is kinda stupid at times, and the RNG can feel frustrating when the dice are against you, but I'd definitely say this is one of the more successful Games Workshop IP translations out there, and if you're at all into Blood Bowl the boardgame, or the premise sounds interesting to you, I say, check it out, Join a league, and have a laugh.
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