Battle Brothers is a turn based tactical RPG which has you leading a mercenary company in a gritty, low-power, medieval fantasy world. You decide where to go, whom to hire or to fight, what contracts to take and how to train and equip your men in a procedurally generated open world campaign.
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Very Positive (290) - 94% of the 290 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (3,662) - 87% of the 3,662 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Mar 24, 2017
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December 11

Update 1.1.0.7


Collected minor improvements and bugfixes for issues that you guys reported since the last update.

Changelog
  • Changed name of Fallen Hero without head to 'Headless Fallen Hero' to make it more clear that this is intended behavior.
  • Fixed rare issue with fresh undead becoming untargetable during the Undead Scourge endgame crisis.
  • Fixed initiative penalty due to waiting not being applied correctly.
  • Fixed Necrosavants not dropping Shimmering Ashes.
  • Fixed 'Horrific Scream' of Geists being subject to height level restrictions.
  • Fixed potentially wrong reward amount mentioned in one of the 'Drive Away Bandits' texts.
  • Fixed Black Monolith being selected in one of the 'Find Artifact' twists as the new target.
  • Fixed AI sometimes being confused on swamp terrain.
  • Fixed incorrect tooltip hint for muddy ground and plashy grass on swamp terrain.
  • Fixed 'Split Hand' injury not being affected by 'Hold Out' perk.
  • Fixed news about conquered settlements in the noble war crisis sometimes arriving too late and preventing other events from firing.
  • Fixed various minor issues.
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October 19

Free DLC Released


The Lindwurm DLC has just been released to every current and future owner of Battle Brothers for free. Challenge your mercenary company against a fearsome Lindwurm, an adversary of legend, home to the wild parts of the world and fiercely defending its hoard of treasure!

Read all about the content of this free DLC in the accompanying dev blog here. It’s not necessary to start a new campaign in order for any of the additions to appear in your game.



Alongside the DLC, the game has also been updated to version 1.1.0.5 with a couple of bugfixes that we’ve collected over the past few weeks.

Changelog
  • Fixed game potentially freezing after combat ends under specific conditions.
  • Fixed 'Reset Equipment After Battle' option not working properly for specific combinations of equipment.
  • Fixed damage bonus from eating mushrooms not being displayed properly in some skill tooltips.
  • Fixed tooltip from a necromancer that himself has been raised from the dead not showing properly.
  • Fixed damage inflicted to a Direwolf's natural armor not being displayed in the combat log.
  • Fixed various minor issues.
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Reviews

“Now we can add Battle Brothers to the list of Good Mercenary Games.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“Combat in Battle Brothers is what you get when Game of Thrones has a one-night stand with X-COM: turn-based, hexagonal, and everything looks noble until someone sews a dog’s head onto a corpse.”
PC Gamer

“It's a shockingly good game.”
Indie Games

What's in the Supporter Edition?

For those of you who really want to support us for developing this game, and in developing further games, we also offer the Supporter Edition. Like the Deluxe Edition, this includes both the game itself and the soundtrack. In addition, you get a digital art and lore book with a lot of background info about the game, its art and its creation, as well as our very first legendary item in the game, complete with a look of its own and a unique background story: Fangshire.

About This Game


Battle Brothers is a turn based tactical RPG which has you leading a mercenary company in a gritty, low-power, medieval fantasy world. You decide where to go, whom to hire or to fight, what contracts to take and how to train and equip your men in a procedurally generated open world campaign. Do you have what it takes to lead them through bloody battles and to victory?

The game consists of a strategic worldmap and a tactical combat layer. On the worldmap you can freely travel in order to take contracts that earn you good coin, find places worth looting, enemies worth pursuing or towns to resupply and hire men at. This is also where you manage, level up and equip your Battle Brothers. Once you engage a hostile party the game will switch to a tactical map where the actual fighting takes place as detailed turn based combat.


  • Manage a medieval mercenary company in a procedurally generated open world.
  • Fight complex turn-based tactical battles with historical equipment and brutal injuries.
  • Permadeath. All characters that die in combat will stay dead – unless they return as the undead.
  • All characters come with their own background stories and traits. Want a stuttering ratcatcher, a greedy witch hunter or a drunkard disowned noble?
  • Character development without a restrictive class-system. Each character gains experience through combat, can level up and acquire powerful perks.
  • Equipment that matters. Different weapons grant unique skills – split shields with axes, stun enemies with maces, form a spearwall with spears or crush armor with a warhammer.
  • Diverse enemy roster. All enemies have unique equipment, skills and AI behavior.
  • A dynamic event system with atmospheric encounters and tough decisions outside of combat.
  • Three late game crises – a war between noble houses, a greenskin invasion and an undead scourge – add a looming threat.
  • Two full hours of orchestral soundtrack.
  • 70 Steam Achievements and Steam Trading Cards.


Overhype Studios is an independent game developer studio from Hamburg, Germany. We are devoted to making great games that we want to play ourselves. With Battle Brothers we thrive to reflect the creativity, complexity and originality from the old days when game developers where passionate gamers, not corporate businessmen. While doing this we took a lot of inspiration from some of best games out there: The original X-Com, Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat, Mount & Blade and Jagged Alliance.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
    • Processor: 1.2 Ghz
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.3 compatible video card with 512 MB
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Make sure your video drivers are up-to-date!
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
    • Processor: 2+ Ghz
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.3 compatible video card with 1024 MB
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Make sure your video drivers are up-to-date!
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