Orcs Must Die! Unchained takes the award-winning Orcs Must Die! action tower defense gameplay to a whole new level with team-based gameplay! Bust skulls with your best pals in 5-player PvE co-op Survival, or put your teamwork to the test in 5v5 PvP Siege action!
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Release Date: Mar 29, 2016

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June 24

Making the Game Your Own



HOW TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR OMDU EXPERIENCE
No two people are alike, and gamers are no exception to that rule. It does not matter if a player is color blind, left-handed, or simply used to a different gaming setup. They should be able to jump into a fun game, and play comfortably and effectively. That’s why Orcs Must Die! Unchained has several great options to help players customize their gaming experience.

COLOR BLIND SETTINGS
Players with varying levels of color blindness struggle with video games. They have trouble distinguishing between friends and enemies, or seeing a difference in certain visual effects going off next to one another. Many games have started to include options for color blind people over the years – and OMDU is no exception.

To enable settings for color blindness in Orcs Must Die! Unchained, press the Escape key while in a game to bring up the Pause Menu. Click on Gameplay, and find the second option, labeled “Color Blind”. Select your specific type of colorblindness - Protanopia (red-green), Deuteranopia (a different form of red-green), or Tritanopia (blue-yellow) - and details in the game will change to provide suitable contrast to keep you competitive.

KEY BINDINGS
Many left-handed players struggle with both console and PC controls plainly geared for right-handed people. Thankfully, the ability to change key bindings has become a fairly standard option for computer play. Not only does this help left-handed people play, it enables people with clumsy hands – not you, other people - to choose how their controls are spaced out.

To change your key bindings in Orcs Must Die! Unchained, press Escape to bring up the menu, and then select Options. The fourth option down, labeled “Key Bindings”, leads to an extensive customization menu. First, select the desired Keybind Mode. The “Swap Binds” setting prevents any potential conflicts, while the “Allow Duplicates” option gives free reign over the process. From there, it is simple and intuitive -- all you have to do is click on any of existing key settings and follow the prompts.

PREFERENCES
The Gameplay menu offers several other ways to change things up as well. If you’re used to the inverted Y-axis common to first-person shooters, you can toggle the “Invert-Y” setting in Gameplay. Enabling “Split Loadout”, an option further down on the Gameplay Menu, prevents the mouse’s scroll wheel from inadvertently selecting traps when you’re trying to attack or use an item. This is great for players who want to more carefully select traps, items, or actions dependent on situational context. You can even allow other players to sell your traps when they need to.

SMASH SOME ORCS!
Customization is a real game changer for many players! It can turn a frustrating experience into a good time, and ensure everyone can participate to the fullest. We encourage everyone to make the game work for them! After all, the only thing standing between a player and their rift should be orcs – preferably dead ones.

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June 22

Insider Access - New Map Reveal



Did you miss this week's Insider Access? SixOkay was joined by Paul Slusser to reveal another brand new Survival map called "Throne Room," coming to OMDU with the next major game update!

Check out the preview of "Throne Room" in the Insider Access video!

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Just Updated



Release 1.2 is now available!

We're turning your feedback into features

Toward the end of Closed Beta, we revamped the entire crafting system in Orcs Must Die! Unchained, and while we were really happy with the results, Open Beta players had a clear message for us – they want more control. And it wasn’t just crafting. Players have been looking for more power and control over their game experience in several areas. On every episode of Insider Access, in tons of forum posts, and in every survey, we’ve made promises to listen to your feedback and make changes based on it.

Release 1.2 represents some of our biggest community feedback-driven changes to date. There’s a lot in this release, but here’s a look at some of the biggest changes that affect your questions and concerns about the state of the Open Beta.

  • Survival of the Fittest - With every new update, Survival mode feels more and more like the classic Orcs Must Die! gameplay you fell in love with. Now, minions move faster and take more damage from your assaults. Hero damage bonuses make your weapons hit harder and your magic pack more punch. Minion waves on all Survival battlegrounds are rebalanced to be more exciting for new players and to give high-level players greater challenges to overcome. To top it all off, the new Banquet Hall Survival battleground is the most compact OMD2-like map we’ve ever released. We’re keeping PvP Siege mode on an even playing field, but planning even more adjustments and updates to PvE Survival to give you that classic OMD feeling.

  • Craft What You Want - Crafting has been beaten into submission. The number of materials is sliced in half and recipes were thrown into the blade walls to make the entire crafting system bow to your every whim. No more hoping for the best from random drops. Choose the materials you want to pursue for the cards you want to craft, then go earn them on the battlefield! Target the rewards you actually need and craft new traps, traits, heroes, and minions with reckless abandon.

  • Become a Trap God - Every trap in the game now has seven upgrade tiers instead of four, so you can upgrade your traps more frequently. Build your highly-customized Survival mode deck of dastardly murder contraptions to inflict pain on unsuspecting enemy minions just the way you like. You’ll also start upgrading your traps even sooner than before, with upgrades unlocking now at level 10 instead of 25. When you put it all together, that means that there are no safe words allowed in your killbox – only pain.

  • Bloodspike Returns – One of our most anticipated heroes in the game arrives in Release 1.2. With a murderous new set of abilities, Bloodspike the Brutal joins the thirteen heroes already warring for the rifts in Orcs Must Die! Unchained. With so many heroes to choose from, and many more on the way, there’s a powerful option for every attacker, pillager, and defender on your team.

If you want to dig down into the numbers for a more detailed description of how we’re applying your feedback to make the game better, click the link below.

Explore the Story | Read the Patch Notes

About This Game

OMDU is currently in Open Beta. We’re listening to you. Please check out our forums and let us know how we can make the game better for you.

“It’s Orcs Must Die! 3 and much, much more.” – Polygon

“Unfortunately for orcs, it’s better than ever.” – PCGames N

“Unchained undeniably felt like an Orcs Must Die! game.” – Hardcore Gamer



Orcs Must Die! Unchained takes the award-winning Orcs Must Die! action tower defense gameplay to a whole new level with team-based gameplay! But don’t get cocky, because the stakes are higher, the traps are bloodier, and the invaders are even more ravenous. You’ll need to bring your A-game and a few of the biggest orc-haters you can find!

Orcs Must Die! Unchained is set in the familiar world of its hilarious fantasy predecessors, years after the finale of Orcs Must Die! 2. With the discovery of dozens of new rifts and worlds beyond them, heroes have come from far and wide to wage all-out war for control of these magical gateways. In the years since Orcs Must Die! 2, the War Mage and Sorceress have done their best to rebuild the once-mighty Order. Their new enemy, the Unchained, is no longer the mindless horde defeated twice before, but instead an organized army led by its own powerful heroes.

Features

  • Killin’ Orcs and Smashin’ Dorks – Orcs Must Die!’s classic white-knuckle witch’s brew of action and strategy returns, letting you team up with your friends to lay waste to millions of invading monsters! Build an impenetrable gauntlet of traps to hack, grind, flatten, gibletize and incinerate your foes, and unleash your own minions to charge into the heart of the enemy rift!

  • It's Definitely a Trap – The only thing better than building traps for murdering minions is building more traps! Play to unlock traps or collect components and craft your own. Cover your fortress keeps in gleeful torture devices and engineer a variety of hilarious and violent ends for invading minions. Customize your strategy for every battle. The hordes are no match for the powers of elements and physics!

  • Real Action Heroes – Are you mage enough to defend the rifts? Dozens of unique and powerful heroes with deep gameplay options offer a plethora of painfully creative ways to stop orcs and opposing heroes in their grimy tracks. Old friends the War Mage and Sorceress return to fight alongside a cast of new heroes like Blackpaw, Hogarth, Stinkeye, and Bloodspike. Whether you prefer might and majesty or scum and villainy, there’s a hero for every type of orc-slayer around.

  • More Ways to Slay –Everyone’s favorite Endless mode has returned in Orcs Must Die! Unchained along with expanded 5-player co-op Battlegrounds. For the first time in the series, War Mages can also now team up with four friends to compete in 5v5 multiplayer rift siege warfare!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: Intel Core2Duo 2.66GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
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Demievil
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Still terrible compared to the previous non f2p Orcs Must Die games.
Matchmaking in beta is horrible - loading takes ages and if one person does not connect the entire game disbands and closes after 2 minutes counting as defeat. I was able to get in 1 game in 3 attempts.

Considering they have micro transactions added they feel comfortable enough with their product to charge money, the game is terrible.

i've enjoyed a lot of Robot Entertainments previous offerings but this feels like a shameless cash grab for poor product.
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tAreqSm1Le'^^!SUCKNET.COM
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
i have enjoyed it even it's on alpha worked well also hadn't faced issues during playing on online since i'm having bad NET at this moment.

The tutorials are fun to complete and so enjoyable :P


Pros :

[✔] New things added such as heroes.

[✔] leveling up my heroes rank.

[✔] During gameplay upgrade my tiers 1 to 4 to get stronger in mid of game.

[✔] New maps they're not copied from previous game , just the traps .

[✔] The voice acting looks similar from previous game which that makes it great.


[✔] Awesome new modes.

[✔] Nice cooperating up to 5 players.

Cons :

[x] I prefer and would run the game with full screen not in widescreen in first i don't need for that.. annoyed me .

[x] The fonts are little bit small and hard to read i have to get closer from screen , should be bigger and clearer.

[x] The icons of traps also smaller than previous game i don't know what i'm choosing.


[x] I can't receive money & traps from other players who haven't know how to build well on map and hard to explain them between waves.

I think there are more but it's enough important those i mentioned them .

Tell me if you want me to add something... !

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- Finally i recommended it for you to give a shot while it's on open beta. ( keep good work devs.)
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Bolibompa
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
5hitty game. OMD1 & 2 rocks.
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4scher
( 105.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
This game is life!
-the devs play with matches with us, offer help and are just great!
-the community is fantastic and extremely nice! :^)

I love this game! only things i want to see added/changed are:

1.) flip trap, spikewall and haymaker added to siege pvp mode.
2.) a larger variaty of minnions in siege (armoured ogers, heavy orcs, sappers...)
3.) and mabye if someone leaves the lobby/game early, they have to wait 100 seconds before they can play again, because it is very frusterating when that happens

Now Get Out There Recruit
AND
KILL
SOME
ORCS!!! (and ogers, because they ate my sister!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :.^( )
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Kasra_ishere
( 76.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
i do love this game but there not great because when you wanna get into a match you gotta wait for 30 min i myself stood 30 min for a match which as i got into it it crashed. and there is alot of afk people during the game these servvers need to be fixed.
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Tony Rocky Hara
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
i did not get conformation code
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rootb
( 15.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Has a lot of promise, but the grind at the beginning of the game will scare new players off. There's very little sense of progression, even after 14 hours I've only upgraded like 3 traps and crafted 3 new ones. If they can get the grind right, the game itself is great.
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Mavrick
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
OH DEAR, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE....................?

Like the Graphics
Dislike just about everything else about it.

Think I'll just keep to playing Orcs 2, instead of this 'pay as you go' money grabbing version. The corporate team have definately been the minds behind this one, not so much improve the game play more improve the cash flow.........what a shame been waiting a long time for an Orcs 3, couldn't be more disappointed. I guess you thought your game popularity would convert into fans that would just be gulable enough to keep paying for the priviledge......the games good but not that good !!!!!

Shame you couldn't just put the impressive graphics into a newer version of Orcs 2, thats what everyone wanted.


To give you an idea of how much of a money grabing game this has become and the organisation has become, you have to buy the Brave Hero box, just to get the ORCS 1 and 2 Maximillan character, the charater mainly associated with the game.....personally I want a refund.

saying I wouldn't recommend this game is an understatement.................time to uninstall................goodbye
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Barras
( 72.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
+this game is fun. there is no pay to win, you can craft everything in there except for skin.
-Bad community

but hey we can fix that;)
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Plank
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
♥♥♥♥ you, i just want to play a ♥♥♥♥ing game with my friends.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
496.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
The latest patch has made some serious improvements, and the devs are responsive to the community.

Siege is in pretty good shape, with it being a very unique pvp game. Survival still needs love to be the game it intends to be, but it's still quite fun in its current state.
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19 of 28 people (68%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
90.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
After 76h playtime i can say I love this game! It keeps getting better and better with every new update.
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
Recommended
159.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
I\'ve been following/playing this game on and off since closed beta. The game has changed a lot since the initial release, and continues to get significant changes. I think the final product will be quite good.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
i love this game

the best beta ... only that need to repair some errors but i like it-i recomend this game a lot
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
294.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
Its fantastic! Im so addicted to it. :x
Its basically a mix between Smite and Orcs Must Die!... Although when it comes to PvP, its definetly better than Smite. It doesnt have the whole feed&farm thing going on like Dota, but its still more fun than that if you ask me. I guess a big part of that is due to the Orcs Must Die! "tower defense" elements... Youre not only competing against other players, you also set up a line of defense aswell as coordinating attacks on the enemy team by choosing creeps and bosses to send into battle, wich is new for the "moba" genre.

Personally, to me it feels alot like the old World of Warcraft days. Battlegrounds. Third person, similar graphics, tool bar on the bottom with shortcuts for quick use... I love it alot. :3

This game doesnt get the attention it deserves, and it is not by any means bad in any way. Nothing gamebreaking at least. Every game has flaws, but this game is freshly out of closed beta so we can expect alot more content in the future. :) Just recently a 3gb update was released wich made the game alooooooooot more fun by adding new "talents" and changing the crafting system to make it more reasonable and accessable.

I should add: this game is NOT pay-to-win. Many people will say so, but its not. Sure you can buy chests for gold, wich you get for real money... but it doesnt do much. You can get everything you want to just by playing, and you get it quickly too. I invested 15€ into this game to buy a character (because I was a lil bit impatient to craft the character) and a skin for another character. :3 Spent the rest of the gold on a chest in wich I got some unimportant components needed for crafting. So yes, its neither pay-to-win, nor does it have your typical "♥♥♥♥♥♥ uninstall gaem" ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s you have come to love from games like Dota. ^^

I recorded some PvP matches and uploaded them to YouTube, if you wanna check them out. :)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLXrvPGzeswMgjBv4n57gP0n20W-g39no

If you like "third person tower defense", moba and/or games like WoW... give Orcs Must Die! Unchained a shot! Its fun, its free, its in the middle of growing, and I command you to do it! +.+
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Never played the original Orcs Must Die, but this one is alot of fun. Like any new game it has a lot of bugs, but it will get better. Sitting back and waiting with anticipation.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
i have enjoyed it even it's on alpha worked well also hadn't faced issues during playing on online since i'm having bad NET at this moment.

The tutorials are fun to complete and so enjoyable :P


Pros :

[✔] New things added such as heroes.

[✔] leveling up my heroes rank.

[✔] During gameplay upgrade my tiers 1 to 4 to get stronger in mid of game.

[✔] New maps they're not copied from previous game , just the traps .

[✔] The voice acting looks similar from previous game which that makes it great.


[✔] Awesome new modes.

[✔] Nice cooperating up to 5 players.

Cons :

[x] I prefer and would run the game with full screen not in widescreen in first i don't need for that.. annoyed me .

[x] The fonts are little bit small and hard to read i have to get closer from screen , should be bigger and clearer.

[x] The icons of traps also smaller than previous game i don't know what i'm choosing.


[x] I can't receive money & traps from other players who haven't know how to build well on map and hard to explain them between waves.

I think there are more but it's enough important those i mentioned them .

Tell me if you want me to add something... !

----------------





- Finally i recommended it for you to give a shot while it's on open beta. ( keep good work devs.)
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
52.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Hello New Players :) The Game is Very Very cool but you must know. First Rule The Game is ONLY FOR TEAM PLAYERS, when one player suck than suck the full team.Alone can you die.One Tipp use the long ways to create small labyrinths with the barricades. Tipp two, shortest time is better time :) buy and select (only) the fastest traps what you can buy in the shop and upgrade it EVER :) Thank You For Reading and Now go and kill some mobs ;3
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
79.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Great Game, has potential. BUT! It's in Beta and servers feel empty. the leveling system makes it hard for you to find a server in Survival mode; FORCING! you to play Siege/singlplayer. A thumbs up for its Potential:)
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Its a good game, and I've play OmD 1&2
Wait why the negative review????
Well its in beta, so hopefully some things change.
Gameplay is fun = good

So far game is free = good, but there is IN-APPS!!!!

YES BAD in-apps

In honesty I dont mind FAIR in-apps, but unless you pay into this game, you have to grind grind grind to gear up. Or pay to win.

It should not take this long to unlock traps or heros or extra ability, or items, or minions, or guardians or bosses...
HOLY ♥♥♥♥, how many extras do we need to pay into?
AND different craftable heros or traps has different materials. Meanings to get traps i need skulls and dravin blueprints, yet to get heros i need embers to get minions i need armor etc etc etc. Too many Too much. I dont want to play because of this.

NEEDS TO BE MORE SIMPLE FOR THE OUT OF GAME CRAFTING before you will get my interest or money.

Robot if you read this. If you have a better system I would have paid into this.
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