Wartales is an open world RPG in which you lead a group of mercenaries in their search for wealth across a massive medieval universe. Explore the world, recruit companions, collect bounties and unravel the secrets of the tombs of the ancients!
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Release Date:
Dec 1, 2021

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Because our goal is to make Wartales the best game it can possibly be, and working alongside our wonderful community in Early Access is the most sure fire way to go about that! Early Access provides us an avenue to to collaborate with our players to ensure that not only does Wartales become the best game that we can possibly make it, but ultimately is an unforgettable experience for as wide a range of players as possible.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Our current estimation is around 12 months but it could be even sooner, depending on how quickly we are able to reach our milestones and implement all of our planned features and content. But there’s no rush, we just want to ensure that whenever the final release may be, the game is exactly where it needs to be.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Throughout Early Access, we plan to release a number of updates that will add a vast array of new content to the game, ranging from additional regions, more diverse opponents, new battle rules and modes, and additional content for every aspect of the game and more. Alongside these updates we will be seeing regular improvements, bug fix and balance patches.

We expect Wartales to change and grow wildly over the course of the Early Access program, and are fully committed to working closely with our players push the game to where it needs to be for its eventual full release.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access contains 3 whole regions, each having between 10 and 15 hours of gameplay content, and more can be played using systemic content generation. It also contains about 550 different items, 240 skills and 30 playable classes. As development continues, we will add new regions and their exclusive content, as well as increase the amount of generated content.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Wartales will have a set introductory Early Access price before a small increase upon its official release.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We plan to heavily involve the community in our development of the game, so any and all feedback, comments, suggestions and criticism is more than welcome. As such, we encourage our Early Access users to join us on Discord, where the whole development team is available and looking forward to hearing your feedback and suggestions. We will have an in game feature that allows you to send direct bug reports and we will also be closely monitoring the Steam Community forums.”
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About This Game

It has been a hundred years since the world saw the fall of the once great Edoran Empire at the hands of an unprecedented plague that swept the nation. In the turmoil and uncertainty that has followed, mercenary work, banditry and thievery across the land is abundant, as honor has long since become an almost entirely forgotten virtue.

Now, prepare to lead a group of unscrupulous characters who revel in such activity in a massive open world where combat, death and a thirst for riches will shape and define your day to day life. You are not special, the chosen one or a once in a millennia hero ushering in a new era of peace. Your goal is solely to survive and thrive in this harsh and hostile world.

Only the bravest and most ambitious can hope to see their story written in the Wartales!

  • Journey through the gigantic world of Wartales and explore each of its corners in your quest for notoriety, wealth and recognition.

  • Explore lively and vibrant villages, vestiges of a forgotten time, abandoned mines, deserted camps and more that litter this vast continent as you unravel the history of the world.

  • Fight your way out of perilous situations with a new twist on tactical turn based combat, as you are confronted by wild animals, fearless bandits and more...

  • Recruit new companions with numerous unique specializations, skill sets, weapon preferences resulting in a plethora of possible builds.

  • Accept contracts that will see you defend, liberate and save the many inhabitants of the land, be they good natured people just trying to make their way or those with less honorable motives...

  • Collect bounties! From the most insignificant petty thieves to the lands most notorious figures, there’s no such thing as a profit too small to take.

  • Enhance you and your companions capabilities with a deep and intuitive RPG progression and crafting system.

  • Improve your group’s equipment by gathering materials and crafting powerful new weapons and tools.

  • Develop your camp, adding new amenities, tools & equipment to increase your group’s morale and efficiency.

Traverse the vast open world of Wartales with up to 3 of your friends, lay out your tactics and devise a strategy before you face off with some of the many hostile inhabitants of this harsh world and defeat them side by side.

Work together to explore and unravel the mysteries of these strange, unwelcoming lands, while sharing your money, loot and resources before ending the day with a delicious meal sat around a roaring campfire alongside your loyal companions.

Prepare your group of mercenaries to venture into undiscovered lands, filled with numerous threats and mysteries…

Wartales is being constantly improved and enhanced throughout Early Access by regular community updates and major content updates, adding new ways to play, new regions and allowing you to discover all the mysteries throughout the world of Wartales.

Throughout Early Access so far, Wartales has grown with the additions of:

  • 4 community updates, built around community requests and feedback

  • Major Content Update 1: Harag’s Marshlands

  • Major Content Update 2: The Great Gosenberg

  • Co-op Update


Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Realistic Violence (blood splatter)

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 64bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.5 GHz / AMD Ryzen 5
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GTX 1050 / AMD RX550
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 2.8 GHz / AMD Ryzen 7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GTX 1080 / AMD RTX 2060
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 20 GB available space

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