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 (500) - 89% of the 500 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (4,996) - 87% of the 4,996 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Mar 24, 2017
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December 4

Update 1.2.0.19



Another update to address issues that you guys reported.

There's likely to be some balance adjustments over the coming weeks, but we'll wait until everything has settled a bit and people have learned to deal with the new opponents using all the many new tools available.

Changelog for 1.2.0.19
  • Changed 'A Pact with Witches' contract to be slightly easier.
  • Changed rewards in 'Big Game Hunt' contract to be a bit higher for bigger beasts.
  • Fixed training hall effects not lasting for the correct amount of battles.
  • Fixed two-handed weapons potentially disappearing from bags for a charmed character.
  • Fixed issue with 'Break Siege' contract.
  • Fixed 'Hunting Lindwurms' and 'Big Game Hunt' contract sometimes changing their skull rating when opening negotiations.
  • Fixed characters dying from a hex not showing up in obituary.
  • Fixed issue with ambitions not triggering.
  • Fixed various minor issues.
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December 3

Update 1.2.0.18



Here's a first update to take care of most issues that have been reported over the weekend.

Changelog for 1.2.0.18
  • Changed how random seeds are handled to solve some issues. Unfortunately, this breaks map seeds once more. This has no effect on existing saves.
  • Changed settlement situations to have a higher chance of filling the roster with specialized backgrounds.
  • Changed some things to make retreat from combat play out faster.
  • Changed tooltips of legendary items, as well as some rare items, to better explain their special effects.
  • Changed saves to no longer compress fog of war data, as to improve saving times on weaker computers.

  • Fixed clipping issues on world map after loading an older campaign, quitting to main menu, and then starting a new campaign.
  • Fixed potential crash during combat with Alps.
  • Fixed wardogs making human sounds when being woken from unnatural sleep.
  • Fixed potential crash with AI using the three-headed flail.
  • Fixed famed three-headed flails and spetums not being shown on character busts.
  • Fixed objectives in 'Find Location' contract sometimes being too far away.
  • Fixed player potentially having to wait a long time in 'Defend Settlement' contracts for enemies to arrive when having destroyed their intended origin just prior to accepting the contract.
  • Fixed game potentially freezing on world map.
  • Fixed wrong inventory icon for 'Masterfully Preserved Rations'.
  • Fixed hiring costs changing when loading a save.
  • Fixed kraken cult location not working after first task is completed.
  • Fixed 'Nimble' perk protecing against damage from 'Hex' status effect.
  • Fixed dialog to select new ambition not appearing under specific circumstances.
  • Fixed Kraken ambition not registering as completed.
  • Fixed combat between parties on the world map sometimes not ending.
  • 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.”
84 – PC Gamer

“In this reviewer's humble opinion, this is easily the leading candidate for indie game of 2017”
92 – Ragequit

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 strive to reflect the creativity, complexity and originality from the old days when game developers were passionate gamers, not corporate businessmen. While doing this we took a lot of inspiration from some of the best games out there: The original X-Com, Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat 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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