Northgard is a strategy game based on Norse mythology in which you control a clan of Vikings vying for the control of a mysterious newfound continent.
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July 19

PATCHNOTE - Clan of the Snake Update

Ohoï Warchiefs!

Today, we finally bring you our first clan update since the release of the Boar Clan! But first, let's go through the changes we made to the game! Please note that you won't need to get the Clan of the Snake DLC to get these changes!



This patch introduces a new melee military unit available for free and for all clans: the Skirmisher!



Skirmishers are very special units that can travel all around Northgard! In neutral tiles, they are invisible to wildlife and their movement isn’t limited by the presence of adversity..
You can choose to attack wildlife whenever you want by right clicking on a Wolf, Draugr, etc...



They can run faster than other units (+20% movespeed) but be careful: the Skirmishers’ armor is made of light leather and they are more vulnerable than the rest of your army!

You can recruit Skirmishers through their Skirmishers Camp. This building is a basic military building, you do not need to have a Training Camp to build one. Skirmishers are the cheapest military unit.








Coming with this patch as a DLC, the Clan of the Snake will add a new way of playing Northgard. Lead by Signy, the Spear Maiden, Svafnir’s followers are among the most roguish vikings on Northgard!



No Honor, no Fame

Unlike other clans, the Snake’s progression isn’t reflected by the Fame they’ve reached. Cunning and deceitful, the Snake has little regard for fame or honour. Members of the clan prefer working in the shadows and using guerilla tactics rather than open warfare. Its pride depends mainly on its warchief, Signy, who is already available at the beginning of each game. During the game, Signy will grow up and gain new abilities:
  • Age 15: The Cunning (start of the game).
  • Age 16: Pride of the Clan. Signy is now more powerfull, she gains 20% move speed and the ability to attack at range.
  • Age 18: Tears of the Earth. Again, Signy’s power is increased, she gains the ability to walk freely among Northgard’s wildlife (like Skirmishers) and she can use her special ability: Scorched Earth.



If she falls on the battlefield, Signy will be available for rehiring in the Skirmishers Camp for 150 Krowns (no Iron needed).
In terms of battle statistics, Signy starts with a light advantage in comparison with a basic warrior. She will get stronger and stronger with every passing year.

Her Scorched Earth ability will prove itself to be very useful. Signy charges to the center of a tile (any tile except for TownHalls and Victory Tiles) and prepares herself to scorch everything around her. After 5 seconds, Scorched Earth is launched:
  • Available every 3 months
  • Effect lasts 3 months
  • If the effect is cancelled during Signy’s preparation time, there is a 1 month cooldown
  • Signy cannot be interrupted by anything other than the player(and her death of course)

Scorched tiles have the following effects:
  • +50 attack power the Snake’s units & buildings
  • -50% for any production in this tile

The Snake's Lore tree

As most of the other clans, the Snake can acquire specific knowledge:
  • Black Market replaces Coinage:
    • Merchants produce +10% Krowns
    • Gain 75% more Krowns when trading with enemy clans, degrading diplomatic relations.
    • You can trade even when at war
    • Enemy clans get no ressources from Black Market trading
  • Rapacious Exploitation is the ultimate Lore of the Wealth branch:
    • Bonus of special tiles (Geysers, Thor’s Wrath) is doubled
    • Ruins and Shipwreck in your territory grant +2 happiness
  • Under Pressure replaces Weaponsmith:
    • +20% attack power for Skirmishers
    • +2 happiness and +2 food for each enemy pressured by the Snake
    • An enemy clan is pressured if one of the Snake’s military units is on an tile adjacent to or inside his territory
  • Guerilla replaces Military Strategy: Military units gain +2% attack power per enemy civilian killed (max 40%)
  • Stolen Lore is the ultimate Lore of the Ressource branch: Steal a Lore from another clan’s tree:





The arrival of the Clan of the Snake in Northgard forced us make some moficiation on the curent clan balance. Here are the changes!


General Lore Modification
  • Recruitment now gives a 25% bonus (instead of 30%). This rate is increased to 50% during 6 months after the death of one of the player’s unit
  • Sharp Axes bonus has been increased to 20%
  • Defensive strategy bonus has been increased to 30%
  • Monster Slayer bonus has been increased to 50%
  • Negotiation bonus has been increased to 50%
  • Legendary Heroes now gives +25% attack power and +25% defense to Warchiefs

Clan of the Wolf
  • Fame 200 is now Dominion, with a cooldown of 12 months
  • Fame 500 is now Advanced Assault: +15% attack and reduces Dominion cooldown to 6 months
  • We added an animation when using the Dominion capacity
  • Field ration bonus has been increased to 80%
  • Plunder healing has been reduced to 30% of the unit’s max health
  • Veiled Threats bonus has been increased to 75%

Clan of the Bear
  • Harpoon bonus has been increased to 25%
  • Winter festival now reduces the food production loss by 50% during winter and grants +3 happiness

Clan of the Stag
  • Great Deeds now gives +2 krowns per active skald
  • Eradication now also reduces the cost of upgrading silos by 50%

Clan of the Raven
  • Journeyman max bonus has been decreased from 8 to 6 happiness



We also changed a few things with the Victory Conditions:

Fame Victory
  • The food required to colonize new tiles has been increased
  • The number of tiles required to win Fame Victory has been changed:
    • Small & Medium map: 12 tiles
    • Large & Huge: 14 tiles

Lore Victory
  • The Lore requirement for later techs has been increased

Trade Victory
  • Ships now bring ressources to the player when reaching certain steps:
    • 500 Commercial Influence: 100 Wood, 100 Food, 50 Lore
    • 1000 CI: 150 Wood, 150 Food, 5 Iron
    • 1500 CI: 200 Wood, 200 Food, 20 Stone

Yggdrasil Victory
  • Food required to colonize Yggdrasil has been lowered from 2000 to 1500 food
  • Colonization now takes 6 months

Gates of Helheim Victory
  • Players now have to defend the gates of helheim during 8 months




We changed a few general aspects the game, adding a few things you asked:
  • Ruins revenue scaling is now based on the distance between the ruin and the closest ally Town Hall
  • Draugar, Valkyries and Kobolds had a (very) small increase of their HP.
  • The AI now has better military micro management
  • It is no longer possible to destroy a building in a tile occupied by military units
  • Warchiefs no longer consume food and do not use a population slot
  • There is no longer a cooldown when slaughtering sheep
  • You can now press “x” to stop your selected unit’s current action
  • There is now an option next to the chat window that allows you to mute channels and/or other players (does not affect pings yet)
  • Every villager now has its own name!
  • The Story Mode chapter completed with all secondary objectives are now distinguishable
  • The Profile tab now displays information about the player’s progression in Story mode
  • The Berserker and Signy’s abilities are now located in their description window



Finally, a few modifications about the Ranked system:
  • Balanced maps are now available on 2v2v2v2
  • A player who hasn’t been able to connect to a game won’t lose any points
  • In the lobby, players cannot change teams when the timer has started


We trully hope you'll enjoy playing with the Snake! As we mentionned before, this clan and the new features are just the beginning of a lot of new features that we cannot wait to add to the game :)

We'll be back very soon with news about the next update, which will change a LOT of things in the way you fight in Northgard ;)

Have fun!


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July 13

A closer look on Signy, the Spear Maiden - Clan of the Snake Release Date: 19th of July!

Ohoï Warchiefs!

We thought we'd share a few details about the upcoming Clan of the Snake and more precisely on its exclusive Warchief: Signy, the Spear Maiden!



Coming with this patch as a DLC, the Clan of the Snake will add a new way of playing Northgard. Lead by Signy, the Spear Maiden, Svafnir’s followers are among the most roguish vikings on Northgard!


                                                Signy, the Clan of the Snake's Warchief

Unlike the other clans, the Clan of the Snake’s progression isn’t reflected by the Fame they’ve reached. Cunning and deceitful, the Snake has little regard for fame or honour. Members of the clan prefer working in the shadows and using guerilla tactics rather than open warfare.
As a consequence, the Clan of the Snake does not get any Fame from its actions in Northgard.

Its pride depends mainly on its warchief, Signy, who is already available at the beginning of each game. During the game, Signy will grow up and gain new abilities:
  • Age 15: The Cunning (start of the game).
  • Age 16: Pride of the Clan. Signy gains move speed and the ability to attack at range.
  • Age 18: Tears of the Earth. Signy gains the ability to walk freely among Northgard’s wildlife (like Skirmishers) and she can use her special ability: Scorched Earth.


Note that each year, Signy will grow stronger and stronger.

The lore tree of the clan will be centered on its abilities to harrass and pressure other players.



As a reminder, next update will bring into Northgard:
  • The Clan of the Snake
  • The Skirmisher, a special melee military unit, available for all clans
  • Balance changes to the Clans and the Victories

IMPORTANT
The Clan of the Snake is a purchasable as a DLC, the rest of the update, including the Skirmisher, is a free update available to all players!


As our main concern is to be sure the community isn't devided, players who do not own the Clan of Svafnir will be able to play with and against players who do!

The Clan will be purchasable for 4.49€.
Finally, we have a release date for you: July, the 19th!


We trully hope you'll have a lot of fun playing with this clan! As we already mentionned in previous announcements, we still have A LOT of things to add to the game in terms of new Clans, new game mechanics, foes, neutral factions, etc...

We'll be back soon with more news! ;)
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Reviews

“If Odin played Early Access strategy games, I imagine he’d be pleased.”
PC Gamer

“It’s an impressively well-made thing, a finely-embroidered cloak of an RTS with all the elements sewn together in a pleasing and sensible way.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“Northgard is already worthwhile, and it could easily become a must-play for strategy fans if Shiro Games continues to add to and improve the already solid foundation that they’ve laid so far.”
Tech Raptor

About This Game

THE GAME




After years of tireless explorations, brave Vikings have discovered a new land filled with mystery, danger and riches: Northgard.

The boldest Northmen have set sail to explore and conquer these new shores, bring fame to their Clan and write history through conquest, trading, or devotion to the Gods.
That is, if they can survive the dire wolves and undead warriors roaming the land, befriend or defeat the giants, and survive the harshest winters ever witnessed in the North.



  • Build your settlement on the newly discovered continent of Northgard
  • Assign your vikings to various jobs (Farmer, Warrior, Sailor, Loremaster...)
  • Manage your resources carefully and survive harsh winters and vicious foes
  • Expand and discover new territory with unique strategic opportunities
  • Achieve different victory conditions (Conquest, Fame, Lore, Trading...)
  • Play against your friends or against an AI with different difficulty levels and personalities
  • Enjoy dedicated servers and grind the ranks to reach the final Norse God rank!

THE STORY MODE: RIG'S SAGA


The Viking High King is murdered and his REGAL HORN is stolen by a man named HAGEN. This event kickstarts a saga that will take RIG, his son and heir accompanied by his right-hand man BRAND through the new continent of NORTHGARD, where he will make new friends and foes and discover a much greater threat than HAGEN, and the reasons behind his father’s assassination.



In order to complete the 11 chapters campaign, the player will have to master the specificities of all 6 clans and tame the unforgiving wilderness of Northgard.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista or better
    • Processor: Intel 2.0ghz Core 2 Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 450 GTS / Radeon HD 5750 or better
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimum display resolution: 1366x768
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or better
    • Processor: Intel i5 3.1 Ghz Quad core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 660 / Radeon HD 7800 or better
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Recommended display resolution: 1440x900
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mavericks 10.9 or later
    • Additional Notes: MacBook, MacBook Pro or iMac 2012 or later
    Recommended:
    • Additional Notes: MacBook, MacBook Pro or iMac 2014 or later

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