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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Release Date:
Mar 7, 2018

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June 5

[Patchnote] Balancing Patch

Ohoï Warchiefs!

First, We'd like to thank you for your continued support of Northgard and the feedback and suggestions that you continue to provide us!

We've taken it all on board and are delighted to share our summer balancing patch! You can find all of the changes below.

Clan of the Stag

  • Food Preservation
    Increased production by (+2) +3 for each silo, and (+4) +5 if upgraded.

  • Glory of the Clan
    • +20% on gains.
    • NEW - All productions gets +1% per 100 .

  • The Value of Great Deeds
    • Skalds will produce +1 , and +2 if their building is upgraded.
    • NEW - Skalds tool upgrade is free and take -50% time to forge.

  • Hall of Skalds
    • Cost becomes 80 and 40

  • Bug Fix
    • Skalds' tool did not correctly increase production.

Clan of the Goat

  • NEW - Shepherd - formerly Cooking Mastery
    • 2 free Sheep.
    • +10% Sheepfold production.

  • Starting Bonuses
    • The Clan of the Goat now has a (30%) 20% Feast bonus.

  • Sheepfold
    • Upgrading the Sheepfold increases its production by (50%) 20%.

Clan of the Wolf

  • Starting bonuses
    • NEW - When do not have any Warband member, the first military unit recruited is free (Warchief excluded).
    • NEW - Happiness generation: Having 1 Warrior grants +1 . The larger your army is, the less per Warrior you’ll get.

  • Veiled Threats
    • +75% if you have a Berserker.
    • NEW - +150% for Trade Route in the same tile as Berserker.
    • NEW - You can even when at War.

Clan of the Raven

  • NEW - Negotiators: Replaces Trading
    • Gain +3 production and +20% .
    • Allows Trading Routes & Lighthouse. LightHouse is free.

  • NEW - Gear Upgrade
    • +1% and +1% per merchant or sailor (max 15%).
    • Reduce Cost for weapon upgrade by 50%.

  • Starting Bonuses
    • NEW - Upgrading an Harbor grants +20% exploration speed.
    • NEW - +10% production from Merchants and Sailors.

  • Fame 500: Mercenaries
    • NEW - Harbors can be assigned one additional sailor.

Clan of the Bear

  • Starting Bonuses
    • NEW - The Clan of the Bear doesn’t start with Kaija anymore. Costs 40 to recruit.

Clan of the Boar

  • Herbalism
    • Each active Mender provides (5%) 7% production in Mender's Hut territory.
    • NEW - +20% Healing speed.

  • Lay of the Land
    • Frequency of attack from Wolves and Draugrs: -70%.
    • NEW - +10% production in Forests, Swamps and Shoals.

  • Osmosis
    • NEW - Each zone gives you some . Forest, swamps and shoals give triple.

Clan of the Snake

  • Stolen Lore
    Choose one clan-specific Tech of another clan from the following list:
    • Field Rations (Wolf clan)
    • Industrious (Goat clan)
    • Food Preservation (Stag clan)
    • Journeymen (Raven clan)
    • Harpoons (Bear clan)
    • Legacy (Boar clan)
    • NEW - Dragonic Frenzy (Dragon clan)
    • Ancestral Influence (Horse clan)

  • Age 18, Rite of Passage : Scorched Earth
    • NEW - Signy now has a better (x2) when she scorches the Earth.

  • Rapacious Exploitation
    • Ruins & Shipwreck give +2 .
    • Special zones bonus is doubled.
    • NEW - Scouts can explore Ruins and wrecked ships in uncolonized tiles.

Clan of the Dragon

  • Starting bonuses
    • NEW - When a Dragonkin is recruited, he is entirely healed up.

  • Draconic Frenzy
    • Military units gain +50% if fighting alone in a tile.
    • NEW - The Frenzy isn’t limited to Dragonkin anymore.

  • Capture
    • Enslaved Myrkalfars count as (3) 2 Slaves, Giants count as (5) 4 Slaves.

  • Dragonkin
    • NEW - The AOE’s Dragonkin has been increased from +70% to +80%.

Clan of the Horse

  • NEW - Warchiefs stats modification
    • Their Attack Power is decreased from 13 to 12.
    • Their Health is decreased from 75 to 70.

  • Excavation
    • Each Warchief mining or earns (+4) +3 and (+6) +5 if you have discovered Metalcraft.

  • Ranked Games Update
    Points earned depend on the map's World hostility:
    • High: No change
    • Medium: -25%
    • Low: -50%

  • Healers / Menders
    • Healing speed increased by 20%.

  • Food Production
    • Farmers: No change
    • Hunters: +5%
    • Fishermen: +10%
    • Hunter's Lodge cost has been increased at 80
    • Fishermen's Hut cost has been increased at 80

  • Axe Throwers
    • Defense is increased from 3 to 4.

  • Monster Slayer
    • +50% vs Mystical Creatures.
    • NEW - +50% XP from Mystical Creatures.

  • HearthStone Tech
    • Reduces extra Firewood consumption during Winter by 50%.
    • NEW - Reduces the winter food penalty by 20%.

  • Eldhrumnir Relic
    • (+40%) +20% bonus.
    • -50% cost.
    • Your units regenerate Health during a .

  • The “Rally to Warchief” button has now changed.

  • The size of the map is now displayed in the lobby.

  • Forge
    • An icon is now added, allowing the player to see the progression of the forging item.

  • Healers and Menders buildings upgrade
    • The Healers and Menders Hut upgrade now increases the regeneration speed by (100%) 20%.
    • Healers (with medecine) doesn't profit Silos Production bonuses anymore .

  • Trading
    • When trading or , your Trading Partner could not see the / income in his resources list, he now can.

  • Horse Clan deposits
    • A bug didn’t allow the player to see the new deposits on the minimap.

  • Mining close to Thor’s Wrath
    • If a deposit was too close to Thor’s Wrath, the player wasn’t able to mine it.

  • Horse Clan’s Great Towers
    • Great Towers, which are a specific Horse Clan feature, could be built by other clans.

  • A bug often only displayed ‘invite only’ games in the games list. It has been fixed!

  • On Macbooks, we fixed a bug on the invite button.

  • The latest Horse Clan patch broke the Chapter 10 of the Campaign, especially its secret objective. It has been fixed.

  • When a player created a multiplayer game, teams and clans were visually reversed after the validation of the game. This has been fixed.

Thanks again for all of your support! We hope that you enjoy the changes that we've made. We still have plenty of awesome content to come so stay tuned for more on that very soon!

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April 23

[PATCHNOTE] Clan of the Horse


Led by Brok and Eitria, two spirited siblings, the Clan of the Horse are a quiet and sturdy people. They are also recognized by all as the best craftsmen and women of the known world.

Starting Bonuses
  • Eitria and Brok are the 2 clan Warchiefs, they can be recruited in the Forge, instead of the usual Military Camps, for 150 , no needed
  • Both Warchiefs can fight, mine ore and forge
  • Warchief mining and forge speed +10%
  • The Clan does not have access to Mines, Miners or Smiths
  • Völund's Forge replaces the regular Forge
  • Villagers build and repair buildings 25% faster

Fame Bonuses

When you gain more fame, the clan of the Horse will get the following exclusive rewards:
  • Thane : Craftsmen - Fame 200
    • Upgraded tools get an additional +5% production bonus
    • Selling or gives 20% more and trading partner gets twice the amount of those resources
  • Jarl : Legacy of the Earth - Fame 500
    • You can build a second Relic
    • Two and two deposits are discovered in your territory


The Horse clan has its own Relic, the two swords Dainsleif & Tyrfing. This Relic allows your warchiefs to gain +20% , +20% , +20% , +20% mining and +20% forge speed.

Völund's Forge

The regular forge is replaced by Völund's Forge. Upgrading this forge will increase the forging speed by 20%.

Eitria and Brok: The Builders

Eitria and Brok are the clan of the Horse’s Warchiefs. They can be recruited from Völund's Forge for 150 each, without any . They are at the center of the Clan mechanics, mainly because they are the only ones able to mine and , and Forge Tools, Weapons and Relics.

To mine a deposit with one of the Warchiefs (or with both), no need to build a mine, just assign them directly to the ore.

When an enemy enters the tile, the Warchiefs stop forging or mining and automatically attack their opponent. Once the fight is over, they go back to mining or forging.

At the beginning of a game, both Eitria and Brok have the same stats:
13 , 10 , 75

The Clan of the Horse has 5 exclusive lore:


Replaces Mining Efficiency.

Warchiefs mining and forge speed is increased by 40%.

Great Tower

Replaces Defense Strategy.

Allows you to upgrade your WatchTowers a second time +50% and +50% structure defense. The second upgrade costs the same as the first one.


Replaces Erudition.

Mining with Eitria or Brok will grant a certain amount of . Each Warchief mining or earns +4 , and +6 if you have discovered Metalcraft.

Ancestral Influence

Relics don’t use a building slot. Each Relic gives a +5% production bonus in the tile they’re built in and in the surrounding tiles.

Quality of Life

+1 per territory with upgraded civilian buildings (except houses)

  • Constructing a building (of any type) is now forbidden in a conflict zone (war or decolonization)
  • During the campaign, you can now skip the introduction cinematic
  • An option now allows you to disable the profanity filter during a multiplayer game
  • Lorestone and Circle of Lorestone now have an icon when no loremaster are assigned, like other buildings
  • You can now change the shadow quality: none - low - medium - high - very high

  • Great Defense
    • Control 5 upgraded towers lvl 2

  • Wonder Builder
    • Build 2 relics in the same game

  • Builder
    • Win 1 game

  • Horse Master
    • Win 50 games

  • Clan of the Bear
    • Shield Mastery Tech: Shield Bearers is now increased by 10% (instead of 15%)


We really hope you have as much fun with the Clan of the Horse as we did creating it! We still have a lot of awesome ideas for the future and cant wait to share them all with you.

Thank you for your continued feedback and support!

Have Fun!

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“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

  • 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 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.

  • The continent 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 campaign chapters, the player will have to master the specificities of the 6 first clans and tame the unforgiving wilderness of Northgard.

Since the beginning of Northgard's colonization, 3 new clans have joined the battle, introducing new ways of playing and battling.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • 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
    • 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
    • OS: Mavericks 10.9 or later
    • Additional Notes: MacBook, MacBook Pro or iMac 2012 or later
    • Additional Notes: MacBook, MacBook Pro or iMac 2014 or later

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