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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March 14

[Patchnote] Northgard Major Update - Relics

Greetings Warchiefs!

We're glad to finally present you our new major update: Northgard Relics!

Relics is the biggest content update since the release of Northgard Ragnarok, and we truly hope you’ll enjoy what we’ve introduced!






The creation and usage of tools has been completely changed in this patch.

The Forge



The Forge has gained a lot of importance in Northgard. The building requires a Woodcutter’s Lodge to be created and costs 80 and 20 .
The building can be upgraded with 100 , 50 and 5 .




You can assign 2 smiths to a non-upgraded Forge and 3 to an upgraded Forge. Add Smiths to craft items quicker.
You can build more than one Forge, but you won’t be able to use both buildings to craft the same item.


The Tools

In the Forge, you now have the possibility of 3 different actions:
  • Upgrade civilian tools
  • Upgrade military tools
  • Forge a Relic


You can queue multiple items in the Forge. When the first item is finished, the Smiths will start forging the next one.

If there isn’t any adversity in the Forge’s tile, you can cancel the creation of an item, and you’ll be refunded its original cost.

You’ll have the possibility to improve the Smith’s tools, granting them a 15% increase in Forge speed!







The knowledge of building Relics has just been rediscovered. Every clan can choose between 5 common Relics and each clan has one specific relic. Each clan can only have one relic per game and can only use the relic it creates.

To build a Relic, go to the Relic tab in the Forge menu and select the type of relic you want to build. Once it’s built, it will appear in the list of available buildings. Forging a Relic costs 10 , 50 and 100 .


The Common Relics

Here is their list, the requirements needed to build them and their effect:

Relic
Name
Clan
Effect
Eldhrumnir
All
  • +40% Feast bonus
  • Feast price halved
  • Units are healed during feasts
  • The healing effect depends on the number of wounded people you have
Mjölnir
All
  • Summon Thor's Wrath with thunder strikes
  • Damages units and building in the targeted tile
  • Cost: 150 150
  • Has a 12 month Cooldown
Svalinn
All
  • +50% Defense for all units and Towers in the tile where the relic is built
  • Protects the tile against negative events (such as Draugar invasion, mercenary raids, etc…)
  • The relic can be moved
Jörmunr
All
  • Lore production bonus depending on the player’s number of tiles
  • Maximum at 13 tiles => +20 Lore
  • Can colonize tiles with Lore
Bragaful
All
  • Produces depending on your Commercial Influence
  • Adds a new available Trade Route


The Clan Related Relics

Relic
Name
Clan
Effect
Gefjun's Jar
Goat
  • Spend to summon villagers and sheep
  • Cost is based on your current population
  • Reduce the needed by your population by 10%
Horn of Managarm
Wolf
  • Summon up to 3 white wolves from the relic tile
  • Cooldown 2 months, 1 month if built on a Wolves Cave
  • White Wolves have the same behavior as Skirmishers
  • Cost: 50 per wolf
Hlidskjalf
Stag
  • Your warchief gains the ability Annexation:
    whenever your Warchief uncolonizes a tile, you will colonize it for free
Naglfar
Raven
  • You can send Mercenary Giants raids
  • Merc Giants have AoE attacks, hurting and fearing enemies (1 out of 3 attacks) and get resources to players (like a regular raid)
  • Cooldown: 6 Months
  • Cost: 200
Scabbard of Gram
Bear
  • Your Warchief gets Gram, the legendary sword and gains +15% Att and Def
  • Gram freezes enemies when hit. When frozen, nearby enemies get -20% att speed and -20% move speed
Mask of Gullinbursti
Boar
  • When built, a giant boar spawns in every forest on the map
  • Reveals every Forest tiles on the map
  • Giant Boars in ally territories are peaceful and defend you and your allies
  • When owning the Relic, Giant Boars can be sacrificed for 500
Gungnir
Snake
  • If you have unlocked a military path, you can unlock a new military path
  • Your military experience is common for both paths
Skull of Hrungnir
Dragon
  • You can summon an undead Jotnar
  • Costs 200
  • Cooldown: 6 Months





General Changes
  • It is no longer possible to launch a construction in a conflicted / decolonizing tile.
  • Small deposits now frequently spawn in Town Hall surrounding areas.
  • We reduced the income generated by trading
  • When destroying a building, the amount of resources reimbursed now depends on the difficulty you are playing on: easy => 30% (60% if upgraded) // normal => 20% (50% if upgraded) // hard => 10% (40% if upgraded)

Clans Modifications


  • The Goat’s feasts have been improved
  • The Goat’s Fame 200: the tools for Farmers, Hunters and Fishermen are free and can be crafted 50% faster


  • The Dragon men AoE attack now deals 100% damage only to the targeted enemy, and 70% on nearby enemies

Special Tiles
  • In the Magma Lake victory tile, forging Odin’s Sword no longer requires building a forge. The tile has an “Anvil of the Gods” where you’ll be able to assign Smiths. You have to build the 3 parts of Odin’s Swords to win as usual.

  • The Wyvern stats have been increased:
    • 50 Attack power
    • 25 Defense

  • The Vedrfolnir has been buffed:
    • 25% Quicker to heal
    • 25% Quicker to scout
    • Now scouts tiles

  • The Geyser has been buffed (it now gives +2 )
  • Thor's Wrath has been buffed (+10% att power)
  • The Specter Warrior's defense has been reduced to 10
  • The Raven's Harbor now costs only 70
  • Depending on the difficulty the player is playing on, the number of Valkyries has been increased (on hard difficulty, each Valkyrie tile has been given +1 Valkyrie)

New multiplayer season: Relics

Test yourself against others in a brand new Multiplayer season!

We hope you enjoy what we've been working on!

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February 28

Northgard Relics - the Open BETA begins!

Hey guys!

We've been working hard in the past few months to improve the game offer you some exciting new content!
Here is Northgard: Relics, the next major update for our game!



This BETA's primary goal is for us to determine if the Relics change the game in a positive way and work as well as they should.

The Beta will run for 2 weeks (until March 14th). We'd really appreciate it if you'd share your feedback with us on our official Discord (in the open-beta channel): https://discordapp.com/invite/northgard

How can I join the Open BETA?

It's very simple:
  • Fill in this form: https://goo.gl/forms/t7KWaQZkuVxaYdPu1
  • Get your Open BETA code at the end of the form
  • Right-click on Northgard and go to Properties
  • Jump into the BETA Tab
  • Enter the code
  • In the drop down menu, select Open Beta Relic
  • Quit and restart Steam
  • Northgard should require an update!
Congrats! You're in!

You can find the full patch notes below!




The creation and usage of tools has been completely changed in this patch.

The forge

The Forge has gained a lot of importance in Northgard. The building requires a Woodcutter’s Lodge to be created and costs 80 Wood and 20 Kröwns.
The building can be upgraded with 100 Wood, 50 Kröwns and 5 Stones.

You can assign 2 smiths to a non-upgraded Forge and 3 to an upgraded Forge. Add Smiths to craft items quicker.
You can build more than one Forge, but you won’t be able to use both buildings to craft the same item.

The tools

In the forge, you now have the possibility of 3 different actions:
  • Upgrading civilian tools
  • Upgrading military tools
  • Forge a Relic

You can queue multiple items in the Forge. When the first item is finished, the Smiths will start forging the next one.
If there isn’t any adversity in the Forge’s tile, you can cancel the creation of an item, and you’ll be refunded its original cost.

You’ll have the possibility to improve the Smith’s tools, granting them a 15% increase in Forge speed!





The knowledge of building Relics has just been rediscovered. Every clan can choose between 6 common Relics and each clan has one specific relic. Each clan can only have one relic at a time and only can use the relic it creates.

To build a Relic, go to the Relic tab in the Forge menu and select the type of relic you want to build. Once it’s built, it will appear in the list of available buildings. Forging a Relic costs 10 Iron, 50 Wood and 100 Kröwns.

The Common Relics

Here is their list, the requirements needed to build them and their effect:

Relic
Name
Clan
Effect
Eldhrumnir
All
  • +50% Feast bonus.
  • Feast price halved
  • Units are healed during feasts
  • The healing effect is based on the number of wounded clan member
Mjölnir
All
  • Summon Odin’s Wrath with thunder strikes
  • Damages units and building in the targeted tile
  • Cost: 150 Food 150 Krowns
  • Has a 12 month Cooldown
Svalinn
All
  • +50% Defense for all units and Towers in the tile where the relic is built
  • Protects the tile against negative events (such as Draugar invasion, mercenary raids, etc…)
  • The relic can be moved
Jörmunr
All
  • Lore production bonus depending on the player’s number of tiles
  • Can colonize tiles with Lore
Bragaful
All
  • Produces Kröwns depending on your Commercial Influence
  • Adds a new available Trade Route

The Clan related Relics


Relic
Name
Clan
Effect
Gefjun's Jar
Goat
  • Spend food to summon villagers and sheep
  • Cost is based on your current population
Horn of Managarm
Wolf
  • Summon up to 3 white wolves from the relic tile
  • Cooldown 2 months, 1 month if built on a Wolves Cave
  • White Wolves have the same behavior as Skirmishers
  • Cost: 100 Food per wolf
Hlidskjalf
Stag
  • Your warchief gains the ability Annexation:
  • whenever your Warchief uncolonizes a tile, you will colonize it for free
Naglfar
Raven
  • You can send Mercenary Giants raids
  • Merc Giants have AoE attacks, hurting and fearing enemies
  • Cooldown: 6 Months
  • Cost: 200 Krowns
Scabbard of Gram
Bear
  • Your Warchief gets Gram, the legendary sword and gains +15% Att and Def
  • Gram freezes enemies when hit. When frozen, nearby enemies get -20% att speed and -20% move speed
Mask of Gullinbursti
Boar
  • When built, a giant boar spawns in every forest on the map
  • Reveals every Forest tiles on the map
  • Giant Boars in ally territories are peaceful and defend you and your allies
  • When owning the Relic, Giant Boars can be sacrificed for 500 food
Gungnir
Snake
  • If you have unlocked a military path, you can unlock a new military path
  • Your military experience is common for both paths
Skull of Hrungnir
Dragon
  • You can summon an undead Jotnar
  • Costs 200 food
  • Cooldown: 6 Months



  • In the Magma Lake victory tile, forging Odin’s Sword no longer requires building a forge. The tile has an “Anvil of the Gods” where you’ll be able to assign Smiths. You have to build the 3 parts of Odin’s Swords to win as usual.

  • The Goat’s feasts have been improved
  • The Goat’s Fame 200: the tools for Farmers, Hunters and Fishermen are free and can be crafted 50% faster
  • It is no longer possible to launch a construction in a conflicted/decolonizing tile.
  • Small iron deposits now frequently spawn in Town Hall surrounding areas.
  • We reduced the income generated by trading iron
  • Please note that the Story Mode and Ranked Games will not be playable on the Open BETA
  • We forced english for this Open BETA, when switching back to regular northgard, you may need to switch back from English

Once again, the Beta will run for 2 weeks (until March 14th). We'd really appreciate it if you'd share your feedback with us on our discord channel: https://discordapp.com/invite/northgard

We hope you enjoy what we've been working on!

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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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