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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Mar 7, 2018

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October 3

[PatchNote] Northgard Major Update - Ragnarok

Greetings Warchiefs!

We're glad to finally present you our new major update: Northgard Ragnarok!
Ragnarok is the biggest content update since the release of Northgard, and we truly hope you’ll enjoy what we’ve introduced :-)

The map you’ll be playing on when choosing Ragnarok is completely devastated. Your path towards your opponents may be guarded by dangerous creatures! The center of the map is occupied by a new special tile: the Volcano. We also added a new music for this map!

The earth has been ravaged, you won’t find any fertile spots to build your usual farms. Fish and deer will be the only available food source!

The Volcano

The Volcano is one of new tiles introduced in Northgard: Ragnarok. It is a special tile that cannot be tamed or colonized. During the game, the Volcano will erupt hurling molten rocks across the map. Some of them will land in your territory where you’ll then have the chance to mine them.
If you manage to completely mine these rocks within 4 months, you’ll be fine. If you fail, Rock Golems will spawn from them and attack the clan members occupying the tile.

The number of Molten Rocks falling onto your territory will vary depending on the number of tiles you have colonized. If you didn’t manage to finish mining the rock before the deadline, the Golem will spawn missing a few HP.
Golems have Damage on Time attacks, that will burn their aggressors for a few seconds.

The Blood Moon

The Blood Moon is another new random event that we’ve added to the game. It increases the attack of all units outside of their territory by 50%!

The choice is yours: will you take the risk of going out when everything has gone wild?

The Ancient Graveyard

The Ancient Graveyard is another new tile introduced in Ragnarok. You’ll have the possibility to assign two Lore Masters to study the Graveyard, gathering lore. Once you’ve completed the Graveyard study, two Spectral Warriors will join your army!

To the trained eye, it’s obvious that Seidr, an ancient form of sorcery Freyia taught the Æsir, was practiced here.

Spectral warriors have very high defense and are not easily hit by projectiles. They will be very useful to help you clear your surroundings of any enemies. However, because vikings are highly superstitious, your clan’s happiness will be reduced by 10 as long as they are in your territory!

Fallen Sailors

During their long journey toward Northgard, countless Viking ships have sunk into the great depths. But Ragnarok is here, and the Fallen Sailors return to haunt the living.

“Fallen Sailors” is an event that can occur at any time during a game. You’ll need to deal with ghost Warriors attacking your shores. As seen previously, they have very high defense, and as long as they are in your territory, they’ll lower your happiness by 10.

The Kobolds Update

Kobolds now have a much more developed behavior:
  • Starting year 2, when the number of kobold reaches 7, they can send 4 of them towards an adjacent neutral tile and colonize it
  • They start with 1 tile and can have up to a maximum of 4 tiles under their control
  • If there isn’t any neutral tile close to their territory, they may attack a player’s tile
  • On neutral tiles, they do not fight wildlife but build their village around it!
  • They cannot colonize active Wolf Dens or Draugar Camps nor the other neutral factions’ tiles

The Myrkalfar

The Myrkalfar are the new neutral faction of Northgard. These dark elves are particularly aggressive and are strongly opposed to your presence on their continent. Every year, they’ll launch attacks against random players. Once they’re in your territory they’ll start stealing your resources, and you’ll be dealing with a -5 in food, wood and krowns.

To counter their attack, you have two seperate choices:
  • You can attack their camp, getting some of the stolen resources back after killing the last of them.
  • You can trade precious resources with them (stone or iron) and befriend them so that they’ll be more likely to launch attacks against your enemies.

The Ragnarok update adds a new military system: the Military Paths! Every enemy defeated on Northgard will grant you xp points. When reaching 500 military experience, you’ll get to choose between 3 different military branches: The Tactician, the Guardian or the Conqueror.

Each of the Military Paths feature 3 different unlockable skills. Be careful: once you’ve chosen a path, you won’t be able to change it, so planning will be very important!

The third and last level of each path should be quite hard to reach as it requires a total of 3000 xp (500 for the first one, 1500 for the second).

Here are the details for each of the Military Paths:

The Tactician

XP Gain
Reinforced Armor
Military units have 10% chance of negating incoming attacks
War Cry
Enemy units (non neutral) are feared for 4 seconds. The fear effect stops when reaching the border of the tile
A bodyguard is attached to your warchief. The Warchief gains +20 attack power and 40% damage reduction.

The Guardian

XP Gain
Each Tower adds +1 to your maximum warband (+2 if upgraded). +100% xp per kill in an allied territory
Suppressing Fire
Units within an area that contains an allied Defense Tower gain +30% defense. You gain 1 free Tower Upgrade every year.
Call to Arms
Converts all civilians in the area into Militia. They can't go outside of your territory.

The Conqueror

XP Gain
War Effort
You can choose a Free Military tech
Blood Bath
Each time one of your units dies in enemy territory, friendly units in the area gain +5% attack and +5% defense for 1 month.
War Veteran
- Warriors have +20% health
- Axe Throwers have +30% attack range
- Shield Bearers reduce projectile damage by 30%
- Skirmishers damage to Watch Towers cannot be repaired

The Experience table

When killed, each of Northgard’s units give a specific amount of experience points. Please note that losing a clan member gives half the xp as killing one!

Experience gain defers if you’re playing on an Easy, Normal or Hard Northgard difficulty!

The complete experience table is available on our Official Wiki!

General Changes
  • The Draugar movement speed has been increased by 20%
  • In balanced maps, tiles get balanced types of Draugar
  • Shipbuilding bonus lowered from 30% to 20% (to balance it with Coinage)
  • Axe Throwers movement speed has been slightly decreased

Clan Balancing

Clan of the Bear:
  • Kaija is not counted in the clan’s food consumption anymore nor in its population
  • Hibernation bonus has been slightly increased
  • Shield mastery: Shield Bearers camps do not have any upkeep cost

Clan of the Snake: Under Pressure now also cancels the Skirmishers’ Supply Line debuff

Clan of the Goat: The free feast can be used once each year

Clan of the Wolf:
  • Wolves only give 15 food
  • Bears only give 120 food
  • Field Ration Ratio has been reduced to 75%
  • Pillage income will vary depending on the enemy killed

The Pillage table is available on our Official Wiki

New Multiplayer Season: Ragnarok

Compete in a brand new Multiplayer season. Work your way through the ranks and earn rewards for your skill.

For each rank you hit you will unlock an exclusive Totem reward. Display your Totems in game to impress and intimidate your opponents.

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September 18

A new Multiplayer Season begins... Northgard Ragnarok!

Ohoï Warchiefs!

A few weeks from now, the Northgard Trials will end! This will mark the beginning of a new Multiplayer Season: Ragnarok!

You still have a few days to grind the ladder and leave your mark on this season! :smile:

Please note that your GP will be decreased to let people grind the ladder again at a their own pace. Do not worry, your GP will not be reset to 0: your new GP count will be based on your score at the end of the season.

Northgard Ragnarok is a completely free update, available at the beginning of October!
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“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.”
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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, 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

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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