When it comes to medieval combat games it’s impossible to not think about Chivalry. When the first game in the series was released in 2012 it quickly developed a cult following and a loyal fanbase. Nine years later and it’s looking to replicate that success by going even further this time.
Everything you loved about the first game has been refined and built upon to make an experience that makes the most of new-generation consoles and PCs. But what exactly will you be able to do in Chivalry 2? When is it out? Let’s dive into that, or check out our video!
The Basics of Chivalry 2
Chivalry 2 allows for epic scale 64 player battles stretching across multi-stage maps. These levels are full to the brim with things to do and new ways to take on your opponents in combat. You can load up a catapult and send all kinds of things flying through the sky, even yourself. If you don’t feel like flying then you can just throw whatever you find at your enemies, including rocks, anvils and chickens!
The multi-stage levels will see you on both sides of a war. Lay siege to castles, flank your enemies with a forest ambush or just try some good old fashioned medieval pillaging. You can do this from a first person perspective or a third person perspective, whatever you feel most comfortable with.
Not that you’ll want to get too comfortable. Combat is fast paced, frantic and, if you’re not careful, you’ll soon end up missing a limb. Luckily you can still keep fighting even if you do lose a limb. Make sure to keep going until your last breath!
The combat system has been reworked significantly since the first game. There are all new combat moves that add some real weight to the fighting, making the whole thing feel more fluid. Swinging your weapon in battle, blocking incoming attacks or successfully claiming an objective feels better than ever thanks to this.
Especially when you make full use of the emote options. There’s thousands of voice lines and a great level of customisation. With 4 class types and 12 subclasses to choose from you’ll be able to make your warrior feel unique to you!
Modes and Maps
At launch there will be eight maps and three game modes to choose from. Team Deathmatch will see you standing side by side with teammates to take on opponents. Team Objective gives you levels to progress through where you’ll either be capturing or defending objectives. The final mode is Free-For-All which sees every player trying their best to survive and be the victor. It’s everyone for themselves, so expect a massacre!
The eight maps are split across the three modes and include castles, forests, tournament grounds and more.
Join In The Fun With Chivalry 2’s Open Beta!
If you just can’t wait that long then you’re in luck, as the cross-platform open beta begins today, May 27!
Beginning at 11:00am (EDT) on May 27 and ending on June 1 at 11:00am (EDT), the Chivalry 2 cross-play ppen beta will be available for free to all players on PC [via Epic Games Store], as well as on PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.
The open beta will include a whole host of brand-new maps, features and updates, all based on feedback given from Chivalry 2’s closed beta. Whether you’re new to Chivalry or if you’ve been here since the beginning, you won’t want to miss out!
When is Chivalry 2 Out?
Chivalry 2 releases on June 8 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. On the Xbox Series X and PS5 there will be 4K UHD support, with Ray Tracing coming to the game after launch. On the PlayStation 5 the DualSense Controller will make full use of the haptics, and use the adaptive triggers to help immerse you into the game even more.
No matter what platform you play on though you’ll still be able to play with your friends. Chivalry 2 supports cross-play across all platforms!
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