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Monthly Archives: December 2017Dean24 Dec 20178766
It’s that time of year again to say Happy Holidays to Robot fans and players worldwide. This year has been a big year for the studio having released Orcs Must Die! Unchained on both PC and PS4 following a long ride with the community beta testing. It’s ‘Merry Riftmas’ in game right now, login and play to contribute to the Winter event to unlock sweet chests with Christmas themed goodies!
Coming up in 2018, ‘Hero Academy 2‘ is soon set to be launching worldwide which will bring mobile tactics to Android and iOS following up on the very well received original, this time the game will be in real-time and featuring tons of new cards. Something great to look forward to coming up in 2018!
See you on the other side!Dean02 Dec 20178746
Hot on the heels of the Wu Xing battles expansion pack we have a new free content expansion coming to OMDU next week – patch 2.6. This release features a brand new playable hero, meet Dobbin’s wife – Brass!
Brass is a new playable hero for the Order and is a master engineer and is equipped with an OMD2 favourite weapon, the Blunderbuss! Previously used by Max in OMD2 the blunderbuss is back and it will feel and work almost exactly like it did in the previous game. She also brings to the game some interesting new unique abilities. As Master Engineer she is able to craft a defensive Dwarven Turret to place on the map as well as placing demolition mines. Both of these can be upgraded with her weaver tiers.
For instance the turret can be upgraded from its base turret to have an electric shield and missiles depending on what weavers players choose.
Here is the full list of her abilities:
Passive: “Short Stack” and “Scrap”
Brass is too short for large minions to see, so they will never attack her. Brass also collects scrap that drops from minions, which she needs for some abilities.
Primary Attack: Blunderbuss
Brass shoots a shotgun-style spread shot from her Blunderbuss. The closer to your target the more damage possible. The Blunderbuss also has a powerful knockback.
Secondary Attack: Cannonball Shot
Brass shoots a giant cannonball from her Blunderbuss that damages her target and explodes. The explosion also provides an area damage effect.
Third Ability: Swiss Army Wrench
Brass can use this ability to repair and upgrade her turret as well as damage minions. Any wrench attack on a minion guarantees a scrap drop.
Fourth Ability: Brass Bombs
Brass can place a land mine that explodes in an area when minions are nearby. Brass Bombs cost scrap to place and she can only have 15 out at a time.
Fifth Ability: Dwarven Turret
Brass places a ranged turret that attacks passing minions. She can use scrap to heal and upgrade the turret with her Swiss Army Wrench ability
Brass is set to be a very unique hero and she will bring alot of interesting new play styles to the game with her diverse abilities. Players could choose a defensive build with the turret, or an offensive build combining scrap metal pick up, cannonball and mine upgrades.
To find out more about Brass, check out the new blog on the OMDU website – Designing Brass. The blog goes into detail about the hero design and is an excellent read.
Another great new addition in this update will be the ability for players to host and join custom games. This has been a much wished for feature from the community, especially among those who have wanted to play a certain map instead of random maps being assigned by the matchmaker. Custom games will also enable playing with friends or guild members easier. Custom games will be available for all game modes.
- New Battleground: Castle Gates
- New Consumable: Terracotta Giants
- New Consumable: Elemental Mages
- New Consumable: Hide Minimap
Chaos Trials – new modifiers
- Additional Terracotta Giants
- No Minimap in Combat
Due to a number of changes being made to the game in this update, and previous updates including alot of balance changes, it is time for the leader boards to be refresh for players to start fresh. The reset is for all game modes, including players Sabotage rank. This means players will need to undergo 5 placement matches again before being assigned their Sabotage rank. Players previous Sabotage rank will be taken into account when assigning the new rank.
To read about all the balance updates and other new features coming in htis patch, check out the full patch notes over on the OMDU forums!
This update is due to land 6/7th December for PS4 and PC.