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Steam Workshop Awards – winners!
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A little while ago REF asked OMD2 fans to nominate their favourite OMD2 workshop mods so that we could find out what the fan favourite is. Well the results are in and after number crunching it was Nananea’s Hawkeye Archers | Prepared for EVERYTHING mod that came out on top!

Hawkeye Archers

Yes it was these pink shade wearing archers that proved most popular amongst fans. These souped up archers can shoot not only fire arrows but poison, chain lightning, chill + freeze, or fear arrows all depending on your preference or mood! They are extra effective with additional health as well.Be sure to check out the fan favourite by downloading the mod and trying it out for yourself. Congratulations Nananea!

Here is the lowdown on the changes Nananea has made with this mod:

 

  • 5 exclusive unique upgrades: Fire, Poison, Chain Lightning, Chill + Freeze, and Fearing arrows.
  • Added the passive health regeneration unique into the base archer.
  • Added the reduced money cost upgrades into the base archer.
  • Added a small particle over each Archer’s head so they are easy to distinguish in co-op!
  • Custom icon and silly helmet texture change.

Prizes

Nananea wins an awesome OMD T-Shirt, signed copy of the OMD prequel comic, and a Robot Entertainment hat. We hope you enjoyed your prizes! These are no doubt well deserved with all the hard work that Nananea puts into all her excellent mods :) . Congratulations again!

And a little something for a lucky nominator…

We also said that we would offer a lucky person who takes the time to nominate someones workshop mod a chance to win some sweet prizes too. That lucky person is Markus Holm from Norway. He nominated Nananea’s Sapper Ballista | Add some BANG to your Ballistas mod. For taking the time to do that he has and OMD T-shirt, signed OMD prequel comic and a Robot Entertainment hat on the way to him as well! Congratulations!

It’s prizes all round at REF! Thanks for everyone who nominated. Be on the look out for more chances to win sweet Robot prizes!

Time to nominate for the Steam Workshop Awards!
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With OMD2 Steam Workshop support having been available for the past month many community modders have been hard at work developing lots of interesting new costumes, weapons, onslaughts and more.

Many mods are now available on the workshop and REF wanted to find out which ones you are enjoying most! Introducing the OMD2 Steam Workshop Awards! Thats right folks – its time to nominate your favourite OMD2 mod and give the author the recognition they deserve!

Why nominate?

The winning mod will be featured on both REF and the official Robot Entertainment website and the author will receive some fantastic Robot Entertainment swag! An OMD T-Shirt, signed copy of the OMD prequel comic, and a hat are all destined for the winning modder. So go ahead and nominate your favourite mod below and make their day! They’ll sure appreciate it :)

What’s in it for me?

For everyone that votes for their favourite mod they to will be in for a chance to win some of that special Robot swag. Thats right, if you nominate using the form you two can get your hands on that sweet merchandise!

Rules

The rules are simple – just one vote per person. You need to specify a valid email address. REF will be in-touch with the winners via their email address. The nomination period will be open for two weeks and closes on August 25th.

Livestream with Fryedegg, Nananea and SixOkay tonight at 6:15pm EST
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In celebration of the 1 year anniversary of Orcs Must Die! 2 our top community experts Fryedegg, Nananea and maybe Juicebags will be joining Robot Community manager SixOkay on a livestream for a few hours on Twitch.

It’ll all be kicking off tonight at 18:15 EST on Fryedegg’s twitch channel right here: www.twitch.tv/fryedegg

Be sure to join in!

OMD2 Workshop roundup – our best picks!
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The Orcs Must Die 2! community has been in full force over the past few weeks with a number of excellent mods being produced by dedicated community modders. We wanted to highlight some of our favourite most ingenious mods that we have come across so far. If you’re not sure which mods to go for check these out!

Hexplosive Chicken Launcher

Nananea’s Hexplosive Chicken Launcher is absolutely brilliant! I mean, blasting chickens at Orcs – what could be more fun!? Seriously, this one has to be top of your download list!

Magic Roulette Spike Trap

Next up is the Magic Roulette Spike Trap by MegadanXzero. This modded version of the spike trap features an additional effect as Orcs wonder across. Not only are they impaled with the spikes as before but now they must face the traps added secondary effect. The secondaries shuffle from fire, ice, acid and more. Check out the full list and download this mod to see it in action!

Troll Guardian reborn

How about some role-reversal? With this mod by Rockinbite Trolls can now be used as a replacement for the Palidin’s. Give it whirl and download Troll Guardian reborn.

Thor’s Hammer

Upgrade the Dwarven Hammer to the mighty hammer wielded by the legendary God, Thor. Naturally this souped up hammer features fearsome lightning. Well worth checking out this mod by Renji Yuki - Thor’s Hammer.

Friendly Flyers

Lets face it, flyers have always been a pain in OMD. Its about time they did something for us once. Well with purebloodpaul‘s Friendly Flyers mod they can finally do something useful and help guard the rift from the pesky Orcs. Download this mod and get them on your side for once!

Steam Workshop for Orcs Must Die 2 has landed!
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Hot on the heels of the news that Steam Workshop support was soon to be made available for Orcs Must Die! 2, its great to announce that just a few days later Robot Entertainment have already released this fantastic new tool to the masses! No rest for the hard working Robots it seems!

The Steam Workshop news is very exciting for OMD2 fans who now have the means to customise almost any part of the game by mixing and matching existing assets and onslaught files. In our last post we talked about some of the things that will be possible with this new functionality. Now, after just a few hours of the update being released we already have some brilliant community mods available to download in the workshop!

Some of our favourites…

Face Melter & Tar Trap + Sprayer

Nananea has been very quick on the bandwagon and already has some great mods. The Face Melter is pretty amusing - combining the blunderbuss and the acid bomb for devastating area damage.

If you ever wanted to use the Tar Trap with the Sorceress or the Acid Sprayer with the War Mage, Nananea makes it happen with her Sorceress’ Tar Trap & War Mage’s Sprayer mod!

Paladin’s Fired, Ogres Hired!

DrunkeN WolfeR really shakes things up with his Paladins fired Ogres hired mod. Role reversal now means you can have the ogres on your side for a change and you can plant them on levels as guardians.

Blunderbuss Machine Gun

Juicebags turns the popular Blunderbuss into a menacing machine gun. Spam away and blow those Orcs away with the Blunderbuss Machine Gun!

Mini-Orcs Must Die!

If you want to inject even more amusement into OMD2 then the Mini-Orcs Must Die! This brilliant mod by DrunkeN WolfeR sees all those pesky Orcs turn into Mini Orcs. While you may now be much bigger than them, don’t be fooled in thinking this makes the game easier. Oh no, these small Orcs are even harder to restrain as targetting them is much more difficult. Prepare for a good challenge with this mod!

Steam Workshop coming to Orcs Must Die 2!
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Exciting news for all Orcs Must Die 2 fans! Robot Entertainment are about to unveil a brand new modding system for the popular Orc slashing game. It won’t be long until OMD2 sees Steam Workshop functionality built in! Modders will no doubt rejoice at this exciting news. Not only will it be possible to mod the onslaught files like in OMD1 but there is a whole lot more which can be modified this time around.

Things that can be modified via Steam Workshop:

  • Costumes – you can use an existing costume base and retexture it.
  • Traps – You can use existing traps and retexture them and change their properties – damage, vfx, upgrade stats, etc.
  • Weapons - You can use existing traps and retexture them and change their properties – damage, vfx, upgrade stats, etc.
  • Trinkets - You can use existing traps and retexture them and change their properties – damage, vfx, upgrade stats, etc.
  • Onslaughts – You can modify existing onslaught and timing files for OMD2, just like you did for OMD1.

Wow thats great you may be thinking. Indeed it is! The only restriction is that you can’t create your own levels or art from scratch. You can only use existing levels and art which can then be mix and matched to your tastes. Here are some ideas of things you can achieve with this new found power:

Example ideas:

  • Create a new Frostbow. Based on the primary crossbow, but instead of a flaming upgrade, it has an ice freeze upgrade, complete with the existing frost effects on the bolts.
  • Create an Uber-Nightmare mode where all of the levels are much, much harder.
  • Create an evil Skull Ninja costume based on the existing Skull Ninja costume, but with all red accents instead of yellow.
  • Create an Ice Arrow Wall that shoots freezing arrows, complete with existing frost effects.

Pretty awesome huh? Its going to be great to see what our expert modders can come up with. But you don’t need to be an expert to get started with modding OMD2 via Steam Workshop. Robot Fans (REF) will be here to help and guide you featuring videos and documentation demonstrating some of the things that you can achieve. Keep a close eye out for more news over the coming weeks!