• Monthly Archives: February 2016

    Orcs Must Die! Unchained open beta will come to Steam!

    Great news for Steam gamers this week as Robot Entertainment announces that following Orcs Must Die! 1 & 2 the new PvE and PvP Orcs Must Die! Unchained will also be coming to Steam! This has been much requested on the forums and Robot Entertainment will be delivering! The game will be available on Steam as soon as Open Beta starts.

    This is such great news that to help celebrate Robot is also making OMD1 and OMD2 available at a huge 90% off on Steam. If you have any friends who haven’t yet checked out OMD – be sure to tell them!

    There are also a ton of streams happening this week, so much so there is a new website ‘Orc Week’ to keep you up to date. Check out http://www.orcweek.com. We’ve got streams from the studio and the hosteses with the mostest – Nananea!

    Patch 2.7 for Orcs Must Die! Unchained is out now in both NA and EU!

    Great news to all closed beta players for OMDU the MEGA PATCH version 2.7 is out now in both EU and NA regions simultaneously. The download is a biggie so you will want to get it going as soon as possible so that you are ready to play. As a reminder there has been an account wipe with this patch so your progress will start again from the beginning. This is as result of the huge changes which almost make patch 2.7 feel like a completely new game.


    Just a small  selection of highlights from this new patch include:

    • 3 (yes, three!) brand new PvE exclusive maps!
    • A single player campaign mode for survival!
    • You can now choose whether you want to play as an defensive or offensive role as a hero of your choice. Heroes no longer have fixed roles. A new role of “roamer” has also been introduced.
      • Some heroes still may play better on one particular role than another and this will be indicated in the dashboard.
    • Heroes now move faster.
    • Account level is now the sum of your hero levels.
    • All cards in the store can now be crafted.
    • Bots will now attempt to capture neutral objectives.
    • And of course some new traps and minions!

    These are just scratching the surface. Check out the full patch notes to dig into the full details of all the changes, including designer notes from Doug Houserman. What are you waiting for? Start downloading! Whilst you wait you can also check out this weeks episode of Insider Access which also covered all the big changes in this patch.

    Be sure also to tune into Meet Your Match on Friday at 6.30pm US Central time for streaming games with Nananea. It’ll be great to see you there!

    Things get frosty with Frostbite

    The final of three brand new PvE maps coming to Orcs Must Die! Unchained in the next patch due out this Thursday is Frostbite. This map gives us a nice change of scenery, a snowy map with a fortress along the Arctos glacier. The art for the map looks great and Frostbite looks to be a great addition to the growing PvE exclusive map line-up. From the OMDU blog:

    Built with the cooperation and generous financing of the grizzly royal family, Frostbite Fortress sits at the edge of the Arctos glacier protecting grizzly territory from the Unchained. Rift activity is particularly high on the glacier, probably because of its proximity to Centre’s northern pole. It is also rumored that the grizzlies are protecting a secret rift to their home realm deep within their territory, which makes Arctos a very enticing target. Open, stable rifts are sources of great power, and the rift is most likely what makes the grizzlies so much better at frost magic than any other race. Letting the Unchained find this rift, if it exists, would be a disaster; the fortress must keep the Unchained out for the safety of the grizzlies and their rumored rift.

    Lets take a look at some sweet sweet screenshots of this chilly map: