Monday, 19 November 2012

The first in a series of monthly content updates for the medieval brawler, War of the Roses, is arriving this Wednesday (November 21st), Paradox Interactive has announced.

The update introduces a wealth of new armaments, including the Kingmaker sword, one new helmet, four new visors, and seven new weapons, including the gothic mace, the halberd, and the horn-spanned crossbow. In addition a new suit of heavy armor will also be available in the update with different paint options to customize your characters look.

Players will also be introduced to a new game mode “Pitched Battle,” which challenges knights to take greater care with their lives – since, in Pitched Battle, death is final. Pitched Battle mode will begin an Open Beta when the update arrives, and all War of the Roses players can join. Simply find a game in the server browser that is listed as being in Pitched Battle mode, and join the game normally.

In Pitched Battle, each knight has only one life to risk on the battlefield per round; when a combatant perishes, he cannot return to the fight until the next match. Bandaging wounds and reviving teammates will be crucial to victory, and executing opponents to keep them out of the fight will decide which is the last team standing.

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