Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Sells Over A Million Copies

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Sells Over A Million Copies

To celebrate, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare has received a new update with a comprehensive customization system.

While the "Modern Warfare" franchise is seeing a decline, first-person "slasher" Chivalry: Medieval Warfare has sold just over 1.2 million copies in only 9 months, developer Torn Banner Studios revealed in a blog post. To celebrate, a new update for the game has now gone live, which includes a comprehensive customization system. You'll be able to customize your character with new helmets, tabard patterns, colors and emblems.

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, the Steam powered PC-exclusive, has been slowly been building up a user base since its October 2012 launch. Being featured in the recent Steam sale no doubt had a hand in its explosive expansion, with Torn Banner announcing that the game's peak concurrent users during the nine months since its launch was 23,233 (presumably at some point during the sale itself).

Americans are the biggest purchasers of the game, with almost half a million copies sold coming from the USA. The UK, Canada, Germany and Russia followed with around 100,000 copies sold each.

A helpful info graphic details some of the features you can experience with the new customization system. Previously, players were only able to customize the weapons that they used. The patch also comes with a big range of bug fixes, which you can check out here.

This is great news for the indie title that dared to do things differently. Who would have thought a first-person medieval warfare game could be so fun? I picked the game up during the Steam sale and have been having a blast with it. You can buy the game direct from Torn Banner Studios for $24.99.

Source: Chivalry: Medieval Warfare

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Wow, I have seen this game around, but the fact that it was so very popular went right under my radar!

Kudos to the devs!

It's really nice that is getting popular, this game is tons of fun. We have modern pew pew pew weapons but there's nothing like decapitating someone or smashing his head with a hammer.

...the hell is this game? I keep seeing it around but never anything on what it's about. And google is hard. <.<

LetalisK:
...the hell is this game? I keep seeing it around but never anything on what it's about. And google is hard. <.<

It's a multiplayer first person slasher. You play as knights and stuff and stab each other with pikes and swords and axes and what have you.

It's actually a lot of good fun, there's ballista and trebuchets and things too, with bunches of objective modes. Well worth grabbibg a copy on sale, or even a 4 pack on sale to share with your friends.

There's also a 1 vs 1 duel mode.

LetalisK:
...the hell is this game? I keep seeing it around but never anything on what it's about. And google is hard. <.<

Its a first person medieval team deathmatch. A lot like Mount & Blade: Warband's online mode and the third person War of the Roses. Chivalry has a bit of rivalry with War of the Roses.

The main difference was that chivalry was more arcade-y and is much easier from what I remember, and war of the roses went all pseudo realism with armor having protection, a needlessly complex melee system that never got used to its full extent, custom load outs and equipment, and real intricate hit boxes.

Now that chivalry has customization, they are a lot closer to each other now. People liked Chivalry more because it was easier and more focused on melee instead of the horseman-infantry-archer paradigm that wasn't exactly balanced.

SkarKrow:

LetalisK:
...the hell is this game? I keep seeing it around but never anything on what it's about. And google is hard. <.<

It's a multiplayer first person slasher. You play as knights and stuff and stab each other with pikes and swords and axes and what have you.

It's actually a lot of good fun, there's ballista and trebuchets and things too, with bunches of objective modes. Well worth grabbibg a copy on sale, or even a 4 pack on sale to share with your friends.

There's also a 1 vs 1 duel mode.

So basically someone took the Mount and Blade multiplayer and said "Hey, let's make it fun"? XD

I've really enjoyed my time with this game. I would have rather they ripped off Warband's melee system, but what they have is fun and intuitive. I'll probably be spending some more time with it now.

LetalisK:

SkarKrow:

LetalisK:
...the hell is this game? I keep seeing it around but never anything on what it's about. And google is hard. <.<

It's a multiplayer first person slasher. You play as knights and stuff and stab each other with pikes and swords and axes and what have you.

It's actually a lot of good fun, there's ballista and trebuchets and things too, with bunches of objective modes. Well worth grabbibg a copy on sale, or even a 4 pack on sale to share with your friends.

There's also a 1 vs 1 duel mode.

So basically someone took the Mount and Blade multiplayer and said "Hey, let's make it fun"? XD

You shut your mouth! Warband is still the best melee system out there, in depth, realism, and fun, even in multiplayer, and even with all the shirtless Swabians running around spamming two handers, and even with being almost dead and all!

LetalisK:

SkarKrow:

LetalisK:
...the hell is this game? I keep seeing it around but never anything on what it's about. And google is hard. <.<

It's a multiplayer first person slasher. You play as knights and stuff and stab each other with pikes and swords and axes and what have you.

It's actually a lot of good fun, there's ballista and trebuchets and things too, with bunches of objective modes. Well worth grabbibg a copy on sale, or even a 4 pack on sale to share with your friends.

There's also a 1 vs 1 duel mode.

So basically someone took the Mount and Blade multiplayer and said "Hey, let's make it fun"? XD

Pretty much yeah.

When I tried playing a few months ago it was tricky to get a good full server though, and if people just run around like idiots it's not very fun because you'll just get ganged up on and bludgeoned to death, but it's definately worth a pickup in a sale on Green Man Gaming or Steam or your retailer of choice. As I recall GReen Man was selling a pack of 4 steam keys for around 12...

Sniping Archery is hilarious good fun when you get it down, it's mostly a crapshot whether you can ever kill a man but it's oh so fun to do so.

SkarKrow:

Pretty much yeah.

When I tried playing a few months ago it was tricky to get a good full server though, and if people just run around like idiots it's not very fun because you'll just get ganged up on and bludgeoned to death, but it's definately worth a pickup in a sale on Green Man Gaming or Steam or your retailer of choice. As I recall GReen Man was selling a pack of 4 steam keys for around 12...

Sniping Archery is hilarious good fun when you get it down, it's mostly a crapshot whether you can ever kill a man but it's oh so fun to do so.

Does it have some sort of VS bots option? There's no way I'd pick it up and just drop into a server without trying to get some practice in first.

Ftaghn To You Too:

You shut your mouth! Warband is still the best melee system out there, in depth, realism, and fun, even in multiplayer, and even with all the shirtless Swabians running around spamming two handers, and even with being almost dead and all!

Oh please, Warband sucked at everything it did. It just did everything, so it was good. :D

LetalisK:

SkarKrow:

Pretty much yeah.

When I tried playing a few months ago it was tricky to get a good full server though, and if people just run around like idiots it's not very fun because you'll just get ganged up on and bludgeoned to death, but it's definately worth a pickup in a sale on Green Man Gaming or Steam or your retailer of choice. As I recall GReen Man was selling a pack of 4 steam keys for around 12...

Sniping Archery is hilarious good fun when you get it down, it's mostly a crapshot whether you can ever kill a man but it's oh so fun to do so.

Does it have some sort of VS bots option? There's no way I'd pick it up and just drop into a server without trying to get some practice in first.

Ftaghn To You Too:

You shut your mouth! Warband is still the best melee system out there, in depth, realism, and fun, even in multiplayer, and even with all the shirtless Swabians running around spamming two handers, and even with being almost dead and all!

Oh please, Warband sucked at everything it did. It just did everything, so it was good. :D

I wouldn't call proving that first and third person melee combat mixed with troop management can be really, really, good "sucking". Only sucking is Swabian for "one of the best games ever made".

You shouldn't argue with me on this. It's painful enough to break free from my fanboy chains long enough to give you this warning. Warband is my absolute favorite game and I wish people ripped it off more. I will defend it to my grave.

LetalisK:

SkarKrow:

Pretty much yeah.

When I tried playing a few months ago it was tricky to get a good full server though, and if people just run around like idiots it's not very fun because you'll just get ganged up on and bludgeoned to death, but it's definately worth a pickup in a sale on Green Man Gaming or Steam or your retailer of choice. As I recall GReen Man was selling a pack of 4 steam keys for around 12...

Sniping Archery is hilarious good fun when you get it down, it's mostly a crapshot whether you can ever kill a man but it's oh so fun to do so.

Does it have some sort of VS bots option? There's no way I'd pick it up and just drop into a server without trying to get some practice in first.

Ftaghn To You Too:

You shut your mouth! Warband is still the best melee system out there, in depth, realism, and fun, even in multiplayer, and even with all the shirtless Swabians running around spamming two handers, and even with being almost dead and all!

Oh please, Warband sucked at everything it did. It just did everything, so it was good. :D

Ummm, no I don't think it has a bots mode, though it does have a fairly comprehensive tutorial set teaching you how to use each class effectively and what to do in close combat, how to block, dodge, counter, etc.

Edit: I stand corrected, it does have bots by creating a local game and populating it with bots. I've never saught out bots so I was unaware. Apologies.

warband has the best multi.. you just need to play the mod cRPG. granted the average skill level in cRPG is so high now that it is a bit daunting for new players but it is hands down the best melee game out there... even with all them jerks on horses or using ranged weps!

SkarKrow:

Ummm, no I don't think it has a bots mode, though it does have a fairly comprehensive tutorial set teaching you how to use each class effectively and what to do in close combat, how to block, dodge, counter, etc.

In fact it does. Selecting "Create Game" in the main client will drop you in a local game after selecting the map, game mode and the amount of bots you want to play with.

So it's up from the ashes of diminishing returns to the literal roses of success.

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Oh those lovely bloodstained roses!

I can't help but assume part of this games success owes itself to the multitude of let's plays of this on YouTube. I remember watching one a while ago and I VERY nearly picked it up because it simply looked like a lot of fun. Sadly it wasn't for me because I was dreadful at it.

Saying that though, this game was a refreshing concept for a great deal of people I'll bet, props to them for pulling it off.

Sweetness! Have been really enjoying Chivalry as of late.

I played it. Keep in mind it's great if your into the pvp scene, but if not stay AWAY. I regret buying this game as its only pvp based and I hate pvp.

I question the wisdom of working on cosmetics when this game has a bit of an issue with its hitboxes.

Hasn't stopped me from playing. I'm playing until it goes f2p and turns into yet another brony hellhole like tf2.

LetalisK:

Does it have some sort of VS bots option? There's no way I'd pick it up and just drop into a server without trying to get some practice in first.

SkarKrow:

Ummm, no I don't think it has a bots mode, though it does have a fairly comprehensive tutorial set teaching you how to use each class effectively and what to do in close combat, how to block, dodge, counter, etc.

Actually it does, but it's not a straightforward offline mode. You have to host a game and set the bot count so that it is full.

Bots are pretty retarded though, but it can help you get familiar with maps and weapons (not sure if you can unlock weapons against bots though).

Also as Skar said, it has a decent tutorial for basics... but I recommend you read the wikia too since there are somer intermediate and advanced techniques that really step up your ability to fight around defences.

http://chivalry.wikia.com/wiki/Strategy

The game has a relatively large learning curve, so your best off picking a class that you like and getting comfortable with that and experiment with other classes from time to time.

Archers get good practice in objective mode, since enemies will be preoccupied with objectives giving you opportunities to hone your shots (but people often give out about archers in game), Knights are great for beginners in Free for alls and Team Deathmatches since their high HP lets you get familiar with fight dynamics where Man-At-Arms and Vanguards die too quickly for beginners to fully comprehend why and how things happen.

And just as a quick breakdown.

Knights are the heaviest unit. High HP and high damage but slow.

Vanguards are similar to Knights. They can wield long ranged Melee weapons like Pikes and Claymores, but don't have the tanking ability like a Knight or the Speed of an MAA. They do have, however a sprint attack that can be pretty devastating if you can pull it off on a group of unguarded enemies (though it leaves you vulnerable if you miss).

MMA (Man-At-Arms) is the lightest of Melee units. They rely on speed to stay alive and have an evasive ability which lets you leap out of harms way or around defences. Really low HP though and a good archer is hell for MAA.

Archers are the only Ranged unit available. They use Bows, Crossbows and Throwing spears. They aren't very fast, have low HP and their melee ability is limited (though advanced players can still be dangerous with them). Obviously their strength is ranged attacks. You'll find a lot of games will have archers fighting each other, since the biggest threat to an archer is another archer. A lot of people say that archers break the game, but they are a whiny minority.

Ftaghn To You Too:

You shut your mouth! Warband is still the best melee system out there, in depth, realism, and fun, even in multiplayer, and even with all the shirtless Swabians running around spamming two handers, and even with being almost dead and all!

As much as I love M&B Warband, the vanilla multiplayer blows. It wasn't well done. It's really the mods that make the multiplayer any good and even then, most of the mods play that well. (Looking at you cRPG mod...) The Napoleonic Wars DLC is probably one of the best MP DLCs added to a game though. M&B's combat system is excellent for single player, but for multiplayer its not responsive enough

Matey:
warband has the best multi.. you just need to play the mod cRPG. granted the average skill level in cRPG is so high now that it is a bit daunting for new players but it is hands down the best melee game out there... even with all them jerks on horses or using ranged weps!

cRPG is kind of overrated. It added the customization that the multiplayer needed but its really giant mob vs. giant mob. I think cRPG could do with smaller match sizes.

Nice to see some new stuff coming to one of my favorite new games, and some success for the developers. I still hope that they release some new maps and incentives to level-up, though. I can only attack the same three castles so many times!

CrossLOPER:
I question the wisdom of working on cosmetics when this game has a bit of an issue with its hitboxes.

Hasn't stopped me from playing. I'm playing until it goes f2p and turns into yet another brony hellhole like tf2.

Don't think we won't do it! All your games are ours!

I fucking love this game, so glad it's really popular.

If only I could actually play this game. I picked up a copy for me and a friend to play together during the Steam sale only to discover that neither of us could actually get the game to start without crashing at the first screen.

This is nice to hear. It isn't my favourite game in the world (I'm a strategy game guy), but it certainly is a lot of fun.

Man if only the game didn't feel like a beta, this would be great.

I will not be satisfied until I can type in duel mode without whatever I'm typing being erased when I'm being placed into a new duel.

And I wish they'd balance knights to be more useful than not at all.

But hey, pretty colors.

Definitely worthy of the attention; it's a dang good game.

Lord Garnaat:

Don't think we won't do it! All your games are ours!

If your plan is to fill multiplayer gamers with such absolute disgust that they turn away from mp and force developers to focus on a better sp experience, go ahead.

CrossLOPER:

Lord Garnaat:

Don't think we won't do it! All your games are ours!

If your plan is to fill multiplayer gamers with such absolute disgust that they turn away from mp and force developers to focus on a better sp experience, go ahead.

Hooray! Everyone wins!

 

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