Before we go into details about our update we invite you…
...to check out our new trailer for the Survival Mode!
We thought we’d begin the week with an update we wanted to do for a while, an update that addresses a popular demand - that we unlock the playable characters and reduce the grind.
Without further ado, Magnus, Innes, Miko, Asha, Olaf of Bread, Jackhammer, Plunge D. and Bhaar-Boot will be playable as soon as you boot up the game.
That's right, we're making these guys available from the get-go so you people can start hosting local multiplayer parties without the need to grind. Your feedback was valid, why delay the fun after all?
Customization items are still locked and you'll have to earn Gold before you start pimping your Vikings
So that’s what we’re going to do, we’re going to make more characters available off the bat, with a total of 4 Vikings and 4 Bosses unlocked from the start. We’ll expand the available roster of unlocked characters further once we add the other 5 Vikings currently in development.
You will now be able to play with Olaf, Plunge D., Bhaar-Boot and Jackhammer without having the need to unlock them. Fortress remains an unlockable character as it's one of the more difficult Bosses.
We're finishing up work on the 5 remaining Vikings. For those of you who've been with us for a while longer, you know that at one point these characters were part of the game, but that was when combat was a lot more superficial and characters were pretty much reskins of a melee and a ranged class, with abilities to set them apart.
These 5 returning characters come with the various moves that you would expect from present-day Bossgard: various attack types per character, different ways of attacking (like Miko's charged 5-way shot, Innes' aimed piercing shot etc) and themed abilities.
We'll go over these characters in a future announcement, for now it's safe to assume that we'll have them ready by Christmas, if not sooner!
This is a pretty big one but we can't tell you more yet, other than "Holy cow we're getting a new boss!" While it's still top secret, what we can say is that it's going to be big, bad and fun to play as.
Stay tuned for this!
We've also kept working on the Survival Mode, we invite you to give it a shot if you haven't already and make sure you bombard us with feedback!