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    Breaking down the type classes of Chivalry 2, tomorrow out

    Huzzah! The age of Chivalry 2 is finally upon us!  The teams here at Torn Banner Studios and our publisher Tripwire Presents are extremely excited to bring our multiplayer melee combat game to PS4 and PS5. Considerable work has gone into making this game one of the most fun, cinematic, and (of course) brutal multiplayer experiences ever, and we can’t wait for everyone to get their hands on the full version of the game! Play Video What kind of player are you? Prefer a support role? More into risk/reward-type builds? Are you more interested in ranged vs. melee combat? In Chivalry 2 there are so many character classes and subclasses to choose from that there’s bound to be a build that strikes your fancy. So in anticipation of the game’s full release, we’ve broken down each class to further help you decide how you want to experience the 64-player medieval madness of Chivalry 2.  Archer Health: 100 | Movement Speed: 100 | Stamina: 60 With a fun mix of ranged weapons from crossbows to throwable javelins, Archers are the preferred class for anyone who wants to do damage from afar. With a Special that charges faster with successful headshots, the Archer class is designed to reward players who are especially deadly, but they also have significantly lower health compared to the other three classes in the game. There are only a limited number of Archers allowed per team, so make sure you snag a spot quickly!    Subclasses: Longbowman, Crossbowman, SkirmisherSpecial Abilities: Brazier (light arrows on fire), Banner (heal allies), Quiver (restock ammo) Knight Health: 175 | Movement Speed: 80 | Stamina: 80 With the Knight’s larger health pool, it’s the top pick for beginners hopping into Chivalry 2 for the first time. The Knight’s arsenal is also very balanced with subclasses that allow a wide range of options to try out like the shield-wielding Guardian or the high-damage Crusader. Before going for a class that’s a little more specialized, try out the Knight to get a taste of a little bit of everything the others have to offer. Worst case, you’ll probably die a bit slower.  Subclasses: Officer, Guardian, CrusaderSpecial Abilities: Oil Pot (fire throwable), Trumpet (heal allies), Banner (heal allies) Footman Health: 150 | Movement Speed: 100 | Stamina: 80 The Footman is a good Jack of All Trades, and also Chivalry 2’s answer for a “support” type class. As such, players in this class are equipped with items and abilities that favor defense and combat strategy. Bandage kits are the special ability for each of the footman’s three subclasses, and can be deployed to help your teammates resupply bandages and heal themselves. Footmen also benefit from increased movement speed compared to Knights, and a unique arsenal featuring long two-handed weapons with the most range (halberds, spears, polearms etc.) Additionally, the Footman is able to place traps and barricades to strategically turn the tide of combat and direct enemies elsewhere.  Subclasses: Poleman, Man at Arms, Field EngineerSpecial Ability: Bandage Kit (heal allies) Vanguard Health: 130 | Movement Speed: 120 | Stamina: 100 For the Vanguard class, it’s all about damage! With the lowest health pool of all of the classes, playing as a Vanguard is the ultimate risk/reward class. If you’re a dedicated warrior with a deep passion for swordplay, Vanguard’s arsenal of high-damage weapons will be a good fit for you! Furthermore, the Raider subclass even allows you to carry two primary weapons, allowing for even more creative combat approaches. All of this high damage goodness comes at the cost of being more vulnerable to ranged attacks – because Vanguards don’t get shields!  Subclasses: Brute, Raider, AmbusherSpecial Abilities: Trumpet (heal allies), Quiver (restock ammo), Oil Pot (fire throwable) I hope you enjoyed this quick overview of all of the loadout options available to you when you boot up Chivalry 2. I’ll see you on the battlefield! For glory!  Chivalry 2 launches worldwide on PS4 and PS5 tomorrow and supports cross play functionality across PC and console. 

    How to be a glorious warrior in Chivalry 2’s closed beta

    At long last, the battle shall commence! We’re excited to announce that pre-orders are now available for Chivalry 2 on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 Both versions come with a guaranteed spot in the Cross-Play Closed Beta on April 23-26.  The Chivalry 2 Closed beta is guaranteed with all pre-orders of the game and will be available on April 23, 2021 at 10:00am PT / 6pm BST / 7pm CEST. To download it to your PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5 system, visit the Chivalry 2 page at PlayStation Store, and simply add the beta to your library.  To celebrate the news, we present this special animated trailer that reveals the motivations of the Agatha Knights – one of the two factions you’ll play as in Chivalry 2 along with the Mason Order.   Play Video Buy Chivalry 2 on PlayStation 4 and you’ll get a free upgrade to the PlayStation 5 version.  Chivalry 2 is enhanced for PlayStation 5 and features 4K visuals and DualSense controller adaptive triggers and haptics. A few examples: On the left trigger, holding block gets harder as your stamina fallsThe right trigger will increase pressure for bows as you hold back the stringLocalized haptic feedback on strikes let you feel where every hit lands Chivalry 2 is a multiplayer first person slasher launching June 8 that throws players into the thick of epic, medieval warfare. Fight in massive 64-player battles across a variety of maps that feel straight out of the best medieval movies of all time. Whether you’re sieging a walled city to assassinate the heir to the throne, or setting a village on fire while peasants (and chickens) scream in protest – in Chivalry 2 you’ll use the freedom of traditional FPS-style control to become a whirlwind of steel on the battlefield.  Our team Torn Banner Studios is composed of industry veterans as well as members of the original development team for Chivalry: Medieval Warfare (2012). Chivalry 2 began development in 2017 and we’re so excited to finally unleash the full game in June 2021.  The Cross-Play Closed Beta (April 23-26) will be a global test with servers available worldwide. Here’s a tease of what you’ll be able to try out in the Cross-Play Closed Beta: Wage war in The Siege of Rudhelm, an epic Team Objective mode map that sees you protect or invade an entire city and its castleContinue the fight in more Team Objective, Team Deathmatch and Free-for-all mapsFind your fit: play as 12 subclasses ranging from Skirmisher (hybrid melee/ranged fighter) to Poleman (fighter that keeps opponents away with long melee range)Cut your teeth in a full tutorial- – learn every technique in the book. The full release will include all of the above — and more. In total you’ll fight in five unique Team Objective mode maps, which are sprawling, multi-stage levels where attackers have to push through each stage successfully or risk the entire game ending early. Siege entire cities in this mind-blowing game mode that truly feels like all-out war on a massive scale.  Chivalry 2 at full release will also have three additional, normal size maps to conquer in traditional Team Deathmatch and Free-for-all modes. But the conflict won’t end there! Much, much more content will be added after launch, including more maps, weapons and game modes.  As the battle approaches, here’s five tips for how to succeed in the Cross-Play Closed Beta: Swing with your hips, not your eyes! Think of the crosshair as the direction your character’s hips face. When you swing a weapon, you can turn your hips to accelerate into a hit.You can hold down a block if you’re feeling overwhelmed — but be sure to aim your block at the point of your enemy’s strike in order to parry, then riposte and earn the advantage. Look around you. Make use of interactive traps including spikes, bear traps, chandeliers and more to kill your enemy without even clashing your swords. No fight is complete without a bit of banter. Cycle the voice line and emote menus to shout out hundreds of hilarious character voice lines on demand. Feeling desperate? Chuck your weapon at the enemy and then pick up anything you can find around you to use as your improvised tool of death. How about a wagon wheel, a giant tree limb, or even a full sized church bell? Anything goes. Onward to glory!

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