Fatshark has announced that loads of new weapons, maps and even gametypes are heading to War Of The Roses over the coming months, and have dated some nifty new inclusions for November. If you're getting stuck into the brutal fifteenth century battlefield - and if not, why not? - then hit the jump for the details.
This November, War of the Roses will see its first new content drop, which will introduce a wide variety of weapons including a horn-spanned crossbow for ranged enthusiasts and a Hospitaller pollaxe made famous by the company of knights bearing the same name. Players will also be able to get their gritty hands on the Milanese Knights Hospitaller crafted Heavy Armor, which can be customized with any of 10 different paint options, as well as an assortment of new visors and one new helmet.
Come "winter," knights should start preparing for two new challenging game modes and snow-laden maps as the war for the crown of England heads into the harshest months of the year. The first mode being introduced is Pitched Battle, where soldiers for the houses of Lancaster and York will soon learn to value their lives. The upcoming mode is launching into beta very soon, which will be announced on the forums.
Two new maps are also confirmed, inspired by the battles of Wakefield and Towton. With both of these historic skirmishes taking place in an extremely cold winter from December 1460 to March 1461, it’s only fitting that both maps introduce a new weather mechanic that will set snow and sleet against ally and adversary alike.
Content updates will automatically add new items to be acquired in the game via in-game currency. For those who are too impatient or weak, there are also options to purchase in-game currency to secure content. Considering how well-balanced the weapon selection proved to be, paying to win will still not be an option.
"War Of The Roses is a viable alternative or accompaniment to this year's FPS offerings, a gloriously chaotic 64-player experience predicated on pure skill and brutal swordplay," I wrote in our 8/10 War Of The Roses review. "If you're looking for a fresh, exciting, and emphatically skill-based multiplayer arena, you'll find a new home on the fifteenth century battlefield."