Happy Wars, Xbox Live's free-to-play multiplayer brawler, has managed to smash the two million player mark. Horrendous netcode made for a shaky start, but after several patches, it's clear that players are enjoying the generous freemium experience (for the record, I still haven't spent any money at all).
To celebrate, developer Toylogic have released a new update that adds new special modes, customisation options and weapon upgrades. Details below.
Special Match Mode
Special Match mode is where new rules will be showcased moving forward. And new rules mean that you can get special rewards unavailable through the usual multiplayer modes!
Enjoy the first Special Match offering with the new “Save the KING” multiplayer rules; support your team’s KING player in the journey to the enemy castle. As soon as the KING enters the castle, you win! When you become a King, use your sceptre to knock enemies away and lead the way to the enemy castle.
Enhance Items More
Item level cap is extended from ten to 15. Level up your favorite item and create the ultimate item! And you can check all items – even items you’ve never gotten in Item Encyclopedia now. Find the best item for your tactic and get it from multiplayer games, Happy Cards, Special Match and more!
Additional Customization Slots
Now there are not one but three customization slots for the classes. The player can customize each slot with character parts and items and select the slot to use when going into battle during the game. Make customization slots to manage various war situations strategically!
We described Happy Wars as a "free fun factory" in our 7/10 review. If you're a gold member, you might as well download it - it's excellent value considering that every map, mode and class costs nothing at all to access.