Bees, Druids, and Swine, Oh My! Chivalry 2 The Raid of Aberfell Charges Forward
Chivalry 2's Masons and Agathian Knights are amassing for yet another large-scale battle in Torn Banner Studios' hack and slash multiplayer action game. The House of Aberfell update releases on February 15 at 11 a.m. EST for PC and console. It adds a new 64-player map in The Raid of Aberfell and new weapons, gear, mechanics, and a playable VIP character.
The free update also sees the arrival of new customization elements for weapons and characters, a slew of bugs fixes for various pesky bugs and crashes, and improvements to previously-released maps.
Alongside the new VIP Druid character, whom Mason players control as a "last line of defense against the Agatha offensive," bees and swine can now be found across the battlefield. Bee bombs are AoE weapons that act as Medieval grenades of sorts, while pigs (along with peasants) can be kidnapped to "deny [the] Mason Order's access to food and labor."
The massive new #Chivalry2 HOUSE ABERFELL Update releases tomorrow @ 8am PT / 11am ET / 4pm GMT.— Chivalry 2 (@ChivalryGame) February 14, 2022
Experience a new Team Objective map, the Highland Sword, more customization options, playable druids, BEES, and... peasant kidnapping! https://t.co/RcJ7SW997u pic.twitter.com/PGi0ETYu2s
Other additions include:
- New Weapons – Highland Sword: The Highland Sword is a massive, unwieldy beast of a blade that will butcher foes and send others running for the hills. Complete with new animations, weapon values, and special attack, the Highland Sword for the Vanguard class can be further customized with new Giant Claymore and Executioner sword skins.
- New Armory Items: In addition, players can look forward to a wide array of new cosmetics in the Armory, including the Agatha Gallowglass Armor and Mason Clan Armor, War Club – Shepherd Staff skin, Falchion – Chopper skin, Messer – Dacian Sword skin, Great Sword – Claymore skin, 10 new Face paints, and more!
Chivalry 2 will be on sale for 33% off on the Epic Games Store from February 15 to February 16. Torn Banner and publisher Tripwire Interactive said that a console sale might appear in the future and to "keep a close eye on the Chivalry 2 social pages" for updates on timing.
If you weren't able to take to the battlefield in 2021, Chivalry 2 still stands as one of 2022's must-play games.
We praised it on almost every level in our review, from its battles to player progression and bits of humor.
"It’s a story where one moment you are living out your hero fantasies, a one-man army smiting the foes of your kingdom, then the next you're apologizing profusely for crushing your friend with a church bell, as you bleed out from your severed arm. A few technical hitches and minor gripes do little to detract from a masterpiece in the art of fun."