Chivalry 2, Torn Banner’s multiplayer online slasher, released on Steam on June 12, and in its first ten days has managed to rack up huge sales figures, along with “very positive” reviews from players.
The Chivalry 2 Steam Release has so far sold over 300,000 copies, adding to the game’s already impressive total since it launched on consoles and the Epic Games Store in June 2021. In August, Torn Banner revealed that Chivalry 2, the sequel to 2012’s Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, had exceeded one million units sold, with players scoring 420 million kills, over 8 million hours of playtime. This latest milestone marks another success for the Canadian developer, who is also celebrating 5,550 “very positive” Steam user reviews and the addition of the new Tenosian faction.
The Tenosian update also added mounts to Chivalry 2 for the first time, as well as new deathmatch maps and objectives, and a host of weapons and skins. It follows on from House Aberfell’s February update, which introduced a 64-player map and a couple of more colorful features in the form of stealing pigs and weaponized bees.
Once dominated by Crusader Kings and Age of Empires, the medieval genre has undergone something of a renaissance (no pun intended) in recent years, with games like Kingdom Come: Deliverance, A Plague Tale: Innocence, For Honor, and Mordhau. all vying for the hollow crown. So if you’re tired of all the guns, bombs, and air strikes, and want to get a little closer and in person, you’ve got plenty of options right now. In fact, to commemorate its release, Chivalry 2 is 40% off on Steam through July 7, so there’s no excuse not to grab your shield and start throwing an ax in someone’s face.