Orcs Must Die: Unchained Articles
Robot Entertainment has posted a brief note to its community that Orcs Must Die! Unchained is closing on April 8, 2019. Two of the company's other games, Hero Academy and Hero Academy 2, will also close down on that date. All three games will be playable through April 8th and players will "receive a substantial free grant of hard and soft currencies to enjoy the remaining weeks of live play".
MMOCulture is reporting that Tencent will be closing the Chinese Orcs Must Die! Unchained servers on July 19th. This is a scant seven months after the open beta kicked off in December 2017. The game did not gain enough traction to keep servers open and may have been affected by the lay off of thirty employees at Robot Entertainment this past March.
Orcs Must Die! Unchained developer, Robot Entertainment, has announced that it is undergoing restructuring that will result in over 30 employees being laid off. The company explains that two games were in development, but now that the company is only actively developing a single title, the move became necessary.
What would you get if you crossbred a FPS, MOBA, tower defense game and strategy game into one? Quite frankly, it might look something like Robot Entertainment’s Orcs Must Die! Unchained. OMDU is a fantasy, team action defense game where your goal is to “slice them, burn them, skewer them and launch them. In response to Gimli’s quote, “Surely Even Orcs Must Pause On The March?” the answer in this game is no, these Orcs don’t pause!
Orcs Must Die as a franchise has, over the years, broken some pretty important ground in the areas of tower defense and horde mode. Their snap on approach to tower placement, on the fly construction and tight combat systems have become more and more polished with each new title in the series. Orcs Must Die! Unchained, the latest title from Robot Entertainment, continues the tradition of bringing a refined and polished experience to the hands of gamers.
The PlayStation 4 version of Orcs Must Die! Unchained has launched as of today. All PS4 players can take part, but there is a bonus to being a PlayStation Plus member. Any Plus members downloading the game before August 15th can get hold of about $20 in free content including game currency, skins, consumables and more.
Chaos Trials have launched into Orcs Must Die! Unchained. During Survival, Sabotage, Endless and Weekly Challenge modes, players have a chance to have a chaos key drop. Teams of 1-3 players can use the key to push back the trial tier in order to have the key upgraded to a higher difficulty. Each victory offers a reward chest and more skulls dependent upon how far the team progresses. Players can also keep track of their progress against others via leaderboards.
A new blog post has appeared on the Orcs Must Die! Unchained site to lay out the first details about a new game mode coming to the game called Chaos Trials. During this new game mode, players are presented with a series of increasingly difficult challenges to survive. Doing so will net some pretty awesome rewards too.
In the latest update to Orcs Must Die! Unchained, the new Premium Shoppe has officially opened its doors. Players can gain access to it once they have received duplicate trap cards after reaching Tier 7. Duplicates are converted into Gibs that can be used in the shop on chests, vanity items and more.
Rob flew down to Plano last week to visit Robot Entertainment and take a look at Orcs Must Die Unchained. This is one of the only games in the last five years to have him do a 180 on his opinion in a good way from Beta to release.
Robot Entertainment has announced that Orcs Must Die! Unchained will hit commercial release on April 19th. The big day will also see the arrival of the Sabotage Mode, a new 3v3 party-based match. This marks the return of head-to-head competitive play.
Robot Entertainment has decreed that this week is ORC WEEK and everything Orcs Must Die on Steam is either on sale or set for a big update. The Orcs Must Die Franchise Pack now includes Orcs Must Die! Unchained (+ a Starter Pack) as well as other titles in the series for a whopping 90% off from now through April 10th.
Gameforge and Robot Entertainment have decided to part ways with the latter taking on all worldwide publication duties for Orcs Must Die! Unchained. EU players will be receiving a "unique migration code" via email with a link that starts the process of migrating account data from Gameforge to Robot. Once done, players will be able to game with friends regardless of location in the world.
Orcs Must Die! Unchained has been updated to v1.7 that brings a metric ton of great new and overhauled content into the game. Most notably, three new battlegrounds, unique leaderboards, new consumables, reworked guardians, hero updates and "Quests 2.0" are now live.
If a MOBA and the original Orcs Must Die! had an illegitimate love child, Orcs Must Die! Unchained! would undoubtedly be the product of that union. For fans of Orcs Must Die! and Orcs Must Die 2!, this may seem like blasphemy of the highest sort, a defiling of an already amazing game. What were the developers of Robot Entertainment thinking pairing these two up? Have they gone mad?