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Patch 8.4.0 Release

By Excelsior - 2nd August 2020 - 21:00 PM

Greetings, ladies and gentlemen, creatures and beasts!

It is that epic time of the year again! That's right, after tireless work and endless deliberations, we are pleased to announce the release of Patch 2.02 Version 8.4.0!

Click on the banner below to download the patch.

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What can you expect from version 8.4.0?
  1. Intricate focus on bug fixes.
  2. Balance fine-tuning and unit diversification.
  3. Audio, graphics and gameplay improvements.
  4. Rise of the Witch-king 2.02 League platform.


Most Notable Bug Fixes
  • Cloud Break stun no longer occasionally stuns enemies for much longer than intended.
  • Fix for Buffs such as Warchant not rendering its (yellow) FX when cast on units in fog of war.
  • Grand Harvest upgrade no longer grant players +100 Command Points.
  • Spells and summons can now be cast beneath upgraded Battlewagons.
  • Fortress Fire Drake can now once again heal at the Fortress (requires Dragon's Nest upgrade).
  • All Fortress siege weapons can now outrange regular siege.
  • Treebeard can longer stealth in mist.
Most Notable Balance Changes
  • Several nerfs to Ents and Treebeard.
  • Battlewagon Men of Dale nerf.
  • Orc Warrior reduced Command Points requirement and base damage buff.
  • Banner Carriers and Fire Arrows unit upgrade cost overhaul.
  • Fortress cost price changes based on the number present on the map.
  • Tower nerfs across the board.
  • Extensive experience and command point tuning for single, non-hero units and several types of cavalry.
Most Notable Audio, Graphics and Gameplay Improvements
  • Rhudaur Rebels (Angmar Wildmen) now have a new Rhudaur type model.
  • Several animation and audio improvements.
  • Fellbeasts and Eagles now crash to the ground instead of exploding in the air.
  • Player and neutral colour tweaks for improved visibility.
  • Heavy Armour and Forged Blades for Orc Warriors.
  • Vastly improved AI performance across all difficulty levels.
  • Damage output tooltips now available for all units and structures.
To view the full list of changes check out the changelog in our git repo.


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Along with the release of this quarter's iteration of 2.02, we present to you the long-anticipated Rise of the Witch-king 2.02 League, a ranking system platform which is installed along with patch version 8.4.0.

For more information about the platform and its capabilities, we suggest you click on the RotWK 2.02 League banner below.


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Also, be sure to visit the RotWK 2.02 League site to register and remain up-to-date with community stats.

To learn how to use the platform, take a look at this video tutorial below.



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Give us your thoughts about the patch and RotWK 2.02 League by clicking on the button below. If you have any enquiries or are in need of guidance staff are more than happy to help!




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