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  • Forum Avatars Have Returned!

    Hey War Mages,

    You've been asking for them and they're finally back. You can now customize your forum avatars again! It's easy to do:

    Head to your profile page and mouse over your current avatar:



    Select from the available list:

    We've brought back two dozen avatars (ok, 23, but we do math like Max). What other avatars would you like to see in the future? Let us know in the comments.

    -- Harmonia
  • A Look into the Future of OMDU!

    Hello War Mages!

    It's been a while since my last update, so I thought I'd give everyone a heads-up on the latest happenings and plans for Orcs Must Die! Unchained over the next few months. 

    The biggest OMDU news of the summer was the release on Playstation 4 in July following the launch on PC earlier this Spring. The PS4 launch has gone really well, and we've gotten some fantastic feedback from our new friends to help guide our future plans for the game. With Tundra’s recent addition to the hero roster on PS4, all the current OMDU heroes are now available for both platforms. Expect to see the Chaos Trials game mode coming to PS4 very soon! We're also working on better team communication systems and many other features and enhancements based on your feedback and recommendations. 

    On the PC side of the world, we've been focusing on tons of smaller, long-requested improvements that have hopefully made a big difference in your playing experience. Things like fast restarts, rerolling Chaos Trials, and some fundamental changes to how players interact with their Daily Quests have rolled out recently and there are more changes like this to come. Plus, we've managed to sneak in a few biggies like Deadeye, four new Endless maps, and the Endless Summer event on all platforms. We’ve even added some fun vanity rewards to achievements in-game!

    One area that we'd really like to improve on is synchronizing our PC and PS4 releases. As it stands now, our Playstation release is usually 3-4 weeks behind the release of the PC version of the game. Having the releases out of alignment in this way is painful for development (which is our problem), but more importantly, it hurts the long-term growth of the game. To address this, we’re going to bring the PS4 version of the game up to be concurrent with PC and ensure that all our future releases are coming for both groups at the same time. By lining up the release schedule we can spend more time adding new features and less time managing the ins-and-outs of staggered releases. 

    There is some short-term pain to get the PC and PS4 updates synchronized, however. In order to achieve this, we'll need to break our regular monthly update cycle for September and there will not be another update for the PC until October. The extra wait is not ideal, but the end result will be our largest OMDU update yet, and it will be available to both platforms at the same time. Harmonia will dig into the details soon, but expect to see some of the great new content you've been asking for, some new features, a new community event, and perhaps even a certain “coming soon” hero! Oh, and PC players, we'll finally get our long-promised Discord integration into the October release.

    That's all for now. We've got some really fun plans for the rest of the year, and we're looking forward to sharing them with you soon, too. Keep the feedback coming!

    Chris Rippy
    VP of Production

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    Join Harmonia today to discuss this and more on today's Insider Access! Live at 3 pm on OrcsMustDie.tv. If you can't make the live stream, or missed it and your question wasn't answered please add it to this thread!
  • Re: Titles in other languages

    Thanks for letting us know about this issue with the event title translations! Unfortunately, with only *one* title and no neutral option, we'll have to use a singular option. Using the masculine for all titles seems the best solution since this adheres more closely to general grammatical practice when neutral is not an option.

    @Axony I have removed your comment. I shouldn't have to remind players to treat each other with respect and not derail threads.
  • Re: Event Reward Feedback

    Correct -- each event chest has a set of vanity items, and the grand prize is that sexy Max skin :)

    These community event chests have set rewards that will be the same for everyone, one set of rewards for each goal. 
  • Re: Smolder fanart

    This is fantastic work! She's so cute, and yet still so evil!