Two years have passed since Chivalry 2 launched on PS5, Xbox and PC platforms, and while the game has its loyal fans, a new resurgence is underway for the medieval FPS. Thanks to Chivalry 2 joining Xbox Game Pass and PS Plus, Torn Banner Studios is ushering plenty of new knights into battle – making it a perfect time to craft a sequel DLC to Chivalry Deadliest Warrior.
After proving its thrilling concept as the Half-Life 2 mod, Age of Chivalry, the arrival of Chivalry Medieval Warfare back in 2012 was a glorious time for the first-person slasher. The game’s initial middle ages setting went to shores afar with the release of Chivalry Deadliest Warrior. Dropped as a standalone expansion in 2013, in collaboration with the titular historical TV show, Deadliest Warrior introduced vibrant new locales and an excellent set of classes to dig into.
With Samurais, Spartans, Vikings, Ninjas and Pirates all primed for gory skirmishes, the game’s precise duelling system inherited a faster sense of mobility. Samurai’s felt more agile while Spartans and Vikings brought brute force to proceedings. Ninjas, while equipped with weaker weaponry, offered satisfying gameplay for those who could master the class. Pirates are just downright fucking fun, purely because of the ridiculous Flintlock pistol. Reloading that thing as someone quickly wore down my health was a thrill in its own right.
Each of these classes brought new maps that were reflective of their places in history. The excellent Spartan map fulfilled the dreams of Frank Miller and Zack Snyder fans everywhere with its hole to kick enemies down. Though Chivalry 2 has introduced fresh factions like the Tenosian Empire, the game is still lacking something distinctly different from its current class and weapon selection. Weapon skins can be applied to different sub-sections of swords and the like, but the versatility available in Deadliest Warrior is yet to be matched in Chivalry 2.
The implementation of Chivalry 2 crossplay makes this opportunity even more appealing. More players than ever before are leaping into Chivalry 2 and experiencing the fantastic carnage that its huge 64-player modes can offer. Bringing Deadliest Warrior into the overhauled graphical and technical trappings of Chivalry 2 is an obvious advantage, but not one that should necessarily be scoffed at. Expanding on the DLCs premise, Torn Banner Studios could bring grand locations with lore-appropriate spins on key events in Samurai, Spartan or Viking history.
Torn Banner Studios continues its promise to bring free expansions to Chivalry 2, with the recent Raiding Party update finding its way to the game as it becomes available on PS Plus via the PS Plus May 2023 free games selection. With such a significant undertaking posed by introducing at least five new classes, fresh maps and more to the game, it does pose a question as to whether the possibility of a Chivlary 2 Deadliest Warrior DLC would be the first paid expansion for the game.
Having stuck to my guns with console gaming for most of my life, the first Chivalry game was a gateway to the realm of PC gaming – giving me hours of laughter, battle cries, and blood along the way. Deadliest Warrior accelerated that entertainment to unparalleled levels. Undoubtedly one of the best games to check out for unhinged multiplayer mayhem, I hope Chivalry 2 meets that level of chaos in the future.