This week, BioWare Mythic has released Patch 1.4 for their PvP oriented MMO, Warhammer Online. At first glance, we can see that Open RvR has been overhauled to include a brand new capture mechanic in Tiers 2-4. BioWare Mythic reiterates that World PvP is where gameplay should ideally be focused, and where the lore of WAR is set to unfold.
With a new Skaven race, BioWare Mythic is reinvigorating Warhammer Online players with a reason to come back out and crush some skulls. The new race features four classes: the Warlack Engineer, the Pack Master, the Rat Ogre, and the Gutter Runner. To clarify, the Skaven are not a race that players can build from the ground up, leveling in and out of PvP. They are simply mercenaries that either faction hire for their cause. Players will be able to control one of these four classes to obtain a goal or objective in the RvR action. In addition, a new 65+ dungeon, Thanquol’s Incursion, has been implemented. Emboldened players can look forward to all-new gear and first access to the playable Skavens.
More information on the four Skaven classes can be found here.
With Patch 1.4, BioWare Mythic has included two purchaseable content packs: Progression and Personality. The former will focus on leveling capacity and rate, with 20 more ranks, new Renown Gear & Scenario Weapons, and accelerated XP rate. The latter will focus on personal vanity, with Barber Surgeon Tokens, Vanity Pets, Mounts, and Dyes. Once activated, the content packs will take effect on all characters on the player’s account. Individually, the packs are priced at $9.99, with a combo pack at $14.99.
Content packs can be obtained at the EA Store.