Excellent news for followers of screaming and violence: Chivalry 2 has gotten a significant update, and Torn Banner is giving everybody a free weekend of the game to attempt it out. The game received its Winter Conflict update on November 30, dragging the medieval brutality simulator into the vacation season with a brand new marketing campaign go, map, weapons and characters, however the free weekend begins as we speak, alongside the game’s annual Merry Chivmas occasion.

For those who’ve not had the nice fortune to expertise Chivmas earlier than, here is what that entails: Till January 5, Chivalry 2 gamers will be capable to “expertise a wonderland of vacation themed maps and carryables within the LIMITED TIME: Chivmas queue”. Meaning Christmas decorations on sure maps, snowmen, sleigh bells, and a dizzying array of festive weapons, together with gift-wrapped anvils, “Chivmas elves,” and one thing listed solely as “Julbock (Yuletide Goat)”. Enigmatic. Threatening.

The free weekend has already begun, making a enjoyable Christmas deal with for all of us. It’s, in fact, a Thursday, and never the weekend in any respect, in order that’s yet one more chip within the once-mighty edifice that’s our shared understanding of language.

The game received its Winter Conflict update on Wednesday, November 30, which introduced with it a brand new crew goal map—The Assault on Thayic Stronghold—and the flexibility for expert gamers to tackle the function of King Argon II, in addition to new weapons and armoury objects. The content material itself appears to have gone down comparatively nicely, however various gamers on the game’s subreddit have complained about lag, stutter and bugs (together with a very pernicious one which appears to stall marketing campaign go progress). Optimistically, the hotfix that accompanies as we speak’s Chivmas occasion has ironed the worst of these out.

Chivalry 2 is, nicely, it is ridiculous: A barely-coherent riot of blood-covered warriors, bare and screaming, pummeling each other with no matter they’ll get their arms on. It is improbable. We scored it 91% in final 12 months’s Chivalry 2 assessment, giving particular props to its “complicated and difficult melee fight system” that may veer between making you are feeling like a complete badass and an utter idiot. There actually is not a lot else on the market prefer it.