Tribes of Midgard: What’s Coming Next – Dev Blog #1
Today we’re very excited to talk with you about what’s coming next for Tribes of Midgard, and how you can be part of it with us!
The Journey So Far
It’s been six months since Tribes of Midgard made landfall in July of 2021, but as you all know, making landfall is only the beginning of a Viking’s journey! Launching with Season 1: Wolf Saga, you and your fellow Vikings showed Fenrir who the real big bad wolves were. We followed up with a Mid-Saga update in October that introduced a deadly new Fenrir variant to defeat, new challenges to chase, new rewards to unlock, and our first festive event, Valhalloween.
In December, we launched Season 2: Serpent Saga, introducing new features such as a whole new ocean biome, sailing, our Yulidays event, and the notorious Jörmungandr. Release after release, the world of Midgard is growing and we plan on continuing to do so for Seasons to come!
After taking a hard look at our cadence of releases, we realized that Tribes of Midgard shines brighter with larger, more significant updates that offer players highly compelling reasons to return rather than a steady trickle of content. This is why we’ve decided to no longer release smaller Mid-Saga updates, and instead focus exclusively on making each new Season as impactful as possible.
Next Season will be by far our biggest update yet! There is much to come with Saga 3’s debut that we’ll talk about as soon as we can. But until then, here’s a sneak peek of one change we’re particularly excited about…
A New Survival Experience
We’ve seen hunger for a more relaxed gameplay pace. A mode where players can explore at their leisure, build freely, and soak in the world of Tribes of Midgard, all without the time pressure. The goal was for Survival Mode to fill that gap, but after reviewing our initial aspirations for the mode, as well as reading your feedback, it is clear the mode in its current state hasn’t quite lived up to its potential yet.
This is why, even as our team is hard at work on all of the epic Norse goodness of Season 3, including new features, new content and a massive new Saga Boss, we’re very excited to announce that we’ll also be debuting an entirely reinvented Survival Mode! Here’s what you can expect:
- Make your own Village! Players will spawn in a World with no Village to defend from pesky Jötnar or Helthings and instead will grow by building their own crafting stations and settlements to establish their foothold.
- Construction 2.0! We’re overhauling the Construction system to provide players with the tools to achieve that vision, with new pieces like roofs and stairs as well as the ability to rotate your Camera to help design your perfect home.
- Create your own Destiny! Players will benefit from a brand new Blessing Tree to fully customize their progression and unlock skills that would otherwise be contained to specific Classes. The Level cap will also be increased from 10 to 50.
- Take over Ragnarök! While Jötnar will no longer march towards your Village, they will be found throughout Midgard and can be defeated for rewards. The same goes for Saga Bosses. The hunters become the hunted!
Our journey is just starting and we want to ensure that the new Survival Mode fulfills your needs and meets your expectations. That’s why, to get it right, we need the help of our stalwart community.
At Norsfell, we believe in building our games alongside our awesome community, and we see the chance to forge something special together.
We will be hosting a Private Beta session on the new Survival Mode in the coming months with members of our dedicated community program, the Midguardians. We’ll be counting on your feedback to hone-in on the feel of this new experience, both in Multiplayer and Solo.
More information on the exact timing of these tests will be coming soon, but in the meantime, we recommend going to tribesofmidgard.com/midguardians if you’re interested in joining the Midguardian program and want to help us test the mode before its official release. We can’t wait to hear what you think!
The Journey Ahead
We are beyond excited to dive into creating larger, more content-packed Seasonal updates moving forward. Season 3, with its many planned additions to Saga Mode as well as the brand new Survival Mode are testimony to that vision.
We will be keeping in close touch with you over the coming months about the development of Tribes of Midgard. Thank you, as always, for your continued support and feedback. We have the best community there is and can’t wait to give you a taste of what’s to come… careful though, it’s hot. 🔥
The Norsfell team