Almost nine years after the launch of the original game, Chivalry 2 is finally out, reigniting the feud between its Agatha and Mason factions. On launch day, fan anticipation translated to a player count that surpassed developer Torn Banner Studios' "highest expectations.".
If you tried playing Chivalry 2 yesterday, chances are you felt the effects of its high player count, as the servers couldn't quite keep up. This saw plenty of players casually hanging out in the main menu, waiting for error messages to go away.
"The number of players launching the game today has exceeded even our highest expectations, and we will do our best to ensure you all can get in and play as soon as possible as our top priority," reads a tweet from the game's official account. Luckily, yesterday's issues also seem to have been fixed.
Since Chivalry 2 is an Epic Games Store exclusive on PC, there's currently no way to check exact numbers when it comes to its player count, but the developer's reaction alongside the many full servers you can see in-game tell a positive story.
It's definitely great to see the sequel didn't follow in the footsteps of fantasy spin-off Mirage: Arcane Warfare, which didn't manage to attract all that many players, despite having a striking aesthetic and ability-infused gameplay.
Chivalry 2 is out now on PC, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS5, and PS4.
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