Orcs Must Die! Unchained 1

Orcs Must Die! and Orcs Must Die! 2 were both hits on the PC, thanks to their hack-and-slash, trap-infested survival modes that saw players take on unending hordes of slavering monsters. Robot Entertainment’s free-to-play multiplayer iteration, Orcs Must Die! Unchained instead focused on a MOBA-like PvP mode — but that will soon be left by the wayside like a poisoned, arrow-riddled troll corpse.

Saying that Siege mode has “missed the mark,” Robot Entertainment today announced that the PvP mode would be removed from OMDU with the game’s next update. The company cited low player numbers for Siege and the difficulty in balancing game elements between Siege and PvE Survival mode — which more resembles classic OMD and OMD2 gameplay and thus was more appealing to the vast majority of players — as major reasons for the change. Robot Entertainment still thinks competitive PvP still has a place in OMDU, but Siege mode “is just not the right fit.”

This shift in the game’s focus will necessitate a reset of all player accounts when the update goes live. All progress will be erased and any real-money currency (gold) will be put back into players’ accounts, with an additional $5 worth of gold being added if players log in within two weeks of the update going live. You can read more about these significant changes on the Orcs Must Die! Unchained website.

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Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

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  1. hachoo on September 20, 2016

    Too late.
    PVE players left cause the Devs focused too much on PVP.
    Removing the remaining PVP players will kill the game.

  2. -GG- TheSecondJoker on September 20, 2016

    But OMD games were made for PvE. They were excellent at that. They shouldn’t really have a PvP feature.

  3. hoop on September 20, 2016

    This is what happens when you put PVP in a PVE focus game.

  4. Adrian on September 20, 2016

    I completely forgot they added PvE a while back, like 1 year ago lol. I should give the game another try, maybe PvE it’s fun.

  5. trionisshit on September 20, 2016

    Great move, but i not believe game will survive, all they doing like year is pushing to pay, very small and slow updates!