The Chivalry 2 launch has gone pretty well for Torn Banner Studios — so well, in fact, that it absolutely slammed the game's servers on launch day and caused matchmaking issues for players.
Chivalry 2 is the sequel to 2012's Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, a game that's all about two teams battling it out in the medieval era. Players can wield bows, swords, shields, and all sorts of other ancient weapons in frantic multiplayer duels to the death in objective-based game modes or just straight-up deathmatch.
The original game was popular enough in its own right and the news of a sequel coming to PC and next-gen consoles certainly got the fanbase hyped up, especially with the subsequent release of similar games such as Mordhau fueling the fire for this style of gameplay. It seems, however, that even Torn Banner Studios did not expect it to do as well as it did, resulting in much higher expected traffic on launch day.
Chivalry 2 Launch is Still Having Problems
The problems with the Chivalry 2 launch began when a massive influx of players caused matchmaking issues, rendering them totally incapable of playing certain game modes.
"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," read a tweet from the game's official account.
These matchmaking issues were resolved within a few hours; Torn Banner Studios advised players to try and play a different game mode if the one they selected was unable to find a game. It's probably a good idea to do that should matchmaking issues spring up again.
While the matchmaking issues have been resolved, some problems still remain. A number of players are reporting that they're missing pre-order items or currency; any gamers having problems with missing items from the Chivalry 2 launch should fill out this form to help Torn Banner Studios figure out what's wrong.
Matchmaking problems and missing items aside, it looks like Chivalry 2 has had a pretty good start. You can get into the game yourself by buying Chivalry 2 for PC and consoles via its official website starting at $39.99 or your regional equivalent.
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