Newest Rune 2 Update Makes Battles Bloodier

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Newest Rune 2 Update Makes Battles Bloodier

May 15, 2020

By: Robert N. Adams

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Human Head Studios
Release Date
November 12, 2019 (Calendar)
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The newest Rune 2 update has arrived to build on last week's Lazarus Update and it's got some pretty fun changes. While a number of small fixes have been added to the game, the developers have also taken the time to make Rune 2 a lot more brutal.

If you're unfamiliar with Rune 2, this is an epic RPG that has players facing off against the forces of the mischievous god Loki. The recent Lazarus Update included a massive overhaul to the game's combat and stamina. It also added villagers and villages to flesh out the world a bit and make it feel more alive.

Now, a follow-up Rune 2 update has brought graphical improvements of a sort to the game's combat system, namely by amping up the brutality.

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What Are the Changes in the Newest Rune 2 Update?

A central feature of this new update is centered on improving gibbing. If you're unfamiliar with the term, "gibbing" is when an enemy explodes into a bunch of body parts after taking some serious damage. This update has increased the frequency of gibbing when using blunt weapons and more body parts should spawn overall when an enemy is gibbed.

The game's graphics have gotten some minor overhauls, too. Optimization on graphics, sound, and the game engine has been further increased, and high-end players will be happy to hear that support for 21:9 ultrawide monitors has also been improved.

There are a fair few smaller changes; make sure to read the patch notes for this newest Rune 2 update to check 'em all out!

Rune 2 Sale Has Hefty Discounts

In addition to this new update, Rune 2 is also on sale at the Epic Games Store! Here are the discounts you can get:

  • Rune 2 - Standard Edition — $20.99 (30% off)
  • Rune 2 - Berserker Rage — $25.19 (37% off)
  • Rune 2 - God Slayer — $29.99 (50% off)

You can buy Rune 2 on sale at the Epic Games Store for a limited time. If you'd prefer to wait for its Steam debut instead, you can add it to your wishlist.

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!