Wargroove developer Chucklefish recently held a Twitch livestream where they revealed the contents of what is being added in the upcoming patch. According to the devs, the patch is close to done, but still needs to go through the approval process.
One of the major additions to Wargroove is a new Checkpoint system meant to alleviate stress over losing progress. Essentially, with the new patch players will be able to set a checkpoint whenever they want, and retry from the checkpoint if they fail. Only one checkpoint can be active at a time, however.
Additionally, thanks to player feedback, Chucklefish have changed the game to have five difficulty presets rather than a slider – Story, Easy, Medium, Hard (default) and Custom. As Hard is the default, it is the only mode where S-ranks can be earned. On the opposite side of the spectrum, Medium allows up to 3 stars, Easy mode allows up to 2 stars, and while Story mode is easy enough to breeze through, players are limited to 1 stars.
Here are the other changes below:
- You can now add CPU players to online games. Seven maps designed for co-op play will be added.
- Skipping story, battle, and capture cutscenes is faster, and S rank requirements are now shown in the overview for a mission. Exit has been renamed to Suspend for clarity’s sake. The effectiveness chart and recruit screens have also been reworked with feedback to be more informative.
- A Confirm End Turn button has been added as players reported accidental ending of turns, while a new Movement Speed option lets players set all units to move faster. You can also now choose to show Damage Range that shows the minimum and maximum damage dealt, instead of an average.
- Fog of War has been reworked so that allies can share their vision, and defeated allies become spectators that can only see what has been revealed by their team. The enemy’s income and funds will also be hidden.
Check out the stream archive below:
Wargroove is immediately available for the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC. It is also coming to the PlayStation 4, but that version’s release date has yet to be announced. You can read more about cross-play for the game, and why Sony is excluded, in our previous report here.