Chivalry 2 is a brutal multiplayer hack-and-slash game from developer Torn Banner Studios. It's a chaotic mix of team-based melee combat with a rather elaborate class system, a la Team Fortress 2, and it's shaping up to be great.
There have been multiple stress tests for the game, with a recent beta having just finished, and fans seem to be enjoying what Torn Banner Studio is going for.
Chivalry 2 released on PC (via the Epic Games Store), PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S|X worldwide on June 8.
Is Chivalry 2 Crossplay?
Multiplayer games like Chivalry 2 live or die by the strength of their community, and if it is going to succeed in the long term, will need the biggest reach possible.
It is fortunate then that, yes, crossplay is available in Chivalry across all platforms.
The developers themselves confirmed the feature, and it is fantastic news for players with friend groups spread across multiple platforms!
Chivalry 2 is the sequel to 2012's Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, which is set in a fictional world roughly analogous to medieval Europe.
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare was itself designed to emulate the gameplay of the popular Half-Life 2 mod, Age of Chivalry.
The intent was to create a rougher and tumble kind of melee combat system to better simulate real battle, more chaotic barfight than elegant fencing match.
Inspired by the scale of battles in fiction like the Game of Thrones HBO series, and the Lord of the Rings films, the intent in Chivalry 2 was to increase the scale.
Now featuring a player count of 64, battles in Chivalry 2 now rival the Battlefield franchise in terms of scale.
Combined with an innovative and incredibly gory combat system that truly has to be seen to be believed, Chivalry 2 is a game that should be on every multiplayer-focused gamer's radar.