What is Mordhau?
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I discovered Mordhau at a perfect time, it’s the final season of Game of Thrones, and this has helped me fill the inevitable void that is coming faster than Winter. If any of you ever played Chivalry, then you may have already heard about Mordhau. If you are like me and never had the opportunity to play Chiv, Mordhau is made by some fans of Chiv that wanted a smoother and albeit better game. Mordhau offers a lot of customization, and there aren’t any in-game purchases. You have to grind out the gold yourself. It’s like taking a time machine back a decade. I love it.
Mordhau’s combat style is what you want from a game about medieval weaponry. While I think the ranges on a lot of weapons are wonky, the actual combat stands on its own. You can stab, chamber, block, parry, horizontal slash, overhead slash, and even perform an uppercut slash. Combat is pretty intricate, especially depending on the weapon you use. You can feint your attack to catch your opponent off guard, or you can morph strikes to give them the combo of their life.
There are currently three main game types in Mordhau with the potential for more to come. The main game type is Frontline, which is two teams of 24-32 people battling it out in a large field. You will have to work with your team to capture objectives and watch out for siege weapons and cavalry. It is pretty easy to get into some nasty 1v3 situations in Frontline, but you can try to parry or block until more teammates arrive. There is also a Battle Royale game type that is pretty fun; it operates like most BRs where you will look for weapons in the beginning, except instead of air dropping you are spawned in a set location against 32 other people. The third game mode is Horde, which plays like Zombies from Call of Duty. You will need to grind out gold coins to get better gear, the only thing I don’t like about the Horde mode is it seems like you HAVE to get a bow to stay alive passed round 5. I tried to do a shield and sword and even a long spear, but I had very little luck. I still had a lot of fun playing Horde mode regardless of the strategy. The sound of throwing a firebomb at a large group of enemies was intense, to say the least.
I enjoyed playing Mordhau. I like the customization, and the fighting in the frontline is very interesting. One thing I found is that builders/engineers play a huge role in holding bases. While some of the maps feel a little unbalanced, the game is still fun. I just really enjoy the combat mechanics, and I don’t try too hard to win. It is nearly impossible to carry in a game like this, so play with your team and enjoy the match. From monks with quarters staffs to full on archers, you can be whatever you want to be in the game, and I love that. Give Mordhau a try today, and as always we will be leaving a direct link to the game below.