The resurgence of nomads from the Steppes saw occupied lands reclaimed, ill-gotten treasures seized, and once-proud noblemen driven into exile. Escaping with what little gold they could carry, the disgraced lords travelled south to recruit an infamous band of sellswords, armed to the teeth with heavy weapons and gunpowder armaments, to exact vengeance and restore their glory. They are coming, and their hammers of reckoning will fall upon this land as if it were an anvil.
Take arms for Season III: Soldiers of Fortune, deploying in Conqueror’s Blade on April 21 alongside a new Battle Pass! This new era of judgement and military advancement will introduce a new Weapon Class for warlords, five new units, and a host of other features.
NEW WEAPON CLASS: WIELD THE MAUL
The eleventh playable Weapon Class joins the fray for Season III! Equip your warlord with the Maul, a heavy, two-handed war hammer that can smash defences and splinter ranks with blunt force trauma. Available for both male and female characters, you can unlock the Maul through the Season III Battle Pass as a free reward at Level 25 – no purchase necessary!
UNLOCK 5 NEW UNITS, INCLUDING ARTILLERY
Inspired by the designs of Renaissance-era Italy, we’re introducing four new seasonal units to unlock through the Battle Pass. These soldiers of fortune hail from Sicania, their pockets lined with gold and their notorious reputations preceding them. Clear special seasonal challenges to unlock these new units, then permanently recruit these sellswords to fight for your own cause!
Pavise Crossbowmen (Tier 5) are paid well enough to afford heavy shields and crossbows capable of puncturing chainmail. Fortebraccio Pikemen (Tier 4) are cavalry killers that take their name from their fallen captain Mastino Fortebracci, a legendary soldier of fortune. Condottieri Guards (Tier 3) are swordsmen well-balanced in attack and defence, and are typically the first to charge and last to retreat. Finally, the artillery unit (Tier 5) is the first of its kind, armed with cutting-edge, gunpowder-fuelled cannons that can tear through enemies like a hot knife through butter.
There’s also a new Mercenary unit that you can recruit by spending Silver or Sovereigns on the Unit Tree: the Martellatori (Tier 1). Though not mighty warriors, these hulking builders can push siege engines and easily soak up damage that would kill lesser men.
BATTLE PASS AND CHALLENGES
Crush over 100 levels of rewards in the Season III Battle Pass! In addition to the Maul and seasonal challenges to unlock four new units, there’s a vast selection of season-exclusive cosmetics items and other valuable content to earn. The Season III Battle Pass will be available to purchase in-game and from Steam upon the update’s release.
The wait is nearly over: the free Season III: Soldiers of Fortune update is coming on April 21. In the meantime, discover more about the lore of Season III and keep an eye on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Discord for more sneak-peeks at Soldiers of Fortune content!
IMPORTANT: The Maul Weapon Class and new units are not exclusive to Season III: Soldiers of Fortune and the Battle Pass. If you do not unlock them during Season III, you will have the opportunity to do so at your leisure at any time afterwards. We’ll share more details with you in the near future.