A new Jotunn Edition
is now available for Bad North
, adding new content to this
"minimalist RTS" game. This is a free expansion, and the Jotunn Edition now
replaces the original game on all platforms.
this off in all its Jotunny glory, and the announcement fills in the details:
The Acclaimed Minimalist RTS Gets New Items, Enemy Type, Meta
Progression, and Balance Changes For Both New Players and Grizzled Vets
In late 2018, developer Plausible Concept introduced the world to Bad North, a
stunning minimalist RTS that took the genre down to its core elements and
delivered an accessible yet challenging experience. Since then, it has spawned a
community who has given a ton of feedback and Rich and Oskar have put together a
massive content update that is free for all owners—Bad North: Jotunn Edition.
This update is available today for Windows and Mac on Steam, GOG, Discord, and
Kartridge. Console versions will receive this update in the coming weeks.
As the name implies, Bad North: Jotunn Edition boasts a giant amount of content
offering new gameplay elements and systems including the ability to have select
and start with commanders, selectable hero traits for each commander that give a
unique attribute, four new items, and more. A new enemy type has been added to
give your defenders another threat to worry about.
Meta progression has been added to Bad North: Jotunn Edition allowing you to
unlock items and traits that you discover in previous campaigns and start with
them when beginning a new campaign.
Beyond just content though, there are fundamental changes made to the campaign
itself that make the game more accessible such as sharing gold among all units
(previously tallied per unit), checkpoint islands to save progress during a
campaign instead of starting all the way back at the beginning, enemy types
being displayed on upcoming islands when viewing the map, buffed archers, and
Not all the changes make the game easier however; for anyone up to the
challenge, a new “Very Hard Difficulty” has been added for seasoned Bad North
vets. Bad North: Jotunn Edition is the definitive version of the game and gives
plenty of reasons for players to go back and face the hordes of Vikings they’ve
fallen to over the last year, and the perfect chance to jump in if you’ve never