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RUNE II November 2020 Monthly Update

12 / 01 / 20
RUNE II November 2020 Monthly Update

This past month on RUNE II, we shipped RUNE II: Decapitation Edition.

Welcome back to the RUNE II Monthly Update series. Whether this is the first monthly update you’re reading or your eleventh, our monthly updates are a place for us to reflect on what we did this month and what’s to come.

RUNE II: Decapitation Edition IS NOW AVAILABLE!

RUNE II: Decapitation Edition is now available on Steam and Epic Games for $29.99. If you’re reading this before December 3rd at 11am EST, we’re on sale as part of Epic Games’ Black Friday sale for 20% off!

If you purchased RUNE II before May 2019 via rune2.com and Xsolla, we have already sent you your keys. If you’re missing that email, please email Runekeys@reverbinc.com with a copy of your Xsolla receipt and we’ll get you sorted.

We’ve extended the free Dragon Armor DLC until December 31, 2020. The Dragon Armor offers top-notch combat stats that match the impressive look of this legendary set.

As a special thanks for all the feedback you’ve given us since RUNE II: Decapitation Edition’s launch, all players will be able to claim the FREE Wolf Armor and Gear set DLC. 

GIVEAWAYS AND TOURNAMENTS

We’re running a $1500 RTX 3070 Gaming PC Giveaway with our friends at Vast! Three lucky winners will be drawn and contacted via email. No purchase necessary to enter or win. 1 Grand Prize winner will win a $1,500 Gaming PC and 4 RUNE II: Decapitation Edition Keys. 2 Runner Up Winners receive 4x RUNE II: Decapitation Edition Keys Hit up https://vast.gg/rune-2-1500-pc-game-key-giveaway/ for more details. 

Our Clips of Awesome tournament voting will conclude on Thursday, December 3rd.! Head over to the #clips-round-2 channel on the RUNE II Discord and vote for your favorite clips before voting ends. 

THE STEAM AWARDS

It is time again to convene the Steam Award Selection Committee, whose sole task is to nominate the best and brightest of the year. This esteemed committee is composed of those most qualified to judge: you! You must determine who elevated the medium of games with metrics as unique as the field of contenders.

The BETTER WITH FRIENDS award is for games that just aren’t the same when you play by yourself. Maybe you need to have a friend to watch your back. Maybe you need to have a friend that you can stab in the back. Either way, fun is awaiting those who gather friends together to play this game. Whether it’s synergizing Thor’s lightning hammer with Hel’s frost shards skills, or gearing up at Heimdall’s village to search for the Gjallarhorn pieces together and trading loot, we think RUNE II: Decapitation Edition shines the brightest during co-op with your friends.

On behalf of everyone on our indie development team, thank you for nominating us for the BETTER WITH FRIENDS Steam Award.

IF YOU COME TO A FORK IN THE ROADMAP…TAKE IT.

As we mentioned previously, we at Studio 369 are committed to supporting RUNE II: Decapitation Edition post-launch. Already we’ve shipped update 2.0.18568, update 2.0.18750, and update 2.0.18785

Let’s turn our attention to what’s coming next. We’ve gone through as many forum posts, reviews, tweets, discord messages, survey feedback responses as possible. Here’s a more detailed look into what we’re working on right now and what we’ll be working on next: https://rune2.com/roadmap

As mentioned in our roadmap, our highest priority items we’re working on are:

  • Performance and Optimization
  • Steamworks Multiplayer Integration
  • Universal characters that you can take between local and co-op games
  • Combat Improvements
  • Audio improvements
  • Key rebindings

Look for a more detailed post about how we’ll be improving combat and addressing your feedback later this week.

GOTTA PATCH EM ALL

Our next update will include the following highlights…

Universal Characters

  • Pre-Existing Campaign characters will be automatically converted to UNIVERSAL CHARACTERS which you can bring into your friend’s hosted games.
  • Characters that you have created on a friend’s hosted session will be available to COPY into a universal character slot when you join your friend’s session.
  • When you join your friend’s hosted session, RUNE II will ask you if you want to use this legacy character as one of your universal characters. This is a one time process.
  • If you have no free slots, you must replace an existing character.
  • In PvP modes, you will use your universal character’s appearance ONLY. No levels, gear, or skills will carry over.

Keybindings and Controller Remapping

  • Added the ability to remap gamepad buttons
  • Added a system that restores missing input values automatically so users no longer need to manually delete their input.ini files to reset inputs.
  • Fixed inputs that could not be remapped
  • Fixed resetting defaults inputs would corrupt input axis values
  • Free Wolf Gear and Weapons DLC
  • As a special thanks for all the feedback you’ve given us since RUNE II: Decapitation Edition’s launch, all players will be able to claim the FREE Wolf Armor and Gear set DLC.

As always, look for the full patch notes to be posted when our newest update goes live.

I feel like I say it every month, but I can’t believe that November is already over. It’s been a busy month for us. A game launch, lots of patches, I got to play D&D for the first time ever in our Raredrop Vikings of Valhalla campaign, and a lot of meetings leading up to our public roadmap. We’ll have a small update dropping later this week. See you then.

Mitch, out!

P.S. I loved playing D&D. Send me all your favorite D&D show recommendations, like Critical Role or The Adventure Zone.

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