Community Manager

Hey Coaches,

Welcome to a brand new devblog!

We’ve been very busy these last few months to bring you the best possible Blood Bowl 2 – Legendary Edition, available as a stand-alone game for newcomers, and as an expansion for all Blood Bowl 2 players this September 5 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Pre-order Blood Bowl 2 - Legendary Edition or the Official Expansion on Steam and play the beta now HERE.

The content of the Legendary Edition is based on your feedback and we're happy to continue to unveil more info about each major new features in a series of devblogs.

Please don't hesitate to ask for more details on the official forum. Today, let's tackle the new multiplayer modes available to players and league admins from Blood Bowl 2 Legendary Edition!

MULTIPLAYER ADDITIONS

Blood Bowl 2 coaches and league administrators rejoice! The Legendary Edition will bring a slew of improvements to its multiplayer side, facilitating league management and expanding options.

Make sure to check out our forum post detailing the scope of the Legendary free update and what will be exclusive to Official Expansion and Legendary Edition players.

Resurrection mode

A real staple of the Blood Bowl tournaments since the dawn of times is the resurrection mode, letting you create Blood Bowl leagues in the video game as you would with the tabletop.

This mode nullifies a game’s casualties once it is over, meaning no more dead players, no more niggling injuries and none of your players missing the next game. All of your players will be available after each match. It also nullifies gold gain and experience points (SPP).

The resurrection mode can be activated in the Gameplay Options tab of the Competition settings when creating your competition. It cannot be activated once the competition has been created, and cannot be deactivated once the league is created as a resurrection league.

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Wissen format

Another staple of the Blood Bowl tabletop tournaments will soon be available in Blood Bowl 2: Legendary Edition : The Wissen format, that will allow you create competitions using the Swiss system.

This format weighs each team’s level based on their performances to create more balanced match-ups throughout the competition. After a given number of rounds, the final rankings are set.

Choose the Wissen format when creating a competition. You can choose to welcome between 10 and 128 teams participating in a 16-round competition. The number of rounds is also customizable.

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Mixed teams and Customs teams

With the introduction of mixed teams and custom teams (see our New Teams and Team Editor devblogs), new options come to your league administration as well. You will be able to decide whether to allow or prevent these new teams from joining your league.

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Human vs AI leagues

You can now invite AI teams into your leagues to fill empty slots or simply add more competition. Go to your Competition admin board and click “Add AI team” in the Teams tab after selecting the team of your choice.

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Multiplayer pause system

The Legendary Edition (as well as the free Legendary update) will give you the option to pause multiplayer games. Each player will be allowed 3 pauses per match, without any time limitations.

On the other hand, your opponent will be allowed to end your pause even 2 seconds after you’ve started it. This system encourages you talk to each other and agree to pause while remaining flexible and preventing abusive use of this new feature.

The game chat will remain available during the pause.

Enhanced match administration

League administrators can now entirely tweak a non-validated game in their competitions. The new system allows for a wide variety of action:

  • Add/remove Touchdown
  • Add/Remove Injuries and choose the exact injuries
  • Add/remove Passes
  • Tweak the winnings at the end of the gameChoose who is the MVP at the end of a match

Other enhanced multiplayer features

Besides all this, a host of new or improved features is waiting for you to try them:

  • Manual seeding
  • League chat (PC/Mac only)
  • Post-match chat
  • Mute chat in a match
  • League blacklist

Thanks and see you soon for a new devblog - don't hesitate to ask more details in the comments!

Blood Bowl 2 Legendary Edition will be available as a stand-alone game for newcomers, and as an expansion for all Blood Bowl 2 players September 5th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Pre-order Blood Bowl 2 - Legendary Edition or the Official Expansion on Steam and play the beta now HERE.

last edited by Netheos