Developer Stoic has released a new mode for The Banner Saga 2, called Survival Mode. The best thing about it? It’s completely free for people who own the full the game.
Survival mode has been made available from whatever store you used to buy the The Banner Saga 2. In this mode, you will have to forget about the game’s main story in order to focus purely on combat, in 40 waves of battles made available for you to play through.
You can get a more detailed insight into the new mode by reading the following press release:
“In survival mode players have to assemble a ‘combat’ team from a wide range of existing Banner Saga heroes. Once their team is complete, combat begins, but beware, perma-death in battle is real and once lost, a hero can not be brought back. Each victory grants ‘Renown’ (one of the major currencies in the Banner Saga), which can be used to unlock more Heroes to replace ones that have fallen. Items now drop in combat, or can be purchased with Renown, so that you can constantly improve your combat team. A 30-second timer keeps the action moving and leaderboards track how each player ranks against others. All three difficulty levels are included in survival mode, so the hard core challenge is available to those who think they can make it all the way through.”