If you’re still hunting for plans for the weekend, let me stop you here. Robot Entertainment, developer of the popular free-to-play action tower defense Orcs Must Die! series, announced a stress test for their newest title, Orcs Must Die! Unchained, set to take place March 17-20 that offers plenty of reasons to join in the action.
Because the good folks at Robot Entertainment know that “stress” and “test” are two words nobody ever wants to see in the same sentence, participants will be rewarded for their devotion to the orc-crushing cause. All players who take part will receive a War Mage skin from the original Orcs Must Die! that will transfer into the approaching Orcs Must Die! Unchained open beta.
As further incentive, the stress test will feature a number of key gameplay updates. Among these will be Shark Island, a new map where orcs have claimed an abandoned trading outpost near the banks of the Dusty River. Other new features include changes to the Survival Battlegrounds challenge progression; more rewards for the players who login up to 20 times a month, play long games, or beat a Survival level; and improvements to the game’s walkthroughs, including a new tutorial for Siege mode.
To learn more about how to participate in the stress test, or if you have a new-found need for orc-smashing, head over to the official Orcs Must Die! site.