Lesquin, France, June 2, 2022 – Here we go! The third phase of the Blood Bowl 3 beta kicked off during the Warhammer Skulls festival. The beta, which will last until 12 June, sees the arrival of two new formations, the Chaos Renegades and the Old World Alliance, and introduces a new feature: the pitches and their specific gameplay rules. Gautier Bresard, project manager for Blood Bowl 3, presents those new features in an exclusive video.

Bitter rejects, die-hard cheats or blatant foulers: Chaos Renegades teams represent the real flotsam and jetsam of the Blood Bowl world – players so maladjusted that no coach worth their salt would let them play on their roster. Orcs, Skavens, Dark Elves and even Trolls, Ogres and Minotaurs team up with the most vicious Humans. While their diversity gives these teams a physical advantage, most of the players refuse to play nicely or turn up to practices together!

Speaking of diversity, the Old World Alliance teams also have their sayIn the bustling pubs of the cities of the Old World, former drinking buddies band together into teams of their own. Mixing the raw strength of Ogres and Treemen, the agility of Halflings, the obstinacy of Dwarves and the balanced playstyle of Humans, Old World Alliance teams make the most of each member’s talents.

The Chaos Chosen pitch is an ode to desolation: a barren stone ground lined by giant sculpted skulls and stands separated by a ditch that the losers are thrown into. The pitch becomes an open-sky torture chamber when any of the players spill blood on the ground: the ditches fill with molten lava, and  the players, assailed by the heat, find it more difficult to move and, if worse comes to worst, fall victim to heat stroke and have to recover on the sideline.

Another of the introduced pitches is dedicated to one of the Gods of Chaos: Nurgle. This swamp, already intimidating in itself, awakens when a player dies during the play. Carnivorous plants then sprout, and a horde of worms begins writhing over the pitch, making it difficult for the fastest players to run and catch the ball.

The last pitch presented is that of the Dark Elves. This wooden pitch is over water, giving the impression that it’s more suitable for sailors than players. When the first touchdown is scored and the roars of the crowd reach a peak, this strange aquatic scene becomes a nightmare as a tentacled monster is roused. The platform becomes unstable and it becomes more difficult for stunned players to regain their senses. Finally, those who move too quickly may draw the monster’s attention and find themselves attacked!

Wackier, bloodier, and more spectacular than ever, Blood Bowl 3 is a hit with fans of the universe and strategy games alike. At launch, the game will include 12 teams each with their own pitch and cheerleaders, Solo and Multiplayer modes, and more customization options than a Blood Bowl game has ever offered before. 

Blood Bowl 3 will be available on PC, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch™ in 2022.

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