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Tribes of Midgard Mid Saga Update Patch Notes for October 5

Here is everything you need to know about the Tribes of Midgard mid-season update.

By Mehrdad Khayyat

October 5, 2021

Tribes of Midgard Mid-Saga update maintenance will be starting soon. So, let’s have a look at what the new update will bring to the game.

Today is going to be a big day for Tribes of Midgard fans as the game receives the much anticipated Mid-Saga update with tons of fixes, changes, and of course, new content.

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First of all, the update introduces two new Fenrir bosses with a 50% chance of spawning as the end of Saga Quest bosses. Moreover, the new update adds the required data for the special Halloween event of the game that is called Valhalloween.

The event starts on October 12 and will last for a month. During the event, all of the materials in the game will receive a new Valhalloween design and players will have the chance to complete special challenges and get event-themed cosmetics.

The game is currently under maintenance, but the servers for all platforms are expected to be back online until 7 am PT/10 am ET/2 pm UTC/4 pm CEST.

Below, you can check out the full details for the Tribes of Midgard Mid-Saga update.

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Tribes of Midgard Mid Saga Update – Patch Notes

Features:

  • Fenrir Variants
    • When starting a new World, there is a 50/50 chance that you will encounter one of two Fenrir variations at the end of your Saga Quest.
  • New Challenge Types:
    • Recurring Daily and Weekly Challenge types.

Content:

  • Wolfmancer Fenrir:
    • New Fenrir Variant
  • Doomhowler Fenrir:
    • New Fenrir Variant
  • New Challenges:
    • New Saga Challenges – take down the Fenrir Variants by the set times to earn your rewards!
  • New Runes:
    • 5 powerful new Runes:
      • Life Loot [Common]: Defeated enemies have a 20% chance to generate [1] orb that grants 200 HP.
        • Unlocked by completing a new Saga Challenge
      • Björn Aghast [Uncommon]: Reviving an ally triggers an explosion that deals [high] physical damage.
        • Unlocked by completing a new Saga Challenge
      • Making Waves [Uncommon]: Shielding for 3 seconds triggers a shockwave that deals [medium] physical damage.
        • Unlocked with Golden Horns in the Shop
      • Storm Chaser [Rare]: Combo attacks have a 5% chance to generate [1] magical orb that seek out enemies, exploding for [medium] Thunder damage.
        • Unlocked by completing a new Saga Challenge
      • Bomb Voyage [Epic]: Combo attacks have a 10% chance to stick a timed bomb on an enemy that deals [medium] physical damage after a short delay.
        • Unlocked by completing a new Saga Challenge
  • New Starter Kits:
    • 3 new starter kits:
      • Shield Offense Starter Kit [Common]: Equip this Starter Kit to begin a new World with Shivered Shield III x1 and Making Waves Rune x1.
        • Unlocked with Golden Horns in the Shop
      • Life Giver Starter Kit [Uncommon]: Equip this Starter Kit to begin a new World with Healing Brew x1 and Life Loot Rune x1.
        • Unlocked by completing a new Saga Challenge
      • Life & Death Starter Kit [Rare]: Equip this Starter Kit to begin a new World with Last Laugh Rune x1 and Björn Aghast Rune x1.
        • Unlocked by completing a new Saga Challenge
  • New Cosmetic Sets:
    • V1.K1NG – Armor x5 and Equipment x5
      • Unlocked with Golden Horns in the Shop
    • Monkey King – Armor x5 and Equipment x5.
      • Unlocked with Platinum Coins in the Shop
  • New Pet:
    • Cloud King – equal parts regal and mischievous, this monkey flies atop the clouds themselves.
      • Unlocked with Platinum Coins in the Shop

Valhalloween Event (October 12 to November 12):

  • Valhalloween:
    • Everyone and everything from Valhalla, to the Village, to the Goblins (and even some Helthings) will be showing off a seasonal makeover.
  • Festive Challenges:
    • 3 Festive Challenges that can only be completed during this limited time event to earn unique Valhalloween Content.
  • Headstone Loot Chest
    • Select your choice of Loot Chest to safeguard your inventory.
  • Valhalloween Cosmetics
    • Linnorm Costume: Armor x5 and Equipment x5
    • Headless Norseman: Armor x5 and Equipment x5
    • Werewolf: Armor x5 and Equipment x5
    • Valhalloween Portrait
    • Valhalloween Pets
      • Little Stranger – this enigmatic little trick or treater just wants to make friends… or does it?
      • Fluffy Fang – an adorable little werewolf pup that’s eager to explore Midgard.

Gameplay Changes:

  • Armor System Update:
    • We have globally buffed Armor and Shields’ impact on mitigating damage to the player, affecting all tiers of Equipment.
  • Class Blessings
    • Ranger:
      • Ullr’s Step: reduced the cooldown and added a stun effect.
    • Hunter:
      • Skaði’s Spirit: now spawns 100% of the time, with a cooldown between uses, and continually taunts nearby enemies.
      • Bountiful Grasp: now doubles all Materials harvested regardless of source.
      • Pushing Limits: increased the knockback effect but only triggers on the final combo hit.
    • Warrior:
      • Reckless Roll: Now working as intended in that it does not affect the entire rolling animation. Added a visual cue to indicate the timing during the roll in which the Warrior is invincible.
    • Berserker:
      • Striking Fear: No longer affects weapon durability when triggered.
      • Wrath Unleashed: Adjusted the Blessing Tree layout so that this Blessing is more of a conscious decision for players if they want to expend their Wrath gauge for the explosion damage or not.
    • Sentinel:
      • Shield Throw: Now correctly bounces up to 3 additional targets.
  • Combat Improvements:
    • Pressing inputs before the end of Rolling, Bow aiming and Shield blocking animations now skips recovery and feels more responsive.
    • Blocking stance effect is now active immediately upon pressing the input, even if the animation is not finished.
    • Cooldowns of Class Spells are now always visible in the HUD.

Balance Changes:

Rune Effects:

  • Einher-a-JAR: damage bonus changed from 50% to 75%
  • Blessed Hands: XP on Loot value changed from 300 to 400
  • Beyond Repair: discount value changed from 15% to 25%
  • Ire of Thór: damage buff changed from 10% to 15%
  • Lucky Loot: bonus changed from 15% to 20%
  • Viking Hoarder: bonus changed from 20% to 25%
  • Keeper of Souls: bonus changed from 20% to 25%
  • Explosive Finale: bonus changed from 10% to 15%
  • Rolling Thunder: damage changed from 200 to 300
  • Last Laugh: damage changed from 2000 to 3000
  • Demolition Viking: damage changed from 1000 to 2000
  • Björn Again: heal value changed from 1000 to 1750
  • Might of Mjölnir: damage changed from 100 to 200
  • Like a Dwarf: armor value bonus changed from 50 to 150
  • Coldblood: heal value changed from 50 to 75

Rune Rarities:

  • Demolition Viking: changed from Rare to Uncommon
  • Viking Hoarder: changed from Epic to Uncommon
  • Seiðr Weaver: changed from Rare to Epic
  • Soul Powered: changed from Uncommon to Epic
  • Nothing to Hide: changed from Uncommon to Rare

Crafting:

  • Legendary Weapons that do not require previous Weapon tiers in their Recipe have an increased Golden Horns Cost from 1 to 4 to make the resource investments more equal across Legendaries.

Quality-of-Life Changes:

  • War Chest Loot:When players Abandon a Multiplayer game from within one, or take the Bifröst, their entire loot is automatically deposited into the War Chest and can be accessed by the remaining players. An Exit Alert message has also been added to clarify the manner of players’ exits and states that their Inventory has been transferred to the War Chest.
  • Explosive Jar Placement:When placing an Explosive Jar, it now appears behind the character instead of in front of it, allowing players to more easily set traps while fleeing the enemy.
  • Village Shrine:When at a Shrine and choosing your destination, pressing the CTRL (PC) / Triangle (PlayStation) button causes the cursor to center exactly on the Village Shrine to allow for faster teleporting home
  • Quest Board Organization:Quests listed in the Quest Board are now organized by difficulty, from easiest to hardest.
  • Bifröst Pop-Up:When exiting through the Bifröst, the default button selected is now Yes instead of No, allowing players to quickly leave the game and bank those rewards when time is nigh.
  • Screen Shake Toggle:Players can now toggle On (default) or Off this option from the Settings menu.
  • Waystone Activation:Players can also now choose if the activation for their Waystone is a Toggle (default) or a Hold input.
  • Loot Chest Angle:Loot Chests that spawn when a player’s Viking dies will now spawn at a default 45 degree angle to ease visualization.
  • Accessories Tab:We’ve reworked the Customize menu, adding an Accessories Tab to house the player’s choice of Starter Kits, Pets, and now Loot Chests.

Notable Bug Fixes

  • We have pinpointed a number of issues affecting the performance of PS5 users. We’ve made some changes that should result in a notable performance improvement and will continue to optimize all versions of Tribes of Midgard with future updates to present the best looking, and best playing, experience possible.
  • Fixed an issue where level 50 players would only see their level as 49 in-game
  • Fixed some instances of players experiencing an infinite load at times of high latency
  • Fixed a number of instances in which Rune effects would not stack properly

The file size for the Tribes of Midgard mid-season update has not been shared yet, but expect something much bigger than all other previous updates.

Tribes of Midgard is now available on PS4, PS5, and PC.

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Mehrdad Khayyat

Mehrdad is a Senior Staff Writer at DualShockers. He started writing about video games since he was a high-school student. He's probably one of those rare Rainbow Six Siege fans that have the game installed and updated on every available platform.

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