Mordhau has sold 1 million copies, celebrates with a new map and mortars

Medieval combat game Mordhau (opens in new tab) was instantly a smash, rocketing onto Steam's most played list immediately after launch in April, and the developers report today that Mordhau has sold 1 million copies (opens in new tab). For Mordhau fans, there's a great way to celebrate that impressive milestone: with an update that includes a new map and new weapons, including mortars.

The map is called Crossroads, intended for large scale battles with horses, the newly added mortars, and an objective in the center of the map for players to fight over. Also added to the mix in the update are javelins and heavy hand axes. The axes can also be used as repair hammers for fixing structures (by turning them around and using the blunt side, of course). 

The update also includes new armor paints, balance changes, and other tweaks to gameplay, combat, and equipment. You can read the full list of changes here (opens in new tab).

If you're just getting started with Mordhau, we've got a guide to its best weapons (opens in new tab) and to some weird but kick-ass character builds (opens in new tab). Steven can also give you tips on how to win at Mordhau by being an utter bastard (opens in new tab).

Christopher Livingston
Staff Writer

Chris started playing PC games in the 1980s, started writing about them in the early 2000s, and (finally) started getting paid to write about them in the late 2000s. Following a few years as a regular freelancer, PC Gamer hired him in 2014, probably so he'd stop emailing them asking for more work. Chris has a love-hate relationship with survival games and an unhealthy fascination with the inner lives of NPCs. He's also a fan of offbeat simulation games, mods, and ignoring storylines in RPGs so he can make up his own.