Worms Armageddon has been updated 21 years after it launched

Invertebrate artillery game Worms Armageddon has quietly released an update 21 years after it first appeared on PC. Developer Team17 launched the game back in 1999, and it quickly gained popularity within the Worms community, making it one of the most popular games in the series.

The 3.8 update includes a bunch of bug fixes and changes, including popular mods that are now permanent features, like the physics mod RubberWorm. There are now 70 new scheme options letting you customise and tweak your matches how you like, so you can manipulate physics, have worms bounce around the map, and fire more than one weapon per turn.

Among the stuff that's been tweaked are the framerate and animations, which have been smoothed out to give your wiggly warriors a certain grace when they tumble through the air. Back in the day, trying to change the game window could mess up your match, but thanks to the windowed mode the worries of playing a Worms game with an awkward resolution are long gone.

There are a bunch of more options for streamers and online games, too, so check out the full list of 3.8's update on the Worms Armageddon website. And, for Worms fans who never moved on from Windows 1998, the update post assures that the game will still work on retro computers.

This year marks the original Worms' 25th anniversary, so Team17 is celebrating it with a brand new game. Worms Rumble ditches the traditional turn-based shenanigans and is a first for the series: a 32-player real-time arena shooter.

Rachel Watts

Rachel had been bouncing around different gaming websites as a freelancer and staff writer for three years before settling at PC Gamer back in 2019. She mainly writes reviews, previews, and features, but on rare occasions will switch it up with news and guides. When she's not taking hundreds of screenshots of the latest indie darling, you can find her nurturing her parsnip empire in Stardew Valley and planning an axolotl uprising in Minecraft. She loves 'stop and smell the roses' games—her proudest gaming moment being the one time she kept her virtual potted plants alive for over a year.