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The Black Death





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The Black Death





Relics come to The Black Death!

The latest update for The Black Death introduces legendary items into the world, more places to pillage, and overhauls the combat to allow you to dismember foes in gory glory!

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Welcome to the gritty medieval world of The Black Death. The plague has left a trail of destruction across Western Europe. Those who endure struggle against sickness, scarce resources and other desperate survivors.


This is an Early Access Game

This means the game is still in active development, and can change drastically throughout development. The Early Access program will not only allow the player to enjoy the fantastic gameplay experience, but will also allow the player to make a real difference in how the game progresses.

The team will continue to create new features throughout the process. Those who choose to purchase the game should expect missing content, bugs, incomplete content and, potentially, game breaking problems.


Start as a beggar and work your way up to a number of realistic professions, each with their own ways to survive. Enter a huge multiplayer open world, set in 14th century western Europe. Trade at fisherman’s ports, loot disease infested cities, hunt wild animals in dense forests, fight in bandit camps, upgrade your properties and much more. Loot, pillage, craft and survive in an epic struggle against The Black Death.

Key Features in Early Access - 

  • Rich profession based role playing combined with medieval era survival. 
  • A huge open world (8km2) based in 14th century western Europe. Explore thriving castles, bandit camps, busy ports and abandoned mines
  • Unique medieval professions to unlock, each with a rich skill tree and their own way of surviving.
  • A living world with hundreds of NPC’s and day / night cycle. Trade with merchants, hunt animals, talk to townsfolk and fight bandits.
  • Over 300 in game items. Craft over 40 different weapon and armour pieces, using medieval tools and utilities.
  • Buy and upgrade properties - and protect it from other opportunistic players…
  • Large scale multiplayer, with up to 50 players per server

Relics update out now

  • The Relics update for The Black Death adds brand new areas, items and features to this dark medieval survival game
  • RELICS - These legendary items will show up randomly on the map for players to find. There's only one item per server, so if you find it, watch out - Other players will be after you...
  • NEW LOCATIONS - Raven's Reach, Duffus Castle and the expaned Reaper's Rest are filled with loot for the taking. Providing you can battle your way past the bandits and other players...
  • COMBAT OVERHAUL - The combat has been rebuilt to incorporate more accurate swings, new animations, and gory dismemberment of your foes


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Green Man Gaming
Syrin Studios
Action, MMOs
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Digital PC Download
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Minimum Requirements
  • OS: Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • Processor: 2 GHz Dual-Core 64-bit CPU
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX11 Compatible GPU with 1 GB Video RAM
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Hard Drive: 20 GB available space
Recommended Requirements
  • OS: Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD, 2.5 GHz or faster
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX11 Compatible GPU with 1 GB Video RAM
  • DirectX: Version 11

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The game so far has still got some bugs and problems but they are being worked on.


The max players i've seen on a server is about 7 - 10 which isn't a lot at the moment but i'm sure if the game fixes on it's bugs and problems to make the game more stable could improve that. Gameplay is not that bad the only thing quite annoying is are that the NPC's suddenly spawn behind you and some times even dissapear I haven't progressed so far but the only bugs and problems i've encountered so far: 1. NPC spawning and dissapearing randomely 2. Being locked out of your own house even though you locked the doors. 3. You can't hear your footsteps when going first person. 4. Going far away from Ravens Reach is dangerous because there aren't enough materials for you to gather to be able to survive. That was all for now.

Good Game


Game has tons of potential. I have played it since launch and the devs have been working hard on fixes/patches. Currently there are a few bugs which is expected for an "alpha" early access game (some say it was released too early). The graphics are great, and it's fun to just run around and pick berries and steal from the people while the guards watch you do it and don't do anything. You do run across other players often enough, even with only a handful of people in the highest populated server. Currently the amount of content is limited, but the devs are active in discussions and reddit and listen to people's ideas. I'm looking forward to what this game has in store and I hope that more people check it out for longer than a few minutes and write a negative review about it. Edit: Playing this game now for about a month and they have made drastic changes, especially to the stability of the game where probably about 80% of the "bad" reviews came from. The devs continue to update the game and keep the community informed.

It has a lot of potencial


This is a very good game with a lot of potential, I can see it going to great places, and the devs are very comitted to making it the best game it can possibly be. The only major issue I have run into so far (and it is a very frustrating one) is the lag that is mentioned in the other reviews. You don't notice it just running around but when trying combat or trying to craft it can get in the way quite a bit. I hope that the issue is fixed soon.

Needs more Development but Awesome Game


I really like the game and it's concepts but it badly suffers from too early access syndrome and lacks any optomization, not enough and very glitchy a.i and npcs etc. I'm going to give it a miss for a couple of months and let a few more patches and hopefully it will have taken form and unlocked it's great potential.

I like it.


I spent roughly 4 hours making wooden bowls before I found some poor fellows 3.6k gold stash and bought myself a house. Soon after I ran into another player, who was brutally murdering all the guards. I hid in my house. Every time I went past where the guards were killed, it played a slash sound followed by their screams in a loop. It was like being constantly reminded how much of a horrible person I was for leaving those guards to die, but I had a stick and dude had a fencing sword; I'm not fighting that. I found a barn I could buy and live in and it had a pig in it. I was ecstatic until the game said I already had a house, all the npcs in the village had caffeine issues too, shaking everywhere. There was a super shady npc who was selling 'basic' food in front of a poisoned well. Like we all couldn't tell you poisoned the well to boost sales, you're the only one who is selling apples to replenish my thirst. I thought bandits were just kind fellows running up to you to say 'hi' but they're running up to you because they want to brutally murder you; but if you get two and time it right, they will fight each other. They don't take kindly to you watching though and the winner will immediately turn on you.

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