Everything You Need to Know About Knight Squad 2

The sequel to Chainawesome Games’ beloved 2015 hit, Knight Squad, Knight Squad 2 released for Nintendo Switch, Xbox, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store on April 14, 2021. As of now, the game has received very positive reviews and fans of the first game seem to love the sequel. The cartoon Knights that everyone loved from Knight Squad are back and better than ever as you can move around the field, swing your sword, block enemy attacks, grab a bazooka, mount a unicorn, annihilate your rivals and become the champion, according to the game’s Steam page. Yep, you heard that right – you can ride a unicorn in Knight Squad 2! So what do you need to know about the game, and is it any good? I got a review copy of Knight Squad 2, so that I could tell you everything you need to know about the game!

Game Modes

Knight Squad 2 has a ton of game modes that you can choose to play from, including:

  • Capture the Grail
    • Bring the grail back to your spawn point to score
  • Capture the Flag
    • Get the enemy flag and bring it back to your base
  • Soccer
    • Soccer! Or Football for some
  • Gladiator
    • Stand in the crowded area to earn points
  • Battle Royale
    • Be the last man standing to earn a point
  • Juggernaut
    • Gain control of the Juggernaut and lay absolute waste!
  • Domination
    • Capture and hold colored zones to make points
  • Crystal Rush
    • Use drills to destroy the other squad’s crystals
  • Soul Hunter
    • Slay enemies and bring their souls to your spawn
  • Race
    • Run through the track the fastest to win
  • Minion Master
    • Slay enemies to build your army and unleash it to destroy the other fort
  • Payload
    • Walk the explosive payload to the opponents’ side
  • Painter
    • Change the floor to your color to earn points

So, yeah, let’s put it this way. If you decided to play a single game mode from Knight Squad 2 and devote an entire week to playing that one game mode, it would take you just under 3 months to play each game mode.

Variants

As if there weren’t enough options in the game with the 13 different game modes, you are also free to create custom games with almost an infinite number of combinations. You may literally not play the same exact game of Knight Squad 2 – ever.

Presets

You can set and choose between Presets A, B, C, and D. You can mix and match modifiers and item settings between these presets to make your own custom games that are ready to go whenever you want to play!

Bots

If you’d like, you have the following bot options in Knight Squad 2:

  • Easy
  • Medium
  • Hard
  • Extreme
  • No Bots

Modifiers

You have a choice of any (or all) of the following modifiers to add to your game:

  • No Buckler
  • Slippery Floor
  • Max Level Items
  • Exploding Bodies
  • Random Item Spawns

Item Rate

In Knight Squad 2, you can choose from the following item rates:

  • None
  • Slow
  • Medium
  • Fast

Starting Items

You can choose from a wide variety of starting items including:

  • No Weapon
  • Sword
  • Book of Fire
  • Eagle Punch
  • Bazooka
  • Boomerang
  • Saw Gun
  • Mines
  • Drill
  • Bow
  • Laser Gun
  • Lightning Staff
  • Ice Aura
  • Shield
  • Sneakers
  • Horse
  • Ghost Essence

Active Items

Alongside starting items, you can choose any number of the following active items:

  • Horse
  • Sneakers
  • Shield
  • Laser Gun
  • Saw Gun
  • Mines
  • Boomerang
  • Bazooka
  • Eagle Punch
  • Kamikaze
  • Magic Mirror
  • Ice Curse
  • Book of Fire
  • Ghost Essence
  • Ice Aura
  • Lightning Staff
  • Reset

Knights

There are a total of 15 Knights to play in Knight Squad 2. The first 8, alongside their in-game descriptions, are as follows:

Storm

  • At first, this Knight might shock you as he wields the power of lightning in his hands. The other Knights are really lucky he never uses that in battle.
  • Unlock sword: 1000 kills

Solo

  • When the Minstrel business wasn’t so great, he turned to Knighthood. In his head, his sword makes the most metal melodies. We’re afraid to tell him.
  • Unlock sword: 1000 kills

Smash

  • In a perpetual quest to reach the lowest possible intellect. This Knight has officially been declared to be dumber than a bag of hammers.
  • Unlock sword: 1000 kills

Skills

  • If this game had stat points, all of his would be in agility. This Knight handles his sword with such care and skills, it doesn’t feel a thing.
  • Unlock sword: 1000 kills

Shooter

  • Action is the name of the game. The only thing this Knight prefers to things that go bam are things that go boom. If only he had an actual gun…
  • Unlock sword: 1000 kills

Shockwave

  • He names his fists Loud and Heavy. When this Knight walks, you can bet the water in the glass is moving. He is not allowed to board cruise ships.
  • Unlock sword: 1000 kills

Selfie

  • His beauty is only equaled by his vanity. This knight is so full of himself; he might implode before his own eyes. #NoRegret #NoFilter
  • Unlock sword: 1000 kills

Savior

  • Son of Lady Virtue and Lord Duty, this Knight is the most chivalrous of all. He breathes in epic quests and breathes out glorious achievements.
  • Unlock sword: 1000 kills

The rest of the knights have special requirements in order to unlock them.

Knight 9

  • Annihilate another 961 foes and you might be worthy

Knight 10

  • Slice and dice seven Knights in the blink of an eye

Knight 11 (Salmon)

  • Main Menu: Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, esc, enter
  • After swimming a mighty river upstream and jumping majestically over a waterfall, this Knight has arrived to the tournament. It’s wet and it smells.

Knight 12

  • Become a legendary Tourney winner

Knight 13

  • Can you stay in the gold for a whole minute?

Knight 14

  • Hold a very big gun for a very long time

Knight 15

  • I see blue, red, green, pink, yellow, orange, purple and white, I see victory.

Is it any good?

Knight Squad 2 reminds me of those old browser Flash games that I would play on my childhood laptop, before I really got into video games. It’s a bit of a throwback, and while it definitely takes some getting used to, I have been having a pretty fun time with it. The biggest issue I have with it is that it’s supposed to support controllers, but so far it hasn’t been doing so. The game will acknowledge that I have a controller connected, but it won’t actually accept any input. I’m not 100% sure if this is an issue with the game, or maybe with my PC or controller, but it definitely feels like a game that would feel better with a controller. As of right now, the Battle Royale mode is my favorite mode, however it can definitely get pretty long. For $15 on all platforms, Knight Squad 2 is definitely an easy pick up, especially if you’re looking for a party game to play with your friends (perhaps in the middle of a pandemic?)


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