Worms Armageddon Gets an Update After 21 Years

Maintaining the Classics

Yes, Team17 is working on a new Worms title for 2020, but who cares about that? 1999’s Worms Armageddon is where its at. It is one of the most beloved installments of the Worms series, which is saying a lot for a franchise with 20+ games. Because Team17 is breathing new life into the series with Worms Rumble, it is a wise decision to update one of the classic games to bring back interest from the fans who had been there in the beginning. The update is not just a 2020 polish, Team17 is giving Worms Armageddon some of the more modern features that players like.

Worms Armageddon

The patch notes say that the 3.8 update adds Extended Scheme Options, which will allow players to mess with things like physics, rubberiness of the worms, and other rules of a custom game. The game’s frame rate has also been boosted. Before this update, Worms Armageddon would be maxed out at 50 frames per second, but now the game will support the frame rate that your computer can handle. As screen resolution has changed dramatically since 1999, Worms Armageddon now offers a windowed mode.

The maximum number of CPU worm teams has been increased to 6 for online and local games. A Mapshot command has also been added to zoom out and take a snapshot of the map to capture the destroyed map. The compatibility has also been improved for various Windows OS. Who knows if this will really bring players back to Worms Armageddon or not. I doubt there are players that were still sitting around, playing and waiting for an update, but if there are, their prayers have been answered. Worms Armageddon is available for PC, as well as Dreamcast, PlayStation, and other dead platforms.

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