‘Worms Armageddon’ receives 3.8 update after 7 years

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21 years since its release, Worms Armageddon is getting a new patch. Team17 is launching Update 3.8, a fan-made update for the game’s 25th anniversary.

Worms Armageddon came out in 1999 and received consistent updates until 2013. The last patch was 3.7.2.1 and came March 15, more than seven years ago. Now, the new patch brings a ton of changes and quality of life improvements to the 1999 game.

Armageddon has a ton of QoL and gameplay improvements

The 3.8 update for Armageddon changes a few things, fixing major bugs. For starters, the fix made a popular mod more permanent in Worms. For example, Rubberworm is a physics mod that changes fundamental effects in-game.

Players can now customize their matches in quirkier ways than ever before. They have more than 70 new scheme options, with different match rules too. Players can manipulate the game’s physics, fire more than once, and more tweaks out there.

The entire experience is to cater to fans of the game from 1999. Many Worms veterans have stayed around since the game’s inception. Now, fans can do more with the most beloved iteration of Worms.

Armageddon also has tweening, which allows for smoother gameplay and movement. Rather than locking the game in 50 fps, 3.8 allows for an infinite framerate. As long as the rig allows it, players can see their worms flying through the air with no breaks.

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The much-awaited Windowed Mode is also now an added feature to the game. Players who like doing something in-between turns can do so without the game spazzing out. They can also play with no issues whatsoever.

Armageddon 3.8 update adds more compatibility updates

The new Worms Armageddon 3.8 update is not only a fix with more gimmicks up its sleeve. The entire thing is also built to help players come back to interrupted games. It’s also great for streamers who want to show off their talents or those who play competitively.

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For so long, Team17 has looked into getting Worms into eSports. The new updates make that possible, with a Streaming Mode that hides IP addresses. Some changes allow audio to work even when the window loses focus.

Players also get a Mapshot that captures the current state of the game. Much like a save state, this allows players to come back to sessions if they can’t complete them. The game also has seven full language translations, with four more on the way.

Worms Armageddon is now compatible with multiple iterations of Windows, up until Windows 10. The full patch notes are available on the Worms 2D knowledge base.

Images courtesy of Team17/Youtube Screenshot

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