What is BLOCKLORDS?

BLOCKLORDS is a player-driven medieval grand strategy game where your decisions and skills shape the world and narrative. Choose from several playstyles, including farming, fighting, resource management, and ruling, and forge your own destiny as your hero.
With innovative gameplay mechanics and a player-powered economy, will you reap the land or wreak havoc, forge alliances or go it alone, cooperate, or annihilate? The choice is yours.
Join a worldwide community of gamers and experience the future of strategy gaming with BLOCKLORDS, created by MetaKing Studios, a diverse team renowned for their skills in creating experiences gamers will love.
Creator/Director David Johansson, a former Hollywood & free-to-play game director, envisioned the concept of BLOCKLORDS in 2017. Johansson wanted to create an MMO, medieval universe combining the best features of iconic grand strategy games whilst allowing game players to own and create their own character stories and lore together in a shared BLOCKLORDS world with their Hero characters.

Why is this game in Early Access?

BLOCKLORDS is currently in its development phase. Releasing early access versions to let our community actively participate in shaping the game. While this stage might come with bugs and the need for gameplay adjustments, it's a collaborative effort that allows us to refine the game's economy, events, and other features with real-time feedback during our early seasons. As we march towards the full release, players can expect exciting new features like a progression system, an in-game store, dynasty systems, turf wars, both PVE and PVP modes, quests, challenges, enhanced social interactions, voice chat and so much more.

How do I create a character in BLOCKLORDS?

A Hero will be randomly created upon starting your journey. You'll be able to collect more as you play through special events!

Are there any in-game tutorials or guides to help new players get started?

There is a tutorial in BLOCKLORDS! This will help you get to grips with the game mechanics and how to start your journey! There is a handy guide in game character that you can ask questions and they'll give you a helpful answer!
Join the BLOCKLORDS Community, form alliances and learn first hand from our dedicated Founders Society and Early Access Lords and Ladies!

What is the game world like? Is it open-world or divided into different regions?

The BLOCKLORDS Early Access world map is divided into 50 regions! Each region can be claimed by a Lord or Lady, and other players will settle on the lands, pay taxes to their Lord of Lady and protect their realm from attacks!

Are there any PvE (Player vs. Environment) challenges or quests?

Yes, during the Open Beta, players can immerse themselves in the BLOCKLORDS universe through story pop-ups, presenting situations that require careful decision-making or PvE combat challenges. These scenarios can range from bear attacks from the forest to dealing with a collapsing fountain. As these events unfold, your villagers rally, and you are presented with various options to address each situation, allowing you to craft and navigate your unique journey.

Can I play BLOCKLORDS offline?

BLOCKLORDS requires a constant internet connection.

What are the different resources in the game, and how do I gather them?

The game boasts a variety of resources such as wood, stone, stone bricks, wood planks,wheat, grain, food, meat, milk, bread, and gold. These are crucial for tasks like building construction, performing actions, recruiting heroes, and expanding your realm. To collect these resources, players can deploy their squads to partake in various in-game activities tailored for resource gathering.

How is the latest web3 tech used in this product?

Players are not mandated to engage with the blockchain aspect, and the game doesn't directly incorporate any cryptocurrency.
No on-chain activities happen within the BLOCKLORDS game.
Therefore, players can fully enjoy the MMO, Grand Strategy game without any interaction with blockchain aspects.
BLOCKLORDS utilizes blockchain in order to offer the best experience that latest technology can offer, while empowering players to trade, interact with, and forge their own in-game experiences.

What utility does this bring to the product?

The heroes in the game have specific stats and attributes. Moreover, they can be transferred across any compatible chain using the game's off-chain currency (Gold). This adds a layer of versatility and economic interaction to the gaming experience.
One Hero Character will be given to all players upon starting their journey.

Does this product require me to connect an external wallet? What wallets does this product support?

Users are not required to connect to an external wallet.
No on-chain activities happen within the BLOCKLORDS game.
Users can connect via MetaMask, GameStop, Venly, Coinbase Wallet or create an email wallet with Magic Link.

Can I use the product without interacting or engaging with web3 Tech?

Yes, the game play itself takes place without engaging Web3 tech.
Users can trade Heroes on web, but they are not required to interact with these features, unless they want to do so, the game does not force a path towards any of these aspects.
Web3 tech is a means of trading items with other players and having the freedom of where and how players want to trade them, all on a dedicated secure website, entirely separated from the in- economy.

What chain does this product use? Is the chain proof-of-work or proof-of-stake?

BLOCKLORDS is compatible with both Immutable X and Polygon chains. Players have the flexibility to use the BLOCKLORDS Portal to transfer heroes between these chains, with the in-game resource, gold, facilitating transfers.

What in-app or in-game purchases are offered in BLOCKLORDS?

During the BLOCKLORDS Open Beta, limited time resource packs and season passes will be made available for purchase.
These cannot be resold or used in any way to further profit, ownership is account based.

Can BLOCKLORDS be used without making any in-app purchases?

Yes, BLOCKLORDS is fully playable without any purchases, now and in all future updates.

Are in-app purchases refundable?

No, in-app purchases are not refundable as purchases will have an impact on the in-game economy that cannot be reversed.

What payment platform is used to facilitate these purchases?

Purchases will be available via Xsolla.