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Tribes of Midgard Endless Night: What is the Fimbulwinter?

Tribes of Midgard, Norsfell's brand-new 1-10 player co-op action survival RPG, launched on July 27, 2021.
Tribes of Midgard, Norsfell's brand-new 1-10 player co-op action survival RPG, launched on July 27, 2021. / Photo courtesy of Gearbox Publishing

The Tribes of Midgard endless night is one that many players are running into at the moment as they boot up the new co-op action survival RPG and explore the world of Norse for the first time.

Recently launched on July 27 for PlayStation 5, PS4 and PC, Tribes of Midgard invites players running solo, or with up to nine others, to take on the role of Einherjar—glorious Viking heroes in Valhalla—to fight giants and beasts in classic top-town combat. Here's a breakdown of the game's endless night, which is one of the more defining features of the co-op action survival RPG's Saga Mode.

Tribes of Midgard Endless Night: What is the Fimbulwinter?

Tribes of Midgard's endless night, known in-game as the Fimbulwinter, takes place only in its Saga Mode, which is a session-based game mode where players fight to prevent the end of the world.

Just as in Survival Mode, players will be able to unlock and choose from eight unique Viking classes and try their hand in crafting, building, and progression systems, while experiencing boss battles and unique weather effects that occur within the game's vast, procedurally-generated world.

In Saga Mode only, however, players must race against the clock to complete whatever objectives they desire and get out via the Bifröst before the day 14 arrival of the Fimbulwinter—an eternal winter where the world freezes and the village is attacked non-stop.

While sticking around for the Fimbulwinter is a literal death sentence, those who manage to hold out past day 15, both day and night, will be rewarded with the Warden class.