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Tribes of Midgard Survival Mode: Everything You Need to Know

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

The Tribes of Midgard Survival Mode is unlocked once a player's character has reached Level 3 after few runs on Saga Mode.

Just 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 is a breakdown of one of the co-op action survival RPG's two modes available on day one—Survival Mode.

Tribes of Midgard Survival Mode: Everything You Need to Know

Unlike in Saga Mode, where the sheer number of urgent tasks is simply too much for one Viking to accomplish on their own before the arrival of the Fimbulwinter, an eternal winter where the world freezes and the village is attacked non-stop, Survival Mode gives players "endless" time to explore the world of Norse.

Fimbulwinter will still arrive in Survival Mode, but the world will eventually cycle back into summer as the enemies grow more difficult the longer the game goes on.

Along with crafting, building, and progression systems, players are still able to unlock and choose from eight unique Viking classes as they set out to save the world from Ragnarök, adjusting for the various boss battles and unique weather effects that occur within the game's vast, procedurally-generated world.

What also separates Survival Mode from its counterpart is that it's highly customizable. From the map size, to the difficulty level of enemies and which resources are lost upon death, players can fine-tune the game depending on the type of experience they're looking for.

Keep in mind that making things easier also means there's less XP to be earned, but that's alright for players who are feeling a bit overwhelmed in Saga Mode.