Mordhau screenshot of a knight in plate armor

Mordhau is an upcoming medieval multiplayer fighting game that aims to be as realistic and faithful to the time period as possible. Once its fully finished it will feature massive battles with up to 64 players, the ability to fight on horseback, gigantic castles that will need to be breached through the use of equally gigantic siege weaponry, and the list goes on. As you can see, these are some rather lofty goals, especially for a game that has been funded primarily via Kickstarter.

So if you're wondering whether Mordhau will ever be able to live up to expectations, or what the combat is even all about, you'll be glad to hear that the Closed Alpha will begin tomorrow, on September 12th at 18:00 UTC. Its currently unknown what exactly the alpha will contain, but its certainly going to be an interesting few days as this is the first time the public has been given access to Mordhau!

That said, there is one tiny little caveat here - the Closed Alpha will only be available to Kickstarter backers. So if you're new and you were hoping to dive in and test your mettle, I'm afraid you're going to have to wait for one of the later events. On the positive side, there doesn't appear to be any sort of NDA on the Closed Alpha, so expect to see heaps of footage on Youtube the moment it goes live. Until then, here's a lengthy gameplay trailer to give you a brief idea of what to expect from Mordhau. Enjoy!