Worms Rumble update – New map, Double XP, free play weekend, PS5 trophy fixes and more

Team17 have dropped a hot new update for Worms Rumble across PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC, adding the new Battlegrounds Bank map and kicking off the game’s first community event in the process. PlayStation fans will also be overjoyed to learn the update fixes some trophy glitches as well.

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The free new map caters to Last Worm Standing, Last Squad Standing and Deathmatch modes in the real time shooter, the Battlegrounds Bank map featuring multiple areas that include a cash-filled bank and a money vault. Time to make a withdrawal, eh?

To celebrate the update there’s a Double XP and Currency event in the game running from 6PM GMT today, 18th February until 6PM GMT Monday, 22nd Febraury. Coincidentally, those are the exact same times that the game is having a free play weekend on Steam, letting people play the entire game for the next few days.

Following the free weekend, Team17 will be kicking off the game’s first community event: Bazooka Bowl. As you can probably guess, it will be pretty Bazooka heavy, but how do bowls come into the equation? We’ll find out on 25th February when the event starts.

Those who like to dress up fancy can snag some new Premium DLC cosmetic packs. ‘Cats & Dogs’ and ‘Honor & Death’  are available at £3.99 / $4.99 each.

But that’s not all this update does, because it also fixes one of the biggest problems with the game: broken trophies! The update fixes the following bugged trophies on PS5:

  • On a Roll (by rolling again in-game, if criteria is met, it will unlock)
  • Challenger (If another challenge is complete, it will unlock)
  • Last Worm Standing (If player wins another LWS match, it will unlock)
  • Better Than Most (finishing in the top 50% of players, it will unlock)

There are still two trophies that aren’t working – Geared Up (Purchase all customisations) and Tooled Up (Reach level 10 with all weapons) – but Team17 aim to have those fixed in the next few weeks.

Here’s the full patch notes for the update:

  • Fixed an issue where the player could crash when using the grapple gun on an escalator.
  • Fixed an issue where the player could crash on respawning in the Lab.
  • Fixed an issue where the player was unable to move when the game starts.
  • Fixed an issue where the reload animation did not play correctly for each weapons reload time
  • Fixes for unlocking the following trophies: On a Roll, Challenger, Last Worm Standing, Better than Most.
  • Fixed an issue where some error messages were automatically dismissed.
  • Fixed an issue where the player lost focus of the main menu when dismissing an error message.
  • Fixed an issue where the player’s worm was displayed incorrectly after taking explosive damage.
  • Fixed an issue where an error message was displayed on accepting an invite to a party with Crossplay disabled.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the player to lose their progression data.
  • Fixed an issue where friendly fire damage was incorrectly counting towards Challenge progression.

The game launched at the end of 2020 as a PlayStation and PC exclusive – in fact, it was a freebie for PlayStation Plus subscribers. In our review of Worms Rumble, Gareth scored the manic multiplayer title a solid 7 out of 10. Here’s what he had to say:

Although purists may balk at Worms Rumble, I found Team17’s reinvention to be a welcome change in direction for the series. Real-time action wrapped around the battle royale genre works a treat here when combined with the zany, explosive world of Worms, but in order to become a multiple mainstay it needs more depth both in terms of strategy and player progression.

Shortly after launch the studio revealed that Worms Rumble had racked up close to 1.5 million players in launch week. Other statistics include 38.4 million worms killed, 384,577 worms revived, and a whopping 5.17 billion points worth of damage dealt.

Source: Team17

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