A patch focused on further improving ROME II’s campaign and battle gameplay is now live. Patch 8.1 will download automatically via Steam for ROME II players.
As standard, players should ensure they have any mods uninstalled and have fully restarted Steam before starting the updated game.
A number of campaign parameters have been rebalanced, resulting in a more aggressive and tactically-focused AI. Players will also find opponents raiding their territories more frequently.
The patch also brings new improvements to battle. For example, towers and battering rams are used more effectively, and interact with city walls more realistically. Boiling oil now no longer causes incendiary damage, and the AI now selects the most appropriate artillery type in sieges.