Endless[edit | edit source]
In Endless, you can team up with up to two other players, online or in a party. It sets you up in a fortress and you must build Traps to defend against waves of Minions that will be headed to your rift. This is a lot like old school Orcs Must Die!
All players will spawn in, and will be given a short period of time to set up their initial trap killbox. When players are ready, they press ‘G’ to ready up, and once all players are ready, the wave launches. After a few waves, new Minion Portals will open, and send multiple lanes of Enemies. Work together to fend off the hordes. The game is over if 25 Rift Points worth of minions make it into your Rift. If you die, you have the option to buy back in immediately with Coin earned in game!
Endless is available solo or with parties through matchmaking and custom games.
Difficulties[edit | edit source]
In Endless, the playable battlegrounds are divided in 4 difficulties that are unlocked by leveling up your account:
- Apprentice Unlocked by default.
- War Mage: Unlocks at account lvl 8.
- Master: Unlocks at account lvl 20.
- Rift Lord: Unlocks at account lvl 40.
Difficulty is also affected by the number of players in Endless Battlegrounds: Minions have 10% less health in solo play and 5% less health in duo play. Also, Heroes deal 3x more damage in solo play and 1.5x more damage in duo play.
List of Endless Battlegrounds[edit | edit source]
|List of Battlegrounds|
5 Star System[edit | edit source]
For those familiar with Orcs Must Die! franchise 5-star probably sounds very much like 5-skull, a core system from the previous games. Since skulls are the main in-game currency in OMD!U, we changed the name a bit to avoid confusion. And hey, who doesn't like earning nice, shiny stars?
As a bonus, high scores and star ratings appear on the Battlegrounds Leaderboards for friends and fellow War Mages to see! The OMD!U community is full of talented rift defenders who deserve to have their achievements on display.
The 5-star system provides an added degree of challenge and reward for the most skilled War Mages. Earning a 5-star rating is quite difficult (especially in the later levels) and often requires trial and error to perfect an ideal combination of strategy, killbox design, hero, and Loadout for each scenario.
This system also provides rewards based on performance, awarding bonus Skulls and experience for each battleground completed at a high star rating. For each Battleground, two performance-based Chests are available (at the 3-star and 5-star marks). These allow War Mages build out an even stronger arsenal of Traps, Gear, and other goodies for their Loadouts.
Earning High Star Ratings
Star Rating Thresholds for Endless:
- One star: 5 waves.
- Two stars: 10 waves.
- Three stars: 15 waves.
- Four stars: 20 waves.
- Five stars: 25 waves.
Star Rewards[edit | edit source]
- One star: 50 and bonus XP.
- Two stars: 100 and bonus XP.
- Three stars: victory Chest and bonus XP.
- Four stars: 200 and bonus XP.
- Five stars: victory Chest and bonus XP.
The more stars earned, the higher the bonus XP. While the Skulls and Chests are only received the first time the milestones are reached for each Battleground or endless challenge, the bonus XP is earned with every victory!
Earning a 5-star rating on some battlegrounds or reaching wave 25 on endless mode might seem impossible, but it can be done! Struggling while playing solo? Team up with another War Mage (or two!) and tackle the challenge together. Still struggling in a team? Give a new strategy or hero combination a try to see if your results improve.
And of course, the OMD!U community has some spectacular players who love to share their strategies. The forums are a great place to ask for help and brainstorm tactics for challenging battlegrounds.
Scoring[edit | edit source]
Visit Endless Scoring for all the info about scoring in Endless.