Worms Armageddon, the classic turn-based worm war game, received an update that was more than seven years under development.
The game's developer, Team17, announced Worms Armageddon Patch 3.8 via a trailer that introduces some content of the update.
In a post on the game's Steam page, Team17 described some of the new additions to Worms Armageddon, including 70 new scheme options to match, frame rates that adapt to the player's hardware, window mode, streaming improvements, and the ability to CPU add teams to online games and translations in seven languages, four more are underway.
Worms Armageddon players also have access to the Mapshot feature, which allows them to save snapshots of the current status of the map they are playing on. Then they can start new games on the map, do a rematch or continue an interrupted session, for example.
The update also improves the compatibility of the game and allows Windows 95 to run on Windows 10 and Wine or Proton on Linux. By adding window mode, players can also bypass screen resolution requirements.
According to Team17, patch 3.8 contains a total of 370 corrections, 45 changes and 61 new functions, which is certainly not a bad update for a 21-year-old game. This is the kind of longevity that modern games want to achieve.
Team17 is now working on the next game in the series called Worms Rumble, which is already in closed beta. The game is slated to be released this year, and Digital Trends has contacted the developer for a more accurate release window.