News tip Age of Empires IV, the game’s mighty unit in peril: the next update promises to nerf the espringale
If you’re part of the Age of Empires IV community, you’ve probably heard of the oversized power of espringales, and not necessarily good. The developers have heard of player complaints and have decided to address this with patch 9369.
A unit like no other
In Age of Empires IV, the espringale is a unit that stands out from the rest with its incredible strength. This is a medieval siege weapon, it looks like a large crossbow mounted on wheels. It is used to launch various projectiles, such as crossbow bolts or cannonballs. In addition to her relatively low in-game price (200 Gold / 200 Wood), she is able to counter other units, including siege, and move very quickly., making it formidable in the hands of certain civilizations.
It is a real asset for civilizations like the Mongols or the Abbasid Dynasty who can build them directly on the battlefields.. So players can build a lot of them quite easily, making almost all counters impossible to perform. Complaints about the superiority of espringales are such that they have caught the attention of developers, who have decided to deploy a patch to remedy this.
The detail of patch 9369 concerning the espringales of Age of Empires IV
On the official website of the game, the developers have published patch notes for patch 9369. In these notes, they specify that the springboards have been adjusted following feedback from players, and that they will now be very strong against siege units but not necessarily against other types of units.. Among the changes made are the following:
These changes therefore require players to rebalance their armies rather than spamming the espringales, since they will not be more capable of oneshot the other units.
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