Lethal League is featured in the Humble Indie Bundle!
Look at that line-up!
Hype matches, top players from all around Europe and a great setting made the first live Lethal League tournament an event to remember! We had our boy Gijs from Mortier Media make a video to give you a taste of how the event went down. Check out the footage of Jaw Breakers Live below!
The music in the video is by Rahzan. The tracks ‘Astronomic’ and ‘Hey’ were a great fit for the vibe we had going. Check out his latest album ‘Home’, released just last month, here. If you’d like to support him, you can (in true underground fashion) give him a mail and ask to buy a copy!
Jaw Breakers Live was won by aTastyT0ast from Germany. As a high placed EU player in the previous Jaw Breakers online tournament all eyes were on him and he has proven to be a worthy champion. On top of the prize money and Lethal League goodies, he will be awarded a special ingame icon to show off with! We hope aTastyT0ast will be there next time to defend his spot and all the others (and more) to challenge him!
The top 5 results:
1) aTastyT0ast (Germany)
2) Ice Coldas (Netherlands)
3) Glioburd (France)
4) YinYin (Germany)
5) Tenasow (Denmark) and Creme Brulee (Netherlands)
To wrap this post up we also got some new merch from EightySixed! Check out this brand new Lethal League tee. Now buy this or the critical error WILL be you!
Coming to you, Live! We’ll be having the first, full on physical, Lethal League Tournament on Saturday 30th of January in the city of Utrecht, The Netherlands.
The tournament will be hosted at MoMs, the only place fresh enough to handle us street shredders. You can register at the event or use this form if you want to be sure of a spot, slots are limited! Just hanging around is cool too, you can also see it as a fan get-together. The developers will be tehere in case you ever wanted to go face to face in Lethal League (or on the dancefloor).
MoMs is an exclusive concept store designed around the gaming community. We deliver the best in barbers, tattoo artists, designers, clothing and have the sickest game wall in the country.
Lange Koestraat 39
Doors open: 10:00
Tournament start: 12:00
Tournament Registration Fee: €10
Visitors Entrance Fee: €3
Tournament slots available: 40
prize pool at max capacity: €280
1st 60% of prize pool (for example 30 entrants = €126)
2nd 30% of prize pool
3rd 10% of prize pool
All Top 5 = Lethal League goodies
1v1 Double Elimination, Best of 3, All Finals Best of 5 (Winners, Losers and Grands)
Mode: FFA or TDM
Time Limit: 5:00
Ball Tagging: On
Min Ball Speed: 8
Ball Type: Normal
Stage: Random (Gentlemen’s Agreements allowed)
Characters: You can only change your character after a loss.
Because two players can not use the keyboard at the same time, players can agree on having one of them use the keyboard or both use only controllers. We have a number of spare Xbox360 controllers to use, which will be first come, first serve. You can bring your own controller, as long as it doesn’t have too big an advantage (like a ‘turbo’ button). When in doubt, contact us.
We hope to see you there!
This update spend a long time coming. As evidenced by a beachball in a winter update. Try the new ball type out under ‘ball type’ in the character select options dropdown. Aside from gameplay tweaks, we focussed our attention to connectivity issues players have had when playing online and rematching. Despite being inherently hard to pinpoint, we were able to solve various problems. It’s possible new issues come forward shortly after this update, in which case please bear with us as we try to fix these.
Next, let’s go through some of the changes.
You can now join a game lobby and be a spectator. If the lobby is already full with 4 players you will be automatically assigned to a spectator spot. As a spectator you can watch the match and won’t experience any lag which is ideal for streaming matches and tournaments.
Scaling parry knockback
This is a big chance for higher level play. The knockback duration after being parried is now linked to the speed (and therefore hitpause) of the ball. This should mean no more guaranteed parry K.O’s on lower speeds, making matches reach higher speeds on average. On lower speeds, parry victims will have time to take a swing and the parry initiator can choose to aim towards or away from his or her target.
Clashing limited to facing
You can now only clash with attacks oriented towards you. Clashing was a bit too random and not fun enough to make up for it. This should stop the more odd-looking cases of clashing.
The hard limit of 5 corpse hits has been removed. However, once the ball is in play in the next burst, active corpses can not be hit anymore and energy is reset. Also, corpse hurtboxes have been scaled down a bit to make more sense visually.
The holiday modifications are back! We also added a christmas tree to Room 21 and gave Candyman a nice christmas hat. For all your safety we removed the slippery ice physics in the Abandoned Pool. If you’re reading this you’ll most likely own a copy of the game but if you have some friends or family who, for some reason, don’t own the game there is always the holiday sale. 66% OFF! You can get a 4-pack for the prize of one copy. Ridiculous.
– Added spectator mode
– Added beachball ball type, unlocked by default
– Corpse hurtbox size is reduced by 25%.
– Dynamic parry knockback, except for serves
– Corpses can now be hit until the ball is fully returned in play
– All player energy is reset at the reactivation of the ball now
– Swing clashes and bunt clashes now only happen when facing each other
– Fixed screen shake interrupting/overlapping which caused long shakes to suddenly stop
– Moved extra impact effect to speeds over 50
– Taunt resets the ball in training mode
– Added a bunt and a taunt to a certain character
– Fixed corpses freezing on special activation of a certain character
– Added an effect on a certain character’s special
– Dice can now also superjump by holding up
– Dice UI graphics tweaked
– Flashing effects can now be turned off in the game options
– Raptor special hold doesn’t default to his smash angle anymore
– Fixed CPU looking to the right after a burst
– Fixed CPU not respecting parries
– Fixed the boombox hitpause meter ignoring the parry hit
Best wishes from the whole team. See you again in 2016
There is so much cool stuff created by the Lethal League community!
Unfortunately we didn’t attend PAX this year. However, it appeared Candyman was there to spread the Lethal League message! Well, atleast he took pictures with nasty Doom enemies and he drove a unicorn. Sounds like something Candyman would do.
Next up is Crafekster. He made a custom character mod for the Lethal League anniversary. Looking pretty sick, great job!
Talking about mods, Smellyhobo101 updated his Advanced Training mode to version 2.0. This advanced training mode adds some great functionality to the default training mode. Here you can practice all your angles, combo’s and corpse juggles to perfection. Check it out here.
On top of this Mr. Smellyhobo also created this multiple ball mode. Now he’s gone too far.
We want to wrap up this blogpost with two pretty faces. Say hello to our fresh interns Renhui & Thomas!
We are not at Gamescom. We have no trailers, screenshots, leaks or announcements. But we do have new Lethal League merch from EightySixed! Check it, pre-order it and be cool.
There is something else we would like to show you. Lethal League mods! There are some cool mods around created by dedicated Lethal League players who want to get more out of the game. From character re-skins and voice-packs to advanced training mods You can check out most of them on this reddit page.
The first ever official online Lethal League tournament is a fact. Jaw Breakers 2015 turned out to be a great success. Sure there were some nasty issues here and there but overall it was an incredible experience. Great players, hype matches and a twitch livestream with live commentary!
We want to congratulate Pull with the well deserved first place. He and his Sonata fought well and while the grand finals had a rough start he had a great comeback where he defeated Mecha Soul. But hey why don’t you take a look at the livestream yourself. It’s raw footage from the stream so there might be a lot to skip.
For the tournament we used a special tournament client of Lethal League, for us this was a good opportunity to test the upcoming spectator mode in Lethal League. Before we can release the spectator mode officially there is still some work and polishing to be done. This client also did have some minor tweaks and bugfixes. We will patch these fixes in later today.
Finally we want to thank all the players who turned up for the tournament and the rest of the Lethal League community, you made this possible. Who also made this possible are Ebon94 who did a lot of the organisation on behalf of Team Reptile for JB2015, Badshot and Ugraum casting the matches and helping out with setting things up. SmellyHobo, YinYin and MaffeW for support and seeding.
ARE YOU READY? You should be because this weekend it’s time for the first official online Lethal League tournament Jaw Breakers 2015. With over 170 fighters already signed up this is going the be the biggest Lethal League tournament to date. We are excited and we can’t wait to find out who will be the first Lethal League champion! If you haven’t entered yet you can still do so here and maybe you can be the proud owner of a signed Lethal League hat or even the one and only in-game championship badge. Registration is closing at 12 midnight central time.
If you’re playing online and you see the icon below next to someones name, be afraid because you’re fighting the very best in Lethal League.
So how to prepare yourself to fight against the best players in the world? You need some proper training. First join the Lethal League steam group to meet and fight the best players. You can also check out some of the extensive guides how to really play the game. Learn about all the angles, combo’s and of course master the art of parries. You should definitely check out YinYin’s angle and pattern guide and PeggleFranks advanced tactics guide.
Ever heard of Mecha Soul, Monk or Smellyhobo? These three guys are among the current best Lethal League players in the world. Last week we posted a several player profiles on the Jaw Breakers tumblr page where you can read more about the current Lethal League top players. More entries are coming soon so be sure to check them out.
As we announced last week we are working on a spectator mode for Lethal League. Although the spectator isn’t live yet we will be using a special tournament branch on Steam to stream some of the matches on our Twitch account, more details will follow this weekend. The matches will be commentated by the notorious ‘Badshot’ and ‘Ugraum’.
Go now, put on some ‘eye of the tiger’ music and train like you never trained before.
This is going to be great.
Sunday, July 12th, players from all corners of the globe will come together for the first ever official, completely online Lethal League tournament, JAW BREAKERS 2015. This tournament is open to everyone in an attempt to find the best in the world. Sign up today and don’t forget to join the Lethal League Steam group for all the latest information for the tournament. Make new friends, crush old rivals, but remember: HAVE A JAWBREAKER!
Oh wait, I see there is some room left for an announcement. While we work on new awesome things here at Team Reptile we are still supporting Lethal League and its community. We are happy to share with you that we will be adding a spectator mode for online Lethal League matches soon.
Now prepare for JAW BREAKERS 2015!
We have no big news or updates about the things we are working on. We were not in LA for the E3, no exclusive parties, no surprise releases. What we DO have is Lethal League T-shirts and some other cool things regarding Lethal League we found online.
We teamed up with the nice people of Eighty Sixed Clothing to bring you some custom Lethal League merchandise. Take a look at this first design which is available for sale now at Eighty Sixed. There will be more stuff soon so stay tuned!
Next up is this cosplay duo. We were really impressed with this appearance of Latch and Candyman on A-kon a few weeks back. They really put some time and effort in this pieces. Well done Kyn Strider + GF!
Shame on us but we didn’t cover the Lethal League 2v2 Combo Breaker Grand Finals yet. In the grand finals the respected online Lethal League players N64(shffl), Monk, Tixl and Diplomat stepped into the 2v2 ring with Diplomat & Tixl in the blue corner and N64 & Monk in the red one. Obviously we won’t spoil the results but we witnessed an intense match with some awesome plays. We even saw some unintended competitive techniques! Stream by VGBootCamp and Commentators were ‘Nobody’ and ‘Somebody’. Thanks Combo Breaker for hosting this Lethal League tournament!
Make sure to check it out!