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This is about Kingdom Two Crowns.

Challenge Islands is an alternative experience to the campaigns (Europe, Shogun and Dead Lands). There are three types of challenge islands: Dire, Plague and Skull Island. Each one has their own custom rules where a single Monarch, in only one reign, will to try to accomplish their respective goals and reach the Bronze, Silver and Gold Crown ranks. When reaching a goal, the Ghost will appear to give the Monarch the specific type of crown. Once a player has unlocked a type of crown, it can be seen on this island's menu, even if the game is restarted.

Except for Dire Island, being actually a sequence of themed islands of the same type, there is no boat to escape challenge islands.

Kingdom Two Crowns: Challenge Islands represents the greatest challenge ever seen for hardened veteran monarchs. Can you survive long enough to claim the Gold Crown?—Raw Fury [1] [2]

Kingdom Two Crowns: Challenge Islands represents the greatest challenge ever seen for hardened veteran monarchs. Can you survive long enough to claim the Gold Crown?Raw Fury [1] [2]

Access[edit | edit source]

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To access a challenge island:

1. Press Esc to open the menu
2. Click "Challenge Islands"
3. Click:

The crowned skull for the Skull island
The greed-citizen for the Plague island
The wolf teeth for the Dire island.

The button with a worker and a worn sign means that new challenges are coming (no scheduled dates revealed though).

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Challenge islands is an alternative game mode inspired in the legacy games Classic and New Lands with a tougher roguelike gameplay, with the following characteristics:

  • no Ghost tutorial
  • no gems
  • no unlockables (statues, hermits, alternative mounts)
  • technologies (stone and iron) vary on each island type
  • no end-game goal
  • goal is to reach the Crown milestones which have different rules on each island type
  • one reign, no heirs, a single attempt: losing the Crown means losing the challenge.

Single player only[edit | edit source]

Challenge Islands were announced to be a solo player experience long before the game release:

Even though we've moved away from rogue-like for the bigger SP experience we'll still have new single land experiences that are roguelike and separate from the campaign mode. These will have special rules as well i.e. no statues, classic mode, etc...—Gordon Van Dyke on Twitter, 20 April 2018.

Even though we've moved away from rogue-like for the bigger SP experience we'll still have new single land experiences that are roguelike and separate from the campaign mode. These will have special rules as well i.e. no statues, classic mode, etc...Gordon Van Dyke on Twitter, 20 April 2018.

As there was a relevant demand from the community for a cooperative mode since the challenges were introduced, developers have answered:

Co-op challenges would be awesome to have and is definitely something that we are talking about in the team. Turns out that creating challenges that are well balanced not only for single player but also in co-op is quite the challenge itself! So we decided to go for single player challenges first to test the waters. Hopefully there will be co-op challenges in the future, but right now the team is focused on stabilizing the core game and squashing a couple of pesky bugs. We're a pretty small gang after all, but please know that we are working hard at giving Kingdom all our love!—Angelica on Steam, 31 October 2019.

Co-op challenges would be awesome to have and is definitely something that we are talking about in the team. Turns out that creating challenges that are well balanced not only for single player but also in co-op is quite the challenge itself! So we decided to go for single player challenges first to test the waters. Hopefully there will be co-op challenges in the future, but right now the team is focused on stabilizing the core game and squashing a couple of pesky bugs. We're a pretty small gang after all, but please know that we are working hard at giving Kingdom all our love!Angelica on Steam, 31 October 2019.

Types[edit | edit source]

Dire island.png Plague island.png Skull island.png

History[edit | edit source]

Date      Platform Version Change
3 Nov, 2020 All 1.1.5 Cursed Crown milestone was introduced.
Change
Cursed Crown milestone was introduced.
12 Sep, 2019 PlayStation Logo.png 1.0.5.1 Introduced to this platform.
Introduced to this platform.
29 Aug, 2019 Steam Logo.png Xbox One Logo.png Switch Logo.png 1.0.4 Introduced for free as the first major game expansion.
Introduced for free as the first major game expansion.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Raw Fury (29 August 2019). Challenge Islands are here!.
  2. Raw Fury (14 August 2019). A Challenge Awaits the Wisest Monarchs.
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