WAR factions balanced, says Mythic

We're not all bad guys any more.  

Mythic has posted some data on the balance of player populations between the Order and Destruction factions in its MMO Warhammer Online. The stats suggests that it's as close to 50/50 as makes no difference.

In the game's early days the evil Destruction races were noticeably more popular, which led to some problems in terms of server and battleground queues, and balance in the game's realm-versus-realm warfare.

Mythic predicted this would balance out, and it seems it was right. Across all North American servers, player accounts are only 51 per cent in favour of Destruction, while experience and renown gains are equal across both factions. The biggest recorded difference is 44 per cent Order versus 56 per cent Destruction on the Monolith server, but even in this case the Order players are putting enough extra effort in to balance out the experience and renown tallies.

Developer Jess Folsom stressed that these figures are based on currently active players only, implying that many of the Destruction fans were fly-by-nights who weren't committed to the game long-term.

"We have seen some shifting with free server transfers that has, in truth, improved the Faction population differences," said Folsom. "On average, the Faction population difference on each server is negligible; and surprisingly, it is not always the same Faction that has the higher populace."

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our policy.

Jump to comments (15)

About the author

Oli Welsh

Oli Welsh

Editor-in-chief  |  oliwelsh

Oli is the editor of Eurogamer.net and likes to take things one word at a time. His friends call him The European, but that's just a coincidence. He's still playing Diablo 3.


Cyberpunk 2077 delayed to 2022 for PS5, Xbox Series S/X

Witcher 3 upgrade pushed to even later in 2022.

God of War coming to PC

Boy! Load up Steam!

Resident Evil 4 VR version edits out several lines of dialogue

UPDATE: Facebook acknowledges "select changes" for "modern audience".

Streamer Valkyrae faces backlash for new gamer skincare range

Protecting your skin from blue light pollution.

New video reveals Starfield's Settled Systems

Plus some stunning concept art.

You may also enjoy...

Supporters only

Comments (15)

Comments for this article are now closed. Thanks for taking part!

Hide low-scoring comments

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer Merch
Explore our store