Lichdom: Battlemage Patch Greatly Improves Frame Rate and Load Times

Fantasy Hero Lichdom: BattlemageLichdom: Battlemage is an important title to us. The console games admittedly had a rough start with frame rate and loading issues, but we’ve been committed to bringing you a game every bit as beautiful and ambitious as it was intended to be. We’re pleased to say that our most recent patch brings Lichdom closer to our ultimate vision, raising the frame rate to a steady 30 frames per second and reducing level load times.

Digital Foundry and Eurogamer have updated their review of Lichdom: Battlemage to reflect the changes to the game, calling it “one of the best-performing CryEngine games on Xbox One” after the latest patch.

As Eurogamer points out, “there’s no doubting that some serious optimisation work has yielded remarkable results.” We’re happy with the progress we’ve made in ensuring that players are able to experience a smooth, cinematic, powerful game with fewer graphical hiccups and frustrating technological issues.

It’s impossible to overstate how important player satisfaction is for us. Lichdom: Battlemage is a game we’re incredibly proud to bring to the console audience, and we’re grateful for your enthusiasm and patience while we’ve continued work on this title. We’re pleased to deliver on our ultimate vision for Lichdom, making it a high-octane magical experience for players across platforms.

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Lichdom: Battlemage Free Game Giveaway!

Today, we launch a social media giveaway for Lichdom: Battlemage, a first-person spellcaster where players defeat challenging bosses and hordes of monsters using raw, unrestrained magical powers. In the eight weeks between now and the game’s March 22nd launch on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, gamers will have numerous chances to win a pre-order copy of the game, as well as an exclusive Lichdom: Battlemage t-shirt.

Best Game Stories

Each Friday starting today, we will release a video at 9am EST on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter detailing one of the distinct magical Sigils used within the game: Fire, Ice, Lightning, Kinesis, Corruption, Necromancy, Delirium, and Phase. Each Sigil is a base from which you can craft thousands of spells. Today’s Sigil is Fire, which is often used for pure destruction.

Along with each Sigil video, a question will be asked that viewers can answer via YouTube or Facebook comments, or a Tweet to @MaximumGames. Contestants have until the following Friday to submit a response, after which we will randomly select five (5) winners. All winners will receive an exclusive Lichdom: Battlemage t-shirt, but one (1) randomly selected winner will also receive a free pre-order copy of the game through Amazon for either PS4™ system or Xbox One. The giveaway is open to US contestants only.

Additionally, we released a new Lichdom: Battlemage video this morning showcasing the game’s story, setting and voice talent, headlined by Troy Baker. Baker is one of the best and most recognizable video game voice-over artists in the industry, with credits ranging from BioShock: Infinite to The Last of Us.

Lichdom: Battlemage is slated for release March 22, 2016. The social media contest begins today, January 22, 2016.

Learn How to Craft Awesome Spells in Lichdom: Battlemage

Earth, Air, Water, and Fire. Many games that include magical abilities draw from these four basic elements time and time again.

No disrespect to the classics; we just feel like something is missing.

On March 22, Lichdom: Battlemage is making its next-gen debut on Xbox One and PS4. This first-person spellcaster lets you craft literally thousands of different spells using eight magical sigils: Fire, Ice, Lightning, Kinesis, Corruption, Necromancy, Delirium, and Phase.

To get you prepared for the game’s launch, we’re releasing two sigil cards each week (on Tuesdays and Thursdays) on Maximum Games’ Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram pages, plus we’ll begin rolling out new crafting tutorials for each element.

In case you missed out, we released our Fire Sigil Guide before the holiday season. Check it out below, and get ready for much more in the coming weeks!



December 8, 2015 (Walnut Creek, CA) Maximum Games today announced a global release date for the first-person spell-casting video game, Lichdom: Battlemage. The game, previously released on STEAM™, will arrive on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One March 22, 2016.

Playing like a first-person shooter, Lichdom: Battlemage is unique in that there are no guns, no knives, and no swords – just raw magic – making the game the first of its kind to employ magic as the exclusive form of weaponry.

“The game is classic in its storytelling, yet completely unique in its gameplay,” said Christina Seelye, CEO of Maximum Games. “Like most magic games, there are definite RPG elements, but the game is pure action – through and through.”

Lichdom: Battlemage centers on the concept of unbridled power and magic with absolutely no mana bars and zero cool downs. When the wicked overlord known as Shax rips your closest loved one from the world, you set out on a journey to hunt him down. Before you embark on your quest for vengeance, a wizard grants you unlimited magical powers and designates you “Dragon,” the most powerful battlemage on earth.

Game Features:

  • Robust spell-crafting system with 8 main sigils from which to craft thousands of spells
  • Customizable play style: choose your crafting technique and combat strategy
  • Fierce battles with armies of undead within varied landscapes and battle arenas
  • Explosive, fast-paced action in the vein of first-person shooters
  • Multiple opportunities to collect extra loot from fallen enemies

Lichdom: Battlemage is slated for release on March 22, 2016. For more information, visit

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