Heart of Gold – Now Available

Heart of Gold Steam

Darkest greetings Underlord,

It’s a glorious day indeed – once again the drums of war echo through the darkest caverns of Kairos, hundreds of minions marching, scuttering and squelching towards the dukedom of Phaestus, ready to usher in a new age of darkness and destruction.

Yes indeed after months of development, testing and indeed teasing tidbits to our community, Heart of Gold is finally on its way to you down the tubes of the Internet – and with it comes the absolutely massive patch 1.4, Gold Rush!

Before you head off to begin your conquest, why not familiarise yourself with the key features of this momentous release.

Heart of Gold

Heart of Gold is the first paid expansion pack for War for the Overworld. It can be purchased at wftogame.com/buy, and on Steam, Green Man Gaming and Humble. Early Adopters of War for the Overworld, those that bought it before May 3rd 2015, will find that they already own the DLC!

Key Features

  • An expanded story told across 4 brand new, fully voice acted Campaign levels, this time played from the perspective of Underlord Kasita. The levels are more open-ended than in the original game, directly addressing feedback from our most loyal Underlords.
  • New enemies to wage war against including the wizard Mandalf the Maroon, and the entire family of the Duke of Phaestus!
  • An additional 4 Aspects to master: Sentinel (defence), Gild (spell), Aureate Monolith (construct), and a new golden Titan – the Colossus.
  • Three new Dungeon Themes, including a new theme for Kasita with Dungeon Core, tiles and walls, Worker skin, and a much-requested custom Underlord hand.
  • New terrain such as lava chasms and lava falls, which help bring the volcanic land of Phaestus to life!


Patch 1.4: Gold Rush

Patch 1.4 is our biggest one yet, weighing in at well over 20 pages of release notes (without the majority of bug fixes!). It includes a huge number of quality of life changes, balance changes and even new features such as the brand new tutorial system. Ever wondered what an Aspect actually does? Now you can find out in-game!

Key Features – free to all players

  • Contextual tutorial system
  • Revamped Titan system
  • Improved combat
  • New unit voices, VFX, animations and behaviours
  • Significant performance improvements
  • New UI features and options such as area of effect indicators on spells and defences
  • Improvements to the original campaign
  • A rebalancing of practically everything
  • New localisation into French and German

Release Notes

No need to take our word for it though – you can discover all you need to know in the full release notes!


Short Story: The Colossal Dwarf

Our trilogy of short stories concludes with the final chapter: The Colossal Dwarf. Join Gidro Brunnsen as he faces down the final days of the dukedom of Phaestus.

Here’s an extract from the story to whet your appetite:

“May gold guide you, my children …” And with that, the Duke retired to his throne room through the thickest stone doors Gidro had ever seen. He tried to peek inside, at the golden glow beyond – but the doors slammed shut, shaking the ground. He smiled at the the Phaestian coat of arms ornately carved across both doors – the Duke’s huge axe set against the backdrop of Mount Phaestus, and a strange spherical object amidst the axe head.

Click here to read the full story!



Now with all that said we’re sure you’re eager to destroy the dukedom of Phaestus, so we won’t keep you any longer.


Until next time Underlord,

– WFTO Team


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  1. And again…. YEEEESSSS FINALY, many thanksszzzzzz u guys!!!! Epic DLC

  2. Nice, will check that out

  3. Love it so far!

    Question tho, how do we change the hand now? Its permanently golden.

  4. Hmmm, not yet available to Humble (Kickstarter) purchasers? Should it appear under the existing WFTO entry or as a new entry?

    Hmmm, maybe they’re just a little slow to update; this expansion doesn’t seem to be mentioned on the Humble Store anywhere at time of writing either…

    • Mmmm, hmmm, oh! Too much Dark Souls just recently. Damned Siegward.

    • It should have been automatically added to your Steam copy if you purchased the game anywhere before May 2nd.

      As we’ve mentioned before it unfortunately won’t be available in the DRM-Free version.

  5. I like this new dlc, but I have a few suggestions, the silver skin for the dungeon (you know the one that instead of the dungeon being all golden it is instead all silver) looks cool, but could you make it so that while you are using that skin, gold becomes silver, the colossus becomes silver, the sentinels become silver, and in general anything made of gold becomes silver instead? 😀 I think it would be pretty cool if you added that because as it is now the silver skin really clashes with the colossus , sentinels, and the treasury….. also, are sentinels automatons of a sort or are they living gold (GOLDems if you will [oh my god that pun was awful])? I ask because I’d like to be able to put them on torture racks or sacrifice them in the crypt because there isn’t really a way to kill/get rid of them if you have one to many or just want to get rid of however many.

    One last thing, I like how you set it so that you could have the beast masters drag beasts to the arena or set them to not do that, but could you add the thing you had for the arena before where you could set it so that the minions and beasts fighting in the arena are fighting till unconcious or till death? I really liked that because if I had some extra beasts or minions I wanted to get rid of I could kill them and they’d fill up me crypt nicely.

    • You can directly drop any minion you don’t want onto the pyre in the crypt alive, they will get sacraficed