Kingdom Come: Deliverance – Armor & RPG systems explained

Warhorse Studios today presented new features in the development of Kingdom Come: Deliverance. In a new video, the team delved into the extensive RPG System, the sophisticated armor layering system and introduced the item quality and survival elements.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance is an open world RPG and allows you to freely choose your playstyle: a diplomatic way using your speech skills, a sneaky way using your stealth skills, or a violent way with your weapon ready. You will only become better by actively using your skills or by visiting different trainers. But be careful, everything you do in Kingdom Come: Deliverance will affect your reputation and you’ll have to face the consequences.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance offers you a 16 slot armor layering system (+4 weapon slots) which allows you to fully customize your character:

  • 6 body slots (cloth, chainmail, plate, sleeves, gloves, coat/hood)
  • 4 leg slots (trousers, chainmail, armor, boots)
  • 4 head slots (coif, chainmail, helmet, necklace)
  • 2 jewelry slots (ring, spur)
    (Weapon slots contain: weapon, shield, bow, arrow)

Players can layer different types of armor over each other to prepare for the next battle. From a soft linen shirt to massive full plate armor, every material is good against different types of attacks such as slashes, stabs and blunt hits. In addition, players can combine different materials to use their benefits and negate their weak spots.

A sophisticated physical collision system calculates the exact position of each strike. Due to the collision system, armor pieces only protect particular spots on your body, but the more hits you receive the more your armor is weakened. Keeping armor clean and in good shape is crucial; dirty, bloody or destroyed armor has a direct influence on the effectiveness, your appearance and your reputation. This could result in quests becoming easier or harder, trades cheaper or more expensive, or people might greet you warmly or attack you on sight. 

Your weapons and armor can be destroyed, which will drastically decrease its quality and effectiveness. Therefore, players can bring their armor to the local smith or use a grind stone to keep their gear in good condition.

Last but not least, wounds can only be treated with medicine, bandages, food and sleep. However, food can spoil so players must choose wisely what to bring on their next quest. A lack of food or sleep will harm you and affect your overall vitality, combat strength and can eventually lead to death.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance - Armor & RPG