Root Update 1.27.0 – The Riverfolk Expansion!

Root Update 1.27.0 – The Riverfolk Expansion!

Patch Notes: 1.27.0

Today’s Patch 1.27.0 contains The Riverfolk Expansion, support for dual Vagabonds, and Three new Vagabond Variants! As always, we appreciate your feedback and support as we continue to make Root the best digital experience possible. If you do encounter an issue or need help, please drop us a line at or via in-game feedback so we can see what’s up.

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  • The Riverfolk Expansion is available for purchase on all platforms! This expansion includes the following:
    • Two new factions – The Riverfolk Company and the Lizard Cult!
    • Three new Vagabond variants – the Scoundrel, the Vagrant, and the Arbiter.
    • Six new challenges!
    • Interactive tutorials for the new factions!
    • If you intend to play with Riverfolk on multiple platforms, please sign into your Root account before purchasing.
  • Support for games with two Vagabonds! (no Riverfolk Expansion purchase required)
  • Added support for Kickstarter Content!
    • Backers of Root: The Marauder Expansion can unlock an Exclusive Emigre Skin!

AI Improvements

  • AI are less likely to start battles in clearings where they have few warriors.
  • Marquise movement logic improvements
  • Factions with warriors are better at protecting their buildings.
  • Base set faction updates for compatibility with new factions

Online Play Improvements

  • Extended time users have to reconnect to games.
  • AI replacements for timed out players upgraded to Hard difficulty.
  • Relaxed connection requirements to start Live games. This should result in less errors when launching games.
  • Fixed multiple errors related to rejoining games.
  • Improved messaging when reconnecting to games that have ended.
  • Various bug fixes for reconnection issues.

Additional Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that caused a softlock when Matches ran out of cards in the Draw and Discard piles
  • Resolved issue impacting DLC access when launched offline.