In the physics based gameplay, the player swings large melee weapons and rely on centripetal force to give the object enough kinetic energy to destroy enemies. The initially released demo featured 6 main different types of weapons - four melee and two ranged. The different weapon types offer a certain variety. To be a slow, but well armored powerhouse using hammers or maces to deliver slow, but crushing blows, or a nimble, but poorly protected sword-wielder, delivering quick, but weak attacks, is entirely up to the player. The game also contains a few different playmodes, such as a hunt on worms or a Hammerball game.
You need a Pentium 4 2.0GHz or Athlon XP 2500+ processor coupled with a GeForce 4 MX 440 to run Hammerfight system requirements at recommended. You can expect to get around 60FPS at 1080p screen res on high graphics settings with this hardware. 256 MB will also be needed to achieve the Hammerfight rec specs and get 60FPS. We suggest a 17 year old PC to play smoothly.