- Horizontal shield hits are now prohibited. They must be given vertically or at a maximum of 45°.
- Facial gash made with the edge of a spear blunt will be considered lethal.
- Spear blunts that are too soft will no longer pass checks. See spear rules
- The minimum spear weight is now calibrated according to the size of the spear. See spear rules
- New weapon class now available: The Heavy Spears! See heavy spear rules
- For Franks only, it is now possible to use crossbows instead of bows. See crossbow rules
- The groups of minimum 4 participants, instead of 5 for last year, will have to provide a referee for the tournaments.