With update 1.2: Conflict on the horizon we have some exciting information regarding loot drops we would like to share with you.
Our previous efforts were aimed at shifting the focus of acquiring loot away from crafting and towards loot drops. While we were able to shift the best loot away from crafting, update 1.1 was only the first step. Update 1.2 is the continuation of our plans that will place an even stronger emphasis on loot drops.
Looting: The End Game Challenge
Gearing up when you reach end game at level 30 is a challenging task as the current progression path is unclear and specific rewards are limited to activities you may not be interested in. This overall generates a less rewarding and enjoyable experience. Players are then forced to turn to crafting as a main source of end game gear, which as we explained in our previous article, is something we want to move away from. With update 1.2, we want to add a layer of consistency between activities so you can obtain stronger gear from the content that you enjoy the most.
To achieve this, we have looked into the following:
• Loot drops do not feel rewarding due to rare upgrades and low Gear Score.
• Sources of the best gear currently limited to Challenge mode Incursion.
• Crafting is still the best source of 204 weapons as loot drops are rare.
• Dark Zone drops often do not match the Gear Score of the player.
• Supply drops in the Dark Zone are underwhelming.
With the release of Operation Dust Line, we have introduced new advanced customization options for Rainbow Six Siege players. In addition to weapon skins and attachments, you can now customize your operators with new headgear and charms.
Swap out your operator’s headgear with new gear ranging from basic camo upgrades to high quality traditional military and fantasy gear. Each headgear is made for only one specific operator, so that they fit perfectly with their own style and equipment. Here are some examples of how you can improve Rook, Ash, Smoke, Blackbeard & Doc’s style thanks to new fancy headgear:
Season Pass Upgrade: Now Including Exclusive Charm + Headgear
05/11/2016 10:00 AM
The Rainbow Six Siege Season Pass now includes an exclusive weapon charm and headgear to further customize your operator. With the launch of Operation Dust Line, both new and existing Season Pass holders now receive:
Weapon charms and headgear are two new customization options available with the launch of Operation Dust Line. Charms may be attached to any weapon and used by any operator, while headgear are unique for each operator.
Look for more charm and headgear designs to be released all season!
For a complete list of new content and improvements from Operation Dust Line, check out our dedicated Dust Line page.
In KILLING FLOOR 2 players descend into continental Europe where the outbreak caused by Horzine Biotech’s failed experiment has quickly spread and gained unstoppable momentum, essentially paralyzing the European Union— Just one month after the events in the original KILLING FLOOR, the specimen clones are everywhere and civilization is in disarray; communications have failed, governments have collapsed, and military forces have been systematically eradicated. The people of Europe know survival and self-preservation too well and lucky survivors have gone into hiding.
Not all have given up hope though... A group of civilians and mercenaries have banded together to combat the outbreak and established privately funded operation bases across Europe. Upon tracking specimen clone outbreaks, players will descend into zed-laden hot zones and exterminate them.
•Visceral Gore - Killing Floor 2 ramps up the gore with a proprietary, high powered persistent blood system bringing new levels of fidelity to the genre. Players will send entrails, severed limbs, and blood flying as they wade through hordes of enemies. But they need to watch out! If caught, enemies will rip them, and their entire party limb from limb
•6 player co-op or solo play— A multitude of varied playable characters await for players to choose from as they enter the fray in online co-op mode or solo mode for those willing to brave the horrific specimens alone
•Terrifying Zeds - New enemies and fan favorites from the original game are back with expanded and smarter artificial intelligence, dishing out powerful attacks, working as a group to weaken the player’s party and pushing the challenge level and fear factor to new levels
•Unique Blend Of Weaponry - From modern militaristic assault rifles, brutal improvised makeshift weapons, classic historical guns, and off the wall “Mad Scientist” weapons, Killing Floor 2 has a unique blend of killing tools that will satisfy any gamer
•Expanded Perk System - Perks from the original game have been reimagined with more added to the fold. All perks now progress with meaningful talent choices that amplify different play styles, giving players a progression path that is expansive and full of rewarding milestones
•Brutal Melee Combat - Killing Floor 2 reinvents melee combat completely. Players now have control over the type of melee attacks they can perform, enabling them to deliver bone-breaking crippling attacks to Zeds
Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad, the leading tactical multiplayer WWII shooter on the PC, will take the award winning Red Orchestra franchise into the next generation of gaming. Cutting edge graphics and audio built using the Unreal Engine 3, inventive features and streamlined realism will deliver an unrivalled tactical shooter experience.
Heroes of Stalingrad will focus on the Battle of Stalingrad and the surrounding operations, both German and Russian, from July 1942 to February 1943. The game allows the player to experience one of the most brutal battles in all of human history. Delivering unrivalled accuracy and attention to detail, along with gritty, vicious combat in multiplayer and single-player modes the game will feature everything from quick, brutal firefights to more intricate and challenging tactical modes.
Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad won PC Gamer's award for the "Best Mulitplayer FPS" for 2011.
America's Army: Proving Grounds — the latest installment in the U.S. Army's official video game franchise — will take the series "back to basics" by focusing on hardcore strategy, lethality and teamwork, according to the game's developers.
Launching tomorrow for free on Steam, Proving Grounds will let players step into the shoes of the U.S. Army to complete missions and drills in a fictitious country. Players will be able to take part in two kinds of missions: Battle Drill Exercises, which are shorter operations that allow players to practice and perfect their military skills, and bigger 12 on 12 missions that are played out in larger maps.
Speaking to Polygon, America's Army: Proving Grounds' executive producer, Randy King said the development team has tried to keep the game accurate and representative of what the U.S. Army does, how it is equipped and how soldiers train. But it has also tried to strike a balance between realism, accuracy and a fun experience, while ensuring that the game is accessible to newer players and challenging enough for seasoned gamers.
"It's a lot closer to a purist old school shooter."
"We're got a Normal Mode, which is friendly to new players and is very intuitive," King said. "It has a lush user interface that gives lots of information and tries to anticipate the player's needs, such as reloading weapons and situational awareness.
Tripwire Interactive are thrilled to announce that Killing Floor has sold more than 1 million copies on PC – and is still selling strongly! This is a major achievement from any game studio as few games, even multi-million-dollar AAA titles, ever sell over 1 million copies on PC. As a truly independent outfit who have funded ourselves all the way, we are particularly proud of the achievement. Our thanks go to all the developers of the Killing Floor mod and everyone on the team here at Tripwire Interactive, who’s continued support has made the game such a huge success. We would also like to thank all the members of the community who have made maps and other add-ons for the game, with the Killing Floor SDK. And, most importantly, we offer our thanks to all of the fans and everyone who has bought the game over the past two years and helped make Killing Floor the cultural phenomenon that it is today.
As everyone loves stats, here are some of the important ones:
•1.1 MILLION copies of Killing Floor sold on PC in 2 and a half years
•Nearly 2 million Killing Floor DLC packs sold
•45 MILLION hours of Killing Floor played to date
•440 MILLION Zeds have been dispatched in Achievements alone – including more than a quarter-million Christmas Santa
•Zeds are being killed by you at the rate of over 20,000 an hour!
•Hundreds of custom maps have been created by the community
But we’re not just here to brag! In fact we’ve decided to do something very special to celebrate the 1 million copies milestone. For the next three days we’re practically giving the game away with a massive discount of 85% as the “Midweek Madness” feature on Steam this week. That is the cheapest we’ve ever sold the game for. If you have friends who don’t yet play the game, now is the time to educate them on the joys of Killing Floor. You all go on playing the games we make for PC and we’ll go on making and supporting them!
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