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Merc Report - It Came From The HRG Labs

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Mercs,

As you are probably aware, the Horzine Research Group is always looking for new ways to repurpose existing material in “new and interesting” ways, and today they want to present some of their latest experiments that will soon be “ready” for field testing.

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Their first offering is the HRG Bastion. After acquiring a Stoner LMG in a game of chance against some mercs, several of the lab coats decide to work their magic/science to improve it, and to show no hard feelings were had, they designed it with SWAT mercs in mind. To that end they modified it so SWATs could get up close and personal with it, adding a new front facing shield to mitigate damage.

This energy shield can only stay up for so long due to its power draw, so mercs will need to keep that in mind as they hold or charge into the line.

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Ever the...

Chivalry 2 Cross-Play Closed Beta – Wrap-up

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The Chivalry 2 Cross-Play Closed Beta is now over! For the very first time, from April 23-27, Chivalry 2 was playable across every platform coming at launch, with Cross-Play enabled: on PC (via Epic Games Store), PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

We want to thank players for hopping into the Closed Beta...

Merc Report - Have You Tried Kicking It?

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Mercs,

This year continues to be full of strange new outbreaks to challenge your mettle and skill. The latest reports from the field are telling us that in one area, all the trader pods have broken and remain down. In another, well we hope you aren’t afraid of creepy crawlies; the crawlers seem to be leading a charge. Here is what we know:

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Outbreak Code Name: Scavenger
While the trader pods are still out there, and slightly functional, it appears that they are only armor and grenades. All weapons will have to be acquired in the field, but it has been reported that there is a higher rate of upper tiered weapons lying about in these areas that seem to mix well with the current party perk composition.

So mercs, get ready to scrounge like you’ve never had to do before, as your life may very well depend on it! It may also be helpful to make sure that the right perks grab the right weapons if you...

Rising Storm 2 Update 1.6 Is Now Live

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Grunts,

Update 1.6 is here and deploying to servers and clients now! It has been a long journey, but this run through the jungle has finished its last tour. The team would like to thank all the players and admins who have joined us along the way and become a part of our little part of the internet and gaming. As always we will strive to learn from our experiencing with Rising Storm 2: Vietnam and apply them towards our future projects to create even better games moving ahead! See you in the jungle.

Alan Wilson, Game Director of Rising Storm 2: Vietnam wanted to pass along this message to all:
I'd just like to say thanks to everyone involved in the last 7 years of development and support for Rising Storm 2: Vietnam. That includes everyone at Tripwire, AMG and all the other contractors that have worked on the game during that time; all the modders, community mappers, server admins and everyone investing their time and hard work into the game; and, as always, everyone...​

Chivalry 2 Closed Beta Starts April 23rd!

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Get a sneak peek at The Siege of Rudhelm, a Team Objective map playable in full for the first time during the Chivalry 2 Crossplay Closed Beta. Pre-purchase for guaranteed access to the Closed Beta, April 23-26! Visit the Buy Now page to see all available storefronts (both digital and physical - Digital purchases only will gain access to the closed beta).

Also keep a look out across social media, as partners have keys for the beta and will be giving them away in the coming days!

Rising Storm 2 Update 1.6 Is Preparing To Deploy In The Coming Days

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Grunts,

We know many of you have been patiently waiting, and we are happy to announce that we are expecting to release the final update, update 1.6, in the coming days with a deployment to the field next week if all goes well.

You can find the Work In Progress but expected to be final changelog below:

New Map:

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  • VNTE-CuaViet has been added to the official roster

Gameplay Adjustments:
  • Da Nang Air Base: Various gameplay adjustments to support the attackers
    • Add 8 minutes to the round time
    • Reduce Aerial Recon timer from 5 minutes to 2 minutes
    • Lower the Enhanced Logistics cooldown timer to match those of other maps
    • Lower the VC artillery cooldown slightly
    • Lower capture times for the first 2 objectives
    • Enabled lockdown on all objectives missing it except final
    • Increase Machine Gun role from 2 to 5 for Attacker, and 5 to 3 for Defender...

Maneater: Truth Quest - Coming This Summer!

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Starring the titular and evolved bull shark protagonist – and Chris Parnell (Saturday Night Live, Rick and Morty, Archer), reprising his role as investigative journalist Trip Westhaven, Maneater: Truth Quest will take players down the rabbit hole of dark secrets and conspiracies surrounding Port Clovis and the Naval Wildlife Organization (NWO). The original stories of animals growing bone like armor, emitting flesh-eating toxins, or using electricity as a weapon were simply just old fisherman's tales. That is until conspiracy theorists everywhere pointed to the original Maneater as solid proof of a Government coverup. Trip Westhaven, driven the brink of madness, fires up his ViewTube channel “Truth Quest”, to take his followers, the “Questers” into deep waters in an effort to uncover the dark secrets behind this whale of a tale.

“The team has been hard at work on Maneater: Truth Quest and we’re excited to announce the first...

Killing Floor 2 Spring Update - Dystopian Devastation

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Event
Dystopian Devastation (Live until April 20th)
  • A dark future will arrive for all of us if you mercs don’t do anything about it! Dystopia 2029 is your new destination, join the fight and recover the downtown, explore the smoggy alleys and buildings, and clean the streets out of Zeds. But that is not the only thing you should do for this mission, Blood Thirst and Coliseum, the new Weekly Modes, will be available for those who want to try a different challenge, only recommended for veteran mercs. Sounds like it's too much to deal with? Don’t worry, the last Horzine Research Group experimental weapon has arrived to pump up your decibels, the HRG Beluga Beat.

New Additions and Highlights
  • 1 New Community Map
    • Dystopia 2029
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      • Compatible with Survival, Weekly, and Endless Game Modes.
      • Take the...

KF2 Spring 2021 Beta 2 - 1111 Update is Today!

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KF2 Spring 2021 Beta 2
To opt into this beta on Steam, join the "preview" branch available in the Beta drop-down list. Admins will need to use the following SteamCMD flag:
  • app_update 232130 -beta preview

To opt into this beta on EGS, the Beta will be accessible within KF2 owners’ game libraries as a separate install called “Killing Floor 2 Beta”. Users may need to restart their EGS launcher for the Beta to populate and be accessible to install. Progress for stats and inventory is shared between both versions on EGS so for users switching between Beta and Live be sure to sync your game data to use the latest timestamp to prevent any lost progress from participating in the Beta. The Beta on EGS also includes its own dedicated server within the install for your own personal hosting needs for this version.

Event
Dystopian Devastation
  • A dark future will arrive for all of us if you mercs don’t do anything about it! Dystopia 2029 is your...

PSA: Matchmaking Issues Resolved

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LATEST: The cause of the official server issues has been found and resolved we believe. We are keeping an eye on it, but players should no longer see the issues they were experiencing in matchmaking.

Original:

We are taking them offline as we test an issue (some players are having matchmaking difficulties) that may have been triggered by these being flagged live for the beta builds. Once we know more this message will be updated.

If all is well, we expect this to last approximately half an hour. If all is not well, they will be unavailable for some time.

KF2 Spring 2021 Beta 1 - 1110 Update is Today!

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To opt into this beta on Steam, join the "preview" branch available in the Beta drop-down list. Admins will need to use the following SteamCMD flag:
  • app_update 232130 -beta preview

To opt into this beta on EGS, the Beta will be accessible within KF2 owners’ game libraries as a separate install called “Killing Floor 2 Beta”. Users may need to restart their EGS launcher for the Beta to populate and be accessible to install. Progress for stats and inventory is shared between both versions on EGS so for users switching between Beta and Live be sure to sync your game data to use the latest timestamp to prevent any lost progress from participating in the Beta. The Beta on EGS also includes its own dedicated server within the install for your own personal hosting needs for this version.

Event
Dystopian Devastation
  • A dark future will arrive for all of us if you mercs don’t do anything about it! Dystopia 2029 is your new destination, join...

Merc Report - A Whale Of A Good Time

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Mercs,

While you may be about to once again depart for parts unknown, the lab coats in the weapons development team have a few new arsenal additions for you to check out. Have you ever wondered what would happen if you let theoretical physicist majors loose in a lab? No, not that infamous lab, a well monitored and run Horzine one. Well lets just say some exciting new discoveries have been made in the fields of gravity and sound.

For those who specialize in Demolitions, may we introduce you to the Gravity Imploder. Designed to answer the problem of enemies who just won’t stay where you want them to. Featuring two types of rounds, the first generates a small implosion (the lab coats said if they tried to make it any larger, it may start breaking down the local laws of physics and perhaps reality) which will draw your foes towards it. And this is where the second round takes over, bringing that “BOOM” we know you enjoy so much, to your now stationary targets...

Maneater Epic Game Store Localization Updated

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Sharks,
The EGS version has just been updated with the following list of changes:
  • Added text localization for Traditional Chinese
  • Fixed errors in the text localization for Japanese and Simplified Chinese
The team is continuing to investigate and work on other issues that members of the community are experiencing.

Merc Report - Spring Into Field Improvements

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Hey Mercs,

With your next assignment heading this way, we felt you were due for a briefing on updated and changing conditions in the field. So let's take a look at the upcoming Quality of Life improvements for all our favorite Zed slayers.

Medics, you know the drill, you do your best to keep the team alive and are often left holding all the complaints. Well this one's for you and your teammates to enjoy together: HUD indicators for medic buffs.

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Medics using Adrenaline Shot, Focus Injection and Coagulant Booster will now trigger the following HUD indicators when the effects are in play.

The initial DOSH a player is granted on joining a mission has also been updated. Horzine has decided to be a little more generous so that those joining late in a mission have more opportunity to provide a meaningful impact and not just another meal for a hungry Zed.

Value Changes:
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Merc Report - Dystopia and Back Again

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Mercs get ready,

You know you Mercs are at the top of the list we call and send in first when something strange happens, but after what happened the last time... Well let’s just say the suits upstairs want expendable eyes to recon a new mystery. A city this time. Which, interestingly enough, has seemed to pop up out of nowhere. No record of it on any maps we are able to dig up, digital or otherwise.

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We’ve picked a few blocks just east of the city center, office buildings, open spaces, once busy streets, you know the type. As always we urge you to exercise caution during this mission. What’s still out there, and working, may not be for much longer, especially as you toss around bullets and explosives. What we’ve seen of this place so far looks like some of this tech is both familiar, but yet uniquely different. As if science had taken a slightly different path a few decades ago, leading to a new dark...

Merc Report - Breaking Out

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Mercs,

We know many of you can claim to have seen it all! From the exotic to the urban jungle locales and the Zeds that creep even into your dreams. Perhaps you should think again, as reports are bubbling up about new outbreaks headed your way.

If you find your team or yourself feeling a bit “extra” bloodthirsty when fighting off a horde of Zeds, odds are you have run into the first mutation. Aptly named, well: Bloodthirst

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While active, the major side effect is known to include the rejection of all healing except from one source, the blood of your enemies. Other side effects include feelings of power for a limited time when larger creatures of slain. So do what you do best mercs, and get out there and kill some Zeds. It may just be the only way you are staying alive, as field reports show that mercs will be gradually losing health out there!

The other new outbreak spotted in the wild? Well, let...

An Update On The Update

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At the tail end of last year, we mentioned that we would be working towards another QoL update, and trying to fit in a little content if we could. We also mentioned that the goal was to have it out in time for the Holidays. It is safe to say, that didn’t happen. We know many of you are asking “So what did happen, and what is still happening?”. Please let us share with you more information on this.

For reasons beyond our control, the planned update needed more time and unfortunately delayed longer than we had anticipated.

That being said, an update is coming! This update will include several of the fixes that were finished, including many of the issues reported around VOIP. We are also working to bring a community map on as official: “Cua Viet” by PsychoPigeon, whom many of you will recognize from his previous work on Rising Storm 1 and 2.

We hope to share more on the specifics of what has made it into the update and when it will be released in the coming days/weeks (dependent on...

Killing Floor 2 Hotfix - PC Build 1109

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PS4: 1.49
Xbox: 1.0.2.9

Bug fixes included

Elysium Map:
  • Addressed multiple locations where players could reach areas unavailable to Zeds by using a “boomstick jump”.
  • Adjusted ammo boxes appearing on the Main play area.
  • Addressed Zed pathing in various locations.
  • Addressed graphic artifacting on various locations when using high graphics quality.
  • Addressed issues with Zeds spawning in the main area when players are in other locations.
  • Addressed floating vegetation in the main area.
  • Addressed various player “stuck spots” across the map.
  • Addressed location where dropped weapons bounce far away from players on the desert area
  • Addressed areas in the desert arena where weapons would be hidden by sand.
  • Adjusted collision in multiple areas that would cause the player to appear crouched when running.
  • Adjusted collision where player’s visual position could be desynced from actual collision.

As always, thank you for your continued...

Killing Floor 2 - Spring and Beyond Roadmap

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As a follow up to our State of the Game 2020 message, I would like to give you all a peek into our plans for 2021 with the Season Updates so that you have some clarity in what we’re hoping to accomplish and target for the year. I want to strongly emphasize that all these plans are subject to change as we progress through development, go through iteration and playtesting to see what works and makes the cut for release.

For 2021, we’ll once again be partnering with Saber Interactive throughout the year to deliver a similar level of content and features to what you experienced in 2020. To get more specific for our next upcoming Spring 2021 update targeted for release at the end of the quarter, here’s a high-level bulleted overview:

  • New Weeklies
    • Finally, after three years and popular demand, we’ll be looking to expand the roster of weekly outbreaks for the next update. We’re...

Join the Maneater AMA Today!

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Have any burning questions about Maneater? Tomorrow's your time to ask! Head on over to r/pcgaming TODAY (01/13/21) for a special AMA featuring some jawesome Maneater Devs!


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