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Spring Update: Neon Nightmares Beta 1 Is Here!

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PC Build #: 1091

March 2020 Beta 1 Changelog

To opt into this beta, 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

As this is a beta, this work is not necessarily representative of the final product. We will continue to refine, fix, and polish the update content for final release. Your feedback and issue reporting is invaluable towards helping our development in improving the overall experience with everything we make. We thank you for your feedback, time and support in participating in this beta!

Neon Nightmares
  • Liven up the night and make it bright with the Neon Nightmares update! Take a trip down the multiple levels of Biolapse and take advantage of its layouts and traps to give those pesky Zeds a run for their own dosh. Want to impress your friends by throwing them the best Zed-killing soiree? Horzine has just the...

What We Are Up To - A Piercing Freeze

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Hello everyone,

Today we wanted to go over some upcoming Perk and weapon changes that we feel will improve gameplay and player choice, as always, please let us know if we are on the right track!

The design team has been looking at Perk skills that are fairly lopsided in terms of player choice and has worked on updating their counterparts to make them more viable. These are currently:
  • (Berserker) ZED TIME - Berserker Rage: The heal percentage, fear radius, and fear duration are increased.
  • (Survivalist) ZED TIME - Lockdown: Knockdown, stumble, and stun rates are maxed to better guarantee one will trigger on most Zeds.
  • (Gunslinger) Line em’ Up: Additional penetration will be added to all Gunslinger weapons. The bullets will be able to penetrate through Zeds when they previously could not, depending on the Zed shot.
  • (Firebug) Ground Fire: This now applies to the ground fires generated by the Dragonsbreath, Spitfires, and Molotovs.

And a weapon that is also...

Espire 1 : VR Operative 1.5 HOTFIX For Steam, Oculus Rift and Quest

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Espire Version 1.5 Hotfix
Attention Espire Agents! We hope you’re enjoying our recently released version 1.5 content update. We’ve pushed a quick hotfix for the current v1.5 version of Espire that fixes some issues reported by users since release of the update:

  • Fixed an issue with Leaderboards where the “My Rank” button was not correctly showing the user’s rank in some circumstances.
  • Adjusted the PAR time, cost and expenditure targets for some virtual challenges based on user feedback. Some targets were too difficult or easy.

    They’ve now been adjusted as follows:
Hold-Up #2 Togah Expenditure PAR: Decreased from 10000 to 2745
Hold-Up #3 Silver Expenditure PAR: Decreased from 7500 to 3000
Hold-Up #3 Silver Combined Score PAR: Increased from 4000 to 8000
Hold-Up #5 Stellata Combined Score PAR: Increased from...

What We Are Up To - Fire Downrange

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Firebugs, we here at Horzine have been informed about your burning need for more scintillating weaponry. Today we want to share two ways you’ll be burning up the competition for Zed kills in the near future.

Ever noticed when fighting a Zed horde that new ones tend to replace the ones you just killed, often in the same place? What if you left them a fiery present? The lab coats have been tooling around with the ammunition for the Dragonsbreath over the last few weeks, and they’ve come up with an upgrade.

Soon to be deployed for field testing, each fiery round is now guaranteed to leave ground fire at the site of impact (either directly, or where you hit a Zed). Helping the team lockdown that chokepoint? Switch weapons no more as you continue to blast away creating pools of fire to thin out the herd.

Another prototype from the HRG team is also on the way to help you reach out and burn some...

What We Are Up To - Lapsed Judgment

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Perhaps we should not have come here”, was the thought on the top of the mercs minds as they entered deeper and deeper into the facility. New clues were the lure that brought them here, the supposed site of one of Dr. Clamely’s favorite offices to work out of when he was more... human-like. But perhaps that, like so many other leads, was just another trap.

Biolapse by Delta-Ranger, took First Place in the Non-Survival mapping contest and is the next community map joining the official rotation. Biolapse is a Holdout style map where players clear floor by floor before moving on to the next. Featuring a wide array of rooms, players will soon discover that the doors they locked behind them may soon be blocking their hasty “suddenly planned” retreat.

We’ll have more to share with the mercs...

PSA: AMD Video Card Users

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We are tracking a launch crash that seems related to a recent AMD graphics card driver update. We strongly recommend not updating to the latest or rolling back for now (if you experience the crash) while we investigate this issue.

Espire Joins the Steam And Oculus Lunar Sales - 15% Off!

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If you haven't yet checked out Espire 1 VR: Operative, there is no better time than now! Recently updated to build 1.4 which has brought many community requested features and fixes, the team is hard at work getting ready for update 1.5 in the coming days. The work in progress changelog for that update can be found below!

EDIT: Update 1.5 is now live on Steam and Oculus!

Virtual Challenges

  • We’ve taken a survey on our Espire Discordand added 9 new virtual challenges, based off everyone’s favourite game modes. There’s now 34 challenges in total.
    • 3 new “Person of Interest” challenges. Identify the person of interest and get them to the extraction point alive. Previously there were only 2 POI challenges.
    • 3 new “Elimination” challenges...

Killing Floor 2 Joins The Steam Lunar Sale - 67% Off the Game and Digital...

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67% Off the Game and Digital Deluxe Edition and Up to 50% OFF Select Items In-Game Store Content on Steam!​

Featured Key and Discounts:
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Espire 1: VR Operative Patch 1.4.X For Steam, Oculus Rift and Quest

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STEAM VERSION: Version 1.4.15
RIFT VERSION: Version 1.4.14
QUEST VERSION: Version 1.4.13

Dear Espire Agents!
We are very proud to release our 1.4 update for Espire 1: VR Operative!

With this release, we’ve focused on improving 3 areas of the game: Enemy A.I, Gameplay/UX and, on Quest, Graphical Updates.These updates are live now on Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift and on Steam. They will be coming straight to PSVR asap after Christmas.

Here is a summary of the core improvements, with the full release notes below:

AI Improvements
This has been our core focus above all else in this release. The major improvement in this patch revolves around the enemy A.I’s perception of the player. Guards can now easily spot players if the player is standing, however, the player is far more hidden when crouched. Enemy guards also have a much harder time seeing the player when the player is high up in the rafters now. Their vertical line of sight will...

Killing Floor 2 State of the Game, David Amata provides a look the...

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As Killing Floor 2, closes out the 2019 chapter of its lifecycle, it’s important to reflect on how the game has grown and changed over the past year and where it’s going for its continued future. On the outset of 2019, we had three overarching goals we wanted to target:

  1. Target top quality of life improvements and issues
  2. Add weapons to the arsenal that fulfilled unserved functions with a perk’s existing arsenal
  3. Deliver on long-in-development features and content that are hotly requested.

For the first point, we did a deep analysis of our end of year survey, forums, and community posts and compiled a list of things we wanted to target within each of our updates. These improvements came directly from the fan requests so please continue to be active on the forums, surveys, and social media.

At the end of 2018, we recognized we had a robust catalog of weapons so we wanted to make a concerted effort within the design to tailor each new weapon to serve some...

Killing Floor 2 Yuletide Horror 2019 Update Launch Event and Steam In-Game...

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Get Killing Floor 2 on sale this holiday from 12/10-12/17 for 67% off, all in-game keys and bundles discounted for a limited time for up to 25% newly released items and up to 50% previously released content! Feel the holiday spirit multiplied with 2XP and Quad Drops during the first week of launch.

Prices listed below are USD.

New December 2019 Item Promotional Discounts

20% Discount - $2.49 -> $1.99

  • Emote Crate Key Series #3
  • Jaeger USB Key
  • Premium Christmas Ticket

New December 2019 Cosmetic Bundles and Discounts:

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  • Santa’s Helper Outfit Bundle $4.99 -> $3.99
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  • Jaeger Weapon Skin Double Pack $3.99 -> $2.99
  • Foster’s Favorites Weapon Skin Pack...

Yuletide Horror Is Here!

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Yuletide Horror
  • Happy holidays from the Horzine team as we present our seasonal Yuletide Horrors update! Take a perilous stroll through Sanitarium and uncover its dark, ritualistic secrets while dispatching the holiday horrors skulking through its maniacal hallways. But don’t stop there! You can thwart the Patriarch’s plans to clone a legion of Zeds in the Biotics Lab Objective game mode. Seems a bit much to get done on top of decorating and gift wrapping? Don’t worry, the Horzine team developed a few new handy dandy weapons to knock the socks off those pesky, ravenous elves! As you deck the halls with guts and blood, wear some holiday cheer with our many new cosmetics that’ll put even your own grandmother’s sweater to shame! Tis the season to be slaying, and from the...

Espire 1: VR Operative Patch 1.3.X For Steam, Oculus Rift and Quest

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Attention Espire Agents! We are excited to present our 3rd patch for Espire. With patch 1.3, we’ve addressed some critical issues with the AI, fixed other reported bugs and, on the PC side, added more gameplay options for HTC Vive and Valve Index users. This patch will be shipping on PS VR very soon.

The team’s core focus is now improving the A.I based off player feedback. We’ve been working on a sizeable “Espire A.I Update” that we hope will address the issues players have had with the AI. We will update our public roadmap to list everything we’re addressing in this A.I update, which will be landing ASAP. This update also aims to improve the user experience, mechanics and gameplay, based off your suggestions. The player will be able to find tranq ammo throughout the map, for example.

On the Quest side, we’re also preparing a visual update, where the game...

Espire 1: VR Operative Patch 1.2.X For Steam, Oculus Rift and Quest

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These are new fixes present in 1.2 for PC Steam and Oculus Rift and Quest Agents which are as follows:

  • Implemented a setting to change between hold-to-grip and toggle grip.
  • Fixed an issue where players were still seeing their motion controller in-game.
  • Added a Brightness option to the Display menu, allowing players to adjust overall brightness.
  • Fixed an issue where environmental objects were stunning guards without being, first, disturbed by a player.
  • Fixed an issue where players could incorrectly pause the game while inside the checkpoint airlock after reloading their saved mission progress.
  • Fixed an issue where the user would fall through the world after possessing certain Espire units while in the checkpoint Airlock after reloading saved mission progress.
  • Fixed lighting issues in the Radiata Virtual Challenge.
  • Improved the ease of use...

Espire Update 1 Is Now Available

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Espire Update 1 is starting to roll out on platforms starting now with the Steam and Oculus platforms. This update includes the following:

Feature Improvements
  • Redesigned the Comfort Settings UI, such that it is clear how to disable our comfort mode (The Espire Control Theater).
  • Redesigned the Smooth/Snap turn settings so that players now switch between smooth and snap turn modes and adjust the speed/intensity of each.
  • Added an option in the Display Settings to disable the blue detection level HUD lines.
  • Sliders in menus now disable their associated feature when hitting a minimum value.
  • Disabled the "Ghost Hand" feature, where motion controllers render on top of weapons if Espire's hands do not match the real-world location of the player's hand. We will look to bring this back as a purely optional feature in a later patch.
Platform Improvements
  • Adjusted the grip sensitivity of the Valve Index...

Field Agent Report: Launch and our immediate plans

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Hello everyone!

On behalf of everyone at developer Digital Lode and publisher Tripwire Interactive, we’d like to give a big shout out and “Thank You” to everyone who has been following and supporting Espire 1: VR Operative since it was first announced. This is Digital Lode’s first title and we are truly humbled by the community’s response to our launch last week.

We’ve been watching the streams and videos – and reading player reviews and comments. We are blown away by the positive feedback and are excited to see so many new agents enjoying Espire 1: VR Operative for the first time. But we are also keeping an eye out on issues, concerns, and constructive feedback – and wanted to share an update on some of our top priorities moving forward, this will encompass a first pass and follow up pass of issues that will require a little more time.

For those agents on PSVR, we are working with our partners with a goal to get a patch out as soon as we can, we do not yet have a firm...

Espire 1: VR Operative Deploys Today for Oculus Quest, PlayStation®VR, Valve...

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Espire 1: VR Operative aims to set the new gold standard for the stealth genre in virtual reality, delivering gameplay mechanics for the stealth and action genres that have yet to be explored in the space. Players are charged with the role of an “Espire Agent” and use cutting-edge Virtual Reality hardware to remote-operate the Espire model 1 drone.
Watch an Espire Agent steal a guard’s gun to hold him up...

Green Army Men Update 1.2 - Thanksgiving

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General changes:
  • Added four new plastic weapons
  • Added a new map : GMTE-Thanksgiving2019
  • Various small adjustments

Detailed changes:

Added FOUR new weapons for both factions:

    • 60mm Rocket Launcher for the Grenadier role.
Shoulder-Fired launcher capable of delivering high-explosive missiles at high speeds.

Very destructive, but the size of the weapon leaves little space for spare munitions.

    • 7.62 Semi-Automatic Rifle for the Sniper role.
Semi-automatic precision weapon intended for medium range engagements.

Sports greatly increased magazine size compared to other alternatives.

    • 40mm Grenade Launcher for the Grenadier role.
Cut down variant...

Target Aquired - Espire 1: VR Operative is releasing this Friday Novemeber 22nd!

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The game will be going live for the Oculus Rift, Quest, PSVR, Index and VIVE this Friday, November 22nd!

Yuletide Horror Beta 2 Is Now Live!

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To opt into this beta, 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
Yuletide Horrors
  • Happy holidays from the Horzine team as we present our seasonal Yuletide Horrors update! Take a perilous stroll through Sanitarium and uncover its dark, ritualistic secrets while dispatching the holiday horrors skulking through its maniacal hallways. But don’t stop there! You can thwart the Patriarch’s plans to clone a legion of Zeds in the Biotics Lab Objective game mode. Seems a bit much to get done on top of decorating and gift wrapping? Don’t worry, the Horzine team developed a few new handy dandy weapons to knock the socks off those pesky, ravenous elves! As you deck the halls with guts and blood, wear some holiday cheer with our many new cosmetics that’ll put even your own grandmother’s...