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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
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      • Compatible with Survival, Weekly, and Endless Game Modes.
      • Take the...

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...

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...

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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Killing Floor 2 State of the Game 2020 By Product Director David Amata

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Killing Floor 2: State Of The Game 2020

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As 2020 soon draws to a close, it's important to once again look back at the year to see where the game has been and look ahead to the future for what comes next. This past year has certainly been a challenge for everyone in the world, so right at the start I would like to send a heartfelt thanks to our entire community that has grown and supported us throughout the year. Your commitment to Killing Floor 2 is what enables us to do what we do and pushes us to go on.

This year we added the Epic Games Store to the fold for KF2, which added millions of new owners to the community to experience the special carnage that is Killing Floor. We’re floored (no pun intended) by that many new fans over 5 years after Early Access launch, which brings the total to nearly 30 million people who own a Killing Floor game over the years of the franchise...

Killing Floor 2 Christmas Crackdown is Live!

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Event
Christmas Crackdown
  • Happy holidays to all the mercs! We are happy to present the Christmas Crackdown seasonal update! Welcome to Elysium, a Limbo realm where souls of deceased Zeds won’t even let you rest in peace. Consider traveling to its different regions and discover the secret areas to fully clean this sacred place out of Zeds. Feel that you are not prepared enough? Don’t worry, the Horzine Research Group brings an anticipated gift for the well-behaved mercs: the HRG Vampire, a perfect tool to make a bloody fest with the wounds of those annoying Zeds. Have fun, be good, and enjoy the Crackdown!

New Additions and Highlights
  • 1 New Community Map
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      • Compatible with Survival, Weekly, and Endless Game Modes.
      • The killing doesn't stop even in the afterlife. Fight the souls of deceased Zeds in...

PSA: Xbox Multiplayer/ Matching Issues Solved

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Hello Mercs,
We are aware of an issue Xbox players are experiencing preventing them from creating online lobbies or matchmake into Killing Floor 2 matches. We are working with our partners to identify a cause and resolution.

This thread will be used to communicate updates in the situation as we move forward.
Thank you for your patience.

Monday Morning Update:
The investigation is ongoing. Sadly no new information is available to pass along. Part of this investigation requires the help of external partners who had the holiday and weekend off, which has slowed down our ability to diagnose what is happening here.

We expect more progress to be made today as those partners should be back in office.

Monday evening update:
The cause of the issue has been found we believe and users should now be able to find matches again.

Maneater is Now Fully Evolved, w/ Next-Gen Upgrade

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Out now on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, and PC (via the Epic Games Store)—and very soon for the PlayStation®5—Maneater invites players to experience the ultimate power fantasy by controlling the apex predator of the seas—a terrifying shark!

Maneater is a single player, open-world action-RPG (ShARkPG) where YOU are the shark. Starting as a small bull shark pup you are tasked with surviving the harsh world while eating your way up the ecosystem. To do this, you will explore a large and varied open world encountering diverse enemies -- both human and...

Merc Report - Entering The Ethereal Void

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Mercs,

Those portals you’ve been chasing have lead to somewhere... well we would say out of this world but that isn’t the whole story.

The Horzine Research Group team has been sending probe drones into these portals as they’ve popped up and the data received has shown what appears to be an “eternal ethereal void” but the images we’ve managed to get back show more. Take a look.

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We’ve spotted swampland, a desert, a bloody castle and more! And you guessed it, we’re sending you in.

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We aren’t quite sure about the what, when, where or anything else about this realm. But something we haven’t mentioned yet... Something over there is reaching out (and we aren’t talking about the zeds and the portals, see if you can’t find something on that and see if one of the “good” doctors has gotten into now) and attempting to...

Maneater Hotfix is Swimming Your Way Today!

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This update is currently
Epic Game Store: Soon
PlayStation 4: Live (Build 1.06)
Xbox 1: Live (1.0.10.0)

Hey Sharks!

We hope the waters have been treating you well. We have the following items included in this hotfix which covers all platforms.
  • Improvements have been made to the overall game stability. The fast travel system is now far more robust and this has fixed some related crashes.
  • Improvements have been made to the data system. These improvements mean players should be far less likely to lose save data. However, this does not include retroactive fixes for already broken save files

As always, we thank you for your continued support!

Merc Report - Bloody Fangs

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Mercs,

The weapons development teams here at Horzine have one dream that they share with the world with all of their latest creations: Making sure none can question the effectiveness or bloodiness of their “fine” work. With that in mind, we have two new “lovelies” (their words) to show you.

Did we mention blood? You want to see more of it? You want to weaponize it? Congratulations Medics we may just have the weapon for you! We are stroker’d to introduce you to the HRG Vampire.

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Designed to actively suck the life force (blood) out of your targets, the Vampire operator can choose to either project it downrange as a coagulated ball to hurt enemies and heal friends, or keep the carnage going by shooting it as a powerful crystalized blood spike.

Now the other project, from what we understand, was driven by a mad night of binging the latest RPG action games and watching The Techno Viking...

Merc Report - Controlling Field Conditions

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Hey Mercs!

With All Hallows Eve quickly approaching and mercs such as yourselves busy in the field dealing with the seasonal horrors, work has been underway towards the next, more merry, update. Of course that means we are getting ready to stuff your stockings full of some Quality of Life improvement cheer!

Scene: You are in the thick of combat with your trusty weapon which features an underslung grenade launcher. But you pause a moment, thinking to yourself “is it loaded?”. Worry no more as the HUD will now indicate the status of these weapons (such as the M16 with M203).

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Next up is one for the Survivalists. Get ready to keep those Zeds at bay with a passive weapons swap speed boost, so you can more quickly bring new arms to bear and thus more rounds down range!

For Mercs that play with a controller, we’ve got something big. We’ve been reworking how the aiming system works to add in the...

October Community Survey

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Help us help you! The team is looking for feedback on the latest update, and you can help us improve by taking a few moments to fill out the KF 2 October Community Survey

PSA: The Tripwire Item Exchange Service Is Currently Down

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UPDATE: The service should be back online.

We are investigating and hope to bring it back up as quickly as possible. While this is down:
  • Players will not be able to exchange items, such as opening crates.
  • Any missed rewards during this period should be granted once the server comes back.

You can check to see if the service is still down by the connection icon on the main menu.

Killing Floor 2 Halloween Update 2X XP, 4X Drop and MEGA Sale!