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Killing Floor 2 Summer Opt-In Beta Preview Branch Is Now Available

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Players will now find the summer opt-in beta available under the preview branch in the games properties in Steam. Server admins can also opt their servers into this branch using the following command:

app_update 232130 -beta preview

The work in progress changelog for this beta is as follows:

Highlights


  • 2 New Maps
    • Objective Survival - Airship
    • Survival - Lockdown
  • Two New Objective Types for Airship
    • Weld and Repair
    • Operate and Control
  • 4 New Weapons
    • M99 AMR for Sharpshooter
    • Static Strikers for Berserker
    • Doomstick for Support
    • Goreshiv Survivalist knife
  • Weapon Upgrade System
    • Players can use Trader Pod to upgrade weapons to Tier 5
    • Boosts damage but may incur extra weight
    • Boosts medic dart recharge rate for all Field Medic weapons
  • Prestige System
    • Reset level 25 Perks to 0 for XP bonus, Vault Dosh, and unique icons and weapon skins
  • New Paid DLC Character
    • Mrs. Foster, fully voiced by Claudia Black
  • New Enemies, E.D.A.R.
    • E.D.A.R. Trapper
    • E.D.A.R. Blaster
    • E.D.A.R. Bomber
  • Time-Limited Summer Objectives, Tickets and Items (event tickets and drops will not be part of the beta)
    • Airship Summer Objectives to earn a Steampunk Outfit Bundle
    • Summer Sideshow Event Tickets
    • Steampunk Cosmetics
  • Zedconomy
    • Neon MKII Encrypted USB
    • Bluefire Encrypted USB
  • Dosh Vault
    • Added Tier 2 Weapon Skins
  • New Steam Achievements for Airship, Lockdown, and their Collectibles


General


  • New Summer Sideshow models for the Rioter, E.D.A.R.s, King Fleshpound and Abomination
  • Added Daily Objectives for E.D.A.Rs., Doomstick, Static Strikers, and M99 AMR
  • Added messaging on the in-game chat box whenever a player initiates the SKIP TRADER feature
  • Added an UPGRADE button to the Trader Pod Menu weapon preview window. Players can select it to upgrade weapons for a price
  • Upgraded Weapons will have a yellow-orange glow instead of a green one for the pickup model to help tell the difference between a weapon that is upgraded and one that is not
  • Added audio to the command wheel THANK YOU command for all playable characters
  • Added new default main menu music track by Rocky Gray
    • "Monstrosity"
  • Added new music tracks for Airship by Rocky Gray
    • "Brass and Steam"
    • "Fight in Flight"
    • "Red Mist"
    • "The Craft"
    • "Zed Destroyer"
  • Added Ringmaster Lockheart voice audio as the Trader voice for Airship
    • Voiced by David Lodge
  • Reverted changes to picking up and throwing dosh. Nearby players will immediately pick up thrown dosh
  • Made sound and FX adjustments to the nuke explosion generated by the Demolitionist ZED TIME - Destroyer of Worlds perk skill
  • Added new Summer Sideshow video slides to the main menu
  • Adjusted texture and material of Summer Sideshow elite crawler model to help better tell the difference from its normal variant
  • Adjusted the 1st Person reload sounds to be louder
  • Added additional layers of dosh pallets to the Vault Dosh to see more dosh in the vault
  • Added a News button on the main menu HOME tab for players to see the latest news about Killing Floor 2
  • Added a delay to blocking zeds so that the damage and incap mitigation does not occur instantaneously
  • Changed the text for the Trader Pod "Auto-Upgrade" feature to "Auto-Trade"


Balance
Survival game mode
  • Wave configuration
    • Hell On Earth wave modifications to improve challenge for short, medium, and long game sessions

Endless game mode
  • Wave configuration
    • Hell on Earth wave modifications to improve overall challenge
  • Hell On Earth zed damage scale
    • Bosses do 100% damage regardless of wave
  • Outbreaks
    • Boom mode
      • Reduced the amount of Zeds by 60%
  • Special zed waves
    • Clot and Crawler waves
      • 100% more total zeds
      • Spawn rate raised by 900%
      • Clots now spawn enraged
    • Stalker waves
      • Spawn rate raised by 200%
      • Chance to have E.D.A.R.s spawn with Stalkers
    • Siren waves
      • Reduced the amount of Zeds by 50%
      • Spawn rate raised by 100%
    • Husk waves
      • Reduced the amount of Zeds by 25%
      • Chance to have E.D.A.R.s spawn with Husks
    • Gorefast waves
      • Reduced the amount of Zeds by 25%
      • Spawn rate raised by 50%
    • Bloat waves
      • Reduced the amount of Zeds by 50%
      • Spawn rate raised by 50%
    • Scrake and Fleshpound waves
      • Now can happen on all difficulties
      • Reduced the amount of Zeds by 80%
      • Spawn rate reduced by 75%


Zeds
  • Scrake
    • Raised vulnerability to Microwave damage by 10%
  • Fleshpound
    • Raised vulnerability to Microwave damage by 10%
  • Slasher
    • Suicidal difficulty
      • Sprint chance raised from 50% to 85%
    • Hell On Earth difficulty
      • Sprint chance raised from 70% to 95%
  • Cyst
    • Hard Difficulty
      • Sprint chance on damaged raised from 1% to 70%
    • Suicidal Difficulty
      • Sprint chance raised from 5% to 50%
    • Hell On Earth Difficulty
      • Sprint chance raised from 40% to 85%
      • Sprint chance on damaged raised from 80% to 100%
  • Alpha Clot
    • Hard Difficulty
      • Sprint chance on damaged raised from 5% to 70%
    • Suicidal Difficulty
      • Sprint chance raised from 5% to 50%
    • Hell On Earth Difficulty
      • Sprint chance raised from 75% to 85%
  • Siren
    • Scream radius reduced from 800UU to 600UU
    • Sprint speed raised from 200UU to 275UU
    • Suicidal Difficulty
      • Sprint chance on damaged raised from 5% to 65%
    • Hell on Earth Difficulty
      • Sprint chance on damaged raised from 10% to 85%
  • Hans
    • Suicidal Difficulty
      • Evade chance on damage reduced from 20% to 10%
    • Hell On Earth Difficulty
      • Evade chance on damage reduced from 20% to 10%
      • Supporting Zeds
        • Quarterpounders added
        • Scrakes added
  • Patriarch
    • Hell on Earth Difficulty
      • Supporting zeds
        • Cysts removed

Perks and Weapons
  • 9MM Pistol and Dual 9MM Pistols
    • Bullet damage raised from 15 to 25
    • Fire rate reduced by 14%
    • Max ammo reduced from 240 to 90
    • Ammo cost raised from 8 per mag to 12 per mag for single 9MM Pistol
    • Ammo cost raised from 16 per mag to 24 per mag for Dual 9MM Pistols

Firebug
  • Microwave Gun
    • Adjusted stats to Tier 3
    • Stream damage reduced from 14 to 13
    • Alt-Fire blast damage raised from 200 to 210
    • Amount of ammo from ammo boxes raised from 40 to 50
    • Base Weight reduced from 10 to 8
    • Ammo cost reduced from 100 per mag to 80 per mag
    • Purchase cost reduced from 1500 to 1200
  • Huskcannon
    • Adjusted stats to Tier 3
    • Base charge damage reduced from 100 to 60
    • Base Weight reduced from 8 to 7
    • Ammo cost reduced from 50 per mag to 40 per mag
    • Purchase cost reduced from 1500 to 1200
  • Flamethrower
    • Stream damage reduced from 21 to 18
    • Base Weight reduced from 8 to 7
    • Purchase cost raised from 1100 to 1200
  • Incendiary Trench Gun / Dragonsbreath
    • Bullet pellets reduced from 9 to 8
    • Weapon name changed to "Dragonsbreath"

Berserker
  • Eviscerator
    • Adjusted stats to Tier 3
    • Saw blade projectile damage reduced from 480 to 250
    • Bash damage reduced from 90 to 75
    • Chainsaw damage reduced from 29 to 24
    • Base Weight reduced from 10 to 8
    • Amount of gas ammo from ammo boxes reduced from 125 to 50
    • Sawblade ammo cost reduced from 75 per mag to 50 per mag
    • Purchase cost reduced from 1600 to 1300
  • Bonecrusher
    • Adjusted stats to Tier 3
    • Bash damage reduced from 175 to 150
    • Heavy swing damage reduced from 165 to 160
    • Light swing damage reduced from 80 to 73
    • Parry damage mitigation raised from 60% to 70%
    • Base Weight reduced from 9 to 7
    • Purchase cost raised from 1200 to 1300
  • Zweihander
    • Base Weight raised from 6 to 7
    • Purchase cost raised from 1100 to 1300
  • Pulverizer
    • Purchase cost raised from 1200 to 1300
  • Nailgun
    • Bullet damage reduced from 30 to 25
    • Fire rate raised by 33%
    • Number of nails per shot raised from 7 to 8
    • Weight blocks reduced from 6 to 5
    • Ammo cost raised from 20 per mag to 26 per mag
    • Purchase cost raised from 600 to 750
  • Katana
    • Base Weight raised from 3 to 4
    • Purchase cost raised from 600 to 850

Sharpshooter
  • Railgun
    • Adjusted stats to Tier 3
    • Max ammo raised from 21 to 24
    • Manual shot damage reduced from 750 to 562
    • Homing shot damage reduced from 375 to 281
    • Base Weight reduced from 10 to 9
    • Ammo cost reduced from 25 per mag to 20 per mag
    • Purchase cost reduced from 1500 to 1100
  • M14 EBR
    • Bullet damage reduced from 90 to 80
    • Ammo cost reduced from 60 per mag to 53 per mag
  • SPX 464 Centerfire
    • Bullet damage reduced from 180 to 165
    • Ammo cost raised from 50 per mag to 55 per mag
  • Winchester 1894
    • Base Weight reduced from 5 to 4

Support
  • AA12
    • Adjusted stats to Tier 3
    • Bullet damage reduced from 20 to 12
    • Base Weight reduced from 10 to 9
    • Ammo cost reduced from 82 per mag to 56 per mag
    • Purchase cost reduced from 1500 to 1100
  • M4 Combat Shotgun
    • Bullet pellets raised from 7 to 8
    • Base Weight reduced from 7 to 6
  • Double-barrel Boomstick
    • Bullet pellets reduced from 12 to 10
    • Reload speed raised from 0.88 seconds to 1 second
    • Base Weight raised from 4 to 5
    • Ammo cost raised from 11 per mag to 13 per mag
    • Purchase cost raised from 650 to 750

Commando
  • SCAR-H Assault Rifle
    • Adjusted stats to Tier 3
    • Bullet damage reduced from 55 to 42
    • Base Weight reduced from 6 to 5
    • Purchase cost reduced from 1500 to 1100
  • Stoner 63A LMG
    • Adjusted stats to Tier 3
    • Bullet damage reduced from 30 to 20
    • Base Weight reduced from 9 to 8
    • Ammo cost reduced from 70 per mag to 55 per mag
    • Purchase cost reduced from 1500 to 1100


SWAT
  • Kriss SMG
    • Adjusted stats to Tier 3
    • Bullet damage reduced from 33 to 29
    • Base Weight reduced from 6 to 5
    • Ammo cost reduced from 35 per mag to 26 per mag
    • Purchase cost reduced from 1500 to 1200
  • Heckler & Koch UMP
    • Ammo cost reduced from 45 per mag to 36 per mag
  • P90 SMG
    • Ammo cost reduced from 50 per mag to 40 per mag
  • MP5RAS SMG
    • Ammo cost reduced from 33 per mag to 28 per mag



Field Medic
  • HMTech-401 Assault Rifle
    • Adjusted stats to Tier 3
    • Bullet damage reduced from 35 to 25
    • Dart recharge rate raised from 10 seconds to 16 seconds
    • Base Weight reduced from 7 to 6
    • Ammo cost reduced from 40 per mag to 35 per mag
    • Purchase cost reduced from 1500 to 1100
  • HMTech-301 Shotgun
    • Fire rate reduced by 33%
  • Hemogoblin
    • Base reload speed reduced from 3.6 seconds to 2.34 seconds
    • Tactical reload speed reduced from 2.4 to 1.7
    • Weapon equip speed reduced from 1 seconds to 0.6 seconds
    • Weapon unequip speed reduced from 0.6 seconds to 0.5 seconds
  • HMTech-201 SMG
    • Bullet damage raised from 15 to 17
    • Medic dart charge ammo use reduced from 50 per shot to 40 per shot to 40

Gunslinger
  • AF2011-A1
    • Adjusted stats to Tier 3
    • Bullet damage reduced from 53 per bullet to 43 per bullet
    • Base Weight reduced from 3 to 2
    • Ammo cost reduced from 27 per mag to 23 per mag
    • Purchase cost reduced from 750 to 550
  • Dual AF2011-A1
    • Adjusted stats to Tier 3
    • Bullet damage reduced from 53 per bullet to 43 per bullet
    • Base Weight reduced from 6 to 4
    • Ammo cost reduced from 54 per mag to 46 per mag
    • Purchase cost reduced from 1500 to 1100
  • .500 Magnum Revolver
    • Adjusted stats to Tier 3
    • Bullet damage reduced from 160 to 130
    • Base Weight reduced from 3 to 2
    • Ammo cost reduced from 25 per mag to 22 per mag
    • Purchase cost reduced from 750 to 550
  • Dual .500 Magnum Revolver
    • Adjusted stats to Tier 3
    • Bullet damage reduced from 160 to 130
    • Base Weight reduced from 6 to 4
    • Ammo cost reduced from 50 per mag to 43 per mag
    • Purchase cost reduced from 1500 to 1100

Demolitionist
  • RPG-7
    • Adjusted stats to Tier 3
    • Rocket round impact damage reduced from 150 to 102
    • Rocket round explosion damage reduced from 750 to 510
    • Base Weight reduced from 9 to 8
    • Ammo cost reduced from 30 per round to 26 per round
    • Purchase cost reduced from 1500 to 1200
  • Seeker Six
    • Adjusted stats to Tier 3
    • Rocket round impact damage reduced from 120 to 82
    • Rocket round explosion damage reduced from 125 to 85
    • Base Weight reduced from 9 to 8
    • Ammo cost reduced from 40 per round to 26 per round
    • Purchase cost reduced from 1500 to 1200
  • M16 M203
    • Bullet damage raised from 30 to 33
    • Grenade round impact damage raised from 225 to 230
    • Grenade round explosion damage raised from 225 to 230
    • Fire rate reduced by 4.5%
    • Grenade ammo cost raised from 13 per round to 15 per round

Survivalist
  • Freezethrower
    • Base Weight reduced from 8 to 7

Bug Fixes


Zeds
  • Fixed an issue where the King Fleshpound's laser was continually ticking damage.
  • Fixed an issue were the Siren's scream range was further than the visual effect.
  • Fixed an issue where Fleshpounds were no longer destroying/knocking over smaller zeds when charging

Gameplay
  • Fixed an issue where Zeds were not enlarging in the Outbreak Beefcake wave of Endless mode
  • Fixed an issue where the Resupply Pack Support perk skill was not providing bonus ammunition to players
  • Fixed an issue where the Bloat's puke did not damage players if it becomes stumbled during the puke animation
  • Fixed an issue where Support and Demolitionist players could grant more ammunition than intended during Trader Time
  • Fixed an issue where players could parry one another
  • Fixed an issue where Berserker players could keep the Parry skill effects indefinitely by switching perks during Trader Time while having the Parry skill effect active

General
  • Fixed an issue where a player could hold duplicates of a single-handled pistol
  • Fixed an issue where Trader skip votes weren't being cleared for each new wave
  • Fixed an issue where the Mac-10 still had head bob
  • Fixed an exploit where the Railgun could do full damage using auto lock mode

Map
  • Fixed an issue where Zeds would get stuck on Power Core
  • Fixed a clipping piece of ceiling on Nuked

UI
  • Fixed and issue where the Mac-10 was not listed under a type category in the Trader Menu
  • Fixed an issue where C4 would not work with Quick Switch
  • Fixed an issue where the game difficulty of an Endless server was displaying the incorrect difficulty information for servers on the Server Browser

Cosmetic
  • Fixed an issue where the AK-12 Tactical Mint skin was showing up as a gray box
  • Fixed an issue where certain Vault Precious skins did not have the "V" Vault logo
  • Fixed an issue where Cyberpunk Arm Screens could not be equipped
  • Fixed an issue where Rae's Cyberpunk outfits were inconsistent between First and Third Person views
  • Fixed an issue where a large number of cosmetics would not show up correctly when using the filter search


Platform Specific Fixes
PC/Steam
  • Fixed an issue where the HMTech-401 Horzine Elite Red skin was not tradable or marketable.

PS4 and Xbox One
  • Fixed an issue where audio was distorting on later match waves.
  • Made improvements for users who had trouble with inventory loading
  • Made improvements for users who had trouble sending or receiving group invites


Thank you to all who choose to help us out and give us feedback and bug reports!
 

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poultrygeist;n2319425 said:
Brace yourselfs, the angry steam mob is about to enter the building.
Haven't tried the beta yet, so I don't have a clue as to why would that happen *I have the feeling that is unwarranted as **** though*
 

Veny

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Sooo, most weapons got nerfed only to make upgrade system reasonable? Not sure i like the idea behind it, but will try soon.
Perk reset gives tons of Vosh, but still i kinda feel it is not enough. I mean i would prefer some real impact, not RNG based drops, pointless icon etc.
Dont want to complain about free content, but still, i hope Prestige system will be somehow improved.

E: Feedback so far

M99 - nice new weapon. Its ammo capacity is...well... insanely high, compared to f.e. Railgun. With around 40 rounds, i can clean small trash and still i will propably have enough ammo for the rest of a round.
Doomstick - interesting, especially the difference between classic/elite reloading animation. Basically double boomstick with kinda familiar look (dunno from what game).
Upgrade system is interesting so far, it offers some really interesting possibilities (tried upgraded dual 9mms but ammo cap is dangerously low now). I like that we can now use all inventory capacity. What i dont like is the fact that inventory is big enough... well, basically for one T5 weapon. It may be possitive for some perks - will try more variations.

All in all, i like this update. Thanks for doing a great job.
 
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poultrygeist

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Reclusiarch;n2319427 said:
Haven't tried the beta yet, so I don't have a clue as to why would that happen *I have the feeling that is unwarranted as **** though*
i was referring to the comment section about this update on steam. iam very nervous about some of the new features will work out but iam also openminded and know TWI takes feedback. whereas on steam its 95% swearing.
 
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Gregs2k2

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As I just said to Yoshiro: 2.8GB worth of KF2 goodness and joy is currently downloading to my hard disk drive. Amazing :D - Shame I'm working over the weekend. Either way, i'm on this like stank on plop. Don't forget to feedback, y'all. ;)
 

Killerz34

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Hi guys, never ussually have trouble updating a server even with betas. However, when i updated to the new beta preview, tried to boot up server, getting all sorts of wierd and wondeful errors about missing textures and such (checking intergirty of the game, re downloaded all server files twice, need some help if anyone can please!
 

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Well great now all the guns are nerfed for now so upgrading them is abouslty nesscary in order to kill zeds along with most of the weapons becoming more expensive and dealing less damage with a higher dosh to clip isn't this just amazing?
 

CJwarrior

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Fiji_wolf_virus;n2319442 said:
Well great now all the guns are nerfed for now so upgrading them is abouslty nesscary in order to kill zeds along with most of the weapons becoming more expensive and dealing less damage with a higher dosh to clip isn't this just amazing?
Yeah, the M16 got a nerf, the damage increased. So as the m4, the pellet count is higher and is now less weight. Such nerfs amirite
 

Reclusiarch

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I don't have the chance to give it a proper test today, but found two very noticeable bugs with this beta: guns are floating in front of the player instead of being hold by by the player hands, and sometimes (especially at the start of the match) you can't use the weapons due to them not being equipped somehow (you can cycle through the inventory but gun models won't appear equipped on screen for a while).
 

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Great update overall, as always TWI :) However I faced one problem right in the beginning. I used prestige button on all of my perks. Received a lot of dosh and crates, but crates seem to never appear in my inventory. In fact they are missing even after game/steam restart. Whoops :eek: :confused: Hope it will be fixed soon.
 
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Veny

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Am i the only one who is repeatedly experiencing:
- collection lost in Airship maps
- occasional but huge ping/fps fluctuation/lags?
 
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NokiaSE

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Not saying anyone cares, initial thoughts:
  • Nice new UI layouts.
  • Nice to have more variety of field objective other than SYG, though such standardization makes them flat/dull in the sense of execution.
  • Still trying to get my head around the purpose and impact of EDARs, it feels like they exist just to sorta pew pew from a distance to mess with players - especially those who are melee-based.
  • Just a reminder: I'm feeling obligated to address again how weird it is to have thematic Zeds on non-thematic maps.
  • Weapon balance adjustments are being done to cater the new upgrade system, aside from what that means, this diminishes viability of a lot of weapons and takes away their inherent specialty as well as deserved niche in a... ugly... way.
    • For instance, AK-12 as it stands is just a rifle that weighs a block more for a 10-bullet bigger mag than its closest peer SCAR-H and vice versa.

      In another word, this is making the difference of each option being more cosmetic than it should be functional/practical. I agree there will be some that are inevitably similar -- but not, like, this.

       
    • For the impact of the upgrade system, practically speaking, it enables certain weapons to stay relevant as the match goes on, and allowing players to stick with their preferred options more than ever due to the upgrade is repeatable.

      This does not provide a real boost to the weapon meta as it stands for the most part, by most I actually meant 90% of the cases, cases that could really benefit from the upgrade would be those that are low rank enough for relatively easy/early acquisition and high rank enough to worth the upgrade (at least on the aspect of cost-effectiveness) as they could become relatively strong enough - fast enough with minimal upgrade/cost, such as Boomstick, Katana, and 500 Magum, though one may also argue that the cost as well as the effectiveness of each upgrade is questionable, if not unfairly formulated.

      It's not like most weapons are becoming unusable or unworthy with or without the upgrade system, it's just that it should be done more convincingly, and in my opinion, should be done for Endless mode only.
  • Endless mode: still totally plays like Survival except endless, still not streamlined so the experience is too much of a drag.
    • Enable to purchase everywhere on the map.
    • Trader open all the time, suffers extra purchase cost out of intermission, can only purchase with an allowance out of intermission.
    • High shortened intermission, Zeds can spawn during intermission with half the activity.
    • Low profile Boss intro.
 
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Lorkenpeist

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Hans can summon Scrakes now? $HIT! I'm really looking forward to seeing how well the upgrade system works, as well as objective mode! T5 MP5 for me! Or T5 Medic SMG. Decisions decisions.
 

TheTCREngineer

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Any idea how to spwan the EDARS using the console? Not sure what their names are.

Edit:Apparently they're just replacements of zeds with no elite variants.
 
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