Posts Tagged ‘Killing Floor 2’

Killing Floor 2 carnival event & free week start tomorrow

I still haven’t spent more than a couple of hours with Killing Floor 2 [official site] but I’ll be damned if I miss out on some of its sinister, sickening Summer Sideshow action. Tripwire make monsters that get under my skin – they’d probably use a rusty potato peeler – and I always enjoyed the cosmetic changes in the first game’s seasonal events.

Well, they’re back. The carnival themed Summer Sideshow begins tomorrow, kicking off a free week of Killing Floor 2, and it is a big ol’ bag of seeping grotesqueries.

Read the rest of this entry »

Killing Floor 2 update adds new maps and weapons

New maps, new weapons, and a new “sub-mode” have arrived in Killing Floor 2 [official site] with today’s free content update, The Descent. That weapon ↑ up there? Dual flaregun revolvers. While the co-op wave survival FPS officially left early access and launched in November — read Wot Fraser Brown Thought — developers Tripwire Interactive have kept on adding bits, as they did with the first game. Here, have a look at these new murdertoys: Read the rest of this entry »

Wot I Think: Killing Floor 2

Killing Floor 2 [official site] is brought to us by the colour red, with the claustrophobic corridors and ruined streets of this multiplayer FPS painted in blood, viscera and the grisly remains of a thousand dead zombie mutants. It revels in gore and over-the-top, frenetic cartoon violence, encouraging the mayhem with an ear-pounding metal and industrial soundtrack. I feel like I should be rolling my eyes, but instead I’m shouting expletives at a mad, German mecha-scientist and whooping as another zombie explodes in a shower of guts and bone.

Read the rest of this entry »

Killing Floor 2 crawls out of early access to full launch

Tripwire Interactive’s Killing Floor 2 [official site] has ended its time on Steam Early Access period and launched in full. The co-op wave survival horror FPS sold over one million copies during early access alone. Now those players, and all new ones, get to play with the new Survivalist character class thanks to the launch update. Also, there’s a lot of Zeds running around, but you probably knew that. Read the rest of this entry »

Killing Floor: Incursion VR Announced For Oculus Touch

Killing Floor bills itself as “survival horror” but it’s not really. Don’t get me wrong, it and its sequel Killing Floor 2 are great wave survival FPSs – with their onslaught of Zeds, waves of chainsaw-wielding monstrosities, and the positively formidable Patriarch – but jump scares and the blind panic levied by running out of ammo doesn’t exactly constitute horror, does it?

Killing Floor: Incursion [official site], the “intense” co-op VR shooter announced this week by developers Tripwire, on the other hand, looks bloody terrifying! Take a peak below, I dare you.

Read the rest of this entry »

Uncooperative: Killing Floor 2 Adds PvP Versus Survival

Killing Floor 2 [official site] is solid co-op fun, even in its unfinished Early Access state, but its mutant horrors are a little simple-minded. I’m glad to see developers Tripwire add a little more challenge and a bit of rivalry by pitting humans against (mutated) humans. Yesterday’s ‘Revenge of the Zeds’ update added the 6v6 Versus Survival mode, where one team steps into the clammy flesh of mutants to murder the survivors.

Read the rest of this entry »

Killing Floor 2 Gets Workshop, Announces PvP Mode

There are some things in life from which you can never go back. Like having all the player characters in Killing Floor be anime girls. No, really. I am not ashamed.

Killing Floor 2 [Official site] has just received an update, integrating Steam Workshop support, but it looks like their new microtransaction-based business model may interfere with my anime dream. Tripwire also announced a new 6v6 PvP mode that will see a team of players take control of the Zeds.

Read the rest of this entry »

Daddy’s Home: Killing Floor 2 Brings Back The Patriarch

Killing Floor 2 [official site] continues to roll on through Steam Early Access, and yesterday brought a hefty update that’s mostly great and a wee bit divisive. Tripwire’s co-op wave survival FPS now has a new class in the dual-wielding Gunslinger, a new final boss in the Patriarch returned from KF1, two new levels, new weapons, a new playable character, and oh, cosmetic items coming as drops, in TF2-style crates, or simply sold in a microtransaction store. Those seem pretty innocuous so far, really.

Read the rest of this entry »

Killing Floor 2 Adding Microtransactions To Early Access

A flame war, yesterday.

Killing Floor 2 [official site] is currently making its way through Early Access and by all accounts is a pretty good co-op zombie blaster. Developers Tripwire are now planning to add microtransactions to the game, letting players buy in-game items using real money. The initial items will be cosmetic, bought directly or by paying for keys to unlock randomly dropped item crates, though there are plans to add weapons “with new gameplay” in future. These items will be available to everyone on a server if one person has paid to unlock them.

None of this is a surprise – Killing Floor 1 had paid DLC weapons and skins – except perhaps that the microtransactions are being added here before the rest of the game is finished.

Read the rest of this entry »

Rawr: Evolve And Killing Floor 2 Holding Trial Weekends

Alice Simulator 2015. Remember Simulator jokes, eh?

Whether you want to be a monster or murder them this weekend, video games have you covered. Evolve [official site] and Killing Floor 2 [official site] are both holding free trial weekends on Steam right now, giving you until 9pm UK time on Sunday to play the full versions of the first-person shooters. As is customary, both of the games are on sale too, if you turn out to want them for ever and ever and ever until entropy tears Steam apart particle by particle and we all become nothing.

Read the rest of this entry »

Killing Floor 2 Update Blasts Into Paris Catacombs

Yeah okay, maybe I'll pay 'em a visit.

Two hundred miles of damp tunnels filled with skulls, bones, and secret cinemas sounds like a place you’d find me gaily rolling around clutching a bottle-sized glass of wine. And yet, whenever I’ve been in Paris, I’ve not visited its Catacombs. I know why: Deus Ex – its virtual Catacombs are such a chore that they’ve put me off the real deal. Maybe Killing Floor 2 [official site] can help me overcome that.

The monster-blasting FPS’s latest Early Access update added two new maps, including one set in the Catacombs, along with two new classes, the Firebug and Demolitions. Also, that new gore tech they’ve been showing off.

Read the rest of this entry »

Killing Floor 2 Demonstrates PhysX Flex Tech Using Guts

PHYSICS!

Demos for new physics technologies usually look like Bodyform commercials, with gentle blue water sloshing around and lots of smooth rippling fabric. That’s how Nvidia have shown their new unified particle-based physics tech PhysX Flex so far – lots of rubbery water balloons flopping about and leaking blue wet. Pssh, it won’t look like that in the games we actually play.

Killing Floor 2 [official site] will be the first Flex-using game to ship, and a new look at how it uses the tech is more how Bodyform ads should be: scattering gutfuls of fluids, globs, and guts.

Read the rest of this entry »

How To Play Games And Chat With The RPS Community

Get involved!

Rock, Paper, Shotgun has one of the friendliest and most active games communities online, but it’s possible that you’ve never peeled back the mask of the frontpage to discover the forums, guilds and game groups that lie beyond.

If you’re intrigued and you’d like to join the forum, find people to play with, or chat with other RPS readers, read on for a guide to what’s happening and instructions on how to get involved.

Read the rest of this entry »

Zut Alors! Killing Floor 2 Hits Steam Early Access

I’m reporting to you from Paris (that part is true) and can tell you that, as Killing Floor 2 [official site] predicts, civilization as I knew it is over. You may think that fighting monsters in the virtual streets of Paris in Tripwire’s co-op wave survival FPS may help you prepare for this, now that it’s out on Steam Early Access, but no, no it’s worse than that. We may be beyond hope.

A bar here served me a Bloody Mary garnished with a glowstick. What fresh hell is this? What have we become? A pink glowstick in a Bloody Mary. Not even a good glowstick: one of the bracelet ones but without even the connector to wear it. I beg you: unleash the mutants to kill us all.

Read the rest of this entry »

Hands On: Killing Floor 2

It has been a decade since the original Killing Floor mod for Unreal Tournament, which was released in much-improved standalone form in 2009. It’s one of those games that quickly turns some people off: the visuals were a bit shonky, it was essentially built on repetition, and the less said about the Dick van Dyke voice-acting the better. But for devotees, Killing Floor is one of those games that stealthily racks up several hundred hours on Steam and swiftly becomes a fixture among like-minded mates, a precision blastathon where the repetition is the whole point.

You got better; the game got deadlier. And Killing Floor 2 [official site] is as straightforward a reload as you’re ever likely to see.

Read the rest of this entry »

Bientôt: Killing Floor 2 Due In Early Access This Month

Hey, it's me!

As luck would have it, I’ll be in Paris right when monstrous hordes are due to overrun the city. Tripwire Interactive have announced plans to release Killing Floor 2 [official site] onto Steam Early Access on April 21st, and I’ll be on the look out for – wait is that a lady with blue cyberhair in that screenshot – for myself?

The original was a barrel of murderfun, and I’m quite keen to return for more first-person face-shooting. Especially as one of the sequel’s big selling points is that faces (and other bodyparts) will explode in a squillion different gory ways.

Read the rest of this entry »

SCHIING! BLAM BLAM Killing Floor 2’s Guns & Perks Video

And it was like SWOOSH! SPLURSH! SCHHHK!

Look, it’s the last day of term and we’re allowed to bring in whatever we want. Pip’s batting an avocado about, John’s cradling what appears to be a small hairless cat with opposable thumbs, Graham and Adam are kicking some kind of spherical egg between themselves, and me, I’ve brought in a video to watch. It’s about zombies and monsters and big guns and cool swords totally murdering zombies like schhhhing! in Killing Floor 2 and before you ask, yes, my mum did say it’s fine if I watch it okay.

Read the rest of this entry »

Stridulating In The Night: Killing Floor 2’s Mutants

Don't leave me hanging, bro!

Dear readers, until today I had thought that the screaming and chattering noises spiders make in movies and video games were entirely fictional. I had intended to post a Killing Floor 2 trailer which introduces a few of its mutants, including the arachnoid Crawler, and say something clever about the “shared unnatural sonic vocabulary” of popular media. But, curious about the origins of this, I read around a little (looked on Yahoo! Answers) and discovered the world is a terrible place.

Now I know that some spiders do actually hiss and rattle (‘stridulate,’ we say–know your enemy), I find this trailer for the co-op FPS abhorrent and oh god why have the hairs on my neck pricked up what’s that feeling is there a spider on me you have to tell me I mean it.

Read the rest of this entry »

Loadsa Muties: Killing Floor 2 Announced With More Gore

Sure I took this from PC Gamer, and they can fight me to get it back.

Killing Floor is a pleasantly solid co-op survival FPS, blessed with chunky-feeling guns and ridiculous English accents shouting daft Britishisms. It also cemented Tripwire Interactive as one of my favourite developers for banging it full of new monsters, levels, and special events for years after launch in a way that only Valve match nowadays. Now, delightfully, a sequel’s coming. Imaginatively titled Killing Floor 2, it seems to have as its core new feature, er, buckets of gore.

Read the rest of this entry »