No announcement yet.

'Gorgeous' Release Date Announced For 28th of Feb!

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • 'Gorgeous' Release Date Announced For 28th of Feb!

    Build 240 or 'Gorgeous' has been slotted in for a February 28th release. It is being marketed as a free DLC, which hopefully means it's packed full of content. You can see the full post by UWE here.

    Some of the key new features coming are:
    • Rail guns on the exosuits
    • Gorge tunnels
    • The new map 'Descent'
    • Updates to the spark engine, including the addition of reflections.

    There have also been talks of balance changes, but we will wait until release before commenting on these! We will be doing a write up on the content patch once it's release, so keep your eyes peeled!


    Gorge Tunnels allow the update's namesake character to create fast passages across maps. Descent is a brand new battlefield, and the most visually rich map yet seen in NS2. Exosuit's may now attach Railguns, capable of disintegrating aliens in explosions of xeno-goop.

    The Insight Spectator System has been revamped to significantly improve viewer experiences during eSport events such as the NSL Invitational Cup. And, the Spark Engine now supports First Person Spectating.

    Gorge's can now spawn Babbler's - Viscious little minions that become your personal army. You can direct them to attack enemies, attach to friends (granting them protection from marine fire), or just follow you about like mini alien bodyguards.

    Graphics have been improved - Spark can now render the blood splatter, bullet holes and reflections that really let you know your team is getting slaughtered. Every existing map has been updated and enhanced for better balance and flow of play.

    A new tutorial system provides contextual help to new players every time they get their head bitten off or hide riddled with bullets.

    Gorgeous features a myriad of smaller changes that contribute to improve the game overall. From weapon balance tweaks, to new cloaking mechanics, to a slew of bug and stability fixes, a huge amount of work has gone into taking the NS2 experience to the next level.