Helldivers returns with a troublesome replace and a free weekend
In the event you missed Helldivers (and it certain looks like a whole lot of people did), this weekend is your likelihood to see what’s up. Arrowhead’s unforgiving sci-fi twin-stick shooter has a brand new content material replace and an compulsory free Steam weekend to additional entice onlookers. The free-play occasion runs till Sunday, October 28 at 10:00am Pacific. Helldivers can also be marked 50 p.c off if you wish to hold enjoying.
The considered returning to a punishing co-op-centric shooter like Helldivers hasn’t entered my thoughts in a very long time, however I do have such a delicate spot for its bug-killing methods and frequently scheduled “unintended” pleasant hearth. It is the kind of sport greatest loved with longtime on-line associates who’re on the identical wavelength. It’s potential to outlive intense missions with randoms, however they could be a handful.
My favourite facet is the sport’s flexibility when it comes to problem and your particular person gear loadout and the way that may synergize with teammates. Additionally, it is simply plain satisfying to mow down overgrown bugs. This newest replace provides three extra difficulties that culminate with the “Inside Circle of Hell” (degree 15), in addition to three enemy varieties (one for every alien faction that opposes Tremendous Earth).
Lastly, Helldivers has one other stratagem to tinker with: a 300-round, one-use, toss-it-when-you’re-done machine gun referred to as the MGX-42. Simply you should definitely watch your positioning earlier than opening hearth.
With a bit of luck, we’ll get a Helldivers 2 sooner or later with extra mission selection.