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Tripwire are having a busy weekend, with the announcement of Killing Floor’s now-traditional Christmas spectacular, and a free weekend on Steam for Red Orchestra 2. This Christmas’ Killing Floor event is IN SPAAAACE, which puts robots and Evil Santa on the moon (a free map with Christmas-themed baddies). Could anything be more festive? Watch the trailer below, and decide for yourself.
Tripwire Interactive's support of Killing Floor has been jolly admirable, with regular free content updates and paid DLC releases which don't feel at all cheeky. After taking us to a frightful fairground for its summer event and a mutant hillbilly hideout at Halloween, the co-op survival shooter is blasting players to the Moon, of all places, in its latest 'Twisted Christmas' celebration.
This year, monstrous Christmassy versions of Killing Floor's monsters have swarmed a moonbase, and it's up to you to explode their heads and watch bits of brain float away in low-gravity.
Scattered around the moonbase are pieces of a superweapon you can assemble, and the update adds a new gun for the Medic class too. A new axe is up for grabs as well, if you either earn 40,000 gold in the free-to-play version of Dwarfs!? or own the full version. Plus, of course, this brings another opportunity to unlock the festive Baddest Santa skin.
The update was supposed to hit on Tuesday, but was delayed by a last-minute bug discovery. It is out now, though, and is scheduled to end on January 3. Two new paid cosmetic DLC packs, offering a robotic player character and gold weapon skins, are supposed to launch alongside it. Check the official event page for more details.
When your game is already about killing mutated monstrosities, you really need to push the boat out for Halloween. Killing Floor has always handled events with gusto and this year is no different, with zombie hillbillies after your blood and delicious brains in a new map. The Hillbilly Horror update also adds four new weapons, and the game and its DLC are on sale t'boot.
The Halloween fun takes place on a redneck homestead by a lake of glowing ooze, which has the unfortunate side-effect of turning the local population into brain-hungry fiends. Luckily, you're now armed with a nail gun, World War 2 trench shotgun firing incendiary rounds, vintage MKb42(h) assault rifle, and a medic grenade which heals chums while poisoning monsters.
Completing new achievements can unlock a playable grim reaper skin, too.
If you need even more firepower, a pack of four community-made weapons selected from Steam Workshop submissions is out now, packing a scythe, Tommy gun, flare-firing revolver, and buzzsaw-launching crossbow. It'll regularly cost $7.99, with money going to the creators, but is currently only $3.99 in the sale.
Hillbilly Horror and the sale run until November 6. Hit the event page for more information.