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Announcement - Valve
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Product Release - Valve
Sniper Ghost Warrior 2: World Hunter Pack, all new content for Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 is Now Available on Steam.

The „World Hunter Pack” is the third downloadable content pack for Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2. This multiplayer-centric expansion contains four all new maps for both Team Deathmatch and Squad Deathmatch modes. “Jungle Camping” and „Industrial District” (Squad DM) plus „CQC Hotel” and “Forest Pursuit” (Team DM) offer unique gameplay experiences, from smaller action heavy arenas to large open zones for the most meticulous players.

Announcement - Valve
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Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 is the only multi-platform, first-person, modern shooter exclusively designed around the sniper experience. It takes the bulls-eye precision of its predecessor to new and exciting heights, offering more diverse sniper challenges; a rebuilt AI system and the thrilling “one shot, one kill” precision that made the original a huge hit, selling 3 million copies worldwide. Taking advantage of the advanced capabilities of the CryENGINE3, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 also delivers striking graphic environments.

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Product Update - Valve
The recent patch from 11-04-2013 includes a following changes:

General:
- Fixed problem with changing in-game mouse sensitivity

Single Player
- Fixed the Memory allocation Crash at the beginning of Siberian Strike DLC which was occurring on lower end machines
- Fixed the issue with disappearing HUD after the bullet cameras on Siberian Strike DLC

Multiplayer:
- Improved stability of the leaderboards system
- Improved functionality of matchmaking mechanism
- Fixed the issue with Client not being able to rejoin LAN session
- Fixed scoreboard issue on the LAN Deathmatch
- Fixed stamina. breath and scope's oscillation malfunction
- Users kicked from the session will not be able to rejoin it
- Server browser will now show all servers from the entire world


Product Release - Valve
Sniper Ghost Warrior 2: Siberian Strike, all new content for Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 is Now Available on Steam.

Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 Siberian Strike is set in an isolated Siberian location and will offer a more open world experience for solving missions. Players will not be guided and the only way to find their way through the new location is by using the map.

In the remote abandoned Siberian city of Birsovik, the Russian government established a top secret military installation focused on arms R&D. American intelligence gets word that the facility shifted its focus recently to weapons of mass destruction. A CIA operative, M. Diaz is sent in undercover, posing as lab personnel, to uncover the truth. When he stops sending in reports, a search mission is quickly put together.

The player steps in the shoes of Cole “Sandman” Anderson, a veteran special ops sniper, now in the ranks of Task 121 – a group put together to counter any WMD-hungry warlord’s whim in the Asia – Pacific region. Anderson is ordered to locate Diaz’s GPS signal and assess the situation on the ground, then extract any intelligence he may have found.

Product Update - Valve
Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 has been updated today.

A new patch is now available for Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 which features a host of improvements and the addition of Hardcore mode for multiplayer. In the new mode players will not be provided with any indication of who is shooting at them or from which direction the shot has been fired as the red dot indicator is eliminated. Hardcore mode provides and ultra difficult experience that will put even the most elite snipers to the test.

The patch includes:

- Hardcore mode in multiplayer added
- Decreased pistol/melee score points to 25, no head shot bonus
- Fixed black loading screen when starting MP game
- Kick player option added on to the end of the match screen
- Fixed leaderboards upload after game ends with score/kill limit
- Chat window issue fixed
- Joining a password-protected session issue fixed
- Fixed an issue when players with internet connection sharing option could not enter multiplayer mode
- Other fixes and stability improvements

Product Update - Valve
Line up your sights, brace your nerves and get ready all you Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 fans! Free multiplayer DLC, containing two new maps and an exciting additional game mode, is coming. Temple Crossing and Tower Defense are two completely new maps you can get for free. Both feature awesome terrain for intense sniping action and will feature Team Deathmatch and Deathmatch modes. These maps are available FREE of charge for PC now!

Product Release - Valve
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 is Now Available on Steam!

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 is the only multi-platform, first-person, modern shooter exclusively designed around the sniper experience. It takes the bulls-eye precision of its predecessor to new and exciting heights, offering more diverse sniper challenges; a rebuilt AI system and the thrilling “one shot, one kill” precision that made the original a huge hit, selling 3 million copies worldwide. Taking advantage of the advanced capabilities of the CryENGINE3, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 also delivers striking graphic environments.

Kotaku

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 Sure Is A Game About Being A SniperGames can be about a lot of different things. They can be about war or romance, politics or zombies, or everyday life. Heck, they can be about all of those things at once. Sniper Ghost Warrior 2, as you might have guessed from the title, is a game about being a sniper.



The game came out yesterday, but I was unable to get a copy of it to review before release, so I downloaded it from Steam and gave it a run. I thought I'd share some impressions after playing it for a couple hours last night.



Ghost Warrior 2 feels as though the developers at City Interactive said, "You know that great Chernobyl sniping mission in Modern Warfare? Let's make a whole game that's like that." Which, you know, there are totally worse ideas out there. I never played the first Ghost Warrior game, but everyone I've talked to about it characterizes it as an interesting, if flawed, game. The hook is tempting—here's a game that revolves entirely around sniping, with none of the annoying cover-shooting and grenade-tossing histrionics other first-person shooters focus on.



At first glance, Ghost Warrior 2 feels and moves like a Call of Duty game—it's a first-person military shooter through and through. It was made using CryEngine 3, the same tech that powers Crysis 2 and 3, though while it looks nice enough, it's nowhere close to either of those games in terms of looks or production values.



Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 Sure Is A Game About Being A Sniper



You spend the first mission doing the same "FPS-Follow" that you do in Call of Duty games, sticking with your teammate, moving when he says move, holding when he says hold. It really is like that Chernobyl level, but set in a swamp. The accouterments are also very Call of Duty-like: Loading screens have a familiar military-style readout, and gruff boring soldier types holler out military jargon like many a Ghost Recon or Black Ops game. The story is... let's not even go there. It's as rote as military FPS stories get.



But when it comes to the action, Ghost Warrior 2 takes a left-turn. From what I've played, the game seems split into two sections—sniping and sneaking.



The sneaking happens whenever your character, Anderson, needs to relocate from one sniping vantage point to another. You'll come across enemy encampments that you'll have to either clear out or bypass. I've found the sneaking to be okay, so far, though it's mostly trial-and-error. If you get spotted, every enemy in the area is instantly on alert, and they'll all charge you and likely gun you down.



The sniping is fun, as far as it goes, as long as you don't move too far outside of the prescribed way of doing things.

This is much more of a stealth game than its FPS brethren, which is neat, save for the fact that the game has already had a couple of egregiously spaced-out checkpoints. Last night I lost about 10 minutes of progress several times over, passing one outpost and dying at the next, only to restart before the first. With a game this unforgiving, the lack of a quicksave option is annoying.



The sniping is fun, as far as it goes, as long as you don't move too far outside of the prescribed way of doing things. In the first few scenarios, I covered a group of my special forces bros as they moved through a series of buildings. They'd call out targets, and I'd take them down. It was fun, if very linear—so far the game has mostly felt like a shooting gallery, albeit an enjoyable one.



When you're not escorting a group of teammates from on high, the sniping challenges get more interesting—you're alone, and have to take out an outpost of dudes without any of them seeing the others go down. That means you'll have to think about the enemies' line-of-sight, and pick off dudes in the right order. The AI is hardly realistic—whether or not they were immediately visible, I'd think a guy would notice if his entire team suddenly became dead. If you alert an enemy to your presence, his friends will also go on alert, but they'll mostly just sit still behind cover and wait for you to kill them. Occasionally, they'll rush your position, but mostly they'll just sit still. That said, the general setup of these scenarios is pretty fun, and lends a puzzle-like quality to the challenges.



The bullets all react to the game's physics, meaning you'll have to correct your aim to account for drop-off. This isn't as much of a consideration at medium range, but during the long-range sniping bits, you'll have to aim significantly off-target to score a hit. Fortunately, on normal and easy difficulty, holding your breath brings up a small red dot that gives an inclination of where the bullet will land. I couldn't quite grok how the red dot worked—sometimes it'd turn up, but other times it wouldn't. But for the most part, holding my breath would make it appear. You can see the red dot in action here:



Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 Sure Is A Game About Being A Sniper



Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 Sure Is A Game About Being A Sniper



There's also a pretty cool "bullet-cam" mode that activates when you land a final room-clearing shot, as seen in the gif up top.



In another interesting touch, your character's heart-rate winds up being an important factor. If you run too far, your breathing will increase, and your aim will suffer. Lay down and catch your breath, and you'll be able to hold it longer to steady your shot. It's one more reason that fast-paced, hectic gunfights almost always end in your death.



So far, Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 feels like a gussied-up budget title, which I guess is more or less what it is. I don't get the sense that the campaign is going to be very long, or that it'll offer much replay value. It's only $30 on Steam right now, and it wouldn't surprise me if it got even cheaper in a hurry. But because the game isn't trying to go toe-to-toe with Call of Duty or Battlefield in terms of features, it's able to narrow its focus in an interesting way. The levels I've played have mostly been linear shooting galleries, but they've been reasonably enjoyable ones.



Basically: It's a game that tells you how many double-headshots you scored at the end of every level. Keep in mind that these are just some first impressions—I've noodled around with the game for a few hours, but haven't tried multiplayer or messed around with the highest difficulty setting. So far, I'm not in love, but I wasn't expecting to enjoy it as much as I have been, either.


Product Release - Valve
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Plus, all Steam Pre-Purchasers receive a free copy of Sniper Ghost Warrior Gold Edition, and the exclusive MK 14 EBR Rifle! Already own Sniper Ghost Warrior Gold Edition? Gift it to a friend.

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