Update 1094 (Killing Floor 2)

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Event

Perilous Plunder

  • Avast ye landlubbers! The Horzine team is happy to present to you the seasonal Perilous Plunder update! Prepare yourselves to board into the dark facilities of Desolation. Light it up and search for any clue about the Patriarch. Also, loot with caution and test yourselves in the combat training room or firing range. Alongside this, we have some new weapons to introduce to everyone. By courtesy of the Horzine Research Group, we finished development of the HRG Kaboomstick and the HRG Teslauncher. Use them to slay any scurvy Zed you find out there. Now, rise the Jolly Roger and let the plundering begin!
  • Beta 1 Start 5/14/2020, Beta 2 Start 5/26/2020 (Dates are subject to change)

New Additions and Highlights

  • 1 New Community Map
    • Desolation
      • Compatible with Survival, Weekly, Versus Survival, and Endless Game Modes.
      • Explore this secret bunker in the middle of the jungle and slay all the remaining Zeds inside its abandoned facilities.
  • 4 New Weapons
    • HRG Kaboomstick for the Demolitionist
      • An alteration of the Double-barreled Boomstick that fires explosive pellets.
      • Every shot fires 8 pellets with high spread, and each pellet creates an explosion on contact.
      • Alt-fire shoots both barrels at once (if loaded),doubling the amount of explosions.
      • Trader price is 1100 Dosh.
    • HRG Teslauncher for the Berserker
      • An alteration of the HMTech-501 Grenade Rifle that fires microwave projectiles with its primary fire.
      • For the alt-fire, it launches EMP grenades that explode on contact.
      • It serves as a useful tool for Berserkers in situations where it is dangerous to get near the enemy, like facing against Bloats, Sirens, or Husks.
      • Trader price is 1500 Dosh.
    • Blunderbuss for the Demolitionist and Support (Not available for purchase during BETA)
      • This is a paid DLC weapon. This weapon can be shared amongst players through our weapon sharing system.
      • The Blunderbuss is a close-to-medium range firearm that utilizes a flintlock mechanism to fire explosive cannonballs with the primary fire or cannonball shrapnel with the alt-fire.
      • The cannonballs are heavy balls, and they will not explode while a player holds down the primary fire.
      • The cannonball shrapnel has a high spread and each shrapnel can pierce through Zeds and bounce off the environment.
      • Trader price is 1500 Dosh.
    • Single and Dual Glock 18c for the Gunslinger (Not available for purchase during BETA)
      • This is a paid DLC weapon. This weapon can be shared amongst players through our weapon sharing system.
      • It is equipped with a suppressor and can be dual-wielded.
      • The single Glock 18c is a fully automatic pistol with two fire modes, single and automatic.
      • The dual variant only has the full-auto fire mode.
      • Trader price is 750 Dosh for a single and 1500 Dosh for the dual variant.
  • 1 New Boss Skin
  • Dosh Vault Additions (Not available during BETA)
    • HMTech-101 Pistol | Vault | Stars
    • MKB42H | Vault | Stars
    • Tommy Gun | Vault | Stars
    • Boomstick | Vault | Stars
    • M99 | Vault | Stars
  • New Steam Achievements
    • Desolation and its collectibles
  • Time-limited Objectives, Tickets, and Cosmetics (Not available during BETA)
    • Seasonal objectives related to Desolation
    • Complete all seasonal objectives to earn the Space Monkey Backpack
    • Summer Sideshow Prize Tickets
    • Summer Sideshow Golden Prize Tickets
  • Zedconomy (Not available for purchase during BETA)
    • Blunderbuss Weapon Bundle
    • Glock 18c Weapon Bundle
    • Perilous Plunder Weapon Bundle
    • Space Pirate Outfit Bundle
    • Space Pirate Full Gear Bundle
    • Premium Summer Sideshow Ticket Bundles come in three sets of tiers:
      • Bronze - 5 Premium Seasonal Tickets
      • Silver - 10 Premium Seasonal Tickets and 1 Bonus Golden Seasonal Ticket
      • Gold - 20 Premium Seasonal Tickets and a 3 Bonus Golden Seasonal Tickets
    • Neon MKVI Weapon Skin Bundle Pack
    • Retro Neon Gear Cosmetic Bundle
    • Future Neon Gear Cosmetic Bundle

Beta 1 for this update contains a lot of exciting new features! As such, feedback is going to be incredibly important. Stay tuned for a link to a survey where you, the community, will be able to provide your feedback directly to us! Thank you!

Addressed Community Feedback

As mentioned in the 2018 Killing Floor 2 ‘State of the Game’ our goal is to bring to the community a continued stream of QOL changes for each update throughout the year. Please continue to report any QOL changes you believe should be added to the game by submitting your feedback in the ‘general’ section on our official forums at: https://forums.tripwireinteractive.com/forum/killing-floor-2

General

  • Skip Trader Vote Improvements
    • A vote system similar to the player kick system is implemented for skipping Trader time. When one player initiates the Skip Trader, it appears as a vote for the rest of the team.
  • Healing UI Improvements
    • Player health bars will now display an additional bar that represents the amount of health being healed over time.

Balance

  • Weapons
    • Seeker Six
      • Weapon weight reduced from 9 to 8.
      • Impact damage increased from 120 to 125.
      • Explosion damage increased from 125 to 160.
      • Explosion radius increased by 40%.
      • Ammo price per magazine increased from 40 to 55.
      • Distance before round duds reduced to allow closer explosions.
    • Mac 10
      • Bullet damage increased from 25 to 28.
      • Bullet burn rate reduced by 35%.
      • Bullet stumble rate increased by 66%.
      • Damage over time damage increased by 33%.
      • Damage over time burn rate reduced by 53%
      • Trader price reduced from 1100 to 900 Dosh.
    • Bone Crusher
      • Added new damage sources that the weapon can block :
        • E.D.A.R. Laser barrage.
        • E.D.A.R. Rocket barrage.
        • E.D.A.R. Trapper Beam.
        • Matriarch Tesla Blast.
  • Perks
    • Berserker
      • Level 25 ZED TIME - Berserker Rage
        • Fear does not cause Zeds to flee anymore. It now immobilizes them.
    • Survivalist
      • Level 25 ZED TIME - Lockdown
        • Knockdown and stumble rate modifiers have been removed.
        • The Perk skill now allows all weapons to stun Zeds with a high fixed stun rate during Zed time.
      • Level 10 Melee Expert
        • Melee damage boost increased from 50% to 75%.
    • Field Medic
      • Level 15 Acidic Rounds
        • Damage over time damage increased by 30%.

Designer Note :

For the Skip Trader Vote improvements, we implemented the system using elements from the player kick system to make the process of skipping the trader easier and clearer for players.

As for the healing UI improvements, we want to add more clarity on the amount of health being healed on any player. This will help players gauge and improve their healing.

The Seeker Six was underperforming compared to the other Demolitionist Tier 4 weapons. We made some tweaks in order to make it more attractive to use while differentiating it more from the RPG-7 and the Husk Cannon. We increased the explosion radius and damage to improve its ability to handle groups of weaker Zeds. We reduced the arming distance of the projectile to allow explosions to occur closer to the player to boost its close quarters effectiveness, but this will also add a risk factor by increasing the likelihood of taking self-inflicted damage from the explosions. Finally, the weight was reduced to allow more weapon loadout combinations.

The Mac 10 received some changes in order to improve its viability for the Firebug and SWAT Perks. The burn rate has been reduced to reduce the likelihood of causing Zeds to fire panic too fast, and the damage of the damage over time and bullet stumble rate have both been increased to allow the weapon to deal with medium to larger Zeds more effectively. Also, the base damage has been increased and the Dosh price has been reduced to allow the weapon to become more viable in earlier waves.

The Bone Crusher was updated to improve the defensive capabilities against E.D.A.R.s and the Matriarch.

The Berserker ZED TIME - Berserker Rage now immobilizes the feared Zeds instead of making them run away. This should help improve its gameplay with all Perks, allowing players to have an easier time landing their shots.

The Survivalist ZED TIME - Lockdown Perk skill has been reworked to allow any weapon used by the Survivalist to apply stun to any Zed. We want this skill to effectively ‘lockdown’ Zeds, and the previous iteration did not suffice in doing that properly.

The Survivalist Melee Expert Perk skill was underperforming so we increased the damage boost a little more in order to improve the melee viability of the skill.

The Field Medic Acidic Rounds Perk skill also got a boost to its damage to become a better tool for Field Medics with a more offensive gameplay style.

Bug Fixes

Also mentioned in the 2019 Killing Floor 2 ‘State of the Game’ our goal is to bring to the community a continued stream of community reported bug fixes for each update throughout the year. Please continue to report any bugs you discover by visiting our official forums at: https://forums.tripwireinteractive.com/forum/killing-floor-2 and posting in the ‘PC’ or ‘Console’ sections.

Top Community Issues:

  • Fixed an issue where the Survivalist Perk’s secondary XP objective was not granting XP.
  • Fixed an issue where weapons would not benefit from Zed time until after firing the second shot which prevented slower reloading weapons (ex. Mosin Nagant) from being useful during Zed time.
  • Fixed an issue with all grenades fired from underslung launchers which would sometimes cause erratic behavior in poor connection environments.

Zeds:

  • Fixed an issue where the Matriarch’s Tesla Blast would remain queued up for use during the destruction of her arm cannon.
  • Fixed an issue where the Commando’s callout ability was not showing the Matriarch’s red outline to teammates.

Maps:

  • Fixed an issue in Biolapse where a section of the wall was not rendering material on low and medium graphics settings.
  • Fixed an issue in Sanitarium where users were able to get to an unintended location with the Doomstick.

Weapons:

  • Fixed an issue where the Ion Thruster's special attack was inheriting the damage multiplier corresponding to its last swing.
  • Fixed an issue with the HRG Incendiary Rifle where if you throw it down and pick it back up the grenade ammo refilled.
  • Fixed an issue with the Railgun where its lock-on would remain even after changing fire modes.
  • Fixed an issue with the Hemoclobber not showing reload animations outside of first person view.
  • Fixed an issue with the Pulverizer and the Eviscerator glowing green when dropped while out of ammo.
  • Fixed an issue with the Compound Bow where the Cryo Arrow FX would shift away from the arrow as the sight was moved.
  • Fixed an issue with the Compound Bow where the Cryo Arrow FX would have a large amount of motion blur applied when shifting aim.

Cosmetics:

  • Addressed an issue where users were receiving Dosh Vault Crates after any and all account activity.
  • Fixed multiple issues with skins where blood was not applying to the skin:
    • Dragon & Koi Pulverizer
    • Dragon & Koi Eviscerator
    • Vault Vosh Precious Hemoclobber
  • Fixed multiple issues with skins not having textures applied to parts of the model:
    • Dragon Koi MP7 - Sights
    • Dragon Koi AK12 - Sights
    • Dragon Koi M16 203 - Underslung Barrel

User Interface

  • Fixed an issue in the Trader menu where the weapon damage bar would reflect the previously selected weapon and not the current selection.

Localization

  • Adjusted multiple localization strings to better fit within the UI space available:
    • Polish
      • HMTech-501 - Trader menu
      • Dual HRG Buckshots - Trader menu
    • Japanese
      • SG-500 - Trader menu
    • English
      • Halloween Cauldron Backpack - Gear menu
      • Christmas Teddybear Backpack - Gear menu