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Post by Eorl @ 12:16pm 06/03/14 | 0 Comments
Via a post on the PlayStation Blog, Guerilla Games has released new details on the first multiplayer DLC pack to hit the PlayStation 4 exclusive Killzone: Shadow Fall, which will introduce a brand new Character Class, three new abilities, three new weapons and two new game modes.

The expansion adds the new Insurgent class, who has two unique abilities: hack and steal. This crafty fellow can "steal" weapons from dead foes, then use them for the rest of the match, even if they fall in battle. They'll also be able to hack enemy ground automata and turn these into friendlies, swiftly turning the tide of battle.

The new class isn't the only one getting updates, with three new abilities being given to the Scout, Support and Assault. The Scout gets an E-Pulse emitter, which can prevent enemies from setting up automata in the area in which the emitter is deployed; the Support gets the Tactical Echo emitter, a beacon that sends out a "tactical echo" making it harder for hidden enemies to sneak past; and the Assault class gets the Guard Drone, a stationary helper that guards against ground-based foes.

Of course it wouldn't be multiplayer DLC without some new weapons to shoot your foes, with three class specific weapons being added to the game. These include the return of the M82 rifle from Killzone 2 and 3, the L512 SMG machine pistol, and the Sta14 sniper rifle. The Insurgent Pack also adds a new single-player Elite Mode, that offers three lives and sets the game's campaign to hard difficulty. Have fun with that one.

Finally, this multiplayer DLC also comes with new collectibles to gather in online matches for extra points, and it brings more personalisation options with an extra OWL skin, three new spotlight moves and a new voice-over pack.

The Insurgent Pack won't be out until April, with Season Pass holders getting it for free while base price starts at $14.99. For those who don't want to wait, two new maps have been made available today for free: The Cruiser and The Hangar. The former is set aboard a decommissioned VSA cruiser and focuses on close and mid-range combat, while the latter is set in a Helghan mining facility and features more wide-open spaces. You can get a glimpse of both of these in the new trailers below.

Killzone: Shadow Fall's multiplayer is currently available for free this weekend until Tuesday, so if you wanted to try it out now is probably the best time.

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