Before Killzone Shadow Fall launched, Guerilla promised that every map pack would be free. The developers have stayed true to their word, but that doesn’t mean all add-on content will be free. Instead, Guerilla has introduced a new character class as part of the game’s first DLC add-on.
Guerilla Games announced that the Insurgent Pack will be available for Killzone Shadow Fall starting today. The new add-on pack includes – you guessed it – the Insurgent class. The class is notable as it starts out at a disadvantage, but can quickly become the most powerful if players take advantage of its two special abilities:
Steal ability: The Insurgent starts out with only a pistol, but his ‘Steal’ ability allows him to swipe weapons and abilities from downed enemies. The use of stolen abilities is limited, but the Insurgent can continue to use stolen weapons throughout the game – even if he falls in combat.
Hack ability: By using the ‘Hack’ ability, the Insurgent can change enemy ground automata into friendlies, swiftly turning the tide of battle.
Alongside the new class, Guerilla is also introducing three new abilities for the existing classes:
E-Pulse Emitter: A deployable beacon for the Assault class that sends out an E-Pulse, making it difficult for enemy units to install automata in that area.
Tactical Echo Emitter: A deployable beacon for the Support class that sends out a Tactical Echo from a fixed location, making the area hard to infiltrate by hidden enemy units.
Guard Drone: A stationary buddy drone for the Scout class – deploy it in one place and it guards the location from a ground level.
Finally, the pack comes with two new game modes, including one that makes the campaign much harder:
Campaign Elite Mode: The nightmarish difficulty of the Elite Mode will test even the hardest of warriors. Can you beat Killzone Shadow Fall’s single player campaign on the hardest difficulty level with only three lives?
Multiplayer Collectibles Mode: Insurgent Pack owners can hunt for online collectible crates during matches to earn points and win in-game rewards!
Here’s a better look at all the content coming in the Insurgent pack:
The Insurgent pack launches today as a free download for those who purchased the season pass. For everybody else, it will cost $9.99.
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