New Year, New Mode, and a whole lot more…Happy New Year from IllFonic! To ring in 2021, we wanted to do something special; we wanted to give you exactly what you want by giving you control – Custom Private matches are in this Free Update. We also are continuing our dive into Norse lore with the newest Predator class in our Paid DLC. All of that, paired with some upgrades, and you’ll be ready to take on anything in the jungle in the new year.
As we discovered in October, the Viking Predator can be traced back to when the Viking raiders managed to draw the attention of the Yautja. As the legends of this mighty creature spread, Norsemen saw an opportunity to gain an honorable death by way of this wanderer, so they continued to pursue glory. Few even relished over a Yautja death, which angered the Predators, so they sent in their fiercest warrior – the Valkyrie. This newest Predator class’ sole purpose is to choose the slain worthy of a place in Valhalla. Many fought against her in search of glory, but none could best her. So beware, if you were able to bring a Viking Predator down, she is coming for you in this DLC pack.
Along with her cunning, this hit and run character will wreck your house. She carries with her a mighty two-handed Norse Hammer that deals crippling close-range damage. The secondary attack provides a heavy overhead swing with increased damage to any prey unfortunate enough to stand in her path. This Hammer is Predator’s interpretation of Odin’s vision for superior god-like weaponry mixed with Yautja ancestry and is available for early access* with this new paid DLC. Also with this update, the Rocket Launcher is now unlockable for all at level 24.
As we said, New Year… New Mode. You now have full control with the new Custom Private mode for both Clash and Hunt. With an abundance of match styles, you can tweak, adjust, add, or omit to your hearts’ content. This mode has a few hidden gems sure to make everyone happy. You can modify actions under a range of categories: Clash, Hunt, Fireteam, HUD, Predator, Weapons/Gear, and General Gameplay. We even added in fun modes; why so serious after all? The takeaway is we want to give you, the community, the power through an array of different modifiers and modes to find the perfect way to play with friends.
As you adjust for the perfect play, you and your comrades will find all XP is 25% of typical play with one exception. Hardcore Hunt: a favorite of the IllFonic team. Have your mics on as survival rests on your team’s ability to communicate. You will need to keep an eye on your team’s health in this mode; there will be blood. With reduced health, a minimal HUD, and limited abilities (such as no target isolation), you’ll need to make use of the visible wear and tear on your body to track your health and stay alive. HH is not only a gritty, pure, and realistic mode; it rewards players with full XP for each match.
Other fun modes and modifiers to try out: Big Head Mode – big heads, say no more. Lunar Shooter – do you still have your eagle eye and steady hand in low gravity. The Floor is Lava – Predator bursts into flames when touching the ground – hope you have been practicing your Predkour. And for Clash Stabbers Only – because yes, you’re the guy that brings a knife to a gunfight. We can’t wait to see how you build out your Custom Private Matches!
A few other things to look forward to… Field Lockers are more personalized based on what you still need cutting down on duplicate items so that you can finish that collection! Mask drops abound; keep an eye out on our socials to see what’s coming next. Lastly, If you are looking for a sneak peek at the next Predator class drop, be sure to listen closely to your Dutch tapes… as he always has the answer.
*Norse Hammer unlockable to all via gameplay by April 2021.
Internet connection and PlayStation®Plus membership (sold separately) required for online multiplayer.