In Development: Special Operations Mission “Famine”


In today’s article, we’d like to tell you more about the next Special Operation called “Famine”, which takes place on a heavily modified River Point map, changed to match the apocalyptic theme of the season.


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The name of the mission comes from the main characters’ attempt to secure a food supply chain for their settlement but, as always, things won’t go as planned. The rest we’ll leave for you to discover, for now, let us focus on the map overhaul and the new mechanics available in this mission.


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As you can see from the attached screenshots, we’ve modified the River Point map extensively and effectively turned it into a desert. Some of the major landmarks are still there, but we’ve put a lot of work into making the central area look like a post-apocalyptic raider settlement.


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Other, smaller enemy bases litter the map, which brings us to the two main themes and mechanics of the Special Operation. The first is that you’ll be asked to operate a lot on your own. To complete the mission successfully, the best tactic will be to split the team into two groups, each going after its own objectives. That guarantees you’ll be able to complete everything on time – providing you don’t die in the process.


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Secondly, the AI enemies will have a new vehicle at their disposal – car bombs. These do pretty much exactly what their name suggests; they drive to you and explode. Taking them out before they reach you will therefore be an absolute priority and you’ll have to pay a lot of attention to your surroundings. As is customary for the Special Operations mode, the mission will be accessible by completing the previous two missions.


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We are, of course, hard at work on the final mission of the series as well as on not one, not three, but five new standard PvE missions that will appear in Update 0.36 (albeit not right away at launch). For now, we hope that you will enjoy this one mission and, as always:

See you on the battlefield!

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