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Killing Floor 2 introduces new new advanced gore tech, free content


Will not reset stats as of today
Jun 16
// Chris Carter
At the first ever PC Gaming Show at E3, Tripwire Interactive took the stage to announce that they will be bringing a brand new advanced gore tech mechanic to Killing Floor 2, which will come by way of a free update. The gist ...
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Killing Floor 2 teases gameplay changes and new weapon


Barbecue some Zeds
Jun 03
// Zack Furniss
Despite being in Early Access, Killing Floor 2 has been the multiplayer title I've returned to any time I get a chance. While everyone is alternating between kids and squids and skids and quids, I've been dissecting Zeds...
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Killing Floor 2's latest map is in... Switzerland?


No neutrality here, mate
May 27
// Joe Parlock
Early Access gore-'em-up Killing Floor 2 has received its latest update, adding the new Volter Manor map to the roster. Set on a cliff in Switzerland, Volter Manor really does look like something you’d find in an A...

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Killing Floor 2

Killing Floor 2 can ban you for being a wankstain


Timmy kicked someone at school today? Unleash the Fleshpound
Apr 27
// Joe Parlock
Have you been a dickhead today? I'd sure hope not. I’d be very disappointed in you, sport. I’d send you to your room without any dinner and then unleash a rabid and hungry pack of wolves in to your bedroom because...
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Killing Floor 2

Killing Floor 2 now on Steam Early Access for $30


Killing Floor: The Floor That Kills
Apr 21
// Jordan Devore
Alessandro was just telling us about Killing Floor 2 and now here it is up for purchase through Steam Early Access ($29.99 / ₤19.99 / €26.99). Thanks to years of content updates and support, the first game is stil...
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Killing Floor 2

Digital Deluxe Edition announced for Killing Floor 2


Specs also detailed, so pay attention.
Apr 16
// Vikki Blake
Tripwire Interactive has confirmed that a "deluxe" digital edition will be available for upcoming Killing Floor 2.  In addition to all the extra goodies -- which include a digital soundtrack, digital artbook and a w...

Killing Floor 2 is hectic and gory, and will be on Early Access this month

Apr 07 // Alessandro Fillari
Killing Floor 2 (PC [previewed], PlayStation 4)Developer: Tripwire InteractivePublisher: Tripwire Interactive Release date: April 21, 2015 (Steam Early Access)MSRP: $29.99 Set sometime after the zombie pandemic that swept England, the virus has now crossed over to Europe, creating chaos and destruction in its wake. Returning from their exploits in England, the survivors travel to Europe in order to continue their fight against the swarms of the undead and the mutated scientists that gave rise to such horrid creations. As you battle waves of foes, you'll acquire the cash to expand your arsenal and skills to take on greater challenges that await. For those unfamiliar, Killing Floor 2 continues with its predecessor's focus on fast-paced cooperative action set on several maps across zombie- and monster-infested locales. Starting off with the basics -- pistols, knives, and healing and welding tools -- each kill earns you dosh (in-game currency), which can be spent at stores in between waves. As you clear waves, the challenges become far more difficult, as common zeds will be in greater numbers, and special elite monsters will also come into the mix (beware the Sirens and Flesh Pounds!). You'll have to learn the layout of the levels to know certain choke-points to take out the hoard, and which doors to keep welded shut in order to slow their movement throughout the map. With the announcement of Early Access, the devs wanted players to get their hands on KF2 to not only experience a sizable taste of the eventual final release, but to also allow for hardcore fans to give their thoughts and feedback, which they hope to implement into future updates. At launch on April 21, players will have four classes to choose from -- such as the melee-focused Berserker, the assault class Commando, the back-up unit Support class, and also the Field Medic. Each class focuses on the core functions of the team, and ranking them up will unlock special perks and upgrades that can be chosen to create builds. Though keep in mind, there will be another six classes to choose from in the final release. Many of the characters from the original game, such as Mr. Foster, DJ Skully, and Reverend Alberts have returned, along with a new set of characters joining the struggle. Not only is there a stronger focus on diverse characters of different genders and nationalities, they're each far more fleshed out and given more presence. Instead of just flavor text accompanying their character art like in the original, each character has detailed dialog in-game, which sees the survivors have banter with one another during battles. I stuck with the gas mask wearing Mr. Foster for most of my session, and I was pleased to see that there any many different clothing and accessory options for him. Which is reassuring, as he's one of the most popular characters and the different options will be sure to help players differentiate. "For the characters in this game, we wanted to give each of them their own unique personality," said art director David Hensley while discussing the roster. "We also wanted to add in female characters from the start, so every character has their own unique voice and script. We put a lot of time into concept art, developing their character and back-stories." Unfortunately the one character than many loved to hate, The Trader, didn't make it over the course of the epidemic. After realizing how reckless it was to have traders keep shops open in heavily infested battle zones, weapon manufacturers have sent several 3D printing pods down to the warzones, which allow for easy and quick access to their merchandise. The shop menu feels much more refined. Not only that, the selection of gear feels way more diverse. Of course, you have your selection of pistols, shotguns, rifles, and melee weapons. But the arms dealers have some new toys to show off to the humans battling the horde, such as a medic machine gun that will heal allies and kill zeds with the same rounds, and a heavy weapon that fires off buzzsaws. The developers took a lot of notes over the years from the KF community, which they applied to its sequel. In many ways, this is a culmination of years of work from Killing Floor and even the Red Orchestra series. Many tweaks and upgrades made to the game and its engine are from direct feedback they've gotten, and with the Early Access build, they plan on adding another layer of refinement. For instance, the difficulty modes have been tweaked. Beginner mode has been removed, placing Normal as the lowest setting, while a brand new mode called Hell on Earth is now the highest difficulty to choose from. In the latter, swarms are increased and they take more damage. While the gameplay is very much the same, it feels far more polished than in the original title. For instance, the visuals on display are a massive upgrade. Not only is combat chaotic, and incredibly gory -- seriously, the levels were caked with blood and guts during the later waves -- the pace feels much faster and to the point. No more having to travel great distances to the battles, as the layout feels tighter. Moreover, the super stylish but somewhat jarring slow-mo Zed Time (which triggers when players get a critical hit) has been slightly reworked, and only comes into effect when you trigger it or are within range. Furthermore, the melee attacks have be upgraded somewhat. Not only are there new melee weapons to use, there are also situations where your character will be grabbed by enemies, either boss characters or common zeds, and you'll have to use your melee moves to free yourself. In addition to these upgrades, server browsing has been upgraded, allowing for easier searches through the browser, and will even work with the brand-new Party feature. This was in response to the original's server listing, which the devs admittedly said wasn't all that great, and they also wanted to stick together instead of coordinating outside the game to find a place to play. With the party option, a group of six can join as a party, which will keep you together while looking for servers to play your next game. During our session, we played on several maps on a variety of different difficulties. On the Burning Paris map, we took to the streets of France's capital city to fight off zeds from a number of semi-secure locations. With the Support class, I was able to help weld doors much quicker than other players, which only served as a temporary solution to an overarching zed problem. I was cleaning house with the AA-12 shotgun, which allowed me to mow down foes quickly. And yes, activating Zed Time with it was super satisfying. After surviving the final wave, we managed to make it to the final round against the boss monster. Though the Patriarch was the recurring boss monster in the previous title, Killing Floor 2 aims to switch it up with several randomly-chosen boss characters to battle against. This new one, which unfortunately I am unable to describe specifically due to the developers wanting to keep it as a surprise, was certainly different than the Patriarch. The fight was brutal and rough, and I'm sure many fans who've longed for a new boss to fight will enjoy it. But as you could probably guess, we didn't make it. The new boss overpowered us easily, and we only got him whittled down to half health before he took us all out. We had quite a bit of time with the Early Access build, and I'm inclined to think that many fans are in for something special once this is out on the market. Thankfully, the folks at Tripwire listened to the community and didn't stray too far from what the made the original such a blast to play. And not only that, the developers have been keeping an eye on modded content from the original game, which prompted them to incorporate official Steam Workshop support for Killing Floor 2. So go nuts, modders! I've played quite a bit of the original Killing Floor, and I had a blast experiencing what the developers have in store for the next installment. Initially, I was pretty worried that it would be exactly the same game with just a fresh coat of paint, and while that's true to an extent, it truly doesn't need all that much change to make it a solid follow-up. At its core, it's a game about shooting stuff up and working with a group to take down impossible hoards in gory over-the-top fashion. And Killing Floor 2 definitely succeeds in that. With Early Access, there will be three maps, four classes, eleven unique monsters, eight playable characters, a new boss monster, and also mod support for custom levels and the like. With their "Early Access done right" mantra, Tripwire feels that giving players a good chunk of the game along with the tools to reconfigure and customize it to their liking is what fans want. I'm definitely excited to see what's next for Killing Floor 2 in the coming months.
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Dosh! Grab it while it's hot!
It's been a good while since the release of the original Killing Floor back in 2008. Over the years, its been sitting on the Steam best-sellers list for quite some time, and built a loyal and dedicated following. While hoard-...

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Killing Floor 2

These Killing Floor 2 screenshots are not for the faint of heart


Really, this whole game isn't
Jan 07
// Brett Makedonski
Anyone that's familiar with Killing Floor could have probably predicted that its sequel would be equally violent and blood-soaked (if not more so). These fourteen screenshots do a fine job of affirming that suspicion. So...
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And uglier buttocks than I could have hoped for
Killing Floor 2 is showing in spades much of what made the original a success. Blood by the bucket is shown to stain the map for the duration of the match as players dismember genetic freaks every which way. Tripwire Interac...

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Killing Floor's still alive and kicking with a big ol' update


Most of it's free
Jul 04
// Brett Makedonski
Five years later, Tripwire Interactive still has Killing Floor on life support. While fans of the game eagerly await its sequel and all the horrific monsters it's sure to unleash, there's a new update to the original tha...
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Killing Floor 2

Stay far away from these Killing Floor 2 monsters


They look like they're up to no good
Jun 25
// Brett Makedonski
Slashers, and Crawlers, and Clots, oh my! Everything in this Killing Floor 2 trailer looks positively no bueno. Especially that Fleshpound character. His concrete pound looks aggressive enough, and I doubt that skin would hold up any better than that cement did.
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Killing Floor 2

Killing Floor 2 teaser trailer is nothing more than a tease


Sciencey! Scary! Sciencey! Scary!
May 09
// Brett Makedonski
Brittany hopes that Killing Floor 2 will be just as gory as she wants it to be. I don't have any real hopes or aspirations for the game. No, wait -- I do; I hope it doesn't have as much hard rock as this trailer does.
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Killing Floor 2

Killing Floor 2 will hopefully be just as gory as I want it to be


Chipping away pieces of skull has me squeeing with glee
May 08
// Brittany Vincent
Tripwire Interactive's first look at Killing Floor 2 unfolds just as you'd expect it to: a gaggle of "zed," the feral genetic freakshows populating the second entry into the visceral series, are scattered throughout the smold...
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Rock and roll with this week's Humble Weekly Sale


Avoid paying a killing for four games, zeno?
Dec 13
// Steven Hansen
You know the drill. You can have four games -- Zeno Clash, Zeno Clash 2, Killing Floor and Dwarfs!?! -- for whatever you want. A penny, if you're terrible and mad at the world (or broke). If you pay $6 or more, you can nab th...
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Killing Floor Christmas offer has new level for The Ball


Both games are half price and have new content
Dec 05
// Alasdair Duncan
Every year you can count on Tripwire to crank out some content for Killing Floor for Christmas and this year is no exception. What's interesting about this year's Twisted Christmas Event is that's there's some neat crossover ...
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Killing Floor

Killing Floor unleashes the Pier of Pain


There's also 80% off the main game for the next week
Jul 03
// Alasdair Duncan
I just want to point out that Tripwire Interactive's co-op zombie shooter Killing Floor is four years old. It came out in May 2009 and the studio is still supporting it with free expansions as well as paid DLC. That's a heck ...
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Humble Bundle

Visit the Killing Floor in this week's Humble Bundle


Tripwire's games on offer in this week's deal
Apr 02
// Alasdair Duncan
Whilst these new weekly Humble Bundle deals might lack pizazz of the main bundles, they're still a great way to pick up some games for a few dollars. This week, it's the turn of Tripwire Interactive to be included in the...
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Live show: Killing Floor with Alex Quick on Mash Tactics


Mar 12
// Bill Zoeker
King Foom is back from GDC, and he's got a special edition of Mash Tactics in store today. For "Multiplayer Monday", Foom will be playing the PC co-op horror shooter Killing Floor with its very creator Alex Quick. Alex also p...
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This weekend on Twitch TV: Escape with Brett and Cait


Mar 09
// Bill Zoeker
Like a rabbit in Spring, Destructoid's Twitch TV channel has produced yet another fantastic show for your viewing pleasure. Starting this Saturday at 12p.m. PST, catch Dtoid Contributors Brett Zeidler and Caitlin Cooke attemp...
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Killing Floor & Dungeon Defenders have sold a million


Feb 14
// Alasdair Duncan
Developers Tripwire Interactive and Trendy Entertainment must be having a happy Valentine's Day as they've both announced that their respective games, Killing Floor and Dungeon Defenders, have hit the 1 million download mark....
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Killing Floor mystery revealed as the Twisted Xmas Event


Dec 06
// Alasdair Duncan
Last week we started to see a mystery image teased on the official Killing Floor Steam group and knowing Tripwire Interactive's previous holiday season gifts, it wasn't a big leap of imagination to think that there would be a...
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Tripwire Interactive launches its own online store


Jul 29
// Alasdair Duncan
Killing Floor and Red Orchestra developer TripWire Interactive has launched its own online store where you can buy fun-looking merchandise from some of the studio's big titles. There's not a great deal of range to pick from r...

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