Note: iOS 9 + Facebook users w/ trouble scrolling: #super sorry# we hope to fix it asap. In the meantime Chrome Mobile is a reach around
hot  /  reviews  /  videos  /  cblogs  /  qposts

Killzone: Shadow Fall
 BLOG ABOUT THIS

Killzone: Shadow Fall's Intercept DLC will force you to work as a team

8:00 AM on 05.19.2014 // Brett Makedonski
  @Donski3

Or die quickly

More than six months after release, Guerrilla Games' Killzone: Shadow Fall is getting an expansion that reinvents the title's multiplayer aspect. In Intercept, rather than shooting at one another, players are tasked with teaming up to take aim at the Helghast. After a short hands-on time at Sony's recent Pre-E3 event, it's painfully obvious that the "teaming up" bit needs to be priority number one.

The Intercept DLC serves as a cooperative defense mode of sorts, where the mission at-hand is to intercept (go figure) Helghast military transmissions at enemy bases. Each map seems as if it'll be made up of three capture points that the enemy can attack at any time. Four unique classes are employed: Assault, Marksman, Medic, and Tactician -- each extremely varied and important -- and the game only allows one of each type to be used.

If the average player's experience is anything like what we saw, the Medic will be far and away the most useful member of the team. It didn't take much for the pesky Helghast to swarm on a location and make quick work of any given person. It was a common sight for someone to yell "Medic! Medic!" down the row of four people, vainly hoping that they'd be able to get there in time before a (usually) inevitable death.

In the event of dying, it's not game over for that player. The team banks points for kills, captures, and implementation of abilities, and these can be to revive fallen comrades. Supposedly, team score can also be used for more interesting and effective perks such as calling in air raids and equipping jetpacks. We didn't get anywhere close to that, as we were taunting each other over who could drain the points and respawn the quickest.

That particular brand of inefficiency is probably a side-effect of seeing something like Intercept at a preview event. Unfamiliarity with maps, classes, and the people you're playing alongside almost ensures a feeble attempt at victory, or maybe more accurately just staving off inevitable defeat for as long as possible. Still, it wasn't difficult to realize that this DLC has all the pieces in place to allow talented teams to really shine.

But, one thing will define "talented" teams, and that's their ability to stick to their individual roles and act as a cohesive unit. Marksmen can't wander into the thick of the fray for too long. Tacticians need to focus on turret placement rather than gunplay. Medics, well, they need to be ready to revive anyone at any given time. Any group that can handle that will probably get a lot of enjoyment out of Intercept; a group that can't will probably only find frustration.



Brett Makedonski, Associate Editor
 Follow Blog + disclosure Donski3 Tips
While you laughing, we're passing, passing away. So y'all go rest y'all souls, 'Cause I know I'ma meet you up at the crossroads. Y'all know y'all forever got love from them Bone Thugs baby... ... more   |   staff directory





 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community fisters, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.

destructoid's previous coverage:
Killzone: Shadow Fall


  Nov 04

Killzone franchise celebrates 10 years of Halo-killing

Sons and daughters of Helghan, get down with your bad selves!


  May 14

'The Canyon' is the next free Killzone: Shadow Fall map, out today

Remember all those people who said nothing comes free?


  Apr 01

Killzone: Shadow Fall's Insurgent Pack released

A new class, abilities, weapons, modes, and more


View all:powered by:  MM.Elephant

Ads on destructoid may be purchased from:



Please contact Crave Online, thanks!


Sonic Generations Mod Retrospective 2 - COLORS

Venture into the Borderlands - Epilogue

Pokémon X Review - Fairy Enough

Kitten Bowl x Puppy Bowl Stream Starts NOW!

Cool site never heard of before

Gravity Rush: The 6th generation game you didn't play

The Witness Review

Waifu Wars: Rei Ayanami (NGE)

Gaming's Beautiful People #3: Waifu Wars Edition (Bloggers Wanted)

Understanding How Street Fighter is Played

 Add your impressions

 Quickposts
Status updates from C-bloggers

Dreamweaver avatarDreamweaver
Shoot, I have made the awful mistake of watching 50 First Dates while doing Comments of the Week. The comedy in the beginning gave me energy, but all of the sad drama is making me cry and it's hard to see through all the tears. WHY YOU DO THIS TO ME!? 8^8
Zatsune avatarZatsune
I'm eating EDO's rn. Leftovers. Yum. 🍱🍣🍜🍲
ikiryou avatarikiryou
Kotobukiya's making a Xenoblade Chronicles X Formula skell model that looks great but I'd rather have a Lailah model. And I would name it Tharja just like my Lailah in the game.
ChrisHannard avatarChrisHannard
Damn you, TV Tropes. As if I wasn't already dead set against doing an Undertale genocide run, this has killed the possibility for me.
TheDefenestrator avatarTheDefenestrator
About to start streaming some This War Of Mine: The Little Ones on Twitch. Say hi! http://www.twitch.tv/thedefenestrator
FakePlasticTree avatarFakePlasticTree
Majima karaoke & the man train--Makes Dead Souls worth it <3
Roxas1359 avatarRoxas1359
Yep, Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly is still as bad and unpolished as I remember it. Still manages to give me a headache too due to the choppy framerate.
absolutfreak avatarabsolutfreak
When aliens have taken over the world, there's only one man you can depend on: Macho Man Randy Savage.
ChillyBilly avatarChillyBilly
NBCSN has been killing it lately with their "Curling Night in America" coverage.
LaTerry avatarLaTerry
My favorite was already posted, so instead I'll share my second favorite, the greatest three headed Pokemon there is, Hydreigon.
Titannel avatarTitannel
I like Wingull! He's cute!
CoilWhine avatarCoilWhine
CAN'T STUMP THE TRUMP!
Alphadeus avatarAlphadeus
Eye of the Beholder (2014) - Possible boss battle theme for a video game. Love the action strings and bell instrument. I wrote this song for 2AD14 - II, which has many great tracks on it. This one is one of my favorites, which is why I'm sharing it.
Torchman avatarTorchman
Your waifu is shiiiiiiiit. Except Angewoman. That's an alright choice right there if she stays that way.
Dr Mel avatarDr Mel
Who's that Pokemon?...The only one that matters, DUH
Parismio avatarParismio
Ay Chikorita will always be best starter pokemon:
Larxinostic avatarLarxinostic
I am a wishy-washy toad who cannot bear to select a clear favorite Pokemon from among my innumerable beloveds. Instead, have an insightful quote. [img]http://i.imgur.com/mFMEhwq.png[/img]
CoilWhine avatarCoilWhine
My favorite pokemon is Prinplup. I busted my ass trying to get it in X, just to see Prinplup in 3D.
CoilWhine avatarCoilWhine
http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/CoilWhine/sonic-generations-mod-retrospective-2-colors-339755.phtml New cBlog is up. Going to continue making a cBlog every weekend, not yet set on what I'm going to make my next cBlog about but it will come next week.
WryGuy avatarWryGuy
Mudafuggahs there's only one King.
more quickposts


Contest!


Seriously

Invert site colors

  Dark Theme
  Light Theme


Destructoid means family.
Living the dream, since 2006

Pssst. konami code + enter

modernmethod logo



Back to Top


We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
Pssst. Konami Code + Enter!
You may remix stuff our site under creative commons w/@
- Destructoid means family. Living the dream, since 2006 -