Overkill’s The Walking Dead just released a brand new season and major update that are available now. The second season, which picks up right after Season One, is called “No Sanctuary” and will focus on our characters’ battle with a new enemy on Capitol Hill. “No Sanctuary,” which is available for free to those who purchased the Standard and Deluxe versions, will include nine episodes running from November 2018 to June 2019 and feature new missions, characters, weapons, mods, and more.
In addition to the new season, Overkill’s new patch update adds the highly-requested in-game voice chat feature, a guided “Survival Guide” video tutorial for new players, as well as faster and more reliable update speeds. Finally, Starbreeze announced that starting today they’ll offer a $29.99 starter edition of the game that only includes Season One (Season Two can be purchased separately). Fans who bought the game early and have questions about this can contact Starbreeze through the game’s Steam forum. Check out the full patch notes, trailer for Season 2, and full press release below!
Today we’re happy to announce the first episode of Season 2 for OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead, the brand new mission ‘No Sanctuary’! The patch is live right now, so get updating and you’ll be able to play as soon as your download is complete. This is a free update for everyone that owns the Standard or Deluxe edition of OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead.
Update Size: 5.4 GB
– Added new mission ‘No Sanctuary’
– Added new camp NPC, the deserter
– Added new lore items
– Added new achievements
– Added VOIP. “Push to talk” is default, the key is unbound
– Adding OVERKILL and Night Raid skins for the secret characters
– Improved Steam Packaging for quicker patch installation – this will cause today’s update to appear larger than it really is as the game will need to be reorganized to work with the new update system
– Matchmaking now prioritizes “new games” if you never completed that mission before
– Added loading screen tips and lore
– Added loading bars showing the progress of other players
– Improved the speed at which connections to other players are established
– Adjusted walker grapple distance to scale with difficulty
– Adjusted Walker AI pathfinding, there should be fewer “safe corners” to hide in now
– Adjusted aggressiveness and damage to scale with difficulty
– Brigade defense maps have been rebalanced, and should now be easier
– Made several improvements to their AI to avoid getting “lost” in the levels
– Added a new tutorial video explaining the game mechanics
– Added skippable Tutorials for menus and metagame such as camp upgrades and character skills
– Added ‘low health’ visual effect
– Visual screen effect when you are on fire
– Fixed various stability issues and crashes
– Optimization of missions for a smoother experience
– Added additional failsafes against corruption of save files, we now store local failsafe files which will update once per game session. If you’re still experiencing save issues after the update, please let us know and check out this guide on how to restore your progress
– As of today, we’re introducing the Starter Edition. Read more over in our FAQ.
In Future Updates
– Working on the next EPISODE – expect teasers
– Working on a playable tutorial
– Working on Result Screen Statistics
– Working on Host Migration
– Working on Anti Cheat
“No Sanctuary,” the first episode of the next big season of content, adds a new full-length mission, improved tutorial onboarding, in-game voice chat and more
New Starter Edition, featuring full first season of content, now available for $29.99
STOCKHOLM – Nov. 29, 2018 – Starbreeze, Skybound Entertainment and 505 Games have announced the start of season two of OVERKILL’S The Walking Dead on Windows PC via Steam. Included for all players who own the standard and deluxe editions of the co-op multiplayer action game, this first major content update introduces a new full-length story mission, improved tutorial support for newcomers and the highly requested addition of in-game voice chat.
Season two picks up with the main group of survivors facing new challenges in the aftermath of season one’s finale, including a powerful new enemy fortified on Washington, D.C.’s historic Capitol Hill. The first episode – “No Sanctuary” – sees players stage a daring raid on a Georgetown church to rescue a potentially life-saving informant. Season two will feature nine episodes from November 2018 to June 2019, containing new missions, playable characters, weapons, mods and other surprises along the way.
OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead has also been updated with new features driven by player feedback since the game’s launch earlier this month. In-game voice chat is now supported within Steam, enabling players to better communicate and coordinate with each other. A new video tutorial available in game – “The Survival Guide” – offers first-time players a more robust introduction to the game’s core mechanics with helpful advice for staying alive. Finally, restructured files will help the development team continue updating the game with new content and improvements at a quick and reliable pace.
Inspired by Robert Kirkman’s original graphic novels and developed by OVERKILL – A Starbreeze Studio, OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead is a four-player co-op shooter where players must band together on a variety of missions to find survivors, secure supplies and survive. Use stealth to evade enemies tactically, or dismember walkers limb from limb with brute force and firepower. Each of the game’s playable characters has their own special abilities, skill trees, squad roles, play styles and background stories.
Both OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead standard edition and OVERKILL’S The Walking Dead Deluxe Edition, containing the full game, its first and second seasons of content, the Night Raid Collection cosmetic DLC, a digital artbook, and the game’s digital soundtrack, are available now via Steam. The newly added OVERKILL’S The Walking Dead Starter Edition is available now for $29.99 and features the game’s full first season, with season two and onward content available for purchase via Steam. OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead will arrive on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One around the world in February 2019. Console pre-orders are available now digitally and at most major retailers.
OVERKILL’S The Walking Dead is rated M (Mature) by the ESRB and PEGI 18. For more information, visit OVERKILL’S The Walking Dead on Steam, https://www.overkillsthewalkingdead.com, and follow the game on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram with #OTWD.
Starbreeze is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high-quality entertainment products. With studios in Stockholm, Paris, Los Angeles, Barcelona and Brussels, the company creates games and other virtual reality entertainment products, based on proprietary design and licensed content. Starbreeze is behind the hit IP PAYDAY: The Heist®, PAYDAY 2®, and the survival co-op FPS OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead. Under its publishing initiative, Starbreeze has together with Canadian studio Behaviour Digital successfully launched the horror thriller Dead by Daylight.
Starbreeze has set out to develop truly immersive virtual reality experiences, by integrating software and hardware in its StarVR® head mounted display, which is produced together with Acer.
For more information, please visit starbreeze.com and overkillsoftware.com.
About Skybound Entertainment
Founded in 2010, Skybound Entertainment is a multiplatform entertainment company managed by partners Robert Kirkman, David Alpert and Jon Goldman. Skybound houses projects ranging from television, film, emerging platforms, comics, interactive gaming, live events, and more. In 2016, the company expanded to Vancouver with the opening of their Skybound North office, working to expand Skybound’s footprint into the animation and children’s space with top Canadian talent. In 2018, Skybound opened GammaRay, a video-content brand focused on pop culture, and expanded Skybound Games into a venture focused on publishing independently developed games.
Skybound Entertainment is responsible for television hits including The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, Outcast, Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics, and currently holds a first-look television deal with Amazon Studios. On the film side, Skybound has a first-look deal with Universal. Robert Kirkman’s second-longest running comic series Invincible will be developed for film at Universal and as an animated series for Amazon.
The interactive gaming slate includes partnerships with Starbreeze, Skydance, Scopely, and more. Skybound is currently publishing comic book titles The Walking Dead, Oblivion Song, Die!Die!Die!, Outcast, Redneck, Gasolina, Crude, and more.
About 505 Games
505 Games is a global video game publisher focused on offering a broad selection of titles for players of all ages and levels. The company publishes and distributes premium and free-to-play games on leading console, PC and handheld platforms as well as for mobile devices and social networks.
Publishing highlights in premium games include Underworld Ascendant, No Man’s Sky, Last Day of June, PAYDAY 2, Terraria, Portal Knights, Assetto Corsa, ABZÛ, Virginia, Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons and How to Survive. Free-to-play publishing highlights include Battle Islands, Gems of War and Hawken. Distribution highlights include Stardew Valley, Dead by Daylight and Inside/Limbo. Upcoming titles include Remedy’s CONTROL, OVERKILL’S The Walking Dead, Indivisible (from the development team behind Skullgirls) and Koji Igarashi’s next project, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.
505 Games has offices in California, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and China. It works with a network of distribution and sub-licensing partners in all other markets. For more information on 505 Games and its products please visit www.505games.com.
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