Killing Floor 2: New Map and Game Mode Introduced in Tidal Terror Update

Killing Floor 2 Tidal Terror Update
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The first-person horror shooter Killing Floor 2 received one of its biggest content updates this year. The Tidal Terror Update introduces a new map and weekly game mode, in addition to new weapons.

Before anything else, Zeds are the enemies that players face in Killing Floor 2. Although they look like zombies, they’re actually super-soldier clones developed by Horzine Biotech’s ex-CEO Kevin Clamley (also known as “The Patriarch”).

That said, the new community map introduced by the Tidal Terror Update is the Rig. Here, players will fight against hordes of Zeds on an oil platform in the middle of the ocean. This map is compatible with Survival, Weekly, and Endless Game Modes.

Another notable addition in this content patch is the new weekly mode, Arsenal Ascent. Players will start the game with a knife but can gain new weapons by killing the Zeds. 

A few things to note here. One, each new weapon increases the player’s weapon level. Two, the newly acquired weapon is randomly chosen from a list per weapon level. And three, players will fight against endless waves of enemies until they reach the final weapon level. Once they’ve reached that point and after they’ve defeated the current wave, the final boss wave is unlocked and will commence shortly after.

The Tidal Terror Update brings four new weapons as well, and they are:

Killing Floor 2 Tidal Terror Update HRG Head Hunter
New Weapon: HRG Head Hunter Photo: Steam
HRG Crossboom (Demolitionist)
  • An alternative version of the Crossbow for the Demolitionist Perk
  • A Tier 3 weapon that shoots strong explosive bolts
  • The secondary fire makes a bigger explosion with reduced damage, perfect for getting weaker Zeds out of the way
  • Trader price is 900 Dosh
HRG Head Hunter (Sharpshooter)
  • An alternative version of the Hemogoblin for the Sharpshooter Perk
  • A Tier 3 semi-automatic weapon that shoots darts that enlarge Zeds’ heads
  • The secondary fire uses energy to launch an expansive wave that damages enlarged heads
  • Trader price is 1,100 Dosh
Sentinel (Commando)
  • This is a paid DLC weapon. This weapon can be shared amongst players through our weapon-sharing system
  • An autonomous drone equipped with a full-auto barrel is treated as a Tier 3 weapon
  • Alt-fire detonates the drone
  • The drone also self-detonates when it runs out of ammo and a Zed passes nearby
  • Trader price is 500 Dosh
Reducto Ray (Survivalist)
  • This is a paid DLC weapon. This weapon can be shared amongst players through our weapon-sharing system
  • A Tier 3 weapon that shoots an energy ray that shrinks Zeds and kills them by triggering an “evisceration death”
  • Shrunk Zeds are more vulnerable to damage
  • Trader price is 1,200 Dosh

The full patch notes can be found here.

Killing Floor 2 is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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