Killing Floor 2: New Update Adds Useful Quality-of-Life Improvements

Deep Blue Z Update Tripwire Interactive

Two huge quality-of-life improvements have been implemented in the Deep Blue Z update for Killing Floor 2, now available on all platforms.

Tripwire Interactive added a new keybind on PC that allows you to enable/disable the Friendly HUD with a single button. On consoles, you just open the comms dial and press the Right Trigger (RT). For those who don't know, the Friendly HUD displays your teammates' health bars, which is pretty useful if you're playing the Field Medic class.

Friendly HUD Keybind (PC) Tripwire Interactive
Friendly HUD (Console) Tripwire Interactive

Another useful feature introduced in the Deep Blue Z update is Item Search. With this, you can now search for specific items, weapon skins, and outfits in your inventory and in-game store.

Item Search Feature Tripwire Interactive

This patch also brought balancing changes. The Field Medic, in particular, received a couple of nerfs. Now, the passive movement speed bonus the Field Medic gains per level has been reduced from 0.4% to 0.2%. Furthermore, the resistance cap from the Resilience skill has decreased to 30%.

You can find the other adjustments below:


  • Minigun
    • Magazine from 90 to 120
    • Damage from 35 to 38
    • Spare ammo from 540 to 600
    • Ammo price per magazine from 90 to 120
    • Spitfire + Winterbite + Rhino
      • Sped up Bash animation 33% (1.5 play rate, around 2s)
  • HRG Locust
    • Damage from 60 to 45 (Explosive)
    • Bleeding Power from 20 to 15
    • Poison Power from 25 to 20
    • Upgraded from Tier 3 to 4
    • Removed 2nd upgrade
    • Trader price from 900 to 1,400
  • Reducto Ray
    • Trader price from 1,200 to 900
  • HRG Healthrower
    • Damage on Spray end from 27 to 12
    • Damage on Spray start (muzzle) from 30 to 15
    • Damage Interval from 0.07 to 1.2
    • Poison Power from 15 to 10
  • Mine Reconstructor
    • Fire Interval from 0.223 to 0.2
  • Road Redeemer
    • Fast attack Damage from 68 to 75
    • Heavy attack Damage from 90 to 100
  • HRG Crossboom
    • Damage Radius from 200 to 250
    • Seconds Before Arrow Detonation from 0.5 to 0.2
  • HRG Head Hunter
    • Ammo Cost (alt fire mode) from 100 to 25
  • Sentinel + HRG bombardier
    • Both drones will not enable Scrake/Fleshpound's rage due to the amount of attacks received. The drones can still enable these Zeds' rage due to health threshold.
    • Both drones will no longer trigger zed time.

Bug Fixes

  • S12 Shockgun
    • Fixed an issue where a dropped weapon with an empty magazine was Green.
    • Fixed an issue with the magazine being duplicated during the elite reload animation.
    • Fixed an issue where the weapon would clip into the camera while strafing right.
    • Updated the animations to minimize clipping and clean up all of the reload animations.
  • HRG Bombardier
    • Fixed an issue where the drop model was not being lit.
    • Fixed an issue where the ammo count was different from 1st person to 3rd person.
    • Fixed an issue in 3rd person where the Deploy animation would play when the drone was detonated.
    • Fixed an issue where the muzzle flash was shifted away from the barrel.
    • Fixed an issue where the detonator would disappear when the player is running and throws a grenade.
    • Fixed an issue where the drone would fire multiple projectiles when firing at groups of Zeds.

So, what can you say about the new features in the Deep Blue Z update?

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

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