New Features in Starship Troopers: Extermination Mutated Sands Update

Mutated Sands Update Offworld Industries

Offworld Industries released the Mutated Sands update for the first-person co-op shooter Starship Troopers: Extermination, now available on Steam. This patch is quite massive and contains plenty of improvements and new features.

One major feature in Mutated Sands is the ability to reduce screen shake or disable it entirely. This is a godsend for players who are annoyed or get nauseated when things get too intense in Starship Troopers: Extermination.

Base-building is a core part of the game, so the company improved this mechanic. Now, the build snap size for large blueprints has increased to one tile, making things easier to align when building base defenses. On top of that, generators are now highlighted like other repairable structures, making them easier to see during heated moments.

Patch Notes


  • Extraction Phase
    • Added entrance and exit notifications and communication graphics to the extraction area inside the dropship.
    • Added "Onboard X/16" to the interface during the extraction phase.
    • Players can no longer fall out of the dropship when it's in flight by jumping near the ramp door.
    • Dropship turrets now correctly target Bugs.
    • Improved dropship visibility in night maps. (The pilot learned how to turn on the floodlights.)
  • Reduced refinery cooldown to 4 seconds.
  • When attacked, Bugs now move in the direction away from the damage source instead of staggering backwards from the direction they're facing.
  • Streamlined the tutorial by removing the second refinery.
  • Added mission information to the after action report.
  • Reduced Gunner Bug damage. (Community Sourced)
  • Reduced XP gain from rearms, revives, and heals.
  • Removed XP gain from self-support actions.
  • Smoothed jittery movement when trying to fire while sprinting.
  • Respawn camera now spectates selected spawn location by default.
  • Added sound effects to dust and rockfall effects.
  • Bugs should no longer spawn inside terrain or buildings.

Base Building

  • Added Twin Machine Gun Emplacement blueprint.
  • Updated the build tool placing and repair interface.
    • Developer Note: Improved the build tool interface to increase usability and make switching between place and repair more intuitive.
  • Updated the build grid to represent the snap size of the selected blueprint.
  • Updated build tiles to highlight which tile you are building on.
  • Players will no longer see they're in a Build Zone when they are not in a Build Zone.
  • Building multiples of the same blueprint at the same time no longer exceeds its maximum capacity.

Quality of Life

  • Reduced game client size by 500 MB.
  • Disabled warrior Bug sneak ability (they now have audible footsteps).
  • Eradicated the Bug that would sometimes hiss at players prior to the start of a match.
  • Implemented a variety of general performance improvements and optimization.

Starship Troopers: Extermination Mutated Sands update is available on PC.

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