Killing Floor 2: Yuletide Horror Update Delivers New Bloody Boss Fight, Out Now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC

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Killing Floor 2: Yuletide Horror Update Delivers New Bloody Boss Fight, Out Now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC

Tripwire Interactive Decks the Halls with New Boss Fight, Community Map, Weapons, and More in Latest Free Update for Killing Floor 2


ROSWELL, Ga. — Tuesday, December 10 — Publisher and developer Tripwire Interactive invites players to deck the halls with blood and corpses with a brand-new Killing Floor 2 experience. Out later today  for PlayStation®4, PlayStation®4 Pro, Xbox One, Xbox One X, and PC via Steam, the Killing Floor 2: Yuletide Horror seasonal update introduces a treasure trove of new content for the award-winning, co-op, survival horror shooter, including a brand new boss encounter with the Matriach, a new community map, objective map, four new weapons, and more!

The Killing Floor 2:Yuletide Horror update is packed with Xmas treats, including:

  • New Boss: The Matriarch
    • Rachel Clamely returns as the Matriarch, a brand-new boss appearing for the first time in Killing Floor 2. Her biotech modifications have granted the Matriarch a new perspective on life, but has also driven her into the depths of madness.
  • New Community Map: Sanitarium
    • Blast away hordes of Zeds as mysterious entities perform a dark ritual to summon the great one. This community map is compatible with Survival, Weekly, Versus Survival, and Endless Game Modes.
  • Objective Map: Biotics Lab
    • Mercenaries assist Dr. Ogada Buyu in demolishing the cloning mechanisms of the Biotics Labs to stop the Patriarch’s plans to clone a new legion of Zeds!
  • Four New Weapons
    • HRG Incision – Field Medic
      • A railgun that fires overcharged, highly-piercing bullets and darts. The bullets are capable of shocking Zeds and inducing the EMP effect on them. Darts heal other players for substantial amounts of health when targeting other players. When used on Zeds, these darts deal much more damage than standard darts and have the potential to knock down or stumble Zeds caught in their path.
    • Winterbites – Gunslinger
      • Fire large, nitrogen ice shards that explode on impact, dealing damage and applying the freeze affliction to any Zeds caught inside its radius.
    • Mosin Nagant – Sharpshooter
      • Five-shot, bolt-action, internal magazine-fed military rifle. This M91/30 allows a capable sharpshooter to fire at distant threats, stab at nearby threats, and block and parry damage from incoming threats.
      • This is a paid DLC weapon. This weapon can be shared amongst players with the weapon sharing system.
    • Riot Shield / Glock 18 – SWAT
      • A combination of the Riot Shield and Glock 18. The Riot Shield can mitigate most incoming, frontal damage only while a player is aiming down the sights. Its bash is capable of slamming into multiple Zeds crowding in front of you. The Glock 18 is a fully automatic pistol with two fire modes: single and automatic.
      • This is a paid DLC weapon. This weapon can be shared amongst players with the weapon sharing system.
  • The Return of the Christmas Seasonal Zeds
    • Deck the halls with blood and corpses! This year’s winter update marks the return of zesty Christmas-themed zeds

To celebrate the launch of the new update Tripwire has kicked off a sales promotion on Steam!  Head here for more details!

For full details on the Killing Floor 2:Yuletide Horror seasonal update, head to the official Tripwire Interactive forums and check out the new microsite for the update!In Killing Floor 2, players descend into continental Europe where the outbreak caused by Horzine Biotech’s failed experiment has quickly spread and gained unstoppable momentum, essentially paralyzing the European Union— Just one month after the events in the original KILLING FLOOR, the specimen clones are everywhere and civilization is in disarray; communications have failed, governments have collapsed, and military forces have been systematically eradicated. The people of Europe know survival and self-preservation too well and lucky survivors have gone into hiding.

Not all have given up hope though… A group of civilians and mercenaries have banded together to combat the outbreak and established privately funded operation bases across Europe. Upon tracking specimen clone outbreaks, players will descend into zed-laden hot zones and exterminate them.

Killing Floor 2 is developed and published by Tripwire Interactive and is published at retail by Deep Silver and Iceberg Interactive for the Xbox One, Xbox One X, PlayStation®4 Pro, PlayStation®4, and PC. This title has been rated M by the ESRB, PEGI 18, USK 18.

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About Tripwire Interactive
Formed in 2005 as a humble independent developer founded by gamers who found success in the video game modding community, Tripwire Interactive has developed and self-published multiple critically acclaimed titles in the wildly popular Killing Floor and Rising Storm franchises, which have collectively sold over 20 million units to date. The studio’s latest project, Maneater, breaks new ground in the popular action RPG genre and finds players taking on the role of a deadly shark with the uncanny ability to evolve as it feeds.

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