Deep Rock Galactic enforcers Coffee Stain Publishing and Ghost Ship Games have released the highly anticipated Update 33: New Frontiers on Steam, with Xbox to follow next week on February 11th. The update follows an incredibly successful period for the co-op first, dwarf mining space FPS, recently surpassing two million units sold following last year’s launch out of early access.
Players can log in today to enjoy a huge haul of new content, including two brand new biomes complete with new enemies. Azure Weald is an eerily beautiful bioluminescent treasure trove, and Hollow Bough is a perilous new region of Hoxxes VI, initially resembling the innards of a giant tree, but harbouring some deadly, carnivorous secrets.
Beyond the new playable environments, missions and enemies, Update 33 also changes and introduces new mission specs and Mactera to slay. There is even a friendly hand glider available for dwarves brave enough to grab on! In addition, the major update also includes everything from UI improvements, a streamer friendly jukebox, and many new dance moves to irritate the spirit of Karl with.
Two new biomes
Azure Weald; a true embodiment of the ‘Kill or be killed’ mantra of Hoxxes. It is defined by the dazzling, bioluminescent clusters of lichen lighting up the darkness, illuminating this fertile and overgrown region in flickering neon colors. In contrast, Hollow Bough is a much more dark, gloomy and organic affair, resembling the inside of hollow trees. Both biomes introduce new foes for miners to face and eliminate. Mactera Tri-Jaws and Mactera Brundle’s offer fresh new challenges for miners to take on in the Azure Weald. In the Hollow Bough, Deeptora Bough Wasps swarm in their hordes, and Stabber Vines will keep you on constant alert.
Update 33 will bring changes to the Elimination, Salvage and Point Extraction modes. Dwarves dropping in for Elimination tasks will have to deal with two new Dreadnought variants: the Dreadnought Hiveguard, and the monster twins: Dreadnought Arbalest and Lacerator. On Salvage tasks, you can now interact with a broken M.U.L.E. to download the locations of it’s missing legs to your terrain scanner to make objective location more streamlined. Refining the tech dropped in Update 32, miners are now able to connect fuel cells to drop pods with a simple fuel-line system. Finally, for Point Extraction missions, Update 33 introduces a brand spanking new model of the Minehead machine to fit in with other shiny new tech dropped in Update 32.
Tunes for streamers
Eight new “streamer safe” tracks are now available to all players to remove issues of copyright strikes against Jukebox music. Furthermore there are a bunch of new dance moves dropping in this update, so it’s time to kill the dancefloor! Other new features dropping in Update 33 are a new trade terminal UI, a new animation for Molly docking the Drop Pod. To thank fans for voting Deep Rock Galactic into the Better With Friends category in the Steam Awards, players will have access to a free new hat. Update 33 also launches alongside a new cosmetic DLC featuring a set of unique Dreadnought themed Armor for each class.
Full patch notes can be seen here.
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