Developers Arrowhead took to their blog to announce a special new free update for the top-down shooter title — Helldivers!
Titled Dive Harder, the new free update will come with an entirely new mode, a ton of new improvements, and much more! The update is set to go live this Friday on October 25th for all platforms. The developers did talk about the update a little bit in detail and have released both some notes about the update as well as released a new development trailer showcasing the new update in action!
Check out the Helldivers Dive Harder development trailer down below:
Check out some of the written details about the Dive Harder update down below thanks to the official Arrowhead blog:
A Proving Ground is a unique replayable mission that takes place in a city, purpose built as a training facility. Captured enemies have been let loose to roam the streets and give the Helldivers an opportunity to hone their skills.
A Proving Ground mission consists of three components.
Challenge: A challenge is the actual objective the Helldivers are tasked to complete. These are familiar from the main game, rescue civilians or activate SAM-sites for example.
Modifier: A modifier mix things up and force the Helldiver to stay sharp. For example unexpected orbital bombardment strikes the city, or the electricity goes out plunging the map into darkness…
Condition: A condition primarily affects the loadout available to the Helldiver, like shotguns only, or only defensive stratagems, or perhaps a new weapon every time you reload!
Playing in darkness is one of many modifiers in a Proving Ground
There are three different Proving Grounds available during a Galactic Campaign and they unlock as the campaign proceeds. At the end of the campaign all three Proving Grounds resets. New Proving Grounds unlocks in the next Galactic Campaign, with new combinations of challenges, modifiers and conditions.
With great risk comes great reward! Helldivers who climb to the top of a Proving Ground’s leaderboard at the end of the Galactic Campaign will be awarded a cape by Super Earth Command.
Improved loadout system
HELLDIVERS™: Dive Harder introduces both favorite- and random loadout options.
Favorite loadouts allow the player to define up to three different combinations of weapons, perks and stratagems for quick access when starting a mission.
Players who want to add an element of surprise to their game can now select the random loadout option, which will select randomly among unlocked weapons, perks and stratagems.
Helldivers: Dive Harder is set to go live for free on October 25th. Stay tuned for the full set of patch notes. Are you excited to jump back into the game? Let us know in the comments below!