Killing Floor’s latest Perk equips players to join the ranks of the Sharpshooter class. So rather than fight hectically through the hordes of baddies, this newest addition to the roster will instead reward careful aim and killing from a distance.
The team over at Tripwire Interactive are hard at work on the latest updates coming to Killing Floor 2. A recent update on the game’s Steam feed sheds some light on details pertaining to those updates, including info on the latest available class, the Sharpshooter.
As is explained in the post, Killing Floor 2 has a number of updates heading to the game via live tweaks, what the team refers to as “Quality of Life patches,” as well as full-on content updates. Somewhere in that mix will fall the Sharpshooter, who has some spiffy new weaponry you can see at the top of this post. That’s a Tier 3 M14 EBR rifle, which is partially responsible for where the Sharpshooter gets their class name from.
The Sharpshooter will also get their hands on a unique grenade, the LN2. That’s a liquid nitrogen freeze grenade, which is means it will literally freeze enemies in their tracks. As the update puts it, for Sharpshooters having trouble finding an opportunity to land a head shot, this little baby lets you create those opportunities yourself.
For heavy damage best suited to long-range encounters, the next piece of gear has not been made ready for public viewing yet, but it’s a Tier 4 Railgun. Anyone who has ever handled a railgun in a shooter know that these bad boys are about as powerful as they come, so expect to kill baddies real good-like once you get your hands on this thing.
According to the post from Tripwire, the Killing Floor 2 team will be showing off more upcoming content during E3 next month, which includes a launch date for this new Sharpshooter Perk.
If you’re a mega-fan of Killing Floor 2, then you’ll probably want to dive into that full post over on Steam. After sharing details about the Sharpshooter class, the post goes over some additional changes coming to the game that only the most imbedded fans will likely notice; such as changes to ammo, how incapacitation works and resistance/weakness to certain in-game elements.
I haven’t gotten my hands on the Killing Floor series yet, but it always looks like a very fast-paced action series. That being the case, I doubt the Sharpshooter Perk will be recommended to beginners or people playing in smaller groups. Then again, maybe the class will have some additional tricks up its sleeve that make handling hordes of monsters a bit more manageable.