If you were worried that the online team battle game Overexpected didn’t have enough blatant similarities to online team battles Team Fortress 2is this week’s seasonal theme update for you. OverexpectedThe first Halloween-themed patch went live for all of its platforms and the like on Tuesday TF2‘s creepy annual updates, it includes Halloween themed unlocks for its characters, a new map, and a cooperative brawl.
This, by the way, marks Overexpected‘s first pure “player vs. environment” (PvE) content, unlike existing “versus bots” versions of its deathmatch modes, and it pits four human players against waves of computer-controlled “zombie robots”, along with a pair of more powerful AI super soldiers. The time-limited “Junkenstein’s Revenge” brawl dumps a team of four into a haunted house environment where enemies appear from about three spawn points, and it asks players to not only survive seven minutes of enemy waves, but also prevent those bad guys from collapsing a door at the back of the room.
Unlike co-op PvE modes in series like Weapons of war and Duty, players are not tasked with building fortifications or upgrading their own weapons. This is just pure action survival stuff (with three selectable levels of difficulty). Players can choose from one of four heroes (Ana, Hanzo, McCree, or Soldier 76), and once a hero is chosen, that hero can no longer be selected by teammates.
Beating this mode doesn’t unlock any specific items or bonuses, but it does pay out tons of in-game XP, which players are sure to use to unlock a new batch of Halloween-themed cosmetic items (which are now out of Jack-o’-lanterns). – Lantern shaped loot boxes). These, along with the co-op mode, will disappear once the season update ends on November 1.
(If you’re wondering, yes, Team Fortress 2 is getting its own Halloween update, though fans will have to wait until October 29 to access the “Scream fortress 6update. Full details have yet to be revealed, but a teaser page indicates it will likely feature “magical powers” and “bumper cars.”)
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