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Game News Battle Brothers Beasts & Exploration DLC Announced

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by VentilatorOfDoom, Aug 4, 2018.

  1. VentilatorOfDoom RPG Codex Staff

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    Overhype Studios announced an upcoming Beasts & Exploration DLC for Battle Brothers on their developer blog.

    We’re very excited to announce that we’re working on a full-sized DLC for Battle Brothers. Yes, you heard that right – there’s going to be a real and meaty expansion with fresh content coming for that game that you like. The name of the upcoming DLC is going to be ‘Beasts & Exploration’.

    That’s a pretty telling name, and as it suggests, the focus of the DLC will be on introducing new beast opponents in order to bring more variety to every stage of the game, and to make exploring the world more interesting and rewarding. But that’s not all!

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    Here’s the list of major features you can expect:
    • A variety of challenging new beasts populating different parts of the wilds. Each with unique mechanics and loot.
    • A bigger world to explore, full of unique hidden locations throughout that offer new possibilities and rewards to the daring adventurer.
    • Trophies from slain beasts that can be crafted into charms, potions and other items to customize the look of your hardened mercenaries and benefit them in combat.
    • New contracts that have you engage in profitable beast hunting, exploration and more.
    • New weapons, tools, shields, and armor to equip your men with.
    • New paint items that can be used to paint shields and helmets in the colors of your company.
    • Lots of new events.
    • New music tracks.
    In addition to these major features, the DLC will also include countless smaller additions. Just like in the past, all the major points and most of the minor ones will be explained in detail in future dev blogs as we go along, so you’ll always know what we’re working on and why. We expect to be working on this for several months and will announce a release date and final feature list once we’re closer to the finish line. We’re also making good progress on our new game, and will continue to work on it in parallel.

    Alongside the DLC, which will not be free, the game will also receive a sizable free update. This update will contain a whole bunch of improvements and balancing changes, as well as some minor content additions.​
     
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  2. Hoaxmetal Arcane

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    Good to see that they haven't completely lost their minds by abandoning the game.
     
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  3. Iluvcheezcake Learned

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    Woah, suprise! :D
     
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  4. karnak Arcane Patron

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    I was one of those guys who thought the devs were complete imbeciles for abandoning such a gold mine as "BB".
    Battle Brothers is one of those rare games that can be regularly improved in order to become one of the best strategy games ever.

    Glad to see someone put some sense back into their heads.

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  5. Invictus Arcane The Real Fanboy

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    Hell yeah! Such a great game so with an extra coat of polish and bit more depth it will be the masterpiece it deserves to be, truly one of the best Rogue likes I have ever played
     
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  6. Andnjord Cipher

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    Can't sleep with this heat, so I'll just leave this here:

    :bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:
    :takemymoney:
     
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  7. Agesilaus Arcane

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    Some of the best tactical combat in decades. Please take my money.
     
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  8. Van-d-all Learned

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    I'm glad they decided to make a DLC in the end, and not just go straight for their new game, as they said after BB release. Great game, and honestly I'd love to have some kind of plot based campaign in it instead of just doing loose missions.
     
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  9. Murk Arcane

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    Excellent. They just need to make an 'evil playthrough' a real thing now. I will enslave the world through necromancy yet.
     
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  10. JarlFrank I like Thief THIS much Patron

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    Finally! So they're not retarded after all!

    Not expanding this game would have been a big shame.

    Still hoping for mod support one day.
     
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  11. Bocian Arcane

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    Too bad that looking at the list of changes, there's basically "more of the same": a few more weapons, armors, contracts, music pieces. I don't know how a new sword or two will bring new life to a game we all managed to finish and get bored with already.
     
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  12. M0RBUS Augur

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    Big surprise indeed!
     
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  13. Zeriel Arcane

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    I really hope they do something with reputation. It's pretty weird having stuff prominently in the UI with tooltips that is a stub feature from early access that was cut, without any communication about that being the case in game.
     
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  14. Cadmus Arcane

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    I might reinstall the game if the expansion is what they promise it to be.
    I also don't understand why they left the game feeling so bare-bones. There's so much potential... I guess that was covered in the autism thread about BB though.
     
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  15. hivemind Arcane

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    it's a tactics game ....
     
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  16. Bratislav Arcane

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    I am honestly a bit disappointed by what they wrote about changing the game. I loved the game but i feel like adding new shit is prob not the way to go, but rather focusing more on factions,overhauling game systems, adding new mercenary classes(different skill treas) and maybe even making your own fort/rising to a lower noble.
    Still tho hopeful and is a def buy from me, the original game is pretty much barebones so anything that they add is very much needed.
     
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