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Geneshift just keeps getting better! This indie action game that has a sweet fast-paced Battle Royale mode (along with a full single-player and co-op campaign) just had another rather huge update.

For starters, it's had a bit of a graphical upgrade. It now has multisample anti-aliasing, upgraded player models that actually hold the weapons and an entirely new tilted camera angle. The new camera is a big improvement, giving you a proper sense of the height of objects around you, like getting some cover which the older top-down view just didn't give you.

Supply Drops will also periodically appear and everyone is aware of them, this appears to happen in all multiplayer modes too. While it becomes a mad dash to acquire it, the contents are worth a bit of aggressive gunplay as it has some ultra-rare loot inside like permanent HP/Mana upgrades or a +30% damage weapon.

The Zombie system has been tweaked again too, this is one of the features that makes Geneshift's Battle Royale mode truly unique as players can come back from the dead if they manage to take down an alive player whilst a Zombie. As a Zombie, your weapons now do 100% damage instead of 50% and Zombie players keep their gun and other benefits gained when they spawn again. With the Supply Drop system, being a Zombie is a bit more interesting again.

A new advanced looting system was added too, giving you a chance to boost your weapon if you manage to find the same one and loot it again. So you will now grab the ammo, plus a nice little 2% damage boost. Skills were also tweaked so certain skills will now benefit nearby allies, handy for when you're playing in a squad.

You can read over the full changes on the Steam announcement. Give it a try, it's a lot of fun. Even if the fast-paced Battle Royale isn't for you, there's plenty more game modes on top of the single-player and co-op stuff too.

It's also on sale with 40% off on Steam, no discount on Humble Store.

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Mezron Dec 2, 2019
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I liked this game awhile back. Is it possible to get the full version outside of Steam? Has LAN support been added?
bencelot Dec 2, 2019
Thanks for the article Liam!

@RafiLinux, yes LAN support exists (and always has). You'll have to enable the "custom server lobby" in the option menu to access it. Also to get the full version Steam is required. Enjoy!
14 Dec 3, 2019
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If everyone that dies comes back with full firepower, then doesn't the Battle Royale mode just feel like death match?
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