After finishing the first act of Black Ice story, this cyberpunk FPS continues getting content expansions and some of it sounds hilarious.
Black Ice has always been a first-person shooter that leaned into the crazy and it's all the more enjoyable for it. Since it's in cyberspace, it doesn't need to conform to being normal in any shape or form. That's certainly true when you look at all the weapons types which are wild and varied - now even more so.
The "Black Ice Enhancement Update" went live today, September 19, adding in new types of enemies like static Turrets which pump out bullets at you to mix up the gameplay. There's also E-Snails, which lob pools of fire (and other elements) at the ground and explode if you destroy the barrel on their back. More new enemies arrived with this including Mini-webcrawlers and E-xploding-snails which spawn as ambush waves to surprise you.
You can also find new types of exploding barrels spread across the world, there's new types of debuffs available for weapons like making enemies fearful or a corrosion ability to bring their health down over time. On top of all that there's a new Enhancement system, that lets you pick up a temporary buff which you can find across the world but you can only have one active at a time.
There's also another 20 new unique items to find, like the hilarious sounding Sharkbringer which lets you shoot exploding laser sharks.
Definitely need to get that!
After being in Early Access for quite a few years now, it's come a seriously long way. The enemies now have a lot of variety to them including snipers, spiders that jump at your face, mortars, enemies that run around dropping mines everywhere, swarms of little spiders and more. The battles have definitely gotten intense!
If you enjoy first-person shoot and loot experiences, with so much to play with that you're going to be swapping around constantly then Black Ice is a worthy choice to spend plenty of time with. I'm always finding new and interesting weapons thanks to the random generation system. You can mix and match so many styles of play it's great. Do you go for lots of passive power ups? A bunch of minions to summon? Or just a hotbar full of various different types of weapons to handle any occasion? So many choices.
Now with all the new types of enemies and additions, it's going to be even more exciting to blast through.
You can find Black Ice on Humble Store, itch.io and Steam.
If you've never seen it, their older trailer is below:
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