As well as a sprawling new forest map and more.
By Tim Colwill on September 6, 2013 at 6:33 pm
If your game doesn’t have Oculus Rift support, it’s basically not even cool any more — and Hawken is very cool. So cool in fact that they’re adding Oculus Rift support in their latest expansion, as well as… well, basically everything else.
The latest patch is called Ascension, and brings a new game mode called Offline Team Deathmatch where you can practice entirely against AI-controlled bots to learn the ropes before hitting up the online battles (there is no XP gain in this mode, however). In fact, the way that you level up, gain XP, and unlock new mechs has been completely reworked, and a new ‘overflow’ system is in place that allows you to keep earning more XP for your other mechs even once you’ve completely ranked up in the one you’re currently playing in.
There’s also a new lush green forest map called Eco, a new party system, and heaps of tweaks and bugfixes. Get the official patch notes here, or watch the trailer below for more. The patch, originally due today, has been delayed and is now due out this coming Tuesday, September 10.