Natural Selection 2 Gets Gorgeous, Goes On Sale

I love Natural Selection 2. A lot. It is a strong contender for the best shooter of last year, and it is certainly the best multiplayer shooter. It also captures the Aliens experience far better than Aliens: Colonial Marines did. If you love it as much as I do, then this new update – titled Gorgeous – will be a delight. It contains a large number of changes and additions, making it quite possibly the largest post-release patch so far. Some of the additions include:

  • Gorge tunnels, a new structure buildable by Gorges that allow aliens to cross the map in the same way that marines can with Phase Gates
  • Railgun attachments for Exosuits. Having trouble with Onos? Turn them to biomass goop!
  • Babblers, little Gorge minions that follow the player around and act as a little alien squad
  • A beautiful new map titled Descent

There’s more than just these changes though. If you are curious as to the more granular changes – like spectator UI alterations and bug fixes – take a look at the promo video below. If you’ve been holding off on getting Natural Selection 2, then you’ll also be delighted to hear that the game will be half off this weekend in honor of the new patch. So jump in and start mauling those annoying Marines! One of them might be me.

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