Guerrilla Games has announced Killzone Shadow Fall Intercept, the next big DLC expansion pack for Killzone Shadow Fall. Slated for a June release, this pack adds a brand new, four player online co-op mode to the game.
Killzone Shadow Fall Intercept places you and up to three of your friends on the elite VSA team known as Intelligence Squad Alpha. According the update Intercept places you behind enemy lines, your team is on a mission to intercept and relay Helghast military transmissions back to VSA headquarters. To succeed, you’ll need to keep Helghast interlopers at bay long enough to establish a Hacking Uplink and transmit the data. Thankfully, the members of your team have all been trained in unique Combat Roles – from close-quarters Assault and mid-to-long range Marksman roles to supportive Medic and Tactician roles.
For the first time within the Killzone franchise Guerrilla is allowing users to work cooperatively in an objective based experience that is considered no walk on the park. Your 4 man fire VSA fireteam must successfully fend off the enemy and transmit the intel back to HQ as teamwork is absolutely essential. Your Team Score indicates how close you are to establishing a Hacking Uplink; increase it by defending your Uplinks from Helghast capture attempts, or by “banking” the Personal Score you’ve accumulated from kills, ability uses and recaptures. You can even earn bonuses such as artillery strikes and jetpacks! Always be on your guard, though: if you lose an Uplink to the enemy or have to respawn after critical injury, your Team Score will incur a penalty. If all members of your team are dead and your Team Score is too low to allow respawning, the mission is a failure.
The AI-controlled Helghast enemies in Killzone Shadow Fall Intercept have their own sets of goals and Combat Roles playing off their sophisticated artificially intelligent instincts. They will switch up tactics and angles of attack when they capture an Uplink, so you’ll need to adapt your defense strategy accordingly. On top of that, the enemy can call on special Helghast champions with unique abilities, based on key Killzone Shadow Fall characters. Expect to go up against some very familiar faces…
Come June Killzone Shadow Fall Intercept arrives sporting 4 arena maps inspired by locations from the single player campaign and made available for free to Season Pass holders. If fans do not have the season pass the standalone version of the co-op experience will be made available to you later this year. So if you want to jump into the Killzone co-op experience in June you need to get the season pass.