Resistance 2 Gets New Maps, Modes Tomorrow

By Chris Faylor, Mar 25, 2009 5:30pm PDT The first bit of downloadable content for Resistance 2 (PS3) will arrive in the PlayStation Store tomorrow alongside a new patch, developer Insomniac has revealed.

Priced at $5.99, the Aftermath Map Pack will deliver three new multiplayer arenas to the shooter: Aftermath, Pit Stop, and Orick. Six new skins for multiplayer characters, including two female models, will also be released, each selling at $0.99 a pop.

Meanwhile, the free 1.50 patch will bring with it two new multiplayer modes--Meltdown Mode and Superhuman Co-op--along with bug fixes and the ability for a second player on your console to log into their PSN account and have their stats recorded.

An extended list of the changes in the 1.50 patch follows below:

    • XP balance adjustments for competitive mode
    • Announcements screen
    • Failsafe save support
    • Password protected custom games
    • Added ability to "Report" player
    • Teams switch sides between Core Control rounds
    • Players now automatically go to staging after every competitive or cooperative game (regame)
    • Localization updates
    • Various stat fixes
    • Collision fixes on Bryce Canyon and Holar Tower cooperative levels
    • New leaderboards
    • Map fixes for competitive Chicago level
    • Games with Friends and Clan members in them are now highlighted in the "Find Game" screen
    • Limited late joining has been added to ranked games
    • Deathmatch spawning has been improved
    • Players can�t earn progress towards Berserks when they are dead
    • Reduced sprint speed of core carrier in Core Control games
    • Cooperative XP bonuses have been increased by 30%
    • Cooperative games respawn time is now 20 seconds
    • Players keep their grenades if they get revived in a cooperative game
    • Players now have a "Join Game" option for players on their friends list
    • A player's own name is now in white in the obituary text
    New Medals
    • Savant � Come in first place 30 times in ranked matches (Comp)
    • Hero � Come in first place 60 times in ranked matches (Comp)
    • Legend � Come in first place 100 times in ranked matches (Comp)
    • Tools of Destruction � Score 100 kills with every single weapon (Comp)
    • Master Strategist � Score 100 kills with full health (Comp)
    • Arch Rival � Kill 500 rival squad members (Comp)
    • Full Honors � Take each class to max level (Coop)
    • Prophet � Revive 500 players (Coop)
    • Secret Agent � Obtain all spec ops upgrades (Coop)
    • Surgeon General � Obtain all medic upgrades (Coop)
    • Specter Elite � Obtain all soldier upgrades (Coop)
    • Like a Surgeon - 100 Splicer Kills (Comp)
    • Shake N' Bake - 100 Pulse Cannon Kills (Comp)
    New Ribbons
    • Quickdraw � Get the first kill of the round (Comp)
    • Manic Medic � Heal for 1000 points within 3 seconds (Coop)
    • Solid Solider � Absorb 500 points of damage within a few seconds with your force barrier (Global)
    • Specter Survivor � Survive an objective without dying (Coop)
    • Specter Medic � Revive 2 or more allies within a few seconds (Coop)
    • Hail Mary � Throw ammo and hit your target from at least 10 meters away (Coop)
    • Quick and Painless � Score 3 headshots kills in a row (Global)

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