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Duke Nukem Forever multiplayer DLC out next week

Duke Nukem Forever's multiplayer-expanding 'Hail to the Icons Parody Pack' will launch next week from October 11, with three new modes and four new maps and weapons.

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Duke Nukem Forever's multiplayer-expanding 'Hail to the Icons Parody Pack' will launch next week from October 11, developer Gearbox has announced. Next week will also bring patches with "various optimizations and bug fixes" for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 editions.

The Hail to the Icons Pack will be free to members of Duke Nukem's First Access Club, or $10 (800 Microsoft Points) for everyone else. It adds three new modes in the classic Freeze Tag, babe-holding Hot Potato, and free-for-all Hail to the King.

The pack also lovingly lampoons better games with the new maps '2Forts1Bridge,' 'Inferno' and 'Call of Duke.' The fourth map, 'Sandpit,' brings a taste of the ever-popular 'rats' style maps by shrinking Duke in a sandbox. Each map has its own new weapon too, including the N00b T00b and DFG.

According to Gearbox community manager and poet Chris Faylor, the Xbox 360 and PS3 patches will bring "reduced load times," while the 360 is also getting "improved texture streaming."

From The Chatty

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    October 6, 2011 8:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Duke Nukem Forever multiplayer DLC out next week.

    Duke Nukem Forever's multiplayer-expanding 'Hail to the Icons Parody Pack' will launch next week from October 11, with three new modes and four new maps and weapons.

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      October 6, 2011 8:07 AM

      May get this again cheap as I really enjoyed the game, just a damn shame that the load times were shameful and the multiplayer was laggy as hell!

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      October 6, 2011 8:13 AM

      isn't the first dlc free

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        October 6, 2011 8:28 AM

        free for first access club members.

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      October 6, 2011 9:15 AM

      I'll reinstall for that.

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      October 6, 2011 9:51 AM

      Too little too late, I feel.

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      October 6, 2011 9:56 AM

      does anyone even play DNF MP anymore?

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        October 6, 2011 2:57 PM

        I do on a regular basis. Not as much as before a month, though. Too many noobs :(

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      October 6, 2011 10:15 AM

      I was excited for this about 2 months ago....... Was.

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      October 6, 2011 11:01 AM

      If you feel like spending money on this you should probably just punch yourself in the dick instead.

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      October 6, 2011 11:12 AM

      I forgot about this game.

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      October 6, 2011 11:20 AM

      I picked this game up recently for 10 bucks on Impulse and recently beat it. What a waste of 15 years waiting.

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        October 6, 2011 11:58 AM

        "various optimizations and bug fixes"

        never mind trying to polish a turd, what a fkin continuous waste of resources!! You're wasting good electricity, Gearbox.

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      October 6, 2011 3:12 PM

      I think it's nice they're still supporting the game :3

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      October 6, 2011 3:23 PM

      I'm looking forward to the campaign DLC, and that's it.

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      October 6, 2011 4:20 PM

      This sounds like fun.

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      October 6, 2011 8:21 PM

      "The pack also lovingly lampoons better games"
      How about trying to show a bit of professionalism next time. We all know the Duke Nukem Forever didn't meet our expectations, but keep remarks like that out of news articles.

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        October 6, 2011 8:37 PM

        We're talking about Alice here, she did it to troll you.

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          October 7, 2011 10:05 PM

          Good for her then? If they want anyone to actually take this website as a serious source of information then keep remarks like that out of your articles.

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        October 6, 2011 8:38 PM

        Professionalism is reporting the truth.

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        October 7, 2011 8:01 AM

        Awe, look at Mr.Butthurt, isn't he adorable?

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          October 7, 2011 10:01 PM

          Aww, looks at your cute little attempt at trolling.

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            October 7, 2011 10:03 PM

            Somehow that cut out half of my post. Oh well, the point still stands. If you can't handle someone calling her out on being unprofessional then you have no right to post. Next time take a second to actually think out a response instead of just repeating the shit you see posted on Youtube.