Killing Floor free for a week as Summer Sideshow introduces Objective Mode

Summer has now truly begun, with the launch of Killing Floor's latest seasonal event. The free Summer Sideshow: Pier of Pain update introduces another map of steampunk carnival carnage, Steamland, which is the first of Tripwire's new Objective Mode maps. Oh, and the survival shooter is free for everyone to play until July 11. Come, join the festivities!

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Summer has now truly begun, with the launch of Killing Floor's latest seasonal event. The free Summer Sideshow: Pier of Pain update introduces another map of steampunk carnival carnage, Steamland, which is the first of Tripwire's new Objective Mode maps. Oh, and the survival shooter is free for everyone to play until July 11. Come, join the festivities!

Objective Mode introduces, as you've probably guessed, objectives, allowing for maps more complex than simply "kill all the monsters and don't die". Pier of Pain will have you repairing power boxes to open the fairground's gates, escorting Ringmaster Lockheart, and more. Also, as you'd hope, it's filled with little carnival games to play on the side.

Earning all the Summer Sideshow achievements will unlock new character Steampunk Mrs. Foster.

Tripwire's also selling a new DLC pack of four steampunk weapons made by the community, including a steam musket and absurd shotgun. It'll usually cost $7.99, but has launched at $3.99 because hey, Killing Floor and all its DLC are on sale for the event.

Check the Summer Sideshow site for more, and run on over to Steam to start playing while it's free. You can buy Killing Floor to keep for only $3.99 (80% off!) if you take a shine to it, which you may well: it is jolly nice.

From The Chatty

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    July 4, 2013 7:10 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Killing Floor free for a week as Summer Sideshow introduces Objective Mode.

    Summer has now truly begun, with the launch of Killing Floor's latest seasonal event. The free Summer Sideshow: Pier of Pain update introduces another map of steampunk carnival carnage, Steamland, which is the first of Tripwire's new Objective Mode maps. Oh, and the survival shooter is free for everyone to play until July 11. Come, join the festivities!

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      July 4, 2013 7:58 AM

      Gotta try it. As always, Tripwire stays awesome!

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      July 4, 2013 8:11 AM

      Time to reinstall!

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      July 4, 2013 8:39 AM

      Is it free as of now? I only have the option to buy.

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        July 4, 2013 8:46 AM

        Yeah, I'm not seeing the free to play option...

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        July 4, 2013 10:39 AM

        If you go to your Library and have it show All Games, you should see it listed along with how much time is left to play and an install button.

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          July 4, 2013 10:40 AM

          I think that's for games you have installed already.

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            July 5, 2013 6:09 AM

            No, when a game is having a free period, it will show up in your library. But you have to have your library set to show all games, not installed or favorites. Also it helps if you have it displaying in Details format.

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      July 4, 2013 9:27 AM

      The Objectives are kinda cool. The pace is a little hurried. There are no real breaks in the spawning; kind of like Hillbilly Horror was.

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        July 4, 2013 9:44 AM

        The server that we played on so long ago has been updated for this.. so let me know when you're ready to play.

        The admin is playing RIFT right now, but he said he might play later.

        Has anyone confirmed that this really free to play for the week?

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      July 4, 2013 9:36 AM

      I have killing floor installed. Should we co-op this game this week?

      Has any shackers confirmed that it's really free to play this week?

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        July 4, 2013 10:02 AM

        I'll do coop!

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          July 4, 2013 10:57 AM

          We might play later in the afternoon, but.. does anybody else want to coop with us?

          I'm mostly waiting for the admin to finish playing Rift.