Hawken update adds co-op team deathmatch

Adhesive Games has deployed the April Update for its mech-based shooter, Hawken. The latest patch offers some adjustments to the game's economy, pilot progression, and some balance tweaks for the various fighting machines, but it also tosses in a new game mode: co-op team deathmatch.

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Adhesive Games has deployed the April Update for its mech-based shooter, Hawken. The latest patch offers some adjustments to the game's economy, pilot progression, and some balance tweaks for the various fighting machines, but it also tosses in a new game mode: co-op team deathmatch.

Co-op team deathmatch allows teams of six players to join forces and battle teams of bots. The opposing team's difficulty is scaled to the human team's fitness score. It's good practice for teams looking to get some training in before taking on human opposition, though XP and Hawken Credit (HC) rewards will be reduced.

Pilots will also be able to level up significantly faster with the new April update, since the total XP required to reach level 30 is being cut in half. Those that have already reached the required XP totals will see their levels increase automatically following the new patch.

The full patch notes for Hawken's latest update can be found here. Hawken is currently on Steam Early Access and is free-to-play.

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    April 24, 2014 6:05 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Hawken update adds co-op team deathmatch.

    Adhesive Games has deployed the April Update for its mech-based shooter, Hawken. The latest patch offers some adjustments to the game's economy, pilot progression, and some balance tweaks for the various fighting machines, but it also tosses in a new game mode: co-op team deathmatch.

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      April 24, 2014 6:51 PM

      If anyone is interested in the soundtrack to Hawken. It can now available. http://papersound.bandcamp.com/

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      April 25, 2014 7:53 AM

      More people need to play this with me. This update made a lot of good changes. The devs also talked about private servers and some other good developments in the pipeline.

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        April 25, 2014 8:38 AM

        I installed it a couple weeks ago and just keep never loading it up. =/

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      April 25, 2014 8:25 AM

      Isn't it redundant to say co-op and team?

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        April 25, 2014 8:29 AM

        Isn't the game already deathmatch?

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          April 25, 2014 10:04 AM

          It already had player vs player team deathmatch. But now has player vs AI team deathmatch also.

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        April 25, 2014 10:03 AM

        Not really "Team Deathmatch" is the gametype your playing. "Coop" means it's a team of humans vs a team of AI bots.

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      April 25, 2014 8:31 AM

      The game is actually really fun. Its come a very long way since early beta. It feels less like Q3 and UT and more like its own thing now.

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        April 25, 2014 10:36 AM

        Yeah, it actually plays a lot like Virtual On. I'm really impressed with it; just no time :(

        Plus squigiliwams called me names for liking it :(

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