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Killing Floor 2 will be available on Steam Early Access soon

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I’m a sucker for first-person shooters that have endless mobs of enemies – mostly of the zombie/undead/monster kind. I’ve given many hours to titles like Painkiller, Serious Sam, and most recently, the Left 4 Dead series. One title I missed, but always had my eye on, was Killing Floor. Even though it appealed to me in many ways, I never got around to playing it. That may change soon, as a sequel is on the way, and it hits Steam Early Access in less than two weeks time.

Tripwire Interactive, the developers, have announced that early access to Killing Floor 2 will be available on Steam from the 21st of April. Here’s what the story is all about (via PC Gamer):

In KILLING FLOOR 2 players descend into continental Europe where the outbreak caused by Horzine Biotech’s failed experiment has quickly spread and gained unstoppable momentum, essentially paralyzing the European Union— Just one month after the events in the original KILLING FLOOR, the specimen clones are everywhere and civilization is in disarray; communications have failed, governments have collapsed, and military forces have been systematically eradicated. The people of Europe know survival and self-preservation too well and lucky survivors have gone into hiding.

Not all have given up hope though… A group of civilians and mercenaries have banded together to combat the outbreak and established privately funded operation bases across Europe. Upon tracking specimen clone outbreaks, players will descend into zed-laden hot zones and exterminate them.


Basically, you have to kill all the things… FOR SCIENCE – or something. Sounds like there is lots of shooting to be done. If that’s your kind of thing, here are some of the features you can expect:

  • Visceral Gore – Killing Floor 2 ramps up the gore with a proprietary, high powered persistent blood system bringing new levels of fidelity to the genre. Players will send entrails, severed limbs, and blood flying as they wade through hordes of enemies. But they need to watch out! If caught, enemies will rip them, and their entire party limb from limb
  • 6 player co-op or solo play— A multitude of varied playable characters await for players to choose from as they enter the fray in online co-op mode or solo mode for those willing to brave the horrific specimens alone
  • Terrifying Zeds – New enemies and fan favorites from the original game are back with expanded and smarter artificial intelligence, dishing out powerful attacks, working as a group to weaken the player’s party and pushing the challenge level and fear factor to new levels
  • Unique Blend Of Weaponry – From modern militaristic assault rifles, brutal improvised makeshift weapons, classic historical guns, and off the wall “Mad Scientist” weapons, Killing Floor 2 has a unique blend of killing tools that will satisfy any gamer
  • Expanded Perk System – Perks from the original game have been reimagined with more added to the fold. All perks now progress with meaningful talent choices that amplify different play styles, giving players a progression path that is expansive and full of rewarding milestones
  • Brutal Melee Combat – Killing Floor 2 reinvents melee combat completely. Players now have control over the type of melee attacks they can perform, enabling them to deliver bone-breaking crippling attacks to Zeds


It certainly sounds interesting. I’m not a fan of Early Access in general though, so I think I’ll wait for the game to release before I decide whether I will be getting it or not.

What about you? Will you be shooting all the things as early as access will allow you, or are you going to wait until the game is in its final form?

Last Updated: April 8, 2015


  1. Greylingad

    April 8, 2015 at 11:42

    Why do they even try to explain the story? It’s pointless…They could have just said “Here is a game where endlessly kill many enemies.” That would have sufficed, Not this backtrail of oh, the European union fell… What the hell else would have happened?


    • hairyknees

      April 8, 2015 at 11:46

      But… story… FOR SCIENCE!


      • Greylingad

        April 8, 2015 at 11:47

        Yes… but gore… for amusement…


        • Hammersteyn

          April 8, 2015 at 11:52

          Now it sounds like MK


          • Greylingad

            April 8, 2015 at 11:54

            Haha! Ok, I think I’ll stick to MK then rather…

    • Kromas is drunk with power!

      April 8, 2015 at 11:48

      They could have just said “Think Resident Evil but change all the names”


      • Greylingad

        April 8, 2015 at 11:49

        Yes! that’s exactly it… with physics…


  2. Kensei Seraph

    April 8, 2015 at 11:43

    I shall wait and see and probably forget it even exists.


  3. Admiral Chief

    April 8, 2015 at 11:46

    I’m really not into early access games


    • Captain JJ the flash noob

      April 8, 2015 at 11:57

      Yea. EA sucks.
      Wait, no. Not the same, is it?
      Though most of their games stay in early access for years.


  4. Captain JJ the flash noob

    April 8, 2015 at 11:56

    I like early access. I’ve burnt my fingers with it before by supporting the wrong developer, but I suppose I should’ve seen it coming by the ridiculous amount of money they wanted for their kickstarter.
    Otherwise I think it’s a nice thing to have, IF the developer keeps to its promises.


  5. RinceThis

    April 8, 2015 at 12:37

    So, like, nothing new?


  6. Axon1988

    April 8, 2015 at 13:35

    I would still recommend you get KF1. We have a reasonably active online community locally. And it has one of the best communities, where team work shines through and the players go out of their way to help each other out.

    On another note, KF2 will have 250 frames per second reload animations. CAN YOU IMAGINE THE SMOOTHNESS? Butter, melted butter.


  7. Jay

    April 9, 2015 at 03:00

    The game will cost the same regardless of whether or not its early access or not(Stated on Website and Early access notes). They still need polishing of the game but it’s nothing major. So buying now just lets you give feedback for them to improve on. And tripwire listens very well to it community. If you loved Killing Floor 2, early access of this game is worth your time so you can get used to the new mechanics.


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