Battlezone Update Adds New Difficulty Modes, Missions, Weapons and More

March 14, 2017Written by Alex Co

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For those blowing stuff away in Battlezone for the PlayStation VR, you’ll be glad to know that a new Battlezone update is out now, and it adds a fair bit of content, and it’s free!

First up, there’s two new difficulty modes added for opposite sides of the spectrum. There’s a new “Beginner” level that’s good for easing players in, and a new”Extreme” difficulty mode that should provide a new host of challenges for seasoned vets. As an added incentive to beat it, the Extreme difficulty mode has a shiny new Trophy just for beating it, and it’ll even grant you a three new tank loadouts! Of course, you do have to beat it three times to get each new loadout, though.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg, though. Check out the other Battlezone updates below, and yes, they’re all free.

More Missions, New Environments
Since launch we’ve added new missions, maps, and events to the Battlezone campaign, again all free, and we’re doing the same with today’s update. The new levels we’ve added this time around are all swimming in lava, so you might imagine when you’ll start seeing them (Hint: near the end!). We’ll let you find out for yourself what awaits you in our new King of the Hill and Conquest missions…

A New Threat, A New Weapon
Starting today, if you look up to the skies you’ll see a new foe to take on — the Jet. This fighter plane may look a little light as it curves gracefully around the arena, but you don’t want to be on the wrong side of its machine gun!

So, to balance things we’ve added a brand new weapon to your arsenal, and it’s a bit of a monster! You’ll now be able to equip the Railgun, a beast of a firearm that you have to charge up before letting rip with a big, single shot blast that can do some serious, serious damage.

Both the Railgun and the Jet are in Battlezone starting today, and yep, they’re free!

There’s also a new batch of new tank skins and bobbleheads available on the PlayStation Store and one of ’em is even a throwback. In case you didn’t know, Rebellion announced that PS2 game Rogue Trooper is getting a remaster with Rogue Trooper Redux for the PS4.  Well, to mark this occasion, Rebellion making a Rogue Trooper bobblehead available for Battlezone in this latest update.

Lastly, there’s also a chance for you people to play with the devs themselves! Check out the “Events” calendar in the Battlezone live area on your PS4. Tomorrow has a “Play with the Devs” session starting at 9 a.m. PT, and will last for two hours.

[Source: PlayStation Blog (US)]