NSL Newcomer Tournament

Posted by WasabiOne 1 week ago

The NSL has decided to host a Newcomer Tournament on September 30, 2017The last NSL Newcomer Tournament included 56 Players across 8 Teams that played 14 Bo3 amazing Matches in a Double elimination Bracket over 2 Days. Sign-ups are now underway and more information can be found below or by visiting the ensl.org website.

What is the Newcomer Tournament 2017 and what can I/we win ?

The ENSL.org Newcomer Tournament is an opportunity for all the players (rookie or veteran) to test their skill in a competitive environment balanced for 6vs6.

You can find a rundown of the differences between the normal and competitive balance (Comp Mod) at http://www.ensl.org/articles/998

Every participant receives as special treat a in-game badge.

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Update 317 Live on Steam!

Posted by WasabiOne 1 month ago

Skulks, Specs and Whips OH MY! Update 317 is now available to the public and there is plenty to sink your teeth into.

First off, we’ve added a new training module called ‘Skulk Challenge’. This will help you learn to hone your skulk wall jumping abilities, while also giving you an opportunity to reach a global rank and earn badges. Another cool feature, you can download other players ghosts and race them too! You be surprised how addicting this challenge is and how much you can learn by watching others.

Next, we come to an entire reworking of Spectator Slots. No more will you be confused in the server browser by how many playable slots are actually available, or see …

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Update 316 Live on Steam!

Posted by WasabiOne 3 months ago

Happy Summer everyone! We are back with another update and this time our focus was based on the theme of Fix and Polish. There are plenty of changes throughout the log below to sink your teeth into, so I won’t go into detail and let it speak for itself. Enjoy!

Update 316 Changelog

Gameplay

  • Onos
    • Boneshield has been redesigned and repurposed:
      • No longer regenerates armor in any circumstances
      • Now allows movement (speed of 3, which is roughly half) while active
        • Celerity bonus does not increase Boneshield movement speed, but still provides all speed bonuses otherwise.
      • All Frontal (approx. 110 degree forward-facing cone of Onos) damage from bullet-based weapons is reduced by 80%. With default FOV settings, if the attacker is
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Update 315 Now Live on Steam!

Posted by WasabiOne 4 months ago

Summer is finally upon us and with that the forthcoming mighty Steam Sale. Sales usually bring in a lot of new faces to the game and over the years, we have worked hard to make changes that help those new to NS to learn and enjoy the game as all of us do. Please welcome these new players as they become familiar with the game.

With Update 315 we have consolidated the PLAY menu, updated the server browser and added new help screens for players. While in game you can now bring up an overlay that explains your individual player or lifeform controls all based on your key binds. We hope that this feature will help to better explain abilities …

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QA Team Update

Posted by WasabiOne 6 months ago

Greetings!

My name is Chris “IronHorse” Gates and I wanted to announce a couple of things to the Natural Selection 2 community today.

First off, UWE has brought me on board as staff with the title of QA Manager, with the goal in mind to ensure only the highest quality updates are shipped. When things are broken or you find a bug, you no longer have to play telephone to get the right developer for the right job – I’m your guy! You can find and message me on the forums, through steam, or better yet our Discord server. Having worse frame-rate this patch? Experiencing a weird map glitch? I want to know all your woes, friend! Send them

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Update ENSL.org Season 11

Posted by sebastian 6 months ago

This is an short update for last month post about the ENSL.org Season 11.

The sign ups for the 11th Season of the ENSL will close today. So this is your last chance to sign up.
The season will start at the 22nd of March. It will take 2 to 3 months with around 1 match per week. Matches will be schedule by the teams through the match pages.

Each Team needs at least 6 players on their roster until the 17th March to participate in the 11th Season of the ENSL.
Also each player has to make sure they only signed up with one team for the season. Otherwise the ensl.org admins will remove them from all teams …

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Update 314 Now Live on Steam!

Posted by WasabiOne 7 months ago

Since the holidays we’ve seen an influx of both new and old players coming back to NS2. We continue to receive lot of positive feedback to many of the changes we’ve made over the last year. With this update we’re focused on some maintenance but also continuing to improve smaller features in the game to enhance the player experience.

Beyond update 314 we’re looking at ways to help players quickly find and play games. We’ve noticed more and more people at peak times around the globe are idling in the server browser, trying to join the populated servers. This long wait can cause them to quit; an improvement is clearly needed. To that end, we’ve been working on ideas on …

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March Mod Madness Tournament 2017

Posted by sebastian 7 months ago
Mod Madness banner

After the newcomer tournament and the upcoming season of the competitive league we are happy to announce the Mod Madness tournament! This tournament is dedicated to those who are looking for a little less competitive but fun evening event.

What is it and what can I win?
The Mod Madness tournament is a unique event for all players to try out the amazing custom game modes that have been created for Natural Selection 2. All game modes (except NS2:Combat) can be found in the NS2 Steam Workshop or under the Arcade tab in the server browser.

Every participant will get a brand new in-game badge! Furthermore the tournament winner will receive a gold version while the second and third will …

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ENSL.org Season 11

Posted by sebastian 7 months ago

First of all we would like to thank everybody who took part at last week’s Newcomer Tournament. We hope both participants and spectators enjoyed it as much as we did.

In addition a special thanks goes out to Ixian, Luchs and Hoeloe who casted this event and every ensl.org referee and admin. Because without them this tournament would never have happened.

In case you participated your badge is now available in your steam inventory. You can enable it in-game via the Customize Player menu. Should somebody miss their badge please leave a comment below.

For all of those who are now fired up for some more competitive Natural Selection 2 action we have good news:

You can now sign up

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ENSL.org Newcomer Tournament 2017

Posted by sebastian 8 months ago

What is the Newcomer Tournament 2017 and what can I/we win ?
The ENSL.org Newcomer Tournament is an opportunity for all the players (rookie or veteran) to test their skill in a competitive environment balanced for 6vs6.
You can find a rundown of the differences between the normal and competitive balance (Comp Mod) at http://www.ensl.org/articles/998

Every participant receives as special treat a brand new in-game badge. The teams making it first and second receive a golden and silver badge everybody else that shows up and plays a Match gets a blue one:
ENSL NCT 2017 badges

Newcomer tournament will happen:
4 February 2017 start 19 CET / 13 EST till 23-24 CET /15-16 EST
5 February 2017 start 19 CET / 13 EST till …

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