Squad 5, alive!

Posted by brock 1 week ago

It’s been long overdue, you know it, I know it. But I suppose it’s better late than never!

Squad 5 is a system that allows us to recognize and award those community members who contribute in notable ways, often going above and beyond what a typical member might do. Their contributions help inspire and fuel our community, guide the direction of the game, and even fix some of the toughest issues. Without them, the game would surely be worse off.
Be sure to congratulate these members wherever you see them, and may their badges inspire others and demonstrate our appreciation for their awesome efforts.
From everyone at UWE: Thank you!!

Reminder that you earn each Squad 5 badge level, one

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Update 319 – Anniversary!

Posted by WasabiOne 4 weeks ago

Happy 5th Anniversary to NS2! Five years ago… Wow saying that makes me sit back in my chair a moment. It’s crazy to think that much time has passed, it seems like only yesterday we launched. So much happened to make the game become a reality even before release on Steam and even more has happened since.

We wanted to do something special for the Anniversary patch beyond just celebrating and we think we have done just that for Update 319. To say this update includes a lot of under the hood work would be an understatement. In fact, Update 319 includes changes to over 80,000 lines of code. Ghoul has been working for some time on making as much

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Update 318 – 64-Bit Release

Posted by WasabiOne 2 months ago

Release the KRAKEN! Wait?!?! Wrong mythology reference, this is NS2, not Clash of the Titans.

After months of back end work, we are pleased to be releasing the NS2 64-bit Beta to the public. Those of you already using a 64-bit Operating System will automatically start the application in 64-bit. If you are currently running a version of Windows or Linux in 32-bit, you can still launch the game but you will be notified of our impending end of support for all 32-bit users. Once support has ended for 32-bit you will no longer be able to launch NS2 unless you upgrade your Operating System to a 64-bit version. We have been working on and communicating this impending change to …

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NSL Newcomer Tournament

Posted by WasabiOne 2 months 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 3 months 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 5 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 6 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 8 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 9 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 9 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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