‘Killing Floor 2’: Top 10 Tips and Tricks You Need to Know

Killing Floor 2 – Full Release Launch TrailerESRB Rating: MATURE with Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Language, Partial Nudity THE ZED HORDE DESCENDS UPON GAMERS WORLD-WIDE AS KILLING FLOOR 2 LAUNCHES FOR PC, PLAYSTATION®4 PRO AND PLAYSTATION®4 Tripwire Interactive Releases Highly Anticipated Sequel to the Multi-Million Selling Smash Hit Killing Floor ROSWELL, GA – November 18, 2016 – Tripwire Interactive, in collaboration with Deep Silver and Iceberg Interactive, is pleased to announce that their eagerly awaited co-op sci-fi horror FPS game, KILLING FLOOR 2, is available now globally on PC, and for the first time the franchise will be available for console gamers with versions for the newly launched PlayStation®4 Pro computer entertainment system and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system platforms. 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. KEY FEATURES: • 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 • Versus Survival Game Mode – Be the Zed! A 12 player PvP mode where two teams take turns playing Humans vs. Zeds in a pair of short matches. In the first match, one team plays Humans and the other Zeds until the humans all die during a single round or they beat the boss. For the second match the teams switch sides and when the battle is completed both teams receive a score based on their performance and the higher score wins! • 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 • Optimized for PS4 Pro – 1800p checkboard rendering on 4K TV (3200×1800) optimized for 4K TVs, effectively supersampling and increased fps on HDTV, using additional memory to increased texture resolution to "Ultra Textures" ©2016 and published by Koch Media, Gewerbegebiet 1, 6604 Höfen, Austria. Published 2016 by Deep Silver. Deep Silver is a division of Koch Media GmbH, Austria. Deep Silver and its respective logos are trademarks of Koch Media GmbH. Killing Floor©2009-2016 Tripwire Interactive. Killing Floor®is a registered trademark of Tripwire Interactive in the USA and other countries. Co-published by Iceberg Interactive BV. Unreal®Engine, Copyright 1998 – 2016, Epic Games, Inc. All rights reserved. Unreal®, Unreal® Engine, the circle-U logo and the Powered by Unreal® Engine logo are trade¬marks or registered trademarks of Epic Games, Inc. in the United States of America and elsewhere. All other trademarks, logos and copyrights are property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.2016-11-18T14:00:00.000Z

Killing Floor 2 is the latest free game offered to PlayStation Plus members and it’s looking to bring a ton of chaotic, gory multiplayer action. This co-op based title focuses on a group of 6 different survivors that are tasked with surviving a set amount of waves of increasingly difficult monsters. As players progress, they will earn money (Dosh) which can be used to buy ammo, grenades, body armor, or different types of weapons. At the end of each of each match, one of two bosses will spawn which can deal a hefty amount of damage if you’re ill prepared.

While this title may seem simplistic at first glance, Killing Floor 2 has a surprising amount of depth and strategy to it. Understanding the nuances of this shooter is critical to surviving on some of the higher difficulty settings such as Suicidal and Hell on Earth.

Here are 10 tips and tricks for succeeding in Killing Floor 2:


1. Don’t Be a Lone Wolf

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At its core Killing Floor 2 is a game about working with others to survive, so it’s high advised that you stay with your group at all times. While it can be tempting, especially early on, to run off and take on these mutated abominations all by yourself this can easily mean your end. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by a large group of Clots, Crawlers, or Stalkers to the point where you have nowhere to escape. Try to stick with your team at all times, as this ensures that you can focus fire powerful enemies or receive medical attention if you are running low. Even if things get chaotic, which they will, don’t run off by yourself unless you want to become a red smear on the wall.


2. Kill Sirens First

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The Sirens are one of Killing Floor 2’s more uncommon enemies. They look like skinny women with metal chest plates, black hair, and gouged out eyes. Compared to others, like the Fleshpound, she might not seem intimidating, but her sonic attack actually has the ability to destroy grenades before they go off. This means if you chuck a grenade (regardless of what type it is) and she screams it will be instantly neutralized. She is a priority target during any attack since grenades are some of the best ways to stun, freeze, blow up, or set fire to the various mutants on the prowl. She has a decent range so try to take her out quickly before the Siren is able to scream.


3. Dead Ends = Death Traps

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In Killing Floor 2 there are a variety of different maps for players to explore and survive including a destroyed Paris, an arctic research center, and even Hell itself. While many of these levels have various twists and turns, players are sure to come across the occasional dead end once and awhile. Even though it might be tempting to press your backs to the wall and create a wall of bullets this rarely works as the rounds progress.

Certain enemies like the massive Fleshbound are designed to punish those who sit in a corner and wait. Try to hold up in areas with around two to three entrances to ensure that you are able to escape if things go south. This ensures that you can still funnel the mutants into kill zones and deal with the chainsaw wielding Scrake.


4. Buy a Medic Weapon Even if You’re Not a Medic

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There are a few ways to heal in Killing Floor 2, but the most common is a needle that will repair some of your health over time. The issue is this item has a lengthy cooldown that can make things very tricky if you are sustaining a lot of damage. However, one of the best ways to mitigate your team’s health loss is by having everyone purchase an HMTech-101Pistol. This medical gun only takes up one slot in your inventory and will allow your team to heal each other simply by shooting them with the specialized dart. By having everyone carry this weapon around it ensures that teammates can heal each other even when their Medical Syringe is on cooldown.


5. Share Your Dosh

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For those looking to get bigger and badder weapons then you will want to accumulate as much Dosh as possible. This in-game currency is earned by killing enemies or selling loot at a Vendor that opens up after each round. While it’s always important to buy ammo and new weapons, don’t forget about your teammates too. If someone dies they will lose a large majority of their accumulated funds which can be a real issue if you’re in the later rounds. However, players can throw money onto the ground for others to pick up by pressing right on the D-pad. Remember to check how much money you have left over after buying all your items, because chances are you’ll have enough to share with your friends.


6. Balance Your Squad’s Perks

Killing Floor 2 – Developer Diaries 3 – Weapons & Perks (Part 1)Tripwire Interactive is thrilled to unveil the newest installment of the multi-part developer diary series for the highly anticipated PC and PlayStation®4 title, KILLING FLOOR 2. Known for having high-quality, realistic guns in their games, the Tripwire Interactive team are no strangers when it comes to packing their virtual armory with weapons of all types. In this brand new developer diary installment, Weapons and Perks: Part 1, the team gives an inside look at what it takes to push the weapons and perk systems to the next level in KILLING FLOOR 2. The sky’s the limit when it comes to the new and exciting tools that players will have at their fingertips to kill hordes of the deadly zeds. Whether it is traditional weaponry, sci-fi-themed armaments or even post-apocalyptic hybrid arms, KILLING FLOOR 2 will continue to expand upon its already vast arsenal, while keeping fan-favorites from the first title when the games releases next year. KILLING FLOOR 2 is developed and published by Tripwire Interactive for the PC, SteamOS and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and is slated for release in 2015. This title has not yet been rated by the ESRB but Tripwire Interactive anticipates a rating of “M” for Mature. Stay up-to-date with the latest KILLING FLOOR 2 news and information at http://www.killingfloor2.com. You can also keep track of Tripwire Interactive at any of these online channels: http://www.tripwireinteractive.com, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/tripwireinteractive, Twitter at https://twitter.com/TripwireInt and on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/tripwireinteractive. Killing Floor 2 ©2014 by Tripwire Interactive. Killing Floor ©2009-2014 by Tripwire Interactive. Killing Floor© is a registered trademark of Tripwire Interactive in the USA and other countries. All rights reserved. “PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.2014-12-18T14:00:04.000Z

In Killing Floor 2 you can have up to 6 different people in your squad at a time, which means it will be vital that you balance your Perks. These are Killing Floor 2’s version of classes with each one specializing in a specific trait such as long distance combat, explosives, automatic weapons, or melee weapons. Balancing your team’s Perks will be critical ion the harder difficulties where composition matters.

Try to always make sure you have a Sharpshooter, Medic, and Demolitionist on your team, as they are fantastic support Perks that can deal with powerful mutants like the Fleshpound. Other Perks such as SWAT, Commando, Bezerker, and Support are also quite useful and are good for rounding out a squad. Try to avoid Firebug unless you are exceptionally skilled with this class’s weaponry as the flamethrowers are unwieldy.


7. Kill Bosses Before They Heal

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There are two different bosses in Killing Floor 2, both of which have the ability to self-heal after sustaining a certain amount of damage. Both the chaingun-wielding Patriarch and the shield bearing Dr. Hans Volter have a healing mechanic that will kick in once their health bar reaches about 60%. However, you can actually interrupt and stop them from doing this which makes finishing off the boss rather easy. Here is how to tell when the bosses are going to heal:

  • The Patriarch – He will cloak himself, stop attacking, and try to run away to somewhere safe on the map
  • Dr. Volter – The doctor will activate a shield that can be broken and will try to impale someone at point blank range in order to heal.

The best way to deal with The Patriarch is to use the Sharpshooter’s freeze grenades to stun him as soon as he attempts to run away. This should give your team enough time to surround him and finish him off before he can escape. As for Volter, try to keep your distance and barrage his shield with as many bullets as you can so it breaks. Doing so will stun him and open him up for some extra damage before he attacks.


8. Stay In Your Lane

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There are 10 Perks in Killing Floor 2, each of which has a specific set of weapons that are designed to benefit from the classes passive perks. For example, if you level up the Sharpshooter Perk to level 15 you will have the option to pick a skill that increases your weapon’s reload speed. This is perfect for a sharpshooter weapon like the Winchester 1894, as every bullet needs to be manually inserted before you can fire.

Always try to pick firearms that fall into their specific category (which is conveniently marked by the class symbol tab at the vendor) so you can maximize your effectiveness in combat. Picking rocket launchers or swords when you have no added buffs is just wasting a slot for your character.


9. Know How to Kill Scrakes and Fleshpounds

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Outside of bosses, the Fleshpounds and Scrakes are the toughest enemies in all of Killing Floor 2. These two creatures can be easily identified as the Scrake wears and apron and carries a chainsaw, while the Fleshpound sports a glowing chest and metal arms. These creatures can absolutely chew through an enemy team, however, they have some weaknesses that can be exploited.

If you are going up against a Scrake remember that they will only target the person who is attacking them, so let stronger characters like the Berzerker draw their attention. On the other hand, the Fleshpound is very susceptible to explosive damage so try to have a few grenades handy.


10. Keep One Zed Alive Each Round

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At the end of each round players are given a short amount of time to not only find the Vendor, but purchase weapons and armor. Given the Vendor can be across the entire map players should leave one low-level enemy alive until everyone is able to get relatively close to the shops next location. There won’t be a highlighted route so simply watch the top left corner of your screen to see if the Meters go down as you run in a direction. Once everyone is close enough, kill the zombie and enjoy your free time to browse the shopkeeper’s items. For those who have played Call of Duty this is similar to keeping a zombie around while you explore the map.


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