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Dirty Bomb

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action
Publisher: Nexon America
Developer: Splash Damage
Release Date: 2015

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'Dirty Bomb' Update Adds New Merc, Updated Map, New Features And More

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2017 @ 11:51 a.m. PDT

Dirty Bomb is an Unreal Engine 3-powered free-to-play competitive/multiplayer shooter set in 2020 London during the aftermath of a mysterious disaster.

Dirty Bomb is a team-based game in which players will select from a diverse group of mercenaries, each with their own very different personalities, talents and weapons, to create specialized squads to take into the fray on a quest for riches and bragging rights.

It is 2020 and the once great city of London stands abandoned after a mysterious disaster, a dilapidated shell of its former self. After the initial evacuation, the International Crisis and Disaster Agency stepped in to clean up the mess and decontaminate the city. They failed… badly.

Now the streets of London are the playground of Private Military Companies (PMCs) who battle to control the city’s abandoned riches. After all, what’s a little radiation sickness when there’s money to be made?

Say goodbye to London, say hello to the Merc Capital of the World. Say hello to Dirty Bomb.

Splash Damage have launched their most significant update yet for free-to-play shooter Dirty Bomb with a rocket firing Merc named ‘Javelin’, the ‘Dome Redux’ map based on community feedback, and a new party & matchmaking system that allows you to play with friends while being matched against teams of similar skill.

The update also came with a new Merc pre-game line-up screen and post-game MVP screens that show off Mercs, loadouts and Obsidian skins in all their glory.

The recently implemented Daily Reward system has again been improved, and now rewards players with a guaranteed cosmetic change as they play deeper into the week.

Finally, following feedback from the community, Merc pricing has been retooled to make them more attainable for new players and ensure higher-skilled Mercs take more time to unlock, encouraging new players to learn the ropes before trying to unscope the whole enemy team with snipers.

Key Features

  • Competitive To The Core – A return to the classic FPS PC feel with frenetic run ‘n gun action and asymmetrical team-play, Dirty Bomb is built for gamers with a mouse, a keyboard and an appetite for heated competition. Casual players need not apply.
  • Your Mercs, Your Style – Choose from a wide array of larger-than-life Mercenaries. Need heavy fire-power? Pick Rhino, the mini-gun toting foul-mouthed bruiser with the firepower to match. Prefer the fleet feet of a mine dropping Merc? Proxy’s your girl. Each Merc has a variety of unique abilities and load-outs to strategically combat each game challenge and situation. So select your favourite three, form a squad, and get ready to Play Dirty!
  • There’s no “I” in Team – Although each Merc has their individual strengths, they really come into their own when working as part of a team to pull off the perfect play and clear an objective. Success in Dirty Bomb relies on working together to show your opponents the real meaning of hostile negotiations.
  • A Mercenary's Playground – Compete for riches and bragging rights in 5v5 or 8v8 multiplayer action across the game’s initial modes:
    • Objective – Complete team objectives such as escorting a moving vehicle while your opponent defends
    • Stop-Watch – It’s about teamwork and strategy in this race against time. Players take turns attacking and defending objectives while the clock counts down
  • Free-to-Win – Totally free to play and, more importantly, free to win, Dirty Bomb provides hundreds of hours of competitive multiplayer action. It’s all about playing well as a team and mastering your Mercs and their abilities, not the amount of money spent.

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