Tribes: Ascend continues its path of destruction with its most recent update, titled “Staying Alive” (because of the Brute’s “disco-loving nature”) that focuses on the Brute class with new weapons and modules.
First off is a pistol called the Gladiator. The Gladiator fires “an explosive projectile that sticks to surfaces.” But, as is Tribes‘ way, it’s more complex than that. If you hit a player, it explodes immediately, doing the highest amount of damage. When it detonates, it releases three explosions, each one dealing less damage than the last. The guys at Hi-Rez points out that it’s a great weapon against generators and area-denial.
Secondly, the Plasma Cannon is being added to the mix. It’s essentially a bigger, heavier version of the already included Plasma Gun, which does more damage and fires slowly. As a Brute, you’ll be able to choose it as a secondary option, and it can turn you into a hard-punching maniac in no time!
Finally, Brutes have access to the Survival Pack, which gives a larger total health pool, a small boost to total energy, an increase to energy regen, and increases the Brute’s running speed. While not as specialized, Hi-Rez suggests that it’s a great item for enclosed spaces, since you have a wider variety of buffs than before.
While note Brute specific, Hi-Rez will also adding a new feature, partnering with TwitchTV, called Watch Now. Inside the Watch Now menu, you’ll have access to
- The Latest from Hi-Rez
- Community Videos
- Training Videos
- Live Stream
Each option will give you different types of videos, from goofy, funny videos, tips to playing your favorite clip, behind-the-scenes videos from Hi-Rez, and the ability to watch your favorite players live during their matches.
It seems like a big addition to the Tribes: Ascend game, and may be worth checking out if you haven’t picked up the title in a while.
What’s your favorite feature of the “Staying Alive” update? Leave a comment and let us know!