Since Loadout’s official release not so long ago, the feature count has really started to pile up as more and more new additions squeeze their way into the eccentric third-person shooter. Update 2.0 continues packing on the pounds by adding a new Domination mode, Steam achievements, a new map called Spires and equipment parts, all while also tweaking some of the more pesky weapon combinations and the annoyingly overpowered personal shield.
Loadout’s new Domination mode isn’t as creatively ambitious as some of their previous entries like Annihilation. Instead Domination feels a bit more like Blitz, with players fighting over control over 3 persistent control points instead of one which changes position after each cap. Check out the trailer below for more Domination details, that is if you don’t mind a few corny jokes:
Turning someone to a crispy toast in Loadout is always fun, but it gets even better when that someone also happens to be someone you know. Now players no longer have to party up before matches and join on their friend’s games to even the odds or simply screw with their K/D/R. Player parties are also less likely to be split during casual play.
For those who take Loadout theorycrafting a bit more seriously, you’ll be happy to know Edge of Reality has made several changes to certain weapons, reducing the effectiveness of the all powerful Tesla beams while simultaneously buffing several aspects of sniper rifles and giving Pulse weapons a small damage increase as well.
The personal shield equipment has also been reworked slightly. Previously, personal shields were always active, simultaneously granting the user a ridiculous amount of safety from burst damage weapons, while also giving the player ample time to react to any weapon which wouldn’t immediately break through. Now players will need to activate the shield and it will only last for 10 seconds, making the item much more tactical. These changes along with the introduction of a new deployable shield and Wave Propulsion (which I can only hope has something to do with actual water waves) also means players will have more viable options when choosing their loadout.
Update 2.0 is already live for Loadout and players can read up on the full list of changes and additions by checking out the full patch notes here.