Targem Games and Gaijin Entertainment have released a new major update for Crossout, the popular vehicular action MMOG that has attracted a staggering three million players in its first month alone. This update adds two new game modes; Big Black Scorpions, an acrobatic deathmatch for swift players with fast reflexes, and Clan Wars, which sees organized survivors fight for territorial control over the planet’s rarest resources.
Further additions include improved visuals through Nvidia’s HBAO+ technology, a new map and the ability for players to become flag-bearers in battle. Thanks to NVIDIA’s HBAO+ tech, shadows now cast by objects and scenery have become far more detailed and life-like, significantly adding to the ambience and immersion of the game.
Crossout’s newest Brawl Mode (all game modes outside regular battles) is called Big Black Scorpions. In this battle royale game mode, players ride on the Black Scorpion, a fast and nimble buggy that is equipped with the Scorpion Pulse Accelerator. This relic weapon is capable of taking out a Black Scorpion with a single hit, however it has a long recharge time Each Black Scorpion is also equipped with a set of vertical thrusters, giving it unprecedented mobility in the arena.
On the other hand, Clan Wars is Crossout’s main game mode for organized competitive gameplay. To participate, players have to join or form an in-game clan and select the most fearsome warriors from their midst to represent them on the destroyed world’s most contested battlefields. Based on their weekly performance, all members of the most successful clans receive their rightful share of Uranium, a very rare resource used to craft the most powerful equipment, such as the Flamethrower, and thus an extremely valuable commodity on the in-game market.