Deathloop, the Arkane Studios exclusive PlayStation 5 game released last year, is finally coming to Xbox next week. In addition, a new update for the game, which will be available on all platforms, includes an expanded ending for Deathloop, Crossplay and other additional features.
More specifically, Deathloop is coming to Xbox Series/X and PC on September 20, and if you’re a Game Pass member, it will be available there on day one. It will also launch on PlayStation Plus that day, meaning all Extra and Premium members will be able to download it as well. The Goldenloop update is live on all platforms that day, adding new enemies, weapons, skills and more to Deathloop.
Here’s an overview of what to expect:
There will be crossplay for PvP matchmaking on PSN, Xbox, Steam, the Epic Games Store, and the Microsoft Store, and you can set your cross-platform matchmaking settings to “Any” (all platforms) or “Same” (only your platform). You can also customize your crossplay settings based on the controller, meaning you can make it where you only play against players who use the same controller as you, or you can make it so that every controller is good against you.
“Xbox console and PC versions will also include cross-purchase and cross-save, so if you buy Deathloop from the Microsoft Store on Xbox or PC, you can play it on your other Microsoft platforms and jump right in.” you would have stayed,” Bethesda says in a new blog post about today’s news.
New Ability: Fugue
This new ability consists of a projectile that you can throw to slow down and confuse your target, rendering it temporarily (and briefly) harmless. Bethesda says it essentially makes them “tipsy.” Fugue will also include four detectable upgrades:
- code: extended duration
- earwig: Cast a Fugue “mine” on a surface
- disagreement: Target becomes hostile to its allies
- synchronization: When the target is killed, Fugue affects nearby enemies
Bethesda teases that you might be able to find the Fugue ability in Karls Bay during the afternoon.
New Weapon: Halps Prototype
According to Bethesda, this new energy-based rifle fires a continuous laser-like beam, which rips through enemies with precision. You can also fire the beam at a turret or security camera to break the beam and hit your enemies with bank shots.
New Enemy: Paint Bomber
Paint-Bombers are new NPC enemies that strap bandoliers of paint-filled explosives around them, and when they’re close to you, they will explode in a colorful way.
New Skill Upgrades: New upgrades to Julianna’s Masked Skill
Julianna’s Masquerade ability was previously the only one in Deathloop without its own upgrades, but the Goldenloop update changes that.
- Ensemble: Target up to three NPCs with Masquerade
- to recover: Restore health while using Masquerade on an NPC
- expose: When an NPC affected by Masquerade dies or sees Colt, Colt is automatically tagged
- Unrecognizable: Damage incurred while using Masquerade is converted into energy
New 2-in-1 trinkets
Bethesda says it has added 19 new trinkets to Deathloop, but these trinkets are not what you’re used to, as they are 2-in-1 trinkets that combine the abilities of two already present in the game. For example, the new Wrecking Ball bauble combines the existing Sprinter (move faster) and Unstoppable Force (damage an enemy by sprinting on it) baubles. Rolling In It combines Deep Pockets (carry more ammo) with Stab N Grab (also get ammo from melee kills).
Finally, Bethesda teases Deathloop’s new ending, stating that there are now other surprises in the game as well.
For more information about Deathloop, read Game Informer’s Deathloop review to find out why it was one of our favorite games of 2021.
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