Destroying Killing Floor's Mecha-Santa Army Awards TF2 Items

Destroying Killing Floor's Mecha-Santa Army Awards TF2 Items

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Snowmen aren't as cheery when they're trying to snowball you to death.

Killing Floor developer Tripwire Interactive is getting into the holiday spirit by holding a Christmas event for all players of its co-op, survival horror shooter. The catch is that it's a Twisted Christmas event, but it still features wonderful gifts for all.

In the land of Killing Floor, Santa's workshop is an evil lair, and promotional material shows Santa himself as a terrible cyborg. His helpers are the game's "specimen" enemies, with the gang made up of homicidal elves, giant nutcrackers that will chomp your limbs off, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Crawlers, Mrs. Claws, and an evil Jack Frost just for the hell of it. These creatures might have cute voices, but they'll disembowel you at a moment's notice.

All of these monstrosities can be found on Killing Floor's brand new map, Santa's Evil Lair. The Twisted Christmas event will run from December 14 to January 4 and will add 13 brand new achievements. Players that can get 10 of these achievements and beat Santa's Evil Lair on any difficulty other than easy will unlock a unique playable character: the Baddest Santa.

Tripwire also has more gifts to give during the event, and they both involve Team Fortress 2. All owners of Team Fortress 2 and Killing Floor during the event will get a playable red or blue Team Fortress 2-themed Pyro character to use in Killing Floor. Anyone that already owns Team Fortress 2 and purchases Killing Floor before the beginning of the promotion will get a Mr. Fosters Gas Mask and Tie item to equip on their Pyro in Team Fortress 2.

Team Fortress 2 items really are the "in" thing to give away this holiday season, with Valve also awarding free TF2 hats to participants in the Steam Treasure Hunt. They're a nice bonus, but with Mecha-Santa involved, this Killing Floor event could definitely have stood on its own.

Thanks for the tip Therandombear!

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And just to clarify: If you already own Killing Floor and Team Fortress 2, you have everything you need to to get all the unlockables.

The Gas Mask and Tie are not only for new purchasers.

Best Christmas Ever!

insanelich:
And just to clarify: If you already own Killing Floor and Team Fortress 2, you have everything you need to to get all the unlockables.

The Gas Mask and Tie are not only for new purchasers.

I was just going to ask that, thanks for the clarification.

I wonder how hard the achievements are going to be to get. I'm going to need to organize a LAN party at work for this... after finals though.

Killing Floor. One of the few games that shows English people as they really are.

Hold still, I'm trying to heal you, not shag you.

$20 for new TF2 hats.. I think I'll pass.

Cool. I think I'll play KF a bit just for kicks while this event runs. :o

God.. no more external TF2 shit. Release the stuff for the game *in.the.game*

You make a store, add some stuff, then never add anything worthwhile, instead sending people to hunt achievements, or buy L4D clones, or shitty RTS games..

Baneat:
God.. no more external TF2 shit. Release the stuff for the game *in.the.game*

You make a store, add some stuff, then never add anything worthwhile, instead sending people to hunt achievements, or buy L4D clones, or shitty RTS games..

Obviously someone who has never played the game. Trust me, if you're coming in expecting L4D Unreal Engine Edition, you'll be very disappointed.

Delusibeta:

Baneat:
God.. no more external TF2 shit. Release the stuff for the game *in.the.game*

You make a store, add some stuff, then never add anything worthwhile, instead sending people to hunt achievements, or buy L4D clones, or shitty RTS games..

Obviously someone who has never played the game. Trust me, if you're coming in expecting L4D Unreal Engine Edition, you'll be very disappointed.

I'm not dropping £15 on the risk of it being another shoot as many zombies as you find.

Wait, so I don't get the TF2 mask unless I buy ANOTHER copy of Killing Floor?

That's fucking stupid.

Flying-Emu:
Wait, so I don't get the TF2 mask unless I buy ANOTHER copy of Killing Floor?

That's fucking stupid.

Uhh... no... If you DO already have Killing Floor, you WILL get the new hats for TF2 and all of the other goodies for KF.

I'm looking forward to kill that Jack Frost =)

If we already own the game, do we still get the tie?

Because I really want that tie.

Flying-Emu:
Wait, so I don't get the TF2 mask unless I buy ANOTHER copy of Killing Floor?

Nope, if you own both, you get both. If you just own KF, you get the Xmas bits anyway.

Especially as there is a KF Escapist UK server. Buzz the TF2 admin and we can even set up some dedicated games :)

The_root_of_all_evil:
Killing Floor. One of the few games that shows English people as they really are.

Hold still, I'm trying to heal you, not shag you.

I've never played the game, but by God the lines in it are hilarious.
This isn't the first time the two have been mixed together either.

"Benefits check. Benefits check. Benefits check."

Baneat:

Delusibeta:

Baneat:
God.. no more external TF2 shit. Release the stuff for the game *in.the.game*

You make a store, add some stuff, then never add anything worthwhile, instead sending people to hunt achievements, or buy L4D clones, or shitty RTS games..

Obviously someone who has never played the game. Trust me, if you're coming in expecting L4D Unreal Engine Edition, you'll be very disappointed.

I'm not dropping £15 on the risk of it being another shoot as many zombies as you find.

Nah, it's a "shoot this many zombies with your team, find trader to stock up, face the next wave" type game. Surprisingly good, in my opinion. And anyway, the retail version can be found for about £8 online, and it's highly likely there will be at the very least an offer on it during the Steam Christmas Sale.

Delusibeta:

Baneat:

Delusibeta:
Obviously someone who has never played the game. Trust me, if you're coming in expecting L4D Unreal Engine Edition, you'll be very disappointed.

I'm not dropping £15 on the risk of it being another shoot as many zombies as you find.

Nah, it's a "shoot this many zombies with your team, find trader to stock up, face the next wave" type game. Surprisingly good, in my opinion. And anyway, the retail version can be found for about £8 online, and it's highly likely there will be at the very least an offer on it during the Steam Christmas Sale.

I pledge to buy it if it goes around or under five then. If it's bought online for eight, does it link right into steam a la MW2? that's a big thing for me, being able to have everything in one place.

Double post fuckup

Most likely be on sale, steam we talking about xP

I'll be honest, not really fond of the gasmask for pyro, or maybe you can paint it....would be fun, golden pyro mask with matching tie ;)

Woo, I'm going to get those two TF2 items cause I own KF and TF2. Both are great games.
The main problems I have with Killing Floor though is that since it's based off the Unreal Engine the character movement, controls, HUD and the whole game itself feels really clunky, whereas a well developed game like Left 4 dead feels really smooth and well animated.
Also they need to start making new game modes and/or maps instead of character packs.

Baneat:

Delusibeta:

Baneat:

I'm not dropping £15 on the risk of it being another shoot as many zombies as you find.

Nah, it's a "shoot this many zombies with your team, find trader to stock up, face the next wave" type game. Surprisingly good, in my opinion. And anyway, the retail version can be found for about £8 online, and it's highly likely there will be at the very least an offer on it during the Steam Christmas Sale.

I pledge to buy it if it goes around or under five then. If it's bought online for eight, does it link right into steam a la MW2? that's a big thing for me, being able to have everything in one place.

Yeah, mandatory Steamworks activation a la MW2. You also get the first, most expensive, character pack if you buy the retail version (don't worry, the DLC is purely cosmetic).

If you wanna support a company that gives an actual shit about its playerbase, there's your chance.

Well, that saves me the trouble of trying to find something to do over break... I could care less about the TF2 stuff, but Killing Floor is awesome.

Partnering up with Valve to release TF2 Items is a sure-fire way to score both parties some moolah.

I mean, you saw how Poker Night shot up on the Steam sales chart when the TF2 Items were announced.

Sweet! Time to gather some friend to Christmas to raid Santa's Lair.

And you get hats? YES!

I heard about this last night from a friend of mine. We both play KF on steam, and we totally want to play this map. Still haven't seen what re-skin the Patriarch will have though, but we have our theories. So we are gonna get our usual group of 4 together and play on this the map the day it comes out, and it's gonna be awesome ^~^!

Most of the christmas achievements are easy, but there is one that requires the killing blow on a Fleshpound to be inflicted with the knife(I know that's going to get some people killed). All in all it looks like a good update, I look forward to playing as the pyro in Killing Floor.

 

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