New characters will be tied to those DLC drops, so you will need to own the DLC to be able to use those characters. You won’t necessarily have to own the season pass, you will be able to buy the DLC on it’s own when it comes out.
Q: Is there any plans for more pvp content besides swarm?
Robb: Not currently.
Q: not here to make any drama or being ”rude”, but how did you guys feel about Tencent buying your studios..?
Robb: We would not have done the deal if we didn’t see value in it.
Tencent brings a lot of things to the relationship that we have had to do without for a long time. Resources that will allow us to grow the team and make better games. Strong financial backing that provides a level of stability that we’ve never had as an independent. This isn’t the first time we been approached by someone looking to acquire, but it’s the first time we were offered a deal that we felt offered us the opportunity to keep our culture, and improve the studio across the board.
Q: Is there anything you wish could’ve been added but just couldn’t happen for whatever reason?
What do you personally think are the strengths and weaknesses of this game?
Will there ever be a ranked mode for swarm?
Is there any plasn for an alternate swarm game mode?
Robb: There are a ton of things that we wanted to do but weren’t able to fit into the schedule. I have a pretty extensive list that I update almost every time I play.
Everyone on the team would likely have a different view of strengths and weaknesses. Personally, I really enjoy the card aspects of the game (Honestly, I was skeptical at first), the guns feel great, mowing down the hordes is very satisfying, and I love being in this world. I also love that there is enough stuff to find that it’s worth exploring the environment.
I’ll also be the first to admit that we’ve got some rough edges that need smoothed out. There are areas that need more polish and that really bugs the shit out of me. It’s something that I’m always pushing on.
There are no plans for ranked or alternate swarm at this time.
Q: Will you be adding a more detailed stats page for users? We all know about the file and I’ve recently found a leaderboard that shows the info. It’s kinda buggy though and it’s getting bogged down now that I shared it. If the game is saving all these stats, why not include them into the game. I know I love looking at my stats and getting all the zwats is a pain without seeing progress. Especially for console players since we can’t get the file easily.
There was a tweet that the Christmas event ends on the 11th. Does that mean we will be getting a update like December / November? Or is this just to end the event? Since the holidays probably had limited staff, should we expect a smaller update compared to Decembers?
Phantom Shots, when will I be able to love the tac again?
Any kind of info on the harder difficulty? I loved the challenge from old nightmare. I understand the need to change things and I’m in a small minority.
Any word on fixing waiting out the timer for extra cards? It’s annoying having to wait for people to exploit in both pve and pvp. Especially act 1.
Is there a reason why blocked players are just perma muted and can still matchmake with you?
Are we going to get more in game lore related things? I would not even mind collectibles!
Have you guys thought about adding games modifiers like halo skulls to the hidden trophies around the maps?
Robb: Stats- We want to and we’re trying to find space for it. No promises unfortunately, but we do think it would add a lot of value.
The holiday stuff will just end via server side update. It’s not associated with a whole client patch.
Currently working on the ghost bullets issue… it’s in test at the moment.
We’re working on the new difficulty right now.
I’ll come back later and see if I can answer the rest… time’s a ticking…
Q: Can you tell us anything about the new cleaners coming out? Will they have interactions with the o.g. cleaners like the base game? Are we getting more voice lines? How much interaction does the team have with their VA?
Robb: No spoilers!
They will haver interactions with the o.g. cleaners.
There is new v.o. in the works! Not sure when it’ll be out yet though.
Our writing team interacts with the voice actors a lot.