Ghost Ship Games has unveiled the Deep Rock Galactic Season 2 trailer, as well as details on Rival Escalation, the name of this new season! Check out the trailer and details below.
Expect more than 6 minutes of footage from Season 02 with Mission Control guiding you through all the juicy content: new Rival warning, new secondary weapons, new mission event, new major enemy (the Nemesis!), new DLC, new free Performance Pass and cosmetic tree, new shop-friendly mineral, and much more!
Season 02 and the new DLC will be released on Steam on April 28th and on Xbox/GamePass + PlayStation on May 5th. And on April 19th (or maybe April 20th), we will release an early version (filled with bugs) on the Experimental Branch on Steam.
Besides the trailer for Season 2, here’s the breakdown for Deep Rock Galatic’s next season:
A New Season Event – Rival Signal
The Rival presence on Hoxxes is escalating (hence the name of Season 02). In this brand new event for Season 02 you will be shutting down communications equipment set up by the Rivals. Similar to Season 01, this event will require some hacking as well as good old-fashioned firepower to complete. Time to provide some healthy competition, miners!
New Warning – Rival Presence
Playing missions with this new warning will include swarms of Rival robots. These murderous little machines are a force to be reckoned with, so be extra vigilant. Management has luckily factored in the potential scenario of an escalating Rival presence on Hoxxes, and has something new prepared to counter it.
4 New secondary weapons
You have all of course been following the Secondary Weapon reveals in the Steam Posts leading up to Season 02. But just in case you need a refresher, each of the classes is getting a new secondary weapon to deal with all of the above. The Scout gets the Nishanka Boltshark X-80, the Engineer gets the Shard Diffractor, The Gunner gets the ArmsKore Coil Gun, and the Driller gets the Colette Wave Cooker.
The Rival Nemesis
Those new weapons will soon be field-tested as the Rivals have unleashed their latest menace on DRG. We do not know much about this new threat yet, miners, so stay on your toes. Unless the Nemesis grabs you in its metal embrace, of course. In which case, this next feature should come in handy
Medical Gowns added to the Medbay
If you happen to be downed on a mission and wake up in the medbay, you will now find that you are wearing garbs proper for recovery.
While they may be comfortable, Management strongly reminds you to change into work garments before going on your next mission. Mainly because the Medical Gown is (just barely) approved for use in medical facilities. But also to ensure the gowns can be reused so we can stay within budget.Phazyonite
Have you been wanting to mix up your appearance more frequently, but find that you need to spend those credits on upgrades rather than new items in the shop? Well, the new mineral Phazyonite which you will be able to find while on missions can only be used to purchase cosmetic items. So now you can buy that new helmet without foregoing an upgrade.
This Season also introduces the Cosmetic Mastery system. When you buy items from the shop, your Cosmetic Mastery increases, giving you more Phazyonite as a reward. Time to mix up that outfit! Changing clothes regularly will be appreciated by your fellow miners.
New Performance Pass
This is a new Season after all, so there is of course a new season terminal. New Beards, Paintjobs, Helmets, etc. It is of course completely free, just like in Season 01. And any rewards you did not unlock from the Season 01 performance pass can be found in Cargo Crates, Lost Packs, Cosmetic Cores, and The Shop.
New DLC – Robot Rebellion
We mentioned this in the last post, but here it is again: There will of course be a new cosmetic DLC released at the same time as season 02. Robot Rebellion will include 4 new suits of armor (one for each class), a unique new helmet in two variants, and new paintjobs. You can wishlist it now.
Deep Rock Galactic Season 2 arrives on PC this April 28, and on consoles this May 5. Stay tuned here at MP1st for the complete patch notes once the update comes out!