With the original Homefront’s heavy emphasis on competitive multiplayer gameplay, fans of the IP were surprised to learn its follow-up, Homefront: The Revolution, would ship without a player-versus-player mode when it was announced two summers ago.
While developer Deep Silver still hasn’t mentioned any plans to develop a multiplayer mode dedicated to adversarial combat, we learned today that Homefront: The Revolution will get at least some online multiplayer in the form of a new co-op mode called Resistance Mode.
According to the studio, Resistance Mode will launch with the game and will support up to four players online. Post-launch content drops will also introduce brand new co-op missions for free to all players. In it, you’ll be able to:
- “Form a Resistance Cell with your friends, and wage guerrilla warfare against the military might of the KPA in thrilling narrative-driven scenarios.”
- “Unlock new skills, weapon blueprints, rare equipment and combat gear to upgrade and customise your roster of Freedom Fighters, as you and your friends go from rookie civilians to battle hardened soldiers.”
- “Enjoy major, regular content updates as part of an extensive post-launch support program– all future co-operative Missions will be FREE for all players.”
A new trailer called “Freedom Fighters” was also published earlier today, showing off the new mode in action. You can watch it above.
Xbox One gamers can sign up for the exclusive closed beta, launching on February 11, at Homefront-Game.com.
Homefront: The Revolution hits on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on May 17.