Killzone: Shadow Fall

The system may be selling like crazy, but if there’s any injustice about the PlayStation 4's launch it’s the lack of appreciation that Killzone: Shadow Fall’s multiplayer component has received. Guerrilla Games may have once again fluffed its opportunity to tell a compelling tale, but there’s no denying that peppering online opponents with shotgun shells in the first-party exclusive’s futuristic environments is outrageously entertaining.

Fortunately, the developer has a long tail plan in place to support the escapade moving forwards, and it’s announced the title’s first premium expansion pack on the PlayStation Blog today. Unimaginatively dubbed the Insurgent Pack, the add-on includes a brand new class, which focuses on stealth instead of firepower. Playing as this character allows you to steal weapons from enemies and hack turrets, allowing you to turn the tides of battle in an instant.

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Moreover, all three of the title’s existing player types will unlock new abilities, with the scout and support classes able to emit beacons to impede approaching antagonists. Meanwhile, fans of the assault type will now have the opportunity to summon stationary drones, allowing you to close off certain areas of the map from foes. This is all in addition to three new weapons, including the M82 from Killzone 2.

Elsewhere, the expansion will add a new Elite difficulty tier to the single player campaign, which is sure to have you cursing once you reach that infamous freefall section. In addition to setting the challenge to ‘Hard’, this will also limit you to just three lives, so you’re going to need to be cautious if you intend to succeed. Lastly, the pack will implement a bunch of online collectibles, and some bonus spotlight moves and OWL skins.

The care package will set you back $9.99 when it deploys in April, or will be free for Season Pass holders. If you can’t wait for that, the title’s two previously announced maps are available now, and won’t cost you a penny to download. Are you satisfied with this update, or are you still holding out for that upcoming co-op pack? Point your piercing orange eyes in our direction courtesy of the comments section below.