Guns of Icarus Online update adds new King of the Hill map, tutorials, and more

By Brenna Hillier
30 April 2013 23:05 GMT

Muse Games has released another free content update for Guns of Icarus Online, bringing the post-apocalyptic airship combat game to version 1.2 and adding a bunch of new goodies.

Probably the most exciting bit is a new 2v2 King of the Hill map, The Labyrinth, which is “set in the burned out shell of a once great metropolis”. A teaser video below shows it off.

For beginners, Muse has added a series of scripted tutorials for every class, including the ability to set up targets and practise your aim. Newbies can also opt-in to beginner only matches with other level 1 pilots and carefully chosen coaches.

For those already au fait with combat, there’s a new set of achievements and a commendation system, and the level cap has been raised to 11.

On top of that there’s a bunch of new costumes because “you can never have too many hats”, and a graphics upgrade in the form of more particle effects for weapons, a new flare gun model, gun handles and “maybe a bird or two”.

The four-player game is due for a major expansion as Muse has successfully Kickstarted Adventure Mode, which will transform the game into a more MMO-like affair. The crowdfunding campaign is currently shooting for a stretch goal of $350,000 to develop an econo-political system.

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