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Resistance 2 DLC and Patch 1.50 Available for Download on March 26

Bryan Intihar's Avatar + Posted by Bryan Intihar on Mar 25, 2009 // Community Manager, Insomniac Games

Game on! Tomorrow (March 26) we’ll be bringing you a host of downloadable content for Resistance 2, plus another patch that helps improve the online experience even further (and includes several requests that came from…well, you!). So let’s get right down to it, shall we?

The DLC comes in two forms: new competitive multiplayer maps and character skins. The Aftermath Map Pack features three new battlefields, two set in Twin Falls (Aftermath and Pit Stop) and another in Orick (Outpost). All of the maps support 20-player Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch, while Outpost also lets you play 20-player Core Control. The Aftermath Map Pack will be available for download through the PlayStation Store for $5.99.

Resistance 2 screenshote Rick Lumberyard Cloven

We also have six new competitive multiplayer character skins. In addition to our usual band of brothers (of the human, Cloven, and Chimeran variety), we even have two selections for our female R2 players. You can download the following skins through the PlayStation Store for $0.99 each: Rachael Parker, Female Soldier, Ravager, Cloven (Retribution model), Ranger Variation, and Black Ops Variation.

Then we have patch 1.50, or what some on the MyResistance.net forums have been calling the “the big patch.” And it definitely lives up to that nickname—it’s quite substantial. Once you install the patch (the download prompt will come up automatically once you start R2), you’ll now be treated to:

    Meltdown Mode: We’ve read the message-board comments. We’ve seen the online petition. You want it? You got it! Patch 1.50 brings back Meltdown, the popular Resistance: Fall of Man multiplayer mode in which each team attempts to gain control of the map by capturing beacons.

    Superhuman Co-op Mode: Does your eight-man Specter squad possess the skills to survive this all-new difficulty? It features stronger enemies and disables auto-respawning (only another squadmate can revive you), but dishes out bigger rewards (double the Grey Tech and XP per round).

    Second PSN Login Support: Your fellow couch potato can now save their character’s multiplayer progress, thanks to the added option to log in with two unique PSN accounts.


But that’s really just the beginning of patch 1.50’s offerings:

  • XP balance adjustments for competitive mode
  • Announcements screen
  • Failsafe save support
  • Password protected custom games
  • Added ability to “Report” player
  • Teams switch sides between Core Control rounds
  • Players now automatically go to staging after every competitive or cooperative game (regame)
  • Localization updates
  • Various stat fixes
  • Collision fixes on Bryce Canyon and Holar Tower cooperative levels
  • New leaderboards
  • Map fixes for competitive Chicago level
  • Games with Friends and Clan members in them are now highlighted in the “Find Game” screen
  • Limited late joining has been added to ranked games
  • Deathmatch spawning has been improved
  • Players can’t earn progress towards Berserks when they are dead
  • Reduced sprint speed of core carrier in Core Control games
  • Cooperative XP bonuses have been increased by 30%
  • Cooperative games respawn time is now 20 seconds
  • Players keep their grenades if they get revived in a cooperative game
  • Players now have a “Join Game” option for players on their friends list
  • A player’s own name is now in white in the obituary text

New Medals:

  • Savant – Come in first place 30 times in ranked matches (Comp)
  • Hero – Come in first place 60 times in ranked matches (Comp)
  • Legend – Come in first place 100 times in ranked matches (Comp)
  • Tools of Destruction – Score 100 kills with every single weapon (Comp)
  • Master Strategist – Score 100 kills with full health (Comp)
  • Arch Rival – Kill 500 rival squad members (Comp)
  • Full Honors – Take each class to max level (Coop)
  • Prophet – Revive 500 players (Coop)
  • Secret Agent – Obtain all spec ops upgrades (Coop)
  • Surgeon General – Obtain all medic upgrades (Coop)
  • Specter Elite – Obtain all soldier upgrades (Coop)
  • Like a Surgeon – 100 Splicer Kills (Comp)
  • Shake N’ Bake – 100 Pulse Cannon Kills (Comp)

New Ribbons:

  • Quickdraw – Get the first kill of the round (Comp)
  • Manic Medic – Heal for 1000 points within 3 seconds (Coop)
  • Solid Solider – Absorb 500 points of damage within a few seconds with your force barrier (Global)
  • Specter Survivor – Survive an objective without dying (Coop)
  • Specter Medic – Revive 2 or more allies within a few seconds (Coop)
  • Hail Mary – Throw ammo and hit your target from at least 10 meters away (Coop)
  • Quick and Painless – Score 3 headshots kills in a row (Global)

If you have any questions concerning the DLC and patch 1.50, you can find us on the MyResistance.net forums.

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+ dwight123 on March 25th, 2009 at 2:25 pm said:

does this Mean FIRMWARE 2.70 to FOLLOW? (=


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    + James Stevenson on March 25th, 2009 at 3:28 pm said:

    I have no info for you on 2.7.

    The two-log in feature is already supported.


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+ mywhitenoise on March 25th, 2009 at 2:25 pm said:

So are we getting a new firmware update for PS3 tomorrow?

Also, i really wish that 10,000 kills trophy was lowered to 5,000 kills. I’d love to platinum that game, but I hate playing competitive mode.


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+ Battlehead on March 25th, 2009 at 2:26 pm said:

Is that a pic of a cloven?


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    + James Stevenson on March 25th, 2009 at 3:22 pm said:

    That is indeed a pic of the cloven skin.


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+ Playa7970 on March 25th, 2009 at 2:26 pm said:

how is the multiple PSN accounts possible if the cureent firmware does not allow it at least what i know of


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+ samoon on March 25th, 2009 at 2:27 pm said:

any word on Firmware 2.70 coinciding with this release? because that multipsn login feature would be very usefull in other games as well.


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+ skynidas on March 25th, 2009 at 2:28 pm said:

Awesome, BTW guys you should talk with GameSpot, they have an impressions article up and they say that the new content is coming out next week. Here is the link to the article: http://gdc.gamespot.com/story/6206743/

Oh, and one little question. This new Second PSN Login Support needs a PlayStation 3 System Update that we need to download tomorrow???


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+ Djryuzaki on March 25th, 2009 at 2:28 pm said:

Cool to see a Retribution skin in R2! lol you guys need to get Grayson in there. :P


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+ Raptors138 on March 25th, 2009 at 2:28 pm said:

Great to hear!

Looking forward to all of the above.


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+ mafecto on March 25th, 2009 at 2:29 pm said:

kick ass! Love this game, thanks for hooking it back up. Don’t listen to the complainers, this game is awesome.


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+ Thrasher20 on March 25th, 2009 at 2:29 pm said:

Kick ass… wish I had the game though :(


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+ Djryuzaki on March 25th, 2009 at 2:30 pm said:

same here thrasher. When I get a PS3, I’ll be getting Fall of Man and R2 first lol


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+ GamerMoney on March 25th, 2009 at 2:31 pm said:

wooooh! R2 locked n loaded


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+ Enigma777 on March 25th, 2009 at 2:32 pm said:

Firmware 2.7 better have cross invites/chat/party or at least more avas!!!!!


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+ wizeguy22 on March 25th, 2009 at 2:32 pm said:

awesome update guys, hopefully some co-op maps will follow soon.. and maybe a higher lvl cap with new trophies.. but this update is awesome anyway… good job….. i love Insomniac… (new full Ratchet please!!)


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+ jakinov on March 25th, 2009 at 2:32 pm said:

Awesome, I can’t wait


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+ whiskey_14 on March 25th, 2009 at 2:33 pm said:

I just traded this in because I thought Killzone was going to be “the one and only multiplayer game to own”…. I was wrong :(

please forgive me.


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    + James Stevenson on March 25th, 2009 at 3:24 pm said:

    Well, I might forgive you if you go buy R2 again. ;-)


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+ flipm725 on March 25th, 2009 at 2:33 pm said:

Please oh please let 2.70 arrive today or early tomorrow!!


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+ bball230 on March 25th, 2009 at 2:34 pm said:

NICE!

however i recall the on of the Devs stating that Sony need to update the PS3 firmware to the ps3 so that multiple logins were possible.

did i misinterpret this? I assume there will be a firmware update soon or one within the patch.

But we all know what happens when you “assume”


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+ Wollan on March 25th, 2009 at 2:35 pm said:

The multiple account login possibility is a feature of firmware version 2.60 then?


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+ quiomar01 on March 25th, 2009 at 2:35 pm said:

Sweet! I really enjoyed Meltdown. Any chance of bringing conversion back? Maybe something similar?


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+ gold5225 on March 25th, 2009 at 2:37 pm said:

Sweet Can’t wait to download this update I rated this a 5 nice job Insomniac!


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+ Gunwing on March 25th, 2009 at 2:37 pm said:

Looks cool! Will there be any confermation on the need for a PSP firmware update to block the hackers from killing R:Rs online play?

Also major props to supporting the PS3 with it’s latest features! \

BTW: I know I don’t have a PS3 any more but do you think you could give PS3 users some extra content from R:R like the fallowing:

Shirtless Cloven skin, Russian Cloven skin, Boiler skin, Infected Human skins for Rangers,Black ops etc? Those would all be great ways to show a kind of merging of the two games.

How about the Auger-SR from R:R as well? The Razor: M003P with it’s vary cool energy disk secondary fire?

Those would help these guys alot IMHO.

Also vehicles in MP would be great!


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+ jipmg on March 25th, 2009 at 2:39 pm said:

looks like im going back to ressitance

and that means 2.7 NEEDS to come out tomorrow.


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+ BigShynePo on March 25th, 2009 at 2:39 pm said:

Sounds great, Loved the multiplayer levels so looking forward to the new ones!

Thanks for the commitment to new content!


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+ Havoc_Maker on March 25th, 2009 at 2:39 pm said:

Please firmware 2.70 soon with psn multiple login? Thanks!


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+ Capt-Fury- on March 25th, 2009 at 2:40 pm said:

cant wait to try superhuman co-op!


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+ JordanBlack68 on March 25th, 2009 at 2:40 pm said:

Does Second PSN Login Require a new firmware?


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+ Ftwrthtx on March 25th, 2009 at 2:40 pm said:

Thanks for the continued support.


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+ flashv3 on March 25th, 2009 at 2:40 pm said:

Holy Cow!! This is some patch! THANK YOU INSOM!!


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+ BlindMango on March 25th, 2009 at 2:40 pm said:

any news on the big update, 2.70?


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+ Havoc_Maker on March 25th, 2009 at 2:41 pm said:

Does this also bring new trophies?
That would be really cool.
Please take this into consideration.


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    + James Stevenson on March 25th, 2009 at 3:25 pm said:

    No new trophies at this point.


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+ Djryuzaki on March 25th, 2009 at 2:41 pm said:

@21 Gunwing

I think you need to ask Bend Studios about that, not Insomniac. But I agree with you


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+ remanutd5 on March 25th, 2009 at 2:41 pm said:

really nice , i will get it for sure but i really wish that the 10,00 kills trophy was lowered to 5,000 so that way i could get my platinum lol


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+ XxDeathDoctorxX on March 25th, 2009 at 2:42 pm said:

is 2.70 coming out tonight or tomorrow so the 2nd sign in id will work? plz answer our ?s we want a 2.70 release date bc i know they said a firmware update was needed to support it and why have a patch for the game if it wont work with out the fireware update? so can you plz let us ps3 fans know when the firmware update is plz you dont gotta tell what it will have but give us a release date plz


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+ Jigokunohoono on March 25th, 2009 at 2:42 pm said:

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so glad. I love every thing about Sony and Insomniac all I need to do is get a PSN card but i dont think there in canada (sorry if im mistaken) also hurry up with the next Ratchet And Clank game, as great as Resistance is I never was a fan of fps but yea everything you make is awesome


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+ Djryuzaki on March 25th, 2009 at 2:42 pm said:

I meant the hackers in RR


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+ Violater on March 25th, 2009 at 2:42 pm said:

Thank you for the Rematch ability.


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+ Zezzler on March 25th, 2009 at 2:42 pm said:

I love How Insomniac always is improving their games SO much! i’m also happy that you listen to the fans/players and take their thoughts into consideration.

I cant wait for multiple sign ins! I really cant wait to see whats next!


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+ Havoc_Maker on March 25th, 2009 at 2:42 pm said:

is this join game option on your friendslist ingame, main menu, or through xmb? thanks


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+ Djryuzaki on March 25th, 2009 at 2:42 pm said:

just clarification lol xD


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+ DrPepper716 on March 25th, 2009 at 2:43 pm said:

I think that they are making this firmware update a suprise. This update for R2 has just been announced. This was probably just written after it was announced at the convention in San Francisco.


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+ KoD7085 on March 25th, 2009 at 2:43 pm said:

Some really nice improvements! I’ve been waiting for the second PSN login for a while, thanks for getting it implemented.


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+ Ashenshugura on March 25th, 2009 at 2:45 pm said:

Awsome been waiting for this patch. Good job Insomniac.


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+ stinkey on March 25th, 2009 at 2:45 pm said:

Thanks for all the news updates and old and new games during this year’s GDC. I hope I can pull myself away from Killzone long enough to play R@ again. My Clan is starting to run like an well oiled machine.


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+ Slipping_halo on March 25th, 2009 at 2:45 pm said:

This just rocks, Insomniac way to support your games!! I hope this is going to have something to do with a FW update, maybe just skip 2.70, add cross-game voice and voice messages and jump straight into 3.00!!!! Come on, at least let us know why not, if thats the case!!! I always thought that whenever you guys read these requests that we have, like cross voice chat, and have been shouting at your screen the reason why you havent dont this yet, if this is the case than maybe its time to tell us why……send a psn message to me if this is the case, I wont tell I promise!!


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+ DonnyG on March 25th, 2009 at 2:46 pm said:

Can not wait!


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+ Capt-Fury- on March 25th, 2009 at 2:46 pm said:

also, more co-op maps and level cap raise for the next add-on

:)


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+ whateverman7 on March 25th, 2009 at 2:46 pm said:

like others have said, cant wait to try out the superhuman co-op….

and for the others, yes, this means the new firmware will be out….more then likely tonight or very early in the morning….


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+ Demonized on March 25th, 2009 at 2:49 pm said:

The rumoured 2.7 firmware has nothing to do with the dual psn sign in feature. This was in an earlier FW update and was mentioned by Brian in his last post for an R2 patch on the 23rd of January, 2 days after we got FW 2.6

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2009/01/23/resistance-2-patch-140-details/


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+ wocyob on March 25th, 2009 at 2:51 pm said:

@mywhitenoise

im with you on that 10k kill trophy

its a tad bit much IMO


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