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

Bryan Intihar's Avatar Posted by on Mar 25, 2009 // Creative Director, 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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237 Comments   7 Replies


+ meta1militia_ on March 25th, 2009 at 3:45 pm said:

By the way James, Resistance 2 is one of the best shooters I’ve played. It’s an amazing game that I’ve recommended to everyone. A giant leap forward from the first game.

Thanks for this brilliant update and I hope there’s more to come!


+ GamerMoney on March 25th, 2009 at 3:48 pm said:

I know there’s an r2 space….where is it, been waiting since cb


+ JAc_THe_RIppER on March 25th, 2009 at 3:52 pm said:

so james, when can we expect 2.7?


+ Farmer_Steve on March 25th, 2009 at 3:53 pm said:

I cant wait for the superhuman co-op mode…I wish there were new co-op maps though, I don’t play competitive and thus have no reason to buy any of that :$.


+ Fabolous1earth on March 25th, 2009 at 3:54 pm said:

Good Looking Insomniac… Please keep uup the amazing work


+ clupula668 on March 25th, 2009 at 3:56 pm said:

It seems like a lot to buy the skins individually. You don’t happen to have them in a pack for a dollar or two cheaper or something, do you, because I’d certainly like all of them.


+ Torgo on March 25th, 2009 at 3:56 pm said:

HA HA!! Wollan got owned!!!!!!!!!


+ Capt-Fury- on March 25th, 2009 at 4:00 pm said:

JS could you guys look into adding PSN presence data in the next update? would be nice to know what mode my friends are playing from the xmb (campaign, co-op, competitive)


+ Aggie_CEO on March 25th, 2009 at 4:01 pm said:

@76 Moosehole:


You people are funny


+ Kodros on March 25th, 2009 at 4:01 pm said:

Will the kills from Meltdown count towards the 10k trophy?

I’d love to see some more Co-Op maps/levels.


+ Sekoku on March 25th, 2009 at 4:01 pm said:

Now if the game had more modes than co-op that wasn’t boring… *sigh*

Versus mode is such a chore for that 10,000k. I’d like to at least be able to get that through unranked play. Would make things go so much faster… (and let me platinum the game)


+ jipmg on March 25th, 2009 at 4:05 pm said:

James then why did insomniac say last night or some time this week, that they NEEDED 2.7 in order for the R2 patch to run?

W.e this is cool anyway


+ jadjohnny on March 25th, 2009 at 4:06 pm said:

Hmmm, interesting. Great list of improvements.

But, when more trophies are coming? Maybe on the next add on?


+ kingadk5 on March 25th, 2009 at 4:07 pm said:

great news cant wait


+ JAc_THe_RIppER on March 25th, 2009 at 4:07 pm said:

@ jipmg

ya James, y did they do that?


+ TheGuardianFID on March 25th, 2009 at 4:14 pm said:

I love this franchise, I have all three games, thanks guys for all of your hard work and for the new patch, consider all of the DLC SOLD!!! :D


+ jimmy903 on March 25th, 2009 at 4:16 pm said:

Awesome, this is all the reason I need to start playing Resistance online again.


+ Eyes on March 25th, 2009 at 4:21 pm said:

Am I understanding it right, when I think that there are no new maps for coop?


+ BigBoss712 on March 25th, 2009 at 4:22 pm said:

Awesome update, working on my 10k kills trophy, any plans for new co-op missions?


+ CrystalX3D on March 25th, 2009 at 4:22 pm said:

Ugh, some people on here are pretty dense. How many times does the poor guy have to say that FW2.7 is not required for the multiple PSN logins before you’ll believe him?
James: I don’t know anything about 2.70
dense_prsn: So we needed a FW update for multiple logins?
James: yes
dense_prsn: So FW 2.70 is coming out tomorrow then?
James: uh, no…
dense_prsn: but isn’t 2.70 required for multiple logins?
James: no
dense_prsn: so when is 2.70 coming out?
James: I don’t kn-
dense_prsn: Why do you deny the tru7h James!!?
James: …


+ Rapoza on March 25th, 2009 at 4:23 pm said:

are we getting xmb music yet?


+ Midgetguy on March 25th, 2009 at 4:25 pm said:


This patch IS a big one! Thanks insomniac!!!!

This might just pull me away from Killzone 2 and Unreal Tournament 3 for a while! lol


+ Saiks on March 25th, 2009 at 4:29 pm said:

On the real though y’ll bs’ing on 2.70 for real


+ Modster79 on March 25th, 2009 at 4:31 pm said:

woah the Cloven looks creepy :p

and yay Meltdown…that was my favourite mode on the first Resistance :)

Thanks guys, sweet update


+ WarDragon989 on March 25th, 2009 at 4:31 pm said:

Ok firstly this is good stuff.


why does it feel incomplete =(. I am not talking about trophies. But more to the point i am talking about ribbons/medals. I think you are missing a lot of ribbons for instance:

– I get a lot of kills after i die why not a ribbon? (its a stray grenade =P)
– what about the new mode how come you don’t have something specfic for them?
– How about a medal for completing a level superhuman co-op and then another one for doing all 8 maps in co-op?
– How about a damn medal for assists in comp mode (in the team games etc) say get more than 10 assists to ge tit
– How about…

I could go on if you want but i am happy i am getting something more but it feels incomplete…

sorry if that is a downer


+ Zookey on March 25th, 2009 at 4:32 pm said:

nice can’t wait!


+ SWANN on March 25th, 2009 at 4:34 pm said:

Hi, James,

When will the Resistance space be available in Home? & thanks for the patch and skins.


+ MegadethAndy on March 25th, 2009 at 4:45 pm said:

Hey thanks a lot, i love this game and cant wait to play the new maps and features.
I sold my killzone 2 copy as R2 is so much more fun imo.
I hope this wont be the last of the DLC?


+ PullusPardusUS on March 25th, 2009 at 4:45 pm said:

Must buy!! im still a noob in the co-op tho xD

Offtopic : i wish the two login thing would be done on Warhawk, i know this isnt Incognito but can anyone send this request to them?


+ Xuchilbara on March 25th, 2009 at 4:46 pm said:

Have I ever told you that I Love you Insomniac? If I haven’t then, LET IT BE KNOWN. If I have but you can’t remember, then let this be a beautiful reminder.

I love the R2 and I just made it even better. Now What more is there to give, my sins? ^_^


+ BUD_TOKER_13 on March 25th, 2009 at 4:49 pm said:

ok so 2.70 is out the window so can i ask what dev fw you are runing on your dev ps3 that makes the dule login work cus a stock ps3 as it is now with fw 2.60 on it cant dule log in eather that or sony sliped us som hiden featers in are fw that we the consumers are not aware of which considering the ps3 is a computer is ileagle cus of all the malware laws we have in the us that protect the end user from spy ware and stuff like thatand wouldent sony make a big deal about dule log in


+ rexor0717 on March 25th, 2009 at 4:56 pm said:

Dang, and I just traded R2 in. I wouldn’t have if I knew there would have been DLC. But I have KZ2 now, and I’m set with that.


+ soccer1399 on March 25th, 2009 at 5:00 pm said:

are you positive that it is already supported?
Is there any possibility that they need a new update for the duel log ins?


+ bravo9zero on March 25th, 2009 at 5:02 pm said:


The duel log-In feature, like James said
was added In a previous FW update.

But Devs need to patch there games for it to work sadly.

(Hopefully features like cross-game chat don’t require patches from devs for It to work :( )


+ Airwalkinman17 on March 25th, 2009 at 5:04 pm said:

Yay!!! I love the multiplayer in this game, I’m glad to see some DLC love coming out for this game. Keep up the awesome work INSOMNIAC, thanks you guys!
PS: as mywhitenoise mentioned… any word on lowering the platinum trophy to 5,000.


+ lakaiHIGH on March 25th, 2009 at 5:07 pm said:

holy canolis! huge and epic just collided and god gave birth to the awesome patch. thanks Insomniac. truly insane you are.



+ gambit1188 on March 25th, 2009 at 5:07 pm said:

As they have stated in past posts, the ability for multiple psn loggins was added in FW 2.60


+ NoobianGod on March 25th, 2009 at 5:07 pm said:

Amazing news! This is rightly called “the big one” to be sure. I am so happy with all of my Insominac game purchases! Keep up all the great work!


+ YaWk3Y_BoMb3r on March 25th, 2009 at 5:17 pm said:

I am excited to hear that meltdown has reutrned. Hopefully you dont get it 90% of the time like in RFOM. Also will it be available in ranked and unranked?


+ Al2x on March 25th, 2009 at 5:25 pm said:

James never said anything about 2.70 coming out at anytime. You people are all thinking of a sourceless rumor that was put up on PS3-Hacks.com that stated the most requested features of the PlayStation 3 community.

JStevenson originally stated this, which is where all of these rumors are also stemming from, on Joystiq.com, “his is correct. Resistance 2 is the first game to fully log-in two PSN accounts. LBP only logs you in locally, and does not register both accounts as online through PSN.

This is a big difference, and what is required for split-screen online co-op with other folks.

And it was dependent on a Sony update, hence why it wasn’t in when the game shipped.


In this quote, he says that it was dependent on a Sony update, which could possibly come out before the Resistance patch out. Joystiq incorrectly labeled this rumored update as “2.70” and everyone had gotten up in arms over this.

Even more rumors, which are just that, baseless rumors, circulated on the PlayStation forums stating that Insomniac couldn’t put multiple logins because Sony didn’t give them the 2.70 update yet.

Please, wait just one more day and we will know if we will be getting a new update.


+ Phantommizzi on March 25th, 2009 at 5:28 pm said:

Awesome post Bryan!
I have a question for James, and/or Bryan. I have been a huge fan of The Full Moon Show since the very first episode, and I was wondering when you guys are coming back. I was told spring when I e-mailed IGs. Is there anyway you guys could be a little more specific. Riding the bus in the mornings hasn’t been then, and the show really means a lot to me. Thanks in advance!


+ cell989 on March 25th, 2009 at 5:42 pm said:

Yes just in time, I just finished up Killzone 2 online reached General Rank. Now back to R2. works with my schedule.


+ cell989 on March 25th, 2009 at 5:43 pm said:

did I mention how cheap the pack is?


+ YungShep on March 25th, 2009 at 5:46 pm said:

woot! going back to R2! I saw the superhuman difficulty, but does the update fix enemy glitches? where a Titan for example would just stand there doing absolutely nothing. is it supposed to absorb our attacks without any aggressive nature?


+ Jim777 on March 25th, 2009 at 6:02 pm said:



+ Link01 on March 25th, 2009 at 6:02 pm said:

**************************************************************Ugg… I just wish more trophies were added, and the 10,000 kills was brought down to 5 – 6,000….. :(

………………………………………………………………………………….But, on the other note, THANK YOU… I almost thought that there would be no downloadable content after the news completely died out of it …. THANK YOU…. now if only Killzone 2 would have content announced… I don’t care if they announce it a month before release… just let us know when it’s COMING!


+ Perfect_Skillz on March 25th, 2009 at 6:02 pm said:

is the 2.7 update coming out this week or month though, why aren’t you telling us any info??? i know you know something about it. come on


+ Link01 on March 25th, 2009 at 6:03 pm said:

Oh, and you guys should add co op for single player… and the ability to play friends OOFFFLLIIINNNEEE

**************************************************************Great work, hopefully I can work with you guys in the near future. Know Java and Carbon * and C++*… looking to learn Maya at UCF ! … happy gaming


+ CBas92 on March 25th, 2009 at 6:05 pm said:

Urgent question James

Will the new medals and ribbons be retroactive? For example if I already have 100 kills with the Pulse Cannon we’ll I have the new medal after the patch or would I have to get 100 more kills? Same with the ribbon circumstances.


+ JAc_THe_RIppER on March 25th, 2009 at 6:05 pm said:

the firmware releasing tomorrow is not 2.7

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