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Killzone 2 DLC #3 – “Napalm & Cordite” (and flames and bolts)

Sebastian Downie's Avatar + Posted by Sebastian Downie on Jul 10, 2009 // Producer, Guerrilla Games

Hello there PlayStation Blog! It’s good to be back. And it’s even better to be back with some exciting news for you guys. There is a new DLC pack incoming, called Napalm & Cordite. It has flames and bolts will fulfill the wishes of many of our weirdest fans. There will be more info on that next week, for now let’s focus on the patch.

Cordite Napalm

As with any good DLC, it needs a great patch. We’ve been scouring the forums, stopping and interrogating you in the streets and using futuristic mind-reading technology* to find out what you wanted changed in Killzone 2 and have done our best to try and accommodate that with our patches. So it is time for the latest and greatest update to come to Killzone 2, imaginatively titled: Patch 1.28. (How we come up with these snappy names I’ll never know)

So without further ado, here is the official press-release with the list of new features and fixes for you to go through and discuss further. I’ll be hanging around the comments section for a wee while, so feel free to ask any questions you might have regarding the below, or anything Killzone related.

Napalm Cordite

Over and out. Seb “MotherH” Downie

*Futuristic technology comprising mainly of some rope, a hammer and some knee-caps.

On Tuesday, June July 14th 2009 at 8AM Greenwich Mean Time, Guerrilla Games will release the 10th update for the visceral shooter, Killzone 2.

Patch 1.28 will be 91MB in size (316MB for Asian release) and will be released worldwide simultaneously pending a server update. There will be an anticipated server down-time of about 2 hours while the patch is rolled out and the server updates are completed and tested. The following fixes and features are included in this latest release:

  • Feature - Code support for DLC pack III “Napalm & Cordite”. The update will enable players to create games with the newest maps “Suljeva Cliffside” and “Arctower Landing”
  • Feature - Code support for DLC to allow the additions of the Flamethrower and the Boltgun to multiplayer.
  • Trophies – New trophies added for DLC pack III “Napalm and Cordite”.
  • Feature - Detailed information screen when browsing games. Items displayed include: Friendly Fire, Faction Balancing, Custom Weapons and Custom Badges as well as the region, game size, selected maps and allowed Missions and Badges.

join game screen

  • Feature - Higher values for Bodycount mode. Players can now create games with 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 50, 100 and 200 points to increase the time of the mode for 32 player games.
  • Feature - Moderators can now create double-points events.
  • Fix for persistent squads now working correctly when users using separate Japanese accounts join Friends.
  • New loading screens.
  • Moderation – Additional powers and functionality for online moderators.
  • Fix for Clan Leader leaving his clan before an active Tournament of Clan Challenge.
  • Fix for score replication on different clients.
  • Fix for a Clan Challenge results displaying a won/lost games as a ‘Draw’.
  • Fix for incorrect Tournament timings being displayed for (semi)-final.
  • Fix for an empty message pop-up being displayed.
  • ‘High Precision Mode’ now defaulting when requested.
  • Fix for stuttering audio on the Asian version.
  • Fix for network error displayed when trying to log in with another users account.
  • Fix to reduce network traffic and improve performance.
  • Fix for occasionally being displayed an empty background when ‘Join Friend’ via Communications tab.
  • Exploit – Pyrrhus Rise map boundary fix.
  • Exploit – Radec Academy collision fix to prevent players being revived inside a pillar and using it to their advantage.
  • Cosmetic fix for Medic Gun visual effects.
  • Cosmetic fix for Search & Retrieve object being cloaked by the Scout.
  • Cosmetic fix for Scouts body remaining cloaked after being mortally wounded (i.e. headshot).
  • Gameplay – Damage from Sentry bots tweaked back on request of the community.
  • Collection of minor code fixes.

For the latest new content, news and all things Killzone, visit www.Killzone.com which will also reflect the changes made to the game such as being able to view Battle Replays of games played out on the new maps or being able to use the new settings to create Clan Challenges or Tournaments. Further features and fixes to www.Killzone.com include:

  • Feature - Tournaments – Full tournament functionality enabled once again.
  • Feature - Upcoming Tournaments are now displayed in a clan’s calendar.
  • Feature - Upcoming Tournaments are now displayed in My Killzone upcoming events.
  • Feature - Upcoming Tournaments are now displayed in clan communication center.
  • Feature - Tournament and Clan Challenge support for DLC Pack III “Napalm & Cordite”.
  • Feature - Additions of sounds in Battle Replays.
  • Feature - Additional animations in Battle Replays.
  • PlayStation®3 landing page updated.
  • Higher selectable Bodycount values when creating Tournaments or Clan Challenges via www.Killzone.com.
  • Various bug-fixes and minor updates.

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+ Jerokyn on July 12th, 2009 at 11:39 am said:

This next update and map pack will be the best of them all! Guerilla is doing a spectacular job of keeping the players happy and keeping the game up to date and standards. Heck, they’re raising the bar of how a developer should take care of it’s gaming community. Kudos to GG and thanks for the amazing map packs and new guns. Tuesday is going to be a fun day! ;)


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+ EdHardy546 on July 12th, 2009 at 7:34 pm said:

so is the boltgun and flamethrower for just the regular soldier? or is it for the all or some of the badges


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+ EdHardy546 on July 12th, 2009 at 7:37 pm said:

hopefully the guns are not like the 2 LMGS


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+ EdHardy546 on July 12th, 2009 at 7:40 pm said:

yo doesn’t everyone have KILLZONE2


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+ EdHardy546 on July 12th, 2009 at 7:40 pm said:

well a bunch of people on my friends don’t


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+ Marszeppelin on July 12th, 2009 at 10:30 pm said:

Hello, i’ve think this has been posted before, but if you could make the medic gun animation better, it would be a great addition :)


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+ alkidaman on July 13th, 2009 at 12:32 am said:

Excuse Me But Does THis Fix THe Loading Screen Lock Ups ?? Also thank you for thegood news


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+ FilipUK on July 13th, 2009 at 2:28 am said:

Thats great news but i just wanna hear about changing HUD display
I never had used this crap because its to BIG so i cant play nothing but body count.
Its so annoing. God help me… Please…
Anyway best FPS.


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+ Gene-ius40215 on July 13th, 2009 at 9:02 am said:

Hey guys at guerilla, you are doing a great job at supporting this game, you are putting a lot of other first person shooters to rest, especially since this is an exclusive title. I love the already released DLC and can’t wait for the new one. Please keep them coming, I don’t want this game to die down, but as a request, do you think you could possible add a 4 player offline multiplayer to this game as a patch or some kind of update? maybe 4 against some bots, or just against each other, this game deserves this… please consider it. Thanks guys and keep up the good work.


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+ ChrisTiffer on July 13th, 2009 at 9:27 am said:

Yeah, second that on the spawn-just a fraction of a second of shielding to get your bearings would be greatly appreciated-there’s no skill in spawn-camping. Thanks GG for all the invention and effort you are putting into the DLC-Beach Head, as hard and chaotic as it is, is a fantastic map. I’m guessing that the new weapons are going to be on racks like they were in the singleplayer campaign, rather than being class-specific.


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+ ChrisTiffer on July 13th, 2009 at 9:36 am said:

Oh, and GG, P.S., two words:

ELECTRICITY GUN.


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+ supernova122 on July 13th, 2009 at 10:56 am said:

for this new dlc, can u just download the new patch without buying the new dlc or wat? cuz i really need that new patch i keep on getting disconnected


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+ EdHardy546 on July 13th, 2009 at 12:43 pm said:

what happened Sebastian is the two new guns only for the reg. soldier??????


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+ EdHardy546 on July 13th, 2009 at 12:43 pm said:

and also is going to be any new badges for the game???


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+ satcong on July 13th, 2009 at 1:35 pm said:

GG knows how to do it! this is really great but i would really like to buy all the maps at once. any chance of a packaged deal?


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+ nightshade006 on July 13th, 2009 at 3:35 pm said:

We REALLY need a Killzone 2 DLC that adds split screen (local) multiplayer. Every time my friends come over I can’t show them why killzone is better than Halo since they can’t play it with me! And if I remember correctly, the senior developer of this game once promosed a little prior to release that this would be included in a DLC pack although not on release.

I’m not the only one with this opinion – here’s a petition for it with almost 3000 signatures:
http://www.petitiononline.com/KZ2SSMP/petition.html

I don’t think the creator has submitted it yet, so sign it, people! And tell your friends about it! And lets someone at sony or guerilla games sees this.. :-/


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+ deafwing on July 13th, 2009 at 4:01 pm said:

wow, they’re putting the bolt gun and the flame-spammer in this … OMG … the geeks must be salivating :D.

Ahhh one of the best things I read in that update is the ability to now see the settings for games you’re about to join. YOU WOULD THINK, and AGE OLD feature like that would have made it to the game on release. Sometimes I think devs are thinking backwards but keep it coming guys, we love the updates!


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+ Ivan- on July 13th, 2009 at 4:10 pm said:

Well i love getting new trophies is a rush for me i got the two previous map pack can’t wait to buy this day 1. I hope you can release more classes i will buy them in a heart bit. Well i buy anything that says KILLZONE. Also thanks for the two new guns hopefully all the others will be added via DLC i don’t mind buy a million DLC pack is so worthy. Sony 4 LiFe. Add Me PSN ID: Ivan-


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+ L1NK-KUN on July 13th, 2009 at 6:41 pm said:

Ah, before I forget: there is something that’s been bugging me for some time now. Don’t know if the new update will fix it, but I will let you guys know anyway ;-)

If the total amount of points exceed 100.000, the last number of that total is displayed on a new line. I am referring to the score and your ranking by the way. If you take a look at your ranking, you can see what I am talking about.

Might something small, but it looks way better if that number stays on a single line.


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+ Jerec on July 14th, 2009 at 12:31 am said:

Will you be bundling the DLC’s into one reasonably price pack soon?

I think the individual price you are charging for each one is too expensive, considering each one is £5 for us in the UK, thats a sixth of the price I paid for the whole game, get all three and its half the games price, for a few maps and 2 weapons thats too much.


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+ SMERK24 on July 14th, 2009 at 4:17 am said:

WTF i cant sign in universe list wen i got the update tday


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+ EdHardy546 on July 14th, 2009 at 5:06 am said:

today the DLC should be in the playstation store but its not


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+ CursedMark on July 14th, 2009 at 6:27 am said:

All the things you people did i think was for the best but i think you left out some things to the patch like on the lobby veiw you need to show if the radar is on, off, or only on when firing also i look at all the fixes but couldnt help but see there wasn’t a fix to stop all the cheating in clan matchs and tournaments doring bodycount and deliever the object i would like to know when this will be added to a patch because i think this is a very big problem for the people that play hard to become good players and others have to cheat to win?


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+ killjoy7896 on July 14th, 2009 at 7:40 am said:

u guys from guerrilla game are one of best game companies good up the awesome work with killzone 2 and keep adding more DLC to killzone 2 i will pay for all of them.
killzone 2 is a awesome game it could be game of the year.


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+ mohfaisaris on July 14th, 2009 at 12:05 pm said:

i have a good idea for the new featured weapons, how bout you make a new badge ( bought with the pack ) and then you have to earn it by doing special tasks in the new maps. After, you earn the new badge with has the 2 new weapons. The badge should be Commander or something which allows you to bring back up ( with the aircraft things from campaign ) and the secondary will be like a grenade thing which lets you use different grenades ( like the electric grenade.
Keep up the good work awsome guys


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+ XScreamingEagleX on July 14th, 2009 at 2:15 pm said:

so is this DLC/patch will be free?

does the patch comes with the map? or the map is separated and the patch is free as usual?

pls let it be free :P


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+ Superstrokey1123 on July 14th, 2009 at 2:43 pm said:

Awesome stuff, i cant wait for all the stuff to come bundled together with all teh DLC. Ive been waiting for that to buy them all in one swoop.

Gotta love the KZ2!


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+ TmoNNie2o9 on July 14th, 2009 at 5:02 pm said:

That is a lot is there a possibility there’s match making ?


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+ majik_12 on July 14th, 2009 at 6:30 pm said:

please bring back the spawn shields. I havent played in a month because of this issue, I wont buy the dlc if this isnt changed back. I have liked every other update/change you have made though.

Its no fun dieing before you even spawn.

At least an option would be good, but on by default.


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+ BULLBOYKENNELS on July 14th, 2009 at 7:17 pm said:

So far I enjoy these new map packs, actually I rarely buy map packs cause I can do without them on most games. Yet I find myself getting them for KZ2. Furthermore when map pack 3 is out I will surely get that one as well. Good to see a game putting out content on a frequent basis. Unlike Socom where we are still waiting since the game has launched.

Great Job KZ2


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+ JVBGFR on July 14th, 2009 at 7:31 pm said:

One of the next features you guys need to add is online and offline split screen.


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+ topgearsam on July 15th, 2009 at 12:22 am said:

i think there should be co op online and offline through the campaign it would be cool


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+ Juandbz on July 15th, 2009 at 1:32 am said:

Yeah I Got the Patch recently and went online Checked the cool things they added. but when i went off line to finish my Elite Mode with Radec, there was an extreme glitch not letting me beat the stage. Is anyone else getting this problem or know a way to fix this or go around this?


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+ Duseldorf on July 15th, 2009 at 9:10 am said:

That’s awesome. I just have to get back online and play Killzone ASAP. Been to preoccupied lately. I need to buy all the DLC too!

WOW!


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+ EQAknockout on July 15th, 2009 at 10:48 am said:

i freakin love killzone its the best online game ever i just wish it had more weapon everyone just uses the sta its not a bad thing but it would be cool to put more guns out


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+ tomdog425 on July 15th, 2009 at 12:36 pm said:

I’m still hoping for some sort of split screen multiplayer feature, that’s reall all this game needs in my opinion.


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+ runningwatercake on July 15th, 2009 at 4:55 pm said:

great stuff


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+ ItsInUsAll on July 15th, 2009 at 6:30 pm said:

Frankly i’m not so excited about the new dlc, don’t ge me wrong here, I’m a hardcore killzone fan, but new maps aren’t helping the game øast long anymore, ok now the weapons might help a bit, but not for so long. Steel and Titanium map pack is dead, I tried to join a game on both of the maps yesterday and today, no action!. We need a shocking and revolutionized dlc, costumes, weapons(more then 2), vehicles, characters from story mode, new game modes…bring a change in DLC


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+ ItsInUsAll on July 15th, 2009 at 6:33 pm said:

Edit: Will get my hands on DL3 the second it pops up on PSN. Get ready to BURN!


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+ karmachameleon on July 15th, 2009 at 9:11 pm said:

Awww man I just bought the 2 packs separately and now you’re planning a bundle discount on the maps rummored? Can I get a price adjustment, please? I knew something was up when I saw more trophies than expected in a 1.28 patch


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+ shaksnet on July 16th, 2009 at 3:28 am said:

That’s strange, the DLC #3 is not yet in the PS Store. Anyways, we all appreciate your efforts, GG, in doing your best to keep up our hopes and expectations. :) I love Killzone2 so freaking much, i think i’ll just go psycho without my regular dose of a few hundred kills via Warzone, everyday. lol.

This is not decisively about money, but more about the “appeal” to make people want to buy it, or pull in those who are still undecided on getting any of the DLC packs. We really need more people with the DLC packs to make this whole DLC concept work! I hope someone forces this idea into one of the minds at GG headquarters. Without enough people having the DLC packs, this whole thing is simply pointless. Of course, i am 100% behind GG for any and all DLC content related to Killzone2, but the DLC content so far, are all exclusively for online multiplayer, and again, let me stress that we simply do not have enough people with the DLC maps to keep playing on all of these superb DLC maps.


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+ ExploadingAlah on July 16th, 2009 at 4:51 am said:

Someone asked if the new weapons will only be available in the new maps. And this Bull guy says we will find out more about it later. I really hate to think that these weapons will just be lying in a certain place on the map and everybody uses the assault boost capability to make a mad dash to the same spot at the beginning of the game. It’s already a bad enough [DELETED] with all the spawn camping but if everyone trys to make a bee line for the flamethrower or bolt gun, it will be even worse.


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+ ExploadingAlah on July 16th, 2009 at 4:57 am said:

Also, for all you pansies crying about the expense of the DLC, boo freaking whoo!! It’s 7 bucks max US dollars. If you are still playing at this point you have pretty much gotten your money’s worth out of the original price of the game and other 2 DLC. If GG wants to give a 3rd dlc pack away, I would be psyched, but I am not going to cry about 7 bucks for 2 maps and weapons


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+ EdHardy546 on July 16th, 2009 at 7:44 am said:

when does the DLC come out anyway


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+ cj725 on July 16th, 2009 at 3:54 pm said:

It comes out next week


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+ motherh666 on July 17th, 2009 at 3:45 am said:

testing. 1.2.3 ahem..


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+ EdHardy546 on July 17th, 2009 at 7:44 am said:

like on next friday


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+ EdHardy546 on July 17th, 2009 at 7:47 am said:

yea i mean like who would cry about a new DLC that has two new maps and two new guns. its like only 7$ i the US. you should be psyched that its only 7$ (max)


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+ GrayGhost45 on July 19th, 2009 at 10:47 am said:

If HIGH PRECISION mode is set back to default will this effect everyone in the game, or just the individual player?


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+ thelilviking on July 19th, 2009 at 12:29 pm said:

@Sebastian Downie

what about the electricity/shock grenade? that will make mp more interesting and fun

it will really mess with the spawn campers/harassers and the general campers, so an elite player can be killed a bit more by the casual gamers


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