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Blacklight: Retribution on PS4 Gets New Mode, Maps Today

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Blacklight: Retribution

Zombie has been getting a lot of questions about when the next patch hits for the Blacklight: Retribution PS4 beta, and what will be in it. We’re happy to announce that the first content patch for Blacklight: Retribution on PS4 will go live today, Thursday February 27th. This patch includes too many things to list here, so we’ll stick to the really, really good stuff – the first of which is the introduction of our cooperative game mode: Onslaught!

Onslaught Game Mode

Onslaught pits four Blacklight Agents against an endless horde of infected. Players will have to strategize and cooperate when building their loadouts in order to complete the challenges of Onslaught as a team.

Each wave and enemy type will force you to adapt as the threat changes. If you bank too heavily on fortifying one area, you might find yourself overrun. But if you remain too light and mobile, you may not have the heavy firepower you need to punch through what comes next. Rely on your wits and gear to see you through it. Those who find a way to succeed will be rewarded for their efforts!

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New Multiplayer Maps!

Decay and Metro are both included for you to play on!

Metro is set in an abandoned subway station long since taken over by squatters. Players will face fierce firefights in the narrow corridors. Only teams who find a way to exploit open avenues of attack can succeed here. Watch your flanks, and make sure you know which way the threat is coming.

Decay is a slum fortress set deep in the worst and most rundown area of the city. Threats will come from above and below in this rat warren. Teams will need to stay sharp as they move together and watch the roof tops and ruined buildings. Keep your eyes peeled for ambushes in the shadows, and don’t get pinned down.

Private Matches

We’ve also introduced private servers to Blacklight: Retribution PS4. With these, you can set up matches for just you and your friend so you can play the way you want, with who you want. Sometimes you just need to get away from the mayhem of public matches and enjoy a more gentrified experience with your friends.

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Matchmaking Improvements

Zombie’s number one priority during this patch has been to make it easy for you to find a fun game of Blacklight to play. This includes matching itself, as well as host migration and host selection. We’ve also added a lot of tools that will let us further tune this moving forward.

Game Optimizations

Our beta players have been exceptionally helpful. You’ve let us know about issues you’ve run into, and it’s helped the team target areas for improvement. With this patch, you’ll notice improved frame rates, faster loads, and a smoother experience overall. Thank you all for playing the Blacklight: Retribution beta on PS4!

Follow @ZombieStudios on Twitter or find us on Facebook to keep in touch. You can also find our latest news posts on the official Blacklight: Retribution PS4 website.

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Binarynova said:

February 27th, 9:03 am

Onslaught mode? Private matches? Nice! I’ll definitely try out the new patch. :)

liammill18 said:

February 27th, 9:11 am

Whoa, this is awesome! I’ve been playing it somewhat passively, but I love horde-style modes, so I’m super down for this. Any idea when you’ll be out of beta?

k0wb0y-b33b0p said:

February 27th, 9:11 am

When will you be implementing trophies in the game? You have said in your website after the holidays trophies will be coming. It’s after the holidays. I’m ready to play this again but will wait til that happens. I’m sure a bunch of people will jump on this if that happens too.

xAkademiks said:

February 27th, 9:11 am

Is there going to be trophies for this game? I noticed in this post the beta tag after the title of the game, which I wasn’t aware of. So I thought maybe they’d be added when it’s not in “beta”? Possibly?

HOJU99 said:

February 27th, 9:11 am

Is there an ETA time for when the patch will go out???

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    Kael Hammond said:

    February 27th, 9:37 am

    We’re spinning up the patch process right now. Here’s what we’re doing:

    -BLR PS4 Backend servers will be down for their update starting at about 9:30am (PST)
    -Patch will be set live shortly after so you can DL while we do our back end work
    -BLR PS4 Backend servers come back up this after noon (PST)

xAkademiks said:

February 27th, 9:12 am

Yeah, @3 .. I’m actually waiting for trophies to be implemented in the game before I play it too.

Rezznak said:

February 27th, 9:13 am

cool.now.release.MERCENARY KINGS!

xCIOCCIx said:

February 27th, 9:13 am

YES

iKingAces said:

February 27th, 9:16 am

I have yet to download this game, but new maps and game modes can only mean better things! I’ll be downloading this once this patch releases.

kivi95 said:

February 27th, 9:18 am

Looks like you just got me back into the game!

snakeeyes211 said:

February 27th, 9:20 am

Are we ever going to see trophies

GeoDarky said:

February 27th, 9:25 am

Awesome news! Thanks you guys for the continuous support am absolutely enjoying playing Blacklight Retribution one of the best free-to-play games i played

Halloweenie06 said:

February 27th, 9:25 am

This just made my day.

DoucetDudes said:

February 27th, 9:25 am

Looking forward to playing it but only once it gets trophy support. Hopefully with a platinum trophy. Any news on trophy support for this game?

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    Kael Hammond said:

    February 27th, 9:38 am

    Trophies are planned for when we end BETA. Have no fear they have not been forgotten. =)

VirtualDrizzle said:

February 27th, 9:28 am

When will it get trophy support?

the_FREELANCER said:

February 27th, 9:29 am

Looking forward to it. Any idea when it will come out of beta?

Roxous said:

February 27th, 9:31 am

@6 @3 @15 I wouldn’t expect trophies until its out of Beta.

DaMaJaDiZ said:

February 27th, 9:36 am

Oh heck yeah. You had me at Co-op mode.

Wtfman90 said:

February 27th, 10:03 am

Perfect timing!! Just ended finals this week. Gonna spend my time playing this!

THANKS!

Sentry-Mann said:

February 27th, 10:05 am

I’ll try out the zombie mode for sure.

erikis300 said:

February 27th, 10:05 am

What time do the maps come out on Psn I’m in ny

PuMa said:

February 27th, 10:06 am

Can you do local split screen in Onslaught mode?

BrotherSocrates said:

February 27th, 10:30 am

OMG yes but quick question will you be able to earn GP and rank up in ONSLAUGHT mode or does it have different progression?

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Kael Hammond said:

February 27th, 10:40 am

You definitely earn things while playing Onslaught but with a bit of a twist. You’ll see =)

Hogwild333 said:

February 27th, 10:46 am

I tried your game and deleted it after a short play session (competitive multi-player is not my cup of tea unless it is heavily team based liked BF4). Now that you are releasing a co-op mode I will be re-downloading it and giving it another try.

Sum-Mischief said:

February 27th, 10:53 am

Crazy…! just crazy i so glad to see you guys are updating the game. My friends and I just really started playing this together, and been having loads of fun.

iREVOLTER said:

February 27th, 11:09 am

Good to see support and update the beta. But how long it is going to be in BETA state? I know it is a f2p, but c’mon guys it is in this state more than 3 months on a console. I hope no 1 year BETA TEST like Dust 514, better not forget the Trophy update ;) Thanks.

EbOuNcE88 said:

February 27th, 11:16 am

I have played a couple times. It should be a lot funner then it is. I’ll admit I just got BF 4 2 weeks ago and that game is amazing (was always a COD fan until now). My problems would be the lag sometimes, way to much effort to rank up and get decent stuff, and the levels were kind of plain. Ill check it out again..

spexX_ said:

February 27th, 11:16 am

that aim assist… it was fun at first but the players who lag combined with cloak + walhack + aimbot wreaks the competitive play… co-op raids sound fun though definitely checking that out! but damn that aim assist seriously if used properly it’s a headshot monster fully functional easy to use aimbot and wallhacks too lol gg.

spexX_ said:

February 27th, 11:20 am

if you fixed the lag issues – turned down aim assist – and slightly increased strafe speed… that would be something pretty sweet

spexX_ said:

February 27th, 11:22 am

i would invest greatly

DeliciousDMan said:

February 27th, 11:32 am

I think that you should seriously implement some way to get items permanently that doesn’t damage the free to play model for you guys too much. I’m fine dropping a few bucks to support the game/gain a small edge when playing, but there should be a permanent use option with items that doesn’t require actual purchase. Even if it’s super stingy, like every ten levels worth of XP you get enough to get an attachment, etc. I’m not saying I know what you have to do to make a free to play title profitable, but that’s just my two cents. Otherwise, I do enjoy this game, just thought I’d give out my opinion.

csuviking94 said:

February 27th, 11:41 am

This game beats all other ps4 games. Love the hard work you guys are doing at Zombie! Downloading the new patch now.

warlock7 said:

February 27th, 12:05 pm

How about some freakin’ TROPHIES!?!?!?!

CrusaderForever said:

February 27th, 12:06 pm

I am going to have to give this a shot. I have been waiting for the game to get out of the beta stage. Onslaught sounds like CoD Zombies! I will try this out today. Thanks

warlock7 said:

February 27th, 12:06 pm

@14: If you’re going to add trophy support post BETA, then make sure that they load retroactively!

tusunami said:

February 27th, 12:37 pm

Now at first i didn’t know what to think of this game. But after playing it i like it. And with the new additions to this game i will have to check this out again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jchill001 said:

February 27th, 12:43 pm

i wish that the customizable options werent so expensive, even for in game currency

Mando44646 said:

February 27th, 12:56 pm

Pretty fun game but I’d play more if there were trophies :)

SWITCH_00599 said:

February 27th, 1:45 pm

Blacklight here we come!! :D

deezyfesheezy said:

February 27th, 2:09 pm

Been waiting a while for this, but I did not expect it this early. What a pleasant surprise.

mikemc1958 said:

February 27th, 2:31 pm

sweet love this game

Lady_Jewels said:

February 27th, 3:28 pm

OK. Seriously when can I play the game again. It says servers are down so this patch can be installed. Its almost 7 Pm my time and I have been waiting hours to play. Plz give us an ETA when we can play again.

TNRockstar said:

February 27th, 3:45 pm

I agree. I’m sick of sitting here like an eagle. Constantly clicking refresh to see if it’s up. Please give me an ETA so I can go on with my life and come back when it’s up and running. Please.

NIGHTRAVEN3 said:

February 27th, 4:03 pm

Duuude! I really want to play that Onslaught mode! Think ill play after BF4!

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Kael Hammond said:

February 27th, 4:44 pm

Servers are up guys! Enjoy.

Zombie staff is sticking around and watching as you all try out the new stuff. Thanks for being Blacklight: Retribution BETA players on PlayStation 4!

Lady_Jewels said:

February 27th, 4:50 pm

Finally online thx

Lady_Jewels said:

February 27th, 4:52 pm

ahhh its super hard to control my weapon now.

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    Kael Hammond said:

    February 27th, 5:04 pm

    We had to reset folks sensitivity for a bug fix. You can tweak it in settings. =)

Lady_Jewels said:

February 27th, 5:05 pm

zombie mode is pretty hard but enjoying it very much.

genius527 said:

February 27th, 5:10 pm

Yes!!,can’t wait until I get the ps4 and can’t wait to get this cool looking zombie game. P.S. Trying to ask my parents if I can be on P.S. plus!!!

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