The first batch of DLC has hit Sunset Overdrive in a flurry of energy drinks and over-the-top weaponry – and there’s a massive boost for multiplayer gamers, if you’re into that sort of thing.
We’re told that there’s “no such thing as too many weapons in a mutant apocalypse”, so the team at Insomniac Games wants to make sure Sunset Overdrive is well-stocked. The first downloadable Weapons pack brings four new weapons to your arsenal, each one expanding your strategic options.
- Plague Bomb – Instantly intoxicate enemies in the area with this weapon. Enemies hit with the Plague Bomb will start vomiting, take damage over time and explode when killed. Plus, enemies affected by the Plague Bomb can spread the disease to others!
- Rager – Releases a confusion-inducing cloud which causes enemies to attack each other in a fit of rage. And yes, they also explode when killed.
- Shield Buddy – Activates a shield that protects you and your friends but also deploys bombs that will decimate your foes. No need to choose between offence and defence when you can have both with the Shield Buddy.
- Multi-Lock Rocket Launcher – The most literal of the weapons included in the pack, the Multi-Lock Rocket Launcher does exactly that and locks on up to eight targets. Release the trigger and send a legion of homing rockets at your enemies.
The Weapons Pack is available as part of the Sunset Overdrive Season Pass, or by itself for around US$5 (price varies by region).
But wait! There’s more! For a limited time, the elusive, fabled Propain Launcher (geddit?) will be handed out more frequently to multiplayer gamers – and if that doesn’t excite you, you can also earn 27.9 times more OverCharge while playing Chaos Squad in Sunset Overdrive. What are you waiting for?