Most people expected developer Turtle Rock Studios to support Evolve
with extra DLC content after the game had been released. After all, there is a Season Pass that includes four new hunters and three monster skins. What people possibly didn't expect is that there would be free content too. Observer Mode
was announced at the start of this month. Now Turtle Rock has confirmed that there will be two new maps for players to enjoy at the end of the month. The free maps will be playable in Hunt, Nest, and Rescue game modes. These include Skirmish, Custom matches and the Evacuation campaign, which means that there are some new Evacuation campaign effects too. Here are the details:Broken Hill Mine
The first and largest bohrium mine on Shear, Broken Hill Mine produced the billions of tons of raw materials necessary to build the rest of the colony. Until the Monsters showed up.Broken Hill Foundry
Broken Hill Mine is a deep labyrinth of caves running below the surface of Shear. The cave system divides into three visually distinct areas: One area is a rock quarry, a venom hound nest is set in another, and the last zone has a massive conveyor belt running through it. These surround a central drill chamber. Hidden, destructible entryways allow the Monster to shortcut through the map – or to fake out the Hunters and lead them down the wrong path. The mine’s tight confines reduce running and encourages a lot of stealth and close-quarters firefights. One cool thing to look for: Look up and you’ll see the crane for the Broken Hill Foundry (the second new map) above.
Broken Hill Mine Evacuation Campaign Effects:
Hunter Win: Mining Drones get repurposed as Shield Drones for the Hunter team in the next match.
Monster Win: Destroying the mining drill makes the environment tectonically unstable. The resulting earthquakes will flush out birds from the surrounding areas, deceiving the Hunters as to where the Monster is really located.
Along with iron, nickel, copper, and aluminum, the Foundry smelts the tons of ultrastable bohrium produced by the mine. There are several foundries dotted across the colony, and Broken Hill’s is the largest.
Broken Hill Foundry gets you out of the wilds of Shear and into an industrial complex. It’s an overlapping mix of open areas, corridors and low ceilings create new tactical options for both Monster and Hunter players. In the warehouse alone, there are three levels to stalk prey. Another area takes you through the streets – and to the rooftops – of Slagtown where a Monster can be lurking around every corner. Crates of bohrium, found throughout the facility, can be eaten as food for the Monster. Though the crates are easy meals, they don’t have a pop top. Breaking them open makes considerable noise and give away the Monster’s location.
Broken Hill Foundry Evacuation Campaign Effects:
Hunter Win: Energy-dense bohrium is used to supercharge the Hunter’s jetpacks.
Monster Win: Destroying the foundry engulfs the Monster in bohrium gas, making its melee attacks even more powerful.
The two maps are due to be released first on Xbox One on March 31st. Will you be visiting Broken Hill?