Overcooked 2's free Spring Festival update introduces new chefs, levels, and a dragon

By Heidi Nicholas,
Team 17 and Ghost Town have today launched a new free update for Overcooked! 2: Spring Festival, with two new chefs and five new levels. It rolled out today for PC, Switch, and PS4, but has been pushed back for Xbox due to an unforeseen delay". The game's official Twitter account promises that it should be on the way to Xbox "as soon as possible".

The new chefs are the Rat (to celebrate the Year of the Rat) and Turtle chefs, who have five new themed levels to work through, all created around the theme of the Spring Festival. It seems at least one of these will have a dragon to contend with, as the trailer shows it barging through the kitchen and cutting off access to half the room in the process. As for recipes; Team 17 has said that dim sum, hot pot and fruit platters will all be returning to the menu.

Spring Festival

Overcooked! 2 regularly receives new or themed updates. The last update, also free, was the free Winter Wonderland, which served both as a festive-themed update and as a celebration of all of the DLC which came before. Like Spring Festival, it had new levels and chefs, but it also had additional new recipes and enemies, although this might have been because Winter Wonderland was also a nod to previous DLCs. Campfire Cook Off, Night of the Hangry Horde, and Carnival of Chaos were the three major DLCs to come before, and all introduced new content and features. Night of the Hangry Horde had 12 new levels, four new chefs, and the game's first horde mode: eight horde mode levels in which players had to keep the undead ingredients at bay with their cooking skills. It also brought in a furnace, along with a guillotine to use in chopping ingredients. Campfire Cook Off had four new chefs and 15 new levels, along with new recipes to boot. Carnival of Chaos added 15 new levels, four chefs, combo meals, and a cannon. These were all paid DLCs, but can be bought together on Overcooked! 2's Season Pass, which is currently on offer for $14.99 instead of the usual $19.99. The main game is also on offer at the same price, $14.99, with a $10 reduction from its usual price of $24.99.

Overcooked! 2
Overcooked! 2

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Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!