Nuclear Dawn Free Steam Weekend December 15 - 19
- By: CM Boots-Faubert
- Posted 12th Dec 2011
InterWave Studios and Steam have announces today that their most excellent game Nuclear Dawn will be free to play on Steam beginning Thursday, December 15, 2011 through Monday, December 19, 2011 for PC and MAC. Seriously, how cool is that? Well, if you think that is cool, check this out: during the free Steam weekend, fans wanting to purchase the full Nuclear Dawn game can do so at a 40% discount off the regular $19.99 price!
In addition to the free weekend, the ongoing evolution of Nuclear Dawn takes some dramatic steps forward with the release of several new updates including a new weapon unlock for the P-900 sidearm, playable training modes, new in-game career stats page and the all-new stealth saboteur kit.
The P-900 sidearm will only be available to those players who have purchased the full game before Sunday at 1PM PST. The new playable training mode allows fans to lean basic and advanced RTS and FPS gameplay techniques and unlock the Commander Graduate achievement which provides priority tickets to the commander chair. The new in-game Career Stats Page tracks battle stats, upcoming unlocks and achievements, and allows for customization of equipped optional extra.
-- Players will be awarded double XP throughout the free weekend (15th -- 19th December).
-- P-900 sidearm unlock added (automatically awarded to all players who purchase during the free weekend, as well as those who have already purchased Nuclear Dawn prior.)
-- Added Santa hats which will run during the holidays -- starting 19th December. Server admins can control the behavior with the following CVar: nd_xmas - 0 = Hats disabled - 1 = Hats only for commanders - 2 = Hats for EVERYONE!
-- Added squad bonuses for healing, capturing resources, and kill assists.
-- Saboteur Stealth class introduced. Use Remote Explosive Devices and machine pistols, in conjunction with your Stealth Cloak teach your enemies fear of the dark.
-- Four interactive FPS training courses that cover aspects of class warfare and basic gameplay mechanics
-- Three interactive RTS training courses that cover the basic Commander functions (minus tactical excellence -- you add that yourselves)
-- Commander Graduate achievement -- a special achievement earned by completing all of the interactive RTS training. In live games, players who have this achievement will have priority over candidates who did not complete training.
-- Added a "Career" page to the main menu for viewing your player stats, including upcoming general and class-specific unlocks.
-- Added an "Extras" tab (found via the new "Career" page) that allows players to enable/disable bonuses, such as the pre-order Veteran Medal and free-weekend P-900 sidearm unlock.
Nuclear Dawn is the best of both multiplayer worlds, featuring full FPS and RTS experiences within a single gameplay model without crippling or diluting the experience. Nuclear Dawn is a 32-player squad based assault game with two factions made up of four classes each, various load outs, more than three dozen weapons and several large scale maps to explore, exploit and explode.
Modders can use Nuclear Dawn Software Development Kit to create custom maps and more. Achievement hunters can 60 ranks to blast their way through, 12 unlocks for each weapon, additional achievements, gizmos and several other surprises.
Nuclear Dawn is hard, fast and unforgiving, with weapons that rely on skill and tactics more than on twitch reflexes and map memorization. Steam Powered -- Nuclear Dawn is available for both Mac and PC through Steamplay with Steam Cloud support. Please go to: http://store.steampowered.com/app/17710