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Survivors! Winter holidays are close, which means that very soon you will be able to take part in a unique festive event!

 

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New Year's brawl — “Battle with Gronch”

Fireman Henry is a true professional, who remained true to his vocation even after the end of the world. He decided that there was nothing left to save in the cities, and devoted himself to the protection of forests. Once on New Year's Day, Henry clashed with Gronch, who set fire to a fir forest to deprive people of festive trees. Since then, Fireman Henry pursues Gronch and stops his atrocities. Henry's wrath will find anyone who tries to start a fire against the rules. 

And the villain Gronch is at it again! He's definitely not short in the impudence department. Just like his hatred for the New Year holidays and those who wait for them and believe in miracles.
This year, he gathered a truly huge army of followers and is ready to spoil the holiday! Are the survivors ready for this challenge? We are going to find out soon.

So, what can you expect in the “Battle with Gronch”? According to scout reports — a massacre. Gronch will send wave after wave of his troops to one of the main New Year's symbols, the decorated Christmas tree, until the defence trembles and is broken to pieces. Judging by his yearly obsession, he has some old and deep issues with fir trees...

Players have to fend off the incessant squads of henchmen and protect the Christmas tree. Teams of the most resistant and stubborn defenders will receive unique New Year's gifts. But all the other survivors will not be ignored! Complete special challenges in the brawl and get a festive sticker and a memorable portrait!

Features

  • “Battle with Gronch” is a PvE-battle, which will be held in the zone “Sector EX”, covered with ice.
  • Players take part in the battle in a team of 4 people (including the player himself).
  • The task is to hold out as long as possible against a huge army of Gronch's followers.
  • At the end of the first battle, all team members enter the leaderboard. If the player manages to exceed his previous result in subsequent attempts, then his best score in the leaderboard is updated.
  • A player does not have to try to improve his position with the same team. He can either assemble a new group or try his luck as part of a randomly selected team.

We plan to include such rewards for the new mode as unique decor items, a sticker and a new portrait of “Fireman Henry” — Gronch’s sworn enemy, who has been chasing him for many years and saving the world from his atrocities.

Explosive property office

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In addition, with the start of “Snowstorm” the temporary workbench “Explosive property office” will open once again, and each survivor will be able to choose some nice New Year's souvenirs. You can get them in exchange for a temporary holiday resource “Crackers” and other resources. “Crackers” will be available in the special New Year Fever PvP mission. Among the unique souvenirs in the “Explosive property office”, you can find a number of New Year items from last year, and completely new stickers and decor that will transform your vehicle into a real New Year armoured sled! A complete list of items and their recipes will be published in the description of the New Year's update, stay tuned!

Of course, this is not all the details on the upcoming event “Snowstorm”. Keep up with the news and descriptions of updates and get ready to help Fireman Henry in a fierce fight with Gronch!

 

 

Please note that the plans described in this article are preliminary and may change in the development process or never make it into the game.

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Will the SMGs be released during all this?

Ka1deron (Posted )

theredshell, hello! We don't have plans to release new weapons for this event. But there will definitely be special decor, paints and probably something else - stay tuned for our pathcnotes;)

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I don't like making all of the past event items, which were extremely hard to get, craftable again. It'd be nice if some items remained exclusive one time things so they held their value.

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So endless horde mode. Cool, why not. I'll be definitely playing it! :)

 

Is the snow in Sector Ex going to affect driving?

Ka1deron (Posted )

Spedemix, at the moment it is not planned to cover the map with huge layers of snow - I would describe it as "late autumn" or "early winter";)
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SNOW MAP!!! YES!!! 

Been wanting one of those for a really long time even it's just a reskin of one we already have :wub:

Ka1deron (Posted )

Thank you - you are not going to wait that long;)
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GG devs, on time that we get some information about xmas update, really looking forward to fight gronch again. And thank god, the old decor from last year is coming back, so it finally will drop in price. And new portrait too! Seems like a good update that will become a lot of fun! Truly very nice :santa::popcorn:

Ka1deron (Posted )

Thank you for your feedback - stay tuned for our pathcnotes to learn more details about the Snowstorm!
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21 minutes ago, D3N1Z said:

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say bye bye to your valuable things :D

I guess if you're a fan of deco spam hovers becoming more affordable, and devs taking the easy way out and not adding anything new to the game, just recycling last year's content, then by all means be happy about it. 

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Is there a point to leaderboard other than showing our best attempts or are we going to be rewarded at the end based on our position?

Also will this work as a RAID where we get unlimited repairs?

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Damn autocorrect

Ka1deron (Posted )

DRRPickel, you'll be able to learn these details from our patchnotes (we plan to publish them quite soon).
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Need more Quests in "Adventure" mode!

 

Defend Coca-Cola Truck!

Kill Gronch in Colliseum

Find and collect presents

Help to IceFury defend Christmass Tree

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3 minutes ago, DominusPericulum said:

Will the PvE mode difficulty scale with PS? With time? Both?

good question, I am curious to know :))

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I'm hoping this new PvE mode will be done with imagination and will reward team play (disarming, assists) and make many different types of build viable, not settle on a MG-Meta within a couple of hours of coming out.

We'll see what it is when it arrives.

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Why do why need to wait 3 days for hou van go to new clan ?

 

Ka1deron (Posted )

Vort3X45, this feature has been implemented a while ago and there is a number of reasons for that. One of them is to avoid possible violations of the in-game rules.

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Are all of last year's decor items coming back?

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The final contents for the "Explosive property office" are still being decided - this info will definitely be included into the upcoming patchnotes;)

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20 minutes ago, Rob_blk33_ said:

Are all of last year's decor items coming back?

Yep! Its back!

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Will console receive the adventure mode and adventure pack item with this event?

The update also came with many other adjustments, was wondering when those would apply to us :)

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16 minutes ago, Pickleberry said:

Will console receive the adventure mode and adventure pack item with this event?

The update also came with many other adjustments, was wondering when those would apply to us :)

I'd like to second this post..

When will console be brought up to date with pc? :017:

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3 minutes ago, Xbox_M_420 said:

When they fix all the bugs i guess, personally i'm pretty happy PC get things a little while before us because all the errors, bugs etc get sorted by the time we get it (usually).

I still remember the unintended Bigfoot wheel change that was added to a PC patch.

We tried telling the devs to not drop it onto console until it was fixed seeing as pc could easily have it fixed and we would have to wait instead.

Ended up receiving the patch anyhow :/

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Our first taste of a survival mode?! Neat, Ice?! Wut! I wonder how the vehicles are gonna be responsive on that type of ground, this is gonna give me some laugh and trouble i bet. It's ok, my winter driving mode is already engage and snow tires are set.

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hopefully the old decor is making a comeback. supply of those is quite low.

about the endurance-ranking mode...i'm not sure if i like where this is going.

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