PS4-exclusive Killzone Shadow Fall gets free multiplayer maps

Two free multiplayer maps now available for Guerilla Games' first-person shooter; paid DLC to be released next month.

Developer Guerilla Games has revealed two free multiplayer maps as well as its first multiplayer DLC pack for first-person shooter game Killzone Shadow Fall.

Posted on the official PlayStation blog, the new Killzone Shadow Fall map pack includes two free multiplayer maps inspired by locations in the single-player campaign. The first of these is The Cruiser map, which is set in a "decommissioned VSA cruiser full of narrow, labyrinthine passages and interconnected compartments".

The second map, The Hangar, takes place in "one of Helghan's vast and lofty mining spires".

In addition to the free maps, The Insurgent DLC pack will soon be available to purchase. The pack will feature a new class known as The Insurgent, who will possess three new abilities, as well as the unique capability to hack and steal.

The pack will also introduce three new weapons, a new difficulty mode, a new online collectibles mode, a personalisation pack, and new challenges and trophies. The Insurgent DLC pack will be released on the PlayStation store in April for $9.99.

PlayStation 4 owners can participate in the current Killzone Shadow Fall free multiplayer trial, which ends March 11. A PlayStation Plus subscription is not required.

For more on Killzone Shadow Fall, check out GameSpot's review.

Written By

Zorine “harli” Te is a long time Australian competitive gamer and also an Associate Editor at GameSpot.

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62 comments
Pupchu
Pupchu

Free stuff is yummy...

xoextreme
xoextreme

The amount of retarded comments on every story on this site is just ridiculous.

triton1977
triton1977

Sounds very desperate. I guess they had to do it to not fail in sales figures.

sirk1264
sirk1264

New maps are nice bit I'm waiting for the coop dlc before getting back into this game. The multiplayer is a lot of fun but I got burnt out from constantly playing it. Hope the new insurgent class is not like the infiltrator class in killzone 3. Hated that class.

DeanoFantasy
DeanoFantasy

Still Killzone SF looks better than Titanfall, what exactly is so revolutionary about Titanfall btw? why is every one kicking off about it? its just another generic FPS from the gameplay Ive seen, did nobody play Armored Core or Mech Warrior growing up? you could get in bots/titans whatever in the multilayer of Killzone 3, honestly don't know what the hype is about that game.

porcupeth123
porcupeth123

The only respectable online FPS on console right now. Everything else is garbage.

guitargladiator
guitargladiator

it's kind of sad how few people are playing this. it's a FREE week of multiplayer and there are less than 2000 people online

masfima1
masfima1

the 8 people playing this game will be very pleased


coaltango
coaltango

the Online is so much better than the campaign of this game.


its non stop fun & the leveling up is so addictive

jynxten
jynxten

KZ-SF is an incredibly fun game once you get into it. Having more fun on it than BF4 right now, that's for sure. It's a solid and well balanced shooter. It doesn't deserve all the stick it gets, though I suspect most of that comes from people who've never played it.

unreal101
unreal101

Mmm, 1080i
.

Haven't used that format since 2006

brockelley
brockelley

now if only the game was still worth playing.

b00me
b00me

How come you didn't inform me that this DLC runs at 960p in your article, Gamespot?

XNEXUS666X
XNEXUS666X

Killzone 960p 


"But we already knew this..." Said the Sony fanboy.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

Its been ages since I bought any DLC at all anyway.

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

Wait what? No 25 bucks season pass for a bunch of maps?

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

This is Sony's answer to Titanfall?

They should change their slogan to 'mediocrity awaits'.

canuckbiker
canuckbiker

Welcome to the internet my friend. Logic and reason do not exist in this realm.

ScottOakley
ScottOakley

@triton1977 You sure have some big issues if you can be negative for something that is free. So you rather pay for the maps so that they 'seem' less desperate?

aajep
aajep

@triton1977 They released free maps in the previous game as well, so no... Besides 2.1 million sales doesn't sound like a failure.

jZangetsu21
jZangetsu21

@triton1977  Yes, actually not charging us for every little thing like COD does is so desperate. You do know that they announced free maps even before the game was released right?


I don't get people, they bitch all the time about everything costing money and then when we get something for free, it's not good enough either.

jZangetsu21
jZangetsu21

@rickphoenixxx  OMG how long are people going to beat that dead horse?! No one even noticed it until someone pointed it out. 

geralsmith0286
geralsmith0286

@repetitious  Oh yea they're desperate, even though they already announced free multiplayer maps for the game before it was even released. you sir are a dumbass....

Daniellynet
Daniellynet

@DeanoFantasy You need to try it to understand it. 

I grew tired of Battlefield and CoD since they were both "meh". I had no expectations for Titanfall and wouldn't even buy it, but I tried the demo and wow, it was fun. 

It's extremely fast paced, you cannot just play it like your typical generic shooter with cover and crouching. It's more of a mix between Quake and CoD.  

Gun gameplay being something like from CoD, but the movement/pace of something like from Quake. 

Bleak5170
Bleak5170

@guitargladiator  

2000 is actually a lot compared to what it has been lately. Killzone is my favourite game series of all time, but Shadow Fall was a HUGE disappointment for me. 

jZangetsu21
jZangetsu21

@masfima1  I bet it took all 8 of your brain cells to come up with that comment. Or did you use the 1 while the other 7 cheered him on to try his best?

dnmt
dnmt

@XNEXUS666X  It's funny because KZ still looks amazing, I would say about a million times better than TF which will run at an even lower resolution than that and not even at a solid 60 fps. Frickin' lol.

normanislost
normanislost

Actually sony fan boys are saying 960 is better than 792

Whilst PC gamers sit here laughing at both of you

shadowheart7
shadowheart7

@Sevenizz  Stop acting like Titanfall is MS's property. They just paid EA lots of $$$ to keep it away from PS platforms. Enjoy playing a game your favorite company whor*** out for you. 

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@Sevenizz  I don't think it was a solution to anything since it was a launch title but I agree it was definitely mediocre. Just like every shooter to come out in like the last two or three years.

RiKanKiDD
RiKanKiDD

@DeanoFantasy @porcupeth123  BF and CoD are garbage. Killzone Shadowfall is my first killzone and honestly the best and most respectable FPS online shooter i have ever played.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

MS has deep pockets too. It wouldn't surprise me if they just buy out the franchise for themselves. It'd be a smart move.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Similar to the agreement Sony had with Rockstar with the GTA series 2 generations ago?

Relax guy, it's just business.

C_A_G_E
C_A_G_E

@RiKanKiDD @DeanoFantasy @porcupeth123  BF4 MP is way better then KZ 4 MP. Everything from weapon selection map layout and character movement. 


If KZ is so awesome why is there only roughly 1200 people playing it at any given time. Most of the lobbies have 0 people in them. 


I got bored with BF4 and got a even trade to get KZ. I have not beat the SP yet so that is still a plus but i have played a decent amount of MP to actually understand the game and still not be blown away by it. 


Making statments like it is the best MP out there or of any MP is misleading people. 


The no auto aim is overhyped since you would have to be blind to miss anyone in that game. 

shadowheart7
shadowheart7

@Sevenizz  Its funny how people are cool with this. "Buying exclusives" because they dont have enough first party studios. 

shadowheart7
shadowheart7

@Sevenizz  There is evidence which proves that it was being for ps consoles but it was just bought my MS. Also what agreement? All GTA games were released on Xbox as well. 

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@IncisionX @Sevenizz  I wasn't actually talking about Titanfall at all myself, but I also don't really know why that matters. It is coming out on more than one platform. That is a good thing.

And besides most people don't play PC for a reason and sooner or later people will want to upgrade to next gen. Games like Titanfall give them a reason to do so. More of a reason than PC has for them not to do so anyway.

jynxten
jynxten

@IncisionX @Dannystaples14@Sevenizz  I'm getting Titanfall on PC next month. Haven't used a PC to play first-person shooters since Half-Life 2, but I must have this game :D

My friend's getting it next week on XBone, so I might just happen to pop over for a couple of beers next weekend. That's if I can tear myself away from Dark Souls 2 (the reason I'm not getting Titanfall immediately).