DLC maps for Killzone Shadow Fall will be free

Unlike most console FPS games, PS4 launch title Killzone: Shadow Fall won’t charge users for post-launch maps released as DLC, Guerrilla Games has confirmed as part of a multiplayer reveal which you can see in action in the video above.

Guerrilla community editor Victor Zuylen has also detailed the shooter’s multiplayer component in a post on the Killzone site. "Using the new customizable Warzone features demonstrated in the trailer, you can pick the number of players (4-24), rules, mission modes, classes, abilities and weapons you want to allow in a match, then save these choices as a preset to share with the rest of the Shadow Fall community," he said.

"We've worked hard to make sure Killzone Shadow Fall will be a fun, competitive multiplayer experience that's easy to get into, but difficult to master," Zuylen added. "There are now eight different rotating mission modes, four of which are new to Killzone Shadow Fall."

The game features 22 weapons all unlocked from the start, allowing players to build specialised classes from the get-go. Equipment can be augmented and skills upgraded by completing over 1,500 skill-based actions, from headshots to destroying enemy gear.

Shadow Fall will initially ship with ten multiplayer maps but more will be added for free after release, Zuylen said. "We plan to continue support for the title well after launch - and yes, DLC multiplayer maps will be released free of charge to ensure everyone can play.”

The game will be released alongside PS4 when the console launches in the US on November 15 and in Europe two weeks later.


  • Shinn - September 1, 2013 3:07 a.m.

    Great, if I can quell my Halo addiction with something like this I'll be happy. I just shelled out like 15 bucks dlc for a Halo game I really only play when I can manage to assemble my buddies (who are all at different Universities).
  • Larry Legdrop - August 30, 2013 5:14 p.m.

    But, the online is still a service you have to pay for for the online mp on retail games so, that's where the money is coming from. Oh you sneaky little sneak you.
  • Fox_Mulder - August 31, 2013 9:02 p.m.

    Yeah, but if you were to buy COD on PS4, or Xbox One for that matter, you would have to shell out money for the maps. Also, when you pay for PS Plus, you get loads of games, and discounts on tons of content. I guess people will always find a downside, something to bitch about.
  • Fox_Mulder - August 30, 2013 2:19 p.m.

    Sounds like Guerrilla is going to break the mold on DLC, it's hard not to get excited after years of COD's reign and the combined extra $75 you pay just for more maps. Great thing about the weapons too, no veteran will have an equipmental advantage over new players. They're definitely making things more accessible, but really is that such a bad thing?
  • GR_JustinTowell - August 30, 2013 12:30 a.m.

    Really pleased to hear all the weapons are available from the start. Removes a massive barrier to entry, that does.
  • GOD - August 30, 2013 11:05 p.m.

    Agreed! Instead you "augment" yourself too presumably get smaller buffs, but can still find what weapons work best for you and you don't have to worry about being barred off from any weapons that seem so superior to others. This should also mean that the matches would have greater weapon variety. Normally the higher unlocked weapons ultimately dominate a match because they are inherently better to justify the levelling. In this case they should all be balanced and work within their own respective roles right off the bat. Also free DLC maps means a healthy player pool. This means healthier matches, better matchmaking, and no worrying about having to pick the old maps to have a better experience because everyone has them.

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