LONDON, UK – 11 May 2015 – Isn’t it fantastic when a game you love gets updated with a bunch of new features that make it all the sweeter to play? That’s exactly what has happened to Ratz Instagib! Fragging opponents with supercharged railguns isn’t only satisfyingly fun but will now earn you a range of loot to customize your Rat for their battlefield endeavors. With the ability to equip multiple pieces of gear you can truly make yourself unique with items of varying rarity. With each game you will have a chance to get a loot roll which will spin the wheel of destiny rewarding you with gear ranging from common through to the ultra-rare Legendary items which can entirely alter the appearance of your avatar. Be the envy of your f(r)iends when your avatar snapshot is displayed on their killcam or whilst you parade around the winner’s podium at the round’s conclusion!
There have also been some changes made to streamline the online matchmaking. Duel, deathmatch and freezetag have been selected as the flagship ranked gamemodes. From our events, freezetag has always been the most popular and exciting team game so we wanted to guide everyone looking for a team experience here. A number of changes were made to freezetag to keep it dynamically balanced throughout the match and extra cover has been added in this gamemode to support more defensive playstyles. Frozen teammates are now visible through solid objects and feedback is given when you are unfreezing them to further encourage teamplay.
There are also a couple of bonuses in the update. Firstly, if you type in ‘pcgamer’ on the main menu screen you’ll be able to unlock an official PC Gamer shirt for your Rat to wear!
There is also a very rare chance of obtaining the Golden Ticket from the loot system which will win you a (REAL) Mad Catz Gaming mouse! More information coming on that next week.
Until then, we’ll see you on the Rattlefield!
Read Lino Slahuschek’s developer notes on the update here.
PS. Which Youtuber would you like to see featured in Ratz? Let us know and we’ll contact them to produce an exclusive in-game item!