Starship Troopers: Extermination

  • Online Co-Op: 16 Players
  • + Co-Op Campaign
Starship Troopers: Extermination Gets a New Map, Persistent Bug Bodies on Steam
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Starship Troopers: Extermination Gets a New Map, Persistent Bug Bodies on Steam

Big new features and improvements arrive ahead of the game's October console launch.

Starship Troopers: Extermination, the large-scale co-op shooter from Offworld, is due to fully launch on consoles and Steam in October. In the meantime, the Steam Early Access version continues to grew and improve, as evidenced by this week's Version 0.8 update. The new update adds a brand new planet, weak points on enemies, persistent bug bodies, and more.

Here's an abridged version of the Version 0.8 update notes:

Planet X-11

Planet X-11 is located within the Tibannis system but lies deep within the Arachnid Quarantine Zone and is designated a mining planet for the federation. It also serves a more important role as it is the home of the Teefang Array Deep Space Listening post. The planet has been discovered by the bugs and is now under constant attack and must be defended.

Weak Points

Introduce a new set of systems to expand the depth of our shooting mechanics. The goal is to try and make shooting the Arachnids more interesting, and it requires player knowledge to make sure that you are either using the right gun for the job or have a good enough aim to avoid hitting the armor. Add depth to our gameplay by providing each enemy with an armor class and each gun with an armor-piercing value. Allow players to use either knowledge (What guns have what AP value) or skill (Just aim for the weak points) when killing bugs

The Carnage System

Carnage is the new in-house system we’ve created that will let troopers have a true Starship Troopers experience with Persistent Bug Bodies. As you fight the Arachnids, their Bug corpses stay in the game until they are destroyed. Corpses will stack and be traversable by both friend and foe alike, and if sightlines are an issue, Troopers will be able to use their hands to melee or explosives to clear a path if needed.

The Carnage system with its persistent bug bodies sounds like a fun shake-up. Imagine having to climb over piles of dead alien insects as you fight to defend your base! Well, Steam players can check this update out right now, and console players can look forward to experiencing things in a few months.

Starship Troopers: Extermination costs $29.99 on Steam at present, but the price will rise after launch. The game will fully launch on Xbox Series S|X, PlayStation 5, and Steam in October.