Attention, Deep Space Vanguard! Terran Command has informed us that Arachnids are closing in on our Mobile Headquarters – a lot of them. We expect them to reach their target on Wednesday, August 2 at 10:00 AM PT (GMT-7) with the release of Update 0.4.0: Relentless Hordes. This will be Starship Troopers: Extermination’s second medium deployment, which introduces Horde Mode and Player Profiles with stat tracking. The game’s price on Steam will also be increasing on August 2 from $24.99 USD to $29.99 USD.
Horde Mode will unlock for players at Career Rank 2. In this 16-player mode, Troopers must defend the Mobile Headquarters (MHQ) in the build zone against 10 increasingly difficult waves of Arachnids. Each wave has a Build Phase and a Defense Phase. During the Build Phase, Troopers will have a short amount of time to build and repair base defenses using a limited amount of ore. The MHQ itself can only be repaired with special repair canisters obtained from completing secondary objectives during the match. During the Defend Phase, Troopers must fight off Bugs that spawn in escalating numbers and difficulty. Build Tools cannot be used and Troopers cannot respawn during this phase – if Troopers are downed while Bugs are present, they will need to be revived by their teammates. If the MHQ is destroyed or all Troopers are killed, the match ends in defeat. However, if the MHQ is still standing at the end of 10 waves, a dropship will be deployed to extract any surviving Troopers!
Troopers are to be on the lookout for upcoming transmissions that will share more details as the release of Update 0.4.0: Relentless Hordes approaches.