Co-Op Horror Shooter GTFO from Ex-PAYDAY Developers Receives “Rebirth” Update Featuring New Environment Type, Dangers, and Brain Juice.
GTFO is a hardcore 4-player cooperative first-person shooter with a focus on team play and atmosphere. The gameplay is tense, scary, and highly tactical.
Available today as a free Steam update to existing owners of the game, GTFO’s fifth “Rundown” update is called “Rebirth” and introduces exciting new gameplay mechanics (benefitting both veteran and newbie players), an all-new visually distinct environment, and gruesome monsters. Rebirth injects (and spills) some fresh blood into 10 Chamber’s popular multiplayer title.
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Rebirth sets players farther down into The Complex into an area called Floodways — a new environment that substitutes a dark and cold industrial aesthetic for one where nature has sought to reclaim the domain. Further expanding the lore of GTFO, within Floodways are clues as to why players are trapped in The Complex and imprisoned by The Warden.
New to GTFO are Booster Implants, which give players additional incentive to re-enter The Complex. Players can now find valuable artifacts within the game that The Warden eagerly collects. If pleased with their findings, he rewards players with Booster Implants — an ability-buffing injection delivered directly into the brain. Players juiced up with a Booster Implant can enjoy a range of perks such as better weapon handling and faster terminal hacking. Earlier Rundown updates have seen the additions of other gameplay mechanics such as layered difficulty, which gives players the option of choosing different routes through expeditions, ranging from very hard to extreme. Artifacts are delivered to The Warden regardless of completing an expedition, giving players an additional resource when revisiting a Rundown that may have bested them previously.
“Brick by brick, we’re laying the foundation for GTFO to exit Early Access as a force to be reckoned with,” said Ulf Andersson, Creative Director of GTFO. “We believe the addition of Booster Implants gives players an optional gameplay mechanic that not only enhances replayability but also accessibility to those facing too much of a challenge when they first start playing GTFO. In combination with layered difficulty and other quality-of-life improvements, we maintain GTFO’s challenging gameplay for hardcore gamers but ensure that new players are welcome into our fantastic community.”
“With Rebirth, we’re also expanding the lore for fans that want to know more about the world we created,” said Simon Viklund, Narrative Director of GTFO. “The new additions found in the Rebirth update offer clues to the background story of the game, providing slivers of new information as to what’s going on, why players are imprisoned in The Complex, and who — or what — The Warden is. Overall, we can’t wait to hear what players think of GTFO’s most significant update to date!”
New in the GTFO Rebirth Update:
- New Environment: Floodways — Mother Nature has met her match with The Warden. Plantlife has been allowed to propagate in the new Floodways sector of The Complex, but so have new nightmares and obstacles. You’ll need a steady trigger finger as opposed to a green thumb to survive here.
- New Enemy: Spawner — Keep your eyes forward and also up. Spawners reside on ceilings, giving birth to monsters even in rooms already previously cleared.
- Booster Implants — Collect artifacts during the Rundown and offer them to The Warden for a prize: an injection of “special” liquid into your brain that boosts abilities. Booster Implants carry to additional Rundown playthroughs even if killed, offering players additional incentive to progress.
GTFO released on Steam in Early Access in December 2019 and is available for purchase for $34.99. To celebrate the launch of the Rebirth update — which is free to owners of the game — GTFO is on a limited-time sale for 20% off.