The second of the Tier 5 Hunters, Jack, and the ‘Murder Pits’, a free new map for Arena Mode, are now available for Evolve, Turtle Rock Studios and 2K Games have announced.
A Trapper class Hunter, Jack can be bought seperately or as part of the recently released “Hunting Season 2″ season pass which includes the previously revealed Assault Hunter Lennox and the promise of two more Hunters to come and a brand new monster to deal with in the future.
The Hunting Season 2 Pass presently retails for $24.99 (£19.99).
Naturally, we’ve got the complete skinny on the new Hunter and Murder Pits map below:
Jack, who refers to himself as The Jackal, joins the Evolve lineup with an all-new set of abilities and weapons. Jack dual-wields pistols, tracks and traps the Monster with a hacked Survey Satellite that locates enemies, and uses his Repulsor gloves to stop Monsters in their tracks.
Murder Pits (Arena Mode Map)
Murder Pits, a free new map featuring a giant pit-fighting stadium designed exclusively for Arena Mode, is also available today. Each arena on the map presents a different, unique challenge to players, for example:
- ‘Jail’ houses dangerous wildlife, freed by doors that open randomly;
- ‘Outhouse’ is a straightforward arena encouraging players to control the high ground;
- ‘Quarry’ carves out a tall, narrow environment stacked with rooms;
- ‘Saloon’ features a series of rooms surrounding a deadly Tyrant pool;
- ‘Laughter House’ contains two chambers separated by a wall that can only be opened by the Monster player.
In addition to the new Hunter and map, 2K Games and Turtle Rock Studios have also revealed “Hunt 2.0″ as part of this latest update. A revamping of the existing multiplayer infrastructure, Hunt 2.0 brings greatly improved matchmaking, overhauled leaderboards and much more besides. Furthermore, players can specify to exclusively play as a Hunter or a Monster and will now never join matches which are already in progress.
You can take a peek at Jack in action by checking out the newly released teaser and gameplay video below.