Splash DamageJanuary 2013

January 2013

Dirty Bomb Closed Alpha Officially Begins - Join Today!

Get ready to deploy, Soldier! We’re hugely excited to announce that the Dirty Bomb Closed Alpha has officially begun, and we’ve started mailing out alpha keys to members of the Dirty Bomb Founder’s Club. If you’ve already joined up, keep checking your inbox. If you’re dying to get into the Closed Alpha, visit the Founder’s Club website. You’ll be directly supporting Dirty Bomb’s development, and are able to shape what the game becomes through your feedback.

Dirty Bomb is powered by a great little tool we call Echo, and it’s a big part of why we’re able to give you access to Dirty Bomb this early in development. Developed by the talented chaps over at Fireteam, Echo basically collects and visualises detailed data from all of Dirty Bomb’s multiplayer servers, allowing us to balance and optimise the game in ways we couldn’t before.

We’re so excited by Echo that we’ve put together a brand-new video showcasing its role in Dirty Bomb’s development. Take a look:

Thanks to Echo, every single match that’s played in Dirty Bomb actively contributes to making the game better. If you’re itching for a chance to help test Dirty Bomb and give us your feedback during the Closed Alpha, check out the Dirty Bomb Founder’s Club. We hope to see you online in Dirty Bomb!

New RAD Soldiers Game Update: Free RAD Bux, Store Lock-ups, and more!

Commanders, listen up! We've put together a new update for RAD Soldiers addressing a lot of the early feedback we received following the worldwide release. Among other things, we've fixed an issue where you’re not credited the proper amount of free RAD Bux when leveling up (better yet, you'll receive any missed RAD Bux retroactively) as well as an issue where the store wouldn't open correctly. On the gameplay side, the Deployable Cover ability is now limited to once per match, while Sneaky Pete's Headshot ability no longer affects SMGs in undue ways.

Here’s the full changelog:

Community Question: Your Favourite RAD Soldiers Soldier

Community, RAD Soldiers has now been out and about for a bit, and we hope you've had a chance to check it out (if not, go oooon). Let's talk soldiers. They're the essence of your squad and influence your tactics through their unique abilities and weapon load-outs. With so many choices available, we want you to use our latest Community Question to play favourites:

Who's your favourite soldier in RAD Soldiers and why?

Pick your man/woman of choice in our latest Community Question poll and let us know in your reply why you like your chosen soldier above all others. We look forward to your replies!