It’s finally time! On Tuesday, June 2nd, Dirty Bomb will enter Open Beta! No more access keys, no more buy-in, no more raffles, no more sign-ups; anyone in our service area that wants to play Dirty Bomb can download it through the Steam client and play for free!
New Mercs, Leagues, more Credits, and all manner of Loadout Card goodness are all headed your way in the latest Dirty Bomb update. There's also a fine assortment of fixes and balance changes. Let's dive right in, shall we?
Welcome to the latest update to take centre stage in Dirty Bomb. Along with balance changes and a ton of squashed bugs, we also welcome some User Interface upgrades, ‘Chapel’ map updates, experience earn-rate tweaks and of course, our new Merc ‘Fletcher’ joins the crew.
This Sunday Dirty Cups are holding a 5v5 Stopwatch community tournament. We saw the launch of these tournaments last weekend and so far have received an extremely positive reaction. You can still sign up for the tournament so head on over to their website, DirtyCups.gg, and enter a team. A big thank you goes out to the organisers and teams that took part! We look forward to seeing some epic plays.
Tournament start times are below:
For more information or to register, you can check out their website: DirtyCups.gg. And to watch the tournament, make sure to follow their Twitch channel as well: Twitch.tv/DirtyCups.
This weekend we are doubling the amount of XP and Credits you’ll earn from Match Rewards*, giving you more rewards for killing, blowing things up and generally playing dirty.
Start and end times are below so you know when your earnings will get a boost:
Friday 8th May - 17:00 UTC/GMT, 18:00 BST, 10:00 PDT
Monday 11th May - 17:00 UTC/GMT, 18:00 BST, 10:00 PDT
Let us know over on Twitter what you’ll be spending all of your hard-earned Credits on. Will it be Cases, Trade Ups or Recruiting a new Merc?
This weekend we have a new Game Mode hitting Dirty Bomb, along with a new map for you to shoot people and explode things on. The mode 'Execution', along with the map 'Overground' will be hitting the rotations, a pure double whammy of awesomeness.
As you have probably worked out from this post the other day, we have a new map coming into rotation. Dome is on its way into Dirty Bomb, however it is not quite complete. But this is where you come in. We want your feedback to make some additional changes before the map is fully finished and permanently released.
Today at the studio we’re putting down our caffeine laced drinks and celebrating our ‘One to Watch’ accreditation from Best Companies! Best Companies aims to raise the bar when it comes to workplace environments, by finding out what makes companies splendid to work for, and then acknowledging this in their very best of ‘lists’.
Inviting friends, a new Merc, Balance fixes and UI Updates. All this and more to come in the latest Patch Update.
Bushwhacker is joining our merry band of playable Mercs, and he’s not afraid to wear a hat at all times. Better yet, Bushwhacker can set up an automated machine gun turret right on the battlefield, providing a handy portion of additional firepower. Much like Proxy, Bushwhacker is also great at tackling objectives, and you can customise him with a variety of SMGs and augments by collecting his Loadout Cards.
One of the most requested features has been to make playing with friends easy and convenient. We couldn’t agree more! The first round of improvements arrives with this update, adding two ways to link up with friends
Joining Friends’ Games
If your friend is playing a Casual Match in Dirty Bomb (via Quick Match or the Server Browser), and that match has open slots, you can now join them directly through the Steam friends list. To do this, open up the Steam friends list, right-click on your friend’s name, and select Join Game.
This one’s handy if you’re the one playing and your match has open slots. Just bring up the Steam overlay, right-click the friend you want to invite to your game, and select Send Invite. If they accept, they’ll end up right on your server. Easy!