What’s new in Day 5 of Spring Break 2018? [PAYDAY 2]
What’s new in Day 5 of Spring Break 2018? …far more than I think any of us were expecting! Okay, okay, first things first: a brand new weapon! This shoulder-mounted monstrosity goes only by the XL 5.56 Microgun. That’s right, another minigun of sorts has been added to compete with the Vulcan from the Overkill weapon pack. It’s fair to compare these weapons because they serve very similar functions. Overall, however, they don’t differ all that much. You’re sacrificing 1000 RPM for 10 extra damage, and…that’s just about it. In my experience, they both felt very similar. They can even both be concealed enough for dodge crit bulids. It feels like a KSP 58 vs. KSP situation. The weapons are near identical in practice: one is simply free and…one isn’t. That’s by no means a bad thing though, as in my personal opinion the XL Microgun is superior purely from an aesthetic perspective. Look at this absurd hunk of metal, it’s terrifying in all regards! …and one could argue that while it may output bullets slower relatively speaking, that’s actually an advantage against tasers. You won’t run dry in your mag quite as quickly as you would with the Vulcan. Regardless, players who do not own Ultimate Edition now have a mini…? …microgun, even to play around with! In addition to the XL 5.56 we have an ABSURD addition to the akimbo roster. 30 “NEW” akimbo weapons were added! Yes, 30! You can now dual-wield the following guns: (oh boy) GRUBER KURZ SIG 40 LEO BROOMSTICK WHITE STREAK BABY DEAG PARABELLUM BRONCO MATEVER STRYK AUTO PISTOL MICRO UZI MACRO UZI PATCHETT CMP COBRA BLASTER 9mm PARA KOBUS 90 JACKET’S PIECE SPECOPS MARK 10 CHICAGO TYPEWRITER KROSS VERTEX JACKAL CR805B TATANTATANTANKAH GARBAGE HOT GARBAGE COLD GARBAGE AND THE JUDGE SHOOTING GUN! *phew* (yes, indeed) I honestly do NOT have time to go over every single weapon in detail, but my personal favourites are the Judges and Broncos. I love me some wrist-breaking dual revolver action. Now, this is all fantastic and I love akimbos, but here’s the kicker: they’re all broken as hell. The fire rates of the STRYKs and Jacket’s Piece…’s are beyond comprehension, and the magazine extension upgrades incorrectly apply for revolvers and (very notably) for the Judge, leading to the akimbo Judges having 40 mag capacity! This will likely all be addressed, but here’s a more fascinating quirk: Akimbo variants of DLC weapons are available for free, regardless of your DLC roster. According to OVERKILL_Jules in my stream chat, this is entirely intentional, which I…I mean…okay? So, if you don’t own the Jacket character pack for instance you can’t use Jacket’s Piece. However, you CAN use the akimbo version. It seems like an odd choice. Normally I wouldn’t complain about more free content being added, but it’s just weird! There’s only a DLC gauge for the single variants of weapons but not for akimbo variants. Am I alone in thinking that’s just strange? I don’t know, let me know what you think in the comments below. Next up: Four new dog masks have been added. We have: Boxey. Crazy Lou, Frou Frou and Klaus. I mean, they’re dogs! Dogs are nice. I honestly don’t really care, but hey, it’s more free cosmetics. Speaking of: New customisation options for masks have been added. 49 new patterns, 33 new materials and 100 new colors! Players will get 11 “pats” 10 “mats” and 21…uh, color spats (cats?) for free upon launching as well as a guaranteed copy of the Salaminati pattern…and the rest can be earned through paydays. More customisation is always nice, even if I personally won’t be getting involved: I’m already happy with the masks I have. Other than that several achievements were fixed to correctly trigger when they ought to, places where players, bags or hostages could get stuck in various maps were removed, and…that’s just about everything. A relatively short video compared to the large amount of content, but if I went into detail about each and every akimbo weapon and customisation we’d be here all day, and seeing as they’re all seemingly intentionally free you can just try them out for yourself! Tomorrow is the last off day, but after that will be the final and hopefully biggest day. Hope to see you there and make sure to subscribe if you want to catch my video on it. Thanks for watching and take it easy!