From Press Release:
1 June 2023 – Today, Coffee Stain Publishing and Ghost Ship Games have released the full details of the hit intergalactic mining shooter Deep Rock Galactic’s latest content update. Season 04: Critical Corruption hits Steam’s Experimental Branch today and launches onto live servers June 15, where dwarves continue to fight the ever evolving Rockpox plague. The latest season brings four new enemy types to encounter, Jet Boots to find and strap on in the mines, another completely free Performance Pass for players to explore, as well as a fresh batch of cosmetics, sleeveless armour options, and a beer that doubles as a wardrobe stylist.
It ain’t easy being disease-y
Season 04: Critical Corruption sees the continued damage that Rockpox is ravaging on Hoxxes IV, and it has spread to the creatures waiting in the mines. Both Mactera Bombers and Naedocyte Breeders have fallen victim to the disease, and are spreading it like, well, the plague. On top of this, the plague hearts have gained both mobility and a bloodlust, developing into Lithophage Corruptors. These atrocities, which are more resilient than ever before, have warranted a new in-game event. Resistant to the normal weapons that dwarves carry, miners must take advantage of the company-issued cleaning equipment to weaken these atrocities before destroying them once and for all.
To make matters worse, the dwarves of Deep Rock Galactic have more to worry about than just infected infestations. Two new enemy types, the Glyphid Stingtail and the Glyphid Septic Spreader, have been sighted down in the mines and are capable of doing significant damage.
How about the power of flight? That do anything for you?
Never let it be said that Deep Rock Galactic leaves its employees under equipped, as there will be new safety equipment available within the mines: Jet Boots. Found in coded crates in the caves, these boot attachments are fashionable and functional. Dwarves can take flight in the mines, providing a leg up against anything they may encounter. To get acquainted with these new attachments, and prevent any workplace injury claims, Mission Control has also added a Jetty Boot training terminal into the Space Rig. This is a very serious piece of training equipment, and recreational usage is explicitly forbidden.
Dressed to the Nines on Hoxxes IV
Season 04 also brings plenty of fashionable content because when dwarves look good, they feel good – and they fight diseases even better. Mission Control has approved a new “suns out, guns out” dress code for summer, introducing a toggle for sleeveless versions of all owned sets. With this newfound freedom, dwarves who can’t decide what to wear can drown their sorrows at the Abyss Bar. Here, a new brew called the Randoweisser will help a dwarf out by haphazardly selecting a look for the day with a completely random array of owned cosmetics.
Deep Rock Galactic Season 04: Critical Corruption launches on 15 June 2023.