Sony surprised everyone earlier by revealing that Deep Rock Galactic would launch on the PS4 and PS5 consoles in January 2022.
Deep Rock has proven to be a huge hit on the Xbox and PC platforms, offering a combination of cooperative Roguelike gameplay with first-person shooter mechanics.
It’s not for everyone, but many have chosen and enjoyed the dwarf-centric mining game from developers Coffee Stain Studios.
The team behind the hit shooter just added a new seasonal dynamic to the game, providing new weapons and leveling opportunities, as well as an entirely new and dangerous mission.
The Performance Pass is one of the main draws of the new season, and Coffee Stain revealed in November:
“Earning Performance Points is how you progress through all 100 levels in Season 01. You earn them simply by completing missions, along with significant bonuses paid for completing Season Challenges.
“You can track and manage your current seasonal challenges in the Seasonal Terminal. You can have a maximum of three challenges active at a time, and you will get a new challenge every day. Most of the challenges will be completed alongside your regular work in the mines, but one of them requires the delivery of the hard-to-obtain data shelf, which can be obtained by completing the new mission, Industrial Sabotage.
“Also, during missions, you can retrieve Data Cells for even more bonuses. Do so by chasing down a Rival Prospector Drone and destroying it, or find a rival Data Deposit, hack, and retrieve the Data Cell that’s inside. “
What makes the launch of the new game on PS4 and PS5 that little bit more special is that it can be downloaded and played for free on the day of its launch on PlayStation.
If you have a PlayStation Plus subscription, you will be able to download and start playing via Deep Rock on January 4 at no additional charge.
The deal runs for the entire month and comes with other free games, including the following:
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