Since Worms Rumble launched on PC and PlayStation consoles last week, we’ve been having a blast with Team17’s latest entry in the series.
However, one of the issues players have pointed to is a lack of content upon release. Worms Rumble currently has three modes and three maps – just enough to keep its multiplayer mayhem feeling varied. Thankfully there are more on the way.
Team17 have today announced that a new arena will be coming to Worms Rumble, free to all players. Deadly Dockyard wills see the game’s wriggly warriors battle it out in a maze of cranes and shipping containers, suitable for solo and team-based modes. This first free map will unlock on December 17th, Team17 also adding new premium skins (a ship captain and shark) as well as emotes and weapon camos based on the classic Worms Armageddon.
The developers have also revealed another major addition to Worms Rumble they’re calling “The Lab”. This is where they’ll be hosting limited-time game modes, the first of which is available from 3PM UK time today, running through until December 12th. The first experimental mode is dubbed Pistols at Dawn, equipping every worm with a hand cannon while also activating one-hit kills.
It sounds like a neat addition to the game and one that leans even more towards the arcade inspiration for Worms Rumble. Those who participate will also get their hands on a golden worm skin. Speaking of skins, Team17 are readying up to celebrate the festive period with a new collection of Christmas themed cosmetics you can find in-game.
The studio recently revealed that Worms Rumble had racked up close to 1.5 million players in launch week. Other statistics include 38.4 million worms killed, 384,577 worms revived, and a whopping 5.17 billion points worth of damage dealt.
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In our review of Worms Rumble, Gareth scored the manic multiplayer title a solid 7 out of 10. Here’s what he had to say:
Although purists may balk at Worms Rumble, I found Team17’s reinvention to be a welcome change in direction for the series. Real-time action wrapped around the battle royale genre works a treat here when combined with the zany, explosive world of Worms, but in order to become a multiple mainstay it needs more depth both in terms of strategy and player progression.
For those with an active PlayStation Plus membership you can access your free copy of Worms Rumble right now.
Source: Press Release