Fans of “Natural Selection 2” knew that a new build was on the way but Aug. 27 Unknown Worlds made a surprise announcement that build 252 is out now and ready for download through Steam immediately. There is no change log for build 252 with build 253, known as “Reinforced”, expected so soon. This update includes some new graphics options along with something that has been speculated for some time, hand grenades.
“The game should be much improved in 252, though there will be some issues. You might get stuck occasionally, as changes to the physics system (again, in preparation for Linux) have introduced some new issues. Shotguns are also currently hovering in midair, and Grenade Launcher animations are a little bit… Eh.”
Players are reporting that the changes in build 252 do not include two of the major updates anticipated. Biodome and the female Marine are not in this update. So, everyone is going to have to wait until Friday to try out the new map.
“Natural Selection2” is available on Steam for $24.99 and the Digital Deluxe edition, which includes an official soundtrack, digital art book, Wallpapers, avatars and an exclusive in-game Marine model is available for $39.99.