To celebrate the release of Reinforced, Natural Selection 2 is having a free weekend and 75% off sale.
Science fiction FPS/RTS hybrid Natural Selection 2 has just received its second free expansion pack, and to celebrate, the game will be free-to-play all weekend, as well as enjoying a 75% off sale. If you've yet to try this tactical multiplayer masterpiece out, now is definitely the time. This update is of course 100% free, but if you want to, you can donate some extra cash and earn some cool rewards doing so with the new "Reinforcement Program".
Reinforced, which follows the Gorgeous update as the game's second major content patch, adds the female marine model we saw last month, as well as single-player tutorials, hand grenades, Gorge webs, dual-railgun exos, the new "Biodome" map, Linux support, and more. You can check out the full changelog here.
Unknown Worlds have made it very clear that making expansions like this paid DLC, or introducing micro-transactions, is something that doesn't fit with the company's culture. However, six months of game development does cost a packet, and in an attempt to recoup some of those costs, they have introduced the "Reinforcement Program."
The Reinforcement Program is basically a virtual tip jar with rewards. Players can donate as much or as little as they want, with Kickstarter-style reward tiers for those who give generously. Naturally, all of the rewards are purely cosmetic, and you can check out a quick summary of how the system works through this video.
The free weekend and sale last until this Monday, and I very strongly urge you at least check this one out!
Source: Unknown Worlds