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stashlova
01-29-2009, 10:00 AM
Haven't seen an official thread for this ground breaking title so here goes:

General Questions
Q: "Does Killzone 2 have a release date?"
A: The target release date is now February 27, 2009.


Q: "Will Killzone 2 include vehicles?"
A: Yes, vehicles are confirmed for the Campaign. But vehicles are NOT in Multiplayer. It is possible there may be future DLC to add vehicles but Guerrilla has not yet confirmed or denied this. It's only speculation.
Q: "Does Killzone 2 support 1080p and 60FPS?"
A: Killzone 2 will run at 720p and 30FPS.
Q: "Is there HUD?"
A: There is HUD. In Multiplayer, it is optional. In Single Player Campaign, HUD is disabled for the highest difficulty setting.


Q: "How long is the game and how many chapters will it have?"
A: The game has 11 chapters in it. The length varies on the skill of the person playing the game.



Q: "How many difficulty settings are in the final game?"
A: There are 4 difficulty settings. The easiest setting will provide an aim assist feature to aid those newer to the First Person Shooter genre while the hardest setting will truely test your FPS skills. http://boardsus.playstation.com/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

Gameplay Questions
Q: "Is there a jump button in Killzone 2?"
A: Yes, jump is included in Killzone 2, it appears the vault button has been removed. But, there are some costs with jumping, you cannot fire your weapon or throw grenades while in mid-air, the jump is also more of a realistic jump which means no "bunny hopping".


Q: "What is 'Lean and Peak?"
A: Lean and Peak is the term for the cover system used for Killzone 2's First Person Cover system, which is where the player is in First Person view while covering and firing.
Q: "What are the current controls?"
A:

L3 - Sprint/Move
L2 - Crouch/Cover
L1 - Melee
R3 - Zoom
R2 - Grenade
R1 - Shoot
Triangle - Switch Weapons
Square - Reload/Swap Weapons
X - Jump
Circle - Action
D-Pad - Badge Abilities

There will be control presets and nearly full customizable controls in the final version.


Q: "I've heard the enviroments are destructible, is this true?"
A: Yes, Guerrilla wants the shooting experience in Killzone 2 to be 'fun and rewarding', but this doesn't mean that everything is destructible.

Multiplayer Questions
Q: "Has any info been released on Killzone 2's multiplayer yet?"
A: Yes. All I can say is that the Multiplayer looks and sounds amazing and I'm sure many people will agree with me on that. Here's a very informative article from IGN that explains tons of the Multiplayer features.

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/891/891245p1.html



Q: "Will Killzone 2 have a BETA?"
A: Yes. The BETA has already passed.
Q: "Will Killzone 2 have Split-screen or Co-Op?"
A: Split-screen and Co-Op are unfortunately a no.


Q: "Can you customize your character online?"
A: Visually, no. But there is 12 player models (skins) for online.
Q: "How many maps are there online?"
A: Shipping with the game there will be 8 multiplayer maps
Q: "How many players are there up to online?"
A: 32


Q: "How many ranks are there for online?"
A: 12 ranks
Q: "Is the online system class based?"
A: Yes
Q: "How many classes are there online and what are they?"
A: Killzone 2's class (or badge) system is interesting in the fact that each player has the ability to take one of the primary classes abilities and then add a secondary class ability to them there by making your own form of custom class. The classes are as follows:
Rifleman:
The default multiplayer character is assigned when no primary badge is selected. A secondary badge may still be added. Riflemen can start with most weapons, except for the specialized ones.
Engineer:
Primary badge ability: Sets up an automated turret which targets the enemy.
Secondary badge ability: Repairs ammunition dispensers, mounted guns, and automated turrets.
Medic:
Primary badge ability: Revives downed team mates.
Secondary badge ability: Throws a health pack, which can be picked up by other players.

Scout:
Primary badge ability: Uses a cloaking suit to become near-invisible.
Secondary badge ability: Tags all on-screen enemy players with a hidden marker, which broadcasts their coordinates to team mates.

Assault:
Primary badge ability: Dons heavy armour twice as strong as normal.
Secondary badge ability: Temporarily boosts running speed.

Tactician:
Primary badge ability: Throws a coloured smoke grenade, which serves as a spawn point.
Secondary badge ability: Requests air support from a sentry bot, which targets the enemy.

Saboteur:
Primary badge ability: Assumes the disguise of a randomly selected enemy player.
Secondary badge ability: Throws a sticky, proximity-activated C-4 charge.
Q: "How long can matches last online?"
A: Match times have been seeing lasting 100 min.
Q: "How many game modes are there and what are the game modes?"
A: There are 5 Online Multiplayer game modes. Assassination, Bodycount, Capture and Hold, Search and Destroy and Search and Retrieve.
Q: "What is the object of the game modes?"
A:

Assassination: A target is selected on your team or the enemy team. If the target is on your team, you must defend within a certain length of time. If the target selected is on the enemy team, you must eliminate him within a certain time period. This game mode appears twice in a Warzone game. (Once defending the target and once attacking the target)

Bodycount: Basic Team Deathmatch with a cooler name. This game mode appears once in a Warzone game.

Capture and Hold: Capture target areas and defend them from the enemy.

Search and Destroy: You must destroy or defend your objective. To destroy your objective, you must plant explosives on two enemy objectives and defend them within a certain period of time without allowing the enemy to defuse the explosives. To defend your objective, you must keep enemies from planting explosives and defuse them if planted, maintain this for a certain length of time and you succeed in your mission.

Search and Retrieve: A more extreme Capture The Flag with propagranda speakers rather than flags.


Q: "Are the vehicles online?"
A: Not on release.


Q: "Does Killzone 2 support clans?"
A: Extensively, it introduces the valor point system which your clan is rated by and can be bet against other clans. It can also be earned in tournaments. Clans have a higher limit of 64 members.


Q: " Is Lean and Peek in the Multiplayer portion of the game?"
A: No. Guerrilla didn't want to force anything that didn't feel right. It was said the cover system felt too tacked onto the Multiplayer and that players would typically take a step back from cover so that they could crouch rather than use the Lean and Peek cover system. Guerrilla knows what they're doing so trust their decisions. http://boardsus.playstation.com/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gifSOME INTERVIEWS/CLIPS/TRAILERSYEAR 2009

Behind the Scenes -Gamekings.tv *English Subtitles* (http://www.gamekings.tv/index/videos/minidocu-the-company-behind-killzone-2-full-version-subbed/)
If you wanted some collectors edition style making of here's something that should please you, A GIANT 40 minute video showing tons of tools and tricks used by Guerilla Games to bring Killzone 2 to life, pushing the PS3 further than any developer to date. Thanks to GG QA Manager Seb (Motherh) for posting the new working link in his thread. * May contain small spoilers* (http://www.gamekings.tv/index/videos/minidocu-the-company-behind-killzone-2-full-version-subbed/)

Intro Cinematic: SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS, so many infact that even i didn't watch it... Click if you dare (HD) (http://www.gametrailers.com/player/44579.html)

Ballet of Death Trailer - GTHD direct feed... Simply Beautiful. (http://www.gametrailers.com/player/44316.html)

CES09 - HD Interview with Kyle Shubel (managing producer,Killzone 2) suming up the game very nicely. (http://www.gametrailers.com/player/44354.html?type=flv)

A big thanks to KZ_V.I.P Grahammad (http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/view_profile?user.id=1598771) for posting these links below from CES09 along with descriptions.

Big Set Pieces Trailer (http://www.gametrailers.com/player/44159.html) *Spoilers* Explosions, from small to big... to very big
Invasion Gameplay Trailer (http://www.gametrailers.com/player/44158.html) Showcase of the AR-X Electricity gun
Ballet of Death (http://www.gametrailers.com/player/44150.html) Slow mo death never looked so good http://boardsus.playstation.com/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
Details Trailer (http://www.gametrailers.com/player/44155.html) Some nice environmental details
Cinematic Trailer (http://www.gametrailers.com/player/44145.html) Game start up video (mainscreen video)! CGI (Not the starting campaign video)


MULTIPLAYER CLASS GUIDE(WILL BE UPDATED WHEN AVAILABLE)

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Well, Killzone 2 is not far from dropping and I everyone is really excited for the multiplayer class system. The beta testers know mostly all the ins and outs of the system. What this guide should do however is provide a much clearer understanding of the information you've seen in videos and articles. I'll go into strategies and what exactly how you can use these classes to most benefit your team. If there is anymore info I should add (or take out) I'll add it to this post. So without further adieu I present my comprehensive guide to the Multiplayer Classes.
Table of Contents
Infantry Class January 8th
Medic Class January 15th
Engineer Class January 22nd
Tactician Class January 29th
Assault Class February 5th
Saboteur Class February 12th
Scout Class February 19th
Special Surprise February 26thhttp://ilikemonkeysblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/classguide_infantry.jpg


Your very basic class, there is seemingly nothing very special about this class. After all what's the point in having it? You have no primary or secondary abilities, it's just a worthless soldier. You would be oh so wrong in thinking that. When you first start in the game it will be the only class available to you until you unlock others. While it may not have the same advantages as some other classes, what it does have however is a much larger weapons library. Most of the other classes are restricted to use with one weapon, the Infantry class has nearly every weapon available to them (when fully unlocked). Your first match you will be able to use the ISA assault rifle or the HGH Assault Rifle, both are extremely good but do have their differences. As you may have noticed in the videos the ISA Assault Rifle has red dot (or green dot depending on how you look at it) sight. This allows you to be fairly accurate from medium to long ranges. Shooting from the hip you'll find it's really only good up close and somewhat good at a medium distance if your shooting (this should also apply for the single player campaign). As you continue to play youíll be unlocking more weapons such as the shotgun and the SMG. However there are a few weapons that are exclusive to specific classes, like the sniper rifle.

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As the soldier your pretty much the grunt of the battle. Your best serving your team as support and racking up kills. While you will eventually find what your favourite weapons are, these are not the most important thing to win. Like any tactical game your going to need great team communication. This is where the squad system of multiplayer comes in. Your able to within the team break into little five four man squads and each have the one leader, with a total of 6 squads per team. If you end up joining a squad you need to learn how to play together well. Cover each others backs and let them know when your in trouble or where they need to go. Back to the Infantry class though, when is it best to use this class? For most people when they start ranking up youíll find a class that fits your play style best. As others also rank up, use of the Infantry class will most likely become increasingly rare. But you still have certain advantages over other classes. For one, you have a much larger weapon arsenal to your disposal. This can be really useful for when you need to quickly choose a weapon best suited for the job at hand. Another advantage you will have is that you wonít be as focused on specific tasks. For instance, the tactition should be focused on getting the team into good locations through spawn placements and thatís their main objective. As a grunt you will be in the main action for a large part of any round. While all the other classes are focused on their duties youíll be carrying out the mission objectives (not to say that other classes wonít be doing the same).

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The Medic class was easily one of the most hated and loved class during the beta. You may have seen a few examples in a few videos why people would get frustrated. I suppose it wasnít the class itself but the players *ahem* n00bs *ahem* who used it.

The Medic class starts out with a primary ability. This lets you revive injured teammates. To indicate where downed friends are, there are little markers indicating the direction of each player. However, the best way for a player to get revived and the most helpful for a medic is to communicate that you need a revival. Once you get to a downed player you need to make active your ďDefibrillatorĒ. Firing the Defibrillator will revive your fallen comrade but it will also finish off a down enemy (on occasion you may get a kill). With each revival the medic also earns a point but far what is more important you have helped a teammate get back into the battle. The medic class also has a secondary ability where you can pass out health packs. These are useful in the middle of defending an objective and you may heal yourself.

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So now you know the basics of what exactly a Medic can do. Now how can you as Medic best serve your team? The biggest problem we had during the beta was that people just were not smart when using the Medic class. Getting one point for each revival can rack up to a good amount of points and this is where the abuse comes in. Iíve said it before, the class system in Killzone 2 is really more about how you can best serve your team and not just yourself. So thinking from that aspect you need to be careful and smart about who you revive. When you see a downed player there are a few things you should consider before coming to their rescue. Have they said they donít want help? Obviously if they are saying; ďMedic! Donít revive me!Ē donít revive them. Now you need to assess the situation. Are you in the middle of a hot zone where upon revival your teammate may not last very long after coming back? If so donít revive him as your only adding to his death count and helping the other team out. Now if it doesnít seem like their are enemies around or once your teammate is revived he can find cover, go for it. Another thing to watch for is to make sure that there is not an enemy camping around the corner waiting for your buddy to be revived. That always pissed me off when a Medic did this as I watched the enemy watching me while I was getting up. A medic is most useful in the Assassination game mode. If a player on your team is the target you must have at least one medic nearby so that they can easily provide health or revive the VIP target. Itís only common sense really. Medics are also good in keeping a good defence. If your team is trying to take a particular objective you will help tremendously if you can keep each defender in the fight for as long as possible.

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Health packs are extremely useful to your team but they will not give you extra points. Your best to throw them out to someone who is asking for it, or if you are travelling with your squad just make sure your keeping their health in check. A good thing about the squad system is that you can find out exactly how much health each of your teammates have so you can better assist them. Snipers are also people you should give health packs to, if you see a sniper just drop a health pack near him or her so that if need be it will automatically get picked up. That about wraps it up for this weekís update. As for next week Iíll be introducing the Engineer with all its turret glory. Killzone is only a few weeks away!

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The Engineer, probably the second most powerful class in Killzone 2 (Assault being the most). As an Engineer you have the ability to set up automated turrets nearly anywhere you want and you can later unlock the ability to repair/destroy. Coming off of the heals of Medic, your going to play a drastically different game as the Engineer. Your starting weapon and the only weapon available to you is the shotgun. The shotgun has a maximum of 8 rounds per clip and a decent starting amount of ammo. Itís perfect for getting in peopleís faces. Up close the shotgun is essentially a one hit kill and the farther from the target the less accurate and damaging you will be. This being because the shot gun fires out tiny pellets that as the farther away you are the more they spread. So you really want a narrow spread to be most effective.

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An Engineers primary ability is to set up an automated turret. These turrets basically fire at any foe within the line of sight and a certain proximity (it wonít shoot an enemy from across the map). Each team is allowed a maximum of four turrets each. So say you spawn and there are only two Engineers including yourself. If the other Engineer builds one turret that then only leaves your team with three turrets until that one is destroyed or self destructs. Turrets donít really do much damage to a player and are not exactly the quickest to notice an enemy. If a player is paying attention they can easily escape death by turret.

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This is where effective placement comes in. Your turret will do no good if itís sitting in an open area with the enemy behind and in front of it. Best placement of the turret would be in a higher up above the height of a player. This makes it much more likely that your turret will land a headshot. Good places to look for are areas of high traffic. If the enemy if constantly coming down a certain hallway then itís best to find a hidden and spot to place your turret. So say the enemy is running through the door, place it right in the corner so they donít notice as they run past. You may not get many kills but they really repel the enemy when trying to defend.

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Your secondary ability is the repair tool. As an Engineer your map shows you the locations of things you can repair (a little wrench sign). When you approach an ammo pile, gun emplacement, or an automated turret, you just whip out your Repair tool and go to work. Essentially all you do is just press R1 and a progress bar will show up. For each repair you get a point and it also goes towards some ribbons. The Repair tool is fairly hard to get due to how hard it is to get the required kills with turrets. Although if you do get the repair tool, your team will love the ammo stashes. Not only can you create ammo piles but you can create gun emplacements which are great for defending, and you can repair auto turrets. Most people during the beta didnít make use of this unfortunately, so if you have good turret placement just go around and repair your teams turrets. Along with repairing you can destroy enemy piles , etc. Quick word of advice though, the auto turrets blow up and kill you. I was victim to this several times, so just damage it until itís nearly dead then then run away and shoot it.

Thatís really all there is to the Engineer class, itís kind of like a better version of the Infantry class and focuses more on defence. If you have more questions post in this thread. PsychoReaper and Clinton were both really good Engineers so they might be best to ask for tips.

Kingkazim
01-29-2009, 12:05 PM
damn thats alotta info right there.
The online sounds sooo sick, the class based systems and everything.
Single player looks solid so far.

i pre-ordered it :D

stashlova
01-30-2009, 10:00 AM
IGN Video Review:


http://ps3.ign.com/dor/objects/748475/killzone-next-gen/videos/killzone2_vidreview_012909.html

BRONZBODY
01-30-2009, 02:08 PM
we need a clan 4 this......we do!!!

Storm
02-01-2009, 12:27 AM
Anybody going to the midnight opening (If there is one)?

Vikthor
02-01-2009, 03:13 AM
fucking dope.. this might be my reason to get a ps3

stashlova
02-03-2009, 09:29 AM
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The Tactician. The images portray the Tactician as a leader and communicator. Very true in both respects, but itís up to the player really. The Tactician as far as weapons is exactly the same as the Medic. You have the ability to spawn with either the ISA or Helghast Assault rifles. Now as far as abilities go, there is your primary and secondary (typical to nearly all the classes). When you first play as the Tactician you primary ability is to throw out spawn grenades. This works much like the turrets do for the Engineer as you have a limited supply per team. A single team can have only two spawn grenades thrown out at a time. When you throw a spawn grenade it bellows out some green smoke and then thatís when the team can spawn on them. On your radar you can see that their is a spawn placement near you by there being a circle on the map. A foeís spawn grenade is red. Your secondary ability once unlocked is to call in air support. This comes in the form of throwing out a beacon (like the spawn grenade) which within the minute a Sentry Bot will fly in. These behave much like the Engineerís turret only they move around and donít fire quite as fast. They will not leave the immediate area of the beacon so you need to be strategic about the placement.

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During the beta there was a problem where whenever there was an enemy spawn, people would camp the players as they spawn. It was frustrating yes, but was it cheap? Not in my views. I blame the Tacticians of the opposing team for this. Your not going to help your team any if you just randomly throw a spawn wherever you feel like it. If you feel like just throwing it out in the open, your fault if an enemy sniper decides to camp it. Throwing spawn grenades involves lots of strategy and understanding where the need is. As a Tactician your job is to get a constant flow of players for the objective. Say your defending in Search and Destroy. Your job as the Tactician is to place the spawn grenade close by but not where teammates will be killed on spawn. So what is smart spawn placement. When placing a spawn, make sure that there is plenty of quick cover near by. Also, placing it behind a wall is a good idea sometimes so that it blocks the view of snipers and campers. Really the best thing is to assess and ask: ďHow accessible is this to the enemy?Ē, ďIs there good defensive positions?Ē, ďWill this get my friends to where they want to be?Ē. If you concentrate on those questions your good to go.

http://ilikemonkeysblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/airsupport.jpg


Sentry Botís are super hard to rack up kills with. Hardly any beta testers were able to get the badge for it because they were so hard. However I can give a few tips of my own. Personally I never used the sentry bots as a way to rack up kills. They are better for repelling Iíve found. They do some damage and enemies typically will go find a different route if their is a sentry in the area. Also the bots tend to work better if they are in a confined space. For instance if there is an area where there is a small open area but hard to get out of in a hurry that might be a good spot to call one in. Finally, this is kind of obvious but they can be very effective if you use them to defend in Search and Destroy, Capture and Hold, and sometimes Assassination. If you end up getting the badge, the sentry might make a good combo with the Sniper class to protect oneself. It all depends on the map really for how effective a sentry will be. Finally Iíd like to say that if your Tactician, you need to lead the charge for your team and really coordinating where your team should be and whatnot.

Rame
02-03-2009, 02:06 PM
I read this is going to be cover based (as in taking cover all the time), that's not my thing.

I'll check it out though.

shaolinsword
02-03-2009, 02:46 PM
Just so you know there's going to be a demo for this released on Thursday (5/2) for EU only

I might set up another account for those of you in NA that don't want to make an EU account

thatKid
02-03-2009, 03:18 PM
sweet, the tactician gets the assault rifle, that's who I'm going to be

BRONZBODY
02-04-2009, 07:25 PM
Just so you know there's going to be a demo for this released on Thursday (5/2) for EU only

I might set up another account for those of you in NA that don't want to make an EU account
word so do that if u dont mind the hassle my nigga...i cant wait till da 27th

shaolinsword
02-05-2009, 11:13 AM
Email: Moshinchicken86@aol.com
Password: qwerty123

I've only just started downloading it so it might not show up on my download list just yet

Kingkazim
02-05-2009, 11:57 AM
50% on the demo!!

shaolinsword
02-05-2009, 02:26 PM
Pretty good demo, it hasn't persuaded me to buy it on release but I might eventually buy it

Tage
02-05-2009, 03:35 PM
surely the account trick wont work, because the ip will be clocked on download, and restricted.

ima download this now!

Mr. X
02-05-2009, 04:49 PM
if you can have someone else download a purchased game on a different ps3, you can use a EU account for demos. You could also spend like 15 minutes making a EU psn account.

shaolinsword
02-05-2009, 04:55 PM
surely the account trick wont work, because the ip will be clocked on download, and restricted.

ima download this now!

You'd think so wouldn't ya. It can be downloaded from 5 different consoles

Tage
02-10-2009, 03:58 PM
anyway.... this game is fucking SICK!

loved the original, played through it a few times on the PS2.... this is a must buy.

just another reason to get a PS3 for xboxfannys.

Rame
02-24-2009, 01:38 PM
I picked it up today.

Haven't played the game yet though.

Rame
02-24-2009, 02:23 PM
Nice intro.

I also played the first level which is the same as the demo.

I'm going to play some more later tonight.

Rame
02-26-2009, 05:39 PM
And I'm going to return it.

It's just a lot of the same and the gameplay isn't all that. The steering sucks.

The story is good though.

Call of Duty > Killzone.

Tage
02-26-2009, 05:47 PM
really?... another 6.9/10 job?

Drunken Monk
02-26-2009, 07:41 PM
that killzone looks incredible
sincerously one of the best games ps3 will have

Rame
02-27-2009, 03:38 AM
It does look good but it's really nothing special.

shaolinsword
02-27-2009, 05:52 AM
And I'm going to return it.

It's just a lot of the same and the gameplay isn't all that. The steering sucks.

The story is good though.

Call of Duty > Killzone.

I'm glad ya said that, I was gonna give in and get it if everyone said it was a good game

oLd_KaiNry
02-27-2009, 10:01 AM
who buys shooters for the corny story modes ? fps are better online IMO

oDoUoSoKo
02-28-2009, 04:48 PM
its good, not great, but the only fps ive ever found great....COD4 and Bioshock. If u consider it a FPS

thatKid
03-02-2009, 07:08 PM
really?... another 6.9/10 job?

I wouldn't say 6.9/10.. More like a, 9.5/10 too me.. The online is cool

RagnaroK
03-03-2009, 01:29 PM
this game is awesome da fuck ya'll talking about

and i haven't play online yet

stashlova
03-04-2009, 10:55 AM
This game is great to say the least. Online MP is intense - straight bloodbath. Pick it up

THE MASON
03-04-2009, 11:25 AM
Online is the best thing for this game, single player is good, real tight storyline but there is no coop mode, which pissed me off a little.

but they focused heavy on the multiplayer, and its great, never or rarely are you not being shot at or shooting. The level up system was something new, and i like how you can mix together different class badges.

Storm
03-06-2009, 11:24 PM
I love it so far, really intense. Doesn't do anything new but was great at what was done.