The Krampus is here! Running until January 9th, Killing Floor 2 is running a free Krampus Christmas Seasonal Update featuring the yuletide terror of zombie elves, killer snowmen, and the new Abomination boss monster as the Krampus. Players will also get the chance to explore the Krampus Lair map, which is a bit like Santa’s workshop with chainsaws and blood. You’ll yearn for the days when fruitcake or socks were the worst gifts you could expect under the tree.
Microtransactions and loot drops are coming to Killing Floor 2. The Zed-conomy update adds cosmetic weapon and player skins to Killing Floor 2 that appear in randomly dropped Horazine supply crates. These in-game crates can be unlocked with keys that players may purchase with real-world money. Like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s system, many of the loot items can be traded or bought and sold in the Steam Marketplace. As outlined in the feature’s FAQ, developer Tripwire promises that the loot will be cosmetic only. As for whether or not the game will be going free-to-play as a result of these changes, the developers say it won’t.
We don’t have any current plans to take Killing Floor 2 free to play. As with KF1 our plan is for the Trading Floor to fund future free content and seasonal events available for all players for years to come.
Killing Floor 2 is available on Steam in early access.