Let it not be stated that SnowRunner doesn’t have sufficient snow to run (properly, drive) by means of. The tough n’ powerful truck sim is including extra routes to get caught in with Lake Kovd, a treacherous frozen quagmire packed that’ll arrive with the game’s first season move replace later this week. Hope you’ve introduced tyre chains, as a result of it’s about to get actual slippery in outdated Russia.
Described by Focus as the primary of two new maps deliberate for Phase 1, Lake Kovd is 4 sq. kilometres of mountainous Russian panorama centred round that eponymous frozen puddle. While you’ve bought some pretty forest trails to traverse, the massive new characteristic is that a lot of the area expects you to actually plot a course over a skinny layer of ice.
Get your judgements unsuitable, and there’s an excellent likelihood of you cracking a lorry-shaped gap in it – sending 5 tons of metal sinking to the underside of the lake. Not very Ice Road Truckers of you, behaving like that.
Lake Kovd can be a rattling web site scarcer than earlier maps, providing solely a single storage and scant few amenities. There’s a “Prototype Exploration Unit” to be unlocked, thoughts, and whereas I’m not clear on what it does, Focus say it’ll present a “new kind of exploration gameplay”. Thanks for the clarification, guys. Most missions throughout the lake will see you trying to find outdated Soviet bunkers and navy websites, and you may carry a pal alongside for the experience – whether or not they personal the season move or not.
While it is perhaps a lonely, barren, frozen hell, the snow-dappled forests and crisp blue waters of lake Kovd are fairly gorgeous. As pictured above, the map can even allow you to take a breather and watch the Northern Lights go by on the proper time of the 12 months, within the appropriate a part of the nation.
The lake is SnowRunner’s second new map since launch, following Rift’s less-frigid forests last month. It’ll arrive this Wednesday, July 15ths as a part of the SnowRunner Season Pass, which may be picked up over on the Epic Games Store for £22.