Author Marek Rosa, CEO, Creative Director, and Founder, Keen Software House
This post originally appeared on Xbox Wire
As with our previous updates, this DLC and update will be released on all supported platforms simultaneously. We want you to enjoy Space Engineers on your platform of choice! Ensuring proper support for all platforms means proper support for all features and functionality, including dedicated servers. Warfare 1: Field Engineer is multiplayer-focused and the content of the Field Engineer DLC is designed to be enjoyed with friends.
As part of our continued efforts to ensure the best possible Space Engineers experience, Xbox and PC players can now play in the same space, on the same server, via our new Crossplay update, released earlier last month!
A true rework of engineer-based combat could hardly be called complete without an arsenal of specialist weapons, suited for every battlefield condition. Pistols will be making their long-awaited debut. The new S series standard-issue sidearm is built for use in even the most hostile environments: Simple, reliable, dependable. When a sidearm is not enough, the Space Engineers rifle is reborn as the MR series. A staple of both military and police forces it is an exceptionally reliable rifle. Easy to use, easy to clean. Looking for something that packs more of a punch? The Rocket launcher is the weapon of choice when faced with mechanized opposition.
Warfare 1: Field Engineer simply wouldn’t be complete without a custom battlefield to test your combat prowess. Gather your team and face off against two other teams of four and test your combat readiness in our newest, action-packed, close combat scenario The Uranium Heist! Gather the uranium, repair your escape pod, and fight for victory!
Warfare 1: Field Engineer provides you with new choices in how you create & destroy. Field Engineers is the first installment in our all-new Warfare content! That’s right, this is only the beginning of our exploration into conflict and warfare in the Space Engineers universe.
This update features a comprehensive overhaul of handheld weapons and infantry combat. A number of big changes went into making Space Engineers infantry combat more rewarding, consistent, and compelling.
Riffles are now rebalanced, each specialized to fit a particular niche and have a distinctive feel. Infantry weapons now feature recoil, muzzle climb, and reloading as well as new magazines that visually match their ammo capacity. More bullets? Bigger magazine! Finally, friendly/hostile indicators, hit indicators, and damage indicators have been added to improve combat awareness and battle feedback.
Warfare 1 doesn’t just focus on the Engineer though, it also includes new blocks to outfit your base, space station, or fortress. Prepare your defense or lay siege like never before!
Similar to our previous major releases, we hope you will take this opportunity to support the continued development of Space Engineers. This DLC pack consists of cosmetic items that enrich your game visually. None of the features in this package provide any advantage to players who purchase this DLC.
The price of the Warfare 1: Field Engineer Pack is $ 3.99 USD on the Xbox Store. Help show your continued support for Space Engineers and check out the Warfare 1: Field Engineer Pack. This update includes both free features as well as the option of paid DLC. Functional items that directly impact game mechanics are always offered as a free upgrade. Cosmetic upgrades are included as paid DLC content. This is how we structure all of our Major DLC releases and we hope you enjoy it.