Well, shit. The CDA have activated their Containment Shield, claiming it’ll disperse London’s residual radiation four times faster. If the city gets back on its feet, we’re out of experimental CDA tech to steal.

So, new jobs! Cripple pylons, capture an airship, blow things up. Sounds ambitious? It’s only because we know you are.

Oh yeah – if you take any defense jobs for the CDA you can consider yourself dogfood. <3

Destroy the Containment Shield, piece by piece. This new search-and-destroy style game mode pits Jackal’s hired Mercs against the CDA’s, with the attackers out to destroy one of two pylons or eliminating the CDA’s team in under two minutes. With twelve rounds and no respawns, Execution unlocks another dimension to Dirty Bomb.

Your Merc’s abilities become even more crucial when each round is a matter of life or death. Wage war on and then protect the Containment Shield in two new maps – Market and Overground – to decide the fate of London.

Stoker is as alarming as he is eloquent, lighting up some enemies with his Molotov Grenades and denying areas to others with a carpet of fiery death. He packs a long range Timik-47 Assault Rifle, and can top up his teammates with his ammo station. Tinder not included.

A hijacked airship loaded with experimental CDA tech waits to emerge from the iconic London Dome. Between it and your team are a power station that needs hacking, Containment Shield that needs cracking, and an anti-air emplacement ready to destroy the ship, not to mention a team of Mercs with a plan to stop you in your tracks.

Set in the rusting warehouses of East London, Dome is Dirty Bomb’s largest map yet. A huge variety of routes open up a plethora of tactical opportunities and offensive options.

Who’s the last one you’d expect to sneak in and destroy the Containment Shield? Why, the Containment Shield of course!

For one month only, Containment War Equipment Cases and Containment War Elite Cases give you a chance to score a themed Limited Edition Loadout Card. Dress as the Shield – Destroy the Shield.

No, we don’t know what’s up. Either Phoenix has some hitherto unearthed compassion or he’s messing with us. Log in on the first week of the Containment War update and find him nestled amongst your other Mercs, ready to revive.

If you already own Phoenix, you’ll find yourself two Elite Cases and an Obsidian card richer instead.

Execution Mode

Since last showcasing Execution Mode in its prototype form, we’ve made several changes to improve the experience:

  • Added a new Round Start screen showing your Team’s Merc selection
  • Improved Round End, Win, Loss and Switching Sides screens
  • Added a new match status element at the top of the screen, that shows:
  • All friendly Mercs, along with their health
  • Enemy Mercs once spotted by a team-mate
  • Updated the Bomb carrier HUD and status updates
  • Added Badges, many that are Round based

Profile Stats Screen

You can now see lifetime stats for your Matches, Mercs and Weapons. This is our first pass, please leave your feedback and let us know what you would like to see!

Feedback Feature

Let us know how you’re getting on – the new ‘Feedback Feature’ allows you to rate Dirty Bomb and leave a comment in-game.

New Level Requirements for Competitive

So that new players will be better equipped before entering the mode, we’re now unlocking Competitive at Level 7. Anyone below Level 7 that already has a rank will continue to be able to play in Competitive mode.

Quick Join Unlocks

We’re now unlocking game modes via Quick Join based on player level, leading new players from the simplest to the most involved game mode as they progress:

  • Execution Mode – Level 1
  • Objective Mode – Level 3
  • Stopwatch Mode – Level 5

New players will still be able to play any casual mode from the server browser at any level

CDA and Jackal Factions

We’re building out the lore of Dirty Bomb by introducing Factions. The defenders are the CDA (Central Disaster Authority), the new custodians of London paid to fix its radiation problem following the Dirty Bomb attacks of 2018. The attackers are Jackal, a tech-savvy criminal syndicate out to steal the CDA’s experimental technology used throughout the city. Both hire Mercenaries to do their dirty work.

For now, the changes in-game are minimal. They include:

  • New Jackal and CDA Win/Lose/Draw logos in all game modes
  • Re-skinned EV, Helicopter and Skycrane with Jackal camouflage
  • Updated level loading screens with Jackal and CDA branding

Limited Edition Containment War Cards and Cases

For the 30 days of the Containment War event, you’ll have a chance to get exclusive, Limited Edition Loadout Cards that will never be available again. All Loadout Card variants are included, and have a small chance of being scored in Cases during the event:

  • CW Equipment Cases drop instead of regular Equipment Cases during the event, and can be bought in the store. CW Equipment Cases give a 0.3% chance of scoring a Containment War Loadout Card
  • CW Elite Cases can be bought in the store, and give a 10% chance of scoring a Containment War Loadout Card
  • CW Event Cases are given away as a bonus when you purchase a bundle of 10 Elite Cases, and guarantee a Containment War Loadout Card

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