After a long journey, we’re pleased to launch The Culling out of Early Access and Xbox Game Preview into full release.
Server maintenance will occur today, Thursday, October 5th. PC servers will be down at 2PM Eastern. Xbox One Servers will be down at 6PM Eastern. Maintenance on each platform is expected to last up to four hours on each platform.
This update also coincides with the start of a new leaderboard season.
NEW! Golden Weapons
Dev Comments: Rather than delivering traditional airdrops for award-based match events (such as Grab My Package and Loot Express), we are now sending a crate with a single Golden Weapon to up the stakes of each event. These are Tier 3 weapons for mid-match events and Tier 4 weapons for late-match events. Their stats are generally identical to their non-golden counterparts, with a major twist. Our goal is that these weapons will provide a competitive edge, but won’t guarantee that you’ll win the match.
Bleeding Blade - This Katana delivers a bleed that lasts until the victim heals.
Triflector - This Trident deals 2 points of damage to your opponent every time you are struck
Nutcracker - This Sledgehammer can be charged for up to 3 seconds to deliver up to 60 damage
Axetinguisher - While this Fireman’s Axe is equipped you are immune to all wounds
VomiHawk - This Tomahawk inflicts a sickness wound with every strike
Vampire Bat - Recover 2 hp each time you strike an opponent
Doppledagger - When equipped, this Bowie Knife allows you to double-jump
Infinity Pole - This Yari returns to your hand each time it’s thrown
NEW! Voice Support (Xbox)
Proximity chat and Teammate chat
Both of these features can be disabled in the options menu
Creepy Clown Outfits, Hair, and Masks
8 new Victory Celebration animations.
All weapons receive two new skins
26 new Culling Cards
NEW! Achievements (for Steam and Xbox)
Changes and Bug Fixes
Improved leaderboards interface to display a detailed breakdown of the matches contributing to your score
Revised leaderboards scoring criteria
It is now more challenging to attain higher ranks
Lower match placement positions pay fewer match points
Fixed several UI-related crashes
Fixed bug where automatic region selection was not working properly on Xbox
Fixed bug where thrown items would sometimes fall through ground
Fixed a bug that caused a hitch on player death
Fixed a bug where poison gas visuals could be offset from the hazardous area
Fixed a bug where kill notifications were sometimes blank
Added tournament winner banners for “The Cullminator” and “Killer Island” community events
Fixed a bug where controller vibration setting would not save properly
Fixed a bug where a piece of invisible collision was created after throwing a poison gas grenade
Fixed a bug that allowed clothing to be unequipped entirely
Fixed a bug where snare wires would sometimes fail to connect if placed at max range
Fixed a bug that prevented users from progressing past the splash screen when offline
Scoreboard now displays icon for weapons that killed dead players
Fixed a bug that allowed players to attempt to invite a teammate from the splash screen
Bouncing crate for Boom Box event can no longer launch players into the air