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Killing Floor 2 kicks off its first seasonal event: the Summer Sideshow

by: Sean Colleli -
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One of the best aspects of the original Killing Floor was that developer Tripwire Interactive held seasonal events with exclusive skins, weapons and activities. I was wondering if they were going to do the same thing with Killing Floor 2, and now I have my answer.

The Summer Sideshow is the first official seasonal event and it reintroduces the circus carnival map from the original game. It also tosses in a couple new weapons, including a tactical lever-action rifle that will hopefully fill out the sharpshooter class's rather weak loadout. Rounding out the event are some classic skins for the monsters: Pukey the Clown and the monstrous Monkey Man.

The circus map was one of my favorites from the original game so I'm pretty pleased to see it back in Killing Floor 2. It's been a while since I went ten rounds in KF2 so hopefully I can round up some friends this weekend to check out the Summer Sideshow.

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KILLING FLOOR 2’s First Seasonal Event,

The Summer Sideshow, Comes To PS4 Today


Limited-Time Event Gives Players New Skins, a New Map, New Items, and Fun New Ways to Play KILLING FLOOR 2 That Will Even Earn PS4 Gamers Special In-Game Goodies


ROSWELL GA – July 11, 2017 – After a hugely successful debut on PC, KILLING FLOOR 2’s, psycho-circus themed Summer Sideshow event launches on PlayStation 4 today and runs through August 8. KILLING FLOOR 2 received incredible support and massive downloads as one of the top featured free titles on PlayStation Plus in June. Now, back with a clown car full of new content and gameplay, The Summer Sideshow is the first seasonal event for KILLING FLOOR 2 to come to PlayStation 4, and it is totally free to owners of the game. To further entice gamers to jump in and join in the Summer Sideshow, Tripwire Interactive will be slashing the price of the base game with a 50% off sale for the week of July 11 to July 18 on the North American PlayStation Store.


Check out the new trailer for KILLING FLOOR 2 Summer Sideshow on PS4 here.


The Summer Sideshow introduces a host of new content to KILLING FLOOR 2 and new ways to play during the one-month course of its event. The centerpiece of that new content is a new circus-themed map, complete with outrageous circus freak zeds that make scary clowns look like cute cuddly puppies. There will be a new set of specific objectives for this map, entitled “The Tragic Kingdom”, which upon completion will unlock the exclusive Sideshow Hazmat Suit (good for keeping clown blood-stained cotton candy from getting stuck to players). The Tragic Kingdom is a scary place, so players will have to make good use of the two new weapons included in the update: the HZ12 Shotgun is for the Support Perk only and the Centerfire Lever Action is primarily for Sharpshooter and Multi-Perk with Gunslinger.


There will be plenty of other cosmetic items to unlock as well; over 50 different items obtainable by earning tickets during normal gameplay that can be exchanged for things like new face paints. There will be some paid cosmetic DLC as well, that players can purchase through the shop.


For more ongoing excitement during the Summer Sideshow event, tune in for the Weekly Outbreak, which will present a brand-new game mode every week for KILLING FLOOR 2 players to enjoy and master. Each Weekly Outbreak mode – from the shrinking Zeds of “Tiny Terror”, to the all Fleshpound action of “Poundemonium” – will bring new unlockable cosmetic items for the players who accomplish each week’s special goal.


Upcoming Weekly Outbreak Schedule:

?        Poundemonium - July 11

?        Up, Up and Decay - July 18

?        Zed Time - July 25

?        Beefcake - August 1

?        Boom - August 8

?        Cranium Cracker - August 15

?        Tiny Terror - August 22

?        Bobble Zed - August 29


Check out the Weekly Outbreak Videos here as they’re available via the official YouTube playlist.


Tripwire Interactive is committed to listening and engaging with their fans for feedback and encourages players to post their feedback in the Official KILLING FLOOR 2 Forums and be sure to join the Official KILLING FLOOR 2 Game Group on Steam.


In KILLING FLOOR 2, players descend into continental Europe where the outbreak caused by Horzine Biotech’s failed experiment has quickly spread and gained unstoppable momentum, essentially paralyzing the European Union— Just one month after the events in the original KILLING FLOOR, the specimen clones are everywhere and civilization is in disarray; communications have failed, governments have collapsed, and military forces have been systematically eradicated. The people of Europe know survival and self-preservation too well and lucky survivors have gone into hiding.


Not all have given up hope though... A group of civilians and mercenaries have banded together to combat the outbreak and established privately funded operation bases across Europe. Upon tracking specimen clone outbreaks, players will descend into zed-laden hot zones and exterminate them.


KILLING FLOOR 2 is developed by Tripwire Interactive and is published at retail by Deep Silver and Iceberg Interactive for the PlayStation®4 Pro, PlayStation®4, and PC. This title has been rated M by the ESRB, PEGI 18, USK 18.


Stay up-to-date with the latest KILLING FLOOR 2 news and information on the official website: You can also keep track of Tripwire Interactive at any of these online channels:, on Facebook at, Twitter at and on YouTube at


About Tripwire Interactive

Gamers want games that grab their attention and will keep them coming back for more. Tripwire has been producing those types of games since the first Red Orchestra mod that won the "Make Something Unreal" competition in 2004. Since then Tripwire has won numerous Multiplayer and FPS Game of the Year awards from top editorial sites and millions have played a Red Orchestra or Killing Floor game, with an average play time of over 40 hours, per player, per game! Tripwire has published select 3rd party titles (The Ball, Zeno Clash, Dwarfs?!), supported each title with free extra content and taken their brand of winning gaming to console, to continuously expand that base. Tripwire will continue to offer new and exciting gaming experiences both to their millions of fans and to new gamers alike - including the recent launches of Killing Floor 2 for PC and PS4, Rising Storm 2: Vietnam for PC and the upcoming launch of Killing Floor: Incursion for Oculus Touch in 2017. To find out why millions of gamers spend so much time playing Tripwire games and getting involved with Tripwire's special events for existing games, visit the website at for all the latest news direct from the studio.


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