Community Transmission - The Forest Moon of Endor Hungers Once Again
The night is dark and full of things that go yub-nub in the night. Welcome back to the forest moon of Endor, where Ewok Hunt awaits!
It’s October and with Halloween fast approaching we thought there was no better time than now to bring back Ewok Hunt. But we’re not just bringing it back, we’ve got some changes on the way that we hope you’ll enjoy.
When we were discussing how we could improve the mode we quickly came to the idea of revamping the play area. To do this we’re going to bring the regular version of Endor into the mode—with some key improvements tailored for the mode itself. You’ll have much more of the forest available to you, and you’ll need it to stay hidden.
For those of you who haven’t yet experienced Ewok Hunt the premise is simple. When the game starts the teams will be split between one single Ewok, while everyone else playing is a stormtrooper. Each defeated stormtrooper will respawn as another Ewok, multiplying their numbers until the Empire’s forces have been completely eliminated.
Imperial forces will need to survive until the evacuation shuttles arrives. Do so, and they’ll make it off of Endor and claim the win. Should all the stormtroopers be defeated, it will be an Ewok celebration taking place.
Of course, this is Endor at night, and the night is dark and full of terrors. Stormtroopers will have to make good use of their flashlights as without them, the last thing they see will be an Ewok shaped shadow and by then, it’ll be too late.
As a stormtrooper you’ll be wanting to keep your eyes out for any supply crates that you happen to stumble across. With your visibility being reduced to nothing but what’s in front of your flashlight, these crates could easily be missed.
Should you stumble across one, you might find a special Transmitter. This transmitter will send a signal to the Imperial fleet in orbit, expediting the time of arrival of the shuttle.
The Transmitter will spawn in a random place each time. There’s a lot of risk with venturing out into the forest alone to look for it, but should you find it, the payoff will be significant.
Much like the Transmitter, stormtroopers will also be able to find upgrades in the form of a DLT-19 with a flashlight that never runs out of battery, and an incendiary grenade.
The permanent flashlight is a welcome upgrade as it removes the need to stand in perpetual darkness while it comes off its cooldown. With multiple of these located throughout the map it can be a great idea to locate another stormtrooper who has also equipped it.
You’re stronger together, and even stronger with a DLT-19 with an unlimited flashlight.
As for incendiary grenades, who doesn’t like a bit of fire? Perfect for when you find yourself backed up into a corner.
As you walk, run, scuttle, and hide throughout the forest you’ll need to be on the lookout for any traps that the natives have left.
These can be very easy to trigger for unsuspecting stormtroopers, especially when you’re frantically running from the sound of Ewok’s chasing you. Take the wrong step and you’ll find yourself on the wrong end of a trap, and you will become yet another stormtrooper that has been lost to the forest.
We’ve made some changes to the Hunter Instincts ability of the Ewoks as well. While active, Ewoks will now be able to see other Ewoks, making it easier to find a partner or two to hunt with.
They will also be able to distinguish between wounded troopers and regular. If you’re wounded then you’ll show up with a red outline, while stormtroopers at full health will be yellow. This will also affect the footprints that get left behind, allowing Ewoks to stalk their wounded prey with greater ease.
With the addition of this variant of Endor we will be adding it to the map rotation to the Ewok Hunt Playlist.
The Another Night on Endor Update arrives in just a few days time on Oct 23rd, and we’ll be back tomorrow with the full release notes.
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