Official artwork for the new Deep Rock Galactic update New Frontiers

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Deep Rock Galactic Update Adds New Biomes, New Enemies, And More

February 4, 2021

By: Joseph Allen

 
 
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Ghost Ship Games
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PC
Release Date
May 13,2020 (Calendar)
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A new Deep Rock Galactic update has arrived. This one brings new biomes, overhauls to a couple of missions, and some new enemies to face off against. You can download the new update for free right now on PC and Xbox platforms.

What's in the new Deep Rock Galactic update?

First up, you're getting two brand new biomes. The Azure Weald is a bioluminescent, overgrown region full of unique flora. It's a neon wonderland that'll just as quickly kill you as conceal you from predators.

 

The Azure Weald biome in the new Deep Rock Galactic update

The second new biome is the Hollow Bough, a region dominated by structures resembling the inside of hollowed-out trees. These structures are being slowly eaten by vine-like plants, so you'll need to take care when you're wandering around.

 
 

The Hollow Bough biome in the new Deep Rock Galactic update

Plenty more is on its way to Deep Rock Galactic in the New Frontiers update. You'll find overhauls for the Elimination, Salvage, and Point Extraction mission types. Each has been tweaked to improve functionality or model fidelity. Four brand new enemies debut alongside the two new Biomes: the Mactera Tri-Jaw, the Mactera Brundle, the Deeptora Bough Wasp, and the Stabber Vine. Each will require a different approach if you're looking to prevail against them.

 
 

Lest you think that's it, think again. It's a generous update from Ghost Ship Games this time around. Streamers will find new jukebox music to help them avoid copyright claims when streaming, and there's a brand new helmet for everyone to commemorate Deep Rock Galactic's Steam Award nomination. There are also a whole host of tweaks, balance changes, and minor overhauls to UI elements, gameplay systems, and more, as you might expect from a major update. You can take a look at everything that's new in the Deep Rock Galactic New Frontiers update right here.

Deep Rock Galactic is available right now on PC and Xbox platforms. It's a co-op first-person shooter with four different classes to choose from and several procedurally-generated biomes to explore. The game's roadmap was recently updated, with the developers promising modding support sometime early this year. Stay tuned for more info about the game.

Will you be heading into Deep Rock Galactic to check out the new biomes? Let us know in the comments below!