Descenders Free Weekend and Bike Parks Update Amps up the Action

Gaming article by Robert N. Adams on Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 14:46
News
Topic(s): Indie
Developer
Ragesquid
Publisher
No More Robots
Release Date
February 9, 2018
Platforms
Xbox One
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(And It's on Sale, Too)

Descenders free weekend has arrived to celebrate the release of the Bike Park Update — and the game is on sale with a hefty discount, too.

If you haven't yet played Descenders, you can think of it like Excitebike or Trials but with bicycles instead of dirt bikes. Players can race along intense trails on mountain bikes, jumping off of ramps and doing some pretty sweet tricks.

Now, the fine folks at RageSquid and No More Robots have launched the free Bike Park Update. Alongside this update is a Descenders free weekend and a sale that sees the game discounted by a hefty 40%!

Descenders Free Weekend Bike Park Update slice

What New Content is Debuting During the Descenders Free Weekend?

An announcement on the game's Steam Community page details the new content that's coming in the Bike Parks update.

A previous update has added mod support and the devs are finding that people like it, so they've added a new section to the game called "Bike Park". This section has maps handcrafted by Rosie along with the Stoker Bike Park created by Spe. Spe will also be created more maps similar to the Stoker Bike Park that will be added in future updates.

Getting modded content working on consoles is a challenge, and this new system serves as a vehicle for the devs to highlight excellent community content in a way that everyone can enjoy. At the moment, the update is out on Steam, but Xbox One and PC Game Pass players will have to wait a bit for it to launch on that platform.

The last big hit from this news is the addition of seeds for the Bike Park levels; this now allows you to play these levels in multiplayer lobbies. You can read about all of the changes in the announcement for this update.

These new features seem pretty darn cool, so why not go ahead and check out the Descenders free weekend? You can also pick up the game for 40% off on Steam if you decide you want to keep it. The free weekend only lasts for a couple of days, so get to it!

What do you think of the Descenders Bike Park Update? Do you enjoy the content that was released so far? Let us know in the comments below!

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Robert N. Adams

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!