Ready or Not launched on Steam’s Early Access final month, and there’s already numerous promising content material inside. Not to skip a beat, developer VOID Interactive introduced the most recent Ready or Not replace, which, alongside including new weapons and maps, deletes a few of Ready or Not’s controversial content material comparable to “offensive belongings.”
There are fairly a couple of vital modifications on this replace, which was announced today. There are actually two new maps for gamers to check out in Ready or Not; one is named Valley, whereas the opposite is Fast Food. Changes to current maps had been additionally carried out, fixing sure bugs inside them but additionally including in new modes. As an instance, Hotel now has an Active Shooter and Hostage Rescue mode, which would require gamers to meet completely different goals than the map’s earlier modes comparable to Bomb Threat and Barricaded Suspects.
There are additionally fairly a couple of new weapons, each with completely different attachments and types of play. These weapons are the VKS, G19G5, SCAR L, BCM MK1, and SLR 47. These are named after their real-life counterparts, together with different weapons in Ready or Not. And whereas gamers are armed with new weaponry, the AI will get a couple of nerfs with how their taking pictures behaves. Previously, there have been problems with shockingly correct enemies. Now, the primary three pictures fired from an enemy are much less correct, which ought to alleviate some issues leading to a fast loss of life for gamers.
It’s price noting a couple of different main inclusions. Vivox is now built-in with this Ready or Not replace, which is on-line voice communications for individuals who need to play in co-op. Players are additionally in a position to see themselves in mirrors now, which is a pleasant little consideration to element.
January’s Ready Or Not Update Removes Controversial Content
In response to a Kotaku article criticizing content material portrayed in Ready or Not, the builders pledged to regulate and take away a number of items of content material that had been designated as placeholder belongings and extra. In the patch notes, “deleted offensive belongings” is likely one of the new modifications. These ought to embody gadgets comparable to a reference to “crimson drugs” and the point out of “noggin joggers,” however there isn’t a affirmation if these had been particularly eliminated or not.
One different removing raises some eyebrows. This is because of the contents discovered throughout the ActivityFail folder of Ready or Not, which has since been eliminated as of this replace. Following E:SteamLibrarysteamappscommonReady Or NotReadyOrNotContentVOActivityFail results in two voice traces by artist “John Xina,” which is an web meme referencing actor John Cena. Previously, he promoted an ice cream model known as Bing Chilling. Plenty of Chinese gamers are upset by this and discover it offensive as may be seen in some Steam evaluations, however we’ve not seen any large-scale overview bombings happen. Presently, these recordsdata are nonetheless within the base recreation’s recordsdata, which I can affirm as an proprietor of Ready or Not. It could also be that this removing is simply attributable to it being copyrighted audio. Regardless, gamers can count on to see its removing quickly for all editions.
Another word is the removing of that of “cringe VO.” There are cases of an AI saying “My Mom has a Mexican maid,” which some might deem as racist. This might be a part of the eliminated dialogue, however others had been positively of questionable high quality — not a lot content material — as effectively.
Beyond eradicating questionable content material, VOID Interactive has additionally taken steps to cowl their authorized bases, as there have been copyrighted belongings within the recreation. This contains copyrighted artwork and music, each of which have been eliminated in line with this Ready or Not Update.
How Can You Play Ready or Not’s Update?
January’s Ready or Not replace is on the market to obtain and play now, however solely for individuals who pay for the Supporter Edition along with the bottom recreation. While the bottom recreation is $40, an extra $80 is required for the Supporter Edition. This version is on the market for everybody on Steam. If you need to play this replace early, you will should buy the Supporter Edition. Otherwise, it ought to arrive at a later date this month for normal gamers. If you want a bit extra of an incentive, Ready or Not: Supporter Edition additionally comes with cosmetics, the soundtrack, and the primary growth (which is unreleased).
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