Killing Floor 2's next update stars Gary Busey as 'Badass Santa'

Gary Busey did a turn a couple of years ago as an Elusive Target in Hitman, and apparently he was elusive indeed, because soon he'll take center stage in Killing Floor 2's Twisted Christmas: Season's Beatings update as—brace yourselves—Badass Santa

Badass Santa isn't a boss, but a new purchasable, playable character voiced by Busey. Separately, Busey will deliver advice on weapon and gear purchases at the Free Trader station as a unique voice for the Trader. There will be a few new weapons under that tree, too: a new Thompson SMG, a Krampus battle axe, an M32 grenade launcher, and the Fire Axe, a seasonal favorite for Berserkers. 

The update will also include a couple of festive new maps, Santa's Workshop and Shopping Spree, the return of Christmas-themed Zeds, and for owners of Road Redemption, the return of the Road Redeemer weapon for the Berserker class.   

The Killing Floor 2 – Twisted Christmas: Season's Beatings update will go live in early December, and will be free for all owners of the game. Busey's Badass Santa will also be available for purchase as a playable character. 

Developer Tripwire Interactive also announced that Killing Floor 2 has sold more than three million copies since its release in November 2016—not really related to the holiday update, but still an impressive milestone to move past, and a nice way to kick off the season.

Update: Tripwire clarified that the Badass Santa playable character will go for $10, but will not be available for purchase during the Twisted Christmas: Season's Beatings beta, which is set to go live later today. The Gary Busey-voiced trader will be live in the beta, however. 

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.