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Killing Floor 2 release date revealed

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Killing Floor fans, and fans of killing astonishing amounts of digital monsters more generally, rejoice! After months of waiting, Tripwire Interactive has announced that Killing Floor 2 will hit Steam Early Access on April 21.

Work is ongoing, but the Early Access release will be very much along the lines of what we saw in last week's PC Gamer Show hands-on, with four classes, three maps, and something in the neighborhood of 11 monsters. It will sell for $30/₤20/€27.

Set in the immediate aftermath of Killing Floor, Killing Floor 2 takes place on continental Europe, which has been engulfed by a rapidly-spreading viral outbreak that turns its victims into ravenous, flesh-eating mutants. With society on the verge of collapse, civilians and mercenaries team up to establish bases, track outbreaks, and deliver the only cure proven to work: sticky, red-hot death.

Want to know more? Have a look at our breakdown of the first four classes that will appear in the game, and check out a couple more gameplay videos, including one at the Hell on Earth difficulty.

Killing Floor 2

Killing Floor 2

Killing Floor 2

Killing Floor 2

Killing Floor 2

Killing Floor 2

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.