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Survarium update adds new mode, lets you change your face

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Survarium faces

Fed up of looking like a haggard, shaved-head white guy in free-to-play multiplayer STALKER-like Survarium (opens in new tab)? You can now look look like three other haggard, shaved-headed white guys instead, thanks to the new facial selection option added as part of the game's 0.30 update. 0.30 also smuggles in a new game mode, Last Stand—it's basically a free-for-all deathmatch—along with the freaky-sounding "anomalous skill tree".

You can test the update before it's deployed for realsies if you join the public test server, which opens tomorrow (note that the server will only be available "during working hours on weekdays"). Players who do so will receive in-game currency to use in the server's shop.

Update 0.30 is detailed in the following video—for more Survarium, have a read of Chris's hands-on (opens in new tab) from a few months ago. Or, y'know, give the game a go yourself. It is free, after all. (Thanks, Polygon (opens in new tab).)

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.