Teardown's free 'Part 2' update goes full Garry's Mod

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Admittedly, that headline's a little misleading. With a Steam Workshop (opens in new tab) full of new maps to tear apart and new tools to break them with, Teardown's voxel sandbox is already the next Garry's Mod. But over the last week, developer Dennis Gustaffson has been tweeting a few more toys that are set to bring more delightful physics chaos to Teardown.

Having already teased some grimly persistent robots, Gustaffson recently shared more additions coming to the game in an upcoming update. The first is a GMod classic—letting you apply as many rocket-powered thrusters as you like to an object to send it screaming across a map.

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The second, and perhaps more quietly potent, lets you bind objects with elastic wire. While Gustaffson uses this to create an impromptu catapult, my mind is already racing at the potential for physics-driven nonsense.

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These tools, plus the aforementioned robots, are set to arrive in Part 2. A massive free update with an as-yet-unannounced release date, Gustaffson describes Part 2 (opens in new tab) as "the second half of the game". I'm expecting even more tools to mess around with, and more structured story missions to help make the most of them.

That said, if you're looking for more Teardown to tear down (sorry), I'm not kidding when I say the workshop is brimming with delights. There are mods for everything from miniguns akimbo (opens in new tab) to on-demand meteor strikes (opens in new tab), and mappers are making some truly stunning worlds (opens in new tab) to take a sledgehammer to.

You'll just have to wait a wee while longer before you can fling killer robots across these worlds with rope catapults and rocket thrusters.

Natalie Clayton
Features Producer

20 years ago, Nat played Jet Set Radio Future for the first time, and she's not stopped thinking about games since. Joining PC Gamer in 2020, she comes from three years of freelance reporting at Rock Paper Shotgun, Waypoint, VG247 and more. Embedded in the European indie scene and a part-time game developer herself, Nat is always looking for a new curiosity to scream about—whether it's the next best indie darling, or simply someone modding a Scotmid into Black Mesa. She also unofficially appears in Apex Legends under the pseudonym Horizon.