Mutant Year Zero gets free update, demo on PC

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Funcom has released a free update for the PC version of Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, along with a demo version of the game, also on PC.

The free update is entitled Stalker Trials; Funcom describes it thus: “The most requested feature from players after release has been replayable gameplay, and the free update aims to introduce exactly that. Stalker Trialsbrings with it a challenge mode that allows players to take on new challenges in the zone, racking up points based on skill and performance, and competing with friends and strangers on leaderboards while also unlocking more powerful weapons and items.”

Funcom added: “The Stalker Trials give access to all characters, with all mutations and skills unlocked, but you will have to buy and upgrade your weapons and armour before heading out. Once you’re satisfied with your loadout you can journey into the Zone and link up with Pripp, the bartender. He’s the brains behind the Stalker Trials, and will score you on your progress as you fight your way through an area. Your rewards will be more powerful items and equipment. Your progress will be noted down on the in-game leaderboards and the weekly and all-time top Stalkers will have an NPC named after them for other players to take downPripp will also reward you with extra points if you clear a map in certain ways.”

Funcom also announced that a free demo version of the popular post-apocalyptic XCOM-style game is available to download from Steam: “The demo version features the starting experience and gives gamers a sample of Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden for them to base their purchase decision on.”

As yet, the developer has given no indication as to whether Stalker Trials and the free demo will also be made available for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game. For more news, watch Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden’s official website.