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NS2 Build 185 released
Natural Selection 2

NS2 Build 185 released

Aug 28, 2011 Natural Selection 2 2 comments

NS2 Build 185 is now live on Steam! There have been a lot of bug and balance fixes in this version. Notably, the Lerk and Fade have been re-balanced quite...

NS2 Build 184 released
Natural Selection 2

NS2 Build 184 released

Aug 9, 2011 Natural Selection 2 3 comments

The biggest changes of note here are the addition of the Shade (the "sensory chamber" replacement for the aliens), Distress Beacon for marines as well...

NS2 Build 181 released
Natural Selection 2

NS2 Build 181 released

Jul 25, 2011 Natural Selection 2 6 comments

The latest patch notes for the Natural Selection 2 Build 181

NS2 Build 178
Natural Selection 2

NS2 Build 178

Jun 8, 2011 Natural Selection 2 9 comments

The latest patch for the Natural Selection 2 Beta is now available on Steam. This is probably our biggest patch yet!

NS2 Build 177 Released
Natural Selection 2

NS2 Build 177 Released

May 11, 2011 Natural Selection 2 11 comments

This week's patch includes a number of design tweaks which Charlie has detailed in the online Design Log. Marc continued to improve ns2_rockdown by opening...

NS2 Build 176 Released
Natural Selection 2

NS2 Build 176 Released

May 4, 2011 Natural Selection 2 3 comments

This patch mostly contains bug fixes, but an exciting visual change is a new area on ns2_rockdown. The ns2_rockdown map was originally created to test...

NS2 Build 174 & 175 Double Patch Week
Natural Selection 2

NS2 Build 174 & 175 Double Patch Week

Apr 28, 2011 Natural Selection 2 5 comments

After the release of Build 174 we learned of some performance problems on the server when a MAC or Drifter moved far outside of the level. Build 175 should...

NS2 Build 173 Released
Natural Selection 2

NS2 Build 173 Released

Apr 21, 2011 Natural Selection 2 10 comments

The latest patch for the Natural Selection 2 Beta is now available on Steam.

Art talk with Cory and Patch release 171
Natural Selection 2

Art talk with Cory and Patch release 171

Apr 13, 2011 Natural Selection 2 3 comments

A short video with Cory talking about the art design behind the Marines and Aliens plus ptach notes from version 171 released yesterday.

NS2 Build 168 is now live on Steam.
Natural Selection 2

NS2 Build 168 is now live on Steam.

Mar 16, 2011 Natural Selection 2 17 comments

NS2 Build 168 is now live on Steam. Here's a video showing the visual changes in this build along with a little behind the scenes look at some of the...

NS2HD Video Interview - Episode One
Natural Selection 2

NS2HD Video Interview - Episode One

Mar 13, 2011 Natural Selection 2 6 comments

In this first episode series of interviews NS2HD asks some members of the team what they like about Natural Selection.

NS2 Build 167 & The GDC
Natural Selection 2

NS2 Build 167 & The GDC

Mar 10, 2011 Natural Selection 2 2 comments

We were at GDC last week (and prepping for GDC) so we didn't get much done for this patch, but we still got some significant fixes in. The patch is uploading...

Builds 164 - 165
Natural Selection 2

Builds 164 - 165

Feb 26, 2011 Natural Selection 2 15 comments

This is a relatively small patch, as we've been spending a lot of time trying to track down sound and other issues from 164 and generally playing "catch...

NS2 Build 163 - Infestation Patch Video
Natural Selection 2

NS2 Build 163 - Infestation Patch Video

Feb 17, 2011 Natural Selection 2 15 comments

We've been working on Natural Selection 2 build 163 for a few weeks now so quite a lot has changed with the game. We thought we'd take some time to show...

Words of wisdom on the return home.
Natural Selection 2

Words of wisdom on the return home.

Feb 15, 2011 Natural Selection 2 6 comments

NS2HD returned back home with loads of yet to release footage but has left us with a couple of videos for now that put into perspective the struggle all...

NS2HD takes a look at the NS2 concepts
Natural Selection 2

NS2HD takes a look at the NS2 concepts

Feb 13, 2011 Natural Selection 2 3 comments

Hugh from NS2HD visiting Unknown Worlds Entertainment takes a look at the concept art he found around the office.

Meet the Unknown Worlds Entertainment Development Team
Natural Selection 2

Meet the Unknown Worlds Entertainment Development Team

Feb 11, 2011 Natural Selection 2 5 comments

Hugh from NS2HD took a one-take pass around the office to introduce everyone.

Alien view mode experiments
Natural Selection 2

Alien view mode experiments

Feb 10, 2011 Natural Selection 2 23 comments

Here's some quick and dirty footage showing some cool ideas for an alien vision mode. This would allow the aliens to excel in the dark after they cut...

Questions & Answers about NS2
Game

Questions & Answers about NS2

Feb 8, 2011 Unknown Worlds 0 comments

About a week ago we started answering the questions that were posted in one of our forum threads.

Developer commentary & Build 162
Natural Selection 2

Developer commentary & Build 162

Jan 25, 2011 Natural Selection 2 5 comments

Build 162 of the Natural Selection 2 Beta is now available on Steam! Usually we post a simple text change log describing the changes but we're trying...

NS2HD Spotlight - Alien atmosphere
Natural Selection 2

NS2HD Spotlight - Alien atmosphere

Jan 21, 2011 Natural Selection 2 6 comments

Our favorite NS2 player Hugh over at the Natural Selection 2 HD YouTube channel has been doing an amazing job showing off our game.

NS2 Build 160 released
Natural Selection 2

NS2 Build 160 released

Dec 21, 2010 Natural Selection 2 8 comments

Build 160 of the Natural Selection 2 Beta is now available on Steam. If you've pre-ordered the game, it will automatically download on Steam. If not...

Merry Gorgemas!
Natural Selection 2

Merry Gorgemas!

Dec 21, 2010 Natural Selection 2 17 comments

In light of all the awesome sales happening for games all over the net, we thought we should spread some holiday cheer too.

The Fade
Natural Selection 2

The Fade

Dec 13, 2010 Natural Selection 2 12 comments

NS2 Fade and his new blink ability released 18th November in build 155. If you have not already seen the reveal video then check it out!

Build 157 and 158 Released
Natural Selection 2

Build 157 and 158 Released

Dec 5, 2010 Natural Selection 2 24 comments

The Beta is coming along well. With each patch, the game is getting closer to release. And you can help!

NS2 closed beta released...and how we got here
Natural Selection 2

NS2 closed beta released...and how we got here

Nov 24, 2010 Natural Selection 2 25 comments

Finally, the closed beta is available to those who preorded NS2. Not only that, but the Fade is now playable!

Power Nodes
Natural Selection 2

Power Nodes

Nov 8, 2010 Natural Selection 2 31 comments

Power nodes are a new feature in Natural Selection 2. They control the lighting for rooms and power for marine structures. Their use is a prime example...

The Whip - Reveal
Natural Selection 2

The Whip - Reveal

Oct 16, 2010 Natural Selection 2 9 comments

The Whip is the structure that the Commander will want to build when employing a more offensive strategy.

The Flamethrower - Gameplay Video
Natural Selection 2

The Flamethrower - Gameplay Video

Oct 1, 2010 Natural Selection 2 32 comments

We wanted to put together a quick update showing off one of the new weapon classes that is in NS2 - the Flamethrower.

"The Crag" Reveal
Natural Selection 2

"The Crag" Reveal

Aug 19, 2010 Natural Selection 2 47 comments

For this update we wanted to talk about the Crag, the first of four different alien structures the alien commander will be able to build in NS2. It will...

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