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Return to Eclipse in Natural Selection 2
Natural Selection 2

Return to Eclipse in Natural Selection 2

Dec 20, 2013 Natural Selection 2 2 comments

Something must be in the air at Unknown Worlds. Not only are we announcing new games, we’ve also started hitting deadlines! We promised you Eclipse at...

NATURAL SELECTION 2 ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Natural Selection 2

NATURAL SELECTION 2 ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Oct 31, 2013 Natural Selection 2 2 comments

On this day, Halloween 2012, Natural Selection 2 was launched on Steam. The following year has blown our minds at Unknown Worlds. More people have purchased...

REINFORCED EXPANSION RELEASED!
Natural Selection 2

REINFORCED EXPANSION RELEASED!

Aug 29, 2013 Natural Selection 2 6 comments

In February, NS2 was Gorgeous. Now, it is Reinforced. The culmination of nearly six months of development, Reinforced takes Natural Selection 2 to new...

BUILD 251 IS NOW LIVE ON STEAM!
Natural Selection 2

BUILD 251 IS NOW LIVE ON STEAM!

Jul 25, 2013 Natural Selection 2 19 comments

Some builds just want to watch the world burn. Build 251 has been in the works for quite some time – Unlike the new heir to the British throne, it did...

STATE OF DEVELOPMENT: JUNE 2013
Natural Selection 2

STATE OF DEVELOPMENT: JUNE 2013

Jul 4, 2013 Natural Selection 2 6 comments

Another month has passed in the Unknown Worlds office, and Natural Selection 2 continues to be improved, tinkered with, and polished. Continuing on from...

MODJAM – AFTER ACTION REPORT
Natural Selection 2

MODJAM – AFTER ACTION REPORT

Apr 22, 2013 Natural Selection 2 3 comments

Last week, UWE held a ModJam. Five days, three teams, three games: All using the Spark Engine.

FREE Weekend & 50% OFF
Natural Selection 2

FREE Weekend & 50% OFF

Mar 21, 2013 Natural Selection 2 6 comments

A Natural Selection 2 Free Weekend will take place between Thursday, 21 March and Sunday, 24 March. During this free weekend, which is PAX week, NS2 will...

GORGEOUS CONTENT UPDATE
Natural Selection 2

GORGEOUS CONTENT UPDATE

Feb 28, 2013 Natural Selection 2 9 comments

We have built Extractors together, run through Phase Gates together, fought against against the darkness, scampered through ventilation shafts, and ambushed...

238 & 239 News Round-Up
Natural Selection 2

238 & 239 News Round-Up

Feb 2, 2013 Natural Selection 2 0 comments

Build 238 and 239 Hot fix Released this week. Some more from a new map coming soon this month of Feb! and a brand new website.

Mapping: Descent
Natural Selection 2

Mapping: Descent

Jan 24, 2013 Natural Selection 2 4 comments

Yes, that is actually a screenshot of the map Descent. Yes, we are teasing. Descent is in active playtesting, and will arrive for your fragging pleasure...

Build 236 is now live on Steam!
Natural Selection 2

Build 236 is now live on Steam!

Jan 16, 2013 Natural Selection 2 8 comments

Build 236 is out in the wild! Over the next few hours, official and community servers will roll over to the new, shinier version of the game.

State of the Game - Build 234 Patch Notes
Natural Selection 2

State of the Game - Build 234 Patch Notes

Dec 19, 2012 Natural Selection 2 1 comment

Looking at the future of NS before the holidays. Our seventh post launch update is now live! It includes some fairly aggressive redecoration of all Ready-Rooms...

UWE @ Unloud, Childs Play and Patch Notes
Natural Selection 2

UWE @ Unloud, Childs Play and Patch Notes

Dec 11, 2012 Natural Selection 2 2 comments

uild 233 is up and running! Servers should now be updated. This is a bug-fixing, performance and stability patch, with some big improvements to Spark...

Blanace Process & Patches
Natural Selection 2

Blanace Process & Patches

Nov 22, 2012 Natural Selection 2 5 comments

Now that we have thousands of games played on every patch, and we have so many new players joining the game every day, we really need to make sure that...

Friday Night Match Show & Patch Notes
Natural Selection 2

Friday Night Match Show & Patch Notes

Nov 16, 2012 Natural Selection 2 3 comments

What are you up to on Friday night? Listening to the WasabiGorge, surely! Tune in to twitch.tv/naturalselection2 for the very first Friday Night Show...

Build 229 Beta Released on Steam
Natural Selection 2

Build 229 Beta Released on Steam

Nov 13, 2012 Natural Selection 2 0 comments

You can now opt-in to NS2 Steam Betas and help us find bugs before each patch goes live.

Natural Selection 2 - European Sports League
Natural Selection 2

Natural Selection 2 - European Sports League

Nov 10, 2012 Natural Selection 2 1 comment

we're all going to get the chance to enjoy the biggest competitive event in Natural Selection 2 history.

Post-Launch Post-Mortem & Patch Notes
Natural Selection 2

Post-Launch Post-Mortem & Patch Notes

Nov 6, 2012 Natural Selection 2 9 comments

Natural Selection 2 Build 228 is now live on Steam. This patch fixes crash issues some players are experiencing, especially those during the "pre-caching...

Natural Selection 2 v1.0 released on Steam
Natural Selection 2

Natural Selection 2 v1.0 released on Steam

Oct 30, 2012 Natural Selection 2 13 comments

Alert to all Frontiersmen. Alert to all Frontiersmen. Ready your Rifles!

Refinery Reveal
Natural Selection 2

Refinery Reveal

Oct 25, 2012 Natural Selection 2 0 comments

NS2 will be released on Steam in five days, smack bang on Halloween.

Where in the World & Build 224
Natural Selection 2

Where in the World & Build 224

Oct 25, 2012 Natural Selection 2 10 comments

We spend 99% of our time working to make Natural Selection 2 awesome, so we do not often think about 'corporate' stuff. We do however have an Unknown...

ESL Launch Tournament
Natural Selection 2

ESL Launch Tournament

Oct 18, 2012 Natural Selection 2 1 comment

What is the one thing that has been missing from competitive NS2 so far in the beta? The teams, casters, streams, prizes, and audience: They are all there...

Builds 222/223 & a Logitech Beta Tournament???
Natural Selection 2

Builds 222/223 & a Logitech Beta Tournament???

Oct 12, 2012 Natural Selection 2 4 comments

Patches, Tournaments & Prizes, Big read up, The weekend is here and some cool stuff is going on...

Natural Selection 2 Release Date
Natural Selection 2

Natural Selection 2 Release Date

Oct 10, 2012 Natural Selection 2 22 comments

As the old saying goes, you've bitten off more than you can chew.' To which we reply: 'swallow it whole.'

Update 221, The Lockdown & Eurogamer
Natural Selection 2

Update 221, The Lockdown & Eurogamer

Oct 2, 2012 Natural Selection 2 3 comments

We have hit lock-down mode but what does that even mean? It means the team is working super hard on fixing bugs and doing optimization, no more features...

NS2 Build 218 released
Natural Selection 2

NS2 Build 218 released

Sep 6, 2012 Natural Selection 2 3 comments

We just finished up a quick patch, hot on the heels of the Onos/Veil epic Build 217. This patch is mostly bug fixes and improvements.

Natural Selection 2 Pre-Orders on Steam!
Natural Selection 2

Natural Selection 2 Pre-Orders on Steam!

Sep 5, 2012 Natural Selection 2 22 comments

Today, Natural Selection 2 went up on the Steam Store for pre-order.

Build 217 (Titanium) - Exosuit Revealed & Released
Natural Selection 2

Build 217 (Titanium) - Exosuit Revealed & Released

Aug 28, 2012 Natural Selection 2 10 comments

Alright, we admit it. We have been horrible, horrible teases. But we tease no more, here it is: The Exosuit, in all its glory Along with his powerful...

NS2 Build 216 is now live on Steam!
Natural Selection 2

NS2 Build 216 is now live on Steam!

Aug 11, 2012 Natural Selection 2 5 comments

NS2 Build 216 is now live on Steam! We have just released the new NaturalSelection2.com site.

NS2 | Beta build 215 has arrived
Natural Selection 2

NS2 | Beta build 215 has arrived

Jul 27, 2012 Natural Selection 2 0 comments

NS2 Build 215 has now been released. We've been extremely busy and focused around here - we are certainly in ship mode. We are cutting things that we...

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