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"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...

10 Copies of NS / OG to giveaway!
Game

10 Copies of NS / OG to giveaway!

Jan 7, 2010 Editor's Notes 103 comments

To promote Natural Selection 2 and Overgrowth's 40% off organic indie pack, they have given us 10 copies of each game to giveaway.

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.

Alien Harvest Reveal / Spark Q&A Part 2
Natural Selection 2

Alien Harvest Reveal / Spark Q&A Part 2

Feb 14, 2010 Natural Selection 2 21 comments

The first of the new Alien structures, The Harvester, is revealed! Also, Max continues his Q&A with fans, this time discussing the Cinematic Editor...

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...

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.

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...

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!

Build 190 + 191 Patch Released
Natural Selection 2

Build 190 + 191 Patch Released

Jan 12, 2012 Natural Selection 2 8 comments

We have just released NS2 Build 190. There are some good optimizations and fixes in here, as well as some improvements to mouse lag, making the game noticeably...

Build 198 & 197
Natural Selection 2

Build 198 & 197

Feb 25, 2012 Natural Selection 2 7 comments

NS2 Build 198 is now live on Steam! Here's a super-quick video showing the new animated marine waypoints and the builder weapon. It's amazing how much...

Build 199 released
Natural Selection 2

Build 199 released

Mar 2, 2012 Natural Selection 2 11 comments

Here's a new patch for you. There's more work in iterating and testing, but we think it will be better for the overall game's development to keep them...

Build 200 released
Natural Selection 2

Build 200 released

Mar 16, 2012 Natural Selection 2 6 comments

Build 200 is now live on Steam with many new features and fixes.

Build 201 & New Purchase Options
Natural Selection 2

Build 201 & New Purchase Options

Mar 28, 2012 Natural Selection 2 16 comments

We transitioned the Natural Selection 2 store over to Humble Bundle, Inc. This means we now support non-Paypal transactions, which many of you have been...

Build 206 released
Natural Selection 2

Build 206 released

Apr 26, 2012 Natural Selection 2 5 comments

NS2 Build 206 is now available on Steam. New Drifters, Oni and Clogs, oh my!

Build 207 released
Natural Selection 2

Build 207 released

May 2, 2012 Natural Selection 2 8 comments

There are a lot of subtle changes and fixes in this build. Nothing too mind-shattering, but the alien armor changes, Gorge refinements and fixing of sentry...

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...

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

Community Showcase
Natural Selection 2

Community Showcase

Dec 15, 2009 Natural Selection 2 12 comments

Three weeks ago we released the Spark Level Editor to everyone who pre-ordered Natural Selection 2. Our community has produced a lot of great stuff so...

Damage Types in NS2
Half-Life

Damage Types in NS2

Jun 6, 2010 Natural Selection 19 comments

Hey everyone, I wanted to discuss damage types in NS2 briefly, and it's a bit much to discuss properly for tweet.

Decoda and Cinematic Editor Update on Steam
Natural Selection 2

Decoda and Cinematic Editor Update on Steam

May 23, 2010 Natural Selection 2 10 comments

As we mentioned last week, the newest build of NS2 on Steam includes a special version of Decoda and our very own Cinematics Editor.

Design of ns2_tram
Half-Life

Design of ns2_tram

Jun 18, 2010 Natural Selection 8 comments

For today's update we would like to focus on "Tram", one of several maps currently in development. This full sized NS2 map will ship with the Alpha, so...

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...

Engine Progress - SgtBarlow's Map
Natural Selection 2

Engine Progress - SgtBarlow's Map

Apr 24, 2010 Natural Selection 2 23 comments

We've been keeping a close eye on the community's modding projects and we have a few things planned for the next patch to make life a little bit better...

Engine Test Follow-Up and Custom Mods
Natural Selection 2

Engine Test Follow-Up and Custom Mods

Apr 20, 2010 Natural Selection 2 43 comments

We're catching our breath after the Engine Test release last Friday. We are excited to see you guys already modding the game, adding things like sprinting...

Engine Test Release Date Set - Friday, April 9th!
Natural Selection 2

Engine Test Release Date Set - Friday, April 9th!

Mar 30, 2010 Natural Selection 2 20 comments

The engine test is a runnable version of the engine designed to help us tune the performance, compatibility, and networking prior to the release of the...

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...

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