Burnout Paradise’s Freeburn adding new modes

Burnout Paradise continues to speed along as it ontinues to expand. The famous Road Rage event is making its return online. Marked Man and Stunt Run are also making a  showing online as well.

Stunt Run:

• This is 8-player simultaneous online Stunt Run – everyone competes for the highest score within the 2 minute time limit and you can play anywhere in Paradise City.
• An on-screen display shows all player scores, so you can easily see how you’re doing.
• Earn multipliers for taking each other out but you lose your combo score, if you’re taken down.
• Eliminated players are greyed out of the scoring area but can exact brutal revenge by chasing after players that have managed to keep their combos alive beyond the time-out.
• For the first time, you can drive alongside someone as they complete a billion score in Stunt Run – you can absolutely use this mode to try and show off to your friends.

Road Rage:

• This is an 8-player online team event.
• At the start, everyone chooses their team (red or blue).
• One team of “runners” has to drive to a checkpoint then the finish – they can only see one checkpoint ahead.
• The other team has to take them down. These guys can see the checkpoint and finish and choose whether to wait and ambush in key locations, shortcut to the action if they get left behind or just follow the pack and cause chaos.

Marked Man:

• We randomly choose a “Marked Man”.
• There’s an intense few moments, while all players wait for the selection to be made – you want to stay close to other players, so you can hit the Marked Man, as soon as he’s selected but far enough away that that you can run like hell if it’s you that’s the Marked Man.
• The target is selected and a 90 second timer starts – you get 1 point if you survive and 1 point if you take down the Marked Man. After 90 seconds a new Marked Man is selected at random.
• If you’re the Marked Man, you can’t see the attacking players on the map, your car is a little slower and you don’t get boost.
• The session usually consists of around 10-12 minutes of intense gameplay depending on the number of players involved.

For those of you who have moved on from Burnout Paradise, is this going to get you back to the world of Burnout? As mentioned by Criterion, this isn’t the last of the continued updates to the game.

*To hear what the Burnout Team has going on check out the Crash FM podcast. Sadly no DJ Atomica will be heard, because I know you all love him.  😉

[Via Criterion Games]

-William “thewilleffect” Bell-

One Response

  1. I, for one, am looking forward to trying out the new modes. I know a lot of people don’t like the free-roaming style of Paradise, but IMHO, they hit a home run.

    Also, if you haven’t listened to the Crash FM podcast, I suggest you give it a try. It’s a hoot, totally unstructured (for the most part), and fun to listen to.

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