Play all eight maps offline.
Killzone: Mercenary is not getting a bot upgrade, meaning you can play offline on all eight maps with and against bots instead of your friends. It’s convenient too, since you can’t always find some ideal to play online with. Bots often make for good substitutes in those situations.
The Botzone Soldier Training Pack will allow players to play on all maps offline in the Mercenary or Guerrilla Warfare modes, with a maximum of seven AI controller characters. Since you’ll be the game host, you’ll have control over the number of team mates and enemies joining you in the game. You will, for example, be able to be a dick and play with three teammates against one bot, or go all out and just play by yourself against an entire enemy team.
Oh, and you’ll also be able to collect multiplayer trophies while playing against bots.
“Killzone Mercenary Botzone brings new skills to the series’ traditionally strong AI bot experience,” Matt Porter, Technical Director at Guerrilla Cambridge wrote on the PS Blog. “Vanguard usage, zip line navigation, interrogations, rescues, capsule hacking and valour card collection are all behaviours unique to the game and our AI is going to challenge you with all of them. Not only that but our cunning bots will also be using many of the game’s diverse load-outs to stop you in your tracks.”
The update will be available for download tomorrow for a price of €2.49.
Stay tuned for more updates.