Last month Neat Corporation and Fast Travel Games launched stealth sequel Budget Cuts 2: Mission Insolvency for PC VR headsets. Having received a positive response from players the developers have now dropped the Mutator Update, adding a bunch of options to customise the experience plus one major feature – smooth locomotion.
Budget Cuts 2: Mission Insolvency’s movement is based around its teleportation gun dubbed the ‘Translocator’, great for moving between surfaces, small gaps and sneakily looking around corners. But it wasn’t great for those action situations where accomplished VR players want to move fluidly, strafing or quickly evading danger. So the introduction of smooth locomotion will be welcomed by many fans.
“Yes, we finally added Smooth Locomotion to Budget Cuts 2! Let’s just say there’s been one or two requests for this…”, Neat Corporation’s Designer Olle Axelsson says in a statement. “This custom setting enables you to move around in a traditional FPS style. You will still find the Translocator useful when moving between surfaces that are unreachable using smooth locomotion movement though. The ‘Mutators Update’ allows players to tweak a variety of mechanics in the game, such as adding Aim Assist when throwing knives or to enable a slow-motion effect that kicks in when you get shot at, and much more.”
While the new Mutators system will add greater gameplay variety players should be aware some will disable achievements. The full list is as follows:
- Mutator: Homing knives (aka aim assist)
- Mutator: Smooth locomotion
- Mutator: Infinite Stabby Crystals
- Mutator: Bullet Time
- Mutator: Paltkoma (triggers slow-mo when eating)
- Mutator: Gravity modifier
- Mutator: Enemy aim skill
- Mutator: Enemy detection speed
- Mutator: Bullet speed
- Mutator: NPC animation speed
- Mutator: NPC health
- Mutator: Starting equipment
- Mutator: Guns (guns)
- Level select (select which level you start a new game from)
The title continues the story from the original Budget Cuts with more TransCorp office mayhem to enjoy. This time however you’re supplied with bow for an added tactical advantage.
Budget Cuts 2: Mission Insolvency supports Oculus Rift/Rift S, HTC Vive and Valve Index, available on Oculus Store and Steam. Currently, there’s a 15% discount available until 27th January, dropping the Steam cost to £20.22 GBP. For all the latest Budget Cuts 2: Mission Insolvency updates, keep reading VRFocus.
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