The first large content material update for early access space game Everspace 2 has arrived, bringing with it a model new ship class, the heavy Bomber. The update, known as Union: Contracts/Hinterland, additionally consists of new content material for the story marketing campaign, a new mission sort, new enemies, and the return of an previous pal from the unique Everspace.

First, the new bomber is prone to entice pilots’ instant consideration. Developer Rockfish says it’s a heavy fighter that bristles with “a virtually unlimited supply of missiles and mines, including the infamous ARC-9000,” which the bomber can deploy in its final means, a “massive ball of destruction” that damages pal and foe alike when it explodes. Use it with due warning, Rockfish advises.

If you performed the unique Everspace’s Encounters growth, you’ll be happy to see outlaw Elek making his return to the sequence. You’ll discover him dangling in a cocoon of some form deep in a spooky cave at Cephas Downs, Rockfish says. His predicament if you uncover him probably has one thing to do with the new enemy that’s arriving on this update: the cave crawler. These are your mean-spirited, razor-clawed house bugs, and they’re stuffed with corrosive blood that you simply’ll need to look out for when you’re lighting them up with laser hearth.

Once you discover Elek, he’ll provide you with a trace about the place to go to progress in the principle marketing campaign, which has had a sizable new chunk added, together with a new mission sort. Elek will be a part of up as a companion down the road in some unspecified time in the future, and as soon as he does you’ll be capable to unlock perks and improve them for him.

The update will increase the extent cap to 15, adds new Outlaw items with their very own branded gear, new decision and DLSS settings, and makes a bunch of tweaks and bugfixes as properly. You can learn the full changelog on Steam.

The update post consists of a lot of perception into how Rockfish is approaching growth of Everspace 2, together with the suggestions they’re from gamers – what sorts of controller setups individuals are utilizing, how they’re getting on with the puzzles, and the balancing wanted to get the RPG recreation’s loot development tuned so everybody’s (largely) joyful.

In any case, this update means there’s abruptly a lot more Everspace 2 to play. The recreation’s nonetheless in Early Access on Steam and GOG, and there’s another major content update scheduled for the autumn.