Killer Instinct’s Eagle Launched on 27th June’17
It was yet another huge day for Killer Instinct fans. The big 2.4 update has arrived and with it comes a turn of new patches, game balances, additional character colors and skins, the next character Aganos, and even a new game mode called Leagues. It’s a big week for Microsoft’s Xbox One and PC fighting game Killer Instinct, as the next character, Eagle, and big patch, 3.8, has arrived on 27th June’17.
KILLER Rules: Killer vs. Killer Ranked Matches are now Best two out of three, a staple of tournament fighting. Unlike Tournament fighting, you cannot counter-pick between rounds, keeping matches as brisk as possible. The Killer Tier is reset every month and the Top 32 Killer players at the end of the month are rewarded PRO Status, immortalizing them in that month’s Leader-boards, in addition to unlocking special Player Card PRO stars.
“We wanted to make sure the offering we had on Windows 10 & Xbox matched the offer we were releasing on Steam, To do that, we naturally have to include the 3 characters currently missing from the DE bundle. That work was to be done when the Steam version launched, but a miss in verbiage on-stage led us to our current predicament.” – said Microsoft.
Now, let’s talk about pricing. Eagle will cost $5. This includes his retro-themed costume, but not the Premium accessories; these can be purchased using the in-game currency, KI Gold. The other big piece of Killer Instinct news is that people who own the game’s Definitive Edition will get Kilgore, Shin Hisako, and Eagle for free when the game’s Steam edition comes out. People who bought the Killer Instinct Season 3 Ultra Edition will get Eagle for free, though it might not happen now. Last note because we know it will come up – Season 3 owners will only receive Eagle for free, not Kilgore or Shin Hisako. Those two remain tied to the Definitive Edition bundle.