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In the time between the launch of Defiance the game and Defiance the SyFy channel show, there were time-limited missions available featuring two of the series' main characters. Since then, Trion Worlds has been patching bugs and making the game significantly more playable.
For the first time since the opening days, players will get the chance to participate in the story bridging from television to interactive experience. Rynn, a former spirit rider and recent criminal, will be making her way from the town of Defiance (formerly known as St. Louis) to the Bay area. She'll be bringing along new types of hellbugs and a set of missions.
These missions and random events will take place over the remainder of May. Four new emergencies, three new missions, a number of new hellbug arkfalls, and two new pursuits will be on board during Rynn's stay in the Bay area.
The "Hellbug Season" events should be starting shortly, so gear up and hunt some hellbugs. Full details on the event are below. Note: This is a separate event from the upcoming Castithan-focused DLC.
Arkfalls and Emergencies
New hellbug arkfalls and events featuring the elemental hellbugs appear across the Bay!
4 new emergencies will be added to the world, but only during this event. In each of the emergencies, the player will be fighting against the new elemental versions of the hellbugs while trying to accomplish a task for Rynn:
All of the Factions change their contracts to Hellbug themes.
Three Hellbug Season Missions
Mission: The Vagabond
Cooper calls to say that some ER soldiers are pursuing an Irathient woman in the Bay Area.
Mission: Piper Investigation (parts 1-4)
The player tracks Rynn through a handful of locations discovering remnants of combat between ER soldiers and hellbugs.
Mission: Paying the Piper
Rynn contacts the player. She has found where the rogue ER soldiers have set up the new Project Piper location. Players must descend with Rynn into the bunker and stop the soldiers from using Project Piper. In the process, the Project Piper data/device is destroyed and can never be used again.
4 new Data Recorders appear around the game world describing Project Piper. These will remain available even after the event ends.
Rynn challenges players to hotshot missions competing with Rynn.
"Piper Resurrected": Collect all the data recorders
"Path of Atonement": complete Rynn missions and hotshot
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Nice, I can't wait for the Castithan DLC though. The need to hurry and bring that on. That is what I wanted to use to create my character from the start!!
Sweet, looking forward to all this! This game is so awesome
Awesome, we definitely need new arkfalls. Those emergencies and contracts have been running for a couple weeks, though. So has hellbug season in general. Must be a long season.
Awesome show, terrible game.
Cool. How is the game and show for anyone who has seen it?
I'm still loving this game. The addition of new DLC is very welcome.
Ha, Hell bugs have been really fun to kill. Cant wait for new ones to smash on
i really want to try this game
There needs to be a Hellbug meme made one of these days. . .