At Gamescom, Crytek announced a huge update coming to Warface that’ll have players battling it out in the Chernobyl exclusion zone.

Warface, Crytek’s free-to-play shooter, has been through uncertain times over the past year. First it looked like the game was being left to die, that was until picked up the publishing rights. Then a few updates came here and there, and today marks a huge milestone for the game as Crytek announce “Pripyat”.

Prypyat is a brand new mission coming to Warface that’ll bring in   rich narrative and brand new gamemplay mechanics. This large-scale mission will transport players to the site of the Chernobyl disaster, and is being slated as one of the most ambitious missions the game has seen to date.

Interestingly, Crytek have visited the Chernobyl exclusion zone several times and studied the terrain to ensure an accurate representation of the now abandoned location.

“Pripyat is an infamously dangerous place, and now we will give players a chance to find themselves right in the heart of this abandoned city. Once this special operation goes live, it will mark an important milestone in both Warface’s gameplay and plot and will set the stage for a whole series of future plot-related updates,” said Michael Khaimzon, creative director of Crytek. “In other words, Pripyat launches a new era in Warface, and our players should be ready for the disclosure of many plot details and secrets.”

Pripyat will also include an entirely new set of enemies and bosses for players to take on, each with their own unique combat styles, making sure players work as a team. You can check out a teaser of the new mission below:

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