CCP Games has been hard at work on their shooter Dust 514, and today they have unveiled a huge update.  This patch gives players new dropsuits, weapons, and additional modules for players to unleash on their enemies.  Here’s the inside scoop:

New Dropsuits
DUST 514 players now have even more dropsuit options that better represent the major factions in the EVE universe. Uprising 1.8 sees the inclusion of new Caldari, Gallente and Minmatar Heavy Frames. These new additions to players’ dropsuit choices come in Basic, Sentinel and Commando roles for each faction. Also available are the newly introduced Caldari and Amarr Light Frames with Basic and Scout roles for each faction. With these additions, the full assortment is complete and all racial variants of DUST 514 dropsuits are now included.

For full details of the dropsuit changes, additions and the unique perks that each racial variant dropsuit has, please see the ‘Dropsuits of Uprising 1.8’ developer blog.

New Weapons
Uprising 1.8 ups the ante on the arms available to DUST mercenaries by delivering three new weapons to the DUST 514 arsenal:

The highly prized and impressively powerful Caldari Bolt Pistol

The Caldari Magsec SMG, a highly versatile semi-automatic with punishingly accurate fire from mid to long range

The impressive Gallente Ion Pistol, with its powerful ability to deliver a devastating overcharged plasma blast that will tear apart most soft targets

For even more weapon changes, balancing notes and details please check out the ‘Expanding the Arsenal with Uprising 1.8’ developer blog.

New Modules/Equipment
DUST 514 ’s range of equipment and player gameplay options continue to grow with the exciting addition of Cloak Field equipment that conceals mercenaries with invisibility. Now mercs have even more flexibility on the battlefield with deadly stealth and new reconnaissance options.

Full equipment and skills changes, as well as all patch notes, are available in the ‘Uprising 1.8 Overview’ developer blog.

DUST 514 brings intense infantry combat, large-scale warfare and deep character advancement to the PlayStation 3 in an exclusive free-to-play massively multiplayer shooter. Set in, and integrated with, the massive universe of EVE Online®, players wage war in the next generation of first-person shooters, where a single victory could prove the crushing blow to a galactic empire of thousands of online gamers.

For more information, visit www.dust514.com

Dust 514 is free-to-play, exclusively on PlayStation 3.   You can check out our review for the game right here.