As I hoped, we're at least getting a little cosmetic (Liberty Cape) and a new weapon (a WWI era rifle -- must be a Battlefield 1 tie-in?
) And various events today for Liberty Day, including devs popping in to play though I'm guessing that's on PS4.Helldivers celebrating Liberty Day 2016! – Competitions, Livestream, Reddit AMAhttp://arrowheadgamestudios.com/2016/10/helldivers-celebrating-liberty-day-2016/
Citizens of Super Earth,
Thanks to your bravery in the Galactic Wars we are once again able to wish you a magnificent Liberty Day!
In celebration of this historical anniversary we are hosting some competitions and other events, as well as giving away free equipment to all Helldivers. Read on for full details.
New Liberty Day equipment
To celebrate Liberty Day all players will receive the new rifle M2016 ‘Constitution’ and the Liberty cape.
The M2016 ‘CONSTITUTION’ is a reproduction of the old M1903 service rifle used in ancient times. It is fairly ineffective in combat but is used within the Super Earth Armed Forces as a ceremonial rifle. Every citizen is issued one once they turn 16 to encourage service.
While not recommended to bring into the field, it is certainly possible to use for the very skilled or the very brave.
The LIBERTY CAPE is given to every Helldiver so they will be able to celebrate the big day in style, while also showing their dedication to protecting the precious Liberty we enjoy today.
In addition to the new Liberty Day gear there are two more capes which have been added to the game – the Community Cape and the Developer Cape.
The COMMUNITY CAPE is given as a reward to outstanding individuals who have participated in – or helped out – the Helldivers community in various ways. Whether that be assistance in solving bugs, guiding new recruits, winning competitions or actively participating and engaging in forum discussions, these individuals can be distinguished from other recruits.
The DEVELOPER CAPE allows you to recognize members of the developer or publisher teams amidst the chaos of battle. (Shooting or badgering developers will not earn you any rewards, rather the opposite. We just wish to enjoy spreading democracy side by side!)
Also some fun "create your own" cape contests and a contest involving posting a comment on that blog URL's comments thread.