Wonderful news for the roughly everyone on the planet who plays Shadowgun: Deadzone: a whole bunch of new stuff is rolling out today! Notably, there's the Gangs feature which allows you to create groups of friends to play with. There are also a couple new maps that you can explore. And by "explore" I mean "kill things in."

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There are also new weapon upgrades, some additional hats (because every game has to have hats now, right TF2?) and bug fixes and tweaks all over the place. Here's the full changelog:

What's in this version:

☣New Features:
* Two New Maps
* New Weapons Upgrades
* Chat in Main Menu
* Gangs (Play with Friends)
* New Hats
* Rewards for finishing Zone Control or DeathMatch
* Player Rank increased up to 50 now
☣ GamePlay Tweaks:
* Redesigned Weapons Stats
* Weapons&Gadgets Are Limited by Ranks
☣ Bug Fixing:
* Improved Hit Detection
* Fixed VoiceChat
* Fixed Network Code
* Renderer Optimization
* Fixed Wall Exploits in Several Levels

As a side note: I love the radioactivity symbol for bullet points, Shadowgun developers. Nice touch. I'd say grab the update from the widget below, but is there anyone left that isn't playing this game? Just get it from your device.

Eric Ravenscraft
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  • http://www.facebook.com/jordan.richesin Jordan Richesin

    Has anyone noticed the emense echo the graphics leave? Imagine yourself wasted and your head spinning out of proportion when moving the UI around. Someone bring this to their attention. I am a premium member and my subscription is running out due to not being able to play this game because it's rendered useless and I cannot play because of the stupid graphic lag and it's only from upgrading to jelly bean when I was on Ice Cream Sandwich it was perfectly fine I have the Galaxy s3 anyone to Android Police able to bring this to the developers attention I will be forever grateful I have something many emails and I have not received any responses yet.

    • Mo Yang

      Are you running OTA Jelly Bean or custom Jelly Bean ROM? If it's a custom ROM that's all on you and they won't support it because quite frankly they can't. But try uninstalling and double check and make sure all the SD-DATA is deleted. Reinstall and everything should be in working order. I have it running flawlessly on my GS2 with stock Jelly Bean 4.1.2 leaked ROM and it runs flawlessly on my N7 with Jellybean 4.2.1 stock ROM.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jordan.richesin Jordan Richesin

        I'm running OTA and I'm so confused on how to make it work.

        • http://www.facebook.com/jordan.richesin Jordan Richesin

          Ok thanks guys for telling me how to do it I figured it out and went 20-7. I love how on here everyone's a community and kinda like a family

    • Mister E

      You might have to disable Hardware Overlays in Settings>Developer Options. At least I have to on my GS3. (You have to do this every time you restart your phone)

      • http://www.facebook.com/flipp0 Joe Mazzella

        This fixed it on my HTC Vivid with PAC JB rom

    • habib

      get a htc one x.galaxy s3 sucks bad.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jordan.richesin Jordan Richesin

        I fixed my problem, because as a Samsung user I figure out personal problems and don't sell myself out to crApple because that's the easy way out. Thanks for your consideration though!

    • michaelrmakowski

      I also have the same issue on my gs3 this really sucks....I play on my ipad but when I try gaming on my phone it doesn't work....its a shame this is a really good game.

  • defred34

    Urgh, too much more emphasis on in-apps and freemium crap in this update. Off this goes from my devices.

    • http://twitter.com/fusermarucs Kylie’s Bitch

      Agreed - as soon as I saw that the amount of money you can earn ingame had halved, I uninstalled it..

      • Jared Kidd

        Not to mention it keeps informing me I have enough money to buy a hat but all the hats cost gold, which I have none of.

  • Keindal Askew

    how do you play zone control in my gang...... do not switch

  • *+*+beast*+*+

    i cenot downlond it
    for real