Valve’s team shooter Half-Life is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and to mark the occasion, they’ve released new maps and content updates for the classic game. Players can join in the celebrations by hopping into the upgraded classic, or the updated game. The new maps and content include:
- Six new community-created maps in the classic experience
- A “Respawn” match type to keep teams alive
- A “Deployment” match type with objectives to complete
- A “Lobby” function to join multiple games
- Updated textures and effects
- Re-calibrated game balance and weapons
These new updates provide the perfect opportunity to have some retro-style fun with friends. Players can enjoy everything the original game had to offer, with a few twists to keep things interesting. It’s also a great way to get some practice in before Half-Life: Alyx comes out.
Valve has also released a special edition of the game to commemorate the 25th anniversary. It comes with a number of exclusive features, including updated textures, effects, and weapons.
So if you’ve been waiting for an excuse to dust off the controller and revisit a classic, there’s no better time than now to celebrate 25 years of Half-Life.