Star Conflict Launches PvE Focused 'Rise of Giants' Update

Star Conflict, an Eve Online like sci-fi MMO but with a greater emphasis on action combat, launched its 'Rise of Giants' update late last month which is primarily PvE focused. We forgot to cover it then, but given that its a huge update, better late than never!

This latest update introduces new PvE scenarios with scaling difficulty levels as well as a new co-op story campaign called 'The Price of Trust' which plays a bit like a choose your own adventure game.

While we don't cover Star Conflict too often, its a unique game. Those looking for an action packed Sci-fi space MMO shooter to play should check this one out. It's developed and published by Gaijin, the same folks behind War Thunder and Crossout.

The PvE missions of Star Conflict are now divided into two major types:

  • UMC Missions are varying PvE scenarios with a scaling difficulty level offered by the in-game Unified Mercenary Center. Completing UMC Missions yields “Insignia”, which can be spent to improve attack and defense of the player’s fleet as well as to unlock new levels of PvE scenarios. The more experience the player gains and the better his fleet becomes, the more difficult and rewarding the PvE scenarios will be.
  • Deadly Challenges are high-difficult, high-yield missions which require a powerful fleet and well-coordinated teamwork. They will offer a challenge even for veteran pilots, so it is well-advised to prepare for them via the new UMC Mission system.

Further reading: Full 1.6.0 Rise of Giants Patchnotes