The chainsaw makes a triumphant return but, along with the BFG, is counted as a special weapon and doesn’t feature on the weapon wheel. It will dispatch enemies in one sickening cleave, and is even capable of instantly killing tougher enemies. As if that wasn’t enough, for every kill it also rewards you with additional ammo for your other weapons (which all use the same projectiles). But all this power comes at a cost: the chainsaw now runs on fuel, and the tougher the enemy, the more fuel you’ll use up in the process, clearly. When to break it out, and what to target, is another strategic decision to be made within the complex combat systems hidden beneath what can feel like chaos onscreen.
“WE WANTED IT TO BE AS FAST AND AS FUN AND AS FLUID AS IT COULD BE, SO WE JUST KEPT PUSHING THAT BAR UP HIGHER AND HIGHER”
ABOVE SnapMap’s extensive selection of objects, triggers and environmental effects are its nuts and bolts, but flexible scripting systems add crucial layers.
RIGHT Portals can be destroyed, but your efforts won’t be popular
TOP The chainsaw is a useful but gruesome tool, its damage portrayed by a range of extravagant animations.
LEFT Barons are faster and more manoeuvrable than they have any right to be, given their hulking, hooved mass