Great news about City Hunter! I had a feeling he might be the next paid DLC given that the data mining of his models seemed to show he was pretty far along. Plus it's City Hunter, so hell yeah! Can't wait to get him!
And free Alpha for everyone is unexpected and great too! I figured they'd be giving NECA's figure code a bit of a longer period of exclusivity than this, but I'm not complaining (about that, at least)! I got the figure a few days ago too, so the timing of that one is great!
The bad side of more new Predators though is exactly what we were all worried about early on; running out of a loadout slots (not to mention the Predator match wait times inevitably going up again). If they're going to make all of these new Predators their own classes rather than just skins they really need to give us more slots. With today's release of Alpha we now have one more Predator than we have space to save a loadout for, and when City Hunter comes out in a couple of weeks it'll be two. And given that everything resets to default if you look at/choose another item (like the shaders or in the fire team's case any weapon attachments you've got on), having to manually change everything around because you've got no space to save it as a custom loadout is going to be a tad tiresome (if you can even remember everything you had on them without constantly having to refer to a screencap).
And while City Hunter and Alpha are great, the lack of anything much on the patching/bug fixes front is a bit disappointing. Those are some very minor fixes, nothing about the long claim/pig eating glitch that can lose a game for you if it happens at the wrong time. Though hopefully those crash fixes are things I was running in to when the Samurai came out last month, and if so that's good.
Needless to say the lack of any new maps is definitely a bit disappointing though. We're three months on from release and still playing the same three we've had since launch. A new map at this point would honestly be a bigger and better deal than any new characters, so the brief "we're working on it" comment is a bit....eh. Hopefully that at least means we might see one next month instead, but the fact that it will
be at least another month isn't great.
But still, focusing on the positive, huzzah, City Hunter! And Alpha too! The wait times are going to be horrendous again, but oh well. City Hunter!!