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Half Life fans can enjoy theĀ Black Mesa Crossfire update which has just been released on Steam.

This free update for Black Mesa re-imagines the original Crossfire map with new visuals and stays true to the original with its nuclear bunker. That’s not all though because there’s a lot that’s been tweaked in Crossfire including the addition of “God Rays”, the multplayer animations have been overhauled, a Steam Controller config has been added, there’s new weapon models for the RPG, crossbow and shotgun, and even more in the single player.

Here’s a what’s new in this update for the multiplayer game and full list of all bug fixes and changes can be found on the Black Mesa site. There’s also a list of known issues now up on the Steam page.

New Multiplayer Features

  • Added Crossfire!
  • Added ‘God Rays’
  • Multiplayer animation system has been overhauled and rebuilt. New multiplayer animations.
  • Weapon Bob and Weapon Drag Added
  • Score Persist on Leaving and Rejoining a Multiplayer Match (bm_multiplayer_persistent_scores cvar added to disable this)
  • Steam controller configuration
  • Servers now track stats for players and rank them on that server
  • New Gluon Gun model
  • New Crossbow model
  • New RPG model
  • New Shotgun model
  • Shogun will now gibb characters if damage is high enough
  • Added third person shell ejects from NPCs
  • Added Tau Wallshotting in Multiplayer
  • All workshop submissions have no filesize limit anymore. Make stuff without limits!


Paul Younger
Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Founder of the world's first gaming cafe and Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

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