Free Overcooked 2 Chinese New Year update – Out now

Awesome co-op cooking party game, Overcooked 2, has just received a free seasonal update, released just in time to celebrate Chinese New Year.

The update is quite a large one, which is great news for fans of the series, especially given that it’s completely free. Seven new kitchens with brand new hazards have been included, all presented on a “beautiful new world map”, with the standout hazard being a dancing Chinese dragon, circling the kitchen work space. There are two new chefs, including a Chinese New Year pig and an ornate dragon, with a Fruit Platter and Hot Pot making up the two new recipes. New gameplay mechanics have also been introduced, ensuring that this update is way more than just a Chinese New Year re-skin.

Check out the awesome release trailer below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=49&v=5v_YzdHLjEY

As you can see, the update makes Overcooked 2 look even crazier than ever. Be prepared to have several fallings out with your friends, especially when those dragons turn up the heat.

A new game mode has also been included in the Chinese New Year update. ‘Survival Mode’ will see players cooking against the clock to survive as long as possible. Serving up a dish will, of course, add valuable seconds to your timer, meaning teamwork will play an even more vital role in this game mode.

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The ‘replay’ button has also been added to the results screen. This was a highly requested feature from the Overcooked community that now means players can hop back into the same kitchen in an attempt to beat a high score, or just to play the stage again.

Finally, you can expect to see some bug and issue fixing done to the game, just to improve your cooking experience a little further. We think it’s fantastic that Team17 continues to support Overcooked 2 so amazingly well, so hats off to them for another fantastic update. If you haven’t played Overcooked for a while (or not at all), now would be the perfect time to dive into the kitchen.

The FREE Chinese New Year update is now available for Overcooked! 2 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Steam and Xbox One.

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