A new year means a new update for Question Games’ The Blackout Club, which introduces a brand-new PVP mechanic in the form of The Stalker.
The Stalker PvP update “lets players invade co-op games on the opposing team, presenting as another teenager playing on the side of Redacre’s very own boogeyman.” Stalkers enter the game unannounced and uninvited at any point during the mission, and are always outnumbered by your team.
Stalkers are weak, but are capable of using the red doors of Redacre as shortcuts to spy on players. Their job is to prevent you from completing your mission by taking photos of the cooperative players, which in turn can be used to call in backup. What’s a little paranoia in a game like this? For those solo players looking to have a less intense experience, don’t worry. The Stalkers will only enter mid-to-high-level co-op games consisting of players who are experienced exploring Redacre.
The Blackout Club is available now in Early Access on Steam, with plans to launch into 1.0 later this year on PC and Consoles.