Gamers unlock the ‘console-exclusive’ DLC packs for Dead Space 2 on PC

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Trust the PC modding community to find a way to dig into the deep, dark, hidden goodies nested within the game. PC gamers were left with a nasty taste in their mouth when EA had announced that much of the DLC available for both the Xbox 360 and PS3 would not be attainable for the PC version of the game. Naturally, PC gamers being the persistent bunch that they are, have found a way of unlocking and distributing the once-”locked” premium weapons and rigs that console gamers have been able to enjoy since the game’s launch.

Details regarding the “unlocking process” have been discussed at length on the Steam forums, and users have even began to share their own Dead Space 2 save files which contain the entire catalogue of DLC available. Downloading these “hacked” save files will grant you access to the previously “locked” Martial Law Pack, Supernova Pack, and Occupational Hazard Pack DLC which are otherwise only available as pre-order bonuses, or premium DLC via the Xbox Live Marketplace or PlayStation Store.

In order to paint you a better picture of just what it is exactly that was previously “locked”, but now… isn’t:

Martial Law Pack

  • EarthGov Security Suit (increases damage 5% for detonator, Seeker Rifle, Pulse Rifle)
  • EarthGov Pulse Rifle (increases alt-fire damage 5%, reload speed 10%)
  • EarthGov Seeker Rifle (increases damage 5%, firing speed 5%)
  • EarthGov Detonator (increases damage 5%, firing speed 5%)
  • Bloody Vintage Suit (increases damage 5% for Flamethrower, Javelin Gun, Force Gun)
  • Bloody Flamethrower (increases damage 5%, reload speed 10%)
  • Bloody Javelin Gun (increases alt-fire damage 5%, reload speed 5%)
  • Bloody Force Gun (increases alt-fire damage 5%, firing speed 5%)

Supernova Pack

  • Forged Engineering Suit (15% medpack bonus)
  • Forged Plasma Cutter (increases damage 10%, reload speed 5%)
  • Forged Line Gun (increases firing speed 5%, alt-fire damage 10%)
  • Forged Ripper (primary fire lasts one second longer, increases alt-fire damage 10%)
  • Heavy-Duty Vintage Suit (increases damage 5% for Line Gun, Detonator, Contact Beam)
  • Heavy-Duty Line Gun (increases reload speed 10%, damage 5%)
  • Heavy-Duty Contact Beam (primary fire charge reduced by 0.1 seconds, damage increase 5%)
  • Heavy-Duty Detonator (increases reload speed 10%, damage 5%)
  • Agility Advanced Suit (10% increases to Stasis duration)
  • Agility Rivet Gun (increases reload speed 5%, firing speed 5%)
  • Agility Plasma Cutter (increases reload speed 5%, firing speed 5%)
  • Agility Pulse Rifle (increases reload speed 5%, firing speed 5%)

Occupational Hazard Pack

  • Hazard Suit (5% increase to Stasis duration
  • Hazard Line Gun (increases alt-fire damage 5%, reload speed 5%)
  • Triage Suit (10% medpack bonus)
  • Triage Javelin Gun (increases damage 10%, reload speed 5%)
  • Shockpoint Suit (decreases Stasis recharge 5%)
  • Shockpoint Ripper (primary fire lasts one second longer, increases reload speed 5%)

EA have not yet put forward their position on the matter of gamers unlocking the hidden, in-game content, but we’ll just have to wait and see where they stand.

Update (18/4/2012): Re-uploaded the zip archive with all the unlocked content, as the old one seems to have gotten lost somewhere. Unzip the contents of the archive and plonk them in the following folder (Windows 7): My Documents > EA Games > Dead Space 2.

By , Chief Biscuit Dunker