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War for Cybertron Site Updated w/ Info on New Characters; Multiplayer; Classes

By bwbm on Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Activision has updated the official website for Transformers: War for Cybertron to unveil three new character profiles: Autobots Jetfire and Sidewipe and Decepticon Thundercracker. The website has also added several new sections in the "Game" menu, adding capabilities of each class as well as revealing two previously unknown multiplayer modes, "Countdown to Extinction" and "Conquest." Read through for all of it.

Classes and Killstreaks

The abilities of all the classes have been revealed and each class has certain abilities and what are called "Killstreaks."

It is unknown how these will be locked. However, it could be similar to another Activision-published title Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Kill Streaks are bonus abilities that are unlocked in multiplayer when a player kills a certain number of players without being killed.

Each class has their own abilities as well as killstreaks.


The website has provided descriptions for the two new multiplayer modes, "Countdown to Extinction" and "Conquest," on top of the modes previously revealed. The descriptions are as follows:
    Countdown to Extinction
    Defend your factor's base and save your team from extinction. Outmaneuver your opponents in order to seize the bomb in the center of the map and deliver the payload to the opposing team's base. Activate the bomb and hold your ground to wipe out your rivals. If the bomb is successfully detonated your faction is awarded a point.

    Team based tactics are the key to victory in this mode. Teams vie for control of the 3 Energon nodes as they fight to capture nodes from the enemy team and defend the nodes they own. Teams earn points for capturing and controlling nodes. The first team to dominate the scoreboard wins.
We were also provided the biographies of two Autobots - Sideswipe and Jetfire - and a Decepticon - Thundercracker.


Jetfire is dedicated to the pursuit of science and believes technology will ultimately give the Autobots victory over the Decepticons. Jetfire keeps himself completely cutting edge and up to date, making him the fastest Autobot ever created. Jetfire became an Autobot after disagreeing with the methods used by the Decepticons and Starscream in particular.

Weapons: Neutron repeater, Energon club
Abilities: Spawn sentry, Hover
Personality: This is no grey area for decision. Strong moral compass.


Sideswipe is built for speed. Whether that's in combat or out of it, he moves fast. Very fast. He enjoys the thrill of battle, but more for the sport and competitiveness than the end goal. Being very competitive, Sideswipe will do anything he can to win, cheat notwithstanding. Nothing out of the question when everything is on the line. Some call him reckless and brash, but he does what it takes to win. Every time.

Weapon: Neutron repeater, Energon Blade
Abilities: Whirlwind, Dash
Personality: Hot-tempered, fast talking


Serving alongside Starscream and Skywarp, Thundercracker is a part of the main force of the flying fleet of the Decepticons. Thundercracker despises those who cannot take flight and views himself as being superior to those that cannot. He reigns supreme in the air, having excellent skills in aerial combat and maneuvers. Thundercracker sometimes questions the Decepticon cause, but imagining Megatron's wrath always quiets his discontent.

Weapon: Neutron repeater, Energon mace
Abilities: Spawn sentry, Barrier
Personality: Confident, Aggressive, Strong

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