Happy New Year! Yes, it’s February, but today is Chinese New Year, and Overcooked 2 is celebrating the holiday with a new batch of free DLC. As you would expect, the update is Asian-themed, adding new recipes like hot pot, the wok cooking mechanic, and seven challenging kitchens with a Chinese flair. Developer Ghost Town Games has also added Survival Mode, in which serving up dishes extends your time limit – try to survive as long as possible! Check out a trailer for the Chinese New Year update below!
Chinese New Year DLC Key Features
- New kitchens! Experience seven new kitchens, beautifully themed for Chinese New Year. New kitchens mean new hazards and so watch out for the dancing dragon who has mistaken your kitchen for a parade route!
- New recipes! The simple yet delicious fruit platter is a traditional Chinese New Year dish that signifies fullness and wealth. Hot pot is a great dish to make with friends and family so chop some bok choi, prawns, and meat and get cooking. Just don’t forget the noodles!
- New mechanic! The Chinese New Year update sees the introduction of a new piece of cooking equipment: woks. Used for cooking hot pot, you must make sure that it remains bubbling by keeping the wok over the lit fire.
- New chefs! The Chinese dragon is ready to take the heat of the kitchen fires and the pig may be the 12th sign of the Chinese zodiac but is ready to be first in line for kitchen duties.
If you haven’t sampled Overcooked 2 yet, well, you need to get on that. I found it to be a delicious sequel in my full review…
“Overcooked 2 mostly sticks to a winning recipe. The clarity and simplicity of the first game has been muddled a bit, but the addition of online play makes up for a lot. If you’re new to this series, I suggest you check out the near-perfect original Overcooked to start, but if you’re an existing fan hungry for more, Overcooked 2 is a tasty second helping.”
Overcooked 2 is available on PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch.