Welcome everyone, to the first full release of the Los Santos Muertos beta. After months of hard work, open playtesting, closed playtesting, building, and rebuilding... we are proud to unveil the first feature complete version of Los Santos Muertos. While there is still more work to be done, bugs to be fixed, and hopefully even deeper game mechanics to create... this version of Los Santos Muertos represents the first full version of our original vision for the game.
Welcome to Los Santos Muertos
Let's talk about the new stuff. Including faction alliances, crafting blueprints, personal stashes, dynamic traders, new factions, overhauled looting, and new equipment. Los Santos Muertos now allows you to join factions, and fight along friendly NPCs. Additionally, joining factions grants players access to exclusive faction perks like personal storage, alternative extraction points, and vehicle garages. However... players must achieve and maintain each faction's required reputation alignment or be expunged (with an additional reputation penalty.) Additionally... faction members cannot kill other faction members, both players and NPCs alike. So while allied with a faction... be careful who you kill, or your own faction may turn against you.
New factions, equipment, and features available in Los Santos Muertos
Save items in personal storage. For the first time in Los Santos Muertos... players have the ability to store equipment, items, and gear at allied faction bases. When allied with a faction, players can access their personal storage container from within the faction camp. This will allow players to store equipment, money, ammunition, weapons, or other supplies scavenged between raids. Your personal storage is persistent while offline or when killed... allowing you to safely store your hard-earned loot between missions. However... personal storage containers have a capacity limit, so choose wisely which items you store!
Personal storage containers in Los Santos Muertos
Craft items using scavenged blueprints. Introducing a highly requested feature, our latest update introduces crafting into Los Santos Muertos. Using materials scavenged throughout the world, players can craft items at faction workshops... using rare blueprints. Blueprints can be purchased from traders, stolen from other players, or found while looting containers... and carrying a blueprint in your inventory allows you to craft a blueprint's recipe while using a workshop.
New rare crafting materials in Los Santos Muertos
Dynamic trading. Los Santos Muertos now includes dynamic faction trading, which means faction traders will always be changing which items they sell... and buy. Rare items will sometimes randomly appear in trading posts... as well as rare vehicles in faction chopshops. Faction items are now much more unpredictable... opening up a world of possibilities. Sometimes trade opportunities will appear between factions, allowing players to purchase items at a lower price... and sell them to factions willing to purchase them at a premium. We expect player trade lanes and convoy motorcades to appear... however remember to be quick, because trade deals can often expire as quickly as they appear.
Dynamic trading and crafting in Los Santos Muertos
This is only the beginning. While this is our first feature complete version of Los Santos Muertos... this is by no means the end. We intend to continue development of Los Santos Muertos as long as we are able. Already we have additional plans for future features and new game mechanics. We have now developed a platform that we can continue taking further... adding new weapons, vehicles, items, and possibly even deeper mechanics... such as character skill trees, complex quests, and possibly an entirely new island to explore.
If you believe in our work, and wish to support us further... consider donating to our development team. If you are a programmer, artist, or developer yourself... consider joining our team. If you are simply a player who loves our mod... make sure to join our Discord community, and spread the word of our work.
However, until next time... I hope you enjoy our latest update, and I look forward to seeing you in the wasteland.
Long live Los Santos Muertos