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Spiral Update 001 now out for ‘ORION: Dino Horde’! This huge update adds maps, hats, armors, taunts, achievements, game fixes, tweaks and additions plus a whole lot more!

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will be happening every two weeks and will be introducing new content to hold you over until the mega (free) DLC Packs arrive which will introduce larger content additions such as new dinosaurs, game modes, weapons, kits, levels and even systems and game mechanics, while Spiral Updates simply offer more variety.

Today we are happy to announce that Spiral Update 001 is officially out and ready to be played. It adds the following new content:

  • 2 Maps (Night Variant Pack 1)
  • 2 New Hats
  • 1 New Character Pack
  • 1 New Taunt Pack
  • 10 New Achievements


On top of this we’ve also put out Game Patch 1 & Game Patch 2 which incorporates both developer and community-inspired changes, tweaks and additions. Full change-log here.


  1. Adjusted: Killcams - no more under terrain-ness.
  2. Adjusted: Dinosaurs (rap, com, dil, rham) - avoid players in structures (+Outposts).
  3. Adjusted: Give 25CR for Vehicle Kills (not the full 100).
  4. Adjusted: Pteranodon’s - allow for vehicle grabs (glad turret, hoverbikes)
  5. Adjusted: Give default firemodes to all guns, replace with weapon name on HUD.
  6. Adjusted: Weapons: CV-10 (semi), CV-10S (2burst), FNC30 (3burst), TREK47 (auto)
  7. Adjusted: Add more mass to dead Dinosaur meshes, reduce physic-based glitches.
  8. Adjusted: T-Rex / Spinosaurus roar audio levels.
  9. Adjusted: Objective Flares: reduce scale to 1:1.
  10. Adjusted: Mission Objective Captures: If dino steps in radius it will cease the capture.
  11. Adjusted: Removed damage numbers from Smoke & EMP grenades.
  12. Adjusted: Size of Objective flare (reduced to 1:1).


  1. Fixed: Mech deaths (not instant - only vehicle)
  2. Fixed: Fire particles on burn victims (doesn’t play sometimes, damage works though)
  3. Fixed: Greedy Aug (either give 2x or put 150% in store UI)
  4. Fixed: Eaten bodies can remain in mouth of Playable Dinosaurs (Rampage).
  5. Fixed: (Client) Auto-weapon fire issue.
  6. Fixed: Remove ‘Damages’ from Smoke & EMP nades @ Armory UI.
  7. Fixed: Playable Dinosaurs able to eat people through Depots / Outposts.
  8. Fixed: Rocketeer class change to take effect next life, not instant.
  9. Fixed: Weapon empty shot client replication issue
  10. Fixed: Haunt, Tat, Armor reset bug
  11. Fixed: Rumble reset (after every map change)
  12. Fixed: Grenade Launcher / X48 Tactical Carbine not being counted towards Achievement(s).


  1. Added: New Rampage Rules: Shared Life System (per team).
  2. Added: Updated Rampage Rules: Dinosaur Health Regen via Raptors (10%) and Players (25%)
  3. Added: New Rampage Egg Return locations
  4. Added: Third-Person aiming animations.
  5. Added: 2 Map Variants via Night Variant Map Pack 1: Raupi (night), Covan (night)
  6. Added: Two new hats to Spiral Store: Dogs ‘N Nuts, ‘Lil Lady.
  7. Added: 1 new Character Pack to Spiral Store: Artic Digital Camo.
  8. Added: 1 new Taunt Pack to Spiral Store: Tea Time (Tea Bags, x3).
  9. Added: 10 New Achievements (related to Insane mode / “Are You Insane?” competition).


With the release of Spiral Update 001 we are also starting the first of MANY competitions that we will be doing. This first one is not going to be easy. You’ve been warned.image

With the release of Spiral Update 1 we have also added 10 new Steam Achievements. Each of the these relate to one of the ten waves and are tied to the Insane Difficulty mode, which is absolutely insane and impossible until proven otherwise!


  • This competition is all about who can beat Insane mode first.
  • This competition is active immediately.
  • It is recommended that you only attempt this with 5 players, no less.


  • First 5 to win will receive ALL Spiral Store Hats for life for free.
  • First 5 to win will receive the Developer Armor Pack (3).
  • Anyone who beats Insane mode will receive the exclusive Reptar Dinosaur Hat.


  • Video proof. Whether it’s FRAPS or off-screen with a phone.
  • Link to Steam Community Profile.
  • Send proof to: insane@spiralgamestudios.com




Do you own or work for a gaming press website and need review copies of ‘ORION: Dino Horde’? Simply send an email toreview@spiralgamestudios.com and let us know who you work for.


Do you run a gaming-based YouTube channel or Twitch.tv account? Let us know and we can get you hooked up with some press copies of the game.

Send an email to press@spiralgamestudios.com with a listing of who you represent.

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Hell_Diguner - - 3,645 comments

So they let you back onto IndieDB huh? I never did find out the results of that public relations blunder.

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Guest - - 688,627 comments

So, instead of working on nice things like Balance, making the game more playable, giving back conquest mode, fixing it so more then just assault can recover from being knock off cliffs, making options to make death a lot less punishing....

We get insane mode (We can't balance mode)
New Maps that are an eyesore and show off how "Meh" your graphics are with poor navmeshing, showing how poor the AI is, Hats, Pterodactyles able to rip me from a vehichle WITH A ROOF, and punishment for using the vehicles?

I gave you a second chance and you proved yourselves failures once more :D

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OhNoesBunnies! - - 1,209 comments

I couldn't have said it better.

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Kokumotsu - - 528 comments

if you guys hate this game then dont waste your time
and you guys honestly have never played it. it has been reworked from the ground up and is very playable
any anyone who takes insane mode serious(out side the competition) is retarted . it is literally for ***** and giggles

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marcosis - - 41 comments

im not one for hating on a game for no reason. however after played dino beatdown and then watching this

the game has clearly not changed. but more importantly for myself i think steam needs to start checking the games they take on to their store (like the apple app store does). because quite frankly just re branding a game under a different name and claiming it as something new is downright fraudulent.

im not going to leave malicious comments and just flame, but i do think spiral studios need to have a good hard think about what they actually doing.

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