Overcooked 2 Gets Chinese New Year Update for Free and Available Now

Overcooked 2 gets a new free update today to help celebrate the Chinese New Year.

February 5, 2019

After teasing a new free update last week for the frantic cooking game Overcooked 2, Team 17 has finally revealed exactly what the update’s theme is. Ghost Town Games and Team 17 are inviting players to download the new free update and celebrate the Chinese New Year with some new chefs, recipes, and a new mechanic.

The Chinese New Year update comes after the Christmas themed update we saw last year, Kevin’s Christmas Cracker. That update brought a new area to venture, new recipes and chefs. With the Chinese New Year update available today, players will now get to explore a new map with seven brand new kitchens. These kitchens have themed surroundings, such as Koi ponds, incense, and lanterns.


You’ll be able to get cooking with two new recipes, one being a fruit platter that we saw in the trailer last week, the other being a hot pot. We’re also seeing the arrival of the Wok, a new piece of equipment for players to use and requires players to keep it hot to ensure the food is perfect. Joining the character roster are two new chefs, a Dragon chef, and a Chinese New Year pig chef.

That isn’t all, the Overcooked 2 free update marks the introduction of a new “Survival Mode” where your goal is simply to serve as many dishes as possible within the given time frame.

Each dish completed adds seconds to the timer. This new mode is available across all available levels, including the base game, any free update levels, and the Surf ‘n’ Turf DLC levels. The last mode we saw introduced was the New Game+ mode which launched last year and added an extra star for extra difficulty.

You can get ready for the Survival Mode by reading our piece detailing how to get three stars, and then once you’ve mastered that, you may be comfortable enough to smash it in Survival Mode. You can see the new kitchens, and the new chefs cooking the new recipes in action through the above trailer.

You’ll be able to get this update downloaded for Overcooked 2 for free and it’s available for all available platforms. Overcooked 2 is available for Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

Ben Bayliss

Based in the UK and adores venturing through FPS horrors and taking photos in pretty much anything with a functioning photo mode. Also likes car games.

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