Next week will see the release of Update 16. This patch will add more choices for Nuclear Winter matches, the option to make private worlds closed off to just you or select friends, and the return of Halloween challenges (along with a couple of new ones).
There’s plenty to enjoy during December in the game. A free trial and double XP weekend is scheduled from December 12th through the 16th (with the base game only) and will coincide with a 50% off sale for the game itself. Christmas is coming next week as well, but it won’t be merry tidings and peace to all. Instead, it’s more of a “hunt Santa-dressed Scorched and pester the Santatron for free loot” variety.