The Standoff website has updated their progress tally for the upcoming second episode. Work still continues, so no firm release date has been set yet, but the team has released a variety of new screenshots to tide of anxious fans.here. On the subject of game upgrades being introduced in episode 2, Eder had this to say.
The updated files will be included in the episode 2 package, and they will also affect episode 1. The same holds true for most changes we've been making to the game: as long as you have the latest episode installed, the entire game will be as up-to-date as possible.