Update Notes December 6th 2016

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Update Notes December 6th 2016[edit | edit source]

New Freelancer: Phaedra the Abomination![edit | edit source]

  • Rivaling Rask for the title of “most monstrous Freelancer,” Phaedra is an imposing frontliner. Accustomed to hunting her prey in the maze-like Depths, she has the unique ability to burst through walls to surprise her enemies.
  • Evolution Solutions doesn’t believe in waste. When an experiment goes wrong, they pour old resources into something new. After all, who knows what creature might benefit from an extra set of chitinous legs or toxic fangs? Thus, Phaedra came into existence. The powerful creature is capable of smashing the ground with such force, she disrupts the terrain around her. The emergence of constantly evolving lairs and labyrinths throughout the Depths suggests that Phaedra has escaped from EvoS repeatedly over the course of her lifetime – most recently during a chaotic break-in at the Trust. Some terrified citizens claim that Phaedra is the notorious “terror of the Depths,” thought to feast upon the colonies of Gremunks that EvoS has discarded, though others dismiss those tales as myth. However, one only need point to the infamous Grey family massacre to know that some myths do have claws.
  • Please note: Phaedra will not be available in ranked matches for 2 weeks.

New Game mode : Extraction![edit | edit source]

  • Inspired by The Case, Extraction features two teams competing to capture a briefcase full of intel. Pick up and control the case to achieve victory, but beware – holding the case will reveal you to enemies as well!
  • Control the Case – Move over the case to pick it up. You will drop the case if you dash, die or take too much damage.
  • Gain Points – 1 point per turn for holding the case, and 2 points per takedown.
  • Extract the Case – at 10 points, a team’s extraction zone appears. End your turn in the extraction zone with the case to win. At turn 20, the team with the most points will also be declared the victor.
  • New Status Effects – The case holder is revealed and cannot sprint, and if you drop the case you cannot pick it back up until after the next turn.
  • You can now select which game modes you would like to queue for in the play menu when playing Vs Bots or PVP.

Snowmaggeddon is here![edit | edit source]

  • Snowmaggeddon hits Atlas! With the Reactor offline, flurries of frost have taken over the city. Bundle up for the cold with 5 festive new skins, and kick off your snow games in a holiday version of Cloudspire.
  • Open holiday loot matrixes to receive Snowmaggeddon themed loot! (Holiday loot matrixes will award ISO for duplicates you receive)
  • Regular loot matrixes earned through season levels will have a chance to drop Snowmageddon loot during this event.
  • Snowmaggeddon loot will be purchasable with ISO after Jan 1st 2017.

Season 1 Is ending soon![edit | edit source]

  • Warbotics has been eliminated from the trust war and will not appear in season 2.
  • Season 1 will end on Jan. 17th 2017.

General[edit | edit source]

  • Chapter 5 is now available!
  • The rarity of each skin is now shown in the border around the selection icon in freelancer select.
  • The sound effects for Kaigen’s abilities have been improved.
  • Pressing Esc while locked in for the turn now directly cancels your most recent ability or movement input. This means you need to press Esc less times to re-plan your actions. Movement actions can now be input when locked in, which will unlock your turn.

Balance[edit | edit source]

Nix[edit | edit source]

  • High-Energy Rounds - This mod now increases energy gained by 4, down from 5.

Grey[edit | edit source]

  • Barbed Tip - This mod now increases energy gained by 4, down from 5.

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Transitions between taunt camera and manual camera should now be smoother.
  • The power-ups from Garrison’s Shockpod now appear immediately after using the ability
  • Celeste’s Safecracker should copy might, energize and haste on enemies again.

Known Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • Due to an error with controls when playing Helio, he is disabled until the next Hotfix

Hotfix December 7th 2016[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

  • Phaedra’s first alternate skin has been added – Be a force of nature with Phaedra’s Overgrowth skin!

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue where players could get into a state where an Extraction match on EvoS Lab, might not end.
  • Fixed an issue where Phaedra’s portrait would not be displayed correctly in in-game chat.
  • Fixed an issue where hotkeys would trigger when changing the names of loadouts.
  • Fixed an issue where some players would not load into the Prologue correctly when joining from the main menu.
  • Fixed an issue where Su-Ren’s Holiday Cheer skins could not be equipped.
  • Fixed an issue where Helio’s Jack skin would cause him to not be visible.
  • Fixed an issue where players could pick up the briefcase on turn 1 on the Omni Reactor Core map.
  • Fixed an issue where Phaedra could attempt to Juggernaut off the edge of the map.
  • Fixed an issue where the wrong Overcon was being award for completing Chapter 5.