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Update - We're back online, folks! Thanks!

Hey all,

We're coming offline to roll out the Colony Courtship Patch at 11AM PST (7PM GMT) on Monday.Patch notes found below.

Our expected downtime is approximately 2 hours. If we need more time, or come back online early, we'll update you here.

Thanks!

NEW EVENT

Colony Courtship is back, and love is in the air! Hellbugs are everywhere, tearing Paradise apart. Take to the fight and slay every Hellbug you see, including the infamous Matron!

Finish the daily and weekly contracts to get your weekly reward. The reward will contain a guaranteed Legendary EVO weapon and an epic mod with the chance to be legendary (chance at a jackpot weapon).

A new pursuit has been added called "Cull the Swarm". Complete this pursuit during the Colony Courtship event to receive a special reward: epic jackpot weapon "Parasite" (Fragger) and the title "Mutated".



NEW SYNERGY

The Mutagenic Gestation Supply Crate is now available on the Defiance store until March 6th! A brand new synergy has been added, which will drop from the supply crates and the Colony Courtship event arkfalls:

Mutagenic Gestation
[1] Being hit by an opponent increases your movement speed by 30% for 3 seconds. (Cooldown: 10s)
[2] +20% Mag
[3] +10% Life and Shield Steal
[4] On hit, +20% damage and rate of fire for 5s. *Also triggers a random hellbug nano chain eruption (Cooldown: 10s)

Included weapon types: Blast Rifle, Blaster, Tachmag Pulser, Chango Fragger, Mazu Disruptor, Canker, and Blast Bolter (NEW triple shot charge sniper rifle)

Chance at one of 7 all new jackpots. These Jackpot weapons will have BRAND NEW SKIN TEXTURES. Harness the power of a Hellbug, with these new Hellbug based skins. Each skin EVOLVES, and changes color based on which nano it has! Converter mods will alter the color of each weapon:





ALL EVO manufactured weapons (dropping from both the event and lock boxes) will have an additional effect: +5% damage reduction! This is in addition to the synergy and bonuses.

NEW VANITY BUNDLE

B-Squad Pack:
  • RM Renegade "B-Squad" Van
  • Epic EVO Nano Fragger with Mutagenic Gestation synergy
  • Bubblegum Killer outfit
  • “B-Squad” Title

BUG FIXES
  • The Bio nano effect in PvP has been adjusted. When any player receives a Bio nano effect from another player, they will be immune to further Bio effects for 15 seconds. This does not apply to Bio grenades.
  • The 4 set for the Sustained Suppression synergy has been changed. It now reads: [4] +8% damage and fire rate. This change is retroactive.
  • The damage of the VOT bolter weapon type has been updated to match other sniper rifle types
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Ark hunters,

We're coming offline for a patch on Tuesday at 10 AM PST (6 PM GMT). In addition to the Cyber Rig Crate patch) we're also installing Windows updates to the servers.

With the patch, maintenance, and Windows updates this will be a longer downtime than normal with a window of about 3 hours.

If we come back early, or need more time, we'll update this announcement.

NEW STORE LOCKBOX
  • The Jackpot Chip and Rig in the Cyber Rig Supply Crate have been changed!
  • The new Cyber Rig Lockbox, "Nanophagus Cyber Rig Supply Crate" is now available on the Bit Store for a limited time!
  • It contains 1 epic or better Overclocked Cyber Rig, 1 Epic+ Cyber Chip, 2 Rare+ Cyber Chips and is guaranteed to have a Premium Currency reward (Arkforge, Hunter Requisitions, Chip Pullers, or Ark Keys).
  • It also has a rare chance to win the jackpot Nano-Specialist keystone Cyber Chip or Nanophagus Cyber Rig!

Nanophagus Cyber Rig
  • [70] Perforator
  • +10% Armor Penetration
  • [120] Ravager
  • +10% Health Damage
  • [170] Disruptor
  • +10% Shield Damage
  • [220] Nano Extortion
  • +10% Damage for 5s after damaging a nano-effected enemy (Cooldown: 5s)

Nano-Specialist Keystone (Will always drop Supreme)
  • +18% Nano-Effect Chance
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Starting right now through 11:59 AM PST (7:59 PM GMT) on Monday you will save 25% off the purchase price of Devastation Cyber Rigs!

Devastation Cyber Rig Sale

Start: Friday, January 27, 12:00 PM PST (Noon)
End: Monday, January 30, 11:59 AM PST

Load up and roll out, ark hunters!
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Join Producer Matt “Destromathe” Pettit and Designer Drew "Rarnok" Sheetz on the Trion Worlds Twitch channel this Friday. We’ll talk about the upcoming Colony Courtship event, maybe even see some cool new looks for weapons, answer your questions, and do lots of giveaways!

Defiance Livestream
Twitch Channel: http://www.twitch.tv/trionworlds
Start Time: Friday, January 27 at 11:30 AM PST
Duration: 30-45 minutes

We can't wait to see you there, ark hunters!
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Update - We're online, folks. Thanks very much!

Ark hunters,

We're coming offline for a patch on Wednesday at 10 AM PST (6 PM GMT).

Down time should be approximately 1 hour.

If we come back early, or need more time, we'll update this thread.

Patch Note
  • Fixed an issue causing the new jackpot weapon skins to show up as black
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A brand new event is blasting into Defiance to kick off 2017 with a bang: Nuclear Winter is here!

This radiation-themed event is aglow with the spirit of the New Year. Take down irradiated ruffians at new arkfalls to collect new loot.

New Synergy: Isotropic Decay
[1] +17% Accuracy and -17% Recoil
[2] -17% Reload
[3] +17% Crit
[4] +17% Damage

U-238 is a powerful new weapon manufacturer. U-238 manufactured weapons have 10% Armor Penetration and 10% increased nano proc chance!

Weapon Types

Assault Rifle, Bolt Action Repeater, HP-6 Wolfhound, SMG, PS-30 Slugger, SAW, and Charge Blade.

Jackpot weapons have all new radiation themed skins to suit the Nuclear Winter event.



Feel the burn of Nuclear Winter now through January 30!

The Defiance Team
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Save 25% on the Solstice Strike Supply Crates from now until 11:59 AM PST (7:59 PM GMT) on Monday, January 9th. New Hibernal manufactured weapons get +30% Full Damage Radius!

Our newest Synergy: Hibernal Barrage
[1] Reduce the range at which explosives hit you by 25%
[2] -15% Reload
[3] +10% Damage
[4] On Full Reload or Explosive Kill, +45% Movespeed and 10% Life and Shield Steal for 5s (Cooldown: 10s)

Act today, these Supply Crates are gone Monday!
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Update - We're in the process of unlocking the servers and you should be able to sign in any moment. Thanks again.

Greetings ark hunters,

At 1:30 PM PST (9:30 PM GMT) we will be coming offline for 30 minutes to address an issue with Jackpots.

If we need any additional time or come back early I'll update this post.

Thanks!
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Update - We're back! Thanks again, everyone.



Hey folks,

We're doing a quick restart of Defiance for all platforms in a few minutes. Downtime should be brief (about 15 minutes).

This restart should resolve the missing daily and weekly contracts.

Thanks for your patience.
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Greetings Ark hunters!

We're bringing Defiance offline on Monday for an update. Downtime will start at 11:00 AM PST / 7:00 PM GMT on December 12, 2016.

This downtime should take about 2 hours, but we'll keep you updated if we come back before that, or need a bit more time.

Thanks!

Patch Notes

NEW EVENT

Solstice Strike is back! Fight the Volge in major and minor arkfalls. Get the new Hibernal Barrage synergy! The Abominable Warmaster also awaits Arkhunters at Major arkfall impact sites.

Finish the daily and weekly contracts to get your weekly reward. The reward will contain a guaranteed Legendary Hibernal weapon and an epic mod with the chance to be legendary (chance at a jackpot weapon).

A new pursuit has been added called "Cold White Silence". Complete this pursuit during the Solstice Strike event to receive a special jackpot reward: The jackpot "Rudolph" Auto Lobber and the titles "Jack Frost" and "Ice Queen".



NEW WEAPON BASES

4 New explosive weapon bases have been added for the Hibernal Barrage synergy:

Plasma Battery - LMG that fires plasma charges which explode on impact.
Plasma Bolter - Sniper Rifle that fires a high speed plasma charge which explodes on impact. Charging the weapon increases the damage dealt.
Plasma Blaster - Fires a high speed plasma charge which explodes on impact
Plasma Burst Rifle - Automatic assault rifle that fires 3 round bursts of plasma charges which explode on impact.

NEW SYNERGY

Hibernal Barrage
[1] Reduce the range at which explosives hit you by 25%
[2] -15% Reload
[3] +10% Damage
[4] On Full Reload or Explosive Kill, +45% Movespeed and 10% Life and Shield Steal for 5s (Cooldown: 10s)

Included weapon types: Plasma Battery, Plasma Bolter, Plasma Blaster, Plasma Burst Rifle, Big Boomer, CS-X Cluster Shot, Guided Launcher

Chance at one of 8 all new jackpots (one special charge blade):



ALL Hibernal manufactured weapons (dropping from both the event and lock boxes) will have an additional effect: +30% Full Damage Radius! This is in addition to all synergy and bonuses.

NEW VANITY BUNDLE

Frostbringer Pack:
  • RM Renegade “Frostbringer” Van – Show your Solstice pride by rocking the Abominable Warmaster on the side of this brand new vehicle
  • Legendary Naughty – A Snowman launching Daisy Cutter that spawns tracking snowballs
  • Legendary Nice – A Gift bombarding Ground Pounder
  • “Frostbringer” Title

WEAPON UPDATES

  • CS-X Cluster Shot base damage increased by 25%
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