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.
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".
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  Being hit by an opponent increases your movement speed by 30% for 3 seconds. (Cooldown: 10s)  +20% Mag  +10% Life and Shield Steal  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
RM Renegade "B-Squad" Van
Epic EVO Nano Fragger with Mutagenic Gestation synergy
Bubblegum Killer outfit
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:  +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
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
+10% Armor Penetration
+10% Health Damage
+10% Shield Damage
 Nano Extortion
+10% Damage for 5s after damaging a nano-effected enemy (Cooldown: 5s)
Nano-Specialist Keystone (Will always drop Supreme)
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!
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  Reduce the range at which explosives hit you by 25%  -15% Reload  +10% Damage  On Full Reload or Explosive Kill, +45% Movespeed and 10% Life and Shield Steal for 5s (Cooldown: 10s)
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.
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.
Hibernal Barrage  Reduce the range at which explosives hit you by 25%  -15% Reload  +10% Damage  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
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