During the Streamisho last Wednesday, we announced that the Beta for Awesomenauts 3.3: Rise of Galactron will commence on July 20th. This Beta will grant you access to the new matchmaking system and overhauled menus, and be the first time we're testing all of these systems publicly!
This Beta will follow on the release of Awesomenauts 3.2: The Green Guardian. This update will launch on July 6th and contains a brand new character: Ix the Interloper. This character will be available for free to all players.
Some of the most important features we'll be testing in the Beta for Awesomenauts 3.3 are the following:
- persistent party: team up with friends and stay together when finishing a game
- updated character select menu: a complete overhaul of the character select screen
- improved matchmaking: vastly improved matchmaking experience
- removal of latejoin: players will now always join a match at the very beginning
- rejoin functionality: the ability to rejoin a match from which you have disconnected
- matchmaking lockout: disconnected players will ONLY be able to reconnect
- increased leaver penalties: players who abandon matches will suffer greater penalties
For a more thorough explanation of all the changes coming up in the matchmaking system, check out our most recent Streamisho: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxvTrglXwH4 The Awesomenauts 3.3: Rise of Omicron Beta will be available July 20th to all players.
Ix the Interloper, the character that was selected by the community during the Design-A-Naut Contest 2, will be launching free for all players on Wednesday July 6th!
Ix the Interloper is a new support character that is able to swap position with his friends or enemies, allowing him to quickly change the way a battle is unfolding! He can also turn invulnerable for a very brief period of time, allowing him to negate a lot of burst damage when timed perfectly! Watch out though, because Ix is very vulnerable when caught without his abilities ready.
The Summer Sale has arrived! Awesomenauts is on sale!
For the next week and a half, you can pick up a ton of skins and announcers at 50% off, grab the Starstorm expansion at 40% less than usual, upgrade to Overdrive at 20% off, and gift the game to friends with a whopping 80% discount!
We just released Awesomenauts 3.1.4, a massive update that includes new graphical setting, a huge number of balance tweaks, now custom game settings, and some tweaks to the recently-released Starstorm map!
We're overhauling our Streamisho and turning it into a weekly event! Join us over at twitch.tv/RonimoGames at 17:00 EU / 16:00 UK / 11AM ET / 8 AM PT on Wednesday for some news, development updates, and to play some games with us!
Have questions for us? let us know during the show!
Ix the Interloper will join the Awesomenauts in Update 3.3. That means the Update containing the new Matchmaking system will launch first. We're testing Ix this early because it's a very complex character, and the additional feedback would be very useful.