Jul 30, 2016
Community Announcements - InsaneFirebat
Looking to level up your Warthog and equip that Advanced Minigun upgrade? Need a couple more levels to finally hit the next name color? Just a few more stats to max out on your pilot? ːairmechː

We've got you covered all weekend with Double XP from all matches! ːmechyː
Community Announcements - InsaneFirebat
Greetings, pilots! WarZone 1.1 is here, and deadlier than ever! We've rounded off a few corners a sharpened a few others to bring you the best weekly war in the wasteland.

-New 5 Star Map completion and Universal Difficulty: Keep a sharp eye on your current difficulty, or step it up a notch with these new features. Select difficulty right in your WarZone tac display, see it during matches, and now map completion stars correspond to the 5 difficulty levels you know so well!
-Difficulty Amnesty for all: No matter your level, select ANY difficulty in any map! Yep, no more leveling your smurf to get creamed on Highway to Hell!
-Ruthless is no longer Toothless: You asked for a challenge, well here it is. Insane damage and HP scalers for THE IRON HAND at maximum difficulty, and a huge score multiplier to make it worth the pain.
-IRON 1 is in the fight: Play against the notorious IRON 1 in the toughest AI Versus battles!
-Login screen field repair: Our killer new Login screen is streamlined and GTG, so no more cooking hot pockets during login!
-IRON HAND and SATCOMM chat badges! Win any WarZone map for a slim chance at a cool new chat badge to show your allegiance in the rising tide of war. Will you side with the tyrannical hordes, or stand firm for Earth unified in peace?
-Map Tweaks: The Great Wall now has a split Goliath wave, so no more ez mode turtling! The Keep is now AirMech sudden death, so stop dying and get a healer! Also, Highway to Hell has an improved unit spacer to make the infamous 5th wave a little more reasonable, no no easier! Get to it!

General Updates:
  • added Iron 1 to Ruthless AI
  • added Patchnotes and other Field Guide menus to the patching screen
  • some changes to various Warzone maps
  • new SATCOMM and IRON HAND badges
  • added difficulty selection to the Warzone menu
  • tweaked enemy unit stats and rewards for Warzone per difficulty
  • removed Automatic difficulty selection
  • tweaks for scoring in Warzone

Bug Fixes:
  • fixed issues with low framerate on login menu
  • fixed map publishing for AirMech Prime Booster owners and added additional error messages for any future issues
  • fixed exiting to lobby after spectating, map editing, or playing a tutorial map
  • fix for exiting a lobby via the gear icon
  • fix for infantry falling through the terrain when entering the Southern outpost on The Keep
  • fixed some transforming issues on Dogs of War
  • fixed some floating assets on some Warzone maps
  • fix for names being cut off on Leaderboards
  • fix for Rocketeer animation when occupying an outpost
  • fixed Fourth of July set not being searchable

Balance Changes:
  • Void units are much stronger!
Community Announcements - InsaneFirebat
This is an important time of the year for Carbon. July 4th is not only Independence Day in the US, but also Carbon's 5th birthday! We've packed this update full of new content to celebrate. New bundles will also be on sale! Check out the contents of each one, as there are some previously unreleased goodies to be found. These new bundles won't be around for long and can only be purchased once. Don't miss out!

Seven new maps have made their way into the queue, but you'll only find one available at first. Each day of the week will bring a different Warzone into play. Those who have proven their skills on these new maps might find a special item that allows them to play that map at any time. These treasures can only be obtained on the battlefield. New technologies have been discovered at these locations. Use them to greatly increase your mechs power and overcome the Iron Hand's forces.

There are a few balance updates to discuss here as well. Buster seems to have fallen out of players' loadouts since its range was reduced, so range is being bumped up a bit. To compensate, it's also losing 5 armor. Increasing Jackal's upkeep to 2 did work out as intended, but it wasn't a very popular change among PvP players. We're going to experiment a bit more and try out a cost increase instead. A couple of patches earlier, there were a lot of changes to carry stats. This hit Osprey and Helix the hardest, as carry speed, capacity, and the Lifter ability were all nerfed at once. At the same time, both of these mechs have very powerful primary abilities that are often the target of complaints. Missile damage and repair rate will be going down, and carry capacity will be restored to 2540 each. Be sure to post balance feedback on the forums. The Balance Council is always looking for more opinions!

Discuss this update at http://airme.ch/29ndhy1

General Updates:
  • new Iron Hand Bomber for the login menu
  • new one-time purchase bundles added
  • added 7 new Warzone maps on a daily rotation
  • Uber PowerUps found on Warzone maps greatly increase the strength of your primary ability
  • added weekly Leaderboards for new Warzone maps
  • added leaderboard notifications at endgame
  • added a slight delay before victory is shown at endgame

Bug Fixes:
  • fix for Baloom not triggering an explosion when passing over an enemy mech
  • fixed alignment with Twin Peaks' minimap viewbox
  • fixed missing Compliance stat in the Field Guide
  • fixed Blueprints link (was renamed from Skills)
  • fix for clicking the timed quest notification outside of the Home tab
  • fixed some collision issues and floating assets on Challenge maps
  • fix for enemy wave spawns on Challenge 10

Balance Changes:
  • Buster attack range increased from 18 to 19
  • Buster armor decreased from 60 to 55
  • Jackal upkeep decreased from 2 to 1
  • Jackal build cost increased from 2500 to 3000
  • Helix missile damage decreased from 60 to 50
  • Helix carry capacity increased from 2380 to 2540
  • Osprey heal beam repair rate decreased by 20%
  • Osprey carry capacity increased from 2380 to 2540
Community Announcements - InsaneFirebat
This is an important time of the year for Carbon. July 4th is not only Independence Day in the US, but also Carbon's 5th birthday! We've packed this update full of new content to celebrate. New bundles will also be on sale! Check out the contents of each one, as there are some previously unreleased goodies to be found. These new bundles won't be around for long and can only be purchased once. Don't miss out!

Seven new maps have made their way into the queue, but you'll only find one available at first. Each day of the week will bring a different Warzone into play. Those who have proven their skills on these new maps might find a special item that allows them to play that map at any time. These treasures can only be obtained on the battlefield. New technologies have been discovered at these locations. Use them to greatly increase your mechs power and overcome the Iron Hand's forces.

There are a few balance updates to discuss here as well. Buster seems to have fallen out of players' loadouts since its range was reduced, so range is being bumped up a bit. To compensate, it's also losing 5 armor. Increasing Jackal's upkeep to 2 did work out as intended, but it wasn't a very popular change among PvP players. We're going to experiment a bit more and try out a cost increase instead. A couple of patches earlier, there were a lot of changes to carry stats. This hit Osprey and Helix the hardest, as carry speed, capacity, and the Lifter ability were all nerfed at once. At the same time, both of these mechs have very powerful primary abilities that are often the target of complaints. Missile damage and repair rate will be going down, and carry capacity will be restored to 2540 each. Be sure to post balance feedback on the forums. The Balance Council is always looking for more opinions!

Discuss this update at http://airme.ch/29ndhy1

General Updates:
  • new Iron Hand Bomber for the login menu
  • new one-time purchase bundles added
  • added 7 new Warzone maps on a daily rotation
  • Uber PowerUps found on Warzone maps greatly increase the strength of your primary ability
  • added weekly Leaderboards for new Warzone maps
  • added leaderboard notifications at endgame
  • added a slight delay before victory is shown at endgame

Bug Fixes:
  • fix for Baloom not triggering an explosion when passing over an enemy mech
  • fixed alignment with Twin Peaks' minimap viewbox
  • fixed missing Compliance stat in the Field Guide
  • fixed Blueprints link (was renamed from Skills)
  • fix for clicking the timed quest notification outside of the Home tab
  • fixed some collision issues and floating assets on Challenge maps
  • fix for enemy wave spawns on Challenge 10

Balance Changes:
  • Buster attack range increased from 18 to 19
  • Buster armor decreased from 60 to 55
  • Jackal upkeep decreased from 2 to 1
  • Jackal build cost increased from 2500 to 3000
  • Helix missile damage decreased from 60 to 50
  • Helix carry capacity increased from 2380 to 2540
  • Osprey heal beam repair rate decreased by 20%
  • Osprey carry capacity increased from 2380 to 2540
Community Announcements - InsaneFirebat
We've got another big update for you this week. A huge batch of new content is on the way, so we need to get some of these changes out there for testing before the big reveal next month. A good portion of this patch will also be aimed at improving the new player experience.

We've renamed many of our game modes this patch. Skirmish is now Versus, while Survival mode will now be known as Warzone. Feedback on the forums generally agreed that Ranked and Unranked were misleading names, so we've renamed those to Skills and Unlimited respectively. The descriptions for all of these queues have been updated as well.

Your feedback on the forums is always important to us, even when we don't respond right away. Since so many of you have asked for it, we've added a setting in General -> Gameplay for "Deploy Arm Enabled". This will be on by default, since it's intended for advanced users rather than new players. You can change this setting at any time, even during a multiplayer match. Turning the deploy arm off will prevent your units from being automatically deployed. They'll be stored in the structure they were built at and can be picked up by AirMechs above the structure. This brings back a popular strategy of hiding units in queue, but it can be countered by neutralizing the outpost they're queued at.

ːairmechː General Updates:
  • added an option to disable the deploy arm and manually pick up units from structures
  • renamed some game modes and updated Play menu with new tooltips
  • added Iron Hand dialog to existing Warzone maps
  • added difficulty settings with reward modifiers to Warzone
  • added title system for Leaderboard champions
  • improved Heal Nova animation for Osprey
  • default to Weekly instead of Factions when opening the Leaderboards UI
  • moved the Quests button to the bottom of the main menu
  • renamed Skills tab to Blueprints
  • renamed Promos button to News
  • tweaks to the endgame victory medal
  • added some variation to Striker sword audio
  • set a limit for credit cap messages to reduce spam
  • added pilot icons for in-game messages
  • added icons for trials in the pregame lobby

ːairmechː Bug Fixes:
  • fixes for AirMech animation bugs
  • fix for the Link command on units with a deploy animation delay
  • fix for melee units not attacking enemy fortress when no capture targets are available
  • fixed a bug with flier separation not applying to neutral units
  • fix for shadow rendering when zooming in
  • fixed some issues with shadow rendering on oversized props
  • fixed a bug that allowed the AI to build Void units
  • fix for showing Quests button when not on the main menu
  • fixed an issue where an abducted Bot Spawner would produce a creep while on an enemy socket
  • fixed item icons not showing on Market purchase dialog
  • fix for automatically terminating units in Warzone
  • fixed alignment of promos when launched from the News button
  • fixed picking up CTF cores over the fortress
  • fixed an issue with pickup indicator not displaying for CTF cores

ːairmechː Map Editor Updates/Fixes:
  • maps will now save automatically in the event of a disconnect, use recoverLast to reload
  • added radio buttons for Edging, Elevation, and Paint Mat buttons
  • rearranged the terrain panel
  • add credit value for Safebox and Vaultbox when pre-placed
  • fixed broken Combos menu
  • fix for Roller not unlatching when spawned from an elevator
  • fixed an issue where editing the position field would not correctly move a game location
  • fix for skybox selection overwriting pregame timer
  • fix for game messages being displayed while editing
  • fix for neutral Necro reviving units
  • fix for scripted game messages not appearing in player-made maps

ːairmechː Balance Changes:
  • Seeker HP decreased from 1250 to 950
  • Striker guns piercing increased from 55 to 60
Community Announcements - InsaneFirebat
It's been awhile since our last update. A lot of changes have been made that focus on PvE and story content. Most of that work is not yet ready for release, but you'll still notice some small things here and there. New promos, dialogs, and in-game messages may hint at some of the things to come. Neutral units have been claimed by an unknown force, but they haven't revealed themselves just yet.

Since we're working on new maps focused on PvE, we needed to make some more improvements to the Map Editor to support some more advanced scripting. Many new conditions and actions were added, and we can't wait to see what kind of custom maps you'll build with them. We're also going to enable scripts to run on any game mode, so you don't have to set the map to Custom. Some features requested on the forums have made their way into the Editor, such as a facing/rotation property for spawned units, box select will now filter its selection with an option to select everything by holding Shift, confirm dialogs for New and Publish options, and new UI for publishing maps. Give it a try and let us know if you run into any issues or have suggestions for Map Editor features.

General Updates:
- new recurring PvP Quests in the Daily section
- new textures for some neutral units
- improvements to in-game status messages
- improved collision data for tall Canyon tiles
- increased rewards for Last Stand
- increased Upkeep from Survival structures in multiplayer matches
- added a new victory dialog at the end of a match
- the suggested content dialog will only show on defeat

Map Editor Updates/Fixes:
- added a Confirm dialog for New and Publish options
- updated prop icons
- the box select tool will filter selections again, hold Shift to select everything
- map scripts will now run on all game modes
- added a dialog for publishing maps
- making custom maps respect capitalization in the load map window and for uploaded maps
- added support for placing PowerUps and prop Combos
- added support for importing scripts from another locally saved map
- added support for specifying the maximum flying height of the Sample Map
- added a script event for AirMechs entering a location
- added a script condition to compare the current energy of an AirMech
- added a script condition to compare the current health of an AirMech
- added a script command to initiating an event for each unit in a location
- added a script command for disabling energy regen
- added a script command for disabling health regen
- added a script command for respawning an AirMech
- added support for event and variable parameters in the move location to unit script
- added a facing/rotation property to the unit spawn script command
- Bombs no longer require NavMesh to be spawned from scripting
- fixed the script conditions for unit type and team
- fixed the location option not saving in the AirMech condition
- fixed the script condition for units remaining
- fixed the script condition for AirMech evaluation
- fix for units getting stuck when spawned from elevators
- fixed some issues with editing the team option in scripting
- fixed an issue with player locations not being saved

Bug Fixes:
- fix for displayed ping values showing incorrectly
- fix for Sonya and Dinger radar spinning animations
- fix for Boomer capturing outposts
- fixed a bug that could cause players to be stuck in the Basecamp tutorial
- fixed a crash that could occur when loading a map
- fixed an audio related crash
- fixed tooltips for NoColor and gold plated items
- fixed a bug that caused the suggested content dialog to be misaligned
- fixed a bug with Gundanium Alloy appearing unlocalized
- fix for some artillery units appearing un-deployed

Balance Changes:
- Shooter no longer fires at air targets
Community Announcements - InsaneFirebat
We've got a big patch to catch you up on the latest updates and fixes. There have been a ton of performance optimizations and improvements to the game engine since our last patch. Among these improvements are some fixes to the net code which we'll be monitoring for a while. Please don't hesitate to let us know how things feel in online matches. The forums are the best place to communicate with us.

We've also got another round of AI fixes with some tweaks to the lower difficulty settings. Veteran players may even be surprised by how much they've improved. Give it a try and look for the daily Quests to earn some extra rewards by playing with friends. With all these bug fixes the AI becomes more powerful in ways that are hard to foresee. It's good to hear back from players that find it too difficult.

Speaking of feedback, we noticed some complaints about the XP grind for leveling up your AirMechs for better parts. We've made to changes to address this. The first is that the XP you gain at the end of a match is increased by 50% before it's applied to the AirMech you used. This change went into effect about a month ago. The other half was to decrease the amount of XP needed to reach each level. Since this part required a patch to go live, some of your AirMechs may have already increased in level!

Read below to find more details about this update. As always, discuss this patch on the forums at http://airme.ch/21isp0V

General Updates: ːairmechː
  • reduced the amount of XP required for persistent AirMech levels 10-20
  • new sound effects added for some AirMechs
  • added a sound effect for the unit deploy arm
  • units will no longer be deployed over sockets or door pads
  • added a taunt animation for Saucer
  • allow Saucer's Deathray to damage destructible scenery objects
  • updated BlackOps Saucer's transport model
  • added Luck (fun stat) to Lucky Clover
  • AirMech AI will now build infantry at the nearest base to their capture target
  • AirMech AI optimizations for AutoDeployV2
  • AirMech AI will no longer attempt to harass an outpost which already has an enemy AirMech near it
  • AirMech AI will now move in closer when missing shots in air mode
  • limited AirMech AI unit building in Survival maps to better allow human players to control upkeep
  • improving the AI's logic to detect paths generated under bridges
  • improving the AI's ground strafing logic to reduce cases of getting stuck overlapping an enemy in tight spaces
  • greatly increased the AI's chase range for base defense when there are no enemy units nearby
  • improving the AI's logic for escaping when health is low
  • reduced AI's ability to escape on lower difficulties
  • made the AI avoid areas with turrets when dropping units near the fortress
  • improved the AI's ability to use blocker units at the fort
  • improved the AI's usage of Warthog's Power Shield ability
  • improved the AI's unit dropping logic to better handle infantry
  • infantry units will now deploy towards the fortress when there is no enemy fortress
  • allow multiple bases to have an AutoDeploy path
  • Alt+F4 will now close the application
  • improved Jetpack Cat and Husky Pup animations
  • applied the map force boxes to non-neutral units to keep them in bounds
  • added missing art for new parts
  • allow the mouse wheel to scroll the map load dialog in the Editor
  • added page numbers to the map load dialog in the Editor
  • allow the 'b' box select Editor tool to select everything
  • added new Collections sets for AirMech parts
  • performance optimizations for animations
  • updated some textures used on Vale
  • new art to show that group selected units
  • improved AirMech destruction effects
  • many performance improvements and optimizations

Bug Fixes: ːmechyː
  • fixed common name on a few Mk4 parts to allow proper linking in chat
  • fixed autotag on a few newly released items to allow linking in chat
  • fix for Helmet Armor Mk2 image not appearing
  • fix for AirMech level affecting carry speed calculations
  • fix for matches not ending when the enemy team leaves or is disconnected
  • fixed an issue with AI AirMechs continuously picking up and dropping a unit
  • fixed some bugs with AI AirMechs finding a place to transform to ground mode
  • fix for AirMech AI detecting whether infantry are in a Bear Trap and won't get stuck trying to pick them up
  • fixed a bug with the Bomber AI thrashing state when trying to attack a fortress
  • several fixes for Bomber AI landing far from where it could actually attack enemies
  • fix for AirMech AI's ground strafing pathing so it it avoids cases of being stuck overlapping an AirMech target
  • fixed an issue with AI tracking units as allies after they were abducted
  • fixed a case where the AI wasn't landing when intended
  • fixed an issue with the AI's transform mode target being inconsistent
  • fixed some issues with the AI not attacking certain units
  • fixed an issue with the AI not using blocker units to defend bases against AirMechs
  • fixed an issue with the AI trying to drop units near the enemy fortress
  • fix for units getting stuck trying to move toward each other
  • fix for Necro not being able to resurrect enemy Survival units
  • fixed Booster not appearing in the Shop
  • fixed autotag on a few items to allow linking in chat
  • fixed a desync which occurred when building mines
  • fixed an issue where socketed units would not generate navmesh obstacles
  • fixed an issue where infantry could get stuck targeting an outpost they can't path to
  • fixed an issue where a unit could be deployed from an opposing base
  • fix for infantry no loading into a Boxer if placed too close
  • fixed a couple of gaps in the terrain on Thar
  • fix for Saucer model not having a bottom side
  • fixed some gaps in the Alien Saucer's air model
  • moved some props around on Dust to prevent units from being deployed in the air
  • fixed dialog text when using Friend Slot expanders
  • fixed the box select sometimes rendering through the world
  • fixed an issue with units not finishing deployment when their outpost is neutralized
  • allow impact damage from AirMechs when colliding with destructible fences so the AI doesn't get stuck walking up against them
  • fixed turret aiming animation on Ultimate Jackal

Balance Changes: ːbuckyː
  • carry speed changes for all AirMechs
  • carry speed is no longer affected by in-game AirMech level
  • stat changes for Jared, Jason, and Gabe pilots
  • increased XP award for destroying Bombs and Booster
  • increased XP award for destroying Ultimate Units by 10%
  • all units will consume upkeep while socketed
  • buffed some Ultimate parts to fit in with the new Mk4s
  • reduced negative stats on a few parts to be more PvE friendly
  • adjusted Rapid Missile Loader series of parts to be like the old stats (3x fire rate with reduced DPS)
  • allow the Osprey's Heal Beam to target air units
  • allow Tesla Tower to damage the enemy fortress
Community Announcements - InsaneFirebat
We've made some adjustments to the pregame phase that should fit better with the new unit deployment rules. The neutral units can no longer be damaged before the timer expires. This gives players more time to setup without worrying about getting behind on clearing neutrals for maps such as Twin Peaks. We've also enabled XP awards for building units in pregame. We didn't want to open doors for XP farming in pregame, so we've also reduced recycling returns down to 75% of the unit's value.

There are a ton of new parts and a few new items with this patch. The new items are available in the Shop, while the new parts have been added to the endgame drops. Still looking for some of the old parts? We're going to allow all parts that are not sold in the Shop to be sold on the Player Market instead. Since we're adding in Mk4 versions of our Helmet, Knee, and Chest Armor parts, we're going to be renaming the Heavy versions to include Mk2. This change won't be noticeable at first, since it will require some server-side updates to complete the renaming process.

There are a few more improvements worth mentioning. We've always had complaints about the bridges in front of the forts on maps like Thar and Dust. Units will now move in much closer to the enemy fortress while on the Attack order. This should prevent the units in the back of a push from being blocked, and allow them to move within range. As requested on the forums, we've also increased the limit on custom paths allowed. You can now have up to 6 paths drawn at a time! For more details, be sure to check out the details below.

General Updates:
  • Super Helix added to the Shop
  • added five new Items to the Shop: Holdout Pistol, Stim Kit, Survival Knife, Fuzzy Dice, and Pilot's Buckle
  • units on the Attack order will move in closer to the fortress to reduce issues with blocking other units
  • disabled unit damage in the pregame phase
  • allow XP to be granted for building units in pregame
  • recycling now returns 75% of the unit's value
  • neutral units can no longer damage neutral outposts
  • AirMech AI will now detect cases where it cannot walk to a location and will fly there instead
  • increased custom path limit per player from 3 to 6
  • made units set to the hold order when abducted
  • many new AirMech parts added to the drop tables
  • Heavy Helmet Armor, Heavy Knee Armor, and Heavy Chest Armor are being renamed with 'Mk2'
  • made the Lunchbox repair sound play for outposts as well
  • made outposts and forts use the map center as the default deploy direction when there is no enemy fort
  • non-AA and non-artillery turrets will deploy to the outer row
  • player-built units can no longer be latched to neutral sockets
  • giving orders to Boxer will pass them down to units they carry
  • Comms Mk1 structure now enables Market chat rather than the entire chat window
  • fixed Google login button

Bug Fixes:
  • fixed an issue with units not targeting the roadblocks on Sandrim
  • fixed a case where the AI could get stuck being unable to pickup a unit due to proximity to a fortress
  • fixed a case where the AI could get stuck trying to attack an enemy AirMech while overlapping it
  • fixed a case where Bomber AI wouldn't switch to air mode when out of reach of an enemy AirMech
  • fixed an issue where the AI would continually pickup and drop a unit
  • fixed an issue with the AI getting stuck repeatedly transforming while trying to attack an outpost
  • fixed AI logic for maneuvering around obstacles in air when stuck
  • fixed a case where AI could get stuck trying to drop a unit too close to a base
  • fixed an issue that caused Grinder to backtrack when switching away from the capture order
  • fixed Finished button not responding in a Tryout session
  • fixed some Saucer models that didn't have an underside
  • fixed an issue with the deploy arm clipping through Factories and Outposts
  • fixed an issue with units attached to the deploy arm not counting towards upkeep and allowing the limit to be exceeded
  • fixed another issue with being able to queue over the upkeep limit in multiplayer games
  • fixed an issue where returning players would be stuck in the Basecamp tutorial if they didn't have enough Kudos to build a structure

Balance Changes:
  • Warthog hit points increased from 1350 to 1450
  • Warthog DPS increased from 295 to 305
  • Hero will only target AirMechs for repair
  • Hero movement speed increased from 10 to 15
  • Hero repair rate for AirMechs increased from 33 to 100
  • Hero heal beam range increased from 5 to 10
  • Hero vision range increased from 16 to 23
Community Announcements - InsaneFirebat
We've been doing a lot of work on the network code and are ready to try out a new model. Give it a try in multiplayer and be sure to let us know if it plays any smoother for you. Feedback is always appreciated. Discuss at http://airme.ch/1GNQ45x

New players will now be greeted upon exiting the Challenges and given a brief tutorial for the Basecamp and some pointers to help them out in the menus. A Comms Mk1 structure will now be required to view chat, and they'll be prompted to get a blueprint from the Shop. Existing players will also need to build a Comms Mk1 before they can access chat!

The Nanoforge has finally broken loose from the Info tab and is now a floating window with it's own chat channel and redesigned UI.

General Updates:
  • moved the Nanoforge out of the Info tab and into its own window
  • group selected units will now continue to their capture target even if it is captured before they arrive
  • new Basecamp and menu tutorials for new players
  • a Comms Mk1 structure is now required to use chat
  • improvements and optimizations to network code
  • Ultimate Parts for Helix added to the Shop: Ultimate Helix Engine, Ultimate Missile Ammo, Ultimate Helix Missile Launcher, and Ultimate Helix Armor

Bug Fixes:
  • fix for clicking Basecamp tiles through other menus
  • fix for blurry chat badges
  • fixed arm not appearing on Neo
  • fixed some detached fins on Striker skins
  • fix for units in cargo being given the capture command after dropping an infantry unit
  • fix for maps not saving correctly

Balance Changes:
  • new stats for Satellite Item
Community Announcements - InsaneFirebat
We made it just in time for Halloween, and made a special Name Your Price bundle to help you celebrate with some new flair! The Halloween Bundle includes 4500 diamonds and 10,000 kudos for whatever price you want. If you beat the current average price, you'll also receive a Ghost Gigi and Halloween Crate (Key included).

This update isn't just about Halloween. We've got many big changes you'll notice as soon as you jump into a match. For starters, your AirMech abilities will no longer be built and picked up at structures. You'll be able to upgrade them instantly with ability points earned with each level-up. We're also raising the in-game level cap from 15 to 20! This will allow you to fully upgrade most of your abilities at max level, but not all of them. Choose wisely!

What does this mean for Guardians? Since Guardians can be destroyed or lost, we've added an automatic respawn timer to rebuild them. When your AirMech is destroyed or a Guardian is shot down, it will take 30 seconds for each Guardian you've unlocked.

To top things off, we're throwing a new skin into the Fall Crate --the Raptor Neo. Don't forget to the Shop to find the Ultimate Boxer, as well as all your favorite Halloween event items for a limited time!

ːairmechː General Updates:
  • abilities are now upgraded instantly, one ability point per level and no build time/cost
  • AirMechs can now reach level 20 in-game
  • Guardians now have a respawn time and will rebuild automatically after being destroyed
  • improving spacing of infantry in squads
  • tips will now appear for players with empty loadout slots
  • new minimap icons for AirMechs and structures
  • click the minimap to ping teammates at that location
  • many fixes improvements to AI AirMechs
  • made Trainer and Basic AI a bit less aggressive
  • new Ultimate Unit: Ultimate Boxer

ːairmechː Bug Fixes:
  • fixing a crash which occurred when loading a map with no sample map
  • fixing a crash which could occur with custom maps
  • fixed shadow display when zoomed out in the Map Editor
  • fixed controller input getting stuck after closing chat while spectating
  • fix for login UI getting stuck using an existing account with Steam
  • fixed not being able to select map from "Player Maps List"
  • fixed an issue on Duel that caused units to clump against an outpost when given an order
  • fixed an issue that prevented units from accepting orders
  • fix for AI AirMechs trying to chase down carried units
  • fixed an issue with AI AirMechs trying to issue mass commands to player owned units
  • fixed Nexus Saucer not using team-colored assets
  • fixed trail and teeth on the blades of Steampunk Bomber
  • fixed right wing not displaying correctly on Super Helix
  • fix for player status turning ready before clicking Ready button
  • fixed some outdated text regarding Generator functions
  • no longer display the content suggestion dialog at endgame when replaying or spectating a match
  • fixed game message and upkeep scripting commands for custom maps
  • fixed some floating props on Twin Peaks
  • fix for unresponsive Quest button
  • fixed missing eyes on Beppo Probe
  • fixed being able to drop units in some props on Salt
  • fix for Missile Lifespan stat not updating properly from livebalance data

ːairmechː Balance Changes:
  • Fixer build cost decreased from 1200 to 1000
  • Fixer build time decreased from 2.6 to 2.2
  • Fixer healing range decreased from 7.5 to 5.5
  • Patcher healing range decreased from 7.5 to 6
  • Honeypot healing range off-socket increased from 6 to 9
  • Honeypot healing range on-socket increased from 12.5 to 13.5
  • reduced level up bonuses from 5% to 4% for levels 1-15
  • Bucky armor piercing increased from 40 to 50
  • Bucky fire delay increased from 1.5 to 2 (overall DPS from 117 to 88)
  • Bucky missile speed decreased from 15 to 11 ːbuckyː

ːairmechː Known Issues:
  • Saucer's Teleport description updated before ability changes went in
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