Brand new PvE Defense map: Blistered Abyss! Deep within the desertified valleys lay the ruins of forgotten battles. Excavations, for both scavenge and archaeological purposes, have cut deep into the terrain. Narrow passages have been carved out like a focused Aten blast to iron. Precious resources still lie in the depths. Protect the excavation bases from enemy attack!
Crybaby Mask - A Heart Breaker Update exclusive item just in time for Valentine’s Day, for limited time only. This is available when you complete the ‘Fiery Passion’ mission event!
Broken Heart Decal - A Heart Breaker Update exclusive item just in time for Valentine’s Day, for limited time only. This is available when you complete the ‘Fiery Passion’ mission event!
Year of the Dog Decal - Heart Breaker Update special item, a free decal to celebrate the Lunar New Year!
4v4 Clash at Blackcliff: Like battling it out amongst the refineries, in the rain, in the dark? Well you can do it with 31 other friends now!
Fiery Passion: Show your friends and enemies your Valentine passion by bringing 250 ship components to flame! Completing this will earn you the Crybaby masks and Broken Heart decal! This mission will be available to complete in the first two weeks following Valentines day.
New EULA: In preparation for PS4 release and cross-platform support, we’ve updated the EULA. This would also help us work with content creators to make sure their items could be distributed on PS4.
Wider lobbies to accommodate maximum width names
2v2 version of Crazy King maps resource limits lowered to 450
The Arashi Stormbreaker is now available in PvP: Power through the skies against other players as the Arashi Stormbreaker saunters in from the western sunset. Packing guns a-plenty and sporting the highest acceleration of any other ship, it is a thing to be reckoned with. Watch your flanks if you face one in the air. However, with great power comes… poor construction. Keep your engineers handy, as the Stormbreaker practically shakes itself apart in hard maneuvers. Time for a little chaos.
Crazy King renovated and activated for all lobby sizes (2v2 after event): To some, Crazy King is a legend, a myth spoken by grizzled veterans. They speak of long chases and countless ships filling the sky. Legend no more! Crazy King has been gone over with a fine tooth comb to address some wrinkles and bumps, and will be making its debut in 2v2 to join its King of the Hill brethren. This will be the first time the famed Flayed Hills will be seen by some players that have never ventured into a 4v4 match. With 7 Capture Points instead of 5, closer spawns, and fast capturing points, Flayed Hills will be a tour to remember. Get ready for a wild ride!
Rise of the Monarchs: With the introduction of game changing content, we’ll now be introducing radical new designs with our Crazy King game mode formats! With cooperation from everyone in the community complete 500 matches in PvP game modes: King of the Hill & Crazy King and PvE game modes: Defense & Retrieve. Completing this mission will unlock the fabled Crazy King maps in all new 2v2 lobbies! Join the fight, seize the skies and reap the rewards!
Library and War Lore - New UI - New map organization into area groups - Viewable gun models - More information on ships and guns - Added Faction ship descriptions - Removed unlock system and achievements
UI Aesthetics changes in menus and Match
Moderated match functions (Moderator and referee use) - Visible timer (spectator only) - Spawn target (spectator only) - End match and declare winner (spectator only) - Change map in lobby - Added ‘referee’ user level
New changes brought to you by the Experimental Crew, a dedicated group of players working closely with Muse to bring your feedback into reality! Vet to novice, all are welcome. Join the Crew!
Water Hazard, Northern Fjords, and Fight over Firnfeld activated for 4v4 Deathmatch
Crazy King - All CK maps are activated for 2v2 and 3v3 - Reduced capture and decap times to 15 seconds (from 30) - Reduced capture point active time to 170 seconds (from 198) - Point A is always first - All new start spawns surround Point A - Point radius is 200 (from 150). - Respawns completely redone on all CK maps - Respawns are shared on all CK maps
Anglean Raiders - Point limit to 500 (from 450) - Reordered points to minimize long travel. - Moved B8 point to C2 and lowered - Moved I8 point to G9 - Raised flight ceiling 100 meters. Effects all Firnfeld maps (excluding Breach Occupation)
Raid on the Refinery - Point limit to 500 (from 450) - Raised flight ceiling 100 meters. Effects all Blackcliff maps.
King of the Flayed Hills - Point limit to 650 (from 550) - Removed point in A2 - Added points in D7, G4 and I4 - Reordered points
Veteran Defense drills increased durability - This also affects ‘emplacements’ such as enemy walls and turrets in other modes
Adjustments to Infiltrate - Lower rate of fire on turrets - Decreased range - Reduced fire stacks per hit to 5
Stormbreaker - Armor: 320 (from 700) - Speed: 30m/s (from 29.91) - Forward Acceleration: 15m/s2 (from 29.21) - Turn Speed: 16deg/s (from 18) - Turn Acceleration: 10deg/s2 (from 12.38) - Vertical Speed: 16m/s (from 12.99) - Vertical Acceleration: 3m/s2 (from 6.32) - Gun 2 moved left and angled 40° to port (from 15°) - Gun 4 angled 115° to port (from 90°) - Hull and Balloon fixpoint positions switched. Balloon fixpoint move more forward. - Fork in front of balloon is now Hull hitbox. - Two braces on right side of main balloon are now Hull hitbox. - Small increase in size of right side Balloon hitbox.
Spire - All structure surrounding Balloon is now Balloon hitbox (was Hull)
Goldfish sails color map texture
Slots 3 & 4 in crew switched gunners to engineers when a ship swap occurs
World map event buff duration longer than it should be
Prompt to save character changes even there's nothing changed
The team color boxes on ship loadout customization screen appeared white
Faction rewards renamed
Light mount screw showing on multiple ships. Removed lower geometry.
Blackcliff Butchery added to PvP: With the many refineries and support facilities in the area, there has always been high explosive activity in the skies. However, when there’s only one point of interest remaining, you can surely expect a vicious grind between sides for dominance. Only the strongest will reign!
The Black Pearl: Unlocking the premiere map of this update will require everyone’s effort in celebrating the very game mode it was designed for! Join in on any King of the Hill map or Crazy King map and complete matches to contribute to the public unlocking of this ‘black pearl’ of maps!
Nemesis Heavy Carronade: Increased direct dmg to 125 shatter dmg (from 70), increased push force to 100,000kNs (from 10,000)
Incendiary Ammo: Removed clip size penalty, increased ignition chance to 25% (from 20%), added accelerate fires at 100 (for every 100 points of base damage the gun deals, an extra fire charge is applied on a successful ignition chance). This damage is calculated based on pre-hit modifiers (buff and ammo multipliers), while ignoring part type modifiers. 300 Shatter damage will cause the same amount of fires as 300 Flechette damage on any part it hits.
Typhon Heavy Flak MK I: Decreased # of fire stacks caused by direct damage to 3 (from 5)
Goldfish: Increased forward top speed to 42m/s (from 40.11), increase forward acceleration to 3.6m/s2 (from 3.5)
Pyramidion: Decreased forward acceleration to 3.5m/s2 (from 4)
Squid: Increased top turn speed to 22m/s2 (from 19.11), decreased lateral drag to 0.75 (from 1.36)
Fixed prices for Test Subject and Research Thief to 5200 (from 7500) world items to accurately reflect improving returns.
Nothing like another gizmo for the arsenal of tools on an engineer's belt strap! Now you can enjoy the power of the failsafe tool in PvP warfare, use the careful automatic functions to maintain all the bolts and whistles of your components while you hold the ship together with glue and a healthy wad of spit shine!
Added 1v1(AI) to Pirate Deathmatch in Novice and Practice
War monument added: Victory for the Gilt Authority in their unwavering charge against the Vanguard Fleets has earned them a resounding victory in the war! Lands and riches stand changed by the events and the victors erecting the symbol of their might for all to see!
Judgement lateral drag increased to 2.5 from 1. This will reduce sideways drift.
Novice Deathmatch and Practice Bot Deathmatch renamed to Pirate Deathmatch
Improved novice menus to address the most commonly asked questions.
Missing check/cancel on mask dye buttons.
Decals are repeating and bleeding over
Fixed some texture issues with the “Eli T. Pumpkins” mask
Have you ever considered that the world to be too chaotic? People not falling in line? No one listening to your orders? Now you can finally set things straight in true Yeshan fashion with the Yeshan Judgement ship. Use its double heavy gun layout to drop any enemy that tries to cross your path in PvP. Finally bring order to the skies with this deadly addition.
Dare Devil’s Run: Flying with the wind! Alliance players will need to beat the clock with fifty successful missions in any mission to earn your place among the clouds! Simply complete 50 matches in under 5 minutes with Hard difficulty or higher within two weeks to earn the 'Pale Accomplice' decal!
Rise of the Machine: Cast shadows across the skies and intimidate your foes into submission with your obsidian black sails. Completing this requires able sky sailors to win 30 matches in 2 weeks using the Judgement ship in order to earn the exclusive 'Sky Dog' decal!
Steam Upgrade Deal: Are you an owner of Guns of Icarus: Online? Now you can upgrade to Alliance at 50% off! Check out the store page for your eligibility!
Matchmaker is only enabled with 60 or more concurrent users. Players are sent to match list directly otherwise.
Players in crew slot 3 and 4 are automatically switched to engineer. They can still change to gunner if they’re in pregame lobbies. Crew slot 2 remains the same (allows both engineer and gunner).
UI adjustments: Buttons, match list menu, text chat box, clan menu layout
Engineer special ability: attack drone, renamed ‘Choppy’
New balance changes brought to you buy the Player Council. Enjoy!
Light Flak: Arming time 0.375s (from 0.4285, same arming range of ~150m after all changes considered), Jitter 0.5 degrees (from 1.25), Muzzle speed 400m/s (from 350), maximum range 1200m (from 1000), Yaw rotation 130 degrees (from 100)
Search & Destroy: Night map of Drowning Wastes. Night map expansion continues! This time to Search & Destroy. We wanted to add to the Search & Destroy contents, which are long overdue. This night map will bring a new dynamic to this game mode, enjoy!
Oblivion converted to Infiltration! Play it now on Downfall Departure! Infiltration is another game mode that needs more! So we’re adding more, expanding the Oblivion map to support the game mode. It adds a different dynamic to the experience. Enjoy!
VIP Deathmatch: Blackcliff Entourage. VIP Deathmatch gets expanded map support with Clash at Blackcliff!
Old Dog Achievements extended! Play the next level of the Old Dog achievements for new goodies like the Jeweled Nautilus decal, Cowboy victory pose, and golden Fail-Safe Kit.
Steam Sale: Guns of Icarus Alliance, with all the PvE goodness, will be included in this week’s Weeklong Deals at 66% off! You’ll now be able to buy a copy for yourself or friends for under $5. Thanks so much for your support! Guns of Icarus Online will be a part of it at 75% off as well. Enjoy!
Closing the Gap: Following our successful Hell Pays 2 event, this new Community Event features a cooperation goal, seek out novices or veterans alike, play matches and win! (or lose) with the chance of learning the game mechanics and possibly make some new friends. Learn & teach with each other to accomplish better cooperation and gameplay! It just takes 50 matches with at least one novice on board to complete the achievement in three weeks time! Accomplishing this will earn you the ‘Scout's Occulus’ for both genders. Happy hunting and clear skies to all!
Broken Hammer Indiegogo: The epic All Is Fair In Dust and Air Visual Novel’s Indiegogo campaign is going on! Support them here: All is Fair in Dust and Air
Minotaur: Jitter reduced to 2 (from 3), muzzle speed increased to 700m/s (from 550), reduced pitch arcs to 30 to -20 degrees (from 30 to -30), increased yaw arcs to -40 to 40 (from -30 to 30), turn speed increased to 40 d/s (from 20), increase ammo to 5 (from 4), reduced buckshot count to 4 (from 5), increased RoF to 0.67 bullets/s (from 0.33), reduced knockdown to 300,000 (from 400,000)
Hwacha: Jitter increased to 5 (from 4), muzzle speed increased to 300m/s (from 250), burst size decreased to 5.5m (from 7)
Judgement: Decreased forward speed to 28m/s (35.5), decreased forward acceleration to 4m/s2 (4.4), decreased turn speed to 12m/s (17.45), decreased turn acceleration to 8m/s2 (11), reduced vertical acceleration to 3m/s2 (5.5). Thrust from engines balanced more towards the front engines than the back. Hull health increase to 1000 (from 500). Balloon repair point moved down slightly to allow fixing from below without jumping.
Junker: Hull repair point moved forward slightly to allow repairing from front without jumping.
UI: Updated the Profile Page design which includes a bit more information.
UI: Updated World map functionality to display every territory’s resources.
Added Cowboy victory pose
Altimeter adjusted for Height Ceiling on 2v2 Blackcliff
Fixed controls locking up when a player's deadzone was set to 0
Sharpened Mag Ammo icon
Updated Wilson's Notes for the Kalakuta Gas Mortar description
Fixed some collision issues with large rotating units (Alliance bosses most notably), including one that could cause player ships to be “vacuumed” into it.
The Guns’n Graves Update is now upon us! As typical of every update, there’s something for everyone. Our weapons lab and MKII program have kicked into high gear for PvE combat, and the results are 6 new weapons, one for each faction. While in the spirit of their predecessors, these new guns are at the same time vastly different. So, use them with reckless abandon! At the same time, we have a new PvP deathmatch map for your enjoyment as well. Check out below for all the latest in this update!
Alliance Mk II weapons: Each faction has been hard at work, putting time into their R&D departments to create new weapons of destruction. All six factions will receive a MK II version of their specialized weapon. There will be something familiar about them, but the way in which they are used and where will be different. Ranking up to faction level 12 will unlock these weapons. The MK II weapons have also been retroactively added to the Grandmaster achievements so for those of you who have unlocked them already, you should see new rewards waiting for you to be redeemed!
Kalakuta Gas Mortar Mk II - New variations on the original Gas Mortar, the Mk II encompasses more shatter and piercing with rapid fire cloud bursts, superb for clearing the skies of enemy air patrols!
Aten Lens Array Mk II - The power of a thousand suns concentrated in recalibrated lenses for maximum area of effect! With this alternative design you can spread the area of damage in exchange for less concentrated fire and when used at the right time will scorch a squadron of ships in no time!
Immortal Gaze Heavy Accelerator Mk II - Crafty design and unearthed technologies can reward your gun mounts with devastating firepower. This heavy gun now boasts improved focus fire against components and rapid charge up times!
Roaring Tiger Heavy Detonator Mk II - Another prized weapon of the skies, this Mk II weapon offers a buckshot spread of explosive ordnance that can quickly dispatch enemy vessels within reach! Remote detonation by gunners can also trigger calculated shots for maximum damage effect!
Februus Weaponized Coil Mk II - Engineers with too much time on their hands have produced an even wilder design, by improving upon the original with piercing and shatter damage not to mention multiple component damage on individual ships. Chaotic and wild, perfect for an enterprising sky captain that’s crazy enough to use it.
Seraph Tempest Missiles Mk II - This alternative design offers a single shot but guidance controlled rocket to its target. Since the engineers managed to condense more ordinance into each beautifully packaged rocket, expect more damage and greater clip sizes to help in aiding your vessel through these crowded skies!
New PvP Map: Graveyard Rumble - Navigate wreckage at dusk as you vye for the upper hand in aerial combat! Inspired by the popular reception of the map in Skyball, Graveyard Rumble is our new 2v2, 3v3, and 4v4 Deathmatch map!
New Ammo Type: Extended Magazine - For those who just want to keep shooting into the sky. +45% clip size, -10% rate of fire, -15% damage. Brought to you by the Player Council.
Changed Reward image for clarity
Improved controller support
The helm now supports fully continuous steering and altitude controls
Sensitivity curves for aiming have been improved to allow more precision without sacrificing turn speed
Improved novice loadouts for Skirmish ships. Brought to you by the Player Council.
Fixed achievement "No Mercy 4" (killing supply ships in the Defense mission on Hard difficulty) not registering any supply ship kills.
Fixed errors on boss beam weapon.
World map: fixed province screen description text overflowing its boxed.
World map: fixed province city icons being displaced to borders or in other provinces.
World map: the province of Cathedral has a “standard” dot instead of the larger dot used for faction capitals.
Added missing Shrike graphic in the "Evadne's Reports" book.
Commendations notification once again appears during the end match sequence.
Added additional terrain to southeast corner of Voyager base to prevent bosses spawning in southeast from attacking the base when it spawns. Unfortunately, it’s harder to fly over that ridge as a result.
Fixed clouds rendering differently when zoomed in (using spyglass etc).
Fixed cargo barges sometimes spawning underground on Voyager's Cove.
Fixed AI crew having trouble aiming Tempest missile launcher after a player has used it.
Added blocking terrain in Voyagers to block boss from attacking too far.
Added missing icons in rewards page.
Lochnagar Shot: +200% base chance of catching on fire when shot at with fire chance dealing weapons (from none. This means a 10% chance will become 20%), deals 12 Fire damage to gun per shot (from none, not to be confused with its proportional damage per shot). Brought to you by the Player Council.
Aten Lens Array [Mk. S]: Direct 1 Piercing dmg (from 0.8) and 5% fire chance (from 15%), 0.4 Fire dmg (from .8). Brought to you by the Player Council.
All Is Fair In Dust and Air Visual Novel:
Do you love the universe and want to experience more? Our friends at Broken Hammer Games have started an Indiegogo project for a visual novel based on the universe of Guns of Icarus. Follow the link below to support their project for a chance explore the world and its inhabitants!
We have lowered the price on Guns of Icarus Alliance! This permanent price drop is intended to lower the gate of entry and to help us bring in more players and open more opportunities down the road.
This isn’t just good news for people looking to buy Guns of Icarus Alliance though.
To thank everyone who bought around release and supported us while you missed out on the $5 price drop, you will be receiving over $20 of free items. All you have to do is turn on your game and you’ll recieve items in the rewards section under special events and “full price celebration.”
Here’s a full list of the rewards.
Crimson dye x2
White dye x2
Garrison Cap (Male)
Garrison Cap (Female)
Jewelers eye (Male)
Jewelers eye (Female)
The Conductor (Male)
The Conductor (Female)
These items are the least we can do for our players who have supported us. We get to follow our dream of making games because of all of you!