Product Update - Valve
Patch 1.5
19-9-2012

New features
- Added a “Downloadable Content” section to the Main Menu.
- Custom character skins can now be purchased in the Steam Store and used in-game. The following skins are now available:

?Voltar - Disco Voltar
?Froggy g - Grandmaster splash
?Lonestar - Officer Lonestar
?Yuri - Kosmonaut Yuri
?Coco - Coco Hawaii
?Gnaw - Bumble Gnaw
?Derpl - Hot Rod Derpl
?Leon - Musketeer Leon
?Clunk - Expendable Clunk

- Added an option to limit the matchmaking search area based on geographical location. There are 4 different settings:
Regional
Same or nearby region (Recommended)
Half way around the globe
Worldwide
- All characters will now issue one of several unique taunts when achieving a killing spree.

Character balance/fixes

Coco Nebulon
- Killing opponents with the effect of Super Conductor (Electrify) will now display the correct skill icon in the.

Sheriff Lonestar
- The position of Dark Matter Flashbang (Throw Grenade) and Rubber Sleeves (Throw Grenade) in the loadout screen has been switched.
- The size of the explosion effect from, Bull Charger (Hyper Bull) has been reduced by 20%.
- The price of Hyper Bull has been increased from 120 Solar to 135 Solar.

Gnaw
- The price of Spike Slime (Acid Spit) has been reduced from 290 Solar to 250 Solar.
- The price of Rotten Teeth (Bite) has been increased from 260 Solar to 290 Solar.

Derpl Zork
- The weight of Derpl has been increased. Derpl is now able to push other characters with more force and can no longer be pushed away by others.
- Damage from Solid Fist Bullets (Siege Mode) is now consistent with regular bullets and damage upgrades will now applied correctly.
- The price of Siege Mode has been reduced from 145 Solar to 135 Solar.
- The price of Solid Fist Bullets has been increased from 135 Solar to 225 Solar.

Voltar
- The added health from Energy Drink (Healbot) has been decreased from 20 to 10 per stage.
- The price of Energy Drink (Healbot) has been increased from 170 Solar to 205 Solar.
- The attack speed of Turret Add-on (Healbot) has been decreased from 240 to 200.
- The tooltip of Turret Add-on (Healbot) will now display attack speed.
- The visual effect of Turret Add-on (Healbot) has been improved.
- The price of Turret Add-on (Healbot) has been increased from 190 Solar to 230 Solar.
- The price of Hydraulic Sugar Dispenser (Healbot) has been increased from 140 Solar to 170 Solar.
- The price of Cortex Tank has (Healbot) has been increased from 140 Solar to 175 Solar.

Clunk
- The price of Vacuum Bite has been reduced from 155 Solar to 135 Solar.

General fixes: Major fixes
-Improved skill-based matchmaking by splitting all players into nine evenly-sized divisions based on their skill-level. The game will connect you to games from your own division as well as those one below and one above your level. If you are in the bottom division you will be able to join games 2 divisions up and if you are in the top then you will be connected to 2 divisions down. We are still making improvements to this system, and you will this feature being integrated further into the menus in future updates.

General Fixes: Minor fixes
- The behaviour of the flying droids on AI Station 404 has been improved.
- Added several platforms on AI Station 404.
Aug 10, 2012
Product Update - Valve
Patch 1.2
August 10th, 2012

Character Balance & Gameplay fixes
- Derpl will no longer be stuck in the jumppads in the middle of Ribbit IV
- Improved base health of Droids, and their health increase during gameplay
- Derpl:
- turretmode bullets range improved, base 7.4 > 7.6, upgrade 2 > 2.4
- trap snare duration upgrades changed 0.5 > 0.4, 1 > 0.8
- trap cooldown changed 5 > 6
- Coco:
- ball lightning range upgrade now also increases speed
- ball lightning blind upgrade buffed, 1.5 > 3 Seconds.
- ball lightning damage changed, base 25 > 35, upgrades 15 > 5, upgrade cost 205 > 180
- ball lightning cooldown changed, base 7 > 5.5, upgrade -1.5 > -1
- Lonestar
- grenades now always explode on contact after 0.3 Seconds. This is no longer affected by the bounce upgrade
- Clunk
- missile string with upgraded attack speed should now be correct
- attack speed upgrades fixed (order was incorrect: second tier was weaker than first)
- Leon
- crit upgrade split into two upgrades that add +10 damage each. Critchance remains 15%
- base attack speed reduced 150 > 136, upgrade cost 195 > 215
- Voltar
- healing speed changed 60 > 67
- drone cooldown reduction upgrade fixed
- fixed that Healbot knockback on blue team was inverted (pull instead of push)
- Froggy G
- dash cooldown upgrade cost 110 > 120, 180 > 190
- dash stun upgrade cost 130 > 140
- Shot attack speed upgrade cost 145 > 165
- Shot range upgrade cost 145 > 185
- Yuri
- fixed timing inconsistencies with healing bubble

General fixes: major fixes
- fixed a crash when switching control scheme while a popup is being opened or closed
- achievement Masters Of The Universe has been fixed
- fixed that only one wireless Xbox controller was usable at once
- fixed that non-Xbox controllers that output as XInput were read double, causing one controller to control two splitscreen players (for example Logitech F310)
- music now mutes when the game window does not have focus (on alt+tab, for example)
- instead of crashing, game now shows a message if videocard drivers are grossly out of date

General fixes: minor fixes
- fixed that some network packages were lost before sending. This is probably only a minor networking improvement
- number of Solar Bosses killed is now tracked in the stats screen
- descriptions for the "Hawk Wolf Puma Bear" fixed in Spanish, French
- fixed that second bottom turret in Ribbit IV could sometimes be attacked from the back without returning fire
- window now minimizes when browser links in main menu are clicked
- improved menu controls with some control schemes in some specific places
- removed “mute” button from scorescreen and controls scheme configuration screen (button didn’t do anything)
- various other minor fixes to functionality and texts

Topics that didn’t make it into this patch and that we are working on:
- new character Gnaw will come soon!
- some players get excessive lag or too many network errors. Less than 0.1% of players cannot enter an online match at all. We are working on this.
- we are still looking for a fix for some players with various Nvidia cards who can only run on Low graphics quality, or not at all.
- a couple of players with specific Asus laptops cannot start the game at all. We are still looking for a fix for this.
- some users claim that there are bugs in the Rankings calculations, so we have added additional logging to be able to research that. If you see things like that you win and then see your ranking decrease, then send us a log plus extensive description of what happened, so that we can check what is going on.
- besides new characters and various fixes, we are working on something Really Cool And New (tm). We will not yet tell you what that is. Muhaha!
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