Deceit - jord
Hey Everyone,

Buckle up guys, this is one hair-raising update! Today marks the beginning of our Trick or Treat Halloween event!

Halloween Event: Trick or Treat
We’re releasing a wide variety of unique cosmetic seasonal rewards alongside some spooky map decorations!

How you gain those sweet Halloween rewards:
Want to unlock exclusive Halloween rewards? All you need to do is keep your eyes open for delicious in game candy. Collect the candy and it’ll turn into Halloween points; earn enough and you’ll unlock some sweet rewards. To make things a little more difficult the smaller candy rewards the most points, so look for the toffee apples and elusive golden gummy bears if you want to unlock everything as fast as possible. Also keep in mind, if you have an XP boost active, you’ll also get double the amount of candy collected in-game!

The types of candy and size classifications are as follows:
2 Points - Big Gummy Bears (Huge)
4 Points - Bowl of Sweets (Large)
6 Points - Chocolate Bars (Medium)
10 Points - Toffee Apples (Small)
20 Points - Golden Gummy Bears (Tiny)


Lastly there will also be special loot booth tokens available during the holiday. Each loot booth reward comes with a number of Halloween points based on its tier, meaning that even common unlocks can help you chase down Halloween legendary items before the end of the holiday.

Additionally, there are some performance based bonuses outlined below:
When escaping as an innocent player you will receive an additional 50% points on top of whatever you have picked up in the game.
When executing an innocent as an infected player you will receive an additional 25% points per execution on top of whatever you have picked up in the game.


What are the new rewards?
This year’s event rewards will be visible in the event screen which is available in the top left of the main menu. You can also use this to track your progress towards the next reward and your overall progress throughout the event.

The event rewards and their costs are as follows:
Candy Pile Emblem - 50 points
Edible Wristband - 200 points
Circus Chang - 500 points
Ominous Rachel Victory Pose - 1,250 points
Balloon Sword - 2,250 points
The Fallen Emblem - 4,250 points
Hit Squad Lisa Outfit - 6,500 points
Relic Pistol - Unlocked at 9750 points
Day of the Dead NiNa Outfit - 14,000 points
Possessed Hans Defeat Pose - 20,000 points
Blessed Alex Outfit - 28,000 points
GLAMpire - 40,000 points
Infected Note Emblem - 75,000 points

Halloween Tokens
Halloween Tokens will replace normal tokens for the duration of the event in both level up rewards and through token purchases (they will not replace the tokens awarded from the Werewolf and Vampire Packs).

To spend Halloween Tokens simply go to the loot booth as normal and select a Halloween Token to give to the shady dealer.

Last Year’s Rewards – In the loot booth for a limited time!
In addition to these rewards, previous Halloween seasons’ rewards will be available in the loot booth for the duration of the event when using a Halloween token! This gives you the chance to drastically expand your inventory with a bunch of seasonal cosmetics available for a limited time only, including the highly sought after clown and demon terror skins.

Ranked Changes
In our last update we mentioned that we’ll soon be looking to rework our ranked system in order to make it more competitive, and rewarding for our top players. We’re excited to implement this in the coming updates, and we’re really thankful for everyone who’s posted feedback on Discord. In the mean-time we’ll be updating the current ranked system with the following changes, please note that these aren’t the rank reworked mentioned, and is a short-term measure to help improve the quality of ranked games.
  • The minimum level required to play ranked has been increased from level 10 to 12. This will require all new players to get 50% more XP before they’re able to join the ranked queue.
  • To join the ranked queue, players are now required to own at least 3 of the 4 terrors.
  • The ranked queue has been changed so you’re only allowed to queue as a solo player.

Patch Notes
  • A plethora of map exploits have been patched across the Asylum, Forest and Mansion maps. We’d like to thank the community for their help in identifying these issues, please reach out to us on Discord if there are any others that need resolving.
  • Players who win against Baseline developers wearing the new developer emblem will be awarded with a Golden Bunny emblem. Emblems acquired from beating Automaton developers will be kept but can’t be attained any more.
  • The intro splash screen has been updated.
  • Players will no longer skip all of prestige 9 after completing prestige 8.
  • Players who have reached the max level and prestige will now be able to gain a token every time they earn 30,000 more experience.
  • Characters in the Main Menu will no longer restart their idle animations midway through.
  • You can no longer reach the succeeding floor when using the Vampire Terror ability towards the end of the blackout.
  • Party invites now last a lot longer before expiring.
  • Along with map fixes, we’ve partially restricted the ability to jump really high. A more complete fix will come in the future.
Deceit - jord
Hello everyone! We know it’s been a while since we last spoke, and we have a lot to fill you in on.

As some of you may already be aware, Automaton, the original Deceit studio, closed its doors at the end of July. We are Baseline Games - a new studio with some familiar faces from the original Deceit team. We have acquired the game and are going to be bringing back regular updates. First of all, we want to thank everyone at Automaton for all of their hard work over the years. With this foundation, we are confident that there’s an exciting future in store!

Halloween 2019

Firstly, we are excited to announce that for 2 weeks starting from Saturday 26th of October, we’ll be bringing back our highly anticipated Halloween ‘trick or treat’ event. Halloween themed items and decorations will be appearing throughout the Asylum, Forest, Arctic and Manor. You can collect candy to obtain all-new exclusive icons and Halloween-themed cosmetics for all playable characters, and purchase limited edition loot booth tokens. Make sure to gather your friends to get your spook on, as these limited items won’t be available for long!

Along with the Halloween event we’ll be providing a number of quality of life updates to the game, including fixes for a number of map exploits, new anti-cheat, improving the requirements for ranked, and giving more power to our community moderators.

Lumberyard Map Status

We are also aware that is important for us to address the elephant in the room: ‘What is happening with the Lumberyard map?’. Those of us involved in the update last Halloween made a mistake: we bit off more than we could chew by trying to build a new map from scratch with the very limited time we had available. We still intend to release this and other new map updates, but the Lumberyard is not currently to the quality we deem acceptable for such an important update. However, we now have some resources available for Deceit development, and we’re up for the challenge, so we look forward to bringing it to you soon!

New Ranked Season

The new ranked season starts tomorrow, Monday 7th October at 21:00 GMT. We’re planning on introducing some changes to ranked in the near future, to improve the way it works and the end of season rewards on offer. The exact changes aren’t confirmed yet, but we’ll be discussing them with you on Discord over the next few weeks.

Future Updates

Looking beyond Halloween, you can expect the return of regular updates to Deceit. We plan on applying all of the knowledge we have learned over the past 2 years working on other projects into Deceit, and we are confident you’ll see the fruits of our labour very soon. Expect stability improvements, optimisations (over 2 years worth of engine patches coming soon!), advanced anti-cheat detection, and an array of new content.

At the end of the Halloween event we’ll be posting an announcement about our plans for the rest of 2019. In the meantime, we’d love to hear your thoughts on Discord. We know that Deceit has a lot of untapped potential, and we look forward to playing with you all.

See you in-game!
The Baseline Team
Deceit - chris.malbytynan
Dear all,

We've been working hard on the new map update, however, this is taking longer than previously expected. We are looking to release this as soon as possible and will share more information with you when we can.

Thanks for your patience.
Mar 29
Deceit - chris.malbytynan
Hi all,

Following on from our announcement in January, we wanted to give you an update to what’s happening with Deceit.

Firstly, we’re going to be releasing an update shortly which will provide further server-stability & countermeasures in the case of direct, intentional attacks by malicious members of the community. As a reminder to all members of the community, we take any threat to Deceit or the enjoyment of our players seriously, and anyone found to be violating our community rules of conduct will be punished including possibly being permanently banned from the game.

We’re also looking to release the map to you by the end of April. We’ll look to share photos of the new area before we share this with you in the community.

As we announced back in January, the studio’s focus is on other projects, primarily Mavericks: Proving Grounds. We have plans to bring a number of the new technical capabilities we are developing for Mavericks back into Deceit. We don’t expect these new features to make their way over until next year, as we focus the studio on other projects.

We can’t wait to show you the new map and let us know what you think in the comments or on Discord.
Deceit - Anunnaki
Hi all,

As part of the Steam Lunar Sale, both the Vampire Pack DLC and the Werewolf Pack DLC are available for 20% off their regular price!

On top of the new playable Terror's, these packs also include GM Credits, Loot Booth Tokens, additional melee weapons and in-game cosmetics.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/968390/Deceit__Vampire_Pack/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/672840/Deceit__Werewolf_Pack/

Happy lunar new year!
Deceit - chris.malbytynan
Hi all,

We hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year and are enjoying Deceit now that Halloween has finally finished. We wanted to provide you with an update with what’s going on in the studio at the moment and what’s coming up in the short- and longer-term for Deceit.

In the short term, the studio’s priorities are primarily focussed on other projects, primarily Mavericks: Proving Grounds. This won’t come as a surprise to many of you. Because of this, the game is not going to be heavily developed from a technical standpoint for the next 6+ months – this means no major updates, no substantial new changes.

However, you were promised a new map and we are working on this presently.

Many in the studio still want to help Deceit grow and develop and so, on their own time, teams are helping finalise the new map before we share it with you all. Exact timelines are unknown currently, but we expect to share this before the end of March.

This doesn’t mean Deceit is dead, far from it. With the new platform and technology going into Mavericks, the studio’s plan is to bring over some of these new capabilities into Deceit. This will however take time and we expect for these substantial changes to be incorporated towards the end of 2019.

So, with so little happening technically, and future plans a long way off, what are we doing in the interim? We plan on doing a number of community-focused activities and events including in-game tournaments, competitions (e.g. Fan Art, Cosplay), amongst some other initiatives which we’ll be sharing more information about in the coming weeks.

Let us know what you think about what’s coming up on our Discord, we’d appreciate the feedback and comments you have.
Deceit - chris.malbytynan
Hi all,

We’ve left you in the dark without any updates or communications about what’s happening with Deceit. So first thing, we’re sorry.

We’ve been putting a lot of resource into Mavericks: Proving Grounds and this has left our team thin-on-the-ground, to say the least. Not an excuse, just a reason. You have bought into a game and we should have kept you all informed.

So what’s coming up for Deceit? Immediately, many of you will be happy to know that Halloween has finally finished. Whilst we aren’t going to be running any Christmas events, we are going to be holding a Double-XP weekend event this weekend from 00:00 GMT 22/12/18 till 23:59 GMT 23/12/18.

Staff will be taking some time off over the holiday period for some well-deserved rest, and we are looking to bring further updates to Deceit in the New Year.

We’re still in the process of developing the Lumberyard map and would like to grant assurances that it will be coming in the new year.
Deceit - oliver
Hey Everyone,

Buckle up guys, this is one hair-raising update! Today marks the beginning of our Halloween event, Vampire DLC pack and New Map!

Halloween Event: Trick or Treat

We’re releasing a wide variety of unique cosmetic seasonal rewards alongside some spooky map decorations and another chance to play with the development team so make sure you’re online!



How you gain those sweet Halloween rewards:
Want to unlock exclusive Halloween rewards? All you need to do is keep your eyes open for delicious in game candy. Collect the candy and it’ll turn into Halloween points; earn enough and you’ll unlock some sweet rewards. To make things a little more difficult the smaller candy rewards the most points, so look for the toffee apples and elusive golden gummy bears if you want to unlock everything as fast as possible.

The types of candy and size classifications are as follows:
  • 2 Points - Big Gummy Bears (Huge)
  • 4 Points - Bowl of Sweets (Large)
  • 6 Points - Chocolate Bars (Medium)
  • 10 Points - Toffee Apples (Small)
  • 20 Points - Golden Gummy Bears (Tiny)

Lastly there will also be special loot booth tokens available during the holiday. Each loot booth reward comes with a number of Halloween points based on its tier, meaning that even common unlocks can help you chase down Halloween legendary items before the end of the holiday.

Additionally, there are some performance based bonuses outlined below:
  • When escaping as an innocent player you will receive an additional 50% points on top of whatever you have picked up in the game.
  • When executing an innocent as an infected player you will receive an additional 25% points per execution on top of whatever you have picked up in the game.

What are the new rewards?
This year’s event rewards will be visible in the event screen which is available in the top left of the main menu. You can also use this to track your progress towards the next reward and your overall progress throughout the event.

The event rewards are as follows:
  1. Moonlight Emblem - Unlocked at 50 points
  2. Pentagram Wristband - Unlocked at 200 points
  3. Hatchet Melee Weapon - Unlocked at 500 points
  4. Smashed Defeat Pose - Unlocked at 1250 points
  5. Sweet Skull Gun - Unlocked at 2250 points
  6. Alex’s Pumpkin Suit - Unlocked at 3400 points
  7. Cat Emblem - Unlocked at 5000 points
  8. Get Lit Victory Pose - Unlocked at 7500 points
  9. Hans’ Skeleton Costume - Unlocked at 10000 points
  10. Zombie Foot Melee Weapon - Unlocked at 17500 points
  11. Demonic Rachel - Unlocked at 25000 points
  12. Disguise Masks - Unlocked at 35000 points
  13. Ghostly Emblem - Unlocked at 100000 points

Halloween Tokens:
Halloween Tokens will replace normal tokens for the duration of the event in both level up rewards and through token purchases (they will not replace the tokens awarded from the Werewolf and Vampire Packs).

To spend Halloween Tokens simply go to the loot booth as normal and select a Halloween Token to give to the shady dealer.

Last Year’s Rewards – In the loot booth for a limited time!
In addition to these rewards, previous Halloween seasons’ rewards will be available in the loot booth for the duration of the event when using a Halloween token! This gives you the chance to drastically expand your inventory with a bunch of seasonal cosmetics available for a limited time only, including the highly sought after clown and demon terror skins.

Previous years’ rewards are as follows:
2016 Rewards
  • Green Wild Hair (Alex)
  • Purple Mohawk Hair (Chang)
  • Pumpkin Mask (Alex)
  • Hockey Mask (Chang)
  • Pumpkin Scrubs (Alex)
  • Prison Scrubs (Chang)
  • Bone Wristband
  • Pumpkin Wristband
  • Sweets Wristband
  • Bone Gun
  • Pumpkin Gun
  • Sweets Gun
  • Bone Knife
  • Pumpkin Knife
  • Sweets Knife
  • Clown Terror (Experiment)
2017 Rewards
  • Halloween Wristband
  • Candy Bucket Hat (Alex)
  • My Candy! Victory Pose (Hans)
  • Better Halloween Emblem
  • Bride of Frankenstein Hair (Lisa)
  • Kitty Nina Outfit & Face paint (Nina)
  • Halloween Pistol (Rare)
  • Too Greedy Defeat Pose (Rachel)
  • Zombie Chang Outfit (Chang)
  • Zombie Hand Melee Weapon
  • Demon Terror (Experiment)

Vampire DLC Pack

With the Vampire Expansion, you will be able to prey on innocent victims as you transform into the exclusive Vampire Terror form! This terror form offers a brand new terror tactic through its active: the Swarm.



When used, the Vampire temporarily shape-shifts into a swarm of bats to traverse the vent system at hellish speed leaving a puff of smoke in your wake. Know where the innocents are hiding or need a quick getaway from those trying to down you? The “Swarm” active places you exactly where you want to be almost instantly to give you that terror advantage.

Additionally, when playing as an innocent you’ll gain access to an exclusive new Stake melee weapon to defend yourself against deadly vampiric attacks.

The Vampire pack also includes an exclusive Vampire Emblem, 10 loot booth tokens to help you get even more cosmetic gear for your character and 200 GM tokens to put towards your next item or use with the Reputation system to show appreciation to your favourite fellow players.

This pack contains:
  • Exclusive: Playable Vampire Terror
  • Exclusive: ‘You Suck’ T-shirt
  • Exclusive: Stake Melee Weapon
  • Exclusive: Vampire Emblem
  • 10 Loot Booth Tokens
  • 200 GM Credits

Sink your fangs into this pack now by clicking here.

Wakizashi!
Linked to this we’ve added a special something for those people who unlock both the Vampire and Werewolf packs. Do this and you’ll get your hands on a traditional Japanese sword known as the Wakizashi; a new legendary melee weapon!

Lumberyard Map (Coming Soon)

Last but definitely not least, a new map we’re calling The Lumberyard!



We’re making our final polishes (to the wood) and will talk more about it leading up to the release very soon.

Bug Fixes

Gameplay
  • Slight nerf to the Yeti Terror attributes and ability
  • You can no longer take bloodbags, items and objectives on floors that haven't been unlocked yet
  • You can no longer interact with fuses and fuseboxes through walls
  • You no longer get infinite executes when performing the action whilst you’re jumping
  • Improved randomness in who is selected as the Terror
  • The ring on ring objectives will now shrink and vanish when the objective is complete
  • Clearer waypoints for doors and fuseboxes, closest waypoint always has 100 alpha
User Interface
  • New loading screen imagery for all maps
  • The transform keybind now shows in the Terror icon at the bottom of the game screen
  • Added customise clothing button the character preference interface
  • Added some instructions to the Loot Booth for new users
  • The cursor should no longer break out of the game window and cause problems
  • Interaction icons on players bodies (scanning, tracking, execute etc) have been moved higher up so they don’t display too low
  • When damaging someone who can be voted out it will now say when your vote is cast
Progression
  • A new perk tree has been added
  • The end of round rank and level up now waits for you to give reputation before animating, meaning you will see your progression in these systems
  • Added an icon for people who haven’t prestiged to go behind their level
Map Improvements
  • Addressed collision proxies that permitted unwanted access to objects and areas of the map
  • Added objects to reduce overpowered lines of sight in Forest
  • Removed certain small objects with collision proxies to improve player movement
  • Updated some object collision boundaries to remove the possibility of players getting stuck
Deceit - Katie
Season 18 is now live! We have a few small changes going out with the update.

New features:
• We've added a Hebrew language queue and server so that anyone wishing to speak Hebrew can do so

Bug Fixes:
• Fixed a few issues with the Manor Map where players could escape the map
• Fixed some objectives which weren't working correctly in the Manor Map
Deceit - Katie


It's finally here! The long awaited Manor map is now playable!

You'll find yourself spawning on the top floor of the Manor, where you have to make your way downstairs, and then out through the garden maze to try to escape.

Until the season reset, you have double the chance of receiving the Manor over other Deceit maps, to give everyone plenty of opportunity to try it out.

Along with that, we released a few minor changes along with the map:
• Players should no longer be able to stand on top of escape doors as easily in the Asylum
• Fixed some issues with assets spawning incorrectly during the second area of the Forest, which occasionally resulted in players falling through the map
• Updated some textures in older maps
• Fixed some items blocking vents in the Asylum map


We're always looking for feedback, so head on over to our forums to leave any feedback you might have.

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