First off, Happy Holidays everyone! In the spirit of the Holidays, we created a brand new Krampus Decal, perfectly befitting of the celebration, Guns of Icarus style. In addition, we have some old exclusive items we’re bringing back, along with more PvP adaptations of Crown Summit and bunch of new features!
Get ready to fight across even more of Crown Summit in our newly-expanded 3v3, 4v4, and Brawl versions!
Goggles of Good Cheer
Jolly Old Salt
Crown Summit 3v3, 4v4, and Practice
Broken Crown Brawl (2v2v2v2)
Previous war monument.
AI stay active for 5 seconds after a player joins.
Vote to rematch toggled on by default. You will now need to uncheck this box to end the rematch.
Force Start enabled on all game modes, as long as this map has a smaller version (downsize the lobby if you want to!)
Missions can now have new objectives, including making another faction lose resources
Name your ship loadouts so you can easily remember what they are! Does not change ship name. (Be sure to select the loadout before trying to edit the name, and save after you are done with each edit.)
Public custom matches will force shuffle after first rematch if online players count is lower. This is to prevent non-shuffling lobby keep going on and players aren’t able to change it. This does not apply to private matches.
Spire: Mass increased to 210t (from 150). Force adjusted to maintain mobility.
Extended Magazine: Clip size to +50% (from +45)
Modified Mine and Harpoon launcher rate of fire to compensate for the extra shot.
AI will no longer force reload standard ammo.
Conductors Pride dyes using correct UV maps.
Sky Captain Valentine put in his place on Stormbreaker theme.
New PvP map. Larger, hotter, more spawns than ever! The largest 2v2v2v2 so far.
Lateral drag increased, reducing side drift.
Hitboxes adjusted (mostly reduced) to fit ship profile.
Main engine lowered slightly.
Hitboxes substantially reduced to fit ship profile.
Forward acceleration: 5 (from 8)
Forward speed: 35 (from 30)
Turn acceleration: 8 (from 10)
Turn speed: 12 (from 10)
Left light gun arc: 55° (from 75)
Heavy engines rotated 90° and moved out slightly. This gives 0.22 more turn acceleration, reduces engine hitbox vertical profile by 38%, and allows repairs from further in.
Reduced mass width (inertial bounds) to increase the effectiveness of turning engines. This allows the same amount of force to turn the ship faster without changing total mass. This will also make the ship more vulnerable to force attacks like Minotaur and getting bumped by other ships.
Adjusted engine force and inertial bounds.
Heavy turning engines (x2): 225000 (from 144500)
Light main engine: 300000 (from 461000)
750000 total forward thrust (10m/s2)
These changes do not change total forward or turn acceleration. However, with more force in the heavy turning engines, the Shrike will no longer be able to turn while maintaining nearly full forward acceleration and speed.
AI type A ships (forward attack) The AI_A ships had widely varied stats, making some factions much easier or harder to fight against. Adjusted stats to unify the ships. There will still be some small variation in engine power and acceleration.
Approximate new stats:
Turn accel: 8
Turn speed: 14
Vert accel: currently 4
Vert speed: currently 11.34
Mass: 200t (varied between 75 and 330t)
Front gun: 1 - forward
Side guns: 2 - 45° (varied between 40 and 60)
Range: 450m (from 600)
All other stats are the same as the player Gatling. Damage changes based on difficulty.
Range: 400m (from 800)
Velocity: 125m/s (from 250)
Side arcs: 60° (from 80) mortars need more arc on AI ships due to gun angles of 45deg. While facing forward, both mortars will be able to fire. Moving 15deg to one side or the other will now prevent one from tracking.
Up arc: 30° (from 60)
Down arc: 50° (from 60)
All other stats are the same as the player Mortar. Damage changes based on difficulty.
Yeshan boss ship
Adjusted to have similar mass and mobility as the other boss ships.
Four Team Brawl: Test your skills in our new PvP game mode! This unique experience is a departure from our other game modes in that more than two teams can compete for dominance! Join in and master new engagement styles with Brawl Deathmatch mode!
Two new teams join the fray. Yellow and Purple!
Deathmatch: First team to 9 points wins.
Default lobby size is 2v2v2v2, but can be force started by Captains with 2v2, 2v2v2, or 1v1v1v1.
Note: All ships with any crew must have captains, and all captains must agree to Start Match via button vote. Empty ships will not spawn in. Point limit automatically reduced to 5 with 4 ship lobbies (2v2 and 1v1v1v1). Mismatched teams such 2v2v1 or less than 4 total ships are not permitted.
‘Leader’ spotting system. Auto-spots teams that are ahead by ⅓ total score, and marks them as leaders while displaying a message to all players to indicate when a team takes the lead.
2 corner home spawns for each team, plus 8 shared spawns.
Hazard spawns: Spawns that have an enemy within 500m will glow.
Three maps adapted for Brawl Deathmatch.
Brawl at Blackcliff
Brawl on the Dunes (no sandstorm)
Alliance War: Sanguine March vs. The Halcyon Cartel - The world has tipped over the boiling point and alliances have been struck, new orders have come down and the match to demonstrate world supremacy has begun, which league of factions will you join in the fight?
4v4 Canyon Ambush: Long requested and awaited, Canyon Ambush has passed stress testing and joins our growing number of 4v4 maps! Enjoy the chaos of never knowing where your next enemy will appear amongst the cloud-shrouded bluffs.
Adjusted clouds on all Oblivion-based maps to use Downfall Departure clouds.
Red spawns adjusted for all map sizes
3v3 and 4v4 map expanded North and East
New map image
Spotted ship names now use team colors (all modes)
Colorblind adjusted (spots only)
Drop shadow added for contrast on light backgrounds
Renamed ‘Chute Vent’ to ‘Balloon Vent’ to avoid confusion with ‘Drogue Chute’
Balance Changes from Experimental Crew:
Stormbreaker: Feedback from the previous trial has been analyzed, and stats have been adjusted accordingly. 65% of survey takers felt that the trial version was more balanced and should be the direction taken with some modifications.
Lateral (side) Drag: 0.4 (from 0.75)
Armor: 420 (from 320)
Gun 2: 53° port (from 40)
Gun 3: 37° starboard (from 90 Port) Moved to right of ship.
Gun 4: 102° port (from 110)
Speed: 32 m/s (from 30)
Hull: 1500 (from 1400)
Armor: 820 (from 800)
Longitudinal Speed: 36 m/s (from 30.02)
Acceleration: 3.2 m/s^2 (from 2.10)
Turn Speed: 8 deg/s (from 8.02)
Turn Acceleration: 6 deg/s^2 (from 5.06)
Vertical Speed: 14 m/s (from 13)
Vertical Acceleration: 5.5m/s^2 (from 3)
Pilot Priority (Captain’s Spot) Target Duration 20s (from 10s)
1200s (from 240s)
+250% Vertical Drag (no change)
+250% Longitudinal Drag (from 0)
+500% Lateral Drag (from 0)
Removed Engine Force Alteration (from -60%)
+350% Angular Drag
+500% Lateral Drag
Removed Engine Force Alteration (from -60%)
-30% Impact Damage (from -25%)
-1 fire per repair (from 0)
Rate of fire decreased: 7 shots per second (from 8.33)
Direct (Explosive) Damage: 15 (from 24.66)
Reload: 13.5 (from 14)
Jitter: 1° (from 2)
Velocity: 375m/s (from 400)
Zoom: 2x (from 1.75x)
Shell Drop: 9.8 (from 13)
Range: 1770m (from 800m)
Horizontal turn speed: 30deg/s (from 60)
Vertical turn speed: 40deg/s (from 60)
Rate of fire increased: 0.6 (from 0.5)
Reload: 6s (from 5)
Show your loyalty and prestige with 12 new unique faction costumes! Complete one of the 6 following missions for your respective faction:
Keeper of Eden
Completing the mission for your faction by committing 10,000 coins unlocks a new male and female version of the faction costume.
During this Memorial Day weekend, in honor of everyone who served and sacrificed, we’ve partnered with Steam to offer a limited-time giveaway event. It starts today at 1pm US eastern time and lasts until Tuesday 5/29 1pm US eastern time. Get the game for free here!
Corsair: Command the skies against other players in a new combat-ready skyship! Presenting the Anglean Corsair, the latest addition to available ships in the PvP!
New PvE Map: Crown Summit, the newest Blockade map in PvE available for teams of 2-4 ships. Navigate through new hostile environments as you battle to defend your refineries from the waves of enemy bomber fleets!
[Steam] New costume bundles. PS4 bundles and deals coming soon.
Balance Changes from Experimental Crew: Corsair -
Forward speed: 30 (from 34.74)
Forward accel: 8
Turn speed: 10
Turn accel: 9 (from 7.45)
Mass: 250t (from 500t)
Vertical speed: 15
Vertical accel: 4
Armor:650 (from 1200)
Hull:1200 (from 1800)
Light gun (4 and 5) angles: 75deg off center (from 60)
Moved helm forward to railing to increase view.
Added armor to front blade of balloon to avoid 'free' balloon rams.
Moved light engines forward to match mounts.
This is an attempt to get as wide a spread between turning and forward acceleration, with turning acceleration being higher, while keeping around 34% of the total engine force on the light engines. Previous Corsair had 0.5% thrust on light engines.
Vertical accel: 7 (from 5.5)
King of the Hill -
Capture Point radius increased from to 200m (from 150m)
Capture time reduced to 15 seconds (from 30)
Decapture time reduced to 15 seconds (from 30)
These are the same changes previously made to Crazy King capture points.
Desert Scrap -
Capture and Decap time to 15 seconds each.
Capture point radius to 180 (from 150). Area has to be a little smaller than the other KotH maps to keep it inside the wreck.
Points increased to 450 (from 400).
Point moved slightly to compensate for increased point size and keep the capture area inside the wreck.
PvE Skills - Air Horn
Cooldown: 40 seconds (from 200)
Duration: 60 seconds (from 120)
Cooldown: 90 seconds (from 200)
Duration: 20 seconds (from 15)
Cooldown: 90 seconds (from 200)
Cooldown: 90 seconds (from 200)
Range 800m (from 600)
Note: Damage has falloff from 100% at 0m to 0% at 800m, so will have 50% damage at 400m range.
Cooldown: 90 seconds (from 200)
Duration: 20 seconds (from 15)
AoE damage: +30% (from +0%)
Cooldown: 60 seconds (from 200)
Stormbreaker: Trial of the Skies - Modifications have been made to our Arashi combat ship, the Stormbreaker. Let us know what you think about these changes and how they feel in both PvE and PvP. This trial period will last for two weeks to allow you, our community of aviators, to push the limits of these changes and judge for yourself! Let us know what you think by clicking on the survey link below. You can also find the link to this survey in our ‘Community’ section under the ‘Events’ banners with the name ‘Stormbreaker Trials’. Click ‘Sign up’ to be taken directly to the survey in your default web browser.
Starting today, Steam and PS4 players would be able to play and TALK in the same match, for the first time ever. With it, we’re also adding more contents and special, exclusive items to celebrate the PS4 release and cross-platform play.
Also, a special thanks to everyone who supported us during the Daily Deal sale and giveaway! For those still wait for keys, they’re coming! Thanks for being patient!
Derelict Deception - PvP Deathmatch based on the northern third of the PvE Oblivion map. 2v2 through 4v4. Take part in epic battles in close quarters, under the shade of the skeletal remains of a gargantuan ship.
Relic - PvP King of the Hill based on the northern third of the PvE Oblivion map. 2v2 through 4v4. Claim ownership over the ruins of this downed behemoth. Dive into its belly to hold the point from enemies.
Raid in the Abyss - PvP Crazy King based on the PvE Sunken Reach map. 2v2 through 4v4. Weave in and out of the twisting pipes and fend off your opponents as you fly from one end of the map to the other, but try not to get stuck!
PS4 Launch Limited Special Item: To celebrate our launch we are offering a limited stock of the “Cult of the Abyss mask to the first 10K number of players who log in!
PS4 Referral system: With the release of Guns of Icarus Alliance on PS4, players on this platform will now have a referral system to recommend exceptional players on their ships and teams. Each tier earns both players a unique costume!
The Daily Deal sale and giveaway has ended! Thanks everyone so much for the overwhelming support! It's been truly amazing, and we can't thank everyone enough. We still have a large pile of requests to respond to (over 7,000 has been responded to so far!), so thanks in advance for your patience. We're still waiting for the next batch of keys from Steam, and as soon as we get them, we'll resume sending them out to everyone.
Guns of Icarus Alliance is going live on PS4 on May 1st!
It’s the first seamlessly cross-platform Steam and PS4 game. Not only can you play with PS4 players in the same match, but you can call out commands or chat about life via voice chat as well!
In celebration, we are going ALL OUT! - Get the game now for -85% and grab 3 free copies for a full crew of friends! - Simply activate the game and send your Steam Receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org! It’s that easy*
Tell your friends! This is for players and friends only, no key resellers please*
*Acquisition of the additional keys are, in whole or in part, not available for resale. Free game copies will be distributed when you email us a screenshot of your purchase receipt. Please allow up to seven days time for distribution of game keys.
Wandering Ridge: Weave your way through threatening mountain scapes and harsh ambush choke points deep in Yeshan territory. Fight or flight, either way the journey will not be an easy one. Enjoy the challenge of this new infiltration map available to you and your friends in the PvE experience!
The Crusader: Hail from the lands of the Fjord Baronies! A new ship now available for the exhilarating PvP experience! Learn new strategies and tactics in ambushing enemy vessels with this ship, all in the name of glory!
Steam Workshop items developed by the community: - Harry's Hat - Bard Logo - Cat Skull - Ridden into the Ground - Clover - Gears and Roses - Traditional Snowflake - Anglean Iceflake - True Gentlemen - Birdy Engineer - Snakes Bite - Nautical Star
Playstation Release Date Announced:
The long-anticipated announcement for our definitive release of Guns of Icarus Alliance on the Playstation is now here! Click on the links below to find out more!
Crusader team flags moved further back to avoid blocking view in doorways
Adjusted post-processing effects on night maps to improve visibility
Drop down menus from player names should now disappear when clicking on other areas of the UI
“Reload speed” metric changed to “Reload Time” in weapon books
General UI revamps
Players can now ‘opt-out’ of a leadership role for each leadership rotation period
Ship scrambling is now added to queued Alliance lobbies that return from a completed match
Removed duplicate AI control bindings
Changed game font
Added the ability to swap to a more traditionally first-person camera setup in spectator mode (default key is P)
Brought to you by the Experimental Crew, a diverse group of players from fresh faces to grizzled vets with a shared interest in the extreme sport of number crunching and spreadsheet tossing.
Crusader - Moved armor repair point to area between mid guns. - Forward Speed: 32 m/s - Acceleration: 4 m/s² (from 4.64) - Max Turn Speed: 12.5 deg/s (from 14.15) - Turn Acceleration: 7 deg/s² (from 6.11) - Max Vertical Speed: 17.03 m/s - Vertical Acceleration: 2.75 m/s² (from 8) - Mass: 180t (from 280)
Judgement - Acceleration: 3 m/s² (from 3)
Magnate - It has been discovered that the Mercantile Guild shipyard dockmaster has been supplying priveteers with faulty heavy engines and pocketing the profits. The Guild has suitably punished the offender and has replaced the barely functioning main engine. - Forward Speed: 34 m/s (from 26.02) - Acceleration: 5 m/s² (from 4.3) - Max Turn Speed: 15 deg/s - Turn Acceleration: 4 deg/s² (from 4.5) - Max Vertical Speed: 16.01 m/s (from 17.03 m/s) - Vertical Acceleration: 3 m/s² (from 3.5) - Mass: 200t (from 125)
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