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[Patch Notes] PHANTOM IS HERE

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Another update, another Merc! Phantom is here- well, he was here a moment ago at least, but in addition to the sneaky assassin, we've got an number of other tweaks and additions for you with this update. Read on for all the details!

New Merc: Phantom



Phantom is somewhere around here, but good luck finding him before he strikes! Willing to do anything to get rid of him, his Commanding Officer volunteered Phantom to take part in an experimental Refractive Armor test program. Returning the favor, Phantom promptly stole the suit and used it to plant incriminating evidence/livestock in his former Commanding Officer's quarters. Since then he has been a legend in his own mind. Never, ever lend him money, or your mobile phone.

Primary Ability: Refractive Armor

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Phantom's pride and joy, his Refractive Armor, is the piece of technology that justifies his code name. He can activate this specialized suit of camouflage and, in only a few moments, fade from sight. The armor's power will drain for as long as he's invisible, although while he is moving the power will drain faster, as well as visually disrupting, making him easier to spot when chasing down the enemy.

Of course, this is armor, not some magic cloak! If Phantom is shot while Refractive Armor is enabled, that damage will instead deplete the Armor's remaining power, giving him enough time to close the gap and take advantage of his shiny new toy.

New Melee Weapon: The Katana

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Phantom brings an entirely new melee weapon to the field: A razor-sharp Katana, ready and waiting to plunge into the back of an unsuspecting medic. It's slower and more unwieldy to use, but when it finds its target it hits for massive damage, carving foes up into nice little pieces.

Loadout Details

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As with all Mercs, Phantom has a number of Loadout Cards that give him a variety of Weapons and Augments, helping him diversify his stealthy assassinations.

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Each of his Bronze Loadout Cards can be purchased directly for 17,500 Credits or $3.49 USD, or all of them in a bundle for 100,000 Credits or $19.99 USD. As with all Mercs, every current combination of weapons and augments available for Phantom is available as a Bronze Card. Phantom himself can be purchased from the Barracks for 50,000 Credits, or $9.99 USD.

New XP Reward: Human Shield
It's about time we reward the loyal, valuable tanks that protect the weaker characters from getting turned into chunky salsa! The Human Shield XP reward gives players 1 XP per point of damage they take for a teammate, be it blocking a bullet or shielding them from an explosion. Just don't think its worth the XP bonus to shield Rhino's delicate frame with Aura's body.

Other Changes
Balance Changes

Stilnotto Stiletto Knife
-Secondary attack damage reduced to 85 (from 90)

Revive Changes
-Reduced the invulnerability window Incapped players have after dying to 366ms (from 800ms)
This exists so gibbing a player is a separate distinct action, rather than just continuing to fire while a body is collapsing to the ground

-Revive Invulnerability now begins once the player has stood up and can move
This allows players a final chance to Finish the revived player, just before they get-up
Players now spend 0.7s getting up after a revive (from 1s)


Other Balance Changes
-Adjusted view kick so the kick speed also scales up with the amount of incoming damage received

Bug Fixes and Game Improvements
User Interface
-Improved server browser performance
-Added server region to the server browser
-Updated the in-game voting UI to make it more obvious when a vote is triggered, and how close the vote is to passing
-Added player rankings to the scoreboard at the end of a Ranked game
-Removed 5v5 as option from Quick Join searching screen as the minimum sever size is 6v6
-Added a queue timer to Party Matchmaking
-Added more obvious notifications when players received a new item
-Sped up several lobby and warm-up times
-Fixed server filtering box to allow quoted strings
-Added functionality where servers will disconnect all players at the end of a match if a new build version is available
-Updated the audio when getting a Cobalt Loadout Card from a case

Levels
-Updated lighting and post-processing on Bridge to make it more consistent across all graphics settings
-Fixed broken roof on the train station in Terminal, should get damaged by all bullets and explosives now
-Updated the audio mix on Terminal and Chapel

Notable Bug Fixes
-Fix for REVIVR occasionally not reviving an incapped player
-Fixed an issue where rebinding keys could cause some functionality not to work whilst incapped
-Fixed an issue where players below level five could be invited to ranked matchmaking parties
-Fixed an issue where players could not Quick Join into servers that were in the "Lobby" state
-Fixed a bug where carryable objective indicator "friend or foe" would show for all players

--Team Dirty Bomb--
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Comments

  • GoobyOfPlsGoobyOfPls Posts: 184
    EUGH HYPE
  • BronzeBomberBronzeBomber Posts: 1
    edited July 2015
    Now I really feel silly, buying Bushwhacker yesterday.
  • thx for the post!!
  • KroadKroad Posts: 353
    edited July 2015
    so sparks can still gib downed teammates, make players invisible on revive and deal massive damage to EV/generators


    nice


    also love the aimpunch buff, screen jerking everywhere is exactly what i want
  • GuiGuiiiiGuiGuiiii Posts: 31
    No blishlock nor dreiss balance neither, I'm sad ...

    But some good stuff too, time to try all of this =)
  • MescmanMescman Posts: 98
    Eox wrote: »
    Still no fix for that batch of augments that do not work and Fletcher's sticky bombs not damaging enemies when stuck ?

    Indeed...... Oh the amount of disappointment

  • What?

    No Arty ability buffs/changes?
    ;_;
  • LifeupOmegaLifeupOmega Posts: 2,071
    No fixes for Fletcher or useless augments? Oh well, next few weeks let us hope.
    Reminder that it's always okay to vote kick a sniper, no matter how well they're doing.
  • AazhydAazhyd Posts: 662
    Stopwatch / Execution XP bug still not fixed?
  • watsyurdealwatsyurdeal Posts: 4,813
    Screenshot of his loadouts please, I want to know what I'm buying later tonight with credits.
    So hey, I have a small guide here you may like, go ahead, read it, you know you want to.


    ダーティーボムは非常に良いですが、あなたは非常に悪いです
  • primeBoxprimeBox Posts: 2
    edited July 2015
    No memory leak fix yet? :(
  • powi_powi_ Posts: 59
    Is matchmaking fixed? cause atm its useless just in case u dont know.

    Also phantom looks OP, but we will see with time.
  • einstyleeinstyle Posts: 273
    glad he's finally out, but the changes are indeed a bit underwhelming considering how much is piling up already that should've been fixed some time ago
  • Any Fletcher fixes or augments changes? :3
  • SzakalotSzakalot Posts: 3,251
    super excited about revive changes!
    First!

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  • Screenshot of his loadouts please, I want to know what I'm buying later tonight with credits.

    You can see every possible loadout by going into the in-game store > loadouts and looking at his bronze cards.

  • primeBoxprimeBox Posts: 2
    Nope, still memory leaks (=starting to lag a few min into the game) are still there :/
  • TronklesTronkles Posts: 2
    The new update will not allow me in to games. It gives me an error called "invalid licence bundle" and I've done everything to fix it. From restarting my PC to verifying the game cache. Please help.
  • scrub_lordscrub_lord Posts: 334
    This can't be right...
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  • scrub wrote: »
    This can't be right...
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    I bet Phantom put in the class name himself so he can be cooler than he already is.
    Such cockiness much operative.
    Or were you talking about something else? :P
  • animatedFroganimatedFrog Posts: 41
    edited July 2015
    Tronkles wrote: »
    The new update will not allow me in to games. It gives me an error called "invalid licence bundle" and I've done everything to fix it. From restarting my PC to verifying the game cache. Please help.

    really excited for this update but i can't even join a server D :
  • maizeCoremaizeCore Posts: 1
    > @primeBox said:
    > No memory leak fix yet? :(

    :(
  • scrub_lordscrub_lord Posts: 334
    edited July 2015
    scrub wrote: »
    This can't be right...
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    I bet Phantom put in the class name himself so he can be cooler than he already is.
    Such cockiness much operative.
    Or were you talking about something else? :P

    I thought the katana only got paired with the Blishlock
  • CritalixCritalix Posts: 23
    Tronkles wrote: »
    The new update will not allow me in to games. It gives me an error called "invalid licence bundle" and I've done everything to fix it. From restarting my PC to verifying the game cache. Please help.

    really excited for this update but i can't even join a server D :

    Hey there,

    We're currently investigating this issue but we have a temporary workaround here: http://forums.dirtybomb.nexon.net/discussion/comment/40469#Comment_40469

    Try changing your name and let us know if you still get the issue. Thanks for your patience while we work this out!
  • AlphaUTAlphaUT Posts: 629
    edited July 2015
    so , how much dmg katana does
  • cornJestercornJester Posts: 1,043
    AlphaUT wrote: »
    so , how much dmg katana does
    It would seem that with chopper which I have the katana strong attack leaves any merc with 110 HP at 1% health while one shotting any below that.
    "I'mma let you finish but RNG is the worst of all time." - Kanye Invest
    cornJester and gg2ez sitting in a tree, K.I.L.L.I.N.G.
  • fuzzelfuzzel Posts: 104
    some simple questions...


    why stopwatch/obj not public with 5on5?.........that is stupid guys...

    where is the friendly fire on all servers?

    where are the new mercs?

    phantom is old and uninterested...

    where are the new maps? btw canal is only a draw map more not...


    im confused about all that....

    gg all

    fuzzel aka pilgrim
  • spookifyspookify WisconsinPosts: 199
    scrub wrote: »
    This can't be right...
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    I bet Phantom put in the class name himself so he can be cooler than he already is.
    Such cockiness much operative.
    Or were you talking about something else? :P

    Thats the card I just picked up :)

    ALSO:

    -Added player rankings to the scoreboard at the end of a Ranked game
    ***This only shows a picture of the image rank and if you mouse over it, it does NOT show the text. Please show the text of the rank so people arent guessing what the little picture means.
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