Javelin's not done yet.
She's bringing a brand new event, balance changes, and a whole host of matchmaking tweaks and improvements to the table in this new update.
Javelin's Scandinavian benefactors are creeping out of the shadows with the launch of the 'Ghostclip' event. With their London-based ammo generation tests proving successful, the other Mercs can now get in on the action.
From today until the October 5, bag yourself a slick new look with Limited Edition Ghostclip Loadout Cards.
Limited Edition Ghostclip Loadout Cards can be earned during the course of the event, in any of the three Branded Equipment cases.
These custom testing suits look as cool as the dark, wintery lab they sprang from.
Ghostclip Equipment Cases
These replace standard Equipment Cases for the duration of the event, and give you a 2% chance of scoring a Ghostclip Loadout Card. Get them in drops after playing matches, or buy them with Credits.
Ghostclip Elite Cases
These replace standard Elite Cases in the Store for the duration of the event, and give you a 10% chance of scoring a Ghostclip Loadout Card. Find them in the Store.
Ghostclip Event Cases
These guarantee a Ghostclip Loadout Card, and can only be found inside Elite Case bundles, purchasable in the Store.
Get a glimpse of Ghostclip's additive manufacturing technology with the Specter Trinket, available now in the Store.
The Specter Trinket has a custom inspect animation, and is highlighted in the Obituaries when you make kills.
When the Ghostclip event ends, you'll also be able to find it in the Trinket Store.
Many of you have gotten in touch with us regarding Javelin's effectiveness in battle. We're making many changes across the board, the most significant being a greater indication that she's about to fire. We'll continue to monitor her effectiveness after this update, and will be tuning further if necessary.
Rocket Launcher will now only instagib Mercs over 100HP with direct hits
Reduced Javelin's Ammo giving rate to 1/3rd of a Magazine per second (from 1 Magazine per second), half that of Ammo Stations
Updated the Matchmaking algorithm to reduce queue times for both brand new players and very experienced players at either end of the spectrum
Added the ability to switch to any Region in Casual options
Quick Open is back! The interface has been updated to better present the Loadout Cards you've obtained
Added Win/Loss/Draw to Match Summaries on the Recent Matches screen
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Daily Play Bonuses have now been fixed! Thank you for your patience while we worked to resolve this issue. Log in between now and Tuesday to get 5 Final Assault Equipment Cases free.
Next week, we're releasing an update that includes the reworked Dome.
In this update, launching on August 22, we're also making some big changes to the cost of Mercs in the Store.
We launched on Steam in 2015 with 12 Mercs split into two price tiers. Since then, we've almost doubled the number of playable Mercs in the game, all releasing at the higher price point.
Over the years, many newer players have felt that most Mercs seem unattainable; Once the 'cheap' Mercs have been purchased, the jump to the next price point felt too steep. Some of the cheaper and less team-focused Mercs (we're looking at you, Vassili), have also been bought by newer players to the detriment of their teams. To improve this, we're introducing a five-tiered price point system for the Mercs.
From the 22nd of August, we'll be breaking down Mercs into the following tiers:
|50,000 C / US$9.99||45,000 C / US$8.99||40,000 C / US$7.99||35,000 C / US$6.99||30,000 C / US$5.99||Free|
These tiers are based on a number of factors, including general difficulty and how long they've been in the game.
Alongside these changes, we'll be updating our Steam DLC bundles to suit, and replacing the existing in-store bundles to the following:
Veterans Bundle - US$19.99 (save 50%)
Strikeforce Bundle - US$29.99 (save 50%)
Firestorm Bundle - US$29.99 (save 50%)
If you want to get in early and purchase a Merc that will raise in price, or one of the many that will get cheaper (hey, we're not ones to judge if you like spending money!), you have until August 22.