Open Beta 37 Patch Notes | November 8, 2016


The Desert Wind
Open Beta 37 Patch Notes | November 8th

NEW CHAMPION: Sha Lin, The Desert Wind

  • Weapon [LMB] – Long Bow
    • A long bow that draws back an arrow and releases it for up to 1100 damage every 1.5s.
  • Secondary Fire [RMB] – Impaler Arrow
    • Replace your arrow with an Impaler Arrow that knocks enemies back and stuns them for 1s if they hit a wall.
  • Ability [Q] – Planted
    • Plant yourself in place, becoming stationary for 3s. While planted, your Long Bow draw time is increased by 200% and you fire continuously. Re-activating Planted cancels the ability.
  • Ability [F] – Withdraw
    • Leap backwards and enter stealth for 2s, leaving a mirage at your original location for 3.5s.
  • Ultimate [E] – Heat Haze
    • Enter stealth and gain 30% Movement Speed for 8s. While active, you draw your bow 50% faster and leave a mirage behind for 2s each time you fire.

 

  • Cards
    • Swagger
      • [Armor] Gain 50/100/150/200 Health.
    • Bullseye
      • [Weapon] Reduce all active cooldowns by 10/20/30/40% when getting an elimination.
    • Poise
      • [Armor] Gain 5/10/15/20% Crowd Control Reduction.
    • Wanderlust
      • [Armor] Gain 5/10/15/20% movement speed.
    • Quick Sand
      • [Impaler Arrow] Increase the recharge rate of Impaler Arrow by 5/10/15/20%.
    • Strike True
      • [Impaler Arrow] Heal for 50/100/150/200 when striking an enemy with Impaler arrow.
    • Flying Circus
      • [Impaler Arrow] Gain 10/20/30/40% Movement Speed after hitting Impaler Arrow.
    • Skewer
      • [Impaler Arrow] Impaler arrows reveal enemies for 1/2/3/4s.
    • Grounded
      • [Planted] Regenerate 50/100/150/200 Health per second while in Planted.
    • Master Archer
      • [Planted] Reduce the cooldown of Planted by 1/2/3/4s.
    • Daring Escape
      • [Planted] Gain 10/20/30/40% movement speed for 3s after Planted ends.
    • Windwall
      • [Planted] Gain 3/6/9/12% Damage Reduction during Planted
    • Run Like the Wind
      • [Withdraw] After using Withdraw gain 10/20/30/40% Movement Speed for 3s.
    • Oasis
      • [Withdraw] After using Withdraw heal for 50/100/150/200.
    • Mirage
      • [Withdraw] Reduce the cooldown of Withdraw by 1/2/3/4.
    • Shimmer
      • [Withdraw] Gain 10/20/30/40% damage reduction during Withdraw’s stealth.

 


GENERAL

  • Multi-queuing is now available. Players can choose to queue for both Siege and Payload simultaneously, which will enter whichever queue comes up first.
  • The Store has undergone a visual and functional update. All items in the game as well as new items can be viewable in the store. Chests will now be located in the Store as well.
  • Item previews in the store will now more clearly show what is changing on the champion.
  • The champion customization screen has undergone a visual and functional update, allowing you to preview items together including those you don’t own.
  • Players can now swap champions at the end of the picking stage in a Competitive Queue match lobby.
  • Improvements to the audio system.
  • Addressed an issue where using a rapid movement ability under a ceiling would cause you to jitter.
  • Addressed an issue where the first reload of the match would not display correctly.
  • Best in Class namings are now team colored to show what team each player was on.
  • Fixed an issue where keybindings would get reset with a new patch.
  • Fixed an issue where players would get stuck on the Top Play screen.
  • Improved the algorithm for determining the Top Play.
  • While active, Account Boosters now cause Radiant Chests to drop a 4th item.
  • Addressed an issue where players would sometimes not get a mount upon spawning.
  • Fixed an issue where some abilities would still deal damage into an enemy spawn room.
  • Capture Points may no longer be progressed until the round has begun.

 


COSMETICS

  • The Colossal Chest is now available and includes the exclusive Plushy and Cuddly Makoa skins as well as other Rare, Epic, and exclusive Rare items.

    • Head
      • Plushy Googly Eyes
      • Cuddly Googly Eyes
    • Body
      • Plushy Makoa
      • Cuddly Makoa
    • Weapon
      • Plushy Cannon
      • Cuddly Cannon

  • Sha Lin
    • Head
      • Bravado Headband
      • Charisma Headband
      • Renowned Headband
    • Body
      • Bravado
      • Charisma
      • Renowned
    • Weapon
      • Bravado Long Bow
      • Charisma Long Bow
      • Renowned Long Bow
  • Poses are now available in the Radiant Chest that provide custom poses for the Best in Class screen at the end of a match.
  • Each champion now has a Common skin only available in the Radiant Chest.

 


SPECTATOR

  • Fixed issue where Androxus Ult would not show up correctly for the spectated player.
  • Added spectator options menu that only shows up while spectating.

 


MAPS

  • Timber Mill has undergone a visual update along with various cleanups.
  • Timber Mill now features portals that take players up onto select rooftops.
  • Fixed an issue where Fish Markets would not display Top Play correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where players could get underneath Frog Isle.
  • Fixed an issue where team decorations were not displaying correctly on Fish Markets.

 


CHAMPIONS – BALANCE/UPDATES/FIXES

  • Burn Cards
    • Wrecker
      • Shield damage increased from 50/100/150% to 75/150/225%.

  • Androxus
    • Cards
      • Marksman
        • Fixed an issue where this card was not working at all ranks.

  • Buck
    • Net Shot
      • Fixed an issue where Net shot was granting 15% bonus damage, instead of 30%.

  • Cassie
    • Cards
      • Incitement
        • Fixed an issue where this card was not working at all ranks.

  • Grohk
    • Cards
      • Crackle
        • Fixed an issue where this card was granting 1s increased healing totem duration at all ranks. Card is now correctly 1/2/3/4s.

  • Grover
    • General
      • Reduced Health from 2900 to 2700.
    • Throwing Axe
      • Description updated to reflect that the increased damage over range is Bonus Damage.

  • Kinessa
    • Sniper Mode
      • Updated description to reflect that kinessa gains 30% bonus damage for fully charged shots.
    • Oppressor Mine
      • Description updated to reflect that the increased damage from Sniper Rifle’s Carbine mode is Bonus Damage.

  • Mal Damba
    • Spitting Cobra
      • Updated description to explain Bonus Damage from reloading.

  • Pip
    • Explosive Flask
      • Updated description to correctly show bonus damage.
      • Reduced bonus damage on successive shots from 30% to 20%.
    • Healing Potion
      • Increased healing from 1000 to 1200.

  • Ying
    • General
      • Reduced Health from 2500 to 2350.
    • Illusion
      • Reduced healing per second of Illusions from 400 to 350.

 


ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Master Collector
    • Unlock 100 Cards
  • Last One Standing
    • Be the only player alive in a match
  • Give 100 Percent
    • Get a killing blow after the round has ended
  • Gone Spelunking
    • Die to an environmental hazard
  • Send Off
    • Kill a player with an environmental hazard
  • Sniper
    • Kill an enemy player from over 300 ft away
  • Counter-Air Defense
    • Kill a player in the air who is over 100 ft above the ground
  • Not Like This
    • Kill an enemy player while you are at or below 50 health
  • Bounty Hunter
    • Kill an enemy player who is on a 15 killstreak or higher
  • I Like Big Numbers
    • Deal more than 100,000 damage during a match