Open Beta 42 Patch Notes | January 25th

The Keeper of Knowledge
Open Beta 42 Patch Notes | January 25th


 

NEW CHAMPION – Torvald “Runic Sage”

Abilities

Torvald_Gauntlet [LMB] Gauntlet

A channeled beam of runic energy that locks on and deals 50 damage every 0.1s to a single target.

Torvald_Recharge

[RMB] Recharge

Regenerate 850 Shield Health per second for 2.5s. Channeling on an enemy Shield siphons 2000 Shield Health per second, regenerating your Shield.

Torvald_Protection

[Q] Protection

Project a 2000 Health shield onto an ally for 2s.

Torvald_Hyperbeam

[E] Hyper Beam

Unleash the latent power of your Gauntlet, channeling a blast that applies a massive knockback to all enemies for 2.35s.

Torvald_RunicBlast

[F] Runic Blast

Shoot out a short blast that Silences and Disarms enemies for 1.5s.

Cards

  • Glyph of Health
    • [Armor] Gain 150/300/450/600 Health.
  • Glyph of Freedom
    • [Armor] Reduce the duration of Crowd Control by 6/12/18/24%
  • Glyph of the Fist
    • [Weapon] Reduce reload speed by 5/10/15/20%.
  • Glyph of Siphoning
    • [Armor] Eliminations grant you 100/200/300/400 Shield.
  • Conduction
    • [Recharge] Reduce the cooldown of Recharge by .5/1/1.5/2s.
  • Eldritch Speed
    • [Recharge] Gain 8/16/24/32% Movement Speed during Recharge.
  • Induction
    • [Recharge] Recharge generates 2/4/6/8 ammo per second.
  • Vital Grasp
    • [Recharge] Recharge generates 5/10/15/20% more shield.
  • Lifegiver
    • [Protection] Activating Protection heals you for 50/100/150/200.
  • Winddancer
    • [Protection] Protection grants 5/10/15/20% Movement Speed to its target for as long as they are shielded.
  • Timeshaper
    • [Protection] Reduce the cooldown of Protection by .5/1/1.5/2s.
  • Hearthwarder
    • [Protection] Activating Protection grants you 100/200/300/400 Shield.
  • Infusion
    • [Runic Blast] Activating Runic Blast heals you for 50/100/150/200
  • Scribe’s Wit
    • [Runic Blast] Reduce the Cooldown of Runic Blast by 1/2/3/4s.
  • Rune Torrent
    • [Runic Blast] Activating Runic Blast grants you 4/8/12/16 ammo.
  • Arcane Etching
    • [Runic Blast] Activating Runic Blast grants you 100/200/300/400 Shield.

GENERAL

  • PVE Mode
    • Introducing a new PVE Weekly event. This week’s event is called:
      • “Tank it to the Limit”
      • PVE Encounters are queued from the Casual queue setting.
      • PVE Encounters give full match rewards.
  • Raised level cap from 500 to 999
  • Added Mounts tab to Store
  • Now show item from Radiant chest before it turns into gold.
  • Sound has received a major mix pass across the board.
  • Main menu music has been turned down.
  • Fixed Ying Genie chest to show correct description.
  • Fixed issue with Supports able to charge their Ultimates while in base.
  • Fixed Master Collector not showing progression.
  • Fixed Friends Forever Achievement not progressing.
  • Fixed the countdown timer continuing while paused.
  • Fixed Emotes locking input while on mount.
  • Fixed an issue where projectile range wasn’t being calculated properly for range-limited projectiles.
  • Improved dead zones for gamepads, and added the ability to configure them per stick.
  • Improved slippery rooftops to force players off.

CUSTOMIZATIONS

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Viktor – Code Green Collection

  • Code Green Viktor Collection (Available in Code Green Chest)
    • Heads
      • Code Green Cover
      • Code Green Helmet
      • Code Green Kepi
      • Code Green Cpt. Cap
    • Bodies
      • Code Green Trooper
      • Code Green Grenadier
      • Code Green Bandolier
      • Code Green Comms
    • Weapons
      • Code Green AR-Melee
      • Code Green AR-LMG
      • Code Green AR-SK9
      • Code Green AR-Compact
    • Sprays
      • Wolf Pack
      • Viktory
    • MVP Poses
      • Ten-Hut!
      • Hot Potato
    • Emote
      • War Games
    • Voice Pack
      • Code Green (Available for direct purchase)
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Pip’s Rooster Brewster

  • Pip
    • Weapon: Rooster Brewster
  • All emotes and poses are now in the Colossal Chest as well as the Radiant Chest.

MAPS

  • Optimized performance for Stone Keep.
  • New maps added to the Test Queue.
    • Ice Mines Redo
      • This map features a test revision of the existing Siege map “Ice Mines”. We are excited to hear your feedback on these revisions.
    • Stride
  • Test Map updates:
    • District – Expanded capture point & added short route to capture point.
    • Atrium – Expanded various spaces.
    • Undercity – Fixed an issue where bots would be unable to path.

CHAMPIONS – BALANCE/UPDATES/FIXES

  • General
    • Fixed an issue where Support champions could gain ultimate charge before the round has begun.
  • Items
    • Aggression
      • Temporarily removed from the game.
    • Life Rip
      • Reduced cost from 400 to 300.
    • Rejuvenate
      • Reduced cost from 300 to 200.

  • Barik
    • Turret
      • Fixed a bug where Turret’s damage was not being mitigated by Haven.

  • Bomb King
    • General
      • Fixed an issue where Bomb King could get locked out of firing his Weapon (bomb king swimming bug).
    • Sticky Bomb
      • Increased minimum damage from worst case explosion fall off from 15 to 30% of max damage.
      • Increased explosion radius from 9 to 10 units.

  • Cassie
    • Scout
      • Updated description to indicate that this ability grants Cassie CC immunity.

  • Drogoz
    • General
      • Fixed an issue where Drogoz could get locked out of firing his Weapon.

  • Fernando
    • General
      • Improved Fernando’s weapon fire under high ping.
      • Improved hit calculations on Fernando’s Weapon.

  • Grover
    • Crippling Throw
      • Fixed a bug where this ability was applying twice the usual amount of Diminishing Returns
    • Cards
      • Pick up
        • Fixed a bug where this card was not correctly applying the intended values.

  • Mal’Damba
    • Spitting Cobra
      • Targets stunned by Snake Toss cannot be stunned again by Snake Toss for 3s.

  • Makoa
    • General
      • Improved hit calculations on Makoa’s Ancient Rage.
    • Cards
      • Fixed an issue where Rampage III was able to stack with other Movement Speed boosts

  • Pip
    • Potion Launcher
      • Increased minimum damage from worst case explosion fall off from 15 to 35%.

  • Tyra
    • Auto Rifle
      • Increased minimum accuracy from 85 to 89%.
      • Increased accuracy lost per shot from 2.8 to 3%.

  • Viktor
    • Barrage
      • Reduced the time it takes for a Barrage strike to hit from 1 to 0.75s.