Open Beta 57 Patch Notes | Bird of Prey

Bird of Prey
Open Beta 57 Patch Notes | August 23rd
Beta Expectations

New Champion: Strix, Ghost Feather

  • Health: 2000
  • Abilities

Talon RifleNEW [LMB1] Talon Rifle

A powerful rifle that fires one 1300 damage shot every second. Side Arm: A semi-automatic pistol that deals 250 damage per shot.


ScopeNEW[RMB1] Scope

Look down your scope and gain pin point accuracy. Flare: Fire a flare that reveals enemies in a large radius.


Side ArmNEW[LMB2] Side Arm

A semi-automatic pistol that deals 250 damage per shot.


FlareNEW[RMB2] Flare

Fire a flare that reveals enemies in a large radius.



[Q] Quick Switch

Switch to your other weapon.


StealthNEW[F] Stealth

Enter stealth and hide yourself from vision. While in Stealth your energy is consumed.


Flash BangNEW[E] Flash Bang

Throw a Flash Bang grenade that detonate on contact blinding nearby enemies for 3 seconds


  • Legendaries
    • Nocturnal [Default]
      • [Stealth] Your Stealth bar consumes 50% slower
    • Ambush
      • [Stealth] Weapon Shots Made in stealth deal 15% more damage
    • Crack Shot
      • [Weapon] your side arm deals 20% more damage to targets that your sniper has damaged within 4s
  • Cards
    • Grizzled
      • [Armor] Gain 50/100/150/200 Health.
    • Trigger Control
      • [Weapon] Reduce Maximum Side Arm inaccuracy by 8/16/24/32%.
    • Infused Crystals
      • [Weapon] Increase the ammo count of both of your weapons by 1/2/3/4.
    • White Knuckle
      • [Weapon] Reduce Side Arm recoil by 20/40/60/80%.
    • Relentless
      • [Scope] Reduce the movement speed penalty of Scope by 25/50/75/100%.
    • Overburn
      • [Flare] Flare reveals for an additional 1/2/3/4s
    • Roost
      • [Scope] While stationary and in Scope, consume 8/16/24/32% less Stealth resource
    • Flare XL
      • [Flare] Increase the Reveal range of Flare by 20/40/60/80%.
    • Dexterous
      • [Quick Switch] Reduce the time to Swap to your Side arm by 20/40/60/80%.
    • Cooled Mags
      • [Quick Switch] Every 2 Seconds your inactive Weapon generates 2/4/6/8 Ammo
    • Bushwhack
      • [Quick Switch] Swapping to your Pistol grants 10/20/30/40% Lifesteal for 2s
    • Resourceful
      • [Quick Switch] Flare cools down 10/20/30/40% faster while your Side Arm is not active.
    • Stalker [Stealth]
      • Increase your Reload Speed by 10/20/30/40% while Stealthed.
    • Guerilla Tactics
      • [Stealth] Eliminations grant 15/30/40/60 Stealth Resource
    • Escape Plan
      • [Stealth] Entering stealth below 65% HP heals you for 100/200/300/400
    • Tactical Retreat
      • [Stealth] Gain 10/20/30/40% Movement Speed for 2s when entering stealth.


  • Added ‘Reticle Change Over Target’ setting to the Gameplay Options menu.
  • Added ‘Use Profanity Filter’ setting at the bottom of the Gameplay Options menu
  • The featured Champion during Top Play will now play a Top Play specific line. VGS will be blocked for all others but only during the intro and only while this Top Play voice line is playing.
  • When action is taken against a player that you have reported, there will be a message in the Notification Center and in chat.
  • Added automatic Vox callouts when being attacked.
  • New Champions will now be automatically banned in Competitive for 2 weeks.

General Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue with the the Kunoichi spray displaying the wrong image
  • Fixed an issue with the Quest reroll button not working

Ranked Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where personal losses would always display as 25 at the top of the leaderboard.
  • Fixed a bug where players would not receive notification that they unlocked TerrorMorph Drogoz.


  • Strix
    • Ghillie (Common)
      • Champion Skin
      • Weapon
    • Phoenix (Uncommon)
      • Champion Skin
      • Weapon
    • MISC
      • Voice Pack: Strix
      • Emote: 360 No Scope
      • MVP: Mission Accomplished


  • Viktor
    • V1-KTOR (Epic)
      • Champion Skin + Voice Pack
      • Weapon
      • Spray


  • Lex
    • L-Exo Suit (Epic)
      • Champion Skin + Voice Pack
      • Weapon
      • Spray


  • Inara
    • Sunstone (Uncommon)
      • Champion Skin + Weapon
  • Cassie
    • Obsidian and Cosmic
      • Champion Skin + Weapon
  • Inara
    • Obsidian and Cosmic
      • Champion Skin + Weapon


  • Deep Space Chest


  • Deep Space Spoils
    • Win 3 Siege games and be rewarded with a Deep Space Chest


  • Test Queue rotation
    • Add
      • Siege: Waterway
  • Bug fixes:
    • Fixed an issue where Jaguar Falls would display the incorrect map name in Practice
    • Fixed an issue on Frozen Guard where the user could get stuck outside the map


  • General
    • Improved the behavior of how Root and Void Grip detect what abilities they can interrupt and prevent.
      “Root and Void Grip will now use the same logic as Cripple to determine what abilities they work against.”
    • Champions without a Reload can no longer buy Deft Hands.

  • Fernando
    • Charge
      • Now passes through shields.
      • Cooldown increased from 8s to 10s.
    • Shield
      • Description updated to indicate that Shield lasts for 10s.
    • Fireball
      • No longer reduces healing.
    • Cards
      • Brand
        • Reworked
        • Fireball reduces healing by 20/40/60/80% for 3s.

  • Jenos
    • Stellar Wind
      • Movement Speed reduced from 75% to 65%
    • Astral Mark
      • Healing reduced from 250 per second to 220 per second.

  • Lex
    • Magnums
      • Now semi-automatic, will no longer repeatedly fire when holding down LMB.
      • Time between shots reduced from 0.7s to 0.35s.
      • Damage reduced from 680 to 400.
      • Ammo count increased from 6 to 10
      • Now loses accuracy when fired repeatedly.
      • Animations updated so that one gun can be finishing the fire animation as the other gun fires.
    • Legendary Cards
      • Heroism
        • Reworked
        • Gain 90% Damage Reduction and CC Immunity while using Combat Slide.

  • Lian
    • Legendary Cards
      • Precision
        • No longer grants increased damage.

  • Maeve
    • Weapon
      • Fixed a bug where Maeve’s weapons would fire slightly slower at lower framerates.

  • Makoa
    • Dredge Anchor
      • Fixed a bug where shooting your weapon before hooking someone could cancel the hook.

  • Pip
    • Cards
      • Reload
        • Updated text to indicate that Reload does not activate when Pip heals himself.
      • Pep in the Step
        • Fixed a bug where this card could increase Pip’s movement speed.

  • Ruckus
    • Repulsor Field
      • Removed from the game.
    • Emitter
      • Moved from Altfire (Right Mouse) to Ability 1 (Q)
    • Missile Launcher
      • New ability
      • Fire two missiles that deal 250 damage each in a large area.
    • Cards
      • Metal March
        • Reworked
        • [Missile Launcher] Gain 5/10/15/20% damage reduction for 3s after activating Missile Launcher.
      • At the ready
        • Reworked
        • [Missile Launcher] Hitting an enemy with Missile Launcher reveals them for 1/2/3/4s.
      • Crystal Capacitor
        • Reworked
        • [Missile Launcher] Reduce the Cooldown of Missile Launcher by .5/1/1.5/2s.
      • Opulence
        • Reworked
        • [Missile Launcher] Heal for 75/150/225/300 health when activating Missile Launcher.
    • Legendary Cards
      • Flux Generator
        • Reworked
        • Increase the Shielding from Emitter by 50%.

  • Skye
    • Poison Bolts
      • Duration Reduced from 5s to 4s
      • Tick frequency increased from 1s to 0.2s
      • Damage is now .5% per tick but still 10% over the duration of each poison bolt
      • No longer reduces healing.
    • Legendary Cards
      • Surprise Attack
        • Damage increased from 300 to 500.
      • Debilitate
        • Reworked
        • Poison Bolts DoT now deals 33% more damage twice as fast.
    • Cards
      • Decrepify
        • Reworked
        • Poison Bolts reduce healing by 20/40/60/80% for 3s.

  • Ying
    • Dimensional Link
      • Added UI indicator for targeting specific illusions to swap places with.
    • Illusory Rift
      • No longer spawns deployables.
      • Now applies a global buff on all allies that heals them for 600 health per second for 8 seconds.
      • While Illusory Rift is active Dimensional Link can now teleport you to any ally.