PC Game Update - 3/30

Discussion in 'Game Update Notes' started by ps_nicto, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. ps_nicto Developer

    The Planetside 2 PC servers will be coming down at 8am (Pacific) / 17:00 (UTC) for a game update. Estimated downtime is 3 hours.

    Orbital Strike
    Attention all units planetside, incoming Orbital Strike to your Live servers. Players can unlock the Orbital Strike Uplink from the Depot and spawn it with the Construction System. Once charged, players can grab the targeting device from the Uplink and call in a devastating Orbital Strike on the target location.

    New and Improved Implants System
    • The Implants System has been completely overhauled to be more engaging and rewarding, while also alleviating the frustrations caused by the old system.
    • Energy has been removed, and a new currency called ISO-4 will now upgrade implants directly.
    • Old implants have been converted into ISO-4, and duplicate implants can be broken down into additional ISO-4.
    • All players receive Tier 1 Safeguard and Tier 1 Target Focus implants for free.
    • Additional implant bundles can be purchased for Certs or Daybreak Cash in the Depot.
    New Implants Available
    • Target Focus - Reveals spotted targets' health bars and increases how long you can hold your breath.
    • Safeguard - Upon being revived, reduces damage taken for a short duration.
    • Ammo Printer - Periodically restocks ammunition for you and your vehicle.
    • Assimilate - Headshot kills restore shield health.
    • Battle Hardened - Reduces screen shake and flinch caused from damage and explosives.
    • Vampire - Restores health upon killing an enemy with a melee weapon.
    • Catlike - Reduces the movement speed penalty for crouching.
    • Sweeper HUD - Relays target distance information, and automatically spots nearby explosives.
    • Safe Fall - Reduces damage from falling.
    • Regeneration - Restores health while out of combat.
    • Counter-Intelligence - Automatically spots targets who damage you, and provides HUD notifications when spotted by an enemy.
    • Minor Cloak - Remaining stationary for a time will cloak you.
    Hardlight Barrier
    • Engineers can now unlock and equip a Hardlight Barrier which, once deployed, provides chest-high cover from incoming attacks.
    • “Draw Fire” experience and ribbons have been added; triggering when targets who damage your Hardlight Barrier are killed.
    • A Draw Fire directive has also been added to the Engineer’s Directive Tree.
    Spartan Armor
    • New Player Studio NC armor bundle available in the marketplace. Created by fuzzbuket. Check it out.
    • Faction continent population imbalance threshold from 15% to 10%.
    • Made adjustments to the Reinforcements Needed system to select more ideal spawn locations, and increased the maximum number of available spawns from 2 to 3.
    • Eastern and Western AV Turrets at The Crown are now Anti-Infantry Turrets
    • A lattice link from Rime Analytics to Eisa Mountain Pass has been added.

    • Additional sockets have been added to Construction items to reduce exploitable placements.
    • Bunkers now contain an Infantry terminal within them, and are powered by an active Silo.
    • Deployable Decon Tool renamed "Deconstruction Tool"
    • Various string adjustments.
    • Added Faction Banners to the Decorations tab of the Construction screen.
    AI Phalanx Turret
    Dev Note: AI controlled anti-infantry turret effectiveness is being toned down; these changes only affect the turret while it is unmanned and automated.
    • Cone of Fire from 1.45 to 2
    • Damage from 200@10m-167@85m to 125@10m-75@50m
    • Knives have received new wield animations.
    TRAP M1
    Dev Note: These adjustments should increase the range and accuracy on the 2x burst, and further separate it from the 3x burst.
    • Tooltip no longer mentions single-fire mode.
    • 2x burst horizontal tolerance from 0.4375 to 0.15
    • 2x burst ADS bloom from 0.07 to 0.06
    • 2x burst Hipfire bloom from 0.14 to 0.12
    Misc. Adjustments

    • C-4 can now be deconstructed by Engineer Repair Tools
    • AVA armor may now be purchased per class, in addition to the armor bundle.
    • Removed all weapon cert lines from the certs list page. Dev Note: The overhead to maintain this list had left it in an undesirable state. We can look at returning the feature once we find a better way to maintain it.
    Bug Fixes
    • Polish to NSX Kabuto.
    • Explosive damage should once again award assist experience.
    • Various fixes to exploitable Construction areas.
    • Made solid some base banners that were acting like one-way shields.
    • Fixes to broken decals.
    • Fix for VS Munitions Pouch rank 1 not providing ammo
    • Repairing Harassers no longer connects the repair beam to the sky.
    • Air Pads at the Indar Northern Warp Gate should now resupply ammo.
    • Fixed skinning on Female Darkstar shoulders.
    • Adjustments to VS HA arms in first person.
    • Fixed broken UI strings for remote vehicle spawning.
    Known Issues

    We plan on fixing these issues in the next hotfix.
    • Designator tools for the orbital strike and Glaive ION cannon aren’t playing nicely with each other. If you have one in your loadout, then go pick up the other one, you’ll be unable to fire that new designator successfully. There is a quick workaround for this if you run into it - if you cycle to any other tool or weapon in your loadout, then back to the problem designator, it should function properly from there out.
    • Minor cloak activate timer can fire shortly after beginning to fire your weapon, you will cease firing and be unable to continue firing until you disengage minor cloak.\
    • Infantry terminals inside the updated constructed bunkers display only VS graphics/color no matter what faction you are.
    • These terminal will work correctly despite the fact they are showing VS graphics/color.
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