Release Notes

Weekly Playtest 8 – May 31

Last update May 31, 2019

Some important facts for the playtest:

  1. The test will start on May 31 at 5PM CEST / 11 AM EDT
  2. The test is scheduled to end on June 03 at 9  AM CEST / 3 AM EDT. You can check the server status here.
  3. To facilitate leaving the servers open overnight, the chat will be deactivated for the foreseeable future. However, you can still use the comm wheel and we also recommend that you join the official Discord, in case you want to ask for advice or give feedback.
  4. We have recently introduced Spanish and French localization into the game. If you are a native speaker of those languages, we would really appreciate your help to improve the quality by reporting wrong or missing translations via the “Report Bug -> Localization Bug” tab in the game menu.
  5. For know issues, please check the end of this page.

What to expect?

Color-coding Squad Pings

One of the big Community-requested changes we made this week was color-coding the pings of your squad members for better communication!

  • Pings are now color-coded and not just assigned a number as before
    • Player names now exist on the pings, both on minimap & ingame.
    • Colors are changing based on squad mate and pactmate
    • Scaling by distance has been iterated upon

Voice Lines

As we are continuing to monitor your user experience and feedback, we decided to take some voice lines out of the rotation in order to see if this makes certain aspects of the game less confusing.

Crafting

We continue to improve our crafting system. This week, all the weapon mods should have their respective crafting requirements set right.

After-match rewards

As many of you know, the more VP you get in the match, the more rewards you get at the end. We now have lowered rewards for a “Zero VP” match significantly in order to emphasize this point.

Balance

Weapons

  • KARMA-1
    • Now has mods enabled
    • Damage from 250+150 (Projectile/AoE) to 300+175
    • Increased falloff start point on AoE damage from 100 to 150
      • AoE radius is still 200
  • Maelstrom
    • Fractal Crystal mod now also increases ADS spread
  • KBR Longshot
    • Added 8x Scope rail mod
  • C-32 Bolt Action
    • Added 8x Scope rail mod

Gadgets

  • ¬†Revitalizer
    • Reduced max range from 15 kilometers to 75 meters

Grenades

  • Visibility and movement iterated
  • Throwing grenades should feel more responsive and tighter in general

Abilities

  • Heavy Turret
    • Heavily reduced projectile drop
    • Halved engagement range from 60 meters to 30 meters

Kits

  • Boxer Suit
    • Charge punch will now always stop when hitting a target
    • You are able to use the charge punch in air as long as sprint is held
    • The charge is directional when in air. Meaning that when you aim up in the sky, it actually travels towards that direction
    • You are now no longer able to use any jump while charge is active. Any pending super jump move is also cancelled

Miscellaneous

  • Detailed stats should now show up again.
  • Kits should now be better visualized in the menu
  • Fixed issue with the Asp Needle Pistol using a wrong pose during the charged jump
  • Items that are dropped in the world (Zeal Shard, Hunt samples etc.) & shop items should no longer end up inside the level geometry

Weapon Mods

  • Added new mods for KARMA-1 and 8x Scopes for KBR Longshot and C-32 Bolt Action!
  • The following weapons have mods and an initial balance pass:
    • All pistols – Bulldog, Hammer, Scarab, K-28 Mk2
    • All SMGs – Asp Flechette Gun, KM-9 “Scrapper”, Voltaic Brute, S-76 PDW Mk2
    • Assault Rifles – Advocate, KOR-47,
    • Battle Rifles – Lacerator, KBR Longshot, C-32 Bolt Ation Mk2
    • Sniper Rifles – Kinetic Arbiter, KARMA-1, Basilisk
    • Burst Rifles – Phasic Lancer
Customer Service
  • You are now able to report issues in our game through the overlay menu.
  • These are not intended to be bug reports, but more broader questions which can be replied by our customer service team.
  • It’s currently our first implementation and we’re expecting some hiccups from this so would recommend using The Cycle discord for more immediate questions.

 

Thank you for all your feedback last week.

Please remember, this is an alpha build, bugs and crashes are to be expected. If you find any issues during your session, please don’t hesitate to report it using the bug reporter tool in-game. Please also keep in mind that queue times, especially late in the night might be longer than expected due to lower player count.

Known issues:

  • Chat has been disabled for the duration of the test. We recommend to join our Discord to join the conversation.
  • Client crashes might occur when crafting weapons, please send the crash report should this happen to you.

We hope you have fun during your time on Fortuna III and look forward to reading your feedback!

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