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  • [INFO] PS2 Hotfix 1/12/17

    The balance pass on all shotguns has gone live so be prepared to get frustrated! :D Other interesting stuff is that Infils now have access to Battle Rifles, Deploy Shields are stronger and Hornet missiles have been thankfully nerfed.

    Infantry Balance
    Infiltrator
    Now have access to Battle Rifles.
    Dev Note: Giving Infiltrators access to Battle Rifles has a minimal impact on their overall playstyle, but allows them to equip the reward for the Scout Rifle Directive.

    Claymore
    Now has an activation time of 320ms.
    Dev Note: Adding an activation time reduces the effectiveness (and frustration) caused by claymores placed where they cannot be countered or avoided.

    Shotgun Balance adjustments
    The intention behind the following changes are to increase the value of skillful aim while slightly extending the effective range of these weapons. In the case of the semi-auto shotguns, weíve retained the weaponsí two-shot kill potential, but narrowed the margin of error by requiring more pellets to land on a target to achieve it. The three basic semi-auto shotguns should now also have a different feel from one another; directive shotguns will now all have their own empire specific leanings; and the NCís Jackhammer will now be more capable of sustained fire.

    Mauler S6, Thanatos VE70, FA1 Barrage (Quick Reload)
    Max damage from [email protected] to [email protected]
    Min damage from [email protected] to [email protected]
    Magazine size from 6 to 8
    Ext. Mags bonus from 4 to 2
    Ammo capacity from 48 to 56
    Cone of Fire bloom from 0.5 to 0
    ADS pellet spread from 3 to 2.5
    Vertical recoil from 1.3 to 2.8
    Horizontal recoil from 0.2 to 0.5
    Horizontal recoil tolerance from 0.4 to 1.5
    Hipfire recoil recovery rate from 15 to 8

    NC12 Sweeper, Nova, TS4 Haymaker (High Capacity)
    Sweeper and Haymaker now use larger magazine models.
    Max damage from [email protected] to [email protected]
    Min damage from [email protected] to [email protected]
    Magazine size from 8 to 10
    Ext. Mags bonus from 4 to 2
    Ammo capacity from 48 to 70
    Cone of Fire bloom from 0.5 to 0
    Hipfire Pellet spread from 3.5 to 3
    ADS pellet spread from 3.5 to 2.75
    Vertical recoil from 1.3 to 2.5
    Recoil angle from 0/0 to 12/12
    Horizontal recoil from 0.2 to 0.65
    Horizontal recoil tolerance from 0.4 to 1.5
    Hipfire recoil recovery rate from 12 to 8

    AF-57 Piston, Pandora VX25, AS16 Nighthawk (Automatic)
    Pistonís weapon model has been updated.
    Max damage from [email protected] to [email protected]
    Min damage from [email protected] to [email protected]
    Magazine size from 6 to 8
    Ext. Mags bonus from 4 to 2
    Ammo capacity from 48 to 56
    ADS pellet spread from 4 to 3.5
    Cone of Fire bloom from 0.5 to 0
    Projectile velocity from 300 to 275
    Vertical recoil from 1.5 to 2
    Horizontal recoil from 0.2 to 0.95
    Horizontal recoil tolerance from 0.4 to 5
    Hipfire recoil recovery rate from 12 to 8

    GD-66 Claw, Phobos VX86, TRS-12 Uppercut (Quick Pump)
    Max damage from [email protected] to [email protected]
    Magazine size from 4 to 5
    Ammo capacity from 28 to 35
    Cone of Fire bloom from 0.5 to 0
    Hipfire recoil recovery rate from 12 to 8

    LA39 Bruiser, Deimos VA29, TAS-16 Blackjack (Heavy Pump)
    Max damage from [email protected] to [email protected]
    Cone of Fire bloom from 0.5 to 0
    Hipfire recoil recovery rate from 12 to 8

    NC05 Jackhammer (Heavy Weapon)
    Max damage from [email protected] to [email protected] ranges
    Magazine size from 9 to 15
    Ammo capacity from 54 to 75
    Pellets from 6 to 5
    Cone of Fire bloom from 0.5 to 0
    First shot multiplier from 1 to 2
    Horizontal recoil from 0.2 to 0.4
    Horizontal recoil tolerance from 0.4 to 2
    Hipfire recoil recovery rate from 15 to 8
    Equip time from 750ms to 1000ms
    Hipfire crosshairs now accurately represent the actual pellet spread

    The Brawler (Auraxium Mauler S6)
    Max damage from [email protected] to [email protected]
    Min damage from [email protected] to [email protected]
    Magazine size from 6 to 8
    Ammo capacity from 48 to 56
    Cone of Fire bloom from 0.5 to 0
    ADS pellet spread from 2.5 to 2
    Vertical recoil from 1.3 to 2.8
    Horizontal recoil from 0.2 to 0.5
    Horizontal recoil tolerance from 0.4 to 1.5
    Hipfire recoil recovery rate from 15 to 8

    Chaos (Auraxium Thanatos VE70)
    Max damage from [email protected] to [email protected]
    Min damage from [email protected] to [email protected]
    Ammo capacity from 48 to 56
    Shot reload from 2.1sec. to 1.68sec.
    Long reload from 3.22sec. to 3.54sec.
    Cone of Fire bloom from 0.5 to 0
    ADS pellet spread from 2.5 to 2
    Vertical recoil from 1.3 to 2.8
    Horizontal recoil from 0.2 to 0.5
    Horizontal recoil tolerance from 0.4 to 1.5
    Hipfire recoil recovery rate from 15 to 8
    Hipfire recoil recovery rate from 12 to 8

    Havoc (Auraxium FA1 Barrage)
    Max damage from [email protected] to [email protected]
    Min damage from [email protected] to [email protected]
    Magazine from 8 to 10
    Ammo capacity from 48 to 50
    Long reload from 3.22sec. to 3.54sec.
    Cone of Fire bloom from 0.5 to 0
    ADS pellet spread from 2.5 to 2
    Vertical recoil from 1.3 to 2.8
    Horizontal recoil from 0.2 to 0.5
    Horizontal recoil tolerance from 0.4 to 1.5
    Hipfire recoil recovery rate from 15 to 8

    NS Baron G5
    Max damage from [email protected] to [email protected]
    Min damage from [email protected] to [email protected]
    Magazine size from 6 to 8
    Ammo capacity from 48 to 56
    Ext. Mags bonus from 4 to 2
    Cone of Fire bloom from 0.5 to 0
    ADS pellet spread from 2.5 to 2.25
    Vertical recoil from 1 to 2.2
    Recoil angle from -5.8 to -12
    Horizontal recoil from 0.2 to 0.45
    Horizontal tolerance from 0.4 to 1.5
    Hipfire recoil recovery rate from 15 to 8

    Additional Infantry weapon adjustments
    Phaseshift VX-S
    Semi-auto and Bolt-action are now separate firing modes
    Semi-auto and Bolt Action firing modes now use different crosshairs
    The charge-up mechanic has been removed
    Weapon can no longer be manually reloaded
    Adjusted bolt-action muzzle special effects
    Semi-auto heat per shot from 200 to 190 (6 rounds per mag)
    Bolt-action heat per shot from 1000 to 800 (2 rounds per mag)
    Upon overheat, 1 second cooldown
    Heat bleedoff from 334 to 500
    Heat delay per shot from 700ms to 1000ms
    Recoil recovery delay from 0ms to -150ms
    Recoil recovery of semi-auto from 10 to 15
    Recoil recovery rate acceleration from 1000 to 300
    Bolt-action vertical recoil from 1.2 to 4.5
    Bolt-action headshot multiplier from 2.1x to 2.2x
    Max damage range from 8m to 10m
    Min damage range from [email protected] to [email protected]
    Dev Note: This weapon has been revamped to provide two firing modes (semi-auto and bolt-action) that can be swapped between mid-stream. The result should be a weapon that has similar effectiveness to traditional bolt-action weapons, with the flexibility to compete at shorter ranges.

    T7 Mini-Chaingun
    Magazine from 100 to 125
    Ammo capacity from 400 to 500
    Cone of fire bloom from 0.05 to 0
    Standing hipfire CoF from 2.25 to 2.50
    Walking hipfire CoF from 2.75 to 2.50
    Crouching hipfire CoF from 1.75 to 2.50
    Crouch-walking hipfire CoF from 2.25 to 2.50
    Velocity from 600 to 500
    Dev Note: These changes tighten up the weaponís walking cone of fire, and push it closer to being a competitive weapon, while also allowing the player to equip a laser sight in a way that significantly alters the performance of the weapon.

    Lasher X2
    Heavy Shield will no longer obscure optics while firing
    Hipfire cone of fire bloom from 0.1 to 0
    ADS cone of fire bloom from 0.05 to 0
    Dev Note: This is a minor change to increase the sustained fire capabilities of what could be considered one of the most suppression-dedicated weapons in the game.

    Anti-Vehicle MANA Turret
    Projectile lifespan from 4.75sec. to 3.2sec.
    Dev Note: This change effectively reduces the max range of the weapon from 450m to 300m, which is the range at which infantry most often render. As a vehicle player, itís no fun getting hit by targets you canít see, and the AV MANA Turret has frequently created issues to that end. Shortening up the impact of precision long-range AV weapons also helps foster the new infantry to vehicle interaction weíll be moving toward in the coming days.

    Vehicle changes
    Aspis Anti-Air turrets (lattice base version)
    Projectile lifespan from 3sec. to 1.2sec.
    Projectiles now detonate at the end of their lifespan.
    Dev Note: This change brings the maximum effective range of base turrets to 450 meters to focus their role on the defense of the base, instead of influencing far-off fights.

    Vehicle Thermal Optics
    Renamed "Threat Detection Optics"
    No longer highlights infantry
    Now highlights projectiles and some NPCs
    Ground-vehicle thermal range from 150 to 350
    Aircraft thermal range from 350 to 500
    Dev Note: The intention behind these changes is to increase the skill required to hunt down infantry (especially while using natural cover, like tree canopies or underbrush,) while increasing the opticís ability to detect vehicle-based threats.

    Sunderer
    Deployment Shield maximum health from 2000 to 2500.
    Dev Note: This change aims to lengthen the time it takes for a single infantryman to destroy a Deploy Shield Sunderer while uncontested, allowing for more time for defenders to respond to the threat.

    ESF
    Hornet Missiles
    Direct damage from 2000 to 1500
    Indirect damage from 550 to 250
    Indirect damage max range from 4m to 3m
    Dev Note: These changes keep Hornets as the ESF secondaries with the highest burst potential, but the lengthened time to kill helps discourage hovering above targets for prolonged periods, pushed them more toward hit and run gameplay, and reduces their effectiveness against infantry.

    Misc. Change and Additions
    Removed holiday themes from the Engineer's ammunition pack and C-4 brick.
    Changed impact effect to small explosion to help players more easily identify when they're taking damage from an Archer.

    Bug fixes
    MKV-P Suppressed rail attachments should equip appropriately.
    Medic revives now advance ribbon progress again.
    VS MAXes no longer take additional damage, compared to other factionsí MAX units. (This change failed to make it during an earlier update.)
    VS' rank 5 repair tool will not properly maintain its lock on repair targets.
    Corrected restoration kit tooltip.
    Fixed some broken ESF cosmetics.
    Fixed some missing 2d player studio icons.
    Fix to some weapons' Suppressor attachments not hiding the player on the minimap.
    HIVE neutral cores should once again be distributed correctly.
    Original thread:

    https://forums.daybreakgames.com/ps2.../#post-3441803

  • #2
    Infiltrators with battle rifles... so they can now equip underbarrel smoke, grenade, and shotguns. That could be interesting.



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    • #3
      starstriker1 That is a very good point Star. I hadn't considered the utility of an infil with smoke. The underbarrel shotgun could also be good for a quick-switch CQC kill on a long range weapon.

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      • #4
        Honestly, the underbarrel shotgun could be completely OP on an infil. I remember in the beta when they could equip the semi-auto shotties... *shudder*



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        • #5
          Last time I checked the the battle rifle only had the nade launchers... and yup im right. also I hope that these shotgun changes are more buff than nerf at least for the pumps the semis and fulls were a bit too easy

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          • #6
            The Jackhammer changes look like a buff, we'll have to see

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