Gameplay Notes

New map: Styx

  • Added to 1v1 and 3v3 modes

  • Added to the Quickmatch map pool

Once Drauger Limited's foremost testing ground for military innovation, this subterranean installation poised above a flow of magma was formerly known the Bergstrom Engineering Development Complex (BEDC), until a rampaging Kavash Boss drove everyone off and made the site its lair. Core Hunters now refer to the site as "Styx," for its symbolic resemblance to the mythological river. Styx has several unique map features:

  • A single Kavash Boss dwells near the center of the map

  • There are only three Vision Towers on Styx, instead of four

  • Both squads' dropships are located on the same side of the map, and players must venture out to secure Vision Towers and Kavash Hives

  • Styx has an exclusive 4-point map objective: Max Eradicate - Kill 250 Kavash

  • New Mastery Scenarios

    • Lynx Mastery has been added to the 1-rig Mastery Tree and Training Campaign

    • Lynx Mastery reward gear has been added to the applicable Mastery bundles and scenarios

  • Level Up rewards

    • Level Up rewards have been updated to include Sniper gear at certain levels

    • This gear will retroactively be rewarded to players who have previously reached those levels

  • 3v3 Ranked

    • Now supports parties!

      • A party of 3 will match with another party of 3

      • Parties of 2 players will match with another party of 2, and the remaining slots will be filled by solo queue players

      • Further iterations will include more match combinations (WIP)

  • Kavash now move faster when returning to their hive

  • Unit detection on damage duration reduced from 1s to 500ms

  • 1v1 Respawn Timers

    • Decreased from 30 / 35 / 40/ 50 / 60s to 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 /50s

  • 3v3 Respawn Timers

    • Increased from 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35s to 25 / 30 / 35 / 38 / 40s

Pilot Changes

  • New pilot: Lynx

    • Class: Sniper

    • Trait: Lynx gains bonus weapon damage when no enemies are near her

    • Default Gear: Rail Blaster, Camouflage Generator, Turbo Jets

    • Base HP: 550

    • Base DPS: 105

    • Base %DR: 13.8

    • Base Armor: 4

    • Base LOS: 37.5

    • Base Speed: 8

  • Lynx Special Move: Cat and Mouse

    • Lynx tracks the targeted enemy. Cat and Mouse grants Lynx sight of the target, no matter their location or cloak state. Lynx deals bonus damage to the tracked target.

    • Cast Range: 40m

    • Cooldown: 50s

    • Damage Bonus: +40%

    • Damage Bonus Duration: 10s

  • Fury Special Move: Stunning Entry

    • Stun duration reduced from 2s to 1.35s

Gear Changes

  • Rail Blaster (Sniper Weapon) *New!*

    • Level 2 unlock

    • The Sniper fires a projectile in the targeted direction, damaging and knocking back all enemies struck. Uplinking enemies will not be knocked back

    • Auto-Attack DPS: 105 / 110 / 115 / 120 / 125

    • Auto-Attack Range: 27.5m

    • Ability Damage: -- / 250 / 350 / 400 / 500

    • Cast Range: 50m

    • Ability Range: 50m

    • Movement: 10m

    • Cooldown: -- / 23 / 21 / 19 / 19s

  • Compound Rifle (Sniper Weapon)  *New!*

    • Level 3 unlock

    • The Sniper fires a projectile in the targeted direction, damaging all enemies struck. Damage increases for each target struck

    • Auto-Attack DPS: 105 / 110 / 115 / 120 / 125

    • Auto-Attack Range: 27.5m

    • Ability Damage: 225

    • Bonus Ability Damage per target: -- / -- / 70 / 100 / 130

    • Cast Range: 50m

    • Max Targets: 5

    • Cooldown: 17s

  • Ground Pounder (Tank Weapon)

    • Root duration reduced from 2 / 3 / 4 / 4 to 2 / 2.5 / 3 / 3

  • Flamethrower (Tank Weapon)

    • Cooldown reduced from 15 to 14s

    • Damage per slag-stack increased from 2.8 / 3.0 / 3.3 / 3.5 to 2.9 / 3.2 / 3.35 / 3.5

  • Nanite Ray (Mechanic Weapon)

    • Cast Point increased from 0ms to 200ms

  • Glob Launcher (Mechanic Weapon)

    • Resume Point reduced from 1000ms to 450ms

  • Acid Cannon (Mechanic Weapon)

    • Resume Point reduced from 1000ms to 450ms

  • Positron Condenser (Mechanic Weapon)

    • Cast Point increased from 100ms to 200ms

    • Resume Point increased from 300ms to 450ms

  • Ion Cannon (Mechanic Weapon)

    • Cast Point increased from 0ms to 350ms

    • Resume Point reduced from 1000ms to 600ms

  • Atomic Welder (Mechanic Weapon)

    • Cast Point increased from 0ms to 200ms

    • Resume Point reduced from 1000ms to 450ms

  • Replicating Rifle (Summoner Weapon)

    • Cast Point increased from 0ms to 200ms

    • Crazed Banshee (Summoner Weapon)

    • Cast Point increased from 0ms to 300ms

  • Cloning Laser (Summoner Weapon)

    • Cast Point from 0ms to 200ms

    • Resume Point reduced from 750ms to 350ms

  • Camouflage Generator (Sniper Body) *New!*

    • Level 2 unlock

    • Cloaks the Sniper after a short time out of combat

    • Fade Time: 2.5s

    • Additional Base HP: 150

  • Ink Cloud (Sniper Body) *New!*

    • Level 2 unlock

    • Creates a cloud of ink in the targeted area. Allied units inside the cloud become cloaked.

    • This cloaking effect will persist for 5s after leaving the cloud. 

    • Cast Range: 35m

    • AoE Radius: 18m

    • Ability Duration: 12s

    • Fade Time: 0.3s

    • Cooldown: -- / 27 / 23 / 19 / 19

    • Additional Base HP: 325

  • Graphene Matrix (Mechanic Body)

    • Ability is now instant and will not interrupt other commands

    • Speed buff duration increased from 2 to 3s

    • Attack negation buff duration increased from 1 to 1.5s

  • Surge Amplifier (Mechanic Body)

    • Cooldown reduced from 28 to 22s

  • Power Shunts (Mechanic Body)

    • Ability is now instant and will not interrupt other commands

  • Turbo Jets (Sniper Utility) *New!*

    • Level 1 unlock

    • Transforms the Sniper into a jet

    • Speed: +8m/s

    • Cooldown: 15s

    • Base Speed Bonus: +3.1m/s

  • Stealth Jets (Sniper Utility) *New!*

    • Level 2 unlock

    • Transforms the Sniper into a jet. The Sniper will automatically cloak after transforming

    • Speed: +6.5m/s

    • Fade Time: 1s

    • Cooldown: 21s

    • Base Speed Bonus: +3.1m/s

  • Evac Jets (Sniper Utility) *New!*

    • Level 2 unlock

    • Transforms the Sniper into a jet. The Sniper gains a temporary speed boost after transforming

    • Speed: +6m/s

    • Temporary Speed Boost: +4.5m/s

    • Temporary Speed Boost Duration: 3.5s

    • Cooldown: 18s

    • Base Speed Bonus: +3.1m/s

  • Napalm Canisters (Mechanic Utility)

    • Ability is now an instant ability and won’t interrupt other commands

    • Cooldown reduced from 3.5 to 3.0s

  • Failsafe Cloak (Sniper Software) *New!*

    • Level 1 unlock

    • Automatically cloaks the Sniper whenever it is stunned

    • Cloak duration: 8s

    • Fade Time: 0.3s

    • Fade Time has 0 resets

  • Predator (Sniper Software) *New!*

    • Level 2 unlock

    • Grants the Sniper bonus Ability Damage for a short time after exiting stealth

    • Ability Damage: +20%

    • Bonus Ability Damage Duration: 3s

  • IR Suite

    • Level 3 unlock

    • Grants the Sniper sight of enemy rigs in a radius beyond their LOS

    • Sight Range outside of LOS: 20m

  • Hive Imaging (Sensor Software) *New!*

    • Level 2 unlock

    • Hive Imaging was previously Thermal Imaging

    • Whenever a Hive dies near the owner, the owner’s team gains vision around all living hives for a short time

    • Ability Range: 30m

    • Ability Duration: 5s

    • LOS Range: 50m

Pilot Blueprints

  • Lynx

    • Level 2: Stealth Jets

    • Level 3: IR Suite

    • Level 4: Rail Blaster

    • Level 5: Scrap Integrator

    • Level 6: Compound Cannon

    • Level 7: Robust Circuits

    • Level 8: Turbo Jets

    • Level 9: Predator

    • Level 10: Evac Jets

    • Level 11: Devouring Method

    • Level 12: Core Drive

    • Level 13: Camouflage Generator

    • Level 14: Failsafe Cloak

    • Level 15: Ink Cloud

Miscellaneous Notes

  • A "Rewards Timeline" tab has been added to the Player Profile

    • This tab provides an overview of the rewards players will receive for earning future profile levels

  • A Collections tab has been added to the Player Profile

    • This tab includes collected gear, pilots, custom vision towers, blueprints, etc.

  • Transmissions have been added to introduce players to the new pilot, Lynx; and the new map, Styx

  • The gear crate contents for each Corporation have been updated to include Sniper gear

  • Ability decal style and art has been updated

  • Gear Cards for summon abilities now have detection stats

  • Pilot hover cards now have detection stats

  • Gear Cards have been updated to reflect that left-clicking will select the gear, and right-clicking will compare the gear with currently equipped gear

  • Inhibitor Field FX has been polished

  • New ability damage FX has been added for Sidewinder Frame (Gunner Body)

  • AI behavior has been improved

  • Increased the number of stars needed to unlock tiers in the 1-rig Masteries due to the addition of Lynx's mastery mission and a Sniper quest

  • Double/Triple-clicking messages in Global Chat will now highlight them, so the player can easily copy and paste links or similar information

    • Double-clicking will highlight a single word, and triple-clicking will highlight the entire message. Players can use Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V to copy and paste the message

  • Transmissions layout and text have been improved

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where Atomic Welder was not functioning correctly until the Pilot reached Level 3

  • Fixed an issue where players could pick what rigs to take in 3-Rig Mastery’s mission Core Rush I

    • This mission will now auto select Fury, Knockout and General Vex

  • Fixed an issue where there was a scoreboard for two players was showing in all variations of Core Rush

  • Fixed an issue where 3-Rig Core Rush II was missing a text description in the Masteries page

  • Fixed an issue where AI teammate uploads were not counting towards the score goals in 1 Rig Core Rush I

  • Fixed an issue where 3-Rig Core Rush missions were on the wrong map. These missions should now occur on Juggernaut or Mind the Gap

  • Fixed an issue where the level up rewards preview could overlap with the Transmissions list

  • Fixed an issue where the Rewards screen would play the XP progression SFX even when the player had not gained any XP

  • Fixed an issue where buying a 6th pilot would not update the 1v1 Ranking area to appear unlocked in the Player Overview without a client restart

  • Fixed an issue where custom resolutions could break the Crafting Menu

  • Fixed an issue where enabling the Password option within a Custom Lobby did not stop the 10 second countdown before transitioning into Draft

  • Fixed an issue where the “Not Enough Jovians” alert that surfaced during an attempted purchase was incorrect

  • Fixed an issue where teammate cooldowns were not shown in the tilde menu during 3v3 matches

  • Fixed an issue where initiating a quickmatch search while a Pilot Details page was open resulted in the animated pilot portrait no longer displaying

  • Fixed an issue where replay codes could be obscured by the Watch button on lower resolution options

  • Fixed an issue where a hidden achievement was not being awarded correctly

  • Fixed an issue where minimizing and reopening the Quickmatch menu repeatedly after starting a search resulted in the timer appearing to pause

  • Fixed an issue where Kavash kills were not being earned correctly on the Crush Some Bugs Mastery Quest

  • Fixed an issue where replaying tutorial missions would still display ‘Skip Tutorial’ on the options menu – replaying tutorial missions now properly show the ‘Resign’ option

  • Fixed an issue where rigs dying over a chasm would cause an incorrect animation to player rather than the full correct animation

  • Fixed an issue where hosts could not kick players from parties after resigning a match

  • Fixed some overlapping text issues

  • Various SFX fixes

  • Various localization fixes

Known Issues

  • AVG antivirus software may incorrectly flag the Dropzone client as malicious. We have reached out to them to whitelist the client. In the meantime, you should be able to manually allow your antivirus software to allow the Dropzone client to run

  • There are known issues with words bleeding outside of their bounding boxes for every language other than English. Fixes are on the way

  • Locking Observer slots in Custom Matches only works when both slots are empty

  • The Private Match setting only works when the game is already created, so someone can join in-between

  • Hive Link does not have a cast ring around Hives to show where the ability can be cast

  • The "Easy Pickings" achievement does not count Hives killed by a teammate towards the goal

  • Global Chat does not reflect your changed name until you have restarted the game

  • Party members that did not initiate a seek will sometimes see incorrect checkboxes (WIP)