July 22, 2024

Season 17 Update (15th December 2023)

New Arena โ€“ Crucible:
It is when the souls of the damned are tested and forged beneath the endless pool of night in the cauldron of the ebb and flow, which one discovers their true worth. Nothing.
Crucible is available for Duel, Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, and Clan Arena modes!

New Vanity Item Type:
๐ŸŒŸ Added Podiums โ€“ Collect and display the podium beneath your Champion in the Lobby! Players can now access a new customization menu in their Profile (listed just below the Profile Icon & Nameplate customization).

Updated Content:

๐ŸŒŸ Pure Gold bundle updated to include a new Ranger Pure Gold Profile Icon & Pure Gold Pillar.

Season 17 New Content:
๐ŸŒŸ Added Quake 3 Grenade Launcher as WARTHOG 3000 Tri-bolt

๐ŸŒŸ Added Quake 4 Grenade Launcher as GALANG Tri-bolt

Champion Updates:
๐Ÿ”น Anarki: Reduced speed boost during Adrenaline use from 20% to 10% faster
๐Ÿ”น Athena: Reduced number of grapple charges from 3 to 2
๐Ÿ”น Athena: Added an 800ms second cooldown between throwing grapples
๐Ÿ”น Athena: Added Stockpile passive, picking up ammo grants 10% cooldown
๐Ÿ”น Athena: Increase damage that can be sustained before breaking the rope from 50 to 100
๐Ÿ”น Athena: Collision knockback reduced from 100 to 50
๐Ÿ”น B.J. Blazkowicz: Increased rate of fire of Dual Wield TB & RL from 1.33x to 1.5x faster.
๐Ÿ”น B.J. Blazkowicz: Reduced the size of his upper and lower arm hitboxes
๐Ÿ”น Clutch: Reduced the volume of the first person jump and dodge sound effects
๐Ÿ”น Death Knight: Changed to the Flame Dot from 10 damage per second for 7 seconds to deal 15 damage per second for 5 seconds
๐Ÿ”น Doom Slayer: Allow the Berserk to be cancelled after 2 seconds of activation
๐Ÿ”น Eisen: Reduced turret deploy time from 2 to 1 second
๐Ÿ”น Eisen: Increased turret turn-speed from 180 to 270 degrees per second
๐Ÿ”น Keel: Reduced number of grenade charges from 5 to 3
๐Ÿ”น Keel: Increased cooldown between shooting grenades from 400 to 800ms
๐Ÿ”น Keel: Increased movement speed to match that of a medium
๐Ÿ”น Keel: Increased the cooldown reduction of the Stockpile passive from 5% to 10%
๐Ÿ”น Nyx: Reduced Ghostwalk telefrag damage from 125 to 100
๐Ÿ”น Ranger: Reduced Dire Orb total telefrag damage from 125 (25 touch + 100 telefrag) to 100 (25 touch + 75 telefrag)
๐Ÿ”น Slash: Reduced speed boost during Plasma Trail use from 25% to 10% faster
๐Ÿ”น Sorlag: Reduced the size of her head, arm, and leg hitboxes
๐Ÿ”น Strogg: Reduced Stroyent healing from 25 to 20 HP

๐Ÿ”น Exile: Redid all of the map collision, hopefully fixing all Dire Orb and Peeker exploits, and fixing the uncomfortable ramped walls (except in the foggy cooldown tunnel where itโ€™s expected). The arena has been renamed to its original full name, Vestibule of Exile.
๐Ÿ”น Exile: Simplified ambient soundscape
๐Ÿ”น Insomnia: Fixed visibility issue near Tri-bolt ledge
๐Ÿ”น Insomnia: Fixed collision of the blood pool archways
๐Ÿ”น Insomnia: Fixed staircase collision exiting both ends of the blood pool hallway
๐Ÿ”น Tempest Shrine: Fixed CTF flag placement at Point B
๐Ÿ”น The Dark Zone: Fixed players spawns at the same location in the corridor near the heavy armor
๐Ÿ”น Tower of Koth: Fixed visibility blocker issues on the other Maw staircase
๐Ÿ”น Tower of Koth: Both navigation updates, trying to resolve the issue of bots looping through the MH teleporter
๐Ÿ”น Vale of Pnath: Fixed collision along SG wall

Game Mode Updates:
๐Ÿ”น Healing Blood Pools are no longer active in Clan Arena modes

Game Updates:
๐Ÿ”น Updated Pure Gold bundle to include a new Ranger Pure Gold Profile Icon & Pure Gold Pillar.
๐Ÿ”น Updates to Pure Gold textures
๐Ÿ”น Fixed Pure Gold & Pure Silver shader icons
๐Ÿ”น Improvements to the Nvidia Reflex implementation
๐Ÿ”น Optimization pass on weapon end effects
๐Ÿ”น Optimization pass on Railgun trail affects
๐Ÿ”น Optimization pass on big flame particle affects
๐Ÿ”น Updated Flintlock power-up shaders
๐Ÿ”น Fixed ranked leaderboard favorite champion, now uses Most Frags in Duel
๐Ÿ”น Reverted recent Sorlag acid color changes
๐Ÿ”น Fixed a typo in the Death Knight Necrosis outfit torso description
๐Ÿ”น Fixed the cause of the UI_BACKEND_ERROR_10004
๐Ÿ”น Fixed a crash due to a race condition on start-up
๐Ÿ”น Fixed Q2 TB muzzle animations in first and third
๐Ÿ”น Fixed Q1 TB muzzle animations in first and third
๐Ÿ”น Fixed Q3 RG animation errors

Additional Audio Updates:
๐Ÿ”น Reduced the volume of the ability ready sound effect

Service Updates:
๐Ÿ”น Improvements to Microsoft Store entitlement consumption
๐Ÿ”น Fixed external invites in the MS Game Pass build
๐Ÿ”น Fixed external platinum purchasing in the MS Store

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