April 24, 2024

Season 19 Update (20th June 2023)

New Season 19 Content:
๐ŸŒŸ Added Summer Beach Podium = BattlePass Level 50


๐ŸŒŸ Added SUMMER BLAST water gun Lightning Gun = BattlePass Level 100, or 1000 Platinum | Solid color shader pack 500 Shards, or 500 Platinum.


๐ŸŒŸ Added SUNRISE 69 Water balloon Tri-bolt = BattlePass Level 1, or 1000 Platinum | Solid color shader Pack 500 shards, or 500 Platinum


๐ŸŒŸ Added Anarki DEATH BY TELEVISION surfboard Vanity = BattlePass Level 34


๐ŸŒŸ Added B.J. Blazkowicz FLY FISHERMAN’S HAT Vanity = BattlePass Level 5


๐ŸŒŸ Added Nyx SUNHAT Vanity = BattlePass Level 69

Added a new advanced video options menu, which contains the following new options:


โญ Fog Volumes – Disable fog volumes
โญ Transparent Particles – Disables all transparent particle fx
โญ Cubemap Reflections – Disables cubemap reflections
โญ Screenspace Reflections – Disables screenspace reflections
โญ Light Shaft FX – Disables light shaft fx, such as god rays from the sun
โญ Water Simulations – Disables water simulations when shooting or moving through liquids
โญ Water Caustic FX – Disabled caustics fx
โญ Scorchmarks Effects – Disable weapon scorchmark decals
โญ Weapon Effects – Disable all weapon end effects, such as explosions and sparks.

Added a new game option:
โญ Champion Blood FX – Disable blood on hit and death

Engine Updates:
๐Ÿ”น Set a max fps cap at 300, to address gameplay issues we have identified occur when your opponents are running higher framerates than their max packet rates
๐Ÿ”น Increased max packet rate from 200 to 300
๐Ÿ”น Reduced max Lag Compensation period and history size from 300 ms to 200 ms
๐Ÿ”น Engine optimizations, improvements for CPU bound users
๐Ÿ”น Reintegrated Nvidia Reflex
๐Ÿ—’ Updated to the latest Nvidia SDK
๐Ÿ”น Fixed crash in the Chromium Embedded Framework when viewing the Learn section in the Main Menu

Map Updates:
๐Ÿ”น Awoken – Fixed orb collision exploit above power-up hallway
๐Ÿ”น Crucible – Simplified stone textures, removing lava sub materials
๐Ÿ”น Corrupted Keep – Fixed an FX issue which may have been hindering map performance
๐Ÿ”น Deep Embrace – Fixed exploitable rock on the docks ring-out
๐Ÿ”น Deep Embrace – Added a texture management config to manage texture quality
๐Ÿ”น Deep Embrace – Fixed dire orb exploit near power-up
๐Ÿ”น Deep Embrace – Fixed exploit near LG LA
๐Ÿ”น The Molten Falls – Fixed exploit near bones ring-out between RG & SNG
๐Ÿ”น Vale of Pnath – Fixed collision on HA churro pillar
๐Ÿ”น Vestibule of Exile – Fixed wall collision left of the HA jumppad
๐Ÿ”น Vestibule of Exile – Fixed two collision issues where players could get stuck, one in the narrow foggy tunnel, one next to the HA jumppad

Champion Updates:
๐Ÿ”น Keel – Reduced delay between grenades from 500 ms to 400 ms

Weapon Updates:
Starting Shotgun
๐Ÿ”น Reduced damage falloff range from 386 u to 256 u (9.65 m to 6.4 m)
Starting Nailgun
๐Ÿ”น Increased damage from 10 to 12
Super Shotgun
๐Ÿ”น Reduced damage falloff range from 386 u to 320 u (9.65 m to 8 m)
๐Ÿ”น Increased knockback from 1.0 to 1.25 on ground and to 1.5 in air
Super Nailgun
๐Ÿ”น Increased projectile speed from 1800 ups to 2000 ups (45 m/s to 50 m/s)
Rocket Launcher
๐Ÿ”น Increased the splash damage trace reversal from 10 u to 16 u

Bot Updates:
๐Ÿ”น Added support to play Timelimit Duel alone or vs a bot in Custom Game
๐Ÿ”น Added support to play Duel Rounds vs a bot in Custom Game
๐Ÿ”น Improved Tri-bolt aim targeting
๐Ÿ”น Improved respawn times
๐Ÿ”น Increased the “Human Teammate Defer Powerup Distance” from 768 to 1024u
๐Ÿ”น Increased the priority of hitscan weapons

Sound Updates:
๐Ÿ”น Fixed reverb voices not being managed by the Champion VO volume slider
๐Ÿ”น Spectators no longer hear “You Win”, “You Lose”, or “Round Draw” announcer sounds

Game Updates:
๐Ÿ”น Fixed the third person beam muzzle size for every lightning gun.
๐Ÿ”น Sort champions on CTF endgame podium by Score instead of XP
๐Ÿ”น Fixed totem health (issue which required Peeker to need more shots than necessary to destroy the totem)
๐Ÿ”น Fixed Loveless LG texture quality
๐Ÿ”น Updated Loveless LG beam fx
๐Ÿ”น Fixed main menu/customization/profile podium rotation (we haven’t yet had a podium where this issue was noticeable, but this had to be fixed for the new seasonal podiums)
๐Ÿ”น UI – Updates to Battle Report skipping logic
๐Ÿ”น Fixed a texture quality issue for scorch marks, trails, and explosions causing lower quality than desired at Low, Medium, & High.
๐Ÿ”น Moved Gore Details & Blood Enabled from Advance Video to Game Settings
๐Ÿ”น Moved FPS Display and Performance Icon settings options from Game to HUD Settings
๐Ÿ”น No longer save max fps in the backend config, as this is a hardware dependent value
๐Ÿ”น Updated Russian “Bug Report” localization
๐Ÿ”น Reduced ranked mode XP
๐Ÿ”น Reduced TDM 2v2 minimum respawn time from 3 to 2 seconds (previously deployed to live)
๐Ÿ”น Reduced TDM 2v2 maximum respawn time from 10 to 5 seconds (previously deployed to live)

Service Updates:
๐Ÿ”น Ranking Reset – 1500 Starting SR, all tier values +300 SR from previous tier values
๐Ÿ”น Anti-cheat updates
๐Ÿ—’ Fixed compatibility with Logitech GHub
๐Ÿ—’ Fixed gamepad compatibility

Additional Notes:

๐Ÿ—’ Streaming applications, such as OBS, may need to be ran as administrator

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