MechWarrior Online's Big April Patch Makes Extensive Changes To Weapons And Equipment
Piranha Games is calling today's MechWarrior Online patch "a big one" -- and that's no exaggeration. The patch notes are voluminous, requiring 28 Page Downs on my computer to get to the bottom. The patch brings about "the first step in a series of community-driven changes to various aspects of gameplay," focusing on several changes to weapons and equipment. There's a lot there, but it can be neatly summarized in a few broad categories:
Energy weapons see the most changes, to make them more in line with other options for various ranges of engagements. Changes to ballistic weapons focus on "variation within the weapon family and boosting underperformers," and missile weapons will be a bit more consistent in their damage output, with tweaks to missile health values, spreads, velocity, and volley properties.
Three pieces of equipment are also seeing significant changes. AMS has lost its ammo explosion risk, while Laser AMS now generates lower heat. MASC fill rate has been reduced by 50%, with the redline threshold increased to 85%, and the tonnage cost for IS CASE has been reduced to zero, allowing it to be equipped in arms and legs. Finally, artillery and air strikes, like missiles, are meant to be more consistent, with a greater duration or strike length but lower damage, thus reducing their "feast or famine" nature.
About the Author
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.
You May Enjoy
Jagex Changes RuneScape’s TOS To Only Allow Some 3rd Party Clients
Using other clients can earn players a ban.By QuintLyn Bowers - 5 days ago
Even More Board Ratings Indicate Skull & Bones Might Actually Launch At Some Point
The game has been rated in South Korea and Brazil.By QuintLyn Bowers - 5 days ago
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands Now On Steam As Things Get A Little Hot Under The Collar In Molten Mirrors DLC
The launch is accompanied by a new DLC pack, Molten MirrorsBy QuintLyn Bowers - 2 days ago
Dune: Spice Wars "Multiplayer Update" Debuts 2v2 And Free-For-All PvP Matches
Fighting over resources just got a bit more competitive.By Anthony Jones - 5 days ago
Square Enix Announces Date For The Next Final Fantasy XIV Live Letter
Maybe this will be the one where they tell us more about those islands.By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 week ago
Prepare To Bust Some Heads: New PvP Crystal Arena Live Now In Albion Online
A whole lot of PvP love in this update!By Anthony Jones - 5 days ago