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Remnant: From the Ashes

UPDATE: PC-214857 | PS4-214808 | XBOX-214779

By SoFech | Wed 28 Aug 2019 01:43:26 PM PDT

We've pushed an update to the PC, PS4, and Xbox versions of Remnant: From the Ashes!

Build Numbers: PC-214857 | PS4-214808 | XBOX-214779

 

QUALITY OF LIFE

  • Coop Scaling now caps at +3 levels of Host
  • Enabled VOIP toggle on PC/CONSOLES
  • Enabled Push-to-Talk option on PC by default (players must bind a key) 
  • Adjustments to help fill empty matchmaking sessions
  • Added FOV slider for PC
  • Adjusted right analog deadzone for PS4 controller (reduced by half)

DEVELOPER COMMENT: While we work on additional coop adjustments, we wanted to better ensure that higher level players and lower level players could work together without drastically penalizing the lower level players. We've changed it so that if a lower level player hosts the game, the game will never be more than 3 levels above them even if their teammates are much higher. This will prevent the coop scaling from getting too high and thus overly penalizing someone just starting out.

DEVELOPER COMMENT: We've also made a handful of other adjustments for general quality of life. Players can now access VOIP, bind a push-to-talk button, and disable it completely if they so choose.

 

BUG FIXES

  • Increased performance across Corsus
  • Increased memory stability across extended play experiences (less crashes)
  • Fixed traits not unlocking on client (Revivalist, Exploiter, Scavenger, Sleight of Hand, Suspicion, Will to Live)
  • Fixed trapdoor that Ace kept falling through in Ward 13
  • Fixed client being able to reroll hosts campaign
  • Fixed an issue with Lost Gantry not properly handling restarts
  • Fixed issue with certain bosses respawning post "Quest Complete"
  • Fixed issue with clients loading into final boss room and being stuck at World Shard
  • Fixed FOV on Archetype screen for Ultrawide Monitors/resolutions
  • Added FOV lock when changing resolutions to maintain proper proportions/alignment (menus/reticles)
  • Fixed user settings not saving when exiting out of main menu/application too fast
  • Added support to unlock certain achievements that should have been attained
  • Corrected values being shown for Scrap-based achievements/trophies
  • Fixed bug with Undying King "Death Warmed Over" achievement/trophy
  • Many general collision fixes/updates
  • Added backup profile when joining game as client

DEVELOPER COMMENT: In general, we are prioritizing performance, stability, and crashes. We've also fixed several bugs that have halted progression, side-dungeon completion, and affected achievement/trait unlocks.

 

GENERAL BALANCE

  • Radiant Tomb total spawns and intensity reduced

DEVELOPER COMMENT: The most notoriously difficulty encounter in the game, Radiant Tomb has been re-tuned to be fairer to the player and reducing the need for a very specific loadout.

 

WEAPON BALANCE

  • Repeater Pistol: Reduced max spread
  • Repeater Pistol: Reduced spread per shot
  • Repeater Pistol: Increased decay speed (faster reticle contraction)

DEVELOPER COMMENT: The Repeater Pistol ended up falling off a bit due to its accuracy. We improved the overall handling without making any damage changes.

  • Hunting Pistol: Added +2 ammo to reserve
  • Hunting Pistol: Reduced initial spread
  • Hunting Pistol: Increased decay speed
  • Hunting Pistol: Reduced penalty for moving
  • Hunting Pistol: Increased reload speed by 10% (faster)

DEVELOPER COMMENT: While an incredibly powerful weapon, the Hunting Pistol suffered from a smaller ammo reserve (less total damage) and had an abnormally high moving penalty for being a single-shot weapon (which is already somewhat of a penalty). The Hunting Pistol is now much more accurate - both stationary and moving - and reloads faster between shots.

  • Hunting Rifle: Reduced spread penalty for moving
  • Hunting Rifle: Increased initial aim decay speed and post-shot decay speed
  • Hunting Rifle: Reduced spread per shot

DEVELOPER COMMENT: The Hunting Rifle has always been considered the baseline for all other weapon balancing. However, even with pin-point accuracy while stationary, the initial spread was too great which prevented quick reaction shots. Additionally, the per-shot spread was a tad too high making it much harder to quickly pick off targets than desired.

  • Coachgun: Increased ideal range from 800 to 900
  • Coachgun: Added +4 shells to reserves

DEVELOPER COMMENT: To further separate the Coachgun from the Shotgun, we've increased the ideal range. The tighter focus, reduced drop-off, and incredible burst combined with the longer range makes the benefits of the Coachgun a bit more obvious. Additionally, we added +4 shells to the reserve ammo pool to bring the total damage in line with other longguns.

  • Assault Rifle: Added +4 bullets to reserves
  • Assault Rifle: Reduced initial spread
  • Assault Rifle: Reduced auto-fire spread curve
  • Assault Rifle: Increased decay speed

DEVELOPER COMMENT: The Assault Rifle, while highly damaging, has always suffered from too much weapon spread too quickly. We've lessened the spread curve and the maximum amount of spread to bring it closer to our vision of an Assault Rifle. It also gained +4 ammo in the clip.

  • Crossbow: Changed reticle behavior
  • Crossbow: Changed reticle graphic

DEVELOPER COMMENT: The Crossbow suffered from using the projectile reticle so we changed it to use a normal static reticle. While we still have many adjustments planned, we felt this was a solid interim solution.

  • Eye of the Storm: Increased initial decay
  • Eye of the Storm: Reduced initial spread
  • Eye of the Storm: Reduced spread per shot
  • Eye of the Storm: Added 1 extra ammo per clip (+3 total)

DEVELOPER COMMENT: With the Hunting Rifle adjustments, we wanted to also update the Eye of the Storm (which is basically a lightning Hunting Rifle). It received similar handling adjustments as well as gained additional ammo.

  • Beam Rifle: Reduced initial damage from 16 to 14 (max ramp-up is still the same)
  • Beam Rifle: Reduced reload speed by 20%

DEVELOPER COMMENT: Widely considered the most powerful weapon in the game, we wanted to bring the Beam Rifle closer to the other longguns. The initial damage was reduced by 2 requiring slightly longer DPS time to reach maximum potential. We also significantly increased the time it takes to reload so that maintaining the beam for as long as possible is the best way to maximize its potential. While it still does similar (slightly more) total DPS than the Assault Rifle, the AR always deals a constant / reliable amount of damage whereas the Beam requires a longer commitment but has a higher top-end.

  • Hive Cannon: Added +2 hive grenades per clip (5 shots total)
  • Hive Cannon: Reduced reload speed by 10%
  • Hive Cannon: Hive Shot Mod DOT damage increased from 80 to 150
  • Hive Cannon: Hive Shot Mod power requirement increased from 350 to 600
  • Hive Cannon: Hive Shot Mod charges reduced from 5 to 3

DEVELOPER COMMENT: The Hive Cannon is just a fun weapon. We wanted to make it more fun. We reduced the total number of Hive Shot charges and gave them to the primary shot (less reloading). We also increased the reload, while also dramatically buffing the damage of the Hive Shot DOT. As a trade-off, we increased the mod buildup requirement.

  • Particle Accelerator: Adjusted reticle size to better represent accuracy

DEVELOPER COMMENT: While we have a handful of changes in the works, we wanted to first adjust the accuracy of the reticle to better represent where the shots will land. Many more tweaks to PA coming soon!

  • Defiler: Reduced initial spread
  • Defiler: Increased Radioactive Volley fire rate from 1.1 to 1.2s

DEVELOPER COMMENT: The Defiler didn't really need much. We adjusted the initial spread by a small margin so players could better enjoy its secretly good range (for a Shotgun). We also removed a tiny bit of lag on firing Radioactive Volley back to back.

  • Curse of the Jungle God: Increased fire rate from 3.0 to 3.5
  • Curse of the Jungle God: Reduced damage from 32 to 28
  • Curse of the Jungle God: Decreased reload speed by 5%

DEVELOPER COMMENT: The Curse of the Jungle God felt a little too slow for our tastes, so we sped up the fire rate and made minor adjustments to both damage and reload speed. Overall, it is a more efficient weapon.

  • Devastator: Changed reticle behavior
  • Devastator: Changed reticle graphic

DEVELOPER COMMENT: Like the Crossbow, the Devastator had major issues with the projectile reticle so we changed it to use a normal static reticle. There are many adjustments planning (we see you BANDIT ARMOR USERS)... but for now, this should feel much better.

  • Repulsor: Reduced initial spread by 40%
  • Repulsor: Increased Spread Decay (faster post-shot)
  • Repulsor: Increased post-banish debuff duration by 25%
  • Repulsor: Reduced banish time from 8 to 4 (less waiting - quality of life)
  • Repulsor: Reduced friendly banish time from 4 to 2
  • Repulsor: Reduced Banish Charges from 8 to 5

DEVELOPER COMMENT: For the final boss weapon, this felt a tad underwhelming. The goal of the Repulsor was to be a well-rounded tool that can fit on any team. By reducing the initial spread and increasing the post-shot decay speed, we've made it more reliable as a primary option. Additionally, we increased the debuff to 4 seconds so that players can easily unload all 5 shells into a post-banished enemy. The Banish time was reduced to reduce the waiting and halved against friendlies, because every team has "that guy" on it. To adjust for the upped effectiveness (as well as higher +20 scaling) we reduced the total Banish charges from 8 to 5.

 

ARMOR BALANCE

  • Hunter Sharpshooter: Now increases ALL ranged DMG at 15m+

DEVELOPER COMMENT: We've removed the Weakspot requirement because not every enemy has a Weakspot and because it already has a pretty strict range requirement. We will monitor the change and adjust both range and damage value accordingly.

  • Ex-Cultist Blood Pact: No longer requires Critical hits for mod power generation
  • Ex-Cultist Blood Pact: Reduced max generation from 50% to 40% to compensate for no crits

DEVELOPER COMMENT: Like Hunter armor, we removed the additional requirement to gain the Ex-Cultist armor bonus. In conjunction with the reduced Spirit value, the Ex-Cultist armor should be more appealing end-game as a mod-generation option.

  • Scrapper Challenger: Damage increased from 15% to 25%
  • Scrapper Challenger: Range increased from 2.5m to 5m

DEVELOPER COMMENT: The range requirement has been made more forgiving and the damage bonus has been increased significantly. We will monitor the change and see if players find the Scrapper armor more appealing as a close-range set.

  • Akari Opportunist: Changed perfect dodge to grant 100% MELEE crit chance
  • Akari Opportunity: Added Melee Speed buff on perfect dodge
  • Akari Opportunist: Removed Melee damage buff on perfect dodge

DEVELOPER COMMENT: We fixed a bug that was granting players ALL crit chance when perfect dodging. We also removed the raw melee damage buff and replaced it with melee speed to better facilitate an in-close melee style. Most notably, any perfect dodge (even with only one piece) will grant 100% crit chance (which is still a 50% minimum damage increase).

  • Elder Believer: Changed to allow Dragon Hearts to heal allies
  • Elder Believer: Range increased to 15m

DEVELOPER COMMENT: We've changed how this set works. The original benefit (chance to not use a Dragon Heart) was not as appealing as we had hoped (especially for a full armor set). We swapped the effect with the Mender's Charm so that Dragon Hearts now heal teammates. This makes the Elder Armor an excellent support option.

  • Twisted Armor: Health regen increased

DEVELOPER COMMENT: Players asked for it, we obliged. Enjoy having lots of health.

 

TRAIT BALANCE

  • Catalyst buff maximum reverted from 15% to 20%

DEVELOPER COMMENT: Since we have removed the interaction between Catalyst and Devouring Loop, Catalyst has been reverted to its pre-nerf state.

  • Rapid Strikes attack speed buff reduced from 20% to 15% (to allow Akari Armor Buff)

DEVELOPER COMMENT: To better allow the Akari Armor buff to be meaningful, we reduced the Rapid Strikes bonus.

  • Spirit max reduced from 50% to 30% (to allow Ex-Cultist Armor Buff)

DEVELOPER COMMENT: To better entice/reward players using the Ex-Cultist armor for mod generation, we reduced the overall bonus of Spirit. This should make Ex-Cultist the goto set for mod generation.

 

TRINKET BALANCE

  • Devouring Loop: No longer affected by Catalyst Trait

DEVELOPER COMMENT: The Devouring Loop was never meant to work with the Catalyst Trait as it is not a status effect but we thought it would be a cool/fun idea. Spoiler alert: We all make mistakes.

  • Cleansing Jewel: Removed healing effect, added 50% status buildup resistance
  • Mender's Charm: Gained old Elder Armor Skill (heal allies)
  • Mender's Charm: Gained 25% additional self-healing (from Cleansing Jewel)

DEVELOPER COMMENT: With the recent shift of Elder Armor bonus and Mender's Charm, we wanted to give each of these items a proper focus. Cleaning Jewel is now focused around status buildup and cleansing, while Mender's Charm is all about healing.

  • Soul Anchor: Adds +1 max simultaneous summoned abilities

DEVELOPER COMMENT: Due to the change in how summons work, we wanted to allow players the opportunity to still have more summons than the base game would allow so we added functionality to the Soul Anchor. This does not add additional charges, but it does allow you to have more than the "max" out at any one time.

 

CONSUMABLE BALANCE

  • Adrenaline: Melee speed buff reduced from 15% to 10%

DEVELOPER COMMENT: To better allow the Akari Armor buff to be meaningful, we reduced the Adrenaline buff so that melee speeds didn't get out of hand.

 

MOD BALANCE

  • General: Mods now properly scale with Weapon Level
  • General: Certain Mods also scale effect based on other factors (player health, triage, etc)
  • General: Limited amount of maximum "same type" summons (dupes will kill older summons)
  • General: Added "max allowed simultaneous" summon value to summon description

DEVELOPER COMMENT: We've converted all Mods to properly scale with weapon level. Typically they start lower than their original base but scale higher - thus, you get a bigger benefit out of slotting them in higher-leveled weapons. We've also made a change to how summons work so that there is a cap on simultaneous instances. If the max is reached and a new summon is activated, it will destroy the oldest. The max simultaneous can be increased with Soul Anchor.

  • Iron Sentinel: Properly targets/shoots Ghasts and Root Frog

DEVELOPER COMMENT: Basically, just a bug fix.

  • Rattle Weed: Power requirement increased from 750 to 1000
  • Rattle Weed: Reduced initial aggro generation pulse
  • Rattle Weed: Enemies can now be pulled off Rattle Weed if they take enough damage
  • Rattle Weed: Enabled constant "pulsing" aggro generation to pull enemies spawned after cast
  • Rattle Weed: Casting a 2nd Rattle Weed while first is out will remove the 1st
  • Rattle Weed: When expired/killed, drops aggro immediately (originally was still active for 5s)
  • Rattle Weed: Now affected by Soul Anchor for +1 max simultaneous summons

DEVELOPER COMMENT: Rattle Weed has always been "too good" in a game that has a lot of enemies that you are expected to deal with. We didn't want to change the core concept of the mod, but we did want to reduce how overpowered it was. We increased the buildup so it takes just a bit longer to fill. We reduced the initial aggro "pulse" by a significant amount so it didn't lock enemies on it until death (this allows you to pull enemies off now with damage). We also added a constant "pulse" that will pull newly spawned enemies towards it assuming you do not already have too much aggro. Additionally, when a second Rattle Weed is summoned, the first one is immediately killed. Previously, it would stick around for 5s and hold aggro which made it even more effective than it should have been. Players can still summon 2 Rattle Weed if they use Soul Anchor.

  • Veil of the Black Tear: Now unbreakable while active - duration scales with weapon level

DEVELOPER COMMENT: No longer breakable while active, Veil of the Black Tear should now do the job we all thought it should be doing from the beginning.

  • Swarm: Increased duration from 20s to 25s
  • Swarm: Reduced charges to 1

DEVELOPER COMMENT: We wanted to make Swarm a sort of "buddy" that followed you around and attacked anything dangerous. However, there is a bug (no pun intended) in this patch that keeps the duration to 12s. It's known and will be fixed in the next patch. However, look forward to double duration in the future. Putting this note here because we know players will see that it says 25s and is still only lasting half that duration.

  • Breath of the Desert: Charges increased from 2 to 3

DEVELOPER COMMENT: Reverted the reduction of charges. We want players to feel more like a caster with Breath of the Desert. With 3 charges, we may eventually need to adjust the damage. For now, rest assured that we will never again change the total charges of Breath of the Desert (unless we do).

 

ENEMIES

  • Shade/Shatter: Improved behavior across the board
  • Undying King: Beam Rifle will properly stagger certain phases
  • Undying King: No longer changes target mid attack
  • Canker: Wave can no longer be killed via explosions
  • Ixillis: Fixed issue with exploiting part of fight through wall
  • Ixillis: Changed scream hit-reaction so as to no longer push players off bridge
  • The Unclean One: Caskets no longer spawn enemies after the fight
  • Kin-Caller: No longer slows game when killed during summon

DEVELOPER COMMENT: General behavior and bug feedback. The goal is to clean up the rough edges and make the fights less exploitable and more consistent!

  • Nightmare: Breakout requirement reduced by 30% (was 10% of 1mil base, now 3.5% of 2mil base)
  • Nightmare: Breakout phase timer variance (15-30s) removed - now 30s flat
  • Nightmare: Vulnerable phase increased from 5s to 7s
  • Nightmare: No longer faces away when broken out
  • Nightmare: No longer changes target after starting an attack
  • Nightmare: Health doubled (... we're serious.)
  • Nightmare: Should no longer be fightable immediately after being defeated

DEVELOPER COMMENT: Some players found the Nightmare breakout phase to be tedious so we reduced the breakout threshold and increased the total health (by double). This is so that players can more consistently get to the "fun" part of the fight which is seeing massive numbers. We also reduced the variance of the breakout phase (for consistency) and increased the total amount of DPS time when broken. Also... some bug fixes.

 

MISC

  • Used the Control Rod to play fetch with Wasteland Goodboy

DEVELOPER COMMENT: The Wasteland Goodboy has been an extremely good boy since launch day and we felt it only right that he got some quality play time. We've been working on setting up a play date with Earth Goodboy but have yet to find him.

 

Please restart your game client to apply the update. Players will need to be on the same version to group up in multiplayer.

For all technical issues and bugs, please contact: https://support.arcgames.com/.

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