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Patch Notes - 1.4.197.0 - 19-Feb-2019


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#1 InnerSphereNews

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 04:42 PM



Upcoming Patch - 19, Tuesday February, 2019 @ 10AM – 1PM PDT
Patch Number: 1.4.197.0
Standalone Client Patch Size: 204 MB





New 'Mech: Warhammer IIC
You can check out the Countdown post for more details about the Warhammer IIC 'Mech as they are released!

Order them in the Store page here!




Standard Versions Of 2018 Loyalty Variants
Standard versions of last year's Loyalty Variants have been added to the web store:
  • NTG-H
  • JVN-11F
  • RFL-8D
  • WHM-4L
  • MAD-IIC-2

Trial 'Mechs Update
Trial 'Mechs have been updated to the following:

Inner Sphere
  • COM-1D(C)
  • CDA-2A(C)
  • CTF-3D(C)
  • KGC-000B(C)
  • WLF-1(C)
  • VND-1AA(C)
  • DRG-5N(C)
  • STK-3F(C)

Clan
  • JR7-IIC(C)
  • SHC-Prime(C)
  • HBR-F(C)
  • HGN-IIC-C(C)
  • ADR-Prime(C)
  • SCR-Prime(C)
  • EBJ-Prime(C)
  • WHK-C(C)


Those who have purchased the MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Pre-order will receive the following cockpit items on MWO:
  • Turret Standing cockpit item
  • Igor VTOL Hanging cockpit item
  • Chloe's Cavaliers Warhorn

MWOWC 2018 winners and Comp Play participants will receive the following applicable cockpit items and decals:
  • 1st place Gold Warhorn to EON Synergy
  • 2nd place Silver Warhorn to EmpyreaL
  • 3rd place Bronze Warhorn to 1st Jaguar Guards
  • MWOWC2018 Participation Warhorn to Comp Play participants
  • 1st place Gold Decal to EON Synergy
  • 2nd place Silver Decal to EmpyreaL
  • 3rd place Bronze Decal to 1st Jaguar Guards
  • Full Team Name Decal for the top 12 teams in MWOWC 2018


Bolt-On retrofits have been expanded to the following 'Mech chassis:
  • Timber Wolf
  • Stormcrow
  • Nova
  • Dire Wolf
  • Summoner
  • Adder
  • Warhawk

The following new Bolt-Ons have been released to all retrofitted 'Mech chassis:
  • Davion Flag (IS only)
  • Diamond Shark Flag (Clan only)
  • Ghost Bear Flag (Clan only)
  • Jade Falcon Flag (Clan only)
  • Kurita Flag (IS only)
  • Liao Flag (IS only)
  • Marik Flag (IS only)
  • Nova Cat Flag (Clan only)
  • Rasalhague Flag (IS only)
  • Smoke Jaguar Flag (Clan only)
  • Steel Viper Flag (Clan only)
  • Steiner Flag (IS only)
  • Wolf Flag (Clan only)

Bolt-Ons have been added to the following 'Mechs:
  • Annihilator - Battery cells
  • Assassin - Battery cells
  • Atlas - Battery cells
  • Banshee - Battery cells
  • Blackjack - Battery cells
  • Black Knight - Battery cells
  • Black Lanner - Battery cells
  • Fafnir - Battery cells
  • Piranha - Battery cells
  • UrbanMech - Battery cells
  • Atlas - Glowing eyes
  • Cyclops - Glowing eyes
  • Kodiak - Glowing eyes
  • Panther - Glowing eyes
  • Piranha - Glowing eyes


Weapon Changes
Heavy Machine Gun (Both Clan and Inner Sphere):
  • 1 ton ammo increased to 1250 (from 1000)
  • 0.5 ton ammo increased to 625 (from 500)

'Mech Quirk changes
TNS-4P:
  • Mobility increased to similar levels of other higher mobility TNS variants.
Design notes: Out of the Thanatos line, the 4P stood out as under-performing compared to other variants. We will be bringing its mobility up to match similar Thanatos variants.

NSR-9S:
  • UAC / 20 HSL +1 quirk added.

Kit Fox:
Universal Range +5% Quirk added to the following torso OmniPods:
  • KFX-C Left Torso
  • KFX-C Right Torso
  • KFX-D Left Torso
  • KFX-D Right Torso
  • KFX-Prime Left Torso
  • KFX-Prime Right Torso
Design notes: We want to provide the lesser used OmniPods with some more potent options at customizing your OmniMechs. As well as play into the high accuracy at long ranges niche the 'Mech is known for in the lore when combined with a number of set of 8 quirks.

HGN-IIC-A
  • Clan ER PPC HSL +1
SNV-BR
  • UAC/20 HSL +1 quirk added


  • Bolt-On and Weapon Door shadows have been removed due to these shadows not animating along with the 'Mech.
  • The Solaris Watch List is now the top element in the Solaris Overview panel and it is set to open by default.
  • Fixed an art issue where the Summoner 'Mech's hip geometry were asymmetrical.
  • Fixed an art issue where the Kintaro 'Mech's start-up animation was too quick, causing issues in the end of the animation.
  • Scouting mode's Intel Collected displayed on the in-game HUD no longer resets to 0 when a player quits and re-joins the match.
  • 'Mechs no longer get stuck between a building and rail tracks in cell D4 of Solaris City.
  • 'Mechs no longer get stuck between a building and an elevated platform in cell D7 of Solaris City.
  • Added the proper missing quirk changes to the Bushwacker BSW-HR 'Mech.


Patch Files (Direct Download)

To make the patching process easier for players with limited download caps, we'll be providing direct download links for the patch file(s) that comprise this patch. This will allow you to download the patch file(s) elsewhere, for manual injection into the MWO patcher through a Patch Cache folder.
Aside from allowing you to download the patch file(s) elsewhere, on another connection, there are no additional benefits to performing the patch this way; the patching process itself will be the same.
This direct patch download process will only work for players running the standalone client. It does not apply to players running MWO through Steam.

Patch File(s):

How to use these patch files
• Download the above file(s)
• For sake of ease we recommend creating a dedicated folder for the patch file(s), such as 'MWO Patch Cache'
• You do not need to unzip or unpack the patch file(s)
• Launch the MWO Portal
• Select the three horizontal lines in the top left of the Portal Window
• Choose the 'Specify Patch File Cache' option
• In the field that appears, paste or enter the location in which you saved the patch file(s) and hit OK
• For example, C:\Users\<username>\Documents\MWO Patch Cache
• Click the blue Patch button
• The launcher will now check the Patch Cache folder you defined. If it locates the required patch files, it will unpack and use those files to apply the patch.
• Once the patch is complete, launch the game


#2 Jackal Noble

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 04:50 PM

1st!!!! Woooooo!!!!!

Uga booga booga! Posted Image

Edited by Jackal Noble, 15 February 2019 - 04:51 PM.


#3 tacorodwarrior

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 04:53 PM

Nothing for FP? Nothing? Did you forget to add it to the list? Were you too tired to add it to the list. GIVE ME A BREAK!

#4 Koniving

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 04:56 PM

Suddenly I wish I had the Super Nova hero.

With Warhammer IIC coming out, does that me the 27th Whammer IIC's 'other' hero is gonna be out too?
(Man, it's tiny...for an MWO, sorta emphasizing how oversized the Cataphract, some 70 tonners, and the Awesome still are...) (The answer to my question is yes; it's at the bottom of the other page linked in the OP).

"Bolt-On and Weapon Door shadows have been removed due to these shadows not animating along with the 'Mech."
Someone kept begging for the fix... Now it's been fixed; no more shadow to indicate that the doors are open, just the barely visible light that gives almost no color distinction in certain maps due to the color filters... Now if those indicators could be fixed -- in the form of a "OPEN/CLOSE" or larger indicator rather than a glowy fake flare.

(Also: I recently "resaw" the old post about how our great monitor system finally got placeholders and how in the upcoming months they'd be working on real functionality....from 3 years ago. Any news on that?)
(I know I sound bleh. There are good things here, some long awaited and others showing that the art team is hard at work and its appreciated. We've even seen a hip fix, so I'm sure we may see some other tweaks in the near future as well. But sometimes little reminders help to find out if things are still on a backburner or if they're completely forgotten.
The old heatsink monitor
Posted Image
that PGI removed would be absolutely crucial to helping players understand why they suddenly shut down in losing a side torso even with a standard engine, due to losing the 6 to 10 heatsinks they shoved into that side and the arm accompanying it so we'd stop hearing all these damn salty tears about how the game is bugged.... or how the LFE/Clan XL is too punishing [when its actually that + losing the heatsinks they boated in the side they lost that really screws them over].)
Also missed is the old ammo monitor, which made it clear what body parts were expendable and which needed to be protected for ammo-dependent units.

Edited by Koniving, 15 February 2019 - 05:04 PM.


#5 justcallme A S H

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 04:59 PM

No Faction Play stuff yet?

Mega sadface



#6 tee5

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 05:04 PM

View PostInnerSphereNews, on 15 February 2019 - 04:42 PM, said:

  • Bolt-On and Weapon Door shadows have been removed due to these shadows not animating along with the 'Mech.

Where is the guy, who always posted the gifs with the not working shadows?

There you have your fix. They simply removed it.




As my grandmother always said: "If you can't fix it. Delete it."

Maybe they will "fix" Solaris 7 one day. Who knows.

#7 Jackal Noble

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 05:04 PM

Guys there's like 10 of us left. how do expect to have a functioning faction environment?

View Posttee5, on 15 February 2019 - 05:04 PM, said:

[/list] Where is the guy, who always posted the gifs with the not working shadows?

There you have your fix. They simply removed it.




As my grandmother always said: "If you can't fix it. Delete it."

Maybe they will "fix" Solaris 7 one day. Who knows.

I think it's Rhialto? could be wrong but pretty sure it was him

#8 Jackal Noble

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 05:12 PM

Where's Yeonne at? He's gonna **** his pants when he sees the Nightstar HSL UAC20 quirk.

#9 Audacious Aubergine

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 05:12 PM

I kinda liked the chonky boi WHM-IIC from the concept art. Don't get me wrong, the actual model is slick and beautiful but I'd have been fine with it being chunky too (just... maybe not Awesome chunky)
Also... those UAC20 HSL quirk additions had me rubbing my hands together, especially on the Boiler. Still hanging out for AC20 ones for the King Crabs

Edited by Audacious Aubergine, 15 February 2019 - 05:16 PM.


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 05:13 PM

Copied from the October Patch Notes:

Heat Containment Skill Tree Skills
Through our investigations into these heat system changes, we have uncovered that there is a bug in the way that heat containment skills are distributing their benefits. As they currently operate, they are unevenly distributing their benefits towards external heat sinks over internal heat sinks. With us constricting external heatsink heat capacity values, these skill tree nodes will feel less impactful in the incoming heat system overhaul compared to what they are now, or through the PTS series. Although they will still provide some benefit over not taking them at all.
We will be looking to address this behavior and ensure that it's benefits will be more evenly distributed towards all 'Mechs in a future patch.


Did I missed it? Or did they never fixed these issues with heat-skill Nodes and the overhaul of the heat-balance?

Edited by tee5, 15 February 2019 - 05:16 PM.


#11 Jackal Noble

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 05:14 PM

trial mechs seem kind of samey tbh

#12 SmokeGuar

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 05:31 PM

Standard versions of last year's Loyalty Variants have been added to the web store:

Surely to Game Store? C-bills?

And why is red banner running entire weekend? 24 hours should be enough warning about incoming patch in-game. There are events still going on that red banner hides, you know...

#13 Monkey Lover

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 05:40 PM

Bolt-On and Weapon Door shadows have been removed due to these shadows not animating along with the 'Mech.

Rofl



#14 Serial Number

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 05:44 PM

View Postjustcallme A S H, on 15 February 2019 - 04:59 PM, said:

No Faction Play stuff yet?

Mega sadface


Hey but we got some glowing eyes instead, aint u excited? :D :D :D :D :D :D

#15 Jman5

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 06:02 PM

Glad you guys buffed ammo on the Heavy Machine gun. It really needed it.

#16 Antares102

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 06:07 PM

I miss the guy who constantly complains about the shadows.
What was his name again? Rhialto?

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 06:13 PM

So there is a note in the bug fixes on the Bushwacker hero receiving quirk changes; what are they being changed to?

#18 TELEFORCE

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 06:29 PM

I really like how they deleted the shadows of bolt-ons and weapon doors instead of actually fixing them. Really classy, PGI.

#19 LT. HARDCASE

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 06:30 PM

Forgetting to buy the Boiler during the last 50% off sale suddenly feels a lot worse. I love me some UAC/20s.

#20 Darian DelFord

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 06:42 PM

View PostKoniving, on 15 February 2019 - 04:56 PM, said:



.............(Man, it's tiny...for an MWO, sorta emphasizing how oversized the Cataphract, some 70 tonners, and the Awesome still are...)


Oversized? The Jenner is the size of the Empire state building.






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