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Patch Notes - 1.4.235.0 - 15-December-2020


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#1 InnerSphereNews

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 10:43 AM



MechWarrior Online

December 15th Patch Notes


Patch - Dec 15th 2020 @ 10AM – 1PM PDT

Patch Number: 1.4.235.0

Standalone Client Patch Size: 3 MB

Please note that due to compression differences the Steam patch size may be larger than the standalone client patch size.

• Patch Files (Direct Download) - Link available on patch day



Greetings MechWarriors!

Today we have a patch with a change for New Players PSR starting point. We hope this will help improve a new player's experience by placing the new player in a tier that reflects their experience level. This is just the beginning of changes coming to MWO that are driven by YOU, the community. We are taking on player feedback and suggestions while mapping a new course for MechWarrior Online 2021! Check out the recent town hall to get a sense of what we will be up to in the new year!


In the meantime enjoy all the events, sales, and free stuff coming in Winterfest 2020!

The MechWarrior Online Team


Tuning

  • New Players will start in TIer 5 (900 PSR).
  • Players who have less than 25 games will have adjustments to their PSR to reflect the new PSR starting point


Bundles - Look for new bundles coming to the Bundles of Joy Sale coming this week in WinterFest.

  • New Mech Bundles.
  • New Item Bundles


Known Issue

Due to a minor bug in the MWO build pipeline, the version number for this patch will incorrectly display as 1.4.234.0, where the version is actually 1.4.235.0. This will not cause any issues beyond displaying the incorrect value.


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): Link available on patch day

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 DeadWeight18

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 10:51 AM

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 10:51 AM

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crap

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Edited by Lockheed_, 14 December 2020 - 10:52 AM.


#4 Forgeling

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 11:00 AM

A good way to prevent abuse of starting at tier5 would be for the first 100 games to strongly affect your tier.

#5 zudukai

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 11:40 AM

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 11:42 AM

View PostForgeling, on 14 December 2020 - 11:00 AM, said:

A good way to prevent abuse of starting at tier5 would be for the first 100 games to strongly affect your tier.


If someone is running rampant in tier 5 they'd jump up tiers quickly within 100 matches. When the new tier system was implemented some players got to tier 1 within 50 matches or less iirc and it wasn't overly difficult to do so within 100 matches.

#7 Buenaventura

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 11:55 AM

So, are the Holiday Mechs part of the patch?
If yes, please provide their loadout.
If not, please provide their loadout. Posted Image

#8 D V Devnull

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 02:17 PM

— Attention, PGI Staff —

Pardon me, but we're already at Version 1.4.234.0 on the MWO Game Client itself. And there's already Previous Patch Notes at this Version number from a "17-Nov-2020" date. Is the actual Version of the incoming Patch really a higher number than this? :o

Other than that, glad to see a 'Quality Of Life' fix for the New Players happening. :)

~D. V. "glad for the QoL NPE fix, but finding the indicated Version to be confusing" Devnull

#9 crazytimes

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 02:22 PM

View PostForgeling, on 14 December 2020 - 11:00 AM, said:

A good way to prevent abuse of starting at tier5 would be for the first 100 games to strongly affect your tier.


It starts at PSR 900, which means 4 games of seal clubbing puts you in tier 4 and within MM range of the majority of the population in tier 3 and 2.

I don't see this as a burning issue. I'm just glad after 6 months they actually did something.

#10 Voice of Kerensky

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 05:20 PM

May I ask one question?
Does this patch make sense without fixing the matchmaker?
Or is the matchmaker now set to 5-4 and 3-2-1 tiers?

#11 selfish shellfish

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 06:56 PM

View PostVoice of Kerensky, on 14 December 2020 - 05:20 PM, said:

May I ask one question?
Does this patch make sense without fixing the matchmaker?
Or is the matchmaker now set to 5-4 and 3-2-1 tiers?


Well if the matchmaker is still using a three tier spread:

5-4-3
4-3-2
3-2-1

You should no longer see cadets in T1 and T2 matches.

I think they tried a two tier spread:
5-4
4-3
3-2
2-1

for a brief period but wait times went too high for anyone outside T3.

Edit: corrected the two tier spread.

Edited by selfish shellfish, 14 December 2020 - 07:50 PM.


#12 Voice of Kerensky

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 07:35 PM

View Postselfish shellfish, on 14 December 2020 - 06:56 PM, said:

You should no longer see cadets in T1 and T2 matches.


This caresses my ear.
Today-tomorrow we'll check.

#13 General Solo

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 08:56 PM

Its progress...some

#14 BigBadVlad

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Posted 15 December 2020 - 12:07 AM

JUST SIGH........... stomps are getting worse

#15 DeadWeight18

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Posted 15 December 2020 - 01:45 AM

Would have been nice if you had elaborate around the new bundles and items in the store.

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Posted 15 December 2020 - 11:01 AM

Great work! hopefully this gives new players a more enjoyable experience fighting similar skilled players.

Love that you also took into account current cadets and adjusted their PSR accordingly

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Posted 15 December 2020 - 11:03 AM

Forgive my sounding stupid but what exactly is being patched client side to necessitate this download?

View PostInnerSphereNews, on 14 December 2020 - 10:43 AM, said:

  • New Players will start in TIer 5 (900 PSR).
  • Players who have less than 25 games will have adjustments to their PSR to reflect the new PSR starting point

Pretty sure starting tier is a server side setting and the PSR adjustment is a player profile adjustment which doesn't require patching since those are stored on PGI's servers. You could remove 100 Clan Wolf Warhorns without patching the game, how is this any different?

View PostInnerSphereNews, on 14 December 2020 - 10:43 AM, said:

  • New Mech Bundles.
  • New Item Bundles

Bundles are surely content injections and again, server side.

Unless you are adding new mechs/items, in which case fair enough...

Nevermind; answered my own question, SnowBall and FireBall (new variants) are the patches contents.

Edited by VonBruinwald, 15 December 2020 - 11:34 AM.


#18 RandomBeing

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Posted 15 December 2020 - 12:02 PM

I have a Friend that has recently started and chugged through, he has like 50 games but still gets destroyed (haha funny pun) in every one of them. Is there anything that can be done for him? :D

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Posted 15 December 2020 - 05:06 PM

View PostRandomBeing, on 15 December 2020 - 12:02 PM, said:

I have a Friend that has recently started and chugged through, he has like 50 games but still gets destroyed (haha funny pun) in every one of them. Is there anything that can be done for him? Posted Image


He can get gooder. If he's really bad, he'll drop out of 3 if he hasn't already.

Some decent reading and watching of videos, and a bit of mentoring from someone who knows what they're doing, would almost certainly get him pointed in the right direction.

#20 Lurm God

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Posted 16 December 2020 - 03:53 AM

The comp injections and cadets to tier 5. Well played sirs!

Edited by Lurm God, 16 December 2020 - 03:53 AM.






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