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#1 InnerSphereNews

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Posted 17 May 2024 - 05:40 PM




MECHWARRIOR ONLINE LEGENDS
MAY 2024 PATCH NOTES


Patch Date and Time - May 21st 2024 @ 10AM – 1PM PACIFIC
Version Number: v1.4.295.0
Size: 360 MB
Please note that due to compression differences the Steam patch size may be larger than the standalone client patch size.


Greetings MechWarriors!

This month's update includes a NEW BattleMech Chassis, a 95-ton predator called the BULLSHARK, which is available now in the STORE. Also this month there are more Weapon Adjustments, 'Mech Quirk Adjustments, and more!

The new Spring Is Here Summer Is Near Bundles are now available in the STORE, which includes a new Summer Celebration Warhorn Bundle with over 30 warhorns to add to your collection! Lots of great deals over there, so be sure to check them out.

Last but not least, a 2-week Patch Science Sale will go live with the patch and include all the usual equipment, weapons, and applicable BattleMechs. So have fun and 'Mech on!

Updates are subject to further balance changes in the future, so get out there and do the science, and get us your feedback for future iterations.

And now, we really hope you enjoy the patch!
-The MechWarrior Online Team


NEW BATTLEMECH: BULLSHARK
The BULLSHARK, a new 95-ton BattleMech chassis with both Inner Sphere and Clan variants is currently available for purchase, and will be joining the MWO battlefields this coming Tuesday! Details available in the STORE.


BULLSHARK CUSTOMIZATION PREVIEW


WEAPON ADJUSTMENTS
Clan Medium Pulse Laser
  • Increased Range to 300m (from 270m)

Clan Plasma PPC
  • Reduced heat to 4.5 (from 5.25)

Clan Hyper Assault Gauss Rifle 20
  • Reduced heat to 5.5 (from 6.25)

Clan Hyper Assault Gauss Rifle 30
  • Reduced heat to 9.0 (from 11.5)

Clan Hyper Assault Gauss Rifle 40
  • Reduced heat to 10.5 (from 12.5)

Thunderbolt Missile 5
  • Reduced velocity to 260 m/s (from 300 m/s)
  • Increased direct fire spread to 1.75 (from 1.5)
  • Increased indirect fire spread to 2.75 (from 2.5)

Thunderbolt Missile 10
  • Reduced velocity to 260 m/s (from 300 m/s)
  • Increased direct fire spread to 2.0 (from 1.7)
  • Increased indirect fire spread to 3.0 (from 2.5)

Thunderbolt Missile 15
  • Reduced velocity to 260 m/s (from 300 m/s)
  • Increased direct fire spread to 2.25 (from 2.0)
  • Increased indirect fire spread to 3.25 (from 3.0)

Thunderbolt Missile 20
  • Reduced velocity to 260 m/s (from 300 m/s)
  • Increased direct fire spread to 2.4 (from 2.0)
  • Increased indirect fire spread to 3.4 (from 3.0)


BATTLEMECH QUIRK ADJUSTMENTS
Cougar
All Variants:
  • Increased Heat dissipation to 15% in CT (from 5%)

Jenner IIC
All Variants:
  • Added 15% Heat dissipation
JR7-IIC, JR7-IIC-2, JR7-IIC-3, JR7-IIC-A:
  • Reduced CT armor bonus to +14 (from +18)
  • Increased LT, RT armor bonus to +14 (from +10)

Nova
NVA-B:
  • Increased Ballistic cooldown to -20% in RA (from -10%)
  • Added +100% Ammo bonus for AC/LBX/PAC in RA
  • Updated the previously existing 100% UAC ammo per ton values to match base ammo bin counts
NVA-C:
  • Reduced Cooldown to -30% in SO8 (from -40%)
  • Increased Missile cooldown to -20% in LT (from -10%)
  • Increased Ballistic cooldown to -20% in LA (from -10%)
  • Increased Existing ammo per ton bonuses in LA to 100% (from 60%)
  • Added +100% Ammo bonus for UACs in LA
NVA-D:
  • Reduced Cooldown to -40% in SO8 (from -50%)
  • Increased Missile cooldown to -15% in RA (from -5%)
  • Increased Ballistic cooldown to -20% in LA (from -10%)
  • Added +100% Ammo per ton bonus for UACs in LA
  • Updated the previously existing 100% ammo per ton values to match base ammo bin counts

Blackhawk KU
BHKU-OB - Right Arm pod:
  • Reduced Ballistic cooldown to -25% (from -30%)
  • Added 10% Ballistic velocity
BHKU-OC - Left Arm pod:
  • Reduced Ballistic cooldown to -25% (from -30%)
  • Added 10% Ballistic velocity

Linebacker
LBK-B:
  • Added 50% Ammo per ton bonus for PAC 2,4,8 in SO8
  • Updated the previously existing 50% ammo per ton values to match base ammo bin counts
LBK-C:
  • Added 50% Ammo per ton bonus for AC/LBX 2,5,10 and PAC 2,4,8 in RA and SO8
  • Updated the previously existing 50% ammo per ton values to match base ammo bin counts
LBK-RL:
  • Added 50% Ammo per ton bonus for AC/LBX 2,5,10 and PAC 2,4,8 in LA
  • Updated the previously existing 50% ammo per ton values to match base ammo bin counts

Warhammer IIC
WHM-IIC-BL:
  • Increased Jump Jet initial thrust to 100% (from 10%)

Victor
All Variants:
  • Increased Jump Jet initial thrust to 100% (from 15%)
VTR-9B-Li (LGD):
  • Added 100% Jump Jet initial thrust
  • Added 15% Jump Jet burn time

Highlander IIC
All Variants:
  • Increased Jump Jet initial thrust to 100% (from 15%)


MISC UPDATES AND KNOWN ISSUES
  • Standard Versions of the 2023 Loyalty 'Mechs and the Holiday Bonus Commando will be available in the ingame store for MC and CBills
  • Additional Legendary 'Mechs will be available for purchase as Hero variants
  • The BULLSHARK titles "The Ravenous" and "The Blood Tide" will be swapped in the June update


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.


  • 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 w0qj

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Posted 17 May 2024 - 05:58 PM

Thank you for this very interesting patch!

Cannot wait to see the Bullshark in action Posted Image
a) Bullshark Warhorn in the above YouTube preview!
b ) Bullshark Warhorn also here. (Credit: Tiy0s)


And the IS Omnimech Blackhawk KU changes look interesting Posted Image

Thank you MWO!

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Edit:
And the Highlander IIC HGN-IIC(O) is starting to look very interesting too! Posted Image
HSL +1 Laser Family
JJ quirk improvements
-10% Heat
-10% Cooldown
-15% Additional Cooldown for Ballistic weapons

faints Posted Image

Edited by w0qj, 18 May 2024 - 07:47 AM.


#3 crazytimes

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Posted 17 May 2024 - 06:24 PM

I thought for sure this would be the patch where the Black Knight was finally given its long deserved giga-buffs. Perhaps -75% energy heat next patch?

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Posted 17 May 2024 - 06:58 PM

Not really complaining, but why add jumping quirks instead of update JJ themselves? Or is the reason is that as a quirk, it can be added then removed/changed, and easier to change while leaving the base component setup untouched, and not have to provide a reason why that level of JJ has a greater effect per JJ than the the next level of JJ under it?

I think I answered my own question. :)

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Posted 17 May 2024 - 07:49 PM

More Bundles!

typing in my moms credit card info now

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Posted 17 May 2024 - 08:00 PM

View Postcrazytimes, on 17 May 2024 - 06:24 PM, said:

I thought for sure this would be the patch where the Black Knight was finally given its long deserved giga-buffs. Perhaps -75% energy heat next patch?

I hope you are joking.

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Posted 17 May 2024 - 08:12 PM

Where it says something about 2023 Loyalty mechs. Is this a opportunity to obtain the wolfhound IC mech?

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Posted 17 May 2024 - 08:21 PM

The 2023 Loyalty Mechs list is here:
https://mwomercs.com...program-returns

The mechs to be released for this May 2024 patch is the Standard Variant which is without the CBills bonus boost.

(Similar to how LBK-H(L) vs the standard variant LBK-H works).


View Postironlegion60, on 17 May 2024 - 08:12 PM, said:

Where it says something about 2023 Loyalty mechs. Is this a opportunity to obtain the wolfhound IC mech?


#9 martian

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Posted 17 May 2024 - 08:34 PM

View Postironlegion60, on 17 May 2024 - 08:12 PM, said:

Where it says something about 2023 Loyalty mechs. Is this a opportunity to obtain the wolfhound IC mech?
It should be so.

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Posted 17 May 2024 - 08:47 PM

Gonna pick me up the Jagermech Duelist without question.

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Posted 17 May 2024 - 08:57 PM

View PostTarl Cabot, on 17 May 2024 - 06:58 PM, said:

Not really complaining, but why add jumping quirks instead of update JJ themselves? Or is the reason is that as a quirk, it can be added then removed/changed, and easier to change while leaving the base component setup untouched, and not have to provide a reason why that level of JJ has a greater effect per JJ than the the next level of JJ under it?

I think I answered my own question. Posted Image

the intention was only to buff these specific chassis, not JJs as a whole.

#12 Will9761

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Posted 17 May 2024 - 11:05 PM

It's gonna be interesting to see the Loyalty Mechs coming in for MC. I'm planning on getting my hands on Phelan's Clan ride.

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Posted 17 May 2024 - 11:14 PM

View Postcougurt, on 17 May 2024 - 08:57 PM, said:

the intention was only to buff these specific chassis, not JJs as a whole.


Afaik, it has only been Assault mech w/Class 1 and 2 JJ. iirc, hey started with the Highlander Heavy Metal then continued down that road, likely due to someone's fancy and request. And it appears to have been for the same amount/percentage - Increased Jump Jet initial thrust to 100% for those assaults. Not complaining, though going with quirks instead of changing the Class 1/2 base component makes sense, quirk giveth, quirk taken away Posted Image

Edited by Tarl Cabot, 17 May 2024 - 11:23 PM.


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Posted 17 May 2024 - 11:40 PM

I hope you are done nerfing the Black hawk?

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Posted 18 May 2024 - 12:56 AM

Warhorn packs making me envious no Pattern packs

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Posted 18 May 2024 - 01:13 AM

View PostThe Chancelor, on 17 May 2024 - 11:40 PM, said:

I hope you are done nerfing the Black hawk?


Seems more a side grade to me. Going from -60% to -50% cooldown but gain +20% velocity. The decrease in rof won't be noticeable especially on the uac2 fits but the velocity certainly will be.

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Posted 18 May 2024 - 03:19 AM

View PostInnerSphereNews, on 17 May 2024 - 05:40 PM, said:



NVA-C:
  • Reduced Cooldown to -30% in SO8 (from -40%)
  • Increased Missile cooldown to -20% in LT (from -10%)
  • Increased Ballistic cooldown to -20% in LA (from -10%)
  • Increased Existing ammo per ton bonuses in LA to 100% (from 60%)
  • Added +100% Ammo bonus for UACs in LA




Okay, not a bad idea. Might give the omnipods perhaps more usage without the need to go in a S08 Nova-C or cipple the LBX-20 Nova-C


View PostInnerSphereNews, on 17 May 2024 - 05:40 PM, said:


Blackhawk KU
BHKU-OB - Right Arm pod:
  • Reduced Ballistic cooldown to -25% (from -30%)
  • Added 10% Ballistic velocity
BHKU-OC - Left Arm pod:
  • Reduced Ballistic cooldown to -25% (from -30%)
  • Added 10% Ballistic velocity



As a Blackhawk pilot who loves to use double AC5 this cooldown nerf does not come as a suprise, because the DPS is brutal. Velocity buff might be a nice thing. Have to test this out.
To my mind a buff for the left arm missile pod might be a good thing. You don't see many Blackhawk-Ku's running around with missiles.

View PostInnerSphereNews, on 17 May 2024 - 05:40 PM, said:


Highlander IIC
All Variants:
  • Increased Jump Jet initial thrust to 100% (from 15%)


Now this is going to be funny Posted Image

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Posted 18 May 2024 - 04:19 AM

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LBK-C:
  • Added 50% Ammo per ton bonus for AC/LBX 2,5,10 and PAC 2,4,8 in RA and SO8
  • Updated the previously existing 50% ammo per ton values to match base ammo bin counts
LBK-RL
  • Added 50% Ammo per ton bonus for AC/LBX 2,5,10 and PAC 2,4,8 in LA
  • Updated the previously existing 50% ammo per ton values to match base ammo bin counts
so why aren't the 20's included in the ammo increase??

Edited by KursedVixen, 18 May 2024 - 04:19 AM.


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Posted 18 May 2024 - 04:40 AM

View PostKursedVixen, on 18 May 2024 - 04:19 AM, said:

so why aren't the 20's included in the ammo increase??


It doesnt look like Ac20 or Lb20x fit on either of those two due to slot limitations, and both already have Uac20 ammo quirks.

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Posted 18 May 2024 - 04:47 AM

Would be neat to give Bludgeon no JJ shake and have it be the first clan mech to receive the quirk. I don't think giving it more uppies is going to see it be played a whole lot more save for initial testing.

Poor guy can do one thing and only one thing, and a bunch of other clan mechs do it better.

Edited by Manboobs-sama, 18 May 2024 - 04:47 AM.






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