PATCH NOTES - 1.4.242.0 - 22-June-2021

by Daeron Katz in [ Announcements ] on, Jun 21, 2021 6:00 PM UTC 238  comments



MECHWARRIOR ONLINE

June 2021 Patch Notes


Patch Date and Time - June 22nd 2021 @ 10AM – 1PM PDT  

Version Number: 1.4.242.0

Size: 33MB

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

Patch Files (Direct Download) - http://patcher.mwomercs.com/patch/Production/frontend/FrontendPatch_388.zip


Greetings MechWarriors!

This month's patch includes the largest map update so far this year, with the new Polar Highlands from Level Designer Francois. Also in this patch, the 2nd Agility Pass which, with the addition of 97 more 'Mech chassis, completes the first complete Agility Pass of all the 'Mechs in the game!

As with everything, these updates are subject to further balance changes in the future, especially as more variables are brought into the equation with future updates and changes.

So get out there and do the science, and get us your feedback for future iterations!

And now, we hope you enjoy the patch.

-The MechWarrior Online Team


POLAR HIGHLANDS REBORN

This month brings the second of our updates to pre-existing maps, and they are significant! Polar Highlands has received a complete reimagining from the ground up, or the ground down in some instances, as he has raised, lowered, altered, and built upon what was basically a white canvas. Remember, the purpose of these changes is to fix map balance issues, spawn points, and to make the necessary terrain and asset changes to bring you more mobility options, more cover, and most importantly more fun! So please check out this new version of Polar Highlands and let us know what you think. Your input will help guide future iterations and map updates! Here is a FULL PREVIEW of the new Polar Highlands, including screenshots, and a video with Matt and Francois checking out the map, and discussing the process of tackling this very polarizing map.

https://mwomercs.com/news/2021/06/2527-polar-highlands-reborn-preview-updated-video


SPAWN POINTS

TOURMALINE DESERT

Spawn Points have been adjusted on Tourmaline Desert for Assault, Conquest, and Domination game modes.


AGILITY PASS 2

Continuing with last month's initial Agility Pass of 8 'Mech chassis and 48 variants, this month we complete the Agility updates on the remaining 97 'Mech chassis and hundreds of variants. Here is a COMPLETE LISTING of all of the Agility updates in this patch, filterable by 'Mech chassis.

https://mwomercs.com/mech-mobility-changes


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): - http://patcher.mwomercs.com/patch/Production/frontend/FrontendPatch_388.zip

• 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