PATCH NOTES - 1.4.270.0 - 13-DECEMBER-2022

by Daeron Katz in [ Patch Notes ] on, Dec 9, 2022 10:00 PM UTC 72  comments




MECHWARRIOR ONLINE

December 2022 Patch Notes



Patch Date and Time - December 13th 2022 @ 10AM – 1PM PDT  
Version Number: v1.4.270.0
Size: 1.2GB
Please note that due to compression differences the Steam patch size may be larger than the standalone client patch size.


Greetings MechWarriors!

This month we have a brand new BattleMech chassis, bringing the Hatchetman to MWO. Check out the details in the STORE, and get a preview of the Quirks HERE.

We also have the new Platinum Collection 10 (which will be available on Patch Day) including the Locust, Shadowhawk, Thunderbolt, Battlemaster, Wolverine, Griffin, Nova, Summoner, and Dire Wolf! Be sure to watch out for the next Platinum Collection Event to follow!

Also included in this patch; Weapon Adjustments, a Skill Tree Adjustment, and more 'Mech Quirk Adjustments!

Look for a Dev Vlog from Daeron and Matt coming soon, with a look at MWO today and into the New Year!

These 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: HATCHETMAN

We've added the Hatchetman 'Mech to MWO, including 5 Standard Variants and the 'Tinman' Hero! Check out the Quirks HERE!


NEW PLATINUM COLLECTION 10

We have 3 new Platinum Collections this month, including the following Mechs (which will be available on Patch Day):

INNER SPHERE COLLECTION 10 PACK 1
  • Locust LCT-3S(P) + Platinum Pattern Unlock for all Locust Variants
  • Shadow Hawk SHD-2K (P) + Platinum Pattern Unlock for all Shadow Hawk Variants
  • Thunderbolt TDR-9S (P) + Platinum Pattern Unlock for all Thunderbolt Variants
  • Battlemaster BLR-3M(P) + Platinum Pattern Unlock for all Battlemaster Variants
INNER SPHERE COLLECTION 10 PACK 2
  • Wolverine WVR-7K(P) + Platinum Pattern Unlock for all Wolverine Variants
  • Griffin GRF-2N (P) + Platinum Pattern Unlock for all Griffin Variants
CLAN COLLECTION 10
  • Nova NVA-A(P) + Platinum Pattern Unlock for all Nova Variants
  • Summoner SMN-B(P) + Platinum Pattern Unlock for all Summoner Variants
  • Dire Wolf DWF-A(P) + Platinum Pattern Unlock for all Dire Wolf Variants











WEAPON ADJUSTMENTS

As a continuation of our assessment of weapon performance, the following changes have been made:

ENERGY WEAPONS
Clan ER Large Laser:
  • Decreased heat to 9.5 (from 10)
  • Increased heat penalty multiplier to 5.75 (from 5)

BALLISTIC WEAPONS
Clan Heavy Machine Gun:
  • Decreased damage per second to 1.4 (from 1.5)
  • Decreased critical hit chances to 25%, 14%, 3% for 1x, 2x, and 3x crits (from 28%, 15.5%, 3.5%)
  • Decreased critical damage multiplier to 3 (from 3.75)

MISSILE WEAPONS
Clan ATM 3/6/9/12:
  • Decreased minimum range to 60m (from 120m)


SKILL TREE ADJUSTMENTS

  • Reduced Radar Deprivation skill node value to 19% per node (from 20%)


'MECH QUIRK ADJUSTMENTS

As a continuation of our assessment of 'Mech quirk performance, the following changes have been made:

VIPER
VPR-Prime:
  • Removed acceleration/deceleration boost from RT
  • Removed torso speed and turn rate boost from RT
  • Removed +4 Armor boost from RT
  • Added +8 RT Armor boost to SO8
VPR-A:
  • Removed +4 Armor boost from LT, RT
  • Added +6 LT, RT Armor boost to SO8
VPR-C:
  • Removed acceleration/deceleration boost from LT, RT
  • Removed torso speed and turn rate boost from LT, RT
  • Removed +4 Armor boost from LT, RT
  • Removed 5% MG rate of fire from SO8
  • Added +6 LT, RT Armor boost to SO8
  • Increased acceleration/deceleration boost to 20% in SO8 (from 10%)

CRUSADER
CRD-6T:
  • Reduced LL, LT, CT, RT, RL Armor boost to +5 (from +10)
  • Reduced LA, RA Armor boost to +7 (from +15)

ZEUS
All Variants:
  • Added -25% Critical damage chance (receiving)
Variants: ZEU-6S, ZEU-5S, ZEU-9S2
  • Added +7.5% Mech top speed

CYCLOPS
CP-11-A:
  • Removed -10% Ballistic cooldown
  • Removed -5% Missile cooldown
  • Added -10% cooldown
CP-10-Z:
  • Removed 10% AC20 velocity
  • Added 15% weapon velocity
CP-11-A-DC:
  • Removed 10% Missile velocity
  • Added 10% weapon velocity
CP-11-P:
  • Removed 10% Ballistic range
  • Removed 10% Energy range
  • Added 10% Range
CP-S:
  • Normalize survival quirks to rest of the variants
  • Added 15% missile range
  • Added 10% Laser range


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_410.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

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