PATCH NOTES - 1.4.272.0 - 24-JANUARY-2023

by Daeron Katz in [ Patch Notes ] on, Jan 21, 2023 2:00 AM UTC 186  comments



MECHWARRIOR ONLINE
January 2023 Patch Notes



Patch Date and Time - January 24th 2023 @ 10AM – 1PM PDT  
Version Number: v1.4.272.0
Size: 1.5 GB
Please note that due to compression differences the Steam patch size may be larger than the standalone client patch size.


Greetings MechWarriors!

This month in this new year brings something different to the Platinum 'Mech Collections. We've added 10 more Inner Sphere variants (Firestarter, Champion, Awesome, Highlander, Banshee and more!), and you'll now see a Platinum Custom Collection (which will be available on Patch Day) where you can select a Light, Medium, Heavy, and Assault 'Mech of your choice and create your own custom Platinum Collection. Be sure to watch out for the next Platinum Collection Event to follow!

Level Designer Krazzdaxx is busy working on a new map due in March, so we'll work on getting you previews as soon as possible! In the meantime, Krazz is continuing to play the game and gather feedback on all the maps, resulting in adjustments and fixes to 13 maps this month including Canyon Network, Caustic Valley, Crimson Strait, Emerald Vale, Forest Colony, Frozen City Classic Night, Grim Plexus, Hibernal Rift, HPG Manifold, Polar Highlands, Rubellite Oasis, Viridian Bog, and Vitric Station!

We have new Quirk Adjustments to the Mist Lynx, Incubus, Raven, Panther, Viper, Arctic Wolf, Vindicator, Crab, Hunchback IIC, Hellfire, Crusader, Hellbringer, Rifleman IIC, Sun Spider, Timber Wolf, Orion IIC, Warhammer IIC, Marauder IIC, and Warhawk. Weapon Adjustments to the Autocannon 10 and 20, Clan Autocannon 10 and 20, and the Heavy Gauss Rifle, Skill Tree Adjustments, and 'Mech Agility Adjustments!

We also have a Hatchetman Pack Update that includes new Early Adopter content (warhorn and cockpit items), and we've added a 30-day extension to the Early Adopter period, which now ends on February 21st at 10am PST/6pm UTC. This content will retroactively added to players who have already purchased the Hatchetman and all future purchases made by February 21st.

If you haven't seen it yet, check out the Dev Vlog from Daeron and Matt, with a look at MWO today and into 2023!

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 PLATINUM CUSTOM COLLECTION

We've added 10 more Inner Sphere variants, and you'll now see a Platinum Custom Collection (which will be available on Patch Day) where you can select a Light, Medium, Heavy, and Assault 'Mech of your choice and create your own custom Platinum Collection.

10 NEW INNER SPHERE PLATINUM 'MECH VARIANTS ADDED!
  • Firestarter  FS9-A(P) + Platinum Pattern Unlock for all Firestarter variants
  • Javelin  JNV-10P(P) + Platinum Pattern Unlock for all Javelin variants
  • Vulcan  VL-5S(P) + Platinum Pattern Unlock for all Vulcan variants
  • Dervish  DV-6MR(P) + Platinum Pattern Unlock for all Dervish variants
  • Kintaro  KTO-19(P) + Platinum Pattern Unlock for all Kintaro variants
  • Champion  CHP-3N + Platinum Pattern Unlock for all Champion variants
  • Awesome  AWS-8Q + Platinum Pattern Unlock for all Awesome variants
  • Highlander  HGN-732B + Platinum Pattern Unlock for all Highlander variants
  • Victor  VTR-9B + Platinum Pattern Unlock for all Victor variants
  • Banshee  BNC-3S + Platinum Pattern Unlock for all Banshee variants


MAP ADJUSTMENTS

Level Designer Krazzdaxx continues to play the game and gather feedback on all the maps, resulting in adjustments and fixes to 13 maps this month:

CANYON NETWORK
  • 2 new ramps added to the south/east gorge (scrap ramp and bridge ramp)
CAUSTIC VALLEY
  • Out of bounds area adjusted to line up with the map boundaries
  • Invisible wall moved outside of play area
CRIMSON STRAIT
  • Invisible wall placed on the center mountain
  • Conquest: capture points and spawns moved
EMERALD VALE
  • Center buildings replaced with buildings that have better hitboxes
  • Floating shipping container removed
  • Building placed to block sniper angle
  • Hatchetman came in and chopped some trees down in the city center
FOREST COLONY
  • Goat path carved into the north/east mountains
  • Minimap adjusted to be more zoomed in
FROZEN CITY CLASSIC NIGHT/SNOWSTORM
  • Invisible walls placed to prevent players from reaching certain areas
  • Out of bounds area adjusted to line up with the map boundaries
GRIM PLEXUS
  • Invisible walls placed to prevent players from reaching certain areas
HIBERNAL RIFT
  • Invisible walls placed/adjusted to to prevent players from reaching certain areas
HPG MANIFOLD
  • Level of detail asset issue fixed
  • Small mechanical box removed from ramp
POLAR HIGHLANDS
  • Rocks adjusted to block a rendering issue when viewing an area from a certain angle
  • Stuck point blocked off
RUBELLITE OASIS
  • Invisible wall placed to prevent player from getting stuck in a crevasse
VIRIDIAN BOG
  • Floating tree removed
  • Invisible walls placed to prevent players from reaching certain areas
  • Northern pathway carved into the mountain for smoother traversal in that section
VITRIC STATION
  • Replaced middle ramp/bridge so that viewing that section at a certain angle no long makes that ramp/bridge invisible
  • Floating building attached to wall
  • Ledge overhang replaced to prevent viewing the underside of the roof
  • Middle power connector level of detail changed to look better when viewing at a distance
  • Lowered roof near spawn ramp to prevent viewing the underside of the roof


    WEAPON ADJUSTMENTS

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

    BALLISTIC WEAPONS
    Autocannon 10
    • Decreased cooldown to 2.15s (from 2.25s)
    Clan Autocannon 10
    • Decreased cooldown to 2.15s (from 2.25s)
    Autocannon 20
    • Decreased cooldown to 3.75s (from 4s)
    • Increased velocity to 1100 m/s (from 900 m/s)
    Clan Autocannon 20
    • Decreased cooldown to 3.75s (from 4s)
    • Increased velocity to 1100 m/s (from 900 m/s)
    Heavy Gauss Rifle
    • Decreased cooldown to 4.5s (from 5s)


    SKILL TREE ADJUSTMENTS

    • Reduced Enhanced ECM skill node value to 20% per node (from 22.5%)
    • Increased Jump Jet Heat Shielding skill node value to 12% per node (from 6%)


    'MECH AGILITY ADJUSTMENTS

    • 'Mechs with max torso pitch angle less than 30 degrees are now normalized to 30 degrees pitch
    • Torso pitch speed for all 'mechs are now set to 72% of yaw speed


    'MECH QUIRK ADJUSTMENTS

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

    MIST LYNX
    All Variants (Except G and ED):
    • Reduced LT, RT Armor bonus to +8 (from +15)
    • Added +7 LT, RT Armor bonus to SO8
    MLX-G:
    • Reduced LT armor bonus to +8 (from +15)
    MLX-ED:
    • Reduced LT armor bonus to +8 (from +15)
    • Added +7 LT armor bonus to SO8

    INCUBUS
    INC-1:
    • Removed -10% Energy cooldown
    INC-2:
    • Reduced LT, CT, RT armor bonus to +5 (from +10)
    INC-3:
    • Removed 25% Machine Gun rate of fire
    INC-5:
    • Removed -10% Laser duration
    • Added 20% Weapon velocity
    • Added 15% Missile velocity
    INC-SA:
    • Removed 25% Machine Gun rate of fire
    • Reduced cooldown to -5% (from -15%)
    • Increased Missile cooldown to -20% (from -7.5%)
    • Added 25% Missile velocity
    • Added -10% Missile spread
    • Added 10% Missile range

    RAVEN
    RVN-3L:
    • Increased LT, RT structure bonus to 12 (from 8)
    • Increased seismic sensor range to 200m (from 100m)
    • Increased sensor range bonus to +200m (from +100m)
    • Increased missile cooldown to -15% (from -10%)
    • Added 30% Capture accelerator
    • Added 50% NARC ammo per ton
    • Added 10% NARC velocity
    • Removed NARC duration
    RVN-2X:
    • Increased LT, RT structure bonus to 12 (from 8)
    • Added 40% Target info gathering speed
    • Added 10% STD/ER Medium laser range
    • Added 10% Medium pulse laser range
    • Added -10% Laser duration
    RVN-4X:
    • Increased LT, RT structure bonus to 12 (from 8)
    • Added +6 LA, RA armor bonus
    • Increased range to 15% (from 10%)
    • Added -5% heat
    RVN-H:
    • Added 40% Jump Jet initial thrust
    • Added 30% JJ burn duration
    • Added +10s UAV duration

    PANTHER
    PNT-10P:
    • Converted -25% Ballistic cooldown to -25% Cooldown
    • Converted 25% Ballistic range to 25% Range
    • Converted 20% Ballistic velocity to 20% Weapon velocity
    • Removed -10% Missile cooldown
    • Removed 10% Missile range
    • Removed 10% Missile velocity
    PNT-8Z:
    • Added 10% STD Laser range
    • Increased Laser duration to -20% (from -10%)

    VIPER
    VPR-Prime, -A, -B, -D:
    • Reduced CT armor bonus to +5 (from +10)
    VPR-C, -F:
    • Reduced CT armor bonus to +2 (from +4)
    VPR-M:
    • Reduced CT armor bonus to +5 (from +8)

    ARCTIC WOLF
    ACW-1:
    • Reduced CT armor bonus to +9 (from +12)
    • Reduced LL, LT, RT, RL armor bonus to +7 (from +10)

    VINDICATOR
    All Variants:
    • Increased armor bonus on arms by 50%

    CRAB
    CRB-20:
    • Added -10% Energy heat
    CRB-27:
    • Removed 10% Energy range
    • Removed 30% Weapon velocity
    • Removed -15% STD Laser cooldown
    • Removed -10% STD Laser heat
    • Added 60% PPC Family velocity
    • Added 10% PPC Family range
    • Added -10% Energy cooldown
    • Added -10% Energy heat

    HUNCHBACK IIC
    HBK-IIC-A:
    • Reduced LT, CT, RT Structure bonus to +6 (from +12)

    HELLFIRE
    HLF-1:
    • Removed +5 Structure bonus from LT, CT, RT
    HLF-2:
    • Removed +5 Structure bonus from LT, CT, RT
    • Removed -5% Heavy Laser heat

    CRUSADER
    CRD-6T:
    • Removed +5 armor bonus from LL, LT, CT, RT, RL

    HELLBRINGER
    HBR-F:
    • Removed +5 armor bonus from LT
    • Increased LT armor bonus to +10 in SO8 (from +5)

    RIFLEMAN IIC
    RFL-IIC-A:
    • Removed -5% UAC5 Cooldown
    • Added -20% UAC jam chance
    • Added -10% UAC jam duration
    RFL-IIC-CH:
    • Removed -5% UAC Cooldown
    • Added -20% UAC jam chance
    • Added -10% UAC jam duration

    SUN SPIDER
    SNS-AMB:
    • Removed +5 armor bonus from LT, RT
    • Added +5 LT, RT armor bonus in SO8
    SNS-ML:
    • Removed +5 armor bonus from LA, RA
    • Added +5 LA, RA armor bonus in SO8

    TIMBER WOLF
    TBR-Prime:
    • Reduced CT armor bonus to +4 (from +8)
    • Added +5 CT armor bonus to SO8
    TBR-WAR:
    • Reduced CT armor bonus to +4 (from +8)
    • Added +5 CT armor bonus to SO8
    TBR-A:
    • Removed +5 armor bonus from LT, CT
    • Added +5 LT, CT armor bonus to SO8
    TBR-BH:
    • Removed +5 armor bonus from RT, CT
    • Added +5 CT armor bonus to SO8
    TBR-C:
    • Removed +5 armor bonus from CT
    • Added +9 CT armor bonus to SO8
    TBR-D: 
    • Removed +5 armor bonus from CT
    • Added +5 CT armor bonus to SO8
    TBR-S:
    • Removed +5 armor bonus from CT
    • Added +5 CT armor bonus to SO8

    ORION IIC
    ON1-IIC-SK:
    • Removed -5% Heat
    • Added -5% ER PPC heat

    WARHAMMER IIC
    WHM-IIC:
    • Removed -5% Energy heat
    WHM-IIC-3:
    • Reduced Laser heat to -5% (from -10%)
    • Added -5% Heavy laser heat

    MARAUDER IIC
    MAD-IIC:
    • Removed +7 armor bonus from LT, RT
    MAD-IIC-2:
    • Removed +7 armor bonus from LT, RT
    MAD-IIC-8:
    • Removed +7 armor bonus from LT, RT
    MAD-IIC-B:
    • Removed -5% Laser heat
    • Added -5% ER PPC heat

    WARHAWK
    WHK-C:
    • Removed -2.5% Energy cooldown from LT, RT
    • Removed -5% Pulse laser duration from RA


      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_412.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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