PATCH NOTES - 1.4.274.0 - 21-MARCH-2023

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MECHWARRIOR ONLINE LEGENDS
MARCH 2023 PATCH NOTES


Patch Date and Time - March 21st 2023 @ 10AM – 1PM PDT  
Version Number: v1.4.274.0
Size: 130MB
Please note that due to compression differences the Steam patch size may be larger than the standalone client patch size.

Greetings MechWarriors!

Welcome to this month's patch and the MWO rebrand to MechWarrior Online: Legends. This update marks a new dawn for MWO as we forge ahead in 2023 and beyond. MechWarrior is at the center of Piranha Games' efforts, with both new and existing projects! This patch introduces the first generation of new Legendary BattleMechs with the Juggernaut and the Moonwalker, their new mini battle pass rewards system, a brand new Quick Play and Event Queue map called Free Worlds Coliseum, and another round of 'Mech and Quirk updates. See the details and pictures below!

We want to you know that the rebrand is the start of more Legendary content and updates to come this year, which include but are not limited to:
  • More Legendary 'Mechs
  • New Maps and Continued Map Improvements
  • Matchmaker Improvements
  • New 'Mech Chassis
  • New Weapon Types and More! 

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



MECHWARRIOR ONLINE: LEGENDS
This month we say goodbye to MechWarrior Online: Solaris 7, and rebrand to MechWarrior Online: Legends (see new logo below). Although Solaris lives on in Event Queue (check out the current Clan Medium Solaris event happening all weekend!), it doesn't represent the game in general, the changes we've made over the last couple of years, or the direction MWO is heading this year and next. One of the first key steps is the new Legendary 'Mechs and their mini-battle pass system. We look forward to hearing what you think of the value of the Legendary 'Mechs and mini battle pass. Check out the Legendary 'Mechs below for more information!





NEW LEGENDARY BATTLEMECHS
PLEASE NOTE: REDEEM BATTLEPASS REWARDS ON THE WEBSITE STORE PAGE (UPDATED EVERY HOUR).
With the Legends rebrand comes the new Legendary BattleMechs! The first two Legendary (LGD) 'Mechs available are the Fafnir "Juggernaut" and the Mad Cat Mk II "Moonwalker" (see pictures below). Each 'Mech will sell for $15 USD on the website, and will also be available on Steam. Each Legendary 'Mech is a new variant of an existing chassis, has a custom paint job, an "outlier" quirk, and a 30% C-Bill boost. Also included with each pack is the new mini battle pass system driven by 'Mech XP. Just by playing the 'Mech, you will earn GSP, C-Bills, MC, Premium Time, and exclusive Cockpit Items, Decals, Colors, and Bolt-Ons! However, unlike a typical battle pass system, there will be no expiration date to earn these extra items. Take as long as you need!



PLEASE NOTE: WE DISCOVERED AN ERROR WITH THE JUGGERNAUT BUILD. WE HAVE UPDATED THE GRAPHIC!
THERE WILL BE A HOTFIX FOLLOWING THE PATCH TO UPDATE THE MECH.
CHANGE: updated armor quirk values: +20 CT, +20 RT, +20 LT







PLEASE NOTE: WE DISCOVERED AN ERROR WITH THE MOONWALKER BUILD. WE HAVE UPDATED THE GRAPHIC!
THERE WILL BE A HOTFIX FOLLOWING THE PATCH TO UPDATE THE MECH.
ERROR: MISSING ARM ACTUATORS






NEW MAP: FREE WORLDS COLISEUM
Level Designer Krazzdaxx brings you his first completely new map creation in the form of Free Worlds Coliseum (see pictures below)! This is a pretty unique map, in that although it's a "coliseum" like Steiner's own, it is much larger in scale. This map will be available in both Quick Play, and Event Queue as a dropdeck-capable map.





(On the overhead map below, the red arrow is pointing to a Mad Cat Mk II Moonwalker for map scale reference.)




    MAP ADJUSTMENTS
    As a continuation of our assessment of Map performance, the following changes have been made:

    TERRA THERMA CRUCIBLE
    Krazzdaxx has made further updates to Crucible, as shown in the images below:








    'MECH ADJUSTMENTS
    As a continuation of our assessment of BattleMech performance, the following changes have been made:

    FAFNIR (All variants):
    The Fafnir torso hitboxes have been adjusted, as shown in the image below:



    JENNER (All variants):
    • Acceleration rate is increased to  89.23 kph/s
    • Deceleration rate is changed to 112.85 kph/s



    'MECH QUIRK ADJUSTMENTS
    As a continuation of our assessment of 'Mech Quirk performance, the following changes have been made:

    KINTARO
    KTO-18: 
    • Added -7.5% SRM heat
    • Added 10% SRM Range
    • Added -10% SRM Spread
    • Increased LA Armor bonus to +20 (from +10)
    KTO-19: 
    • Removed -10% LRM spread
    • Removed +15s Narc duration
    • Removed -15% Energy cooldown
    • Removed 15% Pulse laser range
    • Added 10% Range
    • Added -15% Streak SRM heat
    • Added 10% Streak SRM Velocity
    • Added +50% Streak SRM Ammo per ton
    • Increased LA, RA Armor bonuses to +20 (from +10)
    KTO-20: 
    • Removed -10% STD Laser duration
    • Removed -10% LRM cooldown
    • Removed -10% LRM spread
    • Removed 10% MRM Velocity
    • Removed 10% Missile range
    • Removed 10% Energy range
    • Added 10% Range
    • Added -30% Pulse laser duration
    • Increased RA Armor bonus to +20 (from +10)
    KTO-GB: 
    • Removed -5% Energy heat
    • Removed -5% Missile heat
    • Removed 10% Energy range
    • Removed 20% Medium pulse laser range
    • Removed 20% SRM Range
    • Removed 20% SRM Velocity
    • Removed -10% Missile cooldown
    • Added -15% heat
    • Added 15% Range
    • Added -5% cooldown
    • Added 30% MRM velocity
    • Added -10% MRM cooldown
    • Added -10% Missile spread
    • Increased LA, RA Armor bonuses to +20 (from +10)

    DERVISH
    DV-6M: 
    • Removed -10% Missile spread
    • Reduced Range to 5% (from 10%)

    CHAMPION
    CHP-1N: 
    • Removed -10% Missile cooldown
    • Reduced Ballistic cooldown to -5% (from -15%)
    • Added -10% Cooldown
    • Added -5% Heat
    • Added 10% SRM range
    CHP-2N: 
    • Added 7.5% Mech top speed
    • Added +50% STD AC Ammo per ton
    CHP-3N: 
    • Added -40% Crit chance (receiving)
    • Added 10% STD/ER Medium Laser range
    CHP-1N2: 
    • Added -15% LBX Cooldown
    • Added -20% LBX Spread
    • Added -10% heat
    CHP-1NB: 
    • Added 10% STD Laser range
    • Added -10% AC2 cooldown

    LINEBACKER
    LBK-B: 
    • Added -2.5% Laser cooldown in RA

    AWESOME
    AWS-8T: 
    • Added 15% Pulse laser range

    HATOMOTO CHI
    HTM-27W: 
    • Removed 15% Range

    DIRE WOLF
    All Variants (Except DWF-C CT Omnipod):
    • Increased Heat generation bonus by -2.5% in CT pod
    • Increased LT, CT, RT Armor bonuses according to:
    Variant: addition to  LT     CT    RT    (Total: LT, CT, RT)
    Prime:                         +8    +8    +8 (+26    +26    +26)
    A:                                 +7     +8    +8 (+22    +26    +26)
    B:                              +7     +7     +7 (+17     +21      +17)
    C:                              +7       0     +7 (+17     +10     +22)
    S:                              +7     +7     +7 (+17     +21      +17)
    W:                              +8    +6     +7 (+26    +18     +22)
    UV:                              +8    +8     +8 (+22    +24     +22)
    DWF-B: 
    • Added -10% LBX Spread in SO8
    DWF-W: 
    • Added 10% Weapon velocity to CT



    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_414.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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