PATCH NOTES - 1.4.291.0 - 23-JANUARY-2024

by Daeron Katz in [ Patch Notes ] on, Jan 19, 2024 10:00 PM UTC 183  comments



MECHWARRIOR ONLINE LEGENDS
JANUARY 2024 PATCH NOTES


Patch Date and Time - January 23rd 2024 @ 10AM – 1PM PACIFIC
Version Number: v1.4.291.0
Size: 50 MB
Please note that due to compression differences the Steam patch size may be larger than the standalone client patch size.


Greetings MechWarriors!

BEST WISHES TO YOU ALL, AND CHEERS TO THE BRAND NEW YEAR!

This month's update includes two new Lendary BattleMechs, the 'Sovereign' and the 'Li Dok To' whose Battlepass progress can now be tracked on the new Legends Directory Page. Track all your Battlepasses in one place! There are also adjustments to Weapons, Equipment, Skill Tree, 'Mech Quirks, and more!

For a peek at what's coming over the next few month's, check out Matt's post here! https://mwomercs.com/news/2024/01/2825-mechwarrior-online-legends-2024-q1-intel

Participate in this month's FREE 'Mech event, and park two new Jenner's in your MechBay! https://mwomercs.com/news/2024/01/2824-january-free-mech-event-earn-2-jenner-mechs

Known Issue: LRM/ATM Missiles have a chance to fire in the wrong direction despite having missile lock

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 LEGENDARY BATTLEMECHS
PLEASE NOTE: REDEEM BATTLEPASS REWARDS ON THE WEBSITE STORE PAGE (UPDATED EVERY HOUR)

EXECUTIONER "SOVEREIGN" BATTLEPASS REDEEM LINK: TBD
VICTOR "LI DOK TO" BATTLEPASS REDEEM LINK: TBD
NEW COMPLETE BATTLEPASS PROGRESS LINK: https://mwomercs.com/legends

The new Legendary 'Mechs this month are the Executioner "Sovereign" and the Victor "Li Dok To" (see images below). The packs 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, 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!

SOVEREIGN






LI DOK TO







WEAPON ADJUSTMENTS
MEDIUM PULSE LASER
  • Reduced heat to 3.6 (from 3.8) 

CLAN MEDIUM PULSE LASER
  • Reduced heat to 4.2 (from 4.5) 

STREAK SRM 2 (IS and Clan)
  • Increased minimum heat scale penalty threshold to 7 (from 5) - Firing 6 Streak SRM 2s now has no heat penalty

HYPER ASSAULT GAUSS RIFLE 20
  • Introduced a splash mechanic similar to C-ER PPC and SNPPC. Each slug now does 4 damage to the component it hits and 0.5 damage to adjacent components each, instead of 5 damage up front.
  • Decreased time interval between slugs in a burst to 0.13s (from 0.14)

HYPER ASSAULT GAUSS RIFLE 30
  • Introduced a splash mechanic similar to C-ER PPC and SNPPC. Each slug now does 4 damage to the component it hits and 0.5 damage to adjacent components each, instead of 5 damage up front.
  • Decreased time interval between slugs in a burst to 0.12s (from 0.14)

HYPER ASSAULT GAUSS RIFLE 40
  • Introduced a splash mechanic similar to C-ER PPC and SNPPC. Each slug now does 4 damage to the component it hits and 0.5 damage to adjacent components each, instead of 5 damage up front.
  • Decreased time interval between slugs in a burst to 0.11s (from 0.14)

LRM 5/10/15/20 (IS and Clan)
  • Reduced LRM velocity to 160 m/s in indirect mode ( from 190 m/s )
  • Reduced LRM velocity to 224 m/s in direct mode ( from 266 m/s )
  • Reduced Maximum flight trajectory height to 100 m (from 150 m)




EQUIPMENT ADJUSTMENTS
ADVANCED SENSOR PACKAGE
  • Advanced Sensor Package now provides a 20% Range boost to an equipped TAG laser. Boost is removed if Advanced Sensor Package is destroyed.

ARTEMIS FIRE CONTROL SYSTEM
  • Artemis Fire Control System now upgrades the LRM Velocity to 190 m/s in indirect mode and 266 m/s in direct mode

SKILL TREE ADJUSTMENTS
RADAR DEPRIVATION
  • Radar deprivation node values are reduced to 16% per node (from 19%)

BATTLEMECH ADJUSTMENTS
STONE RHINO 'ASKUM'(LGD)
  • Removed Lower Arm Actuators from both arms


'MECH QUIRK ADJUSTMENTS
OSIRIS
All Variants:
  • Added 30% Jump Jet burn time
  • Added 30% Jump Jet initial thrust
OSR-3D: 
  • Added -25% STD/ER Small laser duration
  • Added 20% Capture accelerator
  • Increased STD/ER Small laser range to 30% (from 20%)
  • Increased Missile cooldown to -25% (from -15%)
  • Increased Missile velocity to 50% (from 35%)
OSR-4D: 
  • Added -35% Pulse laser cooldown
  • Added -10% Laser duration
  • Increased Target info gathering speed to 40% (from 20%)
OSR-1V: 
  • Removed -10% Missile cooldown
  • Increased Cooldown to -20% (from -10%)
  • Increased Missile velocity to 35% (from 20%)
OSR-2V: 
  • Removed 15% ER Medium Laser range
  • Removed -10% ER Medium Laser duration
  • Added 20% Medium Laser Family range
  • Added -10% Medium Laser Family duration
OSR-1P: 
  • Increased Machine Gun rate of fire to 75% (from 25%)
  • Increased cooldown to -20% (from -10%)
  • Increased UAV range to 30% (from 20%)
OSR-SE: 
  • Removed 20% Capture accelerator
  • Removed 10% Weapon velocity
  • Removed 10% Energy range
  • Removed -10% Laser duration
  • Increased Cooldown to -30% (from -10%)
  • Added -30% Medium Laser Family duration

ADDER
ADR-W (L): 
  • Added +8 LT, CT, RT Armor bonus to SO8
  • Added 5% Heat dissipation to CT (consistent with other Adder CTs)
  • Added -5% Heat to CT (consistent with other Adder CTs)
  • Added -20% Overheat damage taken to CT (consistent with other Adder CTs)

VIPER
VPR-B: 
  • Increased heat to -10% in SO8 (from -5%)

BLACK LANNER
BKL-A: 
  • Increased ER PPC heat to -25% in SO8 (from -20%)

STONE RHINO
SR-AK (LGD): 
  • Removed -10% Heat
  • Increased screen shake (Improved Gyro) to -100% (from -65%)


MISC ADJUSTMENTS
  • Piranha PIR-A AMS hitbox changed to front side torso, Hitting the AMS will no longer register on rear
  • Added blank geometry to Warhammer WHM-4L to fill torso holes
  • Fixed a bug where Gorewing eye Bolt-ons weren’t glowing for some players


STORE ADJUSTMENTS
  • Executioner EXE-M now available for CBills
  • Gausszilla and Stone Crusher are now available for MC
  • Stone Rhino now available for MC


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

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