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Hawken: ‘Raider’ update adds new mech, map and more – patch notes inside

Wednesday, 6 March 2013 09:41 GMT By Dave Cook

Hawken has received a king-sized ‘Raider’ update from developer Adhesive Games. We’ve got the full patch notes here, including details on the new Raider mech, taunts, a new map called ‘Facility’ and much more.

First up, the new Raider mech – which you can see above – sounds like a beast. It comes with a ‘Blitz’ ability that lets players boost close to opponents while firing – a feature that other mechs lack. It also comes with the update’s new mech taunts.

Speaking of which, every player will get one free mech taunt along with the update. You can buy the rest using in-game currency or Meteor Credits.

Sever browsing has been re-introduced while Adhesive continues to tweak online matchmatking, and players can bolster their mechs with new camos and weapons.

Phew. Here are the patch notes in full:

Maps

  • NEW Map: Facility
    • Game Modes: Team Deathmatch and Missile Assault.
    • This work-in-progress map will be in an unskinned or “whitebox” state. Try it out and let us know what you think!
    • This map will not be part of the normal map rotation. There will be servers dedicated to this map specifically which can be accessed via Server Browser.
    • This map will also support Deathmatch in an upcoming patch.
    • Note: The Facility map will not be available initially when this patch hits while we perform some server wrangling on our end. It will be introduced before too long and we will provide updates on its status.

Matchmaking

  • Server Browser: We’ve seen significant improvements to matchmaking, but it’s still not ideal so we’re bringing back the server browser.
    • The server browser will not have a requirement tied to its availability. Meaning, a first time player will be able access this tab right away.
    • Matchmaking servers +/-300 points outside your player rating will be grayed out and you will be unable to join. This restriction does not apply to custom servers.
      • Joining through friends is still possible even if the server is outside of your rating.
    • These are not servers separate from the ones we use for matchmaking, they’re all from the same pool. We will also be running Custom Servers.
    • Server names will be unique so it’ll be easy to find specific servers. The name of the server a player is on will appear on the TAB screen during gameplay to make this process even easier.
    • Your Player Rating will appear on the Server Browser so you can see where you fall on the scale in comparison with available servers. The purpose of this system is to both identify and track the skills of gamers in order to be able to match them into competitive matches.
    • Servers will be labelled “Beginner”, “Medium”, or “Advanced”, dynamically based on the average rating of the players currently on the server. Empty servers will show as “Unranked” until at least 3 players have joined.
    • Game mode lock restrictions previously applied to Matchmaking also apply to Server Browser. Players will need to play a requisite number of Team Deathmatch games to unlock other game modes.
    • The server browser will show populated servers and one empty server for each game mode.
  • Matchmaking has been renamed Quick Match.
  • The “All Regions” filter has been removed.
  • The Asia server regions have been merged into the Oceania server region.
  • The “Custom Servers” filter has been added. Servers in this filter will be set up to run “test” maps such as Facility or work-in-progress game modes. If you use Quick Match, you’ll be put into one of these servers most closely matching your Player Rating.

Customizations

  • Two new ways to “express” yourself to allies and enemies in-game: Details coming March 5!
  • NEW Camouflages: WOODLAND-GRN, HAZMAT-Z10, BRAIN-WAVE
  • NEW Thruster: JT-H0TSH0T
  • NEW Repair Drone: RD-QU4TERNION
  • NEW Chassis: Muller (Class B)

Weapons

  • Balance Overview: We’ve done some significant updates to explosive weapons to help balance their viability versus bullet (trace) weapons. Specifically, players will find that most explosives now feather damage more aggressively than in the past. In some cases, such as with the EOC Repeater and the Hellfire Missiles, players should find explosive weapons more viable for their intended purpose.
    • About Feathering: All weapon damage in HAWKEN uses a damage falloff system. For explosive weapons, when you shoot it at an enemy they take less damage the farther away they are from the explosion impact, but if they’re in the radius of explosion at all then they will take what we refer to as explosion “minimum damage”. Basically, if you hit near a player, you are guaranteed to do at least this much damage. Previously, this damage value was very close to the same damage you’d do if you got a direct hit. Say a weapon does 100 damage when you hit someone directly and if you don’t hit directly it does between 60-80 damage depending on proximity. We’ve reduced that minimum damage value, so in this example if you don’t hit directly it would now do, say, between 20-80 damage.
  • Heat Cannon
    • Decreased non-charged explosion minimum splash damage by nearly 50% to prevent massive damage to enemies at the outer edge of these explosions.
    • Decreased charged projectile damage radius by about 15%. Level 2 and 3 Upgrades are affected by this.
    • Decreased charged projectile minimum splash damage by about 40%.
    • Level 2 Upgrade: Decreased damage radius bonus from 10% to 5%.
    • Level 3 Upgrade: Decreased damage radius bonus from 10% to 5%.
  • EOC Repeater
    • Increased mine proximity distance by 100%. Players should be able to lay mines and have targets hit them more often.
    • Slightly decreased mine max damage radius.
    • Level 3 Upgrade: Changed from increasing damage radius by 15% to increasing mine lifetime by 1.5 seconds.
  • Rev-GL
    • Decreased explosion damage radius by about 15%. Level 1 Upgrade was affected by this.
    • Decreased inner damage radius size (maximum damage area) by about 50%
    • Decreased minimum damage damage by about 30%.
    • Slightly increased rate of fire.
    • Increased heat generation per shot by about 15%
    • Level 1 Upgrade: Decreased damage radius bonus from 10% to 5%.
    • Level 3 Upgrade: Decreased projectile speed bonus from 10% to 5%.
  • TOW Launcher
    • Decreased minimum damage by about 10%.
    • Decreased explosive damage radius by about 20%. Level 2 Upgrade was affected by this.
    • Decreased inner explosive damage radius by about 20%.
    • Level 1 Upgrade: Decreased projectile speed bonus from 10% to 5%.
    • Level 2 Upgrade: Decreased damage radius bonus from 15% to 5%.
  • Seeker
    • Decreased inner damage radius by about 10%.
    • Decreased minimum damage by about 50%.
    • Level 1 Upgrade: Now correctly says “homing strength” rather than “homing time”.
    • Level 1 Upgrade: Decreased homing strength bonus from 10% to 5%.
    • Level 3 Upgrade: Decreased projectile speed bonus from 10% to 5%.
  • Hellfire Missiles
    • Decreased inner damage radius by about 10%.
    • Decreased minimum damage by about 25%.
    • Increased initial missile speed by about 25%.
    • Increased missile acceleration rate by about 20%.
    • Decreased missile max speed by about 15%.
    • Increased homing strength by about 30%. Level 3 Upgrade was affected by this.
    • Increased rate of fire by about 12%.
    • Decreased missile damage by about 15%.
    • Decreased spread by about 30%.
    • Decreased time to lock-on by about 15%.
    • Level 1 Upgrade: Changed from decrease time to lock-on by 0.1 second to increase time to lose lock-on by 0.1 second.
    • Level 3 Upgrade: Decreased homing strength bonus from 10% to 5%.
  • Grenade Launcher
    • Level 1 Upgrade: Decreased damage radius bonus from 10% to 5%.
    • Level 3 Upgrade: Decreased projectile speed bonus from 10% to 5%.
    • Level 3 Upgrade: Now correctly applies bonus to projectile speed rather than damage radius.
  • SMC
    • Increased starting falloff range by about 30%.
    • Increased ending falloff range by about 30%.

Items

  • EMP: Decreased effect duration from 5.5 seconds to 4.5 seconds.
  • Repair Charge: No more “dud” charges! There will be a very slight delay before healing begins, but the charges will now always heal.
  • Detonator: This item will no longer penetrate a deployed Shield.
  • Shield: This item’s description has been updated to reflect what it actually does: “A projectile that creates a magnetic sphere of defensive particles, forming a shield. It prevents all trace or projectile fire from passing through it from the exterior; keep that in mind when firing explosives.”

Abilities

  • Class C Heavy Turret Modes: Decreased amount of time to switch into and out of all heavy turret modes.
  • Power Shot: The Sharpshooter ability now has a unique icon.

Gameplay

  • Suicides: When a player suicides, credit for the kill will be given to the last player who dealt damage as long as they are within the time limit to get an assist (10 seconds).
  • Internals: Can now be unequipped by selecting “EMPTY”.
  • Countermeasures: Can now by changed during a match by clicking the icon in the Staging area.
  • Gameplay Tips: Viewable in Staging area to provide valuable information. If you’re already a pro, these can be disabled via the Settings menu.
  • PhysX High Option: PhysX particles can now be set to High in the Video Settings menu. High (NVIDIA Only) Option will be grayed out if your computer does not meet required specifications. This setting will add APEX Turbulence effects to the energy collectors, mech death, healing orbs, and weapon impacts on the shield. Click herefor more information.
  • Nemesis System
    • Dominate a foe by killing them three times without them killing you to gain bonus XP. When dominating or dominated, you will be marked by a skull or target icon (respectively) next to your name. While being dominated, you can end the domination to remove your target icon and gain bonus XP by earning a kill against the foe who is dominating you.
    • Become a nemesis of a foe by killing each other three times each in a match to gain bonus XP.
    • Become an underdog by killing or assisting against a mech at least five levels above yours to gain bonus XP based on level difference.
  • Kill Messages
    • Assists for which you dealt most of the damage are now displayed as critical assists.
    • When the requisite action for dominating, dominated, nemesis, or underdog status is achieved, it will be reflected in the kill message.

Modes

  • Team Deathmatch: A new win condition has been introduced. The first team to 50 kills or the team with the most kills after 15 minutes wins.
  • Missile Assault & Siege
    • Get to the action faster by disabling the Missile Assault and Siege rules screen by marking the “Don’t Show Again” box. They can also be disabled in the Settings menu.
    • The user interface for these modes is now visible while zoomed or in heavy turret mode.

Miscellaneous

  • The Friends List and Message windows now scale with your set resolution.
  • The XP gained by max level mechs is now shown on the progression tab during post-match results.
  • Removed redundant text for expired test drive mechs.
  • Swapped “Yes” and “No” dialog options to match PC consistency.
  • Added tooltips to most items slots in the Garage.
  • The profanity filter has been adjusted to be less aggressive.

Bugs Squashed

  • The radar should no longer occasionally disappear.
  • Hellfire Missiles will now lock-on properly while in heavy turret mode.
  • Projectiles fired at point blank range will now cause damage.
  • Heavy turret mode HUDs no longer partially disappears after an Overheat debuff resolves.
  • Post-match results tabs should no longer display as a text field.
  • Sirens should no longer play at inappropriate times in Missile Assault and Siege.
  • Spaces can now be used in the login window.
  • Pressing ENTER on an error dialog no longer affects the underlying screen.
  • Pressing ENTER while searching for a match no longer sends the request again.
  • Button prompts in the Garage tutorial are now centered.
  • Fixed double headers on windows causing mouse pointer issues.
  • Fixed Game Chat window graphics appearing corrupt if collapsed and uncollapsed.
  • Corrected a grammatical error in the H.E. Charge item.
  • Fixed inability to select resolution if mouse wheel is used to scroll drop-down menus.
  • The incorrect text no longer is displayed when a player is depositing EU while an enemy battleship is at their base.
  • Mech audio no longer plays every time a repair drone is previewed in the Garage.
  • Radio buttons no longer shows when Game Chat is minimized.
  • Scrolling the lore text box for a mech in the YOUR MECHS tab no longer scrolls the lore text box for all mechs.
  • Repaired some mechs missing polys on Low Settings.
  • The SWITCH TEAM button no longer cuts off text in some languages.
  • Items can no longer be deployed while boosting using the 1 and 2 keys.
  • Fixed purchased rentals not updating the mech details after purchase in the YOUR MECHS tab.
  • Fixed unselected focus state of social feature buttons.
  • The low health alarm beep now plays while in heavy turret mode.
  • Fixed a typo in the “Decrease All Damage Received” Optimization in the Defense tree.
  • Fixed overlapping text on player currency display.
  • The HUD no longer disappears if the camera mode or view target changes while the pause menu is open.
  • Addressed an issue with flashing polygons on the Origin map.
  • Some mech and weapon text has been reformatted for improved legibility.

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  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

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  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

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  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

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  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

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  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

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  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

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  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

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  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

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  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

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  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

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  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

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  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

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  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

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  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

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  • PS Store Easter sale discounts MGS: Ground Zeroes, Far Cry 4, more

    The Easter Sale is live on the EU PS Store, with Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes for less than £10, FIFA 15 Deluxe Edition for £30 and other savings. Some of the PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita discounts are valid through April 8, other through April 15. PlayStation Plus members can also take an […]

  • Bloodborne video: how to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam

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  • Bloodborne issue prevents summons at Vicar Amelia fight

    A Bloodborne bug has prevented players calling on help to take on one of the nasty early bosses. Bloodborne bosses are significantly easier to take down in co-op. Unfortunately, at least one of them is proving difficult to find help for – and not just because not many players have obtained the Small Resonant Bell […]

  • Mass Effect 3 on sale on EU PSN, but not free

    Mass Effect 3 is discounted on the European PSN, but it’s not free. Update 2: The option to add to cart now lets you choose between the free trial or full version. The full version is on sale for £6.49 or £5.84 for PlayStation Plus members. The free trial is of course is still available, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Race to Elite winners announced, one player makes £10,000

    The winners of Elite: Dangerous’ Race To Elite competition have been announced, with one player receiving the grand prize of £10,000. Back when Elite: Dangerous launched, developer Frontier announced a competition that would award players to first reach Elite rank in trading, exploration, or combat, a prize of £1,000 each. The grand prize – £10,000 […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: How to make the most money with Special Bonuses and Elite Challenges

    You’re not hitting heists for the good of your health. Here’s how to max cash rewards. Money. GTA Online players love it. Greenbacks are the core of the entire experience, allowing you to buy the best weapons, vehicles and stupid haircuts. Heists, as promised, gives more opportunities than ever to earn serious cash, but once […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 coming tomorrow

    PlayStation 4 firmware 2.50, codenamed Yukimura, is due for release tomorrow, March 26. Firmware update 2.50 for PlayStation 4 will be launching tomorrow, March 26, Sony has announced. Codenamed Yukimura, the system update is promised to bring suspend/resume feature, trophy sync improvements, accessibility options, and much more. 2.50 has been in beta testing a while […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges and more

    Heists aren’t the only addition in GTA Online’s latest DLC – there’s a lot of content that can earn you big RP and cash payouts. GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges While heists are the talking point and big payoff after more than a year of waiting, there’s a […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: what’s the best Police sniper rifle?

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  • Evolve 1.3 patch nerfs Wraith, adjusts Kraken

    Evolve is receiving a new patch that aims to put an end to the Wraith’s dominance. Evolve developer Turtle Rock outlined a few of the changes coming in patch 1.3. The patch brings balance changes to the monsters – mainly the Wraith – as well as other various changes to Hunters’ tools based on player […]

  • Bloodborne: watch the opening 40 minutes

    The opening minutes of Bloodborne really do set the stage for what’s to come. They’ll also help you decide if this game is for you. Arekkz Gaming has captured the first 40 minutes of Bloodborne. Complete with the opening cutscene, and the first few obstacles you’ll face. The video is commentary free, so wear headphones […]

  • YouTube will relaunch livestreaming service with focus on eSports and gaming – report

    According to industry sources, Google is preparing to relaunch YouTube’s livestreaming service with a focus on eSports and gaming. According to anonymous sources speaking to TheDailyDot, Google is planning to bring back YouTube’s livestreaming service. The company is said to have started recruiting around 50 engineers with experience in the field, “a pretty big statement […]

  • I think I’m too old for Final Fantasy 15

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  • New multiplayer mode for Splatoon announced

    Nintendo has sent over three screenshots for Splatoon along with information on the Wii U another of the title’s multiplayer modes. Called Ranked Battle, it keeps track of each player’s online ranking. Splat Zones is one of the additional ways to play online in this mode. It differs from Turf War, which is the main […]

  • 2015 WoW Arena World Championship has a $250,000 prize pool

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