Dust 514 developer CCP Games has outlined the MMO’s Uprising 1.7 update, which adds new weapons and vehicle enhancements into the mix. Get the skinny here.
In a press release sent to VG247 today, CCP confirmed that the new Minmatar combat rifle and Caldari rail rifle join the Gallente assault rifle and and Amarr scrambler rifle to bolster New Eden’s armoury. You’ll find a ton of weapon stats, range profiles and handling details over on the DUST 514 blog.
Next, Uprising 1.7 has overhauled DUST 514’s vehicles with improved handling to allow for fluid transition across stretches of terrain. There’s also a dedicated post on the matter here.
CCP has also added in a new Volcanic mood to environments, resulting in areas thick with ash and smoke, where magma and debris rains down from the skies above. Toasty!
Finally, Factional warfare has been re-tooled, so that Orbital Strikes called in from EVE Online can only be earned by capsuleers capturing satellites orbiting the contested planet below. If you complete a Factional contract you will earn Loyalty Points that can be spent on Faction-specific weapons. You’ll find details here.
Friendly Fire has also been turned on, so be careful people.
What do you make of the changes above? Let us know.