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    Patch 1.5 - DLC #5 - Arktech Revolution - 4/15/14

    Defiance 1.5 – Arktech Revolution DLC


    == Paid Features ==

    • One Chimera Arktech Kit
      • 1000 Arkforge
      • The "Arktech Revolutionary" title
      • The "Chimera Ark Hunter" outfit
    • Chimera Contracts
      • Complete daily Chimera contracts by running expert tier co-op maps-- You'll earn Caeruleum Cores by doing so!
      • Additional Caeruleum Cores can be acquired in a smaller quantity by completing the weekly Paradise contracts.
    • Access to the Chimera Vendor
      • A unique line of legendary weapons and legendary mods purchased using Caeruleum Cores.
      • Access to the Chimera Mod Synergy
    • Six New Pursuits
      • Earn unique titles and EGO rating increases with their completion!
      • They also reward three pieces of legendary equipment:
        • The Chimera Claw (shield).
        • The Chimera Horn (rocket launcher).
        • The Chimera Fang (charge blade).
    • 15 New Perks
      • Conflagration: Increases damage to health from your incendiary attacks.
      • Flash Point: Increases damage to shields from your incendiary attacks.
      • Heat Shield: Reduces incoming damage from incendiary attacks.
      • Corrosion: Increases damage to armor from your bio attacks.
      • Virulent: Increases armor penetration from your bio attacks.
      • Immunized: Reduces incoming damage from bio attacks.
      • Bloodsucker: Increases health and shield damage stolen from your syphon attacks.
      • Deadly Apparition: Increases damage from your syphon attacks.
      • Strong Soul: Reduces incoming damage from syphon attacks.
      • Live Wire: Increases damage to shields from your electric attacks.
      • Electrical Fire: Increases damage to health from your electric attacks.
      • Grounded: Reduces incoming damage from electric attacks.
      • Gamma Rays: Increases armor penetration from your radiation attacks.
      • Radiation Burns: Increases damage from your radiation attacks.
      • Lead Lined: Reduces incoming damage from radiation attacks.
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    == Free Features ==

    • EGO Rating Cap Increased
      • While you've been hunting and modding the finest extraterrestrial equipment arkfalls can provide, your EGO has been working on upgrades of its own. You can now go above EGO rating 5000!
    • EGO Rating Progression
      • For ark hunters, a higher EGO rating now imparts a much larger effect on damage, health, and shield capacity.
      • Similarly, the damage output of weapons will now scale based on their power rating.
    • Ego Rating Boost
      • All weapons in your ark hunter's inventory or loadouts will be upgraded to 75% of your current EGO rating, if they are less than 75% of your current EGO rating.
      • Weapons in your claimables will NOT be upgraded.

    • New Enemy Difficulty Tiers
      • New enemy difficulty tiers featuring enhanced abilities and updated designs have been introduced!
      • Additionally, the difference between standard and elite enemies is now more pronounced.
      • Now that enemies scale in difficulty, "elites" as a designation for all mobs no longer exists. Instead, different types of mobs have different prefixes depending on their difficulty tier:
        • Hellbugs, Scrappers, Infected
          • Adapted, Superior, Evolved, Apex
        • Mutants, Raiders, Dark Matter
          • Experienced, Veteran, Hardened, Formidable
        • Volge, 99ers
          • Reinforced, Enhanced, Augmented, Ark
    • Expert Co-Op Maps
      • Team up with your fellow ark hunters to tackle new expert versions of all co-op maps featuring the new enemy difficulty tiers!
    • Dynamic Event Scaling
      • Events will now dynamically adjust their difficulty based on the players participating in or joining them.
      • Low EGO rating players will be able to stand in fights with these high-level foes by means of a special temporary buff!

    • Damage Type Overhaul
      • Defiance's weapons damage types are getting a major overhaul to increase their impact on gameplay.
    • Introducing Armor Plates
      • Ark hunters now have access to two types of armor!
        1. Normal armor plates, which are a function of shields.
        2. Ablative armor plates, which are added by a variety of perks, stims, and other effects.
      • Regardless of the source, all armor behaves in the same way: each displayed plate provides an additive 10% damage reduction.
        • For example: If a target has 5 plates, then the damage done to them will be reduced by 50%.
      • All plates can only withstand so much damage before they break.
      • Biological damage corrodes armor, and breaks plates considerably faster than other forms of damage.
      • Radiation damage is special in that it bypasses a certain amount of armor-based damage resistance.
      • Armor plates from shields can be repaired by visiting any armor repair station, or by using an armor repair stim. Ablative armor cannot be repaired.
      • Only the highest value of ablative armor granted by any effect applies to an ark hunter at any given time.
        • For example: an ark hunter has 2 plates of ablative armor granted by a perk.
        • They then walk into a protection spike, which grants 3 plates of ablative armor.
        • The ark hunter will only have 3 plates, and not 5.
      • However, both varieties of armor plates stack together!
        • For example: An ark hunter with a Legendary ironclad shield (3 plates) walking into a protection spike aura (3 spikes) results in a total of 6 plates, which means that ark hunter gets 60% damage mitigation as long as they remain in that aura.
    • Universal Grenade, Spike, and Stim Charges
      • Enemies now drop universal consumables (called "charges") of each type that refill one use of the specificied item type in your current loadout. Can’t carry any more of that item? Don’t fret: you’ll automatically salvage any excess charges upon picking it up.
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    Any note marked with a * has been either recently added, or updated thanks to feedback or reports from our Alpha testers!

    == Game Updates==

    • Armor Related Changes
      • Armor repair stations have appeared all over the bay area! Travel to any fast travel point to find a station.
      • Two new stims have been added: armor repair and ablative armor.
      • Armor stims that can grant temporary armor or restore your non-temporary armor have been added.
      • Protection spikes now provide ablative armor! (Also, blue protection spike are now less ludicrous.)
    • Damage Changes*
      • BMGs and Damage over Time effects are now improved by the Damage Spike.
      • Nano-effect procs and nano grenades now increase vulnerability to their associated defenses.
        • Fire effects make targets more vulnerable to health damage.
        • Electrical effects make targets more vulnerable to shield damage.
        • Bio effects make armor more brittle and less durable.
        • Radiation effects make attacks bypass some of a target’s armor.
    • Perks
      • A number of perks have been rebalanced to match new armor and scaling mechanics:
        • Trait: Detachment – Now adds between 1 and 3 plates of ablative armor.
        • Trait: Juggernaut – Now adds between 2 and 4 plates of ablative armor.
        • Trait: Thick Skinned – Now adds 4 plates of ablative armor for a 1 to 3 second duration, depending on perk points.*
        • Trait: Time Out – Added 15 second cooldown.
        • Trait: In the Trenches – Drastically reduced effectiveness.
        • Trait: Fortitude – Changed to a percent of health rather than a flat number.
        • Trait: Rear Guard – Drastically reduced effectiveness.
    • Vendor Changes
      • Removed Vendors from Eastshore Docks (There was no Fast Travel there).
      • Paradise Vendor is now located at Iron Demon Ranch with easy access via Fast Travel.
      • Chimera Vendor (new for DLC5) is located at Headland Transit Depot, it is in place of the Mod Vendor that was there.
      • Legendary weapons are available to purchase from the Chimera Vendor for 10 Chimera rep, 20 Caeruleum Cores, and 1,000 scrip. *
      • Chimera Vendor at Headlands Transit Depot adding a single Arkforge item for the cost of 10 Chimera Rep and 1000 Scrip. *
      • The Epic Mod Hoard has been removed from the Paradise Territories Vendor.*
    • Lockbox Changes
      • The following lockboxes now drop a grenade, spike or stim in addition to their current contents:*
        • 7th Legion Supply Crate
        • Soleptor Enterprises Supply Crate
        • Von Bach Industries Supply Crate
        • Top Notch Toolworks Supply Crate
        • Biohazard Lockbox
        • Powertech Lockbox
        • Von Bach Gunslinger Cache
      • The following lockboxes can now drop 20 or 50 Arkforge in place of a grenade, spike or stim:*
        • Tier 2 Lockbox
        • Tier 3 Lockbox
        • Tier 4 Lockbox
        • Soleptor Enterprises Supply Crate
        • Von Bach Industries Supply Crate
        • Top Notch Toolworks Supply Crate
        • Biohazard Lockbox
        • Powertech Lockbox
        • Von Bach Gunslinger Cache
        • Machinist Supply Crate
        • Outlaw Supply Crate
        • Survivalist Supply Crate
        • Veteran Supply Crate
    • Scoring Changes
      • Teamwork points can now be gained from damaging shields.
      • Destroyed turrets no longer grant Opportunist points.
      • The game now displays "Teamwork Max" or "Opportunist Max" if the points cap is reached.
      • Self-immolation is no longer an effective way to raise your score.
      • Fixed a case where getting a kill with explosive damage would sometimes show melee as the score kill bonus.
    • General
      • Replaced Reset Weapon Mastery XP with Reroll Weapon Mastery bonus.
      • Players now gain weapon skill when using mastered weapons.
      • Added Upgrade rating to salvage matrix.
      • Group and Self boosts now last 3 hours of in-game time.*
      • Updated the stats on several shields so that they always improved with rarity. Many were not, and many even became worse with higher rarities.*
      • Ark hunters in competitive multiplayer maps now drop spike, stim, and grenade charges rather than specific consumables.*
      • Personal and group boosts are now play time based instead of absolute time based. Clan boosts are still absolute time based. Any previously bought absolute time based boosts will still work.
      • The Warmaster has been updated to challenge even high-rating ark hunters.
      • The Scrapworks boss fight should now progress regardless of enemy kill order. *
      • Arenas have their own tab on the matchmaking screen!
      • Items that will be set to the player’s level on purchase now display at that level in the merchant menu. *

      Bug Fixes
      • Fixed a possible crash when looting items, alleviating the most common crash on PlayStation3.
      • Fixed some additional common client crashes that affected all players, but especially those on Playstation3.
      • Fixed a case where clan key bonuses would not apply.
      • Fixed an issue that could prevent players from swapping from a loadout with only one weapon equipped.
      • Descriptions for Stims and Spikes now detail the number values of their effects.
      • Optimized the way characters are loaded to improve performance.
      • Fixed an issue that caused players to disconnect after creating a new character and going through the tutorial.
      • The Sludge rocket launcher now properly grants points for Opportunist.
      • Fixed a case causing female "The General" outfit to show up black to other players.
      • Chat does not automatically switch to Team on entry to an Arkbreak, though area and zone chat are not available within.
      • Contracts now properly display all rewards given.
      • Fixed the incorrect menu display of Bug DMG for Infectors.*
      • Fixed a bug in the Yuke Liro Arena that would sometimes cause a few NPCs to remain after Round 2 ends. *
      • All enemies should now properly spawn for Commander Cronkhite.*
      • Fixed an issue with Nim's stage 2 not resetting properly when extracting.*
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