8.42 Update Notes

CM Chris
CM Chris
KIXEYE Community Manager
Joined Mar 2014 Posts: 3,235
edited 16 Oct 2018, 1:49AM


Greetings, Captains. The 8.42 update is deploying Tuesday, October 16th at ~4:00 PM PDT. It contains a massive price reduction in VXP Direct Purchases from the Dock, Bounty Season 15, and several campaigns that have received updated difficulty tuning. Check out the full details below!



VXP DIRECT PURCHASE ADJUSTMENT

Ranking up your ships by directly purchasing VXP has received an update.

  • Purchasing VXP ranks in the dock using gold is now discounted by 95%.

  • Purchasing beyond Hunter 1 no longer caps out, now that max cost is so much lower.

  • Rather than only being able to purchase 1 or 3 ranks at a time, you can now purchase 1 rank or max your ship out completely. The cost to max your rank will adjust based on how many ranks you have completed thus far, but there is always a small discount of total cost for max ranking in a single go.


Enjoy!


BOUNTY SEASON 15

Bounty begins on Thursday, October 18th. The full prize store briefing releases Tuesday, stay tuned!

DEVIL DRIVER CAMPAIGN

Begins: Wednesday, October 17th  @ 12:00 PM PDT
Ends: Wednesday, October 24th @ 12:00 PM PDT

*This campaign has had its difficulty reduced since its previous run*

Did you pick up the Razortail but also want to get your hands on the Bat Ray? Devil Driver is the campaign for you! Fight through Assault targets using your upgraded Manticores, earn prizes with each run, and soon you’ll be ready for anything.

  • [Prize Pack 1] Bat Ray

  • [Prize Pack 2] GSU-7 Ripsaw Gatling Gun; Medium Bat Ray VXP Tokens x2

  • [Prize Pack 3] Hydroexplosive Casing; Medium Bat Ray VXP Tokens x3; 1d Bat Ray Build Token x1

  • [Mastery Pack x3] Wingman Badge; Medium Bat Ray VXP Tokens x3; 1d Bat Ray Build Tokens x2

WHIPLASH CAMPAIGN

Begins: Wednesday, October 17th  @ 12:00 PM PDT
Ends: Wednesday, October 24th @ 12:00 PM PDT

*This campaign has had its difficulty reduced since its previous run*

Did you pick up the Bat Ray but also want to get your hands on the Razortail? Whiplash is the campaign for you! Fight through Assault targets using your upgraded Manticores, earn prizes with each run, and soon you’ll be ready for anything.

  • [Prize Pack 1] Razortail

  • [Prize Pack 2] Needler Rocket; Medium Razortail VXP Tokens x2

  • [Prize Pack 3] Wavedriver Warheads; Medium Razortail VXP Tokens x3; 1d Razortail Build Tokens x1

  • [Mastery Pack x3] Razor’s Edge Badge; Medium Razortail VXP Tokens x3; 1d Razortail Build Tokens x2

HIDDEN DEPTH CAMPAIGN

Begins: Tuesday, October 16th  @ 12:00 PM PDT
Ends: Tuesday, October 23rd @ 12:00 PM PDT

A traditional PvE campaign that awards the Fangtooth Flagship blueprint, build tokens, and VXP tokens. Requires PBX Payload Ownership.

  • [Prize Pack 1] 1x Fangtooth Blueprint; 1x Delirium Torpedo; 1x Advanced Torpedo Tubes; 5x Fangtooth 1-day build tokens

  • [Prize Pack 2] 6x Fangtooth 1-day build tokens; 5x Fangtooth 6000 VXP tokens

  • [Prize Pack 3] 7x Fangtooth 1-day build tokens; 5x Fangtooth 30000 VXP tokens

  • [Prize Pack 4] 1x Phantom Fangtooth Blueprint; 3x Skirmish 1-day build tokens; 20x Phantom Fangtooth 1-day build tokens; 12x Fangtooth 1-day build tokens



  • [Fleets] Launched fleets are unable to be recalled or selected on the World Map in the fleet manager system.

  • [Other] General bug fixes and performance improvements


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  • CM Chris
    CM Chris
    KIXEYE Community Manager
    Joined Mar 2014 Posts: 3,235
    The Hidden Depths, Devil Driver, and Whiplash campaigns have been extended by 24 hours!
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