8.50 Update Notes

CM Chris
CM Chris
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Joined Mar 2014 Posts: 3,473
edited 11 Dec 2018, 9:22PM


Greetings, Captains. The 8.50 update is deploying Tuesday, December 11th at ~4:00 PM PDT. This update contains target support for Mountain Tiles and Heavy Turrets, along with a variety of new campaigns. Check it out!



MOUNTAIN TILES (ENEMY TARGETS ONLY)

Mountain tiles are a new type of land tile that will appear in enemy targets during the Siege Cycle. They block incoming fire unless a weapon has sufficient arc to fire over the mountains. This blocks both enemy AND friendly weapon fire.


These land tiles will first appear in this week’s VXP Weekend!


HEAVY TURRETS (ENEMY TARGETS ONLY)

Heavy Turrets are a new type of turret in Battle Pirates. They have a fixed firing arc, as opposed to the normal 360° firing radius. This firing arc is visible if you mouse over the turret or if a turret is actively firing at you.

Example 1

Example 2

BE WARNED! Some of these turrets will eventually rotate (likely starting in January). Those who time their rush towards targets correctly may be able to avoid being fired on entirely, while those who time their rushes poorly will receive the full brunt of turret damage.

BE DOUBLE WARNED! Some rotating turrets will continue to track you once you’ve moved into range the first time. Alternatively, some will only fire when you happen to cross into the turret’s stationary firing arc and will not chase you. Be strategic - and avoid moving within their range whenever you can.

These Heavy Turrets will first appear in this week’s VXP Weekend!



DECEMBER FORSAKEN MISSION

CYCLE 1

Begins: Thursday, December 13th @ 9:00AM PST
Ends: Tuesday, December 18th @ 9:00PM PST

CYCLE 2

Begins: Wednesday, December 19th @ 9:00AM PST
Ends: Tuesday, December 25th @ 9:00PM PST

CYCLE 3

Begins: Wednesday, December 26th @ 9:00AM PST
Ends: Tuesday, January 1st @ 9:00PM PST


The full Forsaken Mission briefing will be released on Tuesday, December 11th.


DECEMBER VXP WEEKEND

Begins: Friday, December 14th @ 9:00AM PST
Ends: Monday, December 17th @ 9:00AM PST

New Unidentified Raider Siege targets are spawning. New level 58s will spawn for the entire duration, and special level 88 siege targets will spawn for the first 36 hours of the activity.

Time to rank up those ships!


ALLIED BOON CAMPAIGN (CO-OP)

Begins: Wednesday, December 12th @ 1:00PM PST 2:00PM PST
Ends: Wednesday, December 19th @ 1:00PM PST

Still need a boost to get involved in the current Siege Cycle? Grab a friend and take on this Allied Boon campaign to claim the Buccaneer Boon blueprint. All normal co-op rules apply.

NOTE: T6 or T7 fleets of each silo are required to complete the campaign.

  • [Prize Pack 1] Buccaneer Boon Blueprint Shards x2; 1d Buccaneer Boon Build Token x1; Medium Buccaneer Boon VXP Token x1

  • [Prize Pack 2] Buccaneer Boon Blueprint Shards x2; 1d Buccaneer Boon Build Tokens x2; Medium Buccaneer Boon VXP Tokens x2

  • [Prize Pack 3] Buccaneer Boon Blueprint Shard x1; 1d Buccaneer Boon Build Tokens x3; Medium Buccaneer Boon VXP Tokens x2


CONQUEROR’S GAMBLE CAMPAIGN

Begins: Wednesday, December 12th 1:00PM PST 2:00PM PST
Ends: Wednesday, December 19th @ 1:00PM PST

Get caught up on Tier 7 PvP tech by trying your luck on a mystery Treasure Chest. The campaign is difficult, but has the possibility of giving out full blueprint sets with each chest opened.

  • [Prize Pack 1 - 5] Treasure Chest; 1d T7 Conqueror Build Token x1; Titanium x20,000


Treasure Chest contains one of the following sets each time the chest is opened:

  • [Set 1] Onslaught; 2X-Q Mortar; High Explosive Shells IV

  • [Set 2] Missile Storm Cruiser; Precision Missile System; Siege Missile D55-X

  • [Set 3] Impact cruiser; Ballistic Calibrator; Siege Cannon D35-V

  • [Set 4] Ifrit; Wildfire Thrower; Radioactive Ignition

  • [Set 5] Witch Doctor; Hex Scattergun; Compressed Corrosion Canisters II

  • [Set 6] Revenant; Zip Drive; Havok Gatling Gun

  • [Set 7, awarded only if all Blueprints and all limits of each Limited Blueprint are already owned] Titanium x20,000


HYDRA’S HOLLOW CAMPAIGN

Begins: Wednesday, December 12th 1:00PM PST 2:00PM PST
Ends: Wednesday, December 19th @ 1:00PM PST

In need of the Hydra or Blood Hydra? Look no further! Battle against Skirmish targets through this Campaign to obtain valuable Hydra blueprints and tokens.

  • [Prize Pack 1] Hydra Siege Cruiser; Siege Capacitor CIC

  • [Prize Pack 2] Multiplex Charge Doubler; Siege Mercy CIC; Siege Aegis CIC

  • [Prize Pack 3] Blood Hydra; Optimized Launcher D116-S; 1d Hydra Build Token x3

  • [Mastery Run] 1d Hydra Build Token x7; 1d Blood Hydra Build Token x5; 25k Hydra VXP Token x2; 30k Blood Hydra VXP Token


TURRETS OF TERROR ELITE CAMPAIGN

Begins: Wednesday, December 12th 1:00PM PST 2:00PM PST
Ends: Wednesday, December 19th @ 1:00PM PST

Time to get some limited Tier 7 turrets! Break out your Inferno Dragons and battle to claim great prizes like the Kinetic Motion Cannon and Phlogiston Launcher Turret II.

  • [Prize Pack 1] Halo Missile II (x2 limit); Thermobaric Casing IV; 7d Halo Missile II Token x3

  • [Prize Pack 2] Javelin Turret II (x2 limit); Heavy Ballistic Shells; 7d Javelin Turret II Token x3

  • [Prize Pack 3] Coldsnap Rocket Turret II (x2 limit); Fuel Tank O1-X; 1d Structure Token; 7d Coldsnap Rocket Turret II Token x3

  • [Prize Pack 4] Kinetic Motion Cannon; Phlogiston Launcher Turret II (x2 limit); 3d Phlogiston Launcher II Token x5; 1d Structure Token x2


BASE RACE CAMPAIGN

Begins: Wednesday, December 12th 1:00PM PST 2:00PM PST
Ends: Wednesday, December 19th @ 1:00PM PST

Catch on up base tech so that you too can get involved with the release of Outpost 11! Base Race has been updated and is ready for another run. Note: this Campaign can only be engaged by Tier 6 Garrison fleets!

  • [Prize Pack 1] Outpost 7; Weapons Lab 11; Advanced Lab 11; Naval Lab 11

  • [Prize Pack 2] Outpost 8; Dock 12; Shipyard 3

  • [Prize Pack 3] Outpost 9; Dock 13; Shipyard 4

  • [Prize Pack 4] Shipyard 5; Advanced Lab 12; Weapons Lab 12

  • [Mastery Run x3] 1d Structure Build Token x1; 3d Defense Platform Build Token x1



  • [Base] Exclamation mark for full premium resource generators in wrong place

  • [Combat] Tier 8 PvE ships (i.e. the Eradicator) couldn’t attack NPC targets on the world map

  • [Messages] Misalignment in private messages scroll bar fixed

  • [Other] General bug fixes and performance improvements


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