9/20 @ 3:15pm EST - We're seeing a bunch of work on the natural caves (no visuals yet), some fixes / optimizations, and a new form of grass displacement (still in progress). Big changes to recoil expected this week, check back early Thursday for a full report.
12:43pm EST - And the client update is live!
12:35pm EST - Looks like it'll be an early update today, the server update and devblog are already out! Client update pending...
10:00am EST - The semi auto pistol just got nerfed: damage reduced from 50 to 40.
8:40am EST - Update time is upon us and we’re looking at optimizations, bug fixes, new iron sights, and some fresh explosion sounds. This update will not force a map or XP wipe, however, it’s the middle of the month, so many bi-weekly servers will wipe their maps once the update hits.
Update summary video
Here’s another update summary from Puddy!
New bolt iron sight
The iron sights of the bolt action have been modified, now featuring a less obtrusive tip on the end. This should make it a bit easier to aim by obstructing the view of your targets less. Here’s a before and after:
Semi auto pistol nerfed
As one of the final commits before the patch launch, damage on the semi auto pistol has been reduced to 40 (was 50).
The team has worked on several optimizations this week. First, you should see less FPS drops when there’s lots of gunfire, as Helk has optimized projectiles. Also, Andre has done several changes with regards player mesh pooling, lerping, and various other behind the scenes elements. Expect more details in the devblog, but long and short: shit is more optimized.
New explosion sounds
Alex has added several new sounds, giving each explosion type its own unique sounds. He’s also fixed an issue where a bunch of explosions had a second C4 sound on one of the smoke particle objects.
AK 47 sights now centered
Fans of the assault rifle will be happy to see the iron sights are now centered on the screen.
Misc fixes and progress
- Effective combat range of pistol ammo slightly reduced (from 80 to 60)
- Fixed players sometimes appearing with wrong name, gender or skin tone
- Old bone armor no longer drops in loot crates
- More progress on natural caves, but no visuals yet (maybe in the devblog…)