Skin icons fix
You may have noticed a small client update earlier this week. This optional patch was to help fix some rogue skin icons that weren’t working. This wasn’t some one-off issue; skins have been sporadically breaking here and there for months now.
Thankfully, between this latest patch and some other commits from Andre this week, it appears skins should be working more consistently from here on out.
The latest version of Unity (2019.1.1) has been merged in to the staging branch. Although this won’t change much on the forward facing end, it does include various bug fixes and other improvements under the hood. Also, thankfully, it doesn't appear this new version has drastically fucked anything up like we’ve seen in some past Unity updates.
Garry is working on some interesting new functionality on a branch entitled ‘Steamworks2’. As you may be aware, Steamworks is a suite of tools which provides developers the ability to integrate various things from Steam into their games (skins, market items, etc.).
Thus far Garry has done commits around achievements, stats, and improvements to the server browser and history. No word on exactly what this body of work entails, but we’ll keep you posted as the month progresses and this branch gets merged in.
Giant excavator progress
A huge new monument is on the horizon. The Giant Excavator, slated for launch with the June update, stands to provide some excellent opportunities for PvP, looting, and more. No new visuals quite yet as it is still on a separate branch, but we’ll provide full coverage of the huge new monument once it gets merged in.
Weapon texture / VFX optimization
Petur is in the process of redoing a bunch of textures and effects for various weapons. This weapon and VFX optimization branch will not only improve the look of various weapons and their firing effects, but also hopefully provide some performance enhancements to boot. More information on this as work progresses throughout the month.
Fix for Rustige egg base protection exploit
Street lights are no longer brighter than the sun