In a savage world of man vs nature, are you the hunter or the hunted? The creators of Left 4 Dead, Turtle Rock Studios, bring you Evolve, the next-generation of multiplayer shooters where four hunters face-off against a single, player-controlled monster. Stalk your prey, execute your attack and prove you are the apex predator in adrenaline-pumping 4V1 matches.

Post news Report RSS Evolve: Stage 2 Release Notes 2.00 (PC Only)

The Evolve: Stage 2 beta releases today, free on Steam. This is more than just an update; we overhauled almost every system and achieved our goal of converting Evolve into a free game. We’ve added and updated numerous features, fixed tons of bugs, improved stability and performance across the board, and completely redesigned many aspects of the game. These notes break down every feature that the Turtle Rock Studios team has been working hard on and is proud to share with you today.

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The Evolve: Stage 2 beta releases today, free on Steam. This is more than just an update; we overhauled almost every system and achieved our goal of converting Evolve into a free game. We’ve added and updated numerous features, fixed tons of bugs, improved stability and performance across the board, and completely redesigned many aspects of the game. These notes break down every feature that the Turtle Rock Studios team has been working hard on and is proud to share with you today.

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  • New and Updated Features
    • In-Game Currency and New Content
    • Returning Players
    • Updated Tutorials
    • Progression System Overhaul
    • The Monthly Punch Card
    • Challenges
    • Pick 3 Perk System
    • UI Flow
    • Profile System Revamp
    • Performance Overhaul
  • Gameplay Features and Updates

    • Hunter Shared Dome
    • New Hunter Class Abilities
    • Trapper: Planet Scanner
    • Support: Shield Burst
    • Assault: Defense Matrix
    • Matchmaking Updates
    • Floating Damage and Healing Numbers
    • HUD Improvements
    • Scaling Dropship Timer
    • Achieving Visual Clarity
    • VFX
    • Map Redesigns
    • Audio Update
    • In-Game Announcer
    • SFX Pass
    • Hunt Gameplay Changes
    • General
    • Hunters
    • Monsters
    • Legacy Evolve
  • Bug Fixes

    • General
    • Hunters
    • Monsters
    • Goliath
    • Wraith
    • Kraken
    • Elder Kraken
    • Behemoth
    • Gorgon


New and Updated Features

  • Weekly Free Character Rotation
    • Each week features four Hunters and one Monster available to play for free. We switch the characters up every week, so be on the lookout on social media and our forums!
      • If you’re new to Evolve: Stage 2, you’ll always have at least four Hunters and one Monster to play. You’ll also unlock two additional characters by completing the Markov and Goliath tutorials!
  • In-Game Currency: Silver Keys
    • Earn Silver Keys by playing matches, completing Challenges, signing in every day, and levelling up your account and character progression.
    • Use Silver Keys to unlock Hunters, Monsters, Skins, and Perks. These can be unlocked through the in-game store or the pre-round screens.
    • Silver Keys are tied to your profile, and cannot be transferred to another player.
  • Hunter Skins
    • There are plenty of new ways to express yourself with new Hunter skins ranging from a crazy Chemtrooper wearing pink spandex to a blood-soaked robot.
    • You can equip separate Weapon Skins and Hunter skin simultaneously.
      Returning Players
      Any player who owned a copy of Evolve previously is now granted Founder status.
  • What is a Founder?
    • We created the Founder Status to thank those players who supported us before Evolve Staged up.
    • Through the post-launch support of Evolve: Stage 2, Founders will receive special in-game items, currency, and other benefits for believing in Evolve and Turtle Rock Studios.
  • What do I get as a Founder?
    • 3,000 Silver Keys, all past and future Adaptations for previously owned Hunters and Monsters, dozens of Weapon Skins, two unique, animated Founder badges, and 2 unique Founder badge foregrounds.
    • If you owned any Hunters, Monsters, or Skins previously, those will be carried over to Evolve: Stage 2.
      Updated Tutorials
      The tutorial experience for Evolve: Stage 2 is now smoother, shorter, and more focused on getting players the information they need before going out into the wild for their first Hunt.
  • Tutorial Rewards
    • Completing both the Hunter and Monster tutorials will unlock Markov and Goliath for your account.

Progression System Overhaul

  • Account Progression
    • We've introduced account level progression; everyone will start out at level 1.
    • The max level for account progression is level 30: on the way, you’ll unlock unique badges and Silver Keys rewards.
  • Character Progression
    • Each Character (Hunters/Monsters) has a unique level progression tied to the character. There are currently 40 levels per character.
    • Progressing through the character levels will unlock Silver Keys, badges, and perks.
  • Masteries Removed
  • Steam Achievements Removed
  • The Monthly Punch Card
    • Rewards for Regular Play
      • Each reward is tied to the number of sign-ins, not to any specific day of the month.
      • Every day you log in to Evolve, you’ll receive the reward for the correlating day on the Punch Card. You’ll want to log in every day to make sure you get all the rewards for the month!
  • Punch Card Rewards
    • Rewards include Silver Keys, Badges, Hunter Skins, Monster Skins, and could even be a Hunter, Monster, or an Adaptation!
    • For example our first month will include the latest Hunter if you reach enough logins over the month.
    • If you have already unlocked a Punch Card reward, you will be granted a percentage of the current store value in Silver Keys as compensation.
      Challenges
      Along with progression and the Punch Card, there are daily and periodic challenges that reward additional Silver Keys upon completion.
  • Completing Challenges
    • You can only complete these challenges in Hunt and Ranked matches, unless the description states otherwise.
    • You cannot complete Challenges in solo or custom games. However, custom games provide a limited pool of Silver Keys and XP every day.

Pick 3 Perk System

We have redesigned the way perks are used in Evolve to allow players to better customize their gameplay experience. As such, all Perk unlocks have been reset due to the creation of a new progression and Perk system.

  • Perk Categories
    • Perks are divided into three categories: Minor, Major, and Superior. Each category relates to its impact on gameplay.
    • In each category you may select one Perk that you have unlocked.
  • Unlocking Perks
    • Perks unlock with Silver Keys on the Perk select screen or through the character progression system.
  • Upgrading Perks
    • Each Perk has three levels, and Perks are level one when first unlocked. It can then be upgraded to level two and level three using Silver Keys or by unlocking additional levels through character progression.
  • NOTE: Perks stats can stack across the 3 categories!

UI Flow

Navigating through the Evolve: Stage 2 UI is now faster, more intuitive, and a more enjoyable user experience.

  • Overhauled Menu Structure
    • Streamlined our menu flow so you can get into games faster than ever.
  • Reduced to Single Loading Screen
  • Updated Visual and Audio Language
    • We created more breathable, open, and inviting menus with updated effects and audio to match.
  • More Accessible Options Menu
    • You can now adjust all your options before loading into a match, including your audio settings!
  • Pre-Round
    • Character, Perks, and Skins are all selected before ever hitting a loading screen.
    • Added win-streaks to the Versus screen. It’s extra-satisfying to break someone’s win-streak, it turns out!
  • Post-Round Summary
    • Updated to support all-new challenges, rewards, and progression.
      Profile System Revamp
      From the Profile, players can navigate to the new Character grid, the rebuilt badge system, and more.
  • Profile Widget
    • You now have an at-a-glance view of your account level, Silver Keys amount, and badge using the profile widget located in the upper right corner throughout the front-end. Click on it to access the Profile from any screen!
  • Account/Character Progression
    • Your profile page displays account level, statistics, and unlocked items.
    • On the character page, you can view your character-specific stats, progression, and upcoming unlocks.
  • Character Grid
    • You can view all of your characters at a glance and easily see which ones you own, which are locked, and which are on rotation.
  • Revised the Badge System
    • Badge color unlocks are now tied to account and character progression.
    • Badge colors can be awarded through the Punch Card, community events, and other avenues.
    • Please note that due to the change in the badge system, all badge unlocks have been reset.

Performance Overhaul

Alongside our Main Menu refactor, we cut down load times and improved performance and stability across all of Evolve.

  • Performance Improvements
    • Reduced the download size by more than 50%!
      • This download only includes your Steam-specified language. To download additional languages, you’ll need to set it to your desired language via Steam.
    • Created a new “Minimum” video setting for lower-end PCs.
    • Performance improvements across all graphic specs (Low/Medium/High/Very High).
    • Decreased the number of loading screens required to get into a match.
    • Optimized and redesigned numerous VFX to improve in-game performance and readability.
  • Focus on Stability
    • Thanks to our ability to update weekly, we are able to fix any game-breaking bugs or crashes quicker than ever before.

Gameplay Features and Updates

Gameplay is one of the most important aspects of Evolve: Stage 2. Games are faster than ever; they require less running and give all players a sense of direction during gameplay. We redesigned Hunt to eliminate the “Flee ‘Til 3” tactics and put the focus back on the action.

Hunter Shared Dome

The Mobile Arena is moved off the Trapper and is now a team-wide ability for Hunters. The Shared Dome is a critical part of the Evolve: Stage 2 Hunt experience.

  • What is the Shared Dome?
    • If a Hunter damages the Monster or is within a certain range, a prompt will appear to Dome the Monster.
    • After a short cast time, the Dome will be deployed over the Monster's current location.
    • The Dome cooldown is 80 seconds which is shared across all Hunters.
  • Shared Dome Gameplay
    • The Dome Timer starts at 5 minutes.
    • The timer can be decreased in two ways:
      • If the Monster incaps a Hunter, the timer decreases by 3.5 minutes (210 seconds).
      • If the Hunters deal health damage to the Monster, the timer is reduced in 60 second increments.
        • Stage 1: -60 seconds for every 4% of health lost
        • Stage 2: -60 seconds for every 6.5% of health lost
        • Stage 3: -60 seconds for every 8.5% of health lost
      • Once the timer decreases to 0:00, the Dome will drop.
      • A loud buzzer sound is triggered as the Dome counts down before dropping.
  • Hold the Dome Countermeasures
    • ‘Hold the Dome' was an infamous and toxic mechanic from Evolve. With Evolve: Stage 2, we've modified our dome design to counteract this behavior.
    • If a Hunter gets incapped while the Dome is ready to cast, a 10 second delay will be applied to the Shared Dome.
    • A HUD prompt will appear when this countermeasure is in effect.

New Hunter Class Abilities

Trapper: Planet Scanner

  • Upon activation, the Planet Scanner detects the direction the Monster is in, and relays that information on each Hunter’s compass. The Monster will also get a UI prompt whenever the ability is activated.
    • Not only do Trappers get this advanced tracking ability, they will also get a movement speed and jetpack thrust boost for a short time to keep on the Monster’s tracks.
    • This ability currently has a 30 second cooldown.

Support: Shield Burst

  • The Shield Burst will apply a temporary shield to all Hunters in a 30m radius and blocks a chunk of incoming damage on activation.

Assault: Defense Matrix

  • Upon activation, the Defense Matrix will create a defensive energy around the Assault, blocking 75% percentage of incoming damage for the Assault Hunter for a short period of time. It currently has a 30 second cooldown.

Matchmaking Updates

  • Quick Match Replaced with “Hunt”
    • Matchmake into the flagship Evolve experience: Hunt.
    • This serves as the pick-up-and-play matchmaking mode.
  • Hunt 2.0 is Now “Ranked”
    • All rankings are reset with the launch of Evolve: Stage 2 beta.
    • You must now reach account level 20 to enter Ranked.
    • Refined the matchmaking algorithm so you find matches quicker.
    • Your score is now hidden, but we’ve reworked how the numbers are calculated so you can work towards your rightful skill ranking on the leaderboards.
  • No More Joining Matches In-Progress
    • You’ll no longer be matched into a game that has already begun.
    • You can still be invited into a game if a friend invites you, or join into a friend’s game.

Floating Damage and Healing Numbers

  • Damage Numbers
    • Whenever you damage a Monster with Hunter equipment or land a Monster ability, you’ll see a number appear on screen.
    • This can be turned off at any time under the gameplay options.
  • Healing Numbers
    • Like Damage Numbers, whenever you heal another Hunter you’ll see the Healing Number pop up to show you how much you’re healing with each ability.
  • Damage and Healing Numbers Colorblind Support
    HUD Improvements
  • Compass Update
    • The Compass has been put center screen for Hunters for better directional callouts.
    • This is also used for the Planet Scanner indicator.
  • Successful Hunter Revive
    • This prompt is displayed for both Hunters and Monsters.
  • Persistent Markers
    • This highly requested feature makes it so markers and health bars now remain on screen while using the minimap.
  • Hunter Team Class Icons
    • Hunters can now see class icons regardless of colorblind mode being on.
    • This can be turned on via the options menu.

Scaling Dropship Timer

  • The timer always starts at zero when the Hunters first land onto the map at the start of a Hunt game.
  • If a Hunter is incapped (or if you have 2 strikes and are killed) it will add 10 seconds to the dropship timer.
  • If a Monster stages up, 25 seconds are added to the dropship timer.
  • The dropship doors will always open and spawn hunters once the countdown timer hits zero. Hunters must enter the dropship before the timer hits zero in order to respawn.
  • The maximum timer on the dropship is two minutes.

Achieving Visual Clarity

With the launch of Evolve: Stage 2, we revisited almost every visual effect in the game and spent countless hours polishing four hand-picked maps for Hunt gameplay.

VFX

  • Rebuilt and Redesigned 30+ Hunter VFX
    • All “Cloud” based gear have been revised to no longer block vision when spammed.
    • Any explosive impact shows the radius within the explosion, as opposed to it being a bit hidden.
    • All deployables display their range and a light around their general location.
    • Hunters now have a jetpack stream tied to all jetpacks associated with the color of your class. For example, Assault jetpack streams are red.
  • Rebuilt and Redesigned 20+ Monster VFX
    • All Monster abilities now telegraph if it will hit the Hunter or not to assist you in learning what is actually going on during fights.
    • Any large area of effect ability has a clearly defined radius.
    • Goliath Leap Smash has a better defined impact zone before the ability finishes.
    • Wraith Supernova no longer blocks your vision with VFX overload.
    • Kraken Lightning Strike now has a clear defined radius around the ability impact.
  • Improved Hunter 3rd Person VFX
    • New 3rd person effects:
      • Healing
      • Shielding
      • Damage Reduction
      • Bucket’s new ability: Mechanized Recharge (ability information below)
  • New Hunter 1st Person VFX
    • These effects will have a specific icon that is tied to a color that will display on the edges of your screen to further communicate what’s going on in the game.
    • New 1st person effects:
      • Healing
      • Shielding
      • Damage Reduction

Map Redesigns

Arguably one of the most important parts of Evolve was and always will be the maps. We redesigned and rebuilt the four best maps for the new gameplay we’re bringing forward to our community in the update.

  • Map Rotation: Orbital Drill, Wraith Trap, Distillery, and Weather Control
    • These four maps were hand-picked and rebuilt to fit our new gameplay standards.
    • Each has increased in size (Distillery and Weather Control have gained the most).
    • All brush and vegetation has been cleaned up to not obscure vision.
    • All collision (think bumpy rocks) has been cleaned up to allow for a smoother traversal for both Hunters and Monsters.
    • Weather has been optimized and improved across all four levels.
    • All cliffs have been reduced in size.
    • Each map has gone through an art pass and point of interest improvements to create more memorable areas.
    • Our environment artists have revised/rebuilt lighting in all four maps.
      Audio Update

In-Game Announcer

  • Events from “Dome Ready!” to when the Monster evolves and more are now vocalized by an Announcer. Did we mention that the Announcer is voiced by our very own Chloe Skew? Go, Chloe!

SFX Pass

  • Numerous sounds have been redesigned and cleaned up.
  • The in-game mix for Monsters has been standardized for consistency.
  • Revised all wildlife sound for Hunters to allow for better tracking and spatial awareness with wildlife.
  • Tuned high-impact Hunter abilities to stand out more from the Monster perspective.
  • General cleanup of the in-game mix to better convey distance.

Hunt Gameplay Changes

With a big focus on getting players into games and more fights instead of running, we’ve revised the whole design of Hunt.

General

  • Round Duration
    • A Hunt round duration has been shortened to 12 minutes from 20 minutes.
    • The Sudden Death timer now begins at 4 minutes. It previously began with only 2 minutes remaining.
      • When the Hunters or Monsters are fighting, the timer will stop until the Monster is no longer in combat range.
      • While sudden death is active the game time can go past 12 minutes.
  • Relay Shield
    • The Power Relay now has a defensive shield that is applied when Hunters are within an 80m radius of the Power Relay.
      • Once a Hunter enters the radius, the announcer will notify the Hunters the Relay shield has been activated.
      • Each Hunter inside the radius increases the Relay health by 15%.
  • New Wildlife Spawning System
    • Refactored to create a more efficient and consistent spawning system.
    • The new system does not use random spawns and always generates a set amount of wildlife in a spawn area.
    • Wildlife will spawn more often and in areas where Monsters can actually kill and eat wildlife.
  • Wildlife Changes
    • All wildlife health has been decreased by 50%.
    • Trapjaws no longer have energy (food) values.
    • The Tyrant has been removed until further notice.
      • We are working towards a complete refactor of how the Tyrant behaves in our game.
    • Reavers no longer slow Hunter movement with attacks.
    • Reavers can now climb up cliffs. This basically means our AI team wanted Reavers to take over Shear. Beware! The unseen Reaver is the deadliest.
  • Wildlife Buff System Redesign
    • All Buff spawns are now static locations based on the wildlife type.
    • Spawn times are set depending on the tier of the Buff.
      • Tier 1 spawns at 3 minutes which includes the Reaver, Blitz Leopard, Cephaladon, Megamouth, and Spotter.
      • Tier 2 spawns at 6 minutes which includes the Venom Hound, Marsh Strider, Canyon Strider, Obsidian Grub, Nomad, Steamadon.
      • Tier 3 spawns at 10 minutes which includes Mammoth Bird, Crowbill Sloth, Armadon.
  • Limb Damage Removed
    • Bullets will always deal a set amount of damage to the Monster.
      • All bullet-based Hunter weapons have had their damage lowered to compensate for the increased consistency.
    • Headshots will still deal double damage for bullet-based Hunter weapons.
  • Improved Weather Cycles for Orbital Drill, Wraith Trap, Distillery, and Weather Control.
    • The timing for each map is as follows (each map will have a different weather theme):
      • 0:00 to 1:30 minutes will be Fair Weather
      • 1:30 to 4:00 minutes will be Heavy Weather
      • 4:00 to 6:00 minutes will be Light Weather
      • 6:00 to 12:00 minutes will be Fair Weather
      • 12:00 minutes to the end of round will be Heavy Weather
    • Removed the lightning flash that was present on various storm weather effects for: Orbital Drill, Weather Control, Distillery, and The Murder Pits.
  • Controller Aim Assist Improvements
    • The new aim assist will latch onto the Monster with greater strength than before.
    • It is no longer a snap onto the target, but a gradual pull towards the Monster.

Hunters

  • General Hunter Changes
    • Movement Speed reduced from 5.5m/s to 5.2m/s.
    • Jetpacks no longer take fuel to climb a wall.
    • Jetpacks will always give a Hunter four boosts when at maximum capacity.
    • All hunters now have 15 hp/s regen out of combat.
  • Daisy AI Overhaul

    • Always tracks the Monster directly, choosing the quickest path to the Monster's current location. Will no longer follow tracks.
    • Within a certain distance of the Monster, she’ll go into head-down mode and slow down to start sniffing around for the Monster.
    • Daisy will point once she’s honed in on the location of the Monster, signalling to the Hunters that the Monster is close and able to be captured inside a Dome.
  • Daisy no longer will call in the Dropship after being killed.
    • Only Hunters will start the Dropship timer.
  • Daisy now grants Hunters a movement speed boost aura
    • Daisy now grants a 15% speed boost in a 15 radius around her.
      • This does not apply to the Combat Trapjaw. She still has normal movement attributes.
    • Daisy will grant the movement speed bonus until she is killed.
    • There are no VFX tied with this currently.
    • Gotta go fast!
  • New Bucket Ability: Mechanized Recharge
    • Bucket’s UAV has been replaced with a new ability called Mechanized Recharge.
    • On activation, any Hunter in a 30m radius of Bucket will have their class ability recharged at a rapid pace.
  • Jack Repulsor Revision
    • The red beam will no longer drain large amounts of energy when holding it on the Monster.
    • When a Monster walks into the beam and it turns yellow, it’ll drain less energy than before.
    • Whenever a Monster uses a traversal into the beam, it’ll take a large chunk of energy.
    • The Repulsor can only be used when it is fully recharged. The reload speed has been improved to go along with this new change.
  • Hyde Toxic Grenade Revision
    • No longer kills Banshee mines, plants, and other various items with the damage over time ability.
      • Now has the ability to break sneak pounce grapples on impact.
      • Will destroy any items on explosion, but not with the damage over time.
  • Slim Spore Cloud Rework
    • Previously, Spore Cloud took away the Monster's ability to smell completely while in the cloud. It will now limit the Monster's smell range by a set percentage.
  • The Lazarus Device now grants strikes on Death
    • If a Hunter corpse is revived with the Lazarus Device, the Hunter will be granted a strike.
      Monsters
  • Feeding Damage Threshold
    • Monsters must take a set amount of damage before eating is cancelled.
    • The closer Hunters are to the Monster, the lower the threshold.
    • The further away Hunters are to the Monster, the higher the threshold.

General Monster Changes

  • Armor and health adjustments:
    • Each Monster has gained faster out-of-combat armor regen.
    • Each Monster has increased armor and health.
    • Stamina has been increased for each Monster.
      • With the removal of in-combat stamina, each Monster now has a set Stamina value at all times.
    • Energy required to Evolve:
      • Stage 1 energy required to stage up is now 21 energy.
      • Stage 2 energy required to stage up is now 25 energy.
    • Contextual Combat improvements (Monster Melee Combat)
      • Further improvements to the contextual combat system allow Monsters to have more consistent melee attacks while in combat.
  • Ability Points and Stat Restructure
    • Each Monster now starts with four points to spend at Stage 1.
      • You still have three at Stage 2, but you only have two at Stage 3.
      • Overall, it is still 9 points to spend through the Stages.
    • Restructured ability upgrade system.
      • Level 1 abilities still give you basic function and enough damage to break through Hunters.
      • Level 2 abilities give you a decreased cooldown and/or increased radius/speed to give more usability for Level 2 abilities.
      • Level 3 abilities increase in damage and further improve the ability’s utility depending on the ability type.
  • Armor Channeling in the Dome
    • Monsters rapidly regenerate armor while in the Dome after not taking damage while standing still for 3-4 seconds,.
    • Once activated, a UI prompt and sound will play to notify both sides that the armor channeling has begun.
    • To break the armor channel, a Hunter simply deals damage to the Monster.
    • Our goal with this feature is to allow Monsters to reset the fight in their favor.
  • Wraith Decoy Rework
    • Decoy no longer will make the Wraith invisibile.
    • Upon activation, the Decoy will spawn and attack the nearest target. (prioritizes Hunters).
    • The Decoy no longer disappears if the Wraith uses abilities or melee attacks.
    • The Decoy will fight alongside the Wraith during combat.
    • It has a set health value and timer. If either reaches zero the Decoy will disappear.
  • Gorgon Web Snare Functionality Change
    • No longer slows Hunter movement speed on impact.
    • Now lowers the jump height and jetpack dodge distance and slows the speed of jetpack flight as well.
  • Kraken Banshee Mine Rework
    • Banshee Mines have three states: launched, armed, and active.
    • When in the launched state, they are invulnerable until they land on geometry or close to a Hunter.
    • Once they become planted at the aimed location, they’ll be ready to activate whenever a target comes into the active range. This is the armed state.
    • Mines home in on the target and explode on impact once a target is in range. They are vulnerable in this active state.
    • Banshee Mines now have 3 mines at each level.
  • Goliath Air Tracks
    • Similar to Gorgon and Wraith, Goliath will now leaves tracks in air.
    • Whenever Goliath leaps or uses leap smash, tracks will appear below Goliath.
  • Sneak Pounce Changes
    • Monsters can only Sneak Pounce when a target is in range.
  • Random Carrion Birds are Removed

Behemoth Unlocking Disabled

Unfortunately, Behemoth currently has some issues we’d like to tackle and needs some pending refactors before we feel comfortable having players unlock him with Silver Keys. If you already own Behemoth, he is still playable on your account but any player who did not purchase Behemoth before the launch of Evolve: Stage 2 will not be able to unlock Behemoth until we re-release him. Bob will be back soon!

Legacy Evolve

We have removed Defend, Nest, Rescue, and Evacuation from Evolve: Stage 2. These modes can be found in Legacy Evolve which is still available for players who previously owned Evolve on Steam.


Bug Fixes

One of the big focuses for Evolve: Stage 2 was creating a stable gameplay experience and overall more stable Evolve. With hundreds of bug fixes that have gone in over the past months, here are some of the big community facing issues you may have ran into while previously playing Evolve.

General

  • Fixed a crash when playing with Very High graphic settings with Nvidia graphics cards.
  • Fixed various crashes caused by: Goliath, Wraith, and Behemoth.
  • Fixed various crashes when joining late as a Hunter.
  • Fixed a crash when joining on Hank while the AI was using the shield projector.
  • Fixed an issue where in Quick Play/Hunt Monster would not rotate to all players.
  • Fixed a network issue where players would connect to random lobbies when transitioning from custom matches.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur after the party leader leaves a custom match during gameplay.
  • Fixed a network crash that would cause the Monster player to crash out during a multiplayer Hunt match.
  • Fixed a crash after clicking continue in the post round results after an Arena match.
  • Fixed an issue where restarting a game before the Hunters landed from the dropship would cause all Hunters to float in the sky.
  • Fixed an issue where Hunters would not get knocked back while ledge grabbing during gameplay.
  • Fixed an issue where the below 25% health sound effect would not play for Hunters in multiplayer.
  • Fixed an issue where the spectator camera would create collision that would block abilities from Monsters and Hunters.
  • Fixed an issue where certain in-game sound effects were not properly playing for the Observer client.
  • Fixed an issue where players set to no preference could sometimes get Monster over a player who had their priority set to Monster.

Hunters

  • Fixed instances where the Dropship would not drop Hunters in the closest respawn zone to their teammates.
  • Fixed an issue when Sunny activates hot swap while using her jetpack booster, the screen would break into 4 bright white quadrants.
  • Fixed an issue where Sunny could deploy shield drones through collision.
  • Fixed an issue where the Lightning Gun would not work properly at close range.
  • Fixed an issue where Crow could not zoom in with the Kinetic Rifle while holding a charged shot.
  • Fixed an issue where the capacity perk would not increase the reload time of charge based weapons.
  • Fixed an issue where some Hunter gear would reload twice after running out of energy/ammo.
  • Fixed an issue with Griffin’s harpoon gun having a 2nd harpoon effect.
  • Fixed an issue where Cabot’s damage amp would linger on the Monster for 0.5 seconds longer than intended.
  • Fixed an issue where if a Hunter was healed while trying to spawn in the dropship they would not die and spawn in the dropship.
  • Fixed an issue where if a Hunter was shielded while trying to spawn in the dropship they would not die and spawn in the dropship.
  • Fixed an issue where Parnell’s Super Soldier would not activate if being healed by a Slim healing drone.
  • Fixed an issue where taking over a Hunter bot as a player could sometimes push the Hunter through the world.
  • Fixed an issue where Hunters movement speed was slowed while walking up an incline.
  • Fixed an issue where the Lazarus device would not revive players if used when the player entered the death state.
  • Fixed an issue where Hunter UI icons would disappear during combat.
  • Fixed an issue where Lennox would cause Tech Sgt. Hank’s shield to decay.
  • Fixed an issue where background reloading would take twice as long if a Hunter switched weapons before fully running out of ammo.
  • Fixed an issue where Hunters could not use their class ability while pounced.
  • Fixed an issue where Hunter jetpacks would not use all 4 bars of energy while jetpack boosting.
  • Fixed an issue where Parnell would have a double reload after using Super Soldier.
  • Fixed various issues with the Hunter hot-swapping system.
  • Fixed an issue where beam based weapons would deal incorrect damage depending on the player’s FPS. (Markov Lightning Gun for example).
  • Fixed numerous instances where Hunters would fall off the wall while slow climbing.

Monsters

  • Fixed how Harpoons interact with Monsters to create a more consistent and responsive system for both Hunters and Monsters.
  • Updated all Monster contextual combat hitboxes to prevent missed attacks.
  • Removed incap grapple from all Monster attacks.
  • Fixed an issue where sneak pouncing a Hunter into certain geometry would cause them to fall through the world.
  • Fixed an issue where Monsters could not climb when close to the edge of the dome wall. * Fixed instances where a Monster player could not choose their abilities when going into Arena.
  • Fixed an issue where staging up would not allow the Monster to spend their 3 points in abilities, freezing them in place.
  • All Monsters should no longer be affected by destructible objects.
  • Fixed an issue where Hunters would teleport behind Monsters while sneak pounced.
  • Fixed an issue where the Monster ability select screen would disappear after evolving.
  • Fixed an issue where Monsters after evolving would have 4 undefined abilities.
  • Fixed an issue where players could not back out of being Monster after they selected it during custom lobbies.
  • Fixed an issue where Spotters would sometimes not play the alert sound when a Monster is in close proximity.

Goliath

  • Fixed an issue when activating Charge after using a traversal would freeze Goliath in place.
  • Fixed an issue where Leap Smash and Traversal would get caught on destructible objects.
  • Fixed Rock Throw’s animation not fully playing from the previous fast rock fix.
  • Fixed an issue where Leap Smashing a wall would sometimes lock Goliath’s orientation into one direction.
  • Fixed an issue where Rock Throw would get caught on collision while in the throw animation.
  • Fixed an issue where Goliath would have a drastically shorter leap smash when activating the ability near certain ledges.
  • Fixed issues with Goliath/Meteor Leap Smash not playing the proper impact sounds.
    Wraith
  • Fixed an issue when activating Abduction during a FPS drop, Wraith will freeze in place.
  • Fixed an issue where Wraith’s melee attacks would break harpoons unintentionally.
  • Fixed an issue when using Warp Blast where the explosion was not centered on the

Wraith.

  • Fixed an issue where Abduction would not grab any Hunters if Wraith passed through a destructible object before reaching the Hunter.
  • Fixed an issue where Warp Blast would not pass through destructible objects.
  • Fixed an issue where certain interactions with Harpoons and Abduction where it would cause the Hunter camera to shake rapidly if a Hunter was grabbed by Abduction.
  • Fixed an issue when Wraith would use abduction at a short range and cause the Wraith to lock up in the abduction state.

Kraken

  • Fixed an issue when using traversal and melee attack at the same time Kraken will not activate a traversal, but would still lose a traversal.
  • Fixed an issue where Aftershock was not properly tracking damage dealt in the post round screen.
  • Fixed an issue where Banshee mines would get stuck inside Hunters if casted within a certain distance. (basically the invulnerable time of a Banshee mine allowed it to get stuck inside Hunters before becoming “active”).
  • Fixed an issue where Hunters could dodge through Banshee mines while they were active.
  • Fixed issues with Kraken’s traversal not properly registering when a player activated the Traversal button.
  • Fixed instances where Jack’s Repulsor would not block a Kraken Traversal.
  • Fixed an issue when staging up as Kraken, the roar animation would show through walls.
  • Fixed an issue where Kraken could “super jump” while spamming melee attacks and traversals.
  • Fixed an issue where Lightning Strike would knockback Hunters but deal no damage.

Elder Kraken

  • Fixed an issue where the camera orientation while casting Chain Lightning would cause it to miss at certain angles.
  • Fixed an issue where Elder Kraken Lightning Strike was not doing damage when Hunters were pressed up against certain destructible objects.
  • Fixed an issue where Death Spiral would spawn a few meters behind Elder Kraken.

Behemoth

  • Fixed an issue where the Roll Traversal could deal multiple instances of damage to Hunters.
  • Fixed an issue where Tongue Grab would grab corpses instead of Hunters it was targeting.
  • Fixed an issue where Fissure would fire off before the animation fully played.
  • Fixed an issue where AI Behemoth would cast rock wall below itself.
  • Fixed an issue where Behemoth did not have the correct 9 second evolve timer.

Gorgon

  • Fixed instances where Spider traps would not move after capturing a Hunter.
  • Fixed an issue where Gorgon’s Wall Pounce would deal more damage than intended.
  • Fixed instances where Jack’s Repulsor would not block a Gorgon Traversal.
  • Fixed an issue where Gorgon would get stuck on a Hunter after using wall pounce.
  • Fixed an issue where Gorgon would use multiple traversals during a melee attack causing wasted stamina.
  • Fixed an issue where Gorgon Spider Traps would move faster than intended when trapping Hunters in Caira’s Acceleration Field.
  • Fixed an issue where the Damage Amp would not be removed from Gorgon after using Mimic.
  • Fixed instances where Gorgon Spider Traps would keep players grappled after the trap was destroyed.
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