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The June patch is coming on the 25th, release details inside.

Posted by Blamtroid on Jun 21st, 2013

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Alright then, it's time to discuss the long awaited June Patch, let's dive right in with the changelog as it currently stands (subject to change before the patch's release).

Changelog

UNSC:
- New UNSC Charon and Paris Frigates
- New MAC projectile
- UNSC AI will now fire MAC cannons correctly
- UNSC SMAC Platform added
- UNSC Prowler space mines now explode like proximity mines (extremely hand against corvettes and fighters)
- Added more resource upgrades

Covenant:
- Added Covenant SDC Corvette
- New Covenant Light Cruiser
- New Covenant Destroyer
- New Covenant Assault Carrier
- Added upgradeable ship system

General:
- Several performance optimizations, including:
* LoD models for a few ships and projectiles
* Most reworked models from the above lists are significantly lower poly
- Countless balancing tweaks, you'll find the game plays quite differently to the last version

Upgradeable ships?

That's right, several Covenant ships can now be upgraded on the go in skirmish simply by clicking the ship you want to upgrade and selecting the desired upgrade. At the moment the ships only have generic upgrades that improve/add more weapons, and boost shield strength, but over the course of the next few months we will be adding in many unique upgrade paths that will give you some serious fleet customization options.

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The only ships currently using the system are:
- Picket ship
- SDV Corvette
- Light Cruiser
- Destroyer

SMAC Platforms

These are a game-changing addition in the UNSC's fight against the Covenant, SMAC platforms are long range turrets that can be built anywhere on the map. They can be used to take out large chunks of an oncoming fleet before it can get anywhere near you, but be careful of the Covenant's in-system slipspace ability, if you don't pay attention a whole fleet could easily slip straight into your SMAC cluster and take it down.

UNSC SMAC Platforms ingame Random Gameplay Shots

Covenant Reworks

In addition to the unit reworks you've already seen in previous updates, we've also re-textured and re-modelled the Covenant Destroyer:

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And the Covenant Light Cruiser:

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Both of these ships deal can deal some serious damage with their Plasma Torpedo launchers, and the ability to upgrade them with more weaponry has made them even more deadly than ever.

Release Date and Beyond

The June patch will be uploaded on June 25th 2013, it will include all the mod files, so you will need to delete your old mods/CaW folder before installing it. As with last year's christmas release we will listen to your comments and try to get a patch out to address any issues ASAP.
As before, this release is SPACE SKIRMISH ONLY, if you try and run Galactic conquest you'll get all kinds of weird bugs.

Over the summer months following this patch, we hope to release an exciting new gametype along with at least one map pack, stay tuned for that (I'm sure DGaius will talk about it more in his blog: Halocaw.net )

That's it for this update, see you on the 25th.

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nitebones
nitebones Jun 21 2013, 6:00pm says:

could you make a quick vid you show these updates in action

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Blamtroid Author
Blamtroid Jun 21 2013, 11:43pm replied:

You'll see them in 3 days anyway, just wait until then :).

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nitebones
nitebones Jun 22 2013, 4:23am replied:

cool thanks

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Sanguinius
Sanguinius Jun 21 2013, 8:05pm says:

As i am only interested in GC, i would like to know if you plan on making the GC in the future or will you only stick with Skirmish ???

If not, then no point in me tracking this mod, no hard feelings ^^

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Blamtroid Author
Blamtroid Jun 21 2013, 9:46pm replied:

GC is next on our list of priorities, hopefully we'll have it done by christmas, no land though.

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CanadaMan7
CanadaMan7 Jun 22 2013, 1:06am says:

Nice one, Blam. Really liking that ship customization aspect.

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Bornsteller
Bornsteller Jun 22 2013, 5:55am replied:

It works real well ingame

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Boozei
Boozei Jun 22 2013, 2:39am says:

Awesome

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Souxwolf
Souxwolf Jun 24 2013, 5:27pm says:

Cant wait for the release.
Good job, guys
But whats about a rework for the Marathon Cruiser ( i find its now the most badlooking ship in the UNSC fleet)and working Deathclones for the Ships?
Would look really cool if for example a Plasmatorpedo hit a UNSC frigate which then explode in his pieces or get cut in two halfs.
And what about heroes?
And some Sabres and Pelicans and Phantoms would be very cool aswell

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