GAME 1.2.4

This update introduces brand new weapon attachments. There will be constant balancing on their pricing and advantages (ie. percentages, perks) throughout the next days.

GAME UPDATES

GUNS / SHOOTING

  • Weapon attachments added:
    – Compensator
    – Muzzle Brake
    – Flash Hider
    – Vertical Grip
    – Angled Grip

MAP UPDATES

  • Origin
    – Overall rework and improvements on the key angles and paths of the Search and Destroy phase
    – Drop collisions fixed
  • Exodus
    – Fixed many collisions in Capture and Search and Destroy phases
    – Drop collisions fixed

SOUND UPDATES

  • Bomb ticking sound is now in “Sound Effects” channel
  • Added shooting sounds for the Dragunov sniper rifle
  • Improved bomb ticking sounds based on proximity and location

 

UI/UX/HUD

  • Avatars in HUD will now display in black and white when a player is dead
  • Your teammates’ HP will now show under their avatar
  • New hit marker opacity and thickness options
  • Removed exponential fog option/set as always disabled (for now)
  • Added tooltips for all attachments in buy menu
  • FPS limited should no longer display “0” on a fresh install and is now set to “Limitless” by default

 

 

GAME 1.1.13

This update focuses mainly on the current performance issues with the game client.

GAME CLIENT

– Overall FPS improvements for low/mid end processors
– Overall map lighting improvements on Origin and Exodus
– Fixed an issue where changing weapons would cause framerate drops

GAMEPLAY

– Headshot damage multiplier has been increased from 2.0 to 2.25
– Lateral movement speed in hip fire mode increased by 5%

SKINS

– New skin collection integration for 2018-09-26
– Battle Pass item level 75 integration (Barrett “Choke”) – item is now claimable

 

01.1.10b (Live Build)

Weapons

  • Assault rifles’ overall damage values have been increased.
  • Armor penetration values have been increased to balance the new armor’s algorithm.

We will promptly release The Forge Arena’s live damage tables for all guns for better feedback purposes.

 

Movement

  • You can now sprint while reloading a gun.

Sound

  • Overall specialization optimization for Origin and Exodus maps
  • Fixed a bug when jumping voice over’s would appear to be behind you.
  • Added bomb countdown/ticking sound effects

Overall Bug Fixes/Features

  • Fixed an issue where an empty clip would cause a desync with the client/server and would not let you reload.
  • The game client now loads/unloads certain sections of the map in between phases for better performance.
  • FPS optimization for lower/mid end PC’s.
  • Your computer will now use recommended settings the first time the game client is loaded. You can always roll back to these settings in the options menu.

Launcher

  • Integrated “skirmish” option for private games. In order to get a skirmish going, create two parties of the same size (1v1, 2v2, 3v3, 4v4 or 5v5) and invite the opposing party leader to a skirmish. Game will start upon confirmation of all users.
  • Added “Create Account” button to login screen.
  • Added Official “Discord” link to login screen.
  • Revamped the UX for Battlepass features. You can now see the preview for the skins you may claim.
  • Friend list overhaul. You will now be able to see more friends without having to scroll up/down.

00.07.00 (live build)

Account

  • New Skin collection now integrated
  • Fixed an issue causing stats to not get properly updated on your account if the Match was left early

Movement

  • Lateral Speed Multiplier increased

Spectator

  • Minor bugfixes have been made to the Spectator Mode

Weapons

  • Weapons now deal full damage to Player arms and hands
  • Equipping a different Weapon will now gradually increase/decrease the Player’s movement speed over the course of the animation rather than at the moment the new Weapon is fully equipped
  • Weapon Equip Times decreased
  • Movement Speed Multiplier and Armor Pen values are now more distinct between each type of Weapon class. This should help to better define the roles of each category.
    • Rifles are generally slower but have more Armor Pen
    • Glock and USP have the least Armor Pen but are quick. Deagle is the exception and will feel more like a heavy SMG
    • SMGs are in between Pistols and Rifles for both Movement Speed and Armor Pen
    • Barrett sniper rifle is now a one-shot kill above the waist – with and without armor. Overall movement has been reduced while equipped.

This update addresses the in-game stuttering issue that has been problematic for the last two updates.

 

### GUN CHANGES

– Accelerated fire rate for deagle
– Buffed first shot accuracy for all pistols
– Accelerated fire rate for Barrett
– Changed recoil patterns for rifles
– Lowered damage and fire rate of P90
– Lowered the kick on Barrett shots

 

### SOUND CHANGES

– Other players will now make much less sound when walking
– Enemies will not hear you aiming down with your weapon anymore
– Other players will now make much less sound when changing guns

 

### MAP CHANGES

– Removed rocky structures allowing players to land on top of the map at their respective spawns
– Updated dynamic bands on capture and S&D sites
– Minimal changes to ramps leading to capture point
– Removed the infamous ship on bomb site A (temporary)
– Fixed and optimized numerous textures and dynamic elements
– Added collision to mid buildings to prevent players from jumping onto the main structure in the capture phase

 

### GAME CHANGES

Leaning has been disabled for this build. It will be optimized for further testing in a future build
– Fixed a bug where reloading your gun would carry over to another gun if switched
– Fixed a bug making a reload impossible after running out of bullets
– Fixed a bug in the kill feed where headshots would be visualized as grenade kills (!)

 

### LAUNCHER CHANGES

– New friend request UI
– New in-game state for when friends are in a game
– Updated chat filter (still in testing)

Another massive update for the closed Alpha. Time to jump into the arena.

GAME UPDATES

Version : 00.00.13A

1. HUD

  • Added “Waiting for Players” display before game start
  • Crosshair is now hidden during the dive sequence
  • “Press B to Open Shop” will no longer stay on screen out of Lobby
  • Scoreboard overhaul; includes team and player scores
  • Removed placeholder HUD for inventory items

Developer Comments: We’re moving towards a more minimalist HUD design. Slight overall improvements that should impact the user experience.

2. Gameplay

  • Unstable connection should no longer reset the forced game start timer
  • Forced respawn at game start should no longer leave weapons floating in the air
  • An issue that would rarely prevent players from respawning has been fixed
  • Changed landing point placements to more closely match actual landing pad positions
  • Changed capture point collision to more closely match ribbon visuals
  • Fixed an issue causing the default glock to become hidden for other players after the round has been reset
  • Players now respawn at the appropriate location
  • Barret light is no longer visible on death
  • Bullet impacts for VFX/SFX are now calculated on both client and server side. This should lead to a smoother user experience
  • Issue that would occasionally turn player camera 90 degrees sideways after jumping into the arena should no longer occur
  • Slightly reduced camera blackout time before regaining control of player post-jump
  • Fixed an issue that would cause other clients to see a landing player do a double flip
  • Added two more landing locations to accommodate 5 players
  • Added numerous mouse sensitivity settings
  • Mouse settings are now saved locally
  • Fixed weapon binds to the correct numbers
  • Reload animation while aiming with 4x is now fixed
  • Red dot brightness has been lowered
  • Barret now has a reload animation
  • Improved all around bullet spray

Developer Comments: Many bug fixes focused on polishing specific aspects of the game to limit the amount of apparent issues.

LAUNCHER UPDATES

Version : 00.03.02

1. Misc

  • General bug fixing
  • Offline/Online detection for friend list is more accurate

Developer Comments: Slight adjustments that will enhance general experience when using the client.

2. Matchmaking

  • All types of queues are available. Party does not have to be full to find a match

Developer Comments:  We’ve introduced the ability for players to queue independently and successfully be matched with other players. No longer do you have to be a full lobby of 5 to be considered by the Matchmaking server.

Another one for the books. Includes critical sound updates, global aim offset fix for all guns and many different bug fixes.

GAME UPDATES

Version : 00.00.12PA

1. HUD

  • Fixed shop UI where you couldn’t buy from the store after pressing ESC while trying to buy items.
  • You can now confirm and equip your items in the shop by pressing ENTER
  • Added transition animations to different to different sections of the shop
  • Fixed scope buying structure
  • Added temporary scoreboard
  • Fixed number of enemies left widget

Developer Comments: Finally fixed a game-breaking bug where if you would press ESC in the first rounds you could get stuck with no gun for the rest of the game. Final scoreboard design should be in the next update.

2. Gameplay

  • Added leaning feature for all guns
  • Introduced a new red dot sight

Developer Comments: We decided to fully redesign our red dot which provides the user with a much cleaner view. We will be closely monitoring the testers’ feedback for it in the upcoming playtests.

3. Game Modes

  • Loading screen is now properly displayed when all players have joined the match.
  • Fixed null references preventing the first clip of a glock
  • Removed unused actors causing excessive FPS drops
  • Moved some spawn points to prevent wall collision
  • Force a second spawn before end of countdown to fix wrong ally/enemy visual states.

Developer Comments: Major update in term of frames per second. We have noticed an increase from 20 to 35 fps with all our of our test builds.

LAUNCHER UPDATES

Version : 00.02.00

1. Visual

  • Rearranged different sections placement and size
  • All users’ icons have been replaced by new stock ones.
  • Notification button visual was improved

Developer Comments: those visual changes is a small step towards what we really had in mind in term of placement and sizing for all the launcher’s component

2. Matchmaking

  • Matchmaking infrastructure now allows users to queue up for a game alone and in groups up to 5.
  • Fixed visual bug for “Play” button

Developer Comments: we unlocked solo/different party size queue to test how it behaves in the real world. 

Another one for the books. Includes critical sound updates, global aim offset fix for all guns and many different bug fixes.

GAME UPDATES

Version : 00.00.11PA

1. HUD

  • In-Game Shop has been updated to correctly calculate the price of the weapon chosen along with its attachments
  • The price color for affordable (orange) and unaffordable (red) items has been updated to show correctly
  • If you already own a weapon with attachments when opening the buy menu, it will now be selected along with its attachments
  • If you buy a cheaper weapon while already owning a more expensive one, you will be refunded half the price of your original buy

Developer Comments: These are the major points that have been fixed but there have also been a lot of minor corrections not listed above.

2. Ambiance sound improvements

  • A sound track has been added in the background during lobby waiting period

Developer Comments: During the Alpha & Beta development, a lot of sound improvements will be added to the game which will improve the overall feeling of the game and help your situational awareness.

3. Guns

  • Now you start the first round with a Glock Pistol equipped
  • The iron sight for the Barret Sniper Rifle and the Glock Pistol have been calibrated

Developer Comments: Community and streamer partner feedback was taken into consideration for the starting weapon. When only holding a primary weapon, having to reload it would cause a competitive imbalance due to not having a secondary weapon to switch to in the heat of the moment.

4. Game Modes

  • We addressed some major issues in the game mode which used to slow the general loading of the game, therefore improving the loading time

LAUNCHER UPDATES

Version : 00.01.01

1. Friend list

  • General alignment improvements for the Add Friend, Notification and Search Bar
  • Fixed an issue where some user accounts could not receive friend and party requests (

    😉 Anthom & 😉 Declone)

Developer Comments: Wiped all existing parties and set everyone offline while we try to improve the online / offline detection

2. Party

  • Fixed a major issue that prevented the game launch when the matchmaking was ready

Another one for the books. Includes critical sound updates, global aim offset fix for all guns and many different bug fixes.

GAME UPDATES

Version : 00.00.10PA

1. HUD

  • Changed the font of teammates list/health bar to match other HUD aspects
  • Added number of remaining enemy players
  • Small overall alignment fixes

Developer Comments: You can now see how many players are left on your team and on the enemy team. Although the visual aspects will most likely be altered in the future, you can now rely on immediate HUD feedback to know if, per example, you are the only player left on your team and have to activate your inner “cluch mode”.

2. General sound improvements

  • Limited the number of bullet firing instances at any given time
  • Limited the number of bullets flying by at any given time
  • Adjusted the sound levels of bullets hitting materials and players
  • Implemented 3D sounds for bullets firing
  • Implemented 3D sounds for bullets landing in the surroundings (or hitting you)

Developer Comments: This patch implements and addresses the issues with the past build in which too many gun-related sounds were heard from inappropriate surroundings of the player. It is now much easier to identify where shots are coming from.

3. Guns

  • Optimized overall damage for UMP sub machine gun
  • Optimized overall damage for Barrett sniper rifle
  • Fixed bug where player’s hand would incorrectly show up when scoped

Developer Comments: Community and streamer partner feedback was taken into consideration for the UMP’s base damage. It is now much easier to eliminate opponents with it. Our flagship sniper rifle is now a one shot kill in the head/chest.

LAUNCHER UPDATES

Version : 00.01.00

1. Game launcher

  • You can only launch a single instance of the launcher now

Developer Comments: the fact that a user could have 2 launchers running at the same time was the cause of multiple matchmaking related bugs such as the game process launching twice.

2. Friend list

  • Online/offline detection should now be more accurate
  • Inviting someone to your party will now prompt a confirmation for them
  • Fixed bug that would leave you stuck in the notification zone when declining a friend request

Developer Comments: online/offline detection is still a work in progress, but for the most part it should be way easier to determine if one of your friend is online and open for your invite.

A new patch is now live for the Friday playtest. Read below to learn more about the latest changes.

GAME UPDATES

Version : 00.00.01 PA9.0

1. User setting menu

  • Players can now customize their in game settings to adjust quality and frames per seconds (FPS).

Developer Comments: For now it will be possible to change your in game settings. However, the amount of settings is limited for the time being.

2. Scoping visual improvement

  • Fixed M4 visual issues when using any scope attachments.
  • Changed all aim down sight (ADS) animations to fix a snapping effect when blending with the running state.
  • Reworked the iron sight of the Famas and the P90.

Developer Comments: This is definitely not the final version, but these changes give a better feeling of movement.

3. General sound improvement

  • Volume of player movement has been reduced (footsteps).
  • Removed the bullet sounds for the moment. (Directional audio not implemented)
  • Added hit registration sound.

Developer Comments: The sound of bullets was more confusing than useful due to it’s unpolished state. It will come back in a later patch.

4. User interface

  • Trying a new way to notify the player when being shot.
  • Added a debug menu to fix some known bugs.
  • Add a kill confirmation HUD element.
  • Add a death screen.
  • Improved the visual quality of the kill feed.
  • New compass added.
  • Reworked the HUD when capturing the point.

Developer Comments: Trying many visual changes to optimize player experience. Player feedback will determine which features will stay, be modified, or be removed.

5. Gameplay

  • It’s now impossible to enter the arena without a gun.

 

LAUNCHER UPDATES

Version : 00.00.02

1. First implementation of the real launcher

  • Players can now enter with their real user account.
  • Added basic automatic matchmaking functionality.
  • The friends list is now functional.
  • You can now party up with your friends to play a game.

Developer Comments: There are more updates to come regarding the launcher, but these are some of the core add-ons.