Splash Damage Blog
Dirty Bomb: The Hunter Update
NEW MERC: HUNTER
The Alaskan Hunter may be a man of few words, but with a short-temper and a state of the art arsenal MercSERV couldn't wait to get him on the books.
Hunter brings with him a brand new set of weapons; from the slow firing, hard hitting Ryburn machine pistol, to the short range, fast firing Averarov 9 pistol. He also carries the stylish and deadly Ulu.
His Special Edition Loadout Card is also available in the store.
Phantom has always been one of the more polarising Mercs, often being fun to play, but fairly limited in team-viability and utility in comparison to other Mercs. With these changes, Phantom will be more of a 'silent operative', capable of sneaking behind enemy lines to cause disruption with his EMP Wave and first-shot potential.
Phantom's Obsidian Operative Loadout Card also returns to the store.
The goal with all Dirty Bomb maps is to have the first objective be completed nearly every time, as we feel what keeps the maps enjoyable to play is the sense of progression rather than being stuck on the first objective all game. Our telemetry showed that Terminals first objective was the least completed in the game. Terminal Redux seeks to make the first objective attacker sided, this involved a full rebuild of the first objective space and its objectives, primary and secondary. You will still recognise the themes in Terminal but with a new layout that after many tests we feel tilts the balance in Jackals favour.
We also took the opportunity to make smaller changes to the second objective such as reducing the number of angles that attackers need to check when entering the terminal building. The balcony MG has also had its sightlines reduced slightly to help attackers enter the site from the main entrance and the gas tunnel. Alongside the gameplay tweaks were numerous bug fixes that improve gameplay and visuals.
NEW ARMORY UI
With the introduction of Merc Decks, we gave you more options for customising your Mercs through the Barracks. However, managing your content has always been frustrating.
We're proud to introduce you to the Armory. We've updated the filtering and sorting options for you to split up your content more effectively, and we've added a new search bar for you to find specific cards quickly and add these directly into your Merc Decks.