PATCH NOTES - 1.4.273.0 - 21-FEBRUARY-2023

by Daeron Katz in [ Patch Notes ] on, Feb 17, 2023 9:00 PM UTC 59  comments


MECHWARRIOR ONLINE
FEBRUARY 2023 PATCH NOTES


Patch Date and Time - February 21st 2023 @ 10AM – 1PM PDT  
Version Number: v1.4.273.0
Size: 1.2 GB
Please note that due to compression differences the Steam patch size may be larger than the standalone client patch size.

Greetings MechWarriors!

February brings the final 10 'Mechs to the Platinum Collections. The Inner Sphere variants include the Flea, Vindicator, Quickdraw, Nightstar, Charger and more! These 'Mechs will be available as part of a premade Collection, or part of the new Platinum Custom Collection option (both options available on Patch Day) where you can select a Light, Medium, Heavy, and Assault 'Mech of your choice and create your own custom Platinum Collection. Be sure to watch out for the next Platinum Collection Event!

Level Designer Krazzdaxx is busy working on a new map due in March, previews coming soon!

We have new 'Mech Adjustments for the Hellbringer, Timber Wolf, BattleMaster, MadCat MkII, and the Banshee, and another round of 'Mech Quirk adjustments for variants of the UrbanMech, Jenner IIC, Cicada, Vulcan, Viper, Hatchetman, Vindicator, Nova, Dragon, Victor, and Kodiak.

We've also begun our investigations of the Match Maker system, and what adjustments we might be able to make to hopefully improve the match making process. Stay tuned for more info, and look for another Dev Vlog coming soon!

Also be sure to check out the following in MWO!

These updates are subject to further balance changes in the future, so get out there and do the science, and get us your feedback for future iterations.

And now, we really hope you enjoy the patch!
-The MechWarrior Online Team


NEW PLATINUM CUSTOM COLLECTION
There are 10 new Inner Sphere variants, available as packs or part of a Platinum Custom Collection (available on Patch Day) where you can select a Light, Medium, Heavy, and Assault 'Mech of your choice and create your own custom Platinum Collection.

10 NEW INNER SPHERE PLATINUM 'MECH VARIANTS ADDED!
  • Osiris  OSR-4D(P) + Platinum Pattern Unlock for all Osiris variants
  • Flea  FLE-20(P) + Platinum Pattern Unlock for all Flea variants
  • Vindicator  VND-1X(P) + Platinum Pattern Unlock for all Vindicator variants
  • Uziel  UZL-6P(P) + Platinum Pattern Unlock for all Uziel variants
  • Cataphract  CTF-4X(P) + Platinum Pattern Unlock for all Cataphract variants
  • Quickdraw  QKD-5K(P) + Platinum Pattern Unlock for all Quickdraw variants
  • Zeus  ZEU-9S(P) + Platinum Pattern Unlock for all Zeus variants
  • Nightstar  NSR-10P(P) + Platinum Pattern Unlock for all Nightstar variants
  • Charger  CHG-3K(P) + Platinum Pattern Unlock for all Charger variants
  • Hatamoto Chi  HTM-27W(P) + Platinum Pattern Unlock for all Hatamoto Chi variants












'MECH ADJUSTMENTS
As a continuation of our assessment of BattleMech performance, the following changes have been made:

HELLBRINGER
  • Equipping missile weapons with 9 or more missile tubes in the top mounted missile pod on the Right Torso now provides a 10% incoming damage reduction to Right Torso**

TIMBER WOLF
  • Equipping missile weapons with 9 or more missile tubes in the shoulder mounted missile pods (“ears”) in Left and Right Torso now provides a 10% incoming damage reduction to corresponding side torso**

BATTLEMASTER
  • Equipping missile weapons with 20 missile tubes or more in the top mounted missile pod on the Left Torso now provides a 15% incoming damage reduction to Left Torso (Rocket launchers NOT included)**

MADCAT MKII
  • Equipping any missile weapon in the top mounted missile pods (all of which using large missile box models above the mech) in Left and Right Torso now provides a 10% incoming damage reduction to corresponding side torso**

BANSHEE
  • Equipping missile weapons with 10 or more missile tubes in the top mounted missile pod on the Right Torso now provides a 15% incoming damage reduction to Right Torso (Rocket launchers NOT included)**

** To grant damage reduction bonuses listed, the equipped weapon must also have compatible ammo equipped. The Effect is disabled when the weapon equipped in the bonus slot runs out of ammo. The bonus applies to only front armor and internal structure.


'MECH QUIRK ADJUSTMENTS
As a continuation of our assessment of 'Mech Quirk performance, the following changes have been made:

URBANMECH
UM-SC: 
  • Added 7.5% Mech top speed

JENNER IIC
JR7-FY: 
  • Removed -20% Energy cooldown
  • Added -20% Cooldown

CICADA
CDA-3C: 
  • Removed -10% ERPPC Heat
  • Increased Energy heat to -25% (from -15%)
CDA-3F: 
  • Added -10% ERPPC heat
  • Added -10% ERPPC Cooldown

VULCAN
VL-2T: 
  • Increased Range to +20% (from +10%)

VIPER
VPR-Prime, -A, -B, -D, -M: 
  • Added +5 CT Armor bonus to SO8
VPR-C, -F: 
  • Added +2 CT Armor bonus to SO8

HATCHETMAN
HCT-3F: 
  • Added 15% Ballistic range
HCT-6D: 
  • Added -5% Heat
  • Added -30% RAC Jam ramp down duration

VINDICATOR
VND-1X: 
  • Added +75% Ballistic ammo per ton (not including Machine Gun family)

NOVA
All Variants (Except PRIME):
  • Increased LT, CT, RT Structure bonus by +5
NVA-Prime: 
  • Increased CT Structure bonus to +10 (from +5)
  • Increased LT, RT Structure bonus to +10 (from +9)

DRAGON
DRG-5N: 
  • Removed 15% Ballistic velocity
  • Added 25% weapon velocity

VICTOR
VTR-9K: 
  • Added 10% Pulse Laser range
  • Increased Gauss Rifle cooldown to -25% (from -10%)
  • Increased LA, RA armor bonus to +26 (from +16)

KODIAK
KDK-1: 
  • Added ER Medium Laser HSL +2
  • Added Medium Pulse Laser HSL +2


Patch Files (Direct Download)

To make the patching process easier for players with limited download caps, we'll be providing direct download links for the patch file(s) that comprise this patch. This will allow you to download the patch file(s) elsewhere, for manual injection into the MWO patcher through a Patch Cache folder.

Aside from allowing you to download the patch file(s) elsewhere, on another connection, there are no additional benefits to performing the patch this way; the patching process itself will be the same.

This direct patch download process will only work for players running the standalone client. It does not apply to players running MWO through Steam.

Patch File(s): - http://patcher.mwomercs.com/patch/Production/frontend/FrontendPatch_413.zip

  • Download the above file(s)
  • For sake of ease, we recommend creating a dedicated folder for the patch file(s), such as 'MWO Patch Cache'
  • You do not need to unzip or unpack the patch file(s)
  • Launch the MWO Portal
  • Select the three horizontal lines in the top left of the Portal Window
  • Choose the 'Specify Patch File Cache' option
  • In the field that appears, paste or enter the location in which you saved the patch file(s) and hit OK
  • For example, C:\Users\<username>\Documents\MWO Patch Cache
  • Click the blue Patch button
  • The launcher will now check the Patch Cache folder you defined. If it locates the required patch files, it will unpack and use those files to apply the patch.
  • Once the patch is complete, launch the game

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