First update for January is almost here! The build will be going live around 11AM-12 PM CST 1/16. Will update this spot with any delays.
Features in the Patch:
Motorcycle/Dirt Bike- There are motorcycles that spawn in the world. This is very much in a "early access" state- if you are carrying gear you dont want to lose, it is recommended you deposit the gear in the global inventory before riding.
There is some network rubberbanding that causes bike to appear to hiccup
If bike is laying down, press E to start flipping it over, and E again when it is upright
FRAPS may have perf issues while riding motorcycle.
Group System- Group chat, group members show up on map, easily identifiable nametags
Group system overview/instructions:
Access the group screen from the main menu bar.
Invite people to your group by clicking the plus icon next to their name in the right most column.
Invites appear in "invites" window. You can accept or ignore them. Accepting an invite, while your currently in a different group will cause you to leave that group.
You can send chat messages to only your group members by beginning your message with /group.
You can return to global chat by typing /say.
Group member's name tags always appear over their heads.
Group member's locations can be seen in the map screen.
Group system chat is enabled with /group [message]
To switch back to global chat type /say [message]
Escort Mission- new objective where you have to bring a heavy box with a glowing beacon to shopkeepers in Safezones. The box attracts Nether, and you cant use weapons while holding the box, so 'Group' up with other players to successfully complete the objective. Everyone in your 'Group' will receive the escort reward.
Escort items will display where to take them when you go to pick them up
- They will also display where to take them in the item details in inventory
- To drop escort items you need to go into inventory and drop the escort item from there
New Cosmetic Gear in the marketplace- Russian Hat, Motocross Helmet, Ski mask (balaclava), Ballcap, Face Bandana, Half Mask, Spray Mask
Disabled console log off
Stamina drains on jumps, to discourage sprint-jump bunny hopping (note jump does not require stamina to use)
Fixed bugs with Character screen not showing proper items
Made it so nametags for group members look different and appear more readily.
Fixed bug with map objective info not appearing correctly online.
Hid lock and quest icons for quickslot item icons.
Adjusted red dot sight to be more clear and smaller
Fixed issues with Glider not showing up on other players
Added enemies to subways
Various Map fixes
Various Nether bomb fixes
Fixed stat screen interface issues
Fix for throwing grenades in Safezones
Adjusted ground textures, wear patterns on ground
Fixed the courier package inventory icon to match the mesh
Added Safezone protection timer with a random variable between 10-15 seconds
Let us know what you think about the update with a reply
Motorcycle/Dirt Bike Preview:
The Dirt Bike has been tweaked more since this recording was taken... Who wants to see a stunt video?