Join Turtle in a three week event that will shape Proxy's future, as he also finds, builds and fits her the best cybernetic eye money can buy.
New Merc: Turtle
Old friend Phoenix has coaxed Turtle from his base in Istanbul, Turkey.
An engineer with a relaxed approach to life and giant generator on his back, Turtle bolsters the defensive capabilities of his team in spades. His Laser Shield blocks enemy fire while letting the team shoot right through, providing a cool upper hand in many battlefield scenarios. He's also an objective specialist, repairing faster than you'd expect from someone with his namesake.
New Objective Map: Vault
Jackal have unlocked the secrets of the Holodrive, unearthing detailed schematics of the Containment Shield's power systems. To overload those systems, the first port of call is a giant CDA vault storing two backup Power Cores in central London.
In this three-stage Objective and Stopwatch map, Jackal need to disrupt an AA Command Centre, destroy the vault doors with C4, and then deliver the two Power Cores to the awaiting chopper.
Shell Shock Event
Turtle has promised Proxy the best cybernetic eye on the market. Which eye that is, is up to you.
Shell Shock is a three week event that has you earning Limited Edition content as you influence the MercSERV stock market to determine Turtle's final decision.
The Shell Shock event will take place on the following dates:
London (GMT, UTC): 11:00, Tuesday, July 11th - 11:00, Tuesday, August 1st
Los Angeles (PDT): 4:00 AM, Tuesday, July 11th - 4:00 AM, Tuesday, August 1st
Sydney (AEDT): 9:00 PM, Tuesday, July 11th - 9:00 PM, Tuesday, August 1st
Shell Shock Loadout Cards
Limited Edition Shell Shock Loadout Cards can be earned during the course of the event, in any of the three Branded Equipment cases, random drops during play, and through purchasing Shell Shock Elite Cases.
Earn this limited time currency simply by playing in matches, or pick up bundles of them in the Store.
From playing in matches, 0.1 of the Base Fee of Credits you earn will be equivalent to the number of Hexads you earn.
Buy With Hexads
Cyber Eye Event Case
This case will unlock some time after the conclusion of the event, and will contain a random Limited Edition Proxy Loadout Card that includes her new cybernetic eye.
Shell Shock Equipment Cases
Three variants of Equipment Case can be purchased through the event, featuring three different Corporations. Buying Equipment Cases increases that Corporation's share value, bringing the cost of that case up and the others down. The most popular Case at the end of the event will determine the style of Proxy's final cybernetic eye.
TRIFOLD Equipment Case
TRIFOLD aren't pissing around. This military equipment supplies corp stands for nothing less than full-blown firepower and strength. Subtlety isn't in their dictionary, but they do know their audience.
Purchase a TRIFOLD Equipment Case for a 1% chance of scoring a Shell Shock Loadout Card for one random Merc, and to push Turtle's final decision in their favor.
CoreSEC Equipment Case
CoreSEC are a major subcontractor for the CDA's low-level security operations. 'To Protect and Serve those who Protect and Serve' is this defense focused corporation's motto.
Purchase a CoreSEC Equipment Case for a 1% chance of scoring a Shell Shock Loadout Card for one random Merc, and to push Turtle's final decision in their favor.
GH Equipment Case
GH Research is big pharma writ large. They're a hugely successful biotech and medical science outfit, with many fingers in many different pies.
Purchase a GH Equipment Case for a 1% chance of scoring a Shell Shock Loadout Card for one random Merc, and to push Turtle's final decision in their favor.
Shell Shock Event Cases, guaranteeing a Shell Shock Loadout Card, will randomly drop to lucky players in matches throughout the event.
Improve your chances of getting one with boosters, which can be stacked to increase them further, but are consumed when a Shell Shock Event Case does drop.
For a full run-down on the event, check out this video!
Buy in the Store
Shell Shock Obsidian Pack
Pick up Turtle at the same time as a Limited Edition Obsidian Loadout Card, complete with a mohawk and... yes... a turtleneck sweater. Only available in Store until the 1st of August.
Want to make the most of the Shell Shock event?
Equipping the Hexadic Trinket will not only give you 50% extra Hexads for every match you complete, but boosts the Hexad earnings of ALL players in your matches by 5%!
These stack up to an additional 50%, so the more players have them equipped, the more everyone will earn!
The Hexad Trinket also has a custom inspect animation, and is highlighted in the Obituaries when you make kills.
Shell Shock Comic
Over the next three weeks, the story of Turtle, Phoenix, Proxy and the Holodrive will unfold.
Catch the first part here, and tune in on the 18th and 25th of July for the rest of the story.
From today, Dome has been removed from 'Quick Join' and 'Server Browser' servers and is now only available to be played in 'Ranked' matches. It's going to be receiving a bit of a make-over in an update to come and we'll share more on it closer to that time.
A selection of new achievements have been added for you to work towards and earn.
Fixed bug where players would be penalized due to inactivity during a 'Pause'
Fixed bug where estimated queue time showed a longer time than it should have
Fixed bug where estimated queue time was not visible when searching with a custom map selection
Fixed bug where text would overlap when a Ranked Season 3 case dropped
Fixed bug where Proximity Mines could be placed and transported on carryable objectives
Fixed bug where the health regeneration timer expired when incapacitated
Fixed bug where reviving incapacitated team mates using the Quick Ability 2 button gave ~16 % more HP than using the 'Interact' button
Fixed bug where it was not possible to switch to a melee weapon after deploying a deployable
Fixed bug where weapons could fire without pressing the 'Fire' key
Fixed bug where it was sometimes difficult to place deployables on elevated surfaces
Fixed bug where deployables could be reclaimed through walls
Fixed bug where deployables would not disappear when a player changed teams
Fixed bug where Obsidian Operative Fletcher's sunglasses looked grained on minimal graphic settings
Fixed bug where Bushwhacker's defusing animation was an incomplete loop
Fixed bug where Obsidian Operative first person view-arms would show with a non-Obsidian Operative Loadout Card
Fixed bug where the Battle Hardened Trinket's obituary flair was misaligned
Fixed bug where Ranked Season 2 Trinkets did not shine correctly
Fixed bug where Proximity Mines could be placed inside the final carryable objective
Fixed bug where secondary objective generator doors in Dockyard had no audio
Fixed bug where 'Wreckage' was misspelled
Chapel, Dome and Trainyard
Fixed bug where it was possible to plant on a secondary objective after the primary has been completed
Fixed bug where players received negative XP for suiciding when pressing 'K'
Fixed bug where no message was displayed when attempting to Craft a Loadout Card without sufficient Credits
Fixed bug where some abilities' tooltips were cut off on lower resolutions
Fixed bug where rewards from Arsenal Crates were not highlighted
Fixed bug where post-game lobbies and end-game screens displayed different XP scores
Fixed bug where players earned too much Mission XP when playing Stopwatch
Fixed bug where 'Sign-In' failed on certain routers
Issue where a server can crash when a player connects
From Thursday until Monday, get 50% extra Credits in every match you play.
Credit Boosters double the boosted rate, so if you activate one, you'll get 3x the base Credit amount through the entire event!
London (BST, UTC+1): 15:00 Thursday, June 29 - 11:00 Monday, July 3
Los Angeles (PDT, UTC-7): 07:00 Thursday, June 29 - 03:00 Monday, July 3
Sydney (AEST, UTC+10): 00:00 Friday, June 29 - 20:00 Monday, July 3
CREDIT BOOSTING EXAMPLES
If you earned 200 Credits in a match normally, this weekend you'll earn 300 instead. THEN if you had a Credit Booster that gets added to make it 600!
If you earned 200 Credits normally, you would get 300 instead including the 50% Ranked Bonus, plus 150 Credits from the Credit Weekend to make 450. THEN if you had a Credit Booster it would double to 900!
Along with a Ranked Points weekend, today's update brings some minor fixes, and some not-so-minor additions to the game.
For the next two weeks, something special is hitting the Store.
Ever since Dirty Bomb was kickstarted by Founders buying packs to support the game, players have requested more impactful skin changes for their Mercs. Today we're taking a first step towards fully realizing this with the launch of a new Loadout Card line - Obsidian Operatives.
Arty, Stoker and Fletcher are getting their own preset Obsidian Loadout Cards, complete with leather jackets, facemasks and high-tech sportswear. These suited-up Mercs will make you the talk of London, so get them while they're available!
Find them in the Dirty Bomb Store, individually or as a bundle, until the 6th of July.
Ranked Season 3 Additions
Several new items have been added to the Ranked Store, giving you more to fight for and boosters to get you there faster.
Battle Hardened Trinket
Do you burn through Ranked Points like they were going out of style? Introducing the Battle Hardened Trinket, a shiny reminder of your Ranked Dedication.
This Trinket bursts apart with a glowing rage when you inspect it, and highlights your kills in the killfeed for other players. Purchase it for Ranked Points in the Ranked Store.
Ranked Boosters can now be purchased in the Ranked Store. These premium items increase your base Ranked Point earnings by 50%, and continue to operate during Ranked Point Weekend events to double your earn rate - So this weekend is the best place to start!
Unlike Credit Boosters, Ranked Boosters work in real-time rather than match-time. Because of this, Ranked Boosters last for a number of days rather than hours.
They are still active in the down-time between Ranked Seasons, so be careful when purchasing close to the end of the Season.
Missions for the Execution game mode will no longer appear. Existing Execution Missions can still be completed
Added the Starter Pack DLC's to a 'Deals' tab in the Store
Ranked Bug Fixes
Fixed bug where it was possible to purchase more than one Aura Obsidian Loadout Card
Fixed bug where Ranked Season 3 Case drops were not displayed in the post-game review
Fixed bug where it was possible to discover enemy players' names in the lobby by muting them
Fixed bug where changes made in pre-game lobbies would not save
Gameplay Bug Fixes
Fixed exploit where Sparks’ REVIVR could be fired without a cooldown (in an earlier hotfix)
Fixed bug where Vote-Kicked players were banned permanently on a server. They can now join again after the end of the match
Fixed bug where kicked players could rejoin a match in some instances
Fixed bug where players were not warned of an impending AFK vote kick. They are now presented with a warning 40s into AFK
Fixed bug where players could sometimes get stuck in a throwing loop until all throwables were depleted
Activating Credit Boosters is more difficult than it should be, though you can still activate a Credit Booster by double clicking it, then selecting 'Activate'. Credit Boosters have been removed from the Store until this issue is fixed in an update on Tuesday 27th June.
Ranked Season 3 runs for the next three months, ending on the 12th of September. Now's the time to jump back into the mode Dirty Bomb was built for, with a load of improvements and brand new content.
So prime yourself for hardcore 5v5 matches with friendly fire and team collision enabled, now with the ability to party up with 1 to 4 of your friends. No one ever said life would be easy, but if you want improve your twitch skills and team tactics, there's no better place to start.
To begin your competitive journey, you must be at Level 7. When you enter the new Season, you'll battle through ten placement matches to determine your starting Rank.
Your placement is affected by where you ended up in Season 2, but if you're fresh to Ranked these ten games will be the proverbial sorting hat for your starting position.