Patch Notes V.1.11

The Patch Notes V.1.11 are here!


Highlights

  • Season 2 of Battle Royale begins Dec. 14!
    • Season store is replaced with the Season 2 Battle Pass.
  • Get in the Holiday Spirit!
    • The update includes the limited-time Snowball Grenade Launcher, a festive Battle Bus, and other gifts waiting for you around the island.
  • Express Yourself!
    • Emotes and emoticons can be earned as rewards via the Battle Pass or can be purchased in the Shop.
    • Equip up to 6 and trigger them in game with B (keyboard) or Down on the D-Pad (controller).

Gameplay

  • Compete in solos or with friends to complete the two new Daily Quests.
    • Top 50 Solo
    • Top 12 Squad
  • Updated a few Daily Quests:
    • “Search Chests” changed from 5 to 7
    • “Search Ammo Boxes” changed from 10 to 7
    • “Pistol Eliminations” changed from 3 to 2
    • Anyone already on these quests will have their progress reset.
  • Added support for 21:9 displays and any other ultrawide resolutions.
  • Added animations for sliding down cliff sides.
  • Added animations to turn head to reticle while sprinting diagonally.
  • The “Combat Pro” controller configuration will now be the default configuration for new players.
    • No change has been made to existing users.
  • Soccer and Basketballs now have smoother movement. How long can you keep the ball in play?
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue that caused actual damage dealt to not match up with damage numbers on screen.
    • Floating damage numbers would sometimes be one digit higher than the actual damage dealt due to rounding issues.
  • Chests no longer appear unopened at a distance when they have already been looted.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from picking up items that overlapped looted chests and ammo crates.
  • Build mode blueprints are now hidden after using a Launch Pad and while DBNO.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from taking fall damage if they had 1HP remaining.
  • Fixed a broken animation that occurred while switching between certain equipped items.
  • Fixed the Renegade Raider outfit’s head so it doesn't clip through the helmet anymore.
  • Character models now animate properly when rotating in place.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to "search" items like bushes and furniture, causing them to wiggle and play an audio cue.
    • These types of items are now only searchable in the Save the World co-op mode.
  • Reduced aim assist prioritizing DBNO players.

Weapons

  • When throwing grenades, a trajectory will now be visible that previews the arc the grenade will follow.
  • Renamed some weapons for consistency.
    • “Assault Rifle (Scope)” is now “Assault Rifle with Scope”.
    • “Assault Rifle (Burst)” is now “Burst Assault Rifle”.
    • “Submachine Gun (Suppressor)” is now “Suppressed Submachine Gun”.
  • Legendary assault rifle drop rate decreased by 25% in floor loot and chests. Drop rate from Supply Drops will be unchanged.
  • Reduced pump shotgun shot queueing time.
    • Reduced from 0.4 to 0.2 seconds. (It is now the same as all other weapons.)
    • This will reduce the chance that players will misfire the weapon.
  • Updated the icon for the standard grenade.
Bug Fixes
  • Removed controller aim assist slow while scoped.
    • This will make it easier to use sniper rifles with a controller.
  • Pump Shotgun now correctly queues shots the same as all other weapons, reducing chances of an accidental extra shot being fired.
  • Sniper rifle projectiles no longer pass through other players under non-ideal network conditions.
  • Hit impacts from a sniper rifle play on the correct location of the enemy player now.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed bullets to pass through player built pyramid structures.
  • Fixed issue causing smoke beams to not play when weapons were fired.

UI

  • Improved the game mode selection flow and UI.
    • This should make it much easier to select a game mode with a controller.
  • When opening your inventory, the mouse cursor will now always appear in the center of the screen on PC and Mac.
  • The Code of Conduct is now displayed directly in the game UI, rather than opening an external page.
  • The Inspect button for Battle Royale Daily Challenges has been moved to the bottom bar.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue causing the "Push to Talk" binding from being removed when selecting the "Reset to Default" button in the Save the World settings.
  • Using the "Report Player" option in Duo or Squad will now auto-fill with the name of the player that eliminated you instead of your teammates name.
  • Fixed some missing localized text in various languages.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the "Daily Challenges" scroll bar from working with a controller.
  • Improved visibility of the number of players remaining on each team in 50v50 mode.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some options in the settings menu to disappear when the player was eliminated while the setting menu was open.
  • Fixed an issue that caused player's health and shield bars to appear empty on the victory screen.

Audio

  • Improved the audio cue that plays when hitting the generators found in the world.
    • Previously, it was playing similar audio to the ceiling/wall traps.
Bug Fixes
  • Clap audio is now adjusted by the SFX slider in the audio settings.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to hear bullet whiz-by audio that was not heard by the person they were spectating.
  • Dance emote music no longer continues to play for others when the dance is cancelled.

Performance

  • Various optimizations to interactive objects such as doors to improve overall frame rate.
  • Minor frame rate improvements by optimizing weapons.
  • Eliminated many hitches which could happen the first time you encountered a player’s skin or weapon in a match.
  • Fixed an issue with particles that caused hitching as the time of day changes.
  • Improved server performance by optimizing how physics are updated.
  • Fixed performance issues with ladybug ambient particles in the world.
  • Fixed an issue with the storm safe zones that could cause poor server performance.
  • Greatly reduced CPU usage of in-game party and chat systems.
  • Fixed an issue with the memory allocator on XB1 and PC which caused degraded CPU performance
  • Improved CPU rendering performance on Xbox One and PS4
  • Xbox One X scalability tweaks to improve CPU performance under heavy load

Match Stats

  • "View Match Results" is now bound to V by default.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue causing the total XP earned on the Match Stats screen to be inaccurate.
  • Traps now add to the "assists" and "damage dealt" stats.
  • Fixed an issue that incorrectly gave an assist credit to a player for simply hitting another player with a pickaxe before being eliminated.
  • "Total Headshots" is now equal to the number of headshots achieved instead of the amount of headshot damage that the player dealt.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the "Damage Taken" stat to be less than 100 after being eliminated.
  • Shots fired during the warm-up zone no longer affect the player's "Accuracy" stat.
  • Fixed an issue that incorrectly awarded the "First Kill" XP bonus to every player that got an elimination during the match.
  • Projectile weapons will now add to the "Accuracy", "Hits", and "Critical Hits" stats.

Social

  • Added the ability to invite players to your party through Discord on PC.
  • Added full voice chat support to Mac.
  • Enabled Twitch login support for Battle Royale.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue preventing players from connecting to the "Friends Only" leaderboards.
  • Fixed a crash related to the voice chat feature.
Patch Notes V.1.11 Patch Notes V.1.11 Reviewed by on December 13, 2017 Rating: 5

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