MAG Patched to v1.03


A massive patch has been released for MAG which looks to fix some balancing issues and allow you to swap weapons quicker by 500 milliseconds(!). A full list of changes below;

Patch v1.03 Available Now
Gameplay
Overhauled tuning of multiple weapons of all types (see “Weapon” section below)
Improved speed of weapon and gear swapping by approximately 500 milliseconds.
Fixed bug in SVER’s Aralkum Mechanical Acquisition map and Absheron Refinery Domination map that allowed players to defuse a charge planted on a repaired gate or door.
Added a “solid tone” sound effect near the end of a charge’s beeping detonation timer so that players know when the charge can no longer be defused and that they should vacate the area.
“Medium Improved” Armor now works as intended with the speed properties of Medium Armor and a defensive value greater than Medium, but less than Heavy Armor.
Changed resuscitated player’s camera orientation to match the last camera direction used while incapacitated instead of the pre-harm camera.
Players no longer lose XP if a teammate is killed by an objective explosion caused by a charge they planted.
Respec Point requirements in Barracks have been changed from 3K, 5K, 10K, 17K, 26K, and 26K-Repeat to 1K, 2K, 3K, and 3K-Repeat.
Lowered the amount of damage necessary to kill an incapacitated enemy.
All fired projectiles (RPGs, Turret Rockets) have been given a steadier aim.
Mines that haven’t been triggered are no longer removed from the map when the dead player that deploys them respawns unless that player changes their Loadout (note: The maximum number of mines you can plant cannot exceed the number you initially spawn with).
Fixed bug that prevented “fully-resuscitated” players with more than 100 health points from receiving their full HP.
Fixed bug that caused players to take unnecessary damage from both friendly and enemy vehicles when touching them.
Players no longer lose leadership points after entering “Veteran Mode.”
Weapons
“From the hip” firing for Light and Medium machine guns have stronger recoil and are less accurate when moving.
Tuned weapon damage for all three factions.
Modified all short-ranged weapons (pistols, PDWs, shotguns, SMGs) so that they’re less effective at long distances.
Made Battle Rifles more effective.
Reduced accuracy bonus for using iron sights and reflex sights so that players can no longer snipe with weapons that aren’t intended to do so.
Increased damage values for all rockets to make them more effective (ex: three rockets can now destroy a DE turret).
Shooting through thin materials (fences, tents, etc.) will be more consistent.
Increased spread on shotguns.
Improved animations for rocket launchers.
Graphics
Fixed bug that caused the recoil animation to end early or stop animating if a player was firing their weapon for a long period of time.
Changed detonation time on smoke and poison gas grenades to prevent them from exploding in mid-air to eliminate unintended FX issues.
Added realistic fogging effects to sky-domes.
Technical
Fixed most conditions that caused players to be caught in a “respawn loop” which kept restarting the respawn queue when the countdown clock reached 0.
Changed in-game conditions to make it less likely to experience in-game freezes.
Improved client-side stability.

I’m happy they added the tone so you know when the charges are about to blow, would always get killed when defending them…


Written by: Trev - Contributing Editor


  1. #1 by Smegmazor on February 27th, 2010

    A lot of people are complaining about how the weapons got nerfed, but it hasn’t affected my shooting at all. It’s less pray n’ spray friendly, which is a good thing!

  2. #2 by genbatzu on March 1st, 2010 [ 3798 Points ]

    i got MAG yesterday, good thing i don’t know the pre-1.03-times ^^

    but the patch sounds good =)

  3. #3 by Trev on March 1st, 2010 [ 26623 Points ]

    genbatzu: i got MAG yesterday, good thing i don’t know the pre-1.03-times ^^but the patch sounds good =)  

    To be honest it wasn’t that bad, only needed minor tweaks to get it running. Welcome to the battle though!


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