LawBreakers Update 1.3 Is Out for PS4 and PC, Adds New Map, Kick Decals and More

Boss Key has released a new LawBreakers update over the weekend and it adds a ton of new stuff to the shooter. Prepare for a new map variant, new ways to check XP, a bunch of gameplay tweaks and qualit of life improvements.

Before we dive into the patch notes, one of the big new tweaks is the the new “two-role limit” in Quick Play that should stop role stacking. 

Check out the complete LawBreakers update 1.3 below.

NEW ADDITIONS:

  • New Map Variant – Promenade at night!

          

  • New Feature – Role limits now set to 2!

  • New Feature – Kick decals can now be imprinted on the world!

          

  • New Feature – XP Bonus Tracker shows active streaks and bonuses in main menus.

          

MAP & MODE CHANGES:

BLITZBALL MODE –

  • Increased the radius for reducing the Blitzball shield from 850 → 1000.

OVERCHARGE MODE –

  • Increased the radius for reducing the Battery’s shield from 750 → 850.

  • Increased contest radius for the Battery to 1000.

  • Changed contest area shape from a sphere to a cylinder for better contest detection.

UPLINK MODE –

  • Increased the radius for reducing Uplink shield from 750 → 850.

  • Increased contest radius for the Uplink to 1000.

  • Changed contest area shape from a sphere to a cylinder for better contest detection.

TRENCH –

  • Added collision to the top of the the central zone (above capture point B) so that Harrier’s can now throw their Supercharger Stations up there. Other projectiles should behave more consistently as well.

BUG FIXES:

UI –

  • Fixed an issue where character podium visuals would break when FOV was set to extreme values.

  • Deadzo portrait icon now shows correct silver image in menus and in game.

  • Fixed an issue where the camera would detach from ragdoll during the death recap screen.

  • Game Mode UI Fixes

    • Fixed an issue where the Uplink world icons would stick around if you died while holding the Uplink.

    • Fixed an issue where the Turf War HUD icons could show 2 different states simultaneously.

  • Removed loss of consecutive match bonus warning when in lobby between matches or when playing in Custom Game.

SOUND –

  • Fixed missing or delayed SFX while playing in Occupy matches.

GAMEPLAY –

  • Matchmaking can no longer be entered with an old version of the game.
  • Fixed an issue where players might slowly drift around without any controller input during their first spawn.
  • Harrier
    • Fixed animation on Blastback ability to no longer look completely horizontal when performed.
    • Fixed issues where Raycaster lasers would look like they were coming out at 90 degree angles from feet.
    • Multiple fixes for Shoc-Croc lasers not rendering properly during spectator view.
    • Fixed visual issue when looking at Convergence ability to better tell where the ability is actually aiming.
  • Visuals
    • Improved Blitzball model visuals when viewing up close.
    • Fixed multiple issues where weapon impact and ability FX would stick around in world.
    • Adjusted glow values on all “Hadronium Blue” weapon skins to fix them becoming too bright and distracting.
    • “Hadronium Blue” Crisper skin fix for the glow visuals fading out when being used.

GENERAL ADDITIONS/IMPROVEMENTS:

  • New Feature – Tutorials!
    • Tutorial section is now available with videos about Roles, Maps, and Modes.
    • Play around on our Tutorial Sandbox map to get a better grasp on mechanics and roles.
  • Match leavers now automatically receive a D grade for matches they abandon.
  • Adjusted score grade requirements so that players will see S and S+ grades more often for performing well in match.
  • Optimized performance logic behind spawning FX.
  • Added an “Update Available” notification message for Steam and PS4.
  • Improved matchmaking logic to not automatically re-queue players joining a match in progress whose MMR is out of range.
  • Optimizations for weapon impacts to address performance hitches on PS4.
    • Articles can now be scrolled through by using the thumbsticks.

If you noticed that there doesn’t seem to be any hero changes, you’re right! Boss Key has not included any hero tweaks in this patch. PC patch notes are also out, and for the most part,it’s the same as the PS4.

You can check out the complete DLC roadmap for LawBreakers this 2017 right here.

Source: LawBreakers

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