Earlier this week, Defiance launched Patch 1.105. In this patch, the team made some sweeping changes to how many of the weapons in the game operate. Trick Dempsey mentioned these changes one month ago in his State of the Game address and addressed the main reason for making them– Trion wants players to have more fun choices when it comes to choosing what weapons to use.
Various effects on weapons have been changed significantly. There are a larger variety of weapon effects and as weapons increase in rarity, they also increase in the number of possible effects. While these changes mean that a lot of the newer weapons and upcoming weapons should be amazingly awesome, it unfortunately also means that many of the older weapons that players enjoyed using have not seen such significant changes. The goal here seems to be to encourage players to hunt down new weapons and experiment with their chosen arsenal, but many players feel like Trion simply went the easy route and didn’t change the older weapons as drastically due to time restraints.
Either way, change can be good, and having to hunt down some new favorite weapons isn’t always a bad thing, right? It gives ark hunters something new to aim for. Besides those smelly Hellbugs and Dark Matter dudes.
Check out Trion’s latest developer blog for more info.