Helldivers 2’s original patch brings long-requested adjustments

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Gamers bear been eagerly expecting one other Helldivers 2 replace, and now it’s right here, bringing with it huge updates to Stratagems, the galactic map, lobbies, and extra.

Patch 01.000.400 launched on Thursday, and the patch notes are fairly intensive. What most gamers will discover although are the steadiness adjustments to sure weaker Stratagems. For instance, the Orbital Gatling Barrage obtained an elevated fireplace charge, extra rounds, elevated armor penetration, and a decreased cooldown time. The MG-206 Heavy Machine Gun can now deal extra projectile harm — elevated from 100 to 150 — and decreased reload time, even though it additionally obtained a rather decreased fireplace charge.

In accordance with the put up, the purpose was to create the strategems extra, properly, balanced with one another.

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“With these steadiness adjustments we needed to buff up among the weaker Stratagems to create them extra viable and add extra chance for selection within the loadouts,” the notes learn. “We additionally modified a couple of to create them extra constant, however the purpose was to retain the same or greater energy stage.”

One other substantial change involves the galactic map, with the addition of provide strains. Whereas they had been initially not included for visibility functions, developer Arrowhead Recreation Studios added them based mostly on participant suggestions. So now, gamers can see which planets are prepared for battle way more clearly. Devs additionally added origin of assaults to the map so gamers can see the place assaults are coming from. These are likely to play a large allotment in main orders as enemy factions launch strikes, so gamers can now doubtlessly slice them off on the supply.

Lastly, the patch introduces invite-only lobbies. Different smaller adjustments had been delivered to climate results, tremendous pattern spawning, fireplace tornadoes, and extra. You may learn the total patch notes for your self, however typically, all of them really feel like noteworthy methods to enhance and clean out the play expertise, create hazards simpler to take care of (particularly on decrease difficulties), and create utilizing Stratagems extra enjoyable. It’s noteworthy timing too, as a original main order asks gamers to choose from saving a hospital full of youngsters or to assemble supplies for original weaponry.

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