This is Catfish, Darktide Community Manager, here with another comm-link update! We established these comm-links to answer some of the community’s questions and to give information about upcoming patches.
Last week we saw the Content Drop - Tools of War followed by Hotfix 1.0.41, which contained new weapon marks, new condition combinations, and many balance tweaks.
To give you a quick scope of what you can expect in the coming months: Next week, we’ll release a small patch focused primarily on weapon balancing. Then, towards the end of April, we will release a larger patch. In the first weeks of May, we will release a minor patch, after which you can expect a sizable patch alongside a content drop. I’ll be able to share more information on those in future comm-links!
Crucis Mk II Thunder Hammer
We have seen your feedback regarding the Crucis Mk II Thunder Hammer changes in the last patch. In next week’s patch, we will tweak the self-stun duration from 1.1 seconds to 0.6 seconds and buff headshot damage. We will add more information in the patch notes, which will go live shortly after the patch.
Fire Frenzy Bug Fix
In the upcoming patch, we will implement a fix for the bug with Tier 3 Fire Frenzy. We will also tweak the balance, so changing the power increase to 7.5%/10%/12.5%/15%.
Currently, some head cosmetics completely hide your character’s facial hair and hairstyle options. This is due to some issues around clipping and other texture bugs. We are currently working on a solution that will reduce the number of cases where we have to resort to this method, and you can expect it to come in with a patch in the near future.
Don’t worry I hear you! I was speaking to the devs about rashad just the other day so it is on our radar.
There are some other balance changes happening in the next patch, namely changes to the Flamer and the Power Swords.
There is an ongoing conversation internally about cosmetics, and i’ll share more about this with you when I am able!
We have seen the feedback from the players and I understand these are pressing questions, but right now we are not in a position to be able to give more information as we are still discussing these internally. Once we are able to share information on this I will make sure to include it in a comm-link or similar!
Ha, I would love to! But it’s my manager you have to convince