Written by legolicious
I know this was last week, but I was on vacation and there’s no State of the Game today, so better late than never, right? My thoughts on beta access, pre-order editions, and pre-order bonuses will be in a separate article.
Patch 1.8.3 released on August 23, 2018. I provided detailed explanations in the August 16, 2018 recap, so for the finer details click here. I’ll give you the basic breakdown here:
– Running In Place
– Healing Stations
– Striker NERF
Quality of Life:
– Rainbow 6 Commendation
A new trailer was released at Gamescom!
Global Event: Strike
The August Global Event is Strike, running from August 23, 2018 until September 2, 2018. This is a fun one as there will be explosions everywhere!
-Strike – Always active; enemies explode after a delay when killed
–Pre-emptive Strike – Strike behavior, plus sustained incoming damage triggers a small explosion on Agents.
-Tactical Strike – Pre-emptive Strike behavior, plus enemies are marked using Strike explosions. When killed, they damage remaining enemies. Ally-to-Ally explosion damage is increased.
-Classic – Complete a Strike mission without taking explosion damage from an ally during Tactical Strike on Hard difficulty or above in World Tier 5
-Jungle – Kill 150 Riker Bosses during Strike
-Rider – Complete a Strike activity without taking any explosion damage during Pre-emptive or Tactical Strike on Hard difficulty or above in World Tier 5
-Path of the Nomad
-Lincoln Tunnel Checkpoint
-Lexington Event Center
-Times Square Power Relay
-WarrenGate Power Plant
Pre-Order Editions and Bonuses
During the State of the Game, Yannick took the time to “clarify” some of the details in regards to pre-order editions, pre-order bonuses, and beta access.
There are numerous editions available. These editions vary depending on your region, country, and retailer.
-Year 1 Pass – Included in Gold or higher editions. 7 days early access to DLC. Raids not included in early access. Included activities still TBD.
–Elite Agent Pack – Purely cosmetic visual effect.
–Exotic Weapons – Low level items. Blueprints available to craft higher level versions require in game (available to all) version to be acquired first.
–Stash Space – Included in Ultimate or higher editions. Increased stash storage spaces. The number of spaces is still TBD.
Private Beta Access – Separate beta from the closed beta. All pre-orders have private beta access and, if room permits, closed beta access.
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