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Community Cortex | August 13 Cataclysm Update

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Community Cortex | August 13 Cataclysm Update

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Hello Freelancers,

 

We hope you’ve all been enjoying the new Cataclysm content in Update 1.3.0. In this update, which I’ve affectionately called the “Community Cortex”, I’ll give you a rundown of some of the new additions and Cataclysm changes you can expect for this week as well as highlight the leaderboard champions from Week 1 on each platform. Let’s get to it!

 


Cataclysm “Echoes of Reality” Changes:

 

  • “Diana’s Landing” Event  - You’ll now have a 4th arena to test your wits and boost your point output before taking on Vara. Diana’s Landing, which is located in the “Dominion Foothold” district, will have you facing the Riftmaster in this brand new puzzle. (No spoilers from me)
  • Inversions Changes - Hope you didn’t get too used to Week 1’s buffs, as this week’s inversions are a bit different:
    • Lightning Rod: Close-range kills chain lightning to nearby enemies.
    • Close Encounters: Shotguns and Machine Pistols deal increased damage.

 

Seasonal Store Refresh:

 

  • War Chest: Melee Weapon - (returning)
  • War Chest: Gear - In addition to melee weapon War Chests, you’ll also be able to spend your earned Crystal currency on new War Chests containing a (random) javelin Gear piece. As a reminder, these War Chests allow you to trade in Crystals for a Masterwork item (with a chance to roll Legendary).
  • Shard Torrent Armor Pack (Storm Javelin)
  • Wrap: Fractured Twilight
  • Painted: Amethyst Gemstone Material
  • Graphic: Harmonic Crest
  • Graphic: Night Lattice
  • Decal: Emerald Warp
  • Decal: Cobalt Warp
  • Decal: Amber Warp
  • Arrival: Kung Fu Bring It (Interceptor Javelin)
  • Emote: Excited Come Here

 

Daily Cataclysm Challenge:

 

  • Daily Cataclysm Arenas Challenge: Gear - These challenges granted a Melee weapon in Week 1, and now they reward you with a Gear piece (Masterwork with a chance to be Legendary). These can be repeated daily, so don’t forget them!
    • Power of the Storm (Daily) - Complete 3 Cataclysm arenas using the Storm javelin and be rewarded with one Storm Gear piece.
    • Heart of the Ranger (Daily) - Complete 3 Cataclysm arenas using the Ranger javelin and be rewarded with one Ranger Gear piece.
    • Strength of the Colossus (Daily) - Complete 3 Cataclysm arenas using the Colossus javelin and be rewarded with one Colossus Gear piece.
    • Speed of the Interceptor (Daily) - Complete 3 Cataclysm arenas using the Interceptor javelin and be rewarded with one Interceptor Gear piece.

NOTE: These are in addition to the other rotating Daily, Weekly and Monthly challenges, so keep an eye on your Path to Glory tab in the Challenges menu.

 

Leaderboard Refresh:

 

The Leaderboards will refresh weekly, but let’s take a second and honor the Freelancers that took on the challenges of the Cataclysm, discovering it’s secrets, communicating with their squad-mates and collecting a whole lot of points in the process! 

 

Here are the Week 1 Leaderboard Winners:

 

PC (7,618,202 total points):

  • baobaopi
  • lixf52000
  • Douyu-6441077
  • a-shenge886

PlayStation 4 (7,560,695 total points):

  • a-falcon-i
  • sanrensei333
  • yuusanman
  • manguu777

Xbox One (6,812,513 total points):

  • Chacofinity
  • Pogodaclown22
  • xXemuTacoXx
  • AkA Mayans

As always, if you have feedback, we love to hear it! Share your thoughts with us HERE.

 

-AJ

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★★★ Apprentice

Thank you for this post. I appreciated the update and hope you’ll continue communicating with us through the event and beyond. 

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@AnthemAJ wrote:
  • War Chest: Gear - In addition to melee weapon War Chests, you’ll also be able to spend your earned Crystal currency on new War Chests containing a (random) javelin Gear piece. As a reminder, these War Chests allow you to trade in Crystals for a Masterwork item (with a chance to roll Legendary).

can you please explain this, what is a "gear piece"? 

 

does this refer to our support slots? or ANYTHING the Javelin can equip Entirely?

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★★★★ Newbie

Awesome!!!

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★★★ Newbie

Sounds great. Have really liked this event so far

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@PhantexGaming 99% sure its new javelin abilities.
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@Neiloch be nice to get clarification on it, hoping it'll be new things too, but as we have literally 0 info to work on and how many each Javelin will have is worrisome.
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@PhantexGaming  There are updated Gear abilities, 2  for each Javelin.

 

Storm gear for instance, 2 that I am familiar with from PTS, are Steam Vent (Upgraded Black Ice) and Eternal Squall (Upgraded Ponder infinity) MW is level 66 and Legiondary level 80. (same as Mele)

 

Steam Vent has bonus of applying Ice and Fire to a target.

 

Eternal Squall detonates a lightning strike that also leaves an electric field on the ground that primes any enemies standing in it's effect.

 

 

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★★★★ Novice

Stop with the random bs please for the love of god if we have equipped lets say interceptor Javelin then give us a gear for the class we have equipped not random SMH

 

 

  • War Chest: Gear - In addition to melee weapon War Chests, you’ll also be able to spend your earned Crystal currency on new War Chests containing a (random) javelin Gear piece. As a reminder, these War Chests allow you to trade in Crystals for a Masterwork item (with a chance to roll Legendary).
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@Daethenai literally JUST noticed gear is the middle section (dual offense and support)... well i'm dumb xD

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