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Multiplayer - Combat Cloak (Tactical Cloak 6b) Doesn't Work As Stated

by JRandall0308

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Multiplayer - Combat Cloak (Tactical Cloak 6b) Doesn't Work As Stated

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Product: Mass Effect Andromeda
Platform:Microsoft XBOX One
What edition do you have? Standard Edition
Physical Disc or Digital version? Disc Based Install
Summarize your bug The Combat Cloak evolution of Tactical Cloak states that it offers a damage bonus for 2 seconds after breaking cloak, but this is not how the power actually works.
How often does the bug occur? Every time (100%)
How long has this issue been happening? Always Happens
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Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Raw Tactical Cloak reads: "Employs light-bending technology to render the user invisible at the cost of shield and health regeneration. Guns, powers, and melee attacks used from cloak gain a damage bonus but break the cloaking effect." In actuality, even after breaking Tactical Cloak you still gain ~2 seconds of damage bonus. You can test this with a Level 1 Human Infiltrator with Tactical Cloak Rank 1 on the Tutorial mission. The Combat Cloak evolution reads: "Tactical Cloak remains active briefly after attacking. Damage bonuses remain in effect during this time. Cloak Duration After Attack (s): 2" This is extremely misleading wording. The visual effects of cloak will last an addition 2 seconds after you would normally break it, but you do NOT gain any additional damage bonus that you would not already have received from Tactical Cloak Rank 1. Either the wording of Combat Cloak needs to be changed to reflect what it actually does, or the actual mechanics of Combat Cloak are bugged and need to be reviewed.
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Here is a link to a post on the fan message boards where some other users have been data-mining Combat Cloak:

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Re: Multiplayer - Combat Cloak (Tactical Cloak 6b) Doesn't Work As Stated

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Can confirm that I've tested this as well. Damage bonus for 2 seconds is present even at rank 1, and the rank 6B evolution simply keeps you cloaked for 2 seconds. 

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