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Community Cortex | August 27 Cataclysm Update

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Community Cortex | August 27 Cataclysm Update

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EA Community Manager



Hello again Freelancers,


I saw many of you sharing your screenshots and video clips of all Legendary javelins, following the addition of Masterwork and Legendary Support items in the Week 3 War Chests (which were previously unavailable at all). In this Community Cortex, I’m going to walk through some of the Cataclysm changes you can look forward to this week, including some new additions that many of you have been asking about. So let's get to it…


Cataclysm “Echoes of Reality” Changes:


  • “Crucible of Astrid” Event  - This week we add the next arena to the Cataclysm, which you will want to finish before going to challenge Vara for maximum points (and Crystals). The Crucible of Astrid event, located in the “Trials of Might” District on the Cataclysm map, will have Freelancers working together with a set of 5 Echoes to switch ON and OFF the relic suppression fields. Per usual, teamwork is key and utilizing communication with your squadmates will help optimize your time.
  • Inversions Changes - Here are this week’s Inversion changes:
    • On the Edge: At low armor, damage dealt increases.
    • Soldier’s Reward: Killing an enemy restores a small amount of shields.


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Seasonal Store Refresh:


  • War Chest: Weapon - Ever since these first showed up on the PTS for the Cataclysm, Freelancers have been asking when they’d be able to get their hands on these news weapons. Well, I am excited to tell you that the time has finally come! Pulse Accelerators, Volt Casters and Blade Slingers (all with three additional MW/LEG variants) are available in these new War Chests. If you want more details on the new weapons, we have additional details in our 1.3.0 Update Notes. As a reminder, the War Chests allow you to trade in Crystals for a Masterwork item (with a chance to roll Legendary). The chests are also the only way to acquire the lvl 66 MW and lvl 80 LEG items.
  • War Chest: Melee Weapon - (returning)
  • Piercer Armor Pack (Interceptor Javelin)
  • Wrap: Neon Shard
  • Painted: Diamond Gemstone
  • Graphic: Gleaming Mantle
  • Graphic: Purple Spire
  • Decal: Guard Sheen
  • Decal: Parry Sheen
  • Decal: Strike Sheen
  • Arrival Emote: Triple Axel (Storm Javelin)
  • Emote: Cameraman

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Daily Cataclysm Challenge:


  • Daily Cataclysm Arenas Challenge: Weapon - These challenges granted a Support piece in week three, and now they will reward you with a new Weapon (Masterwork with a chance to be Legendary) here in the Week 4 update. These can be repeated daily, so… just another reminder to do your dailies. Standard smile
  • Power of the Storm (Daily) - Complete 3 Cataclysm arenas using the Storm javelin and be rewarded with one Weapon.
  • Heart of the Ranger (Daily) - Complete 3 Cataclysm arenas using the Ranger javelin and be rewarded with one Weapon
  • Strength of the Colossus (Daily) - Complete 3 Cataclysm arenas using the Colossus javelin and be rewarded with one Weapon.
  • Speed of the Interceptor (Daily) - Complete 3 Cataclysm arenas using the Interceptor javelin and be rewarded with one Weapon.

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 have a look at the Freelancers that had the top scores for Week 2 of the Cataclysm…


Here are the Week 3 Leaderboard Winners:


Xbox One (13,496,304 total points):

  • CrypticModz2246
  • TokimoriCow
  • HenryBrosapian9

PC (13,351,438 total points):

  • Grayfenix
  • --sK--ryPta--
  • Elijin1
  • JRSVengeance

PlayStation 4 (12,775,506 total points):

  • a-falcon-i
  • mero2-lemon-529
  • Sebas_tencho
  • yuusanman

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




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