It’s great to be back with another Community Transmission and this time around, we’re talking December updates.
There will be two updates arriving this month. The first, on December 5, will be focused on Reinforcement Appearances and some Quality of Life changes. The second, arriving mid-December, will debut content inspired by Star Wars™: The Rise of Skywalker™.
We’ll have more on the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker update (and more!) in a Community Transmission later this week.
But right now, let’s dive into the update for December 5:
We provided the first of our Reinforcement Appearances for the B1 Droids a few updates ago and the reception was great. However, it was clear that players wanted more, especially for the ARC Trooper and Clone Commando.
The good news is that we have new appearances for both the ARC Trooper and Clone Commando coming this week. They’ll also be joined by new looks for the BX Commando Droid and the Droideka.
In total there are 10 appearances on the way, with the breakdown as follows:
All of the appearances will be classed as rare and will be available for 20,000 Credits or 500 Crystals. The only exception is the Captain appearance for the BX Commando Droid, which will be common and available for 5,000 Credits or 150 Crystals.
The upcoming ARC Trooper appearances will be the black and green Lambent Seeker, the blue and grey Cobalt Hero and the fearsome looking black and yellow Umbra Operative.
Not to be outdone by their B1 counterparts, the BX Commando Droids will be getting a host of new appearances. First up is the Captain, who were deployed as part of any substantial Droid operation. The Citadel appearance is based off the BX Commandos who oversaw the prison on Lola Sayu.
Occasionally BX Commando Droids would also serve as bodyguards to Separatist dignitaries, which is where the inspiration for the Diplomat appearance comes from. The fourth appearance comes in the form of Training, where the look stems from the cloning facilities on Kamino.
New appearances for the Clone Commando have been frequently requested since their arrival and it’s great to be bringing two new appearances for them to the game.
The Urban Fighter Appearance contains a green and orange pattern whereas Clone Commandos wearing the Jungle Striker Appearance take covert operations to the next level.
Finishing up the Reinforcement Appearances for this update is the Droideka who will also be receiving a fresh new look based on the training droids on Kamino.
We are continuing our messaging tweaks in this update. While the Damage Reduction Message has been positively met, we have also heard your feedback that it can be obstructive in certain situations. With this update, we have reduced the size of the Damage Reduction icon, and we are also scaling it automatically in size and opacity based on the distance to your target.
This means that you can engage targets at long range without having the Damage Reduction icon cover an area that is bigger than your target. This should hopefully alleviate most of the concerns raised regarding this messaging, but we have also included the option to turn this UI element off altogether. You will still be able to listen for the unique hit confirmation audio to determine that you are dealing damage to a target that has incoming damage reduction.
Damage Reduction Message
To help give players context to the areas on the battlefront, all command posts in Capital Supremacy and Instant Action have been given names that will be shown during the contextual spawn screen and when the HUD icon is in focus.
QUALITY OF LIFE
Damage Reduction Message
GAME MODE AND MAP CHANGES
HEROES VS. VILLAINS
ARCADE - TUTORIAL
CHANGES TO CLASSES AND SPECIAL UNITS