Patch notes v9.20 [SCREENSHOTS] – Custom Storms, Transmitters/Receivers and more!

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This week’s patch v9.20 is out and live! It’s been a long time since we had this huge of a patch! We are very excited to share new additions with you!

To get you started, we’ve pored over the patch notes to give you a run-down on the major new additions to the game.

You’ll get to use  Transmitters and Receivers for advanced gaming options with interesting possibilities and Storm device to become the master of the storm!

There are also a cool new Flag item to fit all your “Capture the Flag” needs!

New prefabs and galleries are here – Pueblo theme, definitely a must see. There is a new Canyon island to go with it too!

Explore bunch of new gameplay adjustments and additions as we bring you full patch notes below. Take a look.

WHAT’S NEW?

Transmitters and Receivers
Trigger an explosion off of a coin, drop a barrier when a player strikes a target and so much more! This is just the beginning as many more options and devices will be enabled over the next few updates.

Storm Device
Now you can release the power of the Storm to challenge your players to their limits.  Expect more ways to channel the Storm in later releases.

Pueblo Theme
Build a desert town with the new Pueblo prefabs and galleries. Pairs great with the new Canyon Island.

Canyon Island
A desert themed canyon with a river cutting through.

GAMEPLAY

  • Updated My Island settings:
    • Added “Building Resource Style” option: Specifies which mode to use when calculating how many resources are gained from destroying the environment.
      • Creative, Battle Royale, and Save the World (Default: Creative)
    • Added “Harvest Rate” option: Specifies a multiplier to be applied to the number of resources gained from destroying the environment.
      • 0x, 0.1x, 0.5x, 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 10x (Default: 1x)
    • Added “Allow Item Drop” option: Specifies whether items can be dropped by players.
      • Yes, No (Default: Yes)
    • Added “Allow Item Pick Up” option:  Specifies whether items can be picked up by players.
      • Yes, No (Default: Yes)
    • Added “Destroy Props on Building Placement” option: Specifies whether player building destroys props or allows players to build through them.
      • Yes, No (Default: Yes)
  • Renamed “Block Building in Game” option to “Allow Building”: Specifies whether players are allowed to build while playing a game.
    • Renamed “Building Damage in Game” option to “Environment Damage”: Specifies whether players are allowed to destroy the environment while playing a game.
    • Renamed “Drop Items on Elimination” option to “Keep Items when Eliminated”: Specifies whether players keep their items when eliminated during the game.
    • Renamed “Infinite Resources in Game” to “Infinite Resources”: Specifies whether players have infinite building resources while playing a game.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Added a Flag item to the Consumables inventory:
    • Equips on pick up.
    • While equipped, disables building and equipping of other inventory items.
    • Can be swung as a melee weapon, used to harvest materials, or tossed to teammates.
    • When spawned from a Capture Item Spawner Device, the Flag will inherit the Device’s Accent Color.

CREATIVE TOOLS + PHONE

  • Settings for Flight Speed, Phasing, Grid Snap, Drops, and Collision now save and persist through game sessions.
  • Improved performance of Multi-Select when copying many objects at once.

PREFABS & GALLERIES

  • Added 6 New Pueblo Prefabs.
    • Pueblo Trio
    • Pueblo Duo
    • Pueblo Residential A
    • Pueblo Residential B
    • Pueblo Front Gate
    • Pueblo Bell Tower
  • Added 8 New Galleries.
    • Pueblo Gallery
    • Pueblo Prop Gallery
    • Desert Nature Gallery
    • Outdoor Residential Prop Gallery
    • Container Prop Gallery
    • Indoor Residential Prop Gallery
    • No Collision Gallery – props that allow players to walk through
    • Block Party Prop Gallery – featuring new block party signs and team flags
  • Added the Rusted Car and Rusted Truck to the Car Gallery.
  • Added White Brick Walls to the Factory Walls Gallery.
  • Added Desert Rocks and more Ground Floors to the Indestructible Gallery.
  • Added Gnomes to General Props Gallery B.
  • Renamed the Grass Floor Gallery to Grass X Dirt Gallery A.

DEVICES

  • Transmitters and Receivers
    • New system to allow devices to link to each other through Channels.
    • There are currently 8 Channels per island and up to 15 devices can be chained within a Channel.
    • An island can have a total of 100 Transmitters and 100 Receivers
    • Added Trigger Device.
      • Triggered by Player: Specifies whether or not this trigger will transmit a signal when a player steps on it.
        • On, Off (Default: On)
      • Triggered by Damage: Specifies whether or not this trigger will transmit a signal when it receives damage.
        • On, Off (Default: Off)
      • Times Can Trigger: Specifies the total number of times this trigger will transmit a signal.
        • Infinite, 1-10 (Default: Infinite)
      • Trigger Delay: Specifies the delay between receiving a stimulus and transmitting a signal.
        • None, 1 second, 2 seconds, 3 seconds, 5 seconds, 10 seconds, 20 seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute, 2 minutes, 3 minutes, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 20 minutes (Default: None)
      • Trigger Reset Delay: Specifies how long it must wait after the trigger has transmitted a signal before it can be triggered again.
        • None, 1 second, 2 seconds, 3 seconds, 5 seconds, 10 seconds, 20 seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute, 2 minutes, 3 minutes, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 20 minutes (Default: None)
      • Trigger Sound: Specifies whether the trigger should emit a sound when it transmits a signal.
        • Enabled, Disabled (Default: Enabled)
      • Visibility in Game: Specifies whether or not the Device has collision and is visible in a game.  (This does not affect its ability to receive a stimulus).
        • On, Off (Default: On)
      • Enabled on Minigame Start: Specifies whether the Device will respond to stimuli from the start of a game, or if it must be enabled by another Device.
        • Enabled, Disabled (Default: Enabled)
      • Enable When Receiving From: Receiving a signal from the specified channel will enable this Device.
      • Disable When Receiving From: Receiving a signal from the specified channel will disable this Device.
      • When Triggered Transmit On: Specifies the channel on which this Device will transmit a signal when it receives a stimulus.
  • Added Receivers and Transmitters to Devices.  Each of these specifies the channel to which the device will respond or transmit when the conditions are met.
    • Challenge Gallery Devices
      • Added “Turn Visibility On When Receiving From” receiver.
      • Added “Turn Visibility Off When Receiving From” receiver.
      • Added “When Collected Transmit On” transmitter.
    • Music Sequencer Device
      • Added “Start Sequence When Receiving From” receiver.
      • Added “Stop Sequence When Receiving From” receiver.
    • Objective Device
      • Added “Destroy When Receiving From” receiver.
      • Added “When Destroyed Transmit On” transmitter.
    • Pinball Flipper & Bumper Devices
      • Added “Activate When Receiving From” receiver.
      • Added “Enable When Receiving From” receiver.
      • Added “Disable When Receiver From” receiver.
      • Added “When Activated Transmit On” receiver.
    • Explosive Device
      • Added “Explode When Receiving From” receiver.
    • Sentry Device
      • Added “Spawn When Receiving From” receiver.
      • Added “When Eliminated Transmit On” transmitter.
    • Creature Spawner Device
      • Added “Eliminate Creatures When Receiving From” receiver.
      • Added “Destroy Spawner When Receiving From” receiver.
    • Damage Volume & Barrier Devices
      • Added “Enable When Receiving From” receiver.
      • Added “Disable When Receiving From” receiver.
  • Added Basic Storm Controller Device.
    • This Device lets you add a simple shrinking Storm to your maps.
    • Start Radius: Specifies the initial size of the Storm at game start.
      • 5m, 10m, 20m, 30m, 40m, 50m, 75m, 100m, 200m, 300m (Default: 50m)
    • End Radius: Specifies the final size of the Storm.
      • 0m, 5m, 10m, 20m, 30m, 40m, 50m, 75m (Default: 0m)
    • Wait Time: Specifies how long the Storm will wait before shrinking.
      • 5 seconds, 10 seconds, 15 seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute, 2 minutes, 3 minutes, 4 minutes, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 20 minutes (Default: 2 minutes)
    • Shrink Time: Specifies how long the Storm will take to shrink from Start Radius to End Radius.
      • 30 seconds, 1 minute, 1.5 minutes, 2 minutes, 2.5 minutes, 3 minutes, 5 minutes, 10 minutes (Default: 1 minute)
    • Delay Time: Specifies the length of time which will elapse before the Storm appears.
      • None, 5 seconds, 10 seconds, 15 seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute, 2 minutes, 3 minutes, 4 minutes, 5 minutes, 10 minutes (Default: None)
    • Damage: Specifies the percentage of max health that players in the Storm will lose each second.
      • 1%, 2%, 5%, 7%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, 50%, 75%, Instant Elimination (Default: 10%)
  • Updated Capture Area Device.
    • Updated the Score Value option to include 0
  • Added Capture Item Spawner Device.
    • This allows the creation of more tailored Capture the Object experiences with an item spawner that adds extra functionality directly related to capture the object gameplay.  (Hint: Works great with the new Flag item)
    • Create Mode: After placing the device, drop an item from your inventory onto the Capture Item Spawner to define the item to spawn.
    • Play Mode: The Device will spawn a single instance of the specified item and won’t spawn another until the previous instance is removed from play.
    • Friendly Team: Specifies the team associated with the capture item
      • 1-16 or All (Default: All)
    • Captured By: Specifies which teams can pick up the capture item
      • Friendly Team, Hostile Teams (Default: Friendly Team)
    • Accent Color:  Visually distinguishes Capture Item Spawner Devices from one another.
      • Team Color, White, Sky Blue, Red-Orange, Golden, Apple Green, Fuschia, Orange, Aquamarine, Beige, Purple, Neon Green, Cerulean, Aqua, Pink, Green (Default: Aqua)
    • Score Value: Specifies a point value for the capture item when captured. This is additive with the Score Value option on the Capture Area device.
      • 0-100 (Default: 0)
    • Return Dropped Items: Specifies how long it takes the item to return to the spawner after it is dropped.
      • Instantly, 3 Seconds, 5 Seconds, 10 Seconds, 20 Seconds, 30 Seconds, Never (Default: Never)
    • Play Capture Sounds: If enabled, play sound alerts when capture items change states (captured, taken, dropped, etc.)
      • On, Off (Default: On)
  • Updated Player Checkpoint Plate Device.
    • Checkpoints now support up to five players spawning on them at once.
  • Updated Pinball Bumper Device.
    • Added Sideways Bounce Lift option: Specifies how much uplift is applied to players when impulsed.
      • Don’t Override, None, Low, Medium, High, Very High, Super High, Mega High (Default: Don’t Override)
    • Creatures no longer trigger Bumpers while being unaffected by them.
    • Bumpers can now still be triggered if Knockback is set to Off, allowing them to apply damage, score or knockup.
    • Increased the ‘Instant Reset’ option on Bumpers from 0.1 seconds to 0.25 seconds as the Device can now be triggered repeatedly if knockback is Off.
    • Renamed this value from ‘Instant’ to ‘0.25 Seconds’ to accurately represent the minimum delay.
    • Added Object Direction Importance option: Determines how much the direction of an object hitting the Bumper affects the direction it gets impulsed. (0% means the Bumper will always impulse a player directly away).
      • 0%, 10%, 20%, 30%, 40%, 50%, 60%, 70%, 80%, 90%, 100% (Default: 100%).
    • Added Team option: Restricts the Bumper to triggering only for a specific team.
      • Any, 1-16 (Default: Any)
    • Added Score Value option: Specifies a score to award a player who triggers the Bumper.
      • -20, -15, -10, -5, -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 15, 20 (Default: 0)
    • Added Enabled on Game Start option:
      • Enabled, Disabled (Default: Enabled)
    • Added tooltips to all Bumper options.
    • Fixed an issue where a health bar would appear on copied versions of the Bumper.
  • Added additional options to Explosive Device.
    • Play Audio / VFX: Specifies whether to trigger explosion audio and visual effects or simply apply the damage silently/invisibly.
      • On, Off (Default: On).
    • Additional values for Structure Damage:
      • 150, 200, 250, 300, 350, 400, 450, 2000, 5000.
    • Show Health Bar:
      • Yes, No. (Default: Yes).
  • Updated Damage Volume Device.
    • Changed Affects Creatures, Affects Players, Affects Vehicles and Affects Unmanned Vehicles options from Yes/No to On/Off.
    • Added Enabled on Game Start option:
      • Enabled, Disabled (Default: Enabled)
    • Added Affects Unmanned Vehicles option:
      • On, Off (Default: Off)
  • Updated Pinball Flipper Device.
    • Added Knockup option: Specifies how much upforce the Flipper applies to objects up when it impulses them.
      • None, Low, Medium, High, Very High, Super High, Mega High (Default: Low)
    • Added Mega High setting to Knockback option to match the Bumper Device.
    • Added new values to Flip Direction option:
      • Any (triggers from any side and swings towards that side)
      • Opposite (triggers from any side and swings the opposite way)
      • Flip Flop (switches the triggerable side each time it triggers)
      • Never (Doesn’t apply impulse but still triggers other effects such as damage and score).
    • Added Hit on Backswing option: Allows the Flipper to hit any objects behind it as it returns to its original position.
      • On, Off (Default: Off)
    • Adding Bounce Angle Percentage option: Determines how much the direction of an object hitting the Flipper affects the direction it gets impulsed. (0% means the Flipper will always impulse a player directly away).
      • 0%, 10%, 20%, 30%, 40%, 50%, 60%, 70%, 80%, 90%, 100% (Default: 100%)
    • Added Team option: Restricts the Flipper to triggering only for a specific team.
      • Any, 1-16 (Default: Any)
    • Added Enabled on Game Start option:
      • Enabled, Disabled (Default: Enabled)
    • Added Score Value option: Specifies a score to award a player who triggers the Flipper.
      • -20, -15, -10, -5, -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 15, 20 (Default: 0)
    • Creatures no longer trigger the Flipper without being affected.
    • Increased the area of effect when the Flipper is activated by taking damage or remotely triggered.
    • Added tooltips to all Flipper options.
  • Updated Challenge Gallery
    • Added Visible on Minigame Start option:
      • On, Off (Default: On)
  • Updated Sentry Device:
    • Added Spawn on Minigame Start option:
      • Yes, No (Default: Yes)
  • Updated Barrier Device:
    • Added Enabled option: Specifies when the barrier effect is active.
      • Disabled, Enabled, Warmup Only, Gameplay Only (Default: Gameplay Only)
  • Added additional options to Team Settings and Starting Inventory Devices:
    • Team Name: Specifies a display name for the corresponding Team to be used throughout the UI. (scoreboard, victory screen, etc.)
    • Team Color: Assigns a specific color to the corresponding Team to be used throughout the UI and for devices that support Team Color as an Accent Color option. (Capture Area, Capture Item Spawner)
    • Do Not Override, White, Sky Blue, Red-Orange, Golden, Apple Green, Fuschia, Orange, Aquamarine, Beige, Purple, Neon Green, Cerulean, Aqua, Pink, Green (Default: Do Not Override)
    • Initial Team Size Ratio:  This allows for asymmetric team sizes that maintain a ratio of players per team for any number of players in a game.
      • Don’t Override, 1-10 (Default: Don’t Override)
      • Example: A ratio of 4 for Team 1, and 1 for Team 2, means that with 10 players, Team 1 will have 8 players and Team 2 will have 2 players.
  • Added additional option to Player Spawner Device:
    • Lock to Player Name: If text is added to this field, only players whose name contains that string can spawn here.  Leave blank to allow anyone to use this spawn point.
  • Added additional option to Music Sequencer Device:
    • Activate on Game Phase: Specifies when the Sequencer will automatically start.
      • Never, Warm-up, Game Start (Default: Never).
    • Added ability for music sequencer to activate the trigger device.

UI + SOCIAL

  • Updated Portal user experience:
  • Changed Portal names to only appear when closer to the Portal.
  • Updated formatting of Portal details to enhance legibility.
  • Changed the distance at which the prompt to change the Portal appears and added a label to clarify that it changes the Portal destination.
  • Updated the style of the server list and new feature callouts.

Full patch notes with bug fixes are here. Are you excited about the new additions? Let us know in the comments!

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