Eternal Return January 4 Update: Full Patch Notes Listed

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The anime battle royale Eternal Return is getting a generous update this year! Here’s Eternal Return’s January 4 Update: Full Patch Notes listed.

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Eternal Return January 4 Update: Full Patch Notes Listed

We’ve got cosmetics, we’ve got buffs, we’ve got quality of life updates for those who prefer to tackle ranked solo. So, let’s dive right in.

New Skins and Emotes

Tropical Getaway Celine (Rare) will be available.

“To a faraway place, where no one will ever find me.”

Battle Priest Theodore (Rare) will be available.

“Fight and protect. Simple as that.”

Abigail’s emotes will be available.

Epic Skin Design Box Contents Changes

1.12 Epic Design Box components and probabilities will be changing.

  • The changing list and probabilities can be found in “Upcoming changes to probability type items”

New Year 2024 in Lumia Island

Special items and bundles are being released to ring in the new year!

  • Golden Lucky Pouch Collection
    • Lucky Pouch
    • 2024 A-Coin Bundle
  • New Year 2024 Sequence Bundle
    • New Year 2024 Bundle Ⅰ
    • New Year 2024 Bundle Ⅱ
    • New Year 2024 Bundle Ⅲ

*More details will be announced in a separate announcement.

System

“Exclude 2P Premade Teams” Option Added

When playing Ranked Matches alone, you can enable it to avoid being on the same team as 2P premade teams.

  • If you enable this option, you will not be matched with a 2P premade team.
  • Please note that enabling this function may result in longer matchmaking times.
  • We are increasing the loss compensation benefit for a 1P queue matched with a 2P premade team from 5 points to 8 points. Keep in mind that this change will only apply when you lose rank points (RP) and will not be converted into plus points.
  • Since this is an experimental function without a reference implementation, we will make additional adjustments based on the actual matchmaking situation after implementation.

Custom Game Settings

Various convenience functions have now been added to make it easier for Custom Game hosts to organize teams involving multiple players, including friendly competitions.

  • Team Movement Restriction Option
    • A button has been added to restrict team movement.
    • When movement is restricted, players, except the host, will not be able to move to empty slots.
  • Team Shuffle: Shuffles the teams of participating players.
  • Random: Shuffles randomly.
  • Balanced: Participants are placed in a Snake Draft based on their rank points. (Top 1/3 in ascending rank points → Next 1/3 in descending rank points → Final 1/3 in ascending rank points)
  • Random Segment: Places the first player from each team in Group A, the second player in Group B, and the third player in Group C, and randomizes them within each group.
  • Players with no rank history are considered to have 0 rank points.
  • Assign Rank Points Function
    • To enable even distribution, you can randomize the rank points of other participating players in your custom settings.
    • You can specify a specific number or choose a tier.
    • The assigned rank points are only valid within the Custom Match.
  • Rank Information Check Function
    • You can check the tier and rank points of players in a Custom Match.
    • If you assigned rank points, they’ll be displayed in the assigned tier and rank points.
  • Team Numbers Random Change Option
    • An option to randomly shuffle team numbers at the start of the game.

Season Operation Policy Changes

  • Seasonal soft resets will be more relaxed than before, ensuring that tiers are not overly compressed.
  • The regular season will be two weeks longer, and the preseason will be reduced or even removed. Adjustments may be made based on the size of the seasonal patch.
  • The Season 2 Ranked Season will run until February 15th 00:00 AM (UTC).
  • A Season 3 preview will take place on Wednesday, February 7th during the Dev Stream.

Augments

Fortification

  • Heavy Kneepads
    • Cooldown 55s → 40s
  • Steadfast
    • Damage Reduction 5(+Level*0.2)% → 6(+Level*0.2)%

Support

  • Thrill of the Hunt
    • Wild Animal Kill Effect Cooldown 10s → 8s

Others

  • Tac. Skill Module
    • Credits 250 → 200
    • Battle Zone Rewards 4 → 1
  • Item Crafting Time
    • Legendary 5s → 4.5s

Weapon Skills

  • Axe – Maleficent Helix (D)
    • Damage 70/110/150(+Additional Attack Power 100/120/140%)(+Skill Amplification 30%)(+Target’s Max HP 5%) → 70/110/150(+Additional Attack Power 100/120/140%)(+Skill Amplification 40%)(+Target’s Max HP 5%)
  • Hammer – Armor Piercing (D)
    • Damage 200/300/400(+Additional Attack Power 70%)(+Skill Amplification 70%) → 250/350/450(+Additional Attack Power 70%)(+Skill Amplification 70%)
    • Cooldown 30/25/20s → 25/20/15s

Characters

Get these characters at a discounted price!

  • Tazia
    • NP 1,075 → 870
    • A-Coin 8,020 → 4,340
  • Irem
    • NP 1,075 → 870
    • A-Coin 5,290→ 4,340
  • Isaac
    • NP 870 → 645
    • A-Coin 4,340 → 2,140

Nadine

We’re reducing the cooldown of Squirrel Trap (W) to increase Nadine’s early to mid game area control and crisis response.

  • Squirrel Trap (W)
    • Cooldown 18/16/14/12/10s → 14/13/12/11/10s

Nicky

We’re significantly lowering the base damage and increasing the cooldown of Nicky’s main skill, which has been performing very well in terms of pick rate, win rate, and average score gain.

  • Slugfest (Q)
    • Min Damage 40/65/90/115/140(+Skill Amplification 60%) → 20/40/60/80/100(+Skill Amplification 65%)
    • Max Damage 80/130/180/230/280(+Skill Amplification 120%) → 40/80/120/160/200(+Skill Amplification 130%)
    • Cooldown 15/13.5/11/10.5/9s → 15/14/13/12/11s
  • Knockout Punch (E)
    • Damage 60/110/160/210/260(+Skill Amplification 70%) → 20/60/100/140/180(+Skill Amplification 80%)
    • Fury Jab!! (E2)
      • Damage 90/150/210/260/310(+Skill Amplification 90%) → 50/100/150/200/250(+Skill Amplification 100%)

Daniel

While Daniel’s overall stats may not be great, simply increasing his power can make him more difficult to deal with. Therefore, we are increasing the damage accumulated by Inspiration (W) and reducing his slowed duration to enhance his effectiveness when he plays well.

  • Inspiration (W)
    • Damage Accumulated 4/7/10/13/16% → 8/11/14/17/20%
    • Slowed Duration 3s → 2s

Laura

Laura’s overall stats aren’t great, and now that her Calling Card (W) is slower, she has more room for response than before, so we’re buffing her Twilight Heist (R) damage to increase her power.

  • Twilight Heist (R)
    • Damage 160/300/440(+Skill Amplification 95%) → 200/340/480(+Skill Amplification 100%)

Rio

We’re increasing Rio’s attack power per level, which currently has a very low win rate and average score gain, so that when her ultimate, which does not provide a great return compared to its difficulty of use, is used effectively, it can give better results.

  • Attack Power per Level 3.7 → 4
  • Fleeting Soul / Spirit Arrow (R)
    • Hankyu
      • Stun duration when an enemy hits a wall 1s → 1.5s
    • Daikyu
      • Slowed Duration 1.5s → 2s
      • Damage increase 0.8 seconds after firing 20% → 30%

Martina

Pause (W) will now be able to be used during basic attacks. Using Pause during a basic attack stops the basic attack and activates the skill.

  • Pause (W)
    • Cannot use skills during basic attacks → Possible

Mai

We’re improving the overall durability of Mai, who has a low win rate and average score, and allowing her to better use her Haute Couture (P), increasing her power in battles and hunts.

  • Base Defense 39 → 42
  • Max HP per level 80 → 83
  • Whip weapon mastery Level per 2.8% → 3.6%
  • Haute Couture (P)
    • Additional Damage Defense on Basic Attacks 20/25/30% → 25/30/35%

Markus

We’re making up for Markus’ weakness by increasing his overall damage output.

  • Warrior’s Grit (P)
    • Additional Damage per Strike 30/60/90(+Attack Power 60%) → 30/60/90(+Attack Power 70%)
  • Art of War (Q)
    • Additional Damage on Basic Attack 15/25/35/45/55(+추가 체력의 16%) → 15/25/35/45/55(+Additional HP 18%)

Magnus

We’re boosting the damage output of Bike From Hell (R) as Magnus bravely charges in to initiate combat.

  • Bike From Hell (R)
    • Damage 110/230/350(+Additional Attack Power 150%)(+Skill Amplification 85%)(+Target’s Current HP 20%) → 110/230/350(+Additional Attack Power 150%)(+Skill Amplification 85%)(Target’s Current HP 30%)

Vanya

We’re increasing the damage of Vanya’s still-unfavorable Butterfly Embrace (W) and reducing the cooldown of Yearning (E) for more combat durability.

  • Butterfly Embrace (W)
    • Butterfly Embrace(W1) Damage 20/24/28/32/36(+Skill Amplification 12%) →20/23/26/29/32(+Skill Amplification 16%)
  • Yearning (E)
    • Cooldown 18/17/16/15/14s → 17/16/15/14/13s
    • SP Cost 100 → 60

Celine

Celine’s stats are not as high, so we’re nerfing her VF Blood Sample weapon to complement her overall power.

  • Per Throw Mastery Level
    • Skill Amplification 4% → 4.2%
    • Attack Speed 1.2% → 2%

Xiukai

Xiukai’s pick rate, win rate, and average score gain are high. To counteract this we’re reducing the damage of Burnt to a Crisp (R).

  • Burnt to a Crisp (R)
    • Damage 50/95/140(+Skill Amplification 35%)(+Xiukai Max HP 6%) → 50/95/140(+Skill Amplification 35%)(+Xiukai Max HP 4%)

Silvia

We’re increasing the durability of Silvia, who is not being utilized well.

  • Max HP per Level 85 → 88

Adriana

We’re improving awkward interactions with Item Skill Debilitation and buffing the power of Flamethrower (Q) by making adjustments to her Legendary weapon.

  • Flamethrower (Q)
    • Damage 10/20/30/40/50(+Skill Amplification 17/19/21/23/25%) → 10/20/30/40/50(+Skill Amplification 18/20/22/24/26%)

Adina

We’re giving a small buff to Adina, who has a low pick rate and average score gain. We’re also slightly increasing the overall power of Celestial Sign’s Sun effect to compensate for her weaknesses.

  • Base HP 753 → 760 
  • SP per Level 15 → 25
  • Stargazing (P)
    • Movement Speed Increase 3/6/9%(+Skill Amplification 1%) → 4/7/10%(+Skill Amplification 1%)
  • Luminary (Q)
    • Celestial Sign
      • Sun Damage Increase 10(+Skill Amplification 10%) → 20(+Skill Amplification 10%)
    • Sun Conjunct’s Damage does not increase.
  • Astral Trine (W)
    • Celestial Sign
      • Sun Damage Increase 10(+Skill Amplification 10%) → 20(+Skill Amplification 10%)
  • Fated Horizon (E)
    • Celestial Sign
      • Sun Damage Increase 5(+Skill Amplification 5%) → 10(+Skill Amplification 5%)

Arda

We’re increasing the overall power of Arda, who has been weak across the board.

  • Relic Quest (P)
    • Essence of Antiquity Projectile Speed 15m/s → 18m/s
  • Babylon’s Cube (W)
    • Zone Damage 40/60/80/100/120(+Skill Amplification 30%) → 60/75/90/105/120(+Skill Amplification 30%)
  • Nimrod’s Tombstone (E)
    • Damage 40/80/120/160/200(+Skill Amplification 40%) → 80/110/140/170/200(+Skill Amplification 40%)
  • Unleashed Power(R)
    • Babylon’s Dice (R-W)
      • Damage 40/60/80/100/120(+Skill Amplification 30%) → 60/75/90/105/120(+Skill Amplification 30%)
    • Nimrod’s Gate (R-E)
      • Damage 40/80/120/160/200(+Skill Amplification 40%) → 80/110/140/170/200(+Skill Amplification 40%)

Abigail

Since the win rate and average score gain are very low, we’re buffing Tearing Blade (P) and Axe weapon skill to increase both target damage and area damage.

  • Tearing Blade (P)
    • Damage 30/65/100(+Skill Amplification 30%) → 30/65/100(+Skill Amplification 40%)
    • Cooldown 16/12/8s → 16/11/6s

Aya

We’re adjusting Sniper Rifle Aya’s basic attack projectile speed as it is set too fast compared to other normal base attack projectile speeds. Sniper Rifle Aya’s stats aren’t great, so we’re making up for it with power buffs to her main skill, and fixing a Shield bug in Aya’s Justice (P).

  • Sniper Rifle
    • Basic Attack Projectile Speed 36m/s → 18.75m/s
  • Attack Speed per Sniper Rifle Mastery Level 2% → 2.5%
  • Skill Amplification per Pistol Mastery Level 4.6% → 4.4%
  • Aya’s Justice (P)
    • 50/75/100(+Attack Power 30%)(+Skill Amplification 25%) → 50/75/100(+Attack Power 30%)(+Skill Amplification 35%)
  • Double Shot (Q)
    • Second Shot Damage 40/70/100/130/160(+Attack Power 30%)(+Skill Amplification 70%) → 40/70/100/130/160(+Attack Power 30%)(+Skill Amplification 80%)
    • Attack Speed Increase Duration 3s → 4s

Isol

Isol’s Assault Rifle is strong, but his Pistol is underperforming. We’re trying to balance this by reducing the mastery of the Assault Rifle weapon and adjusting the power of the Semtex Bomb (Q).

  • Basic Attack Amplification per Assault Rifle Mastery Level 1.7% → 1.5%
  • Semtex Bomb (Q)
    • Damage 30/60/90/120/150(+Attack Power 30%)(+Skill Amplification 60%) → 50/70/90/110/130(+Attack Power 25%)(+Skill Amplification 75%)

Alex

We’re increasing the overall damage of Alex, who is recording low score gains.

  • Attack Power per Level 3.9 → 4.4

Alonso

Alonso has a low pick rate and average score. We’re increasing the cooldown of Plasma Barrier (P) to make him more difficult to deal with, and increasing the damage of Energy Punch (Q) and Magnetic Field (R), allowing him to deal more damage.

  • Plasma Barrier (P)
    • Cooldown 18/12/6s → 18/13/8s
  • Energy Punch (Q)
    • Damage 80/120/160/200/240(+Skill Amplification 40%) → 100/140/180/220/260(+Skill Amplification 40%)
    • Damage from Basic Attacks on Connected Targets (Level*10)(+Target’s Max HP 8/8.5/9/9.5/10%) → (Level*10)(+Target’s Max HP 9/9.5/10/10.5/11%)
  • Magnetic Field (R)
    • Explosion Damage 50/100/150(+Skill Amplification 50%)(+Additional HP 3%) ~ 100/200/300(+Skill Amplification 100%)(+Additional HP 6%) → 100/150/200(+Skill Amplification 50%)(+Additional HP 4%) ~ 200/300/400(+Skill Amplification 100%)(+Additional HP 8%)

Estelle

We’re reducing the cooldown of Hazard Shield (E) and Helitack Stat! (R), allowing her to get more out of both skills. We’re also buffing her Axe Weapon skill to increase her damage output.

  • Hazard Shield (E)
    • Cooldown 15/14/13/12/11s → 14/13/12/11/10s
  • Helitack Stat! (R)
    • Cooldown 90/75/60s → 80/65/50s

Aiden

Aiden deals high damage when Overcharge (P) is used. However, when it is not used, the gap is very significant, compensating for the damage when not overcharged.

  • Lightning Strike (Q)
    • Damage 50/80/110/140/170(+Attack Power 75%) → 80/110/140/170/200(+Attack Power 75%)
  • Electrostatic Surge (R)
    • First Electrostatic Surge Damage 60/80/100(+Attack Power 50%) → 60/80/100(+Attack Power 60%)
    • Second Electrostatic Surge Damage 80/120/160(+Attack Power 60%) → 80/120/160(+Attack Power 70%)

Echion

All of Echion’s weapons are showing poor stats. So we’re increasing his Basic Attack to boost his overall damage output.

  • Basic Attack 39 → 42

Elena

We’re allowing Elena to use Danse Macabre (R) a little more often.

  • Danse Macabre (R)
    • Cooldown 80/70/60s → 80/65/50s

Emma

We’re increasing the damage of Emma’s skills to make her more powerful when she hits.

  • Dove Dealer (Q)
    • Damage 40/75/110/145/180(+Skill Amplification 85%) → 40/75/110/145/180(+Skill Amplification 90%)
  • Hat Trick (W)
    • Damage 80/135/190/245/300(+Skill Amplification 95%) → 80/135/190/245/300(+Skill Amplification 100%)

Johann

Johann continues to have a low pick rate. We’re increasing the recovery of Radiant Brilliance (Q) to strengthen his position as a support.

  • Radiant Brilliance (Q)
    • Recovery 20/35/50/65/80(+Skill Amplification 15%) → 20/35/50/65/80(+Skill Amplification 20%)
    • Enhanced Recovery 40/60/80/100/120(+Skill Amplification 25%) → 40/60/80/100/120(+Skill Amplification 30%)

William

We’re increasing William’s damage output due to his low pick rate and score gain.

  • Basic Attack 40 → 42
  • No Hitter (P)
    • Damage (Attack Power 108/118/128%)*(Basic Attack Amplification) → (Attack Power 110/120/130%)*(Basic Attack Amplification)

Irem

We’re nerfing the damage of Bouncy Ball (Q) to reduce her ability to keep her enemies in check, as well as nerfing the Shield of Love Me! (R) make her a bit riskier in combat.

  • Bouncy Ball (Q)
    • Damage 50/75/100/125/150(+Skill Amplification 50%) → 50/70/90/110/130(+Skill Amplification 50%)
  • Love Me! (R)
    • Shield 40/70/100/130(+Skill Amplification 35%) → 40/65/90/110(+Skill Amplification 30%)

Eva

Eva is currently underutilized. So we’re nerfing her VF Blood, allowing her to use Telekinesis (P) a bit better and deal more damage.

  • Max HP  780 → 820
  • Telekinesis (P)
    • Damage 30/50/70(+Skill Amplification 30%) → 30/60/90(+Skill Amplification 35%)

Ly Anh

We’re increasing the damage dealt by Ly Anh, who has poor stats in all areas.

  • Basic Attack 36 → 40
  • Phantom Ripper (Possessed W)
    • Damage 10/40/70/100/130(+Attack Power 60%) → 10/40/70/100/130(+Attack Power 65%)

Eleven

When Ground Beef (P) is used well, Eleven’s teammates see greater results.

  • Base Defense 40 → 42
  • Ground Beef (P)
    • Healing based on Max HP 1/3/5% → 2/4/6%

Zahir

We’re increasing the damage of Zahir’s Gandiva (W), which has a low pick rate, so that it can perform slightly better, as well as adjusting his Throw weapon.

  • Skill Amplification per Throw Mastery Level 4.8% → 4.6%
  • Gandiva (W)
    • Damage 20/40/60/80/100(+Skill Amplification 45%) → 20/45/70/95/120(+Skill Amplification 50%)

Jenny

We’re making a little easier for Jenny to use Acceptance Speech (R).

  • Acceptance Speech (R)
    • Slowed 30% → 30/35/40%
    • Damage 100/200/300(+Skill Amplification 60%) → 100/200/300(+Skill Amplification 70%)

Tsubame

Tsubame’s stacks of Life and Death Seal (R) are very difficult to deal with. We’re working on fixing a number of issues with Tsubame’s skillset, but it’s a time-consuming process, so for now, we’re shifting some of the power of her extremely stacked ultimate to other skills.

This is partially compensated by reducing the damage and recovery per stack of her ultimate, lowering the peak, and increasing the non-stack damage and durability. By limiting the damage proportional to HP to additional attack power rather than attack power, we limit the power of mixing defensive items like in her release. We’re also reducing the movement speed of Whirlwind (W) and increasing its cooldown when not tied to an ultimate, reducing its ability to chase.

  • Base Defense 39 → 43
  • Shuriken Deployment (Q)
    • Damage 70/110/150/190/230(+Attack Power 90%) → 70/120/170/220/270(+Attack Power 90%)
  • Whirlwind (W)
    • Movement Speed Increase 35/40/45/50/55% → 25/30/35/40/45%
    • Cooldown 11/10/9/8/7s → 15/14/13/12/11s
  • Life and Death Seal (R)
    • Damage 10/35/60/85/110(+Attack Power 85%)(+Target’s Max HP 1/1.25/1.5/1.75/2%(+per 1 Attack Power 0.05%)) → 10/35/60/85/110(+Attack Power 100%)(+Target’s Max HP 1/1.25/1.5/1.75/2%(+per 1 Additional Attack Power 0.07%))
    • Increase Damager per stack of Engraved Battle Sense 33% → 17%
    • HP Recovery Damage 75% → 50%
    • Whirlwind (W)
      • Cooldown Reduction 30% → 50%

Camilo

We’re giving Camilo a boost when he’s using Olé! (P), and we’re giving Dual Swords Camilo, who has lower stats than the Rapier weapon, a slight boost.

  • Basic Attack Amplification per Dual Swords Mastery Level 2% → 2.2%
  • Olé! (P)
    • Cooldown 24/22/20s → 22/20/18s
  • Cierre (W)
    • Damage 8/18/28/38/48(Attack Power 15%) → 5/15/25/35/45(Attack Power 20%)

Cathy

We’re slightly increasing the damage of Cathy’s Double Bypass (Q) who has low win rates.

  • Double Bypass (Q)
    • Damage 40/70/100/130/160(+Skill Amplification 75%) → 40/70/100/130/160(+Skill Amplification 80%)

Chloe

We’re increasing the speed of Nina’s basic attack so that she deals more damage when used.

  • Living Marionette (P)
    • Nina’s Basic Attack Speed 0.8 → 1

Chiara

Chiara hasn’t been performing well for a long time. We’re buffing her overall abilities to get her back on track.

  • Base Defense 36 → 39
  • Stigma (P)
    • Healing Reduction 9/10/11% → 10/11/12%
  • Hand of Corruption (Q)
    • Additional Damage 10/20/30/40/50(+Skill Amplification 6%) → 10/20/30/40/50(+Skill Amplification 8%)
    • Recovery 10/13/16/19/22(+Skill Amplification 3%) → 10/13/16/19/22(+Skill Amplification 5%)
  • Plague (R)
    • Damage 10/30/50(+Skill Amplification 25%) → 20/40/60(+Skill Amplification 25%)

Theodore

We’re increasing Theodore’s Energy Cannon (Q) to help him perform better as he continues to have a low pick rate.

  • Energy Cannon (Q)
    • Damage 50/85/120/155/190(+Skill Amplification 65%) → 50/85/120/155/190(+Skill Amplification 70%)
    • Cooldown 12/11.5/11/10.5/10s → 13/12/11/10/9s

Felix

Felix continues to perform well when choosing defensive items. Additionally, we are making adjustments to his high-performance weapon. (See Spear)

  • Retail Spearman (P)
    • Shield per Stacks Consumed 25(+Attack Power 40%) → 5(+Attack Power 50%)

Piolo

We’re tweaking the parts that deal too much damage when all Helicopter Spin (Q) hits are successful.

  • Helicopter Spin (Q)
    • Enhanced Damage at 1, 5, and 10 Hits 20/30/40/50/60(+Skill Amplification 35%) → 20/30/40/50/60(+Skill Amplification 30%)

Hyejin

We’re adjusting Charm of the Prophecy (W) to make it easier to use.

  • Charm of the Prophecy (W)
    • Slowed 30% → 35%

Weapons

Guitar

  • Stairway to Heaven
    • Cooldown Reduction 10% → 15%
  • Cpt. Pepper
    • Cooldown Reduction 15% → 20%
  • Purple Haze
    • Skill Amplification 81 → 86

Bat

  • Spy Umbrella
    • Skill Amplification 62 → 65
  • Pakua Chang
    • Skill Amplification 58 → 61
  • Monkey King Bar
    • Attack Speed 10% → 20%

Crossbow

  • Sharanga
    • Attack Speed 20% → 30%
  • Blood Half Moon (NEW Legendary Rarity)
  • Recipe: Crossbow + VF Blood Sample
  • Stats
    • Attack Power 53
    • Skill Amplification 110
    • Omnisyphon 10%
    • Healing Reduction – Strong – [Unique Passive]
      • Dealing damage to a target reduces their healing by 60% for 4 seconds.

Shuriken

  • Black Lotus Shuriken (NEW Legendary Rarity)
    • Recipe: Razor + VF Blood Sample
    • Stats
      • Attack Power 45
      • Skill Amplification 98
      • Cooldown Reduction 30%
      • ([Unique]) Cooldown Reduction Cap 10%

Spear

  • Blazing Lance
    • Smolder – Unique Passive
      • Damage proportional to Max HP 0.8% → 0.6%

Camera

  • Ultraviolet
    • Skill Amplification 103 → 100

Throw

  • Chaser
    • Skill Amplification 110 → 103

Armor

Chest

  • Butler’s Suit
    • (NEW) Attack Power 5 
    • Life Steal 15% → 12%
  • Guardian Suit
    • Vanguard – [Unique Passive]
      • Enlightenment Activation Additional HP 480 → 500
  • Holy Orders
    • Skill Amplification 25 → 15
    • ([Unique]) Skill Amplification 20% → 25%
  • Couturier
    • Skill Amplification 20 → 10
    • ([Unique]) Skill Amplification 20% → 25%

Head

  • Helm of Banneret
    • Max HP  50 (NEW)
  • Crusader Helmet
    • Max HP  50 (NEW)
  • Racing Helmet
    • Skill Amplification 82 → 85
  • Persona
    • Skill Amplification 75 → 65
    • ([Unique]) Skill Amplification 20% → 25%

Arm

  • Smart Band
    • Omnisyphon 4% (REMOVED)
    • Armor penetration 6 → 7
  • Sports Watch
    • Skill Amplification 10 → 15
  • Corrupting Touch
    • Skill Amplification 57 → 61
  • Tellurian Timepiece
    • Skill Amplification 40 → 45
  • Nightmare Nails
    • Skill Amplification 84 → 86

Leg

  • EOD Boots
    • Defense 8 → 10

Food

  • Tear of Selene
    • Increases Attack Damage by 2 and Skill Amplification by 4 when used → Increases Adaptability by 2

Cobalt Protocol

System Improvements

  • Infusion Reroll Cost 3 Credits → 2 Credits
  • Infusion Rerolls Available 3 → 5 times

Mode Balancing

Nadine

  • Bow
    • Damage Dealt 98% → 95%

Nathapon

  • Camera
    • Damage Taken 97% → 99%
       

Laura

  • Whip
    • Damage Dealt 96% → 98%

Leon

  • Glove
    • Damage Taken 100% → 98%

Li Dailin

  • Nunchaku
    • Damage Dealt 100% → 102%

Celine

  • Throw
    • Damage Dealt 100% → 98%

Shoichi

  • Dagger
    • Damage Taken 95% → 97%

Sissela

  • Throw
    • Damage Dealt 97% → 94%

Arda

  • Arcana
    • Damage Dealt 98% → 96%

Isaac

  • Tonfa
    • Damage Dealt 98% → 96%

Jan

  • Glove
    • Damage Taken 97% → 99%

Estelle

  • Axe
    • Damage Taken 97% → 98%

Elena

  • Rapier
    • Damage Taken 96% → 94%

Yuki

  • Two-handed Sword
    • Damage Taken 95% → 97%

Eva

  • Throw
    • Damage Dealt 94% → 92%

Zahir

  • Throw
    • Damage Dealt 103% → 100%

Jackie

  • Dual Swords
    • Damage Taken 99% → 97%

Karla

  • Crossbow
    • Damage Dealt 102% → 103%

Hart

  • Guitar
    • Damage Dealt 105% → 102%

Hyejin

  • Bow
    • Damage Dealt 98% → 95%

Items

Crossbow

  • Blood Half Moon
    • Appears in additional equipment supply.

Shuriken

  • Death Rune
    • Appears in additional equipment supply.
  • Black Lotus Shuriken
    • Appears in additional equipment supply.

Bug Fixes and Improvements

Gameplay Improvements

  • Holiday decorations on Lumia Island will be removed. Snow on trees and statues will remain throughout the winter.
  • Surveillance cameras will no longer be displayed as obtainable in Police Station and Uptown.
  • Enemy location information will no longer be exposed when sending a ping on the minimap.
  • Nicknames will no longer be displayed when applying Channeling and Crowd Control with the Test Subject Name displayed above the HP Bar option enabled.
  • Target information UI will now be displayed when selecting an ally or enemy test subject while waiting to revive and while spectating after being eliminated.
  • Pings will now be correctly sent when the Extended Map is enabled.
  • Augment Open Wounds effect will now be correctly applied to summon attacks.
  • The rootkit cooldown display will no longer disappear when reconnecting after the first escape vote is rejected.
  • Tactical skill The Strijder’s effect will now be correctly applied to summon attacks.
  • Item skill Pulverization’s effect will now be correctly applied to summon attacks.
  • Surveillance Camera spots in the Crafting Menu (B) will no longer display Uptown, Police Station, and Fire Station.
  • Credits will now be awarded at the start of a Practice Mode game.
  • Cobalt Protocol: the kill announcement will no longer display 90 kills on simultaneous deaths.

Character & Weapon Improvements

  • Skill preview videos of some test subjects will now be correctly displayed.
  • Daniel: Using Masterpiece (R) will no longer end the Masterpiece skill.
  • Markus: Casting completion time of Violent Swing (W) will now match the actual hitting time.
  • Abigail: The vision gain duration upon killing test subjects and wild animals with Dimensional Cleave (W) will now match the tooltip.
  • Aya: Skill amplification will now be correctly applied to Aya’s Justice (P) shield value.
  • Alonso: Plasma Barrier (P) immunity will now correctly block Markus’ Violent Swing (W).
  • Alonso: Movement speed reduction will no longer be intermittently applied when enemies within the Magnetic Field (R) range head outside the area.
  • Estelle: Skill and augment effects will no longer be applied when blocking Xiukai’s Eat Up! (W) projectiles with Hazard Shield (E1).
  • Echion: VF Overflow [Sidewinder]’s Swift Strides and Plummet icons will now be correctly displayed.
  • Elena: Double Axel (W) can now be used right after using Spiral (E) in the Briefing Room.
  • Hyejin: Charm of Despair (Q) and Charm of the Nomad (E) projectiles will no longer be set beneath her.

Lobby Improvements

  • 3 Grace Points will no longer be applied when upgrading to Mythril tier.
  • Mythril tier animation will no longer be displayed when demoted from Titan and Immortal tier.
  • Players will now be able to open the Total Player Information (F) with a mouse click.
  • Unowned item checkboxes will no longer be cleared when selecting components in the Skin Selection Voucher.
  • The [Place in the Top 10 of a match] mission will no longer be displayed in Daily Missions.
  • Changes will now be saved when saving in the Team Slots BG tab after changing borders and backgrounds in Profile.
  • Matchmaking will no longer proceed if a teammate does not return to the team lobby after the match ends.
  • Tier images will no longer be displayed as Iron when entering the Ranked Tier Info page in Lobby > Profile Icon > League.
  • Typing a nickname and hitting Enter will now be correctly processed in all languages.
  • The [Do you like…pixel art?] collection will no longer be displayed on the second page when first viewing a new collection.
  • Purchasing a Character Special Bundle will now immediately change its status to Owned.
  • Icon and rules for the skin preview button in the Exchange Purchase popup will now be correctly applied.
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A Staff Writer at Prima Games since 2022, Daphne Fama spends an inordinate amount playing games of all stripes but has a soft spot for horror, FPS, and RPGs. When she’s not gaming, she’s an author and member of the Horror Writers Association with a debut novel coming out in 2025. In a previous life, she was an attorney but found she preferred fiction to contracts and forms