More big changes!
Did you enjoy last weekend’s post? Well if you did, more awesomeness is awaiting you… so click that read more button now!
That’s right! A lot of your favourite maps are getting a new look to raise their awesomeness level for this next release. Also, some maps have been improved in terms of design, as well. Take a look:
Hey! Isn’t that Frozen? Well, it doesn’t look frozen anymore, but it looks like there’s been some more changes aside from that, doesn’t it?
Capture the Plug: reworked
Capture the Plug has always been a gamemode that I’ve loved. However, the AI for it was never too good, and maybe you think that “something” was missing as well…
That is no more! The AI has been improved quite a lot, as I’m sure you’ll be able to tell. New Ai is capable of defending or attacking more properly.
Also… there’s even more changes to CTP! Big changes indeed!
As you can see in that picture, players now drop random upgrades on death, like in dynamic deathmatch.
All of this results in an awesome new way to play CTP maps! I’m sure you will all love it.
What are characters? Well, these are what you pick on Team Strike, Challenge and (dynamic) Deathmatch maps.
Actually, that definition is a bit outdated now. Characters have also been added to the reworked Capture the plug mode!
And not just that, but there’s also a TON of new characters. And a lot of customization!
Aren’t those community maps?
Did you ever think there weren’t enough maps in the game’s Arcade? Then get ready for this… in this next update a number of dev-picked community maps are joining the game’s Arcade section! They will be ready for you to play right away just by updating/installing the game.
Also… if you haven’t yet, you should definitely try out Cobalt’s map editor! It allows you to create that epic map you always wanted to. if you need help or info, drop by the mapmaking section of the forum!
If you want to try out the great stuff that some people in the community have already made, check out Cobalt Vault here.
A last big change
…or at least for now! But hey, this one is a really important one. No, I’m serious. Get ready to throw away your old skills (or part of them!) and learn how to play Cobalt again!
Well, maybe that was a bit too much, but honestly, this is indeed a big change:
Rolling has been reworked.
Yes, you heard that right! Maybe you already saw Bopo’s tweet and have been trying to decipher its meaning? Wonder no more!
Before, when you pressed Z, you would roll. Instead of hurting you, bullets would be deflected! Time it perfectly, and the bullets would fly straight towards your foes. And sometimes you even recieve bacon.
That changes now. No, not the bacon. The deflecting bullets part. From now on, when you roll your metalface will have “3 parts” in which bullets can hit:
The very top of your head, which will reflect bullets.
The feet, which is now a weak spot! This adds a lot more depth to rolling and timing, instead of just spamming it.
The rest of the body, which will deflect bullets normally.
I have played a few matches using the new rolling system, and I like it a lot. Before, you’d have to keep shooting an enemy hoping that a bullet hit him between rolls, and hope that the reflected bullets would hopefully not kill you before that. Or if you were the one rolling, you just had to time your rolls to not be hit in between them. With the new system, all this rolling-spam action gets an update, but your skills need one as well. You’ll now have to think about rolling to the left or to the right, depending on which direction are you going, how far away the incoming bullets are… a whole new level of awesomeness!
That’s all for this week!
I truly cannot wait for v125 to be released to the public, and I’m sure you people can’t wait either.
However, I believe it shouldn’t take too long now. There’s still a lot of bug fixing to do, but remember that if the update is taking long, it’s because it’s going to be awesome, and probably almost-bug-free.
With all this said, let me know in the comments what you’d like to know next! At the moment there’s no more content for me to deliver in the form of a blogpost, but I’ll answer most questions that you guys write down there!
Hope you liked the post!