September 2016 Patch

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We are targeting Tuesday, 13-September for the next Blacklight Retribution update on all platforms. With this update players will be receiving the latest client with bug fixes and new features, and the servers will be updated in tandem for additional bug and stability fixes.

New Features and Changes

Loadouts

With the new loadout system, you will be able to do so much more than with the old system.

  • Up to a max of 50 loadouts
  • Now inclusive of your entire configuration, not just your weapon
  • Create, delete, and manage loadouts quickly and easily
  • Share your loadouts with friends on the same platform and in the same region

New Starting Items and Loadouts

In addition to our loadout changes, we have updated the starting loadouts for new players. There are three default loadouts that all new players will start with, all named after the receiver in the loadout. Starting with this patch, all new players will have the Assault Rifle, Submachine Gun, and Bolt-Action Rifle. The gear configurations will be the same but new players will have three weapons to choose from rather than just the Assault Rifle.

NOTE: There will be no refunds for people who bought these receivers previously, or loadout slots.

Loadout Codes and Sharing

Blacklight Retribution’s loadout share codes are designed to allow players to easily discuss, show, and share their loadouts with friends, and will even allow you to test another player’s loadout easily.

Here are a few sample share codes for you to try out once the patch goes live:
PS4:   PS4-TH6GH77N
PC US:  PCU-Y185MJHJ
PC EU:  PCE-2G5TSXST

NOTE: This feature is not cross platform/region so please make sure you are entering the code in the correct platform/region.

Testing Loadouts

Not only can your friends share their loadouts with you, but you can test those loadouts without spending a dime. To achieve this, you need to enter the loadout share code and then choose “Play with Loadout” in the menu. This will launch you into a practice match with that loadout for you to run around and play with.

NOTE: You cannot play in online matches with items in a loadout you do not own. Attempts to do so will result in those item slots reverting to their default.


Loadout Manager

All these cool new features that the loadout system brings to you will be managed through the new loadout manager. Through the loadout Edit option, you will be able to do the following functions.

  • Set PvP Default – Make this loadout the default for PvP modes
  • Set PvE Default – Make this loadout the default for PvE modes
  • Rename – Rename your loadout
  • Clone – Make a new copy of an existing loadout
  • Share – Share your loadout with other players through a code
  • Delete – Delete the loadout
  • Create New – Create a brand new loadout

The loadout you choose for Default PvP and Default PvE can be the same loadout or different loadouts. There is a symbol showing you what loadout is the default for each mode.

Loadouts

Sharing

Sharing a loadout is as simple as selecting Share in the loadout manager. This will generate a unique code that you can then share out with other players on your platform. The code will be prepended with the platform you can share it on. You will also be able to see how many other times your loadout has been imported by other users under the name of the loadout.

With shared loadouts you can take any loadout you want to share and make a copy of it. The loadout will then be copied into a Shared section of the loadout manager. You cannot edit or change loadouts in the Shared section but you can delete them from the Shared list.

Any loadout in the Shared section of the loadout manager will not affect loadouts in the Loadout section and vice versa.

As an example, if you delete a loadout in the Shared section, the loadout will continue to exist in the Loadout section. Or, if you modify a loadout in the Loadout section, the loadout in the Shared section will be unmodified.

Sharing

Importing

To import a loadout choose Import at the bottom of the loadout manager and a dialog box will show up that has a spot to type in the code. Type it in and the new loadout will be added to your Loadouts section.

Importing

Pinned Items

Not sure if you want to purchase an item or want to see how it feels in game? We now have Pinned items so you can try a loadout before you buy it.

Pinning items

Trying a Loadout

You can also test any item after pinning all of the items you want to try, open the Try Loadout menu in the top left hand corner of your loadout. From there you can Launch Training or Launch Practice.

Try Items
You also have the option to Bulk Purchase items if you decide that you want to buy all of your Pinned items. This means that you can purchase all of your pinned items at once. If you choose to purchase items in Bulk, we will give you a discount up to 25%!

Bulk Purchases

If you try to play a normal game with items you have not purchased your items will revert to default as per the warning:

Play Warning


GP Price Adjustments

For a limited time only, we have now added the ability to purchase more items in the store with GP. This will give players who prefer to spend a lot of time in game the opportunity to play for their gear instead of paying ZCoin.

Prestige Rewards

We now have rewards for Prestige, and they will be automatically awarded certain based on your prestige levels. Levels 1-5 is an evolving Trophy, and other rewards are at Levels 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30.

Shine on you wonderful thing.

Chance Packs

The return of monthly Chance Packs will begin with this patch. Every month we will have an updated Chance Pack with five different items of various values and rarities.

September Chance Pack
October Chance Pack

Known Issues in Patch

  • (PC) Leaving then immediately entering same SND match causes the player to enter a bad lobby state
  • (PC) After image of scope some times lingers after leaving ADS
  • (PC) Gunshots some time get stuck in loop as background noise
  • (PS4) Player can't find an online game when 6 people are in a party chat
  • (PC) LRR ammo count decreases from max on death
  • Profile not tracking Tactical Assault Rifle
  • (PC) Destroying a dummy in Training will not cause dummy to respawn if player stands on their spawn point
  • Next Prestige Reward teaser doesn't update, stuck only showing Rank 30 reward
  • (PS4) Buying All Receivers Pack may not update the banner to OWNED
  • (PC) Crosshair retains Enemy Far color when loading in to Crosshair Setting menu
  • (PS4) Pressing shoulder buttons in character menu opens taunts menu
  • (PS4) Duplication animation messes up with possible player input
  • (PC) Specific keyboard layout will prevent reloading and while sprinting, and disables loadout selecting (arrow keys + numpad)