9/21/17 10:36 AM
Today we’re bringing a substantial update to Live servers that improves our core feature set, addresses a number of bugs/exploits and incorporates your feedback.
One major note on that last point is that we’ve overhauled Shacks and returned them to the game. This new metal structure is sizeable, sturdy and they can even be decorated! Originally, we anticipated those who had used Shacks would instead leverage the Barricade and Stash mechanics once we transitioned to Badwater Canyon. Though we’ll continue to expand upon and improve those systems (see Metal Barricades in the notes below) your feedback has made clear that you still want Shacks, so now they’re back and better than ever.
This update also yields some major improvements to the Stronghold system. From the outset, we’ve wanted to provide a number of unique Stronghold materials along with items to combat their increasing strength, and today we’re taking another step forward with Metal Stronghold Components. The introduction of Pipe Bombs, Dynamite, and bundles thereof is a game changer, and since Metal Components are fully resistant to melee weapons and have increased resistance against firearms, you’ll need those explosives to make a big dent in upgraded Strongholds.
In addition to adding many new items and recipes to the game, we’ve also made numerous changes to both the loot system and loot balance. Often requested by the community, one of the key changes is a new system that automatically cycles loot over time in an area. This means it is no longer necessary to “recycle” the loot by dumping the unwanted contents on the ground to allow the container to repopulate fully.
These elements are just some of the significant improvements we’ve made to the experience, so we urge you to check out the detailed list below and look forward to seeing the impact they all make when you try them in game.
This update required a server wipe to ensure that key system changes like the auto-cycling loot functioned without error.
The following changes and bug fixes are included in this Just Survive Live Update: