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October 15, 2020

Halloween 2020 ● Big Hunt: "The Key to Victory"

Halloween 2020 ● Big Hunt: "The Key to Victory"

A new temporary battle type, Key Battles, will be added to celebrate Halloween. 
A new themed Port emphasizes the event's atmosphere. Demonstrate your skills in an exhibition competition of the future by assuming command over a ship representing one of three corporations!

YOU CAN PLAY THIS EVENT ON PTS 0.9.10 (TIMES AND DATES HERE)




PLAYERS AND ENEMY MONSTERS:
The new battle type pits 16 players against each other and AI-controlled monsters on a gigantic Polygon map. The main objective is to exit the Polygon through a portal located at the centre of the map. In order to do so, you need to destroy one of the special monsters and obtain a key. The monsters will initially be quite weak, but they will become more dangerous as you get closer to the portal.


MAP AND GAMEPLAY:
Instead of the usual rectangular Minimap, the new battle type features a round one with the player's ship at its centre. It shows everything within the spotting range of your ship.
You start out alone, but you can gather a team of up to three ships directly in battle. Only one player can use the key, which is why you'll face a choice—go all the way with your allies, or turn your guns against them and escape as a lone wolf via the portal. To invite a player to your team, aim at them and Press F.


KEYS, BATTLE POINTS AND OCTAGON:
The number of keys is limited. After the last key has been used, the remaining ships will be transported to a special area—the Octagon. The final battle takes place in a gradually shrinking combat zone. The last surviving ship will also leave the Polygon successfully.
For destroying monsters and other players, you'll get a temporary resource, Battle Points. Having accumulated a certain number of Battle Points, you can reinforce your ship directly in battle. For example, you can reduce incoming damage or increase the damage dealt by your guns. Once you earn a certain number of Points, a window will appear. This will allow you to select one of the two improvements. Use Ctrl+1 and Ctrl+2 to select. You don't need to spend any Points to make your selection.


POINTS EARNED AND ARMORY:
Any Points you earn can be exchanged for various rewards in the Armory. Successfully escaping the Polygon will bring you additional Battle Points. Please note: exiting through the portal will get you more Points than winning in the Octagon.

A total of three ships are available for this battle type in Update 0.9.10. Each of them offers a wide variety of modules that can have a significant impact on gameplay. For example, you could replace standard torpedoes with a type that temporarily disables all the main armaments of an enemy, but deal less damage. The choice of weapons is not limited to simple guns—lasers, plasma torpedoes, wavecasters, and mortars are all at your disposal. For example, wavecasters can destroy torpedoes in the water, while plasma ammunition heats up the target's armor and temporarily increases the damage dealt by subsequent hits of plasma shells and torpedoes to the same area. New modules are unlocked by completing special combat missions.


 The first ship will be available immediately, while the second and the third are obtained by completing a chain of combat missions.

IMPORTANT! Because the information in this Article is tentative and reflects the state of game development at the time of its publication. Changes and new features may be removed entirely or implemented differently by the time the update goes live. Screenshots, specific values of certain characteristics, and details of in-game mechanics will not necessarily be relevant after the finalised information is released.

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