19 December 2019

Star Conflict 1.6.5: A New Threat

An urgent message from UMC! Attention to all pilots in the fringe sectors! Aliens dealt an insidious blow to key locations. They have taken control of several zones. We are sure that this is only the beginning of a new Invasion. We urge all pilots to fight off the common enemy.

 

“A New Threat”

  • Aliens are planning a large-scale offensive, Alien base ships may be detected in the systems of the “Open Space” mode. Using them as outposts, they prepare attacks on locations. If they take over the systems — Star Conflict's usual way of things will cease to exist — there will no longer be any resources available. If the pilots cannot recapture the enemy’s locations, after some time the Aliens will begin to capture neighbouring systems.

  • Many portals are opening in the Abandoned complex, the Collapsed laboratory and the Northern Mining Station, presumably for the Alien invasion.

  • If Aliens capture the location, then the usual Open Space life on the map ends

  • If Aliens completely capture the location, it will not be available for Sector Conquest

  • In order to prevent Aliens from capturing the neighbouring locations, mercenaries need to fight back by completing special tasks.

  • An additional pilot leaderboard for “A New Threat” has appeared. In order to rise in the leaderboard, you need to complete tasks during the event.

 

The fate of humanity and the outcome of the war with Aliens depends only on the pilots. We urge players of all levels and ranks to fight back against the aliens. The UMC promises to reward everyone for taking part in battles!

 

The Destroyer

Pilots! The UMC reports that the Destroyer of incredible power was seen in Open Space!

Traces of its appearance were found in various locations, so be careful during long flights.

  • The Destroyer appears in a random location.

  • The appearance of the Destroyer is reported in a notification at the location where it appeared.

  • It may take several hours to destroy the Destroyer.

  • The Destroyer has a single durability bar for all locations.

  • As a reward for the destruction of the Destroyer pilots will get exceptional Seed-chips.

 

We must all defend our world!

 

Seed-chips

Pilots! UMC published the first data on the so-called “Seed-chips”, which have recently been used by mercenaries to improve their ships.

Judging by intelligence data, the first Seed-chips appeared when access to the Artuga system was opened. Enclave pirates distribute their products to mercenaries using covert delivery routes.

Studies in UMC laboratories have shown that Seed-chips change the key characteristics of ship modules in a special way. Each Seed-chip is unique and influences changes in its own way. The special technology of merging Seed-chips allows pilots to obtain Seed-chips with better characteristics.

Sources and production technologies of Seed-chips are still not clear, therefore their use is allowed only in battles against AI, in PvE missions and Open Space. Pilots should install pirate technology at their own risk!

  • Seed-chips are new modules with random parameters and random characteristics that improve weapons and damage abilities of the ship.

  • Seed-chips can be combined to get stronger chips.

  • Up to five Seed-chips can be installed on a ship.

  • Seed-chips can be found in Open Space after the destruction of Pirate Destroyers.

 

Federation engineering frigate “Hammerhead”

The latest engineering ship of the Federation, the blueprints of which the Armada handed over to mercenaries. One of the best frigates of the new era.

 

Special module: Autonomous battle station

Places an autonomous battle station, which allows for upgrades. The upgrade option can be selected by repeatedly pressing the activation button during the upgrade process. The energy of the host is used to repair the station.

 

Basic equipment:

  • Kinetic weapon:

Level 1. Missile weapons

Selecting any option activates the missile turrets of the station.

  • Option 1. Thermal rockets
  • Option 2. EM rockets

Level 2. Ally support

  • Option 1. The station produces nanodrones, which restore hull points upon activation. Both allies and the station's owner can activate them. The more drones are produced, the more hull points they will restore.
  • Option 2. The station launches combat drones. By staying close to the station, allies can take control of the drone by pressing the interaction button.
  • Option 3. The station launches delivery drones. Each drone restores the hull of the most damaged allied ship within the range of the station, then goes into target protection mode.

 

Kinetic weapon: Drone operator “RepK-2”

  • Attacks the enemy with unguided nanodrones. After a critical hit, nanodrones create a repair kit that restores hull points for allies.

 

Active module: Mobile barrier

Creates a large mobile shield around the ship, which increases its speed. Activating modules, shooting and taking damage interrupts the speed bonus. The shield blocks incoming damage and increases hull and shield damage resistance for those allies who take cover behind it.

 

Active module: Mobile portal

Creates two connected portals between which all ships, both allied and hostile, can move.

 

Federation interceptor “Marten”

A Sci-Tech Universal interceptor, created in the laboratories of the Artuga system. At the moment, Marten is their main achievement in the field of military equipment.

 

Special module “Wormhole Stabilizer”

It connects two points in space with a wormhole, that can be traversed in either direction. Passing through the wormhole has a cooldown. The passage is not available for other ships.

 

Weapon “Echo cannon”

Type: EM weapon

It emits electromagnetic waves. When it hits an enemy, the wave returns, boosting the attack when it is absorbed by the ship’s hull. The backward wave does no damage.

 

Active module “Comms decoder”

Discloses the location of all allies of the selected target. Slows hull regeneration of enemy ships.

 

Control and management system

  • A special part of the Marten and Hammerhead ships.

  • Designed to limit the robotic systems of ships.

  • It takes 10 parts to produce one ship.

  • You can get it as a reward in the stages of the “New Foundation” or buy it from other pilots.

 

New Brawl “Beetle in the Anthill”

Want to try and fight on the side of Aliens? You can do that! An experimental brawl “Beetle in the Anthill” is now available.

The brawl is available during the holidays on the following days: Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday.

  • Choose an alien ship to your taste: a heavy destroyer, a fast interceptor, a strong fighter or a durable frigate and fight alone against other pilots on ordinary ships!

  • The player on the Alien ship must destroy the energy generator of the anomaly, or defeat all opponents.

  • The anomaly generator is protected by a shield. The only way to get to the generator is to destroy 2 other generators feeding this shield.

  • Other players must prevent the generator from being destroyed. You need to destroy the player on the Alien ship or hold out for 10 minutes.

  • None of the players can respawn. Ships are selected once per battle.

  • Players on ordinary ships do not know which Alien ship was selected before encountering it in battle.

 

New locations in the “Open Space” mode

War is war, but research never stops. Locations that were previously only available for PvP battles can now be explored by any pilot in open space.

  • “Depot 15”
  • “Omega station”
  • Proving ground ‘Nova-17’
  • “Pilgrim-11”
  • “Leviathan. Catacombs”
  • Base “Huron”
  • Terminal D
  • Temple of Last Hope

 

New PvP locations

Scientists have provided access to new locations in the Artuga system — the den of space bandits. At the moment the new locations are available only in PvP mode

  • Northern berth
  • Captain Kidd's anchorage 
  • Skeleton island
  • Spyglass
  • Foul ground
  • Stockade

 

Open space

Mineral mining

Lovers of peaceful exploration of space can now mine minerals from asteroids.

  • Now you can drill asteroids in search of valuable resources.

  • A suitable asteroid can be found with the help of a “spatial scanner”.

  • To extract resources, an asteroid must be destroyed. Any weapon/equipment capable of dealing damage will work.

  • While dealing damage, you will see the asteroid's temperature. The higher the temperature at the time of destruction, the more valuable resources can be extracted. If the temperature reaches 100%, the asteroid will collapse, but valuable resources will become inaccessible due to overheating.

 

Pirate Destroyers

  • Special pirate destroyers were detected in Open Space. Faction officers urge mercenaries to destroy this threat.

  • In return for destroying the Pirate Destroyers, players will get good and rare Seed-chips.

  • Destroyers appear in random locations at random times.

 

New gameplay “Racing in Open Space”

Rumour has it that illegal races have appeared in the open spaces. Become the fastest pilot! No shooting, only speed.

  • Races are held within one location.

  • Races start with intervals.

  • The pilot must arrive at the start area.

  • The race track is marked with rings.

  • You can't skip rings.

  • The first pilot to get through the ring gets a point.

  • The pilot with the most points wins.

  • “Racing” locations on the map are marked with a special symbol.

 

Other improvements in Open Space

Improved “Aggressor” mechanics for ship collisions.

  • A hit from a ship, accelerated by teleportation, or other means of rapid movement is considered an attack and leads to the assignment of aggressor status.

  • If a normal encounter with damage below a threshold value occurs, no one gets the status of the aggressor.

  • If a normal collision occurred, the aggressor is the ship whose velocity vector is directed at another ship.

  • If the ship's velocity vectors are directed at each other, both become aggressors.

  • If there was a head-on collision with the aggressor, the second ship does not become the aggressor.

Improved police behaviour.

Vior system moved closer to Federation area.

 

“New Foundation” event

It seems that the Artuga system is the only place in the fringe sectors that's inaccessible to Aliens. The leadership of the Empire, the Federation and Jericho are trying to gain a foothold in the system and establish their new settlements there.

In honour of the 2700th birthday of the writer Isaac Asimov, all pilots can participate in a special event — “New Foundation”! The event consists of 40 stages. Only the owners of a special pass can unlock all stages. But every third and last stage is available to all pilots.

To get the reward, you need to unlock the desired stage. In order to gain access to the next reward, you need to go through all the previous stages.

The operation will begin on December 19 and will last until January 29. During the entire period, all pilots will be able to earn special Xenochip game currency in battle.

  • Xenochips can be obtained for completing any tasks as an additional reward.

  • Xenochips are added to the game for a limited time, and after the end of the event, they will be withdrawn from the game and from the accounts of all pilots. Make sure to spend your xenochips before the end of the event!

  • Xenochips can be spent on special rewards during the event.

 

Special bundle “New Foundation”

To gain access to all rewards, pilots need to purchase a “New Foundation” pass. The pass can be purchased at the official project store.

This bundle includes:

  • Access to additional rewards in the “New Foundation” event.
  • 500 Galactic Standards.

 

New Foundation (Deluxe edition)

Special version of the “New Foundation” pass. The pass can be purchased at the official project store.

This bundle includes:

  • Access to additional rewards in the “New Foundation” event.
  • Upon receipt, the following 10 levels are immediately unlocked and all rewards of the open levels are available.
  • 2000 Galactic Standards.

 

“New Foundation” rewards

Stage 1. Pilots are rewarded with two special parts for the ships Marten and Hammerhead “Control and Management System”. A set of ten common Seed-chips (available with a pass).

Stage 2. As a reward, pilots get a Premium license for 7 days (available with a pass).

Stage 3. As a reward, pilots get a new portrait.

Stage 4. As a reward, pilots get a special 50% bonus to credits in battles. The bonus is valid for 10 battles (available with a pass).

Stage 5. Pilots are rewarded with two special parts for the ships Marten and Hammerhead “Control and Management System” (available with a pass).

Stage 6. As a reward, pilots get a set of pirate stickers.

Stage 7. As a reward, pilots get a set of ten balanced Seed-chips (available with a pass).

Stage 8. As a reward, pilots get a new decor “Crystalline shard” (available with a pass).

Stage 9. Pilots are rewarded with two special parts for the ships Marten and Hammerhead “Control and Management System”.

Stage 10. As a reward, pilots get a special 50% bonus to credits in battles. The bonus is valid for 10 battles (available with a pass).

Stage 11. As a reward, pilots get a Premium license for 7 days (available with a pass).

Stage 12. As a reward, pilots get a new portrait.

Stage 13. Pilots are rewarded with two special parts for the ships Marten and Hammerhead “Control and Management System” (available with a pass).

Stage 14. As a reward, pilots get a set of ten special Seed-chips (available with a pass).

Stage 15. As a reward, pilots get new paint “Shimapan”.

Stage 16. As a reward, pilots get a special 50% bonus to credits in battles. The bonus is valid for 20 battles (available with a pass).

Stage 17. Pilots are rewarded with two special parts for the ships Marten and Hammerhead “Control and Management System” (available with a pass).

Stage 18. As a reward, pilots get a new “Direct Hit" decor.

Stage 19. As a reward, pilots get 50 monocrystals and xenocrystals (available with a pass).

Stage 20. As a reward, pilots get a Premium license for 7 days (available with a pass).

Stage 21. Pilots are rewarded with two special parts for the ships Marten and Hammerhead “Control and Management System”.

Stage 22. As a reward, pilots get a special 50% bonus to credits in battles. The bonus is valid for 20 battles (available with a pass).

Stage 23. As a reward, pilots get a set of ten exceptional Seed-chips (available with a pass).

Stage 24. As a reward, pilots get a new portrait.

Stage 25. Pilots are rewarded with two special parts for the ships Marten and Hammerhead “Control and Management System” (available with a pass).

Stage 26. As a reward, pilots get 50 monocrystals and xenocrystals (available with a pass).

Stage 27. As a reward, pilots get a new decor “Cool breeze”.

Stage 28. As a reward, pilots get a special 50% bonus to credits in battles. The bonus is valid for 30 battles (available with a pass).

Stage 29. As a reward, pilots get a Premium license for 7 days (available with a pass).

Stage 30. Pilots are rewarded with two special parts for the ships Marten and Hammerhead “Control and Management System”.

Stage 31. As a reward, pilots get 50 monocrystals and xenocrystals (available with a pass).

Stage 32. As a reward, pilots get a Premium ship of their choice (available with a pass).

Stage 33. As a reward, pilots get new paint “Camouflage: Steppe”.

Stage 34. As a reward, pilots get a special 50% bonus to credits in battles. The bonus is valid for 30 battles (available with a pass).

Stage 35. As a reward, pilots get a set of resources “Ze'Ta — Stage III”, including 5 neocortexes and 5 archeocortexes (available with a pass).

Stage 36. Pilots are rewarded with two special parts for the ships Marten and Hammerhead “Control and Management System”.

Stage 37. As a reward, pilots get 100 monocrystals and xenocrystals (available with a pass).

Stage 38. As a reward, pilots get a Premium license for 7 days (available with a pass).

Stage 39. As a reward, pilots get a new portrait.

Stage 40. Pilots are rewarded with two special parts for the ships Marten and Hammerhead “Control and Management System”, a set of pirate stickers, a new decor “Guardian”, a “Neon frost” paint, and the special title “Foundation leader”. 

 

Changes in PvE missions

Some PvE missions have been reworked. Now they are all broken into four stories:

The following missions are related to the story of the beginning of the Invasion:

  • Operation “Crimson Haze”
  • “Ellydium” plant raid
  • Operation “Ice Belt”
  • Processing rig

 

The following missions are related to the story of Ariadne:

  • Ariadne's thread
  • “Blackwood” shipyard

 

The following missions are related story of the Revenants:

  • The price of trust
  • Operation “Monolith”
  • Temple of Last Hope
  • Fire support

 

The story of the “Black Relay" includes the following missions:

  • Pirate Fort Raid
  • Captured dreadnought
  • Defence contract

 

Christmas mood for the entire holiday!

We wish all pilots happy holidays: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2020! We wish you good luck, health, happiness, success in life and in Star Conflict!

To create a festive atmosphere, we have prepared a lot of nice little things:

  • Christmas decorations for hangars.

  • Fir-trees have grown instead of beacons! And drones have become New Year's toys!

  • Festive rockets are now on sale.

  • Some UMC employees and representatives of special services from various factions and corporations that are actively working with mercenaries look extremely elegant and festive these days!

 

Cyber ​​Santa bundles Dart and Gargoyle

The Special New Year bundles “Cyber-Santa Dart” and “Cyber ​​Santa Gargoyle” are now available to all players.

The “Cyber ​​Santa” bundles contain unique bonuses to credits and experience. Christmas stickers and the title “Cyber ​​Santa's Helper”. The bundles can be bought repeatedly. In this case, the active time for the same bonuses stacks.

Stickers:

  • “Pirate Santa”
  • “Santa's sled”
  • “Christmas Tree”
  • “Gifts”
  • “Christmas cookie”

 

And only in these bundles the pilots will receive components of premium ships: rank 11 Jericho fighter Dart and rank 11 Empire frigate Gargoyle!

 

Elite Smuggler Bundle

“Elite Smuggler Bundle” is an improved version of the Smuggler Bundle that contains a set of colouring schemes, including a unique pattern “Golden Dragon” for your ship!

The pattern “Golden Dragon” was designed for those who want to show off their special status.

Colouring schemes:

  • “Golden Dragon”
  • “Invasion”
  • “Gzhel”
  • “Desert Camo 1”
  • “Summer camo 1”
  • “Desert Camo 3”
  • “Metallic”
  • “Snow 2”
  • “Snow 1”
  • “Ice Crystal”
  • “Iceberg”

 

Conquest

Now the map shows both the areas captured by Aliens and the zones of influence of corporations.

 

Faction wars

  • Now every corporation is fighting for one of the sides of the conflict.
  • Affiliation is determined by the dreadnought used.
  • When changing the dreadnought, all previously gained influence is lost.
  • Now the zones of influence of all sides of the conflict are displayed on the map.
  • The map also shows the number of locations for each side of the conflict.

 

Corporations

Added new corporate stickers based on corporate logos.

Stickers are available only to those pilots who are members of a corporation.

After leaving the corporation, stickers are not available to the pilot.

The following corporate stickers are currently available:

  • Nova Corporation
  • Nomad Deft
  • Team Star Wolves
  • FeelingOfGreatness
  • Xenomorph

 

Ships

Tai’Kin

  • Reduced acceleration node efficiency.

 

Weapons

Ion Emitter

  • Damage reduced by 8%.

 

Gravi-Beamer

  • Range reduced by 15%.

 

Beam Cannon

  • Range reduced by 20%.

 

Plasma Discharger

  • Reduced initial gun spread.

 

Modules

Quantum leap

  • Recharge time increased.

 

Engine controller hack

  • The effect of several modules on one target is reduced.
  • Recharge time increased.

 

Maneuver co-processor

  • Rank 17 module active time reduced.

 

Mass plasma disturbance

  • Damage increased by 30%.
  • Firing angle increased.
  • Module cooldown time reduced by 25%.

 

Projectile irradiator

  • Module cooldown time reduced by 25%.

 

Mine network

  • Now mines are set not in the direction of the ship, but in the direction of the sight.

 

Quark-beamer

  • Now the shot is fired not in the direction of the ship, but in the direction of the sight.
  • Firing range increased by 17%.

 

Energy cube

  • Range increased by 50%.

 

Defence program ‘Wave’

  • Recharge time increased.
  • Active time reduced.

 

IR Pulsar

  • Control protection modules can now disable pulsar.

 

Missile swarm

  • Damage increased by 20%.
  • Module cooldown time reduced by 30%.

 

Combat drones

  • Drone preparation time reduced by 10%.

 

Dual shields

  • Range increased by 100%.
  • Efficiency increased by 15%.

 

Crystalline swarm

  • Reduced firing range in turret mode.

 

Hybrid missile

  • Reload time reduced.
  • Drone durability increased.

 

“Echidna” processor upgrade

  • Speed threshold increased to 20%.

 

Reverse Thruster

  • Warp can now be interrupted by control modules.

 

Interface

  • Redesigned hangar interface.

  • For fully upgraded ships, the synergy level indicator is no longer displayed.

  • Clicking on an empty ship slot no longer causes the ship tree to open. To open the tree, you need to click again.

  • A redesigned interface used after the destruction of the ship.

  • Conquest mode interface improved.

  • Now, when buying a ship, its characteristics are displayed.

  • When buying several identical items in the trading system, the average price for 1 piece is now shown.

  • Modified icons of modules, as well as a number of small interface elements.

  • Now, with the destruction of the ship, the taunt is shown only if the downed pilot has a custom taunt.

 

Miscellaneous

  • Added new achievements for Portals and Conquest.

  • The “Pirate Fort Raid” mission is again available for pilots.

  • Most ships now have more than 1 decor slot.

  • Checked the pilots' warehouses.

  • All obsolete modules are forcibly sold for credits.

  • Improved mechanics of matching pilots into battles in progress.

  • Additional modules no longer affect the rate of fire of active and special modules.

 

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a bug with showing the killer after the death of the ship in PvE.

  • Fixed a bug where ships of rank 2 could not get into battles.

  • Fixed an inverter sound bug in the special operation “Defiler”.

  • Fixed a number of issues in texts, descriptions.

  • Fixed a number of issues on maps.

  • Fixed a bug with incorrect display of the minimum price of the goods in the trade message.

  • Fixed a bug with repairing “Ellydium” ships of a rank below the maximum.

  • Fixed a bug in the mechanics of the “Virus Attack” module.

 

Sincerely,
Star Conflict Team


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