The Frigid Queen Patch Notes

Patch Info

Release: December 3, 2015
Version: 0.8
 
Video Overview


 
New Champion: Evie, The Winter Witch

Evie Portrait
Weapon – Ice Staff
A blaster that fires an explosive blast of ice, dealing damage in an area.

  • Ability 1 – Illusion
    Spawn an illusion of yourself that fires on enemies and deals damage.
  • Ability 2 – Blink
    Teleport a short distance.
  • Ability 3 – Soar
    Hop up on your staff and take flight, moving at great speed.

 

GENERAL
  • Added a Single Player option for bot matches called “Practice”. The current “Co-Op” queue will be against bots with other players on your team.
    Siege Engine

  • The Siege Engine is automatically destroyed if a gate is destroyed, meaning each Engine can destroy a single gate only.
  • No longer is reduced to half Health if it destroys the second Gate.
  • Reduced base Health from 15000 to 12000.
  • Reduced base damage from 1600 to 1200.
  • The Siege Engine and the entire Siege mode itself is still being evaluated, and we appreciate all your feedback. The goal with this change is to bring more focus to the fighting, and allow more strategic options during a match. Stay tuned to further updates on the core gamemode mechanics.

 

  • Each Gate now follows the same rules as the vault where it will return to half health if it is not fully destroyed when the Siege Engine goes down.
    Scoring

  • Increased the amount of score points received for every 2s standing on the capture point from 1 to 2.
  • Increased the amount score points received for capturing a capture point from 8 to 10.
  • Increased the amount of score points received for assisting in the destruction of a Siege Engine from 8 to 10.
  • We have increased the amount of points a player accrues for properly completing map objectives, rather than just killing. This gives a better representation of participation, and allows players who are focusing on tanking or supporting to still score the highest in the match.
  • Players now receive 30% additional match experience for kills against a player who has a higher level.
  • A new notification system has been added to notify you of any Crowd Control or Status Effects that effect you, along with icons representing each effect. This can be seen in the top center of your screen and will include a timer for how long the effect will last.
  • Our goal with this system is to make all negative effects, especially softer Crowd Control effects like Disarm or Attack Slow, more recognizable during the heat of battle to make it clear what is happening to your champion.
  • You may now mute other players when in a match.
  • The Deserter system has been added for both abandoning a match and for not accepting a queue.
    The End of Match lobby scoreboard has been updated to include:

  • A button to report players to our Support system.
  • A button to add a player to your friends list to play with in the future.
  • Bots have been updated in Co-Op and Practice to utilize randomized cover points in Temple Ruins.
  • Enemies that enter any of your base healing wells will be rapidly damaged.
    Base

  • Increased inner Gate Health from 26000 to 30000.
  • Increased outer Gate Health from 16000 to 20000.
  • The Gate health at the top of the screen has been updated to distinguish between the final Vault door and the Gates.
  • The jump penalty has been reintroduced, and will slow your Movement Speed and reduce your jump height if you are repeatedly jumping.
    Respawn times have been reduced:

  • Respawn time at the start of the game reduced from 10s to 5s.
  • Respawn time if your team has destroyed one Gate reduced from 15s to 10s.
  • Respawn time if your team has destroyed two Gates reduced from 20s to 15s.
    The lobby character presentation has received a visual pass. Champions in the Match Lobby while you are picking have improved lighting and textures.
    We have upgraded the AFK (Away From Keyboard) system to have much harsher rules around being AFK. You are considered AFK in the last two minutes you have:

  • Not damaged another player.
  • Not taken damage from another player.
  • Not participated in a match objective (damaged a Siege Engine, damaged a Gate, or progressed a Capture Point).
  • Sat in a healing well without leaving.
  • If a player disconnects from a match for any reason, a bot will immediately take over their champion until they return or until the end of the match.
  • A minimap has been added to the in-match HUD.
  • Cards in your collection are now sorted by their rarity.
  • Increased Mount cooldown from 1 to 3s.
  • A blood splatter has been added to any target that is hit by your attacks, notifying you of a successful hit.
  • Increasing your max Health will maintain your current Health percentage when applying the added Health.
  • In-match leveling has been dramatically accelerated. Players on average should reach level 5 and gain access to their Legendary card pick within the first 5-7 minutes. After level 5, players will continue to level up to a maximum of 10. Levels 6-10 players will have a choice to replace their currently equipped cards with a new card. Cards chosen between levels 1-5 will have half stats, meaning higher level cards will provide more flat Health and damage.
  • Fixed an issue where the indicator for the moving Siege Engine would appear high up in the air instead of just above the Siege Engine.
  • Fixed an issue where out of combat regeneration would get stuck on permanently.
    We have added a Challenge Match feature for those who want to play premade 5-man teams against each other. A party leader of a 5-man group can challenge another party leader who also has 5 members in their group. To challenge:

  • Both parties need to be out of match.
    The syntax is in chat is:
    /quickchallenge
  • The opposing leader will then reply in chat:
    /quickaccept
  • For example, HiRezStew challenges Drybear to a Challenge Match:
    HiRezStew, with 5 members in his party, types:
    /quickchallenge Drybear
  • Drybear, after being challenged and has 5 members in his party, types:
    /quickaccept HiRezStew

Large groups of friends, streamers, and content creators can now use the Challenge Match feature to create pre-made matches to enjoy Paladins in a bigger group. We are working on a Custom Match system, but this system allows players to challenge until Custom Matches are available.
 

BALANCE CHANGES (CHAMPIONS)

 
Barik Portrait
Barik
Barik’s main concentration is his Turret, and it’s something no other champion has. These changes are to move him even more towards utilizing his strengths rather than using his Rifle as his primary damage dealer.

  • Turret
    Reduced time to deploy from 5s to 4s.
    Increased Attack Speed from 1.5 to 1.2.
    Increased Health from 1000 to 1100.
    Fixed an issue where the Turret would gain maximum Health but would not heal it.
  • Rifle
    Reduced damage from 300 to 250.

 
Buck Portrait
Buck

  • Cataclysm
    Is now team colored.
    Is no longer destroyed if Buck dies.
    Now has a targeter for placement.

 
Cassie Portrait
Cassie

  • Dodge Roll
    Fixed an issue where if you jumped and then used Dodge Roll you wouldn’t move forward.

 
Grohk Portrait
Grohk

  • Lightning Staff
    Fixed an issue where this would fire through the randomized cover in Temple Ruins.
  • Chain Lightning
    Fixed an issue which would cause players to crash while using Chain Lightning.

 
Pip Portrait
Pip

  • Potion Launcher
    Fixed an issue where direct hits on shields would not deal the full damage that a direct hit deals.
  • Adhesive
    Adhesive was deploying a slow field directly in front of you, and with this change Pip can actually toss the goo down onto a point or in front of one of his gates – giving more options to the use of the ability.
    Now drops an actual projectile, meaning this can be dropped off of ledges so that the slow field will be deployed below.

 
Ruckus Portrait
Ruckus

    Hover

  • Hover was getting stuck on ledges and archways, and this change allows him to have a more consistent flight.
    Reduced height to allow Ruckus to hover under gateways more easily.

 
Skye Portrait
Skye

  • Crossbow
    Reduced damage from 120 to 110.
  • Poison Bolts
    Reduced damage per tick from 12 to 10.
  • Time Bomb
    Recolored team effects to be all blue.
  • Hidden
    Added a small grace period after activating Hidden where you cannot reactivate it, preventing accidental cancels.

 

CARD ART

Card frames have been updated to reflect rarity. Common cards have the same frame, but now Rare, Epic, and Legendary cards have frames of escalating embellishments.

The following cards have updated art:

  • Backstab (Skye)
  • Bullet Sponge (Ruckus and Bolt)
  • Bully (Buck)
  • Bunker (Barik)
  • Compound Reaction (Pip)
  • Conductor (Grohk)
  • Divebomb (Cassie)
  • Fatal Sign (Cassie)
  • Fortification (Barik)
  • Front Line (Fernando)
  • Gunship (Ruckus and Bolt)
  • Kinetic Reactor (Ruckus and Bolt)
  • Life Rip (Ruckus and Bolt)
  • Masterful (Pip)
  • Malady (Pip)
  • No Surrender (Barik)
  • Rigged (Barik)
  • Short Fuse (Skye)
  • Stickiness (Pip)
  • Targeting (Barik)
  • Thermite Load (Pip)

 

BALANCE CHANGES (CARDS)

The beginning cards for each Champion have been updated. Each starting set of cards will include 4 Common cards, 1 Rare card, 1 Epic card, and 1 Legendary card:
We have adjusted the starting decks, or the cards that each new account starts with, for each Champion to include a free Legendary card. We want the very first match of Paladins to feel awesome, and for everyone to be on an equal field with each other from the get go.

  • Barik
    Chronos, Targeting, Accelerator Field, Fuel Efficiency, Healing Station, Overdrive, Capsule
  • Buck
    Accelerate, Blessed, Leg Day, Cornered, Unsettled, Buck Shot, Stomping Ground
  • Cassie
    Lunge, Survival Instincts, Flee, Reload, Stay Here, Big Game, Blast Shower
  • Evie
    Safeguarded, Teleport, Journey, Ice Storm, Snowfall, Frostbite, Distortion
  • Fernando
    Aegis, Field Dressing, Queen of the Hill, Launch, Safe Travel, Scorch, Towering Barrier
  • Grohk
    Astral Traveler, Totemic Rescue, Gale, Forethought, Momentum, Overload, Arc Lightning
  • Pip
    Marathon, Refreshing Jog, Side Tanks, Rebound, Stickiness, Fortune Fury, Acidic Ooze
  • Ruckus
    First Class, Heat Diffuser, Fuel Reserves, Turbocharger, E.M.P., Cull the Weak, Proximity
  • Skye
    Cloak, Lie in Wait, Master Riding, Re-entry, Weakening Poison, Surprise Attack, Well Rested

Barik

  • *NEW* Capsule – Legendary
    [Barricade] Barricade is now a complete dome.
  • Accelerator Field
    Reduced rarity from Epic to Common.
  • Coming Through
    Reduced rarity from Epic to Rare.
  • Epicenter
    Reduced rarity from Epic to Rare.
  • Healing Station
    Increased Health per second from 100 to 125.
  • Infernal Wall
    Increased rarity from Rare to Epic.
  • Inflame
    Increased rarity from Common to Epic.
  • On Guard
    Increased damage to Siege Engine from 60 to 100%.
    Increased rarity from Common to Rare.
  • Overdrive
    Reduced Attack Speed from 100 to 60%.
    Reduced rarity from Legendary to Epic.
  • Promote
    Increased rarity from Rare to Epic.
  • Pyromancer
    Reduced damage from 100 to 75%.
  • Rigged
    Increased rarity from Rare to Epic.
  • Siege Armor
    Reduced rarity from Epic to Rare.
  • Stagger
    Reduced rarity from Rare to Common.
  • Thumper
    Reduced rarity from Epic to Rare.

Buck

  • Tracer Rounds
    No longer increases Projectile Speed, but instead increases Projectile Range by 150%.
  • Acid Rounds
    Increased rarity from Rare to Epic.
  • Accelerate
    Fixed an issue where this would not effect your Cooldown if you had Imprisonment equipped.
  • Blessed
    Reduced bonus healing from 80 to 50%.
  • Buck Shot
    Increase rarity from Rare to Epic.
  • Celerity
    Increased rarity from Rare to Epic.
  • Concussion
    Increased rarity from Rare to Epic.
  • Galvanize
    Reduced rarity from Epic to Rare.
  • Giga Siphon
    Reduced Lifesteal from 100 to 60%.
  • Immovable
    Reduced rarity from Rare to Common.
  • Into the Fray
    Increased rarity from Rare to Epic.
  • Leg Day
    Reduced rarity from Epic to Common.
  • Rend
    Increased rarity from Rare to Epic.
  • Seismic Wave
    Reduced rarity from Epic to Rare.
  • Tightrope
    Reduced rarity from Epic to Common.
  • Unsettled
    Increased rarity from Common to Rare.

Cassie

  • Blast Shower
    Only triggers effects once per Champion rather than once per hit.
  • Kinetics
    Reduced Disarm duration from 2.5 to 1.5s.
  • Survival Instincts
    Reduced Lifesteal from 100 to 50% during Scout.
  • Battle Frenzy
    Increased rarity from Rare to Epic.
  • Drain Life
    Reduced rarity from Epic to Common.
  • Dormancy
    Increased rarity from Rare to Epic.
  • Exaction
    Increased rarity from Rare to Epic.
  • Lift Off
    Increased rarity from Rare to Epic.
  • Reload
    Only triggers its effect once per Champion rather than once per hit.
  • Serrated Arrow
    Increased rarity from Rare to Epic.
  • Sniper
    Increased rarity from Rare to Epic.
  • Stalker
    Increased rarity from Rare to Epic.
  • Tranquility
    Increased rarity from Rare to Epic.
  • Trauma
    Increased rarity from Common to Rare.

Fernando

  • Bleeding Heart
    Reduced rarity from Epic to Common.
  • Dire Need
    Reduced rarity from Epic to Rare.
    Added a 10 second internal cooldown upon use.
  • Incinerate
    Increased rarity from Rare to Epic.
  • Inferno
    Reduced rarity from Epic to Common.
  • Insurmountable
    Reduced rarity from Rare to Common.
  • Lance Strike
    Increased rarity from Rare to Epic.
  • Last Stand
    Reduced rarity from Epic to Common.
  • Launch
    Reduced rarity from Epic to Common.
  • Queen of the Hill
    Reduced rarity from Rare to Common.
  • Scorch
    Increased rarity from Rare to Epic.
  • Tenacity
    Reduced rarity from Epic to Common.
  • Titan’s Rage
    Increased rarity from Rare to Epic.

Grohk

  • Anvil
    Increased rarity from Common to Rare.
  • Blackout
    Increased rarity from Common to Rare.
  • Cluster
    Increased rarity from Rare to Epic.
  • Electrical Imbalance
    Increased rarity from Rare to Epic.
  • Discharge
    Increased rarity from Common to Epic.
  • Distribution
    Reduced rarity from Rare to Common.
  • Outreach
    Reduced rarity from Epic to Common.
  • Overcharge
    Reduced rarity from Epic to Common.
  • Planted
    Increased rarity from Common to Rare.
  • Precinct
    Increased rarity from Rare to Epic.
  • Sow the Seed
    Reduced rarity from Epic to Rare.
  • Spirit Steal
    Reduced rarity from Epic to Rare.
  • Stimulate
    Increased rarity from Rare to Epic.
  • Totemic Rescue
    Reduced rarity from Rare to Common.

Pip

  • Gather
    Reduced healing from 60 to 50% of maximum Health.
  • Acid Cloud
    Reduced damage per second from 250 to 200.
  • Compound Reaction
    Increased rarity from Rare to Epic.
  • Fortune Fury
    Increased rarity from Rare to Epic.
  • From Above
    Increased rarity from Rare to Epic.
  • Masterful
    Increased rarity from Rare to Epic.
  • Panic
    Reduced rarity from Epic to Rare.
  • Poison Cloud
    Fixed an issue where this would damage Grohk while he was in Ghost Walk.
  • Stickiness
    Reduced rarity from Epic to Rare.
  • Thermite Load
    Increased rarity from Common to Epic.
    Fixed an issue where Barik’s Barricade and Fernando’s Shield did not receive additional damage.
  • Tyranny
    Increased rarity from Rare to Epic.

Ruckus

  • Suppressive Fire
    Reduced duration increase from 80 to 50%.
    Increased rarity from Rare to Epic.
  • Combat Station
    Increased rarity from Rare to Epic.
  • E.M.P.
    Reduced rarity from Epic to Rare.
  • Gunship
    Increased rarity from Common to Epic.
  • Harvest
    Reduced rarity from Epic to Common.
  • Heat Diffuser
    Reduced rarity from Rare to Common.
  • Life Rip
    Reduced rarity from Rare to Common.
  • Lined Up
    Increased rarity from Rare to Epic.
  • Nanotechnology
    Reduced rarity from Rare to Common.
  • Projector
    Reduced rarity from Epic to Common.
  • Rush
    Increased rarity from Rare to Epic.
  • Sabotage
    Increased rarity from Common to Rare.
  • Sonar Upgrade
    Reduced rarity from Epic to Common.
  • Soul Collector
    Increased rarity from Rare to Epic.

Skye

  • Circle of Life
    Reduced rarity from Epic to Common.
  • Decay
    Increased rarity from Common to Rare.
  • Diminish
    Increased rarity from Common to Rare.
  • Emergency Exit
    Reduced rarity from Rare to Common.
  • Endure
    Reduced rarity from Epic to Common.
  • Killstreak
    Increased rarity from Rare to Epic.
  • Lethal Dose
    Increased rarity from Rare to Epic.
  • Lie in Wait
    No longer heals Skye if she is in combat, even if standing still.
  • Master Riding
    Reduced rarity from Rare to Common.
  • Re-entry
    Reduced rarity from Epic to Common.
  • Scales of Justice
    Increased rarity from Rare to Epic.
  • Shell Shock
    Increased rarity from Common to Rare.
  • Sticky Bomb
    Reduced rarity from Epic to Rare.
  • Victory Rush
    Increased rarity from Rare to Epic.
  • Weakening Poison
    Increased rarity from Common to Rare.
  • Well Rested
    Fixed an issue where Well Rested wouldn’t activate if it came off of Cooldown while you were above 80% Health.

 

MAPS

Both Temple Ruins and Enchanted Forest have received various updates and fixes:

  • The Vault doors have received a visual update to help distinguish their importance over the outer Gates.
  • Several fixes to bugged collision.
  • Assets in base and in the levels have been updated to better reflect team coloring.

Temple Ruins

  • The randomized cover on the Sunken City point has been updated to be less limiting on pathways to the Capture Point.

Enchanted Forest

  • Fixed an issue where you could fire through certain walls.
 
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