MAG Gets Big Patch This Thursday

24. February, 2010 PS3, PSN 15 comments
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If you’re able to pry yourself from Heavy Rain this week then you may want to check out the upcoming patch for MAG that releases this Thursday. Anyway the bug fixes a bunch of exploits in the game that give certain teams an advantage on certain maps. They also fixed some bugs that have to do with XP and also made some process in the game quicker like weapon and gear swapping. Along with many other weapon, graphical, and technical fixes. The full list of fixes can be seen after the break.

Gameplay

  • Overhauled tuning of multiple weapons of all types (see “Weapon” section below)
  • Improved speed of weapon and gear swapping by approximately 500 milliseconds.
  • Fixed bug in SVER’s Aralkum Mechanical Acquisition map and Absheron Refinery Domination map that allowed players to defuse a charge planted on a repaired gate or door.
  • Added a “solid tone” sound effect near the end of a charge’s beeping detonation timer so that players know when the charge can no longer be defused and that they should vacate the area.
  • “Medium Improved” Armor now works as intended with the speed properties of Medium Armor and a defensive value greater than Medium, but less than Heavy Armor.
  • Changed resuscitated player’s camera orientation to match the last camera direction used while incapacitated instead of the pre-harm camera.
  • Players no longer lose XP if a teammate is killed by an objective explosion caused by a charge they planted.
  • Respect Point requirements in Barracks have been changed from 3K, 5K, 10K, 17K, 26K, and 26K-Repeat to 1K, 2K, 3K, and 3K-Repeat.
  • Lowered the amount of damage necessary to kill an incapacitated enemy
  • All fired projectiles (RPGs, Turret Rockets) have been given a steadier aim.
  • Mines that haven’t been triggered are no longer removed from the map when the dead player that deploys them respawns unless that player changes their Loadout (note: The maximum number of mines you can plant cannot exceed the number you initially spawn with).
  • Fixed bug that prevented “fully-resuscitated” players with more than 100 health points from receiving their full HP.
  • Fixed bug that caused players to take unnecessary damage from both friendly and enemy vehicles when touching them.
  • Players no longer lose leadership points after entering “Veteran Mode.”

Weapons

  • “From the hip” firing for Light and Medium machine guns have stronger recoil and are less accurate when moving.
  • Tuned weapon damage for all three factions.
  • Modified all short-ranged weapons (pistols, PDWs, shotguns, SMGs) so that they’re less effective at long distances.
  • Made Battle Rifles more effective.
  • Reduced accuracy bonus for using iron sights and reflex sights so that players can no longer snipe with weapons that aren’t intended to do so.
  • Increased damage values for all rockets to make them more effective (ex: three rockets can now destroy a DE turret).
  • Shooting through thin materials (fences, tents, etc.) will be more consistent.
  • Increased spread on shotguns.
  • Improved animations for rocket launchers.

Graphics

  • Fixed bug that caused the recoil animation to end early or stop animating if a player was firing their weapon for a long period of time.
  • Changed detonation time on smoke and poison gas grenades to prevent them from exploding in mid-air to eliminate unintended FX issues.
  • Added realistic fogging effects to sky-domes.

Technical

  • Fixed most conditions that caused players to be caught in a “respawn loop” which kept restarting the respawn queue when the countdown clock reached 0.
  • Changed in-game conditions to make it less likely to experience in-game freezes.
  • Improved client-side stability
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  1. MataaayBGS

    2 / 24 / 2010 3:18 pm

    Thaank fuck they’re needing the MG’s! A long awaited patch here. I wonder, will this be another huge 2GB download? It better not be. Thanks blingo ;)

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  2. MataaayBGS

    2 / 24 / 2010 3:22 pm

    Damn I typed that up on my iPod and the auto correct pisses me off!!!11!!111

    Nerfing*

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  3. iStartedtheFlameWar

    2 / 24 / 2010 3:42 pm

    @admins
    could you guys possibly change the color for your iPhone site because I can not see any of the comments just a black box where text should be.

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  4. DiPLoMaTiC_Wayz

    2 / 24 / 2010 3:44 pm

    Good fixes in this patch. This game is my favorite shooter right now.

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  5. MataaayBGS

    2 / 24 / 2010 3:48 pm

    @iStartedtheFlameWar: Does it also say that every comment is well loved? Yeah same thing for me, but it never used to be like that :/

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  6. Brown856

    2 / 24 / 2010 3:54 pm

    How do I find out who posted a article on the blog?

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  7. 2 / 24 / 2010 3:55 pm

    @iStartedtheFlameWar:

    noted.

    @Brown856:

    don’t worry, we’re adding that soon.

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    • 2 / 24 / 2010 5:36 pm

      Are you gonna fix where it says Well-loved on every comment? lol By the way, Heavy Rain is F-ing awesome!!

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  8. Brown856

    2 / 24 / 2010 8:07 pm

    @blumatt: Ya damn right it is!!!!!!!!

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  9. kaijui the Kill Joy

    2 / 25 / 2010 12:30 am

    @BlindMango: while were still in the mood for suggestions, make the names of commenters bigger and bolder to make them stand out, diffrent backing colour maybe, and like a type of notification if somebody has replied to a post you made, really useful

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  10. teflondon613

    2 / 25 / 2010 1:42 am

    is this game worth it guys cause the demo was ok but i hope its changed should i get it….

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    • MataaayBGS

      2 / 25 / 2010 2:19 am

      @teflondon613: Yea it’s definately something that’ll keep of mw2 for a while

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  11. rico_fiasco

    2 / 25 / 2010 2:24 pm

    @teflondon613: imo i think this is one of the best shooters since the first resistnace and killzone 2. i don’t play cod anymore due to the abundance of campers, people who use the noob tube, and all around NOOBS.

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  12. kaijui the Kill Joy

    2 / 26 / 2010 12:40 am

    to be honest this is the 1 PS3 exclusive i wish i had, but not enough to say that i would prefer a PS3 over XBOX

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  13. MataaayBGS

    2 / 26 / 2010 3:55 am

    @rico_fiasco: Thats exactly what I think about cod too lol. There are literally 1 out of every 10 ppl that are actually skillful, everyone else just camps

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