January Patch Update 25.01.18

Greetings Champions,

We’ll be deploying an update on 25.01.2018 that includes: Phase 1 of our new hit detection system, many quality of life items and Champion balance changes. We estimate the update process will take place from 8AM EST - 3PM EST (1PM GMT to 8PM GMT).

New Hit Detection Integrated

Phase 1: (NOW LIVE) Weapon hits are now detected client-side on our new capsule based hit skeletons, validated server-side. More details in our upcoming Dev Diary video

Phase 2: (TBD) Move Champion Ability hit detection to the new capsule skeletons


  • Premium Weapon Shaders added in Reliquaries only
  • Private Messaging added
  • Voice chat voice activation added
  • 3rd person spawn animations added
  • Champion Difficulty Visual Indicators added


  • Fixed issue for Keel’s ability which caused FPS drops
  • Fixed issue when sometimes DOOM Slayer was missing punch animations

Champion Balance


  • Starting Health 100 to 75
  • Max Armor 75 to 50


  • Cooldown 40 to 60
  • Duration 8 to 10
  • Health Bonus 1 to 3


  • Max Speed 560 to 600
  • Air Control Acceleration Reduced
  • Enabled Crouch Ledge Grabbing
  • Removed Forward Acceleration
  • Removed Bunny Hop Acceleration

B.J. Blazkowicz

  • Max Armor 75 to 100

Dual Wield

  • Increased Weapon Rate of Fire
  • Cooldown 48 to 45
  • Duration 5 to 7


Mining Drill

  • Damage 5 to 7
  • Drill Radius 0.12 to 0.1

DOOM Slayer


  • Targeting Range 1.4 to 1.5


Unholy Totem

  • Cooldown 30 to 25
  • Damage 75 to 100


  • Base Speed 300 to 310


Grenade Swarm

  • Self-Knockback 1.0 to 1.5



  • AirAcceleration 1.2 to 1
  • Bunny Hop Added


Dire Orb

  • Explosion radius 3 to 3.5m
  • Damage 100, with falloff


Bull Rush

  • Increased damage from Bull Rush & Heavy Weight
  • 25 dmg > 300 ups (Bull Rush Only)
  • 50 dmg > 400 ups
  • 100 dmg > 500 ups
  • 150 dmg > 600 ups



  • Air Accelerate 1.1 to 1
  • Forward Acceleration 0.7 to 0.5


Acid Spit

  • Acid Spit Damage 25 to 30
  • Spit Knockback 0 to 5
  • Acid Pool Damage over Time 7 to 10


Piercing Sight

  • Cooldown 43 to 40
  • Duration 5 to 7


  • Winter holiday décor removed
  • Fixed issue on Blood Covenant where player could get stuck on jump pads using high speed movements
  • Fixed more issues for falling out of the map after using Ranger's Dire Orb on multiple maps
  • Improved issues with incorrect respawns on Blood Covenant in TDM
  • Fixed issue when time zone was incorrect for sent messages


  • Fixed mouse sensitivity only being able to be adjusted by increments of 0.25
  • Fixed misaligned PiPs for Clutch vanities


  • Fixed an issue that caused some players to crash to desktop when launching the game
  • Fixed issue where closing client using the exit button resulted in an error
  • Fixed issue when Spectator experienced a jittery camera if the player they were spectating was running very high fps.
  • Fixed issue when the ‘Play Now’ button could be locked when a player left a match
  • Fixed Premium shaders that appeared low res in main menu
  • Further traffic optimizations
  • Fixed spike on victory podium screen
  • Fixed issue where player could experience extra inputs moving champion with high FPS (phantom jumping)


  • Fixed issue when players who completed placement games had rating in all scoreboards
  • Nameplates now have SR rating on them
  • League icons are now synchronized with what’s shown on post-match sequence
  • Fixed issue where player could receive negative rating for a win in Duel
  • Leaving from ranked warm-up should now work correctly


  • Fixed issue when weapons with shader applied did not have quad vfx
  • Fixed issue with broken sfx when player first spawns into training


  • Fixed issue in Leaderboards where the Game Type: Duel was not capitalized
  • Fixed issue when Leaderboards button did not work if player was in the first page
  • Fixed issue while changing league there was no correct change sequence
  • Increased the amount of leaderboard pages supported
  • Removed blank last page from leaderboards


  • Fixed issue where Brazilian-Portuguese was not localized on Steam and displayed only in English
  • Various Localization fixes made


  • Removed snowfall vfx in Main Menu
  • Fixed issue when the one player who left the duel would see empty post-match podium
  • Fixed issue when Play button may become grayed out and block consecutive matches for several minutes after completing a match
  • Fixed issue on Steam: While being in the queue after linking an account, the user could still click the Create Account button
  • Fixed issue where Confirmation pop-up icon went out of bounds
  • Fixed issue for the number of Tokens collected was not displayed in-game or on the Training Completion screen
  • Fixed issue for Blacklisted user receiving inconsistent messages when attempting to Follow, Invite, or Private Message
  • Fixed issue where some weapon names under Weapon Statistics were inconsistent
  • Fixed issue where incorrect champion was shown on the profile screen. Post-match statistics are now assigned to the correct champion
  • Spectator in Free Camera can now use teleporters

Data Centers

  • Added: INDIA, Mumbai
  • Added: USA, Ohio; Removed: USA, Iowa
  • More Coming Soon...