Warhawk Receives Update Today
Warhawk was one of last year's best PlayStation 3 games, and the team over at Incognito have worked hard since the game's launch last August to make it even better. We've already seen several add-on packs ("Operation Broken Mirror" is the latest), and now, the game will receive yet another update today.
The guy who has kept us in-the-know on anything Warhawk, Dylan Jobe, provides the details over at the official PlayStation forums. He says that many of these enhancements are thanks to player feedback, so don't think for a second the developers aren't listening! Here's the list:
-- By popular demand, playlists which include the largest layouts now include only the largest layouts. They will no longer occasionally rotate into medium layouts.
-- By popular demand, respawn times have been set to 3 seconds.
-- By popular demand, Broken Mirror servers now offer dedicated CTF and ZNS games in place of the mixed playlists.
-- Dogfight servers were added back to the list. They were inadvertently omitted before.
-- All games’ time limits were reduced to 15 minutes, and ZNS score limit was reduced to 5000, to combat complaints of prolonged base camping.
-- “NEWBIE” servers were changed to “Rookie” to bring the nomenclature in line with upcoming changes in v1.4.
-- “Pro” servers were changed to “Expert” to more obviously indicate a skill level rather than a player type. Some players incorrectly identified “Pro” servers as tournament games, a la MLG or GGL.
-- “Casual” servers are essentially the same as before, but the “Casual” designator has been dropped. We now refer to these internally as just “standard” servers, and they are listed without any special identifier.
-- The rank cap on Rookie servers was increased to Wingman, since players were getting kicked out of these servers too quickly and finding themselves unprepared to play on standard servers.
-- A rank cap was imposed on standard servers at Command Marshall. This is rank 15/19 so it should not affect a lot of players. The intention is to pull some of the most elite players out into their own category, somewhat narrowing the rank gap on these servers.
-- Many Omega Dawn exclusive servers were removed due to lack of use.
So there you have it; the latest Warhawk mini-overhaul that should satisfy most avid players. Jobe also noted that today's update would take place between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. PST, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. EST, 5 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. GMT. Once it's done, the game will sport the above changes. Cool stuff.
Related Game(s): Warhawk
5/20/2008 Ben Dutka