Greetings, Resistance Fighters!
In exactly 24 hours, at 10am CET on the 21st of February, we’re bringing you an update focused on fixing some long-standing problems as well as introducing some new additions that we believe you will enjoy!
First off, let’s not make you wait for this one longer than we have to:
The mission “A Wrench in the Works” has been fixed and can now be progressed normally.
This one took us a while to fix because we wanted to make sure that no follow-up issues would be created while attempting to repair the mission flow.
Thank you for your patience while we dealt with it!
Now, before we get into any more bug fixes, let’s talk about what’s new in the February update!
New Collectables - Safe house hints
In each safe house, you will now be able to find photographs containing hints about the location of the next safe house to travel to. These were added to help players unlock respawn points on the map and aid the natural progression through the world. Plus, they’re super pretty to look at!
Gotta collect them all.
A new introduction to base building
In order to show off this awesome feature to new players and make sure they realize how viable and important it can be as an endgame activity, we’ve revamped the introduction mission for Base Building and Base Assault.
The new mission is called “Building Blocks” and can be picked up from the Warboard in the Vesslan Bunker. It guides players through the process of completing a Base Assault and subsequently, building their own first base.
Players who already completed the old intro mission, “Good News”, will not be able to play this new mission on the same world and will have to start a new world in order to experience it.
More free Weapon Skins!
Weapon skins were a highly requested feature and adding them enabled us to really have fun designing fresh looks for our ever growing array of guns and melee weapons.
At the same time, they allow players to express themselves through even more customization!
The feature was well received, the criticism we kept seeing the most was “There are not enough of them yet, give us more!” and we happily comply! The February update brings you 6 new free weapon skins for the Möller PP, Klaucke 17, Kpist, HK5, and the Brännboll bat!
They will automatically be added to the loot pool of your rivals, so get to clearing your map of them! Good luck on the hunt.
Here’s a look at the new skins:
Möller PP - Neon Grid Custom
Klaucke 17 - Copper Top Custom
M/46 “Kpist” SMG - Party Pop Dark
HP5 - Graffiti Resistance
Möller PP - Graffiti Resistance
Brännboll Bat - Graffiti Resistance
More swag for your buck!
Since we released the Camo Weapon Skins Pack DLC, we’ve received a lot of feedback regarding its cost-to-content ratio. Since many of you felt like the amount of skins included in the pack didn’t justify its price, we decided to add five more skins to it!
Everyone who previously purchased the pack will see them added to their available weapon skins after downloading the update. Enjoy!
AG5 - Desert Camo
KVM59 - Flecktarn Urban
PVG90 - Naval Marine
AI-76 - Digital Forest
12G Pump-Action - Orange Venom Custom
Main Menu Carousel revamp
The news carousel in the Main Menu has seen a substantial change to make it more visually appealing and easier to navigate. This was done to make sure you’re always up to date on the latest news!
You can open this more focused view by interacting with the existing news tab in the game’s main menu.
This is still a work in progress, we will continue to take in feedback and improve the presentation in coming updates.
In-Game DLC Showcase
You can now see which DLC you own and which ones you’re yet to unlock directly from this new in-game screen! New DLC will get added to it automatically.
Return of the Semla event
Those of you who have been playing GZ for a while will remember the previous Semla collection events on the occasion of Fettisdagen, or “Fat Tuesday”! You might know this special day as “Mardi Gras”. Because Fettisdagen is celebrated by eating the national “Semla” pastry here in Sweden, we’re bringing this special little treat to the world of Generation Zero for everyone to enjoy!
From the 21st to the 28th of February 2023, you’ll be able to loot Semla pastries from some locations in the game (where are baked goods normally made in a household?). Eating it will restore some HP to your character as well as give them a nice full stomach!
If you have your Avalanche Apex Connect account all set up, you’ll also find an extraordinary assignment with an extra special reward in your FMTel Reward Trunk during this time! It’s time to show everyone how much you like this creamy goodness. We hope you enjoy and share lots of screenshots of you having a fika (coffee and cake break) with your friends!
Bug fixes and improvements
- Missing UI section for War figurines collectables in Collectables tab in Log
- Fixed a bug where the player was unable to synchronize saved data after logging on with the same account on the different device
- [Community Reported] Distributed Emotes evenly between the Schweet Vanity Pack and the Blockbuster Vanity Pack
- [Community Reported] Before, players could still spend Command Tokens after having reached the limit of claimed base areas. This has been addressed. No more lost Tokens! Thank you to gearhead455 for making us aware of this.
- “Perform a dance emote within a FNIX base during a Base Assault Mission.” Assignment did not complete correctly. This has been fixed! Feel free to cut loose, footloose once more.
Combat, Weapons & Equipment
- The Experimental KVM89 has been adjusted as follows:
- Increased the damage dealt at peak performance
- Reduced the heat gain and bullet spread while at peak performance
- Reduced damage falloff and recoil while aiming down sights
- The Experimental Magnus now deals more damage than the 5 crown Magnus with its initial projectile
- The Portable MG Turret has been buffed with increased lifetime and damage as well as reduced crafting cost and completely removed damage falloff!
- Portable Cover now has significantly increased durability
- Explosive Toy Lure has had its explosion damage slightly increased
- [Community Reported] Fixed an issue where the m/49 grenade launcher couldn’t be loaded with experimental ammo. Benox’ thread on the forums greatly helped us to resolve this!
- [Community Reported] The EXP .44 Magnus’ Laser sight is no longer offset when the player is irradiated. Thanks to MrVagabond for reporting this!
- Firing while mounting a vehicle will no longer cause the weapon to continue firing indefinitely
- [Community Reported] Fixed a bug locking level 5 apparel crafting schematics. ICShadowcat made a collection thread on the forums for this issue, thanks!
- The Simple First Aid Kit schematic was missing on older save files that had completed the "Sanctuary" mission. It has been re-added.
- Fixed a bug where crafting materials would sometimes be shown as attached to another item.
Crashes & Performance
- Fixed a crash issue while fighting the Firebird
- Increased performance while riding motorcycles. This is an ongoing process, more improvements will be made in the future!
- [Community Reported] A Wrench in the Works - Some players could not finish A Wrench in the Works after the patch 24 update. You can now progress normally, without getting a temporary hearing problem from the explosion sounds!
Slybry70 was the first one to report this on the forums, but everyone else contributing to the discussion also deserves praise!
- Fixed an issue where machines would become unresponsive and invulnerable during coop sessions
- [Community Reported] Fixed certain machines only dropping ammo for client players in multiplayer. This one was fixed thanks to Zesiir, our beloved Forum mod!
- Fixed a bug where Firebird Tesla Spikes would only damage the player who initiated combat with the Firebird
- Exhaust fumes of other players' motorbikes are no longer invisible in multiplayer
- [Community Reported] Fixed a bug where selecting any other filter than “ALL” on the World map screen will hide safehouse icons when trying to respawn. Thank you, ArcAzrael!
- Removed a terrain obstruction inside Mården bunker. Sorry diehards, you’ll have to find other ways to glitch yourself outside of the map again!
- [Community Reported] Re-added the missing Relay Beacon at Skrankebol. Thanks to draco255!
- Fixed several Points of Interest not being completable because of misplaced items inside the area
- Lynx and Firebird sometimes get stuck in a shooting loop when getting stunned
- Dismounted Moped can sink it into the ground
- Infrequent crash on login screen
- Clients are sometimes invisible on motorbikes in multiplayer sessions
- Non-default text color settings sometimes don’t apply correctly
- FNIX Base Walls with spotlights have no collision
- Experimental Älgstudsare fires inaccurately when aiming down sights
- The 4C AG4 has a very high drop chance under some circumstances
- Vintovka drops less frequently than intended and not at all from Wolves