This week’s event is simple and direct: Midtown Madness
Midtown Madness has 3 components:
This can include some very rare items and a large number of gear items, increasing the chance that any given item can roll into a cosmic or unique item.
This applies to all Midtown bosses at all level bands.
Midtown is the central location of Manhattan, south of 59th street.
As a nod to the 59th street geography of Midtown, the entire game will receive a 59% bonus to Experience, Special Item Find and Rare Item Find. This applies inside and outside of Midtown.
All enemies in Midtown have a chance to drop a Midtown Fortune Card.
This is a card that is only available Midtown Madness and only in midtown, from any Midtown enemy.
The contents can include various items such as credits stacks, retcon potions, unique items (including Challenge bonus unique items), epic insignias and so on. They can even include an ultimate upgrade token and other high-value items on rare basis.
These Midtown Fortune Cards are in-game drops only.
Squirrel Saboteurs will correctly respect the maximum number of squirrels.
Domino's "away" procs will now trigger on both critical hits as well as brutal strikes
Ghost Rider should no longer have bike VFX issues when the power is spammed.
The following powers will disable hero-swapping while they are in progress: Rocket Raccoon's Mechfall, Loki's Frost Giant Form and Mr. Fantastic's Spectacular Spheroid.
Black Panther's Jungle Snare now correctly respects the CC system.
We're introducing a new recurring event this week called: Operation Omega.
Operation Omega lasts all week and will grow each time it's brought back on a monthly basis.
Omega is the 24th and final number in the Greek alphabet. The ultimate letter.
To embrace the power of Omega, a very special server buff is in effect during Operation Omega.
The event begins with a 24% boost to Experience, Rare Item Find and Special Item Find.
As each day of Operation Omega the buff grows by another 24% for all three bonuses.
This will grow the server-side bonuses each day to 48%, 72%, 96%, 120%, 144%, 168% and 192%.
These are multiplicative server-side bonuses and compliment bonuses from items, synergies, etc.
Certain enemies throughout that game can appear with an Omega-Level Threat designation that increases their difficulty by 24% and loot by 240%.
During Operation Omega, the first time you complete a Shared Quest each day will reward double Omega Orb rewards.
Omega leveling is 24% faster during Operation Omega. This works well with the Omega-Level buffs to experience.
Agent Coulson offers a new mission during Operation Omega week. Each day, you can complete five or more waves in the S.H.I.E.L.D. Holo-Sim to receive a reward from him. This will help hone your skills to be prepared for Omega-Level threats.
During Operation Omega, players can earn up to 100 Omega Access Files each day.
Omega Access files are not random drops, they may be specifically earned:
10 Omega Access Files just for logging in each day.
30 Omega Access Files for completing Coulson’s training mission each day.
60 Omega Access Files for completing the Shared Quests each day. (20 ea.)
This is potentially 700 Omega Access Files (this patch will be live for 7 days).
S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Dum Dum Dugan will exchange SHIELD Omega Access Files for:
Mysterious Blue Omega Box - 300 SHIELD Omega Access Files
Omega Ghost Box - 50 Omega Access Files
Agent Coulson Team-Up - 2000 Omega Access Files
This will take several events to complete. His passive bonus will not be damage-type specific (so anyone can use him).
Three new unique items have been added to the game.
Magneto now has a chance to drop the Mask of Xorn.
Doctor Doom now has a chance to drop the Latverian Monarch Cloak.
Doctor Doom now has a chance to drop the Helm of Doom.
These can drop from any level of Doom and Magneto, respectively.
(Any excuse to put a pic of Squirrel Girl up)
As another step to improve performance for players, Squirrel Girl's squirrels now hit for double damage, and the maximum number of squirrels that can be active at once has been halved.
All of Squirrel Girl's squirrel-based mechanics, such as the amount of life each squirrel returns and the damage increase in Nutcracker, have been doubled.
Additionally, we've improved some of the mechanics that summon squirrels to allow players to reach that coveted Squirrel cap in a more consistent and quicker manner:
Squirrel Friends now has a 100% proc chance and a 0.25 second cooldown. This will make her ramp up time much more consistent.
Squirrel Friends' active component now instantly fills your Squirrel bar, summoning all 15 at once. The cooldown has been raised to 15 seconds.
Squirrel Saboteurs now summons 2 Squirrel Friends, up from 1.
Cosmic Worldstones and A.R.M.O.R. Drives stack size greatly increased.
The Monolith encounter in the Muspelheim raid will no longer be buggy
Rocket Raccoon's Time Warp Turret now has a 4.5s cooldown to prevent a minor exploit where players would intentionally destroy their own turret over and over.
Some “Summoned Ally” stats now display on the Stats page for heroes. We’re looking to add some additional stats for future patches.
Squirrel Girl Dive Bomb now has 36% greater area of damage.
Daredevil's Spinning Hook Kick can be activated within 3 seconds of performing a Finisher (up from 2 seconds).
Mega-Sentinel in Midtown will count towards the appropriate Shared Quest
Silver Surfer may now pick up Deadpool's power ups.
Greatly improved the health of summoned allies created from many item procs. This will be very noticeable for certain items.
Squirrel Girl will get a free respec with the patch.
Fixed a bug where Squirrel's LOH would sometimes proc multiple times on a single squirrel making her invincible for a time.
Punisher’s Omega Effect costume is available during Operation Omega and the store team is discounting the costume by 24% to celebrate the 24th letter of the Greek alphabet.
A S.H.I.E.L.D. Omega-Level Boost is available in the store during Operation Omega
For this week’s event, A.R.M.O.R. has returned, along with A.R.M.O.R. Research Drives!
A.R.M.O.R. Research Drives are now dropping from enemies, and Jocasta, as an operative for A.R.M.O.R., has returned to Avengers Tower with additional devices.
Features of the ARMOR Incursion event include:
A.R.M.O.R. Research Drives can now drop from any enemy, with a higher chance from bosses and a bonus stack of 10 Research Drives for the first of each Shared Quest completed each day.
A.R.M.O.R. Alternate Reality Chaos Portal, a new artifact which can summon alternate reality entities to fight for you in addition to boosting the power of any summoned allies you have. This is available from Jocasta in exchange for A.R.M.O.R. Research Drives.
ARMORED Cores: A new unique version of “Strong” Costume Cores (4 affixes) with an additional 1000 Defense affix. These are available from Jocasta in exchange for A.R.M.O.R. Research Drives.
A.R.M.O.R. M-26 Anti-Reality Grenade a new artifact is available as an option for heroes of various builds. These are available from Jocasta in exchange for A.R.M.O.R. Research Drives.
A.R.M.O.R. Alternate Reality Relics: Jocasta sells a box of ten relics in order to give heroes a jumpstart on collecting these. These relicss are also available from any enemy during A.R.M.O.R. Weeks. These relics were collected by Top Men of the A.R.M.O.R. organization and affect the power of summoned allies. Don't look at it, no matter what happens.
On the TC right now so we can expect this and much more starting tomorrow Source:
We’re happy to announce a new event launching this week: Cosmic Chaos!
This event will last the full week, until next week’s patch. This event is also recurring and will come back every month, allowing for short-term and long-term goals for the event. We plan to have more regularly recurring events like this, to provide something to consistently look forward to.
With that in mind, check out out the features of Cosmic Chaos!
Cosmic Shop Items - This Week Only
The store team is getting into this first Cosmic Chaos as well, with a few fun items for this week only:
Cosmic Mega Bundle - All the cosmic heroes with their stash tab and costume at a cosmically crazy deal.
Notes on the event.
This is Ben, helping out Tim and Matt. I'll also update this post when there is an update.
The dev's are pumping out 2-day promotions up until the release of Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1st
Doomsaw is pushing the Test Center update until tomorrowRockets powers are now Energy damage
As we know, Tim has very limited time for a while, so for now this is Matt, and I thought I'd give a quick tl:dr of the game while he's been gone.
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