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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

APB Version 14.0 Preview: New Breed Part 4

Welcome to the APB Reloaded blog. Pull up a chair, make yourself comfortable. Today's update comes from the team on a subject that's been on everybody's mind lately: 14.0

Halloween’s over and done with and we’ve finally managed to pull ourselves out of that candy-powered-coma long enough to unveil the upcoming patch, New Breed Part 4. It’s been a long time coming, but we think that the two new contacts and the changes to vehicles will be worth the wait and add a whole new dynamic to the game.

First of all, let’s all say hello to the new contacts in Financial!

Aletta & Gumball


Aletta and Gumball are the two new contacts coming in 1.14.0. They’re specialist contacts, and have twenty levels of progression and are available to high end players. We’ve stuffed those twenty levels with clothing inventory and outfit capacity increases, unlocks for some absolutely top of the line vehicles and more brand new modifications than you’ll know what to do with. We’ve also added an unlock for the Flare Gun and some new titles to help you show everyone that you’re on the bleeding edge of progression.

Aletta and Gumball work for the Praetorian and G-Kings factions respectively and operate out of the Financial district.

Aletta’s goals are much darker than previous contacts, with other members of the Praetorians thinking that bringing her into the city might have been like opening Pandora’s box – is she going to do more harm than good in the city? Will the ends justify the means?

As for Gumball… well, he’s just in it for the explosions. Nothing burns quite like a car after ten seconds of sustained fire with an ALI-G, huh?

Vehicles, vehicles, vehicles


Both are specifically themed around vehicles. Between the Mobile Radar Tower mod (that highlights enemies near your vehicle), the Blowtorch (that burns your enemies and repairs damage to your vehicle), and the Remote Detonator which turns your beloved vehicle into a bomb on wheels, we’ve really tried to make vehicles much more important. Throw in a Muffler mod that makes your vehicle not show up on radar when you’re coasting and High Burn-Point Fuel that keeps your car from damaging you when it blows up and you're looking at some significant new vehicle-driven (no pun intended) tactics.

With all this change, though, we wanted to make sure everyone is going to stay on a level playing field. You’ll be able to buy leased versions of these modifications in the Joker store to put in your own vehicles and, from 1.14.0 on, whenever you point your reticule at a player vehicle, you’ll be able to see what modifications are on it. That way, you’ll know who’s got the radar tower, who’s got the spawn point and who’s got the ammo resupply. Prioritise targets and play tactical.

This is just a small slice of what's coming. Keep checking back for even more information on what you'll be able to find when 1.14.0 hits next week!

39 comments:

  1. Yes!!! remote detonator. FINALLY!!!

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  2. 1.14.0 update will be already released on the next week? Wow.. Thats fast. Cool :)

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  3. Lol non technical originated people wont have a clue about your pun.

    ~ Lazer

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  4. Mobile Radar Tower had seriously better be an activated timed cooldown otherwise when you get a full team stacking along with CSG's it's going to be stupid especially if its constantly up while the vehicle's are there.

    Also the remote detonator, please make sure its a requirement to be line of sight of the vehicle to activate or this is going to be abused hard as well.

    I'd be careful with these mods if you don't look at them closely, otherwise people are going to abuse them and destroy the game more.

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    1. u have point there man it more better it can only use when ur on the mission right :D

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    2. the remote detonator can abused by crim using it in destroying anything in everywhere

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  5. fix Joker Server (Overkill) like on Colby :c

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    1. Joker server needs to be looked at before anything new is added my dear devs.

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  6. Yay! More stuff to abuse the hell out of!

    I'd really like to see a vehicle mod something like "Racing Tires" (or whatever) that improves your vehicles grip.

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  7. Is op going to be able to see our car mods?? =(

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  8. Wow this patch seems like it's going to be alot of fun (Aletta story just made her the best character, end of story).

    I'll probably be squeaking in any free time after work to get my hands on these mods. I mean the detonator is one players have been looking for for awhile (and will definitely change the flow of the game). I have sat there before in fights and gone "dang I wish I could blow up my car". Also the muffler ... that's going to be so nice (and in some cases a real problem, as I rely on that hearing sometimes).

    I am really impressed what you guys have been able to do with the current engine and builds (literally I didn't some of this would be possible but it is, I don't know it's the Unreal Engine, RTW, or you guys).

    Either way, let's hope this brings back up the population of the game. I was on last night see Colby at a shocking 417 ... I remember when it broke 1k.

    Also just saw a comment. You know how people love to park their cars on the point? Mix that with the detonator, and you have a problem. If not already added you might want a parameter that makes it only work so far away (of course I have a feeling some mods will need some tweaking though).

    Either way, looking forward to this (thank heavens the holidays are coming up), especially Aletta (oh and can we please hope for T-25 parts? Or a lift kit mod ... you know the one)

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  9. does the new game engine update come with this one?

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    1. The new engine is due next year. The team continues working non-stop on the engine upgrade, while still pulling some remarkable feats to also get new content out. Thanks for your support!

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    2. Since they didn't say nothing about it, I don't think so...

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    3. Hey Bjorn, can you please tell us a little detail of what to expect from the new game engine? Will it make the game a completely different one or add several new contents in game such as new type of missions?

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  10. I like some of the new mods, but there really should be a mod that just plain allows you to repair any vehicle, like a wrench mod. ALSO you really need to buff the steel plating mod allot to counter the allig, Right now steal plating id not really worth the amount the mod slows your car down, also it would really help balance the way OP Allig and AV guns. A steal plated car should be able to take tons of damage before it would blow up.

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  11. wow amazing upgrade! i wish i could join :( im still perma banned for trash talk to 1 person without any warning :/. well greetings g1 staff keep it up the good work!
    -Salek.

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    1. Salek ffs brotha just reformat your hard drive and all your "perma ban" issues are fixed <3.(Obviously you'll have to start a new toon as well) -reddragons

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  12. ok tech now just add a 8slot fireball with all this mods (firetorch included) for 1000000 JT... SEARIOUSLY. oh and add wings okthxbye

    joking aside.. good stuff. and i belive we all thinking the same thing: is the new patch out yet?

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  13. This is pure bullshit in my opinion. They should really be working on the "hacker" problem, and most of all the latency lag and all theese lag spikes everyone has, the last couple weeks has been devestating, and if it keeps up like this, i wont be wasting my money on a game i cannot even play. Now this brings me to another problem, The driving... Is horifying! i'm going at full speed and i turn a sharp left it just keeps going and turns 3-5 feet meaning im turning into the damn wall, this is also related to the server lag, sure lag is caused by distance and so on but, most games can handle it. And again the driving couldn't be worse. If anyone wants to complain, go ahead it's called Freedom of Speech. and G1 Before you put in detonators or some shitty mods. Consider the bigger problems and attract reputation+ instead of a -
    Good day! - APB LOVER - Always a fan of G1 but i've had enough sorry. :/

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    1. Thats true lots of hacker exist most of them in Han server and more on crim, aimbot user is more annoying hack get rid of them and most of all there are premium user dey buy hack for 1 month wat a shame u can even google it, free to play game but a free to hack too. i love this game but not enjoying it bcoz hackers exist...

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  14. Sorry but something about this content update doesnt seem right,.. Its mostly all car mods?? And look at some of these mods i mean a radar tower... really?? And tell me with all these mods will we finnaly see the orange mod used in the Vegas Firebomb i mean it is the only mod most of us have been waiting for since the dam car first ever came to fight club.... As long as this mod is included i'll be happy oh and of cause the extra clothing options because thats always a good thing,..

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  15. Could we have a feature which would work similar to a profanity filter, but instead of filtering curses would filter accusing of cheating and hacking? The real hackers are very rare, but the amount of trash talk by cheater-haters is painfully annoying.

    Could we also have a feature which would autoban intentional friendly prestige 5 killers?

    Those are small things but break your day almost every day.

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  16. Guys stop wasting your time on talking and yelling about hackers.
    It wouldn't help fixing the problem.

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    1. i just asking some other games when one use's hack they give him Ip pc ban why u don't use something like that coz all hackers made new acc gets ban so who care make new one u feel me ?!

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  17. Sh!t yes :3 awesome work APB team!! keep the God damn Spirit!! and thanks So much!!

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  18. This is good stuff, but I don't get why it all has to be fore Joker tickets. Why can't these items be for regular in-game money. I don't see what difference it makes to G1.

    Also all upgrades seem to be geared towards higher level players. This is an increasingly "1%" scenario where upgrades help players get more money which gets them more upgrades. Not cool, I think all the unlocks should be redistributed among contacts.

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    1. For those misunderstanding, the mods will be purchasable from contacts after you unlock them and from joker distributions for those who are too low lvl but have the tickets for a 7 day lease.

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    2. You act as though a level 20 is going to be able to amass a crap ton of Joker tickets and lease these things ad-nauseum. Sit down and think about it for a second. You the high ranking R235 (soon to be R255) player can use cash. You know the thing that is given to you after EVERY mission regardless if you outleveled your contact or not to get your mods. Players who aren't that fortunate are going to have to play in Fight club or somehow max out a contact and play their little sidequest to get the requisite number of tickets JUST to turn in for a seven-day lease. Calm your f'ing tits and just play.

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  19. is the update coimg next week or so????......

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  21. I'm glad a new patch
    Ups BCCode: 124 Blue Screen yeeaaa
    every day are equal
    Why not give a solution?

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  22. Hi, i have an APB acocount for a long time now and can't help myself not to give y'all some advice, APB deperately needs:
    - Clan Ladder
    - Private servers (more than just 2 small maps for those private matchs, with admin from clan leaders or ladders representatives ofc)
    - Valid Anti-Cheat system (demo recordings from server side on private servers for ladder matchs would solve that).

    Beyond that, APB would be great to have clan interaction with the map (certain buildings belong to clan's, can be conquered (private server?) and give bonus to owners). It could also have a bigger map (there 've been suggestions for a combined Financial/Waterfront version since as back as 2011 http://forums.gamersfirst.com/topic/117416-have-you-seen-these-apb-maps/ i'd go as far as ask why not a true openworld with PvE?)

    As is, APB isn't getting anywhere really, besides APB could easilly be on a competition level as high as the best FPS out there, "he" doesn't need APB:vendetta for that, just create private servers on the same sort of maps already existing for 18vs18 (or 16vs16 don't even remember, haven't played in a long while...)

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    1. ps correct bugs. Oh, and congratz for performance levels with new low settings (ty).

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    2. This is the most intelligent and well thought out post ever about APB. Things like "need to stop the cheater problem first b4 blah blah..." type posts are not only unrealistic, they lack any type of solution. What this guy brings up, private servers etc, is a a good solution to a problem (cheating) that really has no technical answer.

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  23. they did change their policy that if u been banned once they will reban any reroll accounts

    before if u got banned you could get a new account without issue unless ur hwid banned

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    1. Dreamss, brotha, I've known you on APB a long time. You have to be smarter then that D=.

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  24. YES! Remote Detonator! My dream has finally come true! WOOOOOT!
    Now lets pray for C4s and Claymores! HAHA

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