June 10, 2016

BUILD 0.96 RELEASED

TOXIKK PATCH #014, GINGER BUILD GENERATION



GENERAL

PATCH #14 BRINGS YOUR V0.95 BUILD UP TO V0.96 GINGER

V.96 is mainly about the changed customization system, mid-match voting and quick match join via your STEAM library, but also brings a small (yet significant) change to the movement, we're excited to get your feedback on. But let's look at what we did in detail:

NEW FEATURES


FTR_01 - MXP BASED CUSTOMIZATION SYSTEM

It sounds like a small thing, but it got us busy for quite some time. Equip helmets, armors, colors, glows, camouflage patterns based on your in-game performance (MXP). It's a lot harder to explain than to try out... So, I suggest you simply fire up TOXIKK and select PROFILE -> CUSTOMIZATION. The whole system is quite self-explanatory.

FTR_02 - IN-MATCH MAP VOTING

You can now, at any time duing a match, suggest a poll to start another map. Simply press [ESC] during a match and select [MAP POLL]. Other combatants will see that you suggested to play another map and/or game mode and can now decide if they swing in on it. However, this is only the first version of this system and it's still somewhat fuzzy and not exactly streamlined. Will be improved with coming patches.

FTR_03 - MATCH MAKING & QUICK JOIN

We reworked our match making and also added a [QUICK JOIN] button to the multiplayer sub menu. To join a multiplayer match, all you need to do is click it and let our system take care of everything else. We need to gather some experience with it, which is why the system is limited to official servers.

FTR_04 - STEAM CLIENT: INSTANT MATCH


TOXIKK's STEAM launcher now offers the possibility to jump straight into an online match with just one click: Simply select [QUICK MATCH] when launching TOXIKK through your STEAM client's library and it'll directly port you into an online battle.

FTR_05 - JOIN & INVITE FROM EXTERNAL SERVER BROWSERS


You can now join and be invited from external (e.g. STEAM) server browsers.

CHANGES


CHG_01 - MOVEMENT VELOCITY

Before this patch, your velocity got reset after double-jumps and dodges for a very short moment. This no longer happens, WHICH RESULTS IN A MUCH MORE FLUID MOVEMENT EXPERIENCE. It's a small, yet pretty effective change. Let us know what you think about it...

CHG_02 - MXP RESET

Your MXP got reset with this patch, as we're starting to test the MXP based customization system.

CHG_03 - SERVER BROWSER DISABLED

The server browser is temporarily disabled to help us test the Quick Join system.
Don't worry... the browser will come back.

FINAL THOUGHTS


This patch is seemingly small, but getting the customization system up to this point was quite a bit of work and we're happy to have it out of the way. The promised new maps and the single-player mode also keep us busy but didn't make it into this patch yet. Anyway, we're approaching the full release with big steps now. Stay tuned for further news and updates.
Join the Early Access Beta:
TOXIKK's Store Page on Steam

Discuss this news in our forum at:
V.96 ANNOUNCEMENT THREAD

...or talk live to us and the community on our Discord server:
https://discordapp.com/invite/0qpTwzt81JHnso1G