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Universe at War Patch2 Release Notes

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Petroglyph Community Manager, Driph, has posted the Universe at War Patch 2 release notes and here they are:


General/Gameplay Changes
  • Four brand new skirmish/multiplayer maps have been added:

    - Washington D.C. (1 vs 1)

    - Atlatea (1 vs 1)

    - Arecibo (1 vs 1)

    - Grand Canyon (8 players)

  • Atlatea, Arecibo, and Washington D.C. have been added to the Ranked game map rotation
  • Most Abnormal Game Exit crashes should now be a thing of the past (oh man am I glad to type that)
  • That occasional invulnerable walker thing? Fixed.
  • Walker hardpoints are now always customizable after loading a saved game
  • Camera distance increased by 22%
  • Map transfer support added (maps go in DataCustomMaps)
  • Mod support added (full mod tools coming soon)
  • AMD driver and detection issues resolved
  • UI response time and behavior has been improved
  • DirectX 10 performance improvements
  • All shadows should now touch units’ feet
  • Miscellaneous AI improvements
  • Quick Match should now be more responsive when matching
  • Players can no longer modify their settings in a Custom session once the host has started the countdown
  • Outdated replays now appear in red to indicate that they were recorded with a different version
  • Replays no longer quit at the point another player leaves the game
  • Newly recorded replays should behave better in general (alternate universe replays should no longer happen)
  • The camera view can now be rotated via the keyboard (left and right arrows)
  • Removed 5 cows from Appalachia southwest starting area
  • Several Russian and Korean language audio/text fixes
  • General terrain and map beautification. Also, more crushing!
  • Civilian pathfinding optimized for better performance
  • The Inverter shield is now lowered upon being EMPed
  • Conquerors no longer pass through buildings while using Vortex
  • Masari Knowledge Vault upgrades are no longer cancelable by attacking the upgrade in progress
  • Altea’s Peace now shuts off Saucer foo behaviors
  • Allies can no longer be taken over by Mind Magnets
  • Phased units are no longer targeted by Mind Magnet
  • Avengers no longer spawn when Masari vehicles are uploaded by Vertigo
  • Vertigo can no longer upload other Vertigos in multiplayer games (the ramifications were just too confusing)
  • Midnight basketball league for at-risk youth added
Masari balance changes
  • Figments no longer require Knowledge Vault Tier 1 upgrade for production
  • Figment damage vs infantry increased by 50%
  • Figment damage vs vehicles, walkers and structures reduced by 60%
  • Figment health reduced by 15%, DMA pool reduced by 50%
  • Figment cost reduced from 55 to 50, and build time reduced from 50 to 45
  • Figment Light Mine damage vs infantry increased by 50%
  • Figment Light Mine damage vs vehicles and structures reduced by 30%
  • Peace Bringer Disintegrate damage reduced by 30%
  • Peace Bringer Tractor Beam range reduced by 20%
  • Peace Bringer Tractor Beam speed modifier reduced from 90% to 30% (Mirabel can now flee!)
  • Peace Bringer global damage increased by 50%
  • Peace Bringer range reduced by 40% in both Light and Dark mode
  • Sentry DMA Pool reduced by 50%
  • Skylord range increased by 18% in Light mode
  • Skylord damage vs vehicles and structures increased by 15%
  • Skylord price increased from 160 to 175
  • Disciple damage vs infantry reduced by 50% in both Light and Dark mode
  • Disciple damage vs vehicles, structures, and aircraft increased by 40% in both Light and Dark mode
  • Conqueror Light mode range reduced by 10%
  • Conqueror Light mode FOW reveal reduced by 10%
  • Guardian Turret FOW increased by 10%
  • Guardian Turret rate of fire increased by 10%
  • Knowledge Vault Tier 2 upgrade build time reduced from 100 to 85 seconds
  • Oracle range reduced by 35% in both Light and Dark mode
  • Oracle cost increased from 60 to 80
  • Oracle build time increased from 40 to 45 seconds
  • Oracle beam weapon min range increased by 10%
  • Sky Guardian price increased from 50 to 60 credits
  • Sky Guardian build time increased from 35 to 38 seconds
  • Sky Guardian upgrade price reduced from 75 to 50
  • Sky Guardian upgrade build time reduced from 50 to 40 seconds
  • Sky Guardian range in Light mode reduced by 15%
  • Sky Guardian min range properly set
  • Dark matter weapons now do 25% less damage vs dark matter armor.
Hierarchy balance changes
  • Gravitic Turret now has a minimum range of 40
  • Gravitic Turret price increased from 300 to 400
  • Spitter Turret Cost increased from 450 to 475
  • Monolith Stealth reveal refresh timer updates more often
  • Walkers now bring all turrets to bear on targets
  • Walker Foo Chamber healing amount increased by 10% per second
  • Nufai Phase Claw damage vs vehicles and infantry increased by 20%
  • Brute damage vs infantry increased by 15%
  • Brute charge ability now does 100% damage to all unbuffed turrets
  • Brute Death from above damage vs all vehicles reduced by 15%
  • Lost One damage vs aircraft increased by 20%
  • Walker Arc Turret damage increased by 20% vs aircraft
  • Monolith Beam weapon damage vs infantry increased by 10%
  • Mass Drop damage vs Aircraft increased by 100%
  • Defiler popcap increased from 2 to 3
  • Defiler build time increased from 24 to 26 seconds
  • Defiler Project Radiation Ability recharge increased from 20 to 28 seconds
Novus balance changes
  • Amplifier spin-up time per damage stage reduced by 3 seconds
  • Corruptor stealth reveal refresh timer updates more often
  • Corruptor damage vs all infantry types increased by 10%
  • OHM damage vs heavy infantry increased by 15%
  • Blade Trooper damage vs all infantry increased by 60%
  • Dervish Death Blossom range reducedby 30%
  • Redirection Turret FOW reveal increased by 15%
  • Redirection Turret projectile chaining damage reduced by 10%

Note the underlined part, a humorous line noticed by Petroglyph Community Forum member SniperGimp.

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