Thursday, June 30, 2011

WAR Patch 1.4.3 is now LIVE

Happy patch times are upon us with the latest Warhammer Online patch now being live, this being 1.4.3.

I've not had a chance to try out all the new changes, but I am definitely looking forward to the Magus/Engi pet buff and also the shake up of the scenario rotation.

Taken from the homepage, highlights from this patch include:


The Empire is about to enter into a state of celebration, as it honors its first Emperor and man-turned-God, Sigmar.  Sigmartide is a new, two-week long, Live Event, tasking players of Order to seek out corruption, cleanse the wicked, and to honor age-old bonds with the Dwarfs; while players of Destruction are tasked with sowing the seeds of Chaos, desecrating celebration altars, and making a mockery of Sigmar’s friendship with the Dwarfs. Whichever Realm you serve, this bound to be a season not soon forgotten!

RvR Accessory Sets

As an extension to the work we’ve been doing recently for items and gear balance, we’ve introduced a group of RvR accessory sets.  Designed to fit in nicely with the high-end armor sets, these new sets can be purchased for RvR Currency from the Commodities Quartermasters in the Capital Cities.  These items are temporary and last for 9 days.

Name Changes

Tired of your name?  Want to change it up some?  Based on feedback, we’ve added the ability to buy Name Change Token codes from the EA Store.  You can purchase a code on the EA Store, or Origin as it’s now known, and redeem it on the account that has the character you want to rename.  Then just go into game, choose the new ‘change name’ button on that character from character select.  Enter a valid name (subject to standard naming policies and conventions) and voila!  You’re a brand new you!

Scenario Shakeup

The battle has shifted!  With the advent of 1.4.3, the lineup of the Scenarios has once again shifted.  A number of old scenarios are making their return, some are retiring for the moment, and others are shifting tiers.   The line-up is based on player feedback from our Dev Discussions in the forums, so be sure to vote for the next batch of scenarios!  For a full list of the new line-up, see the RVR section.

Admittedly not a huge plethora of changes, but there's definitely enough for people get their teeth into before the next, no doubt larger patch.


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