Thursday, June 25, 2009

[Content Update] 6/25 Content Update Notes - Specialists, Power Surge Map, and more!

New big update, check it.
For 6/25, another dangerous mission has been added to the roster... Operation: Power Surge is going to take you soldiers into an industrial pumping station, where only with the help of valued teammates will you have a hope of completing your mission alive. Don't worry, Central Command is providing a whole new set of mercenaries, weapons, items, and supplies to ensure your survival. Good luck, brave men and women of CA...you’ll need it.

Operation: Power Surge

SITREP: After the successful retrieval of the EMP bomb in Operation Gray Hammer, UAF's Special Forces launched a secret mission to move the EMP to a more secure location. Unfortunately, the mission plans were compromised and a Warcorp squad recaptured the EMP. In hot pursuit, the Special Forces have tracked the enemy squad to an industrial pump station on the city outskirts. After a quick resupply, the Special Forces launch a counter-attack on the enemy squad in an attempt to retrieve the EMP.

New Map: Power Surge

The enemy squad has been tracked to this industrial pumping station. Eliminate all hostiles and retrieve the EMP bomb.

Available game modes: Elimination, One Man Army, Capture the Flag, Spy Hunt

New Mercenaries: The Specialists

Hand-picked amongst an elite group of soldiers for their brilliant minds and excellent physique. They are equipped with a special Combat Suit and can use a variety of Special Items with a diverse set of functions. Head to the Black Market to hire a Specialist today!

New NX Weapons & Gear

-- New Specialist Mercenaries - Viper, with Medium Vest Protection (Light Vest Speed, +5% Speed, +30% Dash Stamina) and Scorpion, with Heavy Vest Protection (Medium Vest Speed, 40% Headshot)

-- Claymore (Specialist Only)

-- Satellite Scanner (Specialist Only)

-- Medkit (Specialist Only)

-- SG556 CAMO now available exclusively in the Supply Crate MYST-N

-- Supply Case Dragunov-N containing the rare Dragunov SVDS Ghillie

-- Rare M1911 Knight’s Gold, available through the Supply Case P-N

-- Rare Golden Punisher, available through the Supply Case SG-N

-- The Supply Case G36-N is back in stock

Other New NX Items

--The PP-19 MOD now has 1-day and 7-days purchase options.

-- Supply Case GP - a supply case containing varying amounts of GP available in two types of cases, Regular (Low-Risk) and Hazard (High-Risk)

--GP has been separated from Mercenaries and the total mercenary price has been lowered. A GP Gift Box from Nexon for players with inactivated NX Mercenaries can be found in their Inbox/Storage.

New GP Weapons & Gear

-- Specialist Mercenary - Viper at rank Second Lieutenant I
-- Specialist Mercenary - Scorpion at rank Second Lieutenant I
-- Medkit with Needle Action (Specialist Only) at rank Second Lieutenant I
-- Claymore (Specialist Only) at rank Second Lieutenant III
-- Satellite Scanner (Specialist Only) at rank Second Lieutenant V
-- M32 Grenade Launcher (Specialist Only) at rank First Lieutenant I
-- Dragunov SVDS - available through the Supply Case SR
-- M1911 Silver - available through the Supply Case Pistol
-- SG550 Camo - available through the Supply Case AR
-- Double Barrel Silver - available through the Supply Case SG

Other Game Changes & Updates

Weapon Fixes:
--Textures for the Suppressor on USP Tactical appear correctly when using Hana and Mei.
--All Scope /Sight modifications for the UMP appear correctly In-Game and in the Mod Shop.

Game Mode Fixes:
--Search and Destroy – Issue where players on the same team could get stuck planting the bomb has been resolved.

Minor Functionality Issues:

--Clan Experience earned and Experienced needed to rank up is now displayed on the Clan Page.
--The Messenger UI displays correctly when switching servers while in-use.
--Player Abuse and Bug Report – Issue where name field couldn’t be modified after changing report type has been resolved.
--Assault Rifle AUG A1 Black alternate firing mode information has been added to the Shop description.
--Crash fixed that occurred when attaching duplicate modifications in the Mod Shop.
--Player Information updated to display NX Grade based on total NX used. Total NX used has been removed.
--The Clan Match room settings have been visually adjusted to display as locked.

Balancing:
--Shotguns have been rebalanced.

Under Investigation:
--In the Server Lobby, the Player Information window will update to reflect recent Kills and Deaths that occurred in Fireteam mode, making it appear inconsistent with the player's actual Default Info.
This is temporary - it's only visible when remaining logged in to your account, then going back to the Server Lobby after playing Fireteam mode - it will reset to the actual Default Info Kills/Death statistics after logging out and logging back in to the account.
--Fireteam Information statistics are displaying long, incorrect numeric values on some accounts. This is not the result of hacking and is being investigated.

-- Combat Arms Command --

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Content Update - Fireteam Rewards!

Fireteam has been updated, and the votekick rules has been changed.
Attention Soldiers! Central Command has made a few changes to Combat Arms:

-- Vote Kick now requires 60% of the votes to be "yes" for the Vote Kick to go through.

-- Players who complete Fireteam mode in Hard and Extreme will receive a special Shemagh based on which difficulty they complete.

-- Certain areas in Fireteam mode where NPC's could snipe you through walls have been fixed.

-- Increased Server Stability.

--Combat Arms Command--

Monday, June 15, 2009

One Man Army Competition!

Any elite players interested in competing for combat arms prizes should check this out...
So without delay…Eureak7 presents its first One Man Army competition:

One 1st place prize will be distributed

  • 30 Day Emod/Mercenary to the first place winner

Two other prizes will be given, but the criteria for the winners will not be known!

  • 30 Day name color change
  • 30 Day clan color change

The format of the competition will be determined by the number of participants willing to play for PRIZES

It is open to everyone that wants to participate for free

The event will be held on Sunday June 21st, at 8 P.M. Eastern. You must have posted under this thread and be in #e7gaming to participate
Please register at www.e7gaming.com
Source: Nexon Forum

Combat Arms FireTeam Tips

These are some of my tips for playing the new fireteam game mode that Nexon released a little while back. If your not doing any good with it then check out these pointers that hopefully will give you an advantage.

  • Don't get close to bad guys, its a lot easier for them to shoot you or drop a grenade and blow you up when they die.
  • Get fairly accurate gun with a scope, this makes it very easy to take them out from a safe distance.
  • Share ammo with your teammates.
  • Play with good players on extreme mode to get the most points.
  • After you blow up the tank, shoot from inside the bus.
  • Dont run out into the middle of the courtyard on the second part.
  • Take cover, pop out a few shots, then take cover again.
  • Save grenades for large groups of baddies.
  • Dont rush yourself to much and get killed. Dont go to slow that you dont get any points.
  • If you see an area that isnt covered, watch it.. teamwork is the key.
  • Learn spawn points so you can toss grenades at large groups and prepare yourself behind some cover.
  • To get the most EXP/GP from fireteam, its best to play on the elite server and put the mode on the most difficult. If you can't play on elite then play on whichever server gives you the best bonus.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

6/10 Content Update Notes: Gear Up!

Some new patch notes for you!
Attention Soldiers! CentComm is making an emergency supply drop for all of you in the field! We have a new supply case where you can find rare assault rifles! We are also bringing you the sleek and modular AUG A3, and the rugged SPAS-12 Gold. Enemies beware!

New NX Items:

Supply Case AUG-N: Supply Case that may hold rare assault rifles such as the AUG A3 SE and the AUG A1 Black

AUG A3 : A modified AUG equipped with Rail System which allows attachment of various optical accessories. Its modularity makes it effective in a diverse set of missions.

SPAS-12 Gold: A gold version of the SPAS-12, modified to enhance power.

Content Update Schedule

This is Combat Arms’ third time release update. Our regular monthly content update (which will require server downtime) takes place the last Wednesday of every month. This update will be followed approximately two weeks later by a time-released new content update, such as this one, that won’t require a server shutdown. This is our way or ensuring that all of you warriors out there have a steady supply of weapons and gear to keep you going on the battlefield!

--Combat Arms Command--