Release 2.2 - Chaos Trials
Release 2.2 – Chaos Trials – Patch Notes
Available June 20
New Mode: Chaos Trials
Chaos Trials are a new and exciting way to play Survival. Players will occasionally discover "Chaos Keys" when playing matches in Survival, Sabotage, Endless, and Weekly Challenges (they have a random chance to be acquired after a match). These keys will have an associated challenge level (Apprentice, War Mage, Master, and Rift Lord) as well as random additional modifiers for playing a map within those difficulties.
Each time a team (1-3 players) defeats a chaos trial tier, their chaos key will be upgraded, adding additional modifiers into the mix. However, be careful, each chaos key only has three lives!
Chaos Trials are the most rewarding way to play OMD!U. They offer a chest after every victory including increasing number of skulls based on how far you get. Furthermore, Chaos Trials feature a leaderboard to track your best performance relative to other players.
Chaos Keys can be randomly discovered through playing other modes, by completing certain achievements, through daily login rewards, or via the Premium Shoppe and store.
Read more about Chaos Trials.
New Mercenary: The iMage
The iMage is an enemy that splits into multiple variations: Arcane, Fire, Frost, and Lightning. Each variation fires a unique ranged attack. However, only one of these illusions is the real mercenary and it must be slain to defeat the iMage.
New Feature: Full Screen Dashboard and Updated Play Screen
We've heard from many players that the game needs a full screen dashboard. You asked and we listened. This first iteration of the full screen dashboard will make everything scale to fit your screen, however, future iterations will actually begin redesigning the dashboard for a dedicated full-screen experience.
We have also revamped the play screen to make it easier to discover the modes that OMD!U has to offer. Check it out below!
New For Sabotage: Map and Consumables
- Academy Sewers is now available in Sabotage!
- Polymorph Chicken: select one enemy hero and turn him or her into a chicken.
- Immolation Staff: places a staff on the enemy team’s battleground that damages barricades, decoys, and summoner trap retainers.
- Armored Giants: Summons a medium-sized army of armored giants.
New For Sabotage: Additional Base Deck Consumables
- Guardian Potion
- Minion Stealth
- Pride Hunters
New: Premium Shoppe Skins
- Dragon Tamer Ivy
- Dragon Ward Hogarth
- Pressing Alt-K to kill your hero now requires a 5-second cast.
- The survival experience quest has been changed to: Win 5 Survival Matchmade Games. Reward: Chest.
- Sabotage matchmaking will now pick easier battlegrounds when there is a high skill separation between players.
- Players will now lose rank for leaving/disconnecting from a game.
- Sabotage matchmaking will now more aggressively try to create games with:
- Similar account level
- Similar skill level
- Similar party size
- We have added new visual indicators during the match which highlight the players that have taken the most damage, dealt the most trap damage, or dealt the most hero damage. These badges will update in real time during the game.
- 4 new titles have been added to the game, available to everyone.
- We have increased the maximum number of loadouts to 14 (from 8).
- Player rating on the tab screen and post-game stats have been removed.
- Players can now enable a game/par timer to be visible at all times via the options menu.
- Receiving a party invite will now provide a toast notification, rather than a pop-up. This is designed to reduce interruptions in the dashboard.
- When deleting and adding friends, the friends list will now remain open. This makes it less tedious to make multiple modifications.
- We have updated minion consumable card backs to have more information regarding minion keywords/skills.
- Enemy team stats are no longer displayed in Sabotage. These stats were providing the wrong impression because higher level teams face minions with greater health.
- An alpha slider has been added to chat. Chat is now more transparent by default.
- Party chat will now automatically open when joining a party.
- Guardian text during the loadout phase of pre-game now shows abilities.
- Minion portals will now appear red during go-breaks if they will spawn immediately after the go-break.
- The game is now available in Russian and Spanish!
Sounds and Effects
- In-game music has been updated with more tracks. Existing tracks have been rock-ified. Additional changes are coming in the future.
- The visuals for all staffs in Sabotage have been updated.
- Fireling death effects are now much clearer.
- Sabotage now requires players to be account level 5. If you group with other players who are higher level, we ignore this restriction.
- The countdown timer during hero select has been reduced by 30 seconds.
- The countdown timer during the first go-break has been reduced by 30 seconds in Sabotage only.
- The go-break timer between waves has been increased to 45 seconds (from 30) for apprentice maps.
- Many Sabotage consumable achievements have been made easier to complete.
- Sudden death now provides increasing control resistance to minions.
- Most minion consumables have had their minion count increased by 25 to 50%, with the exception of base set kobolds, mages, and gnolls.
- Powerful consumables are now less likely to appear during the early game.
- Throne Room has been made significantly more challenging in Sabotage.
- Banquet Hall sudden death has been made more challenging in high difficulties.
- "The Bomb" spell timer has been reduced to 4 seconds, from 5.
- "More Aggro" spell now increases aggro by an additional 50%.
- "Coin Drain Aura" now drains twice as much coin each second. However, its duration has been reduced to 10 seconds, from 20.
- Spell consumables that deal damage now deal damage as percent health.
- Many waves have been updated. In general, early waves are easier, while later waves are harder.
- Reduce the number of games that end on wave 1 or 2.
- Create more comebacks. We know it stinks to lose a few rift points early and feel unable to score later in the match.
- Make consumables feel more impactful. We know it can feel unimpactful to use many spells/minions, so we targeted a series of changes to improve them.
- Now provides increasing control resistance to minions every wave after wave 25.
- The score bonus for completing a wave has been decreased to 5%, from 15%. As a result of this change, we are wiping Endless leaderboards with patch 2.2.
- Reduced the difficulty of wave 3 on Banquet Hall (Apprentice), wave 5 of Highlands (Apprentice), wave 3 of Restricted Section (War Mage), and wave 7 of Temple Graveyard (War Mage).
- The first go-break is now properly twice as long in solo games.
- Orcrila pathing has been updated.
- Several par times have been made easier.
- Several maps in Apprentice have been made more challenging for 2 and 3 player parties.
Teacup Gnoll Breeder
- Teacup Gnolls no longer mini-stun their target for 0.1 seconds on attack.
- Increased the attack width of his primary attack by 25%.
- Mana increased to 200 (from 185).
- Delicious Meals now restore 3x as much health and now also reduce Bloodspike's cooldowns by 5% when consumed.
- Fixed a bug that caused Bloodspike to receive less than the intended amount of max health when collecting delicious meals with the corresponding weaver upgrade.
- Lowered the range of Hogarth's leap by a large amount. This is intended to buff the usability of his skill to hit minions, rather than act as a nerf.
- Hogarth's shield now slows nearby enemies by 25% for its duration.
- Hogarth's first weaver upgrade now causes his shield to slow fast minions by twice as much.
- Fixed a bug that was causing Hogarth's aggro bonus weaver upgrade to not apply the full 40% bonus.
- All upgrades associated with Ivy's "Life Current" ability will now apply to Ivy IN ADDITION to allies, rather than only allies.
- Nature's Swiftness now increases allied movement speed by 30% (up from 15%).
- Warden's Tutelage now decreases the mana cost of Penetrating Shot by -20 (from -15).
- Life Current now restores +50% more health per second.
- Life Current radius increased by 100%.
- Reach of Roots cooldown increased to 14 seconds (from 12).
- Reach of Roots now reduces enemy armor by -50 (improved from -40).
- The Natural Knack upgrade now reduces the cooldown of Reach of Roots by 15% (down from 25%). Developer Comment: Ivy is currently acting as a "one trick pony" oriented around Reach of Roots. These changes are designed to open up more build options for Ivy without changing her overall power level.
- Ivy's passive no longer triggers when she is low on health. Instead, it now provides her with a movement speed bonus when she spawns or re-spawns.
- Ivy passive cooldown removed. Developer Comment: The lack of control over Ivy's passive has been a subject of criticism for some time. It often triggers at unexpected times, making it hard to utilize its benefit. This change is designed to allow Ivy to get greater use of her passive.
- Increased all damage by 12%.
- Reduced the cooldown of "From The Ashes" passive to 90 seconds (from 150).
Developer Comment: This change allows Smolder to play more aggressively without constant fear of dying. Furthermore, this improves weaver builds oriented around Smolder's passive.
Traps and Trap PartsDecoy
- Cost reduced to 300 coin (from 700).
- Cost reduced to 2000 coin (from 3000).
- Cooldown now resets at the start of a wave, rather than after 50 seconds.
- Increased by 300%.
- Experience gain increased by 40%.
- Now deals 75% of minion health (from 100%).
- Now reflects 200% of damage (from 50%).
- Now restores half as much mana.
- Now restores half as much health.
- Increases damage by 90% (from 70%).
- Increases damage by 30% (from 35%).
- Increases damage by 30% (from 35%).
- Increases bounty by 2% (from 1%).
- Cap changed to 20% (from 50%).
- Fixed an issue where clicking "Buy Now" under "How to Obtain" caused the dashboard to become stuck.
- Fixed an issue where base set consumables would show up as owned during loadout select.
- Fixed several issues with minion clipping on Orcri-la.
- Fixed an issue where opening chat before receiving messages could cause scrolling to behave improperly.
- Fixed an issue where consumables had a larger area than displayed.
- Fixed an issue where changing whisper targets while the dashboard is loading could cause the player drop-down to disappear.
- Fixed an issue where trap projections could persist forever.
- Fixed a bug that caused Tundra's defeat animation to play incorrectly when using the War Chief skin.
- Fixed a bug that caused Ivy's defeat animation to play incorrectly when using the Valkyrie skin.
- Fixed an issue that could cause heroes to flash during their defeat animation.
- Fixed an issue where your cursor could remain on screen during Sabotage.
- Fixed a bug where Wall Building PhD would not provide the full amount of health regeneration.
- Fixed a bug where party chat was not cleared upon leaving a party.
- Fixed several bugs related to minion card back information for sabotage consumables.
- Fixed a bug where barricade destroying minions would occasionally not target barricades when they should.
- Fixed many tooltips associated with tier upgrades.