Those of you that play Hi-Rez Studios’ popular Global Agenda online team-based game may be pleased to know that the developer has recently announced that the upcoming 1.44 patch will be arriving today (Thursday, June 30th). Not only does the update contain a couple of bug fixes and a number of changes, it also includes the much-awaited Skyward Jetpacks and a new PVP Map.
According to a recent article by James Chalmers over on the vgloaded.com website, the servers will be down from around 15:00pm to 19:00pm GMT, in order for the developer to upload the new patch. Besides selling high-end jetpack trail effects, Skywards Jetpacks — which is located at the upper deck of Dome City — also sells jetpacks that are normally only available in other parts of the game.
However, in order to reach Skyward Jetpacks, players must be a boosted customer. Once players have downloaded the update, they will notice that the position of the guard at the South gate to the Sonoran Desert has been adjusted, so it should be less confusing to players that are trying to exit the dome. They will also discover that Carter’s Seasonal Accessories has now shut up shop.
Another change to Dome City is Burning Fashion, which will be selling cosmetic flair where Carter’s once was. Players will now be able to purchase uncommon quality Repair Kits from Yuma Imports at New Yuma Station in Open Zone. The upcoming 1.44 patch has also made a change to the gameplay, in order for the frenzy wave to correctly award buff points for hitting allies.
Meanwhile, a new PvP Control map entitled ‘Magmarock’ — which was previously in the Beta listing – has now been added permanently to the Mercenary PvP Queue. A new PvP Payload map entitled ‘Haulin’ Acid’ has also been added to the Beta Maps listing. Significant changes have been made to the net code to improve communication between the Atlanta data center and other data centers.
For those of you that have never played Global Agenda before, the game is set on 22nd-century Earth in the wake of a severe global disaster. The developer refers to the game genre as spy-fi, due to the fact that it mixes a science-fiction setting with a secret agent backdrop. Players have four different classes to choose from: Medic, Robotics, Recon and Assault, which all come with their own weapons and customizable skill trees.
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