Jagged Alliance 3, the well-received sequel to the traditional mercenary techniques video games, infiltrated enemy strains to extract an enormous new update this week. Going by the weird alias “Larry”, patch 1.5 added a number of new methods to discover and develop your adventures within the politically unstable nation of Grand Chien.
The most important of those new options are the modding instruments. These let gamers edit maps, create new quests, put collectively entire new campaigns, and extra. Developer Haemimont video games cites an instance of what “extra” seems like over on its Fb web page in its first Mod Highlight put up. This highlights a mod referred to as UnpredictableBattle, which randomises enemy stats, perks, weapons, and armour. Additional instance mods are included within the update itself, so you will get an outline of what the instruments can do.
Alongside mod assist, Larry additionally provides 10 new “game guidelines” that allow you to alter the game’s parameters in several methods. “Exhausting Classes”, for instance, decreases the velocity mercs stage up, whereas “Physique Depend” will increase the variety of enemies you may face on missions. I personally just like the sound of “Beneath the Climate”, which makes opposed climate circumstances extra frequent. I really like an enormous, dramatic climate impact in video games (clouds however). There’s additionally a subset of latest game guidelines that relate particularly to Merc hiring, which adjusts their availability, beginning salaries, and extra.
Lastly, the patch squashes a couple of bugs crawling round your mercs’ basecamp, similar to an “difficulty where villagers would set off alarms” and “points where quests would break upon loss of life of sure NPCs.” My favorite line from the patch notes is “fastened difficulty where game would softlock when attempting to cheese energetic pause after ‘Fight begin’ sequence is initiated'”, which I can not assist however learn as an implied dunk on low-cost participant techniques. That stated, I perceive acutely the ache of being softlocked on account of an excessive amount of cheese.
You possibly can learn the total patch notes right here. It is nice to see Jagged Alliance 3 getting such robust post-release assist, although it is not enormously shocking provided that it is Haemimont Video games’ most profitable launch. Dominic was fairly taken with it in his Jagged Alliance 3 evaluate, too, praising the way it “modernizes and streamlines whereas nonetheless capturing the unique’s spirit. It is old-school at coronary heart, and goofy as ever.”