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Infernal Descent Preview Patch Notes: NW.120.20200106a.20

terramakterramak Member, Cryptic Developer Posts: 960 Cryptic Developer
Known Issues
The Barlgura Heroic Encounter in Avernus once again incorrectly prevents the Daily Random Trial reward from granting bonus Seals; in addition, the Barlgura Heroic Encounter itself will only grant Seals once per day. This will be addressed in a future build.


Release Notes


Content and Environment
Avernus
  • Gaerwen no longer references an outdated location for Captain Rayns.
  • Glyphworks Caverns: Patrolling Narzugon and Cambion enemies have been removed.
  • Glyphworks Tunnel: The exit now properly becomes available when the quest completes.
  • Guards striking training dummies no longer spam the combat log.
  • Minor Heroic Encounters now properly show timers.
  • Scrying Vallenhas: This achievement is now visible as soon as the player unlocks the campaign.
  • Various minor text issues have been addressed.
  • Various visual improvements and fixes have been made to the zone environment.
  • We heard rumors of a fiendish merchant named Juma hiding far above the stronghold. He has been apprehended and is now being held for questioning in the training yard.
Undermountain
  • Tearulai's dragon form will now correctly despawn when he is polymorphed by Arcturia in the Claws of Malar instance.
Legacy Campaigns
  • The following quests now properly grant credit for Legacy Campaign meta-quests:
    • Jungles of Chult: Missing Scouts
    • Shadowmantle: Ritual of the Dracolich
General
  • The Stronghold Seal Vendor can once again be properly interacted with.

Combat and Powers
Companions
  • Companions now run at 110% of the player character movement speed, up from 90%. This should now prevent them from falling behind.
  • Companions should more consistently teleport through doors if they're stuck on the opposite side from the player character at sufficient distance.
  • Compy's Instincts now properly reapplies at full value when the player changes zones or releases from death.
Item Sets
  • Executioner's Black Attire: The Executioner's Blade effect tooltip now properly states that it deals 3% bonus damage, down from 5%. The in-game effect has not changed (it had been 3% at launch).

Enemies and Encounters
Lair of the Mad Mage
  • Player characters are no longer incorrectly scaled to stats lower than the target of 24,000 Item Level.
The Infernal Citadel
  • Imps summoned by Erinyes enemies now properly use a ranged attack when at range.
  • Zaphael's Conflaguration ability no longer incorrectly has a chance to apply to players behind pillars.
Restore the Village Glyphworks
  • The Image of Baphomet that can spawn in this quest no longer casts Wall of Stone, which ignores Crowd Control immunity.
Avernus Heroic Encounters
  • The Summoning Circle HE no longer causes enemies to remain stuck in an untargetable state nearby.

Items and Economy
Avernus Heroic Encounters
  • The Barlgura HE in Avernus has had its Chaotic Writings reduced to 50 per completion, down from 100.
  • Minor HEs in Avernus have had their Chaotic Writings reduced to 20 per completion, down from 75.
  • Juma's Surprise Pack no longer incorrectly awards 5k Rough Astral Diamonds per open. It still has a chance to award 2.5k RAD, as intended.
    • To help counterbalance the above changes, the cost of Juma's Surprise Pack has been reduced to 100 Chaotic Writings, down from 300.
  • Preyed Upon: This Heroic Encounter now properly gives only one set of rewards, rather than two sets.
Avernus World Encounters
  • The Abyssal Flock now properly only drops one reward of Seals among the flock.
Campaigns
  • Storm King's Thunder: Certain purchases are no longer locked out once the player completes their prerequisites.
Strongholds
  • The Marketplace vendor now properly sells the Icewind Dale Explorer Cases at the same cost as the Explorer's Guild vendor.
Zen Market
  • Certain companions, both fair and fowl, are no longer visible in the Zen Market when they can't be purchased.
  • The Expedition Pack of Twisted Shadows now has an updated description.
General
  • Infernal Forged Gaiters now properly display their max stack count in their tooltip.
  • Kessell's Retreat Key is once again properly prioritized over Legendary Dragon Keys when opening the final chest of Kessell's Retreat.
  • Players who had unusable spots in their inventory now properly have the coupons that had been there before the module release.

User Interface
Appearance
  • Certain amulets and other neck slot items without default appearances can now properly have appearances applied to them.
PvP Leaderboard
  • The PvP Season leaderboard no longer sometimes calls itself the Premiere Season.

Animation, Audio, Character Art, and Effects
Character Art
  • Shou Ceremonial Orb now contains an orb.
    • Orb.
Visual Effects
  • Envenomed Storyteller's Journal no longer has a pulse element in its effect, to better accommodate photosensitive players.
  • Shard of Orcus' Wand no longer has a pulse element in its effect, to better accommodate photosensitive players.

Localization
General
  • Various localization fixes have been made, including to the Infernal Descent release splash on the Home Page.

Comments

  • justtester#3228 justtester Member Posts: 13 Arc User
    terramak said:


    • Companions now run at 110% of the player character movement speed, up from 90%. This should now prevent them from falling behind.
    • Companions should more consistently teleport through doors if they're stuck on the opposite side from the player character at sufficient distance.
    Can you apply also this to vanity pets? I'm pretty oftenly see them stuck or running somewhere far far away from their owners.
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