Duelyst Patch 1.70

by Counterplay Games  /  August 15, 2016

We expect to start the roll out of Patch 1.70 late tonight PST August 15th 2016.

Pre-Order Denizens of Shim’Zar Orbs

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We’re putting the finishing touches on our first 90+ card expansion: The Denizens of Shim’Zar!

Most importantly, it’s landing on August 31st! Get a head start, and grab your orbs at a discount before then: 50 Shim’Zar orbs for $49.99 USD

By preordering, you immediately unlock the brand new Shim’Zar card back too!

Performance Tuning

Depending on your system, you should experience a 15-30% improvement in runtime performance during your in-game matches and Collection screen.

Meanwhile, we have a number of other performance tunings geared towards lower end PCs—Leave no Dell behind!

Mystery Crate Changes

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We made a few small changes to the Mystery Crate rewards:

  • Mystery Crates no longer give you duplicate cosmetic items, until you own all of the cosmetic items at a given rarity. For example, if you were awarded a particular Rare cosmetic item, you’re guaranteed to be given a Rare item that you don’t already own next time. However, if you already own every Rare cosmetic item, you’d be given Spirit for the duplicate instead.
  • The contents of Mystery Crates have changed: Mystery Crates now contain Prismatic cards and cosmetic items only, and the number of cosmetic items for each crate type have increased.
  • The amount of Spirit awarded for duplicate cosmetic items has been increased as follows:
  • Common: 50 Spirit
  • Rare: 100 Spirit
  • Epic: 150 Spirit
  • Legendary: 350 Spirit
  • The chance to obtain high-rarity items increases with each type of Mystery Crate, and these rates have been increased across the board.

We recognize that the Mystery Crates are not for everyone: Not every player will get excited about a discount for random cosmetics. But we still feel this system has a place in the game.

Dance of Dreams – New Card Back

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“Nothing is destroyed… only transformed.”

Spirit Orb Opening 2.0

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We’ve had a moment to catch up on a few art tasks, the first of which is this brand new epic Spirit Orb opening screen that adds a little drama: Each of the gem shards inside the Orb reflects the rarity color of the card you’re about to get! Click to reveal each card.

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I just want you to know: this feature narrowly beat out a global Serpenti counter.

Custom Deck select shows Card Back

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When you set a card back for a deck, you can now see it during Deck Select to quickly distinguish your decks.

Codex Chapters 19-20

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Steam Buddy List Sync

Steam is in final phases of stability testing as we continue to add new features.

Going forward, whenever you launch the game on Steam, we’ll auto-sync your in-game buddy list to include any Steam friends also playing!

Tournament Rewards

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We’ve added a Tournament Winner ribbon and a few unique tournament exclusive cosmetic rewards to DUELYST. Hop over to the events page to join a tournament to win one of these rewards!

Head over to the Duelyst Events page to find and join sanctioned tournaments.

Minor Changes and Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where Faction Basic cards were not included in Gauntlet draft choices.
  • Generals can be swapped during deck building. (Never thought we’d see the day.)
  • Blood Taura is back in the Gauntlet. Everyone back to work!
  • End Turn changes color to “done green” only after you’ve also replaced and used your Blood Born spell if available.
  • Fixed an issue where you can add a friend, message them, and remove them causing their game client to bug out.
  • Seven Sisters and Collector Supreme achievements should account for Prismatics.