Patch v5.4 - 2020/5/19

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BTA v5.4 (aka the "How Many Mechs Did you Make?!" release) has been released to the installer. This comes with a substantial list of changes, see below for details:

  • Melee rebalance complete for all mechs.
  • Hell of a Deal event is much much better.
  • Big pile of new pilot events.
  • Added reputation-based ambush events, factions that hate you will ambush you in a duel. Good luck!
  • HMG is ballistic now
  • BTA Periphery has been released, giving new gear and mechs to the smaller periphery factions so they're interesting to fight and more worth your time.
  • Arano Flashpoint updates are complete, now with cutscenes and everything
  • Artillery does AoE instability now.
  • AMS now does a specific amount of damage to incoming missiles, which all have health, making it a little clearer how AMS works
  • Lots of DLL updates.
  • We have weapon order changing now, it's very intuitive.
  • Mercnews now costs cbills! :P
  • There's a new piece of gear, the XL Gyro.
  • Planet biomes have been reshuffled so you can't get a planet without contracts.
  • NEW MECH: The Chimera, a MW4 40 tonner, has arrived.
  • NEW MECH: The Strider, an omni Cicada, is here and looking boxy
  • NEW MECH: The Owens, an omni Jenner, has hopped into play.
  • NEW MECH: The Blitzkrieg, 50 tons of UAC/20 fun, has sped onto the field.
  • NEW MECH: The boombox itself, the Yeoman, has blasted its way into the field.
  • NEW MECH: The magical magical Merlin has shown itself at last.

IMPORTANT: v5.4 is an "update" update. Run the installer again to let it just update your files and you're set to go. The installer auto-updates the CAB and injects Modtek for you.

IMPORTANT: v5.4 requires HBS BT patch 1.9.1. Update to that version before installing BTA v5.4. Reminder: This update, and others like it, are made possible by my Patreon supporters. Without their support, updates would come slower and be less impactful. If you feel like being a part of the support for BTA, you can find me here: https://www.patreon.com/bloodydoves