The latest Nikke patch notes are here! While we got a glimpse of upcoming content in the New Year’s Greeting video, a developer, Yoo Hyung-Seok, has personally written out a detailed post about a recent patch. The bulk of the message focuses on fixes and future plans – though there isn’t much in terms of solid announcements.
The first thing that Yoo Hyung-Seok mentions is the development of the Union Raids. He states that the overall development of the feature is completed, but it still needs some fine-tuning before its release.
All we know so far is that the Union Raid is a seasonal game mode that focuses on boss fights – and that each season lasts 7 days in total. The current plan is to release Union Raid on January 27, 2023. The developer also mentions that there are rewards for this game mode, as well as the brand-new Union Shop.
Co-op battles now have a ranking system in place. Yoo Hyung-Seok states that co-op battles are an incredibly popular part of Nikke, and that they want to retain this style of gameplay for the players who love specific character strategies. However, he understands that not all players will want to take part in competitive battles, so it’s an optional game mode!
Outpost Defense Levels
Yoo Hyung-Seo also mentions plans to raise the Outpost Defense Levels, but the team is not too sure how to approach this at the moment. There’s nothing else in terms of Outpost Defense Levels, but we’ll keep an eye on new updates.
Horizontal Screen Orientation
One of the most important parts of these patch notes is the fact that the team is implementing a horizontal screen option. This is a pretty bold move, especially since the game has always been in portrait since its release. It’s not surprising though, as many gacha games do rely on a horizontal orientation.
Additionally, Yoo Hyung-Seok shares some more information on the new character, Viper, who launched today. They also have a brand-new effect called “Vamp”.
He then finishes off the Nikke patch notes by adding a quick little update about balance changes. From the looks of it, the development team plan to adjust low-usage characters, to ensure their usability in the future. In regards to that piece of information, it’s not clear as to which characters they mean at the moment, but we’ll report on that when we can!
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