Update 4.4 Patch Notes

Portal Quest 4.4!

Overview

Welcome to the 4.4 Portal Quest update! This update features new Heroes, new Rarity, and some awesome bug fixes/improvements!

Chapter 40: Vacation: Get Away

Welcome to Calamity Cay! There’s something for everyone on this island: rides, shopping, pools by the beaches, and beaches by the pools. Not to mention the very best corn dogs in all of Ember. So put on your sunglasses, kick up your feet, and try to relax… because you’ll be stuck here for a very long time.

New Hero - Bull Dozer!

As Bull Dozer steps into the mighty arena, he relishes the booming voices of the spectators. The cheers, the praise, even the taunting jests all spurn him forward. To victory!

Bull Dozer is a Front-Line Tank Finesse Hero who will be in Gold Chests on Server 1!

Skills

Achilles Strike
Bull Dozer strikes the closest enemy, dealing damage and Fatiguing them.

Cleave
Basic attacks now deal damage to other nearby enemies. The primary target does not take this bonus damage.

Barbaric Shout
Bull Dozer maxes his own Threat while calling the Backline enemy with the most Attack into the fray of battle. The enemy takes damage and is Charmed for a time.

Resilient - New Shared Skill!
Resists being Silenced, Fatigued, Charmed, Possessed, and Cursed.

Epic Gear

Plenteous Profits
This is just a small portion of Bull Dozer’s winnings. The rest he keeps safe in the Kobold Bank.

Bull Dozer feeds off the thrill of combat and enters an Enraged state whenever his Threat is above a certain percent. While Enraged he gains Attack, Attack Speed, and his Energy Generation stat is increased.

New Hero - Tinker Tot!

Tinker Tot never met a machine she couldn’t fix, a gadget she couldn’t improve, or a device she couldn’t replicate. She travels from one dwarven kingdom to the next, repairing as she goes and reminding the other engineers of just how old they are.

Tinker Tot is a Back-Line Damage Finesse Hero who will be the June Sign-In Hero for Server 1!

Skills

Suppression Round
Tinker Tot fires an Suppression Round at the enemy with the most Energy, dealing damage and removing an amount of Energy.

Vigor Mortis
Gains Energy when killing an enemy.

Anti Magic Grenades
Tinker Tot targets the 3 furthest enemies with Anti Magic Grenades, dealing damage and Silencing all enemies hit for a time.

Resilient - New Shared Skill!
Resists being Silenced, Fatigued, Charmed, Possessed, and Cursed.

Epic Gear

Rebel Torch
A tinker is only as good as her tools. This trusty torch was blessed by a grateful wizard and now never runs out of gas.

All of Tinker Tot’s skills now break shields. Additionally, Anti Magic Grenades deal bonus damage and also Fatigues enemies hit for a time.

Content Unlocks & Adjustments

Note: Heroes and Epic Gear will not appear in Shops until they refresh. Any Heroes that move out of the Shops/Chests have been placed in the Elite Campaign (unless otherwise noted). June Sign-In Heroes and Shop Rotation information in below.

Server 1

  • Chapter 40: Vacation: Get Away
  • Max Team Level 235
  • Gold +4 Gear Rarity
  • New Hero: Bull Dozer will only be available in Gold Chests

Servers 8 & 10

  • New Hero: Nitropod will only be available in Gold Chests

Server 11

Effective June 1, 2020

Server 1

New Hero: Tinker Tot will be the June Sign-In Hero

Existing Heroes

  • Gate Keeper and Shield Maiden will replace Marvelous Magnus and Brass Monk in the Arena Shop
  • Grimelda Reaper and Catapult Dwarf will replace Tabbigail and Ember Wisp in the Crusade Shop
  • Gander Ramsay and Pesky Pixie will replace Grimelda Reaper and Twilight Archer in the Fortress Shop
  • Carl Nivore and Sparky will replace Gate Keeper and War Blade in the War Shop
  • Hipster Hexer and Soul Phoenix will replace Gander Ramsay and Spark Phoenix in the Royal Tournament Shop

Server 8

New Hero: Grimelda Reaper will be the June Sign-In Hero

Existing Heroes

  • Sassy Slasher and Ancient Siren will replace Father Forest and Wandering Sword in the Arena Shop
  • Bone Baron and Jelly Cube will replace Frost Biter and Satyr Fox in the Crusade Shop
  • Happypotomas and Noob Hero will replace Bone Baron and Panther Stalker in the Fortress Shop
  • Catapult Dwarf and Flint Lock will replace Sassy Slasher and Bouncing Basher in the War Shop
  • Tabbigail and Forgotten Champion will replace Happypotamus and Baa-Zooka in the Royal Tournament Shop

Server 10

New Hero: Grimelda Reaper will be the June Sign-In Hero

Server 11

New Hero: Old Alchemist will be the June Sign-In Hero

Existing Heroes

  • Ancient Siren and Light Warden will replace Dragoon and Warp Mage in the Arena Shop
  • Splash Phoenix and Wander Woman will replace Forgotten Champion and Storm Wizard in the Crusade Shop
  • Sizzle Phoenix and Highwayman will replace Splash Phoenix and Rogue Bowman in the Fortress Shop
  • Twilight Archer and Knight Errant will replace Ancient Siren and Whirling Dagger in the War Shop
  • Spark Phoenix and Brass Monk will replace Sizzle Phoenix and Tempest in the Royal Tournament Shop

Gold Cosmetic Rotations

New Gold Cosmetics being added to Style Chests:

  • Skins
    • Golden Silver Saber
    • Golden Prize Fighter
    • Golden Howling Claw
    • Golden Warp Mage
    • Golden Wander Woman
  • Chat Stamps
    • Gold Leaf Stamp
    • Gold Diamond Stamp
    • Gold Parrot Stamp
    • Gold Starry Celebration Stamp
    • Gold This Stamp

Gold Cosmetics being removed from the Style Chests:

  • Skins
    • Golden Feral Brute
    • Golden Willow Druid
    • Golden The Birdbarian
    • Golden Nightstalker
    • Golden Swashbuckler
  • Chat Stamps
    • Gold Balloon Stamp
    • Gold Ramen Stamp
    • Gold Sloth Stamp
    • Gold Sickle Stamp
    • Gold Kick Stamp

This is the last update where these Gold Cosmetics will be available in the Style Chests:

  • Skins
    • Golden Ancient Siren
    • Golden Flint Lock
    • Golden Dragoon
    • Golden Twilight Archer
    • Golden Old Alchemist
  • Chat Stamps
    • Gold Hedgehog Stamp
    • Gold Milkshake Stamp
    • Gold Pie Stamp
    • Gold Spaget Stamp
    • Gold Baseball Stamp

Improvements

  • Embershard Fragments will now be awarded for completing Daily Quests
    • For all the Daily Quests that were awarding Gold and Hero XP, we removed those raw values and replaced them with an Embershard Fragment
    • Embershard Fragments grant 10% of the resources that are given by Adamantite Embershards. Just like Adamantite Embershards, they cannot be stored in your inventory and their value increases with your Team Level
    • We’ve heard your feedback about the need for more key resources to be given out throughout the game and for the vast majority of players this will be a significant increase in the amount of Gold and Hero XP received from Daily Quests
    • However we did notice that this change would negatively impact players below Team Level 50. To combat this we’ll be running a Bonus Team XP event for players below Team Level 50 on Server 11 in the time leading up to our next release
    • We are really excited about what Embershards have to offer and look forward to integrating them into other reward systems in the game
  • Dungeon Chest Auto-Loot: This is a new Toggle that will be available in the Dungeon Log Menu once Dungeon Experience Level 3 is reached.
    • When Enabled: Any Chest opened displays the items rewarded and then promptly closes, allowing you to move through the Dungeon must faster than before
    • Note that Favor cannot be used while Auto-Loot is active
  • Event Window Purchase UI Change
    • To help reduce accidental purchases we have replaced the “Show Packages” button with a “Get Deal” button in the event UI. This will purchase the Diamond package of the appropriate price that qualifies for the stacking deal
  • Added new Sets and Collections
  • Mail from Customer Service will now remain in the Mailbox for a time after using the Collect All button

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved a crash with Tabbigail’s Epic Skill
  • Fixed an issue where Sparky’s Epic Skill did not stun Enemies with full Energy
  • Fixed a Crash that could occur in the Dungeon
  • Fixed an issue where Wandering Sword did not regain energy after executing Enemies
  • Fixed an Owned Essence Display issue while viewing rewards
  • Hero Power will now update faster when a Hero switches Honor class
  • Fixed an Honor Class Display issue in War
  • Fixed an issue that would prevent you from using a Bonus Team XP consumable while a Bonus Team XP event was running
    • This issue was affecting players that weren’t actually included in the Bonus Team XP event targeting

This update is currently planned for Thursday, May 28.

Spooky timing.
I blame Bob!

I’m sure Bob fault … And I think he will say sorry for it later :sweat_smile:

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Oh what fun

Thanks PB for listening :slight_smile:

Sorry @Polaris just trying to clear some stuff up:

By ‘new shared skill’ (resilient) does the shared refer to sharing the skill with the whole team. Or does the shared mean that the 2 new people share it between them?

Thanks

I think that resilient is a NEW SKILL that is SHARED by heroes, as in more than one hero can have the skill itself.

See Vigor Mortis, Embers Blessing, etc.

Not that the skill is shared by the active participants in the battle.

Of course I’ve been wrong in the past.
Allegedly.
No incidents spring to mind at the moment…

Skills 1 and 3 for heroes are unique to that hero. Skills 2 and 4 are shared skills - multiple heroes can have that skill. This is a new skill that we’re adding to the shared skills bucket, so you’ll see it on other heroes in the future.

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Update for Server 10!

There will be no shop rotation on June 1. When we do the server update on June 2 to prepare for the Server Merge, we will update the shops to match Server 8.

For the new heroes with Resilient, if they are with a Crystal Cleric(for Blest Aura), will 3 of those debuffs be stacked or reversed?

  • Crystal Cleric’s Blest Aura prevents Silence, Possess, Charm, and Curse

  • Resilient prevents Silence, Curse, Charm, Possess, and Fatigue

I don’t think you can stack a “prevent” lol.
How would that even technically work :thinking:

Is cap rise still going to be today

Yes, the update is happening today.

You could give more stamina as rewards for doing things, or allow the maximum to increase from 200 to 1000 say, then if needed those who only play every few days can still improve and grow more easily:)

Orrrrrrrrr…
You could play daily to earn the daily rewards

We found an issue with the 4.4 update. Using the “In style Chest Filter” on the cosmetics screen will cause the game to crash. We know this is inconvenience, and will prevent you from seeing if there’s anything available in your Guaranteed Style Chests. Until we have a fix for this, please hold onto your Guaranteed Style Chests.

I can’t believe you still let Bob work there

The update is complete!

There is an issue with the Golden Steam Stroller skin that is causing the game to crash.
We have disabled that skin until we can fix the crash.