It looks as if that year’s worth of work is yielding enough fruit to tie down some vague launch timing, as the sandbox MMORPG’s latest livestream summary notes that its UE5 debut is planned for a release at the end of October. The post also notes that the studio updated to UE 5.3, which changed aspects of the Lumen lighting engine enough that a planned preview had to be postponed. The studio promises to have an updated look at MO2 in UE5 soon.
This forthcoming update makes some buffs to the Scarab Mk1, Scarab Mk2, and Metis mechs; corrects a hitbox issue; moves the position of the starter artifact; improves certain Gamma drop rates for scientific wreckages; makes fog arriving more subtle instead of sudden; and introduces a feature to let devs log text chat.
The EXO F.A.R.M Event is live!
Sturdysquash are back in season and can be farmed in bulk to be processed in Cauldrangea plants.
Complete the event to unlock Hard Suit and earn other rewards!
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