v2.4.1 Spring Cleaning Patch Notes

Jan 31, 2021 @ 12:35am

NEW FEATURES

  • New unlockable skin: Steam!
  • Updated spell previews for all 63 spells, recorded by Banaa
  • Ranked has ended, so new ranked rewards have been assigned
    • Plat and higher have been assigned the Wiggly Octo Staff
    • Gold and higher have been assigned their respective rank borders
  • Added a notification when someone is pending a join in a party only or tournament game
  • Added metal and steam combos to practice range

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed a bug were Urchain wouldn't work if there was too much debris on the field. Fixing this also resulted in a performance improvement where debris is no longer in a collision layer that any spells use

ADJUSTMENTS

  • Deflect now changes the color of spells like Pet Rock, Lightning Bug, etc.
  • Lowered Islands slightly so spells and wizards don't get stuck on the edges AS MUCH
  • Raised the flying height of Spark so that it doesn't get caught on the ground randomly
  • Now that it's almost Spring again, all in-game Spring themed assets have been removed from the stages

v2.4.0 "Steeling The Show" Patch Notes

Jan 22, 2021 @ 7:38pm

NEW FEATURES

  • New Element: Metal!
  • New options for online party only and couch
    • Restrict Elements: choose a number of elements to leave out (e.g. Restrict 1: no Metal, Restrict 2: no Metal or Steam)
    • Include Element: you can now select an element that will always be 1 of the 4 for draft modes

ADJUSTMENTS

  • Spitfire Updates
    • Can now be moved around with knockback (most of the caster's spells will not push it, same as with other units)
    • Wind-down time increased from 1.5s to 2s, Wind-up time remains 1s
    • Now shows the color of the owning player
  • Resized and repositioned spell descriptions so they don't get covered by UI

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed an online bug with Capacitor that allowed it to be set off after the 5 seconds expired
  • Fixed HP bugs in the practice range
    • Health is no longer missing after a practice range reset (F1 or dpad left)
    • Health now shows the correct amount after unpausing
  • Fixed bug that allowed players click Play before pings were complete, causing lobby issues
  • Fixed super high jump bug that would sometimes happen with Somer Assault + Cyclone (caused by gravity reset from previous Somer Assault)
  • Fixed super high jump bug that would sometimes happen with Chain Lightning (caused by gravity reset immediately after final bounce)
  • Fixed bug where wizard would continue to huddle if they were Sustained and the tree was destroyed by another spell e.g. Pillar of Fire
  • Rewind now cleans up properly after cast
  • Fixed bug in wardrobe where Quill or other "outside the game" unlockables would show as unlockable if you previously highlighted another item that was unlockable

v2.3.9 Ultimate Shuffle Patch Notes

Nov 20, 2020 @ 4:33pm

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed bug where party only teams rejoin wouldn't properly assign the team for non-host/non-rejoiner
  • Match settings are no longer overwritten by someone joining the party while a match is active
  • Fixed bug where players weren't actually leaving the queue when they clicked Back in the online lobby
  • Fixed bug where if party leader leaves online queue, other party members were staying in queue

NEW FEATURES

  • Added South Africa to list of relay server regions
  • Rejoins are now supported for tournament matches

SHUFFLE TOURNAMENT IMPROVEMENTS

  • Shuffle tournaments are now handled completely using the in-game tournament queue, and discord for communication
  • Signing up for the next tournament can now be done while the current tournament is active
  • Placement matches automatically have mercy rule off and playoffs have mercy rule on
  • Shuffle tournaments now support 4v4s in the case the number of attendees not being divisible by 6
  • Shuffle teams will now be assigned random fun names instead of Matchup #X Team #Y
  • Links to stream, standings, and next tournament signup page show up on the waiting screen in game while in queue
  • Spectators can now also queue for tournaments so room codes no longer need to be coordinated
  • Players in the tournament queue who aren't signed up for the tournament are now kicked out; this previously caused bugs with seeding
  • Several other improvements to tournament standings and signup webpages as well as discord commands

v2.3.7 International Patch Notes

Oct 29, 2020 @ 4:53pm

NEW FEATURES

  • Automatic Region Calculation (MageQuit will now use the best region server instead of always defaulting to US East)
    • When entering online lobby, MageQuit will ping all 13 regions around the world for timing data
    • Ping is now used in quickplay matchmaking calculations, currently only allowing matches to regions within 160ms
    • When starting a match, matchmaker finds the lowest average ping to determine which region server to use
    • Lobby is still global, in that you can still invite friends to your party regardless of their region pings
    • Press Left Shift to see your pings in the online lobby
  • Team Rejoin for Party Only
    • Players can now rejoin a team game if they were disconnected from it
    • Keeps kills (as part of team score) of players who are disconnected
    • Reassigns "disconnected kills" back to player if they rejoin the team game
  • Added "press A to join" prompt in the online lobby so new players know there is multiple local player support online

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed flashing Play Menu bug
  • Fixed bug that would allow you to heal past full health and in some cases add a negative value to your healing score
  • Replacements in quickplay teams now properly retain the kills of leaving players
  • 2 round snake midgame join no longer leaves a spell on the table
  • Fixed bug that prevented players from dying from Volcano while Deflect is active
  • Made lava no longer cover kill trigger of volcano after it rises to a certain height
  • Bubble Breaker no longer counts amount healed on each client
  • Fixed bug that caused inconsistent final scores from being submitted by preventing healing and damage from being scored locally after round scores are submitted to master client

ADJUSTMENTS

  • Wind walls now stay up for the first 10 seconds in free for all on Coffin
  • Adjusted spawn points on tower so that player 1 and 2 start equal distance from a ramp
  • Set ranked requirement back to level 15

v2.3.6 3v3 Shuffle Patch Notes

Sep 4, 2020 @ 8:26pm

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed bug that allowed you to buy restricted cosmetics anyway with controller
  • Fixed bug where Couch game would get stuck after round 11 if playing Less Random stage mode
  • Fixed bug where sometimes the online play modal would flash on and off after a match ends
  • Fixed a bug where Bubble Breaker would give healing credit to the player who popped the bubble rather than the Bubble's caster

NEW FEATURES

  • Selected quickplay game modes are now stored between play sessions
  • Damage dealt, healing applied, kills, and deaths are now shown briefly at the end of a game

v2.3.5 Just a Lil Patch

Aug 28, 2020 @ 10:13pm

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed that bug that sometimes caused number of rounds played to be set to 0, shorting players of xp and gems
  • Spacebar no longer starts a couch game if there are no players joined
  • Updated Rewired to fix a bug caused by a windows update that prevented controllers from working with Xinput Off
  • Fixed an exception in the RoundRecapManager, which ended up breaking the tutorial, so fixed that bug as well
  • Fixed an exception with Wormhole caused by a player dying before their worms cleaned up

ADJUSTMENTS

  • Pit will no longer appear in round 1

NEW FEATURES

  • Added the Lightning Bug Staff, Shoes, and Cup cosmetics for IGL Fall Season
  • Added IGL member cosmetic
  • IGL and Tournament signups active

v2.3.4 Summer Event Patch Notes

Aug 7, 2020 @ 2:34am

NEW FEATURES

  • New multi-queuing system for quickplay plus 2 new quickplay modes! Queue for ANY or ALL of these:
    • FFA
    • 1v1 (new)
    • 3v3 (new)
    • Chaos (4v4 or 5v5)
  • Ranked rewards for spring ranked season
    • Player Cards: show off your rank from last season during the draft with these card borders
    • Upgraded Spring Egghead: Plat or higher in the previous season receive the first-ever animated skin piece
  • New Summer event skin! Play 30 games this season to pick it up in the Wardrobe
  • New ranked season starts today!
    • Ranks are reset, but this season's placements will take into account your performance and IQ from last season when placing you
  • New Summer event main menu background
  • New UI online lobby

ADJUSTMENTS

  • Players are now ordered by damage dealt + healing applied instead of just damage dealt
  • Double sustain no longer stacks bounces
  • Increased windup time for Bullrush from 0.23s to 0.45s

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed bug where leaving ranked queue doesn't actually leave ranked queue
  • Fixed bug where 3 hour Friday and Saturday ranked queue didn't work if you try to start the game up after 11pm EST
  • Fixed bug that allowed spectators to queue for ranked
  • Tow Vine no longer shows up on top of everything

PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS

  • Updated pathfinding library for optimal Jeff

v2.3.3 Anti-Frustration Patch Notes

Jul 13, 2020 @ 8:10pm

NEW FEATURES

  • New stage: The Berg!
  • New stage: The Pit!
  • Main menu has a beautiful new font courtesy of babiierika
  • Added new random stage option "Less Random", this is the new default for Competitive and Mirror Select presets (including ranked), and should be used for IGL matches going forward; with this stage mode:
    • Ramps stay up on Tower
    • Volcano does not erupt randomly
    • Airship propellers will hit to the center of the map
    • You will never play the same stage within 9 rounds

ADJUSTMENTS

  • Stage tweaks:
    • Airship propellers now hit for 30 instead of 20
    • Bridges will no longer appear in any 2-player matchups (not just)
  • Shark "Jeff" updates:
    • Shark was reworked to dive and deal damage on the client of the wizard who is being attacked so it feels more 1-to-1 with a local game; tldr: no more "I WAS ON LAND" or dying far away from the shark when playing online
    • Shark collider now disables when the shark dives so you can run or throw spells through dat boi
  • Ranked updates:
    • Ranked scoring has been updated to be less punishing and allow for faster climbing
    • Added ranked leaderboard to website
    • Increased Mirror Select pick time from 20 to 25 seconds
  • Spell rebalancing/bug fixes:
    • Leech: hitbox size reduced, now ignores collisions with anything it can't stick to, rather than disappearing
    • Capacitor can now stick to any unit (Pet Rock, Leech, Lightning Bug, Puck, Turtle, Spitfire, Frog, Shark), reduce cooldown by 1s
    • Capacitor now triggers before Shark attack damage, which will counter Bubble Breaking the shark
    • Capacitor now triggers on any client, not just the one who casted it -- aka if 2 wizards capacitor'd each other and walked into each other, both capacitors would go off 100% of the time
    • Somer Assault: end of short dash now halves the wizard's knockback velocity
    • Spells will no longer disappear when they hit own wizard (with the exception of return spells like boomerang or leech)
    • Chameleon now applies a 2-second 40% slow on-hit
    • Fissure: no longer randomly tilts wall colliders so that spells won't go through them and wizards won't ramp off them
    • Sustain: increased bounce height and decrease knockback to allow movement spells to counter it better -- Hot Swap will now save you on Airship / Coffin
    • Hot Swap: wind up time reduced to 0.01s to allow for mid-air swapping on Airship or Coffin
    • Boomerang and Pet Rock: increased no-hit interval to nerf vacuum combo, aka Doomerang is less OP now
    • Hinder: increased duration of slow 2.5s -> 3s
    • Flash Flood: now nullifies all knockback for 0.5s after teleport and return teleport
    • Water Cannon: increased radius of capsule collider from 0.9 to 1.2
    • Rocket: increased damage from 8->9, range, increase final explosion damage and knockback
    • Compound: windup time 0.6s -> 0.65s, winddown time 1.4s -> 1.5s
    • Clones now have 1/3 health instead of 1/2 - increased clone explosion damage 14 -> 18 and knockback 50 -> 60
    • Sunder: increased hit box radius 1 -> 1.35
    • Relapse: made status particles even more obvious
    • Vanguard: if wizard was moving when it was casted, it would sometimes end up anchored to the player wrong on other clients; this is now fixed
    • Tow Vine: no longer gets stuck on nearby walls when you cast it, unless aimed at the wall
    • Rocket no longer gets stuck in wormhole with 0 velocity
    • Wormhole no longer kills lightning bug
    • Increased hitbox of decoy 1->1.25, increased reactivation window 2.5s -> 4s
    • Increased reactivation window of Backup from 2.5s -> 4s
    • Suspend: increased slow % from 30 to 40
    • Reactivating swap for Decoy no longer leaves a disk on the ground for other clients
    • Rocket no longer goes through walls after hitting a unit
    • Boomerang no longer disappears if it hits a unit owned by you
    • Hot Swap no longer disappears if it hits an invalid unit
    • Bombshell: turtles are now 10% faster
    • You can now hit your own clones with Time Bomb now
    • Sunder and Backup will now teleport you on TOP of ground or walls rather than inside of them in specific cases

v2.3.2 Standardized Health Patch Notes

Jun 22, 2020 @ 10:09am

ADJUSTMENTS

  • Made Medium Health the new standard health for all modes
    • For classic draft modes, health starts at about the same place, but by round 7 ends up at 90 hp instead of 65 (old low standard) or 110 (old medium standard)
    • Hazard damage over time (from lava, etc) has been reduced by 33% to make low-knockback spells better given the standard health adjustment

v2.3.1 Steam Spells and Ranked 1v1 Patch Notes

Jun 18, 2020 @ 10:09am

NEW FEATURES

  • New Element: Steam!
  • New Queue: Ranked 1v1!

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed a bug where your online status would still show up as In Game to friends who were already in lobby when your game ended
  • Tow vine broken
  • Patch North Pull do not do damage after the dash
  • Practice Range doesn't show up on first main menu load because prefs file is slow to load
  • "Duplicate view ID found" on beta in practice range -- try setting Offline flag for local play

v2.3.0 Spring Event Patch Notes

Apr 18, 2020 @ 12:09am

NEW FEATURES

  • New Stage -- Airship!
  • New seasonal cosmetic!
  • New seasonal main menu background
  • Literal easter eggs added to stages for your enjoyment
  • New custom game settings (for party only and couch)
    • New spell selection option: 2 round snake draft (first 2 spells are drafted before the first round with snaked draft order)
    • New spell selection option: Random 7 mirror (requires even teams; the same 7 spells are randomly assigned to each opposing pair of players)
    • New spell selection option: Random (same as classic draft, but spells are assigned randomly)
    • Mercy rule: Game ends early if the losing team can't possibly catch up
    • New stage selection option: Random or choose a specific stage to play over and over
    • New number of rounds option: Choose any number of rounds between 3 and 20
    • New max health option: Low, Medium, or High health
    • New preset option: contains presets for all the other options (Standard, Competitive, Mirror)
  • New earnable spoils
    • First Win of the Day Bonus! Win a game daily to receive 150 xp and 25 gems; bonus is available every 20 hours
    • Party Bonus! Earn an additional percentage of xp for playing with a group: +10% for party of 2, +15% for party of 3, +18% for party of 4, +20% for party of 5+
    • Win bonuses now account for team games: 10 xp, 5 gems to winning team
    • FFA win bonuses now account for number of players: e.g. loser of a 1v1 doesn't get a "second place" bonus
    • Gems earned from kills in a team game are split evenly across all players on that team
    • Match Complete rewards are now proportional to number of rounds played: 5 + 5 * rounds
    • If Mercy Rule is on, winning team receives 5 xp and 2 gems for each round skipped due to the rule
  • Team colors that are too similar are now automatically adjusted to be different enough to tell apart
  • Existing spells are now shown during the draft if you hold Shift or a Trigger

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed bug that caused some players to skip the loading screen and be able to move and attack before the round starts
  • Fixed Chain Lightning infinite run bug (was caused by a bounce target dying before getting hit, and the spell not resolving properly)
  • Fixed a bug where sometimes after a spell is drafted, the video doesn't line up with the selected spell
  • Made random draft mode actually pick spells randomly
  • Fixed bug in tutorial that would sometimes give you Bull Rush, making the tutorial impossible
  • Updated raycast system to not count trigger colliders, fixing issues with watercannon sometimes not hitting, or wizards being able to stand on trigger regions
  • Fixed a bug where gems earned from kills were counting twice in the score screen, but not in the database
  • Fixed bug where selecting a specific map in party only (or couch) may force that map every game for quickplay afterwards
  • Made it so F1 only takes you out of convention mode and loads the main menu scene if you are actually in convention mode when you press it

ADJUSTMENTS

  • Reverse priority for damage dealt draft order so higher damage with same kills gets draft priority; for final round, ordering switches back
  • Raised the level cap to 150
  • Adjusted Earth Tomb again so it doesn't block tsunami/vanguard and you can't cast spells through it at close range
  • Player order on teams is now randomized for spawning

v2.2.39 Bug Extermination Patch Notes

Apr 4, 2020 @ 2:50am

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed bug where player ids and teams were being modified over the matchmaker mid-game, causing the following round not to initialize properly for all players (a.k.a. black bars bug -- doesn't look like someone left, just that one wizard was never created)
  • Fixed bug where someone quitting would cause game to not work for everyone but one person the following round, then another person disconnects
  • If host leaves during draft, draft no longer hangs
  • If host disconnects while loading, new host no longer kicks other players
  • If host drops on start-up, new host no longer tries to sync using round -1 instead of 0
  • Fixed bug where the final wizard or team would be invulnerable and the game wouldn't progress if last person to leave before score screen dies from leaving
  • Game now ensures match-updated message from the matchmaker fires on each client before server updates scores, roundsJoined, and draftedSpells
  • Ending a game on Islands no longer breaks the practice range

NEW FEATURES

  • Added a tip to loading screen to not stand in enemy Tonic
  • Added the room code system to Xbox One

ADJUSTMENTS

  • Reduced windwall push on Coffin by 33%

v2.2.37 MacOS Support Patch Notes

Mar 20, 2020 @ 2:50am

NEW FEATURES

  • MageQuit is now available on MacOS!
    • Unfortunately, this will not work with Catalina because MageQuit is not notarized (I don't have a Mac)
  • Tutorial now allows switching between controllers / mouse and keyboard
  • New 3s tournament functionality
    • Update web bracket view for teams
    • Discord bot (Sadbot) now creates a voice channel for each team in the MageQuit discord
    • Tournament system allows queuing as a party of 3 for teams tournaments
  • Added new costmetics:
    • Indy Gaming League Sunglasses cosmetic
    • Tournament Crown II (for online 3s tournament)

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed a bug that would cause the camera to not contain all wizards (most commonly on bridges)
  • Fixed mouse selection for 3rd row wardrobe items
  • Fixed roughly 50 exceptions that should reduce in-game bugs and help with overall stability
  • Fixed inconsistent aiming for WASD controls

ADJUSTMENTS

  • Fixed typo in Frog of Life description
  • Late join bonus no longer counts towards Pentakill achievement
  • Extended all disconnect timeouts
  • Turned off photon disconnect handler in an attempt to reduce disconnects

PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS

  • Removed mesh exploding pieces from tonic as you can't see them anyway

v2.2.36 Re-Balance Bug Fixes Patch Notes

Feb 19, 2020 @ 6:18pm

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed Deflect (optimizations from the previous patch had broken Deflect online against most spells)
  • Sync late game join bonuses with all newly joining players (fixed bug that caused scores / draft order to be out of sync)

ADJUSTMENTS

  • Shrank kill feed and made it more see-through

v2.2.35 BIG RE-BALANCE Patch Notes

Feb 10, 2020 @ 9:20pm

NEW FEATURES

  • Double points for late joins
  • Kill feed to show who killed who and how during a match
  • Added scrolling to wardrobe system
  • XP is now displayed by level in player card on main menu
  • Added 4 new combos to the practice range tips
    • Supercharge
    • Supercharge+
    • Death Charge
    • Death Taxi

BUG FIXES

  • Wormhole now holds and refreshes its projectile before teleporting it (spark actually teleports now)
  • Puck now only applies knockback and damage if being knocked toward you (fixes Tow Vine backfire on puck)
  • Fixed rare bug where there would be more kills than wizards in team Sports
  • Bullrush no longer prevents first instance of knockback after the rush is over (for about 2 seconds)
  • Wizards will no longer clip through Earth Tomb!!
  • Recasting Chameleon no longer causes Fireball to go on a 10 second cooldown

ADJUSTMENTS

  • Increased range of Spark slightly
  • North Pull tweaks
    • Increased damage
    • Decreased cast time of second dash
    • Added client-side prediction to dash
  • Lightning Bug tweaks
    • Increased explosion damage 50%
    • Fixed bug with pull damaging teammates
    • Increased pull range by 10%
  • Discharge tweaks
    • Reduced duration to 4s
    • Increased cast time from 0.25s to 0.5s and cooldown from 20s to 22s
    • Changed discharge return damage to be actual projectiles with jetstream speed
  • Capacitor tweaks
    • Increased damage 25%
  • Chain Lightning tweaks
    • Decreased bounce range by 20%
    • Decreased damage over time by 50%
    • Increased impact damage slightly by 20%
    • Reduced max duration from 6s to 5s
    • Made bounces only target objects they can hit
  • Buff Tonic DoT, HoT, and AOE
    • Healing over time increased 50%
    • Damage over time increased 33%
    • Increased AoE 20%
  • Lowered cooldown of CyClone from 15 to 10 seconds
  • Frog of Life changed healing to only be 50% for enemies
  • Electric is no longer in every game
  • Bubble Breaker
    • Reduced max heal by 20%
    • Made bubble ending more elegant
  • Vacuum updates
    • Added vacuum sound for the duration
    • Now has a unique looking projectile
    • Pull no longer occasionally tips things sideways
  • Relapse now has a more obvious particle effect
  • Vanguard updates
    • Energy wave now travels through obstacles like Tsunami
    • Energy wave can now be affected by Deflect, Pillar of Fire, Vacuum, and Vanguard
  • Tsunami now does 10 impact damage instead of 15, but now also does 5 damage per second during contact
  • Boomerang and Pet Rock now have a buffer for on-hit so the interactions (with vacuum) happen predictably
  • Removed death beacons from coffin
  • Removed windwalls on Coffin for 3-team games
  • Readjusted height of lava collider / stages for Tower and Ruins so the damaging regions are more consistent
  • Water Cannon updates
    • Added raycast check for walls
    • No longer able to spin the cannon after cast, but can apply curve it to turn the wizard a set amount during the cast
    • Added more particles
  • Petrify now delays (finishing) casting a spell until petrification is complete
  • Slightly nerfed vacuum + pet rock or boomerang
  • Moved movement spell velocities to their own vectors (this means knockback during the listed movement spells will no longer be completely overridden)
    • Sustain (override this new vector while in the branches)
    • Somer Assault
    • Flame Leap
    • Bull Rush
    • North Pull
    • Chain Lightning
    • Suspend (will no longer absorb Somer Assault and Flame Leap casts)
  • Overhauled wizard movement network syncing to be much smoother (should see a lot less jitter in the movement and knockback prediction of enemy wizards online now)

PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS

  • Updated overlap spheres to only check for unit, projectile, and not ground layers
  • Added a range check to the shark, so it just swims straight once it's far enough away from the stage