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«Nanite of the Living Dead VII: The Seeds Must Flow» Patchnotes

Posted by:  Charoplet 14.10.2020

New but at the same time an old event is coming to Planetside 2. Developers just announced that from Wednesday, October 14 through Sunday, November 1, Nanite of the Living Dead will rise once more to haunt the continents of Auraxis.
This year pumpkin event will have a much deeper background, for example, we will have new decorations at Sanctuary or new directive lines, where you need to fight near the Mining Drill, Bastion, or Shattered Warpgate zone to reach Tier 4 reward. Full information below:


Our annual Halloween event is back and bigger than ever, with Space Pumpkins, an all-new Seasonal Directive, and a bevy of special treats available to earn or purchase from the Depot. Even Sanctuary has been outfitted for spooky season, so load up your Ectoblaster and make ready for mischief, those Galact-O-Lanterns won't hunt themselves!
Nanite of the Living Dead VII: The Seeds Must Flow starts today on PC and runs through November 1, before coming to PS4 later this month for an extended event duration. 

The party starts in Sanctuary, where even the vendors have dressed for the occasion! Ghouls, ghosts, and ghastly surprises abound at this monster mash, so make sure you're appropriately kitted for the masquerade. Small talk is its own reward - a variety of Halloween Masks can be earned by talking to certain vendors, and equipping any Halloween Mask will award bonus XP throughout the duration of the event!

Your march across the icy tundra slows as you attempt to take stock of your surroundings. The cold wind howls, wrapping itself around your insulated armor. Just beyond the edges of your periphery, the shadows seem to shift... you could swear you're being followed. A reluctant glance cast over your shoulder reveals nothing; no combat or convoys, not even the glint of a patiently trained sniper scope. A chill runs down your spine and a feeling of unease washes over you. You shake it off. Turning back to continue your path, that's when it strikes you; that familiar feeling of sheer, undeniable terror. You stand paralyzed as its gaze pierces through you; hollowed, orange eyes peering into your soul... the Space Pumpkins have returned.

Space Pumpkins and the elusive Galact-O-Lanterns are spawning throughout Auraxis. Smashing these pumpkins grant experience and a handful of Infernal Grenades (detailed further down.)

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Sanctuary has been redecorated for the holiday season, and the vendors of Sanctuary are donning attire befitting the season.

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Infernal Grenades are timed explosives that, upon detonation, ignite infantry and MAX units caught within the blast. Killing Space Pumpkins and winning Alerts will provide you with additional Infernal Grenades.

Hallow Ribbons
Kills with any of the following Halloween weapons will award Hallow Ribbons, providing bonus experience.
  • Ectoblaster
  • Slasher
  • Auraxium Slasher
  • LB00 Python
  • NS Candy Cannon 3000
  • Infernal Grenades
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Halloween Directive VII
A new Halloween Directive complete with new rewards has been added.

Tier 1
Unlock event masks and facepaints by speaking to the following NPCs on Sanctuary.
  • Speak to FL-34 in the Data Exchange on Sanctuary
  • Speak to Foster in the Sanctuary Observation Deck
  • Speak to Nalla in the Expedition shop on Sanctuary
  • Find and speak to a sketchy looking guard on Sanctuary
Tier 2-4
  • Slashing Pumpkins - Destroy Space Pumpkins, Galact-O-Lanterns kills are worth 10 kills toward this directive.
  • Masked Murder - Kill enemies while wearing a Halloween Mask.
  • Silver for Monsters - Use melee weapons to kill enemies who are wearing Halloween Masks or Facepaint.
  • Necromancer - Revive allies.
  • Witchy Ways - Earn heal/resupply/repair experience.
  • Hallowed Ground - Earn kills while near a Mining Drill, Bastion Fleet Carrier, or in The Shattered Warpgate area.
Rewards
  • Tier 1 - Ichabod Crown, Infernal Grenade
  • Tier 2 - Ectoblaster, 100 Certs
  • Tier 3 - 450 A7, 100 ISO-4
  • Tier 4 - Title: Creepy, Halloween VII Banner, 500 ISO-4
Holiday Cosmetics and Weapons
Find special themed cosmetics in The Depot for a limited time.
  • Flamerider Tire Trails (Flash/Harasser) - Sport burning trails of fire on the wheels of your vehicle.
  • Green Wisp Tire Trails (Flash/Harasser/ANT/Sunderer) - Green floating spirits follow your vehicle around the battlefield.
  • Holiday Horns - A variety of spooky Halloween themed vehicle horns are available.
  • Holiday Helmets - Special costume helmets are available.
  • The Slasher - A cult classic melee weapon.
  • LB00 Python AP - A holiday-themed version of the Lightning’s Python AP main cannon.
  • NS Candy Cannon 3000 - Fires candy corn, the hardest substance on the planet.
  • Halloween Camos - Various Halloween-related camouflage has been made available.
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New Missions
We've added a handful of new missions to the pool for all players. Two of these will appear in your list each day alongside other missions.

Faction Missions
  • Pushing Back - As a Heavy Assault, kill enemies, damage vehicles, and absorb damage with your shield.
  • Guerilla Warfare - As a Light Assault, kill enemies, damage enemies while airborne, travel over distance.
  • Reconnaissance - As an Infiltrator, kill enemies, earn spot assists, hack objectives.
  • Sawbones - As a Combat Medic, kill enemies, earn heal experience, revive allies.
  • Damage Control - As an Engineer, kill enemies, earn repair experience, resupply allies.
  • Gaining Ground - Capture enemy bases, earn base capture experience.
  • Operational Flexibility - Complete 3 randomly chosen class-related objectives.
Black Market Missions
  • NSX Weapon Eval - Get kills with an NSX weapon chosen randomly from the pool. If you don't own the selected weapon, you must trial or purchase it to earn progress.
Esamir Electrical Storm
We've made some significant adjustments to how the storm works on Esamir based on community feedback.
  • The storm no longer spawns while continent population is low.
  • If the storm is active when populations dwindle, the storm will return to The Shattered Warpgate area.
  • Large fights with a heavy imbalance favoring attackers will draw the ire of the storm first.
  • If no fights matching the conditions above are found, it will fall back to targeting the largest fights.
Misc. Changes, Fixes, and Additions
  • You can now /leavechannel Mentor or /leavechannel Social if you do not wish to hear those chat channels. Using /joinchannel can be used to reverse this.
  • Fixed an issue with Mentor Chat not working for those who have completed the Tier 3 Leadership directive.
  • Cortium Bomb's explosive damage no longer goes through solid walls.
  • You should no longer be able to sit beneath the shield at Excavion. Again.
  • Fixed capture timer at Excavion to match most 3-point bases.
  • Certification costs now appear properly for campaign side-missions that populate the mission pool.
  • Fixed 7th Anniversary Horn particle effects.
  • Added spawn/despawn audio on Strange Plants.
  • Fixed an issue with Bio Analysis mission that would prevent completion.
  • NS-44 Showdown's iron sights have been fixed

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