Phoenix Point : nouveau patch, nouveaux horizons et week-end gratuit

En bref. Snapshot Games propose d’essayer via Steam, un peu à la façon d’une démo, son joli clone d’XCOM pendant tout le week-end à venir. Voilà une bonne occasion de le découvrir, mais aussi de se faire une idée des améliorations apportées par les patchs et les quatre DLC, le dernier, étant arrivé justement au début du mois.

Pour plus d’informations sur Corrupted Horizons, voyez cette page sur Steam. Où le jeu est arrivé en décembre dernier, sous l’appellation Year One Edition, avec ses premiers DLC.

Concernant Phoenix Point, voyez le site officiel ou éventuellement aussi cette page chez Epic. A lire en complément notre article Premiers pas dans Phoenix Point, première partie et seconde partie. Ainsi que ce précédent point sur l’état du jeu et les avancements futurs.

A noter qu’un cinquième DLC, Chaos Engines, qui ajoutera de nouveaux véhicules et une mini-campagne supplémentaire, est prévu lui vers Noël prochain, si tout va bien.

 

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Play Phoenix Point FREE this weekend on Steam!

Now is the time to play Phoenix Point.

For a very, very limited time, you can play Phoenix Point: Year One Edition completely free on Steam!

Even better, we’ve dropped the price and discounted by 50% for the free weekend, so if you enjoy Phoenix Point: Year One Edition and want to keep playing, you can pick it up for its lowest price ever!

Don’t miss this opportunity to check out how two years of updates, upgrades, and DLC have made the game Noisy Pixel called « one of the best strategy games of the last few years » even better.

Want to take advantage of the free weekend, but not sure where to start? We’ve got your back, soldier! Check out our « Beginner’s Tips » video!

 

DLC 4 Corrupted Horizons and Free Hypnos Content Update Out Now!

We’re excited to announce our newest DLC, Corrupted Horizons is now available for download!

NEW DLC: “Corrupted Horizons”

A new deadly strain of the Pandoravirus appears that saps the will from every being it touches! This is a deadly threat to Phoenix, but can they make use of it against the Pandorans, as well? Encounter fearsome enemies and build a special type of soldier as you fight across a new storyline with unique research, missions, and cinematics.

Corrupted Horizons Includes:

NEW Story Missions and Cinematics, with New Research and Equipment
NEW Enemy and Game Mechanic “Corruption”
NEW Soldier Type

 

Alongside Corrupted Horizons, our newest Phoenix Point free content update, “Hypnos,” is now available for all Steam players as well, which includes new Quality-of-Life features, changes to diplomacy and research, and other upgrades as outlined below. We also are making available a new cosmetic skin, the Headhunter Heavy! Everyone can unlock this armor with the promotional code: ABSOLUTEPOWER

Full patch notes below:

Hypnos v1.13

Geoscape

Revealed Havens within the sphere of influence of a Pandoran Base will now give diplomatic bonuses or penalties, based on how long the Pandoran Base has been active after being revealed.
Attacking a Faction will now increase the Alert level of that Faction towards Phoenix. At High Alert, Phoenix Point can no longer attack that Faction and will have to wait a cooldown time for Alert level to go down. After an attack, the Threat level of missions against that Faction also increases by 1 level for a period of time.
Rebalanced diplomatic penalties – players will receive higher diplomatic penalties when attacking Factions in which they have better relationships.
Shared faction research rewards with Phoenix are now spread at different levels instead of being awarded at 50 diplomatic points. The shared research will be at 50% progress and will have to be completed by the player.
The research reward for completing a Steal Research mission is now shown on the Haven info panel. Players need to visit a Haven to find out what the reward will be.
After a successful Haven Defense, surviving soldiers from the defending Faction may decide to join Phoenix if they have a positive relationship. The higher the difficulty setting, the lower the chance that a soldier might join.
(DLC2) Each Archaeology Lab will provide 1 resource of passive income each day for every resource gathering site in control of that type.

Tactical

Players will have to use the new Hack ability in order to complete the Steal Research mission objectives, which makes a soldier busy for 2 turns (unable to take action) until the Hack is complete.
Disabling an eye of the Yuggothian entity will remove a Mark of the Void from a random soldier. A hint to support the mechanic will appear if hints are enabled.

Quality-of-Life improvements

Added Cinematics library on the main menu to rewatch cinematics available during the game. Players will need to unlock these cinematics after this update for them to appear.
Improvements to HUD UI when certain Tutorial hints are showing
Revised the UI design in the Recruits tab
Better trigger conditions for the Jet Jump tutorial step in the 2nd tutorial mission
Main objectives on Geoscape that lead to campaign completion now have a unique icon
Several hints added to Geoscape to better explain the Augmentation (DLC1) and Mutation mechanics
New pause/unpause settings in game options for Aircraft movement

Bug fixes

Fixed a gameplay issue where Action Points would not count correctly after a unit stops its movement animation after spotting an enemy on the map.
Fixed a rare issue where a living spider drone could cause the game to hang if it tries to move right when a mission is completed.
Fixed an issue where a mind-controlled soldier by the Pandorans can see and shoot hidden player infiltrator soldiers
Fixed several issues where Geoscape events could appear in the wrong order after player input
Fixed the description of the Breathe Mist ability for the Synedrion armor
(DLC2) Fixed a game stuck when a Hoplite would try to use a shield after its head is disabled
(DLC2) Fixed texts with missing keys for Hoplite and Guardian enemies
(DLC3) Fixed several cases where the Myrmidon would clip through collisions after using its Fly ability.
(DLC3) Fixed a rare game hang after killing a poisonous Myrmidon.
(DLC3) Fixed a hang during loading screen after completing an Interception Battle with 2 or more Phoenix Point aircrafts present at the location.

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