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Daniel Erickson announced today that they will be making some changes to the warzones in a small patch sometime in the next few days. Servers will be going down this evening (3AM EDT April 17) for 5 hours but Daniel’s post doesn’t refer to this downtime as the patch. We’ll keep provide an update when the patch goes live. To find out the incoming changes you can see the post below.
04.16.2012 11:06 AM
Some follow up news from observations of play and feedback over the weekend. In the next couple of days we will be deploying a small patch that will address the following issues:
As discussed, minimum medals to gain rewards will go from 3 to 1 to better reward those who are backfilled.
Warzones will once again be shutting down when population imbalance is detected. This was an unfortunate bug where a feature of Ranked Warzones (in full team play it is not desirable to let one team end the game prematurely by quitting out) was incorrectly implemented globally.
Completion of Warzones will gain a large increase in the percentage of rewards it represents, so while scoring is still the primary driver, you will cease to see games that give no rewards if players have a minimum of 1 medal earned.
We are extending the time we wait for a full team of eight to better make sure Warzones pop with complete teams.A huge thank you to everyone who played this weekend and provided valuable feedback and analysis.