The Hammer Update

Welcome to the HAMMER UPDATE! This is the biggest Ironlights update yet, introducing the warhammer-wielding BERSERKER class, plus a ton of new content for the Campaign, translations into five new languages, and lots of other features. If you're new to Ironlights, please join us the community on Discord to find opponents, discussions, GIFs, mentors, tournaments, and a friendly bunch of fellow combatants. :)



Here's all the new stuff:

FEATURES

- NEW CLASS: BERSERKER

- Wield the Warhammer, the heaviest and hardest-hitting weapon ever seen in the arena

- Smash the ground to blast a swarm of ranged attacks at your enemy


- HUGE CAMPAIGN REVAMP

- Added 9 new exhibition match bosses with unique weapons

- Added 3 new exhibition match minion types

- Added 6 new Berserker opponents

- Added 6 new Samurai opponents

- Revised Campaign opponents to include new descriptions and new cosmetics

- Added difficulty settings (give bonuses to opponents in exchange for bigger rewards)

- Removed level system and removed coin penalty from losing a match

- You can now challenge any opponent in the league to a duel at any time

- You can now replay exhibition matches after beating them


- LOCALIZATION

- Entire game now playable in English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, or Korean

- Switch languages in the Options menu


- TIPS MENU

- Added new menu to explain advanced gameplay tips

- Explains energy regeneration, vulnerability, shields, and other mechanics


- AND MORE

- Hands can now switch between 5 poses: open hand, fist, pointing, thumbs-up, and finger guns

- Added new Thunderstorm weather stage

- Added Lithe Armor to the Armory

- Added Samurai and Berserker opponents to Training mode


BALANCE

Knight:

- Adjusted reload settings by "tilting the reload plane", making reloads easier when pointing up

- Adjusted physics to tilt sword when handle is moved (simulating more accurate center of mass)

- Slightly adjusted reload settings to discourage stab spam

- Very slightly reduced Greatsword two-handed positional speed

- Slightly increased Greatsword rotational speed and speed cap

- Slightly increased Greatsword melee damage


Duelist:

- Adjusted reload settings by "tilting the reload plane", making reloads easier when pointing up

- Slightly adjusted reload settings to discourage stab spam

- Very slightly reduced Rapier melee damage


Monk:

- Slightly adjusted reload settings to discourage stab spam

- Very slightly reduced Staff one-handed rotational speed


Ninja:

- No changes


Crusader:

No changes


Reaper:

- Very slightly reduced Scythe melee damage


Samurai:

- Adjusted reload settings by "tilting the reload plane", making reloads easier when pointing up

- Slightly adjusted reload settings to discourage stab spam

- Very slightly increased Katana melee damage


Berserker:

First appearance



OTHER CHANGES


- Fixed bug that potentially caused mis-aligned collision volumes and irregular reloading after hitting an opponent

- Fixed reload bug that potentially made reloading too easy when standing very far forward

- Made AI reloading more forgiving so that old animations won't be broken by recent changes

- Adjusted AI melee defense in an attempt to cure crazy-spinning-hand-syndrome (still very much a work-in-progress, but keep an eye out for new issues or weird AI behavior!)

- Fixed bug causing incorrect skill rating penalties on losses in Campaign mode

- Increased "dent" damage effects on AI opponents, but decreased them in Training mode

- Fixed bug that caused AIs to continue melee attacks at invalid times

- Fixed Replay bug caused when player selected Export GIF twice in a row

- Slightly reduced max render scale on Quest 2 to ensure consistent framerate

- Fixed bug that caused invisible Replay fighters after switching from first-person to handheld mode

- Adjusted Replay handheld camera mode to avoid jerky motion upon hits or death

- Added last-page and first-page shortcut buttons to the Replay selection menu

- Adjusted risk/reward settings for Campaign matches

- Added new community-submitted GIFs