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I dont know if this is happening to anyone else, but I have a Vidar Apoc Mk2 that didnt get a stat change with the new update.  Very confused.  My other weapons, even wreckage, all got stat changes but, for instance, the falloff range of the Apoc is still 500 to 100 meters?  Even my cryos shoot farther now.  Is this right?

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Weapon & Proc Adjustments:

The idea of ‘one damage type to rule them all’ is one we want to avoid in Railjack’s early days. We are rebalancing aspects of certain Damage types to ensure there’s balanced choices. The Armor changes in conjunction with this means this is a combined effort of finding the right place for all damage types, not just one leader. Please bear with us as we navigate this particular space - with your help, hopefully everyone will get to put their favourites from their Arsenal to use!

  • Decreased the effectiveness of the Particle proc but increased its Duration
    • Reduced to 7.5% damage bonus per hit, still stacks, and lasts 20 seconds. The exponential growth and short duration meant this was far more beneficial to rapid-fire guns than anything else.
  • Increased the effectiveness of the Incendiary proc but decreased its Duration
    • Double the damage per tick but half the duration; same total damage but in less time to feel more relevant.
  • Pulsar series
    • Increased base damage
    • Increased fall off range
      • These extremely precise weapons were having trouble competing with the other options available. Increased damage by about 10% and increased effective range should help give them a more viable role.
  • Photor series
    • Increased fall off range
      • Extra range and these also benefit indirectly from the improvement to Incendiary status.
  • Cryophon series
    • Reduced damage and increased fall off range
      • Reducing the armor values of enemies made these capable of killing every enemy in a single hit, this brings them back in line with the intended time to kill. Please bear in mind we are actively watching player stats and collecting feedback, and are willing to iterate on balance.
  • Zetki House
    • Reduced Heat Accretion for all Zetki weapon variants apart from Cryophon
      • This house trades more heat for more damage, but it felt like they were TOO hot for the amount of extra damage you got.  Compared to the baseline weapons, Zetki now offers 50% more damage for double heat instead of quadruple heat.

The Vidar house and the Apoc series don't have any changes according to the patch notes, only the Pulsar series, Photo series, Cryophon series and Zetki House are changed, so yes I believe it is correct.

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10 minutes ago, (XB1)ScarecrowES said:

Ok... Doesnt that sound a little backwards though?  Why would they INCREASE the range of the shotgun, but keep the range of the assault rifle the same?

Because they felt like the cryophon fall off range was too short and the apoc wasn't. Also, comparing weapons like that doesn't check out completely. The apoc isn't actually an assault rifle.

There is an argument to be made, that the range on vacuum and fall off range should just generally be higher in railjack.

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13 minutes ago, (XB1)ScarecrowES said:

Ok... Doesnt that sound a little backwards though?  Why would they INCREASE the range of the shotgun, but keep the range of the assault rifle the same?

Are you sure you are not hitting the target instead of it being too far?

I've hit some Crewships from 3km away with the Apocs, but VERY rarely because of the accuracy ratting of the Apocs.

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I just dont understand the balancing.  Making the best anti-fighter weapon in the selection fire farther while doing more precise damage than the basic rifle type doesnt make sense.  You just make the Apoc, which was already the most mediocre choice, even worse.  Like, they nearly doubled the effective range of the shotgun, and it now fires 400 meters farther than the Apoc?

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