The latest update to Fragmented is a big one that brings the completely overhauled progression system online. Players now have fifteen skill ranks across seventy-five levels to choose from plus additional opportunities to gain skill points. NPC and item progression have been improved as well alongside changes to construction and significant changes to the genetic engineering system.
- Armor and weapons will scale to a greater degree in effectiveness, along with more and variations of each. Both systems have undergone a balance pass, AoEs are more effective, there is a noticeable difference in melee attack speeds, projectile weapons can now have procs, clip sizes have been adjusted, and more.
- NPC progression are also being adjusted to fit with the new armor and weapon scaling. NPCs should be more difficult at higher levels than before, requiring proper equipment to take on. The types of npcs and their placement will also be shifted in the world to meet these adjustments and the new level cap. Additionally there are AI and loot improvements.
Check out the full and comprehensive patch notes on the Fragmented site.