The Battlestar Galactica Online team has posted the latest patch notes for the game. The team indicated that the new update brings new features into the game as well as several important adjustments. The most significant feature of the patch is the introduction of the PvP Merit System which rewards players for "exceptional combat performance in the service of your fleet".
Merits can be used to purchase unique rewards that cannot be attained through other means. Initially, these include:
- Powerful new Strike ships – the Viper Mk VII for Colonial pilots and the Cylon War Raider for Cylon pilots (The Viper Mk VII or Cylon War Raider can be purchased with Merits at your fleet's reclaimed base)
- The ability to take command of the Battlestar Pegasus or secondary Basestar for 1 hour, or until defeated in combat (Speak to the commander of your fleet – Admiral Adama or Number One – to exchange Merits for the temporary command of the Pegasus or Basestar)
- Improved nuclear missile warheads (Nuclear missile warheads can be purchased with Merits from all Fleet Stores and Archives)