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Headed to Closed Beta v1.5.0

Posted by Suzie Ford on Apr 11, 2011  | Comments

Headed to Closed Beta v1.5.0 - APB: Reloaded - MMORPG.com

The APB Reloaded blog has been updated with comprehensive notes on the v1.5.0 patch for the proposed changes coming to the game during the ongoing closed beta test. Build 1.5.0 will eventually become the version players will experience during open beta testing. In addition, devs announced the death of the 'grief truck'.

In addition to major changes to spawning, upgrades, witnessing and so on for the first version of 1.5.0 - it's also very significant for a VERY specific reason. 1.5.0 will be the death of the grief-truck. Many have rightly pointed out that what causes the griefing is the fact that it's very difficult to tell the Physics system NOT to blow you up, since collisions between car and car are tricky to separate from car and house, or car and pole (and those two cases clearly SHOULD blow you up, presuming you were not being rammed in to the wall or pole using a grief-truck). However - Aphadon dug around in the darkest corners of the code, and put in place code that actually fixes the issue. Now, there are a few strange side effects from this fix (the grief-trucker will BOUNCE you off a wall instead of blowing you up), but it basically makes you NOT blow up when a non-opposing player smashes you into the wall (no such luck when it's an opposing player). How will this fix play out? Well I for one cannot wait to see it in 1.5.0 to see how people react to it!

Read more here.

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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom