Since you’ve last heard from us, the team has been hard at work to make all the magic in Catalyst Black come alive. Without further ado, let the show begin.
PRESTO PROGRESSIONO! Before implementing a proper leveling structure, we wanted to ensure that your time is worthwhile. The Ascension progression system rewards you for competing in matches, acquiring and upgrading gear, and completing quests.
HOCUS PRIMALUS! We’re just as excited as you. This patch introduces Jainx, a powerful melee bruiser that supports his team through the use of crowd-control. Jainx can be unlocked through Ascension, but only the strongest Chosen will prosper.
ARTAKAZAM! The user interface has been reimagined to add life into the home, loadout, and reward screens. Additionally, the Eventide map now sports enhanced visual upgrades. Try to spot all the details before the crystal ball comes back.
Our magic is all used up, but that signals good news for you: Patch 0.10 is ready to play! After joining our Discord, get out on the battlefield and see our sorcery in action.
Ascension Progression System
You asked, we listened. The Ascension progression system rewards you for competing in matches, acquiring and upgrading gear, and completing quests. As a note to our current players, all Essential rewards have been moved into Ascension. If you already own the items, you can redeem them to earn back the quint you’ve spent. After updating, be sure to browse what the leveling system has to offer. There may even be a new primal in there.
New Primal: Jainx
A NEW WHAT?! That’s right. For the first time ever, we’re introducing a brand new primal! Jainx is a powerful melee bruiser that supports his team through the use of crowd-control. But beware: Jainx projects an air of authority and dominion that extends his presence into the realm of psychological warfare. Only the most daring Chosen will be bound to this primal.
Four new pieces of gear are being introduced to the game, each sure to give you an edge when used tactically. The heavy weapons are particularly beneficial against groups of enemies, while the trinkets provide buffs that can be employed either offensively or defensively.
User Interface Reimagined
The art team has worked endlessly to reimagine the visual awe of Catalyst Black, including the home, loadout, and reward screens. Play around with the character and primal selection to change the look of the interface. Additional menus will be refreshed in coming updates.
Eventide Map Update
Eventide map visual updates bring enhanced environmental elements and moonlit lighting. While more details await, explore around! The remnants of an ancient civilization are concerning…
- Clash mode has been renamed to Slayer.
- Flag Hunter mode has been renamed to Flag Hunters.
- Game mode tutorials now feature Del.
- Additional ambient sound applied to menus and environments.
- “DROPPED” flag indicator is used across all modes when dropping flags or shards.
- Unique music tracks added for flag carrying in Capture the Flag and primal transformations.
- Updated Victory and Defeat animations at the end of matches.
- Squashed bugs!