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V Rising patch improves castle building and nerfs mounted melee damage

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V Rising Patch 0.5.42050 is out this week. Being an Early Access game, V Rising has a ton of patches like this on the way. Stunlock has been pushing out a bunch of different minor updates to the game, designed to fix bugs and other issues. Things like bugs and exploits tend to get ironed out pretty fast this way. Players will also sometimes be a bit upset when things get changed, most often with balance patches that change a bunch of abilities.

The patch has a lot of stuff packed in, in both new features and balance changes. According to the patch notes on Steam, one of the new features included in the update comes in the form of a quality-of-life improvement to castle building. Players can now tear down walls and floors without having to also pull down the pillars. This helps save a lot of time when redesigning castle layouts. Note that players can only do this if removing the floor or border piece “does not leave any wall/pillar without a floor connection.”

There are also balance tweaks thrown into the mix as well. But, arguably, one of the most significant ones nerfs the melee damage dealt when mounted on a horse by 30%. There are a bunch of tweaks to various spells and abilities as well.

There are many new elements added during this patch as well. Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, and Turkish translations have been added to the game, opening it up for more people to enjoy the morbing fun. You can see the full V Rising Patch 0.5.42050 notes below.

V Rising Patch 0.5.42050 Notes

New Additions

  • Players can now dismantle floors and borders that are next to walls/pillars without having to dismantle any wall/pillar first, as long as this does not leave any wall/pillar without a floor connection (#305517).
  • Localization has been added for Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, and Turkish.
  • The localization for Portuguese – Brazil, French, German, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish has been updated to be more accurate and up to date.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where it was possible to jump over walls in certain cases.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when voice muting players.
  • Fixed a bug that could sometimes cause players to not be able to connect to servers (related to #304262, but not expected to solve all reported cases).
  • Improved error handling and error feedback when the server saves the game world (related to #304262 and #304381 but is not expected to solve all reported cases).
  • Added more validation and safety checks to catch more types of rare errors while saving.
  • If the server fails to save, all active players on the server now get a chat notification containing basic information about the type of error that was encountered.
  • The server no longer uses the Windows temp folder while saving the world. It instead saves the temporary files to a neighboring folder to the target save path.
  • Fixed an issue where some font characters were displayed with the wrong font in Hungarian and French (among other languages).
  • Fixed an issue where territory and buildings had a chance of not getting destroyed with their castle if they were constructed at a large enough distance from the Castle Heart (#306085#305657).
  • Fixed an issue where the screen could slowly turn dark (#304465#304266).
  • Fixed a crash that some players experienced when launching the game due to a video player crash. If you are experiencing a launch crash before the cinematic plays, you can turn videos off by entering -noVideo as a launch option to the game (related to #304250 but not expected to solve all reported cases).
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Balance Changes

General
  • Vermin Salve is no longer interrupted by damage during the cast time (will still break during the buff duration if the player takes damage).
Scholar Blood
  • Spell Power bonus reduced to 10-20% from 12-25%.
  • Free Cast chance reduced to 15% from 20%.
Mounted Combat
  • Melee damage done when mounted is reduced by 30%.

Blood

Veil of Blood
  • Healing increased to 6% from 5%.

Unholy

Corpse Explosion
  • Damage increased to 140% from 125%.
  • Fading snare duration increased to 1.5s from 1s.
  • Cooldown reduced to 10 seconds from 12 seconds.
Unstable Mosquito
  • Damage increased to 70% from 60%.
Veil of Bones
  • Initial projectile damage increased to 75% from 25%.
  • Max bounces reduced to 3 from 4.
  • Each bounce now reduces the damage of the next bounce by 25%.

Illusion

Spectral Wolf
  • Damage increased to 125% from 100%.
  • Cooldown increased to 8 seconds from 7 seconds.
Mirror Strike
  • Cast time reduced to 0.7 seconds from 1 second.

Chaos

Chaos Barrier
  • Projectile damage reduced to 50% from 70%.
Chaos Volley
  • Cooldown increased to 8 seconds from 7 seconds.
  • Projectile damage reduced to 110% from 125%.
Power Surge
  • Shield absorb reduced to 120% from 150%.
Veil of Chaos
  • Cooldown increased to 9 seconds from 8 seconds.
  • Illusion area damage reduced to 40% from 50%.
Merciless Charge
  • Cast time reduced to 0.7 seconds from 0.8 seconds.
  • Fixed an issue where the player got locked in position for a short duration when the area effect triggered early during the dash.

Frost

Crystal Lance
  • Projectile Damage increased to 190% from 150%.
  • Cast time reduced to 1.2 seconds from 1.4 seconds.
  • Cooldown reduced to 7 seconds from 8 seconds.
  • Splinter damage reduced to 40% from 50%.
Ice Nova
  • Cooldown reduced to 10 seconds from 12 seconds.
Veil of Frost
  • Nova of frost damage reduced to 30% from 50%.
Arctic Leap
  • Fixed an issue where Arctic Leap could hit the same target twice.
  • Damage reduced to 200% from 225%.

Weapons

Crossbow
  • Crossbow bolts no longer deal less damage than a normal shot after using a Veil of Frost, Unholy, or Blood.
Spear

A Thousand Spears

  • Damage per hit reduced to 25% from 30% (200% total damage from 240%).

Harpoon

  • Cast time reduced to 0.7 seconds from 0.8 seconds.
  • Damage increased to 90% from 70%.
Axe

X-Strike

  • Incapacitate duration from intersecting hit reduced to 1 second from 2 seconds.
  • Damage per axe hit reduced to 80% from 85%.
Mace

Crushing Blow

  • Damage increased to 150% from 110%.

Smack

  • Cooldown reduced to 8 seconds from 9 seconds.
Sword

Whirlwind

  • Damage per hit reduced to 30% from 35% (150% total from 175%).

Shockwave

  • Cast time increased to 0.7 seconds from 0.6 seconds.
  • Damage per teleport strike reduced to 20% from 25% (60% total from 75%).
Slashers

Elusive Strike

  • Damage per hit increased to 70% from 60%.

Camouflage

  • Incapacitate duration reduced to 2.5 seconds from 3 seconds.
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