[V2.5.19] 18 April: Here comes the ARTILLERY!

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Published on Tuesday, 17 April 2012 08:00

Dear Heroes,

There will be a Game Client Patch v2.5.19 on 18th April 2012, 0700 hrs - 0959 hrs (GMT +8).
Update: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the maintenance will be extended to 1200 hrs (GMT +8).
Update: The maintenance will be further extended to 1300 hrs (GMT +8).

Game Service will be unavailable during this time. Players are advised to logout before this time.
*Downtime may be extended without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances.*

New Hero: Artillery
Read Artillery's Hero Spotlight here!

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And it comes with a free avatar: Heavy Artillery

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New Avatar: Rhino Rampage


New Avatar: Shaka Nomad
(Scheduled to be released on 20th April 2012)


New Courier: St. Bernard
(Scheduled to be released on 20th April 2012)


Instructions to Update:

- Players who have patched through Garena Messenger may continue to do so to update their client.
- Players who have patched through the game client will be prompted with a message to update client upon log-in. Click Yes and the game will be updated automatically.
* In case the update message does not appear, hit Ctrl+F8 and type enter Upd_checkforupdates 1


 - Changing Windows Compatibility Mode.
* Select Windows 95 compatibility mode in order to update (de-select it after the updating process has finished):
1. Right-click the icon for the program
2. Click Properties
3. Click the Compatibility tab.
4. Set Compatibility mode to "Windows 95"
5. Click Apply and OK. Open the task manager and make sure no other instance of HoN is running. If there is, kill it by selecting hon.exe and click on "End Process". Run HoN as an Administrator and install it directly into your HDD's root (e.g. C:\).

- Changing your Graphic Driver temporarily.

Upon launching the game, go to Settings Graphics, select·"OpenGL"and try patching again. Revert it back to "DirectX" when the patch is complete.


Version 2.5.19

== New Content ==

- Added new Early Access Hero: Artillery
- Added new Limited Edition Early Access Alt Avatar: Heavy Artillery

- Added new Rampage Alt Avatar: Rhino Rampage

== General ==

- Game UI Optimizations
* Faster In-Game Shop: Interactions with the In-Game Shop are now much quicker and will feel more responsive and fluid.
* Game UI Optimized: Increased the efficiency of the UI for a smoother gameplay experience
* Pings Throttled: Preventative measures are now in place to reduce Mini-map spam

== Optimizations and Bug Fixes ==

- Berzerker: Chain Spike fixed so it can no longer deal more than intended damage
- Corrupted Disciple: Electric Tide fixed so you can no longer tab to an invisible gadget
- Gravekeeper: Zombie Apocalypse's zombies no longer have Boss Immunity
* This means they can be taken control of, Transmuted, and pushed around by abilities now
- Puppet Master: Puppet Show is no longer a Debuff, meaning it can no longer be dispelled
- Silhouette: Death Lotus orbiting projectiles now have much better server performance when there are many (many) in a single game

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