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15/09 Global Patch Notes - Replacers join the battle!

Published Wednesday, 14 September 2022

Our guesses were proven correct and the Replacer Syndicate arrived on the Global server!

15/09 Global Patch Notes

Maintenance schedule: 15th of September, 2022 16:00 ~ 17:30 (UTC+9)

For the full patch notes, go to the official site: Patch Notes and Shop Updates.


New Battle Pass - Replacer King

Compared to other Battle Pass characters, Replacer King is an Awakened character. This happened only one time so far in all regions and it makes this BP a must have. Why? Read King's review below.

Review

Replacer King is the first and only awakened character that was available in the Battle Pass. While Replacer King has one of the best designs in the game, he sucked for a very long time and was considered a meme character. But after his buff and the release of MK2 ship he became meta because his passive now allows him to punch the backline to death and especially the pesky snipers die instantly to him.

It's worth noting that while his passive states that he doesn't get the buff from Mechs dying, it's false. While a Replacer unit isn't spawned from a Mech, the passive is still applied to him and because of that, you can even use Kyle's walls to proc the passive, which becomes super useful in both PVE and PVP.

While in theory, his ability to summon Replacers from dead allies bodies doesn't sound that useful in PVE because you want the opposite there - to keep everyone alive so they can deal damage - he actually is quite decent in PVE. Still, you have to remember he is more of a damage dealer than a tank. Also, he's commonly used in Shadow Palace and auto teams in Danger Close so if you're lazy and just want to get a good score, he's a great pick. Sadly his not that useful in endgame PVE modes, both in Dive 50 and Relic Dungeons. While you can use him there, there are simply better choices.

By many, he is considered the new King of PVP that dethroned Na Yubin. His basic attack damage isn't reduced anymore when he is under the effect of his passive, so he can easily kill snipers even if he stays at his own ship. Still, he is hard-countered by buff removers, especially the operator Serina.

He doesn't need the MK2 to shine, because you can use low-cost soldiers that spawn multiple units at once (like Assault Troopers) to proc his passive. Still paired with the ship, he becomes a nightmare to deal with.

Ratings

  • PVE - A

  • PVP (SEA) - SSS

  • PVP (Global) - SSS

Impact on the PVP meta

Replacer King will become a menace in the Global server, not only because he is overpowered, but because one of his main counters, Serina Operator, isn't available in Global yet. We honestly expect him to reach Ban Level 4 pretty fast after his release - despite him being locked behind Battle Pass.

Also, Awakened Seo Yoon will instantly drop from SSS to SS with his release as he directly counters her.

Should you buy the Battle Pass?

If you're a spender, you must!

New character - Replacer Knight

Review

Replacer Knight is a unique defender who is also a paratrooper. Still, because she has the stats of a defender, she has a hard time killing the backline that's why KR players use Anti-sniper gear on her. Her other problem is her high cost.

Overall her kit is overloaded and she can do many things, but somehow she tries to do too much. As a backline killer, she has not enough damage to actually kill anything and as a frontline she is too squishy.

Ratings

  • PVE - D

  • PVP (SEA) - B

  • PVP (Global) - B

Impact on the PVP meta

Honestly, none.

Should you pull her?

Not really.

New character - Replacer Bishop

Review

Replacer Bishop is a striker with unique stealth mechanic that is suited more toward PVP - she's used there either as finisher or as a backdoor rush unit. Also, the instadeath mechanic on her special can be used to finish off defenders or tanky strikers that are on low health.

She's often used in rush/striker comps and that's where she shines, but you can also deploy her first in any other comp to force the enemy to react because she will just go straight for his ship. But she's really only a PVP unit, and while she's good in some PVE such as Shadow Palace, she isn't needed nor top tier.

Ratings

  • PVE - C

  • PVP (SEA) - A

  • PVP (Global) - S

Impact on the PVP meta

While she can be used in a camping comp, other Strikers do it better.

Should you pull her?

Not really.

New Operator - Replacer King

Replacer King comes also as Operator, but compared to his playable character, he is terrible. Just avoid him.

New Raid Boss season

Britra is back! For sure the majority of the players are happy that we're going back to Britra.

PVP Shop rework

While the KR server just announced that they will rework the Gauntlet Store and a dev note about this will be released later today, Global is getting the change first! The new shop will go live on the 1st of October.

Here is what the new store will look like:

Here is the list of changes compared to the current store:

  • some items were moved to different tiers (for example, Fusion Cores are now in tier 2),

  • prices on some items were lowered,

  • Cores have been replaced by Cores Selecter Tickets,

  • Special Ship Schematics were added to tier 2,

  • T7 Inhibitor and Britra Gear Selector Tickets were added to tier 3,

  • Relic Dungeons materials were added to tier 3.

Also, new frames were added to the store: