Homeworld: Deserts Of Kharak – Update 1.1 Detailed, Coming This Monday

Blackbird Interactive has detailed the first update for Homeworld: Deserts Of Kharak that will go live this Monday. According to the changelog, this adds the Kiith Soban (A new playable DLC faction to Skirmish and Multiplayer), adds a replay system, brings various balance tweaks, and fixes a number of issues.

For the complete list of changes, we strongly suggest visiting the game’s official website.

Here are the new features and bug fixes that will be included in this upcoming patch.

New Content (DLC)

  • Added the Kiith Soban (A new playable DLC faction to Skirmish and Multiplayer).
    • All players will be able to join matches that include this faction for opponents, but only players who have purchased the DLC will be able to use the faction.

New Features

  • Replays
    • A replay system has been added allowing players to save and watch the games they have played.
  • Control groups UI
    • Units will now have an indicator of the last assigned control group above the unit (By the health bar).

Bug Fixes

  • AI Fixes
    • Improved on the difficulty of AI. Normal and Hard should both see improved behaviour/difficulty.
  • Rally points
    • Rally Move and Rally Resource will now have different colored waypoint lines.
  • Camera will no longer center on control groups unless double tapped.
  • Camera focus on a unit will not be lost when transitioning out of Sensors Manager.
  • Fixed keyboard input issues caused by external controller interference.
  • Fixed some carrier pathing issues in Firebase Kriil
  • Added music to the Boneyard Multiplayer map
  • Fixed an issue with audio sometimes getting muted after accepting multiplayer game invites.
  • Fixed an issue with targeting reticles getting stuck on when spamming ground target abilities.
  • Fixed Targeting reticles lingering too long.
  • The Game will now end faster after an annihilation victory is achieved
  • Moved a spawn location in the Khar-Toba multiplayer map to be closer to it’s starting resources (matching the other 5).
  • Fixed several crash issues

 Additional Notes

  • Hotkey exposed in a config file
    • Hotkeys can now be remapped by editing a new hotkey config file.
  • Unranked Matchmaking has been disabled.

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