These changes have been on our servers for a while but I didn’t submit the blog post:
>Damaging buildings now triggers hitsound and damage text >Backburner: crit detection angle from behind increased from 90° to 180° >Detonator: greatly increased detonation damage, detonations are no longer fire damage and don’t ignite, 20% less self-damage >Tribalman’s Shiv: damage penalty lowered from 50% to 35%, bleed duration increased from 6 to 8 seconds >Bazaar Bargain: removed -20% damage penalty >Loose Cannon: 25% less self-damage > Fixed Southern Hospitality not gaining extra metal from crits and minicrits
We made it easier to tell if you’re damaging a building and by how much, hopefully making it more satisfying too. Especially helpful for new Detonator which along with Loose Cannon now make damaging yourself for mobility less costly.
Backburner gets crits at the same angle as every other weapon with “from behind” checks (backstabs, Axtinguisher, Holiday Punch, Back Scatter). Makes flanking maneuvers more consistent and ups circlestrafing potential.
Bazaar Bargain now simply is “+10 damage per head, cannot charge”. Potentially scary, we’re keeping an eye on it.
Next update some of the changes we recently reverted will come back (like minigun accuracy).