Christmas Patch - Patch 1.19.3 (836)
We're aiming at releasing a client update on Wednesday. Maintenance should be approximately 2 - 3 hours and will start at 10 AM UTC.
Season’s greetings, and welcome to APB: Reloaded's Christmas 2015 event! This year we combine and extend all of our previous events, providing entertainment to old and new players alike. Claw your way to the top in the 12 Deaths of Christmas Event in Beacon, gain respect with the Christmas Elves in Mission Districts and reward your friends with access to Secret Santa gift boxes. New and expanded roles provide access to new titles, access to new weapons, and a new festive clothing option.
The 12 Deaths of Christmas
Free-for-all Event (no teams)
Kill other players to advance weapon tiers and earn prizes (see below).
At the start of the game, players are given a weapon and they must advance through the weapon tiers until they reach the final tier - the first person to get a kill with the final tier weapon wins the game.
The HUD will show remaining score required, current weapon tier, current place and remaining time.
When a player reaches the final tier, all players will be notified of who this player is.
Secret Santa Boxes
You will earn Secret Santa Boxes based on your performance during the 12 Deaths of Christmas Event - the better you do, the more boxes you will earn. You can then take these boxes into the regular Action Districts. Please see "Secret Santa Event" below for more details.
Deck The Halls
Triggered by gaining score in the 12 Deaths of Christmas event, which is gained by Killing or Assisting during the minigame. As such, this is a grind-challenge which all players can get after enough time, though skilled players will complete it a lot faster. This replaces last year's event, rewarding our new clothing asset.
NOTE: Players do not earn Score towards "Deck The Halls" for vehicle kills
Pelt enemy players with snowballs to win prizes. Top prize gives you a Candy Cane Weapon Skin!
Take part in Snowball fights in the X-Mas Event district to complete this role. You get 1 point for participating in a snowball fight, and a bonus point if you win! Unlocks the Santa Hat, Reindeer Antlers and the Raptor 45 'Vulture'.
Secret Santa Event
Players can now utilize the SECRET SANTA BOXES earned through the 12 DEATHS OF CHRISTMAS event (see above) in the main action districts.
Secret Santa Boxes are a new type of deployable that players can place at any location they please - other players can then interact with them to get randomly generated weapons as prizes.
Secret Santa Boxes
When deployed, a Secret Santa Box appears in the player's hands (their interaction with this box is limited to dropping, picking up and moving it around).
Once the box is placed on the ground, all other players in the district (no faction restriction) can interact with the Secret Santa Box to win a random weapon, which will also have a random selection of modifications and a random skin.
NOTE: The player who placed the box can't take a prize.
Achievements and Rewards
Ho Ho Ho, Now I have a ...
Kill 50 players with weapons you've taken from SECRET SANTA BOXES to earn the Raptor 45 'Hawk' for purchase from a contact.
The Gift that keeps on Giving
Other players have killed a total of 100 players, using weapons they've picked up from a Secret Santa Box you've deployed. This will unlock the Christmas Holly weapon skin.
Returning Christmas Content - The Elves
The Snowball Launcher and Snowball can be used to level the Snowball Fight role outside of the minigame.
Once the Elves have been completed they will also have a Daily Activity available for players to complete that is a repeatable challenge each day.
In addition to their progression, the elves also sell a number of unique titles
III. The Red Nosed Criminal
IV. The Red Nosed Enforcer
All these titles can be bought from the Elves for 10 Joker Tickets (faction-specific titles are only for their respective faction)