Heart To Heart
Valentine Event 2020
They say cupid stalks the land with a bow and arrow and an eye for mischief. They say that anyone struck by cupid’s arrow falls madly in love with the next person they see, and that they’d do anything for this person’s affections. Well, we say that stomach butterflies are an invasive species, and that roofies are not okay. We’ve got a quarrel with cupid, and we raise him some hot lead to his quiver and bow. Whether you’re partnered up or forever alone, it’s time to show this bad baby what for and earn some sweet treats in the process.
Here’s how the 2020 Valentine event, running from February 2 through February 19, will go down:
Love lost (Valentine's 2020 daily activities)
First, while cupid doesn’t make things easy, we’ve got your back! You can get the goods through daily activities. Just complete three "Love Lost" events in a single day and you’ll earn rewards. The first time you do this you’ll get one set of rewards, the second time you get a new set of rewards, etc. Do this four times and you’ll earn all these:
Day 1 = Title: “Shock;” Title: “Denial;” Title: “Together Forever;” 5 Valentine’s Gift Boxes
Day 2 = Title: “Anger;” Title: “Bargaining;” Title: “It’s Complicated;” 5 Valentine’s Gift Boxes
Day 3 = Title: “Guilt;” Title: “Depression;” Title: “Single;” 5 Valentine’s Gift Boxes
Day 4 = Title: “Acceptance;” Title: “Forever Alone;” Unlock: Valentine’s Quiver Backpack; 5 Valentine’s Gift Boxes
Not to mention, every time you finish a mission, you’ll have a chance to receive an additional pack of 2-5 Valentine's Gift Boxes!
Valentine week massacre
The second way you can progress is by racking up kills with the following primary weapons:
STAR 556 'Love-Gun' - Gifted on login (please check your in-game mail after the Love Patch on 2/5)
Colby M-1922 'Chopper' - Level 4 reward of the 'Valentine's Week Massacre' role
Joker SR15 'Casanova' - Available through ARMAS & Valentine’s Gift Boxes
Obeya CR762 'Heartbreaker' - Available through ARMAS & Valentine’s Gift Boxes
Colby CSG-20 'Speed-Dater' - Available through ARMAS & Valentine’s Gift Boxes
N-HVR 243 'Cupid's Arrow' - Available through ARMAS & Valentine’s Gift Boxes
STAR 556 'Love-Gun' R&D III - Available through ARMAS & Valentine’s Gift Boxes
Colby M-1922 'Big Chopper' - Available through ARMAS & Valentine’s Gift Boxes
Laying your love to rest will advance your “Valentine’s Week Massacre” role and grant you:
50 Kills = Death Theme: Romance
150 Kills = Clothing: Love Heart Glasses
300 Kills = Death Theme: Pizza Guy
500 Kills = Colby M-1922 'Chopper' (10-Day Lease); Clothing: Pink Police Hat; Unlock: STAR 556 'Love-Gun'
750 Kills = Title: “Casanova;” Valentine's Weapon Skin
Finally, the third way you can progress is by racking up kills with the Colby SNR 850 'Cherub' secondary weapon (Gifted on login. Please check your in-game mail after the Love Patch on 2/5).
The "Snubby Love" role will grant you:
25 Kills = Unlock: Ophelia - Blond Decal
75 Kills = Enforcers: Prentiss Tigers "Violet Valentine" Symbol; Criminals: Bloodroses "Rose-Heart" Symbol
150 Kills = Unlock: Ophelia - Redhead Decal
250 Kills = Unlock: Colby SNR 850 'Cherub'
375 Kills = Title: “Cherub Chaser”
Community manager manhunt
Speaking of slaughter, our team has been hard at work testing shotgun changes with the community. We recently changed our prototype districts to Asylum to gather your guys’ feedback. If you want to get down into the details, Selali has an explanation of our testing process you can look at, as well as his most recent thoughts on shotguns here.
As part of these shotgun testing efforts, our Community Manager Sakebee will be jumping on the EU servers starting at 7 AM UTC this coming Saturday (2/8/20) to get some games going in the Prototype district. If you've ever wanted to run circles around a staff member with a shotgun (for science), now's your chance! Sakebee will be running around the game for about an hour, split between Criminal and Enforcer. Be sure to stop on by and say hi!
Call for more GMS
We are looking to add more GMs to our volunteer program. If you think you have what it takes to be a helpful, impartial, and fair ambassador who can help maintain our standards for community behavior, now is your chance! As a GM, you will be engaging with the community in the game itself. If you’d like to get involved and learn more, please check out the official forum post.
Unreal 3.5 engine upgrade (APB 2.1)
We continue to make good progress on the Engine Upgrade. Over the past couple weeks we’ve identified critical bottlenecks to our build’s performance, tightened up our lighting, and turned our attention to console memory issues. For a week by week breakdown, please check out this thread on our forums. Our CEO continues to post updates on our Engine Upgrade progress every Saturday once development has completed all their tasks for the week. You can see how many issues have been identified and fixed so far, including some screenshots.
If you want to keep track of where we are, you can see our latest update here: https://forums.gamersfirst.com/topic/11333-tracking-the-engine-upgrade/?tab=comments#comment-165219
Decals in bundles
We’ve added decals to the following bundles:
Dark Prophecy: Death
Dark Prophecy: Priestess
Dark Prophecy: Tower
If you obtained one of these bundles previously, don’t worry! We will be back-granting them to everyone who obtained the appropriate bundle. Please note that this is a manual process, so it won’t happen immediately, but everyone will get what they should.
Valentine themed items in Armas
We’ll also be introducing some lovely items into ARMAS to help keep things hot and heavy on Valentine’s Day. Be on the lookout for the following bundles to get your groove on:
Female only Bundle
Includes the Leather and Lace Top
Includes the Leather and Lace Leggings
Male only Bundle
Includes the Double Breasted Jacket
Includes the Goth Pants
Includes the Skyline Hockey Jersey (M/F)
Includes the Skyline Crop Top (F)
Includes the Skyline Baseball Jersey (F)
Includes the Skyline Tied Tank Top (F)
Includes the Skyline Studded Leather Jacket (M/F)
Includes the Skyline Long Sleeved Fashion Top (M)
Includes the Skyline Medium T (M)
Includes the Skyline Short Sleeved Shirt (M)
Includes the Skyline Decal