Content Type: Gaming News
Date: December 16, 2022
This update may change the way you play ICARUS. The player limit has been relaxed (though the details are important), and Dropships have more variety in where they can land within the landing zone. Most importantly, you can now call your Dropship to a specific location on demand–and as many times as you want!
New Dropship Beacon
A major pain-point has been removed for those who likened some ICARUS missions to running simulators. The new Dropship Beacon is a grenade you throw to the ground and allows you to call your dropship to that location.
The Beacon is both a Tier 4 and Workshop item. Multiple beacons can be used per prospect, so you can move your Dropship as many times as you want. Finally, a grenade you might actually use! And what a creative way to recycle your base when you are done with it.
Number of Players Cap Removed
Say you want your entire friends list to see your awesome build, or maybe you want to offer your 1000+ exotics haul to everyone you know. Now you can!
The “Prospect Limit” is the maximum number of players that can visit your prospect while it is active. This used to be limited to 8 prospectors for the life of the prospect. Now, after data decentralization, this cap no longer exists. Your prospect can now be the revolving door of free exotics and mission rewards that everyone else always wanted.
The “Session Limit” is the maximum number of players that can be active on your prospect at the same time. This limit remains 8 prospectors total for P2P sessions (which is when the prospect is hosted on a single player’s computer). However, for dedicated servers, this limit can be removed. Keep in mind, your server’s performance and internet connection bandwidth still have their limitations. Performance may degrade with too many simultaneous players.
Full Patch Notes
There were many other changes and fixes in this update, including patches for the dedicated servers beta test, and the list of verified partners offering those services in game. Check the #dedicated-server-beta Discord channel for details.
You can also view the full patch notes below: