Sorry Guys are back with a dominant 3-0 win over Invidia in the Mid-Season Invitational! Also, Argus Industrial Moons was equally dominant in the Best of the Rest tournament with their back-to-back sweeps, defeating SpaceCowboys in the finals! Congratulations to both teams!
Before the conclusion of season 6, we will be trialing a change in settings when it comes to Respawn Invulnerability time, increasing it from 2 seconds to 4 seconds. The mechanics behind this timer are a bit quirky, so I thought I'd explain exactly how it works:
- If you stay completely motionless and don't fire any weapons, you'll get the full benefit of the invulnerability period, in this case 4 seconds.
- If you start moving while invulnerable, you'll lose invulnerability time relative to your speed. It is possible to lose up to 2/3 of your invulnerability time, down to 1.33 seconds. Whether you are moving normally, trichording, boosting, or moving through a wind tunnel, any of these actions will cause a reduction in your invulnerability time. Realistically you'll probably see an invulnerability time of around 1.5 to 2.5 seconds in most circumstances, but it all depends on how quickly you move.
- If at any time you fire a weapon while invulnerable, you immediately lose invulnerability, regardless of how much time was left.
We will discuss making this change permanent at the end of the trial, which will be December 14th.
Also, prepare for the Season 6 Championships, which will begin December 31st at 4 PM Pacific! The schedule has been setup in the new Events section of Discord. All team rosters will be locked at that time and we'll begin with the qualifying stage. We had some great upsets from two lower seeds last season, and I look forward to seeing how this season goes! Good luck to all teams!
The Season 5 Championships have drawn to a conclusion, and Invidia
is back on top, taking the finals 3-0 over Sorry Guys and denying them their second back-to-back run! Also, congratulations to Argus Industrial Moons
for triumphing over Post Terran Mining Corp 3-1 in the Best of the Rest II! Finally, The Three Queens
claimed their fifth consecutive 3rd place result, taking the bronze match 3-2 over Old Man Gaming!
The Mid-Season Invitational and Best of the Rest tournaments for Season 6 are here! With that comes olmod v0.5.2 which includes new balance changes targeting the cyclone, crusher, and hunters. There have been several releases in the last month, so be sure to catch up with all the release notes for olmod at https://github.com/overload-development-community/olmod/releases
Best of luck to all teams involved in the mid-season tournaments!
Congratulations goes out to Sorry Guys
for taking the Season 5 Mid-Season Invitational 3-1 over Invidia, and to SpaceCowboys
for their impressive sweep of DynaCore Enterprises in the Best of the Rest tournament! SG will get that all important 2 additional points in their Season 5 Championships group stage in July.
With the advent of olmod v0.4.0, it's important that everyone be aware that the balance of many weapons in Overload have been changed. See the release notes for olmod v0.4.0 at https://github.com/overload-development-community/olmod/releases/tag/v0.4.0
for a full list of changes.
This doesn't just involve weapon damage, either. Respawning has changed, favoring not spawning near opponents. Reduced shader cloak has changed to be harder to see, more on par with normal shader cloak. New settings exist under multiplayer options to change the intensity of the damage color and damage blur that occurs when you take damage.
v0.4.0 is the largest change to the game balance yet, and the changes have been all based on feedback from the community. Thanks to everyone who has participated in making this happen, and here's to an even better Overload experience!
It is fitting that the most competitive OTL season yet ended in the most competitive finals tournament ever, with Sorry Guys reverse sweeping Invidia to win their 3rd OTL Season Championships 3-2! Congratulations to them, and also to both teams for what was an amazing series! Also congratulations to The Three Queens for their fourth consecutive 3rd place finish!
Also we completed our first ever season-ending Best of the Rest II tournament, with DynaCore Enterprises surprising everyone with a strong finish after being unceremoniously swept out of the Season Championships qualifier. They came back with a 6-3 record to top the group stage and swept Space Cowboys 3-0 to keep the Best of the Rest title in the parent company's trophy case!
We look forward to seeing what the teams do in Season 5, especially with the new changes to olmod that offers lag compensation settings. Good luck to everyone!
Is there any stopping Invidia? After taking the Season 4 Mid-Season Invitational with a perfect record, they complete 2020 having lost only 3 games in tournaments this year, all of them in the Season 2 championships in February. Congratulations to them for their win, they will receive 2 points in their Season 4 Championships group for their efforts.
Congratulations are also in order for Argus Industrial Moons for their narrow victory in the first ever Best of the Rest tournament!
With Season 4 drawing to a close on Thursday, December 31, at 5 PM Pacific, that means it's just time for the Season 4 Championships! For the first time ever, we will run it as a three stage tournament, including a new qualifying stage for teams ranked 7th and below. Also, once the Championships hits the knockout stage, we will run a second side tournament, the Best of the Rest II, for the teams eliminated up to that point, which features a triple round robin and a 5 game set for the top 2 teams of the round robin to determine the best of the rest!
A reminder to teams and players that rosters will be locked when Season 5 begins, so make any last minute pilot acquisitions soon!
Good luck to all teams in the Championships!