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This is not the official version history, this is a recreation of the official update log, for the official update log please visit the Version History page on Steam for Unturned.

2022

January

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
3.22.2.0 Jan 22, 2022

Changelog:

Added:

  • Command-line override for active holiday. [-Holiday=]
  • Optional masterbundle source workshop file check.
  • Better asset integrity check system for barricades and structures.

Changed:

  • Expanded vehicle turret events with local aiming and inspecting attachment events.

Fixed:

  • Profanity filter was not being applied to UI for placeable note.
  • Toggle sprint not reseting when stopping movement.
  • Potential fix for dedicated server overwriting steam_appid.txt with extra zero.

Optional Workshop File Owner Check:

Modders can optionally include ownership metadata in their asset bundles now. If the game is loading an asset bundle from a Steam workshop file but the file ID does not match then loading will be cancelled. The intention is to help prevent asset bundles from being easily copied/stolen.

Read More Details Here

3.22.1.0 Jan 8, 2022

Changelog:

Added:

  • Allow_Placement_Inside_Clip_Volumes option for barricades. Defaults to true for charges.
  • Arena_Compactor_Extra_Damage_Per_Second option to prevent hiding outside compactor.
  • BinaryRandom component for events in Unity.

Changed:

  • Each client has multiple hwids.
  • Reduce NPC buy/sell rate limit from 10 Hz to 2 Hz now that we have bulk buy/sell.
  • Enable rich text for level descriptions.
  • Simplified holiday levels to just use server's holiday state.

Fixed:

  • Animal startle animation cancelled by moving.
  • Clamp requested stereo volume.
  • Crafted mythical effect not visible on main menu character skins.
  • Vehicle engine audio source not disabling.
  • Snowman slightly poking through wardrobe in main menu barn.
  • Zero kelvin tool will hide skins which already have a ragdoll effect.
  • Layering of emissive clothing textures.
  • Missing holiday redirected trees/objects not changing level hash.
  • Wicked aura and bananza transparency sorting.
  • Potential vulnerability requesting pre-connect server info.
  • Discrepency between how return button and Interact hotkey close vendor.
  • Arid skull bandana horizontal texture alignment.

Multiple HWIDs Change:

Note that this is not expected to catch cheaters because cheaters will still spoof their HWID(s). It should help make it more difficult for griefers to bypass HWID bans however. Previously the single HWID was a hashed combination of hardware info, so changing any minor detail would result in a different HWID. Now the details making up each of the HWIDs would all need to change before bypassing a ban.

February

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
3.22.4.0 Feb 26, 2022

Changelog:

Added:

  • "DefaultGoodbyeResponse" per-level override for NPC dialogue in level's translation file.

Removed:

  • Support for deprecated *.content files. Reduces loading overhead.
  • Support for useless devkit asset browser. Reduces loading overhead.

Changed:

  • Improved parsing speed of .dat files by reducing redundant work.
  • Improved sun, stars, and moon rendering, allowing increased near depth precision.
  • Cannot purchase vehicles in bulk from NPCs, and minimum five second cooldown between vehicle purchases per-player.
  • Renamed Silver augewehr skin to Silvered to avoid confusion with Silver trophy skins.
  • Sort in-game player list by name rather than by group ID.

Fixed:

  • Pump jack placement on grass accidentally disabled during physics material rewrite.
  • Able to plant seeds on top of each other after physics material rewrite. [Thanks WWTC]
  • Trap and vehicle bumper player/zombie/animal impact sounds missing after physics material rewrite.
  • Sirens missing from editor-placeable police boat.
  • Crouch to prone event passing through standing stance.
  • Performance with many group compass markers.
  • Performance of in-game player list with many players.
  • Road editor material checkbox out of view.
  • Server not immediately closing rejected connections. [Thanks D-AIRY]
  • Queue not rejecting connections with duplicate steamid. [Thanks Rubberduck63]

Russian Invasion of Ukraine:

We stand with the Ukrainian community. Our hearts go out to all of the innocent people affected by this appalling and unprovoked attack. Please keep safe, and stay healthy.

We Stand With Ukraine Update 3.22.4.0.png

3.22.3.0 Feb 12, 2022

Changelog:

Added:

  • Hit sounds for golf club and frying pan.

Changed:

  • Converted vehicle save/load/network to use asset guids.
  • Replaced remaining code usage of physic material enums.
  • Updated Unity to 2019.4.35f1 LTS.
  • Clarified invalid guid and hash mismatch kick messaging.

Fixed:

  • Consumeable item exception if NPC item reward was missing asset.
  • Glasses mythical attachment incorrect while wearing NVGs or blindfold.
  • Do not log server password when enabled.

Official Wiki:

There's a new official wiki for Unturned, and all other things Smartly Dressed Games (SDG)! Welcome to the SDG Wiki – the official Smartly Dressed Games reference written and maintained by the community. For all things Unturned, and anything else we do.

With 4,000+ pages and 2,000+ media files, the SDG Wiki is roughly on par with its predecessor in terms of content coverage, while also managing to provide many higher-quality pages and templates.

Perhaps most importantly: we are hosting the SDG Wiki ourselves. Just like with our official forum, there are no third-party advertisements on the wiki. This also means that we can directly tailor the various features available to readers and editors. For more information, view the full announcement on our blog.

Welcome to the Unturned Wiki!

Especially huge thanks to MoltonMontro for the massive amount of time and effort he put into this overhaul of the wiki! It has been one of his main projects at SDG for the past several years, so reaching this milestone is a big accomplishment and achievement!

March

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
3.22.5.0 March 12, 2022

Changelog:

Added:

  • In-game option to sort player list alphabetically or by group.
  • Transition fog near edge of maximum render distance.
  • New clouds and aurora borealis rendered in skybox.

Changed:

  • Added more trashbags to the fall-cushioning blue trashbag areas under the Seattle, Washington crane, and adjusted their positioning. The changes to mid-air strafing made these more difficult to land on, and they could be difficult to see from atop the crane while in first-person. These changes make the landing easier to see and achieve.
  • Adjusted the car parkour at Rainbridge Island, Washington to be more forgiving. The changes to mid-air strafing made it more difficult to traverse. It should now be easier to climb down without breaking bones, and easier to climb up without getting stuck.
  • Added wild animal spawns in the wilderness near Chersky Farm, Russia.
  • Added item spawns to the upper floor of the Kivgrad Harbor, Russia office building.
  • Added item spawns to the interior rooms (and outdoor picnic table) of the ship docked at Kivgrad Harbor, Russia.
  • Tweaked the Industrial Generator from Rare Rarity to Epic Rarity.
  • Renamed the Umbrella (barricade) items from "Umbrella" to "Patio Umbrella".
  • Renamed the Flare (barricade) items from "Flare" to "Flare Sconce".
  • Updated the item descriptions of the Golf Club and Wreath.
  • Updated localization of the legacy editor's transformation tools for accuracy and consistency.
  • Updated localization of various console commands for typos, correctness, and missing localization.

Fixed:

  • Explosion armor value while naked.
  • Planting seeds on ghillie netting.
  • Overriding material IsArable / HasOil.
  • See-through underside of debris clipping into the unfinished building in Seattle, Washington.
  • Bad clipping and misalignment with objects around Kivgrad Harbor, Russia.
  • Misaligned objects at the Keryev, Russia factory building.
  • Railway track at the factory building in Keryev, Russia that briefly travelled beneath the floor.
  • Floating railway bridge in Germany.
  • Spot where players could rarely get stuck atop a crate at Shelton Farm, PEI.
  • Floating or misaligned objects in Stratford, PEI.
  • Floating snow around the Yukon road tunnel.
  • Bugged zombie spawn point in the Ibex Valley, Yukon where the zombie would immediately fall through the world once alerted.
  • Usage of various deprecated item properties.
  • Skybox tree backface depth pass on forward rendering.
  • Not returning attached effects to pool after parent was deactivated.

Special thanks to MoltonMontro for the localization improvements, map changes, and bug fixes!

Known issue: with TAA there are some visual artifacts between the fog and skybox.

Draw Distance:

The "draw distance" setting affects which nearby entities are visible. Separately, the "far clip plane" is the absolute maximum draw distance for everything including terrain, water, clouds, etc. Prior to this update the clouds and aurora borealis were drawn as 3D meshes, and similarly prior to the previous update (3.22.4.0) the stars, sun, and moon were also drawn as 3D meshes. This meant the far clip plane distance had to be long enough to cover essentially the atmosphere, but as a benefit the entire terrain was visible at ultra settings. Now that the sun, moon, stars, etc are rendered in the skybox the far clip plane has been reduced to 1,024 meters which means the entire terrain is no longer visible at once, but has quite a few upsides:

  • Culling is one of the main CPU bottlenecks, and takes less time thanks to the early rejection.
  • On first impression the old mesh clouds were often mistaken for flying boulders. The new clouds are a bit flat, but look less like rocks, and might be upgraded to 3D/volume textures in the future.
  • Skybox reflections on metallic objects include clouds, stars, moon, etc.
  • Sky transition fog makes the level feel bigger because it cannot all be seen at once, and is visually impressive / fun / colorful on many maps.
  • Improved depth precision within the actual level reduces Z-fighting.
  • The improved depth precision should allow a future update to merge the first person and third person models, which will make lighting and animations more consistent between both.

Patch #1:

Fixed:

  • Cloud ambient lighting flash while rendering item thumbnails.
  • Lowered airdrop plane height from so they are less obscured by the reduced draw distance.

2021

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
3.21.34.0 Dec 18, 2021

Arid Map Update 3.21.34.0.png

Arid, the new map from Renaxon, danaby2, and Dug, features a complete overhaul of the game's style and gameplay.

Featuring multiple tiers of deadzones and over 800 new items, with unique bartering, looting, and crafting systems that will make you rethink the way you play Unturned.

A gasmask isn't the only key to progression on this map, you will require numerous keys hidden around as well as a full biohazard suit and NVGs to unlock the full potential of the deadzones. (Powerful firearms, tough armor, hardened base materials) NPC quests will allow you to unlock blueprints for unique items and open the door to a wide range of new shops and barters. Barters are also a new way to get good items, allowing you to exchange junk in exchange for something more exciting.

Zombies won't be the only threat to your existence, watch out for military grade explosives left over by armed forces (and brick-wielding nakeds).

The map's layout is barren and fierce but worry not, the Bus Driver can take you anywhere out of the kindness of his own heart! Don't forget to thank him though.

Weapons and protective equipment will have important information within their descriptions, so make sure to pay attention to those! Especially to the ammunition and sights which specific types of guns accept.

To host a server running the map add its workshop file ID (2683620106) to the File_IDs list in WorkshopDownloadConfig.json, and set the map to Arid in Commands.dat.

This project was created by Renaxon, danaby2, and Dug. If you enjoy the map and would like to support them, consider checking out the Arid Mystery Box or Arid Bundle on the Stockpile:

Arid Map Mystery Box
Arid Map Bundle
Mythical Wicked Aura
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Watch the Arid Map Trailer Here

Changelog:

Added:

  • Asset validation for compression enabled on low resolution shirts/pants.

Changed:

  • Negative Vehicles.Decay_Time value explicitly disables decay.
  • Share read access of several files on the server.
  • Request promo item grant during playtime drop.

Fixed:

  • Effects remaining attached after pooled item was destroyed.
  • Refresh vendor conditions, not just amount.
  • Velocity threshold for landed sound.
3.21.33.0 Dec 11, 2021

Holiday Festives:

Holiday Festives Update 3.21.33.0.png

PEI, Washington, the Yukon and Russia all feature new festive quests created by danaby2! This event includes achievements with unlockable skins, craftable Christmas decorations, seasonal makeovers for the NPCs and maps, and more!

You can disable these changes by unchecking "Allow Holidays" in the singleplayer config, or change "Allow_Holidays" to false in the server config.

Changelog:

Added:

  • New festive events and quests. [Thanks danaby2!]
  • Decay for abandoned vehicles. Moving, refueling, and installing engine batteries resets the timer.
  • Guid option for NPC clothes and item reward/condition.
  • Target_Loss_Radius option for sentry guns. Defaults to 20% higher than Detection_Radius.
  • Bulk sell/buy at vendors when holding CTRL.
  • Vendors can use NPC rewards.
  • Accepted a few festive skins from the curated workshop.

Changed:

  • Updated Steamworks.NET from 14.0.0 to 20.0.0. [Thanks Riley!]
  • Sentry guns do not lose targets immediately outside detection radius.
  • Increased breaking legs velocity threshold from 15m/s to 22m/s.
  • Converted clothing and equipment save/load/network to use asset guids.
  • * Bullet holes attach to barricades/structures/vehicles.

Fixed:

  • Landing and splashing audio playing during client movement resimulation.
  • Loading stuck on levels with very old terrain and ambience asset bundles.
  • Ornamental barbed wire fence blueprint not matching regular barbed wire fence.
  • Loading lighting on some very old map files.
  • * Trap explosion effect moving to origin when trap was destroyed.
  • Holiday version of Icicle_1 object using Icicle_0 model.
  • Server not applying initially loaded clothing speed multiplier.
  • Placeholder fix for terrain holes ignored after teleport.
  • Holiday redirect failing to disable foliage.
  • Gun aim offset while seated in vehicle.

Vehicle Decay:

In order to help clean up forgotten vehicles in the far corners of the map, each vehicle now has a decay timer. The timer is saved/loaded, and resets whenever a player drives the vehicle more than one meter, refuels, or replaces the battery. When the timer passes Vehicle.Decay_Time seconds (default 7 days) it will begin to take Vehicles.Decay_Damage_Per_Second damage (default 0.1).

3.21.32.0 Nov 27, 2021

Changelog:

Added:

  • Explosion_Launch_Speed_Multiplier gameplay option.
  • AirStrafing_Acceleration_Multiplier and AirStrafing_Deceleration_Multiplier movement options.
  • Allow_Holidays option to disable holiday decorations and events.

Chaned:

  • Calculate fall damage from velocity rather than vertical distance.
  • Increased maximum fall speed from 20m/s to 100m/s.
  • Bounce charges deal a small amount of damage.
  • Converted structure/barricade save/load/network to use asset guids.
  • WIP support for referencing transforms over the network.
  • Removed unused name to object lookup.

Fixed:

  • Sliding down slope against wall to build up speed. [Thanks Fireside, Loaf, and AriJN!]
  • Teleport reverting in some cases.

Teleport Bug:

The problems using teleporters since the previous update were an embarrassing mistake. When it was first reported I included a speculative fix in the .1 patch. Or so I thought. After much testing on different maps, with 250ms fake lag, with forced low server tickrate, etc., unable to reproduce it I realized the fix did not actually make it into the .1 patch, but I had been testing using the fix. Sorry for all the trouble!

Patch #1:

Improved "missing barricade/structure (guid here)" kick message for hosts experiencing the error frequently after this update. Previously the client could not show the name of the missing asset because, well, the asset is missing/unknown. After the .1 patch the client will notify the server of the missing asset, and from there the server can kick for one of two reasons:

1. Guid read/write error. This happens if the missing asset reported by the client does not exist on the server either, indicating a packet was corrupted somewhere. (because the asset had to exist on the server originally) The most likely reason for getting this error is if a plugin is patching/modifying the netcode for sending barricades and structures to the client.

2. Missing critical asset. Here the server can display both the guid and file name to help track down which asset packs are not installed on the client.

3.21.31.0 Nov 20, 2021

Changelog:

Added:

  • Bounce Charge [ID 1691]
  • Damage_Falloff_Range and Damage_Falloff_Multiplier gun options.
  • Bypass_Pickup_Ownership barricade option. Enabled for charges.
  • Nightvision_Color and Nightvision_Fog_Intensity options.
  • Movement_Speed_Multiplier clothing option.

Changed:

  • Improved movement input in multiplayer to reduce rubberbanding.
  • Strafing in midair is no longer immediate, player now has velocity.
  • Setting game server login token (GSLT) is required for the internet server list.
  • Converted hardcoded physics material audio effects to WIP physics material assets.

Fixed:

  • Explosive traps ignoring effect spawn radius.
  • Salvaging a Schofield now gives a metal scrap and a maple plank (originally, two metal scrap). This change is consistent with similar item salvages.
  • Split Coconut crafting recipe is now categorized under Supplies instead of Tools, just like other food-based crafting recipes are.
  • Makeshift Armor salvage recipe is now categorized under Apparel instead of Tools, just like other clothing salvage recipes are.
  • Cable Tie crafting recipe is now categorized under Tools rather than Barricades.
  • Large Slippery Plate now uses the high-tier armor multiplier (originally, low-tier armor). This makes it consistent with other metal barricades and structures.
  • Coalition Beret damage reduction is now 5% (originally, 15%). This fix makes it consistent with the armor values provided by other berets.
  • Birch Hole and Birch Ramp structures now have 450 health (originally, 500). This fix makes their health the same as other types of birch roofs.
  • Pine Hole, Pine Ramp, and Pine Stairs structures now have 550 health (originally, 500). This fix makes their health the same as other types of pine roofs.
  • Metal Ramp structures now have 1300 health (originally, 1100). This fix makes their health the same as other types of metal roofs.
  • Canteens/bottles no longer reference deprecated data properties. This change has no gameplay impact.
  • Typos/punctuation in the following item localization files: Fedora, Mafia Fedora, Tophat, Police Vest, Metal Scrap, Honeybadger, Machete, Military Knife, Shovel, BLT Sandwich (both variants), Bloodbag, Bandage, Birch Spikes, Maple Spikes, Pine Spikes, Caltrop, Barbed Wire, Ornamental Barbed Wire, Barbed Wire Fence, and Ornamental Barbed Wire Fence.
  • Typos in the localization files for Scaffhold objects #1‒3. They have now been renamed to Scaffold.
  • Disable cloth colliders on Kuwait parachute pack because unfortunately the game does not have a way for weapons to ignore them yet.
  • Dango dragon horns glasses layer.

Special thanks to MoltonMontro for the fixes to inconsistent item stats, categorization of various crafting recipes, and copyediting for the localization files.

Multiplayer Movement Improvements:

Movement rubberbanding has been a frustrating problem for a long time in Unturned multiplayer. The issue was that when the server position did not match the client position, the client would get teleported back to the server position to prevent cheating. Many servers would turn this off which then allowed cheaters to noclip and fly. Now after this update when the positions do not match, the client can locally re-simulate inputs that have not been acknowledged by the server yet, sort of rewinding and replaying time, which eliminates the rubberbanding. Servers with custom anti-movement-cheat plugins can disable them now. (not for vehicles yet however)

As part of rewriting movement it was a good opportunity to replace special cases for falling and sliding with actual velocity. This restricts the annoying midair dodging in gunfights, and enables fun velocity-related items like the new bounce charges! (and inevitable rocket-jumping mods too)

Game Server Login Tokens

Setting a Steam game server login token (GSLT) is now required for listings to be visible on the internet server list. Previously server listings could be spoofed or faked, whereas now a valid Steam account with a GSLT is used to verify the server.

View Official GSLT Documentation Here

Patch #1 Changelog:

Fixed:

  • Clothing respects Bypass_Hash_Verification option.
  • Velocity not updating when flying at high velocity into a wall.
3.21.30.0 Oct 23, 2021

Halloween

Halloween Update 3.21.30.0.png

The survivors on Kuwait's Icarus island have put up some new decorations to celebrate the event! Halloween festivities are taking place on many of the maps, including Elver, and the Liberator crew are dressed up in their costumes. On behalf of the map creators, the zombies, and myself: Happy Halloween!

Changelog:

  • Switched query port with connection port to make Steam browser protocol connect easier.
  • Removed recommended max players.
  • Removed option for servers to use old/legacy/deprecated Steam networking.
  • Added calibers to hidden barrels to make them harder to misuse.
  • Experimentally replaced manual input re-sending with transport layer reliable send.
  • Fixed immediately dying to fall damage on maps below the level origin.

Port Change

The Steam query port is now the configured port rather than plus one. This means any Steam browser protocol links will need their port decreased by one. For example steam://connect/127.0.0.1:27016 should be changed to steam://connect/127.0.0.1:27015. There have been a few related changes to make this work more reliably as well.

3.21.29.0 Oct 16, 2021

Changelog:

Added:

  • Accepted several weapon skins from the curated workshop.
  • Configurable default starting values for health, food, water, and infection.
  • Harvest_Reward_Experience option for harvestable items.
  • Forage_Reward_Experience option for forageable trees.
  • Halloween_Redirect option for trees, props, terrain materials and foliage.
  • Command-line option -LogLevelHash to debug modified level kick.

Changed:

  • Converted mouse aim sensitivity to degrees per pixel rather than arbitrary multiplier.
  • Moved server password entry into its own separate menu.
  • Separated "space" server list filter into "has players" and "has available slots" filters.
  • Updated character .blend included in source files.

Fixed:

  • Missing belt on left side of RCMP uniform top.
  • Zombie kill XP using Full_Moon_Experience_Multiplier rather than Beacon_Experience_Multiplier.
  • Damage potentially rounding to zero and/or getting incorrectly clamped during horde beacon.
  • Exception editing arena map after playing non-arena map.
  • Loading levels with mismatched bounds/flags_data/flags files.
  • Client locally removing group invitation when server prevented accepting.
  • Pool cue crafting recipes using logs rather than sticks.
  • Scythe incorrect thumbnail camera positioning.
  • Shipping cargo containers missing audio after metal door sound was consolidated.

Mouse Sensitivity:

Your mouse sensitivity has been converted to degrees per pixel. For example a value of 0.5 degrees per pixel means your would turn 50 degrees if you moved your mouse 100 pixels. I think it would be nice if more games represented mouse sensitivity this way because it would make it easier to copy input / control preferences between games.

Server Password and Filters:

Entering the password on the server browser screen was confusing. The "space" filter also only showed servers with space with at least one player, so that option was split out and replaced the password field, and the password field was moved into its own menu.

3.21.28.0 Sep 18, 2021

Changelog:

Changed:

  • Server kick for exceeding ping threshold is better explained.

Fixed:

  • Grass_2 and Grass_3 using wrong physics material.
  • Revert enabling character overlap recovery due to multiplayer exploits.
  • Prevent newlines and tabs in server listing short description.
  • Do not drop berries when attacking berry bush.
3.21.27.0 Sep 11, 2021

Changelog:

Added:

  • MinRadius option for zombie kill quests.

Changed:

  • Updated barricades attached to vehicles to use newer netid system.
  • Updated engine to Unity 2019.4.30f1. This version fixes the multi-display startup crash.

Fixed:

  • Mistake in hood triangulation of Armored Offroader.
  • Catch exceptions from onTakeItemRequested and OnGestureChanged events.
  • Zombies and animals not using their own armor multipliers when Weapons_Use_Player_Damage was enabled.
  • Light from world muzzle flash affecting viewmodel and vice versa.
  • Potential cause of issues if player lost connection at transport layer without notifying game.
  • Blimp exit position outside bounds.
3.21.26.0 Sep 4, 2021

Changelog:

Added:

  • Pooling (recycling) for barricades and structures to improve multiplayer performance.
  • Accepted several curated workshop skins.

Changed:

  • Replaced profanity filter with Steam text filter for performance reasons. The old naive filter can be re-enabled with the "-NoSteamTextFiltering" command-line flag.
  • Improved clothing CPU and RAM usage. Previously the textures were combined on the CPU rather than a shader. Custom clothing can now disable the CPU readable flag, and is no longer limited to 128x128.

Fixed:

  • Fishing catch timer not getting randomized.
  • Grid snapping when dragging on plane.
  • Use vehicle exit position when saving passenger position.
  • Slight discoloration on plush item face.
  • Include Level.hierachy file in level hash.

Barricade and Structure Changes:

This update expands on the base-building optimizations from the 3.21.24.0 update by pooling barricades/structures that have been previously loaded. Rather than destroying these items when an area is unloaded they are now recycled (pooled) and reused in the next loaded area. Many changes and optimizations were made to the code for each barricade type (e.g., generators, mannequins, signs) in order to take advantage of this performance improvement, so there will probably be some unusual bugs to track down.

Modded barricades/structures with custom logic may need editing before they become compatible with pooling. To work around this, pooling can be disabled per-item by adding the line "Eligible_For_Pooling false" to their .dat file.

Read about the motivations behind this rewrite here.

Patch #1

Fixed:

  • Claim flags not changing owner properly.
3.21.25.0 Aug 21, 2021

Changelog:

Added:

  • Support for different item prefab to spawn when equipped.
  • Custom event component for equipped gun.
  • "-DisableSteamCloudRead" command-line flag.

Fixed:

  • Missing arena circle visual.
  • OnInspectingUseable event not getting called on server.
  • Water blocking item interaction.
  • Terrain and road hits getting incorrectly rejected.
  • ApplyDefaultSkills getting called even after loading skills.
  • Potential problem with moving buildables between regions.

Patch #1:

Fixed:

  • Unable to forage berry bushes.
3.21.24.0 Aug 7, 2021

Changelog:

Added:

  • UI button to send chat message.
  • Experience modifier for consumeable items.
  • Level option to disable faster admin salvage duration.
  • Support for deferring RPCs when target object does not exist yet.
  • Ireland visited achievement.

Changed:

  • Support rich text in object notes.
  • Plugin change UI text RPC looks for input field components.
  • Clipboard hotkey copies server details.
  • NPC global events are replicated to all clients.
  • Time-slice item, barricade, and structure loading in multiplayer.

Fixed:

  • Slightly misaligned train tunnel on Russia map.
  • Verify integrity of client vehicle physics profile on server.
  • Kill counter position on paddle.

Barricade and Structure Changes:

Rather than freezing for several seconds when loading or unloading large bases in multiplayer, the work is now spread over multiple frames at a slightly lower framerate. This is hopefully better, but certainly not perfect yet. These improvements depended on the netcode rewrites from earlier this year, and likewise further improvements will depend on this update. For more technical details:

Read about the motivations and priorities behind this rewrite

Big thanks to PandahutMiku for extensive help testing and providing feedback on these changes!

Server Monetization Rule Addition:

There was a minor addition to the server monetization rules: "Fictitious and deceptive pricing is not allowed. For example, lying that a discount is nearly expired, or pretending the price is discounted when it has never been at full price. We would strongly advise following Steam's discounting rules to help avoid breaking any real-world laws."

Unlike the previous rules there was no prolonged advanced warning period because this seems like an obvious rule that should not have needed explicitly stating.

3.21.23.0 Jul 17, 2021

Changelog:

Added:

  • Deadzone full suit protection option.
  • Level asset skill default and max level overrides.
  • Trap_Setup_Delay and Trap_Cooldown options for traps.
  • NPC Global Event Hook component for modders.

Changed:

  • Interactable item dropper and binary switch can set Hint to Custom to use Interact token.

Fixed:

  • Explosive bullets inconsistently hitting curved road.
  • Incorrect umbrella item icon bounds.

Farewell, Yarrrr

Quoted from MoltonMontro's announcement of Yarrrr's retirement from Unturned yesterday:

It has been an honor to work alongside Yarrrr for as many years as I have been able to. He has been a part of the community since the beginning. Now, as Yarrrr is retiring from the community, it is time to say farewell. I have no doubts when I say that he has had a profound impact on the game and its various communities.

Yarrrr has stepped down from his administrative roles on the Steam Discussions forum, our SDG Forum, the game wikis, and the official Discord server.

I am extremely happy for him to have stuck around for as long as he has, and I know there are many veterans who will be sad to see him retire. Best wishes to Yarrrr, and whatever he focuses his time towards next!

3.21.22.0 Jul 3, 2021

3.21.22.0 Changelog:

Fixed:

  • Individually replicated structures using wrong fractional precision.
  • Groups, airdrops, and weather not closing savedata stream. Thanks DiFFoZ!
  • Ignore request to save if level has not finished loading.
  • Plugin disabling freecam, admin edit, or name overlay force disables on client.
  • Spec ops helmet missing from Russia and Germany spawns.

Ireland:

Зефирка has replaced the Ireland map with a reenvisioned / remastered Winter update! They are looking for modders to help on the project, and would be happy to hear from you if you are interested in joining their team.

View Ireland on the Workshop

3.21.21.0 June 19, 2021

Changelog:

Added:

  • Option for unlisted workshop file visibility.

Changed:

  • Server list description can no longer use size, voffset or sprite tags.
  • Pump-action or bolt-action rocket launchers.
  • Liberator door missing use sound.
  • Variety of textures with compression disabled.
3.21.20.0 June 12, 2021

Chef Zombie Plush:

We have collaborated with Makeship to bring the Chef Zombie to life in the form of a limited-edition collectible plush toy! Chef Zombie Plush Update 3.21.20.0.png

You can order this lovable monster from the Makeship campaign here:

View Unturned Chef Zombie Plush on Makeship

Edit: the funding goal of 200 orders required for production was met! Thank you to all the early customers for your interest and support. For anyone still interested, the campaign will remain open to orders until the 1st of July, 2021. More details here:

View Makeship FAQ

3.21.20.0 Change Notes:

  • Added command-line "-FullscreenMode=#" window mode override. Unity built-in command-line arguments take priority.
  • Updated from Unity 2019.4.20f1 to 2019.4.28f1.
  • Fixed a few bugs with -OfflineOnly dedicated server option.

During the Unity upgrade there were some instances where serialized material and texture references needed to be reassigned. Hopefully all of these have been caught, but if there is a weird new visual bug it is probably related to this, and should be an easy fix.

Server Hosting Rule changes Reminder:

The rules announced on 2021-05-14 are now in full effect. Read more details here.

Over the warning period these past two weeks twelve server networks were reported. Every notified host graciously cooperated, and at this time there are no reported servers in bad standing.

Patch #1:

Unfortunately as predicted some visual bugs crept through with the Unity upgrade. Namely some NPCs not wearing clothes, and a variety of decals not working in deferred rendering mode. These should be fixed now.

3.21.19.0 May 29, 2021

Changelog:

Added:

  • Asset validation warning when clothing prefabs are on the wrong collision layer.
  • Projectile_Lifespan option for guns with physics projectiles. Default is 30 seconds.
  • Filter in server list for players to find non-monetized or non-gameplay monetization hosts.
  • Tools for moderating server list without requiring a client update.

Changed:

  • Consolidated door, melee attack, and helicopter ignition audio clips.

Fixed:

  • Formatting missing tree asset error.
  • Duplicate powerline pole near Liberation Bridge on PEI.
  • Collision layer of several dozen curated clothing prefabs.
  • Germany, PEI, and Russia quest initialization case sensitivity.
  • Exception if collision hit sound was missing.
  • Dragging item missing asset.

Server Hosting Rule Changes Reminder:

The new "Monetization" field in each server's Config.json file defaults to "Unspecified", but can be set to "None" or "NonGameplay". If configuring this field please ensure to be truthful. "None" is for unmonetized or donation-only servers, and "NonGameplay" is for servers with purchases that do not provide a gameplay advantage. Players filtering the server list by "NonGameplay" will also see "None" servers.

Warnings will start being sent to server hosts breaking the new rules scheduled to take effect on June 11th. Read more details here.

3.21.18.0 May 22, 2021

Changelog:

Added:

  • Command-line "-RefreshRate=#" preferred monitor refresh rate override.
  • Config for custom links in server lobby screen and monetization filter.
  • Separated vehicle explosion option into ShouldExplosionCauseDamage and ShouldExplosionBurnMaterials.
  • Target_Acquired_Effect and Target_Lost_Effect for custom sentries.
  • Can_Be_Damaged option for buildable items.
  • Plugin ShowUseableGunStatus and ShowVehicleStatus UI flags.

Changed:

  • Replaced PDW on Yukon with Swissgewehr.
  • Moved when buildable spawned events are called.

Fixed:

  • Saving levels with hundreds of different tree assets installed.
  • Tree audio in Kuwait menu.
  • Asset casting exceptions across the entire codebase. These were responsible for the NPC and zombie damage problems on Kuwait when there were ID conflicts with mods of a different type.
  • Visible_On_Ragdoll was accidentally disabled for cosmetics.

Server Links Config:

Servers can now include links to their websites, support, forums, etc., in the lobby screen. The "Links" field in each server's Config.json file is an array, each entry has a richtext "Message" and "Url" field. For example:

"Links": [ { "Message": "SDG Website", "Url": "https://smartlydressedgames.com/" } { "Message": "SDG Forum", "Url": "https://forum.smartlydressedgames.com/" } ]

3.21.17.0 May 14, 2021

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 	Unturned_-_Welcome_To_Kuwait 	 			  

Watch the Kuwait Map Trailer Here

Kuwait:

An unforgiving desert where basic necessities are scarce, weapons are even scarcer, and everything is trying to kill you. A mix of Yukon, Russia and Elver, the map mixes up the status quo of survival, making it more engaging, fun, overall less grind-y. Want to speedrun to the deadzone? You will have to craft your gasmask. Want to get straight into shooting things? Craft yourself a trusty rifle. More of the laid back PvE type? Try your hand at the available 200 quests. All playstyles are accommodated in Kuwait.

Besides the inherent difficulty that comes with the setting of the map; in which you cannot grow your own food on the land, your thirst depletes quicker, and visibility is on either end of the extreme spectrum depending the weather, you may notice several other changes that will impact the way you play the game.

Most guns you will come across are Semi or Burst, with the occasional Auto firing weapon. Recoil will also not be on your side. You will have to really pick your shots or risk wasting precious ammo.

Watch out for straw baskets that can drop anything from basic food and water, to life saving medicines and crafting supplies.

A lot of conventional features in Vanilla Unturned may have been abandoned in Kuwait, from freeform buildables to metal structures; you will have to seek out the alternatives provided. New Achievements Update 3.21.17.0.png

To host a server running the map add its workshop file ID (2483365750) to the File_IDs list in WorkshopDownloadConfig.json, and set the map to Kuwait in Commands.dat.

For the next two weeks a variety of exclusive new free items will be dropping: Exclusive Free Drops Update 3.21.17.0.png

This project was created by Animatic and NSTM. If you enjoy the map and would like to support them, consider checking out their Kuwait-themed bundles on the Stockpile:

Kuwait Bundle Update 3.21.17.0.png

Assorted Hats Bundle
Divine Duneman Bundle
Mythical Sunrise Bundle - was available from 2021-05-13 to 2021-05-28
Mythical Sunset Bundle - was available from 2021-05-13 to 2021-05-28
Letterman Bundle

 	Unturned_-_Kuwait_Cosmetics_Showcase 	 			  

Watch the Kuwait Item Showcase Here

Server Hosting Rule Changes:

Changes to monetization rules for server hosts are scheduled to take effect on June 11th. Read more details here.

3.21.16.0 May 8, 2021

Changelog:

Added:

  • Heavy rain storms with lightning, enabled on PEI, Washington and Russia.
  • Glacier Arena featured map items bundle.
  • Plugin events for repairing buildable items.
  • Temporary legacy sand physics for desert maps.

Fixed:

  • Stuck spot under Germany train bridge.
  • Multiple instantiated skin material leaks.
  • Dirtbikes not spawning at Russian farms.
  • Shareable items can grant NPC rewards to other players.

Kuwait Curated Map Trailer:

 	Unturned_-_Welcome_To_Kuwait 	 			  

Watch the Kuwait Map Trailer Here Kuwait, Unturned's first desert map, is set to release on the 14th of May.

Lighting:

Dark grey fog signals the danger of lightning during a rain storm. The damage from a lightning strike is similar to a rocket launcher explosion, so protecting valuables with a roof is recommended. In multiplayer lightning strikes are always within half a kilometer of a player.

3.21.15.0 Apr 24, 2021

Changelog:

Added:

  • Gentle snowfall on Yukon map rather than spans without weather.
  • Pean normalization for inbound voice chat.
  • Per-material bullet and shell casing impact audio.
  • New per-material bullet impact audio.
  • Double and triple stacked upgrades of the Experienced Beret.

Changed:

  • Updated older core.content assets to newer format. This enables multiplayer file integrity checks for terrain textures.

Fixed:

  • Large slippery metal plate was vulnerable to lowcal.
  • Crafting exception if canteen had invalid state.
  • Workaround for deferred decals using wrong ambient light values.
  • Not updating vehicle speed units label when changing unit system in-game.

Yukon Snowfall:

In early versions of Yukon the blizzarding weather was permanent, but it was brutal not having any respite. A later change introduced periods of clear skies, but the unrestricted sight-lines interfered with the balancing. This update replaces the clear skies with gentle snowfall which limits sight-lines, but not as much as the blizzard, and does not freeze the player. Existing saves will cycle the scheduled weather before taking effect.

Voice Chat Normalization:

Most players should have the same apparent loudness now. This replaces the inbound voice chat gain option. Depending on feedback there may need to be some further adjustments, so please share your thoughts.

Bullet Audio:

Bullet impact, bullet casing bounce, and shell casing bounce sounds have been replaced on most surfaces. These may need some tuning, so please share your feedback. In particular the bullet casing sounds were designed towards the metallic sounding bounce which might be a little too loud? For modders please note that the *_NoAudio effect variants are temporary until the visual effects are upgraded.

Older *.content Bundle Deprecation:

Terrain materials, along with a few miscellaneous other file types, were still being kept in an older asset bundle format. Unlike the newer format these files did not have integrity tests in multiplayer, so players could delete the terrain materials for an advantage. All vanilla usage of the old format has been replaced, as well as on the Hawaii and Greece maps. Support for the old format will be kept for the foreseeable future, but please consider upgrading.

3.21.14.0 Apr 10, 2021

Update Notes:

Added:

  • VehicleTurretEventHook component for modded vehicles.

Changed:

  • Slightly increased footstep audio interval.

Fixed:

  • Effect volume should not spawn on dedicated server.
  • Singleplayer initializing quests twice on load.
  • Electric zombie attack loopback exception on dedicated server.
  • Not loading Debris_Old.prefab for non-speedtrees.
  • Using stuck vehicle to teleport out of arena into lobby.
  • Warning for dedicated server pre-file workshop result.
  • Initial lighting state sent in arena levels.
  • Mirror back of shirt for left-handed characters.
  • Potential logging UTF8 encoding fallback exception.
  • IOBS event hook registering too early.
  • Networked gun UI getting created before HUD.
  • Swapping rotated item with non-rotated equipped item.
3.21.13.0 Apr 3, 2021

Update Notes:

Earlier this year the lower-level network data packing and messaging systems were rewritten. This update builds upon those by rewriting the gameplay-level netcode systems. All features should work the same, but with improved performance especially on the server side.

These changes unlock many possibilities for the coming updates that were previously limited by poor netcode restrictions. In particular the voice chat should perform noticeably better now. Items under active consideration are listed on the roadmap, excluding ideas without a solid plan yet: View Unturned Roadmap

The upgrades should be backwards compatible with most server plugins, but in some cases adjustments are necessary. Thanks to many plugin developers for working with us to update their code in advance of this update!

For details about the decisions and thinking behind this rewrite consider reading the accompanying blog post: View March 2021 Development Update

Patch #1:

  • Fixed first login with item-related quest tracked.

This bug broke login for both singleplayer and multiplayer, and was caused by order of initialization changes that improved login performance. Unfortunately it was not found earlier during testing because it only affected certain quests tracked in the HUD on the first login, i.e. tracking an item-related quest and then logging back in would not cause it.

Patch #2:

  • Fixed duplicating turret items when attachment changed. This was a mistake in the rewrites.
  • Fixed missing obsolete attribute on several of the old netcode APIs.
  • Fixed attachment request item type mismatch warning.
  • Fixed not assigning default glasses state properly.

Sorry about this late-night second patch, but preventing the turret item dupe was important.

3.21.12.0 Mar 27, 2021

Changelog:

Added:

  • Higher quality replacements for all of the original footstep sounds.

Changed:

  • Server replaces steam_appid.txt before intializing Steam.

Fixed:

  • Disable weather if duration is set to zero.
  • Weather hash kick if weather changed during request.
  • Snowmobile wheels in Russia tank factory.
  • Elver radio backpack light position.

Footstep Sounds:

Most of the original footstep sounds were amateur recordings of me jumping around the neighbourhood. There was not much variety and the quality was dubious, so they have all now been replaced by professional recordings. One of the noticeable areas of improvement is walking in and out of the ocean: what was previously two clips is now separated into four depths with numerous clips each.

Netcode Preview:

The work-in-progress gameplay netcode rewrites went up on the preview branch last week. At this point all of the client->server code has been upgraded, and most of the server->client code. It should be stable for release in a week or two. Highly recommend plugin developers to take a look. Read more details here.

3.21.11.0 Mar 20, 2021

Changelog:

Added:

  • Per-surface landed (i.e. stopped falling) audio.
  • Release cursor binding for mods using the gesture/faces menu.

Changed:

  • Rocket 4.9.3.10 OnPlayerDeath respect original ordering.
  • Log client/server hashes on weather mismatch.

Fixed:

  • Exception when map finished installing after destroying menu.
  • Missing NPC vendor currency amount labels.

Netcode Preview:

The work-in-progress set of gameplay-level netcode upgrades went up on the preview branch earlier this week. It is highly recommended for plugin developers to take a look. Read more details here.

3.21.10.0 Mar 13, 2021

Changelog:

Added:

  • Bullet flyby / near-miss audio.
  • Limit framerate and max framerate options in display settings.

Changed:

  • Consolidated car horn audio clips.

Fixed:

  • Object visibility quest added condition.
  • Nightvision disabling weather fog.
  • Disable devkit viewport outside of the editor.
  • Orientation of atomic effect on several Elver items.
  • Check client weather asset matches server.

Up Next:

Most of the development time this week was focused on the next set of netcode improvements. They will hopefully be available on a beta branch sometime next week.

3.21.9.0 Mar 6, 2021

Weather:

Rain and snow have been built-in for a long time, but not in a way that was customizable or extendable. There were even some old comments in the code for "todo: heavy rain storms". They have no been rebuilt in a moddable fashion so maps can customise them or add new weather events, and lightning storms on official maps are planned for a future update.

Update Notes:

Added:

  • Collision audio for bullet casings and spent shells.
  • Full support for custom weather. Hardcoded rain and snow have been converted to custom weather.

Changed:

  • Replace personal name when streamer mode is enabled.

Fixed:

  • Fixed admin flag ignoring hide_admins during initial connect.
  • Placement of kill counter on Nightraider.
  • Z-fighting quad on log under wooden window.
  • Buildable door snaps to end of animation on load.
  • Asset validation checks motion vectors are enabled.
3.21.8.0 Feb 27, 2021

Update Notes:

Added:

  • Game version check on server lobby screen.

Changed:

  • Rewrote network messaging code. See details below.
  • Moved Washington Arena out of the core install into an optional workshop file.
  • Updated Alpha Valley and Washington to use road splines.
  • Client compares workshop file timestamp similarly to server change from the last update.
  • Blacklisted servers cannot be joined.

Fixed:

  • Blending out weather after set to none.
  • Elver radio backpack light mirroring on left-handed characters.
  • Helicopters and blimps use configured engine pitch.
  • Include terrain materials in level hash.
  • Spending NPC currency while currency condition is active.

Network Messaging Changes:

Following the network packing rewrite from earlier this month the code responsible for low-level network messages like the queue, authentication, BattlEye, etc has been rewritten. These systems are now more performant, resilient, and sets the foundation for the next step: game netcode improvements.

Important notice for plugin developers: the next set of network changes will remove support for RPC onTriggerSend and onTriggerReceive. If your plugins are using them please discuss here and we will find an alternative: Issue Tracker

Patch #1:

Older plugins manually sending RPCs were causing players to get kicked because of an oversight when changing some messaging constants. For the common case these older values are remapped to the new ones now, however recompiling with the 3.21.8.0 or 3.21.8.1 update is recommended. Note that manually sending RPCs is not officially supported.

Fixed:

  • Last eight gameplay config using wrong values on client because it was off by one bit.
  • Punches not invoking Rocket backwards compatibility event.
3.21.7.0 Feb 20, 2021

Elver Update Teaser Image One Update 3.21.7.0.png Elver Update Teaser Image Two Update 3.21.7.0.png

 	Elver_Update_Teaser. 	 			  

Watch the Elver Update Teaser Trailer Here

This marks the final major expansion of the Elver map: a mind-bending endgame questline that greatly surpasses the Russia Mk. II easter egg. Elver has received hundreds of quality additions since its initial release such as fortifiable bunkers scattered throughout the forests, so now is a great time to come back and check out the newest version.

Read the Full Update #10 Notes Here

To host a server running the map add its workshop file ID (2136497468) to the File_IDs list in WorkshopDownloadConfig.json, and set the map to Elver in Commands.dat.

For the next two weeks a variety of exclusive new free items will be dropping:

Exclusive Free Drops Update 3.21.7.0.png

This project was created by danaby2 and Renaxon. If you enjoy the map and would like to support them, consider checking out the Elver Map Mystery Box II or Elver Map Bundle II on the Stockpile:

Stockpile Box & Bundle Update 3.20.7.0.png

 	Elver_Mystery_Box_II_Showcase_(Skins_+_Mythicals) 	 			  

Watch the Elver Item Showcase II Here Watch the Original Elver Map Trailer Here

Base Game Changelog:

  • Added Elver Bundle II, Elver Box II, new free items, and new mythicals.
  • Updated PEI to use road splines.
  • Moved PEI Arena out of the core install into an optional workshop file.
  • Server compares local workshop file timestamp to query timestamp.
  • Increased network position precision for structures.
  • Fixed custom weather stat modifier time scale.
  • Fixed voffset and sprite tags in player names.

Update Notifications:

If you would like to be notified of Unturned Steam updates on Twitter or Facebook, accounts have been created. Twitter @UnturnedOnSteam Facebook Page

In order to make it easier for server owners to get notified of updates a Discord web hook and RSS feed have been created. Read details in the documentation here.

3.21.6.0 Feb 13, 2021

Update Notes:

Added:

  • In-game menu for Stockpile (rather than overlay / browser) in the Steam inventory menu.
  • Life stat (e.g. food, water) modifiers for custom weather.

Changed:

  • Updated Yukon to use road splines.
  • Reverted uGUI experimental fix from last update.
  • Consolidated several duplicate audio clips.

Fixed:

  • Treat CR character without LF as new line.
  • Skybox ambient lighting update when entering / leaving water.
  • Electric vehicles creating a new battery when charged from empty. This was abusable for scrap metal.
  • Vehicle seat capsules not ignoring terrain holes.
  • Vendor return button when next dialogue (e.g. "thanks for shopping") has not been specified.
  • Road gap on the East side of Moscow.
  • Exporting economy item icons from the icon tool.

Edit: ironically the Stockpile went offline shortly before the update went out, in which case it still falls back to using the overlay / browser.

Elver Update Teaser:

 	Elver_Update_Teaser. 	 			  

Watch the Elver Map Teaser Here The Church doors will open on the 19th.

3.21.5.0 Feb 6, 2021

Network Packing Changes:

The main goal for Unturned this year is to rewrite the netcode, and this update lays the foundation for that by rewriting the code for converting game data (e.g. position, rotation) to and from bytes sent over the network. Client and server performance should be slightly improved by this replacement, and since packing is done at the bit level rather than byte level now more data can be sent with less bandwidth. This is only the beginning however!

Update Notes:

Added:

  • Weather_Status and Weather_Blend_Alpha condition types for NPCs.
  • Per-level custom weather scheduling and multipliers in server config.

Changed:

  • Rewrote underlying network serialization / deserialization code.
  • Name filters apply to friends-only nickname as well.
  • Experimenting with updating uGUI visibility at end of frame to avoid flickering artifact.
  • Options menu shows horizontal and vertical field of view.
  • Removed unnecessary icons from the extras folder. They can still be generated from the editor.

Fixed:

  • NPC vendor menu not releasing buttons properly.
  • Terrain poking through road in one spot on a steep Germany hill.
  • Covered a stuck spot on the cliffside to Germany mountain stronghold.
  • Rotating equipped items by swapping with a rotated item in storage.
  • Potential problem loading options with huge number of supported resolutions.
  • Several unnecessary example files accidentally included with the dedicated server.
  • Log file accidentally included in the 64-bit Windows depot.
  • Crafting, skills and map hotkeys in levels with them disabled.
3.21.4.0 Jan 30, 2021

Added:

  • Item icon anti-aliasing graphics option.
  • Use_Auto_Icon_Measurements per-item asset boolean setting.
  • Override_Vertical_Field_Of_View setting in preferences file.
  • Support for bulk replacing objects in the level editor.

Changed:

  • Names containing newlines are now kicked regardless of whether name filter is enabled.
  • Consolidated several duplicate audio clips.

Fixed:

  • Save after subscribing to fix re-subscribing after startup crash.
  • Exception using secondary attack on same input that primary attack destroyed the item.
  • Gap between rock and terrain in the Washington map SE corner.
  • Blowtorch and bow item icon bounds.
  • Short section of Hawaii cave missing darkness.
  • Floating fern near Unyielding HQ on Hawaii.
  • Warning when blueprints had the same inputs/outputs but different tools.
  • Metal garage placement not using metal sound.
  • Opening boombox song URL. (broke during UI update whoops)
  • Projectile launcher magazine modifiers not applying when magazine was deleted.
  • Potential cause of respawning at vehicle when entering on the same frame.

My apologies for leaving the blowtorch and bow icons broken over the past week. Since it turned out to be the only bug introduced in the update I decided to hold off until today rather than require everyone to update again.

3.21.3.0 Jan 23, 2021

Update Notes:

Added:

  • Min/max filter to flatten landscape tool.
  • Collision teleporter component and devkit volume for an upcoming map update.

Changed:

  • Separated kick message for exceeding server ping limit.
  • Player capsule contributes to short vehicle (e.g. bike, quad, jetski, etc) collision.
  • Disabled bed placement on trains because they could be extended off the sides into tunnel walls using plates.
  • Automatically calculate axis aligned item icon camera size from bounds. This also means attachments are included in the icon.

Gameplay Bugs Fixed:

  • Cancel crouch/prone input while swimming.
  • Moved Yukon terrain underneath ice closer to the surface.
  • Exception when mod replaced zombie clothing with a non-clothing item.
  • Changing from rest stance to prone.
  • Aiming interrupted by inspect confirmation.
  • Empty nailgun ammo and paintball hoppers not being deleted.
  • Double-clicking complete quest button causing local misprediction.
  • Re-opening workshop subscriptions list.
  • Treat access denied workshop items as private visibility.

Minor Issues Fixed:

  • APC headlights missing emission.
  • Sandpiper and Otter using LOD1 wing for LOD0.
  • Adjusted alicepack to reduce z-fighting with vest.
  • Metal gate placement not using metal sound.
  • Corrected tunnel roads at edge of Washington and Yukon maps.
  • Missing faces at arm tips of aviator glasses.
  • Mirror clothing models on left-handed characters to avoid issues with animated items.
  • Propeller blades spinning without vehicle battery.
  • Zero width vertical tail fin on airliner prop.
  • Enabled movement collision on boombox item.
3.21.2.0 Jan 9, 2021

Small update to fix two exploits reported over the past week.

Gameplay:

  • Use dragged item rotation when swapping items. Previously only items that fit directly in the other item's spot could be swapped.
  • Increased trophy case storage height from 2 to 3. Allows the Hell's Fury to be displayed.
  • Precision charges can be converted into regular charges.
  • Increased maximum number of concurrent sounds from 32 to 64. Helpful for guns with high fire rate.
  • Prioritize local player's gunshot audio over other guns.

Fixed:

  • uGUI components are pooled now rather than the wrapper classes which should prevent old owners from modifying them, and make it easier to catch any remaining cases.
  • Map properly defaults to fully zoomed out again.
  • Client unable to connect to servers using system net transport.

Exploits:

  • Include per-level Config.json in file integrity test. Several editor settings like the option to disable global water intended for levels using water volumes were being exploited.
  • Fixed potential exploit opening feedback, song, and plugin links with overlay disabled.
  • Fixed small gap in Germany cave near the seed vault.
3.21.1.0 Jan 2, 2021

Changed:

  • Profanity filter matches leetspeak replacements.
  • Banned workshop files are shown with red name.
  • Steam inventory page buttons loop around.
  • Server rejects building on constrained vehicles. (e.g. hooked by skycrane)
  • Increased gesture menu spacing to accommodate longer non-English strings.
  • BattlEye disabled warning opens the BattlEye directory on Windows.

Fixed:

  • Entering vehicle while unable to stand up from crouch/prone.
  • Devkit cursor IMGUI implementation.
  • Item alert exception after regular text alert.
  • Off-by-one error loading empty character name.
  • In-game group overlay cleanup exception.
  • Browser request exception after re-joining server.
  • Server groups exception when received before UI after re-joining server.
  • Dishwasher intersecting wall at a Yukon campsite.
  • Navmesh gap between lights and Germany barracks.
  • Taking a point of radiation damage after respawning from deadzone.
  • Editing signs that have been destroyed while typing.
  • Mannequin hat hair color matches body color.
  • Stay crouched while resting with hold crouch mode, and next press exits rest.

2020

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
3.20.18.0 December 19, 2020

Old HUD Optional:

Support for switching between the older (IMGUI) and newer (uGUI) HUD implementations has been added. This is intended for players experiencing visual artifacts and flickering with uGUI until an engine fix is available, or if you really prefer the old one. Note that some menus like crafting and the inventory behave slightly differently between the two. If you would like to use the old HUD:

  1. Right-click Unturned in your Steam library
  2. Click "Properties..."
  3. Click "Select Launch Options..."
  4. Add "-Glazier=IMGUI" without quotes

Click here to read further details.

Changelog:

Added:

  • Command-line option (-Glazier=IMGUI) to use IMGUI rather than uGUI.
  • Button on server info screen to view workshop item details.
  • Kick messages for the different lost position in queue reasons.
  • Negative color option for UIs which used red.
  • Noto Sans Thai font for Thai players.

Changed:

  • Improved scaling of in-game map menu at higher resolutions.
  • Moved first-person light source (e.g. headlamp) to camera position.

Fixed:

  • Scroll wheel handling while mouse is over inventory grid.
  • Crawling prone underwater into a slanted surface entering swimming stance.
  • Exception when chat message was received while loading.
  • Unable to reload assets after exiting level editor.
  • Async image downloads dirtying pooled images.
  • Async item icon capture dirtying pooled images.
  • Exception when alt-tabbing while re-joining singleplayer.
  • Delay when rapidly selecting items in inventory.

Edit: a bug with cooldowns when changing stances was introduced in the update. Previously there was a 0.75 second cooldown on standing up, i.e. you could go prone, stand up and then go prone again before hitting the cooldown. After the update this cooldown was accidentally applied when going prone/crouching as well. In the patch this has been fixed, the cooldown has been decreased to 0.5 seconds, and the server-side handling of crouch/prone inputs was improved to feel more responsive.

3.20.17.0 December 12, 2020

Overview:

This update aims to address the feedback following the patches to the HUD update last week.

One of the major points was text legibility. In large part because the softer shadows could make it appear blurry. The shadowing has been revised, and much of the UI has been adjusted to only use them where necessary, for example on colored text and against colorful backdrops where the contrast is needed. Otherwise menus have been reworked to contrast with the text without shadows, and colored text usage has been reduced in favor of other indicators like disabling buttons.

Performance was another big concern, so there have been a lot of optimizations to the UIs that were causing hitches. As an example opening a storage locker with hundreds of items in IMGUI could spawn all of the UIs in a single frame because there was no overhead, whereas with uGUI there is a lot of setup required - to mitigate this there are a certain number of item UIs created per frame now, and all of the components needed (e.g. images, text, buttons) are recycled between usage (pooled) to reduce the setup time - this extends to all the UIs in the game.

Holiday Festivities:

Christmas Update 3.20.17.0.png

danaby2 released an update to Elver with decorations, new quests, items, and more! Click here to read the update notes.

Throughout the winter holidays each level is sporting some seasonal decorations. In particular PEI is temporarily covered in snow. Gifts containing high-tier weaponry can be found under christmas trees on official maps, and the NPCs have donned their santa hats.

Changelog:

Added:

  • Per-storage horizontal inventory scrollbar.
  • Light theme only color preference for rarity backdrops.
  • Option for custom text shadow color.
  • Accepted a few new skins from the curated workshop.

Changed:

  • Revised text coloring and contrast throughout UI.
  • Improved scaling of inventory grid sprites.
  • Optimized creating and destroying basic UI elements by pooling them.
  • Optimized initialization of UI components before reparenting them.
  • Improved performance opening large storage by time-slicing the item UI creation.
  • Improved nearby inventory performance by time-slicing the refresh.
  • Text chat entry field uses color preference rather than admin/gold colors.
  • Loading screen bar uses foreground color preference rather than difficulty color.

Fixed:

  • Hide menus off-screen for a single frame when they are enabled to hide uGUI activation artifacts.
  • Second line of Chinese text in chat being truncated.
  • Right-clicking outside item popup box now closes the popup.
  • Several straggling hotkeys triggering while typing in text fields.
  • Plugin UIs visible while finishing loading.
  • Pooled UI list using cached viewport height causing a hitch after big data change.
  • Exception in UI when picking up destroyed items.
  • Hitch after death caused by skills menu refresh.
  • Exception updating item icon after item was destroyed.
  • Potential negative explosion damage multiplier.
  • Right-click highlight for buttons.
  • Removing entries from spawn tables editor.
  • Vertical offset of drowning status icon.
  • Buildable attachment to train carriages.
  • Pressing escape to cancel pending chat message.
  • Swapping items of different slot types within grid.
3.20.16.0 December 5, 2020

HUD Update:

If you have been playing Unturned for a long time then you know that the menus and HUD have rarely changed. And at first glance that is still the case. Nevertheless there has been a major rewrite of the UI systems which has released with this update. I always find it annoying when software changes the UI for seemingly no reason, so preserving the existing (albeit questionable) appearance, design, and functionality was a top priority.

Across the board the menus and HUD should look and feel "better". Some players will notice a performance boost: in particular the compass, hotbar, and map overlay were optimized. Rich text in the chat fades out properly. Crosshair animations finish properly. Tons of Mac and Linux bugs have been fixed (e.g. the wonky gamma on Mac). Lots (but not all) of the UI spaghetti code has been untangled.

On the technical side: prior to this update the game was still using IMGUI from Unity 4. Unity replaced IMGUI with uGUI in 2014-2015, and are now even planning to replace uGUI with "UIElements". With this in mind I decided to abstract the underlying Unity UI implementation, so it will be easy to integrate UIElements once it is stable. I had been wanting to upgrade from IMGUI for years, but with the amount of work required it kept getting pushed down the road. In the end if took one month of refactoring, and then one month of intermittent development on the beta branch.

Update Changelog:

Added:

  • Events for vehicle locking/unlocking and local driver.
  • Valid_Speed_Horizontal for modded vehicles with speed the server cannot predict e.g. force applying components.

Changed:

  • Whitespace and newlines are trimmed from start and end of sign text.
  • Swimming while snowing with Snow_Affects_Temperature disabled no longer causes freezing damage.
  • Clamp item drop multipliers for enemies to prevent huge values (100+) from stalling the game.

Fixed:

  • AI problems with unbaked navmeshes in the level.
  • Dialogue with message-response pairings out of bounds.
  • Display of custom item action text and tooltips.
  • Warning for rocket launcher firing sound.
  • Spinning while leaning to glitch nearby inventory through wall.
  • Workzone highlight camera defaulting to enabled.
  • Default value of Allow_Horde_Beacon should have been enabled.
  • Box-selecting objects without gameobjects in devkit.
  • Moving devkit objects in and out of regular level bounds.
  • Potential cleanup bug causing gun effects to be claimed by two guns at once.
  • Placing items in object windows after the transform hierarchy optimizations.
  • Selecting the sky in workzone mode after the transform hierarchy optimizations.
  • Improper handling of BOM/preamble in dat files.
  • Gap in cliff near PEI lighthouse.
  • Several gaps in Germany caves.

Patch #1 Changelog:

This patch prioritized all the game-breaking bugs that had been reported so far, as well as some color preference issues that made the HUD look really bad. Rest assured that there will be a 2nd patch relatively soon addressing the minor issues like alignment differences and inconsistencies. I know there has been some negative feedback like "I hate this update!", but chances are that the issue was unintentional or will be adjusted based on your feedback, so if you dislike something please describe what it is.

Fixed:

  • Unable to interact after re-joining a server after hovering player hint.
  • Background was visible for empty tooltips.
  • Hotkeys triggering while typing in inventory and sign text fields.
  • Cursor sorting behind some plugin UIs.
  • Gun HUD breaking when using a rangefinder.
  • Loading screen tip box not using background color preference.
  • Empty Steam inventory slots not using color preferences.
  • Inventory, crafting and skills backgrounds not using color preferences.
  • Non-item inventory headers not using color preferences.

Patch #3 Changelog:

Remember in 2018 when the crafting buttons were split into two smaller buttons? (unpopular change) That was to workaround an issue with the nested checkbox. Thanks to the rewrite the smaller buttons can be merged back into the main button again.

Thank you to everyone who has shared constructive feedback about the HUD issues so far. I will continue reading it, and there will be further refinements and improvements in the next patch/update.

Added:

  • "Enable_Fade_Out" text chat option to preferences. Defaults to true.

Changed:

  • Small crafting buttons merged back into main button like good old times.
  • Inventory headers scale to match scroll view width.
  • Darkened oxygen bar to make text more legible.
  • Server name and listing use preferred color.
  • Interaction hint uses preferred color except for items and vehicles.

Fixed:

  • Updating crafting list after inventory/state changes.
  • Dragging items onto eachother to swap them.
  • Minimum handle size for large scroll boxes.
  • Vertical alignment of '+' buttons on server screen.
  • Horizontal alignment of in-game groups menu.
  • Padding inconsistency in crafting list.
  • Chat field is cleared after send.
  • Alignment of columns when server list scrollbar is hidden.
  • Variety of elements using white rather than preferred color.
  • Debug camera ascending/descending while typing in chat.
  • Potential fix for flashing / random sprites in UI.
  • Dragging item into scroll region of inventory should drop it.
  • Debug FPS / ping text spacing.
  • Performance of editor objects list.
  • Right-clicking enumeration buttons to cycle backward.
  • Appearance and group menus not updating on character load.
3.20.15.0 November 25, 2020

Performance Improvement:

Vehicles, items, zombies, etc. were all nested in an unnecessarily deep transform hierarchy. Almost everything has been reworked to exist at the root level now which enables some multithreaded Unity optimizations, granting a +10-20% performance increase to CPU-bound multicore systems.

All of the game APIs which returned organizational transforms for plugins have been deprecated, but will create placeholders when called to prevent exceptions. Functions for finding the root transforms of entities have been updated accordingly.

Server Config:

Previously the server advertised every config value and the client would find the differences to display in the config screen. This was problematic if the data was mismatched between client and server. Now the server only advertises the differences (compared to default), and the client looks up the property by path. The config screen also categorizes them to clarify variables with the same name.

Changelog:

  • Flattened transform hierarchy to leverage parallel transform processing.
  • Improved server config diffing and display for server lobby menu.
  • Included Russia boulders in example assets package.
  • Fixed unable to cook using campfires and ovens on vehicles.
3.20.14.0 November 14, 2020

Overview:

This update serves primarily to upgrade the game engine from Unity 2018 LTS to 2019 LTS. It should be a seamless transition and does not require changes from modders. The main benefit will be the upcoming user interface rework, which is available on a beta branch if you are interested in trying it out:

  1. Right-click Unturned in your Steam Library
  2. Select Properties and switch to the Betas tab
  3. From the dropdown select "glazier"

Changelog:

Added:

  • Bypass_Allowed_To_Damage_Player per-weapon setting.
  • Ignore_Children_File_IDs to workshop download config. Useful if creator is using dependencies as advertisements.
  • Imported adjustments by Renaxon to California messenger bag and armor rig.
  • Accepted four new curated workshop skins.

Changed:

  • Enabled new Steam networking as the default transport layer (again). Huge thanks to Miku from Pandahut for extensive help testing!
  • Included mannequin in example assets.
  • Convert news feed usage of Steam web request to Unity web request.
  • Enabled rich text for quest interactables.
  • Failed console command outputs the input string.
  • LogSteamNetworkingSockets accepts a verbosity integer.

Fixed:

  • Gap along the edges of the 7x scope lens.
  • Leaning through invisible walls.
  • NPC enum parsing exceptions.
  • Two tiny gaps in the PEI pirate cove.
  • Using rest gesture in shallow water.
  • List translation differences on separate lines.
Halloween 2020 - 3.20.13.0 October 18, 2020

Autumn leaves coat the ground, the smell of pumpkin spice lingers in the air, and the turned are roaming the streets... it must be Halloween!

HalloweenImage2019.jpg

Until November 1st the event is active:

  • Spyjack is updating Tales of Terror with new quests, items, and monsters each Thursday leading up to Halloween!
  • Decorations festoon the towns of official maps, as well as Elver in an update soon.
  • NPCs are wearing their Halloween costumes.

Happy Halloween!

Edit: All bundles on the Stockpile are now discounted for the Steam Halloween Sale!

Miscellaneous Changes:

  • Accepted several new skins from the curated workshop.
  • Hosting dedicated servers using the client files has been deprecated since June 2019 and is no longer supported. Please use the standalone dedicated server app instead.
  • Added Min_Stealth_Radius setting to level asset.
  • Added helper methods for getting remote address if available.
  • Added Horizontal_Attack_Range, Horizontal_Vehicle_Attack_Range, and Vertical_Attack_Range animal settings.
  • Added Spread_Sprint, Spread_Crouch, and Spread_Prone gun settings.
  • Added Recoil_Sprint, Recoil_Crouch, and Recoil_Prone gun settings.
  • Converted berry bushes to use spawn tables.
  • Exclude bots from server list player count.
  • Menu remote images are hidden until download is finished.
  • Menu was loading in the wrong order rarely.
  • Fixed character list on menu not properly populating.
  • Fixed unable to deselect item by clicking character.
  • Fixed missing text for server config without display names.
  • Fixed potential exception when enabling/disabling skins in-game.
  • Fixed potential exception when player dies partway through shooting.
  • Fixed potential issues reading corrupted Groups.dat file.
3.20.12.0 October 10, 2020

Overview:

This update makes the new Steam Networking transport layer mentioned in the previous two posts the default. For most players it should offer superior performance and stability.

If you host your own server and experience bugs with this change please report the issues, and for the meantime you can revert to the old Steam Networking by including "-NetTransport=SteamNetworking" in your server command-line arguments.

Update Notes:

Miscellaneous:

  • Steam Networking Sockets are now default.
  • All colliders on destroyed structures are moved to the debris layer.
  • Added LODGroupAdditionalData component which can be used to disable LOD bias per-LODGroup.

Fixes:

  • Fixed decimal scope zoom values defaulting to zero.
  • Fixed per-gun shell casing effects for sentry guns.
  • Fixed placing rotated item from ground into equipment slot.
  • Fixed attachment of pooled audio sources.
  • Fixed vehicle exit not account for teleport vertical offset.
  • Fixed building items on terrain inside hole.
  • Fixed holiday restricted objects with conditions.
  • Fixed taillights not turning back on after exiting water.
  • Fixed prevent entering build mode while in first person view.
  • Fixed completing multi-item condition in singleplayer.
3.20.11.0 September 26, 2020

Overview:

This update is mostly behind-the-scenes preparation for making Steam Networking V2 the default. There is a fix on the Steam client beta for the dedicated server certificate expiry for any hosts using the beta.

Update Notes:

Added:

  • Craftable Steam inventory tools for removing kill counters and ragdoll modifiers.
  • Per-player audio source pool combined into a global pool. Most one-off audio like zombie growls use this now as well, and it saves some performance by skipping sounds that would not be heard.
  • Command-line flag to allow Steam Networking Sockets connection without authentication. [-SNS_AllowWithoutAuth]

Changed:

  • Character mythical toggle disables ragdoll effects for stealth.
  • Client SteamNetworkingSockets waits for authentication availability before connecting.
  • Teleporting to named locations uses a nearby location rather than the highest point.
  • Log when server connection to Steam fails, e.g. when logon token is expired.
  • Catch exceptions during command execution to protect against startup command issues in the future.

Fixed:

  • Owner command in startup commands list.
  • Updating amount when switching vendors with different currency types.
  • Components using IMGUI disable layout pass.
  • Destroyed vehicles not appearing burnt after re-joining server.
  • Rocket no longer consumes a bot player slot.

Unity 2019 LTS Beta:

The game has been updated from Unity 2018 LTS to 2019 LTS on the "unity-2019" Steam beta branch. There are still a few bugs to sort out, but it takes advantage of several new performance optimizations if you are curious to test it.

3.20.10.0 September 19, 2020

Update Notes:

The "network transport layer" is responsible for carrying data between your client and the server. Ever since 3.0 began development it was hardcoded to use Steam Networking V1, but is now being rewritten to support alternatives like the New Steam Networking V2, and generic sockets for offline LANs.

In order to narrow down bugs with the rewrite this update still defaults to the old Steam network, but contains a huge number of changes to the game-level netcode to support the transport refactor. If there are big issues with the update it will be rolled back, but it has been stable in beta so far.

Where possible, backwards compatibility with plugins has been maintained, but plugins doing unsupported things like modifying the network buffers will need to be fixed. This is an unfortunate side effect, however this rewrite is important for future netcode improvements.

If you host your own server and are feeling adventurous, you can try out the new Steam Networking V2 by including "-NetTransport=SteamNetworkingSockets" in your server command-line arguments.

3.20.9.0 September 12, 2020

Update Notes:

  • Support for rebinding the equipment hotbar keys. This may be helpful for players with a broken number key.
  • Destroyed_Vehicle_Default [962] spawn table separated from metal boulders, allowing them to be overridden separately.
  • Button to reset server list filters when results are empty. Useful if the filters are too specific.
  • Support for external link buttons on songs and rich text in titles.
  • Different gun hitmarkers for zombies with high bullet resistance.
  • Per-water-quality values for canteens and non-water stats.
  • Support for passenger seats in train cars.
  • Quantity field in salvage/delete stacked item menu.
  • "-HostPlayerLimit" command-line parameter for hosting providers.
  • Windows shortcut links for the Unity appdata folder.

Changed:

  • Explosion damage falloff calculation uses closest point rather than center.
  • Actual tree colliders are used for respawn overlap test rather than a simple radius overlap.
  • Slightly reduced scale of Moai Head mask.
  • Reduced scale of kill counter items, and updated them to TMP.
  • Increased rain and snow fog density.
  • Included physics settings (collision layer matrix) in example package.
  • Non-admins can carjack and repair tires of their own vehicles in safezones.
  • Friendly sentry guns target players holding socket wrenches, and no longer target walkie talkie users.
  • Players get half a second of damage immunity after respawn.
  • Warn if parsing misc JSON config files fails.
  • Show both version numbers in version mismatch messages.
  • Imported UMarine skin updates by CD.
  • Cannot build while seated because head can pass through walls in some vehicles.
  • Skycrane ignores collision between itself and attached vehicles.

Fixed:

  • Raw beef had cooked material, and cooked beef had raw material.
  • Updating map details on server info screen when map is not installed.
  • Client incorrectly sending stance changes.
  • Repair vehicle passenger check not working properly on server.
  • Using explosives to destroy holiday trees out of season.
  • Starting climbing ladder while handcuffed.
  • Opening menus while fishing rod charge overlay is visible.
  • Catching fish on land with the right timing.
  • Infinite loop when selling more than 255 items.
  • Power bug with custom oil drills missing an animation.
  • Server getting stuck if mod contains an infinitely looping crafting recipe.
  • Nearby items list not finding items that rolled between grid cells.
  • Note quest objects had non-trigger colliders.
  • Placing makeshift vehicle upward into ceiling.
  • Rocket logging duplicate console output.
  • Potential fix for sudden angle change the frame after closing inventory on Mac.
  • Stepped sun blending as fog changes.
  • Backend time offset not getting set properly.
  • Objects getting stuck in editor when move between regions was interrupted by flying/copy/paste/delete/etc.
  • Loading infinite/NaN UI scale value.
  • Inconsistencies with newly placed electric items at grid cell borders.
  • Ammo count in description of equipped gun.
  • Default formatting of singleplayer config without a display name.
  • Slightly misaligned markings on road props.
  • Achievements from NPCs were not unlocking properly in multiplayer.

(Beta) Transport Layer Netcode Rewrite:

The "network transport layer" is responsible for carrying data between your client and the server. Ever since 3.0 began development it was hardcoded to use Steam Networking V1, but is now being rewritten to support alternatives like the New Steam Networking V2, and generic sockets for offline LANs. If you are a plugin developer or interested in trying out the beta, read more here: GitHub Issue

3.20.8.0 August 1, 2020

Update Notes:

Additions: Skin sharing between items with the same model using "Shared_Skin_Lookup_ID". Elver variants of melee weapons use this to share skins with the base game items. New Steam Friends enhanced rich presence. Details from the "View Game Info" panel were made compatible with the new friends list to show who is playing together, in-game, in-editor, etc. FallDamageOverride, TimerEventHook, and ActivationEventHook for mods. More information was posted to the documentation site. Validate_EconInfo_Hash and Validate_MasterBundle_Hashes settings in server config. These control the hashing changes explained below.

Changes:

  • Server verifies hashes of all loaded master bundles during connection. This prevents clients from connecting with out-of-date or modified master bundles, but can be disabled with the Validate_MasterBundle_Hashes setting.
  • Server tests dialogue tree to double-check player has access to vendor. Previously if that vendor existed on the server it could be opened through other NPCs.
  • Econ hash is validated with server. This prevents clients from locally exploiting other players visibility, but can disabled with the Validate_EconInfo_Hash setting.
  • Zombie kills condition can set "Radius" rather than specific navmesh. Elver uses it for global zombie kill quests.
  • Each frame one transparent propeller is updated to sort properly with water. Previously air vehicles crashed into water would be sorted wrong depending on the distance from the center of the water tile.
  • Replaced vehicle exit capsule overlap by finding the vehicle center by largest volume. The capsule overlap had bad side effects like upside-down vehicle falling back to spawn points.
  • Quest object interactions are no longer predicted on client.
  • Trees no longer respawn while a player or barricade is on the stump.
  • Embedded YouTube videos are now removed from the in-game text so they can be used in announcements.

Fixes:

  • Magazine reload speed modifier applying to detach rather than attach.
  • Catch exceptions while loading asset files. Some files did not get deleted properly for some players causing them to get stuck loading, so this should not happen anymore.
  • Prevent using voffset tags on signs. It could be abused to draw text in the sky.
  • Losing track of original mesh when repeatedly changing car paintjob.
  • Harvested bushes being invisible until respawning when returning to an area.
  • Minimum time between sentry gun shots fired. Certain guns were firing one shot per frame.
  • Pressing UI hotkeys on the same frame. (e.g. crafting and attachments menu)

Elver:

Due to its overwhelmingly positive reception the Elver auto-install period has been extended indefinitely, essentially making it a permanent map. The map developers have been doing Friday updates, so keep an eye out for their improvements! Free Elver-themed items are no longer dropping, and are now only available by trade or through the marketplace.

3.20.7.0 July 18, 2020

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 	The_Elver_Trailer 	 			  

Elver provides a unique experience not just through a fictional setting, but also by changing the way the game is played. Survivors must scavenge the entire map to construct horde beacons and gas masks for a chance at the highest tier equipment, or sell gear at the NPC safezone in exchange for currency to buy it.

The only lootable location on the map, the city of Elver, is surrounded by a dense forest dedicated for base building. Zombies are a threat across the entire city. Keep an eye out for any TVs with static: they mark the presence of hidden ranger crates containing unique weapons and items.

To host a server running the map add its workshop file ID (2136497468) to the File_IDs list in WorkshopDownloadConfig.json, and set the map to Elver in Commands.dat.

This project was created by danaby2 and Renaxon. If you enjoy the map and would like to support them, consider checking out the Elver Mystery Box or Elver Bundle on the Stockpile:

Stockpile Box & Bundle Update 3.20.7.0.png

 	New_Elver_MYSTERY_BOX_Showcase_(Skins_+_Mythicals) 	 			  

Watch the Elver Map Trailer Here Watch the Elver Item Showcase Here

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Elver Mystery Box and Elver Item Bundle are now available on the Stockpile.
  • Elver event and exclusive theme items drops are active until July 31st.
  • Plugin UI formatting and event compatibility with TMP input fields and TMPUGUI texts.

Changes:

  • Lucky Coins, Sky Lantern, Blossoming, Decked Out, Crystal Shards, Soul Shattered, and Enchanted mythical effects are available in the crafting pool.
  • Default TMP fonts fallback to Noto Sans CJK by Google.
  • Temporarily disabled clientside workshop restriction validation until we have a better way to identify hosts.

Fixes:

  • Moved an out of bounds boulder on Washington.
  • Fixed LOD fallbacks for skins with override meshes.
  • Fixed APC steering tire visuals.
  • Fixed impact grenades not exploding upon hitting vehicles.
  • Fixed using rest gesture from invalid stances.
  • Fixed door overlap test bounds. They were twice as big as they should have been.
  • Fixed yet another issue with crafting ingredients marked critical.
  • Fixed slightly floating fence in Stratford on PEI.
  • Fixed showing nickname on map with spectator overlay.
  • Fixed battery charging while fuel is empty.
  • Fixed disconnect button timer showing while dead.
3.20.6.0 July 11, 2020

Elver:

Watch the trailer for danaby2 and Renaxon's upcoming curated map "Elver" releasing next Friday!

Update Notes:

Vehicle Building: Several settings have been added to Config.json for limiting the size of vehicle bases:

  • Allow_Item_Placement_On_Vehicle (true / false)
  • Allow_Trap_Placement_On_Vehicle (true / false)
  • Max_Item_Distance_From_Hull (meters)
  • Max_Trap_Distance_From_Hull (meters)

In particular, the trap settings are intended to help prevent roaming walls of death.

Emissive Materials: Following the recent Unity upgrade and post-processing upgrade, the bloom threshold has been raised to only affect pixels with >1 emission. This prevents bloom from interfering with bright surfaces like beaches. The emission colors on a few hundred materials have been adjusted to match, and especially the bloom on fire looks nicer. If any materials were missed or look odd feel free to report them as a bug and they will be adjusted.

Rocket: Servers using old versions of Rocket will now be required to update to a newer version. There was a warning about this in the server console in the previous update, but now it is mandatory. This is important because there are fixes for legacy Rocket issues like multithreading exceptions and teleportation exploits.

General Additions:

  • Added Quest_Boss_Respawn_Interval (seconds) option to help prevent abusing quests to farm boss tier loot.
  • Added flags for plugins to disable life meters and status icons.
  • Added EffectSpawner component for Unity event hooks to invoke.
  • Added Rubble_Reward_Probability [0, 1] for destructible objects.
  • Added collection tags to Steam items.

General Changes:

  • Upgraded vanilla flag, placard and sign items to use Unity's newer "TextMesh Pro" replacement for text meshes. This looks nicer and offers better performance.
  • Per-level server config overrides only apply if the server is using the default value.
  • Tools like carjacks and lockpicks can be used by admins in safezones for cleanup.
  • Item placement preview materials are two-sided, and no longer red/green. Some items had one-sided faces, and the red/green was bad players with deuteranopia.
  • Attached barricades ignore vehicle colliders regardless of name. Previously only colliders named "Clip" or "Block" were ignored.
  • Workshop submission menu tries to check for write permissions.
  • Potentially save time during startup by only checking official guns, melee and beans for skins.
  • Expanded navmesh at the mine on the Russia map so zombies from the Northern entrance can reach the soul crystal.
  • Exiting vehicles tests whether seat capsule is overlapping world. Should prevent wedging the tops of short vehicles *like bikes into ramps to exit upwards.
  • Links to box items are not shown in regions where they cannot be opened.
  • Line break markup is formatted in item descriptions.
  • IOBS spawns the interactable effect for Effect, Effect_On and Effect_Off transforms if present.
  • Featured workshop item is slotted below unseen announcements in the news feed.

General Fixes:

  • Fixed entering vehicles through player collision volumes.
  • Fixed disabling interaction highlight when salvaging a barricade attached to a vehicle.
  • Fixed movement and vehicle mispredictions related to the underground whitelists.
  • Fixed placing barricade attachment being one frame late. This caused barricades placed on moving vehicles to sometimes get left behind.
  • Fixed barricades placed on doors not attaching to vehicles.
  • Fixed missing Bistro #1 and House #11 window slots.
  • Fixed failed parsing of graphics command-line values throwing an exception.
  • Fixed nailgun maximum starting ammo.
  • Fixed ammo and repair blueprints not respecting critical supplies.
  • Fixed potential issue with lobbies.
  • Fixed punching when transitioning between swimming and jumping.
  • Fixed changing weapon slots while driving interfering with physics.
  • Fixed re-acquiring "The One That Got Away" quest after abandoning it.
  • Fixed zombie fire breath sound attenuation.
  • Fixed cancelling turret usage when vehicle dies.
  • Fixed missiles disappearing on client when shot while moving backwards.
  • Fixed treating relay server IPs as remote player IPs.
  • Fixed fire and acid weapons dealing damage on PvE servers.
  • Fixed Use_Airdrops config only applying to survival mode.

Visual Fixes:

  • Fixed refreshing hotbar icons when item state changes.
  • Fixed item hotkeyed to 0 showing as 10.
  • Fixed not resetting atmospheric fog when returning to main menu.
  • Fixed atmospheric fog influence on sun rays and aurora borealis.
  • Fixed layout of large images in the menu news feed.
  • Fixed a misplaced parking line in St. Petersburg.
  • Fixed brightness of stars.
3.20.5.0 May 16, 2020

Overview

This update brings improvements to all aspects of the game from fixes to features. Highlights include:

  • Post-processing effects have been upgraded for performance, quality, and fixes. In particular the first-person viewmodel skins now benefit from ambient occlusion and bloom.
  • Valid underground spaces have been manually designated, so players out-of-bounds are automatically teleported back into the map. Along with fixes to miscellaneous physics exploits this ought to put a stop to underground glitch bases.
  • Many new toys for creators from the basis of custom weather events (e.g. sandstorms) to replacing the vanilla crafting recipes in total conversions.

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Update Notes:

Gameplay Changes:

  • Added Non-Headshot Armor Multiplier to zombie config for difficulty or headshot-only modes.
  • Added Bypass_Buildable_Mobility to gameplay config which allows sentry guns and beds on vehicles.
  • Allow_Instakill_Headshots player config applies to zombies when Weapons_Use_Player_Damage is enabled.
  • Passengers cannot repair their vehicle unless per-vehicle Can_Repair_While_Seated is enabled.
  • Oil pumpjacks and fuel tanks can hold more gasoline.
  • Cannot build on vehicles with occupied seats.

Miscellaneous Changes:

  • Accepted several new skin submissions from the curated workshop. View
  • Added confirmation button to menu notifications replacing the dismissal timer.
  • Added underground whitelist volumes that teleport out-of-bounds players back above the terrain.
  • Added timeout when loading map is finished and waiting for server to accept connection.
  • Replaced client-side Steam inventory quantity consolidation with automatic server-side stacking.
  • Anonymous name is shown rather than groupmate nickname while in streamer mode.
  • Upgraded from Unity's post process stack v1 to v2.
  • Zombies stuck during horde beacon are teleported to a valid spawn point.
  • Reworked third-person camera to use sphere sweeps (rather than raycasts) when testing for obstructions.
  • Master bundle hashes are included in game asset hashes to prevent overriding with modified versions. Edit: temporarily disabled.
  • Structures disable LOD group culling to prevent entities from being seen inside bases.
  • Moved asset bundles into per-platform depots to reduce download sizes.

Server Hosting:

  • Added support for Steam game server login tokens. Docs
  • Warn about old versions of RocketMod during server startup. Newer versions have important fixes. Docs
  • Linux ServerHelper.sh script defaults to steamcmd's steamclient.so if available.
  • "+connect" command-line argument properly works with non-standard ports. (Only used 27015-27030 range before.)
  • Added -OfflineOnly command-line flag for dedicated servers that disables requests to internet. In LAN mode it skips the Steam backend connection and uses locally cached workshop items. There will need to be some netcode reworking before purely offline multiplayer is fully supported.

Custom Modding:

  • Added ability for song assets to use master bundle references and legacy localization. Docs
  • Added Valid_Speed_Up and Valid_Speed_Down for vehicles to override sanity checks. (meters per second)
  • Added Relevant_Distance setting to effect assets. Players within this radius will be sent the effect in multiplayer.
  • Added support for multiple blade IDs per weapon.
  • Added Allow_Horde_Beacon setting to zombie difficulty assets.
  • Added Can_Player_Equip setting to items useful for sentry-only weapons.
  • Added Gunshot_Rolloff_Distance setting to guns and Gunshot_Rolloff_Distance_Multiplier to silencers.
  • Added Attack_Anim_Variants, Eat_Anim_Variants, Glance_Anim_Variants and Startle_Anim_Variants settings for animals.
  • Added ClientTextChatMessenger and ServerTextChatMessenger components for mods. Docs
  • Vehicles missing seat transforms spawn defaults and log a warning.
  • Tidied up Dying Light content for mods and added Volatiles to zombie difficulty asset.
  • Added Rarity_Type_Label to inventory localization for switching type-rarity order.
  • Added default localization for kill quest conditions.

Level Editing:

  • Added basic support for custom weather events. Each map can have an unlimited number of custom weather types that trigger events and effects. Docs
  • Added Override_Atmospheric_Fog setting to ambiance volume.
  • Added CraftingBlacklistAsset which can be used per-level to restrict available crafting recipes. Docs
  • Made Ground Upgrade Wizard easier by timeslicing the upgrade and defaulting to grass.

Plugin Development:

  • Added -ConstNetEvents command-line flag to debug whether plugins are writing to the network buffers.
  • Added Provider.onCommenceShutdown, Provider.onBattlEyeKick, Provider.onRejectingPlayer, PlayerLife.onPlayerDied, PlayerQuests.onGroupChanged and UseableGun.onProjectileSpawned events for plugins.
  • All RPCs have individually tuned rate limits to reduce abuse of macro spam. Previously most RPCs shared a common limit.
  • Tidied up effect spawning user code with EffectManager.spawnEffect method that wraps sendEffect.
  • Images used by plugin UIs are cached, and plugins can force a refresh.

Miscellaneous Fixes:

  • Fixed destroying the rock wall on Hawaii. The collider bounds are considered for explosion obstruction tests now.
  • Fixed gap in floor collision of drivable golf cart.
  • Fixed missing barricade subclasses (e.g. traps, storage, generators) in the level editor.
  • Fixed login stance test to use newer hasHeightClearance code path.
  • Fixed delayed attack inputs on server being handled as different types (e.g. shoot as punch) by tagging client expected usage.
  • Potential fix for vehicle death issue by kicking player out before plugin callbacks.
  • Fixed null reference exception if plugin UI asset was missing.
  • Fixed some potential null reference exceptions when exiting vehicle or swapping seats.
  • Fixed older gun damage multiplier not applying to barrel attachments.
  • Fixed damaging trees or resources with nested colliders.
  • Prevent baking foliage while not in editor.
  • Fixed checked move to only ignore initially overlapping colliders.
  • Fixed accidentally shooting when dropping an item into the equipped slot with the mouse.
  • Fixed equipping item when dragging into equipment slot with mouse in multiplayer.
  • Fixed accidentally turning on headlights to drain battery of vehicles without headlights.
  • Fixed makeshift vehicles missing placement bounds and throwing an exception.
  • Fixed clamping turret yaw for driver.
  • Fixed sending inventory RPCs twice in some cases. In particular this was causing issues with multiplayer loadouts.
  • Fixed returning to main menu wasting time during shutdown.
  • Fixed vehicles burning fuel after removing the battery.
  • Fixed plugins setting stance directly rather than testing stance is allowed.
  • Fixed locally predicting removal of Steam tool target item.

Exploit Fixes:

  • Fixed infinitely removing tires using a socketwrench in the safezone.
  • Fixed checking for object obstructions when loading into singleplayer.
  • Fixed zombies losing track of players when leaving bounds vertically. Helicopters were being used to lift zombies out of range of horde beacons.
  • Fixed an undiscovered potential RPC exploit with trees.
  • Fixed glitching through ground underneath Germany ADC hangar.
  • Defer enabling character rigidbody forces until the frame after respawn to maybe fix some vehicle issues.
  • Converted industrial Dock #2 from mesh collider to box colliders to fix overlap exploits.
  • Fixed fishing rod bobber not using continuous collision detection. With the right angle it could be launched through the ground to fish anywhere on the map.
  • Fixed stance transition and obstruction tests to include player clipping. This was abuseable in some places to escape the map border.
  • Fixed foraging resources missing a distance check.

Visual Fixes:

  • Fixed Devil's Bane LOD1 to use the correct material.
  • Fixed nickname showing in spectator overlay for players in other groups.
  • Fixed paintball gun ammo model becoming visible early when reloading from empty.
  • Fixed updating viewmodel offset when sight attachment changes while aiming in multiplayer.
  • Fixed scope, character and item render texture color banding in low light.
  • Fixed transparency fov locking when changing anti-aliasing setting.
  • Fixed Lucky Coins mythical effect in first-person view.
  • Fixed bonesport compound bow inverted spikes.
Dying Light x Unturned - 3.20.4.0 Apr 2, 2020

The Global Relief Effort (GRE) as seen in Dying Light are airdropping humanitarian aid:

HumanitarianAidAirDropPackage.png

Strategically placed blue garbage bags absorb fall damage:

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Players of Dying Light on Steam will receive a skin of the infamous Korek Machete 2.0:

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Rumor has it that Volatile mutations are forming in the darkness:

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Links:

Watch the YouTube trailer for Dying Light's in-game event featuring Unturned content.

Read the corresponding article in the Dying Light community hub. Participate in the global zombie-slaying challenge for rewards, and claim the free Unturned weapons pack!

Browse the Steam page for the crossover promotion.

3.20.3.2 Mar 28, 2020

Patch Notes

Misc:

  • Chat_Always_Use_Rich_Text added to server config allowing servers with plugins to force vanilla messages to use rich text formatting.
  • onThrowableSpawned event in UseableThrowable for custom throwable items.
  • Included care package, blast door and flag in example assets package.

Fixes:

  • Corrected orientation of Dango mythical effects and dragon tails.
  • Prevented exiting vehicle downward through ground in some cases.
  • Vehicles and players loaded above the sky limit are clamped back below.
  • Allow walking out of an object if initially overlapping. For example standing on a stump when the tree respawned was getting players stuck.
  • Throwable items default to continuous collision detection. This is to prevent fast-moving projectiles from passing through the terrain.
  • Changing gun attachments and firemodes are rate-limited.
  • Consumeable items support warming other players.
  • Inactive UI components are eligible for buttons and text formatting for server plugin UIs.
  • Cardinal directions in compass were off by 5 degrees.
3.20.3.0 Mar 7, 2020

Update Notes

General:

  • Graphics menu has more thorough explanations and performance warnings.
  • If server rejects an admin edit the changes are rolled back on the client.
  • Tooltips support rich text and have better contrast.
  • Unboxing is disabled in Belgium and the Netherlands similar to Valve games.
  • Item type in bundle descriptions matches type label.
  • Maps can link to update notes for future curated map updates.

Modding:

  • Newly created devkit maps default to foliage storage v2.
  • Custom airdrop models can be overridden per-level.
  • Example package contains project settings and a few more objects. Including the "ProjectSettings.asset" ensures color space is Linear.
  • Objects can specify Causes_Fall_Damage False to prevent fall damage.

Servers:

  • RocketMod is included with the dedicated server install.
  • BattlEye messages and kicks are logged.
  • Zombie spawn chances internally use weights similar to item spawns.
  • Several barricade functions ensure they are only called from the game thread.

Fixes:

  • Fixed performance of the skybox reflection option.
  • Fixed stitching heightmap corners when using the smooth tool.
  • Fixed file sharing of a few systems when running multiple servers on the same map.
  • Fixed admin and level editor box-selection with UI scale.
  • Fixed road material on LOD1 of the Germany dam.
3.20.2.0 Feb 8, 2020

NEW Easter Island Curated Map:

HangaRoa.png Ma'ungaTerevaka.png AhuTongariki.png PikoResort.png LostCargo.png SunkenTreasures.png

Welcome to Easter Island - now available in-game! From an unprecedented number of unexplored underwater relics to the unrelenting lava flow destroying the Northern shore, this map is quite an adventure.

To host a server running the map add its workshop file ID (1983200271) to the File_IDs list in WorkshopDownloadConfig.json, and set the map to Easter Island in Commands.dat.

This project was created by Steven "MelonCat" Nadeau, Thom "Spebby" Mott, Ben "Paladin" Hoefer and Nolan "Azz" Ross in collaboration with Smile Dev and with thanks to Doug Soderstrom, Danaby2, Madison "Froggo" Wilder and Timo987.

If you enjoy the map and would like to support them, consider checking out the Mystery Box or Bundle on the Stockpile:

EasterIslandBoxorBundle.png

Recent Changes:

  • Rocket is included in the Extras folder with several post-archival bug fixes.
  • France is available on the workshop directly from the creators.
  • Workshop file download restrictions prevent banned items.
  • Fullscreen option split into Exclusive and Borderless.
3.20.1.0 Jan 18, 2020

Foliage:

Official maps using the newer foliage system have all been updated to improve file IO performance. Beforehand each map had many separate files for individual regions. Afterward each map has only a single file combining all of them. This significantly speeds up the "validate game cache" process, downloading updates and downloading workshop maps.

For details on upgrading custom maps: Read Docs

General:

  • Added "Only Equipped" filter for cosmetics and skins.
  • "Insane" skins received attachment skins by Debski.
  • Care package boxes crush players underneath them.
  • Dedicated server handles the Ctrl-C or Ctrl-Break request.
  • Console explicitly defaults to UTF-8 encoding, and the UTF-8 code page on Windows. The Windows built-in SimSun font is recommended for Unicode display.
  • Changed doctor skillset and support icons to hearts.

Fixes:

  • Fixed several movement exploits by disabling overlap recovery and reverting move if character passed through anything.
  • Fixed loading levels with duplicate foliage or landscapes.
  • Fixed Winter Pine Tree #01 billboard red tint.
  • Fixed animal ragdoll exception if missing rigidbody.
  • Fixed sentry gun eye draw distance.
  • Fixed silent swimming exploit.
  • Fixed misc issues with missing item animations, and log if missing.
  • Fixed overlapping barricade placed on vehicle.
  • Fixed server exploit advertising different workshop items than downloaded.
  • Fixed case where gun could be dequipped immediately after shooting.
  • Fixed problems with quest rewards that granted multiple items.
  • Fixed unable to use skycrane hook and blimp in multiplayer.
  • Fixed prematurely unmuting the loading screen in a few cases.
  • Fixed delay updating lighting when Use_Skybox_Ambience is enabled.
  • Fixed sun and moon atmospheric fog color during rain and snow.
  • Fixed emissive flags on many materials.

Modding:

  • Added "-LogAssemblyResolve" command-line flag.
  • Log animal and object missing animation clips with validate flag.
  • Log context for unsupported resetting of NPC quest condition in multiplayer.

Translation Tools:

  • HUD debug text can be translated in Console.dat
  • Translated EconInfo.json is now loaded from localization's folder.
  • Maps can translate location names e.g. "Oulton's_Isle Castle" in their localization files.
  • Localizations can contain a "Maps" folder with per-map translations e.g. "PEI.dat".
  • Language setup is logged during startup.

2019

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
3.19.19.0 Dec 7, 2019

Holiday Festivities:

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Throughout the winter holidays each level is sporting some seasonal decorations, from gifts of weaponry under trees to NPC outfits. Cosmetic present boxes are also dropping for a limited time.

Unlike past years where certain maps had a separate decorated version, PEI is using a new "redirector" feature that changes the map for the duration of the event. This allows saves to transfer, and for the map to be replayed in subsequent years.

Fog Density:

FogDensityUpdate.png

Historically height fog and distance fog have been configured separately, and were optional. Creators can now enforce fog from a thin morning mist to a thick soup.

Vendor Currencies:

NPCs trading for experience does not exactly make a ton of sense.

VendorCurrenciesUpdate.png

Originally the idea with the Liberator was a somewhat socialist mix of "helping out the community builds experience" and redeeming favor for items. Starting with P.Riso however, NPCs can instead trade for arbitrary "currency" items whether that be the Canadian ones, or a custom set.

For more details: Read Docs

Steam Inventory:

Upgrades for the in-game Steam inventory view.

  • Boxes and bundles label ambiguous item types in the description.
  • Skins list attachments and other details in their description.
  • Descriptions of items can be searched in-game.
  • Items can be sorted by factors such as rarity and name.
  • Searches match multiple tokens e.g. "mask warloc" will find the "Warlock Mask".

Respecting the Geneva Conventions:

Unturned has been unwittingly misusing the Red Cross symbol in-game, which has now been corrected. The Red Cross is a humanitarian organization, and preserving the meaning of the symbol is important to protecting their personnel and patients.

For more information: Read Here

Affected in-game assets include the healthbar, ambulances and medical tents which have been converted to hospital H's. If you find other uses in-game please let me know.

Quality of Life:

Pressing the Up and Down arrow keys in chat cycles through previously sent messages. This is intended to make it easier to send repeat commands.

Maps in the Singleplayer menu have links to browse internet servers running that level. For maps with complex names this should make it easier to find matching servers.

The minimum level of detail (LOD) screen size has been doubled, and player models maximum draw distance matches structures. Raising the minimum LOD seeks to prevent players from being seen before structures are drawn in. Likewise the maximum distance can no longer be raised separately.

Official proper documentation for server hosting has begun, and is linked from the Servers menu.

Resolution Overrides:

To help avoid miscellaneous issues that occasionally arrise related to resolution, several overrides have been added.

  • If Unity command-line resolution is specified the game will not try to override it.
  • In-game resolutions are overridden if -w #, -h #, -width # or -height # are specified on the command-line because those are often suggested.
  • When UI scale is misconfigured it can be fixed up with -ui_scale # on the command-line, or in the Preferences.json file.

New Gameplay Options:

Allow_Per_Character_Saves is enabled by default, but can be disabled to prevent multiple characters per account from being used to store items offline.

Group_Player_List can be disabled to hide group alliances from the in-game player list.

Friendly_Fire allows groupmates to damage each other when enabled.

Modded Content:

Vehicle Physics Profiles:

Increased control over vehicle settings can now be done in bulk with this new asset type. In particular most of the vanilla vehicles have been changed to front-wheel-drive for stability.

One of the goals introducing profiles is to improve the handling of vanilla wheeled vehicles. Feel free to experiment with the default profiles, and propose changes to them.

For more details: Read Docs

New Event Scripts:

Several new scripts have been added to the built-in package. These allow custom interactable objects to run extra commands now, and for chat messages to control objects similar to the Russia easter egg quest.

For more details: Read Docs

General Improvements:

  • Custom interactable objects can use navmesh cuts. Refer to the aircraft carrier door in the example package.
  • Body mesh replacements can hide hair and beard.
  • Hair_Override option for hats, glasses or masks to use hair material.
  • Maps on the workshop can specify the "Custom Game" category.
  • Infinite_Ammo and Infinite_Quality options for sentry guns.
  • Subdirectories of the Sandbox directory are treated as workshop folders for testing.
  • Workshop menu links to the newer documentation site.
  • Salvage_Duration_Multiplier for individual buildable items.
  • Min_Spawn_Placement and Max_Spawn_Placement for trains.
  • Hint message popup NPC reward type.
  • Door and window slots are somewhat supported on vehicles.
  • Kills_Tree NPC condition type.
  • Guns support in-world Ammo_Counter text component.
  • Allow_Collision_While_Animating option for doors to restore old behavior.

Reload Command:

When tuning assets in singleplayer the "/reload" chat command can be used to quickly reload changes to a single file. It accepts a GUID or a specific directory path to reload. For example /reload a gun asset and then equipping the gun will use the new values.

Consumeable Changes:

  • Bleeding_Modifier can be set to None, Cut or Heal.
  • Bones_Modifier can be set to None, Heal or Break.
  • Oxygen is settable and can be positive or negative.
  • Hallucination and stamina are replicated when using healing items on other players.
  • NPC rewards can be triggered with Quest_Rewards # and Quest_Reward_#_X.
  • Items can be granted with Item_Reward_Spawn_ID #, Min_Item_Rewards # and Max_Item_Rewards #.

Weapon Changes:

  • Player_Damage_Bleeding can be set to Default, Always, Never or Heal.
  • Player_Damage_Bones can be set to None, Always or Heal.
  • Player_Damage_Food, Player_Damage_Water, Player_Damage_Virus and Player_Damage_Hallucination have been added.

Level Editor Searches:

  • Search fields support multiple tokens, and masterbundle filter e.g. "mb:france".
  • Reusable lists of objects from favorite searches.
  • Resource placement tool has a search field.

For more details: Read Docs

Code Plugins:

Events and improvements for plugins.

  • Vanilla death menu can be disabled by EPluginWidgetFlags.ShowDeathMenu.
  • onAnyFlagUpdated event for quest progress tracking.
  • onRelayVoice event for custom voice channels.
  • sendUIEffectImageURL allows dynamic images to be loaded from a web address.
  • sendPluginJumpMultiplier override jump height.
  • onPlayerAllowedToDamagePlayer overrides friendly fire behavior.
  • Admin base editor events for auditing or permissions.
  • -NoDefaultLog command-line flag to prevent X.log file creation.
  • setLogFilePath can replace log file location while running.
  • Barricade and structure instance IDs are persisted after restart.
  • Tire tool onModifyTireRequested event.

Fixes:

Editor:

  • Fixed pasting scale not working properly when in global coordinate system.
  • Fixed applying weights in spawn table editor.
  • Fixed flying while GUI has focus. There is a related issue with right-clicking a button and dragging off, but that will be resolved in a future Unity update.
  • Fixed reloading assets in-game loading the server versions of vehicles.

Exploits:

  • Fixed peeking upward through ceilings while crouched. Now the camera gets pushed downward.
  • Fixed using mannequin pose change to push self upward.
  • Fixed rapidly swapping clothes to lag server. This is now rate-limited.
  • Fixed walking on precision charges.
  • Fixed deleting groups with multiple admins allowing max members to be bypassed.
  • Fixed item pickup to respect line-of-sight test.
  • Fixed landscape heightmaps to be included in level hash.
  • Fixed teleporting while in vehicle to force out of vehicle.

Multiplayer:

  • Fixed potential cause of losing connection after dieing in a vehicle crash discarding inputs.
  • Fixed several potential mismatch issues when building RPC table.
  • Fixed handling of integers over big endian connections.
  • Fixed several potential causes of barricade and structure desync issues, and added related warnings.
  • Fixed serverside movement pausing if teleported onto a ladder.

General:

  • Fixed rest gesture not resetting upon entering a vehicle turret.
  • Fixed hostile animals fleeing from noise alerts rather than investigating.
  • Fixed exiting vehicle when exit distance was slightly too near a wall.
  • Fixed vehicle exit ground test to consider vehicles, and allow up/down points.
  • Fixed clicking suicide button while already dead not re-opening death menu.
  • Fixed zombies falling out of the map to get teleported to a valid spawnpoint.
  • Fixed zombies not being killed by death barriers built into objects.
  • Fixed running GUI code during unused layout event.
  • Fixed item and character UI previews on MacOS.
  • Fixed Dragonfang and Hell's Fury ammo descriptions. [Thanks Jean]
3.19.18.0 Nov 9, 2019

NEW California Curated Map:

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We hope you enjoyed these postcards from the new map! California is now available in-game, and is the first return to the United States mainland since Washington in 2015.

Watch Release Trailer Video

To host a server running the map add its workshop ID (1905768396) to the File_IDs list in WorkshopDownloadConfig.json, and set the map to California in Commands.dat.

This project was created by clue and Renaxon with special thanks to Letgalian and Vilespring. If you'd like to support them consider checking out the Journalist and Mercenary bundles on the Stockpile:

CaliforniaJournalistMercenaryBundles.png

Miscellaneous Changes:

  • Added California Journalist and Mercenary bundles to Stockpile.
  • Organized editor tools, mod hooks and project settings into Project package.
  • Documented project setup and example assets: Getting Started
  • Included berries, ambient audio and road textures in ExampleAssets package.
  • Fixed drag-selecting multiple items in admin building editor.
3.19.17.0 Nov 2, 2019

Update Notes

Text Contrast Preferences: Settings for outlines vs shadows on text have been added to the Preferences.json file. They are split into text with colorful backdrops like the game world and map, and text with inconspicuous black/white backdrops. Values are "Default", "Outline" or "Shadow".

Door Collision: Animated colliders on doors, hatches, shutters, etc are now disabled while playing the animation until nobody is overlapping them. This is a more drastic approach aiming to prevent remaining physics exploits involving doors.

-ValidateAssets Improvements: More checks have been added, and miscellaneous core content has received fixes. Key warnings have been documented here: Read

Should_Delete_At_Zero_Quality: New option for useable items. Intended for disposable melee weapons that break after a certain amount of usage, but compatible with all equippable items. Can be set to true, defaults to false.

Misc:

  • Mask, glasses, and hat mythical effects are horizontally centered.
  • Target (yellow) arena circle is animated on map overlay.

Fixes:

  • Projectiles like rockets and grenades no longer collide with world borders or collision volumes.
  • Character mesh override restores 1st person mesh for viewmodel after dequipping.
  • Grizzly magazine alignment was changed to match Zone Defender skin.
  • Skin names which did not match the item name were synchronized e.g. Crusader Blade skin was changed to Crusader Katana.
  • Carpat cosmetic texture compression was corrected.
  • Vehicles with default rigidbody and wheel collider mass are slightly increased if Wheel_Collider_Mass_Override is not set.
  • Zombie difficulty asset stun thresholds are saved from devkit.
  • Teleporting to obstructed map markers uses the highest available position.
  • Invalid quests without details or assets are excluded from quest list display.
  • Monolith object uses gravel physical material like other boulders.
  • Zeus hair normals are smoothed like the base hair.
  • Doors can be placed in House_12 porch doorway.
  • Attachments with missing models will not be spawned, and warnings are logged during loading.
  • If individual asset version is higher than master bundle version it will be used instead.
  • Materials with standard shader and transparent render mode have keywords set similar to fade mode. Previously only fade render mode had keywords adjusted.
  • HWID includes several other factors, as a concern with deviceUniqueId was raised.
  • Closing admin editor cancels drag.
3.19.16.0 Sep 21, 2019

Halloween:

Autumn leaves coat the ground, the smell of pumpkin spice lingers in the air, and literal green zombies are stampeding around breaking car physics, stacking on each others heads and eating solid objects... it must be Halloween!

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Until November 1st the event is active:

  • Decorations have been added to some towns on all of the official maps, and the Liberator dress-up party has returned.
  • Halloween Gift Presents containing costumes and skins are dropping.
  • Several community-created items have been accepted to the Stockpile. In particular the Warlock and Obsidian Knight bundles are quite appropriately themed!

Enjoy your Halloween, and happy trick-or-treating!

Edit: The 2019 Steam Halloween Sale is now live, and for the first time Unturned item bundles are discounted in the Stockpile! Browse Discounts Here

Unity 2018.4 LTS: Unturned has upgraded from 2017.4 to 2018.4. This change should be mostly behind-the-scenes, but I'll be keeping two eyes out for the bug reports. Some of the direct benefits include:

  • Nested prefabs for modders, significantly speeding up asset development
  • Headless dedicated server optimizations and performance improvements.
  • Significantly improved .NET / mono stability, and stability in general.
  • Terrain rendering CPU optimizations via instancing.

For more details on the update: Read More Here In the future this will allow us to update the outdated post-process effects, and take advantage of the scriptable render pipeline for superior performance.

Miscellaneous Changes:

  • Added -ValidateAssets command-line option, and moved some of the slower asset checks behind this flag.
  • Asset checks for missing meshes are now more thorough for more asset types.
  • Multiple workshop maps can be specifically highlighted at a time now.
  • Reworked logging systems, in particular benefiting servers. All information is in the Client.log or Server_XYZ.log files now.
  • Fixed item drop exception for misconfigured animals.
  • Lighting material values are cached before changing.
  • Disabled unused Unity player loop subsystems.
  • Object visibility updates are only checked while changing zones.
  • Text outlines are only used on colorful backgrounds, and other text now has shadows instead.
  • Fixed featured item labels to only show during new time window.
  • Updated all vanilla terrain shaders to take advantage of instancing, and corrected some specular lighting issues.
  • Fixed small values in some attachments being ignored.
  • Sort-of workaround for GUI color problem on MacOS.
  • Improved material and shader fixup process for older asset bundles.
  • Stripped a variety of code that should not be in the game itself.
  • Mute game volume on loading screen. There were some annoying noises depending where the loading camera was.
  • Updated from SplatPrototypes to TerrainLayers API.
  • Replaced usage of WWW with UnityWebRequest.
  • Prevent duplicate asset bundle loading in the pending master bundle list.

Edit: 3.19.16.x Patch Notes

3.19.15.0 Sep 21, 2019

Dango Map:

Danaby2, creator of several wildly different maps such as the wild-west Canyon Arena, has now released his latest creation: Dango

This map is set on a series of flying islands inspired by Japan, and intended to be played as a multiplayer deathmatch. It features a suite of insane new weapons like a fish launcher which fires backwards, and is definitely worth a visit in-game.

Mystery Box Changes:

As you may well know, it's been about two years since the last mystery box was added. Given the controversy around random items we focused instead on individually purchasable item bundles, however the older mystery boxes are still in high demand. To try and offer the best of both worlds, the new Dango Map Mystery Box is different from past boxes:

  • Collection of all items is available for purchase on the Stockpile, not just from the box.
  • Each item has an equal probability of being unboxed, and can be hovered over to see the percent chance.
  • Boxes have a 10% chance of dropping an additional bonus item e.g. kill counter.
  • Dango box is available on the Stockpile, and does not require a key.
3.19.14.0 Sep 14, 2019

Version Numbering:

Going forward version numbers will follow a 3.{year}.{update}.{patch} pattern. In the past updates were split between "major" and "minor", but this lead to huge skips in version numbers when releasing several maps in a row. Unturned had been following the previous scheme for slightly more than 5 years, so this style was experimented with for map versions and Unturned II prior to commiting to it.

Workshop:

  • Files used by a server can be subscribed or unsubscribed from the sever info screen. Subscribing will keep the files up-to-date and save time joining the server.
  • Subscribed files can be enabled or disabled from in-game without uninstalling them. This menu is linked from the singleplayer workshop maps list, and the in-game workshop menu. Changes take effect the next time the game is started.

General Improvements:

  • Included example server scripts on Windows and Linux.
  • Added ability to skip unboxing animation with Esc key.
  • Mouse-over items in mystery boxes to see individual probability.
  • Halloween and Festive menus, as well as promo menus as async loaded.
  • Rainbow jersey item was added to playtime drops.
  • Musical mythical effect minor adjustments.
  • Adjusted trophy skin gold/silver appearance.
  • Clarify refresh categories on server list.
  • Threaded console is no longer the default on Linux.

Modding:

  • Has_Global_Electricity in level Config.json. All level config properties have now been documented in the U3-Docs repository.
  • Strings with >255 length are now replicated for custom UIs.
  • Level can override dropship model, see DefaultLevel.asset file.
  • EffectUI command can be used from server console.
  • All attachments can affect ballistic damage, not just magazines.
  • Allow_Manual_Drop item option.
  • Zombie difficulty assets can override stun values.
  • Marker text can be overridden by plugins.

Fixes:

  • Several issues with loading objects at the world border on "insane" map sizes were fixed.
  • Discoloration on top of Metal Bench #1 has been corrected.
  • Viewmodels and enemy models now properly work with >4 LODs, and game objects are found from the LODGroup renderers list.
  • Yukon sea level is disabled.
  • Beta invite is no longer marked as consumable.
  • Client locally marks box as used when repeatedly opening boxes.
  • Secondary weapon slot takes priority over primary when picking up items.
  • Workshop update config accepts rich text and should not be clobbered.
  • Case where kick/ban/shutdown might not have been sent was potentially fixed.

Recent Events:

MoltonMontro, a friendly and helpful guy you may have met in the community over the past few years, is now working with SDG in an official capacity. He's going to be helping out with a variety of projects like curated map quality control and community blog posts, as well as behind-the-scenes work he's been helping with for some time like maintaining the wiki and forum servers.

Documentation for 3.0's modding features is now available from a main repository, and will be expanded over time for new features and write-ups on older features. This includes both plugins and assets. Most recently the level config properties have been documented. See Here

Edit: The .1 patch fixed an issue with LODs on a few items (e.g. dragonfang and bayonet) that was preventing them from being used due to the viewmodel changes. Canyon Arena has also been moved to the workshop, but is automatically subscribed in order to avoid breaking any dependent maps.

3.30.6.0 Aug 17, 2019

France:

Last week the France map team released a sizable patch with a variety of interesting balance changes e.g. new scrap item for Focus weaponry. For more details: Read Here

Maps:

  • When searching for a particular map, the server list will only show servers running the same version as you have installed. The map filter has also been replaced with a text map name filter which allows searching for maps not installed locally. If a local map is detected (by prefix) the search will use that full name.
  • Improvements to how curated maps are featured in-game. Rio's release was not as clearly communicated, so the map has been re-featured.
  • Workshop maps feedback button links to discussion board.

Hosting:

  • Dedicated server monitors for updates while hosting a workshop map. By default the server will notify players that it is shutting down for an update, but this can be configured in WorkshopDownloadConfig.json or overridden by plugins.
  • Auto workshop downloads now try to use cached installs aggressively. Steam does cache auto-installed items for a period, but still prefers to re-download them. Now the game looks for the "Needs Update" flag, and if not detected, will skip re-downloading. The goal here is to improve join times for servers with large numbers of auto-download content, but if problematic, subscribing will keep the content up-to-date.
  • Threaded console is now the default, but the older console can be enabled with -LegacyConsole command-line flag. This may conflict with Rocketmod's console on Linux until updated, however the hope is to improve vanilla dedicated server support.

Plugins:

  • Hashed player hardware ID is available server-side for use banning. Cheaters will obviously use fake HWIDs, but it's another tool in the administrative tool belt.
  • Server relay can immediately redirect. If there is a negative player response to this feature it will be adjusted or disabled.

Modding:

  • Made Mannequins moddable and exported an example package.
  • Guns with fire delay can include "FireDelay" sound played at input.
  • Slot type "Any" for useables that can be equipped in primary, secondary, or inventory.
  • Can_Aim_During_Sprint option for guns.
  • Allow_Magazine_Change gun option similar to Hook_X options.
  • Should_Fill_After_Detach option for magazines. This effectively provides infinite ammo, with the trade-off of choosing the time to reload.
  • Visible_On_Ragdoll option for large clothes.

Fixes:

  • Vehicles now respawn up to max instances when multiple are destroyed simultaneously.
  • Disconnect if server workshop usage does not match advertised usage.
  • Fixed potential exploit destroying holiday / timed objects.

Curated Map | Rio de Janeiro:

Travel to South America with Rio, now available in-game! It features iconic destinations such as the redeemer statue, and has future updates planned. For more details check out the map's workshop page: Read Here

You can also install the map from in-game by navigating to Play > Singleplayer > Curated and clicking subscribe, or searching for "Rio de Janeiro" on the server list. After Steam finishes downloading the map, Unturned will detect it and install the map without needing to restart.

Going forward curated maps are being distributed through the workshop - more details in the previous 3.30.5.0 update notes. This Rio section is at the bottom of the update notes because at the time of writing the map is featured prominently at the top of the main menu.

3.30.5.0 Aug 3, 2019

Curated Maps:

If you're reading this from the in-game menu within a week or two of the update coming out then you can see that Rio is featured above!

In order to reduce load times and keep the installation size reasonable, curated maps have typically been transitioned to the workshop after several months. This was problematic for a variety of reasons however, such as suddenly having to subscribe to the map in order to keep its assets, or for hosts needing to switch the server to the workshop version.

With the recent improvements to the game's workshop integration (e.g. auto-detecting workshop dependencies, installing while in-game), my hope is that taking this featured article approach will improve all aspects of the curated maps system:

  • Creators have full control over their article and can patch / update the map without waiting for me to release a main game update. This was one of the reasons for adding per-map version numbers.
  • Maps will not get moved to the workshop after an arbitrary period.
  • If you're not interested in the map you can click the "Dismiss" button in the top-right to hide it and return to the trending workshop items. Note that the curated articles are shown for a specific number of days before going back to the default.

If you have any feedback on these changes please share!

Update Notes

  • Added onEnterVehicleRequested, onExitVehicleRequested and onSwapSeatRequested events.
  • Added gun attachment change request events.
  • Added onConsumeRequested and onConsumePerformed events.
  • NPC Event reward delegate passes instigating player.
  • Fixed id/name upgrade log spam related to devkit objects.
  • Fixed landscape tile basemap distance during satellite capture.
  • Included All_Tool_Items unity package in examples.
  • Misc improvements to -ThreadedConsole mode.
3.30.4.0 July 26, 2019

Client Workshop Improvements:

  • Popular and featured workshop item articles can now be dismissed. If the carousel is empty then the next-most popular item is used.
  • Featured workshop item subscription can be managed from the title menu.
  • Workshop subscriptions changed while in-game are detected and update the maps list.

Server Workshop Improvements:

  • Moved WorkshopDownloadIDs.json into WorkshopDownloadConfig.json. Server now caches query results and will retry when query fails.
  • Whitelist/blacklist download restrictions are now enforced during connection.

Quality of Life:

  • Flashbangs can no longer be used in safezones or around friendly sentry guns.
  • Teleport command and NPC teleport rewards now report when destination was obstructed.
  • Oxygen now persists between logins to prevent resetting it at high altitudes.
  • Stockpile new label is now dismissed when the button is clicked.

Map Creation:

  • Added support for per-level tips, enabled by setting "Tips" to a number in Config.json, and then adding Tip_0, Tip_1, Tip_# to localization file.
  • Added level Allow_Skills and Allow_Information config.
  • Added Prevent_Building_Near_Spawnpoint_Radius to level config (default 16.0).

Asset Creation:

  • Custom objects can specify Add_Kill_Triggers true to cause Triggers children with name "Kill" to kill players.
  • Added Can_Use_Underwater true/false for equipable items which defaults to false for primaries.

Plugin Development:

  • Added questCompleted event for plugins.
  • Added updateReplicatedState barricade function for plugins.
  • Added helper functions for plugins to easily spawn replicated buildables.
  • Added onPerformingAid and onPerformedAid events to UseableConsumeable for plugins. Individual stats are best compared by using both, as theys always occur in pairs.
  • Disabled many missing asset related errors when -SkipAssets is enabled.
  • Replaced serversideSetPluginModal with EPluginWidgetFlags granting more control of UI.
  • Tidied up some of the damage events by moving parameters into structs, and tracking the damage instigator.

Game Config:

  • Added gameplay config for disabling structure, barricade and vehicle zombie targeting.
  • Added Use_Airdrops to gameplay config.
  • Added Enable_Kick_Input_Spam and Enable_Kick_Input_Timeout config.

Server Console:

  • Hosts can now specify -NoWin32Console on the command line to prevent the Windows server from manually allocating/freeing a console window.
  • Separated Windows-specific console input/output from shared console code, and allowed plugins to override IO handling by implementing ICommandInputOutput and calling setIOHandler. When using a custom handler you can specify -NoDefaultConsole on the command line.

Fixes:

  • Fixed Paddle repair blueprint.
  • Fixed clothes not respecting Should_Drop_On_Death option.
  • Vehicles in safezones now properly ignore all damage.
  • Fixed not loading per-map .content files from workshop during connection.
  • Fixed log files not sharing read access.
  • Fixed several plugin network events not wrapped in try-catch blocks.
  • Fixed cancelling pending exchange notification.
  • Fixed Spread_Aim between 0.8 and 1 visually increasing crosshair size.

Miscellaneous:

  • Menu notification system which was added back in 2017 but never used now supports timed windows and dismissing it, so today it links to the Short Film Contest voting stages. I expect we'll see it again for future community events.
  • Accepted three new outfit bundles.
3.30.3.0 June 22, 2019

Stockpile:

  • Added two bundles created by the Candyland workshop map team.
  • Accepted several new curated workshop skins to the Stockpile.

Quality of Life

  • Pause menu can be opened from death screen.
  • Freecam and legacy editor camera speed can be adjusted.
  • Version mismatch disconnects show the server's version.
  • Cosmetics inventory automatically merges crafting material stacks.
  • Player icons are shown on map while using spectator freecam.

Servers:

  • Anonymous dedicated server is now available separetly from the game client as AppID 1110390. It contains the 64-bit Windows and Linux headless servers, and strips many client-only files to optimize download times and disk space.
  • Dedicated servers auto-downloads child workshop items form collections and dependencies.
  • Added gameplay config option to retain primary/secondary equipment after death.
  • Scam or inappropriate servers can now be blacklisted by regex.

Loading:

  • Imprived startup time by deferring some loading to the first time you enter each map. You can disable this with the "-NoDeferAssets" command-line option. For the moment this applies to vehicles and level objects because most assets are known by map load time.
  • Display master bundle mountin progress.
  • Show name of downloading workshop item if known.

Level Editing:

  • Added per-level version numbers so that workshop maps can be updated smoothly.
  • Added "Weather_Override" to level's Config.json which can be set to "Rain" or "Snow"
  • Added "Use_Vanilla_Bubbles" true/false option to Level.config for disabling underwater bubbles.
  • Added optional "GameModeLabel" localization override per-map.

Modding:

  • Added "_Auto_Equip" true/false option for NPC item rewards.
  • Added "Should_Delete_After_Use" true/false option for consumeable items.
  • Added "Can_Steal_Battery" true/false option for vehicles.
  • Added "Projectile_Damage_Multiplier", "Projectile_Blast_Radius_Multiplier" and "Projectile_Launch_Force_Multiplier" for projectile ammo.
  • Added "Ammo_Per_Shot" and "Fire_Delay_Seconds" numeric options for guns.
  • Replaced gun Delete_Empty_Magazines flag with Should_Delete_Empty_Magazines true/false which now overrides action item mode.

Plugin Development:

  • Added DamageTool zombieDamaged and animalDamaged events.
  • Added "-SkipAssets" command-line flag. Useful for quickly iterating on server-side code.
  • Added onSiphonVehicleRequested event.
  • Tweaked onCraftingRequested to be easier to use as onCraftBlueprintRequested.

Tweaks:

  • Arena wall more visually appealing.
  • Vehicles cannot be siphoned while locked.
  • Projectile impacts ensure hit is not child of owner.

Fixes:

  • Fixed item hotbar when client is missing an item asset.
  • Fixed Greece not referencing Hawaii as a dependency.
  • Fixed requesting vehicles on server exceeding max packet size.
  • Fixed GameSense integration had not been enabled on build machine. "-GameSense" command-line option can be used to enable it. Note that only health, ammo, barrel quality and firemode are currently supported.
3.30.2.0 June 1, 2019

Belgium Update:

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The Belgium community map team has prepared a large update, so the featured duration has been extended to June 15th.

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added Belgium Poacher outfit as well as several curated workshop skins to the Stockpile.
  • Added "Manage Subscriptions" button to workshop play menu.
  • Added Allow_Placement_On_Vehicle true/false barricade option, defaults to false for beds and sentries.
  • Added Sentry_Freeform build type.
  • Added onCraftingRequested event.
  • Added Vulnerable_To_Fists true/false and Vulnerable_To_All_Melee_Weapons true/false options for resources.

Improvements:

  • Improved retired maps list to have icons, view on workshop and sub/unsub buttons.

Tweaks:

  • Hawaii has been retired to the workshop. Maps which use Hawaii content can add the Hawaii Assets workshop item as a dependency, and now players can auto-subscribe to the map plus its dependencies through the in-game curated maps list.
  • Re-exported All_Shaders example package.
  • Included Pumpjack example package.

Fixes:

  • Fixed replicating plugin text/visibility RPCs.
  • Fixed applying ragdoll effect to arrow explosions.
  • Fixed zombie clothing when a shirt/pants texture is missing.
  • Fixed a couple bugs related to Should_Drop_On_Death.
3.30.1.0 May 8, 2019

Additions:

  • Added Spawn_Loadouts option to per-level config similar to Arena_Loadouts.
  • Added Should_Drop_On_Death true/false per-item option.
  • Added onVehicleCarjacked event for plugins to prevent jacking cars.
  • Added onOpenStorageRequested, onPreSave and onPostSave events.
  • Added onEffectTextCommitted event for custom UI text fields.
  • Added sendUIEffectText to directly change custom UI text.
  • Added WeatherEventHook for custom objects to listen for day/night, full moon, rain and snow.
  • Added Allow_Ctrl_Shift_Alt_Salvage to Preferences.json which enables fast bulk salvaging of items.

Fixes:

  • Fixed validating attached items hash during equip rather than during attach.
  • Fixed trying to instantiate missing barricade/structure assets.
  • Fixed a kick if server stalled for more than one second.
  • Fixed hashing trees in level when Should_Verify_Objects_Hash is enabled.
3.30.0.0 April 5, 2019

Welcome to Belgium! | NEW Curated Map:

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Watch Gameplay Trailer

Created by Ben "Paladin" Hoefer, Ethan "Cyllek" Brookman, Nathan "Wolf_Maniac" Zwerka and Nicolas "Putin3D" Arisi with thanks to Nolan "Azz", Husky and Noobyfish, Belgium is newly released for exploration! This map features modernized yet medieval cities, beautiful vistas and boating through active waterways.

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If you'd like to support this team in their creation of future maps you can check out the Belgium item bundles on the Stockpile here: Belgian Infantry Lil' EBR Acid Trooper Revenue from map items and bundles are split 50% to the map team, 30% to Steam and 20% to Unturned.

Change Notes: Additions:

  • Added Belgium to curated maps list until May 5th.
  • Added Belgian Infantry, Lil' EBR and Acid Trooper item bundles to Stockpile.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked unity logs to be written to UnityDebug_*.log in logs folder rather than appdata so that they are easier to find.

Fixes:

  • Fixed horrible voice audio when using walkie talkie after relay change. Was caused by code using Stop() rather than Pause()! Sigh.
  • Fixed some issues registering installed workshop content while Steam is in offline mode.
  • Fixed Retrowave skins emission, and fixed accept process not enabling _EMISSION keyword.
  • Fixed Hawaii Red Scrounger missing collision on rear half.
3.29.5.0 April 4, 2019

Additions:

  • Added ability to craft random mythical skins.
  • Accepted several limited-time skins to the Stockpile.
  • Added Child_Explosion_Armor_Multiplier to vehicle assets and server vehicle config. When an explosion is obstructed by buildables attached to a vehicle, the damage is multiplied by these values. Prior to this update the equivelant value was 0%. Now the default for individual vehicles is 20% (0.2) and 100% (1) in server config, so an explosion blocked by armor plating on a vehicle will deal 20% of the explosion damage to the vehicle itself.
  • Added onDamageTireRequested event.
  • Added CollisionEventHook to ModHooks.

Improvements:

  • Improved voice data to be relayed through server. More details below.
  • Improved Stockpile Bundles to show preview images of all contained items.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked menu warning to show missing vehicle and buildable.
  • Tweaked seeds to no longer absorb explosive damage!

Fixes:

  • Fixed level hash to include lighting nodes, preventing editor enabling light underground.
  • Fixed shooting while walking into underwater not dequipping immediately.
  • Fixed landscape tile seams when using pixel average smooth tool.
  • Fixed connecting to IPs with whitespace in front/back.
  • Fixed crediting player stats for explosive kills.
  • Fixed ragdoll effects attached to rocket launchers.
  • Fixed rockets going the wrong direction in multiplayer when aiming at rubble.

Mythic Crafting: Bet nobody saw this coming! Details:

  • Skin is randomly selected from all weapon skins including drops, crates, and stockpile items, but excluding unique trophy skins. This means you can get skins that have never had mythical versions before. Chance / weighting of each item are equal.
  • Mythic effect is selected from weapon-compatible set, and all effects have an equal chance of being selected. Technically these are different from the "Mythic" tag because they use a newer Steam feature, so they show as "Particle" tags in the inventory.
  • Crafting requires x1,000 salvaged materials. This is an insane amount, and might be tweaked in the future. Some of the goals of mythic crafting are to improve the long-term value of your items, keep existing mythics valuable, and incentive sinking large quantities of items out of the economy, so it had to be a large amount. One factor is that inevitably bots will buy up all the 3 cent items for ~$30 per crafted mythic.

Voice Relay: Previously voice chat was sent from the speaker to the appropriate players using Steam's P2P network, however this had the downside of opening clients to voice packet spam, likely abused by cheats. Now this data is validated through the dedicated server, and plugins can set allowVoiceChat to enable/disable voice for specific players.

Greece: File:Greeceworkshopversionhistory.png

Greece has now been retired to the Steam Workshop, and can be downloaded here:

View on Workshop

Other mods that use Greece assets can add Greece as a "Required Item" from their owner controls to show players it's a prerequisite.

3.29.4.0 March 26, 2019

Additions:

  • Added Fuel_Burn_Rate option. (units per second)
  • Added Root_#_Override spawn table option which zeros the weight of default spawns, useful for total conversion mods.
  • Added BatteryMode_Driving, BatteryMode_Empty, BatteryMode_Headlights and BatteryMode_Sirens which can all be set to Burn, Charge or None.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked lean obstruction test to use capsule overlap rather than a single ray.
  • Tweaked bicycle to be vulnerable to weaponry. Why wasn't it?!
  • Tweaked missing buildable kicks to log item ID.
  • Tweaked inspectable properties to be read-only while in-game.

Fixes:

  • Fixed potential issue retrieving server camera mode.
  • Fixed catching exceptions thrown during core server plugin callbacks.
  • Fixed server vulnerable to cheat input packet spam.
  • Fixed salvage duration override comparison.
  • Fixed spec ops helmet display rarity.
  • Fixed saving non-finite player positions.
  • Fixed cursor color option header.
3.29.3.0 March 13, 2019

Additions:

  • Added resource drops multiplier to config.
  • Added *_Origin crafting output flag which can be set to World, Admin, Craft or Nature overriding default item origin type.
  • Added sendSalvageTimeOverride RPC for plugins.
  • Added sendRelayToServer RPC for plugins to move player to another server.
  • Added Foliage_Cut_Radius setting to floor structure types.
  • Added Kills_Object condition type which takes an _Object GUID, and an optional _Nav area. Requires destroying certain number of objects.

Improvements:

  • Improved inventory search to be useable while filtering stat counters.
  • Improved kill counter visibility to respect skin visibility toggle.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked quicksave button to take the place of favourite button in singleplayer.
  • Tweaked spec ops helmet to exist.

Fixes:

  • Fixed stuck loading assets when master bundle failed to load.
  • Fixed blimp center of mass.
  • Fixed colliders on Greece Backlash gun.
  • Fixed unable to lean over waist-height walls.
  • Fixed forcing camera into walls by leaning while running sideways.
  • Fixed LOD issues with apple juice and canned beef.
  • Fixed potential causes of some workshop download failures.
3.29.2.0 February 24, 2019

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added Zero Kelvin Weapon Kit craftable with 50 salvaged materials.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked farms to be plantable anywhere when Ignore_Soil_Restrictions is flagged.
  • Tweaked XZ border movement restrictions to only apply within terrain bounds.
  • Tweaked vehicle entry to check line-of-sight between player and their seat.
  • Tweaked vanilla teleport command to prevent teleporting to a player inside a vehicle.
  • Tweaked teleport helper functions to check for available space.

Fixes:

  • Fixed makeshift vehicles disrespecting the buildable request event.
  • Fixed a particular tree on Hawaii using incorrect shader.
  • Fixed France Heavy Crossbow rope shader.
  • Fixed highlight outlines on Mac.
  • Fixed running devkit upgrade tool on devkit objects.
  • Fixed farm updateState if asset type was changed.
  • Fixed setting terrain textures on headless Linux server.

Misc Info: Was surprised at the number of questions about using the ragdoll effects following the last update (particularly for freezing), so I implemented the Zero Kelvin kit right away. The bronze, silver and gold effects will still be used for contests, and if you're planning on running an Unturned community contest let me know and maybe we can use them as rewards too!

3.29.1.0 February 22, 2019

Additions:

  • Added LOD_Bias to Preferences.json.
  • Added plugin events for buildable deploy requests.
  • Added Kills_Player condition by popular request.
  • Added support for clothes that replace your body mesh for mods.
  • Added support for weapon skins that turn corpse into metal. Will be used as rewards for future contests.

Improvements:

  • Updated to .NET 4.6, this time hopefully without floating water.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked recoil recovery to be more consistent.
  • Disabled legacy objects position clamp.
  • Tweaked incompatible content to show warning but still allow downloading.
  • Tweaked claim flags to prevent building on nearby vehicles.

Fixes:

  • Fixed calculating structure bounds now that transforms are synced at end of tick.
  • Fixed stance change overlap test.
  • Fixed suspected cause of surfing along wall edge issue.
  • Fixed abusing clip plane corner with log walls.
  • Fixed the magical floating decal that existed on all maps.
  • Fixed potential cause preventing building structures related to pending build check.
  • Fixed using water to cancel reloads.
3.29.0.0 February 8, 2019

Welcome to Canyon Arena! | NEW Curated Map:

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Update Details:

The latest and greatest arena map from Danaby2, Renaxon and SirAdy Unleashed, Canyon Arena, is now available in-game! It features an entirely new setting with era-appropriate items and weapons.

Watch Gameplay Trailer

If you'd like to support this team in their creation of future maps you can check out the new bundles on the Stockpile here: Cowboy Bundle Bounty-Hunter Bundle

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Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added Canyon Arena map.
  • Added support for guns jamming. More details below.
  • Added support for battery-only vehicles. [Battery_Powered flag]
  • Added config options to disable individual UI elements. See Destruction map for an example.
  • Added ability for serverside plugins to set visibility of UI elements. [sendUIEffectVisibility]
  • Added ability for serverside plugins to assign workzone and spectator overlay permissions.

Improvements:

  • Improved vehicle exit logic to fallback to a safe spawnpoint when the vehicle's doors and roof are obstructed, rather than trying to find a nearby empty location which was often abused to teleport through walls.
  • Improved cosmetics/skins menu to show how many crafting materials you get from scrapping an item.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked Matamorez scoped recoil to require more skill hitting repeated shots.
  • Renamed "Can" to "Metal Can" to make it easier to search for.
  • Tweaked plate glass to be unsalvageable.

Fixes:

  • Fixed majority of physics-overlap-pushing-player issues.
  • Fixed loading multiple root *.content files with the same name.
  • Fixed handling unexpected number of terrain textures when loading.
  • Fixed an edge case when writing large savedata files.
  • Fixed loading options file after disabling gold upgrade.
  • Fixed a few cases where ammo was not deleted during crafting.
  • Fixed accessing storage after being teleported away.
  • Fixed Ace bullets not aligned with barrel.
  • Fixed small number of France objects using incorrect shaders.
  • Fixed incorrect anti-aliasing in menu inspect camera.
  • Fixed devkit viewport in forward rendering mode.
  • Fixed minor details on RULA Maplestrike and Mime's Knife.
  • Fixed reassociating barricades mounted to vehicles after vehicle asset is deleted.

Gun Jamming. Gun assets can include the "Can_Ever_Jam" flag to enable jamming. Guns start to have a chance of jamming once their quality % drops below "Jam_Quality_Threshold" which is a value between zero and one. Once they reach 0% quality they will have a "Jam_Max_Chance" chance of jamming on each shot. Chances of jamming are blended between 0% and "Jam_Max_Chance" based on the gun's quality percentage. The "ChamberJammed" AudioClip is played when a jam occurs, as well as the animation "UnjamChamber" if present. Cobra_Jam [1521] is included as an example.

3.28.0.0 January 18, 2019

Explanation: For a while Unturned has been using version 5.5 of the Unity engine (from 2016), but it's come time to upgrade. In recent years Unity has made stability a higher priority, and have been updating a "long term support" LTS version. The game is now upgraded to this 2017.4 LTS version.

While not particularly glamorous, some of the primary motivations are:

  • Taking advantage of newer optimizations in the engine.
  • Removing workarounds for old unity bugs which will help improve performance.
  • Supporting the Metal graphics API for Macs now that Apple has deprecated OpenGL.
  • Fixing many longstanding issues and crashes, and continuing to get the LTS fixes going forward.

The downside is that workshop content will need to be upgraded to this new Unity version as well. I don't take this lightly, this engine transition has been in the works on and off since early 2018 and I don't want it to be painful for devs, so I've worked to make is as easy as possible detailed below.

If you want to continue playing some workshop mods that haven't been updated yet, you can opt-into the previous version (3.27.2.1) from Unturned > Properties > Betas > unity-5.5. This older version will remain available indefinitely similar to the antique and classic branches.

Workshop Devs:

For mappers: Maps with a /Bundles folder will be detected by the game as requiring an engine update, but other maps without custom content are unaffected.

For translators: Translations and localization are not affected by the engine update.

For content creators: Good news: there's a new tool to make bulk-exporting the .unity3d asset bundles much faster. I've updated all of the vanilla content to use this new system so I had to go through it as well, and Vilespring was kind enough to update all of the France bundles.

I've written up a guide which explains in-depth how to transition your content from 5.5 to 2017.4 LTS. Feel free to post questions and I'll update it accordingly!

'Unity Upgrade Guide'

For programmers: The LTS version experimentally supports .NET 4.6 which seems to be working correctly in vanilla and rocketmod plugins, but this may be rolled back if unfixable issues related to it pop up.

3.28.0.1 Patch: Incredibly, the majority of issues in the initial update were caused by the use of decimal points vs commas. Due to a change in how .NET read fractional numbers, all of them were set to 0 for players in cultures that use commas! Reverting this should have fixed the water, icons, gun stats, etc.

2018

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
3.27.2.0 Dec 14, 2018

2018 Festivities: Holiday cheer is in the air! Everyone aboard the Liberator has dressed up for the occasion and put up their decorations. Snow has built up in a few locations were you can now make snowballs.

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Across PEI, Washington and Russia, someone (maybe the zombies?) has put up ornamental trees with presents underneath. They may have gifted you some high-tier weaponry! Holiday gift presents are now dropping as well, so you may find yourself with a few festive outfits in your inbox soon.

Raiding Balance Pass:

There may be subsequent passes based on your feedback to these changes, but the goals for this update were:

  • Horde beacons were an incredibly effective source of endgame items for large groups, but now have diminishing returns. By requiring a detonator, detonators now have an economy sink.
  • Machine guns that damaged bases with low caliber ammunition were too powerful, and in general damage against bases is lower.
  • Metal elements are significantly more worthwhile to build, while charges still feel effective against wooden bases. Requiring multiple charges to destroy a single wooden wall felt frustrating, but that may be adjusted later.
  • By reducing the availability of raiding equipment the default base armor multipliers hopefully can stay similar, but if needed the default values will be further tuned.

Patch Notes:

Additions:

  • Accepted several new time-limited skins to the stockpile from the curated workshop.
  • Added separate low and high-tier armor multipliers for buildables. Metal and bricks qualify as high-tier, and now have 2x effective health.
  • Added freeform glass plates craftable from glass windows. [IDs 892-894]
  • Added support for explanation message to server shutdown notice.
  • Added compatibility warnings for future workshop items using 2017.4 LTS.
  • Added weak grenade throw to secondary attack, and Strong_Throw_Force [1100], Weak_Throw_Force [600] and Boost_Throw_Force_Multiplier [1.4] to per-throwable configs. Previous throw force was 750 with a 2x boost multiplier.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked Nykorev, Hell's Fury and Dragonfang to only take highcal ammo, and their buildable damage slightly lower.
  • Tweaked Ekho, Matamorez, Grizzly and Timberwolf buildable damage slightly lower.
  • Tweaked horde beacon drops to scale by the square root of number of participants, rather than linearly. For example 2 players get ~1.41x, 3 players get ~1.73x.
  • Tweaked horde beacon blueprint to require sacrificing a detonator.
  • Tweaked to require text confirmation when salvaging items unless CTRL is held. Previously only Mythical items required confirmation.
  • Tweaked rich text chat to not fade out.
  • Disabled movement clamps in editor.
  • Defaulted workshop server filter to on.

Fixes:

  • Fixed checking buildables you were already overlapping when mounting ladder.
  • Fixed climbing on explosive charges.
  • Fixed one-sided cliffs in PEI pirate caves.
  • Fixed snowdrift collision desync.
  • Fixed placing multiple structures at the same location at the same time.

Edit: BattlEye released an update shortly after 3.27.2.0, so Unturned included it in an 8mb patch for 64-bit Windows. This patch is optional and did not increase the version number.

3.27.0.0 Nov 23, 2018

Welcome to France! NEW Curated Map

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Paris is lovely this time of year. Come explore the warm countryside!

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Relax in a cozy private villa... after clearing it of infected. Climb the snowy alps!

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Remember to bring warm clothes for the blizzarding weather. Enjoy the local culture!

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This oughta warm you up again!

Update Details:

Now available in-game, France is a curated map that's been under development for over a year now by the talented team of long-term modders Vilespring, SluggedCascade, Renaxon and paper_walls84. This has been a labor of love for them, a passion project that they continued polishing until they felt it was perfect - originally slated for the end of August, they delayed it to continue adding that extra touch.

France is also the first map to take advantage of several features added for it during its early development. For example, having both snow and temperate climates in different regions across the map.

If you would like to support this team's work consider checking out the France bundles on the Stockpile here: View NEW France Items

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They've also put together a quick teaser overview of the map here: View France Map Trailer

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added MasterBundleTool.cs to Sources/Tools/ and converted Hawaii + Greece to use it.
  • Added Only_Critical_Stuns mode config option which only stuns zombies when back-stabbing or power-attacking.
  • Added per-magazine Ballistic_Damage_Multiplier option.
  • Added Infinite_Ammo: true/false option for turrets.
  • Added Tire_ID option for cars to require specific tire item.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked zombie stun overrides to work for guns.
  • Tweaked crafting button placement and disabled label.
  • Tweaked vanilla maps to enforce object hash.
  • Tweaked umbrellas to only take effect after fully equipping.

Fixes:

  • Fixed out-of-bounds check in rounded level corners.
  • Fixed kill volumes when player armor multiplier is < 1, and for vehicle passengers.
  • Fixed out-of-level zombies.
  • Fixed stuck getting back into menu when featured workshop description was misformatted.
  • Fixed logging into server at the same time as dying.

Important news for workshop creators: Sometime before the end of January 2019 I will need to update Unturned to Unity 2017.4 LTS. When that happens, the new version will be available on a beta branch for a couple weeks before transition to the default release branch.

Unfortunately this will have the side effect of requiring workshop content to be re-bundled using the new version of Unity, so to make that a less painful process as well as for performance improvements I've introduced a new feature: Master Bundles

Master Bundles allow content (textures, meshes, audio, etc) for multiple game assets to be bundled at the same time, rather than into individual .unity3d files. (This is probably how it should have been in the first place, but anyway...) While slower to build, they have the benefit of updating many bundles at once, and are more RAM-efficient because any common files between the bundles are shared rather than duplicated.

When Unturned finds a MasterBundle.dat file it will assume all child folders are using this bundle with paths relative to the .dat file, unless Exclude_From_Master_Bundle is specified in the individual asset .dat file. For an example of this, check out the Greece/Bundles and Hawaii/Bundles folders.

Another effect of this change is that it will be easier to separate some maps from the game to free up space for more future maps. Specifically, I'm planning to move Hawaii + Germany and then Greece + Cyprus, to the workshop rather than in the main download in a future update. All Germany assets will continue to be bundled with the game, only the map itself will be moved. Hawaii and Greece assets will be available as a separate download on the workshop for maps which would like to add them as a dependency.

Trying out this feature at least for the performance benefits is definitely encouraged. Simply copy MasterBundleTool.cs and MasterBundleHelper.cs to your Assets/Editor folder. Let me know if you run into any issues! Note that per-platform bundles (multiplatform checkbox) are supported in-case of special shaders, but generally shouldn't be needed.

3.26.4.0 Oct 27, 2018

Halloween: Halloween gift presents are dropping, decorations are up and costumes are on - the annual Halloween event is back from the grave! This year also sees the addition of several holiday-related tools for creators. For example you can add Halloween decorations to the main version of your map and they'll be automatically updated, setup timed costumes for NPCs and use holiday conditions for quests/items/etc currently added for items like the Festive Barbed Wire.

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added Instakill_Headshots True option to Timberwolf, Grizzly and Ekho which will pass through helmet armor when Allow_Instakill_Headshots is enabled on servers.
  • Added Drops_Table_ID, Drops_Min and Drops_Max options for vehicle asset scrap/explosion rewards.
  • Added Holiday condition type with Halloween value used for main menu decorations, NPC costumes and some craftable items.
  • Added Holiday_Restriction for objects and Halloween versions of some, now used for annual Liberator festivities.
  • Added SpotLight_Range, SpotLight_Angle, SpotLight_Intensity and SpotLight_Color options for all light items.
  • Added Allow_Flesh_Fx to disable blood effects per melee weapon.
  • Added Allow_Crafting option to level's Config.json.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked arena mode to pick random players in-case map has less spawns than clients.

Fixes:

  • Fixed guns to verify item asset hash when attaching them. [Thanks MoNTiN]
  • Fixed some mistakes in the foundation placement overlap test. [Thanks Kylie]
  • Fixed taking fall damage after accidentally dequiping parachute slightly above ground.
  • Fixed hits against falling players sometimes getting rejected.
  • Fixed sanity check that player isn't already seated in vehicle. [Thanks Leitt]
  • Fixed replicating newly respawned items. [Thanks lvlbgn]
3.26.3.0 Sep 22, 2018

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added Weapons_Use_Player_Damage config options which causes weapons to cause the same damage to zombies and animals as they would to players. This raises the difficulty a bit on hard mode.
  • Added onServerSpawningItemDrop and onDropItemRequested events for plugins to prevent certain items from being dropped.
  • Added zombie backstab damage multiplier config option.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked space requirements when logging in.
  • Tweaked to log which item caused a useable exception.
  • Tweaked workshop item allowed IPs list to treat IPs after '-' as blacklist.

Fixes:

  • Fixed a rare disconnect when exiting or dying in a vehicle partway through input tick.
  • Fixed unplayable roof intersection in House #01.
  • Fixed replanting dead trees between arena rounds.
  • Fixed claim flags on vehicles not doing anything.
  • Fixed misconfigured serverside version of jail door.

Chroma: If you have any Razer Chroma enabled devices, try adding -RazerChroma to the command line options to test out game integration! A few days ago they asked if I'd be interested in adding support, and sent over a couple test devices. It was quick and fun to do, and features stuff like the reload key fading from green to red or everything flashing white when you're flashbanged. I'm curious to hear if you have any suggestions/ideas on this.

2017

January

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
3.17.15.0 Jan 28, 2017

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added mesh/tree/object painting brush to foliage tool.
  • Added sea level water volume option to disable puddles underneath.
  • Added water volume type option for dirty/salty/clean refills.
  • Added option to preview affected coordinates to landscape tool.
  • Added foliage volume options to block specific foliage types.

Improvements:

  • Improved landscape tool to use inspector and support config undo/redo.
  • Improved to cull large water volume surfaces as multiple tiles.
  • Improved multiple/single enum inspector, added InspectableEnum attribute.
  • Updated to Steamworks 1.39.
  • Updated to Unity 5.5.1f1.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked equipped Steam items to show a gear icon.
  • Tweaked to ignore econ ticket until fixed.

Fixes:

  • Fixed several missing example object bundles.
  • Fixed potential problem loading game mode.
  • Fixed level to save objects by GUID.

Foliage Brush:

You can use this to quickly mass-place objects like pebbles, grass, trees and boulders. For example you could paint some pebbles onto the ground around a crash site, or boulder objects onto a cliffside like in the Russia map. Check out painting the Boulders_00_Collection for an example of that. Hold shift to erase painted details, or control to erase only the selected asset/collection.

3.17.14.0 Jan 21, 2017

Edit for Econ Ticket Failure:

Valve have confirmed they're working on fixing it for the next Steam update, however there isn't a solid release date for that yet. In the meantime a temporary workaround is to dequip your skins and cosmetics.

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added water volumes to devkit. [Demos in Devtest4]
  • Added selection tool options menu.
  • Added tooltips to devkit.
  • Added kill volumes to devkit.
  • Added basis for gamemode mods.

Improvements:

  • Improved PEI materials/boulders to more closely match reality.
  • Improved devkit to save editor position/rotation.
  • Improved devkit to allow dragging/dropping type references.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked devkit loading window to show editable levels list.

Fixes:

  • Fixed spamming swap thirdperson shoulder next to wall to see through it for a frame.
  • Fixed creating empty assets without hash.
  • Fixed stuck reloading assets when pressing insert.
  • Fixed gaps in castle_1 turrets.
  • Fixed calling card iron sights name.
  • Fixed to include new trees in examples folder.
  • Fixed canned ham 2nd LOD color.

Water Changes:

It's now possible to have multiple elevations and connected bodies of water in a level using the new water volumes, for example lakes, dams and swimming pools. Previously water was completely flat allowing a simple check whether you were above/below it, so in the transition process a few features might behave strangely but should be easy fixes. You can disable the old flat water completely in your map's config file. Note that multiple water volumes with reflections enabled will kill your performance.

Curated Workshop Changes:

Going forward skin designs (e.g. Hypertech) that have been included in the stockpile won't be considered for inclusion in workshop crates, and vice versa. Preferably workshop crate skins will be more creative and varied similar to those in previous mystery boxes.

3.17.13.0 Jan 14, 2017

Workshop Crate #1:

The first community-created mystery box is now dropping as the January 2017 Workshop Crate #1! All of the contents were voted on in the curated workshop, and are the first time you can get mythical variants of workshop items!

To open a workshop crate you will need the associated workshop key available from the stockpile. This is because the sales of the special key are split with the creators of the items in the crate. Future non-workshop mystery boxes will continue to use the normal mystery box key, however.

Translation Editor:

For anyone who worked with the old localization features this should hopefully be a huge upgrade. From the devkit you can now open the new translation editor which automatically handles several annoying tasks from before:

  • Misses list shows all translation references that failed to find their text, and gives you the option to add the missing text.
  • Delta list displays every english token that either doesn't exist in your loaded translation, or has been updated/changed since you last translated it alongside their english counterpart for comparison.
  • Tree editor groups all tokens in english or your translation language from any official and mod namespaces installed to quickly modify text, and will update version numbers for translators to find changed tokens.

Note that only the newer features are currently using the upgraded translation system, and that you can still manually modify translation files in the Unturned/Translations folder.

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added January 2017 Workshop Crate #1.
  • Added translation editor to devkit.
  • Added feedback link to singleplayer maps menu.

Improvements:

  • Improved road normals to match terrain normals. [Does this look better?]
  • Updated to Unity 5.5.0p4.

Tweaks:

  • Removed Arms Shipment Mystery Box from drops.

Fixes:

  • Fixed roads to shine more naturally at oblique angles.
  • Fixed bedroll placement restrictions to help prevent some exploits.
3.17.12.0 Jan 2, 2017

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added Scalar to airdrops. [IDs 1447-1449]
  • Added vehicle perspective option which limits third person to vehicles only.

Improvements:

  • Improved singleplayer menu to categorize map types. [Hawaii and other upcoming community-created updates will belong to the Curated category.]

Tweaks:

  • Cleaned up after festive event.

Fixes:

  • Fixed precision building mode sometimes getting scrambled when moving large numbers of objects between tiles.
  • Fixed to remove grass under bases again. [Forgot to add this feature to the new system last week!]
  • Fixed to pad character buildable obstruction bounds slightly.
  • Fixed sticky grenade getting stuck midair immediately after throw.
  • Fixed new foliage wind off on low setting.
  • Fixed unable to toggle lasers/lights in safezone.
  • Fixed new candycane skins' descriptions.
  • Bullet-proofed many custom asset/content related features.

Wednesday Update:

We're off to Vancouver visiting family the next few days so the update is earlier this week, but next Friday everything should be back to schedule.

Workshop Crate Upcoming:

Valve has added support for mystery boxes containing community-created items, so if you're working on some cool skins make sure to get them on the workshop soon! I'll be aiming to set one of these up in the next couple weeks looking for a wide variety of gun skins and potentially a few cosmetics.

February

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
3.18.1.1 Feb 25, 2017

Patch Notes:

Additions:

  • Added several minor Hawaii ranger/military/coastguard locations.
  • Added an underwater facility to the deadzone.

Fixes:

  • Fixed visibility groups affecting volumes on server.
  • Fixed possible object loading mismatch problem.
  • Fixed placing buildables as passenger.
  • Fixed potential problem when vehicles load inside lava.
  • Fixed looking around with infinite sensitivity.
  • Fixed missing space in haiku stairs name.
  • Fixed two stuck spots in cave under farm.
  • Fixed war boat serverside crash.
  • Fixed some colliders on the seaplane.
  • Fixed Hawaii ladder behaviour on servers.
  • Fixed incorrectly rotated Hawaii hospital slots.
  • Fixed Hawaii fences to be destructible.
  • Fixed collision on HawaiiPlatform_Cap.
  • Fixed ladder height on all towers.
  • Fixed shed placement at the track.
  • Fixed all garden fence heights.
  • Fixed vehicle spawn above the facility.
  • Fixed vehicle spawns to use newer table system.
  • Fixed multiple entries to the research facility.

Game Developers' Conference:

I'll be away all next week in San Francisco for GDC, so there won't be an update. With these fixes the game should hopefully be relatively stable however. If you're in the area/attending GDC and would like to meet up let me know!

3.18.1.0 Feb 21, 2017

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added hang gliders.
  • Added war boat, skipper and scrounger vehicles.
  • Added deadzone to Hawaii.
  • Added option to preferences to disable bloom lens dirt.

Improvements:

  • Improved volcano area on Hawaii.
  • Improved to log asset capitalization differences to errors.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked hovercraft skirt, turn radius.
  • Tweaked seaplane bumper size.

Fixes:

  • Fixed placing storage on drowned vehicles about to despawn.
  • Fixed to properly cleanup buildables on vehicle when despawned.
  • Fixed chart baking and updated Hawaii chart.
  • Fixed closing editor pause menu.
  • Fixed possible bug with devkit dropdowns.
  • Fixed saving kill volume configuration.
  • Fixed naming of several Hawaii objects breaking Linux servers.
  • Fixed placing barricades on a few vehicles.
  • Fixed seaplane tail colliders and removed halos.
  • Fixed coaster seats 3 and 4 to face forward.
  • Fixed colliders and headlight/taillight on fishing boat.
  • Fixed mismatched materials on serveral vehicles.
  • Fixed colliders and incorrect seats in fire truck.
  • Fixed fishing boat boyancy alignment.
  • Fixed hospital vehicle collision and hospital building fortification slots.
  • Fixed spruance fortification slots.
  • Fixed cruiseliner glass transparency.
  • Fixed Industrial_Pipe_Gate serverside collision.
  • Fixed tree stump materials and hitboxes.
  • Fixed lighting on seaweed objects.
  • Fixed clipping on Haiku railings.
  • Fixed ship repair bay fortification slots.
  • Fixed floating phones.
  • Fixed floating/sunken trees and through cave ceilings.
  • Fixed a player spawn underneath the map.
  • Fixed some large terrain holes.
  • Fixed volcano kill volumes to affect vehicles.
  • Fixed helipad at hospital.
  • Fixed objects appearing through facility walls.
  • Fixed floating tables at the memorial.
  • Fixed hang glider spawns.
  • Fixed missing ranger spawns.
  • Fixed coastguard spawns to use newer systems.
  • Fixed audio in dark ambiance caves.
3.18.0.0 Feb 18, 2017

Hawaii Map:

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Hawaii is Unturned's first Curated map and now available in-game! It's been built from the ground up by the following community workshop creators:

Justin "Gamez2much" Morton
Terran "Spyjack" Orion
Alex "Rainz2much" Stoyanov
Amanda "Mooki2much" Hubler

If you are enjoying the map and would like to support them consider checking out the new Hawaii Mystery Box!

View Hawaii Map Mystery Box

We're trying something a bit different - this past week I've been involved cleaning up and fixing the map, but the continued development remains in their hands (although I will still help with fixes, making sure it fits the artstyle, etc) and they'll be able to upload updates to the map. You can submit your feedback/bug reports to them through the feedback link in the map selection menu.

Here's the launch post on their team's blog: Hawaii is here!

Screenshot Contest:

Thanks for all your submissions - the response was overwhelming! I scanned through a couple thousand and accepted many winners, but unfortunately couldn't cover them all. It's obviously been very popular however, so it will continue through the community screenshots section. I will consider screenshots following the same rules uploaded to Steam with the Screenshot key [default Insert] sorting through the highest upvoted posts and picking winners each week.

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added Hawaii Map.
  • Added Mysterious Papertrail quest for Commander Laurence.
  • Added all maple structures to structure example package.

Improvements:

  • Improved screenshot key to upload to Steam, tag location and tag players.

Fixes:

  • Fixed placing storage on burning vehicles.
  • Fixed loading .asset files from map folders.
  • Fixed loading .content from maps and workshop.
  • Fixed double closing open menus.
  • Fixed baking navmeshes on maps using new terrain.
3.17.17.0 Feb 11, 2017

Screenshot Contest:

Edit: There's been an overwhelming number of submissions, so many so that the e-mail server has been up and down! I've started accepting winners, but it's too many for me to individually parse through. The contest will continue through the next update with more info on a better submission process then.

Are you a survivor with an eye for photography? You're in luck - this week we're running a contest to update Unturned's loading screens! If your screenshot is selected it will be used in the background art and you'll win a special in-game item!

Requirements:

  • Game running at 1920x1080 resolution
  • Disable HUD - press the home key by default
  • Turn up graphics to ultra for the screenshot
  • Use the screenshot key for 2x resolution - press the insert key by default. The output image will be saved as "Screenshot.png" in your Unturned folder
  • No post-processing mods/image editing

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added keybind to take a 2x resolution screenshot. [Default Insert]
  • Added swimming trunks to beach spawns.
  • Added credits screen to main pause menu.
  • Added animated lava object.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked vehicles with inconsistent numbers of physical and visual wheels to have invincible tires temporarily.

Fixes:

  • Fixed a foliage related performance regression.
  • Fixed equipping newly dropped/exchanged items.
  • Fixed non-physical tires appearing dead on client.
  • Fixed unable to use batteries/tires while in safezone.
  • Fixed potential incorrect "not playing on this server" kick.
  • Fixed equipped gear icon showing on display items.
  • Fixed a contradiction in the Russia Mystery Box description.
  • Fixed trees with mismatched client/server collision.
3.17.16.0 Feb 4, 2017

Vehicle Changes:

All vehicles now spawn with a battery. The battery charges while the engine is running, and drains down if the headlights/siren are left on with the engine off. If the battery runs out while driving the horn, headlights, taillights and sirens will stop working. If the battery is dead when entering the vehicle the ignition will not function. You can remove the battery in the vehicle context menu, and add one by using a replacement found at mechanics/gas stations.

Caltrops and weaponry now damage most wheeled vehicles' tires. Handling is significantly impacted by lack of wheels, but they can be replaced by attaching a new tire found at mechanics/gas stations.

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added Vehicle Battery. [ID 1450]
  • Added battery charge required to use headlights/sirens/horn.
  • Added ability to steal vehicle battery to disable ignition.
  • Added Car Tire. [ID 1451]
  • Added ability for weapons and caltrops to damage car tires.
  • Added Use_Water_Height_Transparent_Sort flag for transparent objects above/below water.
  • Added death cause option to kill volumes.
  • Finished most of the Hawaii cosmetics/skins.

Improvements:

  • Improved loading screens to pick random image from and map /Screenshots folder.
  • Improved server info screen to show gamemode.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked "passive" NPC pose to keep gun in safety.

Fixes:

  • Fixed closing doors/gates on self.
  • Fixed red racecar wrong color.
  • Fixed copying kill volumes.

March

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
3.18.4.0 Mar 25, 2017

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added popular workshop item display to main menu news.
  • Added ability to spawn level objects from the asset browser and modify them in the devkit.
  • Added object upgrade wizard to convert old objects to work in the devkit and Use_Legacy_Objects option.
  • Added new upgraded visibility groups options to devkit.

Improvements:

  • Improved skin acceptor tool.
  • Improved images in news to expand/contract when clicked.
  • Improved RAM usage.

Updates:

  • Updated BattlEye.

Fixes:

  • Fixed timing related duplication bug with a few item types.
  • Fixed getting stuck in corner of windmill.
  • Fixed closing doors into vehicles.
  • Fixed incorrectly formatted secondary skin outputs.

Featured Workshop Slot:

The main menu now automatically features an announcement post about one of the top three workshop items from the past month. The goal here is to help give traffic to some of the best community content when you might not otherwise see it, and I can manually highlight/promote specific high quality workshop items that aren't getting the attention they deserve.

Devkit Objects:

File:Devkit Objects Update 3.18.4.0.png

If your map is using the devkit you can now convert old objects to work properly with the devkit tools by using the upgrade wizard and then setting Use_Legacy_Objects to false in the map config. I'd recommend making a backup first though because this is still probably a bit wonky. If you're using the new landscape features this will speed up iteration significantly rather than swapping between the editors, and the new selection tool is far superior even in its unfinished state.

Skin Tools:

While not publicly useful I did put a couple more days this week into improving the skin accepting tools, so future stockpile waves/crates will be much faster to setup on my end.

3.18.3.0 Mar 18, 2017

Skin Tools:

You can now open a level in the devkit and use the Skin Creator Wizard under Windows -> Wizards to create and preview skins in-game.

Skin Tools Update 3.18.3.0.png

Once your skin is looking good you can output it to a folder and upload it with the new UGC Upload Wizard to the Curated Workshop. Skins created with this tool will get the "Verified" label and be prioritized for acceptance into the game because I've also added the Skin Acceptor Wizard which is able to import them very quickly.

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added skin creator wizard to devkit.
  • Added skin acceptor wizard to devkit.
  • Added picket sign to Extras/Bundles/Items/Barricades folder.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked to prevent viewing chart/GPS while blindfolded.
  • Tweaked blindfolds to show over cosmetic glasses.
  • Tweaked several Hawaii spawns/loot balance slightly.

Fixes:

  • Fixed vehicles stuttering while falling on server.
  • Fixed missing lobby in PEI/Washington arenas.
  • Fixed to prevent entering vehicles attached to skycrane.
  • Fixed placing buildables through small gaps.
  • Fixed to include flag template in sources.
  • Fixed several exploits in caves on Hawaii.
3.18.2.0 Mar 11, 2017

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added blindfold. [ID 1464]
  • Added a few more caves to Hawaii and large cavern.
  • Added workshop upload wizard to devkit.
  • Added automatic serverside workshop downloads.
  • Added more foliage details to Hawaii.
  • Added maple and pine beams to Hawaii.
  • Added coastguard mega zombie.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked coastguard spawns.

Fixes:

  • Fixed potential problem causing rockets to explode early.
  • Fixed no lighting mode to work more nicely with water.
  • Fixed not broadcasting player position while rubberbanding.
  • Fixed industrial pipe grate serverside collision.
  • Fixed hospital fortification slots.
  • Fixed airlock serverside collision.
  • Fixed fences serverside collision.
  • Fixed Hawaii waterpark duplicate water.

Workshop Changes:

Under Windows > Wizards in the devkit you can use the UGC upload wizard to publish your content to the Steam workshop. It's very similar to the old tool at the moment, but has a basic file browser to make setting up the paths easier. Next up I intend to add a tool to make creating skins easier and faster to import.

Each server instance now has a WorkshopDownloadIDs.json file which the server will automatically download those items before starting up. It works similarly to the clientside downloads, but unfortunately it doesn't seem to be going through properly at the moment. I've asked Valve about this and will hopefully get it corrected soon - but for the moment it probably doesn't work.

April

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
3.18.9.0 Apr 29, 2017

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added support for shooting turret from pilot seat.

Fixes:

  • Fixed some cases where neck could get stuck.
  • Fixed exploit using crops to push camera through wall.
  • Fixed off scope reticule scaling.
  • Fixed several buildables showing flat white.
  • Fixed potential problem corrupting long text on signs.
  • Fixed popping some vehicles' wheels off.
  • Fixed turning off vehicle exhaust after death.

Next Official Map:

This week I've been working on new vehicles and objects for the next official map. The exact geographic position isn't decided yet, but I've got some interesting locations in mind and aiming for something more mountainous and vertical. If you have feedback/suggestions for what you'd like to see in this map make sure to post them and I'll be keeping an eye out!

It's still aways out so don't get hyped up yet, though I wanted to let you know what I'll be working on (do you prefer that I keep it secret or should I hint at the progress each week?), in the meantime here's a small teaser:

Map Teaser Update 3.18.9.0.png

3.18.8.0 Apr 22, 2017

3.18.8.1 Patch Information:

In this patch I reverted the Unity 5.5->5.6 upgrade due to numerous issues and reduced performance. All the other changes and performance improvements from 3.18.8.0 are still in effect.

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added radio frequency option to groups menu.
  • Added planar reflection quality setting.
  • Added tile draw distance option to instanced foliage mesh assets.
  • Added options for max ping and queue/game timeout to server config.
  • Added placard signs. [IDs 1467-1470]

Improvements:

  • Improved holographic sights to stay centered.
  • Improved scope off performance and scaling.
  • Improved ocean reflection performance.
  • Improved mp position compression to work with taller maps.

Updates:

  • Updated to Unity 5.6

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked to cap aspect ratio at 21:9
  • Tweaked stereo audio range lower.
  • Tweaked small pebbles tile draw distance lower.

Fixes:

  • Fixed server asking itself for quest info.
  • Fixed using asset/type browsers outside of editor.
  • Fixed an exploit with NPC vendors.
  • Fixed tourist hat mythical hook.
  • Fixed moonbuggy misconfigured seats.

Tutorials:

This week I also uploaded two new video tutorials:

Creating Custom Songs Uploading Skins to the Curated Workshop

Unity 5.6

My primary motive updating to Unity 5.6 was for the new navmesh system, but unfortunately the navmesh data cannot yet be saved/loaded at runtime. This means it would have to be re-calculated when loading the level bringing loading times up into several minutes at least, so we're stuck with the old system for the moment. Here's hoping Unity will add support for getting/setting the navmesh at some point in the future!

Note there's still a bug with canvas sort override in this version of Unity, so while dragging/dropping items in the Devkit still works you won't be able to see them.

3.18.7.0 Apr 14, 2017

Groups Changes:

You can now set your character's main group from the survivor screen which uses the Steam groups system. When joining a server it will automatically place you into your Steam group, or a group with the friends from your lobby if you're in a lobby. From there you can choose to form/join groups using the new dynamic group features, or rejoin your Steam group using a persistent invite at the top of the queue.

For servers which rely on groups for teams or don't want players able to manually join/leave groups (e.g. using a plugin that automatically places you into a group) you can set Allow_Dynamic_Groups in the Gameplay config file to false. This will keep the player in whichever Steam group they have selected or the group your code/mods set PlayerID.Group to.

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added features to use Steam group alongside in-game groups.
  • Added Allow_Dynamic_Groups option to Gameplay config.

Fixes:

  • Fixed missing salvage interaction after changing group.
  • Fixed opening quests rather than players list by default.
  • Fixed blue knight top compression.
  • Fixed queen's guard outfit compression.
  • Fixed swashbuckler outfit compression.
3.18.6.0 Apr 13, 2017

Lobbies:

Under the play menu you can now form a lobby and invite friends from your Steam friends list. When the lobby leader joins a server everyone else in the lobby will automatically join as well and form a group in-game.

Matchmaking:

To quickly find an ideal server (especially for new players) you can use the matchmaker under the play menu which will find a server with the most players and lowest ping it can. In the options menu you can configure the minimum players and maximum ping as well as show the full list of maps.

Groups:

Previously you could form alliances in-game by forming a Steam group, but this was a lot of hassle. Now you can create, join and leave groups in-game from the playerlist, and automatically get put into a group when playing in a lobby. As group owner you can rename the group and promote/demote admins to invite and kick members.

Edit: Old groups were converted to the new group system when joining the server with the first player to join as the owner so bases should still be functional, but I'm seeing a lot of feedback arguing for some of the pros of the old system like managing huge groups across multiple servers. If you have suggestions on how to merge the two systems post your ideas; right now I'm considering bringing back Steam groups as a default group when you first join the server with lobbies overriding that, and then the ability in-game to leave or rejoin your Steam group.

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added April 2017 Workshop Crate #2
  • Added Lobbies.
  • Added Matchmaking.
  • Added revamped in-game group system.
  • Accepted 2 new outfits to the Stockpile.

Updates:

  • Updated BattlEye.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked NEW labels and Steam status to be translatable.

Fixes:

  • Fixed potential for dropped chat messages.
  • Fixed loading into third person only servers.
  • Fixed hangar #2 doorway height.
3.18.5.0 Apr 1, 2017

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added stereo. [ID 1466]
  • Added playtime drop skins for all melee weapons.
  • Added option to disable featured workshop item section.
  • Added moon buggy. [ID 139]
  • Added Use_Legacy_Fog_Height and Use_Legacy_Oxygen_Height to level config.

Improvements:

  • Transplanted PEI and surrounding waters to another planet for a change of scenery.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked more food items to cause hallucinations in line with their real life counterparts.

Fixes:

  • Fixed devkit browsers to reset scrollbar when refreshed.
  • Fixed naming of skin creator secondary folders.
  • Fixed several objects showing up black.
  • Fixed coastguard window collision.

Stereo:

For the moment only Unturned's theme song is available officially, but adding custom music is relatively straightforward. Export audioclips from Unity into an assetbundle ending with .content. Then create a stereo song asset from the asset browser (right click) and drag/drop the audioclip into the song slot. The theme song example file can be found in Bundles/Assets/Songs.

May

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
3.18.13.0 May 26, 2017

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added Jackhammer to mining locations. [ID 1475]
  • Added Luger to care packages. [ID 1476]

Improvements:

  • Improved area selecting to work with shift expand selection.
  • Improved multiselect enum dropdowns to highlight selected flags.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked devkit search to sort alphabetically.

Fixes:

  • Fixed tire/battery spawn chance working opposite of intended.
  • Fixed to allow sprinting in shallow water.
  • Fixed launch preferences getting overwritten by some updates.
  • Fixed server incorrectly sending large buildable packets.
  • Fixed not granting quest note rewards clientside.
  • Fixed some curated objects still showing with Object_Browser.Show_Curated_Objects set to false.
  • Fixed area selecting flick of the mouse wrong size and items behind camera.
  • Fixed area select to respect selection mask.
  • Fixed resetting devkit search scroll between searches.

Map Progress:

This week the map started properly taking shape with the rough landscape in place and the planned locations in their final spots, though a few new ideas have come to mind I'd like to work on soon. A couple places are somewhat detailed, this being one of the less spoilery ones:

Map Progress Update 3.18.13.0.png

Over the next week I'll be polishing/finalizing the landscape with materials, foliage, trees, boulders, erosion, etc and continuing to detail the locations themselves.

3.18.12.0 May 20, 2017

Map Progress:

Map Progress Update 3.18.12.0.png

All of the objects, nature assets and vehicles on my to-do list for the new map are now done! Though a few more are bound to come up as I go I think there's a lot of exciting stuff including suggestions going back several maps. The next step is creating the level itself: from the landscape to the decorations, spawns, lighting, etc.

I'd hoped to have some new content this update for you but ran out of time, so my goal is to work on some of the new items to release ahead of the map in the coming weeks while primarily focusing on the level itself.

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added Allow_Shoulder_Camera gameplay config option. When disabled your third person view is centered except when leaning.
  • Added vehicle config options for chance to spawn without a battery or tire.
  • Added angle and obstruction based automatic landscape painting options.
  • Added exact foliage tool mode. [Hotkey W]
  • Added auto splatmap brush. [Hotkey W]
  • Added smooth splatmap brush. [Hotkey E]

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked consumeables that provides more food than water to constrain the amount of water to food gain.

Fixes:

  • Fixed foliage dithering option not working correctly.
  • Fixed to stop shooting automatic weapons when entering safezone.
  • Fixed deselecting newly copied object in devkit.
  • Fixed drag selecting in fullscreen devkit.
  • Fixed cleaning up server info refresh requests.
  • Fixed old tree models specular lighting.
  • Fixed old tree skyboxes getting cut off.
  • Fixed sending commands faster than chatrate.
3.18.11.0 May 13, 2017

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added Top Gun quest for Andy on the Liberator.
  • Added Fighter Jet. [ID 140]
  • Added Fighter Pilot Outfit. [IDs 1472-1474]
  • Added assets for waterfalls, simple example in Devtest4.
  • Added effect volumes to devkit for placing particle effects.
  • Added lock handles option to selection tool.
  • Added ability to spawn objects/types by E hotkey in devkit.
  • Added search fields to landscape and foliage filtered browsers.

Improvements:

  • Improved to run execute.config from cloud folder as well.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked graphics draw distance to affect decal draw distance.

Fixes:

  • Fixed a performance problem with debug visualization in devkit.
  • Fixed devkit save window checkboxes.
  • Fixed some bugs with pilot weaponry in multiplayer.
  • Fixed decal visibility group visible option.
  • Fixed copying decal selection in devkit.
  • Fixed discolored corner of Diner #3 window.

Map Progress:

I made quite a bit more progress on the assets this week, and will continue with that next week hopefully wrapping up the objects/nature stuff before Friday, then leading into working on the map itself properly. Thanks for all the great suggestions/feedback - keep it coming!

One of the areas I mentioned last week that I worked on are the burning city assets which I teased here if you missed it: Link

3.18.10.0 May 6, 2017

Map Progress:

This week I've been continuing work on the objects for the new map, Silo 22's big brother being the most exciting, and looking through the suggestions/feedback many of you have been posting.

If you have any city/town related ideas I'm especially curious to see those at the moment, for example Washington had the new largest city with overpasses and skyscrapers and Russia had the underground metro system, thinking of a few unique ones for this map like burned to the ground in rubble, flooded district, Coalition fortified encampment - no guarantees but along those lines.

My thinking with the zombie difficulty assets is to allow a new sort of progression where the higher tiered areas of the map have higher concentrations of the more challenging zombie types.

Very tangential but Silo 22 was the first object I made the same day we started planning Russia which got me really excited to release the map, I think it's kind of the centerpiece/setpiece, and these new bases have given me the same feeling again!

The goal for next week is to continue new objects, start on the landscape details and potentially begin making new items some of which might come out before the map. Update-wise the next version of Hawaii will ideally be ready sometime before this new map I'm working on.

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added zombie difficulty assets.
  • Added shift-# hotkeys for devkit tools.
  • Added quaternion inspector to devkit.
  • Added transform copy/paste ctrl-b/n hotkeys to dekvit.
  • Added selection mask option to selection tool.
  • Added object browser to devkit.

Improvements:

  • Improved houses to have randomized colors.
  • Improved devkit to save tool configurations.
  • Improved visibility groups panel layout.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked carepackage fall speed slightly slower.

Fixes:

  • Fixed misaligned save/load button labels in devkit.
  • Fixed quest objects not showing up after loading in.
  • Fixed imported workshop skins emissive maps.
  • Fixed using flares to destroy rotors in PvE.

June

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
3.19.1.0 Jun 24, 2017

Map Progress:

Map Progress Update 3.19.1.0.png

Everything in the new map is coming together. Next up the polishing steps such as lighting, balance adjustments, story notes, etc!

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added achievement for defeating the magma zombie boss.
  • Added per-navmesh zombie difficulty option.
  • Added nav clip volume for helping zombies navigate complex areas.

Improvements:

  • Improved navmesh baking to work with landscape holes.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked Hawaii gyrocopter to only be craftable on Hawaii.
  • Tweaked HMG rounds to deal explosive splash damage.

Fixes:

  • The Hawaii crew fixed many issues with the map and its content.
  • Fixed rewards on NPC goodbye messages.
  • Fixed some issues with swimming near the surface of water volumes.
3.19.0.0 Jun 19, 2017

Hawaii Expansion Release:

File:Hawaii Expansion Update 3.19.0.0.png

The community team which created Hawaii has been hard at work on an expansion to the map with tons of new content and locations to discover! It's now available to play and includes 30+ new quests.

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added Hawaii Expansion.
  • Added 7 new cosmetics/skins to the Hawaii Mystery Box.
  • Added gameplay config for min/max drops from normal, mega and boss zombies.
  • Added emission multiplier to effect volumes.
  • Added ability to delete groups. Leaving requires a new owner or only one member whereas deleting kicks all group members.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked all sight aiming distance to be more consistently further back.
  • Tweaked tutorial messages to be slightly more clear.

Fixes:

  • Fixed building interior LOD on maps using newer objects system.
  • Fixed unable to scale water volumes.
  • Fixed loading water volumes with surfaces disabled.

Map Progress:

This week I finished detailing all but one of the locations on the new map and am aiming to finish that and the spawns next week.

3.18.15.0 Jun 10, 2017

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added Empire. [ID 1481]
  • Added Empire Magazine. [ID 1483]
  • Added Devil's Bane. [ID 1484]
  • Added Devil's Bane Magazine. [ID 1485]
  • Added Luger Magazine. [ID 1487]
  • Added landmarks quality graphics option.
  • Added teleport NPC reward type to move player to specific spawnpoint in level.
  • Added crouch as a NPC pose option as well as Pose_Lean, Pose_Pitch and Pose_Head_Offset options.
  • Added invulnerable and explosion proof tags for destructible objects.
  • Added new guns and melees to skin source files.

Improvements:

  • Improved several furniture objects to be randomly colored.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked foundation height shorter.
  • Tweaked forageable resources to support spawn tables.

Fixes:

  • Fixed misaligned glass in Seattle fire station window.
  • Fixed satellite image for maps taller than 256m.
  • Fixed sound effect pitch deviation to scale with pitch.
  • Fixed incorrectly colored upstairs walls in house_3.

Map Progress:

Map Progress Update 3.18.15.0.png

Flooded portion of town beginning to develop overgrowth

This week I finished detailing the environment and made tons of progress on filling in the some of the most time consuming locations: towns and cities. In the coming week I'll finish up the remaining work in the big city and move onto detailing the smaller locations.

3.18.14.0 Jun 3, 2017

New Weaponry:

Two new guns planned for the new map were finished this week and can now be found in airdrops. The MP40 is an antique SMG bridging the gap between carbines and assault rifles which will be improved upon in another upcoming gun, and the Determinator is a shotgun revolver with longer range but requiring better aim.

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added MP40. [ID 1477]
  • Added MP40 magazine. [ID 1479]
  • Added Determinator. [ID 1480]

Improvements:

  • Improved scale tool to adjust sensitivity by bounds of mesh.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked chainsaw and jackhammer to alert zombies in a larger area. [Increased to 24m from 8m]

Fixes:

  • Fixed to only allowing climbing while standing, sprinting or swimming.
  • Fixed off by one error when killed while spawning into server.
  • Fixed to scale up backpacks/vests slightly on mega zombie model.

Map Progress:

File:Map Progress Update .png

This week I mostly finished decorating the landscape - I underestimated just how long it takes to place down all those boulders on the cliffsides so there's a few patches that still need doing. My goal for next week is to make good headway on finalizing the layouts of each location and filling buildings with furniture.

July

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
3.20.3.0 Jul 29, 2017

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added dynamic snowstorms, options in map and config for blizzard frequency/duration and ambiance volume controls to limit rain and snow to specific areas.
  • Added weather command which takes none, storm or blizzard as inputs.
  • Added decal importer for custom decal objects. Example in Bundles/Objects/Small/Decals/Test_Auto_Decal.
  • Added ability to translate EconInfo.json by appending language name e.g. EconInfo_Russian.json or adding an EconInfo.json file to your localization's folder for example inside the Russian folder.
  • Added ability to translate keyboard names in /Shared/KeyCodes.dat.
  • Added PSA banner to menu which might be used for time-critical events.
  • Added deadzone volume to level editors.

Improvements:

  • Improved blending between rainstorms and blizzards.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked makeshift vehicle recipe to require a battery and tires.
  • Tweaked upgraded cake to be salvageable.

Fixes:

  • Fixed using rangefinder while scoped in with off scope quality.
  • Fixed gaps in wall navmesh at German military base.
  • Fixed server restarting after regaining connection to Steam.
  • Fixed clients potentially connecting to server during loading.

Upcoming Events:

Through some weird scheduling that shifted things around it's looking like I won't be home for most of August, so the next update will probably be later in the month. Next week on the 3rd I'm off to Toronto to look at apartments for rent, and then several days later leaving to Italy for a holiday. I'll be getting back home on the 22nd. I'm excited - this is my first vacation since I started work on Unturned 2.0! Around the end of August/beginning of September I'll be making the move to Toronto assuming an apartment is found. (Wish me luck!)

While I'm away I think I'll have a hard time stopping myself from still reading your feedback in the evenings, so in the meantime during the break it'd be nice to give you something to discuss: I've been toying with ideas for 4.0. It's been on my mind recently and already I've got tons of features/improvements/changes I'd love to implement but just aren't possible in 3.0 at this point, and I've been catching up with Unreal Engine 4 considering whether it might be a good match. My hope is that the quality jump from 3.0 to 4.0 would be even bigger than the leap from 2.0 to 3.0 considering how much I've learned over the past 3 years. Note that I have no plans to begin 4.0 yet, and even if we were to go ahead with it there are many more updates to 3.0 planned. What are your thoughts on all this? I'm curious to see your response and especially if you have wishlists for 4.0 - nothing's off the table and if everyone's interested I might put together a new Trello board for 4.0 to group all your suggestions.

3.20.2.0 Jul 22, 2017

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added Socketwrench for removing tires. [ID 1507]
  • Added ability for ambiance volumes to override fog settings.

Improvements:

  • Improved workshop download support on the server.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked top and bottom of vehicle to count as valid exit points.
  • Tweaked to prevent building inside teleporter chamber.

Fixes:

  • Fixed buildables attached to vehicles preventing exit.
  • Fixed to prevent entering vehicles whose exits are blocked.
  • Fixed logging out of server while in blocked vehicle.
  • Fixed raining inside Neuschwanstein and sewers.

Serverside Workshop Content:

Server operators can now automatically update the workshop content on their servers rather than downloading it manually. To make use of this you can put together a list of workshop file IDs (e.g. [4190, 8265]) and save it in Servers/YourServerID/WorkshopDownloadIDs.json.

3.20.1.0 Jul 18, 2017

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added Secrets of Neuschwanstein easter egg.
  • Added Prison Warden's Key and ability to lock and unlock cell doors.
  • Added German versions of emergency vehicles.
  • Added support for guns with multiple calibers.
  • Added option for certain areas to have a higher max number of zombies.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked Berlin to have a higher max number of zombies to be more lifelike.
  • Tweaked Augewehr, Nightraider and Fusilaut to take both ranger and military ammunition.
  • Tweaked Syndicate to look more serious.
  • Tweaked to prevent exiting vehicles when a good exit point isn't found.

Fixes:

  • Fixed line color of road over dam.
  • Fixed building underneath rocket chamber.
  • Fixed German tree radius inconsistencies.
  • Fixed misplaced water in waterfall cave entrance.
  • Fixed damaging vehicle on busted coalition doors.
  • Fixed scrapping empire blueprint.
  • Fixed (finally) horde beacon difficulty to get set when initially placed.
  • Fixed zombies falling into blast chamber of rocket launch pad.
  • Fixed baking navmesh on extra tall maps.
  • Fixed beta shirt on left-handed characters.
  • Fixed canned food animation cut off.
  • Fixed devkit objects loading after items. Legacy objects didn't have this problem.
  • Fixed Germany analytics.

Feedback:

Thank you to everyone who's been posting feedback and bug reports around Germany! I've been trying my best to read through all of it and as always it's been a big factor in the changes this update. My intention is to focus on more general changes next update.

3.20.0.0 Jul 8, 2017

Germany Map:

Germany.png

The new Germany map is finally here and available to play under the Official maps tab!

Germany is a new large sandbox survival map trying out several gameplay twists. It's more vertically oriented than any previous map with medium cliffs in the East blending into towering mountains in the West. It's more spaced out than Russia and has increased military presence similar to Washington including Coalition encampments. For the first time the military is using a mix of Military and Ranger grade weaponry. It also makes use of the features I've been adding the past couple months through areas like a submerged town with the most useful loot deepest underwater, cascading waterfalls, a burning crash site with primarily burning zombies, pathfinding for zombies over the city rooftops and quite a few underground locations.

3 Year Anniversary Event:

Today marks 3 years together on Steam and Unturned's transition out of Early Access! To celebrate anyone that plays over the next 3 days will have a chance to be dropped the Anniversary Gift Bag and everyone who's helped out over the course of Early Access will receive some special cosmetics!

These past ~4.5 years have been a crazy journey and I'm very proud to see how far we've come from the first version of Deadzone to Unturned 3.20 now. It's been a pleasure and lots of fun evolving the game this whole time alongside you. It boggles my mind how long some of you have been with me and I can't thank you enough for your support, but a huge thank you nevertheless. This community has changed my life and opened up so many cool opportunities, and I'm incredibly excited looking to the future with all the awesome updates and directions I want to take the game.

I hope you enjoy the update and as always I'm eagerly awaiting your feedback to improve Germany!

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added Germany map.
  • Added Swissgewehr. [ID 1488]
  • Added Swissgewehr Magazine. [ID 1490]
  • Added Fighter Jet. [ID 140]
  • Added Dumptruck. [ID 141]
  • Added Prison Transport Truck. [ID 142]
  • Added Eagle. [ID 157]
  • Added Rabbit. [IDs 149-156]
  • Added Beetle. [IDs 158-165]
  • Added many new level editor assets.

Workshop:

  • Accepted several workshop items into the July 2017 Workshop Crate #3.
  • Accepted many new workshop items to the Stockpile.
3.19.2.0 Jul 1, 2017

3 Year Anniversary Event Upcoming:

Next Friday 07/07/17 marks Unturned's 3rd year on Steam! I can't believe it's been so long already. The time has just flown by, I've loved every second of it, and I'm excited to continue working on Unturned in the years to come.

As part of the event Unturned will finally be transitioning out of early access, and to celebrate it will be accompanied by the 3.20.0.0 update containing the new map I've been working on these past months!

(Spoiler warning!) Click below to watch the trailer for 3.20.0.0: New Map Trailer

The main release trailer for Unturned has been updated as well: Unturned Trailer

Thanks to the Hawaii team for acting in these new trailers!

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added no weapons/no buildables safezone node options.
  • Added Flag_Short_Random NPC reward type.

Improvements:

  • Improved landscape and foliage system to automatically spawn when clicked in the type browser.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked ambient audio to randomly increase and decrease in volume.

Fixes:

  • Fixed landscape holes interfering with interacting.
  • Fixed multiple quest related bugs on Hawaii.
  • Fixed underground player spawns on Hawaii.
  • Fixed water volume near Kailua Kona on Hawaii.
  • Fixed lava killboxes at Muana Kea on Hawaii.
  • Fixed some minor visual bugs on Hawaii.
  • Fixed abuse in magma boss chamber on Hawaii.

August

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
3.20.4.0 Aug 31, 2017

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added the aurora borealis to Yukon.
  • Added links to forum and blog.
  • Hawaii - Added new NPCs and quests by Spyjack.
  • Hawaii - Added waterfall audio.

Improvements:

  • Hawaii - Improved performance near mauna kea.

Tweaks:

  • Hawaii - Tweaked density of unnecessary effect nodes.

Fixes:

  • Fixed disabling collision on ice sheets in singleplayer.
  • Fixed a floating sandcastle on PEI.
  • Hawaii - Fixed underwater darkness depth.
  • Hawaii - Fixed rubber banding on haiku stairs.
  • Hawaii - Fixed several NPC and quest issues.
  • Hawaii - Fixed several vehicle issues.

Busy Busy:

Thank you for your patience this month while I've been super busy! During the first week I was out in Toronto looking for an apartment, and then on holiday in Italy. The break was a nice change of pace and I'm now refreshed and excited to get back to work! Fortunately we found a great apartment fairly quickly, so this week I've been getting prepared for the move. Over the next few days I'll be driving out to Toronto from Calgary and then setting everything back up there. It's my first time living away from home so it'll also take some time to get furniture and everything.

September

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
3.20.7.0 Sep 30, 2017

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added ability for arena maps to spawn players with items. For an example see Alpha Valley's config file.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked cloud rainyness/snowyness to be visible only in rain/snow volumes.
  • Tweaked compass UI to not conflict with gasmask.

Fixes:

  • Fixed unable to join group when max group size is 0.
  • Fixed bullets not going through decals.
  • Fixed marker color UI option formatting.
  • Fixed explosion obstruction check backwards.
  • Fixed missing yellow glider from Hawaii.

Development

This week I've been experimenting with the new character design for 4.x and getting some basic gameplay functional. I'm really excited about the new clothing system which uses meshes rather than textures:

Walking with a White T-Shirt and Jeans:

Development 1 Update 3.20.7.0.png

Falling with Black Leather Gloves and Brown Work Shoes:

Development 2 Update 3.20.7.0.png

Another Perspective:

Development 3 Update 3.20.7.0.png

My focus here is really on polishing and quality over quantity. Hopefully this post has been interesting! Next week I'm planning get back to work on some new content for 3.20.8.

3.20.6.0 Sep 22, 2017

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added Wall Clock. [ID 1509]
  • Added ability to mark a location on the map for your friends and show it on the compass. [Right Click] You can customize your waypoint color in the survivor groups menu.
  • Added Projectile_Penetrate_Buildables option for rocket explosions.

Improvements:

  • Improved map to show arena compactor target circle.

Fixes:

  • Fixed reload speed multiplier applying opposite to vehicle weaponry.
  • Fixed location names not showing on map.
  • Fixed compass display type in inventory.
  • Fixed insane skins attachment color.

Development

This week I also began more seriously planning the foundation for Unturned 4.x. You might have seen some of this on the forum already, and I'm hoping to have further details to share soon.

3.20.5.0 Sep 16, 2017

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added Compass and option to always display compass. [ID 1508]
  • Added multiple stages to arena compactor.
  • Added airdrops to arena maps containing every item.
  • Added arena options, max group size and ability to disable static groups.
  • Added max vehicles and animals options.
  • Added September 2017 Workshop Crate #4.
  • Added grenade and tracer examples.

Improvements:

  • Improved map screen to refresh without reopening.

Fixes:

  • Fixed cosmetics toggle resetting at arena start.
  • Fixed missing workshop folder.
  • Fixed shadows on transparent text.

Life Progress:

The transition to Toronto went well! It's been exciting moving out for the first time and a lot more work than I expected. Mostly everything's settled now aside from some cleaning to do and furniture to get. Thank you for your patience this past month while I was away from the job! I'm hyped to resume work. :)

October

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
3.21.0.0 Oct 27, 2017

Halloween:

The Halloween event is now live! You'll find Neuschwanstein Castle and The Liberator have dressed up to celebrate and can get Halloween Gift Presents as drops throughout. It will be available until the next update on the 3rd.

Trains:

On Russia you'll now find a driveable train on the main line! It's the new fastest way to travel in the game - as long as your destination is along the tracks anyway. The goal is to sort out any issues with the train features this week and then in the coming updates to add support for multiple attached train cars (I'm thinking flatbeds so you can build huge bases on the train!) as well as bring them to the other maps.

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added train engine to Russia.
  • Added Halloween Gift Present to drops with new Blood Sucker mythical effect. // Thanks TheUnion
  • Added Halloween decorations to Neuschwanstein Castle and the Liberator.
  • Added several new Halloween themed curated workshop items to the stockpile.
  • Added support for skins that change the item's mesh and support for skinned vehicles.
  • Added material index override for devkit objects.
  • Added options to spawn effects on server and randomize rotation.

Improvements:

  • Improved to not show battery in UI on vehicles that don't use them.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked bicycle to not explode when destroyed.

Fixes:

  • Fixed bicycle pedals not lining up with feet when left handed.
  • Fixed interacting with quest decals.
  • Fixed exploded motorcycle front color.
  • Fixed black roadster incorrect speed. // Thanks xdlewisdx
  • Fixed canteen not collecting salt water on maps not using water volumes. // Thanks V1CeNtE
3.20.9.0 Oct 14, 2017

Hotbar & Bicycles:

Hotbar and Bicycles Update 3.20.9.0.png

The first stamina-powered vehicle is now available in-game: the bicycle! These can be found commonly on all official maps except the Yukon and are the first vehicle not to burn fuel. You can ride the bicycle infinitely or hold the sprint key to consume stamina and pedal faster. Your movement/stamina related skills transfer over to bicycles as well!

At the bottom of your screen you can now faintly see every item that you currently have hotkeyed. This helps when you use hotkeys for a lot of items but can be turned off in the options menu "Show Hotbar".

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added Bicycle. [ID 185]
  • Added hotbar to show hotkeyed items and option to disable it.

Improvements:

  • Improved to teleport player if saved login spot was obstructed.

Fixes:

  • Fixed joining limited dynamic groups and some other potential issues.
  • Fixed rain not refilling barrels after reloading level.
  • Fixed Sportshot magazine blocking action.
  • Fixed Hawaii hang glider equip animation.
  • Fixed crash when saving large number of roads.
3.20.8.0 Oct 7, 2017

Dirtbikes:

Dirtbikes Update 3.20.8.0.png

You can now find dirtbikes anywhere you'd find quads before! They offer similar advantages to snowmobiles but in non-snow environments.

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added Dirtbikes. [IDs 176-183]
  • Added Can_Use_Bundles option to level config.
  • Added timed curated map mode option.

Improvements:

  • Improved arena loadouts to only auto-equip weapons and clothing.

Fixes:

  • Fixed selecting decals in editor.

Development:

This week I've been continuing work on 4.x particularly server hosting automation. My goal is to be able to offer and maintain quite a few high quality 64-bit Linux official dedicated servers running the vanilla game. I've also been excited looking into options for save storage - I'm hoping to support a web API save option which will connect to an HTTPS endpoint (configurable by hosts to use custom implementations) and save the data to databases. This would also have the benefit of potentially keeping progress between servers akin to 2.0.

November

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
3.21.4.0 Nov 25, 2017

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added Police Motorcycle. [ID 188]
  • Added hunting quest condition type. (Condition_#_Type Kills_Animals)
  • Added support for item crafting blueprints to use quest conditions and rewards. (Blueprint_#_Conditions and * Blueprint_#_Rewards)
  • Added DamageTool::playerDamaged event for plugins to override damage values.
  • Added support for plugins to adjust gravity per-player. (PlayerMovement::sendPluginGravityMultiplier)
  • Added ability to set 3rd person center in vehicle with "Camera_Center" child transform.
  • Added support for trains on looped tracks.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked vehicle removal to kick all passengers in case of being called incorrectly.

Fixes:

  • Fixed train unable to ram mannequins and double doors.
  • Fixed revoking storage access after death.

4.0 Development Progress:

Earlier this week I put up a blog post describing recent progress on 4.x. You can find it here if you'd like to give it a look:

4.x Devlog #002

3.21.3.0 Nov 18, 2017

Trunk Storage:

The long, long requested trunk storage space has finally arrived! You can access it underneath the usual vehicle menu controls like door locks and passenger seating. I did my best to add it to every vehicle, but there are quite a few so some tweaking might be required.

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added trunk space to all official vehicles.
  • Added support for level configs to override mode configs. See the Destruction map config for an example.
  • Added vehicle explosion force option for bicycles.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked auth event for mods to only be called for pending joining players.

Fixes:

  • Fixed to force players off destroyed bicycles without killing them.
  • Fixed using doors on car to boost through closed hatch.
  • Fixed crash when zombie destroys bicycle.
  • Fixed dropping throwable when killed while throwing.
  • Fixed using chewing gum in safezone.
  • Fixed chewing gum to explode after fully finishing using.
  • Fixed Liberator lights not turning on/off.
  • Fixed tutorial CCTV note NPC mixup.

Next 4.x Devlog:

Lots more progress this week! I've been excited seeing your responses to the first Devlog and taking into account all your feedback at this early stage. The next post will probably be sometime next week - moreso timed around milestones than weekly.

3.21.2.0 Nov 11, 2017

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added Explosive Chewing Gum. [ID 1510]
  • Added Cargo Train #2 to Yukon.
  • Added Discord Rich Presence integration meaning you can now create invites and see friend status through Discord.
  • Added ability to load platform specific asset bundles e.g. _Mac.unity3d or _Linux.unity3d.
  • Added gameplay config option to disable suicide button.
  • Added level config option to disable compactor.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked ground to not prevent stance changes.
  • Tweaked train to not show health bar.
  • Tweaked Alpha Valley to no longer spawn with default gun.

Fixes:

  • Fixed track sample when curve start and end are parallel.
  • Fixed server to consider WorkshopDownloadIDs.json for map loading.
  • Fixed blocking top front of cargo train hitbox.
  • Fixed spawning vehicles missing tires on server.

Discord Integration:

Unturned is in the first wave of games with Discord Rich Presence support! The Discord API has been integrated into the game to show friend status, sending invites and joining lobbies or servers through the Discord client.

3.21.1.0 Nov 4, 2017

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added flatbeds to driveable cargo train.
  • Added support for buildables on multiple moving sections of vehicles.
  • Added admin command ability to teleport to your waypoint.

[/teleport wp]

  • Added RocketMod t-shirt the sales of which support fr34kyn01535.

Improvements:

  • Improved workshop files downloaded from servers to override existing IDs. // Thanks cartman-2000
  • Improved UI to react properly to external window resizing.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked train to instakill buildables on tracks.
  • Tweaked freeform bounds to help prevent overlapping head.

Fixes:

  • Fixed train desync when exiting at high speeds on server.
  • Fixed salvaging buildables with higher than max health.
  • Fixed showing hitmarkers on trains.
  • Fixed off roader material in menu level.
  • Fixed cargo train different forward/backward speeds.
  • Fixed to prevent grabbing trains with skycrane.
  • Fixed random short reward different values on client and server. // Thanks Spyjack
  • Fixed to prevent using invincible turrets while underwater. // Thanks PhaserArray

Development Progress:

I've been really excited this week starting to get the gunplay working for 4.x and all the new effects: you can hear shells as they bounce off nearby walls/floors, the parts on the guns like the charging handle move when you pull them, you can see the dropped magazine fall from the gun and the new one in your hand as you insert it - and many more. There's still lots to do in this department but I'm hoping to have a video demonstration presentable soon!

December

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
3.23.1.0 Dec 31, 2017

Greece Patch Notes:

Additions:

  • Added 3 more beach locations with boat spawns.
  • Added airdrop nodes.
  • Added animal spawns.
  • Added the lighthouse to the map.
  • Added new doors to the faction bases.

Tweaks:

  • Changed all item IDs from 30## to 35##.

Fixes:

  • Fixed Navigation for zombies on Tent #1.
  • Fixed invisible faces on Bank roof.
  • Fixed various Tree stumps.
  • Fixed Olive trees to work properly.
  • Fixed Racing fence.
  • Fixed railing issues on store/appartments.
  • Fixed lighthouse light.
  • Fixed zombie navigation on Greece Ramp.
  • Fixed all flags.
  • Fixed Lancer taking Lockdown Ammunition.
  • Fixed Backlash missing Attach_Stop.
  • Fixed missing spawntables.
  • Fixed Police Station Window Frame.
  • Fixed Military Faction Base LODs.
  • Fixed some various NPC issues.
  • Fixed terrain hole volumes.
  • Fixed missing safezone nodes.
  • Fixed various locations players could get stuck.
  • Fixed some floating objects.
  • Fixed access to under the map in safezone.
  • Fixed Lamia dock lights.
  • Fixed road/bridge connection near Volos.
  • Moved dumptruck spawn from tunnel causing clipping issues.
  • Fixed Police zombie experience gain.
  • Fixed all the zombie having hats.

Happy new year from myself and all the curated map teams!

3.23.0.0 Dec 25, 2017

Welcome to Greece:

It's a holiday miracle: a brand new large survival map set in Greece from the team that brought you Hawaii!

Greece.png

Now available to play in-game, Greece is launching with a completely different architectural style to any of the other maps and NPCs right out the gate! This is only the beginning as well - you can expect an expandalone arena map set on the nearby isle of Cyprus and the full NPC questlines coming in January!

If you'd like to support the team behind this map and get your hands on some stylish Greek cosmetics check out the: Greece Mystery Box on the Stockpile

As with every Unturned project your feedback is much appreciated and critical to its direction, so please be vocal with your thoughts, suggestions and ideas! You can e-mail the team directly at [modz2much@smartlydressedgames.com modz2much@smartlydressedgames.com] or post on the Greece-specific Steam subforum, but chances are they'll see it no matter where you post.

Update Notes

Additions:

  • Added Greece map.
  • Added Greece Mystery Box to the Stockpile.
  • Added flag math NPC reward type for advanced setups.
  • Added spawn animal command.

Improvements:

  • Improved all crates to show the approximate chances of receiving each item rarity.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked inactivity and packet spam kicks to get logged.
3.22.1.0 Dec 16, 2017

Holiday Update:

Winter is coming to Germany! Festive Germany is now available featuring the Coalition's decorations prior to their downfall and blizzards to spice things up. You can also dress up for the holiday season with several curated cosmetics now available on the Stockpile, and the Holiday Gift Present now dropping with a special new skin.

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added Festive Mystery Gift Present to drops and included Santa's Sleigh skin.
  • Added Festive Germany map.
  • Added several community-created festive cosmetics to the Stockpile.
  • Added Compare_Flags and Time_Of_Day NPC condition types.

Improvements:

  • Improved Dashboard key to count as a text field escape character so when searching in the craft menu bar you can double-press (default Tab) to quickly return to game.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked NPC assets to log a few more useful errors.

Fixes:

  • [Danaby] Fixed several issues in Bunker Arena.
  • Fixed vehicle picking an exit point underneath the map in some cases.
  • Fixed re-creating server-specific workshop folders.
3.22.0.0 Dec 9, 2017

Bunker Arena Timed Curated Map:

Bunker Arena Map Update 3.22.0.0.png

Danaby, the creator of several popular arena maps on the workshop, has just released his latest creation: Bunker Arena! It's now available in the official pool of arena maps so hop on a server and battle to the death! If you'd like to support Danaby in his creation of future maps you can check out the Bunker Arena Bundle on the Stockpile - get it quick, those items are available for a limited time only.

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Accepted Bunker Arena by Danaby as a timed curated arena map.
  • Added Max_Packets_Per_Second server config option which kicks spamming players. The default value is very generous, so it can be worth experimenting with what works for your network.

Improvements:

  • Improved server to rate limit several more potentially spamable actions.
  • Improved admin buildable editor to hide rotation compression.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked vehicle to show Blocked messsage when unable to reach entrance.

Fixes:

  • Fixes from the Hawaii team for several melee items and huts.
  • Fixed showing published workshop items in submit menu with more than 50 items.
3.21.5.0 Dec 2, 2017

Blimps:

You can now find blimps anchored at Kent Raceway in Washington ready to spectate the race!

Blimps Update 3.21.5.0.png

They're the first air vehicle in the game that remains at their set cruising altitude without a pilot. You exit the blimp on top which makes it easier to build on.

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added Blimp. [ID 189]
  • Added rest, prone, crouch and under_arrest poses for NPCs.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked snowstorms in the Yukon to be 10x more frequent.
  • Tweaked trains to allow placing bedrolls and sentry guns.

Fixes:

  • Fixed server to rate-limit skills related requests.

Development Progress:

Admittedly this patch is pretty small - most of my focus has been on 4.x this week, however there are some fairly big exciting updates to 3.x planned for December and January coming up! Since I've been working on boring stuff e.g. controller support, AI, menus, custom editors, etc the next devlog will likely be someday the week after next.

2016

January

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
3.14.2.0 Jan 30, 2016

Seafaring:

Seafaring Update 3.14.2.0.jpg

You can now explore the waters with nautical vehicles! PEI and Washington have spawn points for several of each new transport, so all you need to do is hunt them down and launch without sinking. Similarly to cars/aircraft you can expand on the existing ones with in-game buildables, or create your own custom sailing contraptions using mods! The documentation and workshop have been updated to accommodate boats and other floating vehicles.

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added Otter. [ID 96]
  • Added Runabour. [ID 87]
  • Added Jetski. [Ids 98-105]
  • Added amphibious qualities to the APC.
  • Added keybinds for roll left/right and pitch up/down.
  • Added more Arena centers on PEI/Alpha Valley.
  • Added buildables/throwables stats and Fortified achievement.
  • Added loading info to debug text.

Improvements:

  • Improved map UI scaling.
  • Improved Arena to show player count instead of groups.
  • Improved direct connect to work with URLs with more than 2 dots.
  • Improved navmesh cutting performance with shipping containers.
  • Improved grenade/rocket to have configurable effects/range.
  • Improved vehicle command to fill health/fuel.
  • Improved aircraft to support more than 2 rotors.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked campfire to be destroyable with gun/melee.
  • Tweaked aircraft health higher.
  • Tweaked scrap per sheet.
  • Tweaked Arena winner time longer.
  • Tweaked Arena field speed slower.
  • Tweaked experience on Arena lower, but raised stamina.

Fixes:

  • Fixed plane/heli exit distance and position.
  • Fixed entering slowly moving aircraft.
  • Fixed interacting with vehicles while dead.
  • Fixed snow blend when flying upward in aircraft.
  • Fixed placing multiple door/gate in same spot.
  • Fixed dead players included in Arena list.
  • Fixed max accepted XZ car travel distance on server.
3.14.1.0 Jan 23, 2016

Aviation:

Aviation Update 3.14.1.0.jpg

You can now take to the skies with airplanes and helicopters! Each official map has spawn points for one of each, so all you need to do is hunt them down, fill them up and take off without crashing in an explosive mess. Similarly to cars you can expand on the existing ones with in-game buildables, or create your own custom flying contraptions using mods! The documentation and workshop have been updated to accommodate these new vehicle types.

Aviation 2 Update 3.14.1.0.jpg

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added Sandpiper. [ID 92]
  • Added Huey. [IDs 93-94]
  • Added Skycrane. [ID 95]
  • Added server name filter to list.
  • Added item search bar to inventory.
  • Added option to disable inbound/outbound voice.
  • Added ability to mute specific players.
  • Added ability to win arena as a group/team.
  • Added more cover to Alpha Valley and Monolith.
  • Added arena wins stat and achievement.
  • Added equilateral/right triangles. [IDs 1144-1155]
  • Added PEI Arena map.

Improvements:

  • Improved red sights to use your crit color instead.
  • Improved arena to allow skills upgrades.
  • Improved some input fields to show hint.
  • Improved map to scale Arena field area better.
  • Improved master server to return multiple versions.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked lobby to block outside entry.
  • Tweaked field speed based on map size.
  • Tweaked sawed-off range/durability/spread.
  • Tweaked pillar/post supply cost.
  • Tweaked version display.

Fixes:

  • Fixed interacting with buildables on vehicles.
  • Fixed jumping out of Arena lobby.
  • Fixed sleeping bags in Arena.
  • Fixed suiciding in safe zone.
  • Fixed full sabertooth ammo.
  • Fixed arena clearing mythics.
  • Fixed server password field size.
  • Fixed belt on side of festive top.
3.14.0.0 Jan 16, 2016

Additions:

  • Added multiplayer-only Arena game mode.
  • Added Monolith Arena map.
  • Added Alpha Valley Arena map.
  • Added basic obstruction check to ray inputs. [Patched some exploits.]
  • Added browse workshop content button.
  • Added note #13.
  • Added high-res item icon .pngs to the Extras/Icons folder.

Improvements:

  • Improved sphere volume display in editor.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked debug info available.
  • Tweaked reject message for plugin use.
  • Tweaked player spawns to be more useful for mods.
  • Tweaked hiking/roadtrip achievement requirements.
  • Tweaked leave timer to not apply with 1 player or in safezone.

Fixes:

  • Fixed placing buildables inside player.
  • Fixed tutorial messages with hints disabled.
  • Fixed target framerate on dedicated server.
  • Fixed crash when run over by empty vehicle on server.
  • Fixed barricade interact range verification.
  • Fixed vehicle spawn ID error.
3.13.11.0 Jan 9, 2016

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added sawed-off masterkey.
  • Added "votify" command to allow/configure voting on server.
  • Added items crafted, plants grown and fishes caught stats.
  • Added accuracy and headshots stats.
  • Added foot and vehicle distance travelled stats.
  • Added crafting, farming and fishing achievements.
  • Added headshot and sharpshooter achievements.
  • Added hiking and roadtrip achievements.
  • Added rotation snapping option for freeform buildables.
  • Added notes #11 and 12.
  • Added salute gesture.
  • Added sun shafts/ambient occlusion quality settings.
  • Added "sync" command to share player savedata locally between your servers.

Improvements:

  • Improved help[command name] to show inputs.
  • Improved voting system with more information/options.
  • Improved authoritative character movement physics. [Patched noclip/flying.]
  • Improved sirens to only play audio when it has a driver.
  • Improved crafting to allow item state transfer for guns.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked generator fuel burn rate lower.
  • Tweaked tutorial vehicle text.
  • Tweaked tutorial look text.
  • Tweaked tutorial berry text.
  • Tweaked tutorial skills room.
  • Tweaked open/closable interaction delays.
  • Tweaked ctrl to slow camera speed.

Fixes: Fixed audio balancing issue. Fixed crosshair UI size when swapping perspective while aiming. Fixed prediction error with crossings. Fixed prediction error when teleporting/exiting vehicle. Fixed prediction error on ice. Fixed simulated look direction deviating slightly. Fixed smoothing position correction. Fixed prediction error with ladders. Fixed ragdoll interpolation. Fixed pumpkin/ornamental wire still craftable. Fixed loading attachments without supported hook. Fixed prediction error with sedan roof/police/taxi.

Vote Kicking:

Vote kicking is back with more information/options, but disabled by default. You can use the votify command to configure it. Here are the default values:

Pass Cooldown: 5 // seconds delay for vote caller after a successful vote Fail Cooldown: 60 // seconds delay for vote caller after a failed vote Vote Duration: 15 // seconds length for the vote to time out Vote Percentage: 0.75 // multiplier of the server population required to pass Players: 3 // minimum players needed to call a vote

3.13.10.0 Jan 2, 2016

Additions:

  • Added tutorial.
  • Added graduation achievement.
  • Added graduation cap.
  • Added notes #8 and #9.

Improvements:

  • Improved some strong weapons to ignore vulnerable flag on buildables.
  • Improved freezing and musical mythics.

Tweaks:

  • Disabled event drops, moved Festive PEI to extras folder.
  • Tweaked umbrella falling to no longer damage and shake view.
  • Tweaked vehicle explosion damage against buildables much lower.
  • Tweaked exercise/diving/parkour skills.

Fixes:

  • Fixed empty generator replacements.
  • Fixed graphics loading crash.
  • Fixed barricade/structure loading crash.
  • Fixed in-game mouse/numeric hint names.
  • Fixed exercise to parkour used for jump stamina.
  • Fixed animals/zombies all acting upon spawning.

Edit: Vote kicking has been temporarily kicked from the game by popular vote! Worth a try, but maybe doesn't work well with this sort of game for now.

Happy new year!

February

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
3.14.6.0 Feb 27, 2016

Update Notes:

Additions: Added ranger muzzle and barrel. [IDs 1190-1191] Added high caliber ammo boxes. [IDs 1192-1193] Added prototype horde beacon. [ID 1194] Added ability to see whole map fully zoomed out. Added country flag jersey cosmetic drops. Added several curated workshop items. Added new note to Everett in Washington. Added heightblend terrain option and upgraded official terrains.

Improvements: Improved APC to look way more intimidating and awesome. Improved server to verify item hash before equip. Improved item quality color transition. Improved map to swap chart/satellite based on which you have. Improved alt player spawns to be visually different. Improved server to verify vehicle hash before driving. Improved some text fields to react to esc/return inputs. Improved drop range check to not apply in singleplayer.

Tweaks: Tweaked nailgun magazines to be craftable with nails. Tweaked bullet trial visibility a bit lower. Tweaked military muzzle to decrease in quality when used. Tweaked map not to default zoomed out. Tweaked primary slot items to not be equipable in water. Tweaked scythe stats a bit lower. Tweaked quad/jetski to allow passenger on back. Tweaked drum magazines to take slightly longer to reload. Tweaked movement keys to close player dashboard. Tweaked ranger items to spawn in prisons. Tweaked military barrel/muzzle appearance.

Fixes: Fixed character texture bleed with MSAA. Fixed overlapping counters in Montague. Fixed lobby spawns in arena on PEI Arena. Fixed yellow faces on bottom of diving tank valve. Fixed salvage hint showing up in inventory. Fixed landing view tilt backwards. Fixed updating reload/hammer time while equipped. Fixed unable to see rocket. Fixed aggressive animals not losing interest. Fixed navmesh cuts running in editor. Fixed checking for generators in editor. Fixed refreshing assets as client. Fixed respawn index check when respawing mega zombie.

Prototype Horde Beacon:

The horde beacon is a new buildable that when placed draws in waves of zombies. Once they are defeated you get several rare items, but if you die, run away or disconnect it gets destroyed. Ideally this will provide an interesting risk/challenge to gear up, an easy way to summon zombies to attack the awesome base you built or perhaps bring the horde to someone else's doorstep. In the future some new super rare guns/items may be added as rewards for winning this horde mode. What are your thoughts?

Curated Workshop:

A few community-created workshop cosmetics/skins were accepted! Feel free to check them out here: Stockpile

Going forward curated items will be accepted in smaller batches at a more frequent pace.

Asset Hash Verification:

When equipping items/getting in vehicles the server now verifies that the client's asset configuration, for example recoil, matches its own configuration. This prevents several clientside exploits, but also means that servers which modify buildable item health can't be equipped. For now to work around this you can use a mod which globally decreases barricade/structure damage, but one goal for the next update is to add an official command for multiplying buildable damage/health.

3.14.5.0 Feb 20, 2016

Additions:

  • Added civilian armor vest. [ID 1168]
  • Added spec ops outfit. [IDs 1169-1172]
  • Added makeshift armor. [ID 1173]
  • Added scythe. [ID 1174]
  • Added chart. [ID 1175]
  • Added GPS. [ID 1176]
  • Added diving gear. [IDs 1178-1181]
  • Added dufflebag. [IDs 1182-1189]
  • Added burst fire mode, enabled on eaglefire.
  • Added bullet trails when shooting without muzzle brake.
  • Added map info to selection screen.
  • Added new note to Montague.
  • Added ability to use items while swimming.
  • Added workshop errors tool to help identify simple bugs in custom content.
  • Added bundle tool to Sources/Tools folder.

Improvements:

  • Improved stars blending from midnight to dawn.
  • Improved attachments to show arrow quality.
  • Improved character UV layout.
  • Improved suicide and drowning deaths to not get new spawn point.
  • Improved refilling canteens ease.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked PEI Arena spawn locations.
  • Tweaked Washington spacecraft crash to have deadzone.
  • Tweaked last suppressor shot to stay suppressed.
  • Tweaked playerlist to show skillset.
  • Tweaked created Arena maps to show in singleplayer list.
  • Tweaked sand color a bit darker.
  • Tweaked firefighter/police skillsets.
  • Tweaked exercise/diving skills.

Fixes:

  • Fixed buildable save corruption issue, restored files.
  • Fixed keeping empty nailgun magazines.
  • Fixed crafting nailgun magazines together.
  • Fixed map zooming past first level.
  • Fixed campfire audio poor looping.
  • Fixed duplicate item drops in singleplayer.
  • Fixed Arena maps in singleplayer.
  • Fixed keeping arrow when shot misses.
  • Fixed impact particle smoothness.
  • Fixed losing all xp in Horde mode.
  • Fixed some texture unloading issues.
  • Fixed duplicate nailgun blueprint.
  • Fixed impact bubbles shader.
  • Fixed border difference in satellite map.

Tip for level creators: You can customize the colors used for your road map by overriding the Charts file with either your own bundle or one copied from the other default maps.

If you have created some custom workshop content please check out the new logs tool on the main menu! It will let you know if there are any potential issues/misconfigured files.

3.14.4.0 Feb 13, 2016

Additions:

  • Added claim flag. [ID 1158]
  • Added maple syrup, dough, pancakes, waffles, doughnuts and pizza. [IDs 1159-1164]
  • Added nailgun. [IDs 1165-1166]
  • Added police launch. [ID 108]
  • Added deadzone node, biohazard suit protects against this.
  • Added button to center map on player.
  • Added separate durability to suppressors rather than using gun durability.
  • Added search and hide uncraftable filters to crafting.
  • Added option to swap between black and white interface.

Improvements:'

  • Improved clientside item physics to clamp within server range.
  • Improved performance of navmesh tile updates significantly.
  • Improved zombie update and audio performance.
  • Improved scrollbars to get tinted as well.
  • Improved skycrane's electromagnet to be usable in singleplayer. [Default Ctrl]

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked arms to shake as death approaches.
  • Tweaked progress bar text to not tint.
  • Tweaked bone quality names.
  • Tweaked skills label text alignment.
  • Tweaked shadow normal bias based on lighting quality.
  • Tweaked status icon colors.
  • Tweaked port inputs to round incase of query port input.
  • Tweaked punching only allowed in survival.

Fixes:

  • Fixed shooting from inside objects on server.
  • Fixed potential cause of stuck while loading server.
  • Fixed dragging items with triple monitors.
  • Fixed attachments labels with triple monitors.
  • Fixed unable to use same key in commands list.
  • Fixed tinting of server name colors.
  • Fixed tinting of inventory quality/headers.
  • Fixed tinting of blueprint quality/amount labels.
  • Fixed crash when inventory packet arrived early.
  • Fixed potential cause of invisible skin bug.
  • Fixed character index changing with overlay enabled.
  • Fixed water culling on extra large maps.
  • Fixed boats with no fuel to despawn.
  • Fixed editor to verify object region.
  • Fixed color tag regex.
  • Fixed freezing damage prediction.
  • Fixed status icon positions in arena/horde mode.
3.14.3.0 Feb 6, 2016

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added police helicopter. [ID 106]
  • Added hummingbird. [ID 107]
  • Added revised character skillsets.
  • Added UI color options for Gold members, free players now own the dark UI skin.
  • Added thief outfit. [IDs 1156-1157]
  • Added decay to buildable items. More info in full post!
  • Added SkillsetID parameter to loadout command. More info in full post!
  • Added back buttons to the menu.
  • Added animation quality option.
  • Added graphics settings tooltips.
  • Added keybinds for plane/helicopter yaw/thrust.

Improvements:

  • Improved stability of building on water vehicles on servers.
  • Improved map zooming and to focus on player after teleport/respawn.
  • Improved suppressor balance, ranger ones are more durable than military.
  • Improved certain interactable objects to close automatically after a set time.
  • Improved salvaging to show timer and reduced abuse.
  • Improved vehicles to use character rollback system.
  • Improved radio buttons for colorblind players.
  • Improved text shadowing to work with formatting.
  • Improved performance of camera related code.
  • Improved performance of player/zombie animations.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked Arena to encourage kills with XP, but lost on death.
  • Tweaked zombies to be more threatening.
  • Tweaked equipped item draw distances higher.
  • Tweaked graduation cap Steam item color/type.
  • Tweaked jetski a bit faster.
  • Tweaked fall speed/damage higher.
  • Removed option to disable item physics.
  • Removed option to disable effects/debris.
  • Tweaked explosive traps to have configurable range/effects.

Fixes:

  • Fixed gun damage not decreasing with quality.
  • Fixed bubbles teleporting underwater in 3rd person.
  • Fixed infinitely crafting scrap/sheet metal. [3.14.2.1]
  • Fixed crashing game with translation files.
  • Fixed medium/high quality shadow artifacts.
  • Fixed missing gold lock icons.
  • Fixed max accepted XZ non-car travel distance on server.
  • Fixed some unnecessary game/editor rendering.
  • Fixed item despawn responsiveness.
  • Fixed loadout to not play sound on spawn.
  • Fixed level list going offscreen.
  • Fixed washing machine tag/layer.

Building Decay:

One issue on large public servers is players who join, place a few buildables and leave forever. With the decay command you can now specify a delay before these items will no longer be saved. By default the timers last 7 real-life days, and are reset whenever the owner or group who placed the buildables joins. You can disable them by using 0 as the timer length, or for example 604800 to restore the 7 day timer. To avoid issues with losing bases on private servers or servers which only boot up every few days the timers also reset when the server has not been launched in half of the duration of the decay.

Loadouts:

Skillsets have made a return from 3.0.0.0! By default they do not spawn with loadouts, but you can configure this on your server by using the ID of the skillset in front of your normal loadout commands. To give the items to all players similarly to how loadouts worked before this update use 255 as the ID, or for a specific skillset the following are supported:

0 - Civilian 1 - Fire Fighter 2 - Police Officer 3 - Spec Ops 4 - Farmer 5 - Fisher 6 - Lumberjack 7 - Worker 8 - Chef 9 - Thief 10 - Doctor 255 - All Skillsets

March

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
3.14.10.0 Mar 26, 2016

Update Notes:

  • Added new item context menu and quick refill/repair/salvage actions.
  • Added inventory menu to see nearby items making looting corpses/piles easier.
  • Added ability to quickly take item from display/rack. [Default Ctrl + F]
  • Added in-game item/vehicle rarity colors.
  • Added decay and rain commands to the config menu.
  • Added button to unfavorite servers from the server list.
  • Added option to disable day/night ambience.

Improvements: Improved memory management/usage significantly on client and server. Improved hotkeys to requip, work on any page and save per server/character. Improved inventory to split storage and nearby into a separate area on large screens. Improved crafting menu to show the skill level and fire required. Improved give/vehicle/teleport/experience commands to not require the player parameter. Improved help [command] to also work as client and in singleplayer. Improved item networking to support more items in one area. Improved world hints not to show behind the dashboard. Improved item/vehicle networking to use new instance IDs instead of indices. Improved zombie/animal/vehicle state updates to use basic position compression. Improved buildable intersection displacement to better avoid forcing into objects. Improved on some physics issues with objects/resources.

Tweaks: Tweaked dropped items to appear in front of character. Tweaked handcuffs to prevent getting in vehicles as driver. Tweaked blueprint title text to change color when you can craft. Tweaked farming speed of agriculture skill lower. Tweaked debug UI to show seconds since last packet received. Tweaked orientation of items in trophy cases. Tweaked different skills to require different amounts of XP per level. Tweaked several hollow objects to contain death barriers just in case. Removed "new survivor" default names.

Fixes: Fixed placing buildables near player spawns. Fixed default easy/hard armor multipliers backwards. Fixed birch/pine trophy case using maple sticks. Fixed regen health immediately after damage. Fixed not showing amount in hint with one remaining item. Fixed despawn label typo. Fixed not immediately removing admin visual when unadmined. Fixed crafting pitchfork. Fixed not taking into account 2nd border in map UI. Fixed tooltips showing up underneath inventory selection/drag. Fixed override glasses mythic hook point.

Item Asset Upgrades:

You can now use rich text in your item descriptions, and add more context actions. Right now blueprint actions are supported in the following format:

Actions 1 Action_0_Type Blueprint Action_0_Blueprints 1 Action_0_Blueprint_0 [Index] Action_0_Blueprint_0_Link [Present if the blueprint should be linked to.] Action_0_Text [Button Name] Action_0_Tooltip [Button Tooltip] Action_0_Key [If no name/tooltip, use this translation key e.g. Repair]

If no actions are available the game will automatically add some for repairing, refilling and salvaging.

Analytics:

Last week I mentioned Unity 5's new analytics system, so here's the data gathered so far!

Performance:

Note: One source of error in this table is that running with vsync enabled caps the max framerate to monitor refresh rate which is usually 60.

Map Average Min (Hz) Average Max (Hz) Average Average (Hz)
PEI 12.5 60.5 40
Washington 12 59.5 38.5
Yukon 15.5 64 42
Workshop 12.5 60.5 40.5

Lifespan:

Map Average Lifespan (s)
PEI 400
Washington 415
Yukon 420
Workshop 410

Death Causes:

Map #1 #2 #3 #4 #5
PEI Gun (35%) Zombie (26.1%) Suicide (8.6%) Bleeding (9.1%) Exploding Car (4.7%)
Washington Gun (37.3%) Zombie (24.1%) Bleeding (9.3%) Suicide (8.4%) Exploding Car (4.7%)
Yukon Zombie (37.5%) Gun (17.9%) Suicide (11.7%) Bleeding (8.1%) Freexing (4.2%)
Workshop Gun (39.5%) Zombie (19.8%) Suicide (9.6%) Bleeding (8.1%) Exploding Car (5.5%)

Screenshot of analytics site death cause pie graph: Analytics Pie Graph Update 3.14.10.0.jpg

Skillset:

Rank Skillset
#1 Spec Ops (35%)
#2 Police (17%)
#3 Thief (8.6%)
#4 Firefighter (8%)
#5 Worker (6.9%)

Screenshot of analytics site abilities pie graph: Analytics Pie Graph 2 Update 3.14.10.0.jpg

Customization:

Average Mythics 0.02
Average Cosmetics 1.3
Average Skins 4.5
3.14.9.0 Mar 19, 2016

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added gameplay config to singleplayer menu and servers.
  • Added rain, map option to enable/disable and command to adjust it.
  • Added military fragmentation magazine. [ID 1200]
  • Added military nightvision scope. [ID 1201]
  • Added rifle storage racks. [IDs 1202-1204]
  • Added trophy cases. [IDs 1205-1207]
  • Added rain barrel. [ID 1208]
  • Added tips on the loading screens.
  • Added ability to ctrl-click cosmetics/skins to quickly equip/dequip.
  • Added analytics for framerate, death cause and customization.
  • Added ability to create anonymous characters.
  • Added ability to give health regen for zombies/animals.
  • Accepted 4 new Curated Workshop items to the Stockpile.

Improvements:

  • Improved transform/plane handles in editor to swap sides based on camera position.
  • Improved buildable to use gameplay config values for armor instead.
  • Improved menu to work with clicking on character to dequip cosmetics.
  • Improved weighting of weather transitions.
  • Improved server to save current time.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked farms to take 9-10 in-game days to grow without rain.
  • Tweaked salt water to damage canteens/bottles.
  • Tweaked characters to default with non-persona name.
  • Tweaked shadowstalker rails to deal explosive damage.
  • Tweaked military tracer magazine appearance.
  • Tweaked mega zombies/bears/wolves to regen health.
  • Tweaked debug command to show ticks per second.
  • Tweaked mega zombie to have longer vertical reach.
  • Tweaked tracer magazines to decrease spread slightly.

Fixes:

  • Fixed missing paths from exits of bunker and compound.
  • Fixed singleplayer loading screen type.
  • Fixed tilde key name formatting.
  • Fixed unacceptably low number of pirate ship wrecks.
  • Fixed vision/headlamp glasses to show over cosmetic glasses.
  • Fixed spelling of cove.
  • Fixed receiving initial full moon state from server.
  • Fixed zombie loot drops while hyper.
  • Fixed launching with incorrect settings in VR.
  • Fixed hyper zombies always using beacon radius.
  • Fixed using mega zombie tables during horde beacon.
  • Fixed case where beacon could blow up too early.
  • Fixed APC passenger exit distance.

Gameplay Config:

The values previously controlled by the gamemode [e.g. easy, hard] are now available for you to choose! Clicking the "Advanced" button on the singleplayer menu will take you to the configuration screen where you can adjust everything. This uses reflection which means it will be straightforward to add more options in the future, and is shared with the server. You can manually modify these values in "Config.json" found in your server folder, or set it up with the tool in the menu and copy it over from the singleplayer worlds folder.

Rain:

You can configure the frequency and duration of rainstorms with the Rain command. Remember that you can type "help rain" to get some info on how it works! Note however that the changes won't be able to apply until the next rain cycle. You can start/stop the current rain cycle with the Storm command.

To enable rain for your custom map you'll need to copy over the latest Ambience.unity3d and tick the "can rain" checkbox under lighting in the editor.

Analytics:

Unity recently added built-in analytics support, so I hooked up a few events in Unturned:

  • Death Cause
  • Framerate Min/Max/Avg
  • Customization Choices

Once a bit of this data is recorded I'll hopefully be able to upload it somewhere so you can see! Should be interesting to get an idea of what specialities are often used, how players die the most and what the average framerate is.

3.14.8.0 Mar 12, 2016

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added roomscale VR support! [Video demo in full post]

Fixes:

  • Fixed tracer orientation on client.
  • Fixed showing lower than 640x480 resolutions.
  • Fixed claims check on vehicle on server.
  • Fixed motion blur not turning off.
  • Fixed picking up items turning off handcuffs.
  • Fixed boulder uses concrete material instead of gravel.
  • Fixed metal resource collision to match visual better.
  • Fixed a gap in the metal resource mesh.
  • Fixed showing disabled HUD after unscoping.
  • Fixed direction sign and berry visibility.

Roomscale VR Support:

The main focus this week was getting the VR support ready. For more details check out last week's post here, but today we have a short video demo: https://youtu.be/6JemlC6Mc9o If you'd like to see the full original video prior to commentary it can be found here.

What do you think of the VR editor? If you give it a try let me know, I'd love to try and improve it! As for the next update don't worry, 3.14.9.0 will be normal with new features/content as usual.

3.14.7.0 Mar 5, 2016

Update Notes:

  • Added handcuffs. [ID 1195]
  • Added handcuffs key. [ID 1196]
  • Added cable tie. [ID 1197]
  • Added pickaxe. [ID 1198]
  • Added headlamp. [ID 1199]
  • Added mineable boulders.
  • Added 16 new flag jersies.
  • Added armor command to adjust buildable damage multipliers.
  • Added "Bypass_Hash_Verification" asset flag for server owners.
  • Added separate keybind for inspecting item.

Improvements:

  • Improved player lights to attract AI.
  • Improved region performance while moving between areas.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked traps to take more damage from impacts.
  • Tweaked enclosed vehicles to provide cover from snow.
  • Tweaked horde beacon difficulty harder.
  • Tweaked restaurant food name.
  • Tweaked viper to accept military barrels.

Handcuffs

You can now passively restrain other players! Using handcuffs on a surrendered player will lock up their hands preventing them from using items and punching. Only the one who arrested them in the first place can unlock the handcuffs using a handcuffs key. You are able, however, to wiggle your way out of handcuffs by quickly leaning left and right for several seconds.

Roomscale VR Support:

Right after putting out the update last week there was a ring at the doorbell, and suprise it was a Vive devkit from Valve/HTC! I spent a couple days this week getting started with support in the Unturned editor for this roomscale virtual reality, and I think it's shaping up to be a lot of fun.

Right now I've got the movement and object systems mostly integrated, so you can be anywhere between person size exploring a building or a giant stomping around the whole map. Alongside the normal editor object features like dragging transform/rotate handles/lasers you can also pick things up to move them around, and even throw them! I must admit I spent quite a while just throwing Stratford around the level watching it explode.

Next week I'm going to prioritize working on these VR features because I think I can get all the tools working nicely in that time, and considering they sent over a devkit I want to make sure it's prepared before the full Vive launch. Once it's ready I'll also try and get a video together to show you what it's like!

April

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
3.14.15.0 Apr 30, 2016

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added Industrial Generator. [ID 1230]
  • Added Flags. [IDs 1231-1234]
  • Added Doubledoors. [IDs 1235-1238]
  • Added building interior culling. [More info in full post!]
  • Added outlines of powered areas when placing powered buildables.
  • Added per-map rain frequency/duration multipliers.
  • Added delay parameter to shutdown command and alert when nearing shutdown.
  • Added option to play warning timer sound before Arena start.
  • Added footstep option for road terrain material.
  • Added ResetConfig command to restore defaults for current mode.

Improvements:

  • Improved active zombie/animal update performance.
  • Improved prevention of near clipping plane through wall.
  • Improved lights to fade out over distance.
  • Improved server to apply new values to config file.
  • Improved gas/refill message to show alongside interactable info.
  • Improved backpack to not show through vehicle seat.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked slides to be slippery.
  • Tweaked Seattle mall to have some scaffholding.
  • Tweaked editor/power to use intersect shader.
  • Tweaked claim flag to be explosion proof.
  • Tweaked default rain frequency to 2.3, 7.6.
  • Tweaked options explanation labels.

Fixes:

  • Fixed hospital window navmesh.
  • Fixed some missing words in the chat filter.
  • Fixed soup/pasta textures.
  • Fixed stutter when equipping gun with scope. [More info in full post!]
  • Fixed off scope quality to not render first frame.
  • Fixed zombie/animal noises on pause screen.
  • Fixed walking on helipad in Seattle.
  • Fixed land animals sometimes forgetting they aren't fishes.

Building Interior Culling:

You can now mark your buildings to hide the objects inside when further away for better performance. The easiest option is to add the "LOD Mesh" flag which uses the mesh bounds to determine what is inside. For concave objects you can instead use "LOD Area" and add multiple OcclusionAreas for the volumes with objects. Very large objects can also have a "LOD_Bias" multiplier which adjusts the activation distance. This also means you can have much more detailed interiors now, assuming the building is set up properly.

Active Zombie/Animal Performance:

Several server side performance improvements/update balancing were also made in an attempt to keep everything stable as it gets busy. The hope is that this will help keep the ping closer to just the travel time, but we'll see.

Scope Performance:

Previously the dual-render scopes only rendered twice when a scope was attached, but as part of a fix last week to reduce stutter when moving around the map with foliage enabled the same issue seems to have begun happening when enabling the scope camera, so to avoid these delays I've tweaked the scopes to always render in the background.

If this causes a drop in performance you can also use the overlay scope option, but if it's generally too severe we can adjust the default scope quality or bring back the option to disable foliage.

Ideally requiring foliage can be kept because it provides some cover, but fortunately there are bushes which are rendered regardless of the foliage setting.

3.14.14.0 Apr 23, 2016

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added Water Tank. [ID 1228]
  • Added Fuel Tank. [ID 1229]
  • Added Hot Mystery Box with 4 new mythical effects.
  • Added 21 new playtime drop cosmetics.
  • Added 14 new playtime drop skin patterns.
  • Added context action for quickly stripping attachments.
  • Added context action for crafting bandages.
  • Added context action for converting plants into seeds.
  • Added context action for wearing clothing.
  • Added basic interactable object documentation.

Improvements:

  • Improved fuel/water cans to allow taking/removing from all sources.
  • Improved crafting to consume lowest quality supplies first.
  • Improved generator fuel update performance.
  • Improved object reset performance.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked Dragonfang and Nykorev ammo capacity higher.
  • Tweaked zombie range in multiplayer lower again temporarily.
  • Tweaked storage to show popup when busy with another player.
  • Tweaked headlamp noise to match flashlight.
  • Tweaked vision noises to sync in multiplayer.
  • Tweaked vision glasses to cover cosmetic again.

Fixes:

  • Fixed unable to pickup dropped items occasionally.
  • Fixed incorrectly receiving player input in some cases.
  • Fixed bullet holes appearing on dead trees.
  • Fixed explosions not damaging buildables on vehicles.
  • Fixed dead player ragdoll when loading clothes.
  • Fixed raining in Washington Arena.
  • Fixed safezone radiator LoD distance.
  • Fixed overlay draw distance in the editor.
  • Fixed foliage stutter at the cost of some memory.
  • Fixed gesture updates not reliable.
3.14.13.0 Apr 16, 2016

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added localization comparison tool available under the workshop menu.
  • Added progress bar when looking at water/fuel storage.
  • Added capacity to fuel/water sources on the map.
  • Added Washington Arena map.
  • Added tanktrap. [ID 1227]
  • Added server filters for plugins and cheats. [More info in full post!]
  • Added option to disable zombie stunning.
  • Added options for object/resource reset frequency.
  • Added per-resource respawn time.
  • Added refresh/back buttons to error log tool.

Improvements:

  • Improved item context menu to show ammo in gun.
  • Improved road rendering/physics performance.
  • Improved performance of npc detection area checks.
  • Improved generator wiring check performance.
  • Improved performance of zombie obstruction checks.
  • Improved inventory UI nearby item search performance.
  • Improved performance of explosion damage checks.
  • Improved UI performance when viewing long scroll areas like the server list.
  • Improved snapshot interpolation to not get stuck in the past.
  • Improved crafting to automatically take attachments off of gun.
  • Improved clicking server list sorts a second time to swap ascending/descending.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked gas can to allow siphoning from vehicles again.
  • Tweaked zombie walk speeds slightly faster.
  • Tweaked foliage setting to no longer allow turning off.
  • Tweaked viewmodel to rotate slightly when running and swimming.
  • Tweaked serveral guns to wear down faster.
  • Tweaked matamorez damage a bit lower.
  • Tweaked asset loading to process after each scan.
  • Tweaked sun tint to match lighting color.
  • Tweaked moon brightness lower.
  • Tweaked "/" command prefix to work alongside "@" in vanilla.
  • Tweaked gun/melee salvage action to link to blueprint.
  • Removed anonymous character option.

Fixes:

  • Fixed powering buildables on vehicle with generator on nearby vehicle.
  • Fixed roof trim showing through inside of red house.
  • Fixed footstep sounds on several objects.
  • Fixed desert military tent missing collision.
  • Fixed duplicate collision on monolith.
  • Fixed bear missing attack animation.
  • Fixed inside roof of barn #2.
  • Fixed acknowledging input before fully loaded.
  • Fixed using storage while destroying it.
  • Fixed salvaging buildables while in the menu.
  • Fixed doorway debris not moving while door is closed.
  • Fixed triggers hitting car bumper and traps.
  • Fixed npc triggering new network update twice when lagging.
  • Fixed not losing quality when taking gas from pump jack.
  • Fixed all nearby objects to enable instantly when teleporting.
  • Fixed creating new physics material instances.
  • Fixed loading progress bar in editor.
  • Fixed prediction when jumping near berry bushes.
  • Fixed animals not randomly wandering around.
  • Fixed not syncing animal panic effects.
  • Fixed only vehicles to use spherical interpolation.
  • Fixed not playing clothing audio when manually equipping.
  • Fixed construction spawnpoint on road near Charlottetown.
  • Fixed to only reset bin state objects with reset timers.

Cheats Filter:

One common issue is finding public servers where the admins aren't spawning themselves loads of items, vehicles and experience. With this update those commands are now considered "cheats" and must be enabled with the Cheats command in the server startup file. You can then use this to filter for servers with cheats enabled or disabled.

Plugins such as creative servers, economy and kits are not considered cheats because anyone on the server can use them.

If you are a plugin developer and have made a command like god mode please respect the cheats enabled flag by displaying an error message when the command is used with cheats disabled.

3.14.12.0 Apr 9, 2016

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added brick buildables. [IDs 1210-1218]
  • Added oil derrick. [ID 1219]
  • Added metal rack/trophy case. [IDs 1220-1221]
  • Added cagelight. [ID 1222]
  • Added shutters. [IDs 1223-1226]
  • Added food/water/health/virus to player config.
  • Added a few new Curated Workshop items.

Improvements:

  • Improved UI to cache item icons that don't change.
  • Improved doors/windows/gates to rotate based on your position.
  • Improved ladders to snap you to the center and prevent climbing sides.
  • Improved asset loading time spacing.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked flag jerseys to cancel out hand inversion.
  • Tweaked hallucination duration to not stack.
  • Tweaked shadow strength lower while raining.
  • Tweaked health of sharp traps lower.
  • Tweaked server console to show loading progress.
  • Tweaked singleplayer to allow bedrolls on vehicles.
  • Tweaked consumeable item use volume lower.
  • Tweaked VR menu to show message with no tracked controllers detected.

Fixes:

  • Fixed traps damaging players in cars.
  • Fixed collision on medic/military tent.
  • Fixed copying item by swapping with itself.
  • Fixed using visual rotation when swapping item.
  • Fixed showing more than 200 nearby items.
  • Fixed adding/dragging items to page with more than 200 items.
  • Fixed gun to ignore targets behind head in 3rd person.
  • Fixed clientside claim check on vehicle.
  • Fixed bumper hitting player/object on vehicle.
  • Fixed 7x scope missing skin transparency.
  • Fixed rangefinder label not colored.
  • Fixed client trying to send rain barrel update.
  • Fixed bump underneath airstrip on Washington.
  • Fixed quick grabbing from locked storage display.
  • Fixed "missing window" message.
  • Fixed collision on fuel tank.
  • Fixed unable to place campfire on vehicle.
  • Fixed zombies to only go directly when at their last waypoint.

Test Server:

Server Status: Offline

Early Access:

Looking at the Unturned store page you can see the "Early Access Game" section which is what I wrote in June 2014 about my expectations for the early access period. It's crazy to think, but we've come a long way since then (especially with the original "several months" estimate)!

Seeing as it's all very outdated now I think it's about time to transition from the Early Access state, but I'm interested to know if you think there's anything which should be done beforehand? Note that development will still continue as normal afterwards. Right now my plan is that when we do exit Early Access there will be a big update with an arms shipment, a new mystery box and an exciting updated trailer.

3.14.11.0 Apr 2, 2016

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added Explosive Arrow. [ID 1209]
  • Added ability to rotate items in the inventory. [Default R]
  • Added buttons to reset controls, graphics and options to defaults.
  • Added action buttons for taking/storing with storage.
  • Added new terrain brush visuals.
  • Added VR main menu and launch options.
  • Added ability to ctrl-click skill similar to crafting.
  • Added status icon when arrested.

Improvements:

  • Improved fps by swapping to deferred rendering, added option to go back to forward rendering.
  • Improved canteens/gascans description to show empty/full.
  • Improved server to space out region updates.
  • Improved tracer/fragmentation magazines to not drop when empty.
  • Improved server list to add favorites as well as removing.
  • Improved building collision geometry.
  • Improved appearance of sights/scopes.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked starvation/dehydration rate faster.
  • Tweaked untreated infections to slowly get worse.
  • Tweaked gun/ammo/magazine spawn rates lower.
  • Tweaked magazines to show gun's rarity.
  • Tweaked bedrolls on vehicles to not be claimable.
  • Tweaked salvaging to take less time in singleplayer.
  • Tweaked non-repeat suicides to get new spawnpoints.
  • Tweaked nightvision scope crosshair color.
  • Tweaked common/uncommon/default UI colors.
  • Tweaked VR touchpad icons to match toolbox when hovered over.

Fixes:

  • Fixed sending index instead of instanceID when exiting server inside vehicle.
  • Fixed not playing zipper/cloth audio when picking up clothing.
  • Fixed debug label garbage collection.
  • Fixed not resetting rain when loading new map.
  • Fixed toggling fog/sunshafts while snowing.
  • Fixed blaze shirt marked as legendary.
  • Fixed vehicle build ignore twice.
  • Fixed dirt under bushes.
  • Fixed tape LoD distance.
  • Fixed trap activation delay.
  • Fixed rocket explosion origin.
  • Fixed favourite button showing in singleplayer.
  • Fixed not exiting when dead.
  • Fixed missing sun shafts on menu.
  • Fixed burned car and moldy food material leak.
  • Fixed invisible bar stool in diner.
  • Fixed out-of-date item UV layouts.
  • Fixed nearby items overlapping clothing UI.
  • Fixed selecting objects with multiple colliders in VR.

May

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
3.15.2.0 May 28, 2016

Additions:

  • Added Remote Detonator. [ID 1240]
  • Added Breaching Charge. [ID 1241]
  • Added Makeshift Grenade. [ID 1242]
  • Added Hide_Admins command.

Improvements:

  • Improved hitmarkers to show where exactly the shots landed.
  • Improved several destructible objects break effects.
  • Improved tree meshes and foliage shading.
  • Improved non-grass foliage to also blow in the wind.
  • Improved player/vehicle/animal snapshots to use less bandwidth.
  • Improved vector3 compression accuracy in large multiplayer maps.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked explosive crafting recipes and damage.
  • Tweaked bow damages in line with the sharpshooter rifles.
  • Tweaked density of berry bushes lower on PEI.
  • Tweaked berries [again] to all be more useful.
  • Tweaked C4 name/appearance to sticky grenade.
  • Tweaked explosives name to raw explosives.
  • Tweaked hay explosion to be more visible.

Fixes:

  • Fixed footstep still playing if paused while walking.
  • Fixed tree collision to better represent visible mesh.
  • Fixed case where trees showed as dead when they were actually alive.
  • Fixed projectiles going through trees.
  • Fixed missing damage impacts when hitting tree stumps.
  • Fixed gap in roof of pirate cave on PEI.
  • Fixed forcing self through wall with ladder.
  • Fixed an area spawning more than 64 zombies at a time.
  • Fixed server crash when more than ~70 actively networked vehicles.
  • Fixed seeds not vulnerable to fists/melee/guns.
  • Fixed roads showing pink when generating chart image.
  • Fixed to cache map/chart images when opening info tab.
  • Fixed misconfigured civilian zombies always dropping guns.
  • Fixed drop position of metal from boulders.
3.15.1.0 May 21, 2016

Additions:

  • Added destruction to more objects and upgraded several existing ones.
  • Added new road system and associated editor tools.
  • Added new terrain material low/high quality editor tools.
  • Added noise option for terrain brushes.
  • Added dithered height transition option for material baking.
  • Added object scaling tool to editor.
  • Added controls for ascending/descending camera.
  • Added localization key for map names.

Improvements:

  • Improved editor materials, details, road, resources options display.
  • Improved object undo/redo to apply group changes and store more steps.
  • Improved terrain undo/redo to work with skybox and store more steps.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked material isGenerated option into 3 ignore options for more control.
  • Tweaked objects list to use new search system.
  • Tweaked viewmodel tilt to clamp angle when using high sensitivity.
  • Tweaked ranger grade weapon damages slightly higher.
  • Tweaked arrow weapon ranges a bit lower.
  • Tweaked sidings to be vulnerable to guns/melee.
  • Tweaked blowtorch inventory width lower.
  • Tweaked dead trees to no longer block from jumping on stump.

Fixes:

  • Fixed claim to prevent placing claim flag in a spot that overlaps another player's.
  • Fixed players/vehicles/animals/zombies appearing stuck in when swapping servers.
  • Fixed group name indicators to use character name if nickname not set.
  • Fixed Arena field reflecting strangely in water.
  • Fixed workshop map descriptions/icons in level list.
  • Fixed barrel quality not updating on other clients.
  • Fixed detail texture bleed on official maps.
  • Fixed server crash when including "Debug" in startup commands.
3.15.0.0 May 14, 2016

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added environmental destruction. [More info in full post!]
  • Added facepalm and rest gestures.
  • Added Gold server list. [More info in full post!]
  • Added separate column for map on server list.
  • Added per-map sun rays options.

Improvements:

  • Improved appearance of most impact/damage/breaking particle effects.
  • Improved tree/object/animal drops to use spawn tables.
  • Improved player/vehicle update grouping on server.
  • Improved performance of several object/buildable updates.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked viewmodel to tilt when spinning.
  • Tweaked raw/crushed/pie berry stats and toxic berries are now more useful than non-toxic.
  • Tweaked Shadowstalker to have more projectile/less explosive damage.

Fixes:

  • Fixed workshop/combat filters not working with cheats filter.
  • Fixed not updating vehicles on maps without vehicle spawns.
  • Fixed Alpha Valley missing ambience file.
  • Fixed holding stance mode while jumping.
  • Fixed to check that server has a mod before spawning it.
  • Fixed wheel/tree rigidbody interpolation setting.

Environmental Destruction:

Many objects around the maps have been updated with destruction! Now you can barge right through all those pesky stop signs on your vehicular rampage! For a demo of all of the upgraded objects and effects copy the "Destruction" map from Unturned/Builds/Shared/Extras to Unturned/Maps.

Next week I'll continue work on converting more destructible objects among other features. The objects documentation has been updated with information on destruction. You can even make your buildings crumble to the ground when all the supports are destroyed! [Although that's not currently planned for any official maps]

Gold Server List:

Prior to this update there was a Gold difficulty which was used for Gold-only servers. This did not make sense because Gold is not a difficulty, and the Gold-specific settings are now in the config files, so the few servers running it were usually empty. Now you can use the "Gold" command to restrict the server to members, and it will show on the Gold server list.

3.14.16.0 May 7, 2016

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added new completely overhauled spawn system! [Important info for modders in full post]
  • Added indictators when dying from food/water/infection/oxygen.
  • Added repair/salvage blueprints to many melee/clothing items.
  • Added option for hold/toggle leaning.
  • Added config option for skills/inventory lost on death.
  • Added objects for crops rather than terrain details.
  • Accepted 13 new Curated Workshop items.

Improvements:

  • Improved claim flag/safezone radiator to show claimed/safe areas.
  • Improved ammo crafting to use emptiest first.
  • Improved crafting menu to sort available blueprints to the top.
  • Improved spawns editor to allow renaming tables/tiers.
  • Improved syncing responsiveness in multiplayer. [Experimental]

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked pumpjacks to be placeable on most ground materials.
  • Tweaked foliage to be turn offable now that crops are separate.
  • Tweaked refill/fuel durability lower and saltwater higher.
  • Tweaked buildable item spawn rate lower.
  • Tweaked small plate/frame/siding health lower.
  • Tweaked rocket projectile despawn time higher.

Fixes:

  • Fixed case where vehicles were invulnerable to explosions.
  • Fixed farm occasionally showing as grown when planted.
  • Fixed some flaws in the network snapshot buffer.
  • Fixed selecting objects through node.
  • Fixed node colors in editor.
  • Fixed potential issue with item heartbeat.
  • Fixed potential issue with voice chat.
  • Fixed log/stick changing color.
  • Fixed missing tree example file.
  • Fixed arena to reject outside spawns.
  • Fixed spam swapping seats in vehicle.
  • Fixed spam toggling cosmetics.
  • Fixed missed shots using empty input.
  • Fixed crouch not reducing footstep volume.
  • Fixed eating cheese sound.
  • Fixed desert falcon damage.
  • Fixed blowing self up with rocket.
  • Fixed missing recent exported item icons.

Spawn Assets:

TL;DR: Workshop mod creators can set up their content to automatically start spawning on official maps. For example a pack that adds some rare guns could start spawning in the spec ops weaponry table. Map creators can also opt into this system which means that when new content is added to the game it will spawn on their maps.

I've been very excited about adding these new features for ages now and can't wait to see what you do with them! There are three main parts, so feel free to read them all or whatever is relevant to you.

Content: To get your custom content spawning you'll need to set up a spawn table for it. I'd recommend creating one table as a buffer/proxy which generates the root spawner which generates each rarity of item which then actually spawn the items. In order to allow further extension on these spawners the minimum weight should be around 10, and the proxy spawner should be higher maybe around 100. Once your spawner is set up you can find any appropriate map spawners to assign as roots.

Spawn Tables: These are a new asset type which represent the chances of getting an item/vehicle/animal. They follow this format when creating the asset:

Type Spawn ID # // 1-1000 are reserved

Roots # // Parent count Root_#_Spawn_ID // Spawner to set as parent Root_#_Weight // Weight in the parent spawner

Tables # // Child count Table_#_Asset_ID // Item/vehicle/animal ID to spawn Table_#_Spawn_ID // If no assetID is set, spawn this spawner Table_#_Weight // Weight of this child

Roots are the spawners that your spawner will attach itself to. If this is a spawner for a map you probably won't use this, but for a mod they can be used to extend existing spawn tables. Tables are the things that will get spawned by your spawner. A spawner at the bottom of the chain will be entirely assetIDs, whereas one near the top will likely be entirely spawnIDs.

Tip: You can debug any spawner by using the new Spawns tool on the main menu under Workshop which lets you enter a spawnID to view what it generates, what generates it and the chances of each. By clicking on the parent/child spawners you can navigate up and down the tree. For example viewing ID 112 in item mode will show you what the chances of getting flares are.

Maps: For the most part just using the legacy spawning system is probably fine for your map. If you would like to get the advantages mentioned above, however, it is fairly straightforward to upgrade your map and I've spent a good amount of time making the tools easy to do most of the work for you.

The first important thing is to rename any tables that shouldn't use existing ones. For example if your table is called "Fire" it will find the existing fire fighter spawn table and use it instead. Any tiers that just spawn variants of an item, like flares, will find the spawner generating them and use it. When you're ready you can enter a starting ID above 1000 and export legacy tables. These files will appear in your level folder and will also create an IDs.csv spreadsheet so that you can keep track of what's what. If you are making a new map and want to set up the table names and proxies quickly you can use the export proxy tables button.

Tip: You can now include assets for a specific map by putting them in a folder named "Bundles". The primary use for this is including spawn table assets, but can also be used for custom files that won't be part of a separate pack.

One of the other neat results is it's starting to open up a path for accepting maps using this system into the official pool which I'm working toward as well.

Servers: There are no hash checks on the spawners because they are entirely server side, so you can easily modify them to add/remove/adjust your spawns.

June

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
3.15.6.0 Jun 25, 2016

Tanks:

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Yes - you can finally drive the tanks found around PEI and Washington! On PEI you can find a tank at Confederation Bridge, or at the destroyed tunnels on Washington. If you manage to loot some tank shells you can use the tank's turret, but keep an eye out, as you're very exposed in the gunner's seat! Tank missiles are similar to rockets, but travel faster and drop less. The new turret system is also very generic for modders, so features like rear-facing guns on a biplane or missiles on an attack helicopter are possible.

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added Tanks. [IDs 120-121]
  • Added Missile. [ID 1302]
  • Added Book/Note. [IDs 1327-1328]
  • Added Hatch. [IDs 1329-1332]
  • Added option for inbound voice volume gain.
  • Added icon when other player is talking.

Improvements:

  • Improved cloth buildables to be colorable with flares.
  • Improved shadow draw distance to make objects pop more, but character is wider.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked admins to salvage items more quickly.
  • Tweaked chemicals to be usable as poison.
  • Tweaked 16x scope to have more mildots.

Fixes:

  • Fixed showing player name rather than character name.
  • Fixed barricade placement angle rounding.
  • Fixed pine rampart low LOD using maple material.
  • Fixed filter item showing quality.
  • Fixed slight gap in heights of bridge #1.
3.15.5.0 Jun 18, 2016

Additions:

  • Added Gasmask. [ID 1270]
  • Added Radiation Filter. [ID 1271]
  • Added wall-mounted Flares. [IDs 1272-1277]
  • Added Wardrobes. [IDs 1278-1281]
  • Added Umbrella. [ID 1282]
  • Added Cooler. [ID 1283]
  • Added Tables. [IDs 1284-1295]
  • Added Beach Chair. [ID 1296]
  • Added Weak, Bulletproof and Oneway Glass. [IDs 1297-1299]
  • Added streamer mode option.
  • Added example structure to sources.
  • Accepted 12 new Curated Workshop items.

Improvements:

  • Improved character movement to slide down steep surfaces.
  • Improved profanity filter option to work with signs and notes.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked custom objects with a non-one scale to show error, but ignore scale tool.
  • Tweaked arrow weapon ranges higher now that ballistics make them harder to use.
  • Tweaked amount of scope sway slightly lower.
  • Tweaked Matamorez player damage back up.
  • Tweaked footsteps in Arena lobby to be silent.
  • Tweaked debug info to hide when HUD is disabled.

Fixes:

  • Fixed several obstruction check issues with triangular structures.
  • Fixed escape while connecting to cancel further attempts.
  • Fixed rubber banding right after exiting vehicle.
  • Fixed viewmodel precision on larger maps.
  • Fixed climbing sides of barracks.
  • Fixed failed exchange to show timed out message.
  • Fixed inventory to show message when waiting for response.
  • Fixed to damage cover before players during explosions.
  • Fixed triggers blocking stance changes.
  • Fixed extra icons for items with the same name.

Gasmask:

The trend toward more challenging deadzones continues: gasmask filters are no longer infinite and need to be kept track of as you loot a deadzone. Previously wearing a complete biohazard suit would protect you from the radioactive waste, but now the gasmask or biohazard hood are the key items acting as a higher capacity buffer to your immunity. When wearing a mask with depleted filters you can equip a new filter and screw it on to replace the old one. On future official maps the endgames will be in the deadzones, so you'll need to collect filters and quickly get in and out in raids with your team.

Streamer Mode:

If you are streaming the game and running into issues with viewers stalking you there is now an option called "Streamer Mode" intended to prevent this. When enabled it prevents joining you through Steam, hides server info from the loading screen and pause menu, player icons from the player list and replaces player names based on Steam ID. You can customize the replacement names used by modifying the file "StreamerNames.json" which can be cool for putting viewer/subscriber names in-game with you.

3.15.4.0 Jun 11, 2016

Ballistics:

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Scope sway, bullet drop and bullet travel time have been added! You can steady your scope by holding your sprint key. Dedicated snipers now have slightly longer range with a faster muzzle velocity than all other weapons, and their stats have been adjusted to prevent quickscoping while allowing you to track the bullet through the air to adjust for drop.

Suppressors slightly decrease muzzle velocity causing a bit more bullet drop, but even more so with internally suppressed weapons. By default all guns will use the default ballistic values with Ballistic_Travel set to 10.0, Ballistic_Steps as Range / 10.0 rounded up and a Ballistic_Drop of 0.002.

Deadzone:

Deadzone Update 3.15.4.0.png

Zombies in deadzones now explode in a radioactive mess when killed! This means you need range on these zombies, so melee combat isn't an option. The intention is that any future official maps will have high quality rare loot in heavily protected deadzones, and several upcoming changes will work towards making deadzones more challenging.

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added scope sway to zoom optics. Focus keybind is same as sprint.
  • Added bullet ballistics i.e. travel time and drop.
  • Added radioactive zombies to deadzones.
  • Added Triangular Floor. [IDs 1262-1265]
  • Added Triangular Roof. [IDs 1266-1269]
  • Added View Comments button to in-game news feed.
  • Accepted 9 new Curated Workshop items.

Improvements:

  • Improved zombies/animals/resources/objects to have configurable XP rewards.
  • Improved gas/canteens to be full when manually spawned.
  • Improved in-game news to allow clicking links in the post.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked freeform buildables to be vulnerable to all weapons.
  • Tweaked sentry to not be placable on vehicles.
  • Tweaked military zombies to grant bonus XP and targets give 1 XP when knocked over.
  • Tweaked wire crafting recipe to use half as much scrap.
  • Tweaked local coordinate to use first object position as well.

Fixes:

  • Fixed in-game news showing behind connection failure info.
  • Fixed forcing self out of map bounds with ladder.
  • Fixed items not dropped straight to grond after unable to pickup item fix.
  • Fixed oven showing as item storage in context menu.
  • Fixed sentry to ignore players with "vanish plugin" enabled.
  • Fixed inventory hotkey to work when no item.
  • Fixed crafting pine counter sink.
  • Fixed explosions damaging dead zombies/animals.
  • Fixed animal kills stat not tracking.
3.15.3.0 Jun 4, 2016

Sentry:

Sentry Update 3.15.3.0.png

You can now defend your base while offline! The sentry turret will keep a watchful eye out as long as it receives power and ammunition, and if it spots a hostile player or zombie it will begin peppering them with gunfire. It will not shoot people in your group or handcuffed survivors, and will suspiciously track enemies with their hands up.

Similarly to the weapon rack you can mount a firearm in the turret's clamp to arm it. This means the turret is more effective with better weaponry, and makes the light machine guns more useful. Keep in mind that the turret cannot reload on its own, so it can be a good idea to routinely check up on your defenses and refill ammo when necessary.

The sentry does have its drawbacks however: it has a lower firerate and accuracy than a human survivor, and will only scan a short area in its field of view allowing bandits to sneak up behind it. Likely the game balance will still need some adjustments, for example being able to place it on moving vehicles might be too powerful, so as always feel free to voice your suggestions once you've given it a try!

Library:

Library Update 3.15.3.0.png

With a library you can read and write books to pass experience points between survivors! Libraries tax transferred experience at 10% as opposed to a 25% loss upon death. This can be helpful for avoiding huge losses following repeated deaths during combat.

News Feed:

Hello, world! If you can read this then the update worked - the main menu news feed has been upgraded to the Unity 5 user interface system to mimic the existing UI while taking advantage of several scaling improvements. Previously extra information like this was only available in the web browser with a [More info in full post!] tag, but is now easily viewable in the client, and thanks to Steam's recent addition of an image CDN for announcements all pictures like the ones above are downloaded as well.

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added Sentry. [ID 1244]
  • Added Library. [IDs 1257-1260]
  • Added Oxygenator. [ID 1261]
  • Added Counter Cupboards. [IDs 1245-1248]
  • Added Counter Sinks. [IDs 1251-1254]
  • Added Cot. [ID 1243]
  • Added Fridge. [ID 1249]
  • Added Oven. [ID 1250]
  • Added Lamp. [ID 1255]
  • Added Couch. [ID 1256]
  • Added destruction to billboards.
  • Added death messages for non-grenade explosives.
  • Added option for static/dynamic hitmarkers.

Improvements:

  • Improved in-game news feed to format all text and download images.
  • Improved player loading performance.
  • Improved flags to blow in the wind.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked to only use dynamic hitmarkers for shotguns in static mode.
  • Tweaked generator fuel capacities higher.
  • Tweaked Dragonfang accuracy higher, Nykorev accuracy lower.
  • Tweaked Grizzly barricade/structure damage lower.
  • Tweaked grass to follow windy foliage setting.

Fixes:

  • Fixed barrel quality not updating serverside.
  • Fixed potential issue when attaching attachments.
  • Fixed hide admins putting game in PvE.
  • Fixed Yukon and Washington spawns skipping detonator.
  • Fixed generator radius not showing when placing non-generators.
  • Fixed items falling through tree stumps.
  • Fixed snapshots spam when server at low TPS.
  • Fixed Ship #1 appearing same color as Ship #2.
  • Fixed invisible backpack when equipped while in vehicle.

July

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
3.15.11.0 Jul 30, 2016

Arms Shipment Part #1 of 2:

Russian survivors have recovered a key military storage depot housing a huge arsenal of Russia's finest weapons, and have begun shipping them out to share with the Coalition. Starting today Coalition airdrops now contain the first half of these newly uncovered weapons! Next week the second half should be ready for deployment.

Update Notes:

Additions: Added Teklowvka. [ID 1360] Added Teklowvka Magazine. [ID 1361] Added Vonya. [ID 1366] Added Vonya Magazine. [ID 1368] Added Bulldog. [ID 1369] Added Bulldog Magazine. [ID 1371] Added Calling Card. [ID 1379] Added Calling Card Drum. [ID 1381] Added Use_Skybox_Ambience option to Preferences.json.

Improvements: Improved road vertices flagged with "ignore terrain" to be placable on objects. Improved control panel models and variety.

Tweaks: Tweaked acid spit to have separate death message. Tweaked density of acid spit graphics lower and to better reflect damage area.

Fixes: Fixed using players as pillars for structures. Fixed unable to damage/repair moving vehicle as passenger. Fixed floating point rounding errors in all percentage displays. Fixed not showing acid spit with gore disabled. Fixed to prevent sprinting while shooting. Fixed zombies acting while stunned. Fixed editor object target stealing search focus. Fixed viewmodel lights on gun attachments. Fixed light LOD flicker when activated. Fixed to clamp yaw on client. Fixed pitch check order on server.

Map:

As some of you may know these new guns were actually worked on/found in the files over the last two weeks. Previously when fully focused on working on a new map the updates were paused while everything came together, but this way there's still something new and fun to check out. In reality the majority of my work this week was on more new objects:

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3.15.10.0 Jul 23, 2016

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added acid spitter zombie.
  • Added supply airdrops.
  • Added ability to repair bases with blowtorch.
  • Added Friendly/Hostile Sentry. [IDs 1372-1373]

Improvements:

  • Improved fuel to store liters rather than refills.
  • Improved vehicle info to show health.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked bullets to travel instantly in easy mode.
  • Tweaked dirty water infection higher again now that it can be purified.
  • Tweaked Flanker zombie to be slightly more challenging.

Fixes:

  • Fixed chest hits to combine shirt/vest armor.
  • Fixed plane/heli exploding when reaching skybox.
  • Fixed jumping twice in the same tick.
  • Fixed generator fuel update reliability.
  • Fixed background noise in wood timber sound.
  • Fixed stuck blowtorch particles when swapping perspective.
  • Fixed burner and street light LoD.
  • Fixed airport spawning festive pants.
  • Fixed parkour hood icon.

Acid Zombie:

You can recognize this new zombie by the cyan acid foaming around its mouth. If you don't take care of it quickly enough you might find your exit path blocked by a burning puddle of acid!

Supply Drops:

When you hear the roar of a massive plane's engines you might want to turn to the sky to try and spot if it's a dropship! If you follow it you'll see a care package dropped out of the rear cargo hatch parachute down loaded to the brim with high-tier loot. The frequency of these airdrops can be setup in the config events file, and the airdrop command will force trigger one.

Friendly/Hostile Senties:

The new friendly sentries can be used to create a safe public space because they only shoot players who pose a threat by for example having a weapon drawn. On the opposite end of the spectrum the hostile sentry is much better than the neutral one for interior base defense because it is absolutely merciless.

3.15.9.0 Jul 16, 2016

New Zombies:

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The zombies have got some new abilities! Keep an eye out for the Flanker zombies which can stealthily attack you from behind, and the Burner zombies which explode in a burst of flames spreading to other zombies. The Mega zombie has also realized he's strong enough to tear concrete right out of the ground for use as a projectile - so you're no longer safe just out of reach! Mind you this is only the beginning...

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added purple "Flanker" zombie.
  • Added orange "Burner" zombie.
  • Added ability for mega zombies to throw boulders.
  • Added muscular body mesh for mega zombies.
  • Added ability to purify dirty water in canteens with tablets.
  • Added pilot outfit. [IDs 1358-1359]
  • Added "Whitelisted" command to enable whitelist.
  • Added Preferences.json file with viewmodel fov/offset options.

Improvements:

  • Improved queue to prioritize whitelisted players.
  • Improved appearance of ghillie suit foliage.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked fire outfit to be fireproof.
  • Tweaked sentry health and made rangefinders more common.
  • Tweaked claim flag health higher.
  • Tweaked generators to burn fuel more slowly.
  • Tweaked seeds to grow more quickly.
  • Tweaked explosion sorting priority.
  • Tweaked chart/GPS to be salvagable.
  • Tweaked to show hints for -VR and MSAA + Deferred.

Fixes:

  • Fixed case where server lets in more than max players.
  • Fixed character height change when swapping on/off ladder.
  • Fixed editor to clear trees with no asset when saving.
  • Fixed all pistol sights being slightly misaligned.
  • Fixed birch rampart client/server collision difference.
  • Fixed climbing ladder from prone/crouched position.
  • Fixed to force into prone when loading and player doesn't have enough headroom.
  • Fixed instantly reloading bolt action rifles.
  • Fixed raining in paintball arena.
  • Fixed tossing throwables through glass.
  • Fixed old hat using new hat state when swapped.

Viewmodel Preferences:

You can finally customize your viewmodel! I've elected to hide it away from the option menus however, as changing from the default settings will reveal issues in the animations especially with a high FoV. Tweak at your own peril!

VR Level Editor:

Rather frequently Vive owners have been downloading Unturned for the VR mode (quite reasonably) assuming it's the main game, and are disappointed to learn it's currently only for the level editor. It's also annoying for non-Vive owners having the SteamVR category and SteamVR launch options.

To help with these I've disabled the VR support info from Steam, and added more in-game information about launching it from the editor menu. While all recent editor upgrades have been applied to the VR version as well I do still want to do some VR specific upgrades, for example adding physical tools and a toolbox to carry them in, but judging from the negativity surrounding the initial VR update these should be prioritized after the core game's development has settled down.

3.15.8.0 Jul 8, 2016

Anniversary:

Today marks 2 years since Unturned launched on Steam! To celebrate this anyone who plays will get dropped the Anniversary Gift Bag which contains a bunch of party hats and a new mythical.

It's been a lot of fun working on the game this whole time. I hope you've enjoyed playing it! Thank you for all your support, and I'm looking forward to more awesome updates! :)

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added Anniversary Gift Bag.
  • Added queue for getting into full servers and "Queue_Size" command. [Default 8]
  • Added config options for full moon/beacon XP multiplier.
  • Added config option for player armor multiplier and disabling fall damage.
  • Added destructible object examples.
  • Added graphics option for terrain heightblend.
  • Added Paintball Arena map.

Improvements:

  • Improved spy image to show in pause menu.
  • Improved Arena mode to work with barricades/structures.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked to include econ icons in extras folder.
  • Tweaked dirty water to not be quite as bad.

Fixes:

  • Fixed broken road fence using wood fence material.
  • Fixed metal library not marked as locked.
  • Fixed tank crosshair showing in third person.
  • Fixed hiding snow/rain by deleting ambience file.
  • Fixed hiding flashbang by disabling HUD.
  • Fixed blowtorch can't be used on invulnerable vehicles.
  • Fixed nearby menu to work with vehicle passenger list.
  • Fixed climbing ladders rotated to intersect objects.
  • Fixed crash when display case has an item with no asset.
  • Fixed invisible ornamental tree leaves.
  • Fixed third person target point when aiming at the sky.
  • Fixed to show localized text in pause menu map name.
  • Fixed makeshift vehicle placement radius.
3.15.7.0 Jul 2, 2016

Additions:

  • Added Paintball Gun. [ID 1337]
  • Added Paintball Hoppers. [IDs 1339-1344]
  • Added Farm Plot. [ID 1345]
  • Added Flashbang. [ID 1346]
  • Added Minnow, Goldfish and Bass. [IDs 1347-1352]
  • Added Stealy Wheely Automobiley. [ID 1353]
  • Added ability to lock vehicles and vehicle context menu.
  • Added casting strength to fishing which affects time to catch item.
  • Added "Spy" command to see from a player's perspective.
  • Added config option for spawned quality values and bullet rarity.
  • Added "critical" recipe ingredients to hide colored cloth buildables without flare.

Improvements:

  • Improved animal AI to form packs and work together.
  • Improved canteens to base stats on where the water came from rather than losing quality.
  • Improved sensitivity option to be unclamped.
  • Improved Gold skins to shine streaks occasionally.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked low caliber bullets to not damage armored vehicles.
  • Tweaked APC/tank to absorb some explosion damage for passengers.
  • Tweaked asset loading bar to show out of estimated total.
  • Tweaked max FoV lower to 100 degrees from 120.
  • Tweaked fuel canisters and fishing rods to no longer use quality.
  • Tweaked punches to no longer damage vehicles/resources.

Fixes:

  • Fixed exporting spawn tables a second time.
  • Fixed horde beacon queue not progressing properly.
  • Fixed blur when swapping from zoom scope to sight.
  • Fixed rampart/post blueprints to match walls/pillars.
  • Fixed vehicle exit/climb snap to take character radius into account.
  • Fixed prone character to better align with floor, radius matches standing.
  • Fixed exiting vehicle while item is busy.
  • Fixed fishing line visuals in first person perspective.
  • Fixed not keeping reference to turret state when changing attachments.
  • Fixed scaling of resized objects' children.
  • Fixed berry seed leaf colors not matching bushes.

August

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
3.16.1.0 Aug 27, 2016

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added HMG to Hind and HMG Box. [ID 1395]
  • Added Ghillie Netting. [IDs 1396-1397]
  • Added support for server plugins to request client to view URL.
  • Added guide for creating community updates.

Improvements:

  • Improved wheeled vehicle audio.
  • Improved objects to save by file name rather than ID.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked several more actions/sounds to attract zombies.
  • Tweaked generator/fire/drill noises to be less annoying.
  • Tweaked bans to apply by IP as well as steam ID if the target is connected.
  • Tweaked streamer mode to hide slightly more info.

Fixes:

  • Fixed hole in roof at end of metro tunnel.
  • Fixed farm tractor spawns.
  • Fixed note_18 line count.
  • Fixed fire_1 side door slot.
  • Fixed gap in silo radio tower ladder.
  • Fixed floating bush near junkyard.
  • Fixed floating lights at mansion.
  • Fixed confusingly placed boat objects.
  • Fixed switches at factory/junction.
  • Fixed several jumps in main line tracks.
  • Fixed zombie spawn in airport rafters.
  • Fixed zombie spawn in wall of camp cottage.
  • Fixed incorrect boat spawns in wrong places.
  • Fixed mafia zombie drops spawnrate.
  • Fixed up collision issues a bit with Mooki's objects.
  • Fixed underground zombie/vehicle spawns in front of airport.
  • Fixed missing and/or over exaggerated rubble at crashes.
  • Fixed military sandbag wall bottom face.
  • Fixed zombies getting stuck on camp docks.
  • Fixed zombies getting stuck in some firewatches.
  • Fixed Russian flag gib material.
  • Fixed rubble gibs to match object scale.
  • Fixed destroying generator not disabling power.
  • Fixed player arrow to show on top of group icons.
  • Fixed makeshift vehicle world collision heights.
  • Fixed new bunkers missing death barriers.
  • Fixed oxygenator not working on vehicles.
  • Fixed car bumper damage when crashing into high density of objects.
  • Fixed applying interactable object animation state when loading area.
  • Fixed cases in multiplayer where item physics could load before objects.

Community Update Guide:

Following the release of Russia I've put together the start of a guide based on what I learned from teaming up with workshop modders to help open up the opportunity for others, and I'm very excited about the potential for a few 100% community created updates! It will be adjusted over time to cover more aspects as feedback comes in. Here's the link:

View Guide

Russia Map Crash:

If you are experiencing a crash while loading the Russia map then judging from submitted log files it's quite likely Unturned is running out of RAM/memory! In most cases this is due to preloading large amounts of workshop content - so as a temporary workaround you can unsubscribe from extra workshop files.

Object IDs:

If you have custom objects in your map chances are you've run into some ID conflict issues before. Maps saved after this update will now only use the ID as a backup

3.16.0.0 Aug 20, 2016

Russia Map:

Russia Map Update 3.16.0.0.png

The map you've all been waiting for is finally here - Russia is now available to play!

Russia is Unturned's new largest map clocking in at 4x the size of PEI/Washington/Yukon giving you tons of room for bases and exploration, and through its tiered loot progression provides an interesting blend between survival and combat. Many of the new gameplay features from the past couple months have been designed with this map in mind as well, for example the best items are hidden away in the new radioactive deadzones giving reason to loot the lower portions of the map for gasmasks/filters.

It's also been a bit of an experiment: until now Unturned's development has been entirely solo, but for this project I worked together with several community members popular for their workshop submissions to help on the map. This has proven a very interesting experience, and in the near future I'll be putting together documentation/tips/rules based on what I learned through the process so that this can be expanded to more community-created updates!

Thanks to Justin "Gamez2much" Morton and Mitch "Sketches" Wheaton for their work on the map itself, Alex "Rain" Stoyanov for creating many of the new driveable vehicles and Amanda "Mooki2much" Hubler for several objects/houses. If you are enjoying the map and would like to support these creators consider checking out the new Russia Mystery Box!

View Russia Map Mystery Box

Rather than requiring a key to open, this mystery box is purchaseable for the same price as a key (the proceeds of which are split with the creators) and will probably remain on the stockpile page unlike the normal dropped mystery boxes. On that note: the Hot Mystery Box has been removed from drops and replaced with the Arms Shipment Mystery Box which contains skins for all of the new guns introduced in the Arms Shipment updates!

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added Russia map and associated content.
  • Added Russia Map Mystery Box.
  • Added Arms Shipment Mystery Box.
  • Added effect nodes for different ambient sounds/lighting.
  • Added Precision Charge. [ID 1393]

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked to give XP for healing other players.

Fixes:

  • Fixed object power search while loading on server.
  • Fixed workshop to show preview warning with >1MB image rather than failed to submit.
  • Fixed crafting magazines not showing ammo total.
  • Fixed minigun barrel spin not visible to other players in multiplayer.
  • Fixed not playing out of ammo click noise.
  • Fixed some bugs with attachments and skins toggle.
  • Fixed Instinctive Timberwolf skin attachment color.

Note: The creator of Rocket mod (Sven) would like all Rocket server hosters/admins to know that kicking suspect accounts is now enabled by default, but can be disabled in the Rocket config.

3.16.0.0 Teaser Trailer Aug 17, 2016

(Spoiler warning!) Watch Video

3.15.13.0 Aug 13, 2016

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added landmark LODs for most large objects.
  • Added automatic landmark LODs for trees.
  • Added landmark draw distance option.
  • Added region complexity to visibility menu in editor.
  • Added config options for losses from combat vs environment deaths.
  • Added buttons to enable/disable skins and mythics in-game.
  • Added new faces and wheel of emotions to gestures menu.
  • Added new hair and beard styles.
  • Added smoothed camera mode. [Default F5]
  • Accepted several new curated workshop items.

Improvements:

  • Improved road vertices to have adjustable offset.
  • Improved spawn tables tool to allow editing.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked undriven vehicles to not damage players.
  • Tweaked muzzles to decrease drop slightly.

Fixes:

  • Fixed barrel bullet drop multiplier not applying.
  • Fixed to include scaling in copy transform.
  • Fixed first person muzzle flash light.
  • Fixed workshop agreement link appid.

Map:

Again this week I was mostly working on the new map, apologies for the filler update. As expected more required objects popped up alongside final steps like spawn tables, but everything's coming together so I think it's safe to say you'll be seeing more about the new map very soon!

3.15.12.0 Aug 6, 2016

Arms Shipment Part #2 of 2:

Russian survivors have recovered a key military storage depot housing a huge arsenal of Russia's finest weapons, and have begun shipping them out to share with the Coalition. This week the full arsenal of newly uncovered weapons is deployed in Coalition airdrops!

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added Augewehr. [ID 1362]
  • Added Fusilaut. [ID 1375]
  • Added Nightraider. [ID 1377]
  • Added Hell's Fury. [ID 1364]
  • Added Hell's Fury Drum. [ID 1365]
  • Added Ekho. [ID 1382]
  • Added Ekho Magazine. [ID 1384]
  • Added skin layout sources for all of the new guns.
  • Added support for multiple crafting outputs. [e.g. scrapping wooden guns]
  • Added support for skybox low LOD objects and "Landmarks" graphics option.

Improvements:

  • Improved Horde Beacon difficulty/rewards to scale with number of participants.
  • Improved HUD to show gasmask filter status.
  • Improved unplayed characters to show high-tier skillset items.
  • Improved appearance and clothing menus to hide items.
  • Improved editor tank objects.
  • Updated to Unity 5.2.5f1 from Unity 5.2.4f1.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked singleplayer skillsets to spawn with a few basic clothes.
  • Tweaked oxygen to slowly burn at very high altitudes.
  • Tweaked scoped recoil benefit to not apply as much in third-person.
  • Tweaked Vonya magazine to be refillable with 12 Gauge Shells.
  • Tweaked basemap quality to change in editor when painting.
  • Tweaked Vonya firerate and Bulldog/Calling Card spread.

Fixes:

  • Fixed object fuel/water storage not respawning properly.
  • Fixed some graphics bugs with Use_Skybox_Ambience.
  • Fixed rain color changing when using night vision.
  • Fixed Bluntforces missing on Washington.
  • Fixed space underneath tents.
  • Fixed in-game spelling of Teklowvka.
  • Fixed hint/message at same time to cooperate better.
  • Fixed width of doors/gates.
  • Fixed bunker_0 collision mismatch.
  • Fixed mall escalators to match airport.
  • Fixed shadow flicker on terrain.

Landmarks:

A few large objects which need to be seen from extended ranges are now rendered past the view limit with the Landmarks option. Modders can add a super low LOD version of their objects named "Skybox" to take advantage of this feature. In the future I'd like to upgrade all large objects and trees to use it.

Map:

This week the update was mostly ready to go last weekend, so I've been powering through another ~90 new objects wrapping them up aside from whatever few miscellaneous things are required when finishing the level. On that front the map itself is coming along quite nicely, not too long away now!

September

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
NPCs Progress Report Sep 24, 2016

This week I've been working on the backend/functionality for NPCs and I'm quite happy about the amount of progress so far!

Characters are created with a new object type where you specify all the clothes, gear, equipped items, hair, etc you want them to have and then can be placed in the level editor. They have plenty of unique idle animations, look around, inspect their items and will look at you when you're standing next to them or talking to them so they aren't static like most objects!

You then create a Dialogue which will be opened when the character is spoken to. The dialogue contains a list of potential messages for the NPC to say, and a list of clickable responses which chain together more dialogues. The text is animated and can have pauses inserted for emotional moments, although it can be skipped with F or disabled entirely in the options menu:

Friendly NPC Dialogue Progress Report.png

Now here's where it gets interesting: Every message and response is optionally given a list of Conditions and Rewards. Conditions limit when something can happen for example the player has to have the Police skillset, or their reputation has to be less than -20, or they need a special access pass item they were given from a quest.

To give you a lot of options with this there's a Flags system which is stored per-player and can track information for you like the player's karma with a group, whether they said something to someone or how many times they performed an action. Most NPCs will use this in one way or another, but the biggest I have planned is to allow you to rank up through the Coalition as you do more quests to help out.

Rewards then allow you to give the player items/experience/reputation and/or set these flags which can then be checked by conditions.

The Quests system is built on top of these Conditions/Rewards, and can be given to the player as a reward. There is a new list in the information tab which shows all of your quests and lets you inspect them to check your progress:

Friendly NPC Quest System Progress Report.png

Friendly NPC Shop Progress Report.png

Another main thing I did this week was bring back the reputation system. It's now determined by who the aggressor was: if you attacked first your rep will decrease and vice versa. You can also boost your rep by healing other players. Reputation is shown in the chat, playerlist and when looking directly at someone, and is titled/color coded as their score gets larger. Unfortunately it's tricky to determine whether a kill was offensive/defensive, so if this doesn't work out very well it can easily be adjusted more similarly to 2.0.

The rest of today and probably a bit on the weekend I'll still be polishing up these features, for example adding item icons to the quest details, fixing bugs, improving the UI and more options for conditions/rewards. My goal/plan for next week is to start on the actual content with an NPC base in the waters of Southern Russia for 3.17.0.0 next Friday!

3.16.4.0 Sep 17, 2016

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added Soulcrystal achievement/puzzle/easter egg.
  • Added ability to place buildables in the level editor.
  • Added precision in-game building for camera mode. [Default F6]
  • Added Ramp Walls. [IDs 1414-1418]
  • Added config options for hint and full server descriptions.
  • Accepted several new curated workshop items.

Improvements:

  • Improved stairs/ramps not to have top edges so they are more useful.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked server description to use sign formatting and "
    " for newlines.

Fixes:

  • Fixed firstperson gun/melee to create matching world lights.
  • Fixed chandeliers and ornate street lights using light halos.
  • Fixed hyper zombies to use emissive textures for eyes.
  • Fixed exposed holes in undersides of several bridges on Russia.
  • Fixed paintballgun barrel spawning instead of Russian beret.
  • Fixed refreshing players in server info screen.
  • Fixed to force dequip discarded items when resizing inventory.
  • Fixed syncing saved shipping containers open state when connecting.
  • Fixed holstered weapons when dragging directly from nearby items.
  • Fixed duping items with item display storage.
  • Fixed mannequin obstruction bounding box.
  • Fixed decaying buildables that were placed in the future.

Buildables:

To help make the world feel more alive you can now place buildables from the level editor! This opens up several options such as fortifying a location for part of a map's story, while still keeping it available to destroy and build a custom base. While building in-game if you have the camera tools available you can now use the editor tools [F6] to get precise snapping and alignment just right, and work on creations that would usually be blocked. Pro tip: use Ctrl+B and Ctrl+N to copy paste positions/rotations to perfectly line up items like kitchen counters.

NPCs:

Yesterday I finally got started with NPCs! Right now the plan is to have a safezone out of the way on some maps where you can choose to visit and interact with the them - i.e. it's completely optional and you won't be running into AI bandits in the wild. I think it might also be a good reason to bring back the reputation system, where keeping a good rep is required for getting quests/trading (not offloading junk, more like the gunsmith is looking for high tier attachments/weapons) with most NPCs, and others a bad rep. Rewards for quests I'm thinking would include things like specially boosted weapons, otherwise unobtainable items and blueprints to craft modified items. Definitely this is very different for the genre, so I'll be keeping an extra close eye out for your suggestions/feedback. Personally I'm hopeful it will provide a lot more singleplayer and PvE content.

3.16.3.0 Sep 10, 2016

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added graphics option to enable SMAA.
  • Added ability to pose/mirror mannequins.
  • Added ability to delete cosmetics/skins.
  • Accepted a few new curated workshop items.

Improvements:

  • Updated from Unity 5.2.5f1 to 5.4.0p4.
  • Improved every single light to use emissive textures rather than halos.
  • Improved server info to list names of workshop files installed.
  • Improved server info screen to show config changes.
  • Improved nightvision glow to enable/disable.
  • Improved taclaser/rangefinder to work in 3rd person.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked horde beacon zombie health to not scale up as much.
  • Tweaked several more items to be scrapable.
  • Tweaked zombies to gradually wander to where they came from when pulled.

Fixes:

  • Fixed siphoning/refilling exploded vehicles.
  • Fixed incorrectly placed window slots in mansion_0.
  • Fixed profanity filter to cover server name/description.
  • Fixed a potential exploit with group IDs when joining server.
  • Fixed server info screen and in some cases drops not closing all menus.
  • Fixed server disabling all resources.
  • Fixed to completely prevent placing items that intersect a character.
  • Fixed to dequip item if obstruction check fails serverside.
  • Fixed invisible face_0 when refreshing character.
  • Fixed dropship missing engine audio.
  • Fixed a few possible issues with effect cleanup.
  • Fixed looping bullet impact particles.
  • Fixed arena mode returning duplicate effects to the pool.

Unity Upgrade:

The biggest timesink this week was getting everything working again with the new version of Unity, and for the most part it's all fixed up as far as I can tell, but there are a few important changes for mod creators:

  • Asset bundle system has been changed, and the official tool in Bundles/Sources/Tools has been adjusted accordingly. Due to a change with shaders in asset bundles any older materials exported with previous versions of Unity will be converted by Unturned to the Standard shader when imported. New bundles you create should now include the line "Asset_Bundle_Version 2" in your .dat file to disable this conversion.
  • Light halos are broken in this 5.4 patch, but don't look very good and I'd been meaning to replace them anyway. I went through every single light in the game and converted them to use emissive textures instead of the halos, and would recommend you do the same. Each case where a halo might have been used was updated in the examples folder along with the documentation.
  • 5.4 complains about the negative boxcolliders with the flipped left-handed hitbox, but still works fine and can't really be changed at this point, so I disabled the normal output_log.txt and instead messages/exceptions are now appended to Logs.txt and LogsPrev.txt. This also means that errors can still be grabbed if the game was restarted, and are easier to find on Mac/Linux.
  • VR level editor got pretty borked by the upgrade as well - with 5.4 it seems the assumption is that a game is either VR enabled/disabled so it's not very happy swapping at runtime, for the mean time it's disabled but fortunately nobody's using it as far as I know.

Item Filters/Tags:

Valve has added support for filters in the market/inventory! I know this has been frequently requested so I got them enabled as quickly as possible - the inventory page should show them all, but it might take a bit for all the market filters to update. Right now the rarity/mythic tags aren't color coded, but once that feature is available I'll make sure to enable it as well.

3.16.2.0 Sep 3, 2016

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added new server info screen when connecting.
  • Added ability to rotate items in display storage.
  • Added graphics options to enable/disable ragdolls and debris.
  • Added config options for remaining gamemode differences.
  • Added craftable sandwiches for all meats/fishes. [IDs 1398-1407]
  • Added Mannequins. [IDs 1408-1409]
  • Added Plaques. [IDs 1410-1413]

Improvements:

  • Improved performance of several core systems.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked medium/small engines to use the old audio.

Fixes:

  • Fixed potential cause of storage stuck in "busy" state.
  • Fixed wind rapidly changing direction.
  • Fixed detect radius multiplier to apply to all alerts.
  • Fixed amount of ammo in Matamorez Box.
  • Fixed repairing fishing rods rather than scrapping.
  • Fixed dropped clothing losing metadata.
  • Fixed placement of several bridges on Russia.
  • Fixed several easily abused spots in tank train tunnel.

Server Info:

Now when browsing the server list you can click on a server for more information about it before joining. If you host a server you can also include some extra details by setting a URL to a .png or .jpg icon and a short description in the Config.json file.

Config:

Options such as hitmarkers, crosshairs, ballistics and maps are now available in the gameplay config section, and zombie speed in the zombies section. There's also a new feature to prevent repairing higher tier weapons.

Performance:

The most notable optimizations are many repeatedly created elements now getting pooled/reused, and much more aggressive automatic batching (some mods might need to tweak their texture wrap settings due to this), but several other features were improved as well. From here the next step I hope to take is upgrading to a more up-to-date version of Unity, although this is made tricky because of a physics change between 5.2 and 5.3 affecting many of Unturned's features.

October

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
3.17.3.0 Oct 29, 2016

Halloween:

In celebration of Halloween until the next update you will now get dropped Halloween Gift Presents filled with free costumes, and can visit the Liberator to find the crew all dressed up! The biggest wave yet of mostly spooky curated workshop items was also accepted and now available on the Stockpile if you'd like to take a look:

View Stockpile

The most exciting bit for last however: there's a new secret achievement to solve, much more complex than the first! In my opinion it's a lot fairer (no localchat puzzle), so no hints this time!

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added Mk. II achievement/puzzle/easter egg.
  • Added new items to Halloween Gift Present.
  • Accepted a ton of new curated workshop items.

Improvements:

  • Decorated the Liberator for Halloween.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked galley to sell snack food items.

Fixes:

  • Fixed bug preventing binding keys to mouse buttons 4-7.
  • Fixed chamber door decal material.
  • Fixed missing space in scout dialogue.
  • Fixed using bayonet while sprinting.
  • Fixed some issues with fog in deferred mode.
  • Fixed satellite terrain capture in deferred mode.
  • Fixed decals swapping modes when reloading area.
  • Fixed terrain reflection to only use basemap.
  • Fixed radiation splat decal deferred emission.
3.17.2.0 Oct 22, 2016

Edit for 3.17.2.1 Patch:

To help the lower spec computers I've brought back the option to use forward rendering, but it's not recommended. Decal objects will be converted to a flat plane when swapping between modes.

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added traitor uncovering questline.
  • Added lightningstrike boss zombie quest for Ensign Cliff.
  • Added groundpounder boss zombie quest for Peter.
  • Added flamethrower boss zombie quest for Norbert.
  • Added config options to include boss zombies in spawns.
  • Added ability to track a quest in the HUD.
  • Added Industrial Gas Can. [ID 1440]
  • Added NPC/dialogue/quest/vendor documentation to workshop documentation.
  • Added deferred decal support and converted many decal-like objects to use it.

Improvements:

  • Improved aggressive actions to mark entire group.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked player buttons to link to Steam profile.
  • Tweaked armory to sell rangefinder instead of detonator.

Fixes:

  • Fixed a variety of bugs with the bayonet.
  • Fixed to allow scaling NPCs.
  • Fixed using mannequin while using item.
  • Fixed nightvision glow after toggling cosmetics.
  • Fixed missing ceiling collision in one of Mooki's houses.

Deferred Decals:

It was a bit of a nightmare to get everything working with them, but as far as I can tell the only issue now is a slight lighting difference with Use_Skybox_Ambience. Now that we have SMAA I think keeping forward rendering around alongside deferred isn't worth it considering the benefits of deferred, for example these decals or screen-space reflections (which I'll be swapping out for the planar reflections soon since I want to support arbitrary water placement).

Decals are great because there's no gap between the old flat geometry and the surface, and they can "wrap" around curved faces. For modders to allow decals to show on your models you will need to set the least significant bit in the stencil buffer to 1, or use the StandardDecalable shader found in Unturned/Bundles/Sources/Examples. I decided on making the decalable feature opt-in rather than opt-out because objects that shouldn't get decals receiving them look far stranger than not.

3.17.1.0 Oct 8, 2016

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added Lieutenant Oswald in charge of scouting the area.
  • Added Doc Ernie blueprint unlocks/dialogue.
  • Added Mechanic's engine repair quest.
  • Added Medic's research recovery quest.
  • Added Ensign Franklin to buy replacement uniforms from.
  • Added Nautical Nuisance quest for Rusty.
  • Added assorted filler NPCs with dialogue.
  • Added Quadbarrel. [ID 1436]
  • Added Bayonet. [ID 1438]

Improvements:

  • Improved missing a shot/swing that travelled within 4 meters of a player to mark you as an aggressor if not under attack.
  • Improved using lockpick/detonator/grenade to mark you as an aggressor if not under attack.
  • Improved vendor menu to show how many of a buyable item you already have.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked to show warning message when building in safezone.
  • Tweaked quest menu to better expand vertically and added return button.
  • Tweaked gunshot audio rolloff to make more sense.
  • Tweaked quest interactables to play effect when used.
  • Tweaked scaled buildables in editor to reset when deselected to avoid confusion.

Fixes:

  • Fixed using carjack/lockpick in safezone.
  • Fixed to allow suicide in non-arena safezones.
  • Fixed cleaning up last chat icon.
  • Fixed vendor item description applying rich text in wrong order.
  • Fixed fertilizer applying before animation.
  • Fixed using ladders to cancel animations.
  • Fixed Russia map pizza/doughnut stores using wrong spawn tables.
  • Fixed nearby item obstruction to ignore triggers.

NPCs:

In the next NPC update I'll be working on a quest tracking feature so you can view quest goals outside of the info screen, the traitor uncovering/rescue questline, looking into "bossbattle" zombies e.g. go to a specific area to defeat electric megazombie and putting up documentation on all the NPC features.

For mod creators I forgot to mention in the last post: You can press the End key in the appearance menu to copy your character details to the clipboard for creating NPCs, and the same in-game to view all active flags and values. There's also a "Flag" command to set a key/value for testing.

Bit of a heads up: for the first time in I can't even remember how long there won't be any sort of update next week - I'll be away at the "Steam Dev Days" conference!

3.17.0.0 Oct 1, 2016

NPCs:

This week I improved and expanded a lot of the NPC features, added the ability to have objects tied to quests e.g. fixing the map's radio towers, added the Liberator/new objects to Russia and got started filling it with characters/quests. If you do visit the Liberator there are several interesting quests, but be warned it feels very empty without all the dialogue complete/missing characters.

Going forward I'll be adding the rest of the core quests/dialogue, of which I have some ideas I'm pretty excited about like uncovering a traitor and solving a murder mystery. Then the side characters will come in to fill things out (for example the guards will instruct to visit the Captain when you come aboard, address you by your rank and keep a close eye on low rep players). I also want to give the Scientist character some unique rewards to research as you help out to reward trying different quests, so you'll come to him after doing a few quests and get a blueprint for maybe a bayonet or 4 barrel shotgun.

If you want to get started with NPCs in your own map you can check through the official content for examples, although there are 3 currently unused condition types: Skillset, Kills_Zombie and Kills_Horde and 1 unused reward type: Item_Random (takes a spawn table ID). All of the character, dialogue, vendor and quest files are in the Unturned/Bundles/NPCs folder, and don't require Unity to modify or create new ones.

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added Liberator aircraft carrier with a few NPCs to Russia.
  • Added NPCs, dialogue and vendor systems.
  • Added quests system and menu next to in-game playerlist.
  • Added reputation system and paragon/villain achievements.

Improvements:

  • Improved explosives to store/display killer.
  • Improved in-game playerlist to show links between groups.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked military wall texture to more closely match old one.
  • Tweaked Washington military base entrances.

Fixes:

  • Fixed unable to select buildables in editor in some cases.
  • Fixed problems with server loading vehicles inside bases.
  • Fixed halos on carepackage/dropship.
  • Fixed Russia boulder mining XP.
  • Fixed hitmarkers on dead resources.
  • Fixed forest ural lod_1 material.
  • Fixed sometimes able to overlap structures.

November

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
3.17.7.0 Nov 26, 2016

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added Walkie Talkie. [ID 1445]
  • Added ability to pop out editor windows and keep in fullscreen.
  • Added new upgraded translation system.
  • Added basic visuals for selection and terrain brush tools.
  • Added new undo/redo system to the devkit.
  • Accepted 9 new curated workshop items.

Improvements:

  • Improved editor to save default window layout and menu for saving/loading.
  • Improved debug lines intersecting objects to darken and checkerboard.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked command line to forward terminal commands.
  • Tweaked Steam messages to print in Steam terminal category.
  • Tweaked terminal messages to be included in .log files.

Fixes:

  • Fixed to render editor handles after image effects.
  • Fixed binding terminal to mouse buttons.
  • Fixed valid caliber range.
  • Fixed ambiguous Gold error message.
  • Fixed resetting rain after joining arena server.
  • Fixed viewport rendertexture scaling.

BattlEye Anti-Cheat:

Another week and we're up to ~7,400 confirmed cheaters banned!

Radio:

Right now the Walkie Talkie broadcasts on all frequencies, but in the future selecting a specific frequency and listening for radio through car stereo or placeable radio are on the roadmap.

Devkit:

I made quite a bit more progress on the editor revamp this week in a lot of different areas, the most visibly different being that you can load up a level with the new editor now and check out the terrain/selection tool visuals (press R to resize brush for now - much nicer than UI slider) and the movement is better suited for big maps (scroll wheel to change speed) as well as features like panning.

My goals for next week are to work on cleaning up these features, adding the new input system (mainly for controller support) and starting to make the editor functional with the asset editor, saving/loading and some basic level editing.

There were a lot of frustrated comments last week concerning this new focus on improvements, and while some of these improvements aren't as much fun to work on as for example new content I really do believe it's the right thing to do to make the game so much better for the future. As you saw with the Hawaii teaser on Tuesday, even with me focused on features (which will benefit the Hawaii map too in this case) there's still awesome content on the way!

Translations:

I've written a replacement for the localization system which is now in place for the new editor, and will be phased in over time. It solves the main issues with the old system:

  • Can be changed at runtime i.e. menu option to swap languages. (Right now "language" terminal command)
  • Defaults to Steam language, falls back to English, saves the most recently used non-English setting to Steam cloud.
  • Assets will no longer have individual translation files, rather one main file per-language per-project. For example in the future all gun names could be easily translated.
  • File format is structured and much nicer, should be straightforward to add a translation editor in the future.
  • Tokens are versioned so that translators can be alerted when a string has been updated.
  • Server knows the language of all players so that serverside messages can be translated for each client.
  • Client loads English and selected language, server loads all languages.
Postcard from Hawaii Nov 23, 2016

Today I was checking my inbox when I came across this postcard from the community modding team who helped work on the Russia map!

Hawaii Postcard from Hawaii.jpg Hawaii 2 Postcard from Hawaii.jpg

We're trying something a bit different this time - everything in Hawaii so far has been made by Rain, Spyjack, Mooki2much and Gamez2Much. I'll be involved for the last stretch making sure everything fits the artstyle, but other than that the project is being led by G2M! The plan is for the map to come out once they feel it's ready for community playtesting, and they'll be able to release updates/refinements based on feedback.

Their team has put together some screenshots and teasers of what they're working on, so if you're okay with a few slight spoilers you can read them here:

View Full Letter

If you're working on a similar community project and would like to find more information about getting it considered for an official update check out the guide here:

Workshop: Official Content

3.17.6.0 Nov 19, 2016

BattlEye Anti-Cheat:

One week in and BattlEye has permanently banned approximately ~3,700 confirmed cheaters! BattlEye's been hard at work on improved custom detection features for Unturned and there's been a lot of progress on flat out blocking most current cheats. You can check if a cheater you suspected is BattlEye banned by the "Game Ban" visible on their Steam profile. Also note that if you skipped the BattlEye install step you can still run Install_BattlEye.bat in your Unturned/BattlEye folder to set it up!

Roadmap:

You might have noticed the last couple updates have been more focused on improvements than new content, and that's the direction I'd like to really go in for the next bit: upgrading/rewriting existing features, better graphics, expanding gameplay depth and as an indirect result improving performance.

The first thing I think needs an overhaul is the editor: if you've played 3.0 for a while you know it's essentially the same as 2 years ago when it first launched. The goal is to make it extensible, streamline mod creation, give creators more control and add new tools to open up to higher quality future content - for example the next official map I create.

I do realize the editor changes aren't going to be particularly interesting for anyone who doesn't use it, so going forward I'll add some fun new content with each editor update as well. Not to mention that the next community update map is coming along well, more info on that very soon.

From the editor upgrade I'd then like to start on revamping gameplay features e.g. repairing individual parts of vehicles like shot out tires, making item color a property of the item so that you can dye clothes or paint your bases, adding electrical wiring and power consumption, etc. There's a huge variety of updates to-do here, for the full list check out the Trello page:

View Roadmap

Update Notes:

Admittedly this is a boring update, as mentioned above in the future I'm going to try and better balance fun/new content with important improvements. If you press the terminal key you can see some of the editor features I started like window docking, partitioning, tabs, context menus, etc although a lot of what I worked on this week isn't visible yet. The inspector might already be slightly useful - you can double-click an asset file in the asset browser to view all of its properties/fields.

Additions:

  • Added basics of new editor internals and windows.

Improvements:

  • Improved resolving circular module dependencies.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked assets to generate GUID when loaded.

Fixes:

  • Fixed sending icon/news web requests in offline client.
  • Fixed [hopefully] loading BattlEye libraries on Linux.
  • Fixed scope draw distance and arena border depth.
  • Fixed backwards BattlEye IP/port information.
  • Fixed clientside BattlEye restart messages.
  • Fixed a few reflection issues when loading modules.
  • Fixed loading some server filter settings.
  • Fixed missing bullet/damage ray aggressor distance label.

Asset GUIDs:

Right now with many mods installed you've probably run into ID conflicts. This instead will automatically assign a unique ID when your asset is loaded to prevent that, but it requires re-uploading your mods to the workshop so that there is a centralized agreed-upon ID. Multiplayer is setup to build a GUID <-> UInt16 table after connecting, however it will be a while before each system uses GUIDs instead of the current IDs.

3.17.5.0 Nov 12, 2016

BattlEye Anti-Cheat:

Bastian [the founder of BattlEye] and I have been back and forth about integrating it for absolutely ages, and today I'm very happy to say BattlEye starts a trial run in Unturned! Because of how Unturned cheats work it should be able to completely block them, meaning all servers running BattlEye should become almost cheater free!

The trial run will last a month where we'll be making sure it's effective, fixing any issues related to it and getting an idea of the average traffic to BattlEye's backend servers. Note that pricing is dependant on player population, so fair warning: it might become a Gold Server only feature.

Most of my time this week went into debugging Unturned BattlEye [First Unity/C# game using it!] so there's not much new content, but as a result I'm relatively confident it's stable.

Serverside modules/plugins [e.g. RocketMod] should be compatible, but if you want you can disable BattlEye on your server by setting BattlEye_Secure to false in Config.json. Clientside modules, however, require that you select the alternative launch option in Steam "Play without BattlEye" because clientside modules can be used as cheats.

Note: You might need to restart Steam to get the new launch options!

If you accidentally cancel the BattlEye installation or want to uninstall/reinstall it you can run Install_BattlEye.bat or Uninstall_BattlEye.bat in the Unturned/BattlEye folder.

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added BattlEye Anti-Cheat.
  • Added new input/output/command window. [Default Tilde]
  • Added option for player to displace grass, useful when sniping prone.
  • Added toggle to Modules menu to initialize/shutdown code and disable loading.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked +secure/+insecure startup to instead use +internetserver, moved VAC toggle to Config.json server section beside BattlEye toggle.
  • Tweaked Log command to take 4th argument to display BattlEye info.

Fixes:

  • Fixed Nightvision Scope to have separate skybox reflections.
  • Fixed parking lot lines visible through apartment floor in Moscow.
  • Fixed unexpected configs crashing stuck loading workshop assets.
  • Fixed fog on forward rendering heightblend terrain add pass.
  • Fixed selection outlines not showing up in forward mode.
  • Fixed Masterkey skins applying to Hawkhound in-game.
  • Fixed inspecting Blowtorch/Chainsaw while using.
  • Fixed respawning on obstructed bedrolls.
  • Fixed sun/moon/stars intersecting terrain.
  • Fixed unnecessary windy foliage keyword.
  • Fixed Mad Scientist Top missing front of gloves.

Terminal:

To start experimenting with the Unity 5 UI system [which I want to use for the editor upgrade] I added a terminal window which can be opened by pressing Tilde [~]. Let me know what you think of this graphics style! Right now the only thing it's really useful for is requesting serverside BattlEye logs with sv.request_battleye_logs, but in the future I want to move all commands/input/output into it. For example, "give eagle" would do this nice popup filtering item names that start with "eagle".

3.17.4.0 Nov 5, 2016

Edit for 3.17.4.1 Patch:

Aside from fixes this patch also adds an option to enable/disable Skybox Reflections, unfortunately this is lower performance compared to the previous method, but that didn't work outside the editor.

With these updates changing so many core features I think we'll start using the preview branch again soon to avoid breaking the public version.

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added nifty new inventions available from Doc Ernie.
  • Added settings for chromatic aberration, film grain, TAA and screenspace reflections.
  • Added settings to disable anisotropic filtering.
  • Added Coalition rank and quest achievements.
  • Added config option for Ray_Aggressor_Distance, now default 8 rather than 4.
  • Added skins for Hawkhound, Schofield and Masterkey.
  • Added first step of Modules feature.

Improvements:

  • Improved rain to form puddles and ripple on the ground.
  • Improved postprocessing to use new official Unity shaders.
  • Improved explosions to leave scorch marks in deferred render mode.
  • Updated to Unity 5.4.2p3 from 5.4.0p4.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked unboxing to show warning if unknown item is opened.
  • Tweaked aircraft carrier to have a basic navmesh.

Fixes:

  • Fixed buildables to better fit incorrectly placed slots.
  • Fixed quest interactable clientside prediction issues.
  • Fixed Hawkhound_8, Sportshot_10 and Viper_25 to be skinable.
  • Fixed bayonet working clientside while reloading.
  • Fixed mk2 scope off quality.

Modules:

This week I've started taking the first steps toward a modding API for Unturned! It's going to take a while to refactor, clean up and document everything, but when it's done there'll be the potential for all kinds of awesome mods that would've been impossible before.

In the meantime the biggest change is in relation to RocketMod. Sven, the creator of RocketMod, has been doing an amazing job opening Unturned's serverside up to plugins the past couple years with a wrapper that takes care of all the nitty-gritty, and this week we converted Rocket to use this Modules feature - although this week is a transition period so the main version will still use a patched assembly. This is great if you're a server owner using Rocket because installing is as simple as copying Rocket to the Modules folder, you can still play the game normally with Rocket installed and if nothing breaks you won't necessarily need to download the new version of Rocket after each update.

Graphics:

There are quite a few new graphics options in this update, so I thought it might be helpful to write out exactly what they do so you can make an informed decision on whether to turn them on/off:

  • Chromatic Aberration: Slightly separates the RGB color channels near the edges of your screen, it doesn't have much of a performance impact and is more of a personal preference.
  • Film Grain: Can help with color banding (for example when you see rings around a light), barely noticeable and doesn't have a big performance impact.
  • Blast Marks: In deferred render mode a black spherical decal will be left after an explosion which has a small performance impact.
  • Rain Puddles: Spawns splashes of water particles at rain impact points and fades in reflective puddles with ripples. This has a medium performance impact.
  • Anisotropic Filtering: Reduces texture blur at oblique angles, probably fine to leave on, it's moreso an option for the sake of extra control.
  • Reflection Quality: Increases the number and accuracy of screenspace reflection steps, but only works in deferred render mode and has a high performance impact.
  • Skybox Reflection: Captures skybox cubemap so that reflections aren't black, has a medium performance impact.

Reflections:

If you've created custom models for the game you might have noticed reflective materials showed up black, now at the very least the skybox is captured when the lighting is updated. If reflection quality isn't off then screenspace reflections will be visible as well. I've experimented with a variety of reflection settings for the official models but haven't decided yet (Should cars be polished shiny, how does that line up with the apocalyptic environment?), but you can now properly use it too!

December

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
3.17.11.0 Dec 24, 2016

Steam Awards 2016:

Unturned has been nominated for the "I Thought This Game Was Cool Before It Won An Award" award alongside Starbound, Euro Truck Simulator 2, Stardew Valley and Paladins!

I Thought This Game Was Cool Before It Won An Award.png

Edit: Voting for this award has now closed. Congratulations to the developers of Euro Truck Simulator 2 for winning the award!

Huge thanks to everyone who voted for Unturned in the nominations and this final round, I never imagined Unturned would be in the running for an award so this is absolutely mind blowing! Regardless of whether or not we win the award, I'm very humbled by all your awesome support and proud to see Unturned in the company of these other amazing games!

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Upgraded all official maps to use the new landscape and foliage features.
  • Added wizard to help convert existing terrain to the new systems.
  • Added miscellaneous features required for the upgrade to the foliage editors and devkit.
  • Added graphics option to draw foliage when aiming scope or binoculars.
  • Added alert to the main menu when BattleEye is not running.
  • Wrapped up presents under trees on Festive Russia map.
  • Accepted a few more festive themed curated workshop skins.

Improvements:

  • Updated to Unity 5.5.0p3.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked new tree roots/stumps to look nicer on hills.

Fixes:

  • Fixed placing doors/gates/shutters that open/close into a wall.
  • Fixed foliage bounds getting reset to origin. (caused it only to stream in when looking at origin)
  • Fixed edgecase incorrect foliage tiles passed into landscape foliage bake.
  • Fixed undo/redo transactions with >1 depth.
  • Fixed Pine_06 and Birch_03 using wrong shaders.
  • Fixed House_1 using wrong fortification slots.
  • Fixed to split in-game update notes paragraph meshes. [last one hit 65k vertices]
  • Fixed old trees using new tree hitboxes but not new tree trunk scale.
  • Fixed wrong name shown in some cases when cursor hovering over object.
  • Fixed a problem with the NPCs object filter.
  • Fixed projectile launchers to check for nearby surfaces similar to grenades.
  • Fixed a lighting related crash when loading very very old maps.

Foliage Upgrade:

All of the official maps have been converted! Check out the shoreline of Russia and the overhangs especially, I'm really happy with how it looks now. For a full rundown of the benefits of these improvements check out the Foliage section of last week's post.

Note that the old Ultra grass setting is about equivalent to somewhere between the new Medium/High settings, so you might want to tune it down. Enabling the scoped foliage option can also be expensive because it requires loading and drawing 2x as much grass.

If your GPU doesn't support instancing Unturned will show a warning next to the grass setting to let you know you probably don't want to enable it, although my guess is that if you were in that case you probably didn't have it enabled in the first place.

3.17.10.0 Dec 17, 2016

Edit regarding unable to open Steam overlay:

The improved BattlEye security this update has made it harder for cheaters to break into the game, but it's also had the unexpected side effect of blocking the Steam overlay due to the order in which Unity starts up the game. Unfortunately this means it can't be fixed from within Unturned itself in a patch, but we've come up with a few ideas and hope to have it working properly again for the next update.

Edit: This has been fixed in the 3.17.10.1 patch.

Festive Update:

Russia has frozen over for the winter! It's cold enough that a swim is an easy way to freeze yourself, but on land you should be fine - aside from the restricted visibility! The Festive Gift Present is also dropping again with some new skins and elf outfit, although at a 50% chance rather than the usual 100% because the event is longer than previously. A few curated workshop items were accepted this week, but there will be another wave next week so get yours in as soon as possible if you're working on a holiday themed item!

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added Festive Russia map.
  • Added Festive Gift Present to drops with some new items inside.
  • Added 10x higher detail versions of every tree model and option to enable them.
  • Added graphics option for wind quality, low being the old windy foliage option.
  • Added rewritten higher performance/quality grass/foliage system, more info below.
  • Accepted a few festive themed curated workshop skins.

Improvements:

  • BattlEye security update. (for all BattlEye protected games)

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked several large boulders to have landmark LODs.
  • Temporarily disabled ambient occlusion in forward render mode.

Fixes:

  • Fixed items in storage getting dropping in the wrong spot when an attached vehicle was destroyed.
  • Fixed standing inside door when placed.
  • Fixed unable to interact with mannequins.
  • Fixed dropping window tabs into the wrong slot.
  • Fixed loading BattlEye from non-ANSI paths.
  • Fixed another animation issue with left-handed driving.
  • Fixed connect screen missing gold message.
  • Fixed mixed-up insanimus grizzly IDs.
  • Fixed 4th terrain mask sampling 3rd.
  • Fixed slightly incorrect landscape splatmap to world coordinates.
  • Fixed a splatmap brush blending issue, added normalize button for repair.

Trees:

TL;DR: Try out "New Trees - Blending Off" with wind quality "Low" and see if your computer can handle it!

You might remember a bit over a year ago I experimented with some alternate appearances for the trees which got everyone excited, but this week I actually upgraded every single tree and got them into the game! There are two graphics options related to these: tree quality and wind quality.

Legacy tree quality will use the original models. Blending off uses the new models, but with sharp transitions between LODs, whereas blending on smoothly grows out tree details as you get closer at a significant performance cost. Changing tree quality requires a game restart to take effect. Using the old tree models will still use the new tree hitboxes, however.

Wind quality is the bigger peformance drain. Low is equivelant to the old windy foliage setting, but won't apply any wind to the new tree models. Ultra looks really fantastic especially in very windy conditions like in a storm or next to a helicopter hovering - the trunk bends to the wind, branches swaying slightly and leaves rustling.

Comparison picture:

Before and After Trees Update 3.17.10.0.png

Grass/Foliage:

TL;DR: If your GPU supports instancing check out the higher performance/quality grass on Devtest4! Note that the new grass wind/displacement shader isn't properly finished yet, however.

This is where I spent most of my time this week, rewriting the grass/foliage system. The current maps PEI, Washington, etc all use Unity's built-in terrain grass (Devtest4 is using the new system), but this rewrite is a big upgrade in every way:

The old grass has a significant FPS stutter when a new camera is enabled (equipping a scoped weapon) and when moving around the terrain, which are no longer present in the new one. Foliage information occupies only a small amount of memory and is streamed in/out on a separate thread as you travel the map.

Rendering is done with hardware instancing, although note that this means grass performance will likely be worse than before for you if your GPU doesn't support instancing (and much better than before if it does). You can check the instancing performance difference with the foliage.force_instancing_off command.

Another limitation of the built-in terrain grass was that it could only be placed/baked onto the ground, but now the new grass will automatically be generated both on the landscape and any surface with foliage information like the grass meshes used for overhangs or above tunnels/caves.

Foliage baking rules are also much better than before where each surface (terrain material, object) references a foliage collection asset which contains a list of different foliage asset types like grass, rocks, bushes, trees, etc which then can each have different rules about where/how they are placed. Those classes can also be extended for very customized situations.

The next terrain upgrade will focus on:

  • Making all these assets easy to create.
  • Converting trees to the new system. (same baking rules as other foliage, for example: create a grass object, bake foliage and automatically the grass object will have grass/pebbles/trees/bushes on it)
  • Hopefully adding the foliage brush. (paint foliage/trees wherever you like, useful for foliage covered cities, not removed when baking)
  • Minor features like a graphics option to draw grass at scope focus. (zoom in with binoculars far away and still load grass there)
  • Most importantly: starting to convert the existing official maps to the new landscape and foliage features.

If you try baking foliage in the devkit on a custom map it will currently freeze up for a while, but don't worry it hasn't crashed. A future update will add a progress bar for this.

3.17.9.0 Dec 10, 2016

Edit for 3.17.9.1:

There was a very confusing bug in multiplayer after the update came out where your character would bounce up/down while playing on a server, so I reverted the update while hunting it down. Unfortunately I didn't run into it while testing because of an option I had enabled on my server. It turned out that due to the bayonet fix the input packet was getting corrupted such that the server thought you were holding the jump key, so your player was rubberbanding to match the server's bunnyhops! :)

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added rewritten/upgraded landscape system, new tools and holes support.
  • Added Devtest4 map.
  • Added basic type browser/content browser.
  • Added terrain quality graphics option.

Improvements:

  • Improved snow and ice to glitter in the sunlight and added option to disable.
  • Improved landscape and nature objects to use triplanar mapping and added option to disable.
  • Improved rain puddles not to form under main sea level.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked snowflake particle lighting to be more visible.
  • Tweaked traps not to count as PvP deaths.

Fixes:

  • Fixed server incorrectly rejecting bayonet hits.
  • Fixed to prevent specular highlights on foliage and terrain aside from rain.
  • Fixed standing inside door while closing to use it as an elevator.
  • Fixed new item format not loading name, fixed crafting search on items without names.
  • Fixed (re-exported) note assetbundles to update materials.
  • Fixed Stockpile button linking to New section when there aren't new items.
  • Fixed left-handed driving viewmodel.
  • Fixed clouds to render a bit further away.
  • Cleaned up devkit layout loading/saving.
  • Cleaned up devkit window inheritance chain.

Landscape:

This week I completely rewrote the landscape features as the first half of a big improvement to the terrain systems/visuals - the next half (foliage/trees) hopefully being ready to go next week. I've put together a little demo on the Devtest4 map if you'd like to check some of these improvements out:

Terrains can have caves/holes in them now by creating a LandscapeHoleVolume from the type browser. Previously underground areas on maps were large pits in the ground covered by meshes, so I'm really excited for the potential to create metro systems that connect multiple cities, underground cave networks, sewers, etc! This feature works with the old non-devkit terrains as well, so you don't need to upgrade your map to take advantage of it.

Landscapes are composed of tiles which can be expanded in any direction, so your map doesn't have to be square and if you have an idea for a new location you can just extend your map. Tiles can also be deleted.

Each tile can have up to 8 different terrain materials instead of the global 8 material limit previously, so a map can have many different biomes with different textures for mountains, swamps, flatlands, etc. Materials are added automatically when painting, but if you hit the 8 material limit you can select the tile and remove one to free up a slot.

I've also really improved the sculpting/painting tools and they have a few features I haven't seen in any other terrain editors like eyedropping materials. If you want to try your hand at landscape creation open a map in the devkit, add a Landscape from the type browser, open the Landscape Tool from the window list and click in an empty space to add a new tile, or just open the Devtest4 map.

Automatically converting old non-devkit terrains to the new system is supported in the tile menu, but although your material placement is preserved it can't automatically link the material assets. I need to improve and add some more features to the inspector before this becomes easy, so I'd recommend on holding off upgrading your existing maps until I upgrade the official ones.

3.17.8.0 Dec 3, 2016

Additions:

  • Added Earpiece. [ID 1446]
  • Added devkit save window.
  • Added devkit object inspector.
  • Added devkit asset browser.
  • Added base functionality to devkit selection/transform tool.
  • Added devkit undo/redo transactions window.
  • Added per-server instance maps/bundles folders for limited server hosts.

Improvements:

  • Updated to Unity 5.5.0f3.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked BattlEye ban alerts to show in chat.
  • Tweaked transparent object sorting to change based on water and camera position.
  • Tweaked scoped recoil reduction lower.

Fixes:

  • Fixed potential issue when checking for Gold ownership with Steam.
  • Fixed exiting editor window while dragging or resizing.
  • Fixed not to render motion vectors for intersect highlight materials.
  • Added terminal argument and key/value parsers to cover all C# built-in types.
  • Cleaned up field/property delta undo/redo code and performance.
  • Cleaned up translation metadata reading.
  • Cleaned up key/value file reading/writing code.

BattlEye:

This week we're up to ~8,600 bans, (~1,200 more than last week) so it looks like the cheaters are starting to give up!

If you've been getting an "Unsupported Modules" BattlEye kick you'll need to remove any folders other than "Framework" and "Unturned" from your Unturned/Modules directory. In the future as modules become more stable I'll likely open up to signing popular ones so that they are compatible with BattlEye.

Devkit:

Everything is slowly coming together! Probably the biggest inheritance chain "ItemGunAsset" is now converted to use these new systems, so you can modify/create guns in the inspector without going through the files - however it's unpolished, messy looking and not very easy yet. The plan is also to make specific tools for some types for example a dialogue tree editor (wish I had that when working on the Liberator!)

The Ace is the only item currently using the new format, so any bugs with it are probably down to a conversion issue. I'd suggest checking the tool out, but don't rely on it yet. Unturned will load the new .asset files over the .dat files, but your existing .dat files are preserved so if conversion goes wrong you can delete the generated .asset file.

I'm very pleased to see the improvements between the old and new selection/transform tool so far, I feel like it shows I've learned a lot along the way. The old one uses a bunch of hacks to apply the transformations, whereas the new one properly does the math. You can also snap when dragging on a plane with the new one, while the old one would lock it to the 3D grid. When rotating it's now based on your mouse movement along the circle tangent, even when the circle plane is perpendicular to your viewpoint. There's also a visualization of your snapping intervals and console commands to adjust the handle sensitivity and size on your screen.

Unity Update:

The most visible change in this upgrade should be that those cases on huge maps where the shadows could flicker should hopefully be toned down or gone thanks to their new higher-precision shadow depth buffer.

Water Sorting:

Previously you could see glass in windows underwater from quite aways away - now that shouldn't happen. By default in Unity transparent objects are sorted by distance to your viewpoint, so with water being so big usually the transparent meshes underwater were considered closer and drawn first. Now Unturned keeps track of most transparent materials and splits them based on which side of the water they are on.

2015

January

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
February Roadmap Jan 31, 2015

Hello!

February Roadmap:

February is going to be a polishing month for 3.0 in that a lot of the features are now there, and it's just a matter of building on them to create a bit more new content. This is going to be a bit less strict of a month in that there are less specific goals other than to improve the game by doing things such as:

  • Expand selection of buildables such as stairs, ladders, farms, chests and traps.
  • Fill in the map with more detail, furniture and locations.
  • Implement character specialties and skill trees.
  • Improve the user interface.
  • Boost performance.
  • Better item spawning in multiplayer.

Due to the flexibility of this month feedback is going to be even easier to integrate into the game, so be sure to voice your opinions!

3.6.0.0 Update Notes:

If you're interested in testing out this patch head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access using the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF" in the Betas tab.

Additions:

  • Added ability to use backspace instead of delete.
  • Added ability to ctrl-delete to remove an entire road.

Improvements:

  • Gold member clothing no longer provides any warmth.
  • Hunger is food, thirst is water and sickness is immunity to be more understandable.

Tweaks:

  • Swapped ghillie hood to hat slot so it provides heat.
  • Reduced delay between zombie inside range and attack.
  • Decreased sample counts of postprocessing. (ambient occlusion, light shafts, etc)
  • Disabled specular shaders, so let me know if you find any besides on the ice.
  • Black and white heightmaps are no longer halved since the vast majority of people have updated.
  • Visions have a 12.5% chance of altering each color channel at the same time.

Fixes:

  • Fixed pants being uncraftable.
  • Fixed node and path tools selecting the opposite and crashing.
  • Fixed pebble texture bleeding.
  • Fixed a few cases of objects misconfigured.
  • Fixed creating levels with the same name.
  • Fixed duplicating items when holding it and taking the container off.
  • Fixed navigation near water.
  • Fixed visually small objects not showing up on map.
  • Fixed water refraction/reflection draw layer distance.
  • Fixed resources generating near edge of material.
  • Fixed zombies cancelling searching when hit repeatedly quickly.
  • Fixed ragdolls to be disabled with physics disabled.
  • Fixed a crash when smoothing terrain.
  • Fixed equipment input missing a patch applied months ago.
  • Fixed map image resolution.
  • Fixed a dumb performance bug with lots of objects. (although obviously large numbers of objects still drain performance)

Keep in mind that a lot of buildings still need furniture, there will probably be quite a few performance issues that need fixing and the item spawns are poorly balanced, but the Canada map is now available to begin testing along with hundreds of new models and a few items. Do not set your expectations too high for now!

Several more locations may be added in the future as well such as a race track, golf course and mine. In the mean time be sure to let me know what you think!

Thanks for reading!

Canada Map Report #2 Jan 18, 2015

Hello!

The Canada map is now starting to feel filled out!

At this point the majority of the special locations are done, and it's looking like the full Canada map will have ~200 new models for people making maps.

Over the rest of the month the towns and cities will be filled in with buildings, (hopefully furniture) and spawns. Aside from that it's mostly a matter of proper landscaping and creating a few more new assets for the big city. If there's still time left after that some of the new items/vehicles will get in as well. (Experimental railgun and military clothes/trucks being top priority.)

Based on your feedback from the last post the crashed train has been moved onto a curvy bit of track! ;)

Thanks for reading!

Canada Map Report #1 Jan 8, 2015

Hello!

The Canada map is coming along fairly well! I don't want to spoil any of the secret awesome locations, but here are some things that show off the kind of atmosphere you can expect:

This week progress is slowing down a bit due to end of semester tests, and the first diploma exam next week. Fortunately after that there's no exams until the end of the month, so everything should still be on schedule.

Thanks for reading!

3.4.9.0 Jan 1, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this patch head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access using the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF" in the Betas tab.

Additions:

  • Added ability to slide on ice.
  • Added traction to off roaders, trucks, vans, fire trucks and police cars.
  • Added reduced handling and brake effectiveness when driving bad traction vehicles in blizzardy conditions.
  • Added new structure placement system to snap buildables based on look direction as oppposed to looking at the floor.
  • Added ability to press F1-F8 keys in editor to toggle visibility.

Improvements:

  • Turning sirens on alerts all zombies regardless of speed.
  • Improved 16x scope model.
  • Scope accuracy improvement only applies when aiming.
  • Structures scale down a bit when destroyed to pop out better.
  • Improved level ownership enforcement slightly.

Tweaks:

  • Increased all vehicle speeds.
  • Increased firetruck turning rate.
  • Decreased default midnight brightness.
  • Increased Grizzly damage multiplier on chest and recoil recovery.
  • Disabled masks protecting against freezing.
  • Increased upward vehicle explosion force.
  • Renamed Oakbear to Colt because Grizzly is more specific than bear.
  • Menu graphics shows a bit more info.
  • Decreased the rate at which freezing occurs.

Fixes:

  • Fixed tree stump height.
  • Fixed snow particles showing up in map overview.
  • Fixed missing space message when swapping items.
  • Fixed water icon missing.
  • Fixed forward and backward detection radius flipped.
  • Fixed misaligned road on Devtest.
  • Fixed default water height.
  • Fixed no doorway/window message when unfocused.
  • Fixed zombie clothing models not properly scaling.
  • Fixed serverlist map filter not updating when loading.

Happy new year!

Edit: 3.4.9.1 Fix

  • Fixed ping system getting the wrong information.
  • Fixed new structure system misbehaving with birch/pine on servers.

Thanks for reading!

February

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
3.7.5.0 Feb 28, 2015

Hello!

March Roadmap:

This last month a ton of new content has been added, much of it at your request/suggestion! Going forward into March not only will more content be added similarly, but two main goals will be also aimed for:

Workshop support. With the level editor, custom content and localization support already in it is a natural step to allow you to easily upload/download them. This will likely begin with localization and work its way up to other types of content. The beta group required to view the workshop can be found here.

Finalized Canada map. Based on the changes discussed in yesterday's update the Canada map will hopefully be finished. Rather than putting all the changes out at once, which was a bad idea in some ways because it reduced feedback, updates will come out one at a time and maybe even be streamed to get maximum community involvement.

3.7.5.0 Update Notes:

If you're interested in testing out this patch head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access using the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF" in the Betas tab.

Additions:

  • Added adrenaline. (ID 387)
  • Added morphine. (ID 388)
  • Added antibiotics. (ID 389)
  • Added painkillers. (ID 390)
  • Added vitamins. (ID 391)
  • Added tablets. (ID 392)
  • Added rag. (ID 393)
  • Added dressing. (ID 394)
  • Added bloodbag. (ID 395)
  • Added crushed mauve berries. (ID 396)
  • Added crushed amber berries. (ID 397)
  • Added crushed indigo berries. (ID 398)
  • Added crushed jade berries. (ID 399)
  • Added crushed russet berries. (ID 400)
  • Added crushed teal berries. (ID 401)
  • Added crushed vermillion berries. (ID 402)
  • Added suturekit. (ID 403)
  • Added cough syrup. (ID 404)
  • Added grass #2 object.

Fixes:

  • Fixed normal bullets rounding down the amount of force.
  • Fixed long range metal ladders.
  • Fixed pine arrow durability resetting.
3.7.4.0 Feb 27, 2015

Additions:

  • Added different bushes for different berries, some can be found outside the haunted mansion next to the AC130 crash.

Improvements:

  • Physical force applied to shotguns is multiplied by the number of pellets.
  • Poisonous bushes are darker and wider.
  • Healing bushes are brighter and clumpier.
  • Updated default resources file with bushes.

Tweaks:

  • Darkened jade berries.

Fixes:

  • Fixed punching bug increasing damage.
  • Fixed serverside berry bush health issue.
3.7.3.0 Feb 26, 2015

Additions:

  • Added foraging system to berry bushes. Maximum level agriculture grants 2 berries.
  • Added directions sign.
  • Added desk lamp.
  • Added room lamp.
  • Added phone.
  • Added clock.

Improvements:

  • Farming adds the crops straight to the inventory.
  • Updated default roads to have train tracks.

Tweaks:

  • Midday lighting is more neutral.
  • Decreased resolution of information map to reduce memory useage.
  • Disabled tiny map size. (too small for anything really)
  • Removed movement change from yesterday, didn't help at all.

Fixes:

  • Fixed fertilizer resetting plants the wrong way.
  • Fixed ground clipping in overhead.
  • Fixed water invisibility in overhead.
  • Fixed gaming computer long range.
3.7.2.0 Feb 25, 2015

Additions:

  • Added maple spikes. (ID 383)
  • Added birch spikes. (ID 384)
  • Added pine spikes. (ID 385)
  • Added barbed wire. (ID 386)
  • Added support for transparent icon items. (Like wire.)
  • Added tub.
  • Added beach coolers.
  • Added newspapers.
  • Added closed cardboard boxes.
  • Added garbage and recycling bins.
  • Added bedside table.
  • Added gaming computer models.

Tweaks:

  • Modified player movement smoothing.
  • Widened the tank.

Fixes:

  • Fixed performance issue with item icons.
  • Fixed some image loading memory issues.
  • Fixed driving on ice damaging vehicles.
3.7.1.5 Feb 23, 2015

Additions:

  • Added caltrop. (ID 382)
  • Added ability to press interact to exit storage.

Improvements:

  • Improved serverside physics based damage detection versus players.
  • Darkened non-Gold UI skin.
  • Returned text outlines to make it easier to read.

Tweaks:

  • Disabled yesterday's network tweaks.

Fixes:

  • Fixed a serverside bug where closing storage was not recognized.
  • Fixed torches/campfires not using the new state update.
  • Fixed roofs to not enter a fragment state.
3.7.1.0 Feb 22, 2015

Additions:

  • Added locks to doors and crates. Only metal doors/crates are locked.
  • Added maple crate. (ID 366)
  • Added birch crate. (ID 367)
  • Added pine crate. (ID 368)
  • Added metal floor. (ID 369)
  • Added metal doorway. (ID 370)
  • Added metal wall. (ID 371)
  • Added metal window. (ID 372)
  • Added metal roof. (ID 373)
  • Added metal pillar. (ID 374)
  • Added metal stairs. (ID 375)
  • Added metal hole. (ID 376)
  • Added metal ramp. (ID 377)
  • Added metal door. (ID 378)
  • Added metal ladder. (ID 379)
  • Added masterkey. (ID 380)
  • Added 20 gauge shells. (ID 381)
  • Added message when opening overlay without overlay enabled.
  • Added white version of new UI skin for non-Gold members.

Improvements:

  • Improved water shinyness especially at dawn.
  • Improved the new Gold critical hitmarker icon.
  • Visibility hotkeys show next to the visibility labels.
  • Applied testing lighting to the Canada map.

Tweaks:

  • Disabled some of the network tweaks from yesterday, but adjusted others to see if it improves the situation.
  • Reduced size of the medkit icon.
  • Disabled font outlines. (This makes some UI elements look odd, but it will be repaired over time.)
  • Zoomed out character inspect camera slightly.

Fixes:

  • Fixed pillar icons.
  • Fixed farms getting their origin time set to 0.
  • Fixed attaching wrong caliber attachments when swapping weapons quickly.
  • Fixed some UI elements such as fields and labels having a slightly off-white font.
  • Fixed items dropping really close to players.
  • Fixed unable to place window fortifications on wooden structures near the bottom on servers.
  • Fixed lack of LODs for wooden walls.
3.7.0.0 Feb 21, 2015

Additions:

  • Added maplestrike. (ID 363)
  • Added ural. (ID 51)
  • Added humvee. (ID 52)
  • Added APC. (ID 53)
  • Added sandbag. (ID 365)
  • Added tank and helicopter models.
  • Added current server info in the escape menu.

Improvements:

  • Improved gold member UI skin. (Will be tweaked some more, free members will get the white version soon.)
  • Improved flatgrass lighting even more thanks to some tips from Tomas, it now feels far more cinematic!

Tweaks:

  • Modified the way new information is sent on servers, we'll see if this makes it better or worse.
  • Increased minimum vehicle crash speed.
3.6.9.0 Feb 20, 2015

Additions:

  • Added maple torch. (ID 359)
  • Added birch torch. (ID 360)
  • Added pine torch. (ID 361)
  • Added campfire. (ID 362)
  • Added option to rebind the tactical/light key. (Default B)
  • Added option to disable skybox terrain.
  • Added olypmic boost to throw items further.
  • Added confirmation to suicide button.

Improvements:

  • Improved flatgrass lighting a little bit more, this will probably be swapped over to the Canada map soon.

Tweaks:

  • Decreased accuracy of crafted bows when aiming.
  • Accuracy of bow is related to quality of wood.
  • Disabled hip fire with bows.
  • Decreased boost cost until skills are balanced.
  • Moved the tactical position on the crossbow so that it doesn't shine through itself.

Fixes:

  • Fixed window/door snap points in the mall.
  • Fixed shooting arrows in the air not removing them from ammo.
  • Fixed crosshair showing when taking sights off guns.
  • Fixed bows to use the aim spread value for crosshair size when aiming.
3.6.8.0 Feb 19, 2015

Additions:

  • Added crossbow. (ID 346)
  • Added arrow. (ID 347)
  • Added maple arrow. (ID 348)
  • Added birch arrow. (ID 351)
  • Added pine arrow. (ID 352)
  • Added maple bow. (ID 353)
  • Added birch bow. (ID 355)
  • Added pine bow. (ID 356)
  • Added compound bow. (ID 357)

Improvements:

  • Improved lighting on "Flatgrass" map? Do you like it better than Canada lighting?

Tweaks:

  • Increased fist range.
  • Decreased fist damage versus barricades/structures to 1.

Fixes:

  • Fixed roof detection radius when placing near edge.
  • Fixed inventory closing not running on server with an item equipped.
  • Fixed crafting rails into rails.
3.6.7.0 Feb 16, 2015

Additions:

  • Added canteen. (ID 337)
  • Added lettuce. (ID 338)
  • Added lettuce seed. (ID 339)
  • Added tomato. (ID 340)
  • Added tomato seed. (ID 341)
  • Added potato. (ID 342)
  • Added potato seed. (ID 343)
  • Added wheat. (ID 343)
  • Added wheat seed. (ID 344)
  • Added ability to ctrl-click items when using storage to quickly move them in/out.
  • Added quality to fuel cans so that the more they are used the more they leak.
  • Added health regeneration with near full food and water, improved with the vitality skill.
  • Added damage proportional to speed when crashing vehicles.
  • Added ability to damage barricades, crops, structures and resources by crashing into them.
  • Added beep noise when toggling night vision.
  • Added hardened as a replacement for the experienced boost.
  • Added temporary Flatgrass map to work on improving network performance with many players in a small area, it also has different lighting to see what you think.

Tweaks:

  • Increased map name max length.
  • Decreased player movement send rate.
  • Decreased max players to 16 from the testing 32.
  • Removed automatic fire on Eaglefire, as it is not intended as a military rifle. (Maplestrike will be the new military autorifle soonish.)

Fixes:

  • Fixed reverting to prone/crouch/sprint on server after exiting vehicle.
  • Fixed nightvision setting not adding light.
  • Fixed chat showing your own nickname.
  • Fixed playerlist showing your own nickname.
  • Fixed map showing your own nickname.
  • Fixed optics to not re-enable the HUD if disabled.
  • Fixed sledgehammer repair blueprint.
3.6.6.0 Feb 14, 2015

Additions:

  • Added binoculars. (ID 333)
  • Added nightvision. (ID 334)
  • Added vision key. (Default N)
  • Added corn. (ID 335 - 336)

Improvements:

  • Improved item physics to only have a large radius when dropped from inventory or death, not plants etc.
  • Improved roof, stair and ramp placement to not be blocked by ramps above them.
  • Improved wall placement to not be blocked by interior furniture, stairs or ramps.
  • Improved ladder placement to align more closely to walls and rotate with the normal.
  • Improved barricade and structure networking to support more building.

Tweaks:

  • Increased player related syncing rate to see what happens. (Most likely will revert, we'll see how well it goes.)
  • Removed radius and offset from structures.

Fixes:

  • Fixed storage state delegate not getting called in the right order when removing an item which allowed a duplication exploit.
  • Fixed crafting when storage is open.
  • Fixed some very rare serverside structure related crashes.
  • Fixed building barricades on the walls of structures.
  • Fixed some of diving, exercise and cardio skills mixed up.
3.6.5.0 Feb 14, 2015

Additions:

  • Added planters. (ID 331)
  • Added fertilizer. (ID 332)
  • Added functionality to agriculture skill. (Decreases crop growth duration and maximum level drops extra food.)
  • Added some botanist spawns to the Canada map.

Improvements:

  • Grown plants are visibly different.
  • Barricades can be built on eachother.

Fixes:

  • Fixed carrots invisible.
  • Fixed barricade interactable running on ghost.
  • Fixed redundant structure properties.
  • Fixed locker blueprint.
3.6.4.0 Feb 12, 2015

Additions:

  • Added storage system and lockers. (ID 328)
  • Added carrots and seeds. (ID 329-330)

Improvements:

  • Ladders can be placed anywhere on vertical surfaces.

Tweaks:

  • Lowered cost of skills until they are balanced.
  • Raised default ladder snap position.

Fixes:

  • Fixed climbing on ladder outlines.
  • Fixed a bug where melee didn't provide resource xp.
  • Fixed password field disappearing when connecting.
  • Fixed experience popping up when first loading.
  • Fixed full level warmblooded not disabling freezing.
  • Fixed a few skill descriptions.
  • Fixed experience command showing up on help list wrong.
3.6.3.0 Feb 8, 2015

Additions:

  • Added 3 specialty groups: Offense, Defense and Support
  • Added skills and boosts.
  • Added double experience on Gold servers.
  • 50% of experience is lost on death and 75% of skills.
  • Added experience/player/amount command. Edit: In help list this shows up as give, this will be fixed in the next patch.

Improvements:

  • Trimmed the grass.

Fixes:

  • Mega zombies and resources provide different amounts of experience.
  • Reduced size of grass.
  • Reduced radius of ladder placement detection.
  • Reduced long range level of detail.
  • Disabled deleting Canada map.
  • Increased zombie wait time on dedicated servers.
  • Fall damage applies on easy difficulty, but not broken bones.

Fixes:

  • Fixed navigation not generating with water disabled.
  • Fixed placing ladders under holes.
  • Fixed sky terrain quality too high.
  • Fixed teal berries not having viruses.
  • Fixed fog with water disabled.
  • Fixed in-game close render distance.
  • Fixed crosshair disappearing when reloading.
  • Fixed bullet hit detection through hole.
  • Fixed throwable collisions with resources.
  • Fixed maple and birch blueprints reversed.
3.6.2.0 Feb 4, 2015

Additions:

  • Added stairs.
  • Added holes.
  • Added ramps.
  • Added ladders.
  • Added ability to rotate roofs.
  • Added ability to build outwards from roofs.
  • Added experience and planned out skill trees.

Improvements:

  • Improved terrain performance.
  • Improved pathfinding performance. (Might negatively impact singleplayer, let me know.)
  • Improved server zombie performance.
  • Improved server background performance.

Tweaks:

  • Increased useful item spawnpoints on the East coast until loot is properly set up.
  • Reduced high speed steering.
  • Reduced military helmet protection

Fixes:

  • Fixed server to not bother with zombie audio.
  • Fixed a few areas on the Canada map.
  • Fixed schoolhouse model flickering.
  • Fixed nodes loading on server.
  • Fixed vehicle debug showing up.
3.6.1.0 Feb 1, 2015

Additions:

  • Added new item and zombie spawning system to garuntee that they always spawn a consistent amount. On multiplayer this also makes sure that items respawn priority is based on which areas are most heavily looted.
  • Added grocer clothing (IDs 314-315) and applied to the grocer zombies.
  • Added ability to look up while climbing.
  • Added ladder to oil sands radio tower and radio tower near Saskatchewan.
  • Added docks to the two islands.
  • Added foreclosure command to remove old player savedata from servers.

Improvements:

  • Guns swap to sprint state when in safety mode.
  • Improved shadowstalker audio.

Tweaks:

  • Guns no longer spawn with the safety on.
  • Decreased zoom on shadowstalker scope and increased damage versus all targets.
  • Increased loot density.
  • Increased contrast of midday lighting due to popular request. (Is this better? Let me know.)

Fixes:

  • Fixed air traffic control tower missing navigation data.
  • Fixed default map Devtest set to Canada.
  • Fixed naked militia zombies.
  • Fixed swapping firemodes while aiming.
  • Fixed snow at top of lighthouse.
  • Fixed asset refresh delegate getting assigned multiple times.
  • Fixed some very misaligned roads.
  • Fixed climbing RCMP towers.
  • Fixed structure wall detect radius.
  • Fixed some underground player spawns.
  • Fixed bridges higher than roads.
  • Fixed selected level index changing without updating the text.
  • Fixed road height in Ontario.
  • Fixed punching animations not cancelling other gestures.
  • Fixed floating roads.
  • Fixed hockey tree in the Yukon.
  • Fixed broken editor map selection.

March

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
3.8.9.0 March 30, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this patch head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access using the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF" in the Betas tab.

Note: Servers using the 3rd party mod "Rocket" are currently not functioning. Until the mod is updated hosts should use the vanilla version of the game.

Additions:

  • Added new in-game UI for everything.
  • Added ability to hotkey items in the HAND area by selecting them and then pressing the number. Pressing a number when not selected will clear that hotkey.
  • Added new right click context menu in the inventory, drag is now left click.
  • Added loading screen when starting the game so that it doesn't just freeze.
  • Added buttons to sort in-game server list by name, players and ping.
  • Added camera motion to menu. Keep in mind that the current menu scene is temporary.
  • Added fuel bar when viewing vehicle.
  • Added item backdrop, quality and amount when dragging.
  • Added Workshop folder in bundles. When hosting a dedicated server place workshop content in for the game to load it. In the future clients will subscribe to all valid workshop content in the folder before joining.

Improvements:

  • Improved weapon recoil to be manageable for medium range bursts, but challenging at longer ranges.
  • Improved healing item hit detection, although it should probably be made a bit easier in the future.
  • Improved UI transition between attaching.
  • Improved player dashboard to close if re-opening the current tab.
  • Improved UI input locking to allow overlapping buttons if needed.
  • Improved player hint to show like a message.
  • Improved behind the scenes of icon buttons.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked generator to spawn at 50% fuel.
  • Tweaked spawn rate of saws and generators a bit higher.
  • Tweaked vehicle fuel to sync with clients whenever anyone exits/enters.
  • Tweaked title screen text to keep it up to date.
  • Tweaked loading screen margins.
  • Tweaked width of alicepack.
  • Tweaked scope offset to be a bit further away.
  • Tweaked alice pack spawn rate a little bit higher.

Fixes:

  • Fixed gates not animating on servers.
  • Fixed generator blueprint to require fuel. (The can is used up to provide storage for the fuel in the generator.)
  • Fixed temporary item quality position.
  • Fixed a performance issue with the 3d progress bars.
  • Fixed menu saves when exiting before loading.
  • Fixed an error when passing an empty item to try add item.
  • Fixed broken start/stop click functionality.
  • Fixed inventory delegates to allow new ones.
  • Fixed a portruding polygon in Barn #1.
  • Fixed editor hints delay.
  • Fixed items list offset.
  • Fixed the loadout command to reset when leaving singleplayer.
  • Fixed cycle command when run from commands file.
  • Fixed loadout command when run from commands file.
  • Fixed no attaching when inventory is open.
  • Fixed no stance changes when inventory is open.

Next up are menu improvements and enchancing the skill system!

Thanks for reading!

3.8.8.0 March 28, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this patch head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access using the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF" in the Betas tab.

Additions:

  • Added new attachment interface. (Feedback?)
  • Added outlines and backdrops to item icons.
  • Added ping sorting to the in-game server list.
  • Added new player storage systems.
  • Added progress bars to generators and plants.
  • Added blocking to wells and waterwheels to prevent getting trapped.
  • Added minimum time to respawn to mega zombies.
  • Added [insert] to refresh bundles for people making custom content to easily test.

Improvements:

  • Improved attachments search to not show duplicates.
  • Improved life interface to not show when attaching.
  • Improved terrain in the South East.
  • Improved health/etc bar system behind the scenes.
  • Improved inventory slot icons.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked maximum number of mega zombies to 2.
  • Tweaked default vehicle counts a bit lower.

Fixes:

  • Fixed exiting vehicles in garages.
  • Fixed large packets getting sent incorrectly.
  • Fixed missing door slot on House #3.
  • Fixed a crash when reading key from localization.
  • Fixed a crash when loading.
  • Fixed crossbow tactical position.

Keep an eye out for weird server bugs. Due to the player savedata changes there will likely be a ton of issues and some (should be only inventory, otherwise bug) was lost although you can recover it if you want, but on the upside server performance should be a lot better.

Going off of the polls from yesterday it looks like the vast majority of you guys play multiplayer with about half preferring the cooperative aspect. Going forward hopefully this can be improved to have better networking and support for working together more!

Thanks for reading!

3.8.7.0 March 26, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this patch head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access using the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF" in the Betas tab.

Additions:

  • Added fuel to generators.
  • Added growth percentage to plants and generators.
  • Added electricity radius highlight.
  • Added toggle noise when using electricity.
  • Added hints when fuel/refills are full/empty.

Improvements:

  • Improved appearance of hints when focusing an interactable.
  • Improved stance space detection to avoid getting stuck near walls.
  • Improved stance space detection to not allow climbing up through objects.
  • Improved mega zombies spawns to avoid farming.
  • Improved dimensions of rampart models.
  • Improved behind the scenes of electricity system.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked the spotlight range a bit lower.
  • Tweaked accessibility of zombie command.

Fixes:

  • Fixed a hit detection issue that messed with fuel/canteens/carjacks/medkits/fertilizer.
  • Fixed gate direction on house facing outward.
  • Fixed vehicles flying backwards.
  • Fixed metal rampart/post placing sounds.
  • Fixed some issues with the metal garage model.
  • Fixed gate position in birch garage.
  • Fixed placing multiple gates in the same slot.
  • Fixed powered items not detecting generators in some cases.
  • Fixed hints and messages conflicting.
  • Fixed hint delay.

The hit detection fix for those items should resolve all the reports about canteens not filling, fertilizer not doing anything, etc. :)

I'd appreciate it if you provided some feedback on the following polls to help judge what part of the game is currently most popular and what needs to be worked on the most:

http://strawpoll.me/3961327
http://strawpoll.me/3961327
http://strawpoll.me/3961327

(Don't worry, co-op and multiplayer will both be counted as network focus however it will change what aspect of it is most important to you.)

Thanks for reading!

3.8.6.0 March 24, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this patch head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access using the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF" in the Betas tab.

The PEI map has been refined and introduced into 3.0! There are many changes compared to 2.0, however the general structure of the map is maintained. The areas that were modified or added are based on feedback from the Canada map and comments to try and make everyone as happy as possible. The Canada map is still available for you as well though!

Additions:

  • Added new dedicated server melee hit detection. (Feedback?)
  • Added maple rampart. (ID 442)
  • Added maple post. (ID 443)
  • Added birch rampart. (ID 444)
  • Added pine rampart. (ID 445)
  • Added metal rampart. (ID 446)
  • Added birch post. (ID 447)
  • Added pine post. (ID 448)
  • Added metal post. (ID 449)
  • Added maple garage. (ID 450)
  • Added maple gate. (ID 451)
  • Added birch garage. (ID 452)
  • Added pine garage. (ID 453)
  • Added metal garage. (ID 454)
  • Added birch gate. (ID 455)
  • Added pine gate. (ID 456)
  • Added metal gate. (ID 457)
  • Added generator. (ID 458)
  • Added spotlight. (ID 459)

Improvements:

  • Improved appearance of campfires and torches.
  • Improved protection against vertical movement adjustment.
  • Improved positioning of the crashed cargo ship.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked garage widths in many buildings.
  • Tweaked elevator position in city to avoid getting stuck.
  • Tweaked amount of loot at radio towers.
  • Tweaked spawn rate of military weapons.

Fixes:

  • Fixed barn model (from start) to match later model dimensions.

Fear not, the next few days I hope to expand electricity with fuel requirements and some new powerables. If you find any building missing a garage slot be sure to report it!

Also, how do you think the city offices can be improved? Right now the loot is boring and they are not really worth checking out.

Thanks for reading!

3.8.5.5 March 22, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this patch head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access using the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF" in the Betas tab.

Improvements:

  • Improved car lift navigation.
  • Improved ease of access to other side of bridge.
  • Improved helicopter positioning to provide an alternative entrance to the military base.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked PEI's map image.
  • Tweaked "Belfast" to "Belfast Airport".
  • Tweaked "Stratford" and "Charlottetown" names around due to popular request.

Fixes:

  • Fixed lack of construction clothing spawns.
  • Fixed bridge not loading navigation on server.
  • Fixed map images to not include sea specular.
  • Fixed missing bins at Montague.
  • Fixed spawn rate of railguns.
  • Fixed floating parking lot at beach.
  • Fixed missing ladder at castle.
  • Fixed chemicals being so ugly.
  • Fixed rotation of test tube.

Mainly small changes today. The rest of the month will be put towards improving workshop, enhancing PEI and whatever sort of content/features are popularly requested.

Thanks for reading!

3.8.5.0 March 20, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this patch head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access using the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF" in the Betas tab.

The PEI map has been refined and introduced into 3.0! There are many changes compared to 2.0, however the general structure of the map is maintained. The areas that were modified or added are based on feedback from the Canada map and comments to try and make everyone as happy as possible. The Canada map is still available for you as well though!

Additions:

  • Added loadout command. This sets the items/clothes you respawn with.
  • Added banana billboard model.
  • Added doughnut store model.
  • Added well model. (refills canteens)
  • Added fire escape models.
  • Added rocket foundation billboard model.
  • Added broken confederation bridge model.

Improvements:

  • Name and image preview will be kept the same unless otherwise specified when updating Workshop files.
  • Interactable outlines no longer show with the interface disabled.

Tweaks:

  • Increased tree density multiplier.
  • Enabled road LODs.
  • Reduced intensity of water bumpyness.
  • Reduced amount of refraction.
  • Pizza shop is a diner.
  • Increased height of scaffhold model.
  • Increased node name max length.
  • The dish washer is the same color as the other washers.
  • The beret matches the standard issue uniform.

Fixes:

  • Fixed getting run over while driving.
  • Fixed deleting maps from workshop.
  • Fixed loading barricades on client ignoring > 256.
  • Fixed copying position causing objects to not update their saved position.
  • Fixed being unable to select item and vehicle category.
  • Fixed editor camera position not loading.
  • Fixed snowshoe and soft bridges.
  • Fixed a bug with teleporting.
  • Fixed quad cap snowshoe.
  • Fixed booth #2 being a hexagon.

Literally all of the spawns/tables were created/placed over the course of today so most likely there are some weird issues, not to mention floating objects! :)

Thanks for reading!

3.7.9.5 March 10, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this patch head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access using the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF" in the Betas tab.

The other day on the stream we discussed what to do to resolve the design issues with the Canada map in terms of better layout, better balance, etc and it turned out the majority of people preferred a revamped PEI with some new additions. After talking with the stream we came up with layouts and ideas on what needs to change for both the Canada map or PEI if that ends up happening.

Before going further than the prototype (made over the last day or two), however, I'd like to confirm that anyone who wasn't at the stream also agrees. In the event that a PEI remake is the more popular choice we could perhaps have a contest to see who can make the best community created Canada map? Vote here: http://strawpoll.me/3841917

(The prototype of PEI2 is not in this quick patch.)

Improvements:

  • Split the Object category into Object, Item and Vehicle to make finding content easier.
  • Improperly configured Workshop content will no longer be processed by the game.
  • Submitting content to Workshop does more checks to make sure it is properly configured.
  • Objects can be placed up to the edge of the skybox.

Fixes:

  • Fixed a bug with tags not applying.
  • Fixed information tab not loading the map.
  • Fixed a bug with physics fighting the movement on servers.
  • Fixed long range metal hole.
  • Fixed effect LODs on torches and campfires.

If some Workshop content you downloaded is not showing up in game it is most likely misconfigured, the creator will need to update it. You may have noticed some of these changes already, as a few were put up to fix some minor issues.

Thanks for reading!

3.7.9.0 March 7, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this patch head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access using the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF" in the Betas tab.

With this update the majority of core Workshop features are implemented! If you head on over you'll soon find tons of new content to play with. To view it you will need to join the Unturned Workshop beta group here: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/304930_Workshop

Additions:

  • Added Workshop support for Maps. Keep in mind that auto-downloading when joining servers and asset dependencies are not yet implemented.
  • Added Workshop support for "Objects" which covers custom models, items, vehicles, effects and resources.

Improvements:

  • In edit mode the terrain is much higher quality to make adjustments easier.

Tweaks:

  • Increased friendlyness of midday.
  • Increased length of description and change fields.

Fixes:

  • Fixed crashes when messing with Workshop folders. (Which you still shouldn't do.)
  • Fixed published box endlessly expanding.

I would recommend backing up your map before you use the editor/Workshop, you never know what could go wrong.

Today's community feature is /u/SkootypuffJr's beautiful map "Lanton": http://imgur.com/a/muTwc

Thanks for reading!

3.7.8.0 March 6, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this patch head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access using the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF" in the Betas tab.

Additions:

  • Added ability to update existing workshop files.
  • Added description field. If no description is provided it will keep the existing description.
  • Added preview images.
  • Added change notes.

Improvements:

  • Improved organization of some workshop things.
  • After publishing to Workshop the overlay navigates to the content's page.

Fixes:

  • Fixed submit menu not closing.

Was sort of busy, this weekend tons of time to work on the revised Canada map though! First thing on the stream will be figuring out the layout with you guys. :)

Thanks for reading!

3.7.7.0 March 4, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this patch head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access using the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF" in the Betas tab.

Workshop is now available for uploading/downloading localization files (translations)! To view it you will need to join the Unturned Workshop beta group here: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/304930_Workshop

EDIT: Again, for now this is ONLY for translations. Do not spam the Workshop.

Here is a temporary video demonstrating how to use the current Workshop uploading tool, once the proper interface/options are out there will be documentation instead: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llsnXLlQpYE&feature=youtu.be Over time you can expect more and more content for Unturned to be supported by Workshop, starting with maps! Unfortunately Workshop installing does not work quite like I expected it to, so some modifications will need to be made to the game first.

This update also fixes a few minor things and tweaks the scale of a few items such as the Fedora. Something was enabled serverside that may cause some issues, if need be it will be fixed in a hotfix.

One last note, I've noticed some of you linking to a facebook account claiming it is mine. I'd just like to clarify that it is NOT me, I do not have a facebook account.

Thanks for reading!

3.7.6.0 March 2, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this patch head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access using the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF" in the Betas tab.

Additions:

  • Added mechanic top. (ID 405)
  • Added mechanic bottom. (ID 406)
  • Added engineer top. (ID 407)
  • Added engineer bottom. (ID 408)
  • Added aviators. (ID 409)
  • Added poncho. (IDs 410-417)
  • Added headphones. (ID 418)
  • Added flight jacket. (ID 419)
  • Added biker jacket. (ID 420)
  • Added suit top. (ID 421)
  • Added suit bottom. (ID 422)
  • Added engineer hat. (ID 423)
  • Added fedora. (ID 424)
  • Added cap. (IDs 423-432)
  • Added beret. (ID 433)
  • Added balaclava. (IDs 434-441)

Improvements:

  • Improved butterfly knife equip animation.

Tomorrow work begins on integrating workshop!

Thanks for reading!

April

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
3.9.8.0 April 27, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this patch head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access using the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF" in the Betas tab.

This update adds the ability to build on your vehicles!

Build on Your Vehicles Update 3.9.8.0.png

Vehicle storage is now only limited by how unstable you want your vehicle to become! This upgrade required tons of changes to everything related to building which means there are quite likely some issues, so be sure to report them!

Additions: Added chainsaw. (ID 490) Added asset classes for more item types so properties such as storage size, trap damage and growth time are configurable. Added seperate singleplayer saves for different characters. Your first character will have the previous singleplayer world. Added ability to combine ammo boxes of the same type together.

Improvements: Improved menu and game dashboard understandability a bit. Improved hitboxes on many vehicles to better fit building on them. Improved crafting to show total amount of crafted ammo.

Tweaks: Tweaked smoothness of movement on server. Tweaked ambulance turning radius a bit higher. Tweaked boost cost a bit higher. Tweaked gun spawn rates a bit lower.

Fixes: Fixed equipping items as a passenger in singleplayer and swapping back to the driver's seat wrecking vehicle physics. Fixed not being able to craft rifle clips. Fixed some spots not to go to. Fixed repeated melee impact. Fixed bow blueprints to require rope. Fixed missing aid animations on pill items. Fixed missing polygon on the bottom of crates.

Various ways of implementing animals were also tested. There is some added complication compared to 2.0 now that the navigation data does not cover the entire map for performance reasons, but it looks like hunting will make its way in eventually.

Keep in mind that electrical items only power others that are on or not on a vehicle the same way as themself, as in a generator on a vehicle will only power lights on that vehicle but not ones on the ground.

Thanks for reading!

3.9.7.0 April 22, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this patch head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access using the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF" in the Betas tab.

Additions:

  • Added maple rifle. (ID 474)
  • Added makeshift scope. (ID 476)
  • Added makeshift muffler. (ID 477)
  • Added rifle clip. (ID 478)
  • Added birch rifle. (ID 479)
  • Added pine rifle. (ID 480)
  • Added maple bottle. (ID 481)
  • Added birch bottle. (ID 482)
  • Added pine bottle. (ID 483)
  • Added sportshot. (ID 484)
  • Added sportshot magazine. (ID 485)
  • Added makeshift bat. (ID 487)
  • Added ambulance. (ID 54)
  • Added desert eagle. (ID 488)
  • Added desert eagle magazine. (ID 489)
  • Added ability to configure spawned count for items with "Count_Min" and "Count_Max" with a small chance of amount.
  • Added timeout when syncing after 30 seconds if no response is received.

Improvements:

  • Improved ammunition and magazines to spawn with a random amount of bullets.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked eaglefire firerate a bit higher.
  • Tweaked sprint to show up under movement in controls because nobody was finding it.

Fixes:

  • Fixed scope camera updating.
  • Fixed reflection camera updating.
  • Fixed Hawkhound repair blueprint.
  • Fixed farmed food quality.
  • Fixed milk repair recipe.
  • Fixed bow blueprint to require crafting level 1.

The update is a little bit later than I thought since last night the partner site servers were down, but as a result some more content is in than expected.

Thanks for reading!

3.9.6.0 April 19, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this patch head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access using the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF" in the Betas tab.

Additions:

  • Added milk box. (ID 462)
  • Added orange juice. (ID 463)
  • Added cheese. (ID 464)
  • Added soda. (ID 465)
  • Added grilled cheese sandwich. (ID 466)
  • Added BLT sandwich. (ID 467)
  • Added ham sandwich. (ID 468)
  • Added canned ham. (ID 469)
  • Added eggs. (ID 470)
  • Added cake. (ID 471)
  • Added bottled cola. (ID 472)
  • Added bottled soda. (ID 473)
  • Added ability to configure spawned quality for items with "Quality_Min" and "Quality_Max" the defaults being 10 and 90 respectively, and a small chance of 100%.
  • Added unsealed foods to spawns and more organic food to other locations.
  • Added quality percentage information to context menu.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked unsealed foods to spawn with lower quality.

Fixes:

  • Fixed a few of the smaller spawn balance issues.
  • Fixed arrow to only show on structure types that it matters for.

Thanks for reading!

3.9.5.0 April 17, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this patch head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access using the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF" in the Betas tab.

Additions:

  • Added crafting level requirements:
Level 1: Improvised Items
Level 2: Metal Structures
Level 3: Complex Buildables
  • Added cooking level requirements:
Level 1: Ingredients
Level 2: Snack Meals
Level 3: Formal Meals
  • Added fire requirement to cooking. For now this means campfires.
  • Added quality to food and water. Lower quality reduces the amount of food/water gained. Anything below 50% is unhealthy and causes sickness.
  • Added ability to purify liquids with tablets under the repair tab.
  • Added bread. (ID 460)
  • Added tuna sandwich. (ID 461)

Improvements:

  • Improved skills to only improve, not gating access to repair and healing others. [Right click on another player to heal them.]
  • Improved skills death balance.
  • Improved quality icons on small items.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked ingredient healthyness a bit lower.
  • Tweaked snayperskya recoil a bit lower.

Fixes:

  • Fixed flares in mechanic spawns.
  • Fixed vaccine description length.
  • Fixed a naming convention issue with stats.
  • Fixed crafted items to start with 100% quality.

Now that healing others is more open hopefully more people will see their silly animations. [Check them out!]

Next update you can expect more food crafting items such as milk and cheese, for right now a lot of recipes would not make sense.

Sorry about the lack of progress the last few days, with the release of GTA V on PC I got very sidetracked. On that note with the April roadmap I did not take into account my AP exams coming up very soon, so rather than a huge undertaking like overhauling the networking quite yet I'll be focusing on more features such as hunting and fishing!

Thanks for reading!

3.9.4.0 April 13, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this patch head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access using the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF" in the Betas tab.

Additions:

  • Added more item spawn points.
  • Added more zombie spawn points.
  • Added some low tier guns and household items to civilian spawns.
  • Added some low tier guns to campground spawns.
  • Added crafting recipes for grenades and vaccines.

Improvements:

  • Improved gun damage balance against players.
  • Improved melee weapon damage balance. Guns are always better than melee now, but the military and butterfly knife will kill normal zombies with one right click backstab headshot.
  • Improved alberton surveilance house, moved cameras to mansion island.
  • Improved crafting bedrolls to only white cloth until dyeing is added.
  • Improved consumeable food/water balance.
  • Improved red dot and halo sight aim positions.
  • Improved cost balance of skills.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked effect of overkill a bit higher.
  • Tweaked snayperskya fire rate a bit higher.
  • Tweaked size of pebbles a bit smaller.

Fixes:

  • Fixed high spawn rate of clothing items in job areas.
  • Fixed eating berries on the server.
  • Fixed some one-sided areas at the cave.
  • Fixed super low spawn rate of mechanic items.

Thanks for reading!

3.9.3.0 April 12, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this patch head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access using the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF" in the Betas tab.

This update makes Stratford and Kensington more interesting, unique locations. Originally according to poll results they would be turned into medium sized urban areas, however this proved even worse so in the end they are a large town and a campsite.

Additions:

  • Added new layout for Kensington and Stratford.
  • Added more details such as broken glass, boulders gardens, etc.
  • Added berries achievement.
  • Added accident prone achievement.
  • Added behind the wheel achievement.
  • Added number of deaths stat.

Improvements:

  • Improved layouts of a few other locations and moved some objects around the map such as the helicopter crash.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked availability of guns, magazines and ammunition.
  • Tweaked global stats to not show up, it seems to be returning the wrong number right now.

Fixes:

  • Fixed military barrier draw distance.
  • Fixed navigation for wooden chute.

Thanks for reading!

3.9.2.0 April 11, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this patch head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access using the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF" in the Betas tab.

Achievements and statistics are now in 3.0!

You can view a list of all the achievements here: http://steamcommunity.com/stats/304930/achievements

Most likely you can expect more achievements in 3.0, and if you have ideas be sure to suggest them! For now all 2.0 achievements are still available, but once 3.0 is moved onto the main branch they will be removed.

The main menu will now display one of your random statistics as well as the global total, although it seems as though the global total has somehow become inaccurate.

Thanks for reading!

3.9.1.0 April 9, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this patch head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access using the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF" in the Betas tab.

Until 3.0 joins the main branch you will need to join this beta group to gain access to the workshop: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/304930_Workshop

If you are hosting a server using community maps/content please consider swapping to the workshop system to make it easy for users to join your server and get that content.

Additions: Added automatic workshop downloads from servers. Any workshop files in Content and the current map in Maps will be downloaded. Until Valve implements server workshop downloads hosters will have to manually copy any files they want into these folders. Read the instructions at the bottom to see how to set these up. When joining a server you will see a "Syncing..." loading screen as it checks for workshop content, and a progress bar if it subscribes to any files. Added any map filter. Added new iron sights aiming positions to make them take up less screen space. Added some rock models underneath the bridges.

Improvements: Improved gun damage balance against zombies.

Tweaks: Tweaked item spawn chance and spawn rate. Tweaked availability of firearms. Tweaked position of tab buttons. Tweaked menu alert box position.

Fixes: Fixed suicide/exit buttons upside down. Fixed missing space message. Fixed crafting menu disappearing when re-connecting. Fixed spotlight placement direction.

To put workshop content onto your dedicated server for users to download:

  1. Subscribe to the workshop content normally.
  2. Navigate to your Unturned workshop folder in SteamApps/workshop/content/304930.
  3. Copy items/objects/vehicles from there to Bundles/Workshop/Content.
  4. Copy maps from there to Bundles/Workshop/Maps.
  5. Make sure you copied the #### folders, not just their contents, for example 304930/12345 should move to Content/12345.
  6. Make sure that the server loads any custom map from the Bundles/Workshop/Maps folder rather than the default Maps folder.

Thanks for reading!

3.9.0.0 April 6, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this patch head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access using the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF" in the Betas tab.

Additions:

  • Added arrows to show which direction a barricade or structure is facing.
  • Added new menu scene and interface.
  • Added some items that were missing from spawns.
  • Added icons on the interactable bar.
  • Added more scaling functionality so that every feature should remain useable in lower resolutions.
  • Added constraint system to the UI to make it easier to support lower resolutions.
  • Added ability to use any skill tree in-game at any time. Restricting players seemed to unbalance the game and was less interesting.
  • Added volume slider.

Improvements:

  • Improved climbing to snap position to the best distance to avoid getting stuck inside.
  • Improved ladders to add some speed when jumping off to make landing on nearby ledges easier.
  • Improved systems behind skills to allow easier global changes to functionality.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked amount of sight offset when aiming, but in the future the change will be re-applied to iron sights. (Reverted temporarily because it negatively impacted scope visibility.)
  • Tweaked repair and supplies crafting icons to stay more consistent with everything else.
  • Tweaked blueprint + and = to use icons rather than text.
  • Tweaked graphics names to be more understandable and defaulted Level of Detail to High.

Fixes:

  • Fixed character inspect mouse position when scaled.
  • Fixed pressing escape when binding keys not leaving.
  • Fixed tearing up red cap.
  • Fixed spelling of Snayperskya.
  • Fixed scope rendering not disabling when dequipping a scoped gun.
  • Fixed character and scope images scaling poorly.
  • Fixed state toggle buttons default scale.
  • Fixed generator placement using the wrong data type.
  • Fixed underground player spawns in the South East.
  • Fixed placement bounds checks to include the top and bottom of the world.

Several designs were experimented with for everything, so at this point everything should take full advantage of the screen space available and scale well. Make sure to leave constructive feedback if you have any issues with the new style!

Note: Remember that you can only hotkey items in your hands page.

Sorry about the delay for this update, I hope you have a great Easter weekend!

Thanks for reading!

April Roadmap April 1, 2015

Hello!

Going into April the majority and more of features and content from 2.0 are in place, but the game still needs some polish. The steps this month to improve the game and get it onto the main branch are as follows:

  • Framerate optimizations.
  • Networking optimizations.
  • Finalized user interface.
  • Improved server workshop support.
  • More content where needed. This will not be so much guns as unique vehicles like buses.
  • Balance the PEI map's locations and spawns. Right now the largest issues seem to be loot rarity, making Kensington more interesting and improving the city.
  • Balance existing content. For example the guns currently do far too much headshot damage to the mega zombie.

Note: As some of you may have noticed a previous version was reverted to. Once both the menu and game UI are again in tip top shape you can expect the next update.

Thanks for reading!

May

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
3.10.6.0 May 28, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this upcoming update head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access by right clicking on Unturned in your Steam library, selecting properties, navigating to the Betas tab and entering the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF".

Additions:

  • Added scope overlay. This resolves the unfairness of turning the scope option off.
  • Added binoculars overlay.

Improvements:

  • Improved Scorpion-7 to be more worth visiting.
  • Improved 3rd person gun performance.
  • Improved water performance.

Fixes:

  • Fixed generator crash on client.
  • Fixed collision on some road models.
  • Fixed iron sights with scope off.
  • Fixed zombie respawn issue on servers.

Yesterday's update focused heavily on optimization, however there were a few issues that caused performance to drop on some computers. These have been tracked down, and performance should now be even higher than it was before.

All graphics settings have been reset. This is because of confusion over the new off-ultra scale. What you were able to run on before is not necessarily what you can run on now, so see what works before cranking up to your previous settings.

Thanks for reading!

3.10.5.0 May 27, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this upcoming update head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access by right clicking on Unturned in your Steam library, selecting properties, navigating to the Betas tab and entering the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF".

Additions:

  • Added off and ultra settings for some graphics settings.

Improvements:

  • Improved reflection performance.
  • Improved item/resource/vehicle/zombie respawn performance and reliability.
  • Improved vehicle networking performance.
  • Improved zombie networking performance.
  • Improved barricade performance.
  • Improved barricade placement precision on vehicles on servers.
  • Improved structure performance.
  • Improved structure networking performance.
  • Improved structure storage and limits.
  • Improved structure culling.
  • Improved server collider performance.
  • Improved carjack/grower detection.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked SSAO configuration.
  • Tweaked bloom configuration.
  • Tweaked reflection configuration.
  • Tweaked fog on PEI.
  • Tweaked blur to not show on in-game graphics menu.
  • Tweaked physics option to only affect item physics.

Fixes:

  • Fixed shotgun hitmarker priority.
  • Fixed shotgun audio range.
  • Fixed screen lock issues on Linux.
  • Fixed screwing up damage with mods.
  • Fixed giving/loadout full items.
  • Fixed punching says shot.
  • Fixed loading inventory in some cases.
  • Fixed pathfinding error.
  • Fixed weapon crashes.
  • Fixed missing class on Linux.

Thanks for reading!

3.10.4.0 May 23, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this upcoming update head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access by right clicking on Unturned in your Steam library, selecting properties, navigating to the Betas tab and entering the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF".

Additions:

  • Added "Owner [SteamID]" command to allow full server setup without console.

Improvements:

  • Improved respawning to have a 30 second home timer on PvP servers.
  • Improved respawning to have a 10 second rapid respawn timer.
  • Improved leaving to have a 10 second timer on PvP servers.
  • Improved help command to sort alphabetically.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked give command to create full items.

Fixes:

  • Fixed crazy insane wow texture bug.
  • Fixed saving generator state.
  • Fixed Linux loading empty bundles.
  • Fixed Linux server redistributables?
  • Fixed placing beds.
  • Fixed detecting whether files are needed or not.
  • Fixed networking buffer size.
  • Fixed SteamID commands when not on server.
  • Fixed crash when unclaiming beds.
  • Fixed loading state buffer size.

Thanks to everyone providing help crushing bugs on Linux! Keep it up!

This weekend I'll likely put out a networking test, heads up.

Thanks for reading!

3.10.3.0 May 19, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this upcoming update head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access by right clicking on Unturned in your Steam library, selecting properties, navigating to the Betas tab and entering the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF".

Priorities:

You may have noticed several updates that were switched on and then back off the last week or so, as the current major goal is to improve networking performance. I still have several things to test, but hopefully it will get much better in the future.

To help with this I've also added Linux support which should lower hosting costs and open up access to higher quality servers. There are still some issues to work out though, so the client is not yet in tip-top shape. When testing it on your server run it with ulimit -n 2048 as it currently opens too many files as part of mod support. Post any issues you find to the Bug Reports section!

Other than that I want to try and fix up the game as much as possible before moving onto new content and features such as hunting/fishing/the next map.

Trello:

The to-do list page found here is now a lot more organized! If you want to see what is currently being worked on you can check back there.

3.10.3.0 Patch:

Additions:

  • Added ability to escape out of alerts on the menu.
  • Added colored chat support and R/G/B parameters to say/welcome commands. This is open to rocket mod developers as well.

Improvements:

  • Improved barricade/structure networking with many items in crates.
  • Improved dedicated server to show exceptions.
  • Improved dedicated server performance.
  • Improved tooltip to match the color if its button.
  • Improved tooltip to swap sides based on space on screen.
  • Improved inventory backgrounds to show item quality.
  • Improved cosmetic inventory scaling.
  • Improved vehicle speed smoothing on client.
  • Improved resource ID linking.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked "Effect Quality" to "Debris Quality" to make more sense.

Fixes:

  • Fixed changing resolution in-game.
  • Fixed bug when zombies respawned.
  • Fixed item positioning over network.
  • Fixed an exploit using rich text in chat.
  • Fixed changing scope resoltion in-game.
  • Fixed zombies loading on main menu.
  • Fixed invalid casts with attachments.
  • Fixed invalid casts with clothing.
  • Fixed elbow bending weight.
  • Fixed preview achievement.
  • Fixed dedicated server default quality.
  • Fixed cosmetic cloth swapping collider.
  • Fixed glasses not register for hair/beard.
  • Fixed loading structures extra packet.
  • Fixed message like reload getting colored.
  • Fixed vehicles not to damage structures.
  • Fixed slot items stuck after crafting them.
  • Fixed attachments save getting corrupted.
  • Fixed closing clothing UI icons file.
  • Fixed order of character saving.
  • Fixed some classes in the wrong namespace.
  • Fixed resource IDs needing to be continuous.
  • Fixed no servers box on server list.
  • Fixed confirmation buttons to reset after closing.
  • Fixed dedicated server failing to load visual clothes.

On a personal note this Wednesday is graduation! :D (Although there are still exams to do.)

Thanks for reading!

3.10.2.0 May 13, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this upcoming update head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access by right clicking on Unturned in your Steam library, selecting properties, navigating to the Betas tab and entering the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF".

Additions:

  • Added direct correlation between draw distance and mesh quality as separating them proved confusing for most players.
  • Added configuration in the in-game pause menu.
  • Added effect quality which impacts how long ragdolls, bullet holes, blood splatters, etc last before despawning.
  • Added ragdoll to wear clothing. [Is this good or bad?]

Improvements:

  • Improved menu scaling and alert system for connecting, etc.
  • Improved clothing performance.
  • Improved keybinding system.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked sensitivity to have a value 1.0 - 10.0 to make more sense.

Fixes:

  • Fixed repair hitmarker when fully healed.
  • Fixed attack hitmarker against dead vehicles.
  • Fixed crash when wearing glasses.
  • Fixed bug picking up items in multiplayer.
  • Fixed visual clothes to turn on after death.
  • Fixed own ragdoll on client.
  • Fixed bubbles/clouds disappearing.
  • Fixed lighting loading after screen.
  • Fixed incorrect inventory callback.

To clarify what I meant by "disabling 3.9.9.6 network change" is that there was a major networking change patch put out only on Saturday for a couple hours adding some network optimizations which was disabled to improve it a bit more. Any previous optimizations are still in place.

Thanks for reading!

3.10.1.0 May 12, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this upcoming update head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access by right clicking on Unturned in your Steam library, selecting properties, navigating to the Betas tab and entering the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF".

Several things related to animations and the character models were changed in this update to make you look more awesome! Your arms should clip through your vest less, your body should be smoother, textures should align better to your shape and animations should look more natural.

Additions:

  • Added button to swap between visual and physical clothing in-game and in clothing tab. This means if you find a ghillie and want to wear it rather than your suit you only have to click the button.
  • Added new skeleton to make animatons look nicer and less "glitchy."

Improvements:

  • Improved clothing performance.
  • Improved singleplayer cloud performance.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked menu layout a bit, although several more changes to it can be expected next update.
  • Tweaked maximum stat values a bit higher for kills, items, experience, etc.

Fixes:

  • Fixed case where singleplayer barricades/vehicles would not save.
  • Fixed case where item models such as logs would move across region boundries and become unpickupable.
  • Fixed getting stuck with a low third person field of view after dequipping a gun.
  • Fixed hitmarker issue.
  • Fixed several bugs from yesterday's patch in some hotfixes last night.

Unfortunately yesterday's update was a little bit rocky from all the major changes, but everything should be back to normal now.

Thanks for reading!

3.10.0.0 May 11, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this upcoming update head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access by right clicking on Unturned in your Steam library, selecting properties, navigating to the Betas tab and entering the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF".

This update adds Steam cosmetics and cloud support! There is currently no definitive plan regarding Steam cosmetics, so what would you like to see?

Personally I think that Steam cosmetics should be chosen from the workshop, and only ones that wouldn't make sense to find in-game like an astronaut suit or pirate clothes.

Additions:

  • Added Steam cosmetics support for clothing and converted Gold suits into Steam items.
  • Added separate clothing system for cosmetics, they no longer have any impact on storage/damage/etc.
  • Added Gold aviators for Gold members.
  • Added Steam cloud support for singleplayer savedata. Saving singleplayer will transfer your singleplayer world to the cloud.
  • Added curated submission option, however this is not currently being used.

Improvements:

  • Updated to Steamworks SDK 1.33a.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked metal barricade/structure health a bit higher.
  • Tweaked melee damage against barricade/structure a bit lower.
  • Tweaked pant icons a bit smaller.

Fixes:

  • Fixed ping update time.
  • Fixed characters spinning offscreen/at long distances.
  • Fixed range exploit.
  • Fixed crash when loading.
  • Fixed some leftover code.
  • Fixed taking off clothes.
  • Fixed failing to handle time message.
  • Fixed first spawn not using selected clothing.
  • Fixed case where loading screen could get stuck.
  • Fixed crash when writing UInt64 to network.
  • Fixed crash when shooting dead players.
  • Fixed crash when saving level related files.
  • Fixed kicking non-pending players after authentication.

Regarding the network optimizations in 3.9.9.6 that were taken down there was definitely promise there, but it looks like some tweaks might be required first.

Optimization and networking improvements are still a big focus, but with the new features in this update it made sense to enter the next big version.

Thanks for reading!

3.9.9.5 May 9, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this upcoming update head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access by right clicking on Unturned in your Steam library, selecting properties, navigating to the Betas tab and entering the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF".

Additions:

  • Added ability to drop items by holding control and left clicking on them.
  • Added back specialities in the form of lowered skill costs.

Improvements:

  • Improved food/water to visibly get moldier the lower quality it is.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked gun ranges a bit lower.
  • Tweaked VAC icon on server list to match.
  • Tweaked clothing hint to show as alert when changing.
  • Tweaked player buttons smaller.

Fixes:

  • Fixed appearance/controls resetting when saving.
  • Fixed zombies not getting alerted when hit.
  • Fixed joining multiple servers at the same time.
  • Fixed loading screen to wait until the area has appeared.
  • Fixed chainsaw spawn rate.
  • Fixed holding attack while equipping item.
  • Fixed Souris Campground node underground.
  • Fixed bullet hole on dead trees.
  • Fixed impact effect when crashing vehicle.
  • Fixed group icon size.

Thanks for reading!

3.9.9.4 May 8, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this upcoming update head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access by right clicking on Unturned in your Steam library, selecting properties, navigating to the Betas tab and entering the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF".

This update should drastically improve your multiplayer experience, although there are many more optimizations to do to try and bring down ping and improve connection reliability.

Improvements:

  • Improved hit detection in multiplayer. It should be a lot more responsive and accurate now, especially against players and fast moving objects.
  • Improved dedicated server performance and memory useage.
  • Improved zombie lag compensation.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked vehicle audio distance a bit higher.

Fixes:

  • Fixed vehicle and structure damage reversed for melee weapons. This allowed the blowtorch to destroy structures very quickly.
  • Fixed makeshift bat repair blueprint.
  • Fixed melee to use server ticks rather than time.
  • Fixed swapping perspectives while dead.
  • Fixed singleplayer log files.

With all the changes to hit detection there are quite likely some issues. Be sure to report them!

There was no update the last few days as I had my AP exams, but I think they went quite well! No more exams until June now.

Thanks for reading!

3.9.9.3 May 4, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this upcoming update head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access by right clicking on Unturned in your Steam library, selecting properties, navigating to the Betas tab and entering the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF".

Additions: Added blueprints for salvaging guns into scrap metal. Added blueprints for making supplies such as tape and rope. Added icon on the server list to servers with workshop content.

Improvements: Improved day/night commands to take into account fade duration. Improved clothing tab to show that changes take effect upon respawning. Improved looking around code to use less memory. Improved server logging performance.

Tweaks: Tweaked smoothing speed a bit lower. Tweaked ranger weapon/attachment spawn rate a bit lower.

Fixes: Fixed wheel turning direction across network. Fixed crosshair when entering vehicles in third person. Fixed look update send rate. Fixed vehicle not waiting long enough before stopping. Fixed opening in-game menus when the cursor is free. Fixed compound bow repair blueprint. Fixed repairing orange juice. Fixed some classes/shaders getting misincluded. Fixed using time related commands when starting up. Fixed saving buffer size. Fixed barricades not showing on newly spawned vehicles.

Just to clear up confusion: The plan is to use 3.9.9.0 -> 3.9.9.X to polish up existing content, fix bugs and improve performance.

Thanks for reading!

3.9.9.2 May 3, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this upcoming update head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access by right clicking on Unturned in your Steam library, selecting properties, navigating to the Betas tab and entering the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF".

Additions:

  • Added perspective command.
  • Added perspective server filter.
  • Added ability to attach in 3rd person.

Improvements:

  • Improved smoothness of all networked objects on the client.
  • Improved vehicles to exit further away when traveling fast.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked interact distance a bit higher in third person.

Fixes:

  • Fixed highlighting yourself in 3rd person.
  • Fixed player info tags not coloring correctly.
  • Fixed character slot items getting setup in multiplayer.
  • Fixed achievement test code leftover.
  • Fixed zombie related crash when spawning.
  • Fixed colliding with dead zombies on clients.
  • Fixed loading into third person not disabling viewmodel.
  • Fixed password and security filters.
  • Fixed speed reseting on client.
  • Fixed vehicles to use current information when driving.

By default servers are first person only and singleplayer allows both.

Thanks for reading!

3.9.9.1 May 2, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this patch head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access using the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF" in the Betas tab.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked vehicle 3rd person camera distance a bit lower.

Fixes:

  • Fixed leaning reversed in 3rd person when left handed.
  • Fixed steering hands reversed in 1st person when left handed.
  • Fixed binoculars to zoom out when swapping to 3rd person.
  • Fixed some errors related to weapon attachments.
  • Fixed equipment quality in the wrong order.
  • Fixed major network errors in equipment.
  • Fixed reliability of important player setup.
  • Fixed skeleton not activating on the server.
  • Fixed blowtorch effects/animations.
  • Fixed camera blocked by power line.
  • Fixed equipment asset not reset.
  • Fixed flashing screen when swapping seats in vehicles.

Since there were quite a few bugs needed fixing the 1st/3rd only option will be added once 3rd person has been thoroughly tested.

It seems that the "no damage" issues on the server should be fixed, but report it if you find that still happening.

Thanks for reading!

3.9.9.0 May 1, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this patch head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access using the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF" in the Betas tab.

3rd person view is now in 3.0!

3rd Person View Player Update 3.9.9.0.png

3rd Person View Vehicle Update 3.9.9.0.png

Press H to swap to 3rd person view and Q/E to swap shoulders. If you have a mouse the middle mouse button works very well as a view swap key.

Additions:

  • Added 3rd person mode.
  • Added swap perspective key. [Default H]

Improvements:

  • Improved forward/backward leaning to match the range of pitch available.
  • Improved vehicle barricades to destroy when it explodes rather than when it despawns.
  • Improved appearance of vehicle tires when turning.
  • Improved leaning to only start a bit after pressing the key to avoid twitching when accidentally pressing.
  • Improved items on easy mode to spawn with full quality and amount.
  • Improved wall camera blocking.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked range of impact audio a bit higher.
  • Tweaked chainsaw damage a bit lower.

Fixes:

  • Fixed consistency of larger fonts.
  • Fixed trap state not getting set causing no damage.
  • Fixed player kills/deaths capped at 1000.
  • Fixed crash when placing some barricades.

Right now 3rd person is only disabled on hard servers for the sake of more people to test, but in the future it will be a server option.

Note: When using melee weapons in 3rd person it won't use your cursor position, rather it hits where the melee looks like it hits.

Be sure to report any issues you find! I fully expect there to be some pretty wacky ones as a ton of code was re-written to integrate 3rd person.

Thanks for reading!

June

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
3.11.0.5 June 28, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this upcoming update head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access by right clicking on Unturned in your Steam library, selecting properties, navigating to the Betas tab and entering the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF".

Tweaks:

  • Disabled reflections on objects as they looked out of place.
  • Tweaked loading area of navigation so zombies can roam a bit further.
  • Tweaked sun size a bit smaller.

Fixes:

  • Fixed first person view super bright on DX9.
  • Fixed character inspect screen brightness. [Temporary fix]
  • Fixed information screen map brightness.
  • Fixed player icons brightness.
  • Fixed black skybox reflection.
  • Fixed nighttime lighting configuration.
  • Fixed reflective trees.
  • Fixed navmesh visibility.
  • Fixed gaps in shadows.
  • Fixed bumpy spots in roads of PEI.

If you have a moment I'd appreciate if you could check in with this poll so I can get a bit of an indicator as to how well the transition to Unity 5 is going: http://strawpoll.me/4760497

Thanks for reading!

3.11.0.4 June 27, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this upcoming update head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access by right clicking on Unturned in your Steam library, selecting properties, navigating to the Betas tab and entering the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF".

Additions:

  • Added DX11 support.
  • Added HDR support.
  • Added linear color space support.
  • Added basic compatibility checks to items and objects.
  • Added cubemap reflections to some standard objects. Object reflections no longer update throughout the day, but rather render once while loading with the midday lighting settings and then have their intensity adjusted according to the current time.
  • Added ability to assign workshop content to individual server instances by placing it in Servers/ YourServerID /Workshop/ Content or Maps.

Improvements:

  • Improved terrain detail shader to use the right lighting colors.
  • Improved terrain basemap shader to work with linear color space.
  • Improved character inspect to not render when closed.
  • Improved 32 and 64 bit OSX/Linux depots to be separate.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked Workshop to be visible to anyone with the game. Membership in the Workshop test group is no longer required.
  • Tweaked sun rays configuration.
  • Tweaked terrain to perhaps boost performance.
  • Tweaked flares to no longer be bundled.
  • Tweaked specularity of several materials.

Fixes:

  • Fixed anti-aliasing hiding sun rays.
  • Fixed material icons invisible in the editor.
  • Fixed link to workshop guide. (Thanks to Valve for fixing http bug)
  • Fixed missing server API files on Linux. (Thanks Lunarpolitiks)
  • Fixed 64-bit steam API getting included on Windows 32-bit.
  • Fixed issue drawing inventory grid.
  • Fixed grass clearing on server.
  • Fixed water foam intensity at night.
  • Fixed fog to not impact skybox.

Note: The character inspect screen in the inventory should be the only unfixed aspect of swapping to the linear color space (it's very dark). Soon the game should be upgraded to use Unity 5's UI system which will solve this among other things.

Right now the big focuses are to solve as many bugs as possible, improve the code to be more maintainable and upgrade all elements of the game to Unity 5. After testing with some helpful users the issues with 32-bit windows have been narrowed down a bit, but if you find anything be sure to let me know.

Several players have found that upgrading their graphics drivers resolved issues they were having with launching the game correctly, so give that a try as well.

Fortunately all of my exams are now finished and I'm completely done high school! The limitless potential of summer awaits.

Thanks for reading!

3.11.0.3 June 24, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this upcoming update head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access by right clicking on Unturned in your Steam library, selecting properties, navigating to the Betas tab and entering the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF".

Additions:

  • Added history and favorites list to server browser.
  • Added ability to favorite servers in the pause menu.
  • Added workshop filter to server browser.

Improvements:

  • Improved separation between steam cloud and game.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked workshop content to be enabled again.

Fixes:

  • Fixed sun/moon to fade out in snow.
  • Fixed skybox transition in water.
  • Fixed skybox transition in blizzard.
  • Fixed saving stat/achievement unlocks.
  • Fixed changing password while running.
  • Fixed enum parsing.

There seems to be some confusion over the addition of 64-bit support. This does not mean that 32-bit computers cannot play, but rather that players who have a 64-bit operating system will install the 64-bit version of the game. Edit: It seems there are some issues for users running 32-bit Windows. I'll do my best to get this sorted out as soon as possible.

This Wednesday and Thursday I have my last two final exams. After that it's summer break and tons of progress! :D

Thanks for reading!

3.11.0.2 June 23, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this upcoming update head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access by right clicking on Unturned in your Steam library, selecting properties, navigating to the Betas tab and entering the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF".

This patch does not resolve all the issues due to the recent engine upgrade from Unity 4 to Unity 5, but over the next several days I'll hopefully get it working much more smoothly as I learn what's causing problems and how to fix them.

Additions:

  • Added async item icon generation.
  • Added uploading/updating documentation to the workshop page.

Improvements:

  • Improved floors to cover grass.
  • Improved separation of steamworks and game scripts.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked workshop content to not load TEMPORARILY so that all bug reports are about the vanilla game.

Fixes:

  • Fixed vehicle log spam on client.
  • Fixed editor remove brush.
  • Fixed local area text off-center.
  • Fixed shadowstalker scope.
  • Fixed item icons not loading.
  • Fixed vehicle to roll after exit.
  • Fixed driving through zombies.
  • Fixed vehicle center of mass.
  • Fixed detecting when vehicle is grounded.

Thanks for reading!

3.11.0.1 June 22, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this upcoming update head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access by right clicking on Unturned in your Steam library, selecting properties, navigating to the Betas tab and entering the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF".

This patch does not resolve all the issues due to the recent engine upgrade from Unity 4 to Unity 5, but over the next several days I'll hopefully get it working much more smoothly as I learn what's causing problems and how to fix them.

Fixes:

  • Fixed music compression.
  • Fixed hash check kick.
  • Fixed sun/moon to use standard shader.
  • Fixed red dot sights/scopes to use standard shader.
  • Fixed stars to use standard shader.
  • Fixed transparent grass.
  • Fixed explosion splatter.
  • Fixed punching while walking.
  • Fixed editor brush and placement outline.
  • Fixed items without icons not getting destroyed properly.

If you're experiencing an issue loading into the game it's possible that one of the workshop files you're subscribed to is not compatible for whatever reason. If you unsubscribe you should be able to load in correctly, and the mod creator will hopefully update their content soon.

Thanks for reading!

3.11.0.0 June 21, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this upcoming update head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access by right clicking on Unturned in your Steam library, selecting properties, navigating to the Betas tab and entering the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF".

Update Notes:

Upgrades:

  • Upgraded to the Unity 5 game engine! [Previously using Unity 4]

Additions:

  • Added 64-bit versions.
  • Added support for more objects per map.
  • Added new lighting editor and backend.
  • Added gradient skybox.
  • Added all official content to the new asset system.

Improvements:

  • Improved OSX/Linux performance.
  • Improved memory usage.
  • Improved day/night code.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked cobra to accept military barrels.
  • Tweaked rocket damage and blast radius lower.
  • Tweaked rocket speed a bit lower.
  • Tweaked honeybadger to fit in secondary slot.
  • Tweaked shadowstalker barricade/structure damage higher.
  • Tweaked metal can recipe lower.
  • Tweaked metal gate recipe lower.
  • Tweaked tape to also be craftable with glue.
  • Tweaked bedroll/campfire spawn rate lower.
  • Tweaked minimum mega zombie singleplayer spawn time lower.

Fixes:

  • Fixed singleplayer to not unload structure regions.
  • Fixed vehicle navigation affected by zombies.
  • Fixed loading a few specific items.
  • Fixed grenades duplicating when throwing.
  • Fixed explosion blocking detect range.
  • Fixed level borders casting shadows.
  • Fixed shared folder size.
  • Fixed loading mod content from offical folders.
  • Fixed resetting some materials.
  • Fixed barbed wire icon blur.
  • Fixed error with ambient occlusion.
  • Fixed order of dashboard hotkeys.
  • Fixed item region model check.
  • Fixed dedicated server ignoring alert noises.

Custom Maps:

Several updates to maps are recommended to keep up to date:

  1. Tweak the lighting on your map to take advantage of the new ambient and sky options, or copy over the most recent Lighting file from the Bundles/Level folder to your Map/Lighting folder.
  2. Copy over the most recent Materials file from the Bundles/Level folder to your Map/Terrain folder. This fixes them to work with the new physically based rendering of Unity 5.
  3. Copy over the most recent Details file from the Bundles/Level folder to your Map/Terrain folder. This fixes the change in detail texture brightness with Unity 5.

Custom Content:

Unity 5 is now entirely open and supports the asset bundles Unturned uses for custom content out of the box. If you're interested in creating your own workshop mods you can check out Unity 5 personal edition.

For authors of existing custom content you will need to re-export your bundles using Unity 5 to get them fully functional with the game again. They should work as is, but the shaders will likely appear odd and the audio might not play. It is recommended to swap over to the new standard shader.

Proper documentation for creating these will be available soon, although there are currently some very helpful user-made guides and tutorials.

Bug Reporting:

Upon first converting to Unity 5 the game was a crazy mess to see. Vehicles were flying around the sky, the graphics were barely recognizable and the audio was a cacophony of strange noises. For the most part everything is working fine again, but if you notice any weirdness going on be sure to report it. Quite likely it's something I didn't notice when upgrading the game.

Thanks for reading!

3.10.9.0 June 15, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this upcoming update head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access by right clicking on Unturned in your Steam library, selecting properties, navigating to the Betas tab and entering the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF".

Additions:

  • Added rocket launcher. [ID 519]
  • Added rocket. [ID 520]
  • Added new asset system to improve performance on OSX/Linux.
  • Added 3x barricade/structure damage multiplier in singleplayer.
  • Added quality tiers to Steam inventory.

Improvements:

  • Improved powerful explosions to blow up vehicles rather than causing fire.
  • Improved grenades to have configureable damage.
  • Improved workshop header image.
  • Improved asset search performance.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked all non-explosive damage against barricades/structures much lower.
  • Tweaked explosive damage against barricades/structures much higher.
  • Tweaked arrow damage against non-organic targets to 0.
  • Tweaked loading localization to be kept in the localization folder.

Fixes:

  • Fixed fire/smoke not re-enabling after leaving water.
  • Fixed hitmarker showing with weapons that do 0 damage to that.
  • Fixed gun hitmarker on dead vehicle.

Existing assets can still be replaced if put in the same spot as they were previously.

Thanks for reading!

3.10.8.5 June 12, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this upcoming update head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access by right clicking on Unturned in your Steam library, selecting properties, navigating to the Betas tab and entering the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF".

Additions:

  • Added icon when the full moon is out.
  • Added glowing eyes to hyper zombies.

Improvements:

  • Improved animal performance.
  • Improved name variety by removing restrictions.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked several gun damages higher against animals.
  • Tweaked leather required to make shirt/pants lower.
  • Tweaked hyper pitch reduction a bit lower.
  • Tweaked workshop download to use subscribing.

Fixes:

  • Fixed refilling completely empty magazines with other magazines.
  • Fixed resetting mega zombie when generating a zombie region.
  • Fixed ridiculous issue with animals causing big performance drop.
  • Fixed crash when reading data in specific case.
  • Fixed lack of leeway for picking up items that fell a bit.

Tomorrow is the most challenging of my exams: English essay writing! Once that's over with I won't need to study so much and progress will ramp up.

Thanks for reading!

3.10.8.0 June 11, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this upcoming update head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access by right clicking on Unturned in your Steam library, selecting properties, navigating to the Betas tab and entering the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF".

Hunting:

File:Hunting Update 3.10.8.0.png

You'll now start to see some wildlife roaming the fields of Prince Edward Island! They're easily spooked, so bring some binoculars to observe from a distance.

Update Notes:

Additions: Added hunting. Added full moon alerts and zombie respawning in singleplayer when full moon. Added global stats to the main menu. Added animal spawns to the level editor. Added deer. [ID 1] Added raw vension. [ID 514] Added cooked venison. [ID 515] Added leather. [ID 516] Added leather top. [ID 517] Added leather bottom. [ID 518]

Tweaks: Tweaked civilian rifle and crafted bow damage a bit lower. Tweaked effects to have "Static" flag which prevents audio pitch change.

Fixes: Fixed explosion damage dropoff. Fixed grayscale applying before sun shafts. Fixed server not turning off zombie collider on death. Fixed server loading clothing. Fixed tree in radio tower. Fixed missing gate on warehouse. Fixed pine post. Fixed zombie spawn offset. Fixed needing fire to repair items. Fixed minor zombie performance issue. Fixed item/vehicle enter exploit.

Sorry about the massive delay between the last update and this! Most likely the next update will add a few more animals and AI improvements.

Note: Any custom weapons will need to be updated with animal damage values.

Thanks for reading!

3.10.7.5 June 3, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this upcoming update head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access by right clicking on Unturned in your Steam library, selecting properties, navigating to the Betas tab and entering the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF".

Additions:

  • Added XP and resource reward for fishing.
  • Added mechanic skill requirement and applied to some guns.
  • Added submit workshop alerts for basic errors.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked effectiveness of sneakybeaky a bit higher.
  • Tweaked RCMP item spawn rates.
  • Tweaked multiplayer item respawn rate lower.

Fixes:

  • Fixed zombie health getting reset before type change.
  • Fixed water getting reset incorrectly when scope enabled.
  • Fixed many redundancies in the code.
  • Fixed midnight color reference.
  • Fixed label tooltip overlap.
  • Fixed crash with uninitialized text.
  • Fixed using escape to close chat.
  • Fixed rotating structures not applying.
  • Fixed long zombie stun animation blocking alert after backstab.

This is the last week of classes before exams so there's a lot of essays/tests to do, but assuming some progress is done every day there might be hunting by the weekend!

Thanks for reading!

3.10.7.0 June 1, 2015

Hello!

Fishing:

Fishing Update 3.10.7.0.png

You can now get out your fishing gear and relax on the shoreline, enjoying the view while you wait for the fish to bite! Any water at least 4 meters deep is valid for fish to swim in. When you see bubbles around your bob they are near, so prepare to reel them in!

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added ability to fish with fishing rods in water deeper than 4 meters.
  • Added fishing skill to the support speciality which increases luck when fishing.
  • Added fishing rod. [ID 503]
  • Added raw trout. [ID 504]
  • Added raw salmon. [ID 505]
  • Added birch rod. [ID 506]
  • Added maple rod. [ID 507]
  • Added pine rod. [ID 508]
  • Added fishing hat. [ID 509]
  • Added fishing top. [ID 510]
  • Added fishing bottom. [ID 511]
  • Added cooked trout. [ID 512]
  • Added cooked salmon. [ID 513]
  • Added new UGC temporary download so server workshop content is not subscribed to.

Improvements:

  • Improved respawn systems in multiplayer.
  • Improved first person structure for better viewmodel lighting and ability to do view-world interactions like the fishing line between the fishing pole and bob.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked multiplayer zombie respawn rate a bit lower.

Fixes:

  • Fixed fuel and canteen quality wrapping around.
  • Fixed dead zombies blocking spawn points.
  • Fixed respawned zombies not removing vests.
  • Fixed military knife blending into road.
  • Fixed multiple mega zombes per region.
  • Fixed string weapon audio range.
  • Fixed running over dead zombies.
  • Fixed taking off clothes covered by visual.
  • Fixed some dropped items not getting cleaned up.
  • Fixed leaning redundancy.
  • Fixed missing configuration options for canteen and fuel durability.
  • Fixed missing bottle repair blueprints.

Thanks for reading!

July

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
3.9.11.1 July 25, 2015

Additions:

  • Added documentation for curated cosmetic items:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=487321747
  • Added ability to speed up camera tool. [Default LeftShift]

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked zombies to scale randomly a little so that their heads do not line up so much.
  • Tweaked maximum safezone size 4x larger.

Fixes:

  • Fixed clothing models using wrong shader.
  • Fixed items-only curated workshop alert.
  • Fixed camera orbit to reset when entering first person.
  • Fixed swapping to camera while in first person.
  • Fixed crosshair size when swapping to third person after starting aiming in first person.
  • Fixed field of view when changing perspective while aiming.

Updates for the most part will now be coming out on Fridays (voted for here) to avoid downtime and help server owners by not worrying about getting the patches at crazy times.

3.11.9.0 July 22, 2015

Additions:

  • Added ability to click clothing headers to take them off.
The same applies to the hands which dequip items or storage to close the dashboard.
  • Added hat/mask/glasses headers to the inventory screen.
  • Added rudimenterary functionality to horde levels.
(You can start creating them, ideally small with one navigation area.)
  • Added quality percentage label to item jars in inventory.
  • Added quality/amount information to item pickup hint.

Improvements:

  • Improved full moon zombie alert detection.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked inventory header font size larger.
  • Tweaked workshop to allow curated items.

Fixes:

  • Fixed nightvision to only apply in 1st person.
  • Fixed dequipping when equipping.
  • Fixed spawning hats with >100 quality.
  • Fixed barricade (bed, door, storage) owner in singleplayer.

The curated Workshop is now available for cosmetic items to be uploaded. This can be swapped to by changing "ready-to-use" in the submit tab to "curated". Right now the focus is on clothing as in shirts, hats, masks, etc.

3.11.8.0 July 21, 2015

Additions:

  • Added focus camera tool for cinematic pans. [default F4]
  • Added filter command to enable the old name filter.

Improvements:

  • Improved inventory to show clothing icons and quality.
  • Improved storage to drop items when destroyed.
  • Improved camera tool to work while in vehicles.
  • Improved helmets/vests to be scrappable/repairable with metal.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked camera tool to be useable on server when admin.
  • Tweaked clothing quality to not go down in easy mode.

Fixes:

  • Fixed vehicle bumper collision issue.
  • Fixed singleplayer to not start listen server.
  • Fixed interacting in camera tool.

Note: This should fix the crash when loading Linux singleplayer on 64-bit machines.

3.11.7.0 July 20, 2015

Additions:

  • Added safezone nodes to the level editor.
  • Added quality to clothing. Lower quality has less armor benefit. Quality decreases when damage is taken.
  • Added repair blueprints for shirts/pants/hats/vests.
  • Added ability to use basic 3rd person camera tools in singleplayer. [F1-3 by default.]
  • Added executable specifically for 64-bit Linux servers.

Improvements:

  • Improved zombies to take armor into account when attacking players. Different zombies target different body parts, ie crawlers damage pants while mega zombies damage helmets.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked crawlers to do 2x damage.
  • Tweaked sprinters to do 0.75x damage.

Fixes:

  • Fixed a possible cause of getting stuck on the loading screen.
  • Fixed vehicle running into its own barricades.
  • Fixed using clothing/consumeable when safe.
  • Fixed getting stuck behind crate in scorpion 7 on PEI.
  • Fixed getting stuck behind bed in prison cell on PEI.
  • Fixed zombie materials.
  • Fixed loading zombie textures.
  • Fixed loading good/bad outline material.
  • Fixed scrapping the engineer hat.
  • Fixed Hawkhound to repair with maple planks. [Pine trees are repurposed for another map.]
  • Fixed filling desert eagle magazines with civilian ammo.
3.11.6.0 July 16, 2015

Additions:

  • Added documentation on sights, tacticals, grips, barrels, magazines, fuels, fertilizers, optics, canteens, fishers, structures, barricades, storage, farms and traps:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=470771503
  • Added documentation on other miscellaneous content:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=481212147

Improvements:

  • Improved zombies to wander around every once and a while.
  • Improved singleplayer to save the current time, and start by default at dawn.
  • Improved clothing to track state allowing night vision to save whether it was on or off.

Fixes:

  • Fixed relay servers not being used.
  • Fixed build type naming convention.
  • Fixed wheel force application distance.
  • Fixed despawning items away from spawn points.

Every single type of content in the game is now documented! This means you can replace or create your own of anything you see.

3.11.5.0 July 13, 2015

Additions:

Improvements:

  • Improved web request implementation.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked password/workshop filters to not block others when enabled.
  • Tweaked levels to be unlockable.

Fixes:

  • Fixed crash when loading clothing.
  • Fixed zombie animation index issue.
  • Fixed crash with misconfigured vehicles/zombies.
  • Fixed crawler damage in singleplayer.
  • Fixed primary/secondary getting included in crafting.
  • Fixed birch rampart color at from far away.
  • Fixed pausing tooltip issue.

Note: The Trello page has been re-organized to offer a better idea of what's being worked on and how to get involved. If something seems to be missing be sure let me know!

3.11.4.0 July 11, 2015

Hello!

Additions:

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked loading screen to show which asset is loading.

Fixes:

  • Fixed replacing worlds folder.
  • Fixed dawn/dusk fog uglyness on PEI.
  • Fixed resetting full moon state.
  • Fixed inspect camera color issue.

Sorry about the delay with this update, I had my wisdom teeth out which fortunately went well. There are some formatting issues with the news feed on the title screen, but those will be tidied up with the update to Unity 5 UI (hopefully soon!)

Thanks for reading!

1 Year Anniversary July 8, 2015

Hello!

== Today, the 7th of July 2015, marks the 1 year anniversary of Unturned's release on Steam. It seems fitting to celebrate this by putting Unturned 3.0 onto the main branch! ==

While 3.0 still has plenty of room for improvement the majority of the playerbase has been enjoying it for months and at this point it far surpases 2.0 in quality. Going forward there are definitely many more goals to achieve, bugs to fix and rough edges to smooth (particularly the networking), however even with all its issues 3.0 is far superior to the archaic 2.0.

Over the coming months I can't wait to continue developing 3.0 with all of you, it's been a blast and can only get better in the future!

Here are just a few of the highlights from the past year of development:

  • Available on OSX and Linux.
  • Dedicated servers with both built-in admin tools and fun expansions such as airdrops or game modes provided by * Sven's Rocket modding API.
  • Graphical improvements and enhancements as well as the upgrade from Unity 4 to the Unity 5 game engine.
  • Improved inventory with item space, quality and per-clothing storage.
  • Support for translations to any language.
  • Fully featured built-in level editor.
  • User created items/vehicles/objects.
  • Workshop integration for all of the above with automatic downloads from servers.
  • Cloud syncing of settings and singleplayer worlds.
  • Tons of new content.
  • Multiple character save slots.
  • Expanded skill system with speciality branches and per-character speciality bonuses.
  • Easier, but more complicated crafting system with skills like cooking and repairing items.
  • Deeper character customization with superior animations and details like weapons on the character model.
  • Smarter zombie AI capable of taking sneakier routes such as climbing through windows.
  • Full Steamworks networking integration for features like VAC bans, joining through the friends list and an in-game server list.
  • Building fortifications on both structures and vehicles.
  • Physics for ragdolls, items, debris and more.
  • Underwater exploration.
  • Both 1st and 3rd person perspectives.
  • Engaging survival with fishing, expanded hunting and farming.
  • Full moons trigger wave survival at midnight.
  • Zombie variety with mega zombies, crawlers and sprinters.
  • 32 and 64 bit support.

For users wishing to continue playing 2.0 or go back for nostalgia sake it's still available by visiting the steam library, going to Unturned's properties and joining the "classic" branch under the betas tab.

Thanks for reading!

3.11.3.1 July 8, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this upcoming update head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access by right clicking on Unturned in your Steam library, selecting properties, navigating to the Betas tab and entering the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF".

Improvements:

  • Improved sprinter animations.
  • Improved crawler/sprinter positioning.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked special zombie rate a bit higher.
  • Tweaked farm item spawn rates.

Fixes:

  • Fixed crawlers/sprinters standing up when alerted at range.
  • Fixed loading blueprint repair/refill icons.
  • Fixed top/bottom of flag UVs.
  • Fixed linux key release. [Unity issue fixed in 5.1.1p3]
  • Fixed workshop filter with others set to any.

Today is the one year anniversary of Unturned 2.0 releasing on Steam! Wow.

Thanks for reading!

3.11.3.0 July 7, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this upcoming update head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access by right clicking on Unturned in your Steam library, selecting properties, navigating to the Betas tab and entering the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF".

Additions:

  • Added crawler zombies.
  • Added sprinting zombies.
  • Added american flag.

Improvements:

  • Improved ragdoll skeleton blending.
  • Improved character 2nd LOD.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked tree types on PEI.
  • Tweaked zombie count lower.
  • Tweaked normal zombie speed lower.
  • Tweaked dirt redder on PEI.

Fixes:

  • Fixed stuck ragdolls.
  • Fixed default details.
  • Fixed vehicle speed on server.

Note: There are no crawlers/sprinters in easy mode.

Please post your feedback on the new zombie types! They're certainly open for change, personally I think the sprinter animations are a bit silly.

Thanks for reading!

3.11.2.0 July 2, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this upcoming update head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access by right clicking on Unturned in your Steam library, selecting properties, navigating to the Betas tab and entering the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF".

Additions:

Improvements:

  • Improved pathfinding to allow higher speeds without stuttering.
  • Improved honeybadger sound to be unique.
  • Improved vehicle handling.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked zombie speed higher.
  • Tweaked zombie count higher.
  • Tweaked horn detect radius higher.
  • Tweaked gun/ammo spawn rate lower.
  • Tweaked honeybadger range lower.
  • Tweaked vehicle alert radius.

Fixes:

  • Fixed matamorez description.
  • Fixed rope shaders. [This was a complete hack. Unity 5 doesn't seem to support diffuse shaders on line renderers anymore, so I used an unlit shader and multiplied the rope color by the current ambient lighting.]

There will not be any updates on the 2nd to the 5th, as I'll be away visiting relatives in Vancouver.

Happy Canada day!

Thanks for reading!

3.11.1.0 July 1, 2015

Hello!

If you're interested in testing out this upcoming update head on over to the Preview branch! You can gain access by right clicking on Unturned in your Steam library, selecting properties, navigating to the Betas tab and entering the secret passcode "OPERATIONMAPLELEAF".

Additions:

  • Added back better cloud saving for singleplayer.
  • Added graphics option to choose FXAA, 2xMSAA, 4xMSAA or 8xMSAA.
  • Added matamorez [ID 1000] and magazine [ID 1003].
  • Added localization documentation:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=470770864
  • Added object documentation:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=470771210

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked zombie respawn rate twice slower.
  • Tweaked singleplayer to save to the Worlds folder. Existing singleplayer saves will be automatically moved from the Servers folder.

Fixes:

  • Fixed barricades disappearing in multiplayer. [Thanks cartman-2000]
  • Fixed leftover ragdoll definition.
  • Fixed school desk/chair color.
  • Fixed fallback issue.
  • Fixed crashing when entering vehicle.
  • Fixed server config applying to singleplayer.

Heads up in-case there's no patch tomorrow: I'll be away from the 2nd to the 5th.

Thanks for reading!

August

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
3.12.2.0 Aug 29, 2015

Upcoming:

When PEI first came out it had to balance every different playstyle from hardcore survival to casual combat. With the addition of the Yukon map those hardcore survival players have a huge harsh location to explore and build bases, and it is the perfect location to begin adding more complex survival mechanics such as temperature and aggressive animals in the future.

Next up I would like to create a map set somewhere in the USA for the opposite side of the playstyle spectrum which will have a much stronger military presence fit for lots of fun PvPing as well as crazy locations to find like a racetrack with racecars.

With those two maps PEI can then be balanced to somewhere in between the extremes, more hardcore mechanics can be added to the Yukon and new weapons can be added to the USA.

What do you think of this plan? What sort of things would you like to see in the USA map?

Warning: Today's update contains some of the new items/vehicles intended for the USA map, so if you want to experience it all for the first time when this map comes out make sure not to spawn in the sabertooth, peacemaker, heartbreaker, golfcart or taxi.

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added sabertooth. [ID 1018]
  • Added sabertooth magazine. [ID 1020]
  • Added avenger. [ID 1021]
  • Added avenger magazine. [ID 1022]
  • Added police baton. [ID 1023]
  • Added peacemaker. [ID 1024]
  • Added peacemaker magazine. [ID 1026]
  • Added viper. [ID 1027]
  • Added viper magazine. [ID 1029]
  • Added frying pan. [ID 1030]
  • Added shovel. [ID 1031]
  • Added crowbar. [ID 1032]
  • Added paddle. [ID 1033]
  • Added pitchfork. [ID 1034]
  • Added machete. [ID 1035]
  • Added katana. [ID 1036]
  • Added heartbreaker. [ID 1037]
  • Added kryzkarek. [ID 1039]
  • Added kryzkarek magazine. [ID 1040]
  • Added golfcart. [ID 75]
  • Added taxi. [ID 76]
  • Added ability to inspect attachments and melee. [Default F]
  • Added support for animation named "Inspect" on any item.
  • Added official wallpaper background to Unturned/Extras folder.
  • Added friends server list browser in-menu.
  • Added current player count to in-game playerlist.
  • Added example animal bundle to the sources folder.
  • Added refresh button to inventory screen.
  • Added exit button to menu and return button to pause menus.
  • Added destroyed golfcart and taxi models to the editor.
  • Added empty itemdef issue report screen.
  • Added maxplayers warning.

Improvements:

  • Improved manually spawned guns to have full ammo.
  • Improved bloom to work on viewmodel.
  • Improved in-menu server browser options and layout.
  • Improved appearance of fire, blowtorch, muzzle, spark and explosion particle effects.
  • Improved appearance of glowing, electric, divine and rainbow mythical effects.
  • Improved cobra/deagle iron sights to glow in the dark.
  • Improved pistol animations.
  • Improved example assets to use importable .unitypackage files.
  • Improved clothing menu to show equip/dequip.
  • Improved inventory networking.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked clothing menu name.
  • Tweaked in-game swap button position.
  • Tweaked horde label text.
  • Tweaked snayperskya to accept ranger suppressor.
  • Tweaked masterkey one less slot wide.
  • Tweaked item spawns on PEI.
  • Tweaked item spawns in the Yukon.

Fixes:

  • Fixed super bright water in dual render scope.
  • Fixed rotated ace/cobra/colt/deagle ADS animation.
  • Fixed resource exploit.
  • Fixed jumping on edge of object like tree bark.
  • Fixed lack of chainsaws in the Yukon.
  • Fixed out of sync item/icon IDs.
  • Fixed duplicate counters at Yukon ski lodge.
  • Fixed small sight level of detail.
  • Fixed key/unbox button colors.
  • Fixed clamping vehicle/spectator camera pitch.
  • Fixed material on maple fortification.
  • Fixed flying barricade vehicle deathtrap issue.
  • Fixed refilling cobra/matamorez magazines with other sizes.

Gold:

One thing I'm considering right now is making it so that Gold members can toggle Gold versions of their weapons as an extra bonus. For example on the Timberwolf the main black body part could become shiny Gold, or the barrel/bolt could be Gold accented. What do you think of this idea?

Which gun would you like to see Gold most?
Which melee would you like to see Gold most?
3.12.1.0 Aug 22, 2015

Steam Economy:

The Steam economy is now fully integrated into Unturned spanning from trading cosmetics to selling them on the Community Market! This allows you to give your character a unique appearance and keep that appearance between servers regardless of what loot you find.

The easiest way to get cosmetics into your Steam backpack is to play the game! After playing a certain amount of time you will occasionally see a cosmetic drop notification showing what has been given to you.

The rarest drops are Mystery Boxes which, when opened, will give you a random mystery item, or if you're extra lucky you might get a super-rare one with a mythical property like fire or sparkles! These require a key to open which cost $0.99 USD or your currency equivalent.

While in-game if you find an item you would like to show instead of your cosmetics, for example a ghillie suit, you can click the button underneath your character preview to toggle them on and off.

If you would like to get your own cosmetics into Unturned's economy you can submit one to the curated Workshop! More details on how to do that can be found here:

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=460136012

Update Notes

Additions:

  • Added quad. [ID 67-74]
  • Added reset world button to the singleplayer menu. [Finally, after sooo many requests]
  • Added secondary suit, tie and tophat for Gold members.
  • Added clothing view/context menu.
  • Added support for metallic textures on shirts/pants.
  • Added destroyed quad models to editor.

Improvements:

  • Improved design of smartlydressedgames.com. [Previous one was a blank page]
  • Improved formatting of in-menu patch notes.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked cold environments to increase calorie consumption.
  • Tweaked warmblooded skill to reduce calorie consumption as a bonus.
  • Tweaked Gold tuxedo pants to have a Gold chain.
  • Tweaked desert uniform flag country.

Fixes:

  • Fixed spawning on beds outside the playable area.
  • Fixed empty location node on Yukon. [Thanks konig and everyone on his server]
  • Fixed saving location nodes with no name value.
  • Fixed clothing menu scaling issues.
  • Fixed blurry edges of scaled item icons.
  • Fixed loading empty item tables.
  • Fixed pressing escape after closing an alert on the menu.
  • Fixed beds on vehicles to properly transfer ownership.

The in-menu patch notes now show just the changes portion of each announcement, and should fit better on most screens.

Originally the quad was going to be part of the USA map update, but it was too much fun to make so I did it a couple days ago!

3.12.0.1 Aug 18, 2015

Improvements:

  • Improved map to show player directional arrow.
  • Improved glue to be edible so that it is more useful.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked snow density lower.
  • Tweaked agriculture skill levels/cost.
  • Tweaked Yukon moose spawn density.

Fixes:

  • Fixed backspace not cancelling binding properly.
  • Fixed leather pack blueprint.
  • Fixed server list crash when leaving quickly.
  • Fixed build hitmarker consistency.
  • Fixed climbing edge of biodome #1.
  • Fixed climbing edge of hangar #2.
  • Fixed modified lighting exploit.
  • Fixed modified objects exploit.
  • Fixed shirt/pants particle stacking issue.
  • Fixed major issue with clothing networking.
  • Fixed barricade crash when disconnecting.
3.12.0.0 Aug 15, 2015

Yukon Map:

A new map set in the Yukon is available to play now! It's much harsher than PEI, with the snow making finding clothing a much higher priority. The increased separation between locations means that building a base is highly recommended, and log cabins found intermittently throughout the woods provide places to fortify for the night.

Feel free to leave any feedback about the map, as you probably have some amazing ideas on how to improve it! I fully expect that there are some bugs which need fixing and spawns that need balancing. In the future it will hopefully be expanded on further with hostile animals like wolves and more survival elements such as traps and a better warmth system.

If the Yukon is not your cup of tea rest assured because PEI is still available, the workshop is full of awesome community created maps which can now use the new items/vehicles/models/animals and additional official maps should be completed within the next month or so.

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added new survival map set in the Yukon.
  • Added options for crosshair/hitmarkers/cursor color.
  • Added explorer. [ID 58]
  • Added snowmobile. [ID 59-66]
  • Added leather pack. [ID 1014]
  • Added biohazard suit. [ID 1015-1017]
  • Added moose. [ID 2]
  • Added biodome.
  • Added ice sheet.
  • Added snow drifts.
  • Added lodge #3.
  • Added lodge #4.
  • Added warehouse #2.
  • Added research lab #2.
  • Added research sign #2.
  • Added orange cargo ship.
  • Added ski path flag #1.
  • Added helicopter #3.
  • Added mine cart.
  • Added mine tunnel.
  • Added support for emissive textures on shirts/pants.
  • Added support for particle effects on shirts/pants.
  • Added ladders to the shipyard docks on PEI.
  • Added yield signs to some intersections on PEI.
  • Added various other small editor models such as wrecked vehicles, snowmobile wheels and steering handlebars.

Improvements:

  • Improved nightvision lights to glow in the dark.
  • Improved outside of dual-render scope to blur when zoomed.
  • Improved tree loading/saving to better support custom ones. Recommended to re-save your maps to update their data to this new format.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked flower stem color darker.
  • Tweaked steam inventory to be visible.
  • Tweaked cam tools to need Shift held at the same time.
  • Tweaked agriculture skill to affect drop chance rather than only when full.
  • Tweaked orientation of Scorpion-7 radar dishes.

Fixes:

  • Fixed toggling tactical laser.
  • Fixed ice sheet material.
  • Fixed t-shirt names.
  • Fixed extra high zombie health in survival mode.
  • Fixed scrapping fishing top and police vest.
  • Fixed missing crossing #1 model.
  • Fixed desert military vest color.
  • Fixed mobile #1's navmesh.
  • Fixed loading item/zombie spawns with nonexistant assets.
  • Fixed ragdolls perpetually dancing.
  • Fixed glowing white character on menu.
  • Fixed underground hero on menu.
  • Fixed igloo level of detail.
  • Fixed extended cobra magazine spawn rate on PEI.
  • Fixed boulders/grass damaging vehicle.
  • Fixed dock #2 damaging vehicle.
  • Fixed map2 button tooltip.
  • Fixed military barrel rotation on gun.
  • Fixed potential cause of UI shader issue.
  • Fixed swapping seats in third person.
  • Fixed footprint on objects near the region border.
3.12.0.0 Preview/Progress Report Aug 8, 2015

It's about time that some new official maps are implemented into the game, and it looks like the first one is going to be set in the Yukon! Far in the Canadian North you can expect a harsh, cold climate with few signs of civilization.

Where PEI offers an easier survival experience the Yukon is all about scavenging, improvising and struggling against the wilderness. You find yourself in the wreckage of a massive crash and must quickly find clothing and supplies to protect yourself from the freezing weather.

You're not the only one up here however, Scorpion-7 seems to have been working on something in collaboration with their maniacal PEI division!

Right now the map is visually close to completion, but some areas still need detail, spawns need to be placed and hopefully some new vehicles/items/animals will be added, too. If all goes well 3.12.0.0 will be ready for next Friday (the 14th of August), but if not there will be a progress report to let you know.

3.11.10.0 Aug 1, 2015

Additions:

  • Added extended matamorez magazine. [ID 1005]
  • Added extended cobra magazine. [ID 1006]
  • Added adaptive chambering attachment. [ID 1007]
  • Added rangefinder attachment. [ID 1008]
  • Added Twitch promo t-shirt. Not sure about when this will be available though.
  • Added forest camoflauge variants of all military items, vehicles and objects to replace the current ones. The old desert variants are still available with the following IDs:
  • Added desert beret. [ID 1009]
  • Added desert military helmet. [ID 1010]
  • Added desert military top. [ID 1011]
  • Added desert military bottom. [ID 1012]
  • Added desert military vest. [ID 1013]
  • Added desert ural. [ID 55]
  • Added desert humvee. [ID 56]
  • Added desert APC. [ID 57]
  • Added stone fence #2.

Improvements:

  • Improved layout of Summerside Military Base.
  • Improved menu to save singleplayer/editor map selection.
  • Improved animals to have configurable speed.
  • Improved horde mode to not save/load.
  • Improved horde mode to spawn zombies in waves.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked masks/glasses/backpacks to be repairable, although there is currently no downside to wearing low quality ones.
  • Tweaked balaclava/bandana spawn rate lower.
  • Tweaked food/water/virus to not decrease in horde mode.
  • Tweaked workshop to feature 8 items at a time rather than 5.

Fixes:

  • Fixed save event issue when using shutdown command.
  • Fixed shirt/pant alpha in item icon/world.
  • Fixed highlighter when selecting transparent items and material flags.
  • Fixed highlighted item material instancing and associated AO noise issue.
  • Fixed loading empty objects.
  • Fixed default time not dawn.
  • Fixed case where laser could disappear.
  • Fixed toggling non laser/light tacticals.

To see rangefinder distances in yards swap from metric to imperial in the options menu.

September

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
3.13.1.0 Sep 26, 2015

Additions:

  • Added Steam trading cards, profile backgrounds and emoticons.
  • Added cosmetic woodland, arctic, multicam and desert weapon skins as free drops for playing the game.
  • Added inspect screen to items on the menu.
  • Added ability to prone holding crouch when in toggle crouch mode.
  • Added ability to jump up from crouch/prone.

Improvements:

  • Improved input for various things to work more nicely with the Steam controller.
  • Improved in-game character rendertexture scaling.
  • Improved downloading workshop content from servers.
  • Improved rainbow tie/bowtie to use shader for scrolling.
  • Improved skins/mythics to be creatable for workshop and added documentation for them.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked resource achievement values.
  • Tweaked recipes that required specific wood to either use all wood or metal.
  • Tweaked random characters to not have beards.

Fixes:

  • Fixed bright white water on medium/high setting.
  • Fixed ace attach animation.
  • Fixed repairing pan with wood.
  • Fixed maplestrike description.
  • Fixed inspecting crossbow.
  • Fixed forest APC spawning on Washington map.
  • Fixed floating tub at Tignish Farm.
  • Fixed getting kicked after larger authentication packet.
  • Fixed inventory authentication failure message.
  • Fixed wheel #7 missing collision/navigation data.
  • Fixed diner #3 counter height.
  • Fixed including DX11 motion blur.
  • Fixed pilot jacket and biker jacket not dropping.

What do you think of the woodland/arctic/multicam/desert weapon skins? They're intended to provide a bit more customization to your items, and the colors are intentionally high contrast to avoid an in-game camouflage advantage.

3.13.0.0 Sep 19, 2015

Washington Map:

A new map set in Washington state is available to play now! With the military quickly deploying to try and prevent the spread of the infection you will find many more exciting PvP locations! It also features the biggest city in Unturned to date: Seattle.

With this map being balanced more towards PvP PEI has been taken back a notch so that firearms are rarer and some of the locations to easily get weapons have been moved.

If you have any ideas or feedback about these maps please let me know! There are quite likely some missing spawns or floating objects somewhere that will need fixing as well.

Edit: 3.13.0.3 on 20/09/15:

This patch fixed a few things for users with specific graphics cards and fixed pink materials on workshop content that has not updated to Unity 5 yet (which you should do!) The downloading process for workshop content from servers is also much better, but more details about that in 3.13.1.0 next Friday.

3.13.0.0 Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added Washington state map.
  • Added military tower #3.
  • Added diner #3.
  • Added diner sign #1.
  • Added road tee cap #2.
  • Added lighting control over cloud blending color.

Improvements:

  • Improved cloud shader so dark maps can look nicer. [Requires tweaking by creator]
  • Updated to Unity 5.2.
  • Updated to Steamworks .NET 7.0.0.
  • Improved divine mythical effect.
  • Improved object editor to allow copying between levels.
  • Improved assets to cancel loading if inside official ID range.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked gun spawn rates lower on PEI.
  • Tweaked layout of PEI.
  • Tweaked chainsaw/blowtorch quality loss.
  • Tweaked bat/golfclub to not spawn on PEI/Yukon.
  • Tweaked low quality guns/melee to have a minimum damage.
  • Tweaked height of bridge #2 supports.
  • Tweaked sportshot gunshot sound.
  • Tweaked camera model size.
  • Tweaked midday water color on PEI.

Fixes:

  • Fixed slightly offset edges of bridge turn #2.
  • Fixed road model mipmap bug on map image.
  • Fixed racecar default spawn health.
  • Fixed quads vibrating all over the place.
  • Fixed sideways friction on vehicle wheels.
  • Fixed racecar to not have a horn.
  • Fixed mythical effect direction on magic cape.
  • Fixed toggling night vision right after loading into server.
  • Fixed school table model size.
  • Fixed yuri magazine to use ranger ammunition.
  • Fixed properly checking whether barricade is on vehicle.
3.13.0.0 Progress Report Sep 12, 2015

Several updates ago the idea was proposed to create a new map set in an American state and then split the different playstyles (hardcore pve, pve and pvp) into the maps that best fit them. Judging from the comments/feedback on that announcement post this is a popular idea, so earlier this week I began working on the new map and tweaking PEI/the Yukon.

Here are the current plans for what to do with the maps (Although definitely open to suggestion!) and some questions to get some more feedback:

PEI:

In 3.13 right now I'm moving this more towards the survival end of the spectrum by doing things like removing player spawnpoints from the military bases, moving the police checkpoint to the airport, reducing the spawnrates of guns and ammunition and getting rid of extravagant fortified locations like the crashed helicopter, submarine and Scorpion-7 (Moved to the American map). How would you like to see it changed? What would you like to see fill in where Scorpion-7 was?

Yukon:

For 3.13 I haven't planned any changes for this map yet, although in the future I agree it would be nice to expand the temperature system beyond simply whether you have clothes or not. How would you like to see it changed or made more difficult to survive on?

American State (which state undecided):

This is definitely on the combat side of the spectrum with many more fortified locations like an evacuation zone constructed by the military, destroyed military convoys and military encampments set up to help protect the populace. It also has some cool locations to visit like a racetrack for fast vehicles or a golf course great for building bases. What sort of things would you like to see in this map? Are there any content additions you can think of that would fit well into this map?

If we're lucky 3.13.0.0 will be ready for next Friday (the 18th of September), but there's still a lot to do so if not there will be a progress report to let you know.

3.12.3.0 Sep 5, 2015

Additions:

  • Added Gold katana and desert falcon cosmetic skins for Gold members!
  • Added ability to equip Gold cosmetic skins from the cosmetic item menu.
  • Added racecar. [ID 77-84]
  • Added tractor. [ID 85]
  • Added bus. [ID 86]
  • Added military jeep. [ID 87-88]
  • Added yuri. [ID 1041]
  • Added yuri magazine. [ID 1042]
  • Added racetrack to default road bundle.
  • Added racetrack fence block #2.
  • Added bleacher #1.
  • Added baseball diamond #1.
  • Added agriculture equipment #1.
  • Added transit bench #1.
  • Added transit cover #2.
  • Added destroyed racecar.
  • Added destroyed tractor.
  • Added destroyed bus.
  • Added destroyed jeep.
  • Added unwrapped katana, timberwolf, zubeknakov, ace and desert falcon sources.
  • Added info about custom ambience to maps documentation.

Improvements:

  • Improved vehicle handling/responsiveness.
  • Improved vehicle networking/control smoothness.
  • Improved how clients update moving vehicles.
  • Improved reflective stips on firefighter/construction uniform.
  • Improved fuel filling object detection.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked gun damage dropoff when quality is low.
  • Tweaked militia item spawns on PEI.
  • Tweaked farm and military vehicle spawns on PEI.
  • Tweaked snayperskya/sabertooth range a bit higher.
  • Tweaked cobra recoil a bit higher and reduced damage.
  • Tweaked kryzkarek to accept ranger suppressor.
  • Tweaked heartbreaker damage a bit lower.
  • Tweaked size of campfire glow.
  • Tweaked katana blade curvyness.
  • Tweaked viper magazine appearance.
  • Tweaked cargo pant/parka armor a bit lower.
  • Tweaked military shirt/pant armor a bit higher.

Fixes:

  • Fixed shell casing direction in left handed mode.
  • Fixed window resize order issue causing tiny screen.
  • Fixed hat armor when not wearing pants.
  • Fixed crawler zombie ragdoll head flopping.
  • Fixed toggling headlights on vehicles without them.
  • Fixed viper inspect animation magazine.
  • Fixed character to randomize if loading outside range.
  • Fixed desert falcon durability loss.
  • Fixed scrapping matamorez.
  • Fixed displaying name of unknown item.
  • Fixed wearing astronaut shirt on feet.
  • Fixed case where arrows could take too much damage.
  • Fixed avenger magazine position.
  • Fixed duping by taking items out of destroyed crates.
  • Fixed kryzkarek animal damage.
  • Fixed bullet casing shinyness.
  • Fixed bunker basement door rotation.
  • Fixed resetting item packages list.

The katana and desert falcon were voted as the most desired weapons to see Gold which is why they were picked, but fear not several more of the top choices will quite likely see the same upgrade!

October

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
3.13.4.0 Oct 31, 2015

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added support for interactable world objects.
  • Added ability to open/close fridges.
  • Added ability to raise/lower car lifts when powered.
  • Added ability to open/close gates and crossings when powered.
  • Added ability to turn traffic lights on/off when powered.
  • Added ability to open/close wardrobes.
  • Added new input networking system. [Note: 24 maxplayers is still recommended.]
  • Added new player/vehicle movement buffer.
  • Added new SSAO shader.
  • Added new item/object/vehicle outline shader.
  • Added "Outline Quality" graphics option.
  • Added option to mark object physics material as dynamic or static.
  • Added missing streetlights to Washington.

Improvements:

  • Improved key purchase to use Valve's new item store.

Tweaks:

  • Removed MSAA due to intention to transition to deferred rendering.
  • Tweaked interact hint to search for target recursively.
  • Tweaked zubeknakov aimed accuracy to be only slightly worse than other ARs. Hipfire is still wider.

Fixes:

  • Fixed outfit jeans internal name/icon issue.
  • Fixed beard appearing in front of hockey mask.
  • Fixed pie name to pumpkin pie.
  • Fixed saving settings in some cases.
  • Fixed farms not dropping pumpkin seeds.
  • Fixed buffered unreliable packets sent from client.
  • Fixed some issues with when player is added to vehicle.
  • Fixed linux 64-bit installscript.
  • Fixed item icon photobooth origin.
  • Fixed vehicle parent after respawning.
  • Fixed splatters on dynamic objects.

Multiplayer Improvements:

The multiplayer input system has been overhauled, and should lead to both much lower latency on servers and smoother movement for players/vehicles.

Interactable Objects:

Several objects in the world can now be interacted with! In the future you can expect many more objects to receive interactability. This feature is also available for modders on the workshop!

Halloween Update Oct 24, 2015

Halloween Event:

PEI is now haunted! Explore to find some new loot and easter eggs like pumpkin pie or jack-o-lanterns!

File:Halloween 2020 Update 3.20.14.0.jpg

As you play you'll also receive new Halloween Gift Presents which can be unwrapped (no keys/etc needed) to get cool Halloween themed cosmetics and skins. These will stop dropping after the event, but can be used year-round.

Thanks for all your great suggestions in the teaser comments! While playing in-game you may run into some of the new content/features you suggested.

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added Halloween PEI map.
  • Added skill level/stat/bonus information and names.
  • Added new zombie/animal movement buffer. [More info below]
  • Added pumpkin seed. [ID 1045]
  • Added pumpkin. [ID 1046]
  • Added pumpkin pie. [ID 1047]
  • Added hockey mask. [ID 1048]
  • Added jack-o-lantern torch. [ID 1049]
  • Added unwrappable Halloween Gift Present drop.
  • Added Halloween themed cosmetics and skins.
  • Added Carbon Fiber and Chrome Plated mystery box drops.
  • Added various rare/epic/legendary/mythical skins.
  • Added uncommon harvest and shoreline drops.
  • Added more skills to split up skills that did too many things.
  • Added all weapon/attachment source files instead of just Model_0.fbx.

Improvements:

  • Improved eaglefire/honeybadger models.
  • Improved tree handling of missing asset.
  • Improved emissive rainbow shader (e.g. bowtie) color blending.
  • Improved separation between networking and game-specific code a bit more.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked stats of most of the skills.
  • Tweaked rate of zombie collisions on server.
  • Tweaked viper to use civilian ammunition.
  • Tweaked jump-climbing trees to work again.
  • Tweaked saw to be craftable from two sheet metal.
  • Tweaked steamworks API warnings to show in logs.
  • Tweaked asset data loading errors to show in logs.
  • Tweaked minimum network update register distance.
  • Tweaked in-game update notes to show "Updates" section.

Fixes:

  • Fixed floating docks on PEI.
  • Fixed duplicate grass above pirate cave.
  • Fixed disconnect branch on maple tree.
  • Fixed viper iron sights material.
  • Fixed hawkhound iron sights material.
  • Fixed schofield iron sights material.
  • Fixed grass in tunnel on PEI.
  • Fixed horde purchase node text and item name.
  • Fixed submerged chairs in Stratford firestation.
  • Fixed hockey net collision on back.
  • Fixed timberwolf chamber UV layout.
  • Fixed viper side rail base texture.
  • Fixed maplestrike handle UV layout.
  • Fixed jumping up sides of civilian tents.
  • Fixed rocket iron sights.
  • Fixed pixel bleed on Avenger base texture.
  • Fixed resetting moon cylce after leaving during anomaly and rejoining.
  • Fixed movement input on loading screen.
  • Fixed saving filters/mode to cloud.
  • Fixed case where item icon list could cause a crash.
  • Fixed crash when attaching some specific sights.
  • Fixed multicam cobra/avenger showing up as forest.

Steam Economy:

The Red and Blue mystery boxes have been removed from the drops list meaning there is a limited supply of all the items inside. While playing you might now find the Carbon Fiber or Chrome Plated mystery boxes!

Multiplayer:

The multiplayer code is now a bit cleaner, and some new movement-related code was added. In multiplayer anything that moves should now appear much smoother.

Edit: It looks like a bit more work needs to go into the new player/vehicle movement networking, so I will make that my #1 priority for 3.13.4.0. For the mean time I've rolled back these changes to player/vehicle but not zombie/animal in 3.13.3.1.

Haunted Forecast Oct 17, 2015

File:Halloween 2020 Update 3.20.14.0.jpg

Spooky events are beginning to take shape on PEI! The trees are losing their leaves... the water is drying up... the birds are quieting down! It can only mean one thing: we're approaching a scary Halloween!

Next Friday (23rd of October 2015) marks the release of the Halloween update! It will contain [among other things like upgrades to the skills system] some special Halloween content. Is there anything in particular you'd like to see as part of this update? Let me know in the comments!

3.13.2.1 Patch Information Oct 10, 2015

This week I worked on separating out various Steamworks related features from one another (which should have been done from the start of development, if you have a time machine go tell Nelson to fix that). This will make working on the networking easier because it uses Steam's multiplayer API, and previously I had it entangled with other Steam features like workshop and achievements. Hopefully this cleanup will be finished with each service abstracted nicely for next week's patch. Rocket mods should be functional with these changes, as Sven [developer of Rocket] was kind enough to patch it with an early version of the update.

There were also some minor fixes alongside improvements such as:

  • Improved skills menu. [In the future will also show current/next +stat% info]
  • Improved crafting menu readability.
  • Improved escape menu to pause game.
  • Improved settings to save after changes rather than when closing application.
  • Improved speciality to impact which skills are lost on death, no longer abusable.
3.13.2.0 Oct 2, 2015

Additions:

  • Added map, item, vehicle, skin and object type workshop tags/filters. [Only compatible with newly uploaded workshop files]
  • Added item node type to Horde mode for getting items with score.
  • Added civilian night vision goggles. [ID 1044]
  • Added kryzkarek, yuri, nykorev, matamorez, snayperskya and viper drops.

Improvements:

  • Improved server list to not show results if version is out of date.
  • Improved consistency of economy items by making new tool/updating old to new format.
  • Improved military night vision goggles appearance.
  • Improved lovely mythic effect.
  • Improved mythics to lock to bones properly when leaning/looking.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked farms/bushes to give some experience.
  • Tweaked ace animation holding position.
  • Tweaked roadmap button text.
  • Tweaked zombies to wear any clothes.
  • Tweaked night vision colors.
  • Tweaked maximum ammunition spawn.
  • Tweaked zombie counts in Horde mode.
  • Tweaked wealthy mythic effect fade-in.
  • Tweaked bluntforce to spawn on Washington.
  • Tweaked some mythics to trail behind the player.
  • Tweaked divine/rainbow mythics to no longer drop.
  • Tweaked economy icon hosting to use AWS.
  • Tweaked party/freezing/energized mythics to drop.

Fixes:

  • Fixed skins on ready-to-use workshop.
  • Fixed missing key icons on box.
  • Fixed standing with non-space key.
  • Fixed muzzle flash/tactical light/etc locking.
  • Fixed glow on flashlight.
  • Fixed missing fuel tank at racetrack.
  • Fixed blowtorch particles.
  • Fixed taking off clothing.
  • Fixed headphones material.
  • Fixed glowing mythics casting shadows.
  • Fixed detailing on barrels.
  • Fixed glossy blood splatter.
  • Fixed including empty folders in maps list.
  • Fixed scrapping night vision goggles.
  • Fixed bright spot on road models.
  • Fixed moving muzzle flare in first person.
  • Fixed special case for Gold skin backwards compatibility.

Sorry about the super early update! Something got mixed up and some parts of the update were distributed incorrectly, so may as well release everything else as well. :)

One of the time consuming parts of this update is the tools upgrade for the economy. This is not really visible, but will make it a lot easier to quickly fix bugs or adapt to updates to the inventory service like tags.

Today I got a new AppID on Steam named "Unturned Experimental" which is very useful to test upcoming Steamworks-related updates without messing with the release version, for example adding the new Workshop tags! In the future it may be used for closed testing of networking improvements (it has its own listing on the server browser) which leads into the next topic:

Which of these would you like me to work on in October? Originally my intent was to create a huge Halloween event with Horde mode, but I think it may be more important and better for the future to really focus hard on optimizing the networking. I've been reading up on as many networking articles as I can find, and while 3.0's networking is better than 2.0's there's still plenty of room for improvement. Either way at the very least I will add some cool Halloween easter eggs/items!

November

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
3.13.7.0 Nov 28, 2015

Additions:

  • Added umbrella. [ID 1103]
  • Added berry seeds. [IDs 1104-1110]
  • Added 6 seater makeshift vehicle. [ID 1111]
  • Added 1 seater makeshift vehicle. [ID 1112]
  • Added snare. [ID 1113]
  • Added makeshift jerrycans. [IDs 1114-1116]
  • Added pork/bacon. [IDs 1117-1118]
  • Added barbedwire fence. [ID 1119]
  • Added beef. [IDs 1120-1121]
  • Added object text support and first note.
  • Added wolf. [ID 3]
  • Added pig. [ID 4]
  • Added bear. [ID 5]
  • Added cow. [ID 6]
  • Added basic hostile animals to Yukon.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked fuel/refills to spawn empty.
  • Tweaked makeshift vehicle size in inventory.
  • Tweaked draw distance % text to make more sense.
  • Tweaked chemicals to spawn at gas stations.
  • Tweaked sticky grenade blueprint.
  • Tweaked claymore/landmine to not damage buildables as much.
  • Tweaked Steam page images/Gold info.

Fixes:

  • Fixed landmine detonating instantly on vehicle.
  • Fixed container and crossing in editor.
  • Fixed safezone radiator to not do anything on vehicle.
  • Fixed makeshift vehicle on makeshift vehicle.
  • Fixed destroying pipes.
  • Fixed destroying garageframes on server.
  • Fixed powered barricades on vehicles.
  • Fixed pine doorway looking like birch.
  • Fixed floating berries on pie.
  • Fixed "enemey" text.
  • Fixed to not use size tag with sign.
  • Fixed cancelling animal animations when moving.
  • Fixed object animations updating outside view.
  • Fixed saving editor map selection when entering.
3.13.6.0 Nov 21, 2015

Freeform Building:

You can now create bases of any shape and size whether on land or vehicle! Previously houses were only built using the grid-aligned structure system, but you now have the option to use the new freeform buildables as well to construct much more believable and ramshackled creations. To further facilitate vehicle base building you can now also make your own vehicles from scratch by crafting a makeshift vehicle frame and extending it!

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added freeform wood buildables. [IDs 1058-1075]
  • Added berry pies. [IDs 1076-1082]
  • Added door/garage frames. [IDs 1083-1090]
  • Added freeform metal buildables. [IDs 1091-1094]
  • Added wood signs. [IDs 1095-1097]
  • Added locked metal sign. [ID 1098]
  • Added makeshift vehicle. [ID 1099]
  • Added sticky grenade. [ID 1100]
  • Added landmine. [ID 1101]
  • Added claymore. [ID 1102]
  • Added radiation lines when safezone radiator is active.
  • Added ability to arbitrarily rotate barricades. [RMB + Move/Scroll Wheel]
  • Added interactable object example.

Improvements:

  • Improved Steam item descriptions to use colors.
  • Improved menu item names to show quantity. [Steam seems to be combining items into stacks of items recently.]
  • Improved in-game display of update notes.
  • Improved saw melee animations. [Used hammer animations before.]

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked vehicles to no longer damage barricades.
  • Tweaked maximum field of view to 120 degrees.
  • Tweaked bows/crossbows/arrows to spawn at camps.
  • Tweaked crafted arrows to spawn sometimes.
  • Tweaked history and favorites list to show servers above recommended limit.

Fixes:

  • Fixed order of updating regions.
  • Fixed pebble shader.
  • Fixed rare crash with animals/items on server.
  • Fixed wheel acceleration using old values.
  • Fixed crash with out of range character index.
  • Fixed dragging items with triple monitors.
  • Fixed kicking dead players out of vehicles on servers.
  • Fixed crash related to barricades on vehicles.
  • Fixed coin scrap blueprints.
  • Fixed placing beds on walls.
  • Fixed bullet hole on dead objects in multiplayer.
  • Fixed ignoring region updates in some cases.
  • Fixed ignoring zombie updates in some cases.
  • Fixed leaving server while in vehicle.

Signs:

You can now make signs to leave a message for other players! Their text automatically scales to fit based on how much you have written, and they can be formatted using standard HTML tags like color e.g. <color=#ff0000>red</color>. If you don't want other players messing with your signs you can craft a metal one which has much higher health and is locked to players not in your group.

3.13.5.0 Nov 7, 2015

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added interactable counters.
  • Added interactable coolers.
  • Added interactable oven.
  • Added interactable dish washer.
  • Added interactable clothing dryer.
  • Added interactable clothing washer.
  • Added interactable cargo containers.
  • Added interactable lamps.
  • Added interactable roof lights.
  • Added interactable vending machine.
  • Added interactable ATM/cash register.
  • Added safezone radiator. [ID 1050] [Blocks item/zombie spawns.]
  • Added bill items. [ID 1051-1057]
  • Added item spawns inside furniture.
  • Added zombie spawns inside buildings.
  • Added custom object and barricade example files.
  • Added messages for all possible connection errors.

Improvements:

  • Improved server to handle world info requests, also helps prevent ESP.
  • Improved UI to display nicely on triple monitors.
  • Improved direct connect to attempt a few times before giving up.
  • Improved deleting object/tree assets to fail hash check.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked crossing model usage on each map.
  • Tweaked rockets to be craftable.

Fixes:

  • Fixed servers exceeding maxplayers on serverlist.
  • Fixed metal material on wardrobe.
  • Fixed potential issue when closing auth ticket after server shutdown.
  • Fixed a crash related to generators.
  • Fixed order of power checking.
  • Fixed loading wrong character on free account.
  • Fixed applying initial saved state to objects on server.
  • Fixed powering interactable objects on server. [3.13.4.1]
  • Fixed updating generator on client. [3.13.4.1]
  • Fixed vehicle fuel request info. [3.13.4.1]
  • Fixed footsteps on path roads. [3.13.4.1]
  • Fixed out of date Linux file. [Thanks fr34kyn01535!] [3.13.4.1]

Multiplayer Improvements:

When the player moves around the map the server will now detect which information they need to know and send it to them, as opposed to beforehand where the client could ask for info allowing some long range ESP cheats. If connecting to a server fails it will now explain exactly why as opposed to beforehand simply saying auth failure. Connecting directly to a server makes multiple attempts before cancelling, whereas beforehand you had to manually click connect several times. Trying to remove objects on a server by deleting the assets will now get a player kicked.

Interactable Objects:

The vast majority of objects in buildings can now be interacted with, and loot that was sitting outside of furniture now has to be actively searched for by opening these new furniture! Zombies will also be guarding the insides of these buildings, so to secure a location place a Safezone Radiator which blocks items and zombies from spawning.

Phone Call Log #004419:

*ring ring* *ring ring* Developer Nelson: Hello? Gamer Nelson: Hey! Sorry, very luckily I'm feeling sick the next few days unfortunately so I won't be able to come in to work on Unturned. *cough cough* Developer Nelson: Hmm... I don't suppose this has anything to do with the release of some highly anticipated games over the next week? Gamer Nelson: Err... *guilty cough cough* Gamer Nelson: Nononono of course not! I think I caught the zombie virus or something? :D *zombie noise* Developer Nelson: Well I suppose it's alright if you take a few days off, wouldn't want you to spread the zombie virus. Gamer Nelson: YES! Thanks bye. in-background Gamer Nelson: Alright let's play! *click*

December =

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
Festive Update Dec 18, 2015

Festive Event:

PEI is now decorated for the holidays! Explore to find some new loot and easter eggs like snowmen and ornamented trees!

Holiday Tidings Update.jpg

As you play you'll also receive new Festive Gift Presents which can be unwrapped (no keys/etc needed) to get cool Holiday themed cosmetics and skins. These will stop dropping after the event, but can be used year-round.

Thanks for all your great suggestions in the teaser comments! While playing in-game you may run into some of the new content/features you suggested.

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added Festive PEI map.
  • Added new winter objects for the editor.
  • Added Festive Gift Present to event drops.
  • Added Purple Mystery Box to playtime drops.
  • Added ornamental buildables. [IDs 1130-1131]
  • Added snowball. [ID 1132]
  • Added scarves. [ID 1133-1140]
  • Added reindeer. [ID 7]
  • Added note #5-7.
  • Added new billboard #3.
  • Added billboard #8.

Improvements:

  • Improved traps/bedrolls to be destroyable with guns/melee.
  • Improved notes to support localization.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked grenade damage.
  • Tweaked explosives required for C4.
  • Tweaked box key text.
  • Removed Carbon Fiber Mystery Box from playtime drops.
  • Removed Chrome Plated Mystery Box from playtime drops.

Fixes:

  • Fixed campfire on moving vehicle.
  • Fixed pine crate health.
  • Fixed refilling kryzkarek magazine.
  • Fixed note #3 opportunity spelling.
  • Fixed eaglefire side cap skin mask.
  • Fixed fishing catch time range issue.
  • Fixed resource baking collision outside loaded regions.
  • Fixed backwards garage on house #2.
  • Fixed server buildable ownership without group.
  • Fixed instant respawn at home exploit.
  • Fixed deleting buildables on client.
  • Fixed floating in camera mode when crouching.
Holiday Tidings Dec 12, 2015

Holiday Tidings Update.jpg

As winter begins to set in on PEI the water freezes, snow covers the landscape and the zombies... put their festive lights and decorations up!

Next Friday (18th of December 2015) marks the release of the Festive update! Among other things it contains some special holiday content and a new gift present. Is there anything in particular you'd like to see as part of this update? Let me know in the comments!

3.13.8.0 Dec 5, 2015

Temperature:

The temperature system has been overhauled to make winter gameplay more interesting than simply rushing to the nearest clothing store! Clothing is instead a protective layer by increasing your resistance to the snow [same with warmblooded] before you start freezing and reducing the damage you take from cold weather. If you begin freezing you can find cover to temporarily warm up a bit, use a heatstim or settle down by a campfire.

Building:

You can now pick up buildable items if they have full health, or if they have been damaged you will get some of the ingredients back! This can be done by the player who placed it and the group they were in. Now that weapons are not needed to remove these most guns and melee do not damage them anymore, so explosives are your best bet to take down a base.

Update Notes:

Additions:

  • Added ability to pick up full health built items and scrap damaged ones.
  • Added new temperature system.
  • Added directional snow which decreases temperature when exposed.
  • Added colored umbrellas. [IDs 1122-1128]
  • Added heatstim. [ID 1129]
  • Added note #2/3/4.

Improvements:

  • Improved swimming in frozen water to start freezing player.
  • Improved campfires to provide warmth and burn player if inside.
  • Improved umbrellas to only affect downward velocity.
  • Improved bear model.
  • Improved cow model.
  • Improved animals to attack player in vehicle.

Tweaks:

  • Tweaked most guns/melee to no longer damage buildables.
  • Tweaked display options to show refresh rate.
  • Tweaked animal neck edge alignment.
  • Tweaked snare to spawn at campsites.
  • Tweaked makeshift vehicles to drive well in snow.
  • Removed 3x damage multiplier against buildables from singleplayer.

Fixes:

  • Fixed building on edge of makeshift 6 seater.
  • Fixed fog turning on when exiting water.
  • Fixed animals following players underwater.
  • Fixed adding spawns without a table.
  • Fixed hitting passive animals on server.
  • Fixed pushing self when placing fence.
  • Fixed eating meat not providing health.
  • Fixed snare icon.

June

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
2.0.2 June 30, 2014
Additions
Tweaks
Fixes
  • Fixed a crash related to navigation data
  • Fixed some areas where navigation data was incorrectly placed
  • Fixed some notifications when an action could not be completed

July

Version Publish Date Additions and Changes
2.2.2 July 31, 2014
Additions
  • Added some extra fail safes that may fix the damage bug experienced on large servers.
Tweaks
  • Removed barbs from electric fences to explain why the power needs to be on.
Fixes
  • Fixed a few more obnoxious exploits
  • Fixed not being able to harvest on the current dedicated servers.
  • Fixed windows saying that the game always had a possible update.
2.2.1 July 29, 2014
Additions
  • Added the ability to siphon gas from cars that have at least one can of gas in them.
  • Added several more boulders.
Fixes
  • Fixed the sun to rise in the east.
  • Fixed some potential exploits.
2.2.0 July 26, 2014
Additions
  • Other Additions:
    • Mac Support
    • You can now rotate your ramp when focusing at the side of an existing platform
  • Steam Networking: (not in the public branch)
    • The Steamworks multiplayer is now close to being 1:1 with the Unity networking, but I'll still have to do a bit more work today/tomorrow to create systems for owning objects like the player
2.1.9 July 25, 2014
Fixes
  • Fixed armor reversal bug on multiplayer
  • Fixed cheated skills going onto synced servers
  • Fixed holding Backpacks overhead
2.1.8 July 24, 2014
Additions
  • New Recipes:
  • Other Additions:
    • Added the ability to run the game in offline mode
    • Added link to the patch notes on the title screen
Tweaks
Fixes
  • Fixed swapping Backpacks with equipped items
  • Fixed melee range exploit
  • Fixed invisible empty Crates
Additional Information
  • Steam Networking: (not in the public branch)
    • "For those who don't know, right now my top priority is reworking the networking to use Steam game servers. This means replacing all of the existing network code with a completely different way of doing things that will allow dedicated servers, use of the server list and other neat features.
    • At this point I have mostly wrapped the Steamworks networking in a way that can make use of the existing remote procedure call system, but it could still use some polishing over the next couple days. This is a big step because it will be the component that all of the existing networking will communicate with.
    • The next step, after optimizing and improving this system, is to work on getting Unturned Steam servers onto a testing branch for you guys!" - Nelson Sexton
2.1.7 July 22, 2014
Additions
Tweaks
Fixes
2.1.6 July 20, 2014
Tweaks
  • Changed player draw distance to the same as world props
  • Renamed keys to controls since some people found it confusing
Fixes
  • Fixed inventory loading bug (Thanks to Dakotaz for providing savedata!)
  • Fixed Crate loading bug
  • Fixed aiming with no sights on the Timberwolf and Mosen
  • Fixed Binoculars going upside down on low field of view
  • Fixed floating grill at the park
Additional Information
  • Steam Networking: (not in the public branch)
    • "The server console features an easily expandable command system, and all the commands can be executed through run-time arguments for use on a server box! Right now I can't easily work on the low level networking due to a bug in Steamworks.NET, but rlabrecque is looking into that. In the mean time I'll be working on the higher level things that will make it adaptable to the existing Unity networking." - Nelson Sexton
2.1.5 July 19, 2014
Additions
  • Other Additions:
    • Updated to the newest version of Unity which should hopefully fix audio issues with chainsaws, etc. that some people are reporting.
Tweaks
  • Increased Electric Trap health significantly
  • Increased network sendrate
  • Decreased sensitivity of antispeed a tiny bit more
Fixes
  • Fixed easy sync servers screwing up savedata occasionally
  • Fixed some buggy areas on the map and an exploit with the bridge
  • Fixed gunshot audio range
Additional Information
  • Steam Networking: (not in the public branch)
    • "The dedicated server can now be run on computers without Steam installed and is properly VAC secure. Unfortunately I've run into a crash with Steamworks.NET which is being looked into, but in the mean time I'll work on Steam butt (which will bring with it multiple character save slots) and other such things." - Nelson Sexton
2.1.4 July 17, 2014
Additions
  • New Locations:
Tweaks
  • Skills get reset to half the level on death
  • Increased the number of cars on PEI
Fixes
  • Fixed antispeed being a bit too sensitive
2.1.3 July 16, 2014
Tweaks
  • Improved anticheat versus speedhacks
  • Improved anticheat versus fake cars to prevent lag
  • Improved the long hair style to be more lopsided
  • Increased home respawn timer to 20 seconds
Fixes
  • Fixed zombies to not attack two things at once
Additional Information
  • "Today I got a ton of progress done on the Steam server integration and learned a lot about how they work which will be really helpful. I even got the chance to talk to rlabrecque some more and he's doing some fantastic work improving the C++ to C# workflow, so thanks to him Steam servers will be coming sooner than originally expected! Note: Steam servers are not in the public branch as of yet." - Nelson Sexton
2.1.2.3 July 15, 2014
Additions
  • Other Additions:
    • Added very tight anti-speedhack kicks
    • Added security against hackers spawning in vehicles and zombies
    • Added a new collision mesh for garage ports and garage doors to make them easier to park in
Tweaks
Fixes
  • Fixed suppresor to Suppressor
  • Fixed to steep to too steep in Foundations
  • Fixed a bug with falling into the water
Additional Information
  • Steam server progress: (Not in the public branch.):
    • "Most of today's work went into the Steam servers, which are coming along slowly and surely. At least it shows up on the LAN list now! I've noticed a TON of people playing on massive 50 player servers which is great, but the game isn't optimized for that yet so there's a lot of de-synchronization. I'll be doing my best to significantly improve this with the Steam networking, however!" - Nelson Sexton
2.1.1 July 14, 2014
Additions
  • New Objects/Items:
  • New Recipes:
  • Other Additions:
    • Added the option to respawn at your bed
    • Added a 10 second cooldown on PvP for bed respawns
    • Added message for version mismatch
    • Added the ability to put shutters on walls to protect ladders
    • Added keybinds for turning nvgs on/off, dropping items and dequiping items
Tweaks
  • Increased all XP drops
  • Increased Metal Shield health
  • Increased (slightly) crop growth time
  • Renamed reset to suicide
Fixes
  • Fixed savedata resets when playing tutorial
  • Fixed a saving bug when destroying the only barricade in a zone
  • Fixed robery to robbery
2.1.0 July 14, 2014
Additions
  • Other Additions:
    • Added player statistics to the main menu
    • Added a scrollbar to the player list
    • Added kicks for teleporting on servers
    • Added security against hacked backpack sizes/weights
Tweaks
  • Smoke Grenades spawn in militia spawns
  • Dedicated clients resize to 800x600
Fixes
  • Fixed pulling people out of the water/ground on synced servers
  • Fixed the spelling of permanent
Additional Notes
  • "Unfortunately Mac support is still proving to be a complete pain to get working with the Steam stuff, but hopefully that can be worked out soon" -Nelson Sexton
  • "From now on weekends will be my days off though. ; ) " - Nelson Sexton
Update 2.0.9.2 July 12, 2014
Additions
  • New Objects/Items:
    • Garage Ports
    • Garage Doors
  • New Recipes:
  • Other Additions:
    • Added Claiming a bed unclaims any other beds you claimed
    • Added "Server full" message when joining a full server
Tweaks
Fixes
  • Fixed the bars and underside of Wooden Ramp
  • Fixed a water rendering glitch. "By the way the reason proud water lags you is because it has to render the scene extra times for the reflections."
Networking progress
  • "Tomorrow I'm going to put the new Steamworks wrapper into Unturned which will hopefully mean Mac support on Monday and the foundation to implement Valve networking" -Nelson Sexton
2.0.8 July 12, 2014
Additions
Tweaks
  • Moved sirens position to be more nicely lit and are synced with audio
  • Reduced the number of supplies required to make structures
  • The Chainsaw vibrates when used
Fixes
  • Fixed culling distances breaking on dual render scopes when changed in-game
Networking progress
  • As a temporary fix you can now host barebones dedicated servers with the following command line arguments on the game executable:
    • -arena -pei -normal -bambi -hardcore -gold -sync -nosync -pvp -pve -pass:PASSWORD -port:PORTNUMBER
  • After those configuration arguments you can add -sv to actually launch the server
2.0.7 July 11, 2014
Additions
  • Other Additions:
    • Added sirens to Emergency Vehicles which can be toggled with the control key
    • Added weighting to the day/night cycle so that daytime is 60% and nighttime is 40%. Previously it was 50% - 50%
    • Added saving to Bambi mode, as people found it confusing because my original intention was to create a mode where you can start from scratch each time
Tweaks
  • Arrows, Buckshot and Slugs spawn in piles of 3 to 5
  • Singleplayer is PvP mode so you can destroy Barricades
  • Zombie aggravation range is a bit lower to make sneaking easier
Fixes
  • Plants can be placed in wheat and potato fields
2.0.6 July 10, 2014
Additions
Tweaks
  • Wooden doors, shutters and crates are openable by anyone
  • Previously existing wooden doors and shutters were converted into metal ones. Using the existing recipe creates the wooden variant, and adding scrap metal creates the metal version
  • All melees, including fists, have increased range
  • Removed the police and ambulance at the car crash and replaced them with car spawners
Fixes
2.0.5 July 9, 2014
Additions
Tweaks
  • Bambi mode starts you off with some supplies
Fixes
  • Various bug fixes
2.0.4 July 8, 2014
2.0.3 July 1, 2014
Additions
Tweaks
Fixes
  • Fixed floating item spawns on the bridge
  • Fixed server filters not working
  • Fixed a bottleneck in the networking
  • Fixed flickering on blood splatters
  • Fixed burned car coloring
  • Fixed zoom on novuh iron sights
  • Fixed harvestable plants not using Steam time
  • Fixed looking away from fertilized plants resetting their state

August

Version Publish Additions and Changes
2.2.4 August 8, 2014
Fixes
  • Miscellaneous Anti-Cheat fixes
2.2.3 August 3, 2014
Additions
  • More rocks in areas that previously had none.
  • Ability to mute players by clicking on their name in player list and selecting "Mute".
Fixes
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

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