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Into the Breach “Advanced Edition” update out now, patch notes

Posted on July 19, 2022 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Into the Breach Advanced Edition patch notes

Into the Breach has received its major “Advanced Edition” update, and Subset Games has now shared the full patch notes.

There’s a bunch of content here, including new squads, new boss battles, new missions, new weapons, and more. On top of that though, the team has included things like a new weapon mechanic and new tile mechanic.

The full patch notes for the Into the Breach “Advanced Edition” update are as follows:

Major Additions
  • 5 New squads & 15 new squad achievements!
  • 7 new Vek, 3 new Psions, & 10 new boss battles!
  • 12 new missions & 3 new bonus mission goals!
  • 4 New pilots & 10 new random pilot abilities!
  • 39 New weapons & equipment!
  • 2 new music tracks from composer Ben Prunty!
  • Even more challenging difficulty mode, Unfair Mode!
  • 7 New Languages! (Arabic, Thai, Swedish, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, and Latin American Spanish)
Other Changes
  • Optional Content Toggles

     – All of the new content (enemies, pilot skills, etc) other than balance changes are possible to turn off if you would like the base-game content experience.

  • Weapon reactor usage reduced

     – We wanted to encourage players to immediately try out equipment they find, so we reduced the reactor power to equip most gear.

  • Store Changes

     – Since you can now instantly equip most weapons without needing an additional reactor core, the reputation cost to purchase weapons has increased by 1 and the store options are limited in the first 2 islands.

  • New weapon mechanic: KO effects

     – Certain weapons will trigger an additional effect if the primary target is killed by the attack.

  • New tile mechanic: Cracking 

    – Certain weapons will cause the ground to crack. If the tile is damaged again, it will shatter, destroying the tile and anything standing on it!

  • New status effect: Boost 

    – This will increase the next attack’s damage by 1. Highly effective for AoE attacks!

  • Unlocking Squads with Coins Change

     – The cost of unlocking squads with coins has been reduced to account for the extra squads.

Unfair Mode Tips

This mode is for veterans looking for even more of a challenge but it might require different strategies than you’re used to.

  • There will be many more situations where damage is inevitable so it’ll be more important to take losses strategically – depending on the situation, it might be better to lose grid power, sacrifice a pilot, or fail a mission objective.
  • Grid power gains are doubled which means it’s much easier to pull back from the brink of defeat. Don’t give up after a few setbacks.
  • There is a limit to how many Vek can spawn so sometimes it’s more advantageous to leave some weak Vek alive rather than wiping them out early.

All players on Switch can download the new Into the Breach “Advanced Edition” update now.

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