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June 25, 2021

Fortune City Stimulus

Free Varium

Free Varium!

By decree of Magistrate Baelius, we have been authorized to stimulate the Delta V economy with a much-need stimulus! If you logged into EpicDuel since January 1, 2020, you will have received 750 Varium after the most recent update! There's nothing else you need to do to receive it. No code to redeem. No form you fill out. You just get it in your inventory to do as you choose with it. Unfortunately, if you just learned about this now and haven't logged on in 2 years, you're out of luck for now. However, there may be additional opportunities to claim bonus Varium in the future. Those opportunities will be rare, but staying current with your accounts and EpicDuel news will make sure you're aware of such promotions.



A new balance update has arrive with a major overhaul to Cyber Hunter class.

  • Tech Mage
    • Plasma Rain: improves with Support instead of Dexterity
    • Nanotech Shield: increases defense based on damage reduction %
  • Cyber Hunter
    • Proton Cannon: reduce cool down to 2 turns from 3.
    • Pulse punch: added ability to place a random skill into cooldown
    • Memory Leak: convert 70% damage of initial strike to energy
    • Plasma Grenade: increase debuff to 35% from 25%; improve with Technology instead of Support, increase to improve with every .4 technology instead of every .32
    • Adaptive Offense: adjust damage to match Artillery Strike; Move to improve with Dexterity instead of Technology
    • NeuroToxin: increase heal reduction to 30% from 20%; increase scaling to improve with every 3.5 support instead of 3
    • Neural Scythe: improves with Support instead of Technology; improves with every .4 Support; improves by 1 Adaptive Damage per 0.3 levels above 20; weakens by 1 Adaptive Damage per 0.8 levels. By adaptive damage we mean the physical weapon damage type. This may be unclear to new players so we are thinking of a new way to phrase this.
    • Level 1: 160 Adaptive Damage
    • Level 2: 180 Adaptive Damage
    • Level 3: 200 Adaptive Damage
    • Level 4: 220 Adaptive Damage
    • Level 5: 240 Adaptive Damage
    • Level 6: 260 Adaptive Damage
    • Level 7: 280 Adaptive Damage
    • Level 8: 300 Adaptive Damage
    • Level 9: 320 Adaptive Damage
    • Level 10: 340 Adaptive Damage

Hopefully these changes will make an impact of Cyber Hunter win ratios and class population to make them more competative and effective against a variety of opposing builds.


New (Replica) Items!

Gifting winners from this year and last year have made replicas of their exotic, custom items available for players in-game. Most of these are very limited availability to act fast to secure your rare piece of EpicDuel history!

This armor honoring the Deathly Hallows faction is available at Kraggor in the Infernal Mines region.

  • Kuappo's Delta Knight Replica

Clown aka Spank Me aka Blasto has made this eccentric collection of items available at Ishmael in the West Naval Yard!

  • Clown's Replica Media P (invisibility is intentional)
  • Clown's Replica Media E (invisibility is intentional)
  • Pirate Spanks Replica P
  • Pirate Spanks Replica E

The following weapons will be stocked at Dage pending approval for release.

  • Lonny's Apocalypse Replica P
  • Lonny's Apocalypse Replica E
  • Lonny's Apocalypse CC P
  • Lonny's Apocalypse CC E


Two new seasonal badges have been added to the Achievement shop!

Olympic Games 3
Independence Day 3


Bug Fix:

Hammer Grenade: Now properly removes armor Def/Res



You may notice a small homage to a certain classic game mascot in the battle animations. Outside of battle, show off your speed and dexterity with a /spindash maneuver!


Sneak Peek

Charfade has been cooking up some spicy seafood dishes for EpicDuel!

A Seafood Feast

I can't wait until they're finished cooking, and then the feast can begin!

Tags: Nightwraith


June 18, 2021

Inventory Upgrade!

Inventory Upgrade

Inventory Upgrade

Earlier this week we made many limited quantity items sellable to lighten the burden on players with sparse inventory space. Now, we're giving all players a complementary inventory buff with 20 additional slots and raising the inventory cap to 720!

  • Inventory Achievements adjusted +20
    • Epic Hoarder: 120
    • Extreme Hoarder: 220
    • Legendary Hoarder: 320
    • Grand Legendary Hoarder: 420
    • Ultra Legendary Hoarder: 520
    • Epic Legendary Hoarder: 620
    • Ultimate Legendary Hoarder (NEW): 720 slots
  • All players awarded +20 free inventory slots
  • Inventory cap raised to 720
  • New players begin with 50 inventory slots


Buddy Slot Upgrade

Need more room for friends but don't have the budget? We have you covered! Expand your social circle with 20 additional free buddy slots!

  • Buddy Achievements adjusted +20
    • Epic Buddy: 120
    • Extreme Buddy: 170
    • Legendary Buddy: 220
  • All players awarded +20 free buddy slots
  • Buddy slot cap raised to 220
  • New players begin with 30 buddy slots


New Gifting Prizes Added:

At long last two additional unique gifting rewards have made their way onto Delta V! Thank you again for your patience during this process, and it was a pleasure realizing your EpicDuel visions.

  • Lore Master's Alpha Demiurge - an angelic armor forged from a realm beyond time and space
  • runeknight's Gamma Bot - a gilded Gamma Bot with weapons fit to battle a kaiju

Bug Fix:

Revitalization (Credit only): armor Defense and Resistance now being removed correctly


Last Infernal Call:

Next week the Infernal Slayer 3 missions will leave and become permanently rare (for real)! You have one week to complete the challenge and obtain these unique weapons!


Player Appreciation Varium:

With next week's update we will be giving all players who have logged in since January 1, 2020 a bonus 750 Varium to spend as they chose. This should be especially exciting for those who have never been able to afford any Varium and want to see what all the hype is about! You can even take a bite and see what it tastes like! I wouldn't recommend this, however, as Fortune City dental care can be lethal!

Tags: Nightwraith


June 14, 2021

Patch Notes - 1.8.21

We just rolled a small update make several limited quantity items sellable. This should be valuable to players without Varium who cannot expand their inventories as well as players with hundreds of items who want to do some Spring cleaning. Remember that the reason for this restriction was to prevent players from buying and selling the entire stock of items to troll other players. As the items are no longer in shops, the restrictions are no longer needed.


New Changes

The following items are now able to be sold at merchants, freeing up valuable inventory space.

  • Blazing Celtic Hunter CC
  • Mystic Celtic Hunter CC
  • Blazing Celtic Destroyer CC
  • Mystic Celtic Destroyer CC
  • Blazing Celtic Pistol CC
  • Mystic Celtic Pistol CC
  • Blazing Celtic War Bow CC
  • Mystic Celtic War Bow CC
  • Legion Operative Pistol P
  • Legion Operative Pistol E
  • Legion Hero Slayer P
  • Legion Hero Slayer E
  • Legion Hero Dagger P
  • Legion Hero Dagger E
  • Bonefire Warlord P
  • Bonefire Warlord E
  • Darkside Slayer P
  • Darkside Slayer E
  • Darkside Shredder P
  • Darkside Shredder E
  • Legion Leviathan Cutlass P
  • Legion Leviathan Cutlass E
  • Legion Leviathan Breaker P
  • Legion Leviathan Breaker E
  • Legion Wrath Scythe P
  • Legion Wrath Scythe E
  • Legion Skewer P
  • Legion Skewer E
  • Legion Hero Destroyer P
  • Legion Hero Destroyer E

Tags: Nightwraith


June 11, 2021

Kraggor's Cache

Kraggor's Cache

Arcade Tokens weighing you down? Visit Kraggor in the Infernal Mines to play the newest arcade game to win his new collection!


NEW ARCADE: Kraggor's Cache

Visit Kraggor in the Infernal Mines (or any ArcadeBot scattered throughout Delta V) to play the latest arcade game: Kraggor's Cache! Spend arcade tokens to win a new collection of Infernal weapons, home items, and credit jackpots!

With a new arcade comes a new leaderboard to climb and a new arcade achievement to earn with 13 levels of evolution!


Infernal Slayer 3 Leaving Soon!

If you haven't completed the Infernal Quest missions yet, you'd better hurry! They won't last much long and then those missions (and mission prizes) will go rare permanently!

Tags: Nightwraith


June 04, 2021

Patch Notes - 1.8.19

We just rolled a small update to boost rewards for 1v1 and 2v2 battles. This increase is in addition to the Power Hour/Power Weekend credits and experience boost. Note that this increase will impact losses as well as victories.


New Changes

  • Increased reward multiplier for 1v1 battles from 2 to 2.4
  • Increased reward multiplier for 2v2 battles from 3 to 5


  • Defeating the Legendary Delta Vault in the mission "Legendary Vault Core" with only award the mission drop but not the achievement. This is a known limitation with NPC drops; they can only award an achievement or a drop, but not both. This achievement will be awarded manually until the mission chains go rare.

Tags: Nightwraith


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