TL;DR Workshop items will need some time to update, but the game should be more stable.
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:
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 ...Read More
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.
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.
There may be subsequent passes based on your feedback to these changes, but the goals for this update were:
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 ...Read More
Unturned Item IDs for Carpat:
Battlekot and his crew of Unturned modders have just released their latest creation set in the Carpathian Mountains into the curated maps pool: Carpat
Carpat is designed as a hardcore vanilla survival map meant to be played without kits/tpa/etc similar to Yukon. It's one of the most challenging maps in the game to date, for example traders will judge you based on your reputation - with a low rep you'll only be able to trade with the marauders.
If you'd like to support this team while sporting some thematically appropriate garb then check out the Carpat Bundle on the Stockpile here:
Athens has now retired from the official map pool ...
Danaby, the creator of Bunker Arena among several other popular arena maps on the workshop, has just released his second curated arena map: Athens
This map is a big step up from Bunker Arena, and is now available in the official pool of arena maps! View Trailer
If you'd like to support Danaby in his creation of future maps you can check out the Athens Arena Bundle on the Stockpile here:View Bundle
. Following a popular run as a curated map Ireland has now moved on to the Workshop. View on Steam WorkshopSaves and progress will carry over to the Workshop version if you decide to download it. There are several other exciting curated projects coming up - more info on them soon!Read More
Spyjack, well known for his incredible use of NPC features in his "Tales of Terror" mod, has been hard at work since the initial launch of Greece on this huge NPC update!
Now available in-game these are some of the highest quality quests yet - from critical thinking puzzles (that still challenge him from time to time), to multi-stage construction, to some questlines with many alternative endings.
You can now make use of the rally racing tracks across Greece! Two Rally Car vehicle skins are now up on the Stockpile for purchase, the sales of which support the creators of Greece. The Greece Mystery Box has also been updated with a few new items.
View Rally Car Skins
By popular request Ireland has been extended to June 15th!
The Ireland team has been hard at work these past few weeks improving the map through smaller patches. For further details view the Ireland specific patch notes on the steam discussions:
Ireland changes in the 18.104.22.168 update:
Storm_Epidemic, Th3o, Diesel_Sisel and Misterl212 - creators of a ton of popular workshop content such as The Driftless are excited to unveil their latest project: Ireland!
Now available to play in-game officially for its debut, Ireland is very visually impressive with lots of new content and NPC questlines to explore. It will be featured until May 28th before becoming available on the workshop, though this may be extended pending your feedback!
If you'd like to support the Ireland team consider checking out the Ireland map bundle on the Stockpile here!
Note: I'll be away visiting my family in ...Read More
The majority of my time has been going into 4.x trying to get a really polished beta ready, but I've also been working with several teams on upcoming content: in the near future we should have the 3rd Greece update, and another ...Read More
Update 3 of 3 to Greece which contains the full questlines has been growing continually complex, but should be on track for release soon. I've been chipping away at the task list for the next devlog, and am aiming to put a post up this weekend!Read More
Cyprus is now available in-game!Cyprus is an expandalone for the Greece map available separately in both Arena and Survival modes! It builds on the Greece environment while sporting entirely new locales, and being a Medium-sized map it's less taxing to run.Featuring a specially designed Arena variant also makes Cyprus the newest open-world Arena map in quite some time.The Greece Mystery Box has been updated to include several new "Graced" weapon skins to celebrate the 2nd stage of Greece updates.The third Greece update, containing the full suite of NPC content and quests is coming soon...
You can now use your Crafting Materials introduced from the previous update to make Stat Counter tools! These can be attached to any weapon skin in your inventory to begin tracking your prowess with that item, for example how many players you've killed with it. You can then show off your insanely high killcounts to friends (or envious enemies) both while holding your skin, or in any trophy case type storage.
Currently there are two types of stat counters:
Make sure to leave your feedback on other stat counters you might want, and if there are any items you feel the stat counter positioning should be adjusted on.
And yes, you can attach a stat counter to your canned beans. If you somehow manage to directly kill someone while holding the beans it will be tracked. You ...Read More
Added ability to salvage marketable cosmetics and skins for Crafting Materials.
Added basic server->client UI formatting. [For details see issue #96 on the community GitHub]
Added barricade and structure salvage requested events for plugins.
Improved NPC error logging to suggest missing values.
Improved objects to work with time of day conditions.
Tweaked server list to hide results with bot players.
Fixed server crashing in some cases when kicking inactive clients.
Fixed a headless linux server crash. -Thanks Trojaner
In the skins inventory you can now switch to the crafting tab to view available recipes. At the moment you craft random cosmetics and skins from the normal drop tables e.g. colored hoodies, arctic camo, shoreline camo. Soon additional recipes will be added for special item modifiers. Note that all items grant 1 Crafting Material, even mythics - which will prompt to make sure you don't accidentally scrap them.
Bunker Arena has been transitioned to the workshop after being featured in the curated maps section, and the associated bundle on the itemstore is no longer available for sale - though it can be traded and marketed. You can find the map here ...Read More
It's a holiday miracle: a brand new large survival map set in Greece from the team that brought you Hawaii!
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 or post on the Greece-specific Steam subforum, but chances are they'll see it no matter where you post.
Added Greece map.
Added Greece Mystery Box to the Stockpile.
Added flag math NPC reward type for advanced setups.
Added spawn animal command.
Improved all crates to show the approximate chances of receiving each item rarity.
Tweaked ...Read More
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.
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.
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.
Improved server to rate limit several more potentially spamable actions.
Improved admin buildable editor to hide rotation compression.
Tweaked vehicle to show Blocked messsage when unable to reach entrance.
Fixes from the Hawaii team for several melee items and huts.
Fixed showing published workshop items in submit menu with more than 50 items.
You can now find blimps anchored at Kent Raceway in Washington ready to spectate the race!
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.
Added Unturned Blimp ID [ID 189]
Added rest, prone, crouch and under_arrest poses for NPCs.
Tweaked snowstorms in the Yukon to be 10x more frequent.
Tweaked trains to allow placing bedrolls and sentry guns.
Fixed server to rate-limit skills related requests.
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.Read More
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:Read More
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.
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 ...Read More
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.Read More
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 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.
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:
Improvements ...Read More
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".
You can now find dirtbikes anywhere you'd find quads before! They offer similar advantages to snowmobiles but in non-snow environments.
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.Read More
Added ability for arena maps to spawn players with items. For an example see Alpha Valley's config file.
Tweaked cloud rainyness/snowyness to be visible only in rain/snow volumes.
Tweaked compass UI to not conflict with gasmask.
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.
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:
Falling with Black Leather Gloves and Brown Work Shoes:
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.Read More
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.
Improved map to show arena compactor target circle.
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.
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.Read More
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. :)Read More
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.Read More
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 ...Read More
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.Read More
Issues reported in this update:
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.
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 ...Read More
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 22.214.171.124 update containing the new map I've been working on these past months!
(Spoiler warning!) Click below to watch the trailer for 126.96.36.199: 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!
Everything in the new map is coming together. Next up the polishing steps such as lighting, balance adjustments, story notes, etc!
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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:
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.
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.
Added Top Gun quest for Andy on the Liberator.
Improved to run execute.config from cloud folder as well.
Tweaked graphics draw distance to affect decal draw distance.
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
Added support for shooting turret from pilot seat.
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:
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]
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.
Updated to Unity 5.6
Tweaked to cap aspect ratio at 21:9 Tweaked stereo audio range lower.
Tweaked small pebbles tile draw distance lower.
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.
This week I also uploaded two new video tutorials:
Creating Custom Songs
Uploading Skins to the Curated Workshop
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 ...Read More
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.
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.
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 ...Read More
Transplanted PEI and surrounding waters to another planet for a change of scenery.
Tweaked more food items to cause hallucinations in line with their real life counterparts.
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.Read More
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.
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 ...Read More
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.
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.
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!
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 ...Read More
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!
Send your entry to contest[at]smartlydressedgames.com with links to your screenshot(s) and your Steam profile (needed to grant award)!
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.
Tweaks ...Read More
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/collectionRead More
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Added vehicle perspective option which limits third person to vehicles only.
Improved singleplayer menu to categorize map types. [Hawaii and other upcoming community-created updates will belong to the Curated category.]
Cleaned up after festive event.
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.
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 ...Read More
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!
If you would like to cast your vote here's a link to the page on Steam:
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!
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.
Updated to Unity 5.5.0p3 ...Read More
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!
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.
BattlEye security update. (for all BattlEye protected games)
Tweaked several large boulders to have landmark LODs.
Temporarily disabled ambient occlusion in forward render mode.
Fixed items in storage getting dropping in the ...
Edit for 188.8.131.52:
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! :)
Added rewritten/upgraded landscape system, new tools and holes support.
Added Devtest4 map.
Added basic type browser/content browser.
Added terrain quality graphics option.
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.
Tweaked snowflake particle lighting to be more visible.
Tweaked traps not to count as PvP deaths.
Fixed server incorrectly rejecting bayonet hits.
Fixed to prevent specular highlights on foliage and terrain aside from rain.
Fixed standing ...
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.
Updated to Unity 5.5.0f3.
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.
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.
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 ...Read More
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.
Improved editor to save default window layout and menu for saving/loading.
Improved debug lines intersecting objects to darken and checkerboard.
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.
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.
Another week and we're up to ~7,400 confirmed cheaters banned!
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.
I made quite a bit more progress on the editor revamp this week in a lot of different areas, the most visibly different ...Read More
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 ...Read More
Edit for 184.108.40.206 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.
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.
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.
Tweaked unboxing to show warning if unknown item is opened.
Tweaked aircraft carrier to have a basic navmesh.
Fixed buildables to better fit incorrectly placed slots.
Fixed quest interactable clientside prediction issues.
Fixed Hawkhound_8, Sportshot_10 and Viper_25 to be ...
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:
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!
Added Mk. II achievement/puzzle/easter egg.
Added new items to Halloween Gift Present.
Accepted a ton of new curated workshop items.
Decorated the Liberator for Halloween.
Tweaked galley to sell snack food items.
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.
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.
Improved aggressive actions to mark entire group.
Tweaked player buttons to link to Steam profile.
Tweaked armory to sell rangefinder instead of detonator.
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.
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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]
Improved performance of several core systems.
Tweaked medium/small engines to use the old audio.
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
Fixed dropped clothing losing metadata.
Fixed placement of several bridges on Russia.
Fixed several easily abused spots in tank train tunnel.
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.
Options such as hitmarkers, crosshairs, ballistics and maps are now available in the gameplay config section, and zombie speed in ...Read More
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.
Improved wheeled vehicle audio.
Improved objects to save by file name rather than ID.
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.
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 ...
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 ...Read More