The team behind DUST 514 are constantly beavering away at the next update to the game, and Uprising 1.7 is the latest of these incremental improvements and updates. Once again, it sounds like quite a healthy release, taking on board a few key areas of community feedback, and working to make the game better.
This time around there are a handful of new weapons to choose from, with the Minmatar Combat Rifle adding another medium ranged option to your arsenal, while the Caldari Rail Rifle is set for long distance sniping.
More noticeable should be the vehicle overhaul, which was previously pushed back from an earlier update, and now sees adjusted physics and handling so that all vehicles should be more interesting and fun to drive. In particular the Heavy Armoured Vehicles has been altered to be more nimble, a bit faster, and withstand the elements better. This combines with improvements to turret aim assist and to viewing distances, and also locking vehicle to their owner and squad for a small amount of time after they are delivered, so that some random fellow can’t just hop in and drive off with your new ride!
The factional links between DUST 514 and EVE Online have also been strengthened, but for me the most interesting sounding update is a new volcanic mood. It’s an odd turn of phrase, but will make maps look more interesting an diverse, as the mercenaries battle with volcanos going off in the distance, hurling out magma, and ashen clouds into the sky, which rain debris on the battlefield.
Sounds and looks very atmospheric!