Roblox Islands New Combat update log & patch notes

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Roblox Islands has released the new combat update on September 17th, 2022! In this patch, you will find a wide-variety of changes and bug fixes have been added to the experience. These will hopefully help clear up any issues you may have had and allow you to find some new stuff to do in the game.

You can find the official patch notes below for the update, which were released on the official Islands Discord.

This is the first step in revitalizing combat to Islands! We have now introduced weaknesses and resistances to all hostile enemies that you will encounter on your adventures. All weapons will now have type associations. Matching the correct weapon type to an enemy weakness will reward you with more damage. However, if the enemy is resistant, then your damage will be reduced. All this information and more can be accessed through your new combat catalogue.

🗡️ Weapon Types 🗡️

  • Physical types : Slashing, Striking, Piercing
  • Magical types : Inferno, Hydro, Storm, Quake, Ethereal, Void
  • Some weapons include both physical and magical types.

🛡️ Weaknesses And Resistances 🛡️

  • Enemies can be neutral, weak, or resistant to certain weapon types.
  • Neutral: Base damage, Weak: +25% Damage, Resistant: -20% Damage.

📔 Combat Catalogue 📔

  • Access is located on the left side bar
  • Enemies tab: displays resistances and weaknesses
  • Weapons tabs (Melee, Archery, Magic): display weapon stats such as damage, weapon type, attack rate, etc.

🏹 Bow Rework 🏹

  • Corrected hit trajectory with bows to be smoother than before
  • Added damage drop off from distance shot
  • Bows now require specific arrow types to use
  • New bow idle, draw, and fire animations

🏹 New Bow and Arrow 🏹

  • Golden Shortbow and Iron Shortbow
  • Short Arrows and Long Arrows

📖 Magic Weapon Balances 📖

  • In preparation for future combat updates, cast holds have been removed (except for slime sceptre)
  • Damage reduction to cast base damage
  • Base Damage Changes
    • Static Scepter damage: 2/s → 8/s
    • Spellbook damage: 45 → 22
    • Tidal Spellbook damage: 42 → 36
    • Ruby Staff damage: 42 → 36
    • Godzilla Staff damage: 25 → 20
    • Spirit Spellbook:
      • White: 40 → 30
      • Blue: 45 → 37
      • Pink: 48 → 42
      • Green: 55 → 46
    • Slime Queen Scepter damage: 50 → 40

⚔️ Combat Changes: What to expect in the future? ⚔️

  • More arrows – Ability to switch between arrows
  • Weapon model updates – Cosmetic changes to weapons
  • A new crafting system is yet to come
  • We will be balancing stats with other existing weapons – less emphasis on one weapon being the superior choice, more situational/player-choice.

🐛 Misc Changes 🐛

  • In third person (PC): Bows and magic weapons shoot to the direction of your cursor
  • Damage indicator color changes based on weapon type damage dealt
  • Bow renamed to Wooden Shortbow
  • Artificial Bow renamed to Ancient Longbow
  • Vamp Bow renamed to Azarathian Longbow
  • Buffed Static Scepter: 2 → 8

📈 Crop Market News 📰
🥔 Potato prices have risen! (11 → 17)
🍒 Radish prices have dropped! (64 → 59)
🧑‍🌾 Farmer Cletus was recently heard whispering about watermelon prices…

Be sure to head over to the Roblox Islands page to try out this new update! You can check out more information on a variety of different experience in the Roblox section of our website. 

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