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Patch Notes - Nuclear Winter - January 9, 2017

January 9, 2017 | Etaew | Viewed 4,025 times | Patch,

The new Nuclear Winter event available only during the month of January 2017 features radiation damaging enemies, a new synergy Isotropic Decay, 8 new jackpots with new skins and a pursuit which can increase your inventory slots.

Source: http://forums.defiance.com/showthread.php?253213-Patch-Notes-Nuclear-Winter-January-9-2017


Winter is finally here, and its Nuclear! Nuclear Winter is a brand new in game event that will usher in the new year, with enemies that burn with Radiation! Fight off Hellbugs, Raiders, Mutants and Plaguers, who are all out to poison you with toxic radiation attacks.


Finish the daily and weekly contracts to get your weekly reward. The reward will contain a guaranteed Legendary U-238 weapon and an epic mod with the chance to be legendary (chance at a jackpot weapon).

Nuclear Waste Management

Description: Dedicated ark hunters will be treated to a bounty, courtesy of the Tarr Family.


  • Complete Tarr Family Daily Contract (10)
  • Collect bounty at the Fork in San Francisco (1)


  • 25 Tarr Family Reputation
  • 2500 XP
  • 6 Keycodes

Minimizing Fallout

Description: The Tarr Family is offering rewards to all ark hunters who help against the Nuclear Winter arkfalls. Once done, head to the Fork in San Francisco for a reward.


  • Defeat a major "Nuclear Winter" arkfall (1)
  • Collect bounty at the Fork in San Francisco (1)


  • 5 Tarr Family Reputation
  • 500 XP
  • 2 Keycodes

Pursuit (Imposed Half-Life)

A new pursuit has been added called "Imposed Half-Life". Complete this pursuit during the Nuclear Winter event to receive a special reward: 35 inventory slots and the title "Radioactive". Inventory slots will increase beyond the current cap!

Description: Complete the following Nuclear Winter arkfalls. Major arkfalls give double credit.

Tasks: Arkfalls Completed (50)


  • +35 Inventory Slots
  • Radioactive title

Synergy (Isotropic Decay)

  1. +17% Accuracy and -17% Recoil
  2. -17% Reload
  3. +17% Crit Mult
  4. +17% Damage

New Weapons

Included weapon types:

  • Assault Rifle
  • Bolt Action Repeater
  • HP-6 Wolfhound
  • SMG
  • PS-30 Slugger
  • SAW
  • Quick Repeater

Chance at one of 8 all new jackpots (one special charge blade). These Jackpot weapons will have BRAND NEW SKIN TEXTURES. These skins have never before been seen:

ALL U-238 manufactured weapons (dropping from both the event and lock boxes) will have an additional effect: +10% additional armor penetration and nano-effect chance! This is in addition to the synergy and bonuses.

Weapon Changes

  • VBI SMG and variants: Crit mult increased to 2 (from 1.5)
  • VBI SMG and variants: Aim and hip accuracy improved
  • All Semi-auto sniper rifle damage increased by 12%
  • FRC Bolt Action Repeater damage increased by 65%
  • VBI Sniper Rifle damage increased by 52%
  • Volge Lightning Rifle damage increased by 52%
  • VOT Bolter damage increased by 53%
  • VBI Assault Rifle and variants: Aim and hip accuracy improved

Vanity Bundle (Atomic Pack)

  • U-238 TACC Assault Rifle (with the brand new jackpot skin)
  • Radiation Ironclad Fortifier IV EX
  • CDC Eradicator outfit and headgear,
  • Biohazard Trooper Helmet
  • The “Atomic” title

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Etaew (PC-EU) - Site Admin

RookieBeatBoxer posted:

Um is this all for Pc because I play on console Ps3

 This event is on all platforms

11 months ago

RookieBeatBoxer ()

Um is this all for Pc because I play on console Ps3

11 months ago

Mckllrx (PS3-NA)

Hey that's pretty cool 

11 months ago