Riot Games has confirmed that it will be reviewed valuingFracture map to address balance issues.
Riot Games game and level designer Joe “Pearl Hogbash” Lansford took to Twitter on August 27 to explain the team’s plans for the Fracture overhaul, stating that certain areas of the map will be changed to help balance problems both to defend and to attack. teams (via GamesRadar).
“So, Fracture has been out for a year. We’re working on a couple of changes right now,” Lansford said. “Not going to spoil too much but the high level theme is some general quality of life changes across the map and hopefully making A Site a bit more defensible, maybe some changes around Dish so that that area a little more usable. for both teams: attack and defense.
“Watch out for that soon.”
Just to clarify a bit, we’re not actually “reworking” the map. The main gameplay will remain the same. As I said in the video, we’re making quality of life changes and some updates to A and Plato.
Excited to get this out to everyone soon! https://t.co/bZTahezxy2
— Pearl “ManWolfAxeBoss” Hogbash (@Pearl_Hogbash) August 27, 2022
In a follow-up tweet, the developer said that Fracture’s map isn’t actually a full “rework,” clarifying that “the core gameplay will remain the same.” Like I said in the video, we’re making quality of life changes and some updates on A and plate.”
It’s unclear at this time when Riot Games intends to release the big update, as Lansford only suggested it’s coming “soon.” More details may be revealed in upcoming patch notes.
Earlier this month, Riot Senior Competitive Designer EvrMoar defended the development team after a player accused them of ignoring the game’s rating issues. The player’s post on Reddit said that the developers were “dark and evil figures trying to manipulate their community.” EvrMoar responded, saying that this is not the case and that they are passionate about what they do.
In other news, before the release of Splatoon 3 next month, Nintendo has released a new seven-minute Japanese gameplay trailer.