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New Battle Pass: Steel Forged

We’re launching the new Steel Forged Battle Pass: Dawn your freshly forged weapons and armor and set off on a quest!

  • Battle Byte Battle Pass will become unpurchasable with the release of Patch 5

Receive instant rewards for purchasing, and unlock over 100 more goodies just by playing and leveling up your Battle Pass. All players start earning Steel Forged Battle Pass experience as soon as Steel Forged is released, leveling up from 1 to 50. Battle Pass members unlock a reward every level, and unlock the rewards along the free track as well.

The Steel Forged Battle Pass costs 600 Crystals, and rewards you just for playing. You can unlock up to 150 Crystals through the Battle Pass, reducing the cost to 450 Crystals. For the first time ever, progress through a rewards track with reduced experience and unlock up to 8 Epic Champion skins!

Get a jump start on this awesome Battle Pass with the Battle Passport, a quick purchase that not only unlocks the new Battle Pass itself but the next 30 Battle Pass Levels so you can start playing with the new content right away!

The Battle Passport costs 1500 Crystals, saving you over 1000 Crystals!

Instant Unlocks (Exclusive to Battle Pass Purchasers)

  • Steel Forged Androxus
  • Dragon’s Keep Loading Frame
  • Dragon Forged Avatar
  • 50% Boost


Level 10 – Steel Forged Barik

Level 40 – Steel Forged Imani

Level 50 – Steel Forged MalDamba


Battle Pass Plus Rewards

Level 20 – Dragon Forged Barik

Level 30 – Dragon Forged Imani

Level 40 – Dragon Forged MalDamba

Level 50 – Dragon Forged Androxus

Other Battle Pass Exclusive Unlocks



New Siege Map: Bazaar




  • Speeder mounts no longer rotate while not moving, allowing the camera to orbit around them.


  • We have Introduced the first version of our Color Blind modes. Let us know how we can improve these new options to best suit your needs!
    • Colorblind Modes
      • Protanope
      • Deuteranope
      • Tritanope
  • Nintendo Switch
    • Voice chat  has been added to the Switch. Enable voice chat in the “Audio” tab of your options menu!

NEW DLC – Cottontail Seris ($7.99)

Jump into action with the Cottontail Pack!

Available June 5th.

Unlock the exclusive Cottontail skin for Seris, Oracle of the Abyss. Hop on the objective and support your team as this fun bunny with its matching weapon, Cottontail’s Bauble.

Plus: You’ll get 100 free crystals — enough for two Flair Chest rolls!

  • Price: $7.99
    • Cottontail Seris Skin
    • 100 Crystals


Golden Androxus

  • Unlocked by reaching Mastery Level 50 as Androxus

Golden Mal’Damba

  • Unlocked by reaching Mastery Level 50 as Mal’Damba

Ranked Split 3

Steel Forged will feature the third ranked split of the year, with all new split rewards!

Split 3 Rewards

  • Win 5 Games
    • Gold Chest
  • Win 25 Games
    • Vanguard


Stealth Mechanics

  • Damage numbers now pop up whenever you hit a stealthed target
  • stealth can now no longer be broken by damage or Crowd Control
Developer Commentary: We’ve standardized the way Stealth Functions in our game. Before there were many different ways stealth could apply, be removed, or reapplied. Much like the removal of superior CC and CC immunity we are looking to be consistent with gameplay mechanics.




  • Blunderbuss
    • Improved damage consistency
    • Reduced fall-off
  • Abilities
    • Barricade
      • Increase duration 4s ➡️ 5s
      • Reduced Cooldown 15s ➡️ 12s
    • Rocket Boots
      • Reduced cooldown 14s ➡️ 12s
    • Dome Shield
      • Increase Flame Turret damage 400 ➡️ 600 per second
  • Cards
    • Palisade
      • Reduce scaling {1|1}s ➡️ {0.4|0.4}s
    • Foundation
      • Reduced scaling  {1|1}s ➡️ {0.6|0.6}s
    • Bowling Ball
      • Reduced shield duration 4s ➡️ 3s
    • Red Streak
      • Reduced scaling {1.4|1.4}s ➡️ {0.8|0.8}s
Developer Commentary: Our goal with these changes is to move power from Bariks load out into his base kit, making him less reliant on specific cards. Also we made his gun better.




  • Shotgun
    • Increased ammo from 4 ➡️ 5


  • Talents
    • Cherish
      • Now also Increases the range of Kindle Soul by 300%
Developer Commentary: The healing bonus of this talent was not the only thing that Furia needed to create a Kindle Soul focused build. Also her sister had a range increase and Furia was Jealous.



  • Elemental Shift
    • Reduced cooldown 10s ➡️ 8s
  • Frostbomb
    • Reduced projectile Speed 60 ➡️ 40
  • Cards
    • Permafrost
      • Now increases projectile speed of frost bomb by {scale=12|12}%
Developer Commentary: Permafrost allowed Imani to amplify one of her strengths to a degree that no other damage champions can. Frostbomb by itself is also a hugely powerfull ability that was a little too easy to guarantee.



  • Cards
    • Heraldry
      • Reduced scaling {scale=1.5|1.5}s ➡️ {scale=1|1}s
    • Shining Topaz
      • Reduced scaling {scale=0.5|0.5}s ➡️ {scale=0.4|0.4}s


  • Talents
    • Cardio
      • Increased healing from 250 hps ➡️ 400 hps

The Hunt


  • Localization
    • Fixed an issue where the French description for Atlas’s Second Chance Ability was incorrect.
    • Fixed an issue where the Spanish version of Lex’s “Warrants Out” card displayed the incorrect numbers.
    • Fixed a truncation issue in the German Champion select lobby for the message “No Support.”
  • Gamepad
    • Fixed an issue where the “mute” button was displaying instead of the “unmute” button.
    • Fixed an issue where backing out of the match details screen on match history would send you all the way back to the main menu instead of back to match history.
  • Emotes
    • Fixed an issue where sometimes your ability would not immediately fire when interrupting an emote by pressing an input that would cancel it (shooting or using an ability).
  • Jitters
    • Fixed an issue where other players would visually jitter while walking down slopes.
    • Fixed an issue where attached deployed shields connected to other players (Khan and Vivian) would jitter.
    • Fixed an issue where attached deployed shields (Khan and Vivian) in spectator and killcam would jitter massively.


  • Shattered Desert
    • Fixed an issue where players could stand on trees that were not intended for standing.
    • Fixed an issue where a player’s camera could enter terrain.
    • Fixed an issue where a mounted player could get stuck between rocks.


  • Androxus
    • Addressed an issue with Androxus where he could get locked out of firing his ultimate until death if activated right after Netherstep.
  • Barik
    • Added shield crack effects to all of his shield skins.
  • Drogoz
    • Fixed an issue where Dragon Punch did not correctly play in kill cam.
  • Furia
    • Fixed an issue where your Wings of Wrath projectiles would seek banished targets.
  • Imani
    • Fixed an issue that enabled Imani to see enemies through walls if Cassie used her Scout while Imani was controlling her Dragon.
    • Addressed an issue where Imani could auto-purchase items for her dragon during the ability.
  • Khan
    • Greatly improved the consistency of Commander’s Grab. Reduced the frequency of players getting locked out without an enemy being stunned.
  • Inara
    • Fixed an issue Resilience would diminish the effect of the “Summit” card.
  • Moji
    • Fixed an issue where Moji could eat her ult victim while polymorphed.
  • Strix
    • Fixed an issue where players would experience a solid black screen after being affected by Strixes Flash Bang ability.
  • Viktor
    • Fixed an issue where the your weapon was incorrectly positioned in Iron Sights.
    • Fixed an issue where Viktor’s sprint animation would not always play in killcam.
    • Addressed an issue where If Viktor gets stunned while cooking a Grenade, his next Grenade won’t cook and will fire immediately.
  • Ying
    • Fixed an issue where Ying’s mirror was permanently open.