Inquisitor - Announcing the Season of the Warp Surge!

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While players were battling the elements within the Season of the Inferno, we were working hard on the upcoming Season for Inquisitor. 

As a token of our gratitude, if you log in to the game this week, you'll receive a small reward package, so be sure to claim your rewards until  the end of the week!

Therefore, without further ado, it is time to unveil Inquisitor's second Season:


Season of the Warp Surge



Our main design goals for Season 2 were to implement the feedback we received during Inferno from the players into the new Season, while creating mechanics that encourage players to constantly adapt and react to the changing events on the field of battle.

Therefore we came up with the idea of Warp Anomalies that appear during missions, each providing a different bonus that you can benefit from. But beware! The warp is treacherous and the price of toying with such power may be high.

These anomalies will pop up as you progress through the missions. Most of them have combined effects on the player, meaning that you can gain an advantage if you interact with them, but they will also have negative effects on the side, such as damage, or other, more mysterious effects.

Here are the anomalies you will be able to meet during your travels:


Zone of Malevolence

Standing in this vortex will give you a +100% damage bonus - but beware, it slowly eats   away your health.

Warp Nova

Interacting with this anomaly will stun nearby enemies around the player. Use it to defeat your foes quickly!

Corpus Warp Fleck

This anomaly charges your health and your armor skill resources to full. (Psyker Warp Heat resets to zero.) However, you will receive 15% more melee damage for a while.

Elemental Warp Fleck

A similar anomaly, this one will fill your utility and suppression bars up along with recharging your Inoculator. The trade-off is a whopping 15% increased ranged damage taken.

Veil of Carnage

An unique Warp creation, this anomaly will follow you after interacting with it. It will grant 400% damage bonus and 50% movement speed, turning you into a blood-crazed, furious entity of the Warp. However, it will take away some of your Inoculator Charges and your slain enemies will have a slight chance to come back from the dead as Demons!

Warp Pillar

A volatile power surge, the Warp Pillar will randomly follow enemies or players alike, dealing periodic damage to everyone in its wake.

Zone of Manifestation

When you slay your foes in the Zone of Manifestation, beware: they can, and they will respawn as Demons from the Warp - or Warp Flecks might emerge from their slain corpses!

Further Season Mechanics and itemization

Besides the Warp Anomalies, our goal was to create an array of Seasonal Items that draw power and utility from Warp Anomalies while staying useful outside of Warp environments. With this vision, we created 15 new Seasonal Items with unique enchants, and along with them, 6 new Relic Enchants independent from items, meaning they can be rolled on any freshly obtained Seasonal items.




Of course, a New Season required a new Shard as well, so we added a new Warp Shard into the game, which grants the players Supreme Warp Resist, Warp Damage, or Warp Reflect, depending on where they use them.

The Seasonal Journey was altered a bit as well, based on player feedback as we tweaked around the more tedious tasks and added some new, Warp themed ones to fit the bill of the new Season.

Unlock unique rewards

Unlock 4 unique portrait frames, and bolster your Trophy Desk with swirling Empyrean Rifts as rewards for your Seasonal Journey. These will be visible to other players as well so they will know you have done a great service for the Emperor.

Warp-Tainted Missions

A completely fresh addition to the new Season will be an unique mission type, named Warp-tainted missions. These missions will rarely appear in each solar system, with an unique icon, and unique hazards to go with it. These missions will have unique terrain elements and effects to them, and of course the rewards for completing such missions will not be scarce.

During the Season, Intels will have a 20% chance to spawn a Warp-tainted mission, to allow players to find new challenges. Within these missions, unique Warp Gate anomalies can occur where the player will encounter new enemies from the Void.

Loot chests will appear randomly during these missions, and players will have to scramble to find them before they disappear into the Warp - only to reappear again somewhere else on that map!

Just like in the previous season, Shrines across all missions will have a chance to transform into Warp Shrines, granting players a huge damage and movement speed bonus.

Of course, when the Season of the Warpsurge launches, it will do so with a gameplay trailer. Stay tuned!


It is time, Inquisitors, to prepare for the upcoming Warp Surge… the Inferno has now been reduced to cinders and ashes thanks to your effort, but soon enough you will face a new, darker challenge arising from the void - the Warp Surge is upon us!

This post was modified 318 days ago by Marcopolocs
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Inquisitor - Announcing the Season of the Warp Surge!
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150 days ago
Brother Kundari
Noted, thanks for your feedback!
151 days ago
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Posted by Marcopolocs 151 days ago
We announced the end of the Warp Season a good while ago on several of our platforms but it seems to missed your eyes.


It will end of the 15th of June, officially. After the merging of the seasonal into non-seasonal there will be a short 2-3 weeks break before the launch of our newest Season.

Well, I DO remember a post that explained we PC players is still having quite a bit of time left until the NEXT Season starts, that was mentioned to start some time in month of June. Which was also probably the article explaining the new Co-oP Void Crusade coming up, and the next Season will be having this implemented, when the new Season starts after Warp.


But this specific WARP Season was mentioned to end this end May.

I do not recall that the current Warp Season was mentioned to officially END on the 15th of June.

I hope you will make a system that comes up and is stickied that is to officially state exactly WHEN Seasons is going to end. Would be nice to have to avoid any kind of confusion and doubt.

151 days ago
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We announced the end of the Warp Season a good while ago on several of our platforms but it seems to missed your eyes.


It will end of the 15th of June, officially. After the merging of the seasonal into non-seasonal there will be a short 2-3 weeks break before the launch of our newest Season.

152 days ago
Posted by Marcopolocs 184 days ago

On PC, the Season will end around the second half of May. The exact date will be out within a week at most.

On PS4 and Xbox the Season will run a few months longer. :)

Ok, thank you for that. Second half of May, yes. And then: THE EXACT date WILL be out WITHIN a week at MOST.

Well, exact date today is the 24th of May. We are a GOOD way into the last half of mth of May. Total days of May is 31 days.

Most other games that do have Seasons, or at least what I am having the impression of, is that they normally get a HEADS UP Announcement like: HEADS UP everyone, we would like to announce that the Season will be officially over in exactly 14 days on the date and time of so and so.

And then some other stuff. Would be nice if we also can have a HEADS UP alert 14-20 days before thing. This goes for both PC and Console part.

I know for a fact that some of the Console Community was going for finishing the last few Challenges/Tiers of Inferno and turned on the Consoles and found out that Season was suddenly just over. And got very surprised that it was even over, because of no headlines, no heads-up, no warning, nothing.

156 days ago
Getting ready to wrap up parts 3 and 4 of warp surge. Is there still time..a few days? A week? Longer?  Would hate to come back not able to wrap up a few loose ends.  Was wondering what the end date is?
172 days ago
Ok, I found this Weapon which has a Main thing called - Can Cause Hallucination. Anyone know what HALLICINATION even does as in-game stats?

Because I can´t find anything about it.

184 days ago
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Ok, around the 2nd half of May. Thank you Marco for saying. I hope I can get to finish it.

I have all Void related (imo some of the most frustrating ones to do) stuff left to do and the 10Lvls above without dying left to do and some very few others.

And if there is someone or perhaps even you Marco, that could give me a link for Assassin and the most/best way to get the most Warp Damage output available, that would be very nice. Best ways to max out Warp Damage that is based on Physical Damage, yes.

I seen this Spinner Assassin and seems fun, but I don´t think it is very useful for getting Lvls done which is 10 and higher above your own Lvl.

184 days ago

Will there be a repeat of the season in the future?I just started playing and I think I won't have time to complete all the challenge.

184 days ago
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Marcopolocs
Thank you for the feedback!

That means, as I'm doing this on PS4, I still have quite some time left.


Thx!!

184 days ago

On PC, the Season will end around the second half of May. The exact date will be out within a week at most.

On PS4 and Xbox the Season will run a few months longer. :)

184 days ago
Brother Kundari

Yeah, I hear you.

I'm trying to get the challenges done too and I'm also curious about the exact end-date.
I usually only have the weekends to really go all-out on the grind, with a coupe of hours here and there during the week.


I've got some time consuming challenges left like the reach lvl 100 one and complete all void crusades (though I'm opting to just beeline to the suppreme missions to cut the time needed and get the tick for completion of those void crusades).


The one for leveling a tarot to lvl 5 is not bad but there are still some that will require quite some effort. So yeah, I'm hoping we're getting enough time to do all this :) :)

This comment was edited 184 days ago by Heruceva
184 days ago
Heruceva
I´m usually always patient. But for this I allow myself to be slightly impatient. Since because the Warp Season doesn´t last that much longer and it is just around the corner to be all finished. And I need to know how much hard work I need to put into my remaining Challenges, and what kind of days I can take a break from the hard work. And I don´t wish to have them come tell here on Monday next week that - Oh, that will completely finish in exact 1 week from today.


It would be nice to know exactly how much work I need to put in as a minimum in X number of days within the week to know if I may stand a chance to complete it all. And not stand left with 1 single Challenge that means the difference between entire Tier 5 done or not.

185 days ago
Brother Kundari
Be patient fellow inquisitor.

I'm sure they'll pick this up. They're active on this forum but not every day. They might need to change their focus to development, testing or other important matters.

I'm sure they'll get back to you.

185 days ago
So, 3 days since I asked. Please respond to this, since I wish and need to know how much hard work I need to put down into my remaining Challenges, to actually stand a chance of completion
187 days ago
Brother Kundari
Yeah, is there a set date?

I still have all Tier 5 challenges to do but I fear it will take more time than I have :)

189 days ago
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I am wondering about more specifically which date/day in May. I still have quite a few Challenges left to do in Tier 3-5, so I´m curious to know exactly how much time do I have left to complete my Challenges and Goals?
254 days ago
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Byeohazard

The Season of the Warp Surge will probably end around May so those players who joined just recently to climb the ladder have plenty of time to complete all the objectives.

270 days ago
How long does the season last?
326 days ago
Ok, thx for sharing.
326 days ago
Marcopolocs
Thanks, so I don't need to check it until the 9th.
327 days ago
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Probably next week but anything can happen until then which may force us to postpone it. We are aiming for the 9th of December.


@KNURUSEK‍ no, porting to Switch is not among our plans.

327 days ago
Is there any date known, when the season starts? Also I would like to ask, if you plan to release Inquisitor also on Nintengo Switch?
328 days ago
So, any date for this new event of ours set?

I will assume within the next 14 days, but...

334 days ago
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Lankester
800.....that's cute....i had to open nearly 5k tarot cards
334 days ago
An Assassin... Dual-Wielding Close Combat Specialist... dealing in serious Kick-Ass Warp Damage. Hhmmm, at least something to consider playing. And also a Character Class I never ever tried before. Maybe dealing out some Bleeding Damage as well?? Hhhmmm.

May just go for something like it. And if not that... A Tech Priest perhaps???

338 days ago
Lankester

We couldn't squeeze this one into the Season 2 patch but we are planning to work on this in January/February.

338 days ago
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@MARCOPOLOCS‍ , there is one very important QoL thingy that the end of the season has brought to light more than ever before: bulk activation of tarot cards.



It was mentioned by someone in this forum a couple of months ago and you replied that it would be a good addition worth looking into (my paraphrasing, of course).


With the end of the season transfer from seasonal characters, clicking 880 times is not something I look forward to. Any news on allowing us to activate the entire stack with one click?


338 days ago
+1
Well, let's see about the balance changes - if there are timed challenges again, I might pick a more burst-y class than my inferno season TA!
343 days ago
And I truly do hope this Challenges that consists of Void Crusade ALL Keys+Fragments and Void on Time Limit is NOT the case in this Season. My one and personal most timeconsuming & frustrating Challenges of them all.

I do hope I will not see those Challenges again in quite some time.

347 days ago
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Marcopolocs
Ahh, YEEESSSS ! More storage for us hoarders ! 
348 days ago
Bossonova
nevermind i just seen the announcement. 
348 days ago
i am still waiting to play season of the inferno on the xbox one,  any dates yet boyz?
348 days ago
+2

Expanded storage - at last!!!

348 days ago
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Joelnh

There will be no changes on the Cabals or chats however the Season patch will be massive, many balance changes will come along with some great stuff (expanded storage and a recruitment panel with lobbies for coop).

348 days ago
ben shaw
Any  Game Improvements to the UI, Cabals, Chat etc ?
348 days ago
Posted by Marcopolocs 348 days ago
We will try to figure out something so you can also face the new challenges!
Ah that would be amazing, the idea sounds cool.
348 days ago
ben shaw
We will try to figure out something so you can also face the new challenges!
348 days ago
I'm color blind, and them warp anomalies are gonna be a pain to see. Should I avoid this season?