After some final polishing tests and a series of new revelations about what to expect, Novaquark has released the Athena update for dual universe today.
The Athena update, update 0.29, is named after the goddess of war and wisdom, and the many new features in this huge update will shape the future of dual universe. From space PVP, the ability to claim and contest resource hotspots in space, a brand new First User Experience (FTUE) and graphical overhauls, this update is packed with features.
When Novaquark decided to announce the update and call it Fina, the original slogan was to prepare for war. And that’s definitely represented here with the new Alien Space Core units that you can find scattered throughout. If you capture and successfully hold them, the resource transports are yours.
Battles get a new angle with the addition of Stasis weapons. Use a stasis weapon and slow down enemy ships, which might give you just enough time to escape or thwart successful attacks. Speaking of speed, space travel speed has also been adjusted for balance reasons. Smaller constructs move faster and heavier ships move slower. There are also many new graphical updates including the brand new skybox, improved water and other polished graphics.
Some of the other significant updates include the new system map features introducing the Aegis Market, where players can enter the market in the void of space and trade without leaving ship. The market is also important because it is in the center of the safe zone. You can dock if you want and use the market directly.
The updated First Time User Experience (FTUE) will also make the game friendlier for those who are new or just want to slow down the experience a bit. Each player has a non-PVP Safe Moon territory. They are permanent, so you can claim them with permanent residency without having to pay upkeep costs. In this way, players can advance at their own pace and also take a break without worrying.
For detailed information about the update, see dual universe.
https://www.mmorpg.com/news/space-battles-graphics-overhauls-new-market-as-the-athena-update-is-now-live-in-dual-universe-2000124891 Space battles, graphics overhauls, new market as the Athena update is now live in the Dual Universe