Beginning Monday, December 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM PST / 6:00 PM UTC and running through Monday, January 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM PST / 6:00 PM UTC, enjoy the happiest time of year in the New Frontier!
It doesn’t matter if you’re naughty or nice, get ready to battle with the Volge and hunt down the Abominable Warmaster in special summoned Major Arkfalls in the seasonal Solstice Strike event. And, don’t forget, the Solstice Slayer Solstice Strike pursuit is back this year! It can net you an epic jackpot of an SO2 Courier, which can be upgraded to supreme!
Don’t delay! Solstice Strike melts away on January 1, 2018. You won’t want to miss the festive action!
Server Downtime - PC - December 7, 2017 - 10:00 AM PST (6 PM GMT)
Hey there Ark Hunters,
We're bringing the servers down for all environments on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM GMT/UTC for maintenance.
Estimated downtime is approximately 2 hours.
Black Friday Savings
Black Friday is here and boy, do we have some great deals for YOU! From Friday, November 24th until Friday, December 1, 2017, save big on the following…
Limited Edition Ex Inanis Black Friday Boxes
For one week only, visit Iron Demon Ranch to find some desperate En Inanis Runners who are selling special caches for PG OR BITS! There are two types of caches, and they contain the following items:
A legendary mod from a specific weapon type AND specific synergy
A perfected weapon from a specific weapon type AND specific synergy
Brand-New Cerberus Pack
The all-new Cerberus Pack includes the following items:
Cerberus Assault Vehicle: Vehicle equipped with a rear-mounted turret and passenger rocket system
Echinda Weapon: Light Machine Gun (Radiation Nano) designed to mimic the Cerberus Turret
Typhon Weapon: Rocket Launcher (Incendiary Nano) designed to mimic the passenger rocket system
Both weapons have the Synergy: Hound of Hades  Kills reload 25% of your stowed weapon’s clip (Cooldown: 3s)
Limited-Edition Black Friday Bargain Box
Get a chance at rare Defiance items at super low bit costs! Plus, each 100 pack of these limited-edition Black Friday Bargain Boxes contains a free jackpot.
Titan Bundles & Gold Edition Sale
Both Titan Bundles and Gold Edition are on sale for up to 65% off!
Happy holidays, Ark Hunters!
NEW FRONTIER HARVEST RETURNING 11/22
This Thanksgiving, get your turkeys ready for the New Frontier Harvest event!
Starting Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM PST / 1:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM UTC and going through the following Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 9:59 AM PST / 12:59 PM EST / 5:59 PM UTC, pig out during the New Frontier Harvest event!
“Reap the Harvest” Pursuit
The pursuit, “Reap the Harvest” awards an epic jackpot: Depravity (Sludge Rocket Launcher) and the “Glutton” title.
Celebrate Turkey Day the Defiance way – doing donuts in the post-apocalyptic wilderness while blasting your way through an endless supply of maniacal monstrosities! Be sure to keep an eye on the Defiance Steam store for the biggest sales of the year, too!
Thanksgiving Holiday Limited CS & Dev Hours
Being ArkHunters, we all know that it’s important to take time out from time to time to be with our families and loved ones. That’s why later this week we’ll be a bit MIA as we attend Thanksgiving festivities here in the US.
Our CS team is offline for all of Thursday, November 23, 2017. This may cause a delay in ticket responses as a result. Additionally, the dev and community teams are officially offline from Nov. 23 – 24.
We hope you guys and gals have a great Thanksgiving as well and we’ll see you next week!
Update 1 - 12:20 PM PST (8:20 PM GMT) - We still have 40 minutes until the initially posted maintenance window is complete, but there is a chance we may go over that time. If we do go over our initial downtime you can expect our next status update by 2PM PST (10PM GMT).
Greetings ark hunters,
We're bringing all versions of Defiance offline at 10 AM PST (6PM GMT) [www.wolframalpha.com]on Monday, November 6, 2017 for maintenance and an Ex Inanis Synergy Refresh.
Downtime will be approximately 3 hours.
EX INANIS SYNERGY ROTATION
The 3 synergies in the Ex Inanis crates and on the store have been rotated. These crates now contain weapons and mods from the following synergies:
Shearing Cascade (NEW)
In addition, Py’Numbra will be rotating jackpots from the Eternal Presence and Sanguine Extraction synergies.
New Synergy: Shearing Cascade  +25% armor plate damage  Taking damage has a chance to repair all plates (Cooldown: 30s)  On enemy armor break, 10% chance to fully reload your weapon. (5s cooldown)  On enemy armor break, +5% damage for 5 seconds (Max Stacks: 5)
Hulker Hell Oct. 18-Nov. 1
In anticipation of Halloween, get ready to hunt Hulkers and win prizes!
From Wednesday, October 18 until Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM PDT/ 1:00 PM EDT / 5:00 PM UTC destroy Hulkers at Hulker Hell arkfalls to earn Purified Gulanite. This limited-time Hulker Hell event includes the following:
Hulker Hell Majors and Minors will be occurring all across Paradise!
Make your own Hulker Hell happen with the Drag Me to Hell Arkfall Summon when you own the Arkbreaker DLC.
Complete the Halloween pursuit to gain the Legacy Hacker Outfit.
In addition to the Hulker Hell event, Cronus[forums.defiance.com] has a Halloween-themed contest, Spirit Festival 2017[forums.defiance.com]. From October 13/14, 2017 until November 1, 2017, submit a screenshot of your character at either an Extra Life Arkfall or a Hulker Hell Arkfall and post it here[forums.defiance.com] to be entered into a raffle. Players from all platforms can join the fun and earn great prizes! Plus, there will be a special Festival Marathon on October 28, 2017 beginning at 5:00 PM PDT / 8:00 PM EDT on PC/NA. For more details and all the rules, check out the official forum post here[forums.defiance.com].
ONLINE - Server Downtime - PC/Xbox/PS3 - October 12, 2017 - 10:00 AM PDT (5 PM GMT)
Hey there Ark Hunters,
We're bringing the servers down for all environments on Thursday, October 12th at 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM GMT/UTC for an Extra Life update.
Estimated downtime is approximately 2 hours. As usual, we'll update this thread if additional time is needed.
Extra Life 2017 Rewards & Schedule – Prepare for October 13th!
Save the date! Our 7th annual Extra Life event begins on October 13th at 11:30am PT, where we'll be streaming for a full 24 hours at our regular home on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/trionworlds!
Help us help sick kids by joining Team Trion[www.extra-life.org] TODAY. By joining up, any money you raise goes towards your chosen Children’s Miracle Network hospital. Friends and family can sponsor your day of marathon gaming for an amazing cause.
As an added bonus for your hard work and good deeds, go to our Extra Life page[www.extra-life.org] to see the list of rewards you can earn for fundraising, also featured below!
Want to know when to tune in for what? Check out our schedule below for the full 24-hour rundown!
Of course, that's not all! We've got Corgi rifts running in RIFT and a new title "The Generous" for playing for 24 hours! Devilian has a special Halo up for grabs for playing for 24 hours, too.
Our very own Kumar "Atronos" Daryani[www.extra-life.org] will be streaming Trove Creations work in one of the Trove blocks, accepting donations in exchange for YOUR item being made!
We've got even more waiting for you, so we hope to see you on October 13th, ready to play and make a difference!
The Trion Extra Lifers
ONLINE - Server Downtime - October 3, 2017 - 10:00 AM PDT (5 PM GMT)
Update 2 - 1:15 PM PDT (8:15 PM GMT) - All versions of Defiance are back online. Thanks!
Update 1 - 12:20 PM PDT (7:20 PM GMT) - We're going to need additional downtime to be sure everything is running smoothly before we come back online. No ETA at the moment, but expect another update at 1:30 PM PDT (8:30 PM GMT).
Hey there Ark Hunters,
We're bringing the servers down for all environments on Tuesday, October 3rd at 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM GMT/UTC to update the cyber rig crate and perform Windows updates. Patch notes posted below.
Estimated downtime is approximately 3 hours. As usual, we'll update this thread if additional time is needed.
NEW CYBER RIG JACKPOT
Updated the Cyber Rig Supply Crate contents with a new cyber rig jackpot and chip:
New Rig Merciless Onslaught  Swift Brutality +15% Movement speed  Strike Accelerator On kill or enemy plate break, -15% reload for 5s  Continuous Hastener On kill or full reload, +15% rate of fire for 5s  Ruthless Carnage On kill, +5% damage for 15s. Max Stacks: 3
New Chip: Bloodthirsty Revival On kill, reduce your self-revive cooldown by 5%. (Cooldown: 5s)
Fixed an issue causing the life/shield steal from Parasitic Impetus to not work for weapons with nanos.
Fixed an issue causing the 4 set from the Electrocutioner Rig to not work against players.
Added a visual effect for Parasitic Contagion from the Parasitic Impetus synergy
99 PROBLEMS SCORING
Increased the scoring values for all of the 99 Problems enemies to bring scoring in line with other event arkfalls.
PVP DAMAGE ADJUSTMENTS
PvP damage reduction has been modified to apply weapon bonus type effects per weapon category. This replaces the previous flat 65% damage reduction and 2.5x Crit Mult. The overall effect is very similar to before however you will now be able to see the correct stats on weapon cards when in PvP.
Guided Rocket Launchers have had their damage reduced in PvP.