Yup, here comes another patchy day of your favorite Arena FPS.
01 - FEATURE: New "Join Friends" button in the main menu for Free Edition players (and also invite friends buttons in multiplayer menus for Full Game players) to make opening the Steam UI and playing with friends even easier.
02 - FEATURE: New visual hitmarker "Damage Plumes" that display the amount of damage a hit caused. Can be disabled in Options -> Weapons -> Hitmarker. The plumes display the net damage, i.e. how much damage actually got applied to an enemy.
03 - FEATURE: The next match/map voting menu now displays for how many players a map is available. This way you can see if free edition players get kicked if they do not have unlocked a certain map
04 - FEATURE: Live Team Switches - The pause menu now has a switch team option to change teams on the fly, i.e. you are now able to switch teams at any time. This also allows easier "Players vs. Bots" matches (to play cooperatively against bots with your friends). NOTE FOR ADMINS: Auto balance can be reactivated using the server launch parameter "?BalanceTeams=true"
05 - CHANGE: Unlock Maps Faster: We adjusted the map unlock thresholds so Free Edition players will unlock the original free maps a bit faster
06 - CHANGE: Custom map preview images are now only downloaded if the Server has setup a separate fast HTTP download for those packages
07 - CHANGE: Quick Join function now has "No Mutators" set to true, to avoid being thrown onto e.g. Instagib servers unwanted. The "No Mutators" setting can be deactivated in the Quick Join menu.
08 - FEATURE: Improved Quick Join - Quick Join now searches a bit longer to make better i.e. more suitable matches.
09 - FIX: The "default" button in the controls menu did not correctly reset the console key binding. Strangely enough, there were actually multiple bugs on this thing. Should be fixed now.
10 - IMPROVED: Loading the pause menu was optimized. It now opens a lot quicker than before.
11 - CHANGE: Automatic map rotation was removed from the official servers to not accidentally kick Free Edition players who don't have all basic maps unlocked yet. Though 16 players servers still have map rotation enabled.