August Update: Damage Control!
New Mode: Control
“Control” is AVA's newest mode, in which players battle it out to capture and control three different flags, each of which generates bonus buffs for the occupying team.
Control mode takes place on the new Outpost map, which is specifically designed to make the most of Control's additional features.
Players entering Control mode receive a booster rocket that allows them to “double–jump,” reaching higher heights and traveling farther. This means that players can cross the Outpost map by leaping over the intervening terrain—either to the upper floors or rooftops of various buildings, or straight to the enemy's spawn area.
Control Special Skills
When you begin a match in Control mode, you get a choice of five special skills to use throughout the match. Each skill provides different advantages and tactical options, with a significant cooldown (including before you can use the skill for the first time in a match).
- SCAN—Send up a drone to spot enemies within 50m in real time.
- Dash Bomb—Spring forward a short distance and trigger an explosion where you stop. You can use this three times before the skill's timer runs out.
- Sniper Pistol—Pull out a powerful pistol that can sight in and take down enemies at sniper-rifle distances.
- M202—Pull out a 4-shot rocket launcher that deals deadly damage on impact in a wide area.
- GM94—Pull out a 4-shot grenade launcher that deals deadly damage in a wide area wherever the grenade lands
If you need to switch tactics in the middle of a match, you can also tap “B” to bring up the skill menu again
M24 Bianca Box
The Bianca Box has a chance to contain a random permanent item—possibly including a Jackpot item: the M24 Bianca. Other items that might be in the box include a Zaytsev Custom, AUG A2 Ultimate Custom, AK-47 Ultimate Custom, DSR-1 Ultimate Custom, X95 Ultimate Custom, SG556 Ultimate Custom, FR-F2 Ultimate Custom, or packages of 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, or 100 Red Tickets!
The Antique Capsule is your capsule of choice, if you're looking for weapons that hearken back to yesteryear. It may include a random permanent item, such as the AKf7 Clockwork, Remington 870 Nixie, AWM Brass, SR-2M Red Onyx, M14EBR Red Onyx, PGm338 Red Onyx, or packages of 10 Red Tickets or 10,000 Euros
Updated 1 Box
We've updated the contents of the 1 Box! It now has a chance to deliver a permanent AK47 Stabileco (the Jackpot item), or a 1-day version of one of the following weapons: PGm338 Frost Snow, M16 VN Frost Snow, FR-F2 Silvermoon, XM8 Silvermoon, MP7 Silvermoon, VSS Cannon, Rx4 Cannon, SPAS-15 Cannon, Kar98 Double Ten, T65K2 Double Ten, Spectre Double Ten, or perhaps a package of 100 Euros
Updated Melee Box
We've also updated the contents of the Melee Box! It now has a chance to contain one of these random items: a permanent Thor Hammer (the Jackpot item), Wukong Stick (permanent), Signal Bar (permanent), Sledge Hammer (permanent), Ughigatana (permanent), Rapier (permanent), Folding Knife (permanent), Dotanuki (permanent), Red Slasher (3-day), Wild Hatchet (3-day), Mace (3-day), Watermelon Bar (3-day), Baked Corn Bat (3-day), Anaconda Kukri (3-day), Shovel (3-day), or a Harpoon Knife (3-day).
NEW Shop Items
Also, coming to the shop are some new Red Ticket and Euro weapons to add to your arsenal. With Red Tickets you can get: Bergmann MP18, CZ Evo3 Scorpiones, Beer Stein (skin), Firecracker Grenade (skin), MK3A2 Red Wine (skin), Priest Field Officer (skin), Marek Field Officer (skin). With Euro's you can get: FMG9.