Transformers: Universe Game Updates: New Gametypes, Maps, Characters, and More!

Transformers: Universe Game Updates: New Gametypes, Maps, Characters, and More!

Saturday, September 6th, 2014 1:38pm CDT

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From the Transformers: Universe front, we've new info on some upcoming updates! They are:

* Challenges will be introduced this Wednesday. Players will be able to challenge one another for rewards. As time progresses, challenges will be given more depth and rewards.

* Drummond Gorge, a new map for the Elimination gametype, is due for release on 17 September. Concurrently released with Drummond Gorge are visual upgrades for the outer base maps.

* 24 September will see an upgrade for the map "Santa Vega" to rectify some glitches seen on the map, as well as a change to the center of the map to be more vehicle friendly.

* The new gametype "Recon" will be introduced to the game on 1 October. Recon is similar to how Capture the Flag works in Transformers: War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron, in that once a player has a flag, they are unable to transform. With its introduction, a new map will also be introduced designed specifically for Recon, with new maps following suit over time.

* New characters in-coming! Jagex-original characters Autobot Outsider and Decepticon Pandemic are coming sometime in September. Two other characters are slated for release in October, but in a neat surprise, they are plucked from Transformers lore... Chromia and Flamewar are joining the Universe fray! No images at this time, though. Not only are they slated to be playable, but two other characters have been leaked to be playable: Autobot inventor and mechanic Wheeljack and the Decepticon with a Ph. D. in narcissism and dismantling, Knock Out! They were leaked along with Outsider, Pandemic, Pitstop, and Contagion not too long ago.

Transformers News: Transformers: Universe Game Updates: New Gametypes, Maps, Characters, and More!

Transformers News: Transformers: Universe Game Updates: New Gametypes, Maps, Characters, and More!

Transformers News: Transformers: Universe Game Updates: New Gametypes, Maps, Characters, and More!

Transformers News: Transformers: Universe Game Updates: New Gametypes, Maps, Characters, and More!

Transformers News: Transformers: Universe Game Updates: New Gametypes, Maps, Characters, and More!

Transformers News: Transformers: Universe Game Updates: New Gametypes, Maps, Characters, and More!

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Re: Transformers: Universe Game Updates: New Gametypes, Maps, Characters, and More! (1604537)
Posted by Peridot on September 6th, 2014 @ 7:27pm CDT
I've been playing this game for a couple of months now, and I still don't get it. If this game is supposedly in a new continuity, then why is everything so Prime-ish? Bumblebee is literally just the Aligned version with G1 horns, Optimus almost looks like a more detailed version of his Rescue Bots form, and Megatron looks like a weird fusion of his WFC, G1 and Prime bodies. Everyone else is just a more greebled, slightly altered version of their TF:Prime equivalents.
Re: Transformers: Universe Game Updates: New Gametypes, Maps, Characters, and More! (1604574)
Posted by PrymeStriker on September 6th, 2014 @ 11:19pm CDT
Metro Prime wrote:I've been playing this game for a couple of months now, and I still don't get it. If this game is supposedly in a new continuity, then why is everything so Prime-ish? Bumblebee is literally just the Aligned version with G1 horns, Optimus almost looks like a more detailed version of his Rescue Bots form, and Megatron looks like a weird fusion of his WFC, G1 and Prime bodies. Everyone else is just a more greebled, slightly altered version of their TF:Prime equivalents.


Because it was supposed to be part of the Aligned continuity, which makes matters worse considering this story fits nowhere in it.
Re: Transformers: Universe Game Updates: New Gametypes, Maps, Characters, and More! (1604584)
Posted by Deadput on September 7th, 2014 @ 12:38am CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:
Metro Prime wrote:I've been playing this game for a couple of months now, and I still don't get it. If this game is supposedly in a new continuity, then why is everything so Prime-ish? Bumblebee is literally just the Aligned version with G1 horns, Optimus almost looks like a more detailed version of his Rescue Bots form, and Megatron looks like a weird fusion of his WFC, G1 and Prime bodies. Everyone else is just a more greebled, slightly altered version of their TF:Prime equivalents.


Because it was supposed to be part of the Aligned continuity, which makes matters worse considering this story fits nowhere in it.



That's wrong





It could take place as a prequel to Prime and by the end of the game the only ones left alive are the cast of Prime and RID (the new one) and maybe a few others but besides that all of the other Bots and Cons are dead



Triage: Dead

Drive-By: Dead (he was dying anyways)

Monsoon: Dead

Prowl: Probably dead unless he shows up in Rid.


that's just a few.
Re: Transformers: Universe Game Updates: New Gametypes, Maps, Characters, and More! (1604596)
Posted by noctorro on September 7th, 2014 @ 3:05am CDT
I wanted to ask if it is actually playable but I read that it is!
Going to try it out today.
There was way to much information about this game over the past months and it wasn't even finished yet with no clear launch date.

Is there a date for the normal final version? I read it's still in some sort of pre-version?
Re: Transformers: Universe Game Updates: New Gametypes, Maps, Characters, and More! (1604666)
Posted by Deadput on September 7th, 2014 @ 10:05am CDT
noctorro wrote:I wanted to ask if it is actually playable but I read that it is!
Going to try it out today.
There was way to much information about this game over the past months and it wasn't even finished yet with no clear launch date.

Is there a date for the normal final version? I read it's still in some sort of pre-version?




No date besides summer


i assume it will either be at the end of summer or shortly after




Jagex does not know themselves but they believe it will be this year.



The game is a little buggy at this moment due to errors with their latest patch but besides that the game is good.
Re: Transformers: Universe Game Updates: New Gametypes, Maps, Characters, and More! (1604699)
Posted by Rex Prime on September 7th, 2014 @ 12:42pm CDT
noctorro wrote:I wanted to ask if it is actually playable but I read that it is!
Going to try it out today.
There was way to much information about this game over the past months and it wasn't even finished yet with no clear launch date.

Is there a date for the normal final version? I read it's still in some sort of pre-version?


Yeah, some sort of "pre-version". Also known as the Beta, which is the stage in which many of the fundamental basic features of the game are functional (read working, but not always...). In Beta, the focus is refining, polishing, and tuning what is already there, while adding some extra, new features. The game right now is honestly very Alpha-ish (the stage right before Beta, in which many of the game's features are incomplete work-in-progress and some of the fundamental mechanics have not been implemented yet.). It's got most stuff okay, but the game still needs some polishing, and it's having a player problem (which is explained in the recent dev report, which is an interesting story....older players tend to shift towards the Decepticon side, while younger ones to the Autobots. This caused the Autobot player numbers to be significantly higher then Decipticons, however, since TFUniverse is a complex MOBAish game, the decepticons are winning the war due to most players being older and have better reaction time/understanding/speed/more developed brain then the younger Autobot players. It's also been noted that %23 of the Decepticon players have switched sides to Autobots just to try to fix that skill gap. But, it still isn't working..)
Re: Transformers: Universe Game Updates: New Gametypes, Maps, Characters, and More! (1604834)
Posted by PrymeStriker on September 7th, 2014 @ 10:27pm CDT
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:It could take place as a prequel to Prime


How did Brawl end up on Earth when the Combaticons were on Cybertron during the events of the Prime cartoon?

Why are the Decepticons using the Leviathan? Where the hell's the Nemesis?

If Arcee's a part of Team Prime, why isn't Cliffjumper? He shouldn't be dead if it's a prequel.

The cartoon made it pretty clear that members of the Ark were scattered across the galaxy. Under what logical circumstances would the Autobots (both established Transformers characters and the new Jagex characters) have to scatter across the cosmos, and how would they achieve this in the first place?

The Autobot and Decepticons' battles are supposed to be kept under wraps. I highly doubt Agent Fowler, or anyone of governmental authority, would let any of the maps in the game take place without any resistance.

What's up with all the Terrorcons? Megatron shouldn't have even found his "army" if it's a prequel, and why would zombies have access to space bridges in the first place?

Speaking of Terrorcons, why would Megatron order his men to destroy them? He wanted to use Terrorcons as an army, and this stance isn't exactly the kind you acquire overtime when you're a tyrannical warlord.

If you could explain all of this, I'll adopt your theory about Transformers Universe being a prequel to Prime. Otherwise, the concept is absolute farcicality.
Re: Transformers: Universe Game Updates: New Gametypes, Maps, Characters, and More! (1605165)
Posted by Va'al on September 9th, 2014 @ 11:52am CDT
Not long after the latest Transformers: Universe update, Jagex have published a press released confirming the arrival of two canonical characters into their game as signature bots: Autobot Wheeljack and Decepticon Knock Out! The two are tweaked designs of the Transformers: Prime incarnations, and can be seen in the mirrored images below. Check out the press release too.

9th September 2014: Jagex has confirmed today that both Wheeljack and Knock Out, known to fans worldwide as characters from the Transformers TV series, will appear as playable warriors within TRANSFORMERS UNIVERSE.

Premature news of their inclusion reached media overnight. While Jagex is willing to confirm their plans to include these, and many other, signature bots, further details of their weapons, equipment, and special attacks will not be forthcoming at this time.

Mark Gerhard, Jagex CEO, said of the unscheduled reveal, “It’s regrettable that such recognisable faces from Transformers lore should prematurely appear in the public domain without the rightful fanfare they deserve. On a positive note we’re delighted that they’re already resonating strongly with both our existing players and the wider Transformers fan-base. It’s immensely encouraging to see this level of interest, especially as we look at our existing road map and the plans we have for the inclusion of many other signature favourites within the game later this year.”

Further details about both Wheeljack and Knock Out will be scheduled for release soon, as will additional information about Chromia and Flamewar – other lore-based warriors who were mentioned in the latest community update of 5 th September: https://www.transformersuniverse.com/en ... rse-050914

Anyone brave enough to experience killer team combat in TRANFORMERS UNIVERSE can play now by downloading the Windows or Mac thin client at http://www.transformersuniverse.com.

TRANSFORMERS and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. ©2014 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.


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Re: Transformers: Universe Game Updates: New Gametypes, Maps, Characters, and More! (1605212)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on September 9th, 2014 @ 1:45pm CDT
how awesome would it be to have a generations knockout?
Re: Transformers: Universe Game Updates: New Gametypes, Maps, Characters, and More! (1605234)
Posted by #Sideways# on September 9th, 2014 @ 2:44pm CDT
So... If this takes place after the show... Why is Knock-Out a Decepticon again? Didn't he change sides?
Re: Transformers: Universe Game Updates: New Gametypes, Maps, Characters, and More! (1605286)
Posted by Zeedust on September 9th, 2014 @ 5:51pm CDT
#Sideways# wrote:So... If this takes place after the show... Why is Knock-Out a Decepticon again? Didn't he change sides?


For that matter, Optimus and Megatron are supposed to be involved. If this is after the Prime cartoon, shouldn't Megatron be a pacifist and Prime be dead? And shouldn't the Predacons factor in somehow?
Re: Transformers: Universe Game Updates: New Gametypes, Maps, Characters, and More! (1605538)
Posted by Deadput on September 10th, 2014 @ 3:40pm CDT
Nemesis Primal wrote:
#Sideways# wrote:So... If this takes place after the show... Why is Knock-Out a Decepticon again? Didn't he change sides?


For that matter, Optimus and Megatron are supposed to be involved. If this is after the Prime cartoon, shouldn't Megatron be a pacifist and Prime be dead? And shouldn't the Predacons factor in somehow?


The hell have you guys been?


It's not part of Prime anymore its now part of the Genarations continuity (not to be confused with the toyline)


I have spoken to one of the Jagex staff on the TFU fourms so i do know this for a fact.





If it was part of Prime the only way it would make sense is if this was a prequel to Prime and after the game events the only Bots and Cons still alive would be the cast of Prime, the upcoming Rid and whoever shows up again in the future.
Re: Transformers: Universe Game Updates: New Gametypes, Maps, Characters, and More! (1605552)
Posted by PrymeStriker on September 10th, 2014 @ 4:24pm CDT
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:
Nemesis Primal wrote:
#Sideways# wrote:So... If this takes place after the show... Why is Knock-Out a Decepticon again? Didn't he change sides?


For that matter, Optimus and Megatron are supposed to be involved. If this is after the Prime cartoon, shouldn't Megatron be a pacifist and Prime be dead? And shouldn't the Predacons factor in somehow?


The hell have you guys been?


It's not part of Prime anymore its now part of the Genarations continuity (not to be confused with the toyline)


I have spoken to one of the Jagex staff on the TFU fourms so i do know this for a fact.





If it was part of Prime the only way it would make sense is if this was a prequel to Prime and after the game events the only Bots and Cons still alive would be the cast of Prime, the upcoming Rid and whoever shows up again in the future.


I already explained (to you, in fact) why TFU wouldn't work as a prequel to Prime.

Also, while I'm relieved it's been taken out of the Aligned continuity, you should support your claim as not everyone here follows the TFU forums. If you could link us to this statement or conversation, that would help.
Re: Transformers: Universe Game Updates: New Gametypes, Maps, Characters, and More! (1605596)
Posted by Deadput on September 10th, 2014 @ 7:46pm CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:
Nemesis Primal wrote:
#Sideways# wrote:So... If this takes place after the show... Why is Knock-Out a Decepticon again? Didn't he change sides?


For that matter, Optimus and Megatron are supposed to be involved. If this is after the Prime cartoon, shouldn't Megatron be a pacifist and Prime be dead? And shouldn't the Predacons factor in somehow?


The hell have you guys been?


It's not part of Prime anymore its now part of the Genarations continuity (not to be confused with the toyline)


I have spoken to one of the Jagex staff on the TFU fourms so i do know this for a fact.





If it was part of Prime the only way it would make sense is if this was a prequel to Prime and after the game events the only Bots and Cons still alive would be the cast of Prime, the upcoming Rid and whoever shows up again in the future.


I already explained (to you, in fact) why TFU wouldn't work as a prequel to Prime.

Also, while I'm relieved it's been taken out of the Aligned continuity, you should support your claim as not everyone here follows the TFU forums. If you could link us to this statement or conversation, that would help.




Never saw the quote


thread is also deleted due to some people leaking warriors (including myself as i found the trick that got us the images of Swagger, Cameo, Outsider, Contagion and Firebreaker early i also have pics of Bombast, Pitstop and Rollcage.)



But you can make a thread on there and ask yourself the staff there are on a lot and are very nice which is why i prefer those forums then Tfw2005 and also this site (which is second on my fave forums list)
Re: Transformers: Universe Game Updates: New Gametypes, Maps, Characters, and More! (1605637)
Posted by noctorro on September 11th, 2014 @ 3:24am CDT
Okay played it a few times.
Thoughts:

Core gameplay is good, shooting/walking/transforming/driving.
The base area is great, with Optimus' hologram talking to the troops, really got the feel
that I was part of the Transformers war :)
Models look great, good animation.
Can't wait to unlock that Arcee like character.

Missions are to easy and small, if there are like 10 players in the map you have to race
to get in a few hits at all.
You practically don't level unless you play for like a fulltime week (40 hours).
And you don't earn enough points to buy anything.
Re: Transformers: Universe Game Updates: New Gametypes, Maps, Characters, and More! (1605785)
Posted by PrymeStriker on September 11th, 2014 @ 8:51pm CDT
noctorro wrote:Missions are to easy and small, if there are like 10 players in the map you have to race
to get in a few hits at all.


There are some missions that take up to 10 minutes to complete and the enemies can tear you apart if you're not with the group. Most of them are just supposed to be "minigames," however.
Re: Transformers: Universe Game Updates: New Gametypes, Maps, Characters, and More! (1605818)
Posted by Autobot032 on September 12th, 2014 @ 4:18am CDT
Transformers Universe has been making news lately, here on Seibertron.com and there's even more news to hear, because right now they're having a sale and it's available for a very limited time. Right now, you can buy any and all Decepticons in game for 25% off!

More information from the official Universe website:
To redeem this offer, simply visit the Hangar to find the new pricing on all Decepticons (excluding Founders warriors, which are only available to Silver, Gold and Cybernite Founders – more information here).

This offer can’t run forever, so be sure to make you make your purchases before the end of the week!

Remember, you can earn Relics in-game by playing PvP matches – but if the pressure of time is too much to earn enough Relics, you can always purchase top-ups in-game and on the website.

Feel free to discuss this, and anything else, in our forums.


To get all the details, you can visit the site by clicking here.

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Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!
Re: Transformers: Universe Game Updates: New Gametypes, Maps, Characters, and More! (1606164)
Posted by Peridot on September 13th, 2014 @ 7:42pm CDT
They need to add Breakdown. Knock Out/Breakdown is my OTP.
Re: Transformers: Universe Game Updates: New Gametypes, Maps, Characters, and More! (1607870)
Posted by Autobot032 on September 21st, 2014 @ 12:00pm CDT
Jagex sent us a promotional email to inform everyone of the upcoming Twitch event, which will take place tomorrow, Monday September 22nd at 1:00 PM EST.

You can see all of the pertinent info and links in the quote below:

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We'll be previewing two brand new warriors for the first time on Monday 22nd September at 6pm BST / 7pm CEST / 10am PST. 

Autobot Outsider - Outsider beams in and out of battle in the blink of an eye! This warrior utilizes unique teleport abilities to dodge bullets with his tactical ingenuity. Don't let his 60's style fool you, this Autobot isn't as peaceful as he looks. 

Decepticon Pandemic - Pandemic has a fighting style that is infectious! Taking pleasure in poisoning anyone not blessed with his own sharp style, this snake like Decepticon sinks his fangs into his enemies.

 

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Tune in to our Twitch channel on Monday 22nd September starting at 6pm BST / 7pm CEST / 10am PST to see everything Outsider and Pandemic can do.


Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!
Re: Transformers: Universe Game Updates: New Gametypes, Maps, Characters, and More! (1607876)
Posted by Madeus Prime on September 21st, 2014 @ 12:44pm CDT
Ha! My cousin collects VW buses. He'll love this!

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