Rebirth Issue 5: Clockstoppers Overview
Rebirth Issue 5: Clockstoppers Overview
The Clockwork King is back and bent on world
NEW Synapse Task Force: King's Gambit (Level 15-20)
As territories shift amongst the gangs of Paragon City, an old threat challenges them all. Witness the power of a king on the rise and a violent crusade to end injustice once and for all.
Collect five new badges by stopping the Clockwork King from taking over the city while under the effects of the drug Rage or by avoiding its use entirely. Rage has long plagued the streets of Steel Canyon. As the Tsoo expand their operations into Skyway City, they find new markets for their designer drug. Those that aren't careful may discover...unexpected side effects of exposure to the drug.
Rage Exposure BadgesBody is a Temple First Time Free Just a Slip Mighty Incapacitated All the Rage
Ouro the original Synapse Task Force
Want to enjoy the original Synapse Task Force? Talk to the Ouroboros crystal and journey back in time to relive the events anytime.
New Pool Power Set: Experimentation
Experimentation gives you access to poisonous ranged attacks as well as powers that boost your attack power and the survivability of your allies. This pool's travel power is Speed of Sound. While active, this power allows you to run at incredible speeds and also gives you access to the Jaunt power. Jaunt allows you to quickly teleport long distances once every so often.
See the Experimentation Pool in action and watch out for explosions.
Experimentation is an origin-themed power pool that is mutually exclusive with Sorcery, Gadgetry, and Force of Will.
Speed Run Challenge Rewards
Upon successfully completing Task Forces or Strike Forces with Speed Run challenges enabled you'll receive a random travel recipe.
Different types of travel recipes appear more or less frequently depending on whether the Speed Run Challenge was set to Gold, Silver, or Bronze.
Task Forces and Strike Forces have new time limits for challenge settings to make each one more obtainable while still presenting a reasonable challenge.
New Enhancement Sets
Synapse's Agility:This Speed Run Challenge Set's recipes are Universal Travel enhancements that can be obtained by successfully completing Task Forces or Strike Forces with Time Limit challenges enabled.
Rolling Barrage:This uncommon Targeted AoE set is available from level 25 to 50, and offers new combinations of enhancements. Additionally, Rolling Barrage expands the set bonus variety for Targeted AoEs.
Travel Pool Power Set Revamps
Running, Jumping, and Flying speed caps have all been raised by 400%!
We've overhauled Travel Pool Power Sets to give them three major improvements. Traveling should be fun! All powers should be desirable. AND Damage matters!
Watch the Super Speed UP!! Bigger, Faster, Stronger, Better trailer for a blast of what's in store.
In the Travel revamp the Speed Pool ramps up MPH, the Flight Pool dives into a new landing, the Leaping Pool flips the script on its powers, and the Teleportation Pool cuts loose in combat.
The Travel Pool update is so massive you'll need to check out the Travel Pool Revamp Patch Notes to find out all the details.
Force Field Revamp
Force Field has received a much needed revamp. Force Field players will now enjoy a much wider range of utility on the battlefield! We've introduced new mechanics that emphasize active play and superior positional control.
Watch the Force Field Revamp trailer.
Alongside this revamp, Force Field becomes available to corruptors for the first time as well as to Guardians in the new Force Composition power set.
But wait. There's more! To see the full details, view the Force Field Revamp Patch Notes!
Glowing Costumes and Skins Expansions
New Undertights Options
Male and female integrated tights now include ALL of Issue 4's glowing and animated skins. A halter top for your specter? Briefs for your plasma being? You can do that!
All female integrated tights now have access to the legacy Cryptic female Muscular texture for under-tights sub-options.
Lastly, a high-hipped Bikini 2 has been added to female options, fully integrated. Pairs with the High Hipped Leotard lower body for a bathing suit look or mix and match with other pants for a saucy, youthful vibe!
Classic Cryptic and Paragon Options now integrated
Many classic female options, including Angelic Plus, Excess Plus, and Imperial Dynasty have been fully integrated. Males get fully integrated Tank Top, Tanker, and Tee Shirt options.
Extended Natural Skin Tones
We've added 4 new carefully crafted and curated rows of natural skin tones to the character creator. There is now a much better range of golden, olive, and ruddy hues available!
Random Color Selection on New Characters: Ever feel creatively blocked seeing the same peach skin tone and black and white tights when making a new character? Us too. Starting colors are now randomized to jump start imaginations!
New Emblem Packs
Graffiti Emblem Pack
After some grit? Look for the new Graffiti Symbols sub-category on Chest Details or Shield Emblems.
Find familiar favorites, including lightning bolts, mystic symbols, and clenched fists. Look for Rebirth-specific emblems like the twin rats, rabbit, and smiley face as well!
There's even a new crossed-out Arachnos emblem unlocked via the Spider Smasher badge in-game!
Rebirth Emblem Pack 3
Get your animals, meta-domino masks, sweet treats, green thumb, and retro gamer on with this latest chest and shield emblem pack! See included image for full contents of this pack.
Find them at the bottom of the Symbol sub-category of Chest Details or Shield Emblems, starting with Angel's Food and ending with Unicorns.
Surgical Four Color Support: Easily modify 4-color customization options on the Wedding Tux and Cybertech coattails, the cloth details on your Cosmic Corsair, Tech Knight, Gunslinger belts, and Wedding Veil--all with quick, convenient ease!
Costume Presets: We added a number of new preset costume options featuring many of our finest new and unique costume parts. We upgraded some old ones with new and unique parts on male and female models.
Look for the following new presets: Dia de los Muertos, Golden Age, Hippie, Incandescence, Neon, Pilot, Pirate 1, Pirate 2, Prismatic, Radium, Sand, Spectral, Super Spy, Winged 1, and Winged 2.
Quality of Life
New Flight Poses
You can now customize your flight pose. Choose from Classic, Heroic, Soaring, and Driven for your Fly and Energy Flight powers.
You can also choose a second flight pose for when you activate Afterburner and Quantum Acceleration. You can now mix and match custom flight poses!
Changes to Powers
Ninja Assault and Military Assault power sets are now available to Dominators
Unrelenting This power now has its ability to prevent crashes from other powers. Activate this power before initiating most crash powers in order to prevent their crashes from occurring. The tier 9 powers from Melee Defense sets are automatically negated just by training this power.
Stone Armor - Toggles will no longer detoggle when Granite Armor is active. While Granite Armor is active these toggle's effects will suppress and they will grant endurance to offset their toggle costs.
Super Reflexes Agile, Dodge, and Lucky now accept resistance enhancements.
Gift of the Ancients: Defense/Increased Run Speed Movement Speed has been increased from 7.5% to 10.5%. It now grants movement speed increases to Jump and Fly as well.
New and Abbreviated Slash Commands
New and abbreviated slash commands are here to help players. Macro-lovers can rejoice as abbreviated commands shorten macors. We're excited to find out what macro-players will use the new space for?
Slash Command Preview:
Ther are over 40 new slash commands, view them all in the Rebirth Issue 5 Slash Commands Developer Diary.
For all the details, view the Rebirth Issue 5 Release Notes.