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MAG Public Beta Update (v1.30)

Seth Luisi's Avatar + Posted by Seth Luisi on Oct 22, 2009 // Director of Development, SCEA

This morning we released a new MAG Public Beta update. The new MAG Public Beta update includes a new PSN Title update (version 1.30) and new game data. This new MAG Public Beta release includes over 8,000 updates and fixes, too many to list in detail. You can start downloading it now to have it ready for when the servers open at 10:00 a.m. PDT.

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Some of the patch highlights are:

  • Framerate improvements in all environments
  • Vote/ Kick implemented
  • Art and lighting updates to all levels
  • Art updates to weapons, vehicles and objects
  • Animation improvement and updates
  • Client patching improvements
  • Design tuning on all environments (attacker/defender, out of bounds, sightlines, routing…)
  • Tuned all skills (skill point expense, skill trees, skill effects)
  • Tuning pass on experience rewarded for all actions (resuscitate, heal other, destroy turret, destroy motor pool….)
  • Tuning pass on player & leadership experience progressions
  • Full audio tuning pass
  • Bunker, APC, and Spawn camera adjustments
  • Lowered initial spawn times for attackers and defenders for all gametypes
  • Update Major/Minor victory and loss percentages and conditions for all gametypes
  • Updated Domination gametype scoring values
  • Improved weapon feel and hit feedback

A lot of the changes are based directly on feedback from the MAG Public Beta community. Please keep this feedback coming, it really helps us improve the title.

If you are not yet a part of the MAG Public Beta there is still time. If you pre-order MAG at GameStop in the US or EB Games in Canada you receive access to the MAG Public Beta. And remember, from November 9th until November 20th the only way to access the MAG Public Beta in North America is to pre-order MAG.

We look forward to seeing you in battle.

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+ razor7136 on October 28th, 2009 at 11:35 pm said:

Just a quick thought to the guy’s and gal’s at Zipper. It would be great if you could make it so the updates can run in the back ground like it does in Guild Wars. It would alot of your players happy i’m sure of this. Thanks for your time. Also your game rocks. Socom is going 2 take a big hit when this comes out. Great job!


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+ l3thalkillz3r on October 29th, 2009 at 4:16 pm said:

how do u get the beta?


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+ jms240 on October 29th, 2009 at 7:26 pm said:

I have had MAG freez on me three times i have not had any problems with previos online games.


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+ OwenEvans on October 30th, 2009 at 2:46 am said:

I definetly seen alot of improvements in the New beta update! You guys did a really great job. It feels evens more fast,action packed and exciting than before. I wish i could play it right now. *atm Non server running time :(*


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+ Spyguy641 on October 30th, 2009 at 6:11 am said:

Yesss! I can’t wait to break out the LAG SWITCH again and make sure i skip across the map with grenade launchers!!!

Please ZIPPER! Please create the game so where the best connection has the best chance of survival unlike the socom serious where the worst connection wins.
And pick a host where they have a NAT type 1 only and has the best connection to deal out to everyone else that’s playing. That will ruin the game and drop your frames per second if the host lags AND the noobs run around shooting m203′s as their primary weapon. Make it so you have to reach a very high level before you can break out the m203′s or airbursts.


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+ hellverton on October 30th, 2009 at 8:23 am said:

WHY NO BETA CODE AT THE EBGAME CANADA


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+ JohnnyRed79 on October 30th, 2009 at 9:11 pm said:

You supposed feedback and info site psnbeta.us.playstation.com/MAG does not work. All I get is the lengthy user agreementhen i hit accept, and nothing happens. Whats up with that?

I got a problem with another group getting whooped and my group takes the loss. If we take care of business on our map, then we should win. Let each company be seperate or let us be able to help each other.


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+ JohnnyRed79 on October 30th, 2009 at 9:27 pm said:

If u want the beta for mag go to gamestop and preorder it. They give you a card with a scratch-off area that has a code you enter at the ps store. 5 bucks is all it costs to preorder.

Forget push to talk, just give us the option to mute a player and thats fine. Theres enough buttons to push already without adding more.

There was a team killer on my squad last night, [DELETED]!! Love the kick option.


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+ JohnnyRed79 on October 30th, 2009 at 9:36 pm said:

After the latest option, ots impossible to win with valor while defending. They run right through us, or the other company. I think our base is not set up right. SVER’s and Ravens bunkers can cover each other, ours cant. The turrets for those two can aim almost straight down and ours cant. Our field of view sucks too. The glitch with the mortar is messed up as well. And who would set a base on a sloped area with a front to back slope. Not very STRATEGIC!!!


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+ B-U-G-S-E-Y on October 31st, 2009 at 2:09 pm said:

ahhhhh i cant wait for this game to come out! i was a big fan of zipper games of socom! now we have mag! a new more advanced better socom i just cant wait!! so excited im passing the word on to all my friends.


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+ mmigguel on November 1st, 2009 at 10:30 am said:

Ia there any possibilaty to be invite to the beta :b ?


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+ xIBaCon– on November 1st, 2009 at 11:11 am said:

I have just recently heard that you will be able to purchase MAG from the playstation store considering its online only kinda like Warhawk. Can someone please inform me on this.

Ps: WHEN IS WARHAWK 2 COMING OUT!!!


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+ Duseldorf on November 1st, 2009 at 5:44 pm said:

I Think I will delete the current build and re download the newest…god work guys!


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+ xxWxAxNxTxExDxx on November 2nd, 2009 at 6:46 am said:

mag is a very adictive game but i heard from the grape vine that i may only be played by monthly charges which is bad becuz if that happens it will be the only game on the psn that we will have to pay for


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+ GETO-BIRD on November 2nd, 2009 at 6:48 am said:

we will be able to make a party of 32 wit just our friends from our friend list


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+ GETO-BIRD on November 2nd, 2009 at 9:06 am said:

can we look around when resupplying


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+ Hobartbob on November 2nd, 2009 at 1:29 pm said:

MAG IS DA [DELETED]!!!!!!!!


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+ jds88 on November 2nd, 2009 at 4:25 pm said:

I don’t understand. I have preordered MAG at gamestop but never recieved the codes for the Public Beta. Anyone know why?


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+ medoo911 on November 5th, 2009 at 3:07 am said:

why u don’t make it demo ????????


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+ SECTACY on November 6th, 2009 at 4:07 pm said:

Right. I’ll stick to call of duty. even though this games sole purpose is to make x-box feel like oh sony has a new exclusive coming out… you guys need to tell bungee “hey whatever xbox is paying we will double it give me halo.” now that would make you a cool 150 mill easily.


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+ MusicKiD1 on November 8th, 2009 at 4:44 pm said:

i wish i could get the beta


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+ VengefulMojo on November 14th, 2009 at 8:23 pm said:

This could have already been said or maybe this may not make sense to some people but I have a possible solution to the vote kick problem. What if vote kick was only possible for those with a certain amount of team kills or a certain amount of time spent AFK? This would appease those who don’t wish to be kicked just because their not playing with their clan etc. Every FPS needs a vote kick feature because no matter how hard the dev’s try its impossible for them to keep out those who live only to ruin others game.


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