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MAG v1.07 Available Early August

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Sr. Community Manager, Zipper Interactive

If you consider yourself the type of person who likes getting new video game features for free, then our next MAG patch — version 1.07, due in early August — is definitely something for you.

MAG for PS3: Sabotage Mode

Yes friends, in just over a week from now, players will be treated to a number of features that you’ve been asking us for all summer in addition to a few surprises. Like what, you ask? Like these:

  • A new “Happy Hour” Double XP bonus that’s applied to the first hour of any player’s gameplay session in a 24-hour period.
  • Suppression will join Sabotage as a “Faction Neutral” gameplay mode, allowing any PMC to battle each other on any Suppression map.
  • Faster download and patching code that allows us to update MAG with more content and bigger file sizes in a speedier way.
  • Redesigned versions of the Flores Basin (Raven) and Alyeska Terminus (Valor) Domination maps that include new obstacles and repaired exploits.
  • New lighting effects for more attractive and realistic environments.
  • Various fixes to address bugs or glitches to improve MAG’s overall performance.

Of course, there are a number of other additions and fixes coming with MAG v1.07, but the points listed above should whet your appetites while you wait for the full list of changes closer to the update.

Watch this space for patch details next week and, as always, let us know what you think of these modifications on our official forums.

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The_Claw said:

July 27th, 12:27 pm

MAG was and still is a great game. I played the heck outta that game when it came out. The only thing i wish they would of added was the ability for the OIC’s or PL’s to pick the spawn points for their platoons/squads. It was totally frustrating to have you and your squad kicking butt holding down your defenses, only to have one platoon totally get demolished and lose the game for you. the oic and pl should have the ability to send reinforcements where needed. All these updates do make me want to play again, but i feel the same problems with platoons getting over ran and no help available will just make me put it back on the shelf.

Hitman-Merc said:

July 27th, 12:29 pm

fix the problem with the noobs without headsets stop letting them be leadership!!

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    Jeremy Dunham said:

    July 27th, 2:14 pm

    It’s in our leadership selection logic to prefer players with headsets over those that don’t have it — but it doesn’t outright exclude micless leaders.

CONVERGE_717 said:

July 27th, 1:01 pm

from what it says, this is possibly one of the best game patches I’ve seen in a looooong long time. GREAT JOB ZIPPER! now let’s hear some SOCOM 4 news!!! xD

rbanke said:

July 27th, 1:11 pm

May have to try it again. I bought it but stopped playing after a few weeks because I found it very repetitive and the maps stale.

Sponge-worthy said:

July 27th, 1:19 pm

@52, Hitman-Merc:

Totally agree. Voice should be a pre-requisite for any leadership role.

At this point I’m looking forward to Mag 2, I guess. I just got tired of the maps and Valor’s LMG fetish.

Shadow-Man_4 said:

July 27th, 1:30 pm

Nice update you guys have there! Too sweet, especially the addition of Happy hour.

This is like a perfect gift from you, Zipper. It’s because I just deleted my rank 60 Raven account by mistake. :(

I’ve got some questions though, and I hope you answer atleast what you can.

– If I play “Directives” suring the happy hour, will \i only get double XP or will I get 4X Xp? This question is asked alot and would like an answer.

– Is there a chance that you guys could improve the graphics in this game? The graphics are too low in MAG, everything other than that is great.

Hope you have the time to answer some/all of my questions, thanks for the updates and keep ’em coming! :)

aliss77777 said:

July 27th, 1:52 pm

i’m getting back in the game — literally!

David2Crazy said:

July 27th, 2:03 pm

Sounds like a good update. Hopefully it’ll get more people logging on.

Honestly I think one of the biggest barriers to this game right now is the price. I still see it listed at $59.99 at major Canadian retailers. If it was dropped down to $30 and experienced a sort of “relaunch” along with a new patch (ie: patch 1.8) I think that might help get some new players playing.

Nidarom319 said:

July 27th, 2:21 pm

Zipper, I just want to thank you for continuing to support this game.
MAG is easily the best online competitive game I’ve played to date, and your patches always add to this excellent game.

BlazeKush420 said:

July 27th, 2:23 pm

When can we see more dlc. and Trophies.
And guns

NoobHunter91 said:

July 27th, 2:52 pm

I still play MAG but not as much when it came out… This should probably take away my Bad Company 2 addiction along with the Red Dead and Deathspank one haha

Ashend said:

July 27th, 3:11 pm

Hm. I’ve been playing Bad Company more, but I like the idea of happy hour, I might pop on to play a bit more since I’m never good at getting to much XP. I hope you have some more dramatic DLC coming; I’m looking forward to bigger developments.

Also, if a match I’m in ends past my happy hour, will the bonus still apply?

TakumiM07 said:

July 27th, 3:12 pm

Nice updates!
I’m glad I didn’t get rid of MAG.
Hope to see more in the future!

XKeMiST1 said:

July 27th, 3:22 pm

Not only do I like what I hear about this patch but also patches down the road, I really want this game to continue and not drop off. Keep it up guys!!

shtunot said:

July 27th, 3:43 pm

The reason why this patch is a “Fail” IMHO is because there is still no way to have ONE account and be able to switch between any of the 3 PMC’s.

Sorry but this idea is the worst ever in gaming.

I make a friend…lose a friend…make another…lose another due to them having more time than me and again they switch to another pmc…

The Clan wars patch will be horrible…Those like me will suffer at the hands of the well organized and I will hate the game again.

The whole idea is for me to play with my friends on line when I WANT TO!!! Not after I sludge through hours of gameplay to get a character ready to veteran. Dumb idea…Period.

shtunot said:

July 27th, 3:43 pm

FR:Once a person reaches level 60 he can either…1)Veteran to get more trophies [only reason too] or 2)Be able to switch between any of the 3 pmc’s @ Level 60. [I can now play with all my friends at anytime]

FR2:Get rid of “respecting”…dumb idea…just give me points to use when I feel like it.

FR3: Raise the Max level Higher than 60 so I can say have a character with “everything” selected and ready to be freely used.

FR4:Lower the credit per item number…How the hell does a mini electronic device cost so much and take up an entire gear slot… Nobody I know wears heavy armor because it ALWAYS sucks in real combat. Too slow and you can’t have enough selected to be useful in the field. Everyone always has the lowest to one above lowest armor.

Again…the whole point of the game is team work…well that is broken IMHO due to not being able to switch on the fly.

BTW…I do have multiple accounts…2 actually but I refuse to perform this stupid “HACK” again to get around poor code. I have a Raven Character and a SVER one that I’m tired of working on so I can Veteran it back to VALOR. {my valor buddies were the best at the time which is why I’m so annoyed]

Thank you for your time.

shtunot said:

July 27th, 3:52 pm

Or even how about this…

FR5:After you Veteran that PMC is unlocked…So I start with Raven>>Level 60>>Veteran>>Go to Valor…Now I can play as a Level 60 Raven OR Level 1 Valor Character>>>Veteran again…go to SVER>>>Now be able to Play a Level 60 Raven AND Valor pmc and a Level 1 SVER…Veteran again equals the top unlock of all three characters and can be interchangeable at any time.

I can play with all my friends and be happy.

Thank you for your time.

Terranz22 said:

July 27th, 4:20 pm

@shtunot…It’s called respecing and it’s fine the way it is. The points required to respec is already super low, if you have a problem getting 3000 xp to respec, then perhaps the game is too much for you.

They should probably raise the max level if you vet, but they should never let it get to the point where a character could have everything, that would be broken.

Electronics should not be lowered, motion sensors and sensor jammer happen to be the most powerful items in the game. If anything, the cost of these items should be raised.

The teamwork aspect of the game is broken because you can’t switch teams on the fly? What? This game is about faction loyalty, which is why you are not allowed to switch teams on the fly.

danmillpr said:

July 27th, 4:21 pm

what are the upcoming demo

danmillpr said:

July 27th, 4:22 pm

what demo is coming out?

BalramRules said:

July 27th, 4:31 pm

Why did SVER have to lose all their beautiful start-off locations =(

KILLZONE79 said:

July 27th, 4:53 pm

Kudos to Zipper for supporting this game. unlike other games out there developers tend to fade away and not update thier games with new content etc.

KingKronosDC84 said:

July 27th, 5:51 pm

I have to say I love reading these updates so much, your one of the first developers that actual take into consideration what the current playing group is saying and I appreciate that. Please keep up the good work as always, you can always improve one way or another and with each update you have.

I’m approaching level 60 with Raven, what happens when I hit it? do I lose everything and have to start over with a different PMC?

capnqaurkda3rd said:

July 27th, 6:00 pm

i realize its too much to ask to do this in MAG 1, but if you could relegate skill pts to athletics and weapon proficiencies and add a monetary system for the weapons, armor, and electronics, since afterall we are working for a pmc and you have stocks listed on the website, give us some alternate ammo, make the guns work according to physics{ if i shot someone in the torso with a real 12 gauge, they would fly back about 20 feet} and make it where you defend or attack a map based on contract ownership in MAG 2, that would be super sweet. But other wise great job with your first try and thank you for keeping it going with the updates, every one talks about the other games, but once again theres twice as many players in suppression as there is in any of those others

capnqaurkda3rd said:

July 27th, 6:03 pm

@ 73 yes but you get 10 percent exp increase.
and zipper please stop messing with sver, our stuff was never better, our players are

jacob-813 said:

July 27th, 6:45 pm

Now I will start to play mag again I love the 4x xp for Dom. Now I can finally level up. Hey anyway is anyone in valor that wants to join a clan? It’s called KOP (killers of peace) so if anyone wants to join you can add me and get in. I accept all.

ZeroStorm2012 said:

July 27th, 8:03 pm

i thought of an idea in which two PMC’s play in a building with no lights and Flashlights, Anybody think that’d be awesome? and of course you can turn off your flashlights

Damiien said:

July 27th, 9:15 pm

If you your going to be in raven jion EVO

CliffBurton480 said:

July 28th, 2:29 am

What I want to know is will we see a bigger better improvement on the choice of weapons to come later? Also, this may sound stupid but who else would like to see a hardcore mode? I know camping would end up plauging this great game but it could add some crazy zingage to the game.

xxRaziel79xx said:

July 28th, 3:12 am

I’m with Nidarom319. Thank you Zipper for continuing to support this game. Games that get support keep people playing the game. Just look at WOW(even if I don’t play it).

As for this need a Mic to be a good leader, what BS. I have a MIC but I have played MAG in a leadership role without it (it was dead) and I did very well for someone using the Map screen to give out orders.

capnqaurkda3rd said:

July 28th, 7:19 am

one other wish, if you could make it so that leaders couldnt get kicked in the first 5 minutes of a game unless they have negative points, that would be nice.

Maluraq said:

July 28th, 1:09 pm

@FerrariThugs are you confused about why purchasing a suppressor is a good idea?

Maluraq said:

July 28th, 1:11 pm

@shtunot those values are for game balance (obviously) and took a lot of thought. Respec’ing is also perfectly valid IMHO. You’re supposed to choose items with care, not trial-and-error it to death.

pieeater100 said:

July 29th, 8:01 am

Im gettin this game next week can’t wait :D

sk8erdude14923 said:

July 29th, 7:54 pm

hopefully it will fix the fact that everytime i get a call to my home phone i get disconnected. will it?

JRobbs29 said:

July 31st, 12:35 pm

Hey I love MAG and all, but when are you going to answer the fans about SOCOM 2 HD, socom has completlet went down the drains, what happend, looking at socom 4 worrys me that the socom franchise just might be over, no socom game has compared to socom 2, and 4 looks the worst of them all, bring the socom feel back, listen to SUKMYTURBAN/BLackWido88, thousands of ppl back him up on the idea and all of them would pay full price just to get that game back. So get on to socom 2 HD, playstation blog already has 5000+ ppl voting yes, and is 2nd in comments. Bring back SOCOM!!

Kali_Mist505 said:

July 31st, 12:37 pm

I hope my game stops freezing at the loading screen…that would be nice

Gis4Grundy said:

July 31st, 3:49 pm



update sounds awesome ZIPPER OWNS ALL OTHERS

maxedj said:

July 31st, 5:09 pm

I believe if we had more things in the enviroment going on people would play mag more
EX: rain, snow ,and day/night

Also vehicles should have more capacity so more people can get in them and we should be able to shoot out the windows so that we wont only have 1 person with a turret on the top shooting.because only 1 turret makes the vehicle very vulnerable because 1 person cant see in every direction

Blakkternalx520 said:

July 31st, 9:11 pm

Hey Zipper, i have been playing MAG for about 2 weeks and its really an addicting game. I don’t know if Mag already has it, but it would be nice to implement a way to socialize and talk about strategy with clan mates. Kind of like a war room where clans can access maps and plan either attack or defend strategys before going into a game. Not only will this help clanmates get to know each other, but it can also allow players to select what role they will be playing in our next match and allow that person to uphold that respnsibility. Just thought i should share this idea. Thanks for the coming update though.

ZeroStorm2012 said:

July 31st, 11:31 pm

Please fix the Kicking system and The Spawn camping situation in Valor Suppresion

herbalicious101 said:

August 1st, 9:10 am

I think there should be a “waiting on the game Q” mini game. for instance, as soon as you join a que you are thrown into a giant open room to shoot/knife everyone els waiting around for the game to start, without actually counting towards stats or K/D ratio. it would be a ton of fun, maybe not hard to do, and would make the Q times fly by.

XxNo0b_H8rxX said:

August 5th, 11:34 am

it’s a bit late, but do the happy hour, directives, and veteran bonuses all stack, if so, I have a reason to blow the dust of my copy of MAG :)

Gis4Grundy said:

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Gis4Grundy said:

August 10th, 6:37 pm

AFTER 1.06 everyone whose name was changed by PSN now has
UP900-BCSUOO-4000…..yata, yata, yata
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Krudoil316 said:

August 12th, 2:55 pm

You know its 2010-2011 and they still cant make a good solid interesting game, where its always changing, to keep it interesting of course (because playing the same levels and taking over the same stuff all the time is lame after 50+ times). At $60-$70 dollars a game almost $100 and its not satisfying, so making them RICH and in return Taking Advantage of the Public. When Wii came out with the motion controller where were the makers of Xbox360 and PS3? Now they came out with Xbox Elite sooooo why in the heck did they take Advantage of Everyone and there Mother into buying the original version in the 1st place. On top of all this WE THE PEOPLE (I have heard that somewhere) bought the systems $300-$600 and accessories $30+? throw them in the garbage because Sony and Microsoft just made a NEW DISCOVERY!!!!! We are dumb for watching their commercials propaganda and paying them for BS SERVICE!!!!!

geo-bailey said:

August 13th, 8:08 pm

add new maps for the game mode playing the same 3 maps is boring

vannucc77 said:

August 13th, 11:08 pm

It would be nice if you put Interdiction with 192 players on each map because the maps are too big for the number of people and maybe add and OIC. Please and thank you.

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