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The 2020 Summer Event Starts Tomorrow!

Feeling the heat, soldiers? Summer is back and we're eager to soak up some rays with the return of our annual Summer Event! 

Summer Fun 2020 kicks off on PC tomorrow, Thursday, July 16, and will run through Sunday, August 16. It will arrive on PS4 later this month with our next major console update. This year's event features an updated Directive line and the all-new Firestorm Implant, so be sure to utilize your pool-side arsenal and earn every reward!

Players will find two unique event items accessible via their loadout screen throughout the duration of the event: 

  • Soldier Soaker - Designed to combat the Indar heat, this sidearm provides an inconvenient (yet effective!) means to cool off soldiers in need. 
  • Water Balloon - This grenade type is approved for both recreational and combat use, and can deal modest damage and douse fires.

Suns up and guns out, soldiers - read on for all the event details, and everything else going into tomorrow's update!


  • Beat the Heat - Score kills with a Summer Holiday Weapon.
  • Beachhead - Kill enemy vehicles while in a vehicle yourself.
  • Tour Guide - While piloting a vehicle, earn progress when your passengers kill enemies.
  • Summer Support - Earn Summer Support ribbons by resupplying or repairing vehicles while in a vehicle.
  • Crashing Waves - Earn kills as a MAX unit or against MAX units.
  • King of the Castle - Earn experience by taking and defending control points.


  • 100 Certs


  • 100 ISO-4
  • 1x Basic Implant Pack


  • Artesque Weapon Camo
  • 500 A7


  • "Surfer" Title
  • Firestorm Implant - A new implant that slightly increases rate of fire after killing an enemy.


We've removed the ability for Bastions to generate Empire Strength, as players don't seem to need the additional motivation to bring Bastions into combat areas. This change also addresses an issue where the Power Projection meter could get stuck when a continent would re-open.

To bridge the gap, and add more strategic targets, we've added three bases on each continent (in additional to normal territory gain and facility captures) that will contribute additional Empire Score.


Lowland Trading Post, Berjess Overlook, and Sunken Relay Station are now worth 10 Empire Strength.

The Crown is now worth 20 Empire Strength, down from 25.


Cobalt Geological Outpost, Solus Nature Annex, and Moss Ravine are now worth 10 Empire Strength.

The Ascent is now worth 20 Empire Strength, down from 25.


Tapp Waystation, Untapped Reservoir, and BL-4 Recovery Point are now worth 10 Empire Strength.


Iron Quay, SRP Hydroponics Inc., and VEX BioLogics are now worth 10 Empire Strength.


  • Optimized performance and bandwidth usage of War Assets and Bastion Fleet Carrier. Please report any noteworthy changes in behavior with these features.
  • TR Prowler's Rampart Projector defense slot now correctly provides the intended 10/15/17.5/20% armor bonus when rank is increased, instead of being bugged at 10% for all ranks.
  • NC Reaver's Fire Suppression's cooldowns now correctly match its tooltips at 55/50/47/45 seconds, instead of 60/55/50/45 seconds.
  • NC Skyshield damages enemy vehicles that pass through it again.
  • Halloween weapons, like the Slasher, no longer earn Hallow Ribbons outside of the Halloween event.


Hey there, been a little bit. We're still marching toward our upcoming Missions/Campaign release which many of you noticed in-game (and out of game!) teasers for already. The team gets a kick out of watching the community's excitement and speculation. We've seen guesses ranging anywhere from "not even close" to "nailed it" on practically every tid-bit we've released so far, and when it comes time for the next Livestream (no date to announce yet), we'll illuminate everything going into the next update a bit more. Until then, keep cool and enjoy the Soldier Soakers.

-Wrel, Lead Designer