This article is written from a
real world point of view.
Patch 1.5 for the second beta was released in September 2008.
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3
This patch fixes a few bugs, contains balance changes, and enabled tier 3 superweapons. Finally, we also added replay support.
Terror Drones can no longer be killed by a unit once the terror drone is inside of it.
All anti air ground units & base defense AA range decreased to 300 from 400.
Duration of Return to Airbase power increased to 30 seconds from 3.
All commandos' vulnerability to EXPLOSIVE damage decreased to 50% from 100.
ChronoRift 1, 2, and 3, pre-attack delay now increased by 3 seconds.
Cryocopter Shrink Ray range increased to 300 from 200.
IFV + Tesla Trooper combo now has a pre-attack delay and its overall DPS was lowered. Tesla Trooper secondary ability toggle has a cooldown of 1 second. Tesla Troopers can no longer move while in their secondary mode.
Bear health decreased to 150 from 190.
Toxic Corrosion affected units now do a ton more radiation damage when they explode. The field which remains after that explosion also does a ton more damage now.
Shogun battleship now fires 3 shots per turret, instead of 6 (doh). Reduced damage radius of warhead to 15 from 50.
King Oni now accelerates while charging, kind of like of the Shogun. Decreased the duration of the charge to 4 seconds from 5.
Balloon Bomb warhead damage decreased to 150 from 250. Increased radius of
Honorable Discharge. Added experience levels to the
Allied Engineer, Bear, Dog, Spy, Soviet Miner, Allied Miner, and Rising Sun Engineer. Removed sinking mechanic from all remaining ships. Setup
Assault destroyer to attack subs. Increased the duration of Short Circuit, lowered the ammount, removed stacking. Reduced range and radius. Increased fire speed.
Added small reload time to
Spider Hole ability. Tuned
Time Bomb damage. Tuned
Orbital Dump damage. Increased Shogun Battleship cannon damage.
Reduced level 1
Magnetic Satellite radius, increased level 3 Magnetic Satellite radius. All fighter aircraft attack range increased to 200 from 150.
Frozen units now have a 25% limit for being "over-frozen", this should prevent units from being frozen long after the
cryocopter has gone.
Vindicator Bombs should now actually hit moving targets.
Multigunner Turret health increased to 1000 from 500.
Aircraft Carrier given the proper armor set. Soviet Bear vulnerability to anti vehicle fire increased (to offset his recently buffed health).
Egg speed reduced to 65 from 75. Egg locomotors giving a 1 second acceleration time, increased turn time by 0.5 seconds. All Japan production structures T2 upgrade costs increased by 250.
barracks T3 upgrade cost increased by 250. Japan barracks egg price increased to 750 from 500.
Base Defense health increased to 1000 from 500. Neutral
Oil Derrick initial capture bonus decreased to 500 from 1000. Money tick value decreased by 50%. Health reduced to 1500 from 3000. Reduced the
Chrono Swap warp in time. Fixed armor sets on bear, dog, & terror drone.
Removed transportslotcount so the
Apoc can be lifted by the twinblade. Killing eggs now gives you XP.
Multigunner IFV buildcost increased to 900 from 700.
Peacekeeper DPS reduced.
Riptide ACV buildcost reduced to 750 from 900.
Guardian Tank buildcost increased to 950 from 900.
Sickle Leap reload time reduced to 10s from 20s.
Chopper VX speed reduced to 120 from 140.
Mecha Tengu land speed reduced to 100 from 125, water speed reduced to 80 from 100.
Bullfrog Transport speed increased to 100 from 90. Twinblade health increased to 600 from 400.
Hammer Tank speed increased to 75 from 60.
Startup dialog now contains the text for the actual game. Don't be alarmed.
Added Tier 3 Superweapons for all factions.
Tweaked Vindicator bombing anims
Added replay support. Previous versions of the beta have automatically saved a replay of the most recent game, called "Last Replay.RA3Replay", in C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\My Documents\Red Alert 3 Beta\Replays
As of patch 1.5 you can run this replay by creating a shortcut to RA3Beta.exe (or copying your desktop shortcut) and adding the commandline argument:
-replaygame "C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\My Documents\Red Alert 3 Beta\Replays\Last Replay.RA3Replay"