The release of Halo Wars 2‘s upcoming Colony DLC leader has been pushed back to next week due to the discovery of a game-breaking bug, according to 343 Industries.
The bug in question relates to a new unit called the Skitters and allows the unit to continue firing at an enemy regardless of line of sight or range.
“Some of you asked what the game-breaking bug actually was so, here’s the scoop: Initially the real show-stopper had to do with the new Skitterer units, which are basically little symbiotes that can be attached to any friendly unit that acts as a mini self-targeting turret and healer. During a final test pass, the team found something disturbing – it turned out that once an attached Skitterer started firing on a target, it could continue doing with so with zero regard to range or line of sight,” the developer explained.
“Imagine equipping a few fast moving Banshees with Skitterers, flying up to your opponent’s base and taking a few quick shots, and then retreating across the map as your friendly Skitterers continue to fire away at their target from miles away. Some may call that awesome (I do!) but alas it’s also a cheap exploit that would immediately result in some really bad game experiences and whole lot of salt from players on the receiving end.”
For those who missed the original announcement, the new leader is a pair of Hunters who identify as “Colony” and are believed to be either a representative for Lekgolo allied to the Banished or a specialized command form of the alien eel-worms.
Halo Wars 2′s Colony DLC is scheduled to launch next week alongside a game update that includes a number of fixes and balance changes.
Source: Halo Waypoint