Byzantine Fire Galley has +99 attack damage

:arrow_forward: GAME INFORMATION

  • GAME BUILD #: 101.101.45185.0 6215101
  • OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 10

:arrow_forward: ISSUE EXPERIENCED

Since the hotfix that happened an hour or two ago, byzantine fire galleys have +99 attack damage. (also affects Byzantine Fire Ships and Byzantine Fast Fire Ships)

:arrow_forward: FREQUENCY OF ISSUE

  • 100% of the time / matches I play (ALWAYS)

:arrow_forward: REPRODUCTION STEPS

Here’s the steps to reproduce the issue:

  1. Play a water map, select Byzantines
  2. advance to feudal age
  3. create fire galley
  4. fire galley description says +99 attack
  5. try attacking an enemy dock or ship, you deal so much dmg you kill them almost instantly

:arrow_forward: EXPECTED RESULT

You shouldn’t have +99 attack on byzantine fire galley

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:arrow_forward: GAME FILES (SAVE / RECORDING)


This repros for me as well.

It also applies to fire ships:

And fast fire ships (although only +98):

Thanks all! Discussions are happening now about how to get a quick fix into the game.


Hotfix 45340

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