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Dirty Bomb Dickensday - Winter's Meme Event

Dickensday: Winter's Meme Event [1] was an update in Dirty Bomb released December 14th, 2016 as a holiday event. The update was a follow-up to the 2015 What the Dickens? event. Players had the opportunity to acquire time-limited trinkets and extra gold cases.

Duration Edit

  • London (GMT, UTC): 18:00, Wednesday, December 14th - 18:00, Wednesday, January 11th
  • Los Angeles (PST): 10:00 AM, Wednesday, December 14th - 10:00 AM, Wednesday, January 11th
  • Sydney (AEDT): 5:00 AM, Thursday, December 15th - 5:00 AM, Thursday, January 12th

A Dickens' Poem Edit

Dickensday - Winter's Meme Event - Kira with glass

Before the dirty bomb attack,

Commercial Road was right on track

To make a frankly strapping stack

Of cash


Charles Dickens' birth inspired the place

That sprung a 'village' to showcase

A range of products that embraced

His work


From earnest stores that sold his books

To plastic knick-knacks pawned by crooks

The sorry lot was sorely shook

By fate


But Dickens Village is still there

For Mercs to reminisce and share

Their stories in the Winter's air

Just once a year

This night

Trinket Hunt Edit

Players had the chance to collect a total of 4 holiday "Meme" trinkets, or trinkets inspired by internet memes. Three of the trinckets could be unlocked using "Humbugs" or limited-time currency. The fourth trinket was unlocked when you unlocked the other three.

Ice Coal'd Edit

Dickensday - Winter's Meme Event - Tricket - Ice Coal'd

Unlocked: 300 Humbugs

Merc-favorite Coaly returns, in a decidedly frigid state. What froze the anthropomorphized anthracite? Dickens knows...

Penny Frogging Edit

Dickensday - Winter's Meme Event - Tricket - Penny Frogging

Unlocked: 1000 Humbugs

An unlikely hero leapt from the ashes of seismic 2016, spreading chill vibes and cheer. Now he's in a waistcoat.

Illuminatree Edit

Dickensday - Winter's Meme Event - Tricket - Illuminatree

Unlocked: 3500 Humbugs

In a world where privacy is an antiquity, remind yourself of your own stark, naked form, illuminated against the headlights of hidden power.

Dapper Doge Edit

Dickensday - Winter's Meme Event - Tricket - Dapper Doge

Unlocked: When you unlock the 3 above

This gormless mutt bursts forth in fleurescent comic sans gimmickry with a yuletide howl when you inspect it. Kills you make with the Dapper Doge equipped are also highlighted in the obituaries for all players.

Daily Cases Edit

Dickensday - Winter's Meme Event - Tricket - Free Cases

Log in once a day to get a free Golden Equipment Case.

The chances of getting a Gold Loadout Card in one of these babies is more than four times greater than a standard Equipment Case!

Rarity Drop Chances
Lead 65.1% (-1.8%)
Iron 23.0%
Bronze 7.5%
Silver 2.0%
Gold 2.3% (+1.8%)
Cobalt 0.1%

Features Edit

Private Matches Edit

Private Matches have been tweaked, and have now been re-enabled. Jump in and get scrimming to skill up before the next Ranked Season!

Bug Fixes Edit

  • Fixed bug that caused the game to crash during the map load screen
  • Fixed bug where Carryable Objectives were not returning to their spawn point after not being interacted with
  • Fixed bug where dismounting an MG could cause the player to switch to an ability that was on cooldown
  • Fixed bug where players could exploit the melee system to cause damage to all players on the server
  • Fixed bug where players running with Minimal settings saw much larger blood spurts when shooting others
  • Fixed bug where the player who planted the C4 sometimes wasn't mentioned in the objective notification when it detonated
  • Fixed bug with updating players' skill ratings after a match

References Edit

  1. "Dickensday: Winter's Meme Even" DirtyBomb. Nexon North America, 3 Feb. 2017. Fri. 3 Feb. 2017. <[1]>

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