The Classy Art Hole Update was a small update that launched July 7th, 2016, it also started the Classy Case Event which ends July 21st, 2016. The update added a new Execution map called Gallery, included new passes for Market and Overground, a long awaited crafting update/revamp to Loadout Cards, and two new Trinkets.
Set in the fading splendor of London's South Bank, the retired Gallery is no longer the bustling jewel in the capital's crown, now acting as a base for the CDA at the foot of their Containment shield. The austere concrete haven's now been hit by a savage Jackal attack, whose Mercs have set about putting the brutal in brutalism.
In this update, we're introducing a brand new feature to replace the Trade In/Up System. It's called Crafting, and it makes the process of getting a Loadout Card in the rarity of your choice easier. Instead of Trading Up, you can Recycle your Loadout Cards for Fragments. You can Recycle all of your Lead cards, Iron cards or duplicates in a single action, to speed up the process.
Use Fragments alongside Credits to Craft a Loadout Card in your desired rarity. If you don't have enough Credits, you can use Crafting Kits instead, purchasable in the Store.
Weapon Kits are rare items found in Arsenal Crates, allowing you to lock in on one of your Merc's three Primary Weapons when Crafting. For more information on the Crafting system, including Fragment and Credit costs to Craft, check out Lead Designer Exedore's forum post here.
To celebrate the update to the Market map, which received a graphical pass and added the "Totally Awesome Chicken" market located in the center of the Market map. Players can purchase the "The Totally Awesome Chicken Trinket" trinket from the store for $4.99 USD and comes with the "Chicken Flair", a chicken icon which shows up in your kill feed.
For the next two weeks, Equipment, Expert and Elite Cases in drops and the Store will be replaced with classy 'Golden' variants, which give you a higher chance of scoring Gold Loadout Cards. Prices remain the same, so get in there while your chances are golden!
On top of that, a Golden Equipment Case will hit your inventory every day you log in until the 21st of July. So log in! And play a game or two, unless your life has been reduced to a case-hoarding Dirty Bomb meta.
After squashing bugs relating to Ranked Mode, we're finally able to switch it back on! We've also added a 'Recent Matches' section to your Profile, giving you information on the last 10 matches you've had.