A new character progression tree will be introduced at the Newgarden build. Here are some more details concerning unlockable abilities.
Yours Is Mine
It is not uncommon in a war that a retreating army is forced to leave behind valuable equipment. And when stumbling upon an enemy weapons cache, the obvious thing to do is to give your opponents a taste of their own medicine. In this regard, one of the interesting abilities which will become unlockable with Newgarden is the possibility to buy and equip captured enemy explosives. Leveling up the Explosives ribbon will eventually let you use the enemy’s grenades. Leveling up the Recon ribbon will let you equip first your side’s, then the enemy’s, anti-personnel (AP) mines. Likewise, experience gained from destroying tanks will let you unlock the enemy’s anti-tank (AT) mines and grenades.
This first version will not let you unlock other enemy weapons. However, you will be gaining proficiency with the enemy weapons you pick up on the battlefield. This experience will be “saved up” for later.
But Will We Keep Our Current Soldiers?
Many of our players are still asking the question, so allow me to reiterate: we have managed to avoid a hard reset by writing a set of database scripts, which will convert your currently existing character data so that none of your Heroes will be deleted. They will retain their rank, character class and the weapons they are currently using. We will not be any more specific than this, as we are still working out the details, and we want to make sure that everything works as intended before making any further promises.