Trion has added Alcatraz to Defiance, along with a new EGO rating cap of 6,000 and several other key features. Chief among these are expeditions, which the devs describe as “evolving co-op matches that pit you against increasingly tough enemies for ever-increasing rewards.”
Alcatraz serves as a sort of base between rounds of each expedition, as your team will be transported back to The Rock to “rearm, regroup, and purchase gear from faction vendors,” Trion says.
Also new in this patch are cyber rigs, which improve your performance with vehicles, weapons, etc. There are also a few “behind-the-scenes changes to stat gain,” which should lead to significant weapon and shield stat boosts as you grind toward the new EGO cap. Finally, don’t forget about the Defiance TV show. Season three premieres on June 12th.[Source: Alcatraz update]