I have not noticed that the sand update has any effect that really makes a difference.
I have almost everything at 9 and 11% and my weapons keep hitting the same. Sometimes with less force than before this update.
In resistance there is almost no difference. Nor in the capacity of energy or heat. That is, you see that it increases a little, but in the battle it´s practically the same. Don´t know … we’ll have to wait a few months until we have everything in 20%. But as everyone will have the same, it will be the same as always.