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    Hey guys Major Update 2 is live and playable. Head over to our Steam news page to read all about what you can expect to find in this new update https://steamcommunity.com/games/489940/announcements/detail/2699229596634463651 Thanks Tuna
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    Savoia examined & Updated weapon physics 1 JUNE - BIG TUNA Introducing Savoia and more! Some of you may have seen our previous update announcing our newest map - Savoia - coming to Battalion in June within our Major Update 2 Beta Testing Phase. Today we’re happy to show a little more of this map to you guys as well as some other stuff so we hope you enjoy! This map is a lot more open than previous maps as we have tried to move slightly away from our previous map design policy’s which retrospectively are too much like CSGO with tight chokes and close entries into the bomb sites. Savoia contains long streets and a lot more verticality as well as a ton of potential for close combat with many enterable buildings and tighter areas around the bombs sites. We hope you enjoy the new colour palette in this map too as it adds a Mediterranean feel to Battalion and could be a little more enjoyable than Northern European theatre we have previously used. Consistent Weapon Physics After Death' Whilst this feature is alot smaller than some of the other gigantic changes coming to Major Update 2 - this small change will please all players who have ever experienced the ‘where did his weapon go?’ feeling after killing an enemy player and wanting to take their weapon. Weapons will now drop at the exact point you kill a player. Falling weapons no longer fall with the momentum of the dead enemies ragdoll, but will instead drop directly to the floor. This small change brings much more reliability to the game and no more ‘bouncing’ weapons. This is an important fix for Wartide 2 where carrying weapons over to the next round and have the choice to save weapons is an important part of competitive play now. YouTube™ Video: Dead Weapon Drop Example Views: 3 All this and more will be available in our live version of Major Update 2 on July 12th. Thanks for tuning in and see you all soon The Bulkhead Team
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    Weapon Balancing, New Sounds & Movement Tweaks - Major Update 2.0 17 MAY - BIG TUNA Major Update 2 Changelog - Part 1 Update 2 of 3 Major Update 2 is on the horizon and with not “too” long left to wait we’d like to start sharing our fixes, improvements, and changes. MU2 will contain a tonne of new additions as well as loads of great tweaks, balances & fixes! We think this update will really improve the experience of Battalion 1944 and dramatically improve upon certain features that were prevalent when we went to Early Access in February. This is just part 2 of the Changelog as there is so much to go through therefore we are trying to keep our updates as short and snappy as possible. Part 3 should be released tomorrow so keep an eye out for that! Movement & Weapon Balancing Reworks Our upcoming Major Update 2 combats what some players are calling “bunny hopping” in Battalion 1944. The controversial ‘corner jumping meta’ which we’ve received a lot of feedback on from both casual and competitive players is being addressed with in this update. We’re also planning on some tweaking weapon balancing based on your feedback as well as lots of nice extras, such as settings and performance increases and new weapon sounds that you guys have been asking us for! Movement Changes: Our intentions with the following movement and weapon balance changes are to reduce the strength of jumping around corners to the point of it being a calculated risk to do so, whilst in turn increasing the strength of other styles of engagements such as jiggle peeking or leaning to allow different playstyles to become viable within the game. Reduced the amount your third person player model moves out of cover whilst leaning by 75% which will encourage angle holding and jiggle peeking. Increased momentum very slightly to create smoother general movement. No longer receive movement penalty when falling from small heights whilst not ADS to increase general movement fluidity. Added a server side ‘takeoff’ sound when a player jumps to give players who are holding an angle extra information on the enemies movement behavior. Added a ‘movement punish’ when landing whilst holding ADS. These combined changes will mean a strafing jump shot is much more of a commitment/risk when choosing to make that play. You will still be able to jump around a corner to get the surprise factor on an unsuspecting enemy but it should no longer be the best play in all situations if you need to guarantee a swift kill. We will be watching how these changes affect the meta of the game very closely. Prone Behavior Changes A small percentage of players were complaining about ‘dropshotting’ where players would go to prone as they came around a corner to decrease their chances of being hit. We’ve addressed this by re-looking at how other games implement ‘anti drop shot’ mechanics, hence the following changes: If a player goes to prone when moving whilst ADS, they will be pulled out of ADS. If a player goes to prone when stationary whilst ADS, they will stay in ADS. If a player tries to move whilst already in prone and ADS, they will be pulled out of ADS - unless you’re a using a scoped sniper rifle. Weapon Balance Changes Sniper Rifles The Springfield, the Kar98 Scoped and the Kar98 now take slightly longer to become fully scoped when transitioning to ADS. This has in turn increased the length of the inaccuracy period when transitioning between hip fire to aiming down the scope. The Springfield and the Kar98 Scoped hip fire accuracy has been decreased whilst moving. These changes are intended to evolve the playstyle of these weapons to focus more on holding angles and sight lines, instead of jumping around a corner at close range. Instead players should start using quick lean peeks to get opening picks to allow your team to take early map control. Using these extremely powerful weapons aggressively in close ranges is still a viable choice for skilled players - but these tweaks ensure other weapons may be a better choice depending on the map played & gameplan of your team. Playing a sniper aggressively carries a much higher risk than it did before. YouTube™ Video: Springfield ADS Time Views: 146 These changes can initially sound drastic and we fully expect players to be worried about their favourite weapon receiving slight nerfs within the upcoming major update, but after lots of internal testing we actually believe this is the right move for the weapons themselves and game as a whole. These changes bring the scope in/out times more in line with similar classic FPS titles. During our first play tests, we really felt the immediate effect of the changes, however when we adapted our playstyles to the ‘new’ Battalion 1944 we found that the overall game was considerably better as a result. YouTube™ Video: Kar98 Firing Views: 400 Heavy Weapons The BAR is now a 3 shot weapon across all ranges instead of 3-5 shots at range. The BAR ADS animation was tweaked to feel more snappy and responsive. The STG44 is now a 3-4 shot weapon instead of 3-5 shots. Both STG44 & BAR stationary hip fire accuracy slightly increased. The BAR is finally receiving a well deserved buff to increase its pick rate and give the allies a much more reliable weapon choice when attacking. These changes should increase the weapon’s feeling of consistency and ‘snappiness’. We have also minorly buffed the STG44, but only to reduce the feeling of randomness of getting 5 hitmarkers at its longest engagement range. The STG44 is intentionally not as powerful as the allied BAR due to the nature of the Germans being on the defensive side. And remember, both automatic weapons can still deliver an almighty 1 shot headshot! A much more effective way of fighting with our new ‘fat head’ characters. YouTube™ Video: STG44 Spray Views: 91 SMGs MP40 Horizontal Recoil Slightly Reduced. YouTube™ Video: MP40 Spray Views: 59 The feedback we’ve received on Battalion’s SMGs has generally been positive. The one common complaint was with the MP40’s recoil pattern. We’ve decided to reduce the horizontal recoil of this weapon to be more in line with its allied counterpart, the Thompson, to allow more control over the weapon’s erratic firing nature. Shotguns Max range damage slightly reduced. Min range damage increased slightly. Crosshair spread decreased to more accurately portray pellet spread. Reduced shotgun fire rate. Can now hold 6 shots instead of 5. Shotguns in any FPS game have always been controversial. In an effort to make every weapon viable, we originally buffed the shotgun to allow it to compete with some of the other extremely powerful weapons within the game. With the changes to Wartide 2.0 meaning different weapons have different values, this no longer needs to be the case. We’ve also seen the feedback from players that in certain situations the shotgun’s communication wasn’t correctly shown to the player - creating situations where players would ‘tag’ when they felt they deserved a kill - or the exact opposite to this scenario could also happen. We’re hoping the above tweaks will help alleviate the feeling of the regularity of these situations! YouTube™ Video: New Shotgun Views: 74 Weapon Penetration Values Our thinking with bullet penetration has always been trying to make it consistent in terms of communication over what you can and can’t shoot through. This meant thin metal sheets, small objects and thin wooden doors/shutters etc are supposed to be penetrable. The problem we’ve seen is that some assets slipped through and were accidently made penetrable, such as the kubelwagen. This was never meant to be the case. We’ve now adjusted these specific meshes that weren't meant to be penetrable and adjusted the damage values of penetration to feel more consistent. Also, a big change the community requested was to make the bomb box no longer penetrable which we are happy to say will be implemented into Major Update 2! You will now be ‘safe’ when planting/defusing - meaning your post plant positioning will now be very important. New Weapon Sounds! We’re adding new weapon sounds to make all weapons feel much more powerful across the board. This update will also include new hitmarker & headshot sounds to make the game feel even more responsive than before. YouTube™ Video: Colt Firing Views: 78 Added a server side ‘takeoff’ sound when a player jumps. New Gewehr Sound. New STG44 Sound. New Thompson Sound. New Luger Sound. New M1911 Sound. New Headshot Sound. New Hitmarker Sound. New Footsteps Sounds. New Token Pickup Sound. New Attenuation/Falloff. YouTube™ Video: Gewehr Shooting Views: 78 Performance Gains We’ve heard the complaints since Major Update 1 about performance dropping - We’ve been looking into multiple aspects of the game from both CPU and GPU perspective to help better optimise for high end and lower end hardware. These tweaks include us focusing onto: Blueprint Nativization (drastically decreasing load times and increasing performance). Level Specific Optimisations (reducing draw calls). General Optimisations (reducing unnecessary clutter within the project). Animation Optimisation (only visible information is sent to clients). Hopefully in Major Update 2 players should see FPS and performance gains across the board. These optimisations are ongoing and will continue all the way until release! Settings/Menu Configs Major Update 2 will be the very last time an update resets your config! Part of our new build system has allowed us to keep your configs intact for future updates - this means future smaller patches will no longer become a major annoyance every time we would like to update the game. We’re also introducing more in-game config settings as we look to enable those with lower end PCs the same ingame options as someone who would tweak their ini files externally. This change also means ini files will be locked - as all of the relevant options will be be available ingame (you’ll still be able to keep your settings config!). We’ll also be putting some restrictions on certain config settings which we felt were being abused to give an entirely unfair advantage to certain players. MU2 Release Date & Beta Test Players have been asking us to bring them in to help test the game before it’s pushed live to the world! There are 2 stages in MU2. MU2 Stage 1 - Beta: In June when we feel the build is stable ‘enough’ for testing, we will push a version of the game to our ‘Public Beta’ branch on Steam. We will not be using the Test Zone for a few good reasons, but this won’t change anything for you! To access the beta, we will distribute a code to players that can be used in Steam by doing the following: Open Steam > Right Click ‘BATTALION 1944’ > Properties > Betas > ‘enter code’ MU2 Stage 2 - Release: Throughout the Beta phase we will be watching the feedback. What we will not do is be “over-reactive” to initial feedback. The beta phase will last a few weeks. During this time we will make changes, fixes, and improvements. We absolutely expect there to be bugs. But this is your opportunity as a passionate gaming community to make an impact on a commercial video game and this is our opportunity to make our passion project commercial! By listening to your feedback we believe we can maximise the potential of Battalion 1944. We are not setting unrealistic expectations during this update, our goal is to show people what Battalion 1944 should have been at launch, but could only be possible with the extensive feedback given to us over the last 4 months. After we believe the game is balanced and just prior to the ‘Gallantry LAN event in Budapest’ we will push the release version of MU2 to the live Battalion 1944 branch. We hope you’re ready to see all these new additions in game becasue we can't wait for you all to test these changes and let us know what you think. We really hope they will really improve Battalion’s gameplay for the long term. Thanks guys and see you in the next one coming tomorrow! The Bulkhead Team
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    Wartide 2.0 - Major Update #2 (June) Wartide 2.0 is coming! You as a community have spoken and we’ve listened to all your feedback about the original Wartide gamemode. We’ve taken that feedback onboard and have acted on it by creating an entirely revamped version of the gamemode we’re calling internally ‘Wartide 2.0’. This re-engineered competitive mode will replace the current competitive gamemode - “Wartide” and will be released within our Major Update #2 coming in June, so get ready! The largest concerns with the original Wartide were: No win / loss bonuses meant steamrolling became very likely. Having the losing team being forced repeatedly to play default class round after round when losing, wasn’t a fun experience and players would often leave rather than persist. The original Wartide system lacked depth to its weapons economy therefore all weapons were forced to be balanced and as viable as each other in terms of perceived value. Wartide 2.0 intends to address these issues by adding an actual economy system which is shared entirely between your team. The brand new Wartide 2.0 Tokens, which drop when a player gets fragged. (Only one token is ever dropped, even if the weapon’s value is higher than one token!) Footage of the new Token dropping from a fragged enemy in Wartide 2.0 Teams will start with a set amount of tokens that will deplete as the players on a team pick weapons from the shared buy menu, these weapons all have varying costs based on their effectiveness. For example - The extremely powerful one shot snipers cost more than cheaper weapons such as the shotgun and the two brand new "eco" weapons we’re adding to the game! In this new system the much loved default carbine classes will be free so have fun with those. Players gain more tokens throughout the match. Important actions within a Wartide 2.0 game will result in rewarding players and, in turn, their team with additional tokens. This includes actions such as: Planting / defusing the bomb Consecutive round wins / losses Picking up tokens from dead players We’ve had a couple of early external tests with top level teams from within the competitive scene to test the new format (without user interface). We’re currently working with a different UI designer to revamp the Wartide 2.0 user interface to communicate this new gameplay as simply as possible for new players and spectators. This is a work in progress and not totally finished. Some UI weapon images are placeholders and subject to change We intend to carry out more external tests with top tier players as we move toward polishing Wartide 2.0 before public release in June. We feel these changes counter some of the issues that were raised about our original Wartide gamemode and we are really interested to see what you all think and as always we are keen for constructive feedback. Introducing ‘Wartide’ Matchmaking Option & Retiring Unranked/Ranked Playlists - Estimated Major Update #2 We fully understand that with lower concurrent player numbers, new and less informed players are finding it difficult to find other players to play with unless its during peak times. One of the ways we are going to help alleviate this issue is by removing both ‘unranked’ and ‘ranked’ playlist and merging them into one and the same under the menu option ‘Wartide’. This means players will all be searching under one playlist - instead of being split between 2, helping players who want to find matches in the new Wartide 2.0 gamemode. The new Wartide will function the same as the previous unranked playlist. This is a temporary measure until we’re ready to relaunch a brand new ranked playlist through our huge competitive matchmaking upgrade later in the year (which we will release more info on at a later date. This decision was also made as we feel the ranked experience of Battalion 1944 wasn’t to the standard we ourselves would’ve liked it to be in, let alone our players. More on this below. Competitive Matchmaking Upgrade - Estimated Major Update #4 The current ranked matchmaking user experience is not good enough - to the point where we’re hearing players would rather play unranked than ranked. Instead of bashing away at improving a system that isn’t working - we have been talking to a very popular third party service provider who loves Battalion 1944 to implement their widely loved and accepted matchmaking system directly into the game… whilst we’re hoping players aren't too upset by the closure of our own competitive mode - we’re hoping you’ll be able to face it for now as we have a great 3rd party replacement in the works that will be integrated into the game itself. This will come with a reliable ELO system that tracks your progress, general stat tracking, match history and all the other good stuff that player expect from a top tier competitive experience. This is only the beginning for this feature, as we’ve always wanted a way for 5 man teams to stack up against each other within the game. More info on this will be announced closer to the release time whilst we work out the finer details of the system in the meantime. Another Development Update Next Week! In keeping with our renewed plan from last week’s ‘moving forwards’ news update (which you can read by clicking here), we’ll be releasing another development update next week with more behind the scenes looks at the development progress of Battalion 1944’s new upcoming features. Thanks for the continued support, See you next week! Tuna and the Bulkhead team
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    MAJOR UPDATE #1 6 MARZO - BIG TUNA It’s time for our first major update! We’re pleased to say that Early Access has been a great decision for Battalion 1944! This major update contains huge changes to Battalion entirely based off of player feedback. The type of feedback you can only get by taking advantage of Early Access. We’d like to thank each and every one of you for spending time giving us the critical feedback AND testing that Battalion very clearly needed. “There is only so much you can test with 20 people in an office! Any developer will tell you that time is the most valuable thing in game development. I’d like to thank you personally for giving us your time and making Battalion a more stable, balanced, and more fun game to play.” - Joe Brammer / Studio Lead For helping us test, improve, and fix Battalion 1944 through its first month of Early Access, we’d like to reward all of the players who purchased the game in its first month, 5 War Chests, that will be available in your inventory from March 8th. We have been constantly working on fixing and improving core Battalion features. We have been releasing almost weekly updates to continually improve upon our product to make it the best experience possible for you guys. Today we are able to give you guys our first huge content update - with more news updates coming in the near future. This update contains new maps, reworks of existing maps, weapon balancing, A LOT of crash fixes, performance improvements, major network fixes, sound improvements, match making changes, XP increases and gamemode changes and teasers! Wartide Retired - Temporary Changes We’ve heard your feedback on the Wartide gamemode - we fully understand the mode’s potential and what must be done to reinvent the gamemode, as we’ve hinted at before. We will be returning this summer with Wartide 2 which uses ‘a form of currency’. In the meantime we’ve temporarily changed how Wartide works whilst we remaster the mode. Our goals and reasoning for the temporary change is to try and balance the weapons perfectly by giving players the ability to pick almost whatever they want The largest issue with the gamemode was that making a comeback was extremely difficult, even with the power of the default class in the right hands. As a temporary measure, we’re making all weapon classes (bar the most powerful SMG & Sniper classes) unlimited. This is to keep the losing side in the game & allow more player choice. As a side benefit - unlimiting weapon classes also helps us study every classes perceived value to players - which will help us decide on classes worth within the future revamped Wartide gamemode. The grenade pool has also been removed in favour of grenades being tied to classes. Temporary Weapon Class & Nade Breakdown: Rifleman - 1 Smoke, 0 Grenade, Unlimited. Pathfinder - 0 Smoke, 0 Grenade, 3 cards per team. Heavy - 0 Smokes, 1 Grenade, Unlimited. Marksman - 0 Smokes, 0 Grenade, 3 cards per team. Operator - 1 smoke, 0 Grenade, Unlimited Utility (Default) - 1 Smoke, 1 Grenade, Unlimited Please remember that these changes are only temporary whilst we completely overhaul the actual wartide gamemode over the next coming months. NEW MAP - Invasion (Used for both Competitive & Arcade) This new map is, you guessed it, located on a Normandy beach and it will consist of the Allies attacking the Axis through their defensive bunkers and buildings to achieve victory! This map contains a balance of long routes which will be great for sniper duels intertwined with smaller spaces that promote close quarters combat. You’ll have to manage your utility usage as a team as well as manage your full arsenal to exploit the advantages and weaknesses of both bomb sites. As with all maps during Early Access - this is Invasion’s first iteration ready for testing. We’re not afraid to change maps based on your feedback at all and we have been looking at all posts and opinions regarding changes. Video di YouTube™: MAJOR UPDATE ONE: New Map "Invasion" Visualizzazioni: 381 This leads us onto the next huge content changes within this update: Map Changes: Liberation: New & improved lighting. Opened the broken barn & windows inside of Bombsite B. Video di YouTube™: MAJOR UPDATE ONE: Liberation Improvements Visualizzazioni: 193 Manorhouse v2: New & improved lighting. New “A long” area to allow for more tactical nades. Opened barn door by A site which looks into A long. Shortened axis main road into an L shape that leads to mid. Closed route by crashed plane. Reworked main entrance to A from mid. Closed mid connector barn. Re-opened mid trench by adding a new ‘drop’ into the trench. Widened mid trench & added cover. Added new skill jump out of mid trench into mid. Reworked B long. Closed the broken wall angle from trench/wooden to B long. Opened & reworked the apple gardens area behind B house. Moved fountain into apple gardens. Reworked B bombsite layout to be less claustrophobic. Video di YouTube™: MAJOR UPDATE ONE: Manorhouse_V2 Rework Visualizzazioni: 212 Battery Battery has received a lot of TLC this update as the most unloved map from both a player and developer standpoint. This map was never aimed to be a competitive map - hence the lack of love given to it compared to some of our other maps. But this is something we’ve begun to act on internally, starting with improving casual maps. More to come on our casual progress in future updates. Battery’s upgrades have improved player movement and added other possibilities within the map. This has been achieved by removing a lot of the annoying "Invisible Walls" that players would often feel when playing on it. With these new changes hopefully the sections of the map that are still untraversable will be better telegraphed to the player. This should feel much more liberating and give players much more freedom to be creative during firefights. General gameplay improvements have also been made to the map adding a sense of verticality in places, with more objects and interesting areas to play around. We've also opened up new routes and made new and improved sites for TDM/CTF/DOM and of course Wartide if that’s what you want to play! Updated Mini Maps: Remember the CS:GO simple radar inspired minimaps from Battalion’s Alpha? We have made those even better. These mini maps take a long time to develop - and as our map layouts have become a little more concrete, we’ve been confident to be able to remaster the mini-maps for you guys. These will make key areas highly visible and remove the clutter from the maps to allow you to figure out player positions and map layouts easier. Gameplay Changes: Thompson & MP40 Changes: Maximum bullets to kill at furthest range reduced from 11 to 10. 2 shot kill range is now significantly shorter. XP/Reward Amount Changes We’ve changed the way XP is rewarded so that you’ll be rewarded more for playing the game adding the ability to level up faster and gain free War Chests more regularly. Players will now reach level 10 (competitive minimum rank) much quicker! In some cases players will now earn 4 times the original amount of XP. The new XP reward amounts are as follows: Competitive - GameWinScore = 1500xp GameDrawScore = 900xp GameLossScore = 500xp Unranked - GameWinScore = 1200xp GameDrawScore = 700xp GameLossScore = 450xp Arcade - - Domination GameWinScore = 600xp GameDrawScore = 350xp GameLossScore = 200xp - CTF GameWinScore = 600xp GameDrawScore = 350xp GameLossScore = 200xp - TDM GameWinScore = 600xp GameDrawScore = 350xp GameLossScore = 200xp Servers/Netcode Check out Battle(non)Sense’s video on Battalion 1944’s Netcode: Video di YouTube™: Battalion 1944 Netcode Done Right? Visualizzazioni: 21,036 Battalion 1944 is a first person shooter set in World War 2 which aims to recapture the recapture the feel of classic competitive shooters like Call of Duty 2 or Call of Duty 4’s Promod. Whilst his review of our netcode is positive - we’ve taken steps towards improving on his feedback and this is the first step towards improving Battalion 1944’s netcode even further. Improved interpolation netcode to reduce the effect of peekers advantage of high ping players. Network alteration to movement replication. Added hidden functionality for client UI network icons (icons coming soon). Added SEA servers. Merged NA servers into one location (Chicago - Temporary during Early Access). Removed South American servers due to low player counts. Removed hidden ELO score from unranked/arcade games. Competitive Matchmaking will find other players faster in populated regions. We’re fully aware that matchmaking is not in an ideal state right now - we have plans to improve all players’ experience both during Early Access and for full release. We have some huge information to share in our next big news update about a partnership deal that will be great for Battalion 1944’s future. Thanks for sticking with us as we move through this temporary period. Many of you may have seen us alluding to working with ‘Faceit’. We’d like to inform you that it is much more than that! Spectator Smoke grenades now have the same particle effect trail as grenades in spectator. Spectators will now always hear round win music at the end of a round. Spectator player colours on the minimap now follow xray / status bar colours (blue/red). Spectators should now see +5 +10 kill rewards when spectating players. When using autocam - we’ve inflated a player action score if they are the last person left on their team. It's most likely that this person is the most exciting player to watch for clutches with the odds stacked against them. Small fix for spectators in dedicated comp games seeing everyone on the minimap as their unique colours instead of nation colours. Weapon animations are more synced with spectator. Specifically weapon reloads & grenades. Fix for spectator auto camera causing FOV iron sight issues. Auto camera now plays death cam on dying spectated players instead of instantly switching to the killer. Misc Additions Added AFK/Idle auto-kick. Added profanity filter. Added Manorhouse V1 loading screen. Added player setting to adjust minimap zoom level. Improved VOIP stability. Added brightness/gamma settings. Fixes Fixed some code inconsistencies which would cause certain clients to crash. Fixed div0 error causing 3D weapons to not show on the inventory screen. If a warchest fails to open - error message has changed from "Please contact support." to "The War Chest has not been taken. Please try again." when failing to grant a skin. Fixed spectator memory leak causing client to crash (sorry Blitzkrieg!) Fixed the social voting menu always disappearing after death/between rounds. Fixed up certain redirectors and removed corrupted assets (in preparation for modding). Fixed a possible crash on bomb defusal. Fixed bomb defuse/plant getting locked out if a player moves outside of the bombsite bounds while attempting either action. Fixed the ability to view a players steam profile from the social menu. Fixed minimap markers being upside down when the setting ‘Fixed Map Rotation’ is enabled. Fixed second bomb spawning when planting or defusing in bomb mode. Fix for killfeed incorrectly making players other than yourself white. Potential fix to third person automatic weapons occasionally not making sound. VOIP - No longer receive UI notifications from players who are muted. Training is now disabled if you are in a party (this caused matchmaking issues). Only enabled texture streaming off by default if VRAM > 3GB. Fixed surrender votes occasionally failing after round 12. Note: If you’re continuing to experience hard crashes please post a bug report in the Bug Reporting section[forums.battaliongame.com] of our official forums detailing exactly what happened alongside your PC specs and as much potentially useful information as possible. If you work with us and provide us with as much detail as you possibly can to help us figure out the root cause of the issues then we can better tackle and solve these problems in future updates. Quick Note On Playerbase, Marketing & Our Plans You may have noticed we’ve dramatically slowed down on marketing and pushing the game to streamers, new sites and new players (quick example: opting out of Square Enix’s latest publisher weekend promotion). This is our decision. Your feedback has been amazing in helping us identify the core issues with the game - which was the exact reason for us entering Steam Early Access. Keeping a core small & hardcore playerbase who keep dropping in/out during early access to help us test and give feedback on the game has always been the plan for early access, with much bigger explosion at full release. However, the launch hype train and a drastically larger early access launch than expected clouded most players view of our actual intentions of growing a small community from the ground up as we develop the game together. We will have a much larger written update coming soon regarding this entire concurrent player base ‘issue’ that players outside of the core Battalion community have become increasingly obsessed over. This coming update will fully detail our plans for this year, how we intend to improve the short term experience for all players trying to find other players as well as long term plans to grow as we head towards a huge content and media explosion at full release next year. This should help alleviate the concerns for our hardcore fans who are worried about the brain dead ‘dead game’ comments from uniformed players who can’t see more than 1 week into the future. We’ve landed some huge partnerships, big content plans and exciting developments ready for full release next year. Offline LAN Server Support Delayed Offline LAN support has been delayed as we need more time to work on this feature. We’ve been committing our time to other places, as you can see! Sorry! PC Support for Travelling EU Teams at Blitzkrieg Open Championship On March 7th Insomnia & The Plays will be announcing a hardware sponsor for The Blitzkrieg Open Championship specifically for EU teams travelling to the UK. This service will be free and specifically for teams travelling from outside the UK. Whilst it’s late, we saw an opportunity to help a partner and our players. The Blitzkrieg Open Championship is enabling the developers, tournament organizers, and future sponsors to see Battalion 1944 in a competitive offline environment. To avoid any major issues when a significant prize pool is on the line this summer, it is an important milestone for us. We ask for your support. Information for team applications: In order to apply for free PC’s for your team, first make sure you meet the following requirements: Confirmed full EU teams representing organisations only You are competing in the Blitzkrieg Open at Insomnia62. To apply: They must also sign up to the tournament (link found on this page: http://ukmasters.gg/insomnia62/) PC Specs Processor: Intel Core i5-8600K Coffee Lake CPU, 6 Cores, 3.6 - 4.3GHz CPU Cooler: Chillblast 120 CPU Water Cooler Motherboard: Z370 Gaming Motherboard Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB Graphics Card Memory: 16GB DDR4 Memory Solid State Drive: 250GB Solid State Drive Hard Drive: Seagate 2TB 7200RPM Hard Disk Monitor: Asus 24” VG248QE Monitor The sponsor will not provide the peripherals (mouse, keyboard, headset) Email us at esports@game.co.uk to apply for your team and we will chat with you directly. Last date for applications will be Thursday 15th March and you will be informed if you are successful within 24 hours of application. Brammertron’s War Chest Wednesdays Tomorrow night at around 7pm UK time Brammertron will be live on Twitch playing Battalion with KingHoward, Big Tuna and other Bulkhead developers as well as talking directly to you guys by doing a live Q&A. This gives you guys a chance to talk directly and openly with our studio lead about the March 8th update and Battalion’s future. Brammer will also be dropping Warchests whilst on stream! To Conclude: We hope this update provides some useful additions as well as some helpful tweaks and bug fixes. We want to thank you for buying into Battalion 1944’s Early Access testing period, we appreciate all your feedback and patience. Please remember Battalion 1944 has been in Early Access for just over 1 month. We are with you guys for the long term and we are working hard to get the game prepared for when we aim to explode out of Early Access into full release and bring new players into the game. Remember: This client update will launch on the 8th March, 2018. Happy fragging - more updates coming soon! The Bulkhead Interactive Team. source: http://steamcommunity.com/games/489940/announcements/detail/1675774437612961631
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