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Beta Testing This Weekend!

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Hey all!

In keeping with running small scale beta tests on the run up to release, we’ll be releasing details sometime later today on the Official Battalion 1944 Discord channel on how you can get involved.

This weekend we wanted to test some of the changes we’ve made based on the feedback from the last beta weekend, most importantly recoil, as well as test the original map pool with all of the minor changes made to bomb sites and new arcade mode tweaks.

Weapon Recoil Reset

We fully understand the frustrations players had with the previous beta’s weapon recoil reset. Fun fact - this is how games such as Call of Duty have always done and still handle their recoil, except now they have so little recoil in modern titles it’s not even noticeable.

This means players aren't really used to the old method of handling recoil reset, and whilst we of course aim to be faithful to the classics, we do feel this is an area that modern game design has improved. Having to compensate in reverse after shooting was a pain for a lot of players, even though this is how older games used to function. In general FPS players are now used to the more intuitive recoil control systems where you only have to compensate whilst firing the weapon. This was only exacerbated by the increase in overall recoil values in the last beta.

Now, we’ve made it so that if you do not compensate for the climb in recoil, the recoil will still reset by itself. However, if you do compensate by pulling down on your mouse, the reset will no longer occur, keeping your aim, bursts and spray transfers more consistent.

M1 Garand Firing Pattern Punish Effect Reduced.

A divisive change last beta was the M1 Garand fire rate punish where the weapon would ‘jam’ if you do not fire with a rhythm. This mechanic still exists to a minor degree, but is now drastically less noticeable and punishing. You should no longer feel encumbered by this weapon’s mechanic.

Thompson & STG44 Fire Rate Re-increased

The feedback for this change during the last beta was mostly negative. We’ve bumped the fire rates back up for both weapons, to the point where they’re just slightly slower than their live counterparts, meaning they retain their feel and fast fire rates without being too powerful.

Leaning Accuracy Bug Fixed

Many players didn’t notice that leaning and moving whilst hip firing was as accurate as being stationary.

This has now been fixed!

CTF - Extra Time

When a player is holding a flag at the end of the 5 minute round timer, the game timer will now head into extra time until both flags have been returned back to their bases. This means if you pickup a flag, you can still have a chance at winning or saving a match from the jaws of defeat. No longer will the last 30 seconds feel irrelevant because the ‘games already over anyway’. Get that win.

Maps

All classic maps will be playable this Beta weekend - we want to get them player tested before release to make sure the minor changes haven't caused any larger issues across all game modes. For example every map now has a bombsite asset or area rather than a singular planting box. This should change the meta on most maps and open up new strategic options!

Load Times Improved

Optimized the way the game loads chunks. Having texture streaming disabled will be faster than the live game, however having texture streaming enabled speeds load times even faster. We hope you enjoy this quality of life change!

Lots of smaller stability improvements / fixes.

Bugs squashed!

Important!

  • You WILL NOT be able to open War Chests in the new beta test, however you will be able to in the live game.

As a thanks for your support, we’re opening the testing servers for the entire weekend as well as re-opening beta servers for NA players again. The more feedback we can get now the better - so thank you for helping us test Battalion 1944’s smaller changes as we move closer towards full release.

Remember, check the Official Discord announcements later today for the details and remember the beta is under NDA!

Happy fragging!

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On 2/15/2019 at 10:13 PM, Excel said:

Shame it's for Discord users only :/ 

Its open beta not only for Discorders

They post importent things on Discord or Reddit  this forum seems to be forgotten maby some members like 509thTactical posts here

 

 

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5 hours ago, Cyruz said:

They post importent things on Discord or Reddit  this forum seems to be forgotten maby some members like 509thTactical posts here 

And that is the problem my friend.

Not everyone uses Discord or Reddit so i don't know why BH think they are that great, people will follow them on every format that BH want.

Sorry but if they can't be bothered to keep their own official site up to date (it was good enough when holding their hands out 2 years ago) then i can't be bothered following.

 

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Still shame they not post here. Its like Excel say their official website 🤬

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