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Mise à jour du 23 juin 2014

New Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies content

  • Added two new armies
    • "Oberkommando West"
    • "US Forces"
  • Maps
    • Added The Western Front Armies Maps
    • Faymonville Approach (2)
    • La Gleize Breakout (2)
    • La Gleize (2)
    • Trois Pont (2 – 4)
    • Vaux Farmlands (4)
    • Hurtgen Forest (4)
    • Ettlebruck Station (4-8)
    • Lienne Forest (6-8)
    • Lazenrath Ambush (6-8)
  • Road to Kharkov
    • Optimized pathing in a number of areas
    • Improved balance
  • Kholodny Ferma (Winter/Summer)
    • Changed from 2-4 players to 2 players only
  • Lagreskaya (Winter/Summer)
    • Changed from 2-4 players to 2 players only

 



New Features (all players)

 

  • Public Games List
  • War Spoils
  • Victory Strikes
  • New progression system

 



UI Updates

 

  • New armies selection
  • New inventory system

 



Updates

 

  • Optimized pathing in a number of areas on maps

 



Bug Fixes

 

  • Yes, many bugs have been squished!

 



Balance Updates

 

  • AOE Profiles
    • Adjusted AOE
      profiles such that mid-range was no longer lethal to infantry. This
      better differentiates close from mid, creating a more defined damage
      drop of profile. This will significantly decrease the amount of squad
      wipes which can occur, although low health squads are still vulnerable
      as always.
    • Mines will be less prone to wiping out an entire squad
    • A number of units have had their scatter modified to maintain their design

 



Wehrmacht
 
Tank traps

 

  • HP increase from 250 to 500
  • Armor increased from 35 to 50

Wehrmacht Bunker

  • Sight from 35 to 10
  • Bunker upgrade increases sight by 25

Panzer Grenadiers

  • Now have reduced received accuracy by 15%
  • 222 Armored Car
  • Population increased from 4 to 5

StuG III G

  • Population decreased from 10 to 8

StuG III E

  • Population increased from from 6 to 8

Panzerwerfer

  • Population increased from 10 to 12

Brummbar

  • Population decreased from 16 to 14

Tiger Ace

  • Population increased from 24 to 26

Panzer IV

  • Cost increase from 320/115 to 350/125
  • Distant scatter max value from 9.5 to 6.4

Tiger Heavy Tank

  • Health reduced from 1280 to 1040

Elefant

  • Range from 100 to 70

Panther

  • Armor increased from 270 to 290

Pak 43 Anti-tank Gun

  • Range reduced from 100 to 80
  • target weak point range reduced from 100 to 80
  • Cost increased from 480 to 500

Panzerwerfer 42 Multiple Rocket Launcher

  • Recharge time reduced from 90 to 70 seconds

Pak 40 Anti Tank Gun

  • Added Hold Fire

Stuka Close Air Support

  • Close reduced from 240 to 200

Relief Infantry

  • Price reduced from 120 to 90 Munitions

Osttruppen Reserves

  • Price reduced from 500 to 425

 



Soviet
 
Soviet Partisans

 

  • Can now capture points

Tank traps

  • HP increase from 250 to 500
  • Armor increased from 35 to 50

M3A1 Scout Car

  • Population increased from 4 to 5
  • Penetration from 3.5/2.5/1.5 to 1.75/1.5/1.25

M5 Half-track

  • Penetration from 3.5/2.5/1.5 to 1.75/1.5/1.25

T70

  • Population increased from 6 to 8

SU-76-76

  • Manpower cost from 210 to 240
  • Fuel cost from 75 to 70

T34-76

  • Population increased from 10 to 12

T34-85

  • Population increased from 12 to 14
  • CP requirement increased from 9 to 10

Katyusha

  • Population increased from 10 to 12

KV-2

  • Population increased from 22 to 24
  • Range from 100 to 70

ISU-152 Heavy Assault Gun

  • Range from 100 to 70
  • Concrete Piercing Round ability range reduced from 100 to 70

IS-2 Heavy Tank

  • Health increase from 960 to 1040
  • Armor increase from 340 to 375

M-42 45mm Anit-Tank Gun

  • Added Hold Fire ability

ZiS-3 76mm Field Gun

  • Added Hold Fire

KV-8 Heavy Flamethrower Tank

  • Health increase from 720 to 800
  • Price increase from 360 / 135 to 390 / 145

Rapid Conscription

  • Price reduced from 160 MU to 120 MU

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Mise à jour du 24 juin 2014

Fixes

  • Fixed crashes related to loading certain types of saved games from previous versions of CoH2
  • Fixed a low frequency crash in multiplayer

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Mise à jour du 27 juin 2014

Updates & Bug Fixes

  • Animation fixes for the US Forces .50 cal machine gun
  • Localization updates
  • Remove player level stars on faceplates

Balance Changes

Wehrmacht

Opel Blitz Truck

  • Cost reduced from 300 to 200
  • Resource bonuses are now exclusive to the player

Blitzkrieg

  • Now adds a speed maximum modifier by 1.5
  • Duration decreased from 20 seconds to 15 seconds

 



Soviet

M4C Sherman

 

  • Population increased from 12 to 14

M3A1 Light Scout Car

  • Price increase from 10 fuel to 15 fuel
  • Penetration at near reduced from 1.75 to 1.5
  • Penetration at mid reduced from 1.5 to 1.3
  • Acceleration reduced from 2.3 to 2.0
  • Deceleration reduced from 5.8 to 5.0

KV-1 Heavy Tank

  • Health increased from 720 to 800
  • Armor increased from 240 to 270
  • Rear armor increased from 145 to 165
  • Reload time reduced from 6.2 - 6.8 to 5.2 - 5.8
  • Price increased from 370/120 to 420/145
  • Population increased from 12 to 14

Fear Propaganda Artillery

  • Price reduced from 100 munitions to 80 munitions

 



OKW

 

  • Fixed the stacking damage and penetration modifiers on the Raketenwerfer

Kubelwagon

  • Now has light crush

sWs Half-Track

  • sWs Half-Track health reduced from 400 to 300
  • sWs Half-Track max speed reduced from 6.2 to 4.2
  • sWs Half track Armor reduced from 11 to 5
  • sWs Half track Rear Armor reduced from 5.5 to 4.5
  • Cannot Crush Infantry

Panzer II

  • Weapon Penetration changed from 10/15/20 to 15/20/25

SdkFz251 Flak Halftrack

  • Rate of Fire reduced from 4 to 3

Puma

  • Smoke screen shells reduced from 3 to 1

OKW Ostwind Call in

  • Cost increase from 280/85 to 280/100

Jagdtiger

  • Cost increase from 800/250 to 800/290

 



USF

Lieutenant

 

  • Cost reduced from 340 to 300

Captain

  • Cost reduced from 360 to 320

M10 Tank Destroyer

  • Range increased from 45 to 50

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Mise à jour du 30 juin 2014

Company of Heroes 2 fix

  • Fixed the Jagdtiger’s reload timer being reset whenever the tank was moved

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Mise à jour du 2 juillet 2014

Company of Heroes 2 fix

  • users who have lost legacy items should have those items restored on their next log-in.

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Mise à jour du 3 juillet 2014

Balance Changes

USF

The Sherman M3 75 Heavy Explosive shells that were underperforming in a sense that it did not deal with infantry effectively. Most of the time the player using HE shells would often miss their target completely. With a lower scatter and slight increase in splash damage the HE shells should become an effective counter against clumped up infantry. The M151A AA Halftrack is something we believed was over performing all levels of the game. The time this unit came out it was effective counter against infantry and light vehicles. Another issue was its ability to get out of danger without suffering too much damage. With making minor tweaks to the units stats believe units like the 222, Puma, and other forms of soft AT will have an easier time dealing with this unit. Volley Fire was another big issue that we wanted address; the design intention of this ability was to be used as a support ability to give rear echelon combat utility. However what we ended up seeing were rear echelons winning engagement that shouldn’t have won. There was also an exploit with the modifers that were applied when rear echelons equipped with bazookas would fire bazooka shells rapidly. With the new implementation of the ability Volley fire will now have its strength and weakness. The suppression modifers have also been tweaked so there will be very rare cases that a squad will get pinned.

Sherman M3 75mm HE Shells

  • Radius increased from 3 to 4
  • Distance Scatter Max reduced from 6.9 to 5.5

M15A1 AA Halftrack

  • Cost increased from 55 fuel to 60 fuel
  • Penetration reduced from 30 / 40 / 50 to 30 / 35 / 40
  • Acceleration decreased from 4.75 to 4
  • Armor reduced from 20.5 to 15
  • Rear Armor reduced from 15 to 10

Volley Fire

  • Added Animator state while ability is active
  • Rear Echelon now receive a 50% receive accuracy penalty while active
  • Removed Cooldown bonus
  • Removed Reload Bonus
  • Reduce suppression values from 0.4 to 0.2

 



Soviets

A lot of small tweaks were added to the Soviet units to address a few small issues. With the use of receive accuracy modifers stacking with veterancy there were instances where a sniper would miss its target. This was more of a bug fix than anything else.
The Satchel Charge also had its bonus damage to buildings reduced to prevent 2 shoting OKW truck buildings. It will take 3 Satchels to destroy an OKW truck building. PPSH had its profiled tuned to make it’s short range damage kick in a little bit earlier. Previously you would have to get really close to start dishing out good damage against infantry.

Sniper

 

  • Modified behavior of snipers to no longer miss vs.
    units with veterancy. Garrison cover and retreating accuracy remains the
    same.

Satchel Charge

  • Bonus damage from buildings reduced from 480 to 340

PPSH

  • Profile change from 8 / 12 / 30 to 10 / 16 / 30

SU-85

  • Now has hold fire

KV-1 Heavy Tank

  • Reload time reduced from 6.2 - 6.8 to 5.2 - 5.8

 



Wehrmacht

Sniper

 

  • Modified behavior of snipers to no longer miss vs.
    units with veterancy. Garrison cover and retreating accuracy remains the
    same.

 



OKW

The biggest change to the OKW were to the Base Building Flak Gun. Currently the building does not feel very threatening to infantry and light vehicles (which it should feel like) We are seeing at the high level players always setting up their truck inside their base because it is too much of a liability to put it anywhere else. Another change was to the Panzer II with it coming out at such a late time we wanted to beef up its stats so it could still be useful during the mid-late stages of the game. Various cost adjustments were also added to OKW Call ins that were previously set at a lower than intended value.

LE IG 18 Support Gun

 

  • Is now immune to cold

Schwerer Panzer HQ 3.7cm flak gun

  • Damage increased from 20 to 40
  • Penetration increased from 35 to 45
  • Range increased from 40 to 45
  • Suppression increased from 0 to 0.3
  • Nearby Suppression multiplier increased from 0 to 0.8
  • Nearby Suppression radius increased from 0 to 15
  • AOE increased from 2 to 4
  • Rate of fire increased from 2 to 4

Panzer II

  • Health increased from 320 to 400
  • Moving accuracy increased by 25%
  • Added Camouflage extension

Command Panther Call in

  • Cost increased from 560/170 to 560/200

Panzer IV Battle Group

  • Cost increase from 720/180 to 720/210

Puma

  • Reduced the aim time and increased the penetration of the puma aimed shot
  • Puma aimed shot can now be activated while other orders are being issued

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Mise à jour du 8 juillet 2014

Bug Fixes

  • Player equipped Commanders, Intel Bulletins, Vehicle Skins and Victory Strikes appear again on loading screens

Balance
 
Maps

After extensive testing we have optimized pathing on a number of maps to improve the quality of gameplay during a match. Numerous changes have also been made to improve balance. Various of bug fixes have been added including an exploit to salvage ambient wrecks; have been fixed.

Vaux farmlands

  • Pathing improvements
  • Bug fixes

Rails & Metal

  • Pathing Improvements
  • Bug fixes

Kholodny Spring

  • Fixed small firing gap in southern hedge near VP
  • destroyed the building in farm area near east player
  • Moved east player’s cutoff player closer to their base and refined area
  • Added two small infantry only lanes to increase ebb and flow
  • Minor pathing fixes
  • Minor cover adjustments
  • Base alignment

Semois Winter

  • Moved a bunker back in the north base
  • Deep snow refinement
  • Minor pathing fixes
  • Minor cover adjustments
  • Removed the ability for tanks to Sink from shallow streams

Langres Spring

  • Adjustments to north cutoff area
  • Added infantry access point to north base area
  • Minor territory refinement
  • Minor pathing fixes
  • Minor cover adjustments
  • Base alignment

 



Soviets

There were a number of issues we wanted to address in the Soviet Army which had to do with squad wiping. The HM-38 120mm Mortar and KV8 come to mind. With the 120mm getting its AOE profile change it will still pack a serious punch at close range but will have reduce damage impact at the mid-range. By offsetting some of values in the profile we will also see a very slight improvement at far range. The KV8 with its flamethrower was designed to be a hard counter against infantry this was never intended to be an eraser of infantry. The high direct damage the flame had would result in criticals triggering more often than intended thus increasing the chances of squad wiping and rendering all forms of infantry at useless. With the reduce damage squads will have a little more time to react accordingly and reduce the chance of squad wiping. Another result of this change will increase the time it takes for the KV-8 to kill buildings (which it kills OKW truck buildings ridiculously fast) The Maxim also had its rotation speed reduced because generally whenever a player tries to flank a maxim; the maxim will rotate quick enough to stop any oncoming flank. Various classic hotkey changes were added to fix overlap.

HM-38 120mm Mortar

 

  • AOE Profile changed from 1.0 / 0.35 / 0.05 to 1 / 0.15 / 0.1

M1919 Maxim Heavy Machine Gun Team

  • Reduce Rotation Speed reduced from 180 degrees per second to 120 degrees per second

KV8

  • Flamethrower damage reduced from 27 to 16

Overdrive

  • Hotkey changed from D to V

Tracking

  • Hotkey Changed from R to I

 



USF

Volley fire is getting another change this update. The values that were implemented in the last update proved to be a slight over extension on our part. Where we found at the high expert levels of testing - Volley Fire was still quite effective; it was not easily readable the vast other majority. We decided to tone down some of the penalties and increase its suppression slightly to improve usability. The way Volley fire will work is near the end of the duration the squad being shot at by the ability will get surpressed (never pinned). Switching targets with volley fire will result in the spread of suppression to multiple squads which end up yielding no suppression because the threshold will not be hit. Defensive Stance which is an ability granted when equipped with a M1919 has its suppression reduce for a 360 degree shot it suppressed way too quickly. A number of smaller changes have been made to improve usability of units. Various classic hotkey changes were added to fix overlap.

Defensive Stance

 

  • Suppression bonus reduced from 0.025 to 0.015

M10 ‘Wolverine’ Tank Destroyer

  • Now has hold fire

M36 ‘Jackson’ Tank Destroyer

  • Now has hold fire

T30E13 HVAP-T Armor Piercing Rounds

  • Hotkey changed from H to V

Volley Fire

  • Receive Accuracy modifier reduced from 50% to 40%
  • Cooldown Weapon Modifier added by 0.125 on the last volley
  • Suppression increased on the last volley from 0.01 to 0.03

 



Werhmacht

With the changes to Blitzkrieg providing max speed we felt that it was a change going into the right direction however we did see some unrealistic speeds achieved by medium tanks on roads. By reducing the max speed modifier we still achieve the intention of the change while maintaining realistic expectations.

Blitzkrieg

 

  • Maximum Speed Modifier reduced from 1.5 to 1.35

 



OKW

Some small changes we made to help OKW deal with infantry in the early game. The Kubelwagen was in a good place offensively with its suppression however its durability came into question. When you get flanked as weapon team you can generally retreat without losing the squad. Due to the fragile nature of this unit when you were flanked you were severely punished especially if you lost the Kubel. With the slight increase in health it will give players more time to react and get out of danger without losing the kubel so quickly. Flak emplacements were also an defensive structure that was rarely ever built primary due to the fact that it cost too much fuel for an already fuel starved race. With the adjustment of Fuel to Manpower ratio it should be less of a fuel dump than its current revision. We also fixed an exploit that would allow the Puma to use its “Aim Shot” to squad wipe squads inside garrisons. The priority on the IG also got tuned so that it would prioritize infantry over vehicles.

Kubelwagen

 

  • Health increased from 160 to 190

Flak Emplacement

  • Cost changed from 130/25 to 250/10

Puma

  • Aim Shot can no longer target buildings
  • Will no longer share damage against units in garrison

IG 18 7.5cm Infantry Support Gun

  • Priority changed to prioritize infantry over vehicles

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Mise à jour du 10 juillet 2014

Updates & Bug Fixes

  • Restored the default faceplates for AI players on loading screens
  • Fix for an extra AI player sometimes being added to a game when using custom slot configurations
  • Vehicles can no longer drive through painted impasse areas on custom maps
  • Fixed a crash that rarely occurs at the end of a multiplayer match

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Mise à jour du 15 juillet 2014

Balance Changes

Units and Abilities

Adjusted unit performance to increase strategic and tactical variation within the game.

Obersoldaten

  • Received accuracy modifier from 0.75 to 0.87

Panzer Grenadier

  • Received accuracy modifier from 0.75 to 0.87

Fallschirmjaeger

  • Received accuracy modifier from 0.75 to 0.87

USF 155mm Artillery Barrage

  • Damage from 160 to 130

Pack Howitzer

  • Now has cold immunity

Unit Veterancy

With the adjustment of unit costs, the required veterancy per level needed to be modified to match the unit’s new value.

Modified Units

  • Panzerfusilier
  • Paratroopers
  • Volksgrenadier

Bugs

M20

  • Can now toggle mine laying within the fog of war

Fieldcraft Trip Wire

  • Can now toggle trip wire within the fog of war

King Tiger

  • Spearhead now has a 15 second toggle recharge time

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Mise à jour du 22 juillet 2014

General Updates

  • Multiplayer balance updates (see the attached email for the details)
  • Pathfinding improvements
  • AI improvements
  • Increased reconnection window when network connection is lost during a multiplayer match
  • Miscellaneous minor content fixes

Balance Updates

Units and Abilities

Adjusted unit and ability performance to better align it with our design intent. Our goal is always to open the number of viable strategies available to players while maintaining the fun factor on both sides of the battle field.
 
 
OKW
 
Obersoldaten

  • Swapped the armor modifier with received accuracy. This blends the hit/miss system better into our current structure; it also helps reduce accuracy over capping.
    • Armor from 1.25 to 1
    • Received accuracy modifier from 0.87 to 0.7
    • Removed bonus accuracy to retreating units

Panzerfusilier AT Rifle-Grenade

  • Ability range from 25 to 18
  • Ability cost from 20 MU to 25 MU
  • Weapon penetration from 1000 to 100
  • Weapon deflection damage from 0 to 40

MG34

  • This unit was not very desirable in the past; this brings it slightly closer to the MG42 in terms of damage output. Its AOE suppression and ROF remains lower.
    • Rate of fire increased by 40%; this affects damage and supression

LeIG 18 Infantry Support Gun

  • Damage reduced from 120 to 80
  • Damage versus garrisoned units increased from a base of 40 to 60

Jaeger Light Infantry

  • Unit armor was replaced by 0.8 received accuracy
  • Reinforcement cost from 55 manpower per entity to 43 manpower per entity
  • Dispatch cost from 290 to 340

Blendkorper Smoke Grenade

  • Cost from 50 MU to 30 MU

Panzer II Luchs

  • Damage output modified to feel more consistent; damage slightly decreased while reload was halved
  • Resolved an error with veterancy level two which resulted in the modifiers not correctly being applied
  • Shots no longer appears to clip through units

Sturm Officer

  • Weapon team bonus modifier from 0.6 reload to 0.87 reload

OKW Grenades

  • Garrison cover damage modifier from 0.5 to 1

Soviets
 
Katyusha

  • We wanted to increase the lethality and reliability of the Katyusha.
    • AOE radius from 4 to 6
    • AOE distance from 1/2/3 to 1.5/3/4.5
    • Damage from 80 to 160
    • Scatter angle from 5 to 10
    • Scatter offset from 0.25 to 0.1

Conscript AT Grenade

  • Deflection damage from 75 to 80

ISU-152

  • Mid-range AOE damage from 84 to 72

UFS
 
Riflemen AT Grenade

  • Deflection damage from 75 to 80
  • Penetration from 1000 to 100
  • Range from 20 to 15

M15A1 AA Half-track

  • This change is intended to increase the exposure of the M15 to its counters. The Raketenwerfer and Puma as examples will now have more room to counter this unit.
    • Weapon range on 37mm gun from 45 to 40

Stuart

  • Improved the armor of the Stuart to make it less vulnerable to the Panzer II and 222 Scout Car; the intent was that the Stuart function as a stronger light vehicle counter.
    • Armor from 50 to 80

WC51 Dodge

  • This unit significant over performed and was able to inflict large causalities early within the game.
    • Damage reduced from 8 to 5
    • Accuracy increased from 0.22/0.35/0.54 to 0.29/0.4/0.62

USF Assault Engineer Demo Charge

  • Damage reduced from 600 to 250
  • Bonus damage to buildings increased from 200 to 550
  • Bonus damage to ambient buildings removed

M21 Mortar Half-track

  • Auto-barrage weapon range increased from 60 to 80
  • Barrage scatter was tightened, increasing its accuracy

Pack Howitzer

  • AOE damage at far from 4 to 8
  • AOE damage at mid from 12 to 24
  • Damage versus garrisoned units increased from a base of 40 to 60

Paratroopers

  • Thompson package now provides 4 SMG’s instead of 3
  • Tactical Assault now increases burst length while moving

UFS Grenades

  • Garrison cover damage modifier from 0.5 to 1

Weapon Priority Tuning

Units will seek out targets more in line with their intended role. For example tank destroyers will prioritize vehicles over infantry.

Modified Units

  • M5A1 Stuart
  • M4A3 Sherman
  • M4A3E8 Sherman
  • M36 Jackson
  • M10 Wolverine
  • M8 Greyhound
  • M15A1 AA Half-track
  • Wehrmacht 234 Puma
  • OKW 234 Puma
  • Jagdtiger
  • Jagdpanzer IV
  • Ostwind
  • 251 Flak 17 Half-track
  • OKW Panther
  • OKW Panzer IV
  • Panzer II Luch

Modified Unit Priority Value

  • King Tiger
  • M7B1 Priest
  • 251 Half-track Wurfrahmen 40

OKW Economy

Ammunition rate was increased as it unduly limited the faction’s capacity to use abilities and purchase upgrades.

Resource Points

  • Now provide 100% of their ammunition value; was previously set to 66% of point value

Bugs and Gameplay Fixes

These changes are geared towards improving usability and resolving inconsistencies within gameplay.

Riflemen AT Rifle-Grenades

  • Now homes in on its target similar to Conscript AT Grenades and the Panzerfaust

Panzerfusilier AT Rifle-Grenade

  • Now homes in on its target similar to Conscript AT Grenades and the Panzerfaust

OKW and USF Infantry Reactions

  • Reactions will now occur less frequently. A reaction is trigged when an explosion occurs near a squad

USF M3 and Dodge WC51

  • Can no longer garrison snipers
  • Can now garrison USF officers

Reinforced Barbed Wire

  • Can now be manually targeted

Panzerfusiliers

  • Veteran level 4 no longer increases weapon range
  • Veteran level 4 now increases weapon accuracy

Commanders

US Forces Rifle Company Commander – Elite Riflemen Training ability

  • Cost changed to 300 manpower
  • The ability cool down is now triggered at the beginning of a match so that players must wait for the cool down to finish before using the ability for the first time

 

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Mise à jour du 25 juillet 2014

General

  • Jagdtiger Dispatch
    • Fuel cost from 250 to 290
  • Command Panther Dispatch
    • Fuel cost from 170 to 200
    • Manpower from 640 to 560
  • Ostwind Dispatch
    • Fuel cost from 85 to 100
    • Manpower cost from 340 to 280
  • Panzer IV Battle Group Dispatch
    • Fuel cost from 180 to 210
  • A fix for a crash that happens when the user’s map list is corrupted
  • A new post-game survey about War Spoils

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Mise à jour du 31 juillet 2014

General

  • M2HB .50 Cal previously had a +25% accuracy modifier instead of the intended +25% received accuracy modifier
  • Adjusted the vet modifiers of the KV-1 to reflect its intended performance enhancements
  • Lowered the accuracy modifier of paratroopers from 1.4 to 1.25 to account for the squad healing which was added to veterancy level 2
  • Elite Riflemen required population text on the dispatch ability now correctly states 7 population cost
  • Sturm Officer population text on the dispatch ability now correctly states the 6 population cost
  • WC51 Dodge recharge time set from 6 to 30 seconds
  • Greyhound recharge time set from 6 to 45 seconds
  • UI reticle for riflemen flares set from 35 to 30 to better represent its area of effect

Rocket Artillery

Our intent is to better align the performance of rocket artillery between the factions while maintaining some of their unique characteristics. In a previous update, we significantly increased the performance of the Katyusha to bring it in line with its counter-parts. However, its damage versus buildings ended up being higher than intended. Our goal was to lower building damage while increasing performance versus vehicles and maintaining its current performance versus infantry. Although damage has been set back to 80, the AOE modifiers on these units have been modified to retain the same damage profile versus soft targets.

Katyusha

  • These changes will retain the Katyusha’s current lethality versus infantry, increase its performance versus vehicles, and lower its performance vs. buildings. The delay in pay-load delivery provides the Katyusha with the ability to deny an area for short periods of time, while its long range and precision fire ability allow it to annihilate high priority units on the battle field.
    • Damage from 160 to 80
    • Mid AOE damage from 45 to 28
    • Deflected shots now deal 20 damage
    • Ability recharge time from 70 to 110 seconds

Panzerwerfer

  • In contrast to the Katyusha, the Panzerwerfer trades range and area denial for damage concentration. This increased rocket saturation increases its barrage lethality, while its counter barrage ability punishes nearby artillery. Given the Panzerwerfer has a slightly higher tech cost, we have enabled it to fire its barrage more frequently.
    • Damage from 160 to 80
    • Mid AOE damage from 56 to 28
    • Deflected shots now deal 20 damage
    • Ability recharge time from 70 to 100 seconds

SdKfz 251 "Stuka zu Fuß" Half-track

  • The Stuka provides the user with greater fidelity, allowing them to better coordinate their barrage against the enemy. Given the Stuka uses the largest caliber rocket, its deflection damage was increased to 40 to better reflect its intended potency versus armored units.
    • Deflected shots now deal 40 damage

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Mise à jour du 14 août 2014

Luftwaffe Medkit Drop

  • Crates can no longer explode
  • Crates can now be picked up by enemy players

Luftwaffe Supply Drop

  • Crates can no longer explode
  • Crates can now be picked up by enemy players

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Mise à jour du 9 septembre 2014

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Version : 3.0.0.15294
 
War Spoils
War spoil optimizations will result in greater item variation; previously some item categories were weighed heavier than intended resulting in a greater drop frequency. e.g. face plates. In addition, we have enhanced the player’s ability to sort and filter items within the inventory. A new Wehrmacht commander has also been added to the game. It focuses on infiltration tactics, territory control, and offensive maneuvers. 

Commanders

  • Wehrmacht Encirclement Doctrine added to store
  • Soviet Tank Hunter Tactics added to store

War Spoils

  • Wehrmacht Encirclement Doctrine added to war spoils
  • Added 40 new bulletins to war spoils
  • Added 4 new victory strikes to war spoils

Inventory

  • Players are now able to hide duplicates items in their inventory
  • Players can now organize items within the inventory in alphabetical order

Map Rotation Spotlight
As part of our continued support of community created content, we have incorporated five community maps into the custom game list. Our goal is to incorporate more community created maps in the future, so make sure to submit your work into the Steam Workshop as it may be featured next! 

Custom Game Maps

  • Added (2-4) Overgrowth
  • Added (2-4) Karelia Summer
  • Added (4-6) Lemberg Fall 1944
  • Added (6-8) Pinsk Marshes
  • Added (6-8) Narva River

Units and Abilities
Our intent with changes to units or abilities focuses on broadening the variation in tactics and strategies, while reducing the potential for undesirable or uninteresting gameplay. 

Guard Riflemen DP-28 ‘Button’

  • The intent of these changes is to provide the opposing player an opportunity to react and counter the usage of button. Currently, the ability is very one sided, it provides the Soviet player with a quick and easy to execute vehicle snare without much counterplay in-between. By providing the opposing player with a way to react, the counter-play relative to unit positioning is better defined, thus reducing the receiving player’s frustration when the ability is executed.
    • Speed reduction from 0.1 to 0.33
    • Added rotation reduction of 0.33
    • Acceleration from 0.1 to 0.5
    • Deceleration from 8 to 2
    • Main gun set to active
    • Main gun rate of fire set to fire 1.56x slower

Pack Howitzer

  • Shells that fired directly upon their target did so with greater speed and potency, which resulted in a mixture of behavior from the unit. Our intent was to clarify the unit’s performance by making the behavior more predictable to the opposing player, allowing them to properly position and react to the oncoming fire.
    • Now uses an arced projectile trajectory; no longer direct fires on target

Dodge WC51

  • Our intent was to delay the dispatch of this unit in an effort to provide the opposing player more time to prepare for light armor.
    • Command point cost from 0 to 1

M20 Utility Car

  • Previously, vehicle build time was used as a means of regulating the pacing of the USF’s vehicles. This is no longer required allowing us to reduce their current build times.
    • Build time from 60 to 45 seconds

M5A1 Stuart

  • The functionality of Shell Shock was modified in a number of ways to reduce its potency versus medium and heavy vehicles. Previously, the ability afforded the Stuart a great deal of flexibility in what targets it could frontally engage, limiting the need to flank with the unit. The reduced penetration of Shell Shock helps elevate this issue, while still retaining the value of the ability through deflections. Additionally, the Stuart’s build time was reduced as it is no longer required to regulate the pacing of the unit.
    • Build time from 75 to 50 seconds
    • AOE penetration from 60/30/15 to 30/22.5/20
    • Shell shock stun duration from 5 to 3 seconds
    • Shell shock ready aim time from 0.125 to 0.25-0.5
    • Shell shock AOE penetration from 0 to 30/22.5/20
    • Shell shock penetration from 180/100/30 to 60/45/40
    • Shell shock turret traverse speed from 100 to 52
    • Shell shock scatter modified to match main gun scatter
    • Shell shock range distance modifiers set to match main gun range distance

M8A1 HMC

  • Shells that fired directly upon their target did so with greater speed and potency, which resulted in a mixture of behavior from the unit. Our intent was to clarify the unit’s performance by making the behavior more predictable to the opposing player, allowing them to properly position and react to the oncoming fire.
    • Now uses an arced projectile trajectory; no longer direct fires on target

M4A3 Sherman

  • Previously, vehicle build time was used as a means of regulating the pacing of the USF’s vehicles. This is no longer required allowing us to reduce their current build times.
    • Build time from 75 to 55 seconds

105mm Sherman

  • Modified the main gun behavior such that it functions similar to the M8A1 HMC. The gun will now use an arced shot as opposed to directly firing upon its targets. This enables the unit to fire over certain objects, but also adds a small delay to its time on impact. The added time to impact was an intentional addition which provides the opposing player more room to maneuver and therefore mitigate the damage they take from these potentially squad wiping shots. Since the opposing player now has a means of mitigating the damage, the overall impact of the shell has been increased.
    • Now uses an arced projectile trajectory; no longer direct fires on target
    • AOE radius from 4.5 to 5.5

M36 Jackson

  • Previously, vehicle build time was used as a means of regulating the pacing of the USF’s vehicles. This is no longer required allowing us to reduce their current build times.
    • Build time from 90 to 60 seconds

M4A3E8 Sherman

  • The Easy Eight was previously over performing for its cost, its cost was increased to better reflect its in-game value.
    • Manpower cost increased from 380 to 400
    • Fuel cost increased from 135 to 145

Osttruppen

  • Osttruppen have seen a drastic increase in their performance, they are now effective at mid to long ranges.
    • Near accuracy from 0.45 to 0.55
    • Mid accuracy from 0.4 to 0.52
    • Far accuracy from 0.35 to 0.49
    • Near aim time modifier from 0.125 to 0.375
    • Far aim time modifier from 4 to 3.25
    • Near cooldown modifier from 0.125 to 0.25
    • Modified cover modifiers to match Grenadier KAR 98
    • Accuracy cover bonus from 2 to 3
    • Added a received accuracy modifier of 1.25

Panzer Grenadiers

  • We wanted to better establish the mid-range role of this unit. We lowered its short range damage output and increased its mid range performance. Additionally, we further increased its durability to reduce damage received on approach.
    • Received accuracy modifier from 0.87 to 0.8
    • Near accuracy from 0.56 to 0.5
    • Near range distance from 8 to 5
    • Mid range distance from 16 to 19

Brummbar

  • Modified the main gun behavior such that it functions similar to the M8A1 HMC. The gun will now use an arced shot as opposed to directly firing upon its targets. This enables the unit to fire over certain objects, but also adds a small delay to its time on impact. The added time to impact was an intentional addition which provides the opposing player more room to maneuver and therefore mitigate the damage they take from these potentially squad wiping shots. Since the opposing player now has a means of mitigating the damage, the overall impact of the shell has been increased.
    • Now uses an arced projectile trajectory; no longer direct fires on target
    • AOE radius from 5 to 6
    • Angle scatter from 7.5 to 6
    • Distance scatter max from 4 to 2.5
    • Armor from 210 to 260
    • Target Weak Point replaced with Bunker Busting Barrage

Teller Mines

  • This removes the possibility of the mine instantly destroying the M36 or M10, something we viewed as undesirable and overly frustrating to the opposing player.
    • Damage from 500 to 400
    • Cost from 60 to 50 ammunition

Riegel AT mine

  • We lowered the damage of the Riegel AT mine to maintain the differences in behavior relative to the Teller.
    • Damage from 400 to 320
    • Cost from 60 to 50 ammunition

Luftwaffe Medical Supplies

  • No longer provides healing during combat; resumes healing once squad is out of combat
  • Removed bonus damage and armor modifiers
  • Added received accuracy modifier of 0.87
  • Added accuracy modifier of 1.15

MG34

  • The previous update increased the suppression of the MG34 to a level slightly higher than the MG42. Our intent with this change is to positon the MG34 slightly below the MG42, in regards to both damage output and suppression.
    • Near accuracy from 0.6 to 0.68
    • Rate of fire from 14 to 12
    • Rate of fire far modifier from 1 to 0.9
    • Focus fire from true to false
    • Reload duration from 8 to 6
    • Setup duration from 2 to 3 seconds
    • Nearby suppression radius from 12 to 11.5
    • Suppression from 0.0159 to 0.012

le.IG 18 Infantry Support Gun

  • Shells that fired directly upon their target did so with greater speed and potency, which resulted in a mixture of behavior from the unit. Our intent was to clarify the unit’s performance by making the behavior more predictable to the opposing player, allowing them to properly position and react to the oncoming fire.
    • Now uses an arced projectile trajectory; no longer direct fires on target

Sturmpioneer Medical Supplies

  • No longer enables healing during combat

Jaeger Light Infantry

  • We wanted to better define the role of the Jaeger Light Infantry as a recon unit while improving its provided utility to the player. The single G43 rifle enables the squad to ‘snipe’ enemy infantry, performing effectively at long range. Combined with its above average sight range, ability to spawn behind enemy lines, and booby trap ability, this squad enables the player to harass the opposing players infantry and economy.
    • Squad no longer fully equipped with the G43 rifle; base rifle switched to KAR 98
    • Squad now equipped with one G43 sniper rifle; instantly kill entities at or below 75% health on hit
    • Added ‘Infiltration Tactics Grenade’ ability to the squad
    • Manpower cost from 340 to 300

Obersoldaten

  • We converted the unit’s armor into received accuracy, as received accuracy blends in better with the current structure of infantry combat. Units can negate the received accuracy through veterancy and positioning; whereas, armor is only negated through penetration which heavy weapons possess. Additionally, the damage of the KAR 98 was increased to offset the damage reduction on the LMG34.
    • KAR 98 damage from 14 to 16
    • Armor from 1.25 to 1
    • Received accuracy modifier from 0.87 to 0.7

Kubelwagen

  • This change is geared towards improving the suppressive performance of the Kubelwagen versus larger groups of units. Previously, it was too easily overwhelmed and therefore failed to function as a reliable suppression platform. The unit still retains its vulnerability to flanking and anti-tank weaponry, requiring the user to be mindful of its limited firing arc and position.
    • Population cost from 4 to 6
    • Mid accuracy from 0.55 to 0.5
    • Far accuracy from 0.35 to 0.16
    • Rate of fire from 8 to 12
    • Moving accuracy from 0.5 to 0.75
    • Moving burst multiplier from 0.1 to 0.5
    • Moving cooldown multiplier from 0.125 to 0.25
    • Range from 35 to 40
    • Mid range distance from 20 to 25
    • Far range distance from 35 to 40
    • Nearby suppression multiplier from 0.6 to 0.75
    • Nearby suppression radius from 10 to 12
    • Suppression from 0.008 to 0.0053
    • Firing arc from 45 degrees to 30 degrees

251 Flak Half-track

  • This unit suffered from extremely low life expectancy due to its unresponsiveness when engaged by a threat. By removing the tear down, the unit is less likely to be destroyed by an advancing threat. However, the increased setup time prevents the player from using this unit in an overly aggressive manner, reinforcing its design as a defensive platform.
    • Setup time from 3 to 4 seconds
    • Tear down time from 2 to 0 seconds

Panther Variants

  • The Panther currently under performs within the current meta. We attribute this largely to the addition of new counters, such as the M36, as well as the high research cost associated to unlocking this unit. Overall, the unit did not feel like a reliable counter to medium armor. We believed this to be a result of its low accuracy and durability. Our intent is to reposition the Panther as an effective counter to medium and heavy vehicles. It should be a dominating force when engaging in a frontal assault, but remain vulnerable when flanked from the rear.
    • Frontal armor from 290 to 320
    • OKW Panther accuracy from 0.025/0.0375/0.05 to 0.035/0.045/0.06
    • Wehrmacht Panther accuracy from 0.025/0.0375/0.05 to 0.03/0.045/0.06

Sturmtiger

  • The Sturmtiger previously suffered from a number of usability issues related to its ability to hit its target. The shell tended to collide prematurely with world objects resulting in an unintended ignition of the ammunition. By modifying the shell to ignore shot blocking and pierce, these occurrences will no longer occur. However, this has resulted in an improvement to the unit’s efficiency and utility, as it can now be used to fire through anything within the world.
    • Now ignores shot blocking
    • Now pierces through world objects
    • Barrage can no longer be used on a specific target; it will only take a position within the world. This prevents it from homing in on a selected unit.
    • Barrage range from 45 to 40

Jagdtiger/Elefant

  • Increased the projectile speed of the main gun to improve the visuals and responsiveness

Off-maps and Loiters
Off-maps with the loiter functionality will now display their activation zone, illustrating potential dangers on the battle field.

Loiter Abilities

  • Now display an in-game reticle which reveals the engagement zone of the plane

P47 Rocket Strafe

  • We added a second P47 Thunderbolt to reduce the extremes this off-map tended to produce. Previously, it was either fairly effective or would completely miss its target. This change makes the off-map feel more consistent in terms of damage output while also providing the opposing player the opportunity to react before losing a unit.
    • Now dispatches two P47 Thunderbolts
    • Second plane dispatched 4 seconds after first
    • Damage from 160 to 80
    • Plane attack delay from 5 to 8 seconds
    • Number of attacks per plane from 2 to 3
    • Time range between planes maximum from 10 to 4
    • Recharge time from 60 to 120 seconds

Stuka Suppression Run

  • The recharge timer was significantly increased to prevent the player from pinning the opposing player into their base. Additionally, the cost was increased to better reflect the value of this ability.
    • Recharge duration from 93 to 180 seconds
    • Cost from 120 to 150 ammunition

USF 155mm Howitzer Off-map

  • This change prevents the destruction of a full health OKW base structure.
    • Shells fired from 15 to 12
    • Damage from 130 to 120

OKW 105mm Howitzer Off-map

  • Adjusted the performance of this ability so it no longer destroys the USF base when used at maximum potency. Also reduced the length of time it can deny an area by reducing the total shell count and activation time of each salvo in the barrage.
    • Increased required ammunition for each additional salvo by 200
    • Reduced the number of shells fired from each additional salvo from 15 to 5
    • Barrage radius now tightens as it progresses to each new tier
    • Ability no longer triggers if ammunition requirement is met at a later point in the game

Prioritize Vehicles
We have created a new ability similar to hold fire which enables the user to restrict main gun fire based on target type. For example, an Elefant with priority targeting activated would no longer fire on infantry; instead, the unit would only engage vehicles. This greatly enhances the usability of a unit by restricting unwanted vehicle rotation and enhancing weapon efficiency.

Prioritize Vehicles

  • Added a new ability on anti-tank units which only restricts fire against non-vehicle targets. This should greatly improve the usability of these units as they will now only fire on vehicles when set to this restricted firing state.

Hand Held AT
Our intent is to reduce the accuracy of hand held AT versus infantry, reducing the number of killing blows it is capable of dealing. Additionally, we want to put a greater emphasis on positioning the squad as close as possible to the opposing armored unit; discouraging the use of these weapon types at max range. 

M9 Bazooka

  • Accuracy reduced from 0.03/0.0425/0.055 to 0.025/0.0375/0.05
  • Weapon scatter increased as it was previously too tight, resulting in frequently missed shots resulting in a hit versus armored targets. The increased scatter also reduces the likelihood of a shot hitting a stationary squad.
    • Angle scatter from 7.5 to 18
    • Distance scatter max from 10 to 14

Panzershrek

  • Weapon scatter increased as it was previously too tight, resulting in frequently missed shots resulting in a hit versus armored targets. The increased scatter also reduces the likelihood of a shot hitting a stationary squad.
    • Angle scatter from 7.5 to 16
    • Distance scatter max from 10 to 15

Weapon Priority Tuning
Weapon priority determines what target is automatically engaged when a unit is not given an explicit attack order. We have modified the values of each weapon such that it more intuitively engages targets of interest relative to its effectiveness. 

Modified Units

  • StuG III E
  • StuG III G
  • Panzer IV
  • Panzer IV Command
  • Tiger
  • Brummbar
  • 222 Scout Car
  • Elefant
  • Panther
  • IS-2
  • ISU-152
  • KV-1
  • KV-2
  • KV-8
  • M4C Sherman
  • SU-76
  • SU-85
  • T34-76
  • T34-85
  • T70
  • Stuart

Unit Weapon Priority Modifications

  • This increases the perceived value of these units, increasing the likelihood they will be automatically targeted by another unit.
    • Katyusha
    • Panzerwerfer

Suggested Target

  • Explicit user orders will now always be executed so long as sight is maintained and no shot blocker is present to prevent the shot from being fired.
    • Suggested target weapon priority set to 1000

Infantry Combat Tuning
The intent of these changes is to better define the strengths and weaknesses of each core unit relative to one another. We wanted to better define how each core unit should engage their perspective targets. For example, in a Grenadier vs. Riflemen match up, the Grenadiers want to maintain range. This is now a valid tactic, where in the past it was not. An integral element to this iteration is the introduction of received accuracy in place of raw damage. This was used in instances where additional fire power was not necessary in maintaining the established unit relationships. For example, Grenadier long range fire power is high enough to establish the unit’s relative relationship with other units, allowing us to increase their durability instead. As a by-product of this shift, short and mid range units should have an easier time closing in on their target. 

LMG Weapon Profiles

  • We adjusted the LMG profile by scaling its damage output down. We found that the value of long range damage, which the LMG was designed around, was more valuable than we had previously anticipated. In addition to scaling the weapon down, we lowered the damage output at short and mid ranges to make the unit more vulnerable to other units that excel at these ranges.
    • DP-28
      • Near accuracy from 0.62 to 0.56
      • Mid accuracy from 0.5 to 0.45
      • Far accuracy from 0.44 to 0.39
      • Near rate of fire modifier from 1 to 0.82
    • Weapon Rack M1919
      • Near accuracy from 0.64 to 0.57
      • Mid accuracy from 0.52 to 0.47
      • Far accuracy from 0.47 to 0.42
      • Near rate of fire modifier from 1 to 0.82
      • Suppression from 0.004 to 0
    • Paratrooper M1919
      • Near accuracy from 0.6 to 0.53
      • Mid accuracy from 0.48 to 0.43
      • Far accuracy from 0.43 to 0.38
      • Near rate of fire modifier from 1 to 0.82
      • Suppression from 0.006 to 0
    • Grenadier LMG42
      • Near accuracy from 0.56 to 0.5
      • Mid accuracy from 0.44 to 0.39
      • Far accuracy from 0.38 to 0.33
      • Near rate of fire modifier from 1 to 0.82
    • Obersoldaten MG34
      • Near accuracy from 0.57 to 0.51
      • Mid accuracy from 0.45 to 0.4
      • Far accuracy from 0.39 to 0.34
      • Near rate of fire modifier from 1 to 0.82

Browning Assault Rifle

  • Damage output was reduced at long range to reinforce this weapon’s short to mid range role. Previously, equipping the BAR enabled Riflemen to excel at long range relative to other infantry, reducing the importance of positioning when using this weapon upgrade.
    • Near accuracy from 0.65 to 0.56
    • Mid accuracy from 0.5 to 0.44
    • Far accuracy from 0.35 to 0.3
    • Mid rate of fire modifier from 1.16 to 1
    • Far rate of fire modifier from 1.33 to 1
    • Mid cooldown modifier from 1 to 1.25
    • Far cooldown modifier from 1.25 to 1.5

SMG Weapon Profile

  • We found that effective use of a SMG weapon required the user to fire at near point blank ranges. This increased the difficulty in properly executing this weapon against opposing units. By modifying the weapon’s range distance, we are able to ease this requirement therefore improving usability. Consequently, the performance of the listed SMG weapons has been improved.
    • Partisan PPSH
      • Moving accuracy from 0.6 to 0.7
    • Wehrmacht Weapon Crews MP40
      • Range distance near from 8 to 10
      • Range distance mid from 15 to 17
    • Captain Thompson
      • Range distance near from 8 to 10
      • Range distance mid from 16 to 19
    • Conscript PPSH
      • Moving accuracy from 0.8 to 0.75
    • Assault Grenadier MP40
      • Range distance near from 8 to 10
      • Range distance mid from 16 to 17
    • Assault Engineer M3
      • Range distance near from 8 to 10
      • Range distance mid from 14 to 18
      • Moving accuracy from 0.6 to 0.75
      • Rate of fire near modifier from 0.7777 to 1
      • Rate of fire far modifier from 1 to 0.7777
    • USF Weapon Crews M3
      • Range distance near from 8 to 10
      • Range distance mid from 14 to 18
    • Paratrooper Thompson
      • Range distance near from 8 to 10
      • Range distance mid from 16 to 19

Grenadiers

  • Intended to excel at long range
    • Highest long range damage output for its tier
    • Abilities load out geared towards long range combat
  • Vulnerable at short range to all other unit types
  • Versus Conscripts
    • Advantaged at long ranges
    • Even at mid ranges
    • Disadvantaged at short ranges
  • Versus Riflemen
    • Slightly disadvantaged at long ranges
    • Disadvantaged at mid ranges
    • Disadvantaged at short ranges
  • Changes
    • Near accuracy from 0.7 to 0.65
    • Mid accuracy from 0.65 to 0.575
    • Far accuracy from 0.6 to 0.52
    • Far aim time multiplier from 4 to 3.25
    • Near cooldown modifier from 0.125 to 0.25
    • Added a received accuracy modifier of 0.91

Volksgrenadiers

  • Performs moderately well at long range combat
  • Extremely vulnerable at short range, moderately vulnerable at mid-range
  • Versus Riflemen
    • Disadvantaged at long ranges
    • Extremely disadvantaged at short-mid ranges
  • Versus Conscripts
    • Advantaged at long ranges
    • Disadvantaged at mid ranges
    • Disadvantaged at short ranges
  • Changes
    • Mid accuracy from 0.6 to 0.62
    • Far accuracy from 0.55 to 0.59
    • Moving cooldown from 1 to 1.5

Sturmpioneers

  • Excels at short-mid ranges
  • Vulnerable at long ranges
  • Versus Riflemen
    • Disadvantaged at long ranges
    • Advantaged at mid ranges
    • Advantaged at short ranges
  • Versus Conscripts
    • Disadvantaged at long ranges
    • Advantaged at mid ranges
    • Advantaged at short ranges
  • Changes
    • Added a received accuracy modifier of 0.87
    • Near range distance from 8 to 3
    • Mid range distance from 16 to 15
    • Far mid distance from 35 to 28

Conscripts

  • Performs modestly at mid to short range, does not excel at any range
    • Ability load out geared towards short-mid
  • Vulnerable to long range units
  • Versus Grenadiers
    • Disadvantaged at long ranges
    • Even at mid ranges
    • Advantaged at short ranges
  • Versus Sturmpioneers
    • Advantaged at long ranges
    • Disadvantaged at mid ranges
    • Disadvantaged at short ranges
  • Changes
    • Near accuracy from 0.45 to 0.47
    • Mid accuracy from 0.39 to 0.43
    • Far accuracy from 0.3 to 0.29
    • Near range distance from 4 to 0
    • Mid range distance from 20 to 25
    • Added a received accuracy modifier of 1.087

Riflemen

  • Performs moderately at all ranges; excels against other rifled units at short-mid
  • Vulnerable at long ranges
  • Versus Grenadiers
    • Slightly advantaged at long ranges
    • Advantaged at mid ranges
    • Advantaged at short ranges
  • Versus Sturmpioneers
    • Advantaged at long ranges
    • Disadvantaged at mid ranges
    • Disadvantaged at short ranges
  • Changes
    • Near accuracy from 0.6 to 0.62
    • Mid accuracy from 0.55 to 0.58
    • Far accuracy from 0.5 to 0.45
    • Near range distance from 6 to 3
    • Far cooldown modifier from 1 to 1.25
    • Added a received accuracy modifier of 0.97
    • Build time from 25 to 28 seconds

Bug and Gameplay Fixes

T34

  • Reload time set to correct value, was unintentionally lowered when the KV-1 was modified
    • Reload time from 5.2-5.8 to 6.2-6.8 seconds

53K 45mm AT Gun

  • Target size from 1 to 16; this increases the likelihood of the gun itself being hit when decrewed and manually targeted.

Barrage Abilities

  • Fixed an issue which caused the main gun to become disabled if the unit’s barrage ability was interrupted before completion. e.g. M8A1 HMC.
  • Resolved an issue which allowed players to subvert the recharge timer if they canceled the barrage at a certain point in its animation. e.g. B4 Howitzer Barrage

Ability Refunds

  • Interrupted or canceled abilities now properly refund the cost and reset the cooldown timer of the ability.

Salvage

  • Salvage can no longer be activated on a team weapon which is in the process of being recrewed

Recrewing

  • Reduced sim side delay when a squad is attempting to recrew a weapon; recrewing should occur 0.25 seconds quicker as a result.

Major ‘Establish a Treat Point’ Ability

  • No longer allows the major to recrew an abandoned vehicle

HMG

  • Resolved a number of gameplay issues related to heavy machine guns. This includes issues with selection, positioning, and retreating.

Unit Speech

  • Resolves a number of issues related to unit speech or missing speech

Pathfinding

  • Vehicles will now be better at driving through narrow passages, they will be less likely to get stuck
  • Vehicles will now be less likely to enter a tight spot, thereby reducing the occurrences of on-the-spot pivots
  • Improved the way three point turns are executed
  • Improved the way vehicles respond to facing orders

 

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Mise à jour du 10 septembre 2014

Version : 3.0.0.15318
 
Bug and Gameplay Fixes
 
Bug and gameplay fixes aimed at improving usability and functionality within the game.
 
Brummbar Bunker Busting Barrage

  • Resolved an issue with the tooltip, previously was showing ‘nokey’

Stormtroopers

  • Updated their tooltip description to highlight that they can in fact capture territory

Encirclement ‘Sprint’ Ability

  • Command point requirement should now properly be set to 0

Infantry Veterancy

  • Resolved an issue which caused reinforced infantry to not properly received their veterancy modifiers

Game Stability

  • Resolved two issues which caused the game to crash

Soviet Weapon Teams

  • Resolved an issue which removed their received accuracy modifier

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Mise à jour du 15 septembre 2014

Taille : ~86,4Mo
Version : 3.0.0.15370
 
Balance Changes

Assault Engineers

  • Damage from 5 to 4
  • Near accuracy from 0.63 to 0.55

Katyusha

  • Resolved an issue which allowed users to fire an infinite barrage

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Mise à jour du 24 septembre 2014

Version : 3.0.0.15560

In our previous updates we attempted to make balance adjustments specifically targeted at the OKW to solve certain problems that the community has been reporting.

As military strategist Carl von Clausewitz said, “No campaign plan survives first contact with the enemy.” These changes had several positive results, but also raised new issues. Feedback from the community caused us to examine the data that we’ve been collecting again, pulling additional stats and have decided to reverse some of these changes.

We will continue to work to address the original issues raised by the community, but feel strongly that undoing these changes now is the best for current balance in Company of Heroes 2. We appreciate the feedback that everyone has given, and will continue to listen to and consider your views.

Units and Abilities

Our intent with changes to units or abilities focuses on broadening the variation in tactics and strategies, while reducing the potential for undesirable or uninteresting gameplay.

Kubelwagen

  • Population from 6 to 4
  • Mid accuracy from 0.5 to 0.55
  • Far accuracy from 0.16 to 0.35
  • Rate of fire from 12 to 8
  • Moving accuracy from 0.75 to 0.5
  • Moving burst multiplier from 0.5 to 0.1
  • Moving cooldown multiplier from 0.25 to 0.125
  • Suppression from 0.0053 to 0.008

OKW Economy

The previous increase in munition rate for the OKW significantly increased their potency within 3v3 and 4v4 environments to a point where it became problematic. This compounded a number of issues which resulted in the faction significantly over performing relative to its counter parts. Until we are better able to identify and resolve those compounding factors, we are going to revert the munition change to a lower value.

Resources

  • Munition rate from 100% to 80%

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Mise à jour du 16 octobre 2014

Taille : ~180Mo
Version : 3.0.0.15852 

2 New Ardennes Assault Maps:

  • Lierneux (2-4)
  • Vielsam (6-8)

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Mise à jour du 29 octobre 2014

Taille : ~1,5Go
Version : 3.0.0.16079      
         
The Epic Amazeballs Massive-Giant Don't Call It A Pumpkin Patch October 29th Update

Possibly our BIGGEST update yet. It's a doozy!

Mod Tools 1.0


Our goal is to release quality tools that enable users to modify Company of Heroes 2 and support their creations through the integration of Steam Workshop. Over the course of the last few months, we have been making foundational changes to our pipeline that decouple our tools and allow users to use the same tools we work with internally. We want to stress that this is the first of many releases to come, with each new release expanding the capabilities of the mod tools. Be sure to provide feedback on our forums as we will be tracking popular requests to further define our support roadmap.

Mod Builder

  • This tool structures the layout of the user’s mod data, enabling them to package it into a single .sga file for distribution. It will act as the first point of content in creating either a Tuning Pack or Win Condition Mod.

Attribute Editor

  • The attribute editor tool is used to modify game data. This might include weapon damage, squad load outs, or ability functionality. The Attribute Editor also provides a weapon report excel sheet which provides detailed calculations on the performance of every weapon within the game.

Archive Viewer

  • The archive viewer is used to extract the contents of .sga files. This is a great tool if you want to open Relic created SCAR scripts to aid you in your creations. For example, you might be interested in how the Victory Point win condition is setup; to view this file you would open it with the Archive Viewer.

Tuning Packs

  • Tuning packs allow users to modify the majority of game data, this type of mod will be driven by the Attribute Editor.

Win Condition Mods

  • Win condition mods allow users to create custom scripts that define the parameters of a match. Such parameters might include how the match is won or what resources are available to the player.

Steam Workshop

Attrition Game Mode

  • Commander, HQ has designated the given territory as a strategic point of interest. Intel indicates that enemy forces are positioned nearby and poised to make an advance. Take and hold the area or eliminate the enemy, the choice is yours.
    • Each commander is requisitioned a limited number of resources to build and deploy their company with. Since resources are limited, loses must be kept to a minimum.
    • Commanders have access to almost every unit within a faction, including heavy armor. The only limiting factor is population and resource cost.
    • Capturing territory increases the team’s population cap.
    • Typical game length is 8-10 minutes.
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Observer Mode

We wanted to create a feature which enabled players to further engage with the game. The introduction of observer mode will facilitate both casters and players. It provides a tool to better analyze and capture footage as well as spectate for the sake of entertainment and knowledge. We are extremely excited about this feature and hope that excitement is shared throughout the community.

Goals

  • Design for casters to show off the game and for the average player to be able to spectate live matches
  • Allow users to view replays of others to facilitate the game learning and a sense of community by sharing game experience
  • Deliver on Relic’s ambition to implement this for COH2 and respond to popular demand from the community
  • To facilitate the forthcoming ESL tournament
  • Support the casting and competitive communities
  • Protect the integrity of the playing experience by having enough of a delay between in-game actions and their observer mode results to prevent cheating (8 min currently)
  • Work both for Custom Games and Automatch games

Features

  • Automatch live observation delay set to 8 minutes
  • Custom game default live observation delay set to 3 minutes
  • 512 concurrent viewers per live match with the ability to scale up to 10’s of thousands for special events like tournament finals
  • Customized UI
    • Ability to turn off UI for a cinematic mode
    • We worked to reduce the overall footprint of the UI to show off more the game
    • Player data is grouped into sections that allow observer to quickly get the information they seek
      • Team 1 on the left, Team 2 on the right
  • Custom games allow players to set options
    • Observable On/Off
    • Delay slider (0 to 15 minutes)
    • Password option to bypass delay
  • Data Displayed
    • Units
    • Production
    • Commander Trees
      • Commander abilities and cooldowns
    • Resources
  • Observing as a Party
    • You can invite other users to the party
    • Helps to keep casting teams together so that everyone is watching the game at the same time
    • Everyone will be kept in sync so if someone speeds up, slows down, or pauses the game
  • Hot Keys
    • Toggle taskbar: Control+T
    • Toggle Resources: Control+R
    • Toggle FoW: Control+F – coming soon!
    • Toggle UI: Control+U
    • Speed up simulation: Equals
    • Slow down simulation: Minus
    • Cycle next player RBracket
    • Cycle previous Player: LBracket
    • Ctrl + ] or {= to toggle unit decorators of players on the top right or left end of the screen
  • The technology is integrated with other in progress initiatives like
    mod support which allows for future observing custom mods of COH2

In-Game Chat Moderation

To help ensure all players are having an enjoyable in-game experience, we rolled out our first phase of in-game chat moderation. This feature can replace certain banned words with new text, remove a word entirely and/or send a ‘whisper’ message coaching the offending party on how to be polite and respective of their fellow players. This feature will see further improvements as we receive feedback on its performance.

Gameplay Improvements

A large portion of the gameplay within Company of Heroes 2 focuses on execution of tactics. This requires units to be both responsive and easily maneuverable. As such, we have been focused on resolving and improving core gameplay to do just that. For clarification, an entity is the individual soldier within a squad; whereas, a squad is the combination of all entities within itself.

Input Delay

  • Optimized the way commands are managed and stored, reducing input delay by 180 ms on average. This will drastically improve unit responsiveness as a result.

Squad Cover Behavior

  • Squads will now use a combination of their squad plans and a custom algorithm to align each entity in the relative cover positions. This improves the distribution of the entities in cover.
  • When hovering the cursor over terrain, squad cover placement in the form of yellow or green dots is shown based on a distance from the cursor’s origin. For example, a value of 5 would factor in all cover locations in a radius of 5 units from the cursors origin. This value was increased in size from 2 to 3 units. This was done to ensure all entities within a squad are able to get into cover, a lower value meant some entities would remain outside of cover when an order to enter cover was given. This does not apply to single entity squads such as snipers and team weapon.
  • Improved cover generation by increasing the number of cover slots a world object provides. Previously, a number of world objects had too few cover slots, resulting in some entities of a squad receiving no cover bonus.
  • Improved the direction a squad will choose to face when entering cover relative to the location of nearby enemy units. Given that a number of objects in the world provide directional cover, this improvement helps ensure the squad retains their cover bonus when in combat.
  • Directional cover is now analyzed on a 2D basis. This prevents scenarios from occurring where entities would not receive their cover bonus.
  • Reduced the delay entities take to respond to movements by their squad leader. This will result in all entities responding to orders quicker.
  • Company of Kittens 2: The Tabby Wars

Infantry Reactions

  • Squad reactions, such as ground dives as a result of explosive weapons, will no longer occur while the squad is moving. Reactions will only apply to stationary squads. This will improve the responsiveness of squads in a combat scenario.

Team Weapons

  • Team weapons will no longer automatically set up when issued a move order.
  • Team weapons will automatically setup when an enemy is nearby or the weapon team is attacked.
  • While moving to their target destination, team weapons will no longer suffer from movement delays when a team member is killed.
  • Retreating weapon teams will no longer suffer a delay in movement if an entity is killed during the retreat.
  • Weapon teams can no longer have their retreat broken once the order is issued.
  • Team weapons caught in suppressive fire will now try to setup and return fire
  • Team weapons are now allowed to reposition their weapon cone while suppressed
  • Resolved an issue with carried team weapons which caused the weapons firing arc to positioning the wrong way. This resolves an issue with weapon teams setting up in the wrong direction.
  • Team weapons no longer require all entities to be near the weapon in order for a setup order to be initiated. This will improve the responsiveness of team weapons in a number of scenarios.

Cover Preview

  • Default cover is now previewed similar to negative, light, and heavy cover. This provides transparency in regards to where each entity within a squad will go. It also helps players identify what cover types are available in a given area.

UI Improvements

  • Unit multi-selecting has seen a number of improvements to enhance the player’s capacity to understand which unit is currently selected when sub-selected within a larger group of units. The mini-map will now differentiate between all selected units and the current sub-selected unit by highlighting the sub-selected unit’s mini-map dot. In-game, sub-selected unit symbols will also highlight relative to other units in the selection group.

Weapon Tracking

  • Weapons can now track their target while the unit is pivoting; previously the tracking would be delayed resulting in delayed targeting.

Entity Combat Behavior

  • Entities now respond to threats outside of their firing cone independent of other entities within the squad. Previously, entities would wait until all other entities were ready to fire before engaging. This will reduce the potential delay a squad may incur before firing on a given target.

Projectile Tuning

  • Modified the behavior of tp_homing_inf projectiles to not collide with a number of world objects such as bushes or light fences. In effect, this change will increase the strength of any weapon using this projectile type. This will impact the reliability of hand held AT like the Bazooka and flak weaponry like the Ostwind or 251 Flak Half-track. These weapon types will no longer continuously hit world objects, thereby missing their targets.

Cover Tuning

  • These changes work in conjunction with the squad cover behavior modifications. A large cover volume on fences and walls resulted in squads stacking up against each other in rows of 2 or 3’s instead of forming a line.
    • Adjusted the cover volume size on a number of wall and fence assets

World Object Tuning

  • Adjusted a number of assets to better align their intended states; i.e. adjusted some assets to no longer block line of sight. These changes will better align player expectation of world objects relative to their impact on gameplay. In other words, a small bush will not block site or prevent a squad from firing over it.

Projectile FX

  • Updated the visual effects on all small arms weapons to better reflect the size of the caliber and improve the overall visual fidelity. Heavy weapons, such as the M2HB HMG, will be easier to distinguish among nearby small arms fire as a result.

AI Improvements

Our goal is to constantly evolve the AI in such a way that it better reflects the decision making process of a player. This benefits players seeking enjoyment through single player content or skirmishes or those seeking to improve their mastery of the game. It also bridges the gap between a real player and the AI in a multiplayer match; more effectively filling the void left by a dropped player.

  • AI now uses offensive player abilities like artillery, strafing runs, bombing runs, recon flights, med kits, etc. The AI will only use them on Hard and Expert difficulties.
  • AI now techs up faster and better, spending less resources on cheap units, especially for OKW and USF.
  • AI combat evaluation functions now better understand how to attack structures which means the AI no longer gives up building units when it encounters enemy base buildings.
  • AI combat evaluation functions are better at determining which units are best for killing the enemy and no longer prefer to always build units with the most health and armour. This gets the AI to build a better mix of units instead of always preferring tanks with the heaviest armor.
  • AI will now engage in Jazz Hands and dancing whenever possible

Single Plane Off-maps

Single plane off-maps such as the IL-2 Precision bombing run or JU-87 Anti-tank Strafe are now directional, allowing the player to control the entry point and flight direction. Players now have more control over the payload delivery, the time-to-impact, and the placement of a strike relative to the environment. Overall, the change to directional placement will make these abilities stronger in smaller maps or when activated near a map edge, but weaker when used in larger maps or away from the map edge. As a result, a number of activation times were increased or decreased to better control how fast these abilities could deliver their payload to the designated target. If the ability time was set too low, the payload could be delivered in less than a second, giving the opposing player little time to react. In some instances it was necessary to modify the way the payload was delivered, this was done to increase the precision of the strafe relative to the information provided by the UI.



JU87 Anti-tank Strafe

  • In order to ensure the Strafe could effectiveness engage its targets, we tightened up the payload delivery. This removes scenarios where the shots would land to the left or right of the target rather than directly impact the unit. As a result, the lethality of this strafe has gone up considerably, although it does require a higher degree of execution to be effective. Additionally, shots are now dumb-fired; meaning the JU-87 fires off a number of shots within the designated zone without thought to what targets might be hit. This enables it to engage more targets types including structures, infantry, and other world objects.
    • Ability will now activate 2 second faster
    • Straightened flight path to reduce stray shots
    • Tightened firing path to increase accuracy of ability
    • Adjusted firing zone so shots would be more evenly distributed within the designated area.
    • Munition cost from 90 to 110
    • Cooldown from 0.125 to 0.25

JU87 Reconnaissance Pass

  • The reduced flight velocity is designed to provide sight on the ground for an extended period of time. This increased effectiveness resulted in a slight cost adjustment.
    • Ability will now activate 1 second faster
    • Munition cost from 30 to 35
    • Flight velocity from 160 to 80

JU87 Anti-Infantry Strafe

  • Ability will now activate 2 seconds faster

JU87 Fragmentation Bombing Run

  • This strafe would previously activate instantly, meaning units could be wiped out with nearly no warning. As noted above, this issue was exaggerated when the ability was used close to the map edge.
    • Ability will now activate 1.99 seconds slower

JU87 Incendiary Bombing Run

  • Ability will now activate 1.99 seconds slower
  • Straightened flight path to reduce stray shots

JU87 Smoke Bombing Run

  • This is a fairly significant improvement in the usability of this ability given players can now control the direction of the smoke. Use this ability to setup offensive maneuvers or cover a tactical retreat.
    • Aligned payload delivery
    • Munition cost from 50 to 40

IL-2 Precision Bombing Run

  • The bombs will now fall one after the other in a linear path. This extends the radius of damage, preventing a single concentrated attack from being executed. This is offset by the introduction of directional behavior which provides more control of how the bombs are distributed.
    • Ability will now activate 1 second faster
    • Straightened flight path to better align payload delivery
    • Plane velocity from 175 to 145
    • Increased plane flight height to better mimic bomber behavior
    • Far AOE distance from 5 to 7.5
    • Mid AOE distance from 3.75 to 5
    • Damage from 300 to 320
    • Angle scatter from 5 to 2.5

IL-2 Anti-Tank Bombing Run

  • Ability will now activate 1.99 seconds slower

IL-2 Sturmovik Attack Advanced

  • Tightened up firing behavior, reducing stray shots
    • Angle scatter from 7.5 to 2.5

Ambient Buildings

Our goal is to improve the gameplay value of buildings and reduce the potential frustrations associated with their use. The first step towards achieving this goal is to increase the transparency of a building’s structural integrity. By doing so, players are better equipped to analyze the battle field and its potential assets. Future improvements will focus on gameplay and interaction. This might include improving the functionality of a weapon team within a garrison or providing the player with a better means of identifying each structure type.



Improvements

  • Building “panels” now have a real health value, rather than rigid conditional destruction
  • Buildings can now have independent tuning for their “panel health”
  • Area of Effect weapons can now have independent tuning for how they damage panels over their AOE
  • Buildings are now destroyed when 50% of their total panel health is reached, rather than 50% of total panels destroyed
  • All team weapons which can be garrisoned within a building now share the same setup/re-position time of 4 seconds. This means a MG42 will take 4 seconds to switch windows and begin firing, as opposed to their old functionality which relied on their reload time. This creates more consistent behavior between team weapons and prevents some weapons from having delays as high as 6 or 7 seconds.

Panel Health

All ambient buildings are made up of a number of panels. Panels are meant to represent sections of walls, roofs, and floors and allow pieces of a building to be destroyed while leaving other pieces intact.

Previously, to destroy a panel you needed to meet one of two requirements:

  • Deal X amount of damage to a panel in a single hit
  • Deal X/2 damage twice to a panel

Additionally, panels could be immune to certain weapon types (ballistic, explosive, small arms, flame). As a rule, they were immune to small arms.

With this system, panels were either never damaged by certain weapons (Flak Halftrack, etc.) or always killed instantly by certain weapons (IS-2, etc.). Flimsy wooden structures being immune to 20mm weapons and castle-like structures being vaporized by mortars or other HE weapons did not fit within our design vision.

Now, panels have the following properties:

  • Panels have a maximum health value
  • Panels have a minimum damage value that must be exceeded before it takes damage
    • When a panel is dealt damage, it reduces the total health of the panel like other objects in the game
  • Panels can be immune to certain weapon types

We created three types of building profiles – very_weak, normal, and strong. Each ambient building is assigned one of these profiles and that profile defines their panel properties:

  • Very_weak buildings have the lowest panel health and the lowest minimum damage required. They are also no longer immune to small arms weapons.
    • Any building that appears weakly constructed is considered very_weak. A weakly constructed building might contain a thatched roof or poorly aligned wood panels.
  • Normal buildings are immune to small arms, have higher panel health, and higher minimum damage required.
    • Buildings that appear well constructed are considered normal. They will typically contain wood paneling and a proper roof structure.
  • Strong buildings are immune to small arms, have higher panel health, and the same minimum damage as Normal buildings
    • Buildings made of bricks or concrete, big churches (but not wooden ones) are considered strong
  • In the future, we intend to provide a means of easily identifying the structure type in-game.

The end result is that buildings will survive longer over the course of multiple combat engagements and be less prone to unexpectedly collapsing. Additionally, the health indicator on buildings will now be more accurate; better identifying the risk associated to its garrison.

AOE Weapons

The above changes initially resulted in AOE weapons becoming more lethal versus buildings. To address this, we gave each AOE weapon a “building
damage profile”. This profile allows us to further tune the damage a weapon does over the range of its AOE when damaging a building panel. For example, it was undesirable to have a mortar deal no visible damage to a panel on the first two hits only to destroy a number of panels on the subsequent hit. This made it difficult to predict and analyze the state of the building. To resolve this, we adjusted the mortar AOE profile such that its closest AOE range applied more damage than its mid and far ranges. This caused each hit to destroy a panel instead of weakening the panels over multiple hits; leaving the building vulnerable to unexpectedly collapsing.

This tuning is ongoing; if we identify problem weapons we will adjust them accordingly. We do want to avoid creating unique weapon types, as this increases the complexity of the system and thereby required knowledge of its functionality from the players.

Units and Abilities

Our aim was to make targeted tweaks to a few select units to help broaden the viability of strategies and further encourage counterplay within the factions. For example, increasing the time it takes to reload on the Pak 40 indirectly increases the strength of light vehicles. Units, such as the T70 or Stuart, can now maneuver out of the field of fire thereby increasing their survivability. Similarly, increasing the damage output of the BAR improves the counterplay between BAR fielded infantry and LMG fielded infantry by further encouraging positional play. This is largely due to the decreased damage discrepancy of the BAR and LMG42 which will be introduced in this latest update.

War Spoils

  • Added 24 new bulletins
  • Added 4 new victory strikes

Stationary Howitzers

  • Our goal was to increase the durability of the howitzer without making the unit too resilient versus
    off-map abilities. Values greater than 400 meant howitzers could withstand attacks from off-maps such as the JU-87 Stuka dive bomber. We found this undesirable as it made destroying the unit too difficult given the fact that it is typically placed well behind enemy front lines. The slight increase to health will help in some scenarios, particularly in cases when off-maps such as the Light Artillery Barrage or tanks are used to counter this heavy weapon. We will monitor the performance of this unit post change and take action as needed.
    • Health from 350 to 400

AT Guns

  • AT guns were gaining veterancy significantly faster than any other unit in the game as a result of their high rate of fire and targets of choice. This diluted the value of their veterancy, making something that should be rare and powerful a bit too common.
    • Now require twice as much experience to level up at each respective veterancy level

Kubelwagen

  • Although we are pleased with the performance of this unit, we were unsatisfied with the effectiveness of available counters. The small target size of the Kubelwagen made hand-held anti-tank weapons, such as the Bazooka or PTRS, and dedicated AT guns less effective. By increasing its size, the reliability of these weapons will be increased. By increasing the fuel cost of the Kubelwagen, we have upped the risk of production and delayed future vehicle production. The 5 fuel increase can be retrieved by salvaging the destroyed Kubelwagen, or it can be denied by the opposing player through the destruction of the vehicle wreck.
    • Sized increased from 10 to 14
    • Fuel cost set to 5
    • Adjusted the required veterancy at each level to account for the increased fuel cost on the unit. Values are now 530, 1060, 2120, 2650, 3525.

Volksgrenadier

  • We wanted to better align the fuse timer of the Volksgrenadier grenade with other similarly classed grenades. Previously, its fuse timer was set to that of a cooked grenade, which is only used on elite infantry such as Shock Troopers and Paratroopers. This change also helps mitigate the overall strength of the Volksgrenadier squad, as it slightly reduces their anti-infantry capacity. Our concern is that this unit is over performing largely because it can fend off all target types. Even with a Panzershrek equipped, the potent grenade of the Volksgrenadier enabled them to engage other elite infantry.
    • Grenade fuse time from 0.75 to 1.25 seconds

Raketenwerfer

  • Other AT guns cannot be suppressed because they lack the capacity to retreat. In other words, if the Pak 40 could be suppressed, it would effectively be locked in place since it has no other escape mechanism. Given the Raketenwerfer does not have this barrier and is more similar in functionality to other weapon teams; we enabled the unit to be suppressed. The intent is to create consistent behavior between the Raketenwerfer and other team weapons.
    • Can now be suppressed

Jaeger Light Infantry

  • Slot size from 0 to 2; squad can now equip two additional weapons

OKW Zeroing Artillery

  • Can no longer be cast on enemy HQ territory

Jagdtiger

  • The beta allowed us to collect and evaluate community feedback on the proposed change to the Jagdtiger. After careful consideration, we determined that the proposed manual fire was not the best fit for this unit. This solution made the unit cumbersome to use for a large portion of our player base. It also failed to address one of the larger concerns pertaining to its piercing functionality. We are currently working on alternative solutions to help balance the use of this unit and other super heavies within the late game.Modified
    • distance range and range values on supporting fire weapon type to match main gun. This has almost no gameplay impact; it was changed for housekeeping reasons.
    • ‘128mm Supporting Fire’ ability weapon tracking increased from 6 to 8 degrees horizontally to match the main gun horizontal tracking angle.
    • ‘128mm Supporting Fire’ ability aim time from 2 to 0.5 seconds

Osttruppen Reserves

  • Veterancy level 3 changed from 1.4x armor to 0.715x received accuracy. This effectively keeps their durability the same; it just fits the modifiers better within the combat system as a whole.

221 Scout Car

  • This changes the way the weapon interacts with buildings; it was made as a result of improvements to building functionality.
    • 20mm autocannon upgrade weapon type from ‘small arms’ to ‘ballistic’

Pak 40

  • We felt that the Pak 40 was over performing. It provided the Wehrmacht with too much flexibility in terms of when and what anti-armor they choose to field. It also greatly marginalized light vehicles, in many cases taking out a T70 or Stuart faster than the opposing player could react to the first shot fired. The increased reload rate not only reduces the effective DPS of this AT gun, it opens up the use of light vehicles. Light vehicles can now be fielded to apply greater mid-game pressure, increasing the risk of delaying armor as Wehrmacht. As a result, this should encourage the Wehrmacht to diversify their strategies thereby relying less on their heavier units.
    • Reload time from 2.7-3.1 to 3.5-4.1

Paratrooper Carbine

  • This change was made to better match the historical clip size with the in-game value.
    • Reload frequency from 8-9 to 14

Rear Echelon Carbine

  • This change was made to better match the historical clip size with the in-game value.
    • Reload frequency from 8-9 to 14

BAR

  • We wanted the BAR to have more power at short and mid ranges. We did slightly scale up long range damage but overall it is short and mid-range where players will see the largest increase in performance. This will enable the BAR to more effectively counteract long range weapons, such as the LMG42, through better positioning.
    • Near accuracy from 0.56 to 0.65
    • Mid accuracy from 0.44 to 0.5
    • Far accuracy from 0.3 to 0.35
    • Mid cooldown modifier from 1.25 to 1
    • Far cooldown modifier from 1.5 to 1.25

Dodge WC51

  • The effectiveness of this unit diminishes over time. By delaying its use to 1 command point, it became available at a point in the game where it no longer retained its advantage on the field. On the other hand, when it did become available at 0 command points, the risk associated with the use of this unit was too low. We were particularly concerned with the use of units within the Dodge, as they suffered very little risk in return for what they gained. To better balance this risk, we attached similar penalties to that of the M3A1 Scout Car, meaning units now received a combat penalty when firing out of the Dodge. Additionally, units in the Dodge at the time of destruction will now incur casualties.
    • Command point cost from 1 to 0
    • Units now receive a combat penalty when firing from inside the vehicle, similar to the Soviet M3A1
    • Units within a vehicle now have a chance to die if their vehicle is destroyed before they get out, similar to the Soviet M3A1.

M3 Half-track Assault Group

  • We wanted to better align the performance of this unit to other M3 half-track equivalents.
    • Units now receive a combat penalty when firing from inside the vehicle, similar to the Soviet M3A1
    • Units within a vehicle now have a chance to die if their vehicle is destroyed before they get out, similar to the Soviet M3A1.

Stuart

  • Shell shock reload time from 1.5 to 1.5-2 seconds; this affects how many shots are fired once the ability is activated.
  • Adjusted weapon priority table to match main gun
  • Adjusted weapon scatter to match main gun

Sherman Smoke Barrage

  • These changes are meant to improve the functionality and usability of the Sherman smoke barrage ability.
    • Wind down from 0.5 to 0
    • Wind up from 0.5 to 0
    • Reload from 2 to 1.25
    • Angle scatter from 35 to 20
    • Distance scatter max from 2 to 1.5
    • Fog of war angle multiplier from 2 to 1

M36 Jackson

  • Wind up from 0.4 to 0.44; this better synchronizes the animations of the unit

ISU-152

  • Similar to the Jagdtiger, we felt the manual fire on the ISU-152 failed to address the pressing issues raised by the community. Although it made the unit more micro intensive, it did not change the unit’s capacity to wipe full health units or change the fact that it could effectively engage both armor and infantry. We believe these two factored combined with its range make the unit too effective; thereby limiting viable strategies within the game. We are currently evaluating other methods that will better balance this unit’s functionality and performance.
    • ‘G-530 Concrete Piercing Round’ ability minimum range from 25 to 7
    • Modified distance range and range values on G-530 weapon type to match main gun. This has almost no gameplay impact; it was changed for housekeeping reasons.
    • ‘G-530 Concrete Piercing Round’ ability aim time from 2 to 0.5 seconds

Data Resolutions

The below changes represent data which unintentionally made its way into the game. We are resolving these inconsistencies by reverting them to their correct values.

Paratroopers

  • Veterancy level 2 accuracy modifier from 1.4x to 1.25x; this accounts for the out of combat healing to veterancy level 2 which other units who receive 1.4x accuracy do not have.
  • Paratroopers no longer benefit from LT or Captain being nearby; previously they received bonuses that were long removed from the game

Vehicle Stun Critical

  • Duration from 3 to 5 seconds; this affects a number of abilities which cause units to become stunned for a set period of times. The Stuart uses a separate critical for its stun and is not affected by this change.

Soviet AT Guns

  • No longer take +25% received accuracy; modifiers were removed to bring these units in line with other AT guns.

Bug and Gameplay Fixes

These bug and gameplay fixes are aimed at improving usability and functionality within the game. In some cases, the below changes resolve incorrect data which unintentionally made it into the game.

Map Optimizations

  • The following maps have seen a number of optimizations to pathing, balance, or general gameplay:
    • Trois Ponts
    • City 17
    • Ettelbruck Station
  • The follow maps have seen a number of bugs fixed implemented to address problematic areas:
    • City 17 Winter
    • Vaux Farmlands
    • La Gleize

Retreating

  • Strafing runs will no longer suppress or pin a squad while retreating

Vaulting

  • Squads can no longer be issued an order to vault on the same world object they are currently vaulting on. This prevents a back and forth behavior which was previously occurring.

Combat Engineers

  • This unit was unintentionally improved in the last update as it shares the same weapon as a Conscript squad. We created a unique weapon for this unit and brought its stats back to where they were. This places the performance of this unit back to where it was.
    • Now use a unique version of the Mosin Nagant rifle
    • Manpower cost from 180 to 170

Pioneer MP40

  • Moving accuracy from 1 to 0.6; this value was incorrectly set to 1 in a previous update.

AT Guns

  • Corrected the required experience for each level of veterancy such that it matches its base cost. Multiple the base values by 4x to get the required experience at veterancy level 1 and 2x afterwards to get each additional level.
    • Pak 40 base value from 360 to 320
    • Pak 43 base value from 480 to 500
    • ZIS Field Gun base value from 360 to 320
  • AT guns no longer push around their own crew while turning

M2HB HMG

  • Now uses an infantry turning plan, this resolves odd pivots and turns which were previously made by the squad. This also means the squad will reposition quicker as a result of these changes.
  • Movement modifiers set to match the MG42
    • Acceleration/Deceleration disabled
    • Rotation rate set to 10000 (instant)
  • Now has a UI portrait icon which appears with the use of sprint; these icons explain what the modifier on the unit does.

Units Forgetting Orders

  • Resolved a number of instances which caused units to not executed given orders.

Intel Bulletins

  • Resolved an issue with intelligence bulletin stacking if units crewed or decrewed a vehicle.
  • Made a number of small tweaks to modifiers to resolve rounding issues or broken functionality.

Event Cues

  • Resolved an issue with the event cue
    system which prevented ‘under fire’ queues from being issued. Cues of
    this type will now occur if units under fire are 60 units apart.

USF Major ‘Establish Retreat Point’

  • Major can now retreat to HQ while forward retreat is active
  • Deactivating forward retreat will cause retreating squads to retreat to the HQ now instead of the old forward retreat point

Ability Recharge

  • Squad abilities will now recharge while the squad is in a vehicle

Paratrooper Suppression Fire

  • No longer prevents the
    player from issuing other orders while the ability is active. For
    example, a retreat order can now be issued to the squad by the player.

Hull Down

  • Is no longer on a shared player cooldown, multiple vehicles can now be hulled down at once.

Infiltration Grenades

  • Can no longer be refunded if the ability is canceled abruptly. This prevents players from subverting the cost and recharge time by canceling the ability before the last grenade has been thrown.

Soviet Defensive Tactics Commander

  • PMD-6 Anti-Personnel Mines and Tank Traps now properly list as passive abilities

MG34 Icon

  • MG34 now uses the correct icon.

Command Panzer IV Icon

  • Now uses the correct short-barrel vehicle icon.

Luftwaffe Incendiary Bombing Run Icon

  • Now uses the correct JU-87 incendiary barrage icon.

Soviet Crews

  • Captured team weapons by Soviet players will now allow up to 6 entitles per weapon team to be reinforced. Previously some team weapons were capped at 4 entities.

Pack Howitzer

  • The unit will now respond to a victor target order by the Wehrmacht Artillery Officer

M7B1 Priest

  • The unit will now respond to a victor target order by the Wehrmacht Artillery Officer
  • Resolved an animation issue occurring with the unit

M8A1 HMC

  • The unit will now respond to a victor target order by the Wehrmacht Artillery Officer

M3 Half-track

  • Precise size from nil to 1.5

Tiger Ace

  • Resolved an issue which prevented the player’s economy from being restored upon losing the Tiger Ace.

Combat Engineers

  • Can no longer plant demolition charges while pinned.

Lieutenant ‘On Me’ Ability

  • Team weapons falling back to the Lieutenants position will now do so at an increased speed; previously they were falling back at their normal speed.

Jagdpanzer IV

  • Now displays an animator to indicate first strike bonus.
  • Added a portrait icon for the first strike bonus to explain the new state on the Jagdpanzer IV.

OKW Salvage Ability

  • Now functions on brewed up wrecks; brewed up wrecks have a burst of flames come out of their turret upon the vehicles destruction.

Sturmpioneers

  • Veterancy level 5 will now properly remove the increased vulnerability applied while repairing.

Resource Points

  • When a resource post was destroyed in a territory where an OKW base structure was setup, the point was un-capturable for 10 seconds. The territory point can now be captured right away.

Jagdpanzer IV

  • Now received its armored skirts upon reaching veterancy level 2.

ISU-152

  • Main gun will now animate properly when using the G-530 ‘Concrete Piercing Round’ ability

Partisans

  • Now has a UI portrait icon which appears with the use of sprint; these icons explain what the modifier on the unit does.

Dshk HMG

  • Now has a UI portrait icon which appears with the use of Armor Piercing Rounds; these icons explain what the modifier on the unit does.

Dodge WC51

  • ‘Step on it!’ hotkey from D to N.

M3/M5 Half-track

  • ‘Overdrive’ hotkey from V to E

Soviet Sniper

  • Now has a UI portrait icon which appears with the use of Sprint; these icons explain what the modifier on the unit does.

Prioritize Vehicles

  • Swapped the icon order to better reflect functionality

Panzerfusilier

  • Grenades now unlock permanently once the required building is constructed; losing a building no longer locks the grenades, similar to how Volksgrenadier grenade requirements are setup.

Lieutenant and Captain

  • Now have a UI portrait icon which appears when their veterancy level 3 sprint activates; these icons explain what the modifier on the unit does.

Stormtroopers

  • Now use the Wehrmacht Panzer Grenadier portrait icon instead of the OKW Jaeger Light Infantry variant; this applies to both winter and summer icons.

Munition and Fuel Crates

  • Updated the associated portrait of each crate

PHEW. That was a lot. smile.png
 



We've just pushed an update to address some things that a few nasty flower pudding pop Gremlins put into the game:

 

  • Removed several Maps that were not yet meant for live gameplay
  • Fix for all Broken Abilities (Ex MK2 Grenades)
  • Fix for a Win Condition Crash
  • Fix for Crash when Loading a Saved Game

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Mise à jour du 30 octobre 2014

Version : 3.0.0.16116
 
The team has just pushed another update to resolve a few reported concerns with the Oct 29th Update:

  • FIXED - Raketenwerfer were it will stay permanently suppressed.
  • FIXED - Stalingrad Rail Station> Blocker> T34 Tank does not get blown up as scripted at the start of the mission causing a blocker
  • FIXED - Faceplate Crash when equipping with Drag/Drop
  • FIXED - [AI] - The AI will try and use Commander abilities that it does not have access to
  • MOD Tool no longer breaks old MODS

Ajout d'objets à gagner dans les butins de guerre :
 
In-Depth list of the Items Added to War Spoils in the Oct. 29th Update

  • Intel Bulletins :
    • Keep Your Head Down Pioneers are 2% harder to hit.
    • Shoot for the Stars The Artillery Field Officer increases the range of all nearby artillery by 8%.
    • Angry Grouch The Sturmpanzer IV 'Brummbär' has 3% faster weapon reloading.
    • Patch It Up The StuG III Ausf. E has 3% increased armor.
    • Keep Them Pinned The SdKfz 251/7 mortar half-track has 2% faster weapon reload.
    • The Art of Flak The Flakpanzer IV Ostwind gains veterancy 10% faster.
    • Hold Still! The MG34 Heavy Machine Gun fires 2% more accurately.
    • Make Every Shot Count The Sturmoffizier increases the accuracy of nearby infantry by 2%.
    • Learned It at Bootcamp Panzerfüsilier weapons cool down 2% faster.
    • New Year's Rockets The Raketenwerfer has 3% increased weapon reload.
    • Leave it to the Engineer The Sturmpioneer's Medical Supplies ability costs 7% less.
    • Cruising the Autobahn The Panther PzKpfw V moves 5% faster and accelerates 5% faster.
    • Thicker Skin The KV-1 heavy tank has 4% increased defense.
    • Shieldbreaker The SU-85 has 3% increased armor penetration.
    • Sustained Fire The SU-76 has 3% faster weapon reload.
    • Like a Surgeon The HM-38 120mm mortar squad fires 5% more accurately.
    • Spray and Pray The M1910 Maxim Heavy Machine Gun deals 5% increased suppression.
    • Blazing the Trail The KV-8 moves 5% faster and accelerates 5% faster.
    • Repeat as Necessary The M10 'Wolverine' Tank Destroyer has 4% faster weapon reloading.
    • Live and Learn Riflemen gain veterancy 10% faster.
    • Hunting Dogs The M8 Greyhound's main weapon has 3% increased armor penetration.
    • Area Denial The M8A1 Howitzer Motor Carriage's barrage ability recharges 6% faster.
    • Army Healthcare The WC54 Ambulance costs 5% less.
    • Easy Handling The M4A3E8 Sherman 'Easy Eight' moves 5% faster and accelerates 5% faster.
  • Victory Strikes :
    • Fear Propaganda Artillery
    • Smoke Flares
    • Sturmtiger Saturation
    • Incendiary Airstrike  

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