CoH 2 Changelog

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  • #124
    2 years ago
    Kyle_REKyle_RE Posts: 465 admin

    July 4th Hotfix

    Bug Fix

    • Fixed a bug causing the combined Arms bonus to stack with each nearby unit
  • #126
    1 year ago
    Kyle_REKyle_RE Posts: 465 admin
    edited August 2016

    August 18th Update

    New Content

  • #127
    1 year ago
    Kyle_REKyle_RE Posts: 465 admin

    October 4th Update

    New User Experience

    • Replaced the two commanders given to new players for registering by 30,000 Supply Points to spend as they see fit in the in-game store (this change only affects new players going onward)
    • Multiplayer standalone now compatible with mods; modding hub unlocked in this standalone version of the game as well

    Humble Bundle

  • #129
    1 year ago
    Kyle_REKyle_RE Posts: 465 admin
    edited December 2016

    Dec. 22nd - Holiday Update

    NEW CONTENT

    • 5 New Historical Skin Sets - 1x each faction, UGC historical skin sets created by community modders Starbuck and Georider added to the in-game store from the curated pathway on the Steam Workshop. 35% of all revenue generated from these skins sets goes back to the community!
    1. USF - Olive Drab
    2. Soviet - Red Army
    3. OKW - Three-Color Ambush
    4. British - Assorted Armor Division
    5. Wehrmacht - Armor Division
    • 5 New Faceplates - 1x each faction, UGC faceplates created by community modder RitaRush added to the in-game store from the curated pathway on the Steam Workshop. 35% of all revenue generated from these faceplates goes back to the community!
    • 1 New 1v1 Map - The community-made map and grand prize winner of Tric's Map Making contest, Halbe, has made its way into COH2's 1v1 automatch and custom games list. This map was created by community map maker, Beagletank
    • 4 New 2v2 Maps - The community-map spotlight shines on the 2v2 gamemode this month with 4 new community-made maps making their way into the automatch and custom games list.
    1. Elst Outskirts by MonolithicBacon
    2. Lisores River by STAHLHAGEL
    3. Pripyat Sector by Tric
    4. Schilberg Outskirts - by MonolithicBacon & Stormless

    MAP UPDATES

    • The maps Hill 400, Caen, Market Ruins, Bombarded Refinery, Rüstungswerke Essen, and Westwall have received updates to resolve pathing and balance issues.

    IN-GAME STORE UPDATES

    • The Valkyria Chronicles skins are now available to purchase via Supply
    • Community commanders (Soviet Defensive Tactics & Wehrmacht Defensive Doctrine) added to the in-game store
    • The following new Commander Bundles have been add to the in-game store
    1. Soviet Top Played Commander Bundle (1v1)
    2. Soviet Top Played Commander Bundle (Team Games)
    3. Soviet Top Played Commander Bundle (Overall)
    4. Wehrmacht Top Played Commander Bundle
    5. OKW Top Played Commander Bundle
    6. USF Top Played Commander Bundle
    7. British Top Played Commander Bundle
    8. HelpingHans' Recommended Commander Bundle
  • #130
    1 year ago
    Kyle_REKyle_RE Posts: 465 admin

    Dec. 23rd Hotfix

    Bug Fixes

    • Issues with textures not loading properly for team weapons and weapon upgrades has been resolved.
  • #131
    1 year ago
    Kyle_REKyle_RE Posts: 465 admin
    edited January 2017

    January 11th Hotfix - DELAYED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

    Bug Fixes

    • Fixed an issue with bundle artwork not being displayed properly in the in-game store
    • Fixed an issue with Hill 400 not showing up in the map pool
  • #133
    1 year ago
    Kyle_REKyle_RE Posts: 465 admin

    March 30th Hotfix

    Bug Fixes

    • Fixed an issue causing some mods to break after the March 28th Update.
  • #134
    1 year ago
    Kyle_REKyle_RE Posts: 465 admin

    April 13th Hotfix

    Bug Fixes

    • Fixed an issue preventing players from being able to complete the first mission in Ardennes Assault.
  • #135
    1 year ago
    Kyle_REKyle_RE Posts: 465 admin

    APRIL 25th UPDATE

    NEW CONTENT

    Dawn of War III Pre-Order Skins

    • Five new, Warhammer 40k themed skin sets added to the game (one for each faction). These skin sets are exclusive to those who have pre-ordered Dawn of War III and will not be available in the in-game store or by any other means.


    BALANCE CHANGES

    A big thank you goes out to the community balance team for once again supplying the curated balance changes described below. Of course, these changes wouldn't be possible without the feedback and dedication of the community so once again, we thank you for your continued support and commitment to this game.

    SOVIETS

    Maxims

    We feel that the dominant Soviet “Maxim-spam” strategy is over performing with the benefits of this strategy heavily outweighing the risks.

    To address this issue we will be increasing the arc of the Maxim MG while severely reducing its suppression performance to compensate. We have also removed sprint (which allows MGs to “get away”) and we are increasing the setup time to other MG levels. We are also increasing the reinforcement cost of the original crew to match the reinforcement cost of Conscripts.

    To make up for a low base-value suppression (to avoid early-game spam) we've also give the Maxim, we are giving the unit strong multipliers vs light-cover and suppressed squads to allow the Maxim to scale well into the late-game.

    The new Vet 1 ability (Sustained Fire) will help the Maxim perform more reliably vs blobs. An improved burst time will allow the Maxim to deal increased suppression vs persistent targets. Reduced cooldown allows the Maxim to switch targets more easily. Finally, the forced reload at the start of the ability can be used to guarantee that the Maxim will not chew through its ammunition belt during a crucial fight.

    Overall, the changes are the following:
    * Arc of fire increased from 60 degrees to 90 degrees (other MGs have 90-120 degrees)
    * Setup time from 2 to 3 (other MGs have 3)
    * Burst duration from 2.25 to 4.5
    * Damage reduced from 4 to 3 (the DPS of the Maxim remains the same)
    * Tracking speed from 35 to 28
    * Reinforcement cost from 15 to 20
    * Sprint removed from Vet1
    * Sustained fire ability added at Vet1

    Suppression changes:
    * Suppression reduced from 0.00015909 to 0.00006
    * Suppression versus light cover from 0.5 to 0.75
    * Suppression versus heavy cover from 0.1 to 0.2
    * Suppression vs suppressed targets increased from 0.5 to 0.65
    * Nearby suppression modifier from 0.8 to 1.25
    * Nearby suppression radius increased from 10 to 13

    Mobility/Survivability changes:
    * Maxim squad formation changed
    * Rotation changed from 120 to 225
    * Acceleration/Deceleration increased to infinite
    * Removed cover-traversal penalties from the Maxim

    Sustained fire:
    * Increases burst length duration by x2
    * Reduces reload time by 0.5 (multiplicative)
    * Reduces cooldown time by 0.5 (multiplicative)
    * Forces a reload at the beginning of the ability
    * Cancels (with no refund) if the Maxim moves
    * 30 second duration
    * 50 seconds cooldown
    * Costs 20 munitions

    Penal Battalions - Satchel Ability

    To prevent unintended behavior, as well as to assist with targeting the ability, we are splitting the functionality of the Penal Satchel ability into two separate abilities. Note that both abilities launch precisely the same projectile with respect to damage and critical effects. The two abilities only behave differently with respect to targeting.

    (Manual version)
    * This ability targets a location on the ground.
    * If the satchel collides with a vehicle, the satchel will stick to the vehicle

    (Targeted version)
    * This ability can only be targeted on enemy vehicles
    * If the vehicle remains within range while the ability is casting, the satchel will home-in on the enemy vehicle

    M4C Shermans

    To prevent players from over-relying on sherman call-ins and skipping teching, we are increasing the dispatch time between successive Shermans. Moreover, longer recharge time between shermans will prevent players from spamming Shemans, when the Command Point requirements becomes met.

    Note that, at the same time, we are not affecting the cost-efficiency of the Shermans. Thus, the doctrine will still reward the players with a highly-efficient USF-made tank. At the same time, the longer recharge time will force the Soviet player to want to field Shermans side-by-side with Soviet-made tanks. We believe this will also add a touch of authenticity to the doctrine.

    To encourage strategic diversity, we are reducing the cooldown of the Sherman dispatch ability once T4 has been reached in order to help ensure the doctrine can continue to be useful in multiple strategies.

    • Increased recharge time between shermans to from 36 seconds to 2:30 minutes
    • Building T4 decreases recharge time from 2:30 minutes to 1:15 seconds

    USF

    M10

    We find that the M10, which is a highly cost-efficient tank hunter is overperforming with respect to how it deals with infantry due to its potency to crush squads. Therefore, we are taking steps to remedy this, without, however, affecting M10’s mobility.

    • Chassis rotation rate reduced from 38 to 32
    • Turret rotation rate increased from 30 to 36 to compensate

    OKW

    Panzerfausts (Volksgrenadiers only)

    We found that the early arrival of OKW panzerfaust combined with the complete lack of scaling potential for light vehicles made it prohibitive for players to integrate light vehicle strategies in their games. Moreover, we find that the cost-efficiency improvements on the Panzerfaust were too dramatic.

    • Cost increased from 25MU to 30MU
    • Requires a truck to be be set-up (as opposed to be called-in) to be available

    Command Panther

    We feel the Mark Target ability is overperforming relative to its cost. This is primarily due to the +50% damage bonus that the ability bestows on the target. Our changes to the Mark Target ability aim to make it less efficient at “bursting-down” enemy vehicles, while still allowing the ability to perform better in a sustained-fire role. This allows the ability to remain relevant, while offering options for counter-play to the targeted player.

    To prevent the vehicle from being too dominant in teamgames, we are making Command Panther mutually exclusive with the King Tiger. Moreover, we are changing the way the Command Panther’s aura affects teammates. We are also increasing the Command Point requirements of the Command Panther to bring its arrival closer in line with its value.

    • Increase Command Point requirements from 10 to 11
    • Main gun AoE damage decreased from 1/0.35/0.05 to 1/0.15/0.05
    • Mark target bonuses changed from 50% damage to 25% damage/15% accuracy
    • Mark target now also tracks the target in the fog of war for the duration of the ability
    • Command Panther is now mutually-exclusive with the King Tiger (similar to JT/KT restrictions)

    Aura
    * +range, +sight, +speed bonuses removed from infantry-affecting bonus of the aura (Vet5 aura still awards +accuracy/+reload to infantry)
    * +sight/+range parts of vehicle-affecting aura no longer affect teammates
    * Vet 5 infantry-affecting aura no longer affects teammates

    UKF

    Tank Commander Upgrade

    We find that the ability is over performing relative to its cost.

    • Removed veterancy gain bonuses from the upgrade
    • Removed stealth detection bonuses from the upgrade
    • (The upgrade now only awards accuracy/sight bonuses, which is more than OK for the price)

    Emergency War Speed

    We find that the ability is over performing relative to its cost. We are also removing the ability of players to “tune up” the tanks of their teammates with the ability.

    • Speed modifier reduced from +35% to +15%
    • Acceleration modifier reduced from +60% to +30%
    • It is no longer possible to “tune-up” allied tanks with Emergency War Speed

    AEC Treadshot

    To make the ability fire more reliably (i.e., without bugs), we are changing the nature of the ability such that the AEC has to be stationary to fire it. At the same time, we are increasing the responsiveness of the ability to give UKF players that build and preserve their AECs with a reliable snare ability.

    • Unit has to be stationary to fire Treadshot
    • Ready aim time reduced from 2 seconds to 1.5 seconds (improves responsiveness)
    • Reload time between shots reduced from 2.5 seconds to 2 seconds
    • (the ability will only be refunded if no shots were fired before moving)

    Cromwell

    We have found find that the Cromwell's ability crush models is far too potent. To help reduce this potency we are reducing the unit's rotation rate. However, to allow the Cromwell to retain the feel a higher-than-average mobility, we are compensating with an increased turret rotation rate.

    Secondary to these changes, we are adjusting several other attributes of the Cromwell to bring its cost-efficiency in line with other tanks of its callibre.

    Finally, to partly offset a weak British early game, we are giving Cromwells default access to smoke shells.

    • Fuel cost increased from 110FU to 120FU
    • Rotation rate from 38 to 32 (equivalent to Panzer4)
    • Turret traverse rate from 40 to 47.5 (to counteract chassis rotation reduction)
    • Moving accuracy multiplier decreased from 0.75 to 0.5
    • Smoke shell available at Vet0, but with a 15 second cooldown
    • Veterancy1 reverts smoke shell cooldown to 10 seconds
    • Increase horizontal scatter from 6 to 7.5
    • Distance scatter max from 6.2 to 6.4
    • Distance scatter obj min from 5 to 10
    • Distance scatter offset from 0.3 to 0.25

    Comet

    The Comet is receiving changes that are similar in-spirit with the ones already described for the Cromwell. In addition to these changes, we are also reducing the range of the main gun of the Comet to 45 to match other anti-infantry-capable tanks (e.g., Pershing, Tiger). We believe that Comet’s higher-than-average armour and mobility will still allow it to overcome the reduced range. At the same time, this will make standoffs with the more-specialist Panther more balanced.

    • Main gun range from 50 to 45
    • Population cost increased from 16 to 18
    • Reduce rotation rate from 36 to 32 to prevent crush (same as Panzer4 levels)
    • Turret traverse rate from 40 to 45 (to compensate for chasis rotation changes)
    • Moving accuracy from 0.75 to 0.5
    • Rear armour reduced from 130 to 110
    • Fixed an issue where the grenade throw ability would sometimes not work
    • Fixed an issue where it was possible to use the grenade ability while moving
    • Increase horizontal scatter from 6 to 7.5
    • Distance scatter max from 4.2 to 6.4
    • Distance scatter obj min from 5 to 10
    • Distance scatter offset from 0.3 to 0.25

    Cromwell/Comet Smoke Shell/White Phosphorus

    We find the range of both abilities (80) and the lethality of the White Phosphorus to be over performing. At the same time, we are introducing a critical fix to both abilities to make them more reliable.

    • Range of Smoke Shell/White Phosphorus reduced from 80 to 45
    • Comet White Phosphorus will no longer finish off infantry models, bringing its performance in-line with other White-phosphorus abilities

    Emplacements

    To bring UKF emplacements in line with the emplacements of other armies, we are preventing players from building UKF emplacements in the base sector:

    • No longer possible to construct emplacements in the base sector

    Land Mattress

    To improve counter play vs the Land Mattress we are allowing anti-tank weaponry (e.g., AT guns and tanks) to target the gun directly in order to destroy the unit without having first to de-crew it. This brings the durability of the Land Mattress down to static howitzer levels. We also feel the rate of fire of the Land Mattress does not give its opponents a sufficient amount of time to react to a barrage.

    • Vehicles/etc will focus fire on the gun, as opposed to the crew (if the player right-clicks on the gun)
    • The Land mattress gets destroyed when its hitpoints become depleted. This is regardless of whether the crew is still alive
    • Health reduced from 350 hitpoints to 300 hitpoints
    • Cooldown between rockets increased from 0.25 secs to 0.375 secs (also affects white phosphorus barrage)

    Artillery Cover Ability

    We find that Artillery Cover is an ability that is too efficient for its cost. Therefore, we are significantly reducing the effects vs different types of targets, allowing for greater opportunity of counterplay.

    General Changes:
    * The radius of the ability now properly drawn on the battlescape
    * Delay until the barrage begins increased from 4 seconds to 8 seconds

    Anti-Vehicle Shells:
    * Decreased the AoE radius of anti-vehicle shells from 8 to 6.
    * Reduced speed of anti-vehicle shells, so that it is now possible to dodge them
    * Reduced the duration of loader-injured critical from 10 seconds to 5 seconds

    Anti-Infantry Barrages:
    * Suppression vs infantry reduced, so that incoming anti-infantry barrages no longer pin infantry squads, but rather only suppress them.

    Air Resupply Operation Ability

    To improve usability of this ability, we have made the following changes:

    • The ability can only target captured territory/fuel/munitions points (not victory points).
    • The airplanes are dispatched immediately, and the supply drop happens at the capture point.

    QUALITY OF LIFE

    Wreck values normalized

    We are adjusting the amount of resources players can attain from vehicles using doctrinal salvage abilities. Previously, certain wrecks would award large amount of munitions/manpower, which wouldn’t correspond to their class. We are now changing salvage so that only fuel and munitions are awarded from salvaging a wreck. Moreover we are normalizing wreck values so that the amount of resources gained now depend on the worth of the vehicle.
    (Values are given in Munitions/Fuel)

    • Ultra Lights 10/5
    • Lights 15/10
    • Mediums 20/25
    • Advanced Mediums 35/30
    • Heavies 50/40
    • Super Heavies 60/45

    The changes to salvage affect both Tank Hunter Doctrine (Soviets) and Tactical Support Regiment (UKF) salvage abilities.

    Handbrake 2.0

    We are further modifying the handbrake ability to make it provide additional utility to the players. The new ability is similar to a hold fire ability. However, instead of preventing firing, it simply prevents the vehicle from automatically rotating to face enemy units. The vehicle will still rotate to attack enemy troops, but only if an explicit attack command is issued. If a movement command is issued, the vehicle will respond to the movement command. At the same time, if the ability is on, the vehicle will stop automatically rotating once the movement is complete. With handbrake v2.0 a maneuver can be executed without having to repeatedly toggle the ability.

    In addition to the original affected vehicles (i.e., all transport vehicles), we are also adding handbrake v2.0 to the following vehicles. This will allow players to control whether they want the vehicles to rotate to face the enemy or not:

    • Kubelwagen
    • Flammenhetzer
    • Crocodile
    • Sturmtiger

    Nevertheless, the following vehicles retain the original (i.e., immobilize) version of the handbrake. This is because for the following vehicles, unwanted movement incurs a potentially lengthy setup time:

    • M15 (USF)
    • Infrared Halftrack (OKW)
    • Flak Halftrack (OKW)

    Hold Fire for Tanks/AT Guns

    We find that the lack of a proper hold fire ability makes players resort to half-measures to control when their AT-guns or tanks can fire.

    The affected units are:

    • All anti-tank guns
    • All tanks that already have a prioritize-vehicles ability
    • FlakHT
    • Panzer4 Command tank
    • Ostwind
    • Centaur
    • KV-2
    • M15 (use it to reserve flak rounds for valuable targets; the MGs will continue to track/fire on targets)
    • M5

    Note: To make UI experience consistent, the doctrinal Soviet AT ambush ability has been moved one row below its previous position.

    BUG FIXES

    • Fixed multiple bugs with Ardennes Assault that prevented players from completing missions and caused abilities/upgrades to not work as intended
    • Fixed an issue where hold fire on Luchs/Brummbar would make either vehicle permanently unresponsive if abandoned while the ability was active
    • Fixed an issue where the OKW FlakHT would sometimes become permanently stuck
    • Fixed a bug where Comet/Cromwell Smoke Shell/White Phosphorus would, sometimes, fail to trigger properly
    • Fixed an issue where the firing arc of coaxial and hull MGs for British faction tanks was smaller than that of other armoured vehicles
    • Sapper flamethrower now, correctly, takes up 1 slot
    • Sapper flamethrower is now mutually-exclusive with the minesweeper upgrade
    • Fixed an issue where Sapper flamethrower was dealing additional damage vs squads in cover (i.e., above the level of other flamethrowers)
    • Fixed a bug with Sappers where Veterancy affected the number of upgrades available to them.
  • #136
    1 year ago
    Kyle_REKyle_RE Posts: 465 admin

    July 13th Hotfix

    Bug Fixes

    • Fixed an issue where the correct version of Ardennes Assault was not uploading to Steam properly.
  • #137
    10 months ago
    Kyle_REKyle_RE Posts: 465 admin
    edited September 2017

    SEPTEMBER 19th 'CHARITY SKIN' UPDATE

    In Relic and SEGA's ongoing effort to support the conservation of wildlife and endangered species, we have partnered with Whales and Dolphins Conservation and The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to help raise funds for these great causes.

    NEW CONTENT

    6 new conservation-themed skin sets created by community member RitaRush have been added to the game. All of Relic's / SEGA's associated revenue from the sales of these items will go to their associated charity. If you would like to help protect endangered species and give your favorite COH2 faction a fresh new coat of paint, you can buy the WDC Charity Camo Pack and the David Sheldrick Wildlife Conservation Charity Camo pack on Steam.

    Whale and Dolphin Conservation Charity Camo Pack

    • British Dolphin-themed skin set
    • USF Ocra-themed skin set
    • OKW Whale-themed skin set

    David Sheldrick Wildlife Conversation Charity Camo Pack

    • Soviet Lion-themed skin set
    • Soviet Elephant-themed skin set
    • Wehrmacht Rhino-themed skin set

    Note: These items are available on their corresponding Steam store pages only and are not available in the in-game store.

  • #138
    9 months ago
    Kyle_REKyle_RE Posts: 465 admin

    SEPTEMBER 26 HOTFIX

    • Missing localization added for the WDC & David Sheldrick Wildlife Conservation charity skin sets
  • #139
    9 months ago
    Kyle_REKyle_RE Posts: 465 admin

    OCTOBER 10th PATCH

    • Minor fix to OKW "Jerry can" textures located on base defense structures
  • #140
    7 months ago
    Kyle_REKyle_RE Posts: 465 admin
    edited December 2017

    DECEMBER 19th "COMMUNITY" UPDATE

    The December Update comes with a multitude of changes from commanders and core faction balance to new maps and map balance changes. As stated in the December Update blog post, none of these changes would have been possible without the dedication, commitment and support of COH2's core community. This might be a Relic post and Relic might be releasing the update, but make no mistake, today's patch is by the community, from the community, and for the community.

    Due to the magnitude of the changes and content included with today's update, the patch notes have been split into three parts. For a detailed overview of all the Commander Changes in today's update, please check out the post Commander Revamp - Final in the December Commander Revamp Changelog thread. For all information regarding the new maps and map balance changes, please go to December Update - Map Revamp Preview thread. For all other changes including new content and core faction changes, please read the notes below.

    NEW CONTENT

    • Five new "Art of War" faceplates (one for each faction) curated from the Steam Workshop are now available in the in-game store. Faceplates created by community member RitaRush and 40% of all proceeds go back to the community.
    • Five new "King of the Hill" faceplates (one for each faction) curated from the Steam Workshop. Created by community member RitaRush, 40% of all proceeds from the sale of these faceplates goes towards supporting Stormless' King of the Hill tournaments.
    • Grand Championships Decal - To be gifted to backers of the GCS Kickstarter campaign
    • Grand Championships Faceplate - To be gifted to backers of the GCS Kickstarter campaign
    • 4 New 2v2 Maps - See the December Update - Map Revamp Preview thread for more info

    BALANCE UPDATE

    Balance Update Goals

    • Tune select underused / undervalued commanders to increase and diversify the number of viable strategies available in automatch
    • Tone down the effectiveness of some the Axis’ elite, heavy tanks to make them less dominant in team games
    • Tone down the squad wiping effectiveness of some over performing, off-map abilities
    • Adjustments to meta dominating units and strategies to improve strategic / competitive diversity
    • Improve strategic diversity and quality of life by making adjustments to redundant, underused and generalist units

    Primary Focus

    • Revitalizing 2 – 3 underused commanders for each faction
    • Adjustments to meta dominating units in competitive play

    Adjustments to select heavy tanks that are currently over performing in team games

    • Elefant
    • Jagdtiger
    • OKW Panther V

    Secondary Focus

    Adjustments to vet 4 and 5 of select OKW units that trade too cost effectively at higher veterancy

    Adjustments to OKW and UKF Forward Retreat Points to create a trade-off and become an interesting choice for the player rather than a guaranteed decision (primarily affects team games)

    Adjustments to select Off-map abilities to reduce the effectiveness of frustrating, one-click squad wipes

    General improvements to help with quality of life and strategic diversity

    GENERAL CHANGES

    Model 24 Stun Grenades (Elite Troops/Sturmpioneer Grenade)
    We are fixing several issues with the German Stun Grenades while maintaining their current functionality.

    • Stunned squad members are unable to move for the duration of the 5 second stun.
    • Fixed an issue where stun nades would permanently break team weapons (this affects both OKW stun nades and OST stun nades)

    Target Weak Point/Treadshot
    These abilities have been modified to allow the user to fire on the move. Previously vehicles would need to halt and could lose track of their target when firing these abilities.

    • Target Weak Point now lasts for 10 seconds or until the unit fires its first shot while under this ability. Activating the * ability forces the unit to reload before being able to fire
    • The similar-to-operate AEC treadshot ability behaves in a similar way (2 shots within 15 seconds)

    Trenches (All variants)
    * All trenches revert to neutral control when they are no longer garrisoned
    * Can only be built in friendly, secured territory
    * Target size from 2 to 20 when neutral (to allow AT guns and tanks to clear them from the battlefield)

    Blitzkrieg/Overdrive/War Speed/Step On It
    * These movement boost abilities will now cease when the vehicle receives an engine critical.

    Forward Retreat Points
    Forward Retreat Point timings are being adjusted to arrive in the mid to late game for all factions; reinforcement time has also been adjusted to reduce the power of forward positions.

    • UKF FRP requires Company Command Post; affects both Forward Assembly and Vanguard Logistics Glider
    • OKW FRP requires either a Mechanized or Schwerer Panzer Headquarters established.
    • OKW Battlegroup unable to reinforce if cut-off from friendly territory.
    • Reinforcement time increased by 75% while FRP ability is active
    • 2 minute cooldown when FRP ability is deactivated

    Sandbags
    * All sandbags standardized to 240 health and 35 armor.
    * Wehrmacht sandbags build-time from 60 to 45

    Repair Speeds
    Western Front Armies' repair speeds are being brought in line with the Eastern Front armies.
    USF Rear Echelon & British Royal Engineers:

    • Repair Speed reduced from 2 to 1.6
    • Veterancy 2 repair bonus from 1 to 0.5
    • Heavy Sapper upgrade repair bonus from 2 to 0.525
      Sturmpioneers

    • Repair speed from 3 to 2

    • Veterancy 2 repair speed reduced from 1 to 0.75
    • Minesweeper upgrade repair bonus from +1 to +25%

    Squad Behaviour
    A squad AI behaviour has been added where individual models in squads assume varying postures while fighting the enemy (without changing their position) - i.e. Elite squads will prefer a crouching animation for some of their members, whereas non-elite squads will also drop prone to the ground.

    • Fixed a disparity where low-member squads also suffered from the most densely-packed formations (making them even more vulnerable to AoE weapons)
    • Assists each squad in their role (e.g., the new reinforced wedge formation will make paratrooper squads always have their thompsons at the front line) - Make each squad feel more unique
    • Squad formations are now, once again, more fluid while the squad is moving. In addition to improving immersion, this will also help the individual squads spread out better to make a better use of their formations.
    • Allied squads once again, assign support weapons -such as bazookaks- to flanks rather than the core of the formation

    Smoke Barrages
    Activating smoke barrages will now only order one unit at a time. Previously if multiple mortars were selected, all units would fire smoke at the target position

    Fuel and Munition Caches
    * Manpower cost from 200 to 250

    **Garrisoning **
    The lack of delay entering and leaving garrisons made indirect-fire and grenades difficult to perform their anti-garrison role as squads could quickly jump in and out of buildings to dodge these attacks. We found This was particularly problematic for non-EFA factions who lacked flamethrowers on their engineer units.

    • Load time for buildings increased to 0.75 per model
    • Max load time increased to 2 for the entire squad
    • Unload time for buildings increased to 0.375 per model
    • Grenade damage adjusted against ambient structures

    Demo Charges
    Demo charges have been modified to be more focused on being used to demolish obstacles rather than as high explosive anti-personnel devices meant to wipe out squads in the open.

    • Demo charges now detectable by all units at a 13 range radius
    • Can no longer be planted near capture points
    • Cost reduced from 90MU to 65MU

    Hold Fire
    We are changing the hold fire button for all units in the game for consistency and reachability. Your fingers will thank you.

    • All Hold Fire hotkeys moved to Q and at grid position 22
    • Applies to all units

    SOVIET

    The changes to Soviets are meant to encourage more diverse strategies by allowing both Conscripts and Weapon Support Kompenya to operate effectively; Rifle Command and the Penal Battalions have also received a slight reduction in power to lower the reliance on mono-strategies.

    Conscripts
    Conscripts are being adjusted to deal more reliable damage and have some capability of scaling into the late game by bleeding infantry at range when fighting from defensive positions.

    • Damage from 16 to 12
    • Accuracy from 0.541/0.495/0.334 to 0.757/0.659/0.556
    • Max slot weapons from 2 to 1; no impact on Conscript upgrades
    • Trip-Wire flares now have a 30 second cooldown
    • Orrah cost from 10 to 15
    • Molotov cost from 15 to 20; only affects Conscripts
    • Veterancy 1 now grants 0.92 received accuracy
    • Veterancy 2 +25% Molotov range replaced by faster Molotov throw speed
    • Veterancy 3 now grants +10% accuracy modifier
    • Veterancy 3 Received accuracy from 0.6 to 0.707

    Molotov Package Upgrade
    The Molotov package upgrade cost has been reduced to improve their accessibility

    • Molotov Package from 125/15 to 80/10

    Penal Battalions
    Penal Battalions are losing their Anti-tank "sticky" satchel on squads not upgraded with the PTRS package to increase the number of counters that can be fielded and to create a stronger trade-off between anti-infantry and anti-tank. The unit will also now take longer to reach its full potential through veterancy to match their combat performance.

    • Reinforce cost from 25 to 27
    • Moving cooldown from 0.5 to 0.75
    • Veterancy requirements from 540/1080/2160 to 640/1280/2560
    • Anti-Vehicle Satchel now requires PTRS upgrade
    • Anti-Vehicle Satchel will always throw once the animation begins
    • Anti-vehicle Satchel damage against friendly infantry reduced

    1910 Maxim HMG
    The Maxim is being slightly adjusted to acquire targets more quickly and deal more suppression.

    • Suppression from 0.00006 to 0.000065.
    • Nearby suppression from 1.25 to 1.
    • Ready-Aim Time to 0.125.
    • Fire-Aim Time to 0.125.
    • Fire-Aim Time multipliers standardized to 0.5.

    Machine Gun Suppression Intel Bulletin
    * Suppression bonus reduced from +5% to +1%

    ZiS-3 Divisional Field Gun
    We are improving ZiS-3 access to its barrage ability to make up for its low rate of fire and penetration. This will emphasize ZiS-3’s secondary role as an indirect fire unit that can soften up enemy positions.

    • Barrage cost from 60 to 35
    • Reduced barrage from 6 to 4 shells
    • Population from 9 to 7

    PM-42 82mm Mortar
    The PM-42 Mortar will now have the ‘Flare’ ability at Vet 0 to provide vital scouting information and to give the Soviet mortar a more utility oriented role when it is deployed.

    • Flare ability no longer requires veterancy 1
    • Veterancy 1 reduces Flare recharge by 25%

    T-34/76
    Cost of the T-34/76 is being increased to be more in-line with its performance.

    • Fuel price increased from 80 to 90

    WEHRMACHT

    Due to the current survivability necessity of the Support Armor Korps (T3), we are improving accessibility for players to tech to the Heavy Panzer Korps (T4) after building T3, as well as increasing the viability of multiple T3 and T4 vehicles.

    Tech Cost Restructuring
    To allow Wehrmacht players to explore more diverse build orders and have access to a more versatile roster we have moved the majority of tech costs from Tier 3 and 4 buildings to Battle Phase 2. This change does not affect the amount of required resource to unlock T3 or T4 directly, however, it does allow players to better adapt their strategies in the late game by making teching to T4 from T3 or back-teching from T4 to T3 a viable option.

    • Battle Phase 2 from 100/45 to 200/90
    • Battle Phase 3 from 100/45 to 100/25
    • Support Armor Korps from 240/60 to 140/15
    • Heavy Panzer Korps from 200/50 to 100/25

    Grenadiers
    Grenadiers are receiving a decrease to their population to better match their performance in comparison to other mainline infantry.

    • Population from 7 to 6

    251 Half Track Flamethrowers
    With the recent changes to garrisons, the 251 is getting a reduction to its damage against entrenched infantry to gives players a chance to react and de-garrison.

    • Flamethrower Far AOE from 1 to 0.5

    Pak 40
    The Pak 40 is having its population reduced to better match its performance with other anti-tank guns. Target Weakpoint has been adjusted to allow players to have some control over their vehicle when hit.

    • Target Weakpoint stun changed to -75% speed, rotation, and disables weapons for 5 seconds.
    • Population from 9 to 8

    Bundle Grenade (affects both Wehrmacht and OKW)
    Due to the changes to Gammon Bombs, we are also adjusting the Bundle grenade to match its counterpart’s performance:

    • Cost from 45 to 35
    • Damage from 120 to 100
    • AOE distance from 1.25/2.5/3.75 to 1.25/2.1/3.75
    • AOE Damage Far from 0.25 to 0.3
    • Fixed an issue where Obersoldaten bundle grenades could scatter

    Panzer IV
    The Panzer IV is having its ranged penetration increased to better combat medium tanks at a distance where it has the advantage of stronger frontal armour and faster rate of fire.

    • Penetration from 120/110/100 to 125/115/110
    • Fuel cost from 125 to 120

    Ostwind (also affects OKW doctrinal variant)
    The following changes make it so that Ostwind becomes a more reliable anti-infantry platform, regardless of the map and at a cheaper cost.

    • Projectile no longer collides with terrain
    • Distance scatter max from 2.9 to 3.5
    • AOE distance from 1/1.25/1.5 to 0.5/1.5/2
    • AOE damage from 1/0.15/0.05 to 0.8/0.2/0.1
    • Fuel cost from 100 to 90
    • Penetration 45/40/35 to 55/40/35

    StuG III Ausf G
    The StuG G’s ‘Target Weakpoint’ ability's potency is being reduced, in return the StuG G machine gun is being boosted to have better use in defending the vehicle against infantry.

    • Target Weakpoint changed from 15 second main gun disabled to a 5 second stun
    • Target Weakpoint damage from 160 to 80
    • MG 42 upgrade from 50 munition to 30
      *MG 42 range from 35 to 40

    Panzer V Panther
    The Panther's veterancy has been adjusted to bring its scaling better in-line with its counterparts while improvements have been made to its rate of fire and MGs to help it achieve veterancy quicker and better fend off infantry assaults.

    • Population from 16 to 18
    • Reload time decreased from 5.8/6.7 to 5.2/5.6
    • Hull and coaxial machine guns performance improved to OKW variant
    • Veterancy 10% armor bonus removed

    250 Mortar Halftrack
    * Smoke cooldown on separate cooldown from offensive abilities

    Panzer VI Tiger (does not affect Tiger Ace)
    The Tiger is receiving mobility boosts to allow the Tiger to navigate the battlefield more easily and disengage from threats such as anti-tank guns or tank destroyers.

    • Population from 19 to 20
    • Acceleration from 1.5 to 1.8
    • Deceleration from 1.8 to 2
    • Speed from 4.8 to 5.2

    USF

    We are reworking the M36 Jackson tank destroyer to give it more survivability in order to allow it to face late-game threats. In exchange for the Jackson changes, USF Riflemen now lose access to smoke grenades. This change will ensure that players continue fostering a mixed-squad army well into the late-game, and will also reward players more for using USF's elite infantry.

    Rear Echelons
    Rear Echelon have been updated to provide a more supportive role by allowing them to use smoke grenades and deploy mines to slow incoming armor.

    • Now has access to the M23 Smoke Grenade; requires Grenade Package from the Rifle Command. Cannot use Smoke Grenades when upgraded with flamethrowers
    • Can now build M7 Light Anti-Vehicle Mines; reduces vehicle movement and rotation speed by 50% for 8 seconds. 10 munitions
    • Repair Speed reduced from 2 to 1.6
    • Veterancy 2 repair bonus from 1 to 0.5

    Riflemen
    * No longer has access to M23 Smoke Grenades

    Ambulance
    Population has been adjusted due to the Ambulance’s role as a healing station with limited combat functions outside of reinforcing troops on the field.

    • Population from 4 to 2

    M1 81mm Mortar
    Given the loss of Rifle smoke, we are improving this unit’s ability to deploy smoke at range to promote diverse build orders and allow aggressive pushes in the early game.

    • Smoke barrage range from 65 to 80
    • Veterancy 1 Smoke Barrage range increase changed to -25% smoke cooldown

    M2HB 50cal HMG
    The population has been adjusted to better match the unit’s performance.

    • Population from 5 to 7

    Captain
    ‘On Me!’ will no longer provide combat bonuses to better represent the ability’s lack of munitions cost and to limit the power of blobbing infantry around the Captain.

    • On Me! ability now only affects a single targeted squad. Range 25; 45 second cooldown.
    • Now has access to the M23 Smoke Grenade; requires Grenade Package from the Rifle Command

    Pack Howitzer
    The population has been adjusted to better match the unit’s performance.

    • Population from 11 to 9

    Major
    * Now has access to the M23 Smoke Grenade; requires Grenade Package from the Rifle Command

    M4A3 Sherman
    The Sherman's HE shells have been adjusted to be more reliable at dealing damage, but also less capable at wiping out squads.

    • Projectile now bypasses terrain/landscape.
    • HE shell AOE distance from 0.75/1.5/2.25 to 0.5/1.25/2.25
    • HE far AOE damage from 0.05 to 0.01

    M36 Jackson
    The M36 is having its damage modified to be more reliable against tanks, including heavies, but less potent in terms of burst damage against lower health vehicles.

    • Cost from 360/125 to 400/140
    • Damage from 200 to 160
    • Reload from 5.2/5.8 to 4.375/4.975; does not affect HVAP
    • HVAP damage decreased from 240 to 200
    • HVAP penetration from 300/250/220 to 300/280/250
    • Penetration from 240/220/200 to 260/240/220
    • Health from 480 to 640
    • Veterancy 3 reload bonus from 30% to 15%

    OKW

    OKW Veterancy
    With the changes to OKW veterancy, the high values OKW units awarded when damaged are no longer necessary.
    Veterancy 5 for select units no longer increases the unit’s current value, reducing the amount of experience they give to other enemy units that hit them.

    Combat Blitz
    Combat Blitz is being modified to be less potent as an escape tool, particularly on the heavy vehicles while reinforcing its role as an offensive ability.

    • Received accuracy modifier from 0.5 to 0.75
    • Increases rate of fire by 25%; does not need to be moving
    • Speed bonus for Panther/Command Panther/King Tiger from +40% to +20%

    Schwerer Panzer Headquarters
    Due to the nature of the Panzer Headquarters flak cannon, we are limiting its ability to shut down aerial-based abilities without some form of trade-off.

    • No longer automatically engages aircraft
    • Can toggle AA mode; gun will engage both air and ground target for 60 seconds. Gun is disabled for 60 seconds afterwards.

    Base 20mm Flak Emplacement
    Can no longer target aircraft; only applies to the base defenses, not the doctrinal variant

    Kubelwagon
    The Kubelwagon has been adjusted to be more vulnerable to small-arms fire, limiting its ability to solo infantry squads in the early game through the RNG nature of armor.

    • Front armor from 4.5 to 3
    • Rear armour from 4.5 to 1.9
    • Health from 190 to 240

    Sturmpioneers
    We are expanding OKW’s options for starting infantry units by making pioneers take up less population, being cheaper to build and reinforce and allowing the squad to gain veterancy more quickly to scale into the mid-late game.

    • Build time from 40 to 28
    • Reinforce time from 10 to 7
    • Population from 9 to 8
    • Repair speed from 3 to 2
    • Minesweeper upgrade bonus to repair rate from +1 to +25% repair rate
    • Panzerschreck cost from 90 to 70
    • Panzerschreck upgrade no longer requires trucks to be setup
    • Veterancy requirements reduced to 580/1160/2320/2900/3770
    • Veterancy 4 15% weapon accuracy and -23% received accuracy removed.
    • Veternacy 5 40% accuracy modifier moved to veterancy 4

    Volksgrenadiers
    Volksgrenadier late game strength is being toned down by modifying their veterancy while their Incendiary Grenades are being adjusted to give opposing players time to react.

    • Incendiary grenades now have a 0.75 timer
    • Incendiary grenades no longer require a truck to be deployed.
    • Panzerfaust cost from 30 to 25
    • Veterancy 3 received accuracy from 0.9 to 0.86
    • Veterancy 4 weapon cooldown and veterancy 5 accuracy bonuses removed
    • Veterancy 3 self-healing moved to veterancy 5
    • Veterancy 4 sight bonus now requires the unit to be in cover

    Raketenwerfer
    The Raketenwerfer has been adjusted to be less potent at veterancy, but more reliable and more difficult to lockdown by HMGs.
    Projectile no longer collides with terrain

    • Can no longer be suppressed
    • Veterancy 4 and 5 sight and range bonuses removed
    • Veterancy 1 camouflaged speed bonus from 100% to 25%

    MG 34 Heavy Machine Gun
    The MG-34 has been adjusted to deal more damage against infantry and to allow it to gain veterancy more quickly. Cost and population adjusted appropriately.

    • Cost from 230 to 250
    • Damage from 2 to 3
    • Population from 5 to 6
    • Veterancy 4 received accuracy bonus to 0.9 from 0.85
    • Veterancy 5 accuracy bonus from 1.15 to 1.08

    Le.IG 18
    The Le.IG is being made to require more micro to use at its full potential, but will now be more readily available and will now allow OKW players to be aggressive against support heavy builds through the deployment of smoke.

    • Cost from 330 to 270
    • Population from 9 to 7
    • Penetration from 75 to 35
    • Auto-fire range from 100 to 80
    • Barrage cooldown from 30 to 40
    • Now has access to Smoke Barrage. Does not share a cooldown with the main barrage
    • Veterancy 4 barrage from 8 shells to 5
    • Veterancy 2 speed bonus removed
    • Veterancy 2 increases smoke barrage range by 33%
    • Veterancy 1 auto-fire range increase removed
    • Intel Bulletin barrage recharge ability from -25% to -10%

    251 Flak Halftrack
    The 251 is receiving changes to be able to respond more quickly to incoming threats and be easier to vet up.

    • Damage from 20 to 16
    • Set-up time from 4 to 2
    • Veterancy 2 increases damage from 16 to 20
    • Veterancy 2 no longer decreases set-up time
    • Veterancy requirements from 1100/2200/4400/5500/7315 to 880/1760/3520/4750/5750

    Panzer II ‘Luchs’
    The Luchs is being delayed in its timing while its accuracy against vehicles has been greatly lowered. Previously, the Panzer II could not miss the smallest of light vehicles, even while on the move.

    • Build time increased from 40 seconds to 85 seconds
    • Moving scatter from 1.25 to 2
    • Accuracy multiplier vs vehicles from 1 to 0.0625; 0.65/0.5/0.4 to 0.040625/0.03125/0.025 against vehicles

    251 Wurferman Stuka
    The Stuka is being put in line with other rocket artillery pieces by lowering its health and being less capable of outright destroying structures and teams weapons with a single volley of rockets.

    • 50% damage penalty against team weapons; only affects the gun itself
    • 50% damage penalty against ambient buildings; only affects the structure itself
    • Health from 320 to 160

    Obersoldaten
    Obersoldaten are being made more accessible through a number of changes with only some slight adjustment regarding their late game veterancy to prevent them from over performing in the late game if the unit well preserved by the player.

    • Cost from 400 to 340
    • Population from 10 to 9
    • Reinforce time from 12.5 to 9.
    • Build time from 50 to 36
    • MG 34 LMG cost from 60 to 80
    • Veterancy 4 bonuses removed
    • New ability: Suppressive Fire. Squad temporarily causes suppression during the duration of this ability. No cost. Requires Veterancy 4

    Obersoldaten MG 34 LMG

    • Damage from 6 to 4 when picked up by non-elite squads

    Jagdpanzer IV
    The Jagdpanzer veterancy bonuses and abilities have been adjusted to be more in-line with other vehicles.

    • Camouflage reveal radius from 10 to 20
    • Veterancy 2 armour and sight bonus removed
    • Veterancy 2 now increases accuracy by 20%
    • Veterancy 5 ambush modifiers from +150% to +25%

    Panzer IV
    The Panzer IV for the OKW is being modified to have more powerful anti-infantry capabilities with a cost reduction to match its performance.

    • Cost from 360/150 to 380/140
    • Population from 12 to 14
    • Scatter from 7.5/6.4 to 6.5/5.54
    • Penetration from 120/110/100 to 125/115/110
    • Veterancy 2 scatter bonus from 0.75 to 0.866
    • Veterancy 4 range bonus removed
    • Veterancy 5 sight bonus requires the tank to remain stationary

    Panzer V Panther
    The Panther has received adjustments to make it more accessible in 1v1 but less attractive to field groups of Panthers in team games due to increased fire on the move penalties and increased population.

    • Fuel cost from 200 to 185
    • Moving scatter from 1.7 to 2
    • Moving accuracy from 0.65 to 0.5
    • Population from 16 to 18
    • Veterancy 4 range bonus removed
    • Veterancy 5 sight bonus requires the tank to remain stationary
    • Veterancy 2 armor bonus removed.

    King Tiger
    To prevent the unit from wiping full health squads at range and while on the move, the following changes have been made:

    • Angle scatter from 4 to 7.5
    • Distance scatter max from 4 to 5.7
    • Scatter offset from 0.25 to 0.185
    • Population from 21 to 23
    • Veterancy 4 sight bonus removed

    BRITISH

    We are tuning Infantry sections, Sappers, Mortar Pits, Fireflies and the Crocodile down to appropriate levels for their cost. At the same time, we are increasing British army availability to proper smoke and anti-garrison tools through improvements to the WASP, the 25 pounders and Mortar Pit smoke.

    British Infantry Received Accuracy Cover bonus
    We have removed the cover bonus from British infantry. Previously British infantry would be harder to kill, even if flanked due to the nature of the bonus.

    • Removed the -10% received accuracy for All British infantry when in cover

    MK II Mills Bombs
    * Upgrade cost from 150/15 to 100/10
    * No longer requires Platoon Command Post to upgrade

    Bren and PIAT Weapon Racks
    * No longer requires Platoon Command Post to upgrade

    Infantry Section (All variants)
    We feel that Tommies come out of the gate with too much raw power but also lack the offensive ability to assault positions. Therefore, to make Tommies feel more reliable and to improve their consistency on the battlefield, we've made the following changes:

    • Received accuracy cover bonus removed
    • Moving accuracy from 0.25 to 0.35
    • Cone of fire from 1 to 5
    • Population from 7 to 6
    • Pyrotechnic Flares cooldown from 150 to 80
    • Flare range reduced by 33% when suppressed
    • Veterancy 2 received accuracy from 0.76 to 0.78
    • Veterancy 3 scoped Lee Enfields removed

    Royal Engineers
    We felt that Sappers tend to scale to well for their cost due to their low received accuracy and reinforcement costs.

    • Received accuracy from 0.8 to 0.9
    • Received accuracy cover bonus removed
    • Repair speed from 2 to 1.6
    • Veterancy 2 repair bonus from 1 to 0.5
    • Veterancy 3 reinforcement cost bonus from 20% to 10%
    • Population from 6 to 5
    • Heavy Sapper upgrade speed penalty to 0.75
    • Heavy Sapper armor bonus from 1 to 0.25
    • Heavy Sapper upgrade repair bonus from 2 to 0.525

    Universal Carrier
    We are improving the performance and reliability of the Universal Carrier to give the British faction reliable access to anti-garrison, and to also offset other changes to UKF’s early game. We are also addressing the issue where the universal carrier is too good at tanking anti-infantry damage with its self-repair ability.

    • Repair ability now repairs 75% slower when in combat
    • Wasp Flamethrower upgrade from 90 to 70
    • Now gains shared experience
    • Bonus hit points from upgrading to Vickers-K/WASP from +40 to +20

    AEC MK III
    The AEC has been modified to be able to snare vehicle without requiring veterancy and allow the AEC to better function into the late game.

    • Treadshot now available from the start; only fires one shot that slows the target
    • Veterancy 1 restores Treadshot to its original form

    Centaur
    The Centaur has been adjusted to be more reliable against garrisons and has been given increased speed and mobility to allow it to disengage more easily.

    • Accuracy versus garrisons from 0.4 to 0.5; damage versus garrisons from 0.5 to 0.35
    • Damage in Hold modifier from false to true; all models in a garrison will now take Far AOE damage
    • Acceleration from 1.5 to 1.8
    • Speed from 4.6 to 5.2

    Sherman Firefly
    To preserve the Firefly's role as a long range, accurate tank destroyer while making the vehicle less potent at hunting down and killing enemy tanks on the move, the following changes have been made:

    • Accuracy from 0.08/0.07/0.05 to 0.06/0.05/0.04
    • Moving accuracy from 0.75 to 0.55
    • Tulip rockets no longer cancels move commands of the vehicle it hits
    • Tulip rocket damage against infantry to 33%
    • Veterancy 3 damage bonus from 80 to 40

    Forward Assembly
    The aura is being removed to decrease the potency of massed emplacements while the structure is given utility to provide more reliable healing over Infantry Sections.

    • Cost 250 to 200
    • Can be upgraded with medics for 60 munitions; all upgrades exclusive
    • Emplacement garrison aura removed
    • Advanced Fortifications upgrade removed
    • Repair Station engineers no longer repair the Assembly itself

    Heavy Gammon Bomb
    The Gammon Bomb is being brought more in-line with Satchel Charges to make it more accessible while preserving its role of denying area and clearing garrisons.

    • Cost from 75 to 50
    • Damage from 200 to 340
    • AOE distance from 1.5/3/4.5 to 1.25/2.5/3.75

    PIATs
    Given the lack of infantry snares, the PIAT is having its range increased to allow it to deter light vehicles.

    • Range from 30 to 35
    • Far accuracy from 0.038 to 0.025
    • Mid range from 15 to 25
    • Accuracy and penetration adjust to remain unchanged between range 0 to 25

    25 Pounder Base Howitzers
    We are changing 25 pounders so that they become effective as a fast-response artillery that can be used to negate buildings or take down enemy emplacements reliably.

    • Platoon Command howitzer shells from 6 to 4
    • Company Command howitzer shells from 6 to 5
    • Reload from 4.7 to 4
    • Vertical and horizontal rotation from 25 to 40
    • Projectile speed from 29 to 40
    • Now always penetrates
    • +75% damage bonus against team weapons
    • Friendly-Fire AOE damage from 0.025 to 1/0.25/0.1
    • Platoon Command howitzer scatter: 0 angle, 5 scatter max, 1 scatter ratio
    • Company Command howitzer scatter: 7.5 angle, 12 scatter max, 1 scatter ratio
    • Cooldown from 150 to 80

    Airburst shells

    • Now fire at randomized intervals between 5-10 seconds
    • Now have a 15 radius scatter

    British Trench
    * Now counts as neutral when abandoned; can be captured
    * Cost from 50 to 0
    * Requires unit to be in friendly territory to be constructed

    Brace
    We have modified Brace to be less rewarding by shortening its duration and limiting the heal an emplacement receives when under these effects.

    • Brace duration reduced from 30 to 20
    • Incoming repairs reduced by 75% while brace is active

    Mortar Pit
    The Mortar Pit was too efficient at locking large portions of the map compared to the minimal amount of user input required to operate it.

    • Auto fire range from 115 to 90
    • Barrage cooldown from 75 to 40
    • Smoke Barrage no longer shares a cooldown with the main barrage and only uses one mortar
    • Smoke range from 120 to 150
    • Barrage reload from 4 to 3/5
    • Barrage aim time from 0.5/1 to 0.125
    • Garrison bonus changed from reload bonus to -25% barrage recharge
    • Veterancy 1 reduces Smoke Barrage cooldown by 25%

    17 Pounder Anti-Tank Nest
    * Population from 20 to 14
    * Reload from 5.7 to 5.5
    * Can no longer garrison troops
    * Weapon range UI indicator added
    * Flares moved to veterancy 1
    * Piercing Rounds now available at veterancy 0

    Churchill MK IV Infantry Support Tank
    Given its role as breakthrough unit that can soak up incoming fire. Smoke has also been adjusted to allow the tank to move ahead and cover the advance or to pull back from danger.

    • Population from 18 to 16
    • Smoke ability no longer decreases speed
    • Veterancy 1 crew weapons moving accuracy from 0.5 to 0.85

    BUG FIXES & QUALITY OF LIFE

    • Fixed an exploit where it was possible to play mixed factions (Axis with Allies) in automatch
    • Crocodile main-cannon will now respond to attack commands. Added Hold Fire and Prioritise Vehicles abilities that the main cannon can benefit from.
    • A number of issues have been fixed revolving around the glider should it crash-land. The Headquarters Glider will now also be able to rebuild the Airlanding Officer should the unit be destroyed.
    • Fixed an issue where several vehicle units would prefer moving backwards than forwards. Backwards movement in right-click mode will only be engaged if reverse yields a significantly faster path.
    • Fixed an issue where remanned howitzer crew members would cost more to reinforce
    • Fixed an issue where certain infantry models were immune to death from flame weapons
    • Pak43 and 17 pounder now have Prioritise Vehicles permanently on
    • Grenadier LMG 42 now uses the proper upgrade icon.
    • Maxim Sustained Fire now uses the proper ability icon.
    • KV-8 Call-In ability now uses the proper unit icon.
    • Soviet and USF ATGs are no longer slowed by cover to match their Axis and British counterparts.
    • Soviet Roks 3 no longer has higher aim-times compared to other flamethrowers
    • Fixed an issue where Hold Fire would not work properly on mortars/Le.IG and the Pack Howitzer
    • Fixed an issue where the Veterancy 1 Soviet mortar flare ability would sometimes not trigger
    • Fixed an issue with 120mm Mortar flare ability not matching the weapon’s auto-fire range
    • Fixed an issue where the T-34 Ram ability would stun on deflection, but not on penetration.
    • Fixed an issue when 250 LMG Grenadiers did not have penalties when constructing objects and gained increased range on their grenade with veterancy
    • Fixed an issue where the AI would not upgrade healing or repairs for their respective structures.
    • Fixed an issue with infantry handheld AT weapons would not properly apply death criticals to vehicles when the target reaches 0% health.
    • Fixed an issue where the Bulldozer would fire fewer smoke rounds compared to the regular Sherman.
    • Fixed an issue where officer cost and reinforce times did not match with the rest of their squad (affects nearly every single officer squad)
    • Fixed an issue where Firefly tulips could apply their effects on infantry.
    • Fixed an issue where M2HBs and Dshka HMGs could not be targeted when abandoned.
    • Fixed an issue where certain infantry units awarded more experience than their actual entity cost would imply.
    • Fixed an issue where several call-in tanks would award significantly less experience when hit than their cost would imply
    • Fixed an issue where SU-85 Focus Sight and T-70 Recon abilities were not properly highlighted when on cooldown.
    • Fixed an issue where certain units could ‘double shot’.
    • Fixed an issue where certain MGs could not be upgraded with Ambush Camouflage when captured.
    • Fixed an issue where Ambush Camouflage did not properly apply at 1 CP
    • Fixed an issue where the Grenadier 250 Half-Track was 7 population versus the 5 of the Panzergrenadier 250 Half-Track.
    • Fixed an issue where Commandos previously took too long to regain their ambush bonuses when out of combat.
    • Fixed an issue where it was possible to hide the Sturmtiger aiming animation.
    • Fixed an issue that the Soviet Sniper would camouflage when only a single model was in cover.
    • Fixed a UI issue where the building preview was displaying longer MG weapon range than the actual one. This applies to Bunkers and Fighting Positions. (Seems fine on Bunkers, Fighting Pits has more range then UI indicates)
    • Fixed an issue where pinned squads under the effects of Raid Operation would be able to capture points with the ability on.
    • Fixed an issue where it was not possible to access the same abilities between certain units. This includes, Lieutenants, Sappers and Tommies.
    • Fixed an issue where machine guns that had the Ambush Camouflage Hold-Fire ability active upon death would not auto-acquire targets when they were recrewed.
    • Fixed an issue where the Bofors Barrage would continue, even if the Bofors lost its garrison bonus.
    • Fixed an issue where Mortar Pit Smoke Barrages left gaps within in its creeping barrage.
    • Fixed an issue where certain team weapons sometimes could have suppression modifiers permanently attached.
    • Fixed an issue where certain veterancy bonuses would not apply correctly to certain MGs and certain mortars
    • Fixed an issue where demo charges would deal double damage if detonated by weapons’ fire.
    • Fixed an issue where it was possible to stack multiple booby traps together on the same location.
    • Fixed an issue where Prioritise vehicles would sometimes not show when multiple AT guns were selected together
    • Emplacement range is now visible both when setting up and after they have been built
    • Fixed Hammer vehicle tracking would not refresh properly; duration from 15 secs to 9.5 to compensate
    • Recovery Sappers can now upgrade to heavy sappers and build structures, like regular sappers
    • Fixed an issue where some infantry squad models would cost more than 1 popcap
    • Fixed an issue where OKW starting weapon crew stats were superior to other faction weapon crews, and on-par with mainline infantry
    • Increased medic search radius for Battlegroup HQ and Forward Assemblies and made it impossible for players to place it too close to path blocking objects (to prevent squads from being stuck)
    • We are reducing the amount of unnecessary clicks surrounding stealth abilities by allowing the following units to move at their full speed when they have been revealed whilst the ability is still active.
    • Raketenwerfer
    • Doctrinal Soviet AT gun ability
    • Jagdpanzer4
    • Luchs
    • Readjusted pathfinding behaviour for vehicles to avoid suboptimal behaviour around obstacles
    • Remove forced movement from Commando squads that have recently deployed; unit would ignore orders
    • Removed Tank Elite Armor Tank Commander artillery from firing into the base
    • Improved the mine laying speed of Assault Engineers and Paratroopers to match other squads
    • Changed Ostruppen cover bonus indicator to Tommy version
    • Increase duration of TWP-like abilities, to match initial delay
    • Added voice line warning for Stun Grenades
    • Fixed an issue where Walking Stuka barrages would not share cooldown
    • OKW Overwatch Sector Planes will no longer target casualties
    • Conscript squad models no longer all do the oorah animation at the same time
    • Adjusted salvage values of some wrecks that were yielding too many resources
    • Addressed friendly fire disparity with respect to certain weapons; friendly-fire generally now causes 25% of normal damage
    • Rifleman/Panzerfusilier AT rifle grenades no longer have a minimum range requirement
    • Fixed an issue where Command Panther/Pershing would award less experience than implied by their call-in costs
    • Prevented players from using Artillery Officer victor target when no candidate units are on the field
    • Fixed an issue where several squads would experience random delays when throwing their grenades. Credits go to Widerstreit for the fix
    • Changed hotkey for OST Sprint from I to Z
    • Changed hotkey for OST Officer smoke hotkey from R to X
    • Changed hotkey for soviet Tracking from I to Z
    • Changed hotkey for Quad from F to U
    • Fixed an issue where Panzerwerfer counter barrage would cause the unit to auto rotate
    • Fixed an issue where the Soviet Forward HQ buff indicator would not always display reliably
    • Soviet Capture Mode hotkey changed from C to X
    • Fixed issues where mortar halftracks would fire beyond their intended arc of fire
    • Mortar halftrack smoke barrage hotkey from R to C
    • Fixed an issue where Le.IG barrages would sometimes become unavailable when the Le.IG becomes decrewed
    • Fixed an issue where Commando squads would use the Tommy version of Bren guns when picked up off the ground.
    • Changed Rear Echelon minesweeeper upgrade hotkey from M to Z
    • Changed the hotkeys of Recon Pathfinder fake artillery to match the new layout of Major abilities
  • #146
    1 week ago
    Andy_REAndy_RE Posts: 139 admin
    edited July 10

    GCS2 Map Update - July 10th

    Balance modifications for the following 1vs1 Maps

    • Kholodny Ferma Summer
    • Crossroads
    • Crossing in the Woods
    • Faymonville Approach

    Balance modifications for the following 2vs2 Map

    • Crossing in the Woods (2vs2 version)

    New community made 1vs1 map

    • Vilshanka
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