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In the next update to the game named Utz (after General Willibald Utz) we are introducing a new Assault Map codenamed “Forward Airfield”.
This new map represents one of the forward airfields that were built all over Europe before and during the war. Here we have a small village situated on a hill overlooking a river where a piece of nearby farmland has been laid out as an impromptu airstrip. The map is an assault map with 3 main objectives: The Airfield, The village Church and the bridge controlling access to the village.
To celebrate the first month of fighting on the Easter(n) front, we’re having a FREE VETERAN MEMBERSHIP WEEKEND this coming weekend as an early Easter Egg for all players.
The event starts Friday the 27th of March at 10:00 US EDT / 15:00 CET and ends Monday the 30th of March at 09:00 US EDT / 15.00 CEST. Click the dates to see when this is in your timezone and note that the European Union switches to Daylight Savings Time in the middle of the event as well JUST to add a pinch of confusion.
NB: As usual if you already have an active Veteran Membership during this weekend, we will extend it with 3 free days! In order to participate in the FREE VETERAN WEEKEND you must have an active account that has played at least one staged or war mission before Friday.
UPDATE: Servers back up! Enjoy!
First of all, sorry for today’s long downtime. What has happened is that an important server in the game’s backend decided to fry its memory. When the server technicians at the hosting center then replaced the memory, something else apparently broke and they had to pull the server down again. Somewhere along the lines the main boot disk then decided “hey, I want attention as well” and corrupted itself.
What has happened so far is that the server has been booted from a rescue set and we are making sure nothing else has broken and are checking that all data is correct, creating another just-in-case backup in case something else decides to break, and then the server technicians at the hosting center are working on getting the OS back up and running and hopefully get everything back to normal as soon as we have verified that all backups are correct and that no data has been lost.
Again! SORRY for the inconvenience and rest assured that we are working as fast as WE can and doing our best to make sure that the server techs at the hosting center are as well!
While advancing across the battlefield you might have seen a strange new vehicle. A small, fast scout car used by Soviet Mechanized Recon Assault Teams. This is the BA-64B aka the ‘Bobik’.
The design is roughly based on the German SdKfz 222, but armed with a Degtyaryov machinegun instead of a cannon, this fast 4×4 is very effective at transporting recon units long distances fast while protecting them from small arms fire, but if driving this pay attention to enemies armed with cannons or Anti-tank weapons and stay well away.
Being smaller and lighter armored than its German and American counterparts it is also cheaper to produce and easier to operate. This it both reflected in how soon you get access to it, where it unlocks when you reach the rank of “Senior Praporshchik” (rank 10) AND in the price to field and use it where it approximately 35% cheaper than the American & German counterparts.
UPDATE: Offer has ended
To help to get the Soviet faction kickstarted in the Campaign Game we are offering a time-limited discount. This is your chance to get your general gameplay going and get in on the Soviet faction with a hefty discount.
For a LIMITED-TIME only:
On Soviet Officers, Soviet Generals
and Soviet Assault Teams
This latest update brings the Soviet Union to the war as the third playable faction! 3 Factions fight for domination on 3000 battlefields (1000 new). The update is named Timoshenko (after the Soviet marshal and military commander Semyon Timoshenko) and here’s a quick overview of the new features we’ve added for you to enjoy!
There is of course much more happening in the build, so continue reading for more details…
With all the new Soviet equipment being presented you might sometimes lose track of what it is you can expect to see, so here is an overview of the Tank Destroyer and the medium and heavy tanks you can expect to either face or drive in the upcoming update!