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Scoped rifles as Weapon of the Weekend

To let you know in advance, this weekend’s Christmas Crates offers accuracy and precision with scoped bolt action rifles as Weapon of the Weekend. Clear your calendar, and go be a designated marksman in this weekend’s event.

SCOPED BOLT ACTION ACCURACY

This weekend you have the opportunity to experience the thrill of scoped rifle gameplay! From Friday to Sunday, the Christmas Crates special event will contain a variety of scoped bolt action rifles. Find one, try one, and remember you can always get your very own with a 25% discount in this weeks sale on ALL scopes. You can read more about the scopes from the different factions and find details on the scope sale in this blog post.

The available weapons:

A scoped M1891-30 on Friday December 11th

The Soviet Mosin-Nagant 1891-30 with the T-post PU scope attached, is available from Friday 00.00 CET to Saturday 00.00 CET.

A scoped M1903 on Saturday December 12th

The US M1903 with the T-post M84 scope attached, is available from Saturday 00.00 CET to Sunday 00.00 CET.

A scoped Kar98k on Sunday December 13th

The German Karabiner 98 Kurz with the T-post ZF-39 scope attached, is available from Saturday 00.00 CET to Monday 00.00 CET.

Check out last weeks Devstream #56 on youtube to learn more about how the Christmas Crates and Weapon of the Weekend works

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Weapon Personalization Update

After getting the new stocks for the semi-auto rifles out to the waiting troops, now it’s time for more weapon personalizations! This time the bolt-action rifles and 2 of the submachine guns are getting ready for fun and adventure.

Here is the full list and remember that you can also personalize weapons you already own.
The weapons getting personal this time around are the following:

  • German Bolt-Action Rifle: Kar98
  • German Bolt-Action Rifle: Kar98 Scoped
  • American Bolt-Action Rifle: M1903
  • American Bolt-Action Rifle: M1903 Scoped
  • American Submachine gun: M3 Grease Gun
  • German Submachine gun: MP34

Here are a couple of examples of the US M3 Grease Gun and the German MP34 options.

Continue reading for some bolt action [HORRIBLE! HORRIBLE pun, Ed.]

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Half the Battle: Managing Equipment

Last week I gave you some tips on how to fight off tanks when you are playing as infantry. I concluded with a few suggestions to adapt your weapon loadout for different types of combat, depending on whether you want to focus on fighting mostly infantry or mostly vehicles. Squeezing different weapon types into your character’s limited inventory space can be a little bit tricky if you’re a new player, so I’ll use this week’s column to provide a quick overview of the Equipment Menu, as well as some versatile weapon combinations for the soldier who wants to be ready for any situation.

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Beta Videolog 6 is now online

The new build ‘Irwin’ is online with a number of new exciting features (and a lot of bug fixes) and we hope you will all help us welcome new players and community members to the game. We also realized that we hadn’t made a videolog in some time, so Reto.KenSolo and Reto.Colding went to work. Take a look here:

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Intelligence Bulletin Vol 3 * No 17

Now that Irwin build has been live for a bit we have gathered a lot of data on performance (and fixed bugs as fast as we could); we have gathered player feedback on the Warfunds system and we are looking at weapon usage and performance over time. So all in all this week has been spent hotfixing bugs on the live servers as soon as we noticed them and also gathering as much data as we can for future tweaking/balancing and general improvements. We are lurking on the forums, reading chat-logs and watching replays from the live servers to help us ID the most pressing needs so we can prioritize features and bug fixes in the most sensible way.

Reto.Injection is back! His zombie-foot seems to be mending so we are very happy to have him back (working on the resource system).

This weeks Intelligence Bulletin went out an hour later than normally, we were testing some things in the game (spawn delays, etc) and got kinda carried away in a mayhem of battle :-)

Have a great weekend everybody! :-)

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Irwin is online

The new build named Irwin (after the US General Stafford LeRoy Irwin) is online.
gewehr43

New Features

  • Warfunds added, Assault Teams earn Warfunds by fighting and spend them on supplies and reinforcements
  • True Triple Currency means no longer possible to convert gold to credits, but most items can be bought with either gold or Credits/Warfunds.
  • German semi-automatic rifle Gewehr 43 added
  • US M1903 bolt-action rifle (without scope) added
  • First iteration of improved character equipment system

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New weapon textures

We are constantly working on improving the game, one of the very visible things is when we update the look of weapons and vehicles and this time it was the weapons’ turn for a haircut, shave and manicure in the binary beauty parlor. – Reto.Robotron3000

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Gewehr 43 reloading

We are working as fast as we can to get the Gewehr 43 ready for frontline duty! One of the last things missing is the reload animations and I am currently finishing them. Following up on reto.Scratchliquid’s “Wonderful World of Weapons” post from Thursday, here is a quick look on the progress of the reload animation.

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What are you waiting for soldier? We need heroes on the battlefield and generals to lead them!