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Are you enjoying your 5 times increase in first win of the day Gold bonus? The Christmas 2015 Event offers even more! Today we introduce Weapon of the Weekend which can be found in the special Christmas Crates.
THE CHRISTMAS CRATES ARE NOW LIVE!
Weapon of the Weekend? Christmas Crates? What are those things?
HOW IT WORKS: Depending on the map size, every time a mission starts, a random number of Christmas Crates will spawn on different locations. Painted in red and green, these easily recognizable crates will contain one Weapon of the Weekend special high-tier weapon. The Christmas Crate is single-use only, so once the crate has been used, the player will receive the given weapon, and the crate will disappear from the battlefield. You will get to try the weapon until you die, then you have to go find another crate if there are any crates left on the map.
In the upcoming update named Young (after US brigadier-general Gordon Russell Young), we are introducing a much requested feature by the community, Vehicle Skins. You can now customize your vehicles by applying your favorite paint jobs and camo.
Drive into battle in style with one of the 5 brand spanking new skins. We are starting with 1 new skin for the US 4×4, 1 new skin for the Soviet Gaz-67, 1 new skin for the German Kübelwagen and finally 2 new skins for the amazing Kettenkrad. But do have patience, many more are to come in future updates. Who knows, your favorite vehicle might be the next to recieve new skins.
In the next major update, named Vasilevsky, we have greatly improved the melee combat. We know that a lot of players like to carry a knife or shovel or maybe a wrench with which they can also fix both their own and teammates vehicles. But we felt the melee combat could be improved and so we did.
We have just given our melee mechanics another iteration, using Inverse Kinematics and more precise animations to aid the attacker.
It will now be easier to hit your enemy with knives, shovels and wrenches.
Speaking of walking, we have improved the inverse kinematics for the characters making them look much better when turning (banking) and standing on sloped surfaces. So as soon as the Utz Update rolls out, everybody will look much better. Take a look below!
NB: No catcalling at your fellow soldiers please!
Map update: Mountain Village
The level design team has been hard at work revamping the Mountain Village map and the time has come to share with you the fruits of our toil. This time around, the landscape and train station area has gotten the biggest (polygon) face lifts. Read on for the juicy specifics!
A good map comes from lots of testing and iteration. We have listened to your feedback, and we have also tweaked the map to be a step closer to our original vision. The entire train station area has gotten an overhaul, including new buildings, props and interiors. The railway has been rebuilt, and the very landscape it sits on top of is more lush and welcoming – or should we say – less intimidating. Such a transformation affects the nearby settlements, as can be seen for instance along the connecting attack lines E and D.
So the Germans got a new Recon uniform — where is the new US Recon uniform, you ask? Well, it’s on its way! Our model, Cpl. Joe Average, was a little bit delayed because he had to make his way around a German roadblock. Good thing he’s not afraid of going off-road!