The new Squad System was introduced to support teamplay and for a lot of players this works really well. As our Game Director, Reto.RedBjarne, mentioned in the video we released on Friday, there are a number of improvements to the squads that a LOT of, especially veteran, players have requested! Today we roll out a number of hotfixes addressing a good selection of these!
Personal Squad Setup
You can now create your own squad and add that to the matchmaker, without adding a friend. The matchmaker will then try to fill open seats with other players. How do I do that I hear you ask?
The new update named ‘Devyatayev – Squad’ (named after the Soviet soldier Mikhael Petrovich Devyatayev ) is here! Here you can get a quick overview of all the new features we’ve added for you! The Videolog will start you off and we then continue with more details below!
In the upcoming Devyatayev update (named after the Soviet pilot Mikhael Petrovich Devyatayev) we went through and performance optimized the bullet impacts in the action game.
How does that EFFECT me?
Bullets hitting something is an event that happens a LOT in the game, and especially in areas where there is a lot of fighting, such as indoors when capturing a control point. You have probably experienced being in a firefight where there was bullets everywhere but you couldn’t really see what was going on with smoke and sparks flying everywhere. This optimization makes this look better, but also improves framerate!
In the upcoming Devyatayev update (named after the Soviet pilot Mikhael Petrovich Devyatayev) we are adding a new thrown Anti-Tank Grenade for the German faction!
The Panzerwurfmine Lang (or PWM for short) is a handheld thrown anti-tank weapon with similar function to the Soviet RPG-43. It enables German infantry to take out enemy tanks without having to run all the way up to them to place a magnetic mine.
The Devyatayev update brings the long awaited new Squad Feature, which actively supports and improves tactical teamplay. No player will ever be alone on the battlefield anymore, no matter if you just started playing or are a die-hard Veteran!
In the upcoming Devyatayev update (named after the Soviet pilot Mikhael Petrovich Devyatayev) we are introducing new camouflage uniform options for the all factions. Here we’ll take a look at the new option avalable to the German soldiers!
The new German Sumpfmuster 44 is a late war variant of Sumpfmuster 43 available for Infantry, Paratroopers, Recon & Panzer troops. So even if you and your friends play different roles on the battlefield you can still sport the same threads!
In the upcoming Devyatayev update (named after the Soviet pilot Mikhael Petrovich Devyatayev) we are introducing new camouflage uniform options for the all factions. Here we’ll take a look at the new possibilities for the American soldiers! So when you need to set an ambush for that pesky T-20 komsomolets that has been harassing your advance? Grab a new uniform to blend in!
Just as the Hunter and Forest pattern introduced in the Churchill update and the Bauer update respectively, it will come in three colours and help Infantrymen, Paratroopers and Recons not to be seen. When playing together with friends grab identical uniforms so when you operate as a squad ingame you are also easy to identify as a group.