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German Blitz on the move with Everhart – Update!

After we showed you the Soviet GAZ-AAA Cargo and the American CCKW Truck, it is time to present you with the German Blitz truck!

The Blitz truck fits 9 soldiers, two supply crates and a driver – enough space for three German standard Infantry Squads on the move to the frontline!
Keep a Recon Auxiliary Seat to scout and warn you about or eliminate all the threats you could meet on the road.

It unlocks at Chauffeur Ribbon Rank 2 and is available for Infantry soldiers. Just like the other two trucks it works as a mobile deploy vehicle, BUT while cheaper to buy and faster to unlock than the halftracks, it is not armored so it requires a bit of skill to place it where it is both useful for teammates, but also a bit protected from enemy fire!

Historical Facts

The name Blitz, which translates to lightning was found in a prize competition and was first used for this truck in 1930.
During the war about 130,000 2.5 ton Blitz Trucks were built until 1944 in Brandenburg. On August 6th 1944 the Brandenburger factory was destroyed in an RAF Air Raid, after which the constructed was moved to the Mannheimer rival plant by order of Minister of Armaments Albert Speer.
The construction of different Blitz models continued until 1975.

Everhart – Update rolls in Trucks for the US Faction!

The Everhart update introduces the CCKW Truck for the US Faction. Take all your friends on a road trip to the battlegrounds!

Just as the Gaz-AAA, the CCKW can fit nine soldiers, two supply crates and a driver.
As the enemy will expect a full load of soldiers, why not use it as a bluff? When their attention is fully on the truck, run your offensive in this moment of confusion!

The CCKW is unlocked on Chauffeur Ribbon Rank 2 and can be used by Infantry soldiers.

Historical Facts

The truck is lovingly called Jimmy or Deuce and a half within the US Army.
In 1940 the US Army needed a 2 1/2 ton truck with a big cargo space. So the 1939 ACKWX, which was built for the French Army, was converted into the CCKW.
The name CCKW is part of a specfic nomenclatur:

  • C – designed in 1941
  • C – conventional cab
  • K – all wheel drive
  • W – dual rear axis

Everything one needs to know about a truck.

Soviet Infantry Truck incoming with Everhart – Knights of the Road Update

In the upcoming Everhart update (named after the American soldier Forrest Eugene Everhart) we are introducing a new Infantry vehicles. The GAZ AAA Cargo Truck! This vehicle takes you and all your comrades right to the action.

This truck will fit a driver and nine extra soldiers, which are covered by tarp. A Trojan horse on wheels, which will leave your enemies wondering how many forces they have to expect.
However, beware of enemy fire, the truck is not armored like other Infantry vehicles.

The GAZ AAA Cargo unlocks at Chauffeur Ribbon Rank 2, can equip two supply crates and is available for Infantry Soldiers.

Historical Facts

The GAZ-AAA Cargo Truck is the three axle version of the GAZ-AA, which corresponds to the Ford Model AA. The Soviet Union signed an agreement with the Ford Motor Company in 1929 to purchase automobiles and parts from Ford, while Ford agreed to give technical assistance. With the experience the engineers gathered from Ford’s help and vehicles they later built their own models, which were only loosely based on Ford’s former models.

Game Director’s Squad wrap up

Since the Squad System was introduced at the end of May we have been hard at work tweaking it and making optimizations to the games Render Engine.

We got hold of our Game Director Reto.RedBjarne and asked him to tell us a bit about the current state of Squad and the DirectX 12 update.

During the last few weeks we have received a lot of valuable feedback from you and we have implemented a series of improvement and tweaks to squad.

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Recent Squad Tweaks In Details!

In the last weeks we have kept working on tweaking and polishing the Squad system based on player feedback and gathered data on how it performs in the live game environment.

With these updates (already on the live servers) we think it works really well and we have only a few extra tweaks and polished coming in the next update called Everhart! More about those in a future update!

Recent Squad Tweaks!

These tweaks all focus on making it easier for you to manage your squad and to help avoid leaderless squads getting stuck.

  • Orders can now be given from all characters that have the squad leader unlock (rank 6).
  • Ability to switch access-point is also available for squad leader cadets.
  • If the squad leader/cadet has been missing from the squad for more than four minutes squad command is assigned to a new squad member.
  • Added ready countdown.
  • “Launch” button is briefly shown while 30 seconds timer ticks down.
  • Even if a squad is not ready, the squad leader can select ‘enter combat’ and the squad will enter combat after 15 seconds

Squad Update Incoming Today!

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?

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Game Director’s Response to Squad Feedback

The new Squad System was introduced to support teamplay. Having soldiers organized in a Squad with options for tactical teamplay, gives players the opportunity to learn from each other, give commands so that no one is left behind and for everyone to find their favourite role.

We grabbed Our game Director Reto.RedBjarne and asked him to explain a bit about the motivations and thoughts regarding the new Squad updates.

What we learned in the last few days is that this already works well, especially for newer and casual players. We hear stories about battles where players that never played together before, had a fantastic experience on the battlefield, each finding their role almost automatically, working together all the way. Unfortunately, this is not true for players, who were with us for a very long time. The limitations, which we introduced are a hard blow for every player who was used to, for example, change soldier type during the battle. We know now that we should have given all players, who have dedicated so much time enough experience on the Squad Ribbons from the start, so you would have been able to customize your Squad as you see fit.

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Devyatayev – Squad Update is here introducing New Squad System, T-20 Komsomolets and more

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!

VIDEOLOG

New Features

The New Squad System

The long awaited Squad system is finally here, enhancing tactical teamplay which will lead you and your Squad to success! Read more about it here.

Veteran Membership Bonus for Squads

As a limited offer we bring the Action Pack for your Squad with a ten days Veteran Membership and ten Squad Member Ribbon Boosters. Furthermore, we give a 1 Day Veteran Membership for everyone. The Voucher Code is: SHARETHECARE

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