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With spring upon us, everybody is readying themselves for new offensives and new equipment is rolling out of the assembly lines.
The German engineers have been hard at work and produced a strange new vehicle. US spotters have noticed it zipping across the landscape, too fast to be a tank but bulkier than your average Kübelwagen. It looks nasty.
BUT the ingenuity of America’s automotive industry has not melted with the last snow of winter. The Allies also have a new dog in their hunting pack, as this German patrol is just discovering.
The third and final release of the Newgarden update is now live on the servers! With Newgarden introducing so many big changes to the fold (new character progression, badges and ribbons and game UI, to name a few), we’ve been rolling out the features, changes and tweaks over a number of updates to make sure everything settles in nicely, and today marks the final part of that process. This final release has really been focused on fixing and fine-tuning what’s there already, rather than adding big, sexy features, but there are still plenty of new and improved things to get you up to speed with.
There are of course many more changes, so continue reading for more details…
This year, we’re really looking to ramp up the amount of videos we release (a kind of New Year’s resolution of ours, if you will), and to help us achieve this we want to get our players involved in the process to help us capture all of the very best moments from the battlefields!
If you’re interested in getting involved with H&G video capture (and picking up some Gold in the process) head over to this thread on the forum and find out more:
NB: Reto.Robotron3000′s New Year’s resolution is to “not eat a single unripe gooseberry in 2014″ which might be the most easily kept AND useless New Year’s resolution in a long time.
If you have had the opportunity to play on the new airfield map, you will probably have wondered about the strange fortifications which look like above-ground tunnels or hollowed-out hills. What are they for? Did our level designer just make these up or did they really exist during WWII? Let’s find out!
Happy New Year everybody!
Late at night, when everybody is sleeping – Reto.Hal9k climbs into his programming hideout and with only a single candle lit, he writes new render features that hopefully makes their way into the game one day. This time he has been working on weather effects – and in this case: SNOW! – Reto.Robotron3000
A brand new series of combat ribbons was introduced along with the Newgarden build, as part of the character progression tree. Inspired by the service ribbons worn by real-life servicemen, combat ribbons are decorations earned for achievements in combat. They can be leveled up, unlocking new weapons, modifiers and combat badges in the process.