Month: November 2023

arma-reforgerBohemia Interactive is proud to announce the official release of Arma Reforger!

As today’s launch trailer reveals, this latest installment in the Arma franchise (via Steam), returns you to authentic Cold War combat in a flexible military sandbox. Arma Reforger has been built from the ground up on the all-new Enfusion Engine, bringing additional functionality and more immersive in-game environments to the renowned military simulator.

We are extremely proud of this release. With Arma Reforger, we started from scratch, and have been tirelessly working away to rebuild every pixel, every single line of code, and to reforge all of our knowledge from previous titles to bring you a new and improved Arma experience. Arma Reforger is a brand new foundation to build upon and the first taste of the future of Arma on Enfusion. This release marks the beginning of a new era, and there are many more features and improvements to come,” said Jan Dušek, Project Lead of Arma Reforger.

Featuring crossplay for both Xbox and PC, Arma Reforger transports players to the mid-Atlantic islands of Everon (51 km2) and Arland (10 km2) to battle it out with a range of historically accurate weapons, vehicles, and – helicopters!

Take to the skies and experience a different perspective with the new Soviet Mil Mi-8 transport helicopter and the US UH-1H utility helicopter, which provide a much-needed tactical dimension and allow for greater mobility across the battlefield. Envelop the enemy, extract friendlies, or simply fly logistics with these iconic and lovingly recreated assets.

Additionally, the Conflict game mode has been completely redesigned to center the action on a new and improved supply-based system. To achieve victory, it’s no longer enough to push back the opposing side by force of arms. Securing and redistributing supplies are now equally important, just as they are in real-world operations.

We would also like to emphasize that while 1.0 marks the official release of Arma Reforger, development on the game will continue, and our team is working tirelessly to fulfill the plans according to the project’s Roadmap. There are many more exciting features inbound, so be sure to follow us for further updates!

To our loyal community, we’d like to extend our thanks for all the valuable support and feedback, and we can’t wait to show you what the future of Arma on Enfusion has in store.

To see what’s new in Arma Reforger 1.0, you can view the full changelog here.

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call-of-duty-modern-warfare-3Vladimir Makarov has returned. Can Captain John Price, Simon “Ghost” Riley, and the elite special operations unit known as Task Force 141 foil the plans of a ruthless ultranationalist war criminal and save us from the ultimate threat to humanity?

The next blockbuster installment in Call of Duty is here. Starting today, players around the globe can suit up and join the fray in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III, the latest major premium title release following last year’s groundbreaking Modern Warfare II and the first direct sequel in back-to-back years in series history.

Modern Warfare III delivers an impressive array of content, including an epic campaign featuring the return of the ultra-villain Makarov; a massive core multiplayer experience and an open world Zombies – leading into a robust live season of content to come for Modern Warfare fans worldwide.

Blockbuster Campaign Featuring Open Combat Missions. In addition to the game’s signature cinematic campaign missions, Modern Warfare III introduces Open Combat Missions, an innovation that offers many ways to play and gives players more choice. Deploy to wide-open locations, gear up, and choose to remain in the shadows or drive head-on into danger—it’s up to you.
Modernized maps. All 16 iconic multiplayer launch maps from the original Modern Warfare 2 (2009) have been fully modernized with new modes and gameplay features. Modern Warfare III will also feature new, innovative maps for larger-scale battles in Ground War and Invasion modes as well as the return of fan-favorite War Mode from Call of Duty: WWII (2017). Players can expect new systems, movement mechanics, and enhanced core features—including an evolved Gunsmith featuring Aftermarket Parts for the ultimate customization.
Open World Zombies. Hordes of the undead come to the Modern Warfare series for the first time alongside the largest Call of Duty Zombies map ever. Modern Warfare Zombies tells an epic unearthly Dark Aether story in Operation Deadbolt, an open world player-versus-environment (PvE) extraction survival experience complete with signature missions, new mechanics, core Zombies features, and secrets to discover.

For more information visit the Call of Duty Blog on the Call of Duty Modern Warfare III webpage.

men-of-war-2Fulqrum Publishing and Ukrainian studio Best Way are happy to announce the upcoming Beta weekend for the highly-anticipated real-time strategy title Men of War II coming on 16th November and concluding on November 21st on Steam. This new beta showcases the progress in development and offers players a more polished experience, including match-making and leaderboards for each of the PVP match setup modes, shorter loading times, and various graphical improvements.

Launching next week, the upcoming open beta introduces “Officer” mode, a challenging PVE scenario that demands strategic prowess from players. In Officer mode, participants must skillfully balance offensive and defensive tactics as they strive to protect an NPC officer for a set amount of time; if the enemy manages to eliminate him, it’s game over. This intense mode will test players’ ability to coordinate their forces effectively and make split-second decisions to achieve victory. Alongside this new mode, all PvE and PvP modes from previous open betas will return for players to enjoy.

Watch the Men of War II Open Beta trailer HERE.

Additionally, players can look forward to two gripping new single-player missions that delve into pivotal moments of World War II history for the USA and German troops. These immersive missions provide players with a chance to experience the intensity and complexity of wartime decision-making, plus the Soviet campaign from previous betas returns for players to jump back into the action with all single-player missions.

This beta also introduces four new multiplayer maps, ‘Witch’s Vale’, ‘Village’, ‘Champagne’, and ‘Polesie’, with a total of ten available for players.

This open Beta has been based on feedback from thousands of players who have already played, tested and provided their thoughts on the previous three public tests. The developers will continue to work on polishing and balancing based on fresh player feedback from this Beta. Players’ progress and saves in this open beta test will not carry over to release.

Men of War II will launch for PC via Steam, Epic Games Store, and other digital stores in 2024. For more information, visit the official Fulqrum Publishing website.

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crusader-kings-3Defeat Your Rivals and Claim the Legacy of Persia

The decline of Abbasid rule in the east has opened the door to new challengers. Powerful vassals, foreign chiefs and the caliph himself struggle to unite a land diverse in cultures, faiths and geography. Rise to the challenge and walk in the footsteps of mighty emperors before you, and claim the Legacy of Persia. Available today, Crusader Kings III: Legacy of Persia is a new flavor pack for Paradox’s award-winning medieval grand strategy game. New historical color and pageantry await you as you try to win the Struggle for the Iranian heartland as the once mighty Caliphate fights to keep control. Unite the divided lands under your new dynasty, or restore the Caliph to a place of strength and security.

Watch the release trailer for Crusader Kings III: Legacy of Persia HERE.

Features of Crusader Kings III: Legacy of Persia include:

The Iranian Intermezzo: The Abbasid Caliphate is on the decline, and strong-willed Iranian rulers are set upon independence and a new future for the region. Will you forge a new Empire, subjugate the faltering Caliphate for your own benefit, or see a resurgent Caliphate bring order to the region?
More Historical Flavor: New decisions, interactions and buildings for rulers in the Persian region, as well as special content highlighting the importance of clan leadership and protecting the frontier regions.
Changes to Iranian Cultures: New Iranian traditions include innovative Court Scholars, unique Men-at-Arms, and powerful new buildings to bring riches out of barren lands.
New Art and Music: Persian characters get new clothing, Persian buildings get a redesign and the UI can take on a more Iranian appearance in this Flavor Pack. There are also 8 new music tracks, some cued to events and some to set the mood.

Available now, Crusader Kings III: Legacy of Persia is the final piece of the Crusader Kings III Chapter II Pass, which also includes the Tours & Tournaments expansion and the Wards & Wardens event pack. Legacy of Persia can be purchased separately for the suggested retail price of $12.99/£10.99/€12.99.

More information is available on the official Crusader Kings III website.

Build New Empires on Old Ground in King of Kings

As the Early Modern Age dawns, rising empires collide against faded glories. The divided lands of Persia hold great promise for any who can unite them. The imperial seat of Constantinople rules only the rump of a once mighty empire. The wealth of Egypt makes the Mamluk Sultanate an attractive target for enemies. Rise to the challenge of the ages in King of Kings, a new Immersion Pack for Europa Universalis IV, available now.

Europa Universalis IV: King of Kings adds even more historical flavor and alternate historical possibilities to Paradox’s celebrated grand strategy game, with a specific focus on the kingdoms and empires that challenged the Ottoman Empire in Asia and Africa. With hundreds of new missions and dozens of other changes, King of Kings is a substantial addition to Europa Universalis IV, a game that has been challenging amateur strategists and history buffs for over a decade.

Watch the Europa Universalis IV: King of Kings release trailer HERE.

More game information is available at the official Europa Universalis IV website or vial the games official Steam page.

The new update brings dozens of vehicles and features for military action fans

Gaijin Entertainment is pleased to announce the release of the Kings of Battle update for the online military action game War Thunder. There are plenty of new legendary vehicles for everyone like the American helicopter MH-60L Black Hawk, experimental Soviet missile tank “Objekt 775″, Chinese JH-7A fighter-bomber, as well as modern self-propelled howitzers from NATO and China (the new ‘kings of battle!’) and dozens of other types of real world military hardware.

Watch the new Kings of Battle update video HERE.

War Thunder is getting the MH-60L DAP variant of the famous Black Hawk, designed for special operations (such as in Somalia in 1993). It is an attack version of the helicopter, equipped with Hellfire, AGR-20A and AGR-20B guided anti-tank missiles, Stinger anti-air missiles and Hydra unguided rockets. Although the Black Hawk is a rather large helicopter, its survival is aided by defense systems such as modern RWR, heat suppression and IRCM systems as well as flares and chaff!

The Soviet Object 775 tank is one of the designs for a guided missile tank that was actually built and tested. The tank appears flat, and indeed it is: with a width like other Soviet MBTs, it has a very low profile, which greatly helps survivability on the battlefield. The upper and lower frontal parts of the hull converge at a large angle, and the very flat rounded turret will allow you to ricochet enemy shells.

In addition to new equipment, the game features several new interesting mechanics. For example, the planes have a new type of armament – armor-piercing bombs. They detonate after overcoming a certain thickness of armor, which allows you to more effectively hit especially protected targets – for example, large warships. The game is now taking into account the damage dealt by parts of discarding sabot of the APFSDS and APDS tank shells, and not only the core dart. This is important when firing at lightly armored targets, in which case the hail of metal parts works like a sheaf of buckshot from a shotgun barrel. Finally, the game adds a highly sophisticated and detailed Multi-function Helmet-Mounted Display (HMD) system called the JHMCS (Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System) which is used on the F-16C Block 50 and F-16D Block 40 (Barak II).

In addition, a new ground map, Flanders, has been added to the game. Its design changes depending on the vehicles used. For example, if you’re using WWII vehicles, you’ll see a fallen airship and other older buildings. If you’re using more modern vehicles, you’ll instead see fallen modern troop transport aircraft and tourist center buildings. Check it out!

You can read more about the update on the game’s official website.

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