Modern Combat transports players into the midst of a high-tech war between the current-day Chinese and U.S. militaries. Incorporating all-new factions, units, doctrines, gamemodes, artwork, music, maps, and singleplayer missions, we aim to craft the most immersive and enjoyable strategic representation of 21st-century combat possible on the PC.

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We've watched this mod change a lot during the past year... countless balance changes over the span of ten major patches as well as several tournaments and competitions. However there are several elements that have been missing. We're incredibly proud and excited to announce that this will all change today with three brand new additions to Modern Combat!

Posted by Darkbladecr on Nov 10th, 2012

Hello CoH: Modern Combat fans! Boy do we have some news for you today!

We've watched this mod change a lot during the past year... countless balance changes over the span of ten major patches as well as several tournaments and competitions. However there are several elements that have been missing. We're incredibly proud and excited to announce that this will all change today with three brand new additions to Modern Combat!

First of all, this mod now has its own fully supported...

We'd sincerely like to thank both "eliw00d" and "pingtoft" for their combined efforts in making this all possible. They've worked hard to create the back-end coding and implement a special rating system for our mod that will provide users with a unique competitive experience. All you need to do to register yourself on the leaderboard is play one online Modern Combat game, whereupon your Relic username will automatically be added to the ladder and your scores recorded. There's even a dedicated section for players who like to comp stomp! Additionally we have also put up the current stats for veterancy for Modern Combat units on our unit page as well!

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Now... we couldn't give all the goodies to the online players, so we've decided to give our singleplayer fans something to tinker with. Without further ado, we're happy to announce our very first...

Modern Combat Campaign Mission!

Named "Yongxing Dao", the mission is set during the initial stages of the fictional US invasion of China. It begins with the player in command of an elite Marine Force Recon operation behind enemy lines. Once their objectives are complete you take command of an entire amphibious landing operation, complete with naval and air support. You must battle against an entrenched PLA garrison to establish and hold a beachhead! Multiple difficulty levels are supported, and the mission can be accessed by selecting the first campaign icon in the main menu.

We especially want to acknowledge our dedicated SCAR mission coder "Sando" for putting it all together, however this was a combined effort by all the MC staff. A lot of time went into new dedicated environmental objects and USMC units. We hope you enjoy it!

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Thirdly... even before we released Modern Combat back in March, we knew that we'd be cutting off some of our community by not designing the mod to be more realistic than the original Company of Heroes. Fans have been calling for more realism for as long as we can remember, so we believe that now is the right time to unveil our brand new...

Hardcore Mode!

This new mode has been put together by our crack coder "I_am_a_Spoon". Work on it has been ongoing for over a year, since before the release of Modern Combat! Please note that this is still a work-in-progress, and that even more features and changes are in the pipeline!

From the very beginning we set out with our own vision and path, and didn't want to just copy other popular mods such as Blitzkrieg or Back to Basics. We wanted to branch out on our own and try to find the perfect blend between realism and our beloved CoH gameplay, as well as preserve the existing Modern Combat metagame and balance. We hope that you enjoy it!

To activate Hardcore Mode you must select one of the two new "Conquest" victory conditions when starting up your game. See the bottom of the post for a more detailed overview.

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In addition to all of the above we've also worked hard on a huge number of bug fixes and balance changes in order to make Modern Combat better and fairer. This time around we focused primarily on balancing out the US doctrines, swapping and changing around a few things to try and make each more competitively viable.

The Air Superiority right-hand tree has been revamped, with the Tactical Airlifting upgrade now coming first and increasing the production speeds of both infantry and vehicles. Airborne Rifleman now come in second (the ATGM paradrop ability has been removed). Third is the brand new "USAF Supplies" ability, which allows players to temporarily increase their Munitions income at the cost of a small amount of Fuel. This new setup should provide increased viability and synergy to the doctrine, which prior to this update was being neglected in competitive games.

We've also removed the overpowered "CQB Training" veterancy-purchasing ability from the Close Area Battle doctrine and instead replaced it with the "Blast Protection" upgrade that used to reside in the AS doctrine. The position of the upgrade has also been switched with Green Berets, who now come in second on the right-hand side. Cage Armour has also been removed and is now instead a global upgrade available at the US Armour Headquarters. It has been replaced in the CAB left-hand tree by an off-map smoke screen ability that can be used to mask infantry pushes or help provide additional defensive bonuses to vehicles against RPGs.

The "Economic Support" ability has been removed from the Armoured Warfare doctrine. It's been replaced with a new "Precision Artillery" ability, which targets a point on the battlefield with three extremely accurate Excalibur 155mm artillery shells.

The PLA weren't immune to this overhaul. The "Hack Attack" ability in the Asymmetrical Warfare doctrine has been replaced by 'Logistical Warfare', which allows PLA players to increase the rate at which their infantry are able to capture a specific point while simultaneously decreasing the rate at which US players can capture it!

It's also worth noting that we've improved our existing reward skins and have added more skins for players to choose from. Infantry will now be upgraded with special camouflage patterns when the Tan and Marine reward skinpacks are activated. The newest member of our dev team, "Rain", has also been working hard to provide fans with new special skins for our ZTZ99 and M1A2 Abrams super-tanks. We suggest you try them out! Oh and also, we finally have all the PLA tier buildings ingame and working, but beware, they are big!

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Finally, we'll be putting together a special Round Robin Tournament over the following weeks, which should get the community jump-started on the leaderboards and give everyone a chance to link up with other Modern Combat players.

The Modern Combat launcher should automatically notify you about the patch and download it for you the next time you launch it. If you run into problems with the automatic update, you may download and apply it manually via this link.

Stay tuned and keep your eyes open for updates at! We assure you that big things will be happening in the following weeks!

~ The CoH: Modern Combat team.


Quote: General changes:

  • Hardcore mode added.
  • First singleplayer mission added.
  • Fixed wreck cover issues with multiple vehicles.
  • New infantry-idle-plan.squadai uploaded! Infantry should now should stay put when attacked and when ordered to attack an enemy, but will leapfrog towards the target normally when sent on an attack move.
  • Completely revised the AI, it works for both Hardcore and vMC and should use all the upgrades and changes we've added since release.
  • Put in new AI coding for the lockdown of the PHZ89, since of its new weapon system from 1.010, and the AI now is able to purchase it
  • Added new Tan infantry textures to the US skinpack.
  • Added new PLA Marine infantry textures to the PLA skinpack.
  • Added new reward skinpacks for the M1A2 and ZTZ99, courtesy of Rain.
  • Infantry killed by flamethrowers are now much more likely to run around in flames when killed (rather than just dropping and burning).
  • Fixed medium and heavy missile FX so that they work on canvas buildings.
  • Fixed heavy artillery shell FX so that they work on metal surfaces.
  • AAVP7a1s and ZBD05s will now move at 75% speed through water (as opposed to 30% like before)

US changes:

  • Smoke grenades from the Close Area Doctrine now cost 15 munitions instead of 25.
  • Paladin damage decreased from 200 to 125.
  • Paladin range increased to 215 when locked down.
  • Apache is now selectable, so you can choose which enemy units it attacks! Drag the mouse cursor over the ground beneath it to select it.
  • Hellfire missiles are no longer artillery weapons. They will now 'home in' when a hit is scored (like with the ATGM).
  • Designate target lase time lowered from 5 seconds to 3.75 seconds, buff duration increased from 20 to 25 seconds, now increases allied damage to target by 10%.
  • Moved Airborne infantry to the middle of the right AS tree.
  • Airborne base HP raised from 75 to 85.
  • Removed shoulder armour from Airborne and moved it to the first slot of the right-hand Close Area Combat tree (replaced CQB Training).
  • Moved Tactical Airlifting to top of the right-hand AS tree. It now provides a 50% production speed bonus to all vehicles and infantry.
  • New last tier ability for Airborne called "USAF Supplies", provides 100 Munitions in exchange for 50 Fuel. First 50 is granted instantly, the next 50 is granted over a minute.
  • Moved Cage Armour to T3 tent as a global upgrade. Costs 200 Manpower and 40 Fuel.
  • Captured PF-98s on the US side now uses the Javelin team portrait and speech.
  • Updated AW doctrine so that only Riflemen sergeants get thermal goggles and increased vision/detection radii.
  • Increased Mechanised Assault posture modifier to +2, makes infantry slightly faster than before.
  • Replaced Economic Sanctions with a 155mm Excalibur off-map barrage, named "Precision Artillery" in-game (costs 125 Munitions).
  • Now FSVs can carry infantry.
  • Fixed the issue where some upgraded strykers couldn't fire their weapons.
  • Changed US HQ first aid training hotkey (E -> D).
  • Increased delay before helicopters are removed via SCAR, not they should fly a tiny bit higher before disappearing.

PLA changes:

  • Added new PLA Tier 3 and Tier 4 buildings to the game, fully animated and ready to be built and destroyed!
  • Remade the animation for the PLA Tier 2 tarp animation so that it looks more realistic and is on par with the new PLA Tier 3 animation.
  • AP mines cost reduced from 25 Munitions to 20.
  • Type 81 MLRS barrages now have a .25 second delay in between individual rockets.
  • Type 81 rocket projectile speed increased from 14 to 20.
  • Fixed the lockdown bug on the PHZ89.
  • Fixed an issue with the QCW05 smg FX sometimes causing a crash.
  • Invisible flamethrower projectiles now travel at the same speed as the flame FX and won't pass through infantry.
  • New Q5-Fantan airplane model put in for the napalm strike, and the coding of the strike has been improved to make it more consistent
  • Type59D now has a random loading skin between woodland and Field camo
  • New random woodland texture on the Type 96 and Type 96a

Model, texture and sound changes:

  • Added death FX and wreck models to the F16, Pavelow and Harrier models.
  • New PLA AP mine with custom skin.
  • Chinese Incendiary and AT mines have a new skin.
  • Added new Molotov Cocktail projectile for Militia incendiary grenades (model courtesy of VanAdrian).
  • All US Tan textures have been properly colour-matched and have been updated to have a more 'grainy' and saturated look.
  • The Type 81 MLRS now has a new marine skin.
  • Now air units (Apaches and A10s) have custom skins when selecting the Tan skinpack for the US.
  • New M82 texture and sound.
  • Fixed the Type 89 Tank Destroyer's textures.
  • New MK14 EBR rifle sounds.
  • Type 59D marine texture recolour.
  • Custom bullet FX for small arms. Standardised based on real-life weapon calibres. Includes a 'blood cloud' effect when hitting flesh, making combat seem more responsive.
  • Updated textures for the M4, M16 and A10.
  • Loads of new environmental models added.
  • New QWC05 smg sounds for the PLA SOF.
  • Updated M203 firing sound.
  • Fixed the QBU88 normal fire tracer.
  • Updated the QBU88 marksmen ability to have a proper sniper tracer.
  • Fixed the Type 99 gunner location and scale (does not look massive when compared to other tanks and units in Modern Combat).
  • Fixed M4SD slot item symbol.
  • Tweaked Apache M320 scatter so that it doesn't hit the ground directly in front it.
  • Textured Regular harness directly onto their model so that it doesn't clip.
  • Gave PF-98 proper upgrade symbol. It was using the bazooka symbol before.
  • Revised almost all other weapon upgrade symbols. Standardized sizes and orientation.
  • Fixed the blemishes and shadow round door edges on the armor upgrades of the Humvee
  • Added a tan skin for the Stryker Cage armor
  • Grenades now have a new FX
  • Put together a M4 rifle and M203 weapon setup for the Single player mission
  • Adjusted Bradley FX so it properly works off screen as well
  • Adjusted the Stryker FSV sound so it doesn't have issues anymore
  • New ZBD05 SFX setup so it follows the proper ROF
  • Updated several slot item symbols that lie below squad badges
  • Custom FX for our 25/30mm cannons now
  • Decreased physics forces of our grenade FX

Translation changes

  • English localisation updated.
  • Czech localisation updated.
  • Polish localisation updated.
  • Chinese localisation updated.
  • Spanish localisation updated.
  • French localisation updated.

Hardcore Mode
Quote: Here's a list of what you can expect:

Increased lethality:

Weapons generally do 300% DPS to units, wrecks and combat structures, and 150% DPS to observation posts and tier/ambient structures.

- Small Arms: 0.5x accuracy, 6x damage.
- Cannons/AT Weapons: 0.8x accuracy, 3.75x damage.
- Grenades/Satchel Charges/Mines/Tomahawk/PHL03: 1.5x radius, 1.5x damage, 2x modified damage vs. buildings.
- Artillery/Mortars/Flamethrower/Grenade Launchers/Accessory Weapons/GAU-8/AT Mines/Type 88 DMR/M14 EBR: 3x damage.
- Pintle M240bs/ZTZ99 12.7mm pintle gun/Coaxial MGs: 0.25x accuracy, 12x damage.

Automatic Territory Capture (ATC):

This brilliant bit of code was originally developed by "AgameAnx" on the Relic News Forums, however we've changed several settings around and created a dedicated setup for Modern Combat. Credits to AgameAnx though, without whom this wouldn't be possible!

Strategic points no longer need to be captured by units. Instead, sectors will instead be captured automatically when occupied. The number of units and individuals located within a sector, as well as their respective capture rates, will determine the speed at which the sector is converted.

If units from both sides occupy a sector, whichever side has the greatest field presence in that sector will gain ownership of it.

Hovering the mouse cursor over any given sector will notify you of the percentile ownership.

Range alteration:

- Longer (x1.4) sight and weapon/ability ranges for all units.

- Global decrease to long range accuracy (75%) and global increase to short range accuracy (125%) in order to maintain current gameplay/balance between long and short-ranged units.


- All infantry can sprint. Sprinting increases movement speed and makes a squad harder to hit or suppress, but also reduces their combat effectiveness and sight/detection radii. Modifiers much more pronounced while moving and less so while stationary. Incurs a small accuracy and cooldown penalty when finished.

- Snipers:

  1. In lieu of a DPS or an additional range boost both snipers have been given new specialised upgrades and abilities to make them more dynamic.
  2. Both now cost 300 manpower.
  3. Both are restricted to camouflaging while in cover and stationary, and have much longer recloak times when firing.

- Stationary units are 25% easier to hit.

- No tracers/smoke trails (excluding missiles and rockets).

- Almost all units take longer to acquire targets.

- Weapons do more DPS when firing into groups of enemies. Don't bunch up!

- Most projectiles are faster.

- No visible countdown timers on grenades/satchel charges.

- Removed cap limits from units like the Abrams and ZTZ99.

- No occlusion.

- A few other goodies for you to discover yourself!

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I_am_a_Spoon Creator
I_am_a_Spoon Nov 10 2012 says:

I think I'm about to find out whether or not it's possible to overdose on dopamine.

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KuyaNexus Nov 10 2012 replied:

Thank you.

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aidas2 Nov 10 2012 says:

One hell of an update guys! Good work on everything!

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Reborn:X Nov 10 2012 buried:


I was honestly expecting something more than a US Army nerf and PLA upgrade. Hardcore mode idea looks ripped straight out of a trainer/cheatmod.

The best feature in this update IMO is the first campaign mission. Even though I still have to check the mission to see if it's something more than a "modern" remake of the first two levels from the vCoH campaign.

Do we get to see some PLA focused missions?

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Emperors_Fist Nov 10 2012 replied:

I would love a mission as the Chinese as well. We play the US in almost every game...

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Darkbladecr Author
Darkbladecr Nov 10 2012 replied:

Give us some time, and this may be a reality as well :)

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Emperors_Fist Nov 10 2012 replied:

Patience is a virtue that is no stranger to me.

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I_am_a_Spoon Creator
I_am_a_Spoon Nov 10 2012 replied:

You're talking ****. US nerf? PLA upgrade? Did you actually read the changelog?

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Arasuum Nov 10 2012 says:


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Starvoider Nov 10 2012 says:

Having a problem. my humvee graphics are messed up. all i see is the driver,gunner and passenger. this happened after the update. help?

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Reborn:X Nov 10 2012 replied:

Change the shading from ultra to high.

If it doesn't fix the issue; post about it on the forums.

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Kastrenzo Nov 10 2012 says:

a few friends of mine said that they caught a trojan off of one of your files, two different people and one of them got it on two computers.

did you know about that?

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Darkbladecr Author
Darkbladecr Nov 10 2012 replied:

You mean the false positive .dll file?
I don't think that that is a trojan...

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I_am_a_Spoon Creator
I_am_a_Spoon Nov 10 2012 replied:

Cohra I think. Malwarebytes picks it up as a trojan.

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skullleadernova01 Nov 10 2012 says:

I love the update, i have to say great job but my one griep is that the american are very very weak. and nerfing it even more has me scraching my head, i mean the PlA anti-gun is so powerful every match its the first thing i try to kill and capture or build because it dominate the game, i havent been able to beat the first mission because 6 inf squads get raped very easily mortors and pla squads, so just wanted see if you guys where aware of the issue.

but ither then that, i love the new to ride one in real life.

not 100% water tight *^^

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pureevil29 Nov 10 2012 says:

Hardcore mode and the Mission made my day! Thanks for the extraordinary effort to improve this already awesome mod!

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TheSoldier Nov 10 2012 says:

For that new mission, it says we need a product key. Help?

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Darkbladecr Author
Darkbladecr Nov 10 2012 replied:

We are looking into a way to provide missions for people that do not own CoH but the expansion packs instead.

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TheSoldier Nov 10 2012 replied:

Eh? So if I have CoH: ToF (and nothing else), I can't play the mission?

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TheSoldier Nov 10 2012 replied:

Thats...kind of lame. Why did you do that?

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Darkbladecr Author
Darkbladecr Nov 11 2012 replied:

It was not intentional, we will fix it for the next patch...

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TheSoldier Nov 12 2012 replied:

Ah, might've said that the last time. :) It's OK, and thanks for the response.

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Schuultz Nov 10 2012 says:

So is there some way to play hardcore mode in skirmish? I don't seem to be able to find how to activate it. I only see the regular victory conditions, not the new 'hardcore' one.

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Darkbladecr Author
Darkbladecr Nov 10 2012 replied:

The victory condition labeled Conquest

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Schuultz Nov 10 2012 replied:

Yeah, that's what I thought. But that mode doesn't show up for me in skirmish. Haven't tried MP.

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Darkbladecr Author
Darkbladecr Nov 10 2012 replied:

It does you just have to scroll down...

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HUNTER2K4 Nov 10 2012 says:

I must say , the hardcode mode your team made very very good ! I hope you can improve it more , when i play it - i feel a little of Blit mod . Maybe you can make just infantry mod with Hardcode mode :)

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TheSoldier Nov 10 2012 says:

Hardcore mode is excellent. :) I finally see a huge boost in damage, and now I've got to eye my M1 Abrams TUSK all the time to watch out for that pesky AT gun. :D

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Kornet555 Nov 11 2012 says:

As soon as I saw this update I switched on my gaming rig despite the fact that thunder may hit my building

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PichuTrainer Nov 11 2012 says:

Just a question: Do you plan on adding anymore factions such as NATO and/or Russia?

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Darkbladecr Author
Darkbladecr Nov 11 2012 replied:

No we do not, it is simply too much work

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mechwarrior24 Nov 19 2012 replied:

Perhaps then simple reward skin packs that can be mixed around, for example, changing the US riflemen texture to Australian soldiers. I'm not sure how hard it would be, but I'm sure there's plenty of community members out there that would contribute to that.

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Aussie-tosser Dec 10 2012 replied:

I like the idea of that! ;) But it probably would be too much work.
But..You know, if you have time...

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R0mA Nov 11 2012 says:

For me link on not working, does anyone have the same problem like me?

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phuonglong003 Apr 25 2013 replied:

gamefront block IP some countries. Try and download directly from moddb.

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Overlord_Yuri Nov 12 2012 says:

Just wanted to say your mod is awesome! Keep it up! :D

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Beibars Nov 12 2012 says:

Great update guys, quick question and pardon me if it was asked endlessly before. But PLA soldiers with Boston American accent kind of ruin immersion, are there any plans to fix this?

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Nihillo Nov 12 2012 replied:

They would need to record and add in hundreds of new lines, and they would also need good voice actors who can speak Chinese, that's a lot of work for something that isn't even all that important.

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I_am_a_Spoon Creator
I_am_a_Spoon Nov 12 2012 replied:

Fifteen thousand voice files actually, and finding good VAs and recording them isn't even the hardest part... :(

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steveaustin Nov 12 2012 says:

hi first of all awesome work with this mod hope u add some more units in the future it were very cool if u add the m 60 tank to the us troops and maybe the ability to call in more than one m1a1 tank also the heavy tank from the least some more helicopters like the little bird or chinook which the player can control by his own.ok maybe its a bit to much 4 the whishlist rofl.

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Darkbladecr Author
Darkbladecr Nov 13 2012 replied:

Try playing the hardcore mode then, there are no restrictions on the M1A2 or the Type 99

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ghostcastle Nov 15 2012 says:

Hey, when i try to play the single player mission it says i need to enter a product key. What do i need to do.

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I_am_a_Spoon Creator
I_am_a_Spoon Nov 16 2012 replied:

It means you don't have the original CoH, we're trying to bypass this.

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HUNTER2K4 Nov 19 2012 says:

Hey man , i think Green barret upgrade to Sniper still weak too much , i think you should keep them using barret or add more damage to them .

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I_am_a_Spoon Creator
I_am_a_Spoon Nov 19 2012 replied:

You mean the M24 in hardcore?

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HUNTER2K4 Nov 20 2012 says:

yes !!!!!! When Greeb barret squad fight with Regular squad , they too easily to be killed . Regular squad somehow i think they hard too kill....and the M24 weapon is.....too weak....

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I_am_a_Spoon Creator
I_am_a_Spoon Nov 20 2012 replied:

It does the same damage as the Barrett would. The only difference is they can't immobilise vehicles.

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HUNTER2K4 Nov 20 2012 says:

somehow , i think Green barret squad only powerful when they using M4A1 slient fight in melee . And the sniper`s upgrade I rarely did !

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WalterWang Nov 28 2012 says:

Can you give a patch games full version?In China, sometimes can not download this patch.have a download BT?

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I_am_a_Spoon Creator
I_am_a_Spoon Nov 28 2012 replied:


Patches 1.001-1.011 in one download:

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WalterWang Nov 30 2012 replied:

The download is very slow, but thanks!

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