Post feature RSS v1.7.2 - Update Highlights

After a long summer pause we are proud to release the next update for 1.7. This update focuses mainly on fixes and gameplay changes, but also includes a new 4x4km map in the Afghanistan theatre.

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Kunar Province (4x4km)

This new map from the wooded mountains of northeast Afghanistan by [R-DEV]Ason will feature long range, vertical combat. The USMC, MEC, and Taliban will fight between fortified outposts and valley roads, relying heavily on aircraft for both supplies and fire support, as the long view distance will make vehicles on the valley roads easy targets. The USMC and Taliban are available in AAS and INS, while the MEC is available in AAS.

The map will also feature one unconventional layer(AAS16) with 23 flags evenly spread out across the map, all starting as Taliban.
These represents areas that US forces are tasked to patrol and secure. The flags can't be recaptured by the Taliban after US forces have secured them.
The Taliban will start with a significant ticket advantage, and the amount of US tickets will be relatively low.
US forces should therefore focus on reducing Taliban tickets by capturing flags and keeping losses low.
The Taliban should protect as many flags as possible and drain the small amount of tickets from US forces by inflicting as many casualties as possible.

Mounted MG zeroing and ironsight focus

Since 1.7 mounted and stationary MGs already had ballistics implemented for them. However there was no way to adjust these weapons to counter the drop. This made even the heavy MGs weaker than their smaller, handheld step-sisters. Now mounted MGs as well as grenade launchers can be adjusted manually to extend their effective range. Further to allow better observation of targets and the fall of shot, we added a 1.5x ironsight focus analogue to the handheld version.

IDF anti-tank changes

The Spike is finally coming home and will be used by the IDF as their new heavy anti-tank. The Matador MP wont be gone, but instead adjusted to fit its real live counterpart better by reducing the damage to light anti-tank standard and adjusting the sights according to new references we found. As such the MATADOR-MP will live on as the new standard light anti-tank for the IDF.

Server message menu

This quality of life improvement is especially aimed at new players and server administrators. The output of some commonly used commands as well as important notifications are now displayed right in the center of your screen and you no longer need to pay as much attention to the fast scrolling text in the top left screen corner. Additionally, those notifications we considered especially useful to keep a track of, like vote results or player reports in the case of server administrators, are now also stored in a new notifications tab in scoreboard.
Finally this new notifications tab will also feature a new UI for voting in map votes. We hope to reduce some of the chat spam with this and might expand the voting menu even further in the future.

Range-based fog

One of the quirks of how rendering works in Battlefield 2 was always that you could see further on the edge of the screen than in the center. The solution to fix this is called range-based fog and after many changes to fight the undocumented Battlefield shader code, we managed to implement it in the game.

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Akol - - 61 comments


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Anthony817 - - 2,771 comments

Oh my god! That fog fix is a massive engine improvement! This team never ceases to blow my mind how they keep coming up with ways to circumvent engine limitations! Fantastic work my friends and keep it up!

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BetterWarrior - - 134 comments

I miss this mod so much, i miss the good old days.

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zastels - - 25 comments

I'm honestly so sick and tired of the jankyness of Unreal Engine in Squad that for the first time I'm giving this game a try. Those screenshots are 10/10, they look beautiful and I can tell they contain level design.

The future is most certainly not Unreal.

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