Eastern Front is a free mod for Company of Heroes. Following the ethos of mimicking a Relic Entertainment expansion pack, Eastern Front has succeeded in adding two full new factions, the Soviet Red Army and the German Ostheer, packed with unique and exciting units to the existing armies - a feat never before achieved in the Company of Heroes world.

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Time for a new update! Eastern Front now is compatible with the new Steam version of Company of Heroes!

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Hello Eastern Front fans,

It has a while since we posted an announcement, but now we bring some good news: the new version 1.8.0.0 has been released!

What does this patch contain? As you might remember, Company of Heroes' servers from Quazal were shut down in May 7th and Steamworks was integrated on it in order to ensure the multiplayer component remains functional, pushing a new patch within, the version 2.700; this new version made incompatible custom factions with our current set up and also made the Strawman(recrew) bug appear once more.

Now, you might wonder why we delayed so much to fix it, and the answer is just because we were(and still are) busy with our University commitments and other real life issues and just a couple of days ago Cope was able to fix it. This means two things, first one is that Eastern Front is now compatible with the "new released" version on Steam and no longer works with the retail version.

We do no longer support the retail version because we only support the official version, and having different versions of Eastern Front would lead to confusion and would split the community into playing different versions of Eastern Front, something which we are against. Apologizes for any inconvenience related to this decision.

If you are interested in reading the changelog of the new patch, you can check here. If you don't know how to switch your retail CoH into Steam, Relic explains it.

Props to Cope for fixing the strawman bug once more :D!

Since we haven't shown anything new for a while, I'll post a couple of screenshots:


This vehicle is going to replace the Observer Team in the patch 2.0.0.0.

We felt than Soviets needed a light vehicle to fight against enemy snipers properly, we thought about the BA-64, but at the end we preferred this new unit. It used to have a DP-28 in the rear, however ours is equipped with the Maxim 1910 HMG.

Credits to DMz and Beefy^ for the development and set up of this unit.


you might wonder what would be happening to the Observer Team... is it going to disappear? And the answer is no.

The Observer Team(left) will be put as reward unit for the Gaz 43 so, in case your strategy works better with the former, feel free to swap it.

Also, in this image we can see an old friend coming back... the Sniper Team(right) will replace the regular Sniper, and this time he comes to stay. As we become more experienced, we were able to fix the balance issues that this unit got in the past, we have been working on it several months ago, and it was included in the beta since the beginning IIRC. So far there is no issue with it so you can expect to use it on Eastern Front 2.0.0.0 that will be released in the future ;).

You can download the update with the EF launcher.

Thanks for downloading and continue to enjoy,

Eastern Front Development Team

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JANTT
JANTT

Been waiting for this for a long, long, time.

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Guest
Guest

Hurrah! Multiplayer time!

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ubermensche
ubermensche

LMFAO I was logging just to ask you guys when will the new patch be ready.

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Kestrel1993
Kestrel1993

Cheap Soviet recon vehicle? YES YES YES YES!

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Giamos
Giamos

Fortunately there is Blitzkrieg mod to wait for the ostheer release...
When I saw "new patch" in my RSS feed this morning I was so excited.
But we'll have to wait for 5 or 6 month for the next patch.

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BurroDiablo Creator
BurroDiablo

5 or 6 months? Don't be silly

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Giamos
Giamos

1.7 to 1.8 = november to may

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BurroDiablo Creator
BurroDiablo

1.4 to 1.5 = 3 months
1.5 to 1.6 = 5 months
1.6 t0 1.7 = 9 months

Patches have no set development time, it's pointless trying to use them as an indication of when the next one is going to arrive. 1.8 is nothing more than a Steam compatibility patch, it's only been in development for a few weeks.

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Giamos
Giamos

I know, it's just that I've been watching streams of beta and it seems ok, don't be too serious about balance it's just a mod, just release it.
Anyway we'll all agree on one point : you are doing a wonderful job.

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BurroDiablo Creator
BurroDiablo

There's still a couple of things we need to add before we can consider the Ostheer in a releasable state(unit voices is one), but if you're watching the streams you can see a release is certainly not 6 months away ;)

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webname
webname

Damn i hope it will work on normal retail, no way am i installing that malware called steam drm parasite.

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BurroDiablo Creator
BurroDiablo

There's jack all wrong with Steam. You choose not to use it, that's your problem, not ours.

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blackbishop Author
blackbishop

@webname
Well, that was the best course of action, otherwise CoH wouldn't be played online anymore.

It is better to have CoH on Steam rather than no CoH at all, because I doubt they would release their server-side code so everyone could make one.

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wolf420
wolf420

for some reason when i try to load the mod it tells me that it's not installed on my machine and when i go to my steam files it's right in my coh files any one know how to fix it?

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Haze221
Haze221

I have a problem with soviet doctrines.I have filled four space of doctrine from the start of the game. Help me.
Sorry from my english, i must use google translate.

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