Hello Eastern Front fans,
It has a while since we posted an announcement, but now we bring some good news: the new version 188.8.131.52 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.
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 184.108.40.206.
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 220.127.116.11 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