**This is a SHORTENED VERSION of our July Update, please visit our site for the full article with ALL OF THE NEW SCREENS!**
Upon the Burning Sands has kicked into first gear this past month, welcoming new mod team members, creating awesome models and textures, and most of all, going all-out on our maps! Forum article here.
First, we welcomed 8 new modders to our team. From the Hero's Hour modification, HH AnnoYeD and HH phantomdentist, as well as BR3NT and Marcus, who are working together on the UtBS Map "The Airstrip at Sidi Rizegh." We also welcomed [126th] Magnus, working on the newly created UtBS Map "The Port of Benghazi," one of the well-known AfterHourz modellers behind Barbarossa-- Lex, the creator of the new map "Kriegstadt," EvilHobo and the highly talented modeller, Shola. As you will see in our screens, many of the guys jumped right in with the team!
Since we were joined by our new modders, progress has been flying along, and we are still confident in a late-summer, early fall release at our current rate of progress. The current map lineup has a total of 6 maps in progress, with another 2 planned to be finished by release. Our vehicles have been getting modelled and skinned extremely quickly, and our current map texture count is over 250 original textures, not including reskins. But why just tell you about the astounding progress we have been making? Get ready for the storm and check out our website at Blackwatermods.com for over 35 new screens!!