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WWII Online: Version 1.35.13.2

This update eradicates suicide bombers, resolves factory damaging via RDP bombing, allows Steam users to start joining our e-mail newsletter campaign’s (vital for direct communication and engagement) and several other smaller fixes. Please read for more details.

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Game Environment & Infantry Optimization

XOOM

Happy Friday WWII Onliner's! Today we'll talk about how we're placing greater emphasis on the game play environment, and also mention that we're likely to make some modifications to infantry key binds so that they are more consistent with the FPS market. Infantry is the basis of any military unit, and for WWII Online, it happens to be just as critical that we optimize their experience. As such, we'll also talk about maintaining situational awareness, and areas of improvement as an infantryman that are currently being discussed.

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Honoring WWII Online's 17th Year

WWII Online 17th Anniversary

June 6th, 2001, WWII Online was launched setting a Guinness World Record for the "First massively multiplayer online war game"! 

This past Wednesday, CRS hosted a special event in Anhee - where it all began! Special commentary highlighted the event from OHM, OLDZEKE, and XOOM. Several "Year 1 players" also shared their experiences and reminisced from years past. Festivities included

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Happy 17th Anniversary WWII Online!

XOOM

17 Years ago on this day, as the world celebrated D-Day, the Allied landing’s that marked the beginning of the liberation of Europe from the Nazi stranglehold... thousands of WWII enthusiasts and gamers celebrated the beginning of a dream game being born. World War II Online was officially released, and one of the greatest gaming community’s was assembled.

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Where Players can go and get assistance from the Community. Whether they have a PC or Mac issue or even needing help with Discord.

Where Players can get into detailed discussions with the Development Team about bugs that are found within WWII Online.

A place where Free to Play Players can communicate with the community and the Development Team. This forum also serves as a place where announcements from the WWII Online Development team can be made.

This forum allows for Premium Subscribed Players to communicate with the Developement Team behind closed doors. This area is also where each branch (Barracks, Hangar, and Harbor) can congregate.

Allows Squads to have a hosted Squad Forum that they are able to maintain on their own and is meant for only their Squad Members. This forum allows Squads to have Squad Discussions without the need to purchase and run an externally hosted Squad Forum.

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Development Roadmap

Italian Soldiers

  • Italian M1891 Carcano Rifle
  • Italian Berretta 1938/42 submachine gun
  • They will use Germany's grenades, binoculars, knife and other equipment

Tank Busters

Stuka G2, Hurricane Mk II D and P39 Airacobra
100%

Flight Model Review

To start, the BF-109 flight models have been drastically improved in terms of its handling, in accordance with historic values.

Update Legacy Artwork

60%

US Airborne Paratroopers

90%

Tank Smoke Rounds

Smoke rounds, White phosphorous
100%

1.36 Release

  1. Redeploying High Command's focus on cultivating great community relations and massive, coordinated battles.
  2. Giving squads greater value, and say in the direction of a Campaign, or battle.
  3. Simplification of the user interface, less clicks, better design and more user friendly.
  4. Restoring rear line re-supply and interdiction operations.

Allied .30 Caliber Light Machine Gun

75%

German Sturmgewehr 44

50%

Allied M1A1 Carbine

50%

Plane Variants

  • Me 109 E-4 Jabo
  • Me 109 G-2/R-1 Jabo
  • US P39D-1
  • French Hurri IIb
  • FW 190 A3
  • US P40F
  • US P39N-5

Integrated Voice Comms

  • Users will be able to communicate directly in-game
  • No additional download or client is planned
  • Our goal is to have 3D positional audio for local communications
  • A radio transmit function will exist (over the net)

64bit Game Application

50%

Ballistics Audit

High Explosive, Kinetic Energy, Small Arms
90%

Tank Variants

  • Close Support
    • Matilda MkII CS
    • Crusader MkII CS
    • Churchill MkIII CS
    • Crusader MkIII CS
    • Churchill MkVII CS
  • Mk VI 15mm Besa
  • Stug H 105
  • Firefly (as pictured from the war below)
  • Achilles
  • Pz III L

Terrain Enhancements

75%

High Command

Both sides, in WWII Online, have player-run groups, known as the High Command (HC), responsible for strategic management of the side's forces. High Command players have their own avatar and when they broadcast on the Ops channel a small "HC" symbol is displayed rather than the American, British, French or German side's symbol. An in-game list of all currently logged in HC players is available. HC players have abilities that are not available to the rest of the playerbase, namely in the placing of Attack Objectives (AOs). When an AO is placed on a town, the other side gets an automatic Defence Objective (DO) on that town allowing all players to know that it is under attack. Ten minutes after an AO is first placed on a town, the town's Depot Office building, City Office building, and Rail Road Office buildings all become capturable. These capturable buildings are collectively known as Capture Points (CPs). Entering the Flag building linked to an Office building (marked with a large flag) will show an attacker how long it will take for the building to become capturable.

Host Squads

How Does it Work?

Squads volunteer to accept a rotation of new incoming users to the game. Host Squads are on a rotating schedule so new players can receive the best support and existing squads are not overloaded with a wave of new players.


Each time a new player signs up to WWII Online, Host Squads auto-recruit these new soldiers to their squad and engage them right as they come through the doors. This direct human interaction leads to HUGE retention opportunities that result into a more populated game world for EVERYONE. 


How Does it Benefit the Game?

It’s a double win, existing squads have the opportunity to grow their squad numbers and build new relationships, while new players receive direct support in their very first experiences in the game. 


The Game's Core is Squads

Most players are in a squad and it provides the basic level foundation of teamwork, friendship and retention of existing and new community members.

Receive Trainer Tools!

All Host Squad representatives receive trainer tools which allow you to be visible when a player types ".tr" This means you can globally contribute to any support needs for new and existing players.

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