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  • Game Patches & Updates (148)

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  • Game Servers (131)

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Hotfix: Version 1.35.9.7

This hotfix version further helps streamline the basic training process, details inside. We have found more and more users are opting-in to the optional training in order to learn more. This is really great and we're thinking about how else we can help new users learn WWII Online faster!

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Updating legacy artwork and weapon performance data

XOOMWell we're now 100% released on Steam and the team has done a pretty solid job at improving stability of the Campaign server. We're keeping a watchful eye on the feedback coming from new Steam users and how we can improve their onboarding experience to WWII Online. Today we're going to cover a bit of Production and things happening in the pipeline now that we've crested this major milestone of getting the game onto Steam. This includes us improving some legacy art, and today we'll unveil the new iconic 88mm model that is inbound to the game shortly.

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Community Report for September 19th, 2017

What a week!  Steam dreams are being realized with more players bringing more AOs, more dogfights, and more action across the board.  Now, it's up to US to get our new players up to speed, help them learn the game, and keep them after their free month is over.  It'll take a combined effort from the soldiers, squads, and HC on both sides, but this is IT!  This is the time we've been waiting for.  Seize the day...err...month!

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Readme: 1.35.9.6

This update improves server stability, reduces the total amount of required training from new incoming users and has several other improvements. CRS is continuing to bring in player feedback and translate that into actionable fixes. Thank you for your tremendous support and patience in providing these fixes.

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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

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.

Netcode3 for Infantry

100%

Italian Soldiers

  • Italian M1891 Carcano Rifle
  • Italian Berretta 1938/42 submachine gun
  • Italian Berreta Model 1934 Pistol
  • They will use Germany's grenades, binoculars, knife and other equipment

Update Legacy Artwork

25%

US Airborne Paratroopers

25%

Steam Release

It is our goal that by Summer of 2017 WWII Online will be officially on Steam as an "Early Access" game. All of our goals and objectives this year relate to making it onto Steam, it is PRIORITY 1.

Bandwidth Increase

100%

Allied .30 Caliber Light Machine Gun

25%

German Sturmgewehr 44

25%

Allied M1A1 Carbine

25%

Squad Tools

We're giving squads the capability to manage their squads from outside of the game, after all these years.

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)

Server Capacity Increase

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.

Armor & Ballistics Audit

50%

Re-purposing Existing Aircraft

75%

64bit Game Application

0%

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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