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What is Battalion 1944? Shroud, Dr Disrespect and more switch to Twitch’s latest viral game

Published: 4/Jun/2019 12:04 Updated: 15/Jan/2020 12:17

by Connor Bennett

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Twitch has been awash with streamers trying their hand at the newly-released Battalion 1944, but what exactly has made the game so popular? Here’s what you need to know.

Battalion 1944 has been in development by Bulkhead Interactive since 2016 following a Kickstarter campaign. The game was first launched as Early Access back in 2018, before being given a full release on May 23, 2019.

The game has quickly risen to popularity on Twitch as streamers have put down games like Fortnite Battle Royale and Apex Legends, opting to test out Bulkhead’s game instead. However, if you’re yet to uncover the new title here’s everything you need to know.

BulkheadBattalion 1944 has become popular on Twitch since the end of May.

What is Battalion 1944?

Battalion 1944 is a first-person multiplayer shooter title set in the backdrop of World War 2. Similar to games like Call of Duy and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive as teams of five players compete in different game modes across different maps.

However, it is separated from the pack because of its built-in FACEIT comeptitive system that games like CS:GO and PUBG only use as a third-party platform.

BulkheadPlayers fight as a part of the Allies and Axis in Battalion.

What are Battalion 1944’s game modes?

The game modes available in the title are Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, and Domination. However, there is a fourth game mode – Wartide – that is only available once players hit level 10.

Wartide is essentially Search and Destroy and takes a CS:GO-like economy system and implements in its own Battalion way. The objective is still the same, defend or attack a bombsite depending on which side you’re playing as

How does the Wartide economy system work?

As noted, the Wartide mode is like CS:GO in the fact that it has an econmy. However, instead of thousands of dollars, players work with coins.

Each player starts out with five coins which can be used to purchase equipment. A team will claim three coins for a winning round and there is a loss bonus. That starts at two coins before building to three and four – if you’re unable to win a round.

It will stay at four coins until you claim a successful round. There are, of course, bonuses for a kill, bomb plant, and defuse. These all stand one coin.

One difference to CS:GO, however, is that players can donate coins directly to teammates so there is no buying a weapon and then handing it over.

BulkheadPlayers are able to wield realistic powerful Sniper rifles.

How can you download Battalion 1944?

Battalion 1944 can be downloaded from Steam, and is currently being sold with a 20% discount – priced at £12.79/$13.49.

As an added incentive, because the game has cracked the quarter of a million players mark, anyone who jumps into a game before June 10 will receive five free Aces High War Chests to claim some free cosmetics such as weapon skins.

A console release for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 was promised when the game was only a Kickstarter campaign, however, that has yet to happen. Bulkhead has maintained that they are taking the game to console at some point.

Who plays Battalion 1944?

The game has quickly taken the fancy of Twitch streamers like Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek, Dr Disrespect, and Fortnite Battle Royale pro Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani as they broadcast the game to the loyal viewers.

As expected, shroud has quickly risen up the ranks with his incredible gameplay – taking his one-of-a-kind first-person shooter skills and picking up where he left off from Battalion’s early access.

Whether the game remains trendy with big Twitch streamers remains to be seen, but there are key aspects of the game already in place that could see it go from strength-to-strength for some time yet.

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Human aimbot Shroud shows off insane skill with nasty squad wipe in Battalion 1944

Published: 6/Jun/2019 22:37 Updated: 7/Jun/2019 8:46

by Albert Petrosyan

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FPS legend Michael ‘shroud‘ Grzesiek is a dominant force in Battalion 1944, and he further proved it by hitting a sequence of shots that very few players can dream of pulling off.

Over the past couple of weeks, Battalion 1944 has become the talk of the town in the online gaming community, with many top streamers binge-playing the game since its release.

Shroud, in particular, has developed quite a fondness for the new first-person-shooter, and, much to the surprise of no one, is already considered to be one of the best players in the game. 

His latest exploit came during a match in which his team was trailing seven rounds to 10, with both teams racing to be the first to win 13 rounds to clinch the match victory.

It was during this 18th round in which he put his full arsenal of skills on display, piling up four eliminations and nearly pulling off what would have been a very tasty clutch.

Bulkhead InteractiveBattalion 1944 has become a sensation on Twitch, with many top streamers enjoying the new FPS game.

The round started with shroud running both the STG rifle and a shotgun, giving him the ability to confidently take on enemies both at close and far range. 

His sequence of kills began with a shotgun pump to the head of an enemy crouch-walking through the smoke, after which he hit some impressively accurate shots to beam an opponent that was sitting on A-bomb.

However, the gem of the clip came after that, when the former CS:GO pro was stuck in a 1v3 situation. Knowing he had to play aggressively because the enemy team had planted the bomb, he pushed out and used elite movement and incredible accuracy to delete one player while rapidly recovering to shotgun another out of the air. 

Unfortunately, he was unable to kill the final player, who was guarding the bomb, although shroud immediately remarked that the final opponent “teleported in front of him.”

What shroud thinks of Battalion 1944

Considering his legendary status among numerous FPS games, it’s not surprising that shroud has fallen in love with Battalion 1944, claiming that it’s the “best FPS out right now.”

He’s called the game a combination of Call of Duty and CS:GO, in that it fuses the fundamental mechanics of CoD with the popular economy and round system of competitive CS:GO matches.

Seeing as how he’s currently one of the best players in the world, and that there isn’t really any other game out there that he’s fond of as much, fans can expect the star streamer to continue playing Battalion 1944 for the foreseeable future.