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Battalion 1944 Announces Massive Update and Major Tournament

Published: 13/Jun/2018 15:23 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:05

by Ross Deason

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The developers of Battalion 1944 have revealed that the game will be receiving a major update in the near future and announced a $50,000 Major Tournament in September.

Battalion 1944 is a competitive shooter that aims to bring back the “classic” FPS feeling that games like the original Call of Duty titles brought.

Initially released in February of 2018, the “Early Access” version of the game certainly came with its fair share of hurdles to overcome, but the developers have been working tirelessly ever since to create the experience that they have been aiming for since day one.

One of the biggest steps towards realizing that goal will be a major new update called “Wartide 2.0” which will release in July and completely overhaul the game’s main competitive mode, add a new map, and introduce numerous other significant improvements.

The new map will be called Sovoia and will be set “on the streets of Italy”. Casual and competitive players alike will surely relish the opportunity to learn a new map and gamemode when the update releases.

Equally as exciting for the steadily growing competitive Battalion scene is the announcement of the first official Battalion 1944 Blitzkrieg Major Tournament which will take place from September 27th – 30th in the Netherlands and feature an impressive $50,000 prize pool.

Sovoia will be added to the map pool in July.

Joe Brammer, the Studio Lead at Bulkhead Interactive, commented on the learning curve since releasing Battalion 1944 and the importance of the game’s community in a brief statement about the announcements:

“If launching Battalion 1944 has taught us anything, it’s that a game where anticipation is high offers a steep and very public learning curve – both for the studio as a whole, and myself personally,”

“Listening to the community has been our most powerful tool and a lot of what’s in this update is based on suggestions – from improving the graphics to making certain weapons more powerful. We’ve listened, and considered, everything to try and push play forward in the way players want.”

The new Wartide 2.0 mode will be showcased on Thursday, June 14th, at 20:00 BST but won’t be fully released to the public until July 12th.

The stream for the showmatch between Team Brammer and Team Howard can be found below.

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The full list of updates for the major July overhaul is as follows:

  • New competitive game mode, Wartide 2.0, including a complete overhaul of the game’s main competitive mode
  • Matchmaking improvements that get players in-game and firing hot-lead even faster than ever
  • A brand new ‘BattleRank Season’ to unlock new skins by gaining XP, similar to Battlepass systems in other games, but free!
  • New character models
  • New map, Savoia, set on the streets of Italy
  • Complete design and visual overhaul of existing maps (added ladders!)
  • New weapons – Grease Gun and the MP28
  • Movement rework and huge gun balance gameplay changes  – sniper & jumping nerfs
  • New sound system (gunshot sounds react to distance away from player and if walls are blocking sounds)
  • Over 60 new unlockable skins through BattleRank and the new ‘Aces High’ War Chest
  • Visual overhaul & performance upgrades
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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.