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'America's Army: Operations' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 23, 2003 @ 12:15 p.m. PST

The US Army has released an early Christmas gift in the form of a new patch for America's Army: Operations. This upgrade brings their team-based multiplayer game to v 2.0a and adds a various improvements and fixes as well as adding a totally new map. Read more for details and download links ...

Get the America's Army v2.0 -> v2.0a Off Worthplaying (9mb)

Get the America's Army v1.9 -> v2.0a Off Worthplaying (225mb)

Get the America's Army v2.0a Off Worthplaying (653mb)

FIXES

  • PunkBuster issue
  • Training overlap bug

CHANGES

- Removed Unnecessary Auth Messages

- "Create New Account" URL updated ("login.americasarmy.com")
- Default server for In-Game IRC updated ("irc.americasarmy.com")
- Updated Credits: Army and Dev Team
- Updated Support Menu Tabs: Release Notes, Overview, Partners, Fan Sites, Help
- Updated Deployment Menu Tabs: Services
- Server Browser uses Andromeda by default
- Server Browser text notifies when connecting to Master Browser

- Server Browser Icon Key
Official Army Server (Honor) text
Leased Official Server (Honor) text
Leased Server (Non-Honor) text
Official Army Europe Server (Honor) text
MILES Server (Training) text
REMOVED: Ultimate Arena text

- Server Browser Icon Key
REMOVED: Ultimate Arena icon

ADDITIONS

- Auth Messages
Unsupported Version (11)
Get News Article (21)

- "Get News" button on the Personnel Jacket
- Game client version number on the entry page
- Warning message if you try to join a PunkBuster server without PunkBuster enabled.

- Server Browser Icon Key
PunkBuster-enabled icon
Official Army Europe Server icon

- default IRC channels:
#aa-newplayers
#americasarmy
#aa-support
#irc-ops
#usarmy

- Distribution.ini for Distribution Partner and Version Tracking

- NEW MAP: SFsandstorm.aao

This new edition of America's Army introduces a new class of Soldier: (MOS 18-series). Players successfully completing the Special Forces training will be able to play as a Special Forces Soldier armed with all new highly specialized weaponry. This new class will also include new player models and attachments as well as team structure to mimic the Green Beret squad structure. In order for a player to play as a Special Forces Soldier, the player must meet all the prerequisites; a minimum HONOR of 15, completion of all the Special Forces training components, completion of both Basic Combat Training and Airborne School training components.

AA:SF (SFAS) also includes the following new features and improvements:

  • New weapons available to the Special Forces class:
    • SOPMOD M4 Carbine: the Special Operations Peculiar Modification to M4 Carbine.This weapon is fully customizable by the player though the use of various accessories (mods) that can be added to the weapon to fit the players playstyle or to meet the demands of a particular mission.
    • SPR: Special Purpose Rifle - Variant on the M16 for long range shots and greater accuracy. The primary weapon of the Special Forces Advanced Marksman.
    • Thermite Grenade: Incendiary type of grenade emitting intense heat and flame. This grenade is used by the Special Forces class to complete 'data destruction' type objectives.
  • New OpFor Weapons:
    • - Vss Vintorez: As an equivalent to the US Special Forces SPR, this is the primary weapon of the OpFor advanced marksman.
    • New AKS-74U: As an equivalent to the SOPMOD M4, the OpFor will have the new AKS-74U, including OpFor equivalents for each individual M4 mod.
  • Indigenous Forces:
    • All new class of player controlled forces to assist the Green Berets in combat situations. This unique class mimics the real life indigenous allied forces that work with US Special Forces across the globe. This class includes new player models and specialized weapons. The player will not need any special training to be able to play as an Indigenous Forces soldier on the supported Special Forces maps.
  • New weapons available to the Indigenous Forces class:
    • - RPG-7: Rocket Propelled Grenade Launcher - a weapon used by Indigenous Forces capable of a devastating attack.
    • New AKS-74U: Reworked OpFor equivalent to the M4A1 assault rifle.
    • M9 Pistol: All new M9 pistol available only to Advanced Marksman as a 'last resort' weapon for close encounters. This pistol will only be available to Advanced Marksman (M-24, M-82, SPR) and will not be droppable or be left behind after the player is out of action.
  • 3D Ironsights for all new weapons:
    • All new weapons for this version will have fully functional 3D ironsights. This includes the SOPMOD M4 Carbine, the AKS-74U, and the M9 pistols.
  • Weapons Mod Page:
    • All Special Forces qualified players will be able to fully customize their SOPMOD M4 Carbine rifles. On this new page in the User-Interface the player will be able to add and remove mods from their M4, as well as being able to save their favorite configurations as 'SETS' for quick changes. The current weapon mods available for the player to use include the following: the ACOG 4x Scope, ACOG Reflex Sight, M68 Aimpoint Sight, M203A1 Grenade Launcher (designed for the SOPMOD M4), the M583A1 Flare Launcher, the Harris Bipod, the M4QD Suppressor, Ironsights, and Heatshields.
  • In-Game IRC Chat Client:
    • New in this release is a fully functional in-game IRC chat client built into the game's user-interface. This new feature will allow the players to coordinate and chat on our official IRC channel (as well as other channels).
  • New Andromeda Server Browser:
    • A new integrated server browser platform from Supercomputer Gaming, allowing quick server refreshes, live server stats, and custom filters.
  • Six New Maps
  • Other Additions:
    • New in-game 'Icon Key'
    • New 'loading/connecting' message text boxes
    • New Glossary included in the user-interface
    • New 'Enable VSync' advanced video setting added
    • New 'Disable Coronas' advanced video setting added
    • Medic commo "Medic on the way!" by pressing 'm'
    • Medic comms report location
    • Progress bar added back to the Server Browser
    • New "Deco Layers" advanced video setting added to allow user to turn off foliage and grass textures
    • Added Tour Icons in server browser
    • Added end-of-match timer explanation to class selection screen
    • Added 3 camo 'skins' for SOPMOD M4 (Artic, Desert, Black)

Please note: this release includes only the Windows client version. Mac client, Linux client, and Linux server will be released at a later time.

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