In Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising, the entire single player campaign is fully playable co-operatively for up to four players online. Teamwork and communication are key as gamers take on USMC infantry and spec ops roles battling the might of the Chinese PLA as the war plays out across Skira island.
The PC patch #2 contain the 2nd DLC Pack "Overwatch", contents of which have already been announced.
- Support added for 2 new PvP game modes included in DLC Pack 2
- The host is now able to press "Start" button to ready up and begin the 10 second countdown into game irrespective of whether all players are ready or not.
- Improved multiplayer stability.
- Online synchronisation has been improved mitigating various issues such as shots fired not being registered and missing animations
- Medics no longer become unable to move if the player they are trying to heal attempts to heal themselves at the same time.
- The corpse looting inventory now appears appropriately when characters are killed
- The corpse looting inventory updates appropriately when swapping weapons.
- Tweaks and amends to enemy and friendly AI.
- The damaged vehicle icon no longer becomes stuck on screen if the player is spawned into a vehicle just as it becomes critically damaged.
- Fly in camera at the start of the Lumber Yard Infiltration mission now behaves appropriately
- alt tabbing when in the lobby no longer causes graphical corruption on ground texture
- Speed hack checking has been activated to block 3rd party speed hacks during online games.
- Anti-cheat measures implemented to combat leaderboard hacking
- Ammo counter for Fire team leaders in PvP matches now counts down the remaining ammo correctly.
- Vehicle control responsiveness improved for clients, with input lag reduced
- Sessions that you cannot join such as those that contain DLC not present on the players machine appear as greyed out on the browse server screen.
- If someone without DLC is invited to a game that requires DLC content they will receive a message explaining this and the game can still be started. They no longer take up a space in the lobby.
- Improved On & Offline stability
- Player positioned appropriately after exiting a vehicle.
- Players are no longer able to access a locked vehicle by using an unlocked vehicle
- Mines are no longer triggered by neutral (inactive) vehicles
- Death cam view behaves correctly if the player dies whilst in a vehicle and swapping between 3rd & 1st person camera views
- It is no longer possible to enter aimed view mode while the weapon select OSD is open.
- Binocular functionality no longer impaired by previously selected inventory item.
- Weapon torches now turn off properly when swapping out the current weapon via ammo crates with the torch light switched on.
- Players stance is now correctly maintained after operating an emplaced weapon
- The player is now able to order a fire team under their control to operate an emplaced weapon
- "Move To" orders now correctly issued to the pilot rather than individual fire team members when mixed fire teams occupy the crew seats in helicopters.
- Helicopter chain guns no longer jam
- Weapons rotations for a.i. gyrostablised weapons are no longer updated if they've not got a target set.
- Weapon OSD for the M134 Minigun in the AH-6J Helicopter now displays the correct number of rounds loaded (9999).
- Helicopters no longer make inappropriate wheel contact surface sounds sound when flying over grassland.
- "Live Link" feature in the Mission Editor should now default to launch the game in Windowed mode
- The mission editor should now be able to read multiple databases so text strings can be easily added.
- Unavailable Bradley and ZBD200 squad references removed from Mission editor
- Mouse look sensitivity for mounted weapons is now aligned with other weapons
- Respawn timer now displayed in all game modes.
- Fixed crash using empty string with OFP:displaySystemMessage
- Fixed rare crash in AI input. Unchecked possible invalid cast in AI input.
- Changed client prediction code for extrapolating positions, based on how far in the past there is accurate server data. (Optimisation)
- getVelocities bug fix for helicopter suspension. Refactor removed getVelocities usage.
- Audio Feedback Manager can search blocked speakers list by name as well. (Optimisation)
- Destructor of commands is always called in the CommandPool. Prevents possible memory leaks.
- walkEchelonControlledSubUnits now recurses through only controlled units. Now processes correct sub units.
- Friendly fire feedback will revert to root echelon if no fireteam members are still alive. Processes feedback case correctly.
- Fixed clients showing low LOD back weapon between their feet after looting ammo crates.
- The player can now add custom audio and modify further AI parameters (Weapon usage values and dispersion system).
In Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising's competitive multiplayer modes, players will be able to take on the role of either USMC or Chinese PLA troops in intense battles that will test their tactics and combat skills to the full. Whether it's all-out war or special forces infiltration missions, Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising provides a challenging and unique multiplayer experience for online warfare fans.
The explosive gameplay video† demonstrates the breadth of tactical choice, formidable weaponry and enthralling adversarial combat set to feature in the much-anticipated multiplayer sandbox shooter. With access to the full equipment and vehicle set plus AI fireteams, players will fight in pitched team-based battles surrounded by the devastating impact of contemporary weapon systems.
Combatants are shown using surveillance to recon targets, infiltrating buildings, engaging in close and ranged fire-fights and deploying vehicles including the AH6 and MI-17 ground attack helicopters and the M1A2 battle tank. The trailer brings to life Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising's uniquely tense multiplayer experience, as the 220km² island of Skira becomes an authentic and spectacular online war zone where players can attack or be attacked from any direction.
In addition to the campaign, the game’s individual single missions, once completed, can be set up as self contained co-op games. This enables players to jump straight to their favourite missions have up to 3 players to join as part of their unit. Co-op play also offers re-spawn points at checkpoints gameplay that encourages the fire team to stick together.
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