Armored Warfare

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Obsidian Entertainment
Release Date: 2015

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'Armored Warfare' Explains PVE Missions - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2014 @ 4:14 p.m. PDT

Armored Warfare is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online tactical military video game that puts you in control of some of the most incredible, modern destructive machines to grace a battlefield.

In Armored Warfare, powered by the CryEngine, you will find yourself behind the treads of the most modern mechanized destructive machines on the planet. From general purpose combat vehicles, to main battle tanks, and even long-range high-powered artillery, it will be up to you to defeat your enemies and control the battlefield.

In Armored Warfare, players will take on the role of private military contractors who are called into action throughout a modern virtual world. Overseeing their own personal command base, players will expand, enhance, and customize their headquarters, manage and upgrade their military convoy of vehicles, and train and develop their crews through a robust reputation and experience system. Dynamic environments in Armored Warfare require players to change strategies on the battlefield at a moment’s notice keeping them ever vigilant to the tides of battle.

Armored Warfare features next-gen visuals, dynamic destructible environments, customizable vehicles and intense team-based gameplay where players work to crush each other with the power of modern combat vehicles in a free-to-compete experience.

Drive modern tanks, armored vehicles and more.

PVE, or team mode, provides the chance to take part in large-scale battles with a group of friends! This allows players to improve their combat skills, learn to play in a team and obtain rewards for completing special missions.

“This is an independent part of the game and a great alternative to PVP battles. The entire mission will take around 20 minutes, with teams of a maximum of four players. A group of friends or clan members can gather to complete a mission or you can join a randomly compiled team of fighters.”

All PVE battles will take place on maps specifically designed for this mode and modeled on real-world locations.  Players will face the same challenges and conditions as a tank crew during real military action. The surroundings, military hardware and visual effects will create a powerful effect of presence.

Tank commanders will have to operate in very different surroundings: in deserts and mountains, forests and swamps, towns and deserted steppes, in snow or slush. The surroundings will have an impact on battle tactics: for example, uplands may be occupied by artillery and rocky terrain will slow movement down. The enemy will certainly make the most of any opportunities provided by the terrain.

Each mission will consist of three armed incursions and in each of these the team will operate on a new map.  The entire mission will take around 20 minutes. Players can rest between incursions and prepare for a new attack.

If the player's vehicle is destroyed, they will switch to observer mode until the end of that stage of the mission.  There is no instant recovery.

Missions will be divided by difficulty levels: easy, regular and difficult. The more difficult the level the higher the reward if it is completed successfully. Player prizes will include experience, reputation and game currency.

Enemy tanks will be operated by developed game intellect that can evaluate situations and act accordingly. If a mission is repeated the player may face entirely different enemy tactics. Where the enemy appears, their hardware classes and models and movement route could change.

In some missions, the squad may face superior enemy forces or even a mini boss - an especially powerful battle unit that it is virtually impossible to destroy alone.
Players may receive different battle tasks, both main tasks, which are critical to the success of the mission, and additional tasks that have an impact on the amount of rewards received. All tasks are divided into types:

  • Attack - seize an enemy position from the enemy within the alloted time.
  • Destroy - destroy a specific target.
  • Escape - cover a distance while under close enemy fire within the alloted time.
  • Defense - hold on to a location or point for an alloted time.
  • Survival - resist an enemy offensive, attacking in waves, for the alloted time.

In team mode there can be teams of a maximum of four players. A group of friends or clan members can gather to complete a mission or you can join a randomly compiled team of fighters.

It is important to play as a team: concerted actions will enable enemy tanks to be dealt with much quicker and lead to speedier task completion. It is necessary to have different classes of hardware in the squad to successfully achieve objectives.

A variety of team-based tactical and competitive gameplay modes in Armored Warfare will not only test the mettle of players in PvP, but will have them pulling together group strategies in order to overcome grueling player-versus-environment (PvE) scenarios. Players will also be able to join Clans and participate in large scale Territory Wars in the power struggle for world domination. Armored Warfare will continue to be updated and supported for years to come with new weapons, vehicles, base elements, and battle modes.

Key Features:

  • Players will hop into the cockpits of modern combat vehicles and heavy military weaponry in Armored Warfare to do battle across cooperative campaigns and team-based matches.
  • Armored Warfare puts players in full control of upgrading and building their arsenal of military vehicles and weapons based on the way the want to play offering a diverse path and wide-range of strategies to be implemented.
  • A variety of team-based tactical and competitive gameplay modes in Armored Warfare will test the mettle of players where group strategies must be employed to take on and overcome unique player-versus-environment (PvE) scenarios and other players and teams.
  • As an online game, Obsidian Entertainment will continually release new gameplay modes, military vehicles and weapons, upgrades, base expansions and more in Armored Warfare.

Armored Warfare will launch into closed beta in 2014 for PC.

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