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Armored Warfare

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

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by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2015 @ 2:56 a.m. PST

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.

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This new battlefield should appeal to all of you who like to fight in the open. There are relatively few roads and buildings on the map, but many interesting natural details: cliffs that you can easily fall from, ravines and screes, moors and coppices.

The battle begins in the early morning on a summer day, with a light drizzle. The location is one of strategic importance. The airfield is spread out, with buildings in the hills, as well as fuel and missiles waiting to be fitted on aircraft.

The airbase is partially abandoned, but still sees some action. Hangars have ammo stocked, and cases are ready to be loaded by the runway. Fighter jets and helicopters are parked all over. But at the same time, buildings are abandoned, and some aircraft lie in pieces across the fields. The wreckage is old, but has never been cleaned up.

Due to the open terrain, heavy tanks will need to be wary of artillery strikes. At the same time, the landscape favors Main Battle Tanks because hills block line of sight through the middle of the map, protecting those hiding from artillery strikes. Both sides will need to position themselves well to attain victory.

The teams begin the battle at the western and eastern ends of the map, respectively. The following tactical map shows different areas by color:

  • Red Zone – This area is perfect for Main Battle Tanks to get up close and personal. Support vehicles and long-distance vehicles can also find good positions to act from. However, the area can be attacked from both sides with Self-Propelled Guns, so if you do battle here, you’ll have to take this into account. The risk/reward calculation is important, though, since the sight lanes here are quite extensive.
  • Blue Zone – This area comprises the central part of the airfield. It’s basically a death trap, because it can easily be covered by Tank Destroyers and SPGs. It’s a good place to set up an ambush, but it has the advantage of being the most direct route to the enemy base.
  • Green Zone – This area is another place that is deal for an MBT fight, but unlike the Red Zone, it’s safer from TD and SPG fire. If a team loses this point, the other team will have a direct line into your base. But that route is also exposed to fire from afar.

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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