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Battalion 1944

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Developer: Bulkhead Interactive
Release Date: May 23, 2019

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'Battalion 1944' (ALL) Gets PC Release Date, Launch Content Details - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 14, 2019 @ 8:12 p.m. PDT

Battalion 1944 recaptures the core of classic multiplayer shooters and propels WW2 into the next generation with a visceral and heart-thumping multiplayer experience.

Fight in real world locations such as the streets of Carentan, the forests of Bastogne and many more in our spiritual successor to the great multiplayer shooters of the past. Precise aim with your Kar98, covering fire with your M1 Garand and quick thinking with your Thompson are key to your success, all packaged into a competitive multiplayer environment. In short, Battalion 1944 is an infantry based first person shooter with an emphasis on raw skill. No grinding, no 'exosuits', just you and your skill as a player.

Join a Battalion and compete season to season with BattleRank, our global competition system. Contribute to your Battalion's season objective to earn cosmetic rewards for your character, weapons and accessories within our realistic art style. Flaunt your success through your player profile to become a renowned player within the community. BattleRank’s highly tuned stat tracking system enables Battalion 1944 to go beyond the standard mould of shooters gone by and enables players to compete globally for rewards, glory and honor.

Battalion 1944 is coming to PC (Steam) on May 23, 2019.

No estimated date for the previously announced PS4 and Xbox One versions was mentioned.

Full Release Feature List

Russians Join The Fight: Say hello to the Russian faction.

Russian Weapons

  • PPSh-41 Drum Magazine
  • SVT-40
  • Baikal 21 Double Barrel Shotgun
  • PPS-43 Stick Magazine
  • Fedorov Avtomat
  • Mosin Nagant
  • Mosin Nagant Scoped
  • TT-33
  • RGD-33

New Maps

  • New Map: Vanguard: Play on the new russian snow map - Vanguard. This map has long open lanes & lots of buildings to duel across with your mosin nagant & kar98 rifles.
  • New Map: Docks: Take the fight to Italy in this homage to the rooftop rifle duels of toujane. A mix of tight & open angles and a smaller map layout make fast rotations & clutches nail biting.
  • New Map: Goldrush: This new map focuses on its free flowing arcadey layout within a french forest on the border of the german defensive line. Follow the train track into the heart of axis bunker system for close range combat - or snipe from the barn tower overlooking a key domination point. This map is open for many player choices.

Improved Gamemodes

  • Introducing Faceit 5v5 Competitive Matchmaking: Faceit’s competitive matchmaking toolset is integrated directly into the game for free. Stats, rankings, matchmaking, tournaments and hubs are all built into the game menus. More info coming soon...
  • New gamemode 1v1 Showdown: Run through Faceit matchmaking - prove you’re the best in 1v1 small deathmatch arena. More info coming soon…
  • New Gamemode - Free For All: This mode is accessible via the community server browser.
  • Improved Capture The Flag: Extra time & overtime make this overhauled mode extremely fun!
  • Improved Domination:

Improved... Just about everything else!

  • New Challenge System: Get cosmetic rewards for completing quick fire, daily, weekly and community challenges. More info coming soon…
  • Improved Character Visibility: Our new character shaders allow you to actually see who’s sniping at you!
  • Stat Tracking: In depth stat tracking lets you see your progress from season to season.
  • Leaderboards: Track who’s the best on your friends list at Battalion 1944.
  • Ingame Medals & Rewards: Be proud of your achievements and show off your collection of accolades. Get a sick 1 tap or 5 man clutch? There’s a medal for that.
  • Match History & Replay System: Competitive Wartide, Arcade all supported with full playback.
  • User Interface Overhaul: Much clearer and slicker ingame and main menu UI.
  • Audio Overhaul: Hear the snaps of bullets hitting beside you and hear your teammates warnings of incoming grenades - alongside new music triggers and voice lines, Battalion 1944 has never sounded better.
  • BattleRank Season 3: We’re launching a brand new season of Battlerank, our free ‘battlepass-like’ system, which lets players gain cosmetic rewards simply for playing the game. Every level rewards a free war chest This season brings brand new weapon skins for players to work to unlock through our reworked XP system that rewards how well you play - with a beautiful STG44 at the highest diamond rank. More info coming soon…
  • New War Chest - The ‘Red Star’ Russian War Chest: Packed full of shiny new russian weapon skins & can be earned for free through our new ingame challenge system.
  • General Fluidity & Gameplay Improvements: This one is so big! We’ve made so many improvements to counter ‘bunny hopping’ and diversify away from the old ‘corner jumping’ meta alongside feedback from the community. We’ll be breaking this down more over the coming weeks - in the meantime ask our closed beta players their thoughts.

Much, much more!

These points only cover a small amount of the full changelist for full release. Many minor quality of life changes have been worked on & we can’t wait for you to try the full version of the game.

Utilizing the most advanced industry technology, and powered by the Unreal Engine 4, Battalion 1944 re-surges World War 2 back into the modern gaming spotlight in our spiritual successor to the great multiplayer shooters of the past such as Call of Duty 2 and Day of Defeat. On BattleRank, it’s down to skilled soldiers like you to fight for your battalion.

Key Features

  • Raw skill based gameplay. We believe your skill should be determined by your play, not through unfair overpowered unlocks and abilities. Battalion learns from the skill based gameplay of classic competitive shooters and merges it with the stunning visuals that our team can produce, utilizing next-gen techniques such as motion capture, physically based rendering and photogrammetry to make Battalion a truely next gen competitive shooter.
  • Intense and balanced infantry combat. Our designers have scoured hundreds of multiplayer shooters to design the best fitting formula for a well balanced WW2 first person shooter. The excitement in Battalion lies in the down the barrel experience.
  • BattleRank competitions. Go lone wolf or team up alongside friends. Contribute to your Battalion's season objective, receiving rewards for team and individual efforts. Compete in regular challenges ranging from seasonal to quick fire hourly objectives to earn rewards and extra XP. Challenges are broadcast via the main menu's challenge alert panel as well as through our social media outlets.
  • Beautiful and realistic environments. Our incredibly talented art team are designing a visually stunning recreation of World War 2 and have even travelled to Normandy for reference and research to make the maps as authentic as possible. The world needs to look as real as we can push it. It's important to us for Battalion to have longevity, to do this everything in Battalion will be designed and rendered using the latest advances in industry technology. Battalion will be on the forefront of video game graphics.
  • Tight, focused, competitive maps. Battalion's maps will be designed around our team based infantry combat. The map locations are inspired by real world battlegrounds of the allied campaign and blended with competitive layouts of classic shooters that focus on balance and competition.

Battalion 1944 will retail for $14.99/€14.99/£11.39.

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