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Battalion: Legacy

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

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'Battalion 1944' Splits With Square Enix, Cancels Console Editions And Re-Brands Into F2P 'Battalion: Legacy'

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2022 @ 11:34 a.m. PDT

Battalion: Legacy 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.

Utilizing the most advanced industry technology, and powered by the Unreal Engine 4, Battalion: Legacy 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.

Developer Bulkhead is pleased to announce their new chapter after formally ending their relationship with Square Enix and the subsequent release of Battalion: Legacy on August 16, 2022.

The updated, overhauled, final update to Battalion will be released for free alongside the cancellation of Battalion 1944’s console port. Consequently, Bulkhead will be refunding all console backers of the Kickstarter.

Battalion: Legacy is the revisited and final version of Battalion 1944, released for free to all on August 16th 2022. We have taken the best aspects of Battalion 1944 and honed in on these to create a fluid bug free experience, featuring a working server browser, an added faction, new weapons, classic Search & Destroy game mode with all weapons available, complete UI rework and visual overhaul. Battalion: Legacy is the culmination of work consolidated into one old school experience for all to enjoy.

  • The British Are Coming: With the newest version of Battalion comes an all new faction, new weapons and new ways to play classic game modes. Take up arms with the infamous Lee Enfield and finish off opponents with the powerful Webley Revolver.
  • Over 30 Weapons: An improved arsenal of personality with weapons from 4 different factions
  • Updated UI: Battalion: Legacy features a much needed visual overhaul to allow for cleaner transitions from menu to gameplay.
  • Private Server Hosting: World-wide server locations available for public play, with in game privately hosted servers through third party available. Rent temporary free servers or purchase permanent servers for you and your friends.

We will be pursuing our goal of designing and releasing ‘AAA’ quality first person shooters across multiple platforms for the players. With this in mind, Bulkhead has multiple announcements coming this year featuring new projects alongside other exciting news. 

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: Legacy is available on PC (Steam).

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