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Battle Cry Of Freedom

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Flying Squirrel Entertainment
Release Date: March 1, 2022

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'Battle Cry Of Freedom' v2.0 Update In March, Adds Cavalry, Blood & Gore, Graphic Overhaul, Vehicles, Trench Warfare And More - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2023 @ 9:37 a.m. PST

Battle Cry of Freedom brings brutal real-time first and third-person combat set in 19th Century America, presenting players with the opportunity to experience the American Civil War as either the Union or the Confederacy.

After 10 years of development, Civil War reenactors bring brutal first- and third-person combat set in 19th Century America to Battle Cry of Freedom!

Developed by a studio famed for their creation of the beloved Mount & Blade: Warband - Napoleonic Wars expansion, these wartime re-enactors have struck a unique balance between historical accuracy and gameplay, providing players with the opportunity to fight in massive 300 player multiplayer battles.

Players take on the role of the Union or the Confederacy within Battle Cry of Freedom’s 14 massive battlefields, all of which are inspired by famous locations throughout the United States. With dozens of classes to choose from, each with unique load-outs, players take on key responsibilities to win the day on the bloody battlefields of America. From constructing barricades, digging trenches, and rigging explosives with the multi-purpose Engineer, to raising troop morale through music as Fifers or Drummers.

Players will be able to create their own maps for reenactments or combat by using accessible modding tools with options to configure the time of day, weather effects, custom load-outs, and seasons! Also, a new mode called Commander Battles will allow soldiers to lead their own company of AI-controlled troops with unique commands. With up to 1000 bots supported in a match, be sure to prepare for many casualties! What kind of war stories will you make?


Battle Cry of Freedom is about to receive a huge update; the release date for the 2.0 Update is the 9th of March.

The list of new content is long but here are some highlights: cavalryvehiclestrench warfaregraphic overhaul, new classes, and realistic gore and blood.

What is included in the new 2.0 Update?

The Battle Cry of Freedom 2.0 Update is packed with numerous changes and enhancements to every aspect of the game. Here are some of the most significant features included in the update:

  • Cavalry: Players can now mount horses and even tow artillery across the battlefield for greater mobility.
  • Graphic Overhaul: The game's graphics receive a major upgrade, with improvements to terrain rendering, flora and grass shaders, and reworked post-processing effects for a stunning new look.
  • Blood & Gore: The 2.0 Update includes a free Blood & Gore DLC that adds a visceral touch to the game with realistic gore and blood.
  • Vehicles: Players can now operate armored trains, steamboats, and wooden launches, providing new ways to traverse the battlefield.
  • Trench Warfare: Engineers can now use shovels and pickaxes to dig trenches, adding a new level of strategy to the game.

Other notable additions:

  • Enhanced Performance: The update delivers improved performance, particularly when there are many players on the screen.
  • Dynamic Terrain: The fully deformable terrain in the 2.0 Update allows artillery to leave craters in the ground, creating an ever-changing battlefield.
  • Refined Class System: The class system has been reworked, offering distinct skills and abilities for each class to make gameplay more varied and dynamic.
  • New Classes: A variety of new character classes, such as the Chaplain and War Correspondent, are introduced to add depth to gameplay.
  • Brass Band Music: Players can purchase the Brass Music DLC for access to the Brass Band, featuring instruments like the tuba, saxhorn, cornet, bass drum, and trombone.
  • Expanded Weaponry: A range of new weapons and artillery pieces are included in the update, offering more options for players to tailor their playstyle.
  • Smarter AI: The AI code has been entirely reworked to provide players with intelligent and challenging opponents.
  • Original Soundtrack: Players can purchase the game's original soundtrack, featuring 57 minutes of original music.

Key Features:

  • Accurate mid-19th century weapons, uniforms, and environments.
  • Massive multiplayer battles with up to 300 players simultaneously fighting each other on the same battlefield.
  • A wide range of artillery pieces ranging from field cannons to mortars, capable of firing a variety of missiles such as canisters, explosive shells, case shots, solid shots, bolts, and more. - all fully controllable by players.
  • Construct barricades, dig trenches, and rig explosives.
  • Destructible environments; players can use a range of artillery, axes, and explosives to destroy various buildings, bridges, walls, trees, and other structures.
  • Special musician units with drums, fifes, bugles, banjos, violins, or pianos able to play historically accurate tunes; all recorded and played by award-winning musicians.
  • More than 50 classical and folk background music tracks.
  • Wage war on more than 14 maps all across North America or play on a Randomly Generated map.
  • Create your own maps with the included easy-to-learn but powerful Scene Editor.
  • Participate in the community and enlist with a Regiment (Clan) to take part in massive, organized battles with players re-enacting historically accurate tactics of the Civil War Era.
  • Over 120 server settings allow you to personalize every detail of the game.

Battle Cry of Freedom is available for PC (Steam).



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