Company of Heroes Release Notes
New Maps 2p_Beaux Lowlands 4p_Lyon
General Fixes - Games with friends now have a friend icon displayed when browsing the lobby game list. - Messages regarding game connection attempts are logged to the chat window for all players in the session. - Rank icons now indicate the type of game the rank was earned in. - Games with players who have infinite pings now display an "X" for ping in the lobby game list. - New game list filtering options added to the online lobby. - Custom maps are now properly supported in multiplayer. - Losing connection with the lobby while downloading a patch no longer crashes the game.
Sound - UI sounds have been added to the online lobby. - Auto match sound notification has been improved. - Various speech fixes for weapons have been implemented and tuned. - Destruction sounds have been added to various world objects. - Repetition has been reduced in battle chatter and with various units.
Gameplay Sherman Calliope: - Sherman Calliope’s main tank gun has been removed and the Calliope Barrage ability is now free to use. - Sherman Calliope Barrage range increased from 130 to 150 meters. - Sherman Calliope now has cap of 2, similar to the Pershing Heavy Tank. - Sherman Calliope cost reduced from 600 Manpower to 560 Manpower. - Sherman Calliope Barrage ability recharge timer increased to 105 seconds M10 Tank Destroyer: - Allied M10 Movement improved: 15% increase to acceleration and 10% increase rotation rate. - Allied M10 Tank Destroyer weapon damage has been increased and Fuel cost has been reduced by 5. - Axis Armoured Car (Puma) 20mm main cannon rear penetration vs. the Allied M10 significantly reduced. M8 Armored Car: - Allied M8 Armored Car’s accuracy on the move increased. Now on par with the M4 Sherman and M10 Tank Destroyer. - Allied M8 Armored Car’s accuracy penalties vs. the Axis Armored Car (Puma) have been removed. - Allied M8 Armored Car Armor upgrade Munitions cost reduced by 25. M26 Pershing Heavy Tank: - Allied Pershing penetration rate vs. the Stug increased to 80%. - Axis Stug penetration rate vs. the Pershing has been reduced to 45% from 74.6% Allied Commander Tree Improvements: - Armoured Fury Branch changed to: Raid to Allied War Machine to Calliope. - War Machine Branch changed to: Fast Deployment to Field Repairs to Pershing. - Allied War Machine Command Point Cost reduced by 1 - Sherman Calliope Command Point Cost reduced by 1 Infantry AT weapon changes (Allies and Axis): - All Infantry Anti-Tank weaponry (Bazooka, Recoilless Rifle, Panzerschreck) are slightly more accurate when firing at moving light targets. - Allied Bazookas and Recoilless Rifles now deal slightly more damage to Light Vehicles - Panzerfaust accuracy against infantry targets has been reduced as intended. While there is still a chance to directly hit and kill targets like snipers, - Panzerfausts are now more likely to cause splash damage rather than kill infantry. - Panzerschreck Damage vs. base buildings lowered by 25%. - Bazooka damage vs. base buildings has been lowered by 25%. Allied BAR and suppression changes: - Allied BAR Rifle upgrade now gives 2 BAR Rifles rather than 3. Allied BAR Riflemen squads will now be able to pick-up MG42 and Panzerschreck items - Allied BAR Rifle damage increased by 40%. - Allied BAR Rifle will take slightly longer to Pin units that are in a Suppressed state - Allied BAR Suppression ability can no longer suppress and pin units in heavy cover. Construction Changes: - Players may no longer delete Sand Bags or Tank Traps. - Allied Observation Post built from Riflemen now has the same build speed as the Observation Post built by Engineers. - Allied Observation Posts, Axis Observation Posts, and Machine Gun Nests now have the appropriate target type while building; now like all other buildings they will be much more susceptible to damage while under construction - Axis Volksgrenadiers can now utilize the same build menu as the Grenadiers – this allows them to construct Barbed Wire and Sand Bags. Smoke Changes: - All Barrage weapons no longer have a 50% chance to miss targets in Smoke. - Projectiles will no longer pass directly through Sherman’s on registered “Misses” – they will now behave like all other tanks and those hits will be registered as a non-penetrated “deflection”. - Sherman smoke launcher recharge rate was less than the duration of the ability, now set to 45 seconds Axis Officer: - Axis ‘Leutnant’ Manpower cost decreased to 260 from 340 - Axis ‘Leutnant’ Build Time increased to 60 from 30. General Squad and Weapon Changes (Allies and Axis): - All Snipers more effective against units garrisoned inside of bunkers. - All Allied Rifles slightly more effective against Axis Motorcycles - Allied Engineers with the Flamethrower upgrade are no longer resistant to Sniper Shots - Fixed an issue where the Stug’s main gun Area-of-Effect was too effective against infantry squads. - Axis Assault ability will now break pinning/suppression and prevent pinning/suppression while the ability is active. - Increased Axis Infantry passive health regeneration bonus received from their first level of veterancy by 40%. General Vehicle Changes (Allies and Axis): - Panzer IV accuracy while moving set to the same value as other tanks. - Axis Goliaths now destroy Tank Traps in a single explosion. - Axis Armoured Car Puma 50mm Cannon upgrade now requires Escalate to Battle Phase upgrade. - Axis Motorcycles damage vs. units in light or heavy cover has been slightly reduced - Axis StuH 42 now effectively kills infantry as was originally intended - Axis Armoured Car Puma 50mm Upgrade accuracy reduced vs. infantry. It is intended as an anti-armor upgrade. General Heavy Weapon Team Changes (Allies and Axis): - All Mortars now have a chance to deal Mobility Damage if they hit Light Vehicles. - All Anti-Tank guns are now more accurate when firing at moving and stationary Light Vehicles. - Allied 57mm Anti-Tank gun firing cone has been increased by 20 degrees to match Axis 50mm Anti-Tank gun. - Allied HMG Armor Piercing Rounds ability price reduced from 50 to 35 munitions. - Allied Howitzer Gun Barrage is less accurate when firing into the Fog of War. - Axis Nebelwerfer Manpower cost has been reduced by 20 - Axis Nebelwerfer Rocket Suppression area of effect increased. - Axis Nebelwerfer Rocket area of effect damaged reduced. Direct hits and near misses will still damage infantry units. - Axis Nebelwerfer will deal a reduced amount of damage to units in light, heavy, bunker, and garrison cover types. - Axis Flak 88’s are more resilient to Artillery, off-map attacks, and satchel charges (the crew manning them is not). - Axis Flak 88’s and Nebelwerfers can now be re-manned by 2-man Pioneer squads.
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