World War 3 Update Adds Team Deathmatch, Development Roadmap Revealed

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World War 3, the hardcore modern military FPS from The Farm 51 (Painkiller: Hell & Damnation, Get Even), has dropped its first major update. New to the game is a 10v10 Team Deathmatch mode, the Warsaw Shopping Mall map, a revamped spawn system, and more! Of course, plenty of other minor tweaks and adjustments have been made.

You can check out the notes for World War 3 update 0.2 below:

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New Content

  • New game mode: Team Deathmatch,
  • New map: Warsaw Shopping Mall (TDM only),
  • New weapon: MSBS Bullpup,
  • New vehicle: IFV Boxer,
  • New uniform: Russian Partisan,
  • New vehicle armor: RPG nets for IFV Boxer and IFV Bumerang,
  • New spawn system (TDM only for now!),

Features

  • In-game grenade selector (just like gadget),
  • Backend: Progression system (first pass),
  • Thermal scopes (first pass),
  • Backend: Item unlocking,
  • Backend: Server authentication,
  • First tests of the changing day/night system (TDM map only),

Gameplay

  • Added Thermal scopes: Medium-magnification scopes (Thor SM, MM) and high-magnification (Odin LM),
  • Added a new assault rifle: MSBS-B. It’s chambered in .300 Blackout giving it better damage than other Western rifles but at the cost of much bigger bullet drop, high damage dropoff and strong kick,
  • Vepr nerfed again with increased recoil,
  • Tor damage reduced, making it only slightly more powerful than the G29. However, due to .50 cal’s  AP performance it should deal more damage when hitting the enemy directly into the chest plate,
  • Sniper rifles had their bullet velocities lowered (turns out they were bugged and behaved like hitscan weapons), they should be comparable to ARs now,
  • RPGs nerfed: Reduced blast radious on basic warheads, reduced damage and damage falloff on Frag warheads (this should make them used primarily for weakening and injuring enemies over a larger area and not for killing them with a cheap shot),
  • Adjusted the Frag RPG warhead to make it more easily recognizable (it’s brighter, more gray/brown-ish in colour),
  • New prototype weapon muzzle flashes. They should have slightly better performance and look better, please give us feedback whether or not do they hinder your visibility while shooting. If anything will be off we will be tweaking them,
  • New particle effects for Support Strikes: Artillery, Airstrikes, Carpet Bombings, now it’s easier to differentiate which one is being used,
  • Fixed splash damage for >25mm caliber rounds, now splash damage decreases properly with the radius of the explosion ( the further from the center of explosion the lesser the damage),
  • You can no longer vault while reloading,
  • Tweaked spawn locations on all maps,
  • Added optimized light to all TPP muzzle flashes,

Optimization

  • Reworked muzzle particles to reduce FPS drops when firing,
  • New impact particles,
  • Lowered attachment count on certain vehicle armors,
  • Level streaming improvements,
  • Collision optimizations,
  • Continuous optimization effort on all fronts,

Tweaks

  • Changed “Performance Boost” to “CPU Performance Boost” to better reflect what it’s for,
  • Tweaked RPG explosion,
  • Flash hiders are now functional,
  • Added chat window to summary screens,
  • Adjusted blast radii for >25mm rounds to the fixed splash damage values,
  • Anti-Tank mines damage reduced to 600, now 2 mines are required to destroy a vehicle,
  • Improved UGV durability against RPG projectiles: 1 Tandem or 2 Single Stage are enough to destroy a UGV,
  • Reduced smoke grenades uses from 5 to 2,
  • Reduced ricochet chance on >25mm projectiles,
  • TDM summary screen map display name,
  • Reworked armor pricing and masses,
  • Changed P: to L: since we’re showing latency to the server, not straight ping,
  • Tweaks to thermal vision postprocess,
  • Menu thumbnails updated,
  • Various animation tweaks (idles, reloads),
  • Matchmaking improvements,
  • Many more minor tweaks and improvements.

The Farm 51 has also rolled out a full development roadmap for World War 3. Here’s what you can expect over the coming months (click on the image for full resolution):

World War 3 is currently available in Early Access form for $30, although the game is 10 percent off during the Steam Autumn Sale. You can check out the latest World War 3 trailer, below.

World War 3 doesn’t have a full release date yet, but it’s expected to leave Early Access sometime in the latter half of 2019.

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