Frontier Developments plc and developers Petroglyph (Command & Conquer™: Remastered, Star Wars™: Empire at War) invite players to reshape battlefields and create new stories as part of a new update for the World War I RTS epic, The Great War: Western Front. Available starting today, Commanders will receive an additional arsenal of mud tools, providing the ultimate sandbox to re-create trench warfare.
As part of an update released June 28, players were introduced to an initial set of modding tools that allowed them to develop custom campaigns and 3D assets through a Model Converter, along with an in-game Mod Manager that supports custom audio, textures and models. This update also introduced seven new types of infantry and three highly requested tanks, including the iconic French Saint-Chamond.
Today’s update will expand modding support with the addition of a Map Editor and a UI Editor, allowing Commanders to create unique battlefields and have even more control over the Western Front. The update will also introduce three new Skirmish and Multiplayer maps, as well as a brand new historical mission created using the new modding tools. The Battle of Vimy Ridge, considered a defining moment for Canadian forces during the war, saw the use of rolling artillery barrages to provide cover for advancing troops as they showed unwavering courage to capture a critical point on the Western Front.
In addition, Commanders can now view running statistics from their current campaign and reinforce their front lines with two new support shelters – an Anti-Aircraft nest to keep the skies clear of enemy fighters and bombers, and an ammunition store that will reduce the supply cost of firing nearby artillery batteries, but risks exploding if destroyed.
The Great War: Western Front places players at the helm of one of history’s most crucial conflicts as they command Allied Forces or Central Powers and try to turn the odds to emerge victorious from a war of attrition. While controlling the Western Front from both a grand strategic overview as a Theater Commander, and individual RTS gameplay on the battlefield as a Field Commander, players must carefully manage their Provision and National Will as they strive for victory. On the battlefield, every decision will tip the balance between success and defeat, from the merciless bombardment of artillery shells to the creation of detailed trenches to provide vital protection from the offensive of enemy machine gun fire. Victory can be achieved, but at what cost?
The Great War: Western Front is now available to purchase via Steam and the Epic Games Store, for a suggested retail price of £29.99/€34.99/$34.99.