An FPS Server guide for developers It's not rocket science and to be honest, most if not all of these features have been around for some time. However we keep seeing new games released, with a lot of these basic features missing. Click here to view the list of features we've been asking for since 2001
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Today, EA and DICE have released a massive 1.16GB patch that addresses many issues fans have had with the latest Battlefield release. Some improvements you can expect in today's patch include an improvement to soldiers' movements that match Battlefield 3's, improved revive mechanic and improvements to sights including close and medium range sight reticles and improved visibility for red glowing reticles. A new sub-game mode called Obliteration Competitive is also being included in today's patch. The new Battlefield 4 patch is now available across all platforms, although PC and PlayStation 3 players have some unique fixes not found on other platforms.
Valve casually announced today that there are over 100 million active Steam accounts. That is a lot of active Steam accounts. That's approaching the population of Mexico! The press release announcing today's store update also notes that 1,300 new games have been released on Steam in the past nine months for a total of "over 3,700 titles." It's pretty crazy that such a big percentage of Steam's library was released in less than a year. The gates are open, and the new features introduced today are meant to better connect those 100 million users with Steam's rapidly growing library.
Valve today launched the Steam Discovery Update, which introduces new functionality and features designed to optimize the Steam shopping experience as the number of new titles on Steam increases.
In the past nine months, Steam has added over 1,300 new titles and grown to over 100 million active accounts. Designed to meet the demands of this growth, the Steam Discovery Update delivers a smarter Home page, offering recommendations based on past purchases, recent playtime, and recommendations by friends.
Steam Search has also been updated with extremely detailed filters. And a new feature called Curators allows anyone to become a taste maker and build a following.
"We have made great efforts to increase the number of titles we can publish on Steam, which means more choices for customers," said Alden Kroll of Valve. "This update introduces multiple features and functionality to help customers explore Steam’s growing catalog and find the games they are most interested in playing."
Steam is a leading online platform for PC, Mac, and Linux software, games and digital entertainment with over 3,700 titles and 100 million active accounts. It is the product of Valve, creators of game technologies (Source, Steam) and numerous best-selling game franchises (Counter-Strike, Dota 2, Half-Life, Portal, and Team Fortress).
Rising Storm: Armored Assault Free Content Pack - Now available on Steam!
Tripwire Interactive and Antimatter Games are pleased to announce the release of the Rising Storm: Armored Assault Free Content Pack. The new pack is loaded with free content for both Rising Storm and Red Orchestra 2 including a new gun (German MG 42 light machine gun), two new light tanks (Russian T-70 & German Panzer III) along with an updated version of Arad 2, and two new official custom maps (Kobura & Tula Outskirts).
Armored Assault Free Content Pack Features Include:
- German MG 42 light machine gun added as veteran unlock for the Axis MG class (belt version as default in classic)
2 New Tanks
- Russian T-70 light tank - small, fast 2-man tank with a 45mm cannon, but lightly armored
- German Panzer III - smaller version of the Panzer IV, equipped with a 50mm cannon
New Official Custom Maps
- Kobura - Japanese attacking US defensive positions through jungle, streams and ruins
- TulaOutskirts - re-make of a classic map from the original Red Orchestra - a tough assault for the Germans through forest against prepared Russian positions
- Added a Greylist to allow mods to show up on the ranked server browser page but set servers into Custom mode
- Optional Community Map DLC
Tweaks and fixes incoming! We are happy to inform you that the anticipated Fall Patch for Battlefield 4 is right around the corner.The certification has started on several platforms and the Fall Patch is targeted for release at the end of September.
Community Test Environment Update
Our focus for the Fall Patch on the CTE (Community Test Environment) has been to stabilize and finalize the build and this has meant less updates than normal. We’d like to thank you all for your patience during this time – we appreciate you sticking in there.
Fall Patch Highlights So what are we improving? First of all: the final fix list for the Fall Patch is fairly massive and will be released when the patch goes live. The full patch notes will contain all changes in more detail. In the meantime however, here are some of the Fall Patch highlights that you can expect:
- Rush (All base game maps except Dawnbreaker), Obliteration, Capture the Flag, and Carrier Assault. Added the Obliteration Competitive sub-game mode
For the full list of tweaks and hopefully, improvements. Click here
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With Final Stand, we knew from the start that we wanted to evolve the Battlefield experience and offer weapons and vehicles that behave differently than anything else on the battlefield. Taking place on the artic landscape of Russia, where the scientists of today are experimenting with technology that will define the battlefields of tomorrow (Battlefield 2142, anyone?), Final Stand will deliver four maps that are unique and distinct. With its military installations set against a wintry landscape, expect intense, infantry-focused combat.