Company of Heroes Patch 2.600 Released

By Chris Faylor, Jun 10, 2009 10:57am PDT The latest patch for Relic's Company of Heroes (PC) is now on FileShack, bringing the World War II real-time strategy game and its expansions up to v2.600.

Along with bug fixes and gameplay tweaks, the update adds a new map for the Panzerkrieg multiplayer mode, which is exclusive to the Tales of Valor expansion. Please note that this is an incremental patch that requires v2.502 for installation.

The list of fixes and tweaks packed in the v2.6 download can be found below:

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where Bergetiger audio volume was lower than intended.
  • Fixed an issue with speech mixing.
  • Fixed an issue with the game crashing while trying to exit from cinematic mode.
  • Fixed a number of issues with the World Builder.
  • Updated the help text for a few units.
  • Fixed an issue with incompatibility between save games and version.
  • Fixed a bug with long scenario descriptions.
  • Cool-downs are now working properly for all weapons.
  • HMGs in buildings will now switch targets as intended; there is a 3.5 second delay before the hmg will fire at another target.
  • Squads will no longer rush at an undeployed weapons crew when ordered to attack.
  • Fixed an issue where Pak38s could stack their first-strike modifiers.
  • Fixed an issue with the lobby and front-end slowing down and operating slowly. This makes joining games and automatch teams much more reliable.
  • Fixed a networking issue that caused a player's stats to appear as all zeroes.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the last played map to be forgotten when starting a game of the same type.
  • Fixed an issue where a host's game would crash when both host and client would try to move to an empty slot simultaneously.
  • Fixed a few issues with players swapping slots and gameplay types within the lobby.
  • Fixed an issue with "Swap Starting Location" functionality.
  • Fixed a usability issue with the Autopatcher error messages.
  • Fixed an issued that caused the game to crash upon loading the Mission 4 from Invasion of Normandy.
  • The help text for the British Staghound has been updated to correctly reflect its role.
  • Raised Panzerschreck squads preference to target Light Vehicles while garrisoned in buildings.
  • SCAR Bug reporting has been turned off while players are running with -dev.
  • Purple box no longer appears when trying to place British emplacements next to each other.
  • Panzerkrieg: Fixed exploit that let players create Defensive Infantry for free ignoring the cool down timer.
  • Repair bunker pioneers now repair engine criticals when repairing damaged vehicles.

Maps

  • Added a new map called Panzerkrieg: Hebecrevon.
  • 2p Sturzdorf has been updated to its proper version.
  • 2p Beaux Lowlands has been updated to its proper version.
  • 2p Wrecked Train has been updated to its proper version.
  • 2p Langres has been updated to its proper version.
  • 6p The Scheldt has been updated to its proper version.

Gameplay

  • Improved the reliability and effectiveness of the American's Strafing Run.
  • The T17 armored car's damage output has been reduced.
  • Penetration of the T17 armored car has been reduced.
  • The Panzer Elite's Schwimmwagen Scorched Earth ability has been replaced with an "Incendiary Trap" ability.
  • The British Command Truck's mobile ability will no longer be available while the Truck is setting up.
  • Panzergrenadier's Suppression Volley can properly target weapon crews that are set-up.
  • Infantry sections with Bren upgrades can now use 'Button Enemy Vehicle' when garrisoned inside a building.

Panzerkrieg

  • Recon flight will now detect camouflaged vehicles and infantry (Panzerkrieg only).
  • Panther health decreased by 11%.
  • Panther Damage Multiplier reduced by 7%.
  • Panther Range Multiplier reduced by 7%.
  • Hellcat weapon reload modifier decreased by 11%.
  • Hellcat damage multiplier increased by 9%.
  • Hotchkiss health decreased by 10%.
  • Churchill range increased by 7%.
  • Stealth infantry units now cost 35 Manpower.
  • Stealth infantry sticky bomb damage reduced by 27%.

Additional fixes not in the patch notes due to localization:

Gameplay

  • Panzer Elite Infantry Halftrack suppression lowered.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where British Howitzers could use their barrage ability when it should be disabled.
  • Fixed an issue where British MG nests would not open fire at targets within range.

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