Company of Heroes

PC / Strategy / Release: Sep 14, 2006 / ESRB: M

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Company of Heroes, Saints Row: The Third in latest Humble Bundle

Company of Heroes, Saints Row: The Third in latest Humble Bundle

In what seems to be an odd move, Humble Bundle has teamed with publisher THQ to offer seven PC games in its traditional pay-what-you-want packs. It marks the first time Humble has bundled games from a large publisher, while packaging Windows-only games and using the Steam DRM.

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Daily Filter: August 30, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter includes video for Company of Heroes Online, Medal of Honor, MySims SkyHeroes, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, The Secret World and UFC Undisputed 2010 on PSP. Read more »

"I want to see that Company of Heroes Online video, but shack video never works for me, on any ..."
- mad-d00d    See all 8 comments


Direct2Drive and THQ Join Forces for Week-Long Sale

If last week's promotions didn't put a dent in your wallet, Direct2Drive and THQ want to remedy that situation.Until July 13, all THQ titles on Direct2Drive are on sale for 25% off, while select titles will see even bigger price drops during each day of the week.

"You can get the entire Dawn of War series and Dawn of War 2, aside from Chaos rising, for 7 ..."
- deathdude98    See all 8 comments


Company of Heroes Patch 2.600 Released

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. Read more »

"The new map is really good - i havent lost as allies yet - hellcat is much stronger "
- alexwinrar    See all 8 comments


Next Company of Heroes Patch Brings New Map to Tales of Valor Owners

Developer Relic has begun discussing the next Company of Heroes (PC) patch, noting its intentions to "fix some key bugs" and provide those that own the Tales of Valor expansion with a new map for the Panzerkrieg multiplayer mode.

While the company has yet to provide a release estimate for the patch, it did issue a list of the "main points" that will be addressed, along with a promise that "there are further bug fixes and changes in the patch, such as a reduction to the effectiveness of the T17." Read more »

"Men of War absolutely destroys this game. I enjoyed CoH but MoW is 999999999x better."
- Rape.Farm    See all 8 comments


THQ Axes 17% of Staff Under 'New Strategic Plan'

Related Topics – Company of Heroes, xbox 360, THQ, PC

Following THQ's closure of five internal studios--over 25% of its internal resources--earlier this week, the publisher has terminated 17% of its studio staff--roughly 250 people--under a "new strategic plan" that will "focus on fewer, higher quality titles."

Along with the studio closures, THQ cancelled "several titles that were in development but had not been publicly announced." Read more »

"I hope this means Homeworld 3 with a good budget not put on hold. Come on Relic you can do it!"
- Sailor of Fortune    See all 6 comments


Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor Announced

Relic will continue its World War II PC strategy series next spring with Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor, publisher THQ announced today.

Previously revealed by retailer listings, Tales of Valor will be a standalone game, packing three new single-player campaigns and new multiplayer modes along with new maps and units. It also introduces a new "direct-fire" feature, said to offer players "more tactical control of their units and more strategic options in-game." Read more »

"About time. I've been waiting for more glorious CoH action. Nothing quite like blowing shit out ..."
- Master Tonberry    See all 54 comments


New Company of Heroes Expansion Revealed?

Listings for a new Company of Heroes entry titled "Tales of Valor" recently appeared at retailer Amazon.com, prompting speculation that publisher THQ is preparing a second expansion pack in the Relic-developed World War II PC real-time strategy series.

The listing puts Tales of Valor's price point at $29.99, identical to the initial cost of the previous standalone expansion Opposing Fronts, and suggests a tentative release date of March 1, 2009. Read more »

"Can only hope, but wouldn't this more likely have something to do with that version thay are ..."
- abjectblitz    See all 28 comments


GameTap Signs THQ Games: Company of Heroes, S.T.A.L.K.E.R., Titan Quest, More

Subscription-based PC gaming service GameTap has agreed to bring a number of games published by THQ to the service, the company announced today.

The agreement will see the addition of such THQ-published PC titles as Relic Entertainment's Company of Heroes, Gas Powered Games' Supreme Commander, Iron Lore Entertainment's Titan Quest and GSC Gameworld's S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl to the service, among others. Read more »

"BTW don't get too excitted. i just remembered simlar annoucements for Codemasters and Eidos. ..."
- baron calamity    See all 20 comments


Company of Heroes Patch 2.301 Released

Related Topics – Company of Heroes, PC

A new Company of Heroes patch has been released, updating the original game and Opposing Fronts expansion to version 2.301. In addition to bug fixes and balancing changes, the patch offers several map changes.

v2.301

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"Haven't played vanilla for so long now scared to come back in case I forgot the tactics... been ..."
- abjectblitz    See all 8 comments


Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts Patch 2.201 Released

A new Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts patch is now available, updating version 2.103 of the strategy game expansion pack to version 2.201. The 113mb download offers performance improvements, balancing changes, and bug fixes.

v2.201 12/11/2007

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"Such a shame that this excellent expansion to last year's PC Game of the Year was overlooked ..."
- wytefang    See all 9 comments


Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts Demo

A demo of the stand-alone Company of Heroes expansion pack Opposing Fronts is now available from FileShack. The 1.92gb download includes tutorials and the first two missions from Operation Market Garden.

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"Not to be negative or anything, but it looks like a modified Q3 engine =P"
- Function Pointer    See all 40 comments


New Company of Heroes Patch Released

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A new Company of Heroes patch has been issued, updating the original game and Opposing Fronts expansion pack from version 2.101 to version 2.102. The 5mb update fixes CD-key validation issues, P2P sync issues, and also offers a number of balancing changes. Changelog v2.102: Online - Players now get distributed to teams evenly as they join. - Fixed some P2P Sync issues. - Fixed an error in the way stats were counting. - Stats are now displaying correctly. General - Fixed CD-key validation errors. - Environmental Reverb is now disabled by default for hyper threaded machines. Gameplay - Fixed Overwatch. - Combat system updates: System reverted to COH infantry combat. - Vet 3 Ostwind receives a 40% boost to accuracy. - Wehrmacht Panzer Command Building reduced 15 fuel. - Wehrmacht Panzer Command build time increased by 15s - Knights' Cross Holders receive Panzerfaust ability at Vet 3 - Panther cost reduced from 140 fuel to 125 fuel - Panzerfausts cost reduced to 35 - Stugs and StuHs receive a 15% health modifier at vet 2 - Wehrmacht Halftracks receive damage modifier at Vet 1 decreased from .85 to .75 - Wehrmacht Halftracks deliver 20% more damage Vet 2 - Vet 2 StuH has a received penetration modifier of .85 - Churchill Crocodile Flamethrower range increased from 20 to 35 - Churchill Crocodile Flamethrower damage output increased vs pinned (1.5 damage, 2x accuracy) and suppressed targets (1.25 damage). - Sniper rifles accuracy vs trench cover increased from .25 to .45 - Reduced cost of Allied MG nest by 5 fuel. - Ranger Veterancy experience requirements increased to 14/28/50 - British Howitzer Popcap reduced to 10 from 12. - BAR damage increased to .4 versus Panzer Elite soldiers. - Puma\234 Armoured Car Vet 2 range bonus reduced to 1.125 from 1.2 - Nebelwerfer Vet 3 damage reduced to 1.15 from 1.25.

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"Wohoo sounds like this patch gets me closer to playing again. Can anyone if rangers are finally ..."
- Toth21    See all 6 comments


Company of Heroes, Opposing Fronts Patched

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With the Company of Heroes expansion pack Opposing Fronts now shipping, THQ has issued new patches updating the original game and the new addition to the franchise. Both patches offer a gargantuan amount of balancing changes, while the mammoth 1.75gb patch for the original game also adds the Commonwealth and Panzer Elite armies. v2.101 09/24/2007 Online - Connectivity improvements. - Lobby improvements. - Fixed several simulation crashes. - Automatch fixes. Gameplay - Vet 3 Ostwind receives a 40% boost to accuracy. - Wehrmacht Panzer Command Building reduced 15 fuel. - Wehrmacht Panzer Command build time increased by 15s - Knights' Cross Holders receive Panzerfaust ability at Vet 3 - Panther cost reduced from 140 fuel to 125 fuel - Panzerfausts cost reduced to 35 - Panzerfausts improved vs light vehicles. - Stugs and StuHs receive a 15% health modifier at vet 2 - Wehrmacht Halftracks receive damage modifier at Vet 1 decreased from .85 to .75 - Wehrmacht Halftracks deliver 20% more damage Vet 2 - Vet 2 StuH has a received penetration modifier of .85 - Churchill Crocodile Flamethrower range increased from 20 to 35 - Churchill Crocodile Flamethrower damage output increased vs pinned (1.5 damage, 2x accuracy) and suppressed targets (1.25 damage). - Sniper rifles accuracy vs trench cover increased from .25 to .45 - Reduced cost of Allied MG nest by 5 fuel. - Ranger Veterancy experience requirements increased to 14/28/50 - British Howitzer Popcap reduced to 10 from 12. - BAR damage increased to .4 versus Panzer Elite soldiers. - Puma234 Armoured Car Vet 2 range bonus reduced to 1.125 from 1.2 - Nebelwerfer Vet 3 damage reduced to 1.15 from 1.25. - More StuH projectile Tuning. Projectile set to artillery type to deal with very errant misses. - FG42 tuned. Burst length reset, moving accuracy and moving burst modifiers adjusted to match non-assault rifle weapons. - Tuned some Stug and StuH target damage modifiers. - Vet exp values tuned for British and Panzer Elite Vehicles, British Captains, LTs, and Luftwaffe Ground forces. - Pak35 weapon on 250 AT halftrack had its priority tuned vs team weapons. Will kill weapon teams more effectively instead of shell intersecting team weapon. - Bug fix for V1 that prevented it from landing if the FOW closed in too early during the ability (if a spotter was killed for example). - Received accuracy modifier removed from British Captain. - Bren carriers build time increased to 35 seconds. - Bren carriers Armour Piercing ability cost increased to 40 munitions. - UI changes to creeping barrage. - Fixed Bofors vs tp_armour_axis_panther_skirts - Vet cost Updates for Werhmacht Support units and Vehicles (from manpower/fuel - 100/30, 300/50, 300/70 to 100/20, 200/40, 250/50) - Wehrmacht Puma/234 Heavy Armoured car receives a 20% weapon range increase at Vet 2 and a 30% weapon damage increase at Vet 3 - Wehrmacht Mortar teams receive a 50% damage increase to their barrage at Vet 3 - Wehrmacht Nebelwerfers receive a 35% speed boost at vet 1 - Wehrmacht Nebelwerfers receive a 25% damage increase to their barrage at vet 3 - Wehrmacht MG42s receive a +15 sight range increase at Vet 3 - Wehrmacht Pak38s receive a 25% damage boost at Vet 3. - Kettenkrad sniper detection range increased to 20. - King Tiger generates 100mp reduction for 5 minutes upon arrival. - Wehrmacht Battle Phase fuel cost reduced to 50 from 65 - Armour Piercing shells on Allied 57mm AT and British 17pounder increased to 50mun - Wehrmacht Panthers, Stugs, and Panzer IVS, and PE Panzer IVs Infantry Support Tanks are more resistant to infantry AT (Panzerschrecks, Bazookas, Sticky Bombs, Recoilless rifles, PIATs etc.) when they receive armour skirts from Veterancy or upgrades. - Wehrmacht pioneers receive a repair ability at Vet 3 that enables them to repair more effectively in combat. The damage modifier while repairing was reduced. - British LTs are affected by suppression, but can take a considerable amount of fire before becoming suppressed. - British Infantry sections and LTs have their capture modifier set to 1.0 instead of 1.5. - Bren carriers lose a received damage bonus (.85) when they upgrade with the Vickers MMG. - Mortar damage modifier increased vs tp_trench cover types. - British mortars have additional accuracy bonus vs slit trenches. - British Rifle grenades improved vs tp_trench cover type and trench objects. - Panzer Grenadiers and Fallschirmjagers have their passive mine detection re-enabled. Mines within 10m will be detected when the PGs are immobile for 3 seconds. - 250 Funkwagen halftrack will detect and reveal camouflaged snipers in an area around itself when setup. - British Infanty damage modifier while constructing emplacements increased from 1.5 to 2.0 to match Sappers. - Panzer Elite start with 50 munitions. - Stormtrooper's bundled grenade does 3x damage vs slit trenches. - Button vehicle will disable coaxial MGs before the main gun. Main gun will remain active for 5 seconds after ability is applied. - Tank guns set to .9 damage vs tp_infantry_soldier (Panzer Grenadiers and British Infantry). Increased from .7 - Removed rear damage enabled flag from Kettenkrad. - Panzer Grenadier AT grenades set to do the same damage vs British Infantry as regular infantry. - Wehrmacht forces receive a new medkit. - The basic medkit is available at tier 2 (after researching Escalate to Skirmish) but only functions in friendly territory. - At tier 4 (Escalate to Battle Phase) they receive a new medkit that can be used anywhere. - Stukas, V1s, and Nebelwerfers all have improved damage vs British emplacements. - Nebelwerfers and Stukas set to 1.0 damage vs tp_infantry_soldier. - Pak 38s and Flak 88s have been moved into the Vehicle Veterancy research at the KampfKraft Center. - Mortars set to do 1.0 damage vs tp_infantry_soldier target types (Panzer Grenadiers and British Infantry). - Building critical tuning. - V1 FOW scatter modifiers reduced. - PIAT scatter modified to reduce anti-infantry effectiveness - British Priest damage modifier vs buildings set from .35 to .25 - Panzer Elite Scout car health increased from 220 to 260. - British Artillery cooldowns (basic and supercharge barrages) set from 60 to 90. - StuH weapon scatter reduced, angle of gun depression increased marginally. - StuH tilt set to 0m. - Panzer Elite AT grenade damage bug fixed on target types associated with British Infantry. - Pioneer veterancy moved to support veteran choice. - Help text not yet updated. - Pioneers have a received damage modifier when massed. - Butterfly mines set to damage all infantry types equally. - All Flamethrowers set to do damage to gliders after they land. - Removed incorrect squad AI plan from several tank squads. - Fixed a bug where abilities, such as BAR suppression, were able to be used in hold of M3 Halftrack. These abilities wouldn't work in the halftrack. - A data bug fix was made to Panzer Elite Suppressive Volley Fire - The modifiers would reset incorrectly when the squad moved. - Panzer Grenadier G43 Rifle upgrade cost increased to 50 from 35 - Lieutenant Auras were tuned. - Removed received suppression modifiers - Set stacking cooldown weapon modifier on LT vet 2 from .75 to .9 - Fixed a bug where the non-stacking modifier was stacking. - Added reload weapon modifier to LT vet 2 and set to .9 - Removed reload weapon modifiers on LTs - Removed stacking accuracy modifier on LT vet 2 - Reduced popcap bonus on LT vet 3 from 8 to 4. - Increased the amount of action required to gain veterancy levels on British Lieutenants from: - Second level requires 30 instead of 24 - Third level requires 54 instead of 36 - Panzer Elite Halftrack costs were adjusted - 250 Infantry Halftrack drops to 15 fuel from 20 - 250 'Funkwagen' Halftrack drops to 0 from 20 fuel. - Munitions Halftrack was decreased from 280 to 220 manpower - All Panzer Elite 250 halftracks were increased in health from 260 to 300 - Panzer Elite Scout cars cost decreased from 240 to 220 manpower - Panzer Elite Scout Car popcap decreased from 4 to 2. - Tank Buster infantry increased in cost to 390 manpower - Assault Infantry increased in price to 360 manpower - Received damage modifiers reduced to .99 on Group Zeal ability for Panzer Elite. - Panzer Elite 88mm health increased from 250 to 375. - British 25pounder fuel cost increased from 55 to 75. - British 25pounder popcap increased to 12 from 8 - British 25pounder scatter increased 'forward' to help prevent shots landing within its minimum range. - Building criticals fixed for artillery. A bug was killing all occupants of a building when there was a near miss by artillery shell. - Axis Personnel population upkeep threshold increased from 12 to 14 - Pioneer upkeep doubled from approximately 3 to approximately 6. - Upkeep removed from repair pioneer at Repair Bunker. - tp_slit_trench had its disable_target_search removed and artillery was added to its projectile pass through for flamethrowers. - V1 set to a new projectile type that will allow it to pass through buildings in order for it to hit its targeted location. - V1 scatter tuned. - PIAT Weapon tuned - Damage reduced from 100 to 90 - Target accuracy reduced vs moving light vehicles (generally from .8 to .4). - PIAT armour penetration values set for a few missing Commonwealth vehicles (in case PIAT is picked up) - Allied Bazookas are slightly less accurate vs light vehicles. - British Starting pop cap dropped from 46 to 40 - Panzer Elite Base Building Health increased from 500 to 1000. - Heavy Tank guns have reduced accuracy vs PE light vehicles. Modifier is set from 1 to .6 - Stuarts, M8 Greyhounds have .8 moving accuracy modifier vs PE Light vehicles. - Sticky bombs given a .8 damage modifier vs Panzer Elite Light vehicles. - Snipers retreat modifiers tuned. Sniper retreat received accuracy modifier set to .75 - Axis Mortar scatter reduced marginally to account for its extra range. Angle drops from 10 to 9, distance_scatter drops from 12 to 10. - Fallschirmjager FG42 rifle tuned. - Increased suppression - Increased accuracy at long range - Increased burst length - Increased reload frequency. Weapon will reload less often. - Removed 'building' type off Wehrmacht and Panzer Elite defenses to prevent Registered Artillery from being used on these structures. - Registered artillery has a slight modification to its target requirements. - Panzer Elite Aid Station health regeneration modifier set from .15 to .095

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"why wont this patch download for me automatically in the game? i hit ok to download the ..."
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Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts Ships

Following news of the game going gold earlier this month, Relic Entertainment's Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts has shipped to stores. Publisher THQ previously indicated the title would arrive in stores this month, but had not pinned down a specific date. The standalone expansion to Relic's acclaimed PC WWII RTS Company of Heroes features two new armies, each with their own campaign, DirectX 10 support, mission persistence, improved AI and physics, and a dynamic weather system. The original Company of Heroes is not required, though the two releases interface to provide new multiplayer options. For more on Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts, check out Nick Breckon's detailed impressions.

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"Gah. I wish THQ would just spill the beans about when this will be available on Steam. I've ..."
- monofurioso    See all 17 comments





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