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Company of Heroes 2 chills out with ColdTech

As no recreation of World War 2's Eastern Front is complete without bitter, crippling cold, Relic has whipped up some fancy new technical whizzbangs it's calling 'ColdTech' for Company of Heroes 2. Snow will gather to slow your troops, blizzards will sweep in, and soldiers risk freezing to death.

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As no recreation of World War 2's Eastern Front is complete without bitter, crippling cold, Relic has whipped up some fancy new technical whizzbangs it's calling 'ColdTech' for Company of Heroes 2. Snow gathers to slow troops, dynamic blizzards sweep in, and soldiers risk freezing to death. Your army men will slowly freeze in the bitter Soviet winter unless they're hunkering down in buildings or around fires, so try not to send them marching through deep snowdrifts for too long. Heaven help the poor dears if they're out in the open when a blizzard hits. ColdTech brings awfully fancy snow to CoH 2, which gathers and deepens to slow troops more and displays a record of everything that's passed by--until it melts or fresh snow falls on top. It also adds fancy ice, which canny players can destroy to dunk anything moving across it. Hit the announcement for more on all ColdTech adds to Relic's Essence Engine 3.0. Company of Heroes 2 is coming to PC in "early 2013." Check out our preview from May.

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    July 25, 2012 4:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Company of Heroes 2 chills out with ColdTech.

    As no recreation of World War 2's Eastern Front is complete without bitter, crippling cold, Relic has whipped up some fancy new technical whizzbangs it's calling 'ColdTech' for Company of Heroes 2. Snow will gather to slow your troops, blizzards will sweep in, and soldiers risk freezing to death.

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      July 25, 2012 9:24 AM

      whoa, wonder if the AI will be able to react correctly to these situations. Game has a solid spot on my must buy at release list, which is never all that long. (hate buying games at release)

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        July 25, 2012 10:51 AM

        I thought the AI's use of cover worked pretty well. Not perfect. So, I would expect it be able to handle this here. Although, there were easily some strategies the AI just couldn't counter at all.

        I assume they're balancing out infantry though. This stuff reads like infantry will be nearly useless in some situations.

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        July 26, 2012 12:28 AM

        The AI is decent on finding and tactically using cover in CoH, it wouldn't surprise me if this is the same or even improved in CoH2

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      July 26, 2012 9:06 PM

      The snow build-up sounds cool. The ice effects are awesome. But this "Your army men will slowly freeze in the bitter Soviet winter unless they're hunkering down in buildings or around fires" sounds incredibly tedious...

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