It’s time for a new multiplayer game launch alert, with Battalion 1944 early access now available on Steam!
Battalion 1944 is designed to replicate the feel of the best FPS games from the 1990s. It’s intended to strip things back “to the competitive nature of the shooters of old.”
After a brief period of closed beta testing, the game has now launched into an “early access” state. It’s available for £11.99/€14.99/$14.99.
Here’s a look at the trailer, and a more detailed description of the game:
Battalion recaptures the core of classic competitive shooters & refines the ‘classic’ FPS feel for the next generation. Focusing on 5v5 infantry combat, where precise flick shots with your Kar98, covering fire with your Thompson and fluid movement are key to clutching every round for your team.
Classic WWII FPS Roots – Skill Is King
Strike with speed, strength and precision as Battalion’s swift and smooth infantry combat paves the way for a skill ceiling competitive gamers will die for. You won’t find any airstrikes, attack dogs or overpowered god guns here. In Battalion 1944, you, your skill and your rifle reign supreme.
Wartide – Game Mode
Two teams. Two weapon armouries to be fed with the blood of your enemies. Two objectives to defend or blow to smithereens. Five players per team. Thirteen rounds to secure victory.
Wartide is created with competitive players in mind. Every weapon matters and every round counts. Loot corpses to gather weapons for your team to use in later rounds. Then, focus on the map objectives to achieve victory.
Capture the Flag, Domination, Team Deathmatch and Free For All
In addition to Wartide, Battalion 1944 allows you to wage war across Capture the Flag, Domination, Team Deathmatch and Free for All game modes.
Skill Based Matchmaking
Skill based matchmaking rates your performance level and matches you against players who’ll put your skills to the test.
Earned by levelling up as well as from the store, these entirely cosmetic chests allow you to wear your favourite weapon colours with pride when you take to the battlefield.
Dedicated Server & LAN Support
Whether you want to host a mod, run a private competitive match or ramp the player count well above the recommended settings; Battalion 1944 allows you to host your own dedicated servers.
By the Community, For the Community
This heart-thumping multiplayer experience is being crafted by designers who have grown up playing top competitive First Person Shooters; alongside community feedback from professional FPS players and an Early Access community shaped by the same gaming experience.
Will you be giving Battalion 1944 early access a go? Let us know.
Source: Press Release (Gamespress.com)