Reporting in, Commanders!
New intelligence has arrived regarding two free updates arriving this summer to offer mod support, securing you greater control over the battlefield. This support will allow a deep level of customisation and ability to change almost any aspect of the game. This will include adding new units, altering mechanics, balance, custom battles, and more. These updates will also deliver new content and quality of life changes to further enhance your experience. The first update will arrive next week featuring:
This in-game feature enables the browsing and toggling of various mods. It supports custom player-created LUA and XML mods, textures, models, and audio. Steam Workshop will be supported and Epic players will have access via copying any mods they download into the mods folder accessible via the Mod Manager.
This tool allows you to create models in software such as Blender or use pre-existing ones.
Using these tools, you can create new units or edit existing ones.
Use XML and LUA to create your own Custom Campaigns. Customisation will range from the ability to make simple adjustment to parameters such as starting National Will to broad changes such as custom events, maps AI etc. that would allow for a highly self-crafted experience. The update comes with a sample Custom Campaign, presented as a mod, which will automatically download as part of the update and demonstrate set-up and parameters.
New Infantry Units
Army Corps of Africa (French)
Colonial Troops Corps (French)
Royal Bavarian Infantry Corps (German)
New Tank Units
Custom Difficulty Settings
These settings allow you to highly customise each difficulty setting to your liking and create a custom difficulty. Key options include Endless Campaign, Battle Timer adjustments and changes to starting resources such as National Will, Gold Reserves and Global Supply.
Air Recon Missions
A new air mission that will unlock with fighter planes in the tech tree. This mission simulates pilots taking photos from the plane to report on the state of the battlefield.
Join us on our Twitch channel tomorrow at 19:00 BST at twitch.tv/Frontier as we celebrate the release of the above update and go into more detail with the developers. Follow the discussion on Steam as well as Twitter and Facebook for confirmed dates and further news! As always, your feedback and suggestions have been vital in driving these improvements. Continue to let us know about your time on the front.
The Great War: Western Front Team