Eastern Front is a free mod for Company of Heroes which has successfully added a full Soviet faction packed with unique and exciting units as well as the rugged Ostheer, a unique new Axis faction which was designed to counter the Soviets, a feat never before achieved in the Company of Heroes world.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive - 92% of the 13 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (412) - 82% of the 412 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 21, 2010

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Install Company of Heroes: Eastern Front


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October 15, 2017


NOTE: If you happen to have issues with game crashes on start etc. do the following:
Check game files for errors (right click "Company of Heroes : Eastern Front" -> properties -> local files -> check local files for errors)

Known issues/bugs:

* on some systems (including mine) the game will show no multiplayer matches unless you check game files for errors.
After check steam will download a 0 kb file, after that mp works. We/I don't knwo the cause of this issue right now but we're working on a solution.
If you can't get EF to run OR do not see multiplayer games hosted use this workaround:
Start the New Steam version with the starting parameters: -dev -mod ef_beta
(right click on CoH: New Steam version -> Properties -> Starting options)

General Changes:

* slightly modified cover camouflage modifiers to behave more consistent


* increased the timer for Spotters to recloak
* tweaked Bt 7 50mm cannon accuracy against infantry/light vehicles
* lowered PTAB anti tank bomb area slightly
* tweaked KV 1 performance against heavier tanks (overall better penetration power)
* ISU 152 uses AP shells now instead of HE shells; shells deal 275 damage, reload 12-13s


* Changed number of casualties necessary to get a Landser squad to 6 (from 4)

Improved several doctrinal abilities:

* Army Elite:
Changed LHS layout back to:
2cp Panzerfusiliers - 2cp Propagandawar - 2cp Cauldron Battle
- fixed Propagandakwar effects - now applies +15% rec. supression and -10% weapon accuracy to enemy infantry

* Honveds Doctrine:
- improved area denial barrage - fires more shells in quicker succession and lasts slightly longer than before
- improved JU 88 airstrike - now 2 planes drop their bomb load onto the target area. Each bomb deals significantly more damage (3x500kg bomb load for each plane) over a wider area. Increased cost to 200 to compensate


* reworked mp40 - increased accuracy to 0.1/0.35/0.75 (from 0.1/0.25/0.75)m, increased weapon range slightly for short/medium range, applied inc. accuracy modifier (more powerful against multiple units than single soldiers
* tweaked Puma against Bt7
* removed unintended supression from Motorbike; purchasing vehicle veterancy 2 will add the supression back


* Rangers no longer start with Bazookas
* Ranger M1 Garand damage to 12 (from 15)
* Ranger M1 Carbine damage to 10 (from 12)
* Ranger reinforcement cost to 48mp (from 44)
* Rangers get +15% weapon penetration with vet 1
* Rangers can upgrade to 2x Bazooka (40 ammo)
* Rangers can upgrade to 3x m1 Thompson submachine gun (60 ammo, can be equipped twice)
* Rangers can either upgrade to 3x m1 Thompson, 2x Bazookas, 3x m1 Thompson + Bazookas or 2x3 m1 thompson
* Bazooka scatter reduced to 12 from 20, tweaked some other stats to make it more reliable
* increased Bazooka damage to 90 (from 75)
* Bazooka accuracy to 0.9/0.75/0.4 from 0.9/0.75/0.35 for s/m/l range
* applied some fixes to veterancy UI (still WIP though)

Panzer Elite:

* lowered PzGren health back to 55 (from 60)
* made 75mm Halftrack more accurate
* 75mm Halftrack now can use the Hohlladungsgranate AT ability (removed from AT HT)
* fixed some UI bugs on PE vehicles
* lowered PE Nashorn call in cost to 450mp (from 700mp)
* increased Nashorn damage to 225 (from 165)
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September 23, 2017



* fixed a missing file that causes some systems to not start EF properly
* removed some unused sbps/ebps files from Ostheer and Soviets
* updated version number to

Note: upkeep threshold: pop number until unit upkeep kicks in


* increased Upkeep Threshold to 9 (from 8)
* tweaked some target tables to behave more coherent

Panzer Elite:

* tweaked Kar98 and G43, now has 75% accuracy on the move
* increased Upkeep Threshold to 9 (from 7)


* tweaked 76mm upgrade for Bt-7
* increased Spotter upkeep to 5.76mp/min (from 1.92)
* lowered Spotter hitpoints to 50 (from 55)
* lowered Sturmovie upkeep to 11.5mp/min from 13.6mp/min


* lowered Sherman 105mm accuracy while moving to 35% (from 50%)
* increased turret turn speed to 18°/sec (from 15°/sec)
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“Adding a completely new faction is challenging, and actually making it successful is better”
9.2 (aggregate) – ModDB

“As great as Company of Heroes is, it takes something really special to make a great game even greater, but CoH:EF does just that!”
Joe Robinson; Strategy Informer

“Eastern Front gives gamers everywhere a reason to play CoH again with a level of quality that makes it easy to forget it isn't an official expansion.”
Rhea Monique; Hellmode

About This Game

Eastern Front is a free mod for Company of Heroes. Following the ethos of mimicking a Relic Entertainment expansion pack, Eastern Front has succeeded in adding a full Soviet faction packed with unique and exciting units to the existing armie as well as the rugged Ostheer - a unique new Axis faction which was designed from the ground up to counter the Soviets - a feat never before achieved in the Company of Heroes world.

We are constantly working to improve Eastern Front; our dedicated and experienced development team has worked on the mod for seven years, and we don't intend to stop yet. The future will bring new campaigns, new reward units, further game mechanics and an overall better experience.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz Intel Pentium IV or AMD Athlon XP or equivalent
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible 512MB video card with Pixel Shader 1.1 support or equivalent and latest manufacturer drivers
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0c compatible 16-bit sound card
    • Additional Notes: Requires the new Steam version of Company of Heroes to play. For multiplayer experience, the recommended requirements should be used.
    • OS: Windows® Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64 bits)
    • Processor: 3.0 Ghz Intel Pentium IV or AMD Athlon XP or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB NVIDIA GeForce 400 series or 1GB Radeon HD 5000 series or better
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card:
    • Additional Notes: It is recommended to upgrade to a 64 bits OS to improve the performance of the game.
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