Steel Division: Normandy is a tactical real-time strategy (RTS) game that pits players against AI enemies in a single-player campaign -- or against several opponents in massive 10-on-10 multiplayer battles.
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Release Date: May 23, 2017

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August 11

STEEL DIVISION AUGUST 1V1 OPEN INTERNATIONAL



Calling all Steel Division players!

Starting August 12th Protosszocker will be hosting CountDownGaming’s first ever tournament. Open to players from all skill levels, this 1v1 tournament will be broadcasted live by prominent members of the community and will consist of prizes for those that make it into the final 4!

To register simply register on the website and once login in click “Join Now” from there an admin will accept your application.

We hope that everyone who takes part has a good time!

Sincerely,
The CDG Team.


Sign up and join the fight! There are still spots open! Enter the field RIGHT HERE!
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August 9

"When the river runs deep" update is now available!

Developed with the help of selected members of our community, the 3rd major update for Steel Division: Normandy 44 is now available! "When the river runs deep" focuses on enhancing the game experience through several meta changes, it adds a new map variant & new fancy thumbnails for several machine gun units, enhances modding, and greatly improves the game's stability.



This patch focuses on some general unit issues, not on specific divisions. A next update, dedicated to individual divisions' balance, is on the way, and will still be developed with the help of our community.

Note for modders: You will need to generate and upload your mod to make it compatible with this new version.

Here's the changelog:

Meta:
  • Anti aircraft weapons lethality globally increased.
  • Infantry takes much less suppression while moving and can fire on the move with rifles, making assaults and maneuver easier to achieve.
  • Veterancy bonus of unit with 2 and 3 stars toned down. Each level brings a smaller bonus than the previous instead of a constant cumulative value. Accuracy bonus remains +1 per level.
  • Infantry flamethrowers power reduced drastically.
  • Veteran and Elite planes dodge bonus removed.

New map variant:
  • New 1v1 & 2v2/3v3 variant of Odon map.

Upgrades:
  • New thumbnails for several machine gun units.
  • New thumbnails for Carpiquet & Sainte-Mère-Église variants.
  • It is now possible to give attack orders through objective panel in the single player campaigns' missions.

Modding:
  • Improved localization options (maps' name, campaign texts, options).
  • Improved outdated mod detection (avoid to ask for unnecessary update).
  • Added a backup feature for mods. Every upload will now generate a backup.
  • Updated modding manual and added some template helpers.
  • Added a pop-up on the next launch after a crash to disable all mod.
  • Added a less intrusive pop-up for outdated mods.

Fixes:
  • Fixed the display of points scored when destroying enemy units in Destruction mode.
  • Fixed some crashes occurring when changing graphic options.
  • Fixed a crash while canceling a ranked game, what caused a loss of ELO points.
  • Fixed freezes occurring when deactivating some sound devices during a game.
  • Fixed a freeze occurring when launching a Quick Load (F8 key) while there is no quick save available.
  • Fixed some mods compatibility problems after downloading a patch.
  • Fixed a rare crash occurring when watching a replay from an older version of the game.
  • Fixed some disconnection problems in 10v10 games.
  • Fixed a bug when the game did not respond anymore after turning sound on/off with an audio device.
  • Fixed some other rare crashes.
  • Fixed some pathfinding problems.
  • Fixed the display of the AI income in hard and very hard in each phase in the score panel.
  • Fixed the motor sound of the Schwimmwagen and Kubelwagen.
  • Fixed the firing sound of the SdKfz 251/21.
  • Fixed a bug when some infantry units were consuming smoke grenade ammunitions while attacking enemy vehicles with hand grenades at short-range.
  • Fixed a bug when an armored unit could sometimes turn its front armor toward an enemy it did not see.

Let’s have a look in details into the new content of this update:

Odon’s new variant
The new alternative map for Odon is available in 1v1 & 2v2/3v3 in multiplayer and skirmish:


In the 1v1 version, you need to rush to the river, at the center of the map, which acts as a natural front line. With players on each side of the riverbanks, you’ll have to fight tooth and nails to control the three bridges. Do you remember the second mission in the UK campaign? Well, it is the same feeling.


In the 2v2/3v3 version, you’ll be separated from your allies because of the Odon from the beginning of the battle, and requesting support or help from your comrades will be somewhat more difficult than before. Don’t worry, your enemies will feel the same. The use of amphibious units will be crucial.


New Thumbnails
We are proud of Steel Division: Normandy 44’s art style, in particular with the work of our concept artists. For this patch, they created new thumbnails for the map variants but also for infantry units.

Here are a few examples for you:

An allied MG squad waiting for combat…


…and its German counterpart.


Troops capturing one of Carpiquet’s aircraft hangars.


The church of Sainte-Mère-Eglise is in sight!

We’re already working on the next division balance update, and we’re still reading your feedback to improve the game experience.
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Reviews

“Relentless and unforgiving, Steel Division is a master-class in real-time war/strategy gaming that must be respected if it is to be mastered”
5/5 – Strategy Gamer

“Steel Division: Normandy ’44 really is my game of the year so far.”
9.5/10 – Game Debate

“Steel Division: Normandy '44 succeeds both at being an entertaining real-time tactics game and a compelling simulation of historical combat, which is a remarkable combination.”
8.7/10 – IGN

Deluxe Edition



The Deluxe Edition of Steel Division: Normandy 44 comes with the following extras:

Art Book:

A detailed look at the art and making of Steel Division: Normandy 44

Tactical Guide:

A digital book getting you up to speed with the terrain and tactics of the game.

Six Exclusive in-game aces: Historical personalities you can deploy on the battlefield

  • Ernst Barkmann (Germany, Panther A tank)
  • Joseph Priller (Germany, Bf109A fighter plane)
  • Dick Winters (The USA, Paratrooper Battalion)
  • Wilfred Harris (The UK, Sherman Firefly tank)
  • Leo Major (Canada, sniper scout)
  • Kurt Knispel (Germany, Tiger II)

Battle Log:

Major maps of the game and how to fight them

Deluxe avatar and icon for the Paradox forums

Unique ringtones and text message sounds

Wallpapers:

Artwork from Steel Division you can use to decorate your computer desktop

Streaming Overlays:

Steel Division themed overlays for those who stream on Twitch or YouTube.

About This Game

Steel Division: Normandy 44 is a Tactical Real-Time Strategy (RTS) game, developed by Eugen Systems, the creators of titles like Wargame and R.U.S.E. This new game puts players in command of detailed, historically accurate tanks, troops, and vehicles at the height of World War II. Players can measure their tactical skills against several opponents in big multiplayer battles or against enemies in a challenging single-player campaign. Steel Division: Normandy 44 allows players to take control over legendary military divisions from six different countries, such as the American 101st Airborne, the German armored 21st Panzer or the 3rd Canadian Division, during the invasion of Normandy in 1944.

Main Features:

Command Over 400 Historically Accurate Units:

Whether fighting for control in intense multiplayer battles with up to 10-vs-10 players going head-to-head, playing alone or working with friends in ranked matches, players will need to coordinate their selection of historically accurate infantry, tanks, aircraft, and support vehicles to counter enemy units in this Tactical RTS game.

Real-world Tactics:

Battles rage over three distinct phases, where different units unlock over time, mimicking the movements of real-world armies and adding variety to the ever-changing theatre of war. A dynamic front line illustrates the ebb and flow of the conflict. Pin down your opponent's infantry to gain the advantage and force a retreat, or push through with a perfectly executed plan.

Real-world Setting:

Using the latest version of Eugen’s IRISZOOM engine, players can smoothly zoom from a tactical aerial view all the way down to a single unit, and see 400 different real-world vehicles and units designed with careful historical detail and accuracy. Maps are designed based on actual aerial reconnaissance photos of Normandy in 1944, requiring real-world tactics and strategies to cover and control.

Outplan, Outsmart, Outgun:

From battlegroup customization to troop positioning and maneuvering, winning battles requires cunning and strategy, not just raw firepower. Each unit lost presents a growing tactical disadvantage, and players will need to fight to gain -- and keep -- the upper hand.

From commanding historically accurate infantry, tanks, and vehicles, to troop positioning and real-time engagement with the enemy, players will need to be clever and resourceful in order to win. Every unit counts as the battle presses on, and raw firepower alone will not be enough to claim victory. Whether viewing the entire battle from an aerial perspective, or following a single tank into a firefight, players will need to cleverly manage the dynamic front line in order to execute ambushes and advances.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 10 / 8.1 / 7 with Service Pack 1
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-2100 (3.1 GHz) or equivalent
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB AMD 5570 or nVidia 450
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 32 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    Recommended:
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 10 / 8.1 / 7 with Service Pack 1
    • Processor: Intel i5-2300 or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB AMD 7970 or nVidia 770 or greater
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 32 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
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