Community Announcements - Kyle_RE
Relic & Polycount have joined forces to bring you War Paint: A Steam Workshop Art Competition for Company of Heroes 2. Submit your designs on the Polycount forums for your chance to have your creations integrated into the in-game store to earn a share of revenue that they generate.

Full contest details: http://polycount.com/discussion/162837/company-of-heroes-2-war-paint-contest
Community Announcements - Fralex_RE


Also, don't forget to check the COH2 in-game store for some special bundles at a discounted price - available for a limited time only.
Community Announcements - Relic Content
As of Dec 17th 2015, the Company of Heroes 2 Steam Workshop supports the submission of mods via the curated pathway. The curated pathway is a means of submitting mods for consideration by Relic to be fully integrated into the game, and thus become available for use in automatch modes. Curated mods are not available to play, but instead users vote to say if they would like the mod to be included within the full game as a regular item / feature. The voting is done on the specific mods STEAM WORKSHOP page.

This is different from ready-to-use mods which are available to players for immediate download from the Steam Workshop or the COH2 Modding Hub.

Relic reviews submitted mods to the curated pathway and may decide to add your mod to the game as part of a future update. Mod types currently supported in the curated pathway:
- Skin Pack

For more info on the Curated Pathway, check out the Modding Wiki: http://modding.companyofheroes.com/curated-path
Community Announcements - Fralex_RE


You tried them for free during a week. Now is your chance to buy them at a discount for a limited time only! The Tactical Support Company and the Overwatch Doctrine commanders have been added to the in-game store and are now available in a dual commander bundle at -15%. You can also grab them at -25% in a bundle including all four of the new USF / OKW commanders released this Fall. Offer ends Friday December 18th.
Community Announcements - Fralex_RE


Alright soldiers, the December patch is live, and the new Commander free trial has begun. You should receive an in-game message with the Commanders (might need to reboot the game). Trial ends on December 10th, after which the commanders will be available for purchase in the in-game store, starting with limited-time bundles at a discount. Have fun and good luck!
Community Announcements - Fralex_RE
Announcement - Valve
Today's Deal: Save 75% on Company of Heroes 2!*

Look for the deals each day on the front page of Steam. Or follow us on twitter or Facebook for instant notifications wherever you are!

*Offer ends Saturday at 10AM Pacific Time
Community Announcements - Fralex_RE


The Heavy Cavalry Company and Feuersturm Doctrine are FREE to try this weekend! Anyone who owns the respective OKW / USF multiplayer armies, logs in and plays from Friday October 30 10am PDT to Sunday November 1 11:59pm PDT will be able to storm the battlefield with either commander. Be sure to log in, as 30 players who test them out during the free trial will also be gifted the Commanders for free!

If you want to add the new Commanders to your army, they are 33% off on the in-game store until Thursday, November 5 at 11:59pm PDT!

Many thanks again to all of our fans who took part in the naming competition and helped us find aliases for these new commanders.
PC Gamer

British people, of a weekend, love to get into their tanks and have a big old barney with Johnny Foreigner, celebrating afterwards with a hammock of pork scratchings and a decanter of finest Bovril. You can now do the first part in Company of Heroes 2 standalone expansion The British Forces, which released on Steam a few days ago. The launch trailer, above, features the UK's biggest Ben, and words emblazoned with the Union Flag—that's how you know it's Britain-themed.

The British Forces adds new commanders, units and multiplayer maps, along with supposedly improved motion capture animations, and purportedly characterful troops from across the UK's varied regions. "An international cast of actors from England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and New-Zealand bring the units to life," Relic sez, "with accents ranging from the posh elite to the working class. The writing of the units audio cues was also given special attention in order to ensure the various regional differences and rivalries among the British subjects stand out".

Tom Senior's time with the game backs that up. "Officers deliver understated warnings in clipped queen's english while infantrymen sit in ditches and go on about wanking."

That's...that's all I've ever wanted from a strategy game.

PC Gamer

Show us your rig

Each week on Show Us Your Rig, we feature PC gaming's best and brightest as they show us the systems they use to work and play.

Braden Chan is an Associate Game Designer at Relic Entertainment working on Company of Heroes—specifically Company of Heroes 2: The British Forces, which comes out this Thursday. While his graphics card may be old, the piano, sound mixer, and giant speakers give me the feeling Braden is more focused on an a high quality audio experience than a cutting edge visual one. He was kind enough to show us how he works and plays, and tell us about why he loves Warcraft 3 more than any other game. 

What's in your PC?

  • CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Extreme CPU X9650 @ 3.00GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
  • Motherboard: Maximus II Formula
  • Memory: 8192MB RAM
  • Drives: 3 x 500GB HDD
  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275
  • Case: Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower
  • Mouse: Logitech MX518
  • Keyboard: Logitech Deluxe 250
  • Mixer: Pioneer DJM 800
  • Speakers: KRK Rokit 8

What's the most interesting/unique part of your setup?

Instead of using an audio box to run my inputs through my studio monitor, I am actually using a DJ mixer which provides the same effect. It also gives me the flexibility to hook up my laptop into the mixer and run audio through my monitors that way as well. It's great as I can still control the levels of each device I have plugged in. The Pioneer DJM-800 mixer also has the flexibility to host multiple inputs like RCA, XLR, etc.

What are you playing right now?

I'm currently engaged in a lot of Counter-Strike Global Offensive, Company of Heroes 2, and I occasionally play Starcraft 2.

Inside Braden's rig

Click the arrows to enlarge.

Whats always within arm's reach on your desk?

My phone or a glass of water.

What's your favorite game and why?

Warcraft III will always hold a special place in my heart as my favorite game. It was one of the first of its kind as an RTS/RPG hybrid. Many of the mechanics that were created laid the path for other games such as DOTA, League of Legends, and World of Warcraft. I took that game really seriously and I qualified for WCG Canada in 2007. I just really enjoyed the emphasis on combat and micro that it had. As a player, you really had to create a strategy based on the heroes you were going to use. On top of that, you would build an army that would support your hero. Unlike Starcraft, you didn't really have to focus too much on your economy and macro. I think that is what I enjoyed the most about it; focusing on my units rather than my workers collecting gold.

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