Community Announcements - Cynthia_RE
Hello, fans! I wanted to take a quick moment to address our Dawn of War community and provide an update for you all!

First off, I'm very happy to announce that a minor patch that will be going out today. This update addresses a few technical issues, corrects some statistical anomalies and adds minor button functionality to our automatch completed game page.

In addition to this update, we also wanted to let everyone know that we will be building out our community team this year. We've shrunk in size here at Relic - from three people to one - and recognize that we need more assistance to better serve our Dawn of War community! We ask our fans for patience during this time, and are looking forward to introducing you to new staff as they come on!

Patch notes for today's update are as follows:

Dawn of War 2 Titles

Updated build:

ver. 2.6.10236 Dawn of War 2

ver. 2.6.10236 Dawn of War 2 Chaos Rising

ver. 3.19.1.10235 Dawn of War 2 Retribution




1. WorldBuilder
  • Resolved crash issues with the Worldbuilder when creating user generated maps.
2. Automatch

  • Can now click “continue” after a ranked game is complete.
3. Statistics

  • Corrected issue where stats were only being recorded when a player conceded or ended a game.
4. Statistics

  • Corrected issue where some achievements would not unlock.

    • i.e. Primarch and other difficulty achievements.

    • i.e. Unlocking Last Stand war gear progression items.
5. Pause

  • Pause/Break Key now functions for Single Player.

  • Pause/Break Key during Replays now function.
6. Lobby/Chat

  • Some behavior with Party Chat and General Chat have been adjusted.

    • i.e. Party Chat isn't automatically selected when entering a party/lobby if the general chat is already open.


Dawn of War 1 Titles


Updated build:

ver. 197807 Dawn of War Game of The Year / Winter Assault

ver. 197806 Dawn of War Dark Crusade

ver. 452 Dawn of War Soulstorm



1. Misc.

  • Resolved some server exception issues.

This update will go live at approximately 11am pacific standard time.

We look forward to a bright year for both the Dawn of War 1 and Dawn of War 2 communities!
Community Announcements - Cynthia_RE
Hello, fans! I wanted to take a quick moment to address our Dawn of War community and provide an update for you all!

First off, I'm very happy to announce that a minor patch that will be going out today. This update addresses a few technical issues, corrects some statistical anomalies and adds minor button functionality to our automatch completed game page.

In addition to this update, we also wanted to let everyone know that we will be building out our community team this year. We've shrunk in size here at Relic - from three people to one - and recognize that we need more assistance to better serve our Dawn of War community! We ask our fans for patience during this time, and are looking forward to introducing you to new staff as they come on!

Patch notes for today's update are as follows:

Dawn of War 2 Titles

Updated build:

ver. 2.6.10236 Dawn of War 2

ver. 2.6.10236 Dawn of War 2 Chaos Rising

ver. 3.19.1.10235 Dawn of War 2 Retribution




1. WorldBuilder
  • Resolved crash issues with the Worldbuilder when creating user generated maps.
2. Automatch

  • Can now click “continue” after a ranked game is complete.
3. Statistics

  • Corrected issue where stats were only being recorded when a player conceded or ended a game.
4. Statistics

  • Corrected issue where some achievements would not unlock.

    • i.e. Primarch and other difficulty achievements.

    • i.e. Unlocking Last Stand war gear progression items.
5. Pause

  • Pause/Break Key now functions for Single Player.

  • Pause/Break Key during Replays now function.
6. Lobby/Chat

  • Some behavior with Party Chat and General Chat have been adjusted.

    • i.e. Party Chat isn't automatically selected when entering a party/lobby if the general chat is already open.


Dawn of War 1 Titles


Updated build:

ver. 197807 Dawn of War Game of The Year / Winter Assault

ver. 197806 Dawn of War Dark Crusade

ver. 452 Dawn of War Soulstorm



1. Misc.

  • Resolved some server exception issues.

This update will go live at approximately 11am pacific standard time.

We look forward to a bright year for both the Dawn of War 1 and Dawn of War 2 communities!
Community Announcements - noun
We will be performing maintenance on the Dawn of War II servers on September 29th at 10:45 pm PDT (5:45 am GMT). The servers will be offline for approximately one hour and players will be unable to access online features during that time.

Thank you for your understanding and support.
Community Announcements - noun
We will be performing maintenance on the Dawn of War II servers on September 29th at 10:45 pm PDT (5:45 am GMT). The servers will be offline for approximately one hour and players will be unable to access online features during that time.

Thank you for your understanding and support.
Community Announcements - noun
We're excited to announce the launch of a new website and community forums for the Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War series. The site will be the home for all things DoW, including an all new set of forums.

Visit the site here.

The Relic community team and members of the development team here at Relic who have been working on the recent updates to the Dawn of War franchise will be active on the forums providing support and taking your feedback.

The forums will be where our primary focus is for technical issues and feedback, so please head on over. We will however continue to monitor the Steam communities, though not as much as we have been.

Thank you for your continued support of the Dawn of War series and we hope to see you at the official site soon!
Community Announcements - noun
We're excited to announce the launch of a new website and community forums for the Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War series. The site will be the home for all things DoW, including an all new set of forums.

Visit the site here.

The Relic community team and members of the development team here at Relic who have been working on the recent updates to the Dawn of War franchise will be active on the forums providing support and taking your feedback.

The forums will be where our primary focus is for technical issues and feedback, so please head on over. We will however continue to monitor the Steam communities, though not as much as we have been.

Thank you for your continued support of the Dawn of War series and we hope to see you at the official site soon!
PC Gamer
Dawn of War 2


Back in May, the original Dawn of War and its many expansions cast off the shackles of Gamespy and Games for Windows Live and replaced them with Steamworks. Dawn of War 2 and Chaos Rising, meanwhile, required additional work work that's now been completed. A new update for both games has just been released, which gives GfWL the old heave-ho and moves achievements and leaderboards over to Relic's servers, while integrating Relic's battle servers to manage multiplayer networking in both entries.

In the process, Relic have removed a few features from the games. LAN multiplayer, Referee mode, and the option to pause during multiplayer are all gone. It's a shame, but at least the games are still playable online. Meanwhile, Games for Windows Live is still kinda, sorta trundling on, despite reports that it was heading for the guillotine Microsoft hasn't put it out of our misery just yet.
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Community Announcements - Relic_Noun
Last month we began the process of transitioning the original Dawn of War and its expansions from the GameSpy servers that hosted the games, ensuring that players continue to have access to Dawn of War’s multiplayer features after the shutdown. Moving the original game to a combination of Steamworks servers and our own Battle Servers allows us to continue to support the game.

We are committed to providing the same long term support to Dawn of War II and its first expansion Chaos Rising. Thus we are beginning the process of moving these games to the same server systems that we are using for Dawn of War, Company of Heroes and Company of Heroes 2. We thank Dawn of War II players for their patience while we work to transition the Dawn of War servers.

The first step of this process is an Open Beta of the new Steamworks version of Dawn of War II and Chaos Rising. This Beta is open to all owners of Dawn of War II and Chaos Rising.

To join the beta:

• Right Click Warhammer 40,00: Dawn of War II in your Steam game Library
• Select “Properties”
• Click on the “BETAS” tab in the Properties Menu
• Select “openbeta” from the list of betas
• Download the new Beta

The Beta is a work in progress and currently there are some features that are not working, or are in progress.

Here are some known issues we are working through:
• Statistics, Win/Loss Counters, & Leaderboard data.
• AI Multiplayer Behavior.
• Referee Functions (May remove completely).
• Team Free For All related issues.
• Observer mode.
• Chat Mute/Unmute does not function.

If you come across an issue that causes your game to crash we would appreciate if you would submit a bug report. This process is automatic and will launch after the crash. Doing so will allow us to discover potential issues more quickly.

The re-launch of the Dawn of War products comes with the introduction of the Battle Servers. This technology solves the connection and latency issues associated with peer-to-peer game play. Lagging players will no longer affect your multiplayer experience since each player connects directly to the Battle Server. This technology will allow you to experience multiplayer with a wider audience than was previously possible. As a result of the new Battle Server implementation we intend to remove LAN and peer-to-peer multiplayer.

Features removed:
• LAN / Direct Connect
• Ability to “Pause” during multiplayer.

Other:
• Games For Windows Live Removed.
• Previously Dawn of War II and Chaos Rising Shared the same Leaderboards & Achievements. These have now been separated per title.

These removed features are unfortunate side effects, but we strongly believe that continuing to support the multiplayer and online features of Dawn of War II and Chaos Rising outweighs this loss.

We thank everyone in the Dawn of War community for their support of the game over the years, and are excited that we are going to be able to keep it running into the future.

Thank you.

- Relic Entertainment
Community Announcements - Relic_Noun
Last month we began the process of transitioning the original Dawn of War and its expansions from the GameSpy servers that hosted the games, ensuring that players continue to have access to Dawn of War’s multiplayer features after the shutdown. Moving the original game to a combination of Steamworks servers and our own Battle Servers allows us to continue to support the game.

We are committed to providing the same long term support to Dawn of War II and its first expansion Chaos Rising. Thus we are beginning the process of moving these games to the same server systems that we are using for Dawn of War, Company of Heroes and Company of Heroes 2. We thank Dawn of War II players for their patience while we work to transition the Dawn of War servers.

The first step of this process is an Open Beta of the new Steamworks version of Dawn of War II and Chaos Rising. This Beta is open to all owners of Dawn of War II and Chaos Rising.

To join the beta:

• Right Click Warhammer 40,00: Dawn of War II in your Steam game Library
• Select “Properties”
• Click on the “BETAS” tab in the Properties Menu
• Select “openbeta” from the list of betas
• Download the new Beta

The Beta is a work in progress and currently there are some features that are not working, or are in progress.

Here are some known issues we are working through:
• Statistics, Win/Loss Counters, & Leaderboard data.
• AI Multiplayer Behavior.
• Referee Functions (May remove completely).
• Team Free For All related issues.
• Observer mode.
• Chat Mute/Unmute does not function.

If you come across an issue that causes your game to crash we would appreciate if you would submit a bug report. This process is automatic and will launch after the crash. Doing so will allow us to discover potential issues more quickly.

The re-launch of the Dawn of War products comes with the introduction of the Battle Servers. This technology solves the connection and latency issues associated with peer-to-peer game play. Lagging players will no longer affect your multiplayer experience since each player connects directly to the Battle Server. This technology will allow you to experience multiplayer with a wider audience than was previously possible. As a result of the new Battle Server implementation we intend to remove LAN and peer-to-peer multiplayer.

Features removed:
• LAN / Direct Connect
• Ability to “Pause” during multiplayer.

Other:
• Games For Windows Live Removed.
• Previously Dawn of War II and Chaos Rising Shared the same Leaderboards & Achievements. These have now been separated per title.

These removed features are unfortunate side effects, but we strongly believe that continuing to support the multiplayer and online features of Dawn of War II and Chaos Rising outweighs this loss.

We thank everyone in the Dawn of War community for their support of the game over the years, and are excited that we are going to be able to keep it running into the future.

Thank you.

- Relic Entertainment
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