Customize your unique faction in a new take on real-time strategy as you fight in a variety of skirmish, solo, and multiplayer battles.  You are not only a commander, but also an engineer – so you have ultimate control over your faction’s units, factories, superweapons and economy.
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Release Date:
Jan 16, 2018

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We’ve got a lot of experience creating games of this genre, but with Forged Battalion we’re trying to create something innovative. That’s why it’s so important for us to get player feedback on this journey through development so that they can help us create something new and exciting. We want this to be a truly collaborative experience with the Forged Battalion community.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We anticipate that the game will go through approximately 6 months of Early Access. This will allow us time to incorporate feedback from the player base and evolve our vision.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version of the game will feature all the updates and features amassed throughout Early Access. By the time we launch the game out of Early Access there will be a full campaign with extensive multiplayer options.

  • Early Access Launch Content:
  • Five Campaign missions comprising the first act of a multi-act series storyline
  • Ten Skirmish maps supporting up to 8 players
  • Multiple Skirmish game modes including HQ Destruction and Annihilation
  • Dedicated servers to support multiplayer

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Forged Battalion is in a polished and stable state that will instantly allow you to play through a portion of the games campaign, and take part in multiplayer games with up to 8 players. We wanted to make sure we entered Early Access with a good quality foundation on which to build a great game.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We are planning on increasing the price as we leave Early Access. Those that join us join us during Early Access will have a lower cost to pay, and the ability to forge what the game becomes.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Together with Team17, our publisher, we’ll be in the forums reading all the feedback from the Forged Battalion community. We’ll be updating the game regularly with new features, balances and tweaks based upon what we’re hearing from you.”
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May 24

Five New Maps - Live Now!

Hello Commanders,

Today we’re excited to add five new multiplayer maps to Forged Battalion’s Ranked, Unranked and AI Skirmish modes:

Two Player
  • Mud Trap
  • The Divide
  • Timber Valley
Four Player
  • Pining Away
Six Player
  • Gear of War

When designing the above content, we took onboard your feedback, sculpting the landscape based on what you’ve told us.

The aim of these new maps is to change the pace of battle and open new tactical options and situations that you may not have experienced on the existing maps.

We’re keen to hear what you think of these new maps, so feel free to let us know over on the Steam forums!
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April 4

Introducing the Saturday Showdown - New tournament for players of all skill levels!

Calling all new, experienced and veteran players,

Today we are excited to announce a new tournament format that will alternate with our existing Commander Clash 1v1 Tournament, the Saturday Showdown!

This new format is designed to be a more relaxed PvP environment, open to all players, whether you’re brand new to the game, normally only play vs AI, new to PvP or a veteran PvPer.

We want the Saturday Showdown to be a bridge into PvP, for new and experienced players alike.

Below are the details of the Saturday Showdown tournament:

Date & Time: Saturday 7th April at 7pm BST
Tournament Structure: 1v1, BO1 knockout
Prize: 1 x Forged Battalion game code
Sign-up link: Challonge

For those new to the Forged Battalion tournament scene, both Challonge and the Forged Battalion Discord room are great places to talk to the Forged Battalion Community Manager, Jonno, as well as your fellow tournament participants. You can have questions answered, engage in some friendly banter and pick up some tips!

What if I’m knocked out in round one/two?

A new addition that the Saturday Showdown is bringing to our tournaments are knockout games. If you’re knocked out of the tournament before it finishes and you’d like to play some more matches, our Community Manager will be hosting some friendly PvP and comp stomp matches so players can continuing getting stuck into the battlefield, despite exiting the tournament.

Below are the formal rules for the tournament, these can also be found on the Challonge tournament page. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

Saturday Showdown – The Rules

Rule One – Technology and Units

All currently available technology and mods are allowed for use in the tournament. All players are welcome to play in the competition, irrespective of tech level or faction build.

Rule Two – Results Reporting

At the conclusion of a match both players should take responsibility for ensuring the correct results are logged on Challonge.

As proof of result both players involved in a match should take a screenshot at the conclusion of the match where the end result can be seen. This will help should any disputes arise.

Rule Three – No Shows

The tournament will begin at 19:00pm BST on Saturday 7th April. Players should aim to arrive no later than ten minutes before their first match is due to start.

There is a grace period of ten minutes following 19:00pm GMT (tournament start) in which late participants can still enter the competition. After 19:10pm BST participants that have not arrived for their first match will be disqualified from the tournament.

Following the first round of matches, successful players should add their next opponent on Steam and co-ordinate the next match to be played immediately.

Rule Four - Player Disconnections

Please ensure your connection is stable before your match begins. Due to the nature of RTS games and the importance of the early game, there is no disconnection grace period. If a player loses connection to the game at any point during a match, then they will forfeit the match. This rule can be overturned if the player that remains connected is happy to rematch.

Game Rules

Forged Battalion operates dedicated servers for multiplayer, as such no host advantage can be gained. Due to this both players can create a match lobby.

In the case of a disagreement on who will host the player on the top of the match bracket will default to match host.

Lobby settings

Both players should take responsibility for ensuring the following lobby settings are in place prior to the match starting:

Map: Gridlock
Mode: Standard
Victory Condition: BO1

If it is discovered that the game has started with the wrong settings the match should be restarted immediately.

Complaints raised for incorrect match settings are invalid after the first thirty seconds of the match.

Sign up

You can enter the tournament using this link.

Hopefully we’ll see you on Saturday for some friendly and competitive PvP action!

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About This Game

Towards the end of the 21st century, the effects of climate change have devastated the world and a military force called “The Collective” has spread across the globe. As part of the resistance group it’s time for you to join the fight! 

Customize your unique faction in a new take on real-time strategy as you fight in a variety of skirmish, solo, and multiplayer battles.  You are not only a commander, but also an engineer – so you have ultimate control over your faction’s units, factories, superweapons and economy.

Manage, customize, and develop the blueprints of your emerging faction to create ever-evolving factories and units.  Between missions a deep tech tree unlocks components that you’ll use to design combat units. As more technology is unlocked, your designs become more advanced and powerful.

Using resources gained in battle, you’ll unlock new options through the metagame Tech Tree to choose the archetype, armor, locomotor, weapons, and special abilities such as stealth and regeneration that will make your faction one of a kind.  Ultimately, you will have access to the most powerful options, including an array of deadly superweapons to launch against your foes.

Forge your Faction

Modify every unit chassis (Infantry, Light Vehicle, Heavy Vehicle, Aircraft) with a host of weapons, support and locomotor types. Add regenerative armor to your light vehicle, or add an anti-tank gun to your aircraft. Adapt to every situation, and every opponent.

Persistent Tech tree

Each battle you win, in each mode, contributes towards your faction’s technology upgrades with different science paths; advancing tech tree unlocks blueprints.

A dynamic story campaign

The resistance needs you to forge a new force to be reckoned with. Play through an exciting story campaign that will test your ability to react and adapt to the increasing threat of the ‘The Collective’.

Online multiplayer

Join up to seven other players in a variety of online multiplayer modes for intense tactical co-operative and versus action on dedicated servers.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 (64 bit)
    • Processor: Intel i5 3570k @3.4GHz.
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 650, AMD HD 7800
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Sound card
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