RWR 1.63 is out – Happy new year 2018!

Greetings Runners!

Today we’re releasing the last of 11 major updates in 2017. Just recently many people noticed how unintentionally easy it had become to crush soldiers with tanks, unfortunately friendlies as well, which lead to lots of teamkills and thus irritation when fighting near tanks.

To remedy that, the character-vehicle collision has been tuned for tanks back more what it used to be but also the AI now attempts to get out of the way of vehicles to avoid those unintentional teamkills. Seems to work out pretty well from our tests!

There is also the option to activate a speed limiter when driving a vehicle by holding down walk key which will slow down the vehicle to be on the safe side. It has been there for a while now but obviously it’s a bit of hidden feature right now – now you know right? :)

Another change we made is regarding XP loss on death: in fact we entirely removed it unless it’s a teamkill or a suicide. The XP loss was a serious slowdown for new players who tend to die a lot when they first play the game, hence some people even had more XP loss than gain which could be frustrating when still reaching for the first ranks and learning basics. For veteran players or players with higher ranks in general, the XP loss didn’t have much of an impact though.

In the last couple of days we set up new official servers in China and yesterday in Brasil, all of those should be considered experimental at the moment yet from our first feedback from players the China servers are doing well. For the Brasilian one(s), we’re counting on the South-American community to populate the server(s) and report!

2017 is coming to an end and it has been another pleasantly successful year for Osumia Games. We even sold 17% more units (not counting in the Pacific DLC) than the same period last year which was also a very good year for us given the launch itself was back in 2015. The growth of the Chinese player base on Steam surely helped boost the numbers!

2018 will hopefully start like 2017 ended, with an overall happy community and we can’t wait at Osumia Games to provide you some new content in Vanilla but of course now also in the Pacific DLC!

happy new year 2018!

Merry Xmas holidays to everyone and a happy new year!

Osumia Games

For a complete list of changes, check here

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RWR 1.62 is out – new vehicles for the PACIFIC DLC

Hey there!

RUNNING WITH RIFLES version 1.62 is out! As another fine tuning update, this time we worked on improving vehicles, boats and tanks in particular, along with vehicle “ghost” rendering when occluded by other visuals and some new particle effects. Another rare weapon has also been added in campaign and Invasion, there can never be enough of those!

Boats behave more smoothly with beach areas now, having a larger range how far into beach you can steer and moving slower when in partial contact with ground. Tracked vehicles such as tanks now allow finer rotations while in motion and the so called “neutral steering” behaves more reliably – appears the AI drivers think highly of these improvements as well. Additionally, the AI can now handle straight driving better (surprisingly difficult if you think about it) with much less zigzag from side to side.

Additionally, we have some new vehicles for the Pacific DLC as shown in the picture; an armory boat for the IJA and one for the USMC. Those can be pretty handy when landing at a beach without any static armory far and wide.

We also added a new armored transport vehicle for the IJA: Type 1 Ho-Ha. It’s a relatively fast half-track with 3 mounted MGs that are covering the front part of the vehicle. It has been added as a radio call as a counter-part of the USMC LVT-4.

scene from the PACIFIC DLC - update 1.62

For a complete changelog, check here

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PACIFIC DLC is out now!

Good day, Runners!

Woohoo the PACIFIC DLC is finally there, waiting for you!

The idea for Pacific initially rose before the release of Running with Rifles on Steam, thus in the beta phase of the game. 3 modders and fans of military history games who all made solid mods for RWR (Overlord, Running with Trench Foot, Running in the Trenches…) decided around 2 years ago to work together to bundle their talents in a common project, that’s when the Pacific project started. Some time later, after we at Osumia Games got informed about the ongoing project, we decided to develop it together to make it a DLC-worthy project.

Pacific DLC has been translated to all the same languages as RWR except for Russian which is still under work at the moment. It should follow in the next few days!

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PACIFIC DLC launch date – 26 October 2017!

Greetings Runners!

We’ve got some great news to share with you guys today! After having to postpone the release date of the DLC, we now have better news for you; the release of the PACIFIC DLC is right around the corner, just a bit more than a week to wait and you will be able to play as the United States Marine Corps or the Imperial Japanese Army in 2 brand new campaigns set in the WW2 Pacific theater.

For screenshots and more info, check out Pacific Steam page at http://pacific.runningwithrifles.com.

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