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The developers behind Battalion 1944 have decided to turn their shooter into a free-to-play experience dubbed BATTALION: Legacy.

Per a news post shared by BULKHEAD on Steam, the new release marks the “final major update” for the multiplayer shooter, one that comprises a “working server browser, an added faction, new weapons, classic Search & Destroy game mode with all weapons available, complete UI rework, and visual overhaul.”

  • The British Are Coming (new faction)
  • Over 30 Weapons
  • Updated UI
  • Private Server Hosting

An announcement that BULKHEAD shared last week can confirm that part of the reason why Battalion is going to free to play is due to the developer cutting ties with Square Enix.

BATTALION: Legacy recaptures the core of classic shooters in the final iteration of Battalion 1944. Return to the simple days of playing first person shooters with your friends. Grab your bolt action rifle in ‘rifles only’ mode or compete in 5v5 Search and Destroy.

BATTALION: Legacy originally launched as Battalion 1944 in May 2019 following a successful crowdfunding campaign, but as hinted in BULKHEAD’s announcement, the game generated a lot of controversy when the developer failed to deliver console versions, even after selling keys.

Source: Steam

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1 comment

  1. It's dead, Jim.

    I mean, the devs are giving it away bc they are totally done supporting it. And there isn't really any online community any more... but maybe being free might change that. Last time I looked there were like 5 people playing it.... in the world.

    edit - wow read some of the steam forum comments about this game. They apparently stripped all the good stuff out for the free version.... why....

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