Black Matter and Team17 have released a large new update to their WWII multiplayer FPS, Hell Let Loose.
This third major update to the Early Access game introduces the Omaha Beach map, the Offensive game mode, and improved audio for multiple weapons. The developers will be releasing another new map later this month. You can read the patch notes here.
To celebrate, Hell Let Loose is also currently holding a Free Weekend event on Steam, along with a 20% discount.
Here’s a rundown of the game:
You’ve never played World War 2 the way it was meant to be played… with lumbering tanks dominating the battlefield, crucial supply chains fuelling the frontlines, being a cog in the machine of colossal combined arms warfare. Hell Let Loose puts you in the chaos of war, complete with deep player-controlled vehicles, a dynamically evolving front line, and crucial unit-focused gameplay that commands the tide of battle.
Featuring sweeping maps modelled on real reconnaissance images and satellite data, the entire battlefield is divided up into large capture sectors – allowing for emergent and constantly unique gameplay that pits two forces of fifty players in a fight to the death across fields, bridges, forests and towns on an ever-evolving front line. When a sector is captured, it will generate one of three resources for your team, creating a complex meta-game that will influence your team’s march to victory.
An Epic Theatre of War – Take to the battlefield in 50 vs 50 multiplayer across huge maps. Choose one of 14 playable roles within infantry, recon and armour unit types, each equipped with different weapons, vehicles and equipment. Play as an Officer, Scout, Machine Gunner, Medic, Engineer, Tank Commander and more to experience every aspect of World War II combat.
Unprecedented Realism – Placing you on real-scale iconic battlefields of World War II is at the heart of the Hell Let Loose experience. Historical vehicles, weapons, uniforms are intricately detailed, and the combat is as brutal and bloody as it was on the day. Combat takes place on huge, to-scale maps from real battle locations, recreated using archival aerial photography and satellite imagery in stunning detail using Unreal Engine 4.
Fight Together – Win Together – Hell Let Loose is not about kill to death ratios and unlocks – teamwork is central to gameplay. Communication is essential. Players work together beneath the leadership of officers and their commander to take strategic targets on the battlefield and dominate the opposition. Hell Let Loose is a game that demands teamwork and communication not only to win, but to survive.
Unique Meta game – Fight for victory by breaking through the enemy lines on a large, evolving battlefield. The unique sector capture metagame require teams to make continual large scale tactical decisions as to where to attack or defend. Manage resources and supplies to call in support, re-inforce strong-points or flank enemies. Strategy is key to success.
- Fight in epic 50 vs 50 multiplayer battles
- Select one of 14 unique roles
- Take control of the full spectrum of vehicles – from the fearsome Panther tank to the humble Jeep
- Bombard and wipe the enemy from the field by taking control of heavy weapons – such as anti-tank guns and artillery
- Build defenses on the battlefield to fortify your position
- Use teamwork to smash through the enemy front line and push through to victory
- Play the game as the Commander and lead your team to victory using different abilities as you orchestrate your forces via the tactical map