Update 37 Dev Branch Released

Updated: Aug 10


Instructions

Dev Branch is an experimental build that contains bugs and unfinished features. Please read the TESTING NOTES below to get a feel for things in the build that are known to be missing OR broken.

How to get the build

  • Go to the BETAS tab on the Foxhole Steam Properties window and select "devbranch -".

  • Select the LOCAL FILES tab and click "Verify Integrity of game files...".

  • On the "Join War" screen, select "DevBranch" from the drop down at the top left corner of the screen

Reporting

  • Please post any bug reports or feedback to the devbranch-bugs channel on Discord. Do not report bugs that are already known issues. Release notes will be updated as new builds are applied to the branch. Thank you!


Release Notes


IMPORTANT: The following release notes are preliminary and in draft form. Some features/changes will change or be omitted before final release.


Vehicles 2.0

The entire vehicle system has been overhauled with new mechanics, physics, and features. Every single vehicle has been adapted to support these new features. While we tried to retain prior attributes for certain variants, for the most part every single vehicle should be considered a new piece of content.

New Vehicle Physics

○ More physically accurate driving model that allows for:

• Realistic handling

• Drifting

• Rolling stops

• Uphill/downhill forces

○ Visual improvements - Dirt trails, simulated inertia animations, and more

Handbrake control - Spacebar

Dynamic Fuel system

○ Any vehicle can now run on either Diesel or Petrol

Petrol provides more engine force, allowing vehicles to have a faster top speed

Change Fuel action - Siphons fuel and toggles fuel type

Tank Armour

○ Armoured Cars, Half-Tracks, Tanks, and other vehices now have Tank Armour

○ Tank Armour can deflect incoming fire

Different ammo types have different chances to penetrate Tank Armour

○ Tank Armour can be reinforced at Garages (previously Vehicle Factories)

Vehicle Subsystems

○ Damage that penetrates Tank Armour can damage one of several subsystems

Fuel Tank - Causes fuel to drain at a very fast rate, even when not accelerating

Turret - Prevents turret from firing

Track - Movement speed is significantly reduced

Vehicle Tiers

○ Vehicles can now exist as a Prototype, Normal, Tier 2, or Tier 3 vehicle

Prototype vehicles have reduced durability (more damage is taken)

Tier 2 & 3 vehicles have increased durability (less damage is taken) and unique visuals

Vehicle Variants

○ Dozens of new vehicle variants have been added to the game (see below for details)


Colonial Vehicle Variants

R-1 Hauler

○ A Colonial vehicle used to mobilize troops and supplies.

R-9 “Speartip” Escort

○ This standard Truck is fitted with Light Machinegun in place of the passenger seat. It’s well suited as an escort for convoys or lightly armoured operations.

R-5 “Atlas” Hauler

○ This standard Truck is fitted with a resource hopper in place of the standard cargo hold. This allows for a much greater capacity for resources at the expense of space for cargo.

03MM “Caster”

○ A motorcycle and sidecar used to patrol large areas. Speed can be boosted at the cost of additional fuel.

00MS “Stinger”

○ The cab of this Motorcycle is fitted with an LMG for fast-response hit and run assaults.

UV-05a “Argonaut”

○ This stripped down Light Utility Vehicle provides extra seating for a small crew to engage in hit and run tactics.

UV-24 “Icarus”

○ This RPG-mounted Light Utility Vehicle provides a heavy-duty weapons platform with superior speed. Perfectly suited for assaulting enemy structures and vehicles, or supporting an armoured assault.

AB-11 “Doru”

○ With its mounted machinegun, the Doru is the perfect addition to any shoreline assault.

HH-a “Javelin”

○ Designed for escort missions and to support infantry operations, the HH-a class “Javelin” Half-Track is an armoured, versatile all-terrain vehicle equipped with a mounted machinegun.

H-8 “Kranesca”

○ The “Kranesca” Light Tank is fitted with an overpowered engine and a reinforced chassis, capable of boosting its top speed at the expense of overall acceleration and maneuverability.

AA-2 Battering Ram

○ The Battering Ram is a mobile Anti-Tank field gun firing 68mm armour-piercing rounds.

AB-8 “Acheron”

○ The Acheron is an armoured amphibious vehicle designed for carrying troops across large bodies of water to aid in coordinated beach landings and flanking assaults.

T3 “Xiphos”

○ Colonial Armoured Cars are quick, well-rounded urban assault platforms. These anti-infantry vehicles are equipped with twin-barrelled machineguns.

HH-b “Hoplite”

○ With reinforced armour at the expense of speed, the Hoplite is a formidable force in the heat of combat.

T12 “Actaeon” Tankette

○ This complete overhaul of the T3 Armoured Car is reinforced with tank armour. While these extra defenses lower the T12’s overall speed and handling, the addition of treads provide increased performance in less than ideal terrain.

H-5 “Hatchet”

○ A highly maneuverable lightweight tank. Designed for urban environments, the “Hatchet” is fitted with a 40mm cannon.

Lance-36

○ A heavy-duty Battle Tank with thick armour plating and destructive firepower. The Lance is fitted with a 75mm turret and a front-facing 12.7mm anti-infantry machine gun. The heavy armour limits top speed, but in exchange it can take a lot of punishment.

Lance-40 “Halberd”

○ The “Halberd” Battle Tank is reinforced with sandbags and metallic treads, increasing overall damage resistance.


Warden Vehicle Variants

Dunne Transport

○ A Warden vehicle used to mobilize troops and supplies.

Dunne Landrunner 12c

○ This standard Truck is fitted with rugged off-road treads, allowing for more efficient movement on rough terrain and conditions at the expense of maximum speed.

Dunne Loadlugger 3c

○ This standard Truck is fitted with a resource hopper in place of the standard cargo hold. This allows for a much greater capacity for resources at the expense of space for cargo.

Kivela Power Wheel 80-0

○ A Warden motorcycle used in patrols and fitted with a sidecar. The Kivela Power Wheel can also gain a momentary speed boost by burning additional fuel.

Drummond Spitfire 100d

○ This LMG-mounted Light Utility Vehicle provides a heavy-duty weapons platform with superior speed. Perfectly suited for supporting flanking infantry or an armoured assault.

O’Brien v.121 Highlander

○ Fitted with all-terrain treads, the Highlander brings significant all-terrain mobility and performs especially well in snowy and mountainous environments.

Niska Mk.2 Blinder

○ Fitted with a heavy-duty anti-tank gun, the Blinder is capable of punching through all but the most tempered of alloys.

Flood Juggernaut Mk. VII

○ The Juggernaut is an even more armoured Flood variant with extra armour plating and reinforced treads. While it may be slow moving, this beast is quite capable in extreme weather conditions due to its shovel-like treads.

Collins Cannon 68mm

○ The Collins Cannon is a mobile Anti-Tank field gun firing 68mm armour-piercing rounds.

Drummond 100a

○ A multipurpose off-road Warden vehicle that can scout nearby targets.

Mulloy LPC

○ The Mulloy Landing Personnel Carrier is an armoured amphibious vehicle designed for carrying troops across large bodies of water to aid in coordinated beach landings and flanking assaults.

Niska Mk.1 Gun Motor Carriage

○ Designed for escort missions and to support infantry operations, the Niska Gun Motor Carriage Half-Track is an armoured, versatile all-terrain vehicle equipped with a mounted machinegun.

Devitt - Mk. III

○ A highly maneuverable lightweight tank. Designed for urban environments, the Devitt is fitted with a 40mm cannon.

Devitt Ironhide Mk. IV

○ The Ironhide Light Tank is similar to the Mk.III but reinforced with plates of heavy steel at the expense of speed and maneuverability.

Flood Mk.I

○ A heavy-duty Battle Tank with thick armour plating and destructive firepower. The Flood is fitted with a 75mm turret and a front-facing 12.7mm anti-infantry machine gun. The heavy armour limits top speed, but in exchange it can take a lot of punishment.

Flood Ascension Mk. V

○ The Ascension Mk.V Flood variant is fitted with a larger barrel and designed for long-range engagements.

74c-2 Ronan Meteora Gunship

○ The Meteora Gunship replaces the machinegun with another identical 55mm artillery cannon on the bow.


New Tank Classes

Silverhand - Mk. IV (Assault Class)

○ The Silverhand assault tank is fitted with destructive dual-barrel armaments, and heavy frontal and rear armour. Its 68mm frontal cannon is paired with a lighter 40mm turret.

HC-7 "Ballista" (Siege Class)

○ The HC-Class “Ballista” is a heavy tank designed to obliterate opposition defenses with its 250mm Hades Mortar Cannon.


Logistics

Seaport

○ A Storage Depot accessible from water and land

○ Stores water vehicles and water vehicle crates

○ Includes 2 cranes and Loading Areas

○ Includes built in AI windows Reserve Stockpiles

○ Squad Storage successor that doesn't require Squads

○ Players can manage Reserve Stockpiles via access codes

○ Flexible management features such as visibility permissions and transfers

New Resource Mining Experience

○ Mining now has improved animations and sounds

○ Resource nodes are now broken up into stages for improved gathering pace

High Yield resources

• Special resource nodes have a rare chance to spawn

• These provides a much higher amount of resources for the same mining effort

○ Resource Notifications are now shown, indicating the number of resources gathered

Other logistics features

○ Shippable Structure Crates Production

Shippable Structures can now be produced at the Mass Production Factory

Shippable Structure Crates can be stored at Storage Depots/Seaport

○ Mass Production Factory can now produce water vehicles

○ Barges can now hold packaged Shippables

○ Most water vehicles can now open Drawbridges directly from the water


Reactive Technology System

Overview

A full replacement of old Tech Tree system that is non-linear and player driven

Players build prototypes to determine which technology get researched for a war

Players can attempt to prototype later stage technology at the cost of failure

■ There are two new Tech Trees

○ Vehicle

○ Weapons/Structures

■ Each Tech Tree is broken up into Research Levels, each containing one or more technologies

■ Players can contribute to the research of a technology by building a Prototype

○ Players can contribute to higher Research Levels with a chance to fail

■ Prototypes are built using Iron (Vehicles) and Aluminum (Weapons)

○ These new resources are randomly spawned at Scrap fields

○ These must be refined into Iron/Aluminum Alloy before they can be used for prototypes

■ When technology is fully researched, the Tech Tree progresses to the next Research Level

■ After all base Research Levels are complete, the Tech Tree advances to the next Tier

○ Higher Tier Research Levels enable new Tier 2 & Tier 3 vehicles to be produced

■ The layout of each faction's Technology Tree will be rotated every war


Emplacements

Emplaced Structures Class

○ Shippable Structures that can be deployed on the ground or in Emplacement Trenches

Emplacement Trench

○ A special octagon shaped trench that can hold special Emplaced Structures

14.5mm Anti Infantry Flak Gun ○ An anti-aircraft flak cannon repurposed as a defensive emplacement against infantry. ■ Emplaced AT Gun ○ A defensive emplacement against heavily armoured vehicles.

New Ammo Types

68mm AT

An anti-tank shell that's effective against penetrating tank armour.

250mm

A shell that is launched over short distances by a spigot mortar.


World Updates Coastal Gun

○ New world fortification located at every major coastal town

○ Defends Seaports from water invasions

■ Entire world map has been updated, with many new land extensions, water extensions, and other layout changes

■ Tiered road system

○ There are 3 tiers of road now: Mud, Dirt, and Asphalt

○ Vehicles can go faster on higher road tiers

○ Mesh based roads with improved visuals and clarity on the world map

■ Industrial Districts

○ A new set of structures have been added to certain towns

• 2x new Garrison Houses

• 1x new Safe House

• 3x envrionment structures

■ Fog effect intensity has been reduced in some areas for improved visibility


Base Upgrades

■ All base types now have Upgrades, which enable functionality for the base and/or nearby structures

■ Upgrades are progressed by player activity, such as player spawn points, building, and supplying

■ Upgrades can be prioritized by clicking on one in the UI

■ This replaces both Facilities and Infrastructure features from the past


Gameplay Changes/Game Balance

■ Trenches can no longer be built over roads

■ Trench Connectors can now be built underneath roads to connect networks on both sides

■ Special Tank Ammo types have been tentatively removed

■ Full Repair

○ Vehicles can now be repaired at Garages for 100 Basic Materials

■ Players will now withdraw weapons when too close to obstacles (fixes clipping issues)

■ Vehicle Factories, Garages, and Shipyards are now team claimable structures

■ Gun Nests & Pillboxes are no longer available to build

■ Split functionality is no longer available on Harvesters

■ Stockpile Decimation has increased by a further 25%

■ Rockets temporarily removed for Update 37 (they will return in the future)

■ Starter fuel quantity decreased slightly

Other Changes

■ Many ammo types have been renamed to their respective calibres

■ Update character animations

Field Artillery character movements

Static Artillery character movements

Rifle prone animations

MachineGun crouched equip/unequip animation

Crouched fall animations

■ Added Support button to the main menu

Bug Fixes ■ Full bug fix list coming in final release notes

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