Latest Company of Heroes 2 dev diary demonstrates new ambush tech


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Relic’s latest development diary for Company of Heroes 2 reveals technical titbits that should help players plot and execute ambushes. That, and there’s more details on just how cold the Russian front can get. 

Truesight, say Relic, will change the way you think of how you play an RTS. The norm of being able to see anything, regardless of if it’s in your line of sight is out the window. Now you have be more cautious when approaching obstacles: they are ripe with opportunities for an ambush.
Vaulting lets infantry cautiously cross open spaces while providing covering support. It opens up a new way of dealing with urban warfare.
The cold tech focuses on the effects of Company of Heroes 2’s harsh winter environments. Deep snow hinders movement of infantry but leaves tracks for the enemy to follow. Troops will suffer if left exposed to blizzards, while frozen lakes will crack under the pressure of heavy vehicles.
I’m excited to get my mittened mitts on this. What do you think?

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