Release Notes - 2022-07-21
Call of War 2.0 - Part One
Two years ago, we set out to modernize Call of War, and to bring it up to today’s strategy game standards. We decided to split the rework into two parts: A gameplay overhaul and a visual overhaul. Together with the gameplay changes of CoW1.5, today’s visual update will complete the rework. Welcome to Call of War 2.0!
CoW 2.0 makes the game more beautiful on all platforms. This starts with the menus, making it easier to browse your ongoing games while also increasing the visibility of currently ongoing events.
In-game we added new functionalities. Should you ever get lost in your vast empire, there’s now a handy feature to pin your favorite provinces and units, allowing you to quickly select them at a later point. And if you need an overview of all your armies in one place, the new army list has you covered.
In addition to these new features, we’ve also improved existing menu screens. Layouts were unified, making important buttons and information more accessible, such as with the now reworked province list and unit detail info panels. We also used the chance to make things more beautiful here, updating the unit detail info panel with a rendered graphic of the unit, and colorizing the historical pictures.
While we are really excited to share the new map visuals with you, we made the decision to postpone their release. During the latest rounds of testing it became increasingly clear that the new visuals, while looking great, also still affect performance on lower end devices to a degree that we're not happy with. We're always aiming to deliver high quality updates for Call of War thus, even if it means a delay, we are opting to invest the necessary time and effort to meet our own standards; especially with such a major update.
We will keep you updated on this and will release the map textures with a further update, as soon as they are truly ready.
CoW 2.0 replaces the legacy client. Do not worry though, Call of War still plays like the game you love, as the update solely improves the visual aspects of the game. You will find the new client to be much more convenient than its predecessor. Should you still find something that you think could be improved, do not hesitate to let us know here on the Forums or on our Discord-Server.
And last but not least, we’ve also snuck in a gameplay change. Coalitions and solo players now share the same ranking. The rankings are based on who has achieved the highest percentage of their victory point goal. To easily keep track of who is in the lead, head to the victory points panel. This change also allows us to give rewards to coalitions even if they don’t finish in first place.
We’ve only covered a few of the changes made in CoW 2.0 here. For a complete list of all the changes, grab a beverage of your choice, and check out the extensive and detailed Release Notes!
Welcome to Call of War 2.0, and best of luck in all your battles!
Your Bytro Team