From Press Release:
Vancouver, Canada – 14 April, 2021 – Redstone Interactive and Offworld Industries’ invigorating Great War FPS is receiving the For King and Country update, which is sure to further enhance the thrilling historical action already present in Beyond the Wire. Available now, players of Beyond The Wire will be able to enjoy two brand new factions, three new maps, and a variety of new weapons at their disposal.
With the huge amount of new content in the For King and Country update, Beyond the Wire is further establishing itself as one of the best historical shooters available right now having been released back in October 2020.
Turn the tide as the British Expeditionary Force and the Harlem Hellfighters
Two historical factions are coming in the King & Country update: The British Expeditionary Force and the Harlem Hellfighters. Whether playing as the brave members of the British Army sent to the western front, or the heroic African-American regiment of the US National Guard, each Faction comes with their own unique look accurate to their real-world attire, so you can re-enact what it was like as a part of these two legendary groups.
Fight on the front lines in three brand new maps
Where better to take the new factions available in this update than three brand new maps, all based in real historical battles that took place during WW1. Each map is a distinct battleground that players will be able to explore and fight over.
Found along the border of Marne and the Ardennes, Séchault was the setting of an important battle for the Harlem HellFighters as part of the 100 days offensive. In game, players can fight across farms built on the chalky white earth this part of France is known for, battling over hastily constructed fortifications and forests decimated by artillery.
Part of the third battle of Ypres, Poelcapelle is a battlefield damaged heavily by shelling and flooding. Covered in rain-soaked trenches, players will have to navigate pockets of industrial ruins and underground bunkers to survive.
A notable location during the Somme Offensive, Combles allows players to play out a well-known British-French Victory over the Germans. Allied forces approach destroyed villages, forests and fields from the west, while Germans defend an entrenched position in an attempt to hold them off. Both sides clash in the ruins caught between the two forces, resulting in a hectic battlefield experience.
Bring new firearms and melee weapons to battle
Finally, the For King and Country update puts a whole new selection of weapons in the hands of players. Firearms, like the Pattern 14 (T) Sniper Rifle and the infamous Lewis Gun will help you keep enemies at bay, while the Pattern 1897 Officer Sword and Pattern 1907 SMLE bayonet will assist in close quarters combat. The full list of twelve new weapons can be found below:
- SMLE Mk III
- Webley Mk VI
- Lewis Gun
- Pattern 14 (T) Sniper Rifle
- Vickers Mk 1 Heavy Machine Gun
- QF-13 field gun
- Pattern 1897 Officer Sword
- Pattern 1907 SMLE bayonet
- Bolo Knife
- Lead Casted Trench Club
- No. 27 Smoke Grenade
- No. 5 Mills Bomb
You can play Beyond The Wire right now on Steam, with the For King andCountry update available right now!