Jun 30, 2022
Crossfire: Legion developers remove in-game store, add new maps and modes in today’s update
From Press Release:
Larkspur, Calif. (June 30, 2022) – Smilegate, the developer behind Crossfire: Legion, the fast-paced action-packed RTS game currently available to play in Early Access, has announced a new suite of content coming in the game’s latest update.
The presence of the in-game Store led players to wonder if gameplay-affecting microtransactions or a pay-to-win approach to gameplay would be added to Crossfire: Legion.
While units and gameplay-affecting items were never intended to be locked behind hard currency – only soft-currency tied to player progression – Smilegate acknowledges that the way this was presented was fairly confusing. They also heard player feedback about locking units and/or commanders behind player progression.
As a result, Crossfire: Legion is scrapping both the store and the unit unlock system with the upcoming update – we don’t want anything to stand between players and enjoying the classic RTS gameplay the game has to offer. In other words, this means:
- All current and future units will always be available immediately to all players
- No need to unlock gameplay-affecting items – ever
- Operations will be removed as a result of the above, and replaced at a later date by a new progression system
- DLCs are still planned for the future
Campaign Act II:
The battle rages on with the next four missions of our immersive, character-driven campaign – featuring new locations and story beats. Continue to explore the expansive world and lore of the Crossfire universe.
New game mode: Battlelines:
Battlelines allows for 1v1, 2v2, and 3v3 matches with a focus on army composition rather than micromanaging units. This is a macro-focused game mode where players place their units in formation within a designated area and watch them spawn in waves that will autonomously fight their way towards the other team’s HQ.
New payload map: Badlands:
In Badlands, players fight to secure each payload amongst thick foliage and tricky jungle terrain – making the most of numerous narrow lanes to set up ambushes and focused attacks.
Other important updates based on player requests, including Hotkey Mapping and Game Economy Adjustments, are being added as well.
For more in-depth details, feel free to jump to our latest dev blog:
In addition, we have our first ESL champions:
These past few days saw the final matches of the Crossfire: Legion inaugural ESL tournaments played across Europe, America, and Asia. Congratulations to the winners and we look forward to the next exciting tournament.
An overview of the results can be found here: https://play.eslgaming.com/
For more info please visit: https://crossfirelegion.
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