Developer Briefing #152 – Plash-Palakta Cape, PTE Rundown

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Developer Briefing #152 – Plash-Palakta Cape, PTE Rundown

Hey everyone,

Welcome to Developer Briefing #152!

This week we take a dive into the first U11 PTE, the Soviet Plash Palatka Animated Poncho and some great community content and videos to boot.

PTE #1 for Update 11

If you weren’t around earlier this week, we held the first Open Public Test Environment for the upcoming Update 11. Overall we had a great turnout and were satisfied by the positive reception it received. It’s always awesome to see players jumping in and enjoying all the new additions for the first time. New weapons, vehicles, gameplay mechanics and audio were amongst the highlights for this week’s PTE.

The Panzer IV and Half-tracks got a decent workout during the PTE and aside from some (at times humorous) roadkill incidents, they performed great. We’ll be keeping a close eye on the Half-track’s impact to the meta as we host further PTEs and get a better understanding on how they affect the game in a live environment.

Most importantly, we would like to give a big THANK-YOU to all the people involved with testing for volunteering your time, your valuable feedback and bug reports. Based on your reports we were able to identify a number of critical bugs that we are now in the process of fixing as well as starting to review all the feedback submitted over the day.

Just a few examples of some adjustments we’ll be making are as follows:
Increasing the damage of the Trench Gun at distances greater than 50 meters, increasing its capacity to 6 shells, resolving a number of animation bugs related to the FG-42 and increasing the magnification of the Sniper variant to x4.

If you missed out on this week’s PTE don’t worry as we’ll be holding more as we lock down all the bugs and fixes we can prior to the next stage of heading towards the release for Update 11. Keep an eye out for more information on the next PTE in the official HLL discord.

Sneak Peek Of The Week

In this week’s sneak peek we will take a glimpse at the new upcomming uniform cosmetic the Soviet ‘Plash -Palatka Poncho’ in action. We featured some early peeks of the Plash-Palatka in Brief 143, but thought seeing it in action would do it more justice.

This poncho or ‘cape’ as we will refer to it from here on was a welcomed means for all on the eastern front to stay dry during times of inclement weather during WW2. Being a simple design made from canvas, it could be utilised as a poncho, ground cover or even a small tent. Let’s check out the cape in action.

Animation – Soviet Plash-Palatka Cape running the streets of Stalingrad

Soviet Plash-Palatka Cape over M43 Officer Uniform

In 1791 the first variant of these actually came into use. Then later on they were modified in 1894 and finally in 1936 they came up with a finalized product.The Plash-Palatka has not really changed ever since. In WW2 the only change that was made to it was that in 1942 the colour scheme was in some cases altered to make them in camouflage.

There are two variations of the Plash-Palatka cape, one for standard roles in the field and also one for the Officers. Below we can see the cape modelled over the M43 Soviet Officer Uniform.

Soviet Plash-Palatka Cape over M43 Officer uniform – Back

Soviet Plash-Palatka Cape over Officer M43 uniform

Community Content

This week we would like to give a mention to one of our War Correspondants Terrydactyl. He is hosting a charity stream for the ‘Help for Heros’ project on the November 11th at 11:00 am Thursday, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Feel free to pop along and watch the gameplay during the event.

On another community note the HLL official discord has seen some great content posted up this week in “#hll-guides”, “#hll-videos” and “#hll-content”. These channels and our favourite “#war-correspondent” channel are found under the ‘Media’ section of the HLL official discord. We strongly recommend you have a look at the variety of information and content.

Today we would like to show a great pair of quick Anti Tank Zeroing reference pictures by Spaceman in the HLL Official Discord. The best way to find out how good these are is to jump in game and shoulder up your weapon!

US AT Zeroing Picture by Spaceman

Axis AT Zeroing Axis Picture by Spaceman

War Correspondent, Content Creator and Community HLL Videos
Here we feature some community creator content, we highly recommend you give them a watch.

If you see a Video you like make sure to post in the Discord #hll-videos channel.

Hell Let Loose – Kills & Memes – Malamutex

THE TIMID TIGER OF CARENTAN, 50+ KILLS || Hell Let Loose Gameplay – Comrade Grimm

Hell Let Loose News – Update 11 will be a Game Changer – TacticalBehemoth

Hell Let Loose – Spectator – Reinforced Komsomol HQ Satchel Breach – Tatum

Don’t forget that if you haven’t checked out the other Hell Let Loose socials you should do so. Like our discord you will find them great places for information and community interaction.

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Thats it for this weeks brief. We will continue working on the PTE and U11. See you all next week on the frontline!

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