Developer Briefing #163 – Patch 17 PTE This Week

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Developer Briefing #163 – Patch 17 PTE This Week

Hey Everyone!

PTE For Patch 17 This Thursday!

With progress coming along nicely we’re excited to announce the beginning of PTE testing for Patch 17, with the first session kicking off on Thursday the 3rd of February 11am GMT.

As always we greatly appreciate all who participate, whether it’s to provide valuable feedback and bug reports, or simply help out with the numbers to test server loads and other items. We’ll also be jumping into battle amongst the ranks on the day so if you have the time or are just curious, we would love to hear from you!

If this is your first time wanting to participate in a PTE you’ll need to head over to the Discord where you can find information on how to join and get notifications on when a testing period is live. A full changelog can be viewed in the HLL official discord in the #pte-Info channel on the day.

Maps for this PTE testing environment include FOY (offensive GER), SMDM (warfare) and Carentan (warfare).

A quick reminder of what’s included:
Adjusted US M4A1 Sherman Tank handling
Speculative fix for MDC (mass player disconnect bug)
Speculative fix for players sometimes spawning in with the level 1 loadout of the role regardless of their selected loadout
Various QOL items
Removed weapon sway when using binoculars
Smoother Tactical Map zooming
And a host of other gameplay improvements and fixes

Because this Patch contains a number of speculative fixes for a few long-standing bugs we would love to see as many of you as possible jumping in and helping us test these fixes in a high-capacity environment. The greater the numbers we have the better the data we can gather on some of the improvements we are aiming to implement.

Community Content

We continue to see some great content from the Hell Let Loose community members showcased in the official HLL discord. Separate from the dedicated team of ‘War Correspondents’ the HLL general community comprises every person who is involved with HLL. (That means you also!)

This week we have a few nice ‘period looking’ black and white action shots depicting some tense ingame moments for players.

Fritz – Dashing through an Alley

Fritz – Running from the Fields

EduNotFound – Artillery Barrage

War Correspondent, Content Creator and Community HLL Videos
Time for some more community highlights from the below creators.We highly recommend giving them a watch.
If you see a Video you like make sure to post in the Discord #hll-videos channel.

Best of Hell Let Loose [January 2022] – The Fresh Baked Goods

Letting Hell Loose – Spawning In – Terrydactyl Gaming

WHY YOU!, SHOULD PLAY: Hell Let Loose On PC or Console – No BS – BRUTAL and GRUESOME GamePlay-Movie – Burningwiki

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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Well, it’s time to wrap up today’s Dev Brief. See you all on the PTE frontline!

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