Developer Briefing #166 – World War Ways Mapping, Fortification Snapping

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Developer Briefing #166 – World War Ways Mapping, Fortification Snapping

Hi Everyone,

Patch 17 Update

This week we have finalized work on Patch 17, a few issues that cropped up close to the sign-off period have now been addressed. Work is now progressing on the final sign off for patch 17. We are anticipating all going well and we look forward to officially rolling Patch 17 out early next week. We appreciate all your patience in awaiting this release and help with the testing for the patch during the PTE sessions we held.

World War Ways (Community App Feature)

We always like to take a moment to appreciate in as many ways that we can, the efforts by various community members in making Hell Let Loose content. Today we have a special shoutout to Steam user HeyItsPatrick who has taken the time to create a handy little website.
He has spent several months developing a HLL navigation assistant called World War Ways, which can be found on mobile and pc web browsers at:

He developed this site because he was tired of always getting his truck stuck when trying to sort out a quick path while driving. So, this application helps to make finding the fastest route between points much easier! On another hand, this is super helpful for new drivers to get more comfortable driving around maps without the added concern of crashing or getting stuck in a ditch trying to find a good shortcut.

Notable features:
–Waypoints, allowing for multiple destinations for a computed route
–Support for all the current maps
–Easy to use graphical interface
–Live path revisions, if you need to adjust destinations on the fly
–Undo button, so a misclick doesn’t mean you have to make a whole new route

He has stated he is going to be providing active support for this, with the full intention of handling any bugs and adding some extra features, like off-road shortcuts. We think this is a really helpful utility, and thought that featuring here would be of benefit to both new and experienced Hell Let Loose players alike. Thanks for the great work HeyItsPatrick and we hope you all enjoy using this tool.

Sneak Peek of the Week – Fortification Snapping

This week we’re previewing some improvements to the fortification system with a work-in-progress feature coming in Update 12 called fortification snapping. This system is still in its early days as we have a number of iterations to make, as such the below example gives an idea of the feature’s basic function.

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!)

Chrysallia Van Cheems – Send it

Chrysallia Van Cheems – Moving to Postition

Atomicsickness [Europakorps] – has done some amazing ultrawide screen scenery shots from some of his favorite maps.

Atomicsickness [Europakorps] – Train Station at Carentan

Atomicsickness [Europakorps] – Hurtgen Forest

Atomicsickness [Europakorps] – Hurtgen Lumberyard

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.

The Realism In This Game is UNMATCHED – HELL LET LOOSE – Warfrags FPS

Hell Let Loose | The Battle for Freedom | Cinematic Highlight Video – OuterSpaceSimon

THANK YOU random squad, this is why I LOVE Hell Let Loose – Ironheart Gaming

Ding – Terrydactyl Gaming

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Well, it’s time to map up today’s Dev Brief ;). See you all on the frontline!

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