Patch 2.600 Overview on the Company of Heroes community site offers up a list of changes coming in the next version of the game, which will also address one of my biggest concerns (check out the review) with Tales of Valor. That is right, a new map for Panzerkrieg mode.
Heavy Machine Guns. We will be introducing a fix to the current delay for an HMG switching windows when in a building and return proper operation for British emplacements and other units that were affected by patch 2.502.
Fix the Pak 38 camouflage stacking bonus modifier that increases the gun’s damage beyond the intended effect.
Commonly known as the ‘burst fire bug’, we will address an issue that allowed some units to ignore their weapon cooldowns.
We are introducing a new map for Panzerkrieg along with a fix for the free defensive infantry bug. Some balance changes will also be incorporated for the Panzerkrieg tanks.
There are further bug fixes and changes in the patch, such as a reduction to the effectiveness of the T17, but these are the main points. Please stay tuned for more updates on patch 2.600 including a first look at the new Panzerkrieg map. We will of course be posting the full patch notes here on the community site once the patch is near release.
Battlefield 2 has been updated again, Patch 1.50 Beta 2 brings these changes from Beta 1:
Consensus to revert to 0.3 second delay between jump and prone – Fixed
Mouse wheel acceleration on jeeps and APC’s – In Test
Mouse wheel acceleration on parachutes – In Test
Falcon controller prevents joystick controls being assigned to work especially on jets and helicopters. Falcon always acts as primary controller for pitch and roll. Resets to Falcon at the start of every round. – Fixed
The jets on Highway Tampa were replaced with attack choppers in 1.50 – Fixed, Highway Tampa is now as it was in 1.41
The graphics for Highway Tampa are the same as Mashtuur City on create a local match in the menu and load screen. – Fixed
Picking up the kit of a player who disconnected causes crashes – In Test
Audio settings do not always save after clicking APPLY – Fixed
Registry Version remains at 1.4 after Update 1.5 is installed – Fixed
BF2OpenAL.dll was version 18.104.22.168 – Fixed – Updated to version 22.214.171.124
ch_gas_station collision mesh on Dragon Valley was inconsistent with other gas station buildings – Fixed
MEC artillery piece on Operation Clean Sweep changes to the USMC’s control when they capture the Airfield flag – Fixed
Road to Jalalabad has PLA FAV spawn in place of a MEC FAV – Fixed
Dragon Valley Chinese artillery used default respawn time instead of 360 seconds as other artillery uses – Fixed
Bizon (PP-19) had no delay time after weapon switch – Fixed (this now has a delay of 0.666)
F35B had a lock delay of 1.5 compared to 1 second lock delay of other aircraft – Fixed
Incorrect camo Humvee was being spawned in Taraba Quarry – Fixed
UH-60 (Black Hawk) guns had 0.25 splash damage setting, down from 3 making it difficult to hit infantry. – Fixed (this is now set to 1.5 to improve the UH-60’s usefulness while not allowing it to dominate)
It was impossible to pass a claymore unless an engineer disarmed it first. – Fixed (players can now go prone to pass the claymore)
Allow BF2.exe to use more than 2Gb RAM on machines that support it – Fixed